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Tsz Ho Chow, Bo Yee Lee, Adrian Bing Fung Ang, Veronica Yi Ki Cheung, Michelle Man Ching Ho, Saori Takemura
Background/Objective: Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) is suggested to have beneficial effects on the musculoskeletal system. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the evidence of the effect of TCC on bone mineral density (BMD) and its potential for prevention of osteoporosis. Methods: A literature search was conducted using PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases from inception to January 2017. Randomized controlled studies, case-control trials, prospective cohort studies, and cross-sectional studies which evaluated the effect of TCC on BMD were selected without any subject or language restriction...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548283/characterization-of-the-hepatitis-b-virus-dna-detected-in-urine-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Surbhi Jain, Ying-Hsiu Su, Yih-Ping Su, Sierra McCloud, Ruixia Xue, Tai-Jung Lee, Shu-Chuan Lin, Selena Y Lin, Wei Song, Jamin D Steffen, Chi-Tan Hu
BACKGROUND: Detection of human hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in the urine of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection (CHB) has been reported previously, suggesting urine could provide a potential route of horizontal HBV transmission. However, it is not clear whether the HBV DNA detected in urine is indeed full-length, infectious viral DNA. The aim of this study is to assess the potential infectivity of urine from patients with CHB and to correlate HBV DNA detection in urine with clinical parameters, such as serum viral load and HBeAg status...
March 16, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542330/revealing-the-neural-mechanisms-underlying-the-beneficial-effects-of-tai-chi-a-neuroimaging-perspective
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Angus P Yu, Bjorn T Tam, Christopher W Lai, Doris S Yu, Jean Woo, Ka-Fai Chung, Stanley S Hui, Justina Y Liu, Gao X Wei, Parco M Siu
Tai Chi Chuan (TCC), a traditional Chinese martial art, is well-documented to result in beneficial consequences in physical and mental health. TCC is regarded as a mind-body exercise that is comprised of physical exercise and meditation. Favorable effects of TCC on body balance, gait, bone mineral density, metabolic parameters, anxiety, depression, cognitive function, and sleep have been previously reported. However, the underlying mechanisms explaining the effects of TCC remain largely unclear. Recently, advances in neuroimaging technology have offered new investigative opportunities to reveal the effects of TCC on anatomical morphologies and neurological activities in different regions of the brain...
2018: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504912/analysis-of-microbial-sequences-in-plasma-cell-free-dna-for-early-onset-breast-cancer-patients-and-healthy-females
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Yu-Feng Huang, Yen-Ju Chen, Tan-Chi Fan, Nai-Chuan Chang, Yi-Jie Chen, Mohit K Midha, Tzu-Han Chen, Hsiao-Hsiang Yang, Yu-Tai Wang, Alice L Yu, Kuo-Ping Chiu
BACKGROUND: Cell-free circulating DNA (cfDNA) is becoming a useful biopsy for noninvasive diagnosis of diseases. Microbial sequences in plasma cfDNA may provide important information to improve prognosis and treatment. We have developed a stringent method to identify microbial species via microbial cfDNA in the blood plasma of early-onset breast cancer (EOBC) patients and healthy females. Empirically, microbe-originated sequence reads were identified by mapping non-human PE reads in cfDNA libraries to microbial databases...
