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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045014/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-based-chemotherapy-in-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-multicenter-retrospective-case-control-study
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Fu Ou Yang, Nicholas C Hsu, Sin-Hua Moi, Yin-Che Lu, Chia-Ming Hsieh, King-Jen Chang, Dar-Ren Chen, Chi-Wen Tu, Hwei-Chung Wang, Ming-Feng Hou
AIM: PEGylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) has comparable efficacy and differing toxicity from conventional anthracyclines used to treat advanced breast cancer. This study compared disease-free survival and toxicity between PLD-based and conventional anthracycline-based regimens as adjuvant treatments for early-stage breast cancer. METHODS: We analyzed disease-free survival (DFS) rates, and adverse events in 102 women with early-stage (I-IIIa) breast cancer who received adjuvant PLD-based chemotherapy from 2002 to 2008...
October 18, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042385/association-between-malignancies-and-marfan-syndrome-a-population-based-nested-case-control-study-in-taiwan
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Chin-Wang Hsu, Jen-Chun Wang, Wen-I Liao, Wu-Chien Chien, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Chang-Huei Tsao, Yung-Fu Wu, Min-Tser Liao, Shih-Hung Tsai
OBJECTIVE: Marfan syndrome (MFS) involves a deficiency of the structural extracellular matrix component fibrillin-1 and overactivation of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signalling pathway. The TGF-β signalling pathway also actively participates in malignant transformation. Although anecdotal case reports have suggested associations between MFS/MFS-like conditions and several haematological and solid malignancies, such associations have not been thoroughly evaluated in large-scale studies...
October 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037558/monozygotic-twins-discordant-for-trisomy-21-discussion-of-etiological-events-involved
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Yao-Lung Chang, Wu-Pei Yi, An-Shine Chao, Kuan-Ju Chen, Po-Jen Cheng, Tzu-Hao Wang, Shuenn-Dyh Chang
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the etiologies of discordant trisomy 21 in monozygotic twin pregnancy. CASE REPORT: A monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy with hydrops and cleft lip (twin 1) found in one fetus presented at gestational age of 17 weeks. Amniotic fluid karyotyping showed nonmosaic trisomy 21 in twin 1 (47, XY, +21 [20]) and a normal karyotype in twin 2 (46, XY [20]). Short tandem repeat (STR) polymorphism markers revealed that the two fetuses were monozygotic, and the two chromosomes 21 were maternal isodisomy in the trisomy fetus...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036227/evolution-of-hepatitis-a-virus-seroprevalence-among-hiv-positive-adults-in-taiwan
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Yu-Lin Lee, Kuan-Yin Lin, Chien-Yu Cheng, Chia-Wen Li, Chia-Jui Yang, Mao-Song Tsai, Hung-Jen Tang, Te-Yu Lin, Ning-Chi Wang, Yi-Chien Lee, Shih-Ping Lin, Yu-Shan Huang, Hsin-Yun Sun, Jun-Yu Zhang, Wen-Chien Ko, Shu-Hsing Cheng, Yuan-Ti Lee, Chun-Eng Liu, Chien-Ching Hung
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to describe the seroprevalence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) in HIV-positive adult patients in Taiwan between 2012 and 2016 and to examine the evolution of HAV seroprevalence between 2004-2007 and 2012-2016. METHODS: Clinical information and data of anti-HAV antibody results were collected from 2,860 antiretroviral-naïve HIV-positive Taiwanese aged 18 years or older who initiated combination antiretroviral therapy at 11 hospitals around Taiwan between 2012 and 2016 (2012-2016 cohort)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033511/changes-of-atrial-natriuretic-peptides-after-defibrillation-threshold-testing-predicted-future-ventricular-arrhythmia-event
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Po-Ching Chi, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Chun-Yen Chen, An-Mei Wang, Chung-Lieh Hung, Sheng-Hsiung Chang, Bing-Fu Shih, Hung-I Yeh
BACKGROUND: We investigated the change of natriuretic peptides during defibrillation threshold (DFT) testing and its relationship with future ventricular arrhythmia (VA) events in patients implanted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). METHODS: Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), and c-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) were measured in 21 patients (mean age 61 ± 13 years; 67% male) undergoing ICD implantation. Blood samples of the patients were drawn at pre-implantation, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and 24 hours after DFT testing...
