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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749243/epidemiology-and-trend-of-pediatric-adenoidectomy-a-population-based-study-in-taiwan-from-1997-to-2012
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Chia-Hsuan Lee, Wei-Chung Hsu, Jenq-Yuh Ko, Te-Huei Yeh, Wei-Hsiu Chang, Kun-Tai Kang
OBJECTIVES: To assess population-level data for pediatric adenoidectomy. METHODS: Using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database for the 1997-2012 period, all inpatients <18 years who received adenoidectomies were identified by codes from the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision. RESULTS: A total of 20,599 children underwent adenoidectomy (mean age, 7.4 years; 67% boys). The overall incidence rate was 24...
July 27, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748676/relationship-between-erectile-dysfunction-comorbidity-and-parkinson-s-disease-evidence-from-a-population-based-longitudinal-study
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Yuwan Yang, Hsinho Liu, Tienhuang Lin, Yuhung Kuo, Tengfu Hsieh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To determine the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) in relation to erectile dysfunction (ED) based on the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. METHODS: We identified 3,153 patients who were newly diagnosed with ED between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010. A total of 12,612 randomly selected people without ED served as healthy controls. All of the study subjects were followed-up from the index date to the date of PD diagnosis, withdrawal from the National Health Insurance program, or the end of 2012 whichever occurred first...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747284/comorbid-autoimmune-diseases-in-patients-with-pemphigus-a-nationwide-case-control-study-in-taiwan
#3
Yun-Wen Chiu, Yen-Da Chen, Tuan-Chun Hua, Chi-Hung Wu, Han-Nan Liu, Yun-Ting Chang
Previous studies have proposed the association between pemphigus and several autoimmune diseases, but no large-scale study has been reported. To delineate the association between pemphigus and autoimmune diseases including psoriasis. A total of 1,998 patients with pemphigus and 7,992 control subjects were enrolled from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan from 1997 to 2010. The odds of comorbidities between these two groups were analysed by multivariate logistic regression. Compared with control subjects, patients with pemphigus were much more likely to have Sjögren's syndrome (odds ratio [OR]: 15...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744942/utilization-of-western-medicine-and-traditional-chinese-medicine-among-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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C-Y Lai, M-Y Wu, J-H Chiang, M-F Sun, Y-H Chen, C-T Chang, J-G Lin, H-R Yen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Large-scale studies of utilization of medical services among patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) are lacking. We aimed to investigate the usage of Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) among these patients in Taiwan. METHODS: We analyzed one million samples from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Patients (n = 1814) newly diagnosed with AD in 2001-2010 were divided into TCM users (n = 528) and non-TCM users (n = 1286)...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743610/epidemiology-and-comorbidities-of-patients-with-chronic-urticaria-in-taiwan%C3%A2-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chia-Yu Chu, Yung-Tsu Cho, Jhih-Hua Jiang, Eve I-Chun Lin, Chao-Hsiun Tang
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive data regarding the epidemiology of chronic urticaria (CU) in general populations are scant. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence, incidence, and comorbidities of CU in general population. METHODS: The data were sourced from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) for 2009-2012. Patients who had a primary/secondary ICD-9-CM diagnosis code of 708.1, 708.8, or 708.9 during the year with at least two outpatient visits and an antihistamine prescription, were identified as the cases of CU for each year...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742130/association-between-complicated-liver-cirrhosis-and-the-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-taiwan
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Tsung-Hsing Hung, Chih-Ming Liang, Chien-Ning Hsu, Wei-Chen Tai, Kai-Lung Tsai, Ming-Kun Ku, Jiunn-Wei Wang, Kuo-Lun Tseng, Lan-Ting Yuan, Seng-Howe Nguang, Shih-Cheng Yang, Cheng-Kun Wu, Pin-I Hsu, Deng-Chyang Wu, Seng-Kee Chuah
Hepatic encephalopathy, ascites, and variceal bleeding are the three major complications of cirrhosis. It is well known that cirrhosis is the most important risk factor of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, little is known about whether the severity of liver cirrhosis has an effect on the incidence of HCC. This population-based cohort study aimed to explore the association between complicated cirrhosis and HCC, and identify the risk factors of HCC in patients with complicated cirrhosis. Data of the years 1997-2011 were extracted from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742105/long-term-risk-of-dementia-after-acute-respiratory-failure-requiring-intensive-care-unit-admission
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Chih-Cheng Lai, Chung-Han Ho, Chin-Ming Chen, Shyh-Ren Chiang, Chien-Ming Chao, Wei-Lun Liu, Yu-Chieh Lin, Jhi-Joung Wang, Kuo-Chen Cheng
This retrospective, population-based cohort study aims to investigate the long-term risk of newly diagnosed dementia in patients discharged for acute respiratory failure that required mechanical ventilation (MV) and intensive care unit (ICU) admission. From the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, first-time ICU patients using MV between June 1, 1998, and December 31, 2012, were enrolled, and they were followed-up until the earliest onset of one of our two endpoints: a new diagnosis of dementia (primary endpoint), or the end of the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737121/the-impact-of-cancer-development-on-the-risk-of-mycobacterial-diseases-among-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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S-W Pan, Y-F Yen, Y R Kou, P-H Chuang, J-Y Feng, Y-J Chan, W-J Su
Mycobacterial diseases are prevalent in cancer and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, especially those receiving tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor (TNFi). However, the impact of cancer development on the risk of mycobacterial diseases among RA patients is unknown. Data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database were used to conduct a retrospective study to assess the occurrence of mycobacterial diseases in RA patients developing cancer (cancer-positive), those using TNFi (TNFi-exposure), those with cancer and using TNFi (cancer-TNFi-comb), and those without cancer and not using TNFi (cancer-TNFi-free)...