February 13, 2018: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455858/a-large-scale-multi-ancestry-genome-wide-study-accounting-for-smoking-behavior-identifies-multiple-significant-loci-for-blood-pressure
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Yun J Sung, Thomas W Winkler, Lisa de Las Fuentes, Amy R Bentley, Michael R Brown, Aldi T Kraja, Karen Schwander, Ioanna Ntalla, Xiuqing Guo, Nora Franceschini, Yingchang Lu, Ching-Yu Cheng, Xueling Sim, Dina Vojinovic, Jonathan Marten, Solomon K Musani, Changwei Li, Mary F Feitosa, Tuomas O Kilpeläinen, Melissa A Richard, Raymond Noordam, Stella Aslibekyan, Hugues Aschard, Traci M Bartz, Rajkumar Dorajoo, Yongmei Liu, Alisa K Manning, Tuomo Rankinen, Albert Vernon Smith, Salman M Tajuddin, Bamidele O Tayo, Helen R Warren, Wei Zhao, Yanhua Zhou, Nana Matoba, Tamar Sofer, Maris Alver, Marzyeh Amini, Mathilde Boissel, Jin Fang Chai, Xu Chen, Jasmin Divers, Ilaria Gandin, Chuan Gao, Franco Giulianini, Anuj Goel, Sarah E Harris, Fernando Pires Hartwig, Andrea R V R Horimoto, Fang-Chi Hsu, Anne U Jackson, Mika Kähönen, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Brigitte Kühnel, Karin Leander, Wen-Jane Lee, Keng-Hung Lin, Jian 'an Luan, Colin A McKenzie, He Meian, Christopher P Nelson, Rainer Rauramaa, Nicole Schupf, Robert A Scott, Wayne H H Sheu, Alena Stančáková, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Peter J van der Most, Tibor V Varga, Heming Wang, Yajuan Wang, Erin B Ware, Stefan Weiss, Wanqing Wen, Lisa R Yanek, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Saima Afaq, Tamuno Alfred, Najaf Amin, Dan Arking, Tin Aung, R Graham Barr, Lawrence F Bielak, Eric Boerwinkle, Erwin P Bottinger, Peter S Braund, Jennifer A Brody, Ulrich Broeckel, Claudia P Cabrera, Brian Cade, Yu Caizheng, Archie Campbell, Mickaël Canouil, Aravinda Chakravarti, Ganesh Chauhan, Kaare Christensen, Massimiliano Cocca, Francis S Collins, John M Connell, Renée de Mutsert, H Janaka de Silva, Stephanie Debette, Marcus Dörr, Qing Duan, Charles B Eaton, Georg Ehret, Evangelos Evangelou, Jessica D Faul, Virginia A Fisher, Nita G Forouhi, Oscar H Franco, Yechiel Friedlander, He Gao, Bruna Gigante, Misa Graff, C Charles Gu, Dongfeng Gu, Preeti Gupta, Saskia P Hagenaars, Tamara B Harris, Jiang He, Sami Heikkinen, Chew-Kiat Heng, Makoto Hirata, Albert Hofman, Barbara V Howard, Steven Hunt, Marguerite R Irvin, Yucheng Jia, Roby Joehanes, Anne E Justice, Tomohiro Katsuya, Joel Kaufman, Nicola D Kerrison, Chiea Chuen Khor, Woon-Puay Koh, Heikki A Koistinen, Pirjo Komulainen, Charles Kooperberg, Jose E Krieger, Michiaki Kubo, Johanna Kuusisto, Carl D Langefeld, Claudia Langenberg, Lenore J Launer, Benjamin Lehne, Cora E Lewis, Yize Li, Sing Hui Lim, Shiow Lin, Ching-Ti Liu, Jianjun Liu, Jingmin Liu, Kiang Liu, Yeheng Liu, Marie Loh, Kurt K Lohman, Jirong Long, Tin Louie, Reedik Mägi, Anubha Mahajan, Thomas Meitinger, Andres Metspalu, Lili Milani, Yukihide Momozawa, Andrew P Morris, Thomas H Mosley, Peter Munson, Alison D Murray, Mike A Nalls, Ubaydah Nasri, Jill M Norris, Kari North, Adesola Ogunniyi, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Walter R Palmas, Nicholette D Palmer, James S Pankow, Nancy L Pedersen, Annette Peters, Patricia A Peyser, Ozren Polasek, Olli T Raitakari, Frida Renström, Treva K Rice, Paul M Ridker, Antonietta Robino, Jennifer G Robinson, Lynda M Rose, Igor Rudan, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Babatunde