Cumulative experience of preoperative real-time augmented fluoroscopy-guided endobronchial dye marking for small pulmonary nodules: An analysis of 30 initial patients.
Abstract BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Cone-beam computed tomography-derived augmented fluoroscopy (CBCT-AF) for use in guiding endobronchial dye marking of small pulmonary nodules prior to thoracoscopic surgery is still under development. We sought to evaluate the effect of the cumulative experience on procedural parameters of CBCT-AF-guided endobronchial dye marking for preoperative localization of small pulmonary nodules. METHODS: Clinical variables and treatment outcomes of the 30 initial patients with small pulmonary nodules who were managed with CBCT-AF-guided endobronchial dye marking followed by thoracoscopic r...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - May 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yang SM, Yu KL, Lin JH, Lin KH, Liu YL, Sun SE, Meng LH, Ko HJ Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

The effect of electroacupuncture merged with rehabilitation for frozen shoulder syndrome: A single-blind randomized sham-acupuncture controlled study.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that electroacupuncture plus rehabilitation may provide earlier pain relief for patients with FSS and could be applied clinically. PMID: 31097283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - May 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lo MY, Wu CH, Luh JJ, Wang TG, Fu LC, Lin JG, Lai JS Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Atrophic glossitis: Etiology, serum autoantibodies, anemia, hematinic deficiencies, hyperhomocysteinemia, and management.
Abstract Atrophic glossitis (AG) is characterized by the partial or complete absence of filiform papillae on the dorsal surface of the tongue. AG may reflect the significant deficiencies of some major nutrients including riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, zinc, and vitamin E. Moreover, protein-calorie malnutrition, candidiasis, Helicobacter pylori colonization, xerostomia, and diabetes mellitus are also the etiologies of AG. Our previous study found the serum gastric parietal cell antibody (GPCA), thyroglobulin antibody (TGA), and thyroid microsomal antibody (TMA) positivities in 26.7%,...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - May 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chiang CP, Chang JY, Wang YP, Wu YH, Wu YC, Sun A Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Clinical features and outcomes of Acanthamoeba keratitis in a tertiary hospital over 20- year period.
CONCLUSION: Even in advanced cases with ring infiltrate, eradication of infection with anti-amoebic drugs is possible. In those requiring keratoplasty, the surgical timing should be made meticulously considering graft size and signs of dilated pupil/iris atrophy in terms of post-operative glaucoma. PMID: 31076316 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - May 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Liu HY, Chu HS, Wang IJ, Chen WL, Hou YC, Hu FR Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Management of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy: Experts consensus in Taiwan.
Abstract Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is a prevalent retinal disease predominantly occurs in Asians that shares some similarities seen in neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Recent large multicenter clinical trials on intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents and photodynamic therapy (PDT) have shed lights on the management of PCV. The Taiwan National Health Insurance had granted limited anti-VEGF agents and PDT for patients with PCV after the approval of required data submission, especially fundus angiography, optical coherence tomography, and visual acuity. In order ...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - May 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chen LJ, Cheng CK, Yeung L, Yang CH, Chen SJ, Taiwan PCV consensus group Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Response to coronary artery fistula presented as a mediastinum mass.
PMID: 31076318 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - May 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lo MH, Lin YJ Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Clinical considerations in major depressive episodes during pregnancy and after childbirth.
PMID: 31072654 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - May 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Phan AH, Woo BK Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

HSD3B1 gene polymorphism and female pattern hair loss in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Carrying the HSD3B1 1245C allele and overweight are associated with the presence of female pattern hair loss in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. PMID: 31056381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - May 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tu YA, Lin SJ, Chen PL, Chou CH, Huang CC, Ho HN, Chen MJ Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "Intelligent system to predict intradialytic hypotension in chronic hemodialysis" [J Formos Med Assoc (2018) [888-893].