July 24, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735920/risk-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-among-patients-with-cushing-s-syndrome-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study
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Ling-Uei Wang, Tsung-Yang Wang, Ya-Mei Bai, Ju-Wei Hsu, Kai-Lin Huang, Tung-Ping Su, Cheng-Ta Li, Wei-Chen Lin, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Mu-Hong Chen
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have demonstrated the association between Cushing's syndrome (CS), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the risk factors for OSA, but rarely provided the evidence within a large population. Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, we attempted to investigate the association between CS and OSA, and to provide persuading evidences. METHODS: In our study, 1612 patients with CS and 1612 age-, sex-, and comorbidities-matched controls were included, and followed up to the end of 2011...
August 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735919/sleep-disturbances-at-the-time-of-a-new-diagnosis-a-comparative-study-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-patients-cancer-patients-and-general-population-controls
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Yen-Chin Chen, Cheng-Yu Lin, Carol Strong, Chung-Yi Li, Jeen-Shing Wang, Wen-Chien Ko, Nai-Ying Ko
OBJECTIVES: Sleep disturbances are a prevalent and troubling symptom of patients with highly stressful illnesses, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and cancer. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence and incidence of sleep disturbances among persons with HIV, those with cancer, and the general population of Taiwan. METHODS: A matched cohort study design was used to compare the risk of sleep disturbances among three groups using reimbursement claims recorded in Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
August 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735503/association-between-allergic-disease-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-childhood-nocturnal-enuresis-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Jeng-Dau Tsai, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Min-Sho Ku, Shan-Ming Chen, Chih-Chuan Hsu, Min-Che Tung, Che-Chen Lin, Hsing-Yi Chang, Ji-Nan Sheu
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the associations between allergic disease, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and childhood nocturnal enuresis (NE). We examined whether allergic disease and SDB were associated with childhood NE. METHODS: Data were assessed from the 2007-2012 Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. We enrolled 4308 children aged 5-18 years having NE diagnosis and age- and sex-matched 4308 children as the control group. The odds ratios of NE were calculated to determine an association with preexisting allergic disease and SDB...
July 22, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733532/cancer-risk-in-patients-with-candidiasis-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Li-Min Chung, Ji-An Liang, Cheng-Li Lin, Li-Min Sun, Chia-Hung Kao
BACKGROUND: Candidiasis and certain types of cancer are related to immunocompromised status. This study aimed to evaluate whether Candida infection (CI) is associated with subsequent cancer risk in Taiwan. METHODS: Data from the National Health Insurance system of Taiwan were used to evaluate the association between CI and cancer risk. The CI cohort comprised 34,829 patients. Each patient was randomly frequency matched with one person from the general population without CI on the basis of age, sex, year of index date of CI diagnosis, and other characteristics to generate the control group...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729915/the-concomitant-association-of-thyroid-disorders-and-myasthenia-gravis
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Yu-Pei Lin, Usman Iqbal, Phung-Anh Nguyen, Md Mohaimenul Islam, Suleman Atique, Wen-Shan Jian, Yu-Chuan Jack Li, Chen-Ling Huang, Chung-Huei Hsu
BACKGROUND: Some of the thyroid disorders (TD) and Myasthenia gravis (MG) are autoimmune related disease. The purpose of the study to evaluate the relationship of MG with all morphological and functional thyroid disorders. METHODS: We constructed a population-based cohort study during the period from January 2000-December 2002 by using reimbursement data from the Bureau National Health Insurance (NHI) system in Taiwan. Patients with TD and MG were identified by referring to the ICD-9-CM codes...
2017: Translational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722669/hydroxychloroquine-and-risk-of-cancer-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-propensity-score-matched-landmark-analysis
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Yao-Fan Fang, Yen-Fu Chen, Ting-Ting Chung, Lai-Chu See, Kuang-Hui Yu, Shue-Fen Luo, Chang-Fu Kuo, Jenn-Haung Lai
Hydroxychloroquine inhibits systemic inflammation and autophagy and may thus have antineoplastic effects [1]. We investigated the effect of hydroxychloroquine on cancer risk in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome(pSS). We used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database to compare cancer incidence between incident pSS patients with or without at least 6-month hydroxychloroquine use within a 1- or 3-year period. Propensity score matched landmark analysis was used. We included 4194 alive patients without cancer 1 year after pSS diagnosis from 2000 through 2005...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719837/prescription-trends-and-the-selection-of-initial-oral-antidiabetic-agents-for-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-a-nationwide-study
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C-H Liu, S-T Chen, C-H Chang, L-M Chuang, M-S Lai
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of patients, physicians, and medical facilities, and their association with prescriptions that do not include metformin as the initial oral antidiabetic agent. STUDY DESIGN: Observational, cross-sectional study. METHODS: Patients with incident type 2 diabetes between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2010, were identified from the Taiwan National Insurance Research Database...
July 15, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715497/risk-of-gestational-hypertension-preeclampsia-in-women-with-preceding-endometriosis-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#16
Mei-Lien Pan, Li-Ru Chen, Hsiao-Mei Tsao, Kuo-Hu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between preceding endometriosis and gestational hypertension-preeclampsia (GH-PE). METHODS: In this nationwide population-based longitudinal study, data from 1998-2012 Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database were used. We used ICD9-CM codes 617.X and 642.X respectively for the diagnoses of endometriosis and GH-PE, which were further confirmed by examining medical records of surgeries, blood pressure and urine protein to ensure the accuracy of the diagnoses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712818/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-thyroid-disease-experience-in-a-single-medical-center-in-taiwan
#17
Yu-Chuan Liu, Wen-Ya Lin, Ming-Chin Tsai, Lin-Shien Fu
BACKGROUND: To investigate the association of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with thyroid diseases in a medical center in central Taiwan. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort of 2796 SLE patients in a tertiary referral medical center from 2000 to 2013. We screened SLE by catastrophic illness registration from national insurance bureau; and thyroid diseases by ICD 9 codes, then confirmed by thyroid function test, auto-antibody, medical and/or surgical intervention...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712594/an-age-stratified-longitudinal-study-of-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Yuan Huei Huang, Pei Yeh Chang, Kin Sun Wong, Chee Jen Chang, Jin Yao Lai, Jeng Chang Chen
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine the age-stratified incidence, frequency, and duration of recurrence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). METHODS: This study analyzed the epidemiology of PSP among hospitalized patients using the National Health Research Institutes of Taiwan database. The incidence of PSP was determined from a cohort of 19,562 deidentified individuals with PSP between 2001 and 2013. The insurants consisted of 99% of the Taiwan population of about 23 million people...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711910/combined-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-blockade-and-statin-therapy-effectively-reduces-the-risk-of-cerebrovascular-accident-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Mel S Lee, John Y Chiang, Hon-Kan Yip, Yao-Hsu Yang
Fairly limited data reported the incidence and risk of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Additionally, little is known regarding the therapeutic impact of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade and statin on reducing the occurrence of CVA in ADPKD. We utilized the data from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to perform a population-based cohort study (1997-2013). A total of 2,647 patients with ADPKD were selected from 1,000,000 general population after excluding patients with age<18, renal replacement therapy and concomitant diagnosis of CVA...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709117/increased-risk-of-bipolar-disorder-in-patients-with-scabies-a-nationwide-population-based-matched-cohort-study
#20
Chien-Yu Lin, Fung-Wei Chang, Jing-Jung Yang, Chun-Hung Chang, Chia-Lun Yeh, Wei-Te Lei, Chun-Fa Huang, Jui-Ming Liu, Ren-Jun Hsu
Both scabies and bipolar disorder (BD) are common and troublesome disorders. There are several similarities in both diseases: pruritus, a higher prevalence in crowded environments, and cytokine-mediated inflammatory processes in the pathophysiology. We conducted this nationwide population-based study to investigate the possible relationship between scabies and BD. Based on the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan, a total of 7096 patients with scabies were identified as a study group and 28,375 matched patients as a control...
July 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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