July 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033112/gap-between-guidelines-and-clinical-practice-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-results-from-tsoc-hfref-registry
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Hung-Yu Chang, Chun-Chieh Wang, Jeng Wei, Chong-Yi Chang, Yi-Cheng Chuang, Chien-Long Huang, Eric Chong, Jiunn-Lee Lin, Guang-Yuan Mar, Kuei-Chuan Chan, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Ji-Hung Wang, Zhih-Cherng Chen, Wei-Kung Tseng, Wen-Jin Cherng, Wei-Hsian Yin
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a global health problem. Guidelines for the management of HF have been established in Western countries and in Taiwan. However, data from the Taiwan Society of Cardiology-Heart Failure with reduced Ejection Fraction (TSOC-HFrEF) registry showed suboptimal prescription of guideline-recommended medications. We aimed to analyze the reason of non-prescription and clinical outcomes as a result of under-prescription of medications. METHODS: A total of 1509 patients hospitalized for acute HFrEF were recruited in 21 hospitals in Taiwan by the end of October 2014...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031746/relapse-insomnia-increases-greater-risk-of-anxiety-and-depression-evidence-from-a-population-based-4-year-cohort-study
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Ping-Jen Chen, Charles Lung-Cheng Huang, Shih-Feng Weng, Ming-Ping Wu, Chung-Han Ho, Jhi-Joung Wang, Wan-Chi Tsai, Ya-Wen Hsu
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the longitudinal impacts of insomnia on the subsequent developments of anxiety and depression during a four-year follow-up. We further categorized individuals with insomnia into different insomnia subgroups to examine whether the risk of anxiety and depression varies by subtype. METHODS: Participants were identified from National Health Insurance enrollees in Taiwan during 2002-2009. The study included 19,273 subjects with insomnia and 38,546 matched subjects without insomnia...
October 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028779/an-investigation-of-the-use-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-stroke-patients
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Mei-Ling Yeh, Wei-Ling Chiu, Yu-Jen Wang, Chyi Lo
This study aimed to investigate the use of traditional Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine in stroke patients in Taiwan. Chinese herbal medicine, massage, acupuncture, natural products, and exercise were widely used among stroke patients. Integrating safe and effective traditional Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine into conventional therapies is suggested.
November 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028671/prenatal-and-childhood-exposure-to-phthalate-diesters-and-thyroid-function-in-a-9-year-follow-up-birth-cohort-study-taiwan-maternal-and-infant-cohort-study
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Han-Bin Huang, Chia-Jui Chuang, Pen-Hua Su, Chien-Wen Sun, Chien-Jen Wang, Ming-Tsang Wu, Shu-Li Wang
BACKGROUND: Phthalates are widely used in industry, personal care products, and medications. Recent studies have suggested that phthalate exposure alters thyroid hormones. However, longitudinal studies concerning the association between phthalate exposure and thyroid function in children are scant. Therefore, we examined the association between pre- and postnatal phthalate exposure and thyroid function in children born in 2000-2001. METHODS: We studied 181 mother-child pairs in central Taiwan and followed-up the children from 2000 to 2009 at 2, 5, and 8 years old...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025143/cost-effectiveness-of-the-pharmacist-assisted-warfarin-monitoring-program-at-a-medical-center-in-taiwan
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Jen-Yu Chang, Chi-Chuan Wang, Hao-Cheng Kang, Li-Jiuan Shen, Chih-Fen Huang
Objective: To investigate the cost-effectiveness of the first patient self-paying pharmacist-assisted warfarin monitoring (PAWM) program in Taiwan. Design: A Markov model with a 1-month cycle length and a 20-year time horizon was employed in this study. The model is composed of the following eight states: three no-event states (i.e. 'subtherapeutic,' 'within therapeutic' and 'supratherapeutic' states), two serious adverse events (AEs) (i.e. bleeding and thromboembolism), two sequelae states and death...
August 22, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023112/design-of-leucine-rich-repeat-kinase-2-lrrk2-inhibitors-using-a-crystallographic-surrogate-derived-from-checkpoint-kinase-1-chk1
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Douglas S Williamson, Garrick P Smith, Pamela Acheson-Dossang, Simon T Bedford, Victoria Chell, I-Jen Chen, Justus C A Daechsel, Zoe Daniels, Laurent David, Pawel Dokurno, Morten Hentzer, Martin C Herzig, Roderick E Hubbard, Jonathan D Moore, James B Murray, Samantha Newland, Stuart C Ray, Terry Shaw, Allan E Surgenor, Lindsey Terry, Kenneth Thirstrup, Yikang Wang, Kenneth V Christensen
Mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), such as G2019S, are associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease. Surrogates for the LRRK2 kinase domain based on checkpoint kinase 1 (CHK1) mutants were designed, expressed in insect cells infected with baculovirus, purified and crystallized. X-ray structures of the surrogates complexed with known LRRK2 inhibitors rationalized compound potency and selectivity. The CHK1 10-point mutant was preferred, following assessment of surrogate binding affinity with LRRK2 inhibitors...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020359/sofosbuvir-based-interferon-free-direct-acting-antiviral-regimens-for-heart-transplant-recipients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Chen-Hua Liu, Yih-Sharng Chen, Sheoi-Shen Wang, Chun-Jen Liu, Tung-Hung Su, Hung-Chih Yang, Chun-Ming Hong, Pei-Jer Chen, Ding-Shinn Chen, Jia-Horng Kao
We assessed the effectiveness and safety of sofosbuvir (SOF) combined with ledipasvir (LDV) or daclatasvir (DCV) in 12 heart transplant recipients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). The sustained virologic response (SVR12) rate was 100% [95% CI: 75.8%-100%]. All patients tolerated treatment well without interruption, death or serious adverse events.
September 4, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017295/balloon-assisted-enteroscopy-and-capsule-endoscopy-in-suspected-small-bowel-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Hsu-Heng Yen, Chen-Wang Chang, Jen-Wei Chou, Shu-Chen Wei
Inflammatory bowel diseases are idiopathic inflammatory diseases of two main types, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's disease can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, and the distal ileum is involved in up to 70% of patients. Moreover, Crohn's disease in one-quarter to one-third of patients involves isolation of the small bowel. Due to the nonspecific symptoms and anatomical location of the disease, small bowel Crohn's disease is a phenotype that is particularly difficult to manage. Since the introduction of capsule endoscopy in 2000 and balloon-assisted enteroscopy in the 21st century, it is now possible to directly inspect for small bowel Crohn's disease...
September 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994643/shorter-treatment-intervals-of-east-asians-with-port-wine-stain-with-pulsed-dye-laser-are-safe-and-effective-a-prospective-side-by-side-comparison
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Wenxin Yu, Jiafang Zhu, Shih-Jen Changc, Hui Chen, Yunbo Jin, Xi Yang, Tianyou Wang, Lei Chang, Yijie Chen, Gang Ma, Xiaoxi Lin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the safety and efficacy of pulsed dye laser (PDL) at different intervals for the treatment of East Asians with Port-Wine Stain (PWS). BACKGROUND: The population of East Asians around the world is about 1.6 billion, and they are considered to have more melanin in their skin compared with Caucasians. Nevertheless, no studies about the optimal treatment intervals for East Asians with PWS have been carried out. METHODS: We prospectively investigated 39 East Asian patients with untreated PWS...