Corrigendum to "Intelligent system to predict intradialytic hypotension in chronic hemodialysis" [J Formos Med Assoc (2018) [888-893]. J Formos Med Assoc. 2019 May;118(5):955-956 Authors: Lin CJ, Chen CY, Wu PC, Pan CF, Shih HM, Huang MY, Chou LH, Tang JS, Wu CJ PMID: 31027760 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lin CJ, Chen CY, Wu PC, Pan CF, Shih HM, Huang MY, Chou LH, Tang JS, Wu CJ Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Observational study of dronedarone in Taiwanese patients with atrial fibrillation.
CONCLUSION: This six-month study showed dronedarone to be relatively safe and efficacious and to improve quality-of-life in Taiwanese patients with atrial fibrillation. Odds of treatment success were related to the patient's gender, age, and AF type. PMID: 31023506 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lin JL, Wu TJ, Chen CP, Hsu JC, Ueng KC, Kuo JY, Chen MC, Yeh KH, Chang KC, Lu YY, Shyu KG, Wen MS, Chen SA, Hsieh MH, Tseng WK, Feng AN, Yang TY, Ko WC, Cheng CW, Liu JC, Lai WT Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Negative pressure pulmonary edema after vocal augmentation.
PMID: 31014925 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Huang YC, Lin HY, Huang TT, Lan MC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Pharmacotherapy and electroencephalographic evolution in SCN8A encephalopathy: A case report.
PMID: 31010614 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Liao YF, Liao CH, Chu YJ, Fan PC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Blood profile of atrophic glossitis patients with thyroglobulin antibody/thyroid microsomal antibody positivity but without gastric parietal cell antibody positivity.
CONCLUSION: The disease of AG itself plays a significant role in causing anemia, hematinic deficiencies, and hyperhomocysteinemia in GPCA־TGA+/TMA+AG patients. However, the serum TGA/TMA-positivity is not significantly associated with anemia, serum iron and folic acid deficiencies, and hyperhomocysteinemia in GPCA־TGA+/TMA+AG patients. PMID: 31005374 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kuo YS, Wu YH, Chang JY, Wang YP, Wu YC, Sun A Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

The effects of losartan versus beta-blockers on cardiovascular protection in marfan syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: For cardiovascular protection in MFS, only-ARB therapy is not inferior to only-BB therapy. Moreover, the outcomes of ARB-plus-BB therapy seemed to be favourable to those of only-BB therapy. PMID: 31003918 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kang YN, Chi SC, Wu MH, Chiu HH Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Three-dimensional cephalometry for orthognathic planning: Normative data and analyses.
CONCLUSION: The normative data helps to serve as a guide for maxillofacial treatment for globally ethnic Chinese, particularly useful for orthodontic treatment, 3D planning of orthognathic surgery and outcome assessment. Gender and ethnic differences need to be taken into consideration. PMID: 31003919 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wang RH, Ho CT, Lin HH, Lo LJ Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Lower platelet count with increased density of platelet antigens in granulocyte colony-stimulating factor mobilized peripheral blood stem cell donors.
Abstract BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is widely used for prophylaxis and treatment of neutropenia in cancer patients and also for peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) mobilization. The aim of this study is to evaluate the possible changes of platelet surface antigens after G-CSF injection in PBSC donors compared with healthy control. METHODS: Between January 1st and December 31st, 2014, 48 healthy voluntary PBSC donors were eligible for this study. Donors received G-CSF (Filgrastim) subcutaneously for five days, and then their whole blood was collected for complete blood cou...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wu YF, Gu MH, Yang SH, Wang TF Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

A community-based study on the application of fatty liver index in screening subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
CONCLUSION: FLI could be a tool to select subjects for abdominal US in a large community survey. The cut-off point of FLI might be set to 10 for female and 20 for male subjects, to increase the sensitivity for selecting subjects to receive abdominal US. PMID: 30981560 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chen LW, Huang PR, Chien CH, Lin CL, Chien RN Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Reference levels for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme activity in infants 7-90 days old in Taiwan.
CONCLUSIONS: We determined G6PD enzyme activity levels in infants aged between 7 and 90 days in Taiwan. Completing the reference data and determining the cutoff values for different G6PD deficiency disease statuses will help pediatricians to make accurate diagnoses. PMID: 30979648 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yang WC, Tai S, Hsu CL, Fu CM, Chou AK, Shao PL, Li MJ Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Hematinic deficiencies and hyperhomocysteinemia in gastric parietal cell antibody-positive or gastric and thyroid autoantibodies-negative atrophic glossitis patients.
