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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429098/symptomatic-menopausal-transition-and-subsequent-bipolar-disorder-among-midlife-women-with-major-depression-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study
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Li-Chi Chen, Albert C Yang, Tung-Ping Su, Ya-Mei Bai, Cheng-Ta Li, Wen-Han Chang, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shih-Jen Tsai, Mu-Hong Chen
Previous studies suggested that menopausal transition played an important role in the clinical course of major depression and bipolar disorder. However, the role of symptomatic menopausal transition in diagnostic conversion from major depression to bipolar disorder was still unknown. Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 50,273 midlife women aged between 40 and 60 years in 2002∼2008 with major depression were enrolled in our study and divided into two subgroups based on the presence (n = 21,120) or absence (n = 29,153) of symptomatic menopausal transition...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423367/imatinib-dose-escalation-versus-sunitinib-as-a-second-line-treatment-against-advanced-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Jun-Te Hsu, Puo-Hsien Le, Chang-Fu Kuo, Meng-Jiun Chiou, Chia-Jung Kuo, Tsung-Hsing Chen, Chun-Jung Lin, Jen-Shi Chen, Huang-Pin Yu, Chun-Nan Yeh, Yi-Yin Jan, Ta-Sen Yeh
BACKGROUND: Although treatment with imatinib in advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) patients has led to significant clinical benefits, the disease will eventually progress due to imatinib resistance. Treatment options after failure of first-line imatinib include imatinib dose escalation or shifting to sunitinib. However, there is no large-scale study to compare the efficacy difference between these two treatment strategies or the role of surgery. RESULTS: This study recruited 521 advanced GIST patients including 246, 125, and 150 placed in groups 1, 2, and 3, respectively...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422731/risk-of-osteoporosis-and-pathologic-fractures-in-cancer-patients-who-underwent-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jiun-Nong Lin, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Chih-Hui Yang, Chung-Hsu Lai, Hsi-Hsun Lin, Chao-Sung Chang, Ji-An Liang
BACKGROUND: Long-term data on post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) osteoporosis and fracture are limited. This study evaluated the long-term risk of osteoporosis and fracture in cancer patients who underwent HSCT. RESULTS: The incidence density rate of osteoporosis was 12.5 per 1000 person-years in the HSCT group, which was significantly higher than that in the non-HSCT group (5.65 per 1000 person-years) after adjustment for associated factors and consideration of competing risk factors (adjusted subhazard ratio, 1...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422144/risk-and-prediction-of-sudden-cardiac-death-and-ventricular-arrhythmias-for-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Tze-Fan Chao, Chia-Jen Liu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Su-Jung Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Gregory Y H Lip, Shih-Ann Chen
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the most devastating manifestation of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs), and is the leading cause of mortality among atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. The goal of the present study was to investigate the incidence of SCD/VAs amongst patients with and without AF. We also aimed to identify important risk factors of SCD/VAs among AF patients. Using the "National Health Insurance Research Database" in Taiwan, a total of 352,656 AF and 352,656 non-AF patients without antecedent SCD/VAs were identified...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420053/risk-of-infective-endocarditis-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Y S Chang, C C Chang, Y H Chen, W S Chen, J H Chen
Objectives Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus are considered vulnerable to infective endocarditis and prophylactic antibiotics are recommended before an invasive dental procedure. However, the evidence is insufficient. This nationwide population-based study evaluated the risk and related factors of infective endocarditis in systemic lupus erythematosus. Methods We identified 12,102 systemic lupus erythematosus patients from the National Health Insurance research-oriented database, and compared the incidence rate of infective endocarditis with that among 48,408 non-systemic lupus erythematosus controls...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418893/locoregionally-recurrent-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-incidence-survival-prognostic-factors-and-treatment-outcomes
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Jer-Hwa Chang, Chia-Che Wu, Kevin Sheng-Po Yuan, Alexander T H Wu, Szu-Yuan Wu
PURPOSE: For locoregionally recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), appropriate therapeutic decisions remain unclear. We examined the treatment outcomes of a national cohort to determine suitable treatments for and prognostic factors in patients with locoregionally recurrent HNSCCs at different stages and sites. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed data of >20-year-old patients with HNSCC at American Joint Committee on Cancer clinical stages I-IV without metastasis from Taiwan National Health Insurance and cancer registry databases...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418891/risk-of-aortic-aneurysm-and-dissection-in-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Pei-Hsun Sung, Yao-Hsu Yang, Hsin-Ju Chiang, John Y Chiang, Chi-Jen Chen, Chien-Ting Liu, Cheuk-Man Yu, Hon-Kan Yip
Although cardiovascular complications are the most common cause of death in patients with autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), the incidence and risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection (AAD) in ADPKD remains unclear due to limited data and insufficient cases. We utilized the data from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to do a population-based cohort study (1997-2008). After excluding those patients with age <18 years old and initially concomitant diagnoses of end-stage renal disease and AAD, a total of 2076 ADPKD patients were selected from 1,000,000 of general population...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417257/additive-effect-of-congenital-heart-disease-and-early-developmental-disorders-on-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-nationwide-population-based-longitudinal-study
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Pei-Chen Tsao, Yu-Sheng Lee, Mei-Jy Jeng, Ju-Wei Hsu, Kai-Lin Huang, Shih-Jen Tsai, Mu-Hong Chen, Wen-Jue Soong, Yu Ru Kou
In this retrospective nationwide population-based case-control study, we investigated the impact of congenital heart disease (CHD) on the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which remains unclear. Children aged <18 years that were diagnosed with CHD (n = 3552) between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2009 were identified from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Non-CHD controls (n = 14,208) matched for age and sex (1:4) were selected from the same dataset...
April 17, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417089/demographic-and-medication-characteristics-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-users-among-colorectal-cancer-survivors-a-nationwide-database-study-in-taiwan
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Chien-Tung Wu, Yueh-Ting Tsai, Jung-Nien Lai
Chinese herbal product (CHP) is the major type of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and widely used to relief the symptom of colorectal cancer. The aim of the study was to analyze the utilization of CHP for treating patients with colorectal cancer in Taiwan. The usage of CHP, frequency of services, and prescription pattern for colorectal cancer were analyzed from a randomly sampled cohort of 1 million beneficiaries from the National Health Insurance Research Database. The odds ratios for utilization of CHP were estimated with logistic regression model...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416268/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-risk-of-parkinson-disease-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study
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Yee-Lam E Chan, Ya-Mei Bai, Ju-Wei Hsu, Kai-Lin Huang, Tung-Ping Su, Cheng-Ta Li, Wei-Chen Lin, Tai-Long Pan, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shih-Jen Tsai, Mu-Hong Chen
OBJECTIVE: Increasing evidence has suggested a relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and neurodegenerative disorder, such as Alzheimer disease. The association between PTSD and Parkinson disease (PD), however, remains unclear. METHOD: Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 7,280 subjects (1,456 patients aged ≥45 years with PTSD and 5,824 age-/sex-matched individuals without PTSD) were enrolled between 2002 and 2009 and followed to the end of 2011...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414796/post-ischemic-stroke-rehabilitation-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-fractures-in-older-women-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Huei Kai Huang, Shu Man Lin, Clement Shih Hsien Yang, Chung Chao Liang, Hung Yu Cheng
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation can improve physical activity after stroke. However, patients may be more prone to falls and fractures because of balance and gait deficits. Few reports have studied the relationship between rehabilitation and subsequent fractures after ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether post-stroke rehabilitation affects fracture risk. METHODS: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study based on the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414655/effect-of-early-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-on-1-year-risk-of-pneumonia-and-pneumonia-related-adverse-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Chao-Feng Lin, Ya-Hui Chang, Nai-Fang Chi, Ming-Tsang Chuang, Li-Nien Chien
AIMS: To investigate the association between early percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and pneumonia risk in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) by using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 4,732 patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and 5,465 with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who had received PCI during AMI hospitalisation (early PCI) were evaluated. Patients who did not receive PCI during AMI hospitalisation (deferred PCI) were matched through propensity score matching...
April 18, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413074/long-term-outcomes-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-for-postcardiotomy-shock
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Shao-Wei Chen, Feng-Chun Tsai, Yu-Sheng Lin, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Dong-Yi Chen, An-Hsun Chou, Tien-Hsing Chen
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a widely used technique for treating postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCS); however, no study has compared the long-term outcomes of patients who receive ECMO support for PCS with those of the general population post cardiac surgery. METHODS: A total of 1141 patients who received ECMO after cardiac surgery between 2000 and 2011 were identified by using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412726/inhaled-corticosteroids-have-a-protective-effect-against-lung-cancer-in-female-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Shih-Feng Liu, Ho-Chang Kuo, Meng-Chih Lin, Shu-Chen Ho, Mei-Lien Tu, Yu-Mu Chen, Yung-Che Chen, Wen-Feng Fang, Chin-Chou Wang, Guan-Heng Liu
Whether the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) protects patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from lung cancer remains undetermined. In this retrospective nationwide population-based cohort study, we extracted data of 13,686 female COPD patients (ICS users, n = 1,290, ICS non-users, n = 12,396) diagnosed between 1997 and 2009 from the Taiwan's National Health Insurance database. These patients were followed-up until 2011, and lung cancer incidence was determined. Cox regression analysis was used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) for lung cancer incidence...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408829/sleep-apnea-and-the-subsequent-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-3-year-nationwide-population-based-study
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Ping-Song Chou, Chiou-Lian Lai, Yii-Her Chou, Wei-Pin Chang
PURPOSE: Sleep apnea (SA)-induced chronic intermittent hypoxia increases oxidative stress and inflammation, which may contribute to the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease (PD). This study evaluated the risk of PD following SA diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a 3-year nationwide population-based matched cohort study using claims data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), Taiwan. We analyzed 1,944 patients diagnosed as having SA between 1997 and 2005 and a matched cohort of 9,720 non-SA patients from the NHIRD...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408618/national-policies-fostering-hospice-care-increased-hospice-utilization-and-reduced-the-invasiveness-of-end-of-life-care-for-cancer-patients
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Yu-Yun Shao, Emily Han-Chung Hsiue, Chih-Hung Hsu, Chien-An Yao, Ho-Min Chen, Mei-Shu Lai, Ann-Lii Cheng
BACKGROUND: In 2011, two national policies aiming to foster hospice services for terminal cancer patients took effect in Taiwan. The single-payer National Health Insurance of Taiwan started to reimburse full hospice services. The national hospital accreditation program, which graded all hospitals, incorporated hospice utilization in its evaluation. We assessed the impact of these national policies. METHODS: A cohort of 249,394 patients aged ≥18 years who died of cancer between 2008 and 2013 were identified from the National Death Registry...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398294/long-term-allopurinol-use-decreases-the-risk-of-prostate-cancer-in-patients-with-gout-a-population-based-study
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H-J Shih, M-C Kao, P-S Tsai, Y-C Fan, C-J Huang
BACKGROUND: Clinical observations indicated an increased risk of developing prostate cancer in gout patients. Chronic inflammation is postulated to be one crucial mechanism for prostate carcinogenesis. Allopurinol, a widely used antigout agent, possesses potent anti-inflammation capacity. We elucidated whether allopurinol decreases the risk of prostate cancer in gout patients. METHODS: We analyzed data retrieved from Taiwan National Health Insurance Database between January 2000 and December 2012...
April 11, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397874/proton-pump-inhibitor-use-and-the-risk-of-first-time-ischemic-stroke-in-the-general-population-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Yen-Feng Wang, Yung-Tai Chen, Jiing-Chyuan Luo, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Jaw-Ching Wu, Shuu-Jiun Wang
OBJECTIVES: An increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events was reported for concomitant use of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) in patients taking antiplatelet agents. The present study aimed at determining whether PPI use alone could be associated with first-time ischemic stroke. METHODS: This was a retrospective nationwide study using database from Taiwan National Health Insurance and involved subjects aged ≥20 years. In propensity score-matched analysis, patients with current PPI use were compared with propensity score-matched PPI non-use controls at a 1:1 ratio...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392483/antidepressants-and-risk-of-dementia-in-migraine-patients-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Cynthia Wei-Sheng Lee, Cheng-Li Lin, Pan-Yen Lin, Stephen Thielke, Kuan-Pin Su, Chia-Hung Kao
To ascertain the relationship between receipt of antidepressant agents and the risk of subsequent dementia in migraine patients. A population-based case-control analysis, using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. We identified 1774 patients with dementia and 1774 matched nondementia controls from migraine patients enrolled in the Taiwan National Health Insurance program between 2005 and 2011. The proportional distributions of exposure to three classes of antidepressant were compared between dementia and nondementia groups...
April 7, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390753/changes-in-prevalence-of-precancerous-oral-submucous-fibrosis-from-1996-to-2013-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-population-based-retrospective-study
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Shun-Fa Yang, Yu-Hsun Wang, Ni-Yu Su, Hui-Chieh Yu, Chia-Yi Wei, Chuan-Hang Yu, Yu-Chao Chang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) has been regarded as a precancerous condition. Research examining the prevalence of OSF could be the first step in preventing or reducing malignant transformation. In this study, we probed a nationwide registered database to assess the prevalence, gender distribution, age, income, and urbanization status of OSF patients in Taiwan. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted to analyze the registered database compiled by the National Health Insurance provided by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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