October 10, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989836/the-ongoing-quest-for-the-holy-bone-graft-grail-scientific-progress-economic-bonanza-or-quixotic-quagmire
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EDITORIAL
Jens R Chapman, Karsten Wiechert, Jeffrey C Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985306/plastome-evolution-in-the-sole-hemiparasitic-genus-laurel-dodder-cassytha-and-insights-into-the-plastid-phylogenomics-of-lauraceae
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Chung-Shien Wu, Ting-Jen Wang, Chia-Wen Wu, Ya-Nan Wang, Shu-Miaw Chaw
To date, little is known about the evolution of plastid genomes (plastomes) in Lauraceae. As one of the top five largest families in tropical forests, the Lauraceae contain many species that are important ecologically and economically. Lauraceous species also provide wonderful materials to study the evolutionary trajectory in response to parasitism because they contain both non-parasitic and parasitic species. This study compared the plastomes of nine Lauraceous species, including the sole hemiparasitic and herbaceous genus Cassytha (laurel dodder; here represented by Cas...
September 6, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984273/coarsening-of-carbon-black-supported-pt-nanoparticles-in-hydrogen
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Søren Bredmose Bredmose Simonsen, Yan Wang, Jens Oluf Jensen, Wenjing Zhang
This study addresses coarsening mechanisms of Pt nanoparticles supported on carbon black in hydrogen. By means of in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Pt nanoparticle coarsening was monitored in 6 mbar 20 % H2/Ar while ramping up the temperature to almost 1000 °C. Time-resolved TEM images directly reveal that separated ca. 3 nm sized Pt nanoparticles in a hydrogen environment are stable up to ca. 800 °C at a heating rate of 10 °C/min. The coarsening above this temperature is dominated by the particle migration and coalescence mechanism...
October 6, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982243/solanum-nigrum-polyphenol-extracts-inhibit-hepatic-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-lipogenesis-in-high-fat-diet-treated-mice
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Jia-Jen Chang, Dai-Jung Chung, Yi-Ju Li, Bo-Han Wen, Chau-Jong Wang
Patients with diabetes, obesity, and hyperlipidemia are all high-risk groups for fatty liver; however, the mechanism of fatty liver formation is not completely understood. Studies have indicated that abnormal fat metabolism, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance are positively correlated with peroxidation and abnormal cytokine production. Recent studies have revealed that Solanum nigrum extracts (SNEs) possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidation, antihyperlipidemia, and liver protection abilities. Therefore, the present study investigated the in vivo and in vitro effects of an SNE on nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL)-induced hepatitis...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981677/plasma-dna-methylation-marker-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risk-prediction-model-for-the-general-population
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Hui-Chen Wu, Hwai-I Yang, Qiao Wang, Chien-Jen Chen, Regina M Santella
Metastases in the later stages of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cause the majority of deaths associated with the disease, making early detection crucial to patient survival. Risk models assessing HCC risk in the general population can be used for risk stratification for further HCC surveillance, however, none have been validated externally. Methylation of circulating DNA shows potential for non-invasive diagnosis of HCC. We conducted a prospective case-control study nested within a community-based cohort. We measured methylation levels in six genes (CDKN2A, RASSF1A, STEAP4, TBX2, VIM and ZNF154) which were identified in our previous work, using pre-diagnostic plasma DNA from 237 HCC cases and 257 matched controls...
August 3, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977944/utility-of-gene-methylation-analysis-cytological-examination-and-hpv-16-18-genotyping-in-triage-of-high-risk-human-papilloma-virus-positive-women
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Yan Tian, Na-Yi Yuan Wu, Yu-Ligh Liou, Ching-Tung Yeh, Lanqin Cao, Ya-Nan Kang, Huei-Jen Wang, Yichen Li, Tang-Yuan Chu, Wei Li, Xiang Liu, Yi Zhang, Honghao Zhou, Yu Zhang
In 2015, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology issued interim guidance for the use of a human papillomavirus (HPV) test for primary screening, suggesting triage of women positive for high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) by HPV-16/18 genotyping and cytology for women positive for non-16/18 hrHPV. The design of the present study was based on this interim guidance and analysis of the methylation status of specific candidate genes, which has been proposed as a tool to reduce unnecessary referral following primary HPV screening for cervical cancer...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
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