CONCLUSION: The GPCA is a major factor causing vitamin B12 deficiency and hyperhomocyteinemia in GPCA+AG patients. AG itself does play a significant role in causing anemia, hematinic deficiencies, and hyperhomocysteinemia in both GPCA+AG and GPCA־TGA־TMA־AG patients. PMID: 30979649 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chiang CP, Chang JY, Wang YP, Wu YH, Wu YC, Sun A Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Reduction of blood pressure elevation by losartan in spontaneously hypertensive rats through suppression of LARG expression in vascular smooth muscle cells.
CONCLUSION: The study results showed that the reduction of BP elevation by losartan in SHRs occurs through the suppression of LARG expression and MYPT-1 phosphorylation in vascular smooth muscle cells. PMID: 30962047 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chiu WC, Chiang JY, Juang JM, Wu CK, Tsai CT, Tseng YZ, Su MJ, Chiang FT Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Role of mental health in the attitude toward same-sex marriage among people in Taiwan: Moderating effects of gender, age, and sexual orientation.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that poor mental health was significantly associated with opposition to same-sex marriage. This relationship is more pronounced among older and heterosexual people. PMID: 30954329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Huang YT, Chen MH, Hu HF, Ko NY, Yen CF Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Risk stratification of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease across body mass index in a community basis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The features and risk analysis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in a community-based setting remain elusive. The predictors between obese and lean subjects need further clarification. We aimed to assess the characteristics of NAFLD during a community screening. The associated metabolic abnormalities and cardiovascular risk assessment were also analyzed. METHODS: A total of 2483 subjects receiving multi-purpose health screening at 10 primary care centers were recruited. They received clinical assessment, including demographic data, laboratory examination, and abdominal sonograp...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Huang JF, Tsai PC, Yeh ML, Huang CF, Huang CI, Hsieh MH, Dai CY, Yang JF, Chen SC, Yu ML, Chuang WL, Chang WY Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Executive summary of the DAROC clinical practice guidelines for diabetes care- 2018.
We described the diagnostic criteria for diabetes, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes, and the screening methods for diabetes in asymptomatic subjects. Treatment goals for adults with diabetes, older adults with diabetes, children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, women with gestational diabetes and inpatients were recommended. For people with type 2 diabetes, we suggested an algorithm including lifestyle modification, weight control, as well as the consideration and selection of anti-diabetic medications. Besides, we also recommended laboratory tests for metabolic monitoring, examinations for the screening of diabe...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - April 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Diabetes Association Of The Republic Of China Taiwan Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Snakebite (Protobothrops mucrosquamatus)-related myositis.
PMID: 30929870 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lee PH, Mao YC, Liu PY, Lai CS, Lai KL Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Secular trends in the distribution of allogeneic blood components in Taiwan.
This study aimed to analyze trends in red blood cell (RBC), platelet, and plasma distribution rates, and compares these profiles with those in other countries. The distribution rates of RBC, platelets, and plasma in Taiwan during 2015 were 47.6, 11.1, and 26.8 units per 1000 population, respectively. At least 1.5 and 2.5-fold higher platelet and plasma distribution rates were observed than other selected countries. During 2007-2015, there was no significant change in RBC distribution. However, we observed a significant increase of 0.20 (95% CI: 0.11-0.30) adult doses of platelets, and a significant decrease of 1.69 (95% CI...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chen YY, Liu WJ, Chen JW, Lin KT, Wei ST, Lin DT, Hou SM Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Serum indoxyl sulfate predicts adverse cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease.
CONCLUSION: IS may have a critical role in the prediction of CV disease in patients with CKD. Further large-scale investigations are warranted and suggested. PMID: 30928187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Fan PC, Chang JC, Lin CN, Lee CC, Chen YT, Chu PH, Kou G, Lu YA, Yang CW, Chen YC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

miR-1246 as a therapeutic target in oral submucosa fibrosis pathogenesis.
