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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531317/a-diabetes-pay-for-performance-program-and-the-competing-causes-of-death-among-cancer-survivors-with-type-2-diabetes-in-taiwan
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Hui-Min Hsieh, Herng-Chia Chiu, Yi-Ting Lin, Shyi-Jang Shin
Objective: To examine associations between a diabetes pay-for-performance (P4P) program in Taiwan and all-cause of mortality and competing causes of death in cancer survivors with type 2 diabetes. Design: A longitudinal observational intervention and comparison group study design. Setting and participants: Cancer survivors with type 2 diabetes who enrolled in the P4P program compared with survivors who did not participate (non-P4P) under the Taiwan National Health Insurance program...
May 20, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528563/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-associated-with-increased-risk-of-bipolar-disorder
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Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Li-Yu Hu, Chiu-Mei Yeh, Huey-Ling Chiang, Cheng-Che Shen, Kun-Ta Chou, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Ti Lu, Cheng-Hwai Tzeng, Chia-Jen Liu
Epidemiological studies have identified a trend in the development of depressive and anxiety disorders following a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the relationship between COPD and subsequent bipolar disorder remains unclear. From January 1, 2000, we identified adult patients with COPD from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. A nationwide population-based study was conducted; 46,778 COPD patients and 46,778 age-, sex-, and comorbidity-matched subjects between 2000 and 2011 were enrolled...
May 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528337/association-between-chronic-kidney-disease-and-risk-of-cataract-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yin-Tzu Liu, Tzu-Yao Hung, Yi-Kung Lee, Ming-Yuan Huang, Chen-Yang Hsu, Yung-Cheng Su
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have established a relationship between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cataract, but the relationship between the severity of renal impairment and risk of cataract is uncertain. This study investigates the relationship between the severity of renal disease and cataract in a nationwide sample from Taiwan. METHODS: The cohort from 1-million National Health Insurance beneficiaries from Taiwan was retrospectively analyzed. All adult beneficiaries were followed from January 1, 2005 until December 31, 2013, to identify patients who underwent cataract surgeries...
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528281/risk-of-stroke-among-patients-with-borderline-personality-disorder-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study
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Mu-Hong Chen, Ju-Wei Hsu, Ya-Mei Bai, Tung-Ping Su, Cheng-Ta Li, Wei-Chen Lin, Shih-Jen Tsai, Wen-Han Chang, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Kai-Lin Huang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggested that patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) had a higher prevalence of stroke-related risk factors, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus. But, the association between BPD and subsequent stroke has been rarely investigated. METHODS: Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 5969 borderline patients aged 18 years and older and 23,876 age-and sex-matched controls were enrolled between 2002 and 2009, and followed up to the end of 2011 to identify the development of stroke...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522912/recent-upper-gastrointestinal-panendoscopy-increases-the-risk-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
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Ming-Jen Tsai, Chin-Li Lu, Ying C Huang, Chung Hsien Liu, Wan-Ting Huang, Kai-Yuan Cheng, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen
AIM: To investigate the association between a recent gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and the subsequent risk of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA). METHODS: We designed a nested case control study. Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 2135 patients with a first diagnosis of PLA were identified from 1998 to 2011. Another 10675 patients without PLA matched by age and sex were selected as reference controls. We identified and compared the possible risk factors for PLA and GI endoscopies performed before the index date (when PLA was diagnosed) between the two cohorts...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520614/incidence-of-neurological-disorders-among-hiv-infected-individuals-with-universal-health-care-in-taiwan-2000-through-2010
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Yi-Tseng Tsai, Yen-Chin Chen, Chen-Yang Hsieh, Wen-Chien Ko, Nai-Ying Ko
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of and factors associated with neurological disorders in a large Taiwanese cohort of HIV-infected persons with free access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). DESIGN: A retrospective population-based cohort study was conducted using the National Health Insurance Research Database for the years 2000-2010. METHODS: We identified 13,316 HIV-positive persons from 2000 through 2010. We used direct standardization to calculate age- and sex-adjusted incidence rates based on the 2000 World Health Organization world standard population...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515189/10-year-trends-in-statin-utilization-in-taiwan-a-retrospective-study-using-taiwan-s-national-health-insurance-research-database
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Hsing-Chun Hsieh, Jason C Hsu, Christine Y Lu
OBJECTIVE: Statins have been commonly used to treat patients with hypercholesterolaemia and to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) worldwide. This study examined trends in use of statins in Taiwan from 2002 to 2011. DESIGN: This is a retrospective observational study focusing on the utilisation of statins. SETTING: The monthly claims data for statins between 2002 and 2011 were retrieved from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database...
May 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509327/the-occurrence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-different-risk-stratifications-of-clinically-non-cirrhotic-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Teng-Yu Lee, Jaw-Ching Wu, Shi-Hang Yu, Jaw-Town Lin, Ming-Shiang Wu, Chun-Ying Wu
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) may be a cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but its high prevalence challenges current surveillance strategies. We aimed to evaluate HCC incidences in different risk stratifications for non-cirrhotic NAFLD. Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we located 31,571 patients with NAFLD between the years 1998 and 2012. After excluding other causes of hepatitis, underlying cirrhosis, or malignancy, 18,080 patients were recruited for final analysis...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507206/real-world-data-on-prognostic-factors-for-overall-survival-in-egfr-mutation-positive-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-first-line-gefitinib
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Zong-Han Yao, Wei-Yu Liao, Chao-Chi Ho, Kuan-Yu Chen, Jin-Yuan Shih, Jin-Shing Chen, Zhong-Zhe Lin, Chia-Chi Lin, James Chih-Hsin Yang, Chong-Jen Yu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify independent prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring an activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation and receiving gefitinib as first-line treatment in real-world practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 226 patients from June 2011 to May 2013. During this period, gefitinib was the only EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor reimbursed by the Bureau of National Health Insurance of Taiwan...
May 15, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503146/statin-therapy-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-peptic-ulcer-disease-in-the-taiwanese-population
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Chun-Jung Lin, Wei-Chih Liao, Yu-An Chen, Hwai-Jeng Lin, Chun-Lung Feng, Cheng-Li Lin, Ying-Ju Lin, Min-Chuan Kao, Mei-Zi Huang, Chih-Ho Lai, Chia-Hung Kao
Although statin use may affect the severity of chronic gastritis and gastric cancer, no data exists about the relationship between statin therapy and risk of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) in patients. We investigated the effect of statin use and the incidence of PUD from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). A total of 35,194 patients records for medical claims were enrolled. We performed a population-based case-control analysis to compare the incidence of PUD in patients who were prescribed statins and that in patients who were not...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499829/characteristics-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-usage-in-children-with-precocious-puberty-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Yi-Chun Lin, Tung-Ti Chang, Husan-Ju Chen, Chung-Hsing Wang, Mao-Feng Sun, Hung-Rong Yen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Precocious puberty (PP) occurs in children with the early onset of pubertal development leading to physical and psychological problems. Current medical treatment is expensive and has its side effects. However, little is known about the utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) among patients with PP. To characterize the application of TCM among these patients, we conducted a nationwide population-based study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), to perform a nationwide population-based study...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498295/epidemiology-of-anaphylactic-shock-and-its-related-mortality-in-hospital-patients-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Fu-Chao Liu, Hung-Jr Chiou, Chang-Fu Kuo, Ting-Ting Chung, Huang-Ping Yu
Anaphylactic shock is potentially life-threatening. However, there is a paucity of data about its incidence and associated mortality, particularly in Asian populations. We aimed to investigate the epidemiology of anaphylactic shock and its related mortality after the hospitalization of patients in the general population of Taiwan. The National Health Insurance Research Database was used to identify patients with anaphylactic shock and estimate its incidence for inpatients sampled from 2005 to 2012. The pattern of anaphylactic shock and anaphylactic shock-related mortality rate was also examined...
May 11, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498027/asthma-and-early-herniated-intervertebral-disc-disease
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Cheng-Di Chiu, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Hean-Pat Saw, Nai-Wei Yao, Hung-Rong Yen, Chia-Hung Kao
BACKGROUND: The etiology of herniated intervertebral disc (HIVD) disease in children and adolescents is multifactorial and not merely related to disc degeneration. Therefore, in the present study, we investigated the relationship between young asthma patients and the risk of early HIVD disease in a population under 30 years of age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan were used to conduct a retrospective longitudinal cohort study...
May 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497666/serious-dysphagia-following-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-long-term-incidence-in-a-national-cohort
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Wu-Fu Chung, Shih-Wei Liu, Liang-Chung Huang, Hsuan-Kan Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Li-Fu Chen, Yu-Chun Chen, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng, Su-Shun Lo
BACKGROUND: Although dysphagia is often self-limiting after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), its incidence, risks, and long-term outcomes remain unclear. The present study aimed to analyze dysphagia up to 5 years post-ACDF using a nation-scaled cohort. METHODS: Incidences of permanent dysphagia requiring nasogastric-tube feeding after ACDF were analyzed using three million-sample cohorts derived from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496002/risk-of-cancer-in-patients-with-heart-failure-who-use-digoxin-a-10-year-follow-up-study-and-cell-based-verification
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Min-Huey Chung, Yi-Wen Wang, Yung-Lung Chang, Shih-Ming Huang, Wei-Shiang Lin
Heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of death in the world and digoxin remains one of the oldest therapies for HF. However, its safety and efficacy have been controversial since its initial use and there is uncertainty about its long-term efficacy and safety. Recently, the repositioning of cardiac glycosides is to function in anti-tumor activity via multiple working pathways. It is interesting to compare the potential effects of digoxin in clinical patients and cell lines. First, we analyze patient information retrieved from the National Health Insurance Research database of Taiwan between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2000...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495003/viral-warts-human-papilloma-virus-as-a-potential-risk-for-breast-cancer-among-younger-females
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Suleman Atique, Chung-Ho Hsieh, Ruei-Ting Hsiao, Usman Iqbal, Phung Anh Alex Nguyen, Md Mohaimenul Islam, Yu-Chuan Jack Li, Chien-Yeh Hsu, Ting-Wu Chuang, Shabbir Syed-Abdul
INTRODUCTION: There have been several reports on the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the etiology of breast cancer. To our knowledge, this is first study to use disease-disease association data-mining approach to analyzing viral warts and breast cancer to be conducted in Taiwanese population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the Taiwan's National Health Insurance database (NHIDM data comprising of 23 million patient data) to examine the association between viral warts and female breast carcinoma...
June 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494994/predicting-return-visits-to-the-emergency-department-for-pediatric-patients-applying-supervised-learning-techniques-to-the-taiwan-national-health-insurance-research-database
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Ya-Han Hu, Chun-Tien Tai, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen, Hai-Wei Lee, Sheng-Feng Sung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Return visits (RVs) to the emergency department (ED) consume medical resources and may represent a patient safety issue. The occurrence of unexpected RVs is considered a performance indicator for ED care quality. Because children are susceptible to medical errors and utilize considerable ED resources, knowing the factors that affect RVs in pediatric patients helps improve the quality of pediatric emergency care. METHODS: We collected data on visits made by patients aged ≤18years to EDs from the National Health Insurance Research Database...
June 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494532/risk-of-second-primary-cancer-in-people-with-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#18
Shu-Hui Wang, Ching-Chi Chi, Zi-Hao Zhao, Tao-Hsin Tung
Purpose: Previous western studies have found Caucasians with skin cancer, either melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), have an elevated risk of second primary cancer. Our objective was to assess the risk of second primary cancer in Taiwanese with NMSC. Materials and Methods: By using data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we conducted a population-based cohort study to assess the risk of incident second primary cancer in Taiwanese affected by NMSC...
May 10, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494390/bipolar-patients-treated-with-long-acting-injectable-risperidone-in-taiwan-a-1-year-mirror-image-study-using-a-national-claims-database
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Ming H Hsieh, Po-Ya Chuang, Chi-Shin Wu, Ching-Jui Chang, Pei-Fang Chung, Chao-Hsiun Tang
OBJECTIVE: Bipolar disorder (BD) is burdensome for patients and healthcare systems. This study evaluated changes in concomitant medication patterns, healthcare utilization, and costs after the initiation of risperidone long-acting injection (RLAI) treatment among BD patients. METHOD: 287 BD patients receiving regular RLAI treatment for 1 year were identified from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research database during 2007-2012. The bootstrapping procedure was performed to create 1000 samples to generate normally distributed data...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493847/cost-utility-of-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-versus-proton-beam-therapy-for-inoperable-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Henry W C Leung, Agnes L F Chan
The cost-utility of proton beam therapy was compared to stereotactic body radiation therapy for inoperable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. A Markov decision-analytic model was performed following time to progression and survival using phase II trial data. Patients transitioned between three health states. Clinical outcomes were estimated for quality of life using utility estimates in the published literature and measured as incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs) and net monetary benefits (NMBs). Real direct medical costs were extracted from the Bureau of National Health Insurance database...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
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