L Salako, Kevin Sandow, Carsten O Schmidt, Pamela J Schreiner, William R Scott, Sudha Seshadri, Peter Sever, Colleen M Sitlani, Jennifer A Smith, Harold Snieder, John M Starr, Konstantin Strauch, Hua Tang, Kent D Taylor, Yik Ying Teo, Yih Chung Tham, André G Uitterlinden, Melanie Waldenberger, Lihua Wang, Ya X Wang, Wen Bin Wei, Christine Williams, Gregory Wilson, Mary K Wojczynski, Jie Yao, Jian-Min Yuan, Alan B Zonderman, Diane M Becker, Michael Boehnke, Donald W Bowden, John C Chambers, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Ulf de Faire, Ian J Deary, Tõnu Esko, Martin Farrall, Terrence Forrester, Paul W Franks, Barry I Freedman, Philippe Froguel, Paolo Gasparini, Christian Gieger, Bernardo Lessa Horta, Yi-Jen Hung, Jost B Jonas, Norihiro Kato, Jaspal S Kooner, Markku Laakso, Terho Lehtimäki, Kae-Woei Liang, Patrik K E Magnusson, Anne B Newman, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Alexandre C Pereira, Susan Redline, Rainer Rettig, Nilesh J Samani, James Scott, Xiao-Ou Shu, Pim van der Harst, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Nicholas J Wareham, Hugh Watkins, David R Weir, Ananda R Wickremasinghe, Tangchun Wu, Wei Zheng, Yoichiro Kamatani, Cathy C Laurie, Claude Bouchard, Richard S Cooper, Michele K Evans, Vilmundur Gudnason, Sharon L R Kardia, Stephen B Kritchevsky, Daniel Levy, Jeff R O'Connell, Bruce M Psaty, Rob M van Dam, Mario Sims, Donna K Arnett, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Tanika N Kelly, Ervin R Fox, Caroline Hayward, Myriam Fornage, Charles N Rotimi, Michael A Province, Cornelia M van Duijn, E Shyong Tai, Tien Yin Wong, Ruth J F Loos, Alex P Reiner, Jerome I Rotter, Xiaofeng Zhu, Laura J Bierut, W James Gauderman, Mark J Caulfield, Paul Elliott, Kenneth Rice, Patricia B Munroe, Alanna C Morrison, L Adrienne Cupples, Dabeeru C Rao, Daniel I Chasman
Genome-wide association analysis advanced understanding of blood pressure (BP), a major risk factor for vascular conditions such as coronary heart disease and stroke. Accounting for smoking behavior may help identify BP loci and extend our knowledge of its genetic architecture. We performed genome-wide association meta-analyses of systolic and diastolic BP incorporating gene-smoking interactions in 610,091 individuals. Stage 1 analysis examined ∼18.8 million SNPs and small insertion/deletion variants in 129,913 individuals from four ancestries (European, African, Asian, and Hispanic) with follow-up analysis of promising variants in 480,178 additional individuals from five ancestries...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448289/lessons-from-pathological-analysis-of-recurrent-early-esophageal-squamous-cell-neoplasia-after-complete-endoscopic-radiofrequency-ablation
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Wen-Lun Wang, I-Wei Chang, Chien-Chuan Chen, Chi-Yang Chang, Cheng-Hao Tseng, Chi-Ming Tai, Jaw-Town Lin, Hsiu-Po Wang, Ching-Tai Lee
BACKGROUND:  Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a treatment option for early esophageal squamous cell neoplasia (ESCN); however, long-term follow-up studies are lacking. The risks of local recurrence and "buried cancer" are also uncertain. METHODS:  Patients with flat-type ESCN who were treated with balloon-type ± focal-type RFA were consecutively enrolled. Follow-up endoscopy was performed at 1, 3, and 6 months, and then every 6 months thereafter...
February 15, 2018: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301544/tai-chi-chuan-in-postsurgical-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hong Pan, Yingxia Pei, Bingxue Li, Yi Wang, Jie Liu, Hongsheng Lin
BACKGROUND: Impairment of exercise capacity remains a common adverse effect of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) survivors after surgery. Previous research has suggested that Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) offers an exercise capacity benefit in several types of cancers. This is a randomized trial to investigate the efficacy and safety of TCC in postoperative NSCLC patients over an observation period of 3 months and a 9-month follow-up. METHODS/DESIGN: Using a prospective, one center and randomized design, 120 subjects with histologically confirmed stage I-IIIA NSCLC following complete surgical resection will potentially be eligible for this trial...
January 4, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247549/a-training-program-of-a-new-simplified-classification-of-magnified-narrow-band-imaging-for-superficial-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Wen-Lun Wang, Sherry Yueh-Hsia Chiu, Ching-Tai Lee, Cheng-Hao Tseng, Chien-Chuan Chen, Ming-Lun Han, Chen-Shuan Chung, Ping-Hsin Hsieh, Wei-Lun Chang, Ping-Hsiu Wu, Wen-Hung Hsu, Hsu-Heng Yen, Hsiu-Po Wang, Chi-Yang Chang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Optimal staging of the invasion depth of superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is vital before endoscopic treatment. A new simplified magnified narrow-band imaging (M-NBI) classification system based on vascular architecture has recently been developed by the Japan Esophageal Society; however, its validity remains uncertain. METHODS: A total of 11 experienced and 11 inexperienced endoscopists were invited to join an endoscopic training program, which was composed of pretest, educational section, and post-test...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231720/phosphorylation-of-isoflavones-by-bacillus-subtilis-bcrc-80517-may-represent-xenobiotic-metabolism
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Chen Hsu, Bo-Yuan Wu, Yu-Chuan Chang, Chi-Fon Chang, Tai-Ying Chiou, Nan-Wei Su
The soy isoflavones daidzein (DAI) and genistein (GEN) have beneficial effects on human health. However, their oral bioavailability is hampered by their low aqueous solubility. Our previous study revealed two water-soluble phosphorylated conjugates of isoflavones, daidzein 7-O-phosphate and genistein 7-O-phosphate, generated via biotransformation by Bacillus subtilis BCRC80517 cultivated with isoflavones. In this study, two novel derivatives of isoflavones, daidzein 4'-O-phosphate and genistein 4'-O-phosphate, were identified by HPLC-ESI-MS/MS and1 H,13 C, and31 P NMR, and their biotransformation roadmaps were proposed...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163096/tai-chi-chuan-and-baduanjin-mind-body-training-changes-resting-state-low-frequency-fluctuations-in-the-frontal-lobe-of-older-adults-a-resting-state-fmri-study
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Jing Tao, Xiangli Chen, Jiao Liu, Natalia Egorova, Xiehua Xue, Weilin Liu, Guohua Zheng, Ming Li, Jinsong Wu, Kun Hu, Zengjian Wang, Lidian Chen, Jian Kong
Age-related cognitive decline is a significant public health concern. Recently, non-pharmacological methods, such as physical activity and mental training practices, have emerged as promising low-cost methods to slow the progression of age-related memory decline. In this study, we investigated if Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) and Baduanjin modulated the fractional amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations (fALFF) in different frequency bands (low-frequency: 0.01-0.08 Hz; slow-5: 0.01-0.027 Hz; slow-4: 0.027-0.073 Hz) and improved memory function...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046247/optimal-usage-of-radium-223-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Tai-Lung Cha, Tony Tong-Lin Wu, Nicholas John Vogelzang, Chao-Yuan Huang, Shu-Pin Huang, Chia-Chi Lin, Yen-Chuan Ou, See-Tong Pang, Daniel Heung-Yuan Shen, Wen-Jeng Wu, Wayne Yen-Hwa Chang
Radium-223 is a first-in-class α-emitting radiopharmaceutical that targets bone metastases associated with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). In the pivotal phase III trial ALSYMPCA, radium-223 significantly increased overall survival (OS), compared with placebo (median 14.9 vs 11.3 months; hazard ratio 0.70; 95% CI 0.58-0.83; p < 0.001), in patients with mCRPC and symptomatic bone metastases-with a comparable safety profile. To optimize treatment outcomes, selection of appropriate patients is important...
November 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984177/effect-of-tai-chi-chuan-on-degeneration-of-lumbar-vertebrae-and-lumbar-discs-in-middle-aged-and-aged-people-a-cross-sectional-study-based-on-magnetic-resonance-images
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Chenghu Deng, Wei Xia
Objective Exercise has a positive effect on physical fitness. Tai Chi Chuan is a traditional Chinese aerobic exercise. We assessed the effect of Tai Chi on the degeneration of lumbar vertebrae and lumbar discs with magnetic resonance images. Methods This retrospective cohort study involved 2 groups of participants: 27 Tai Chi practitioners with more than 4 years of experience with regular Tai Chi exercise and 24 sex- and age-matched participants without Tai Chi experience. The lumbar magnetic resonance images of all participants were collected...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869478/tai-chi-chuan-and-baduanjin-increase-grey-matter-volume-in-older-adults-a-brain-imaging-study
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Jing Tao, Jiao Liu, Weilin Liu, Jia Huang, Xiehua Xue, Xiangli Chen, Jinsong Wu, Guohua Zheng, Bai Chen, Ming Li, Sharon Sun, Kristen Jorgenson, Courtney Lang, Kun Hu, Shanjia Chen, Lidian Chen, Jian Kong
The aim of this study is to investigate and compare how 12-weeks of Tai Chi Chuan and Baduanjin exercise can modulate brain structure and memory function in older adults. Magnetic resonance imaging and memory function measurements (Wechsler Memory Scale-Chinese revised, WMS-CR) were applied at both the beginning and end of the study. Results showed that both Tai Chi Chuan and Baduanjin could significantly increase grey matter volume (GMV) in the insula, medial temporal lobe, and putamen after 12-weeks of exercise...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831179/global-proteomics-based-identification-and-validation-of-thymosin-beta-4-x-linked-as-a-prognostic-marker-for-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Li-Hsing Chi, Wei-Min Chang, Yu-Chan Chang, Yung-Chieh Chan, Chia-Chen Tai, Kam-Wing Leung, Chi-Long Chen, Alexander Th Wu, Tsung-Ching Lai, Yu-Chuan Jack Li, Michael Hsiao
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) represents a major health concern worldwide. We applied the matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) to analyze paired normal (N) and tumor (T) samples from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma as well as liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis in HNSCC cell lines to identify tumor-associated biomarkers. Our results showed a number of proteins found to be over-expressed in HNSCC. We identified thymosin beta-4 X-linked (TMSB4X) is one of the most significant candidate biomarkers...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817703/quality-of-life-of-inguinal-hernia-patients-in-taiwan-the-application-of-the-hernia-specific-quality-of-life-assessment-instrument
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Chi-Cheng Huang, Feng-Chuan Tai, Tzung-Hsin Chou, Heng-Hui Lien, Jaan-Yeh Jeng, Thien-Fiew Ho, Ching-Shui Huang
BACKGROUND: With the development of prosthetic mesh and tension free techniques, the recurrence rate following inguinal hernia repair has been reduced, and hernia outcomes research should focus on post-operative quality of life and potential complications. STUDY DESIGN: A novel hernia quality of life assessment instrument, HERQL, was developed. The HERQL questionnaire comprises a 4-item summative pain score measuring pain and discomfort resulting from various strenuous activities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736535/mind-body-practice-changes-fractional-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-in-intrinsic-control-networks
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Gao-Xia Wei, Zhu-Qing Gong, Zhi Yang, Xi-Nian Zuo
Cognitive control impairment is a typical symptom largely reported in populations with neurological disorders. Previous studies have provided evidence about the changes in cognitive control induced by mind-body training. However, the neural correlates underlying the effect of extensive mind-body practice on cognitive control remain largely unknown. Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging, we characterized dynamic fluctuations in large-scale intrinsic connectivity networks associated with mind-body practice, and examined their differences between healthy controls and Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) practitioners...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491110/tai-chi-chuan-exercise-improves-pulmonary-function-and-decreases-exhaled-nitric-oxide-level-in-both-asthmatic-and-nonasthmatic-children-and-improves-quality-of-life-in-children-with-asthma
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Hsin-Chia Lin, Hao-Pai Lin, Hsin-Hui Yu, Li-Chieh Wang, Jyh-Hong Lee, Yu-Tsan Lin, Yao-Hsu Yang, Pei-Yi Li, Wei-Zen Sun, Bor-Luen Chiang
Tai-Chi-Chuan (TCC) is an exercise of low-to-moderate intensity which is suitable for asthmatic patients. The aim of our study is to investigate improvements of the lung function, airway inflammation, and quality of life of asthmatic children after TCC. Participants included sixty-one elementary school students and they were divided into asthmatic (n = 29) and nonasthmatic (n = 32) groups by the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire. Among them, 20 asthmatic and 18 nonasthmatic children volunteered to participate in a 60-minute TCC exercise weekly for 12 weeks...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387117/performance-characterization-of-dye-sensitized-photovoltaics-under-indoor-lighting
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Chia-Yuan Chen, Zih-Hong Jian, Shih-Han Huang, Kun-Mu Lee, Ming-Hsuan Kao, Chang-Hong Shen, Jia-Min Shieh, Chin-Li Wang, Chiung-Wen Chang, Bo-Zhi Lin, Ching-Yao Lin, Ting-Kuang Chang, Yun Chi, Cheng-Yu Chi, Wei-Ting Wang, Yian Tai, Ming-De Lu, Yung-Liang Tung, Po-Ting Chou, Wen-Ti Wu, Tahsin J Chow, Peter Chen, Xiang-Hao Luo, Yuh-Lang Lee, Chih-Chung Wu, Chih-Ming Chen, Chen-Yu Yeh, Miao-Syuan Fan, Jia-De Peng, Kuo-Chuan Ho, Yu-Nan Liu, Hsiao-Yi Lee, Chien-Yu Chen, Hao-Wu Lin, Chia-Te Yen, Yu-Ching Huang, Cheng-Si Tsao, Yu-Chien Ting, Tzu-Chien Wei, Chun-Guey Wu
Indoor utilization of emerging photovoltaics is promising; however, efficiency characterization under room lighting is challenging. We report the first round-robin interlaboratory study of performance measurement for dye-sensitized photovoltaics (cells and mini-modules) and one silicon solar cell under a fluorescent dim light. Among 15 research groups, the relative deviation in power conversion efficiency (PCE) of the samples reaches an unprecedented 152%. On the basis of the comprehensive results, the gap between photometry and radiometry measurements and the response of devices to the dim illumination are identified as critical obstacles to the correct PCE...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276869/comorbidities-and-risk-of-mortality-in-patients-with-sleep-apnea
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Chi-Lu Chiang, Yung-Tai Chen, Kang-Ling Wang, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Li-An Wu, Diahn-Warng Perng, Shi-Chuan Chang, Yuh-Min Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Kun-Ta Chou
BACKGROUND: A variety of disorders, most notably cardiovascular diseases, was linked to sleep apnea (SA), but their impact on mortality of SA patients had not been systematically investigated. We aimed to develop a composite index based on the comorbidity burden to predict mortality risk. METHODS: Using Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 9853 adult SA patients were enrolled and their comorbidity profile at baseline was recorded. The subjects were followed from 1995 till death or the end of 2011...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243308/application-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Yan Dong, Jiangquan Liao, Kuiwu Yao, Wenrui Jiang, Jie Wang
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, which is related to many cardiac and cerebral vascular diseases, especially stroke. It can therefore increase cardiovascular mortality and all-cause death. The current treatments of AF remain to be western drugs and radiofrequency ablation which are limited by the tolerance of patients, adverse side effects, and high recurrence rate, especially for the elderly. On the contrary, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with long history of use involves various treatment methods, including Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) or bioactive ingredients, Chinese patent medicines, acupuncture, Qigong, and Tai Chi Chuan...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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