CONCLUSION: MiR-1246 is not only critical to the maintenance of oral stemness but also important to the activation of myofibroblasts. Our results showed that miR-1246 is positively associated with the type I collagen, which may be a downstream effector of miR-1246 and responsible for the fibrosis effect on fBMFs. PMID: 30928188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Liu CM, Liao YW, Hsieh PL, Yu CH, Chueh PJ, Lin T, Yang PY, Yu CC, Chou MY Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Complication rates after chorionic villus sampling and midtrimester amniocentesis: A 7-year national registry study.
Abstract PURPOSE: To assess the complication rates following chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and midtrimester amniocentesis in Taiwan. METHODS: This is a national registry-based cohort study from Taiwan. We included all women with singleton pregnancies who received either CVS (n = 1409) or midtrimester amniocentesis (n = 250,566) during 2006-2012. We assessed preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), infection and spontaneous abortion (SA) that occurred within fourteen days after the procedures. We also assessed the risks of preterm delivery and misc...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hsu WW, Hsieh CJ, Lee CN, Chen CL, Lin MW, Kang J, Tai YY, Huang KY, Lin SY Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Major depressive episodes during pregnancy and after childbirth: A prospective longitudinal study in Taiwan.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study provide clinical implications for early detection and intervention of MDEs throughout the pregnancy. PMID: 30928189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lin PY, Chiu TH, Ho M, Pei-Chen Chang J, Hui-Chih Chang C, Su KP Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Characterization of a p.R76H mutation in Cx50 identified in a Chinese family with congenital nuclear cataract.
CONCLUSIONS: This study identified a novel cataract phenotype caused by the p.R76H mutation in Cx50, providing evidence of further phenotypic heterogeneity associated with this mutation. Functional analysis showed that the mutation affected the formation of gap junction channels and led to opacity in the lens. PMID: 30928190 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wang KJ, Da Wang J, Chen DD, Wang MY, Yun B, Zhu SQ Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

2018 TSOC guideline focused update on diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Abstract Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized as a progressive and sustained increase in pulmonary vascular resistance, which may induce right ventricular failure. In 2014, the Working Group on Pulmonary Hypertension of the Taiwan Society of Cardiology (TSOC) conducted a review of data and developed a guideline for the management of PAH.4 In recent years, several advancements in diagnosis and treatment of PAH has occurred. Therefore, the Working Group on Pulmonary Hypertension of TSOC decided to come up with a focused update that addresses clinically important advances in PAH diagnosis and treatm...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Huang WC, Hsu CH, Sung SH, Ho WJ, Chu CY, Chang CP, Chiu YW, Wu CH, Chang WT, Lin L, Lin SL, Cheng CC, Wu YJ, Wu SH, Hsieh TY, Hsu HH, Fu M, Dai ZK, Kuo PH, Hwang JJ, Cheng SM, TSOC pulmonary hypertension committee Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Treatment effectiveness of levamisole plus prednisolone on oral lichen planus patients with emphasis on levamisole-induced agranulocytosis or pancytopenia.
CONCLUSION: Agranulocytosis or pancytopenia usually developed within 2 months after levamisole treatment, but it might be delayed. Agranulocytosis was more likely to occur in females and onset was acute. Levamisole is an effective immunomodulator for OLP patients; however, it should be used with caution and administered with regular blood monitoring. PMID: 30922614 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lu SY, Chang TF, Lin CJ Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Similarities and differences between IBS-C and FC with regards to symptomatology, sleep quality and psychological attributes.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional constipation (FC) are highly prevalent in the general population and have significant symptom overlap, while the clinical associations and psychological links between IBS and FC remains poorly understood. We aimed to compare the clinical, metabolic and psychological factors between patients with FC patients and constipation predominated IBS. METHODS: We consecutively enrolled 360 patients from the outpatient clinics of Hualien Tzu Chi medical center. Constipation-predominant IBS (IBS-C) and FC were diagnosed based on Rome III criteria. All pa...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chen HD, Bair MJ, Chang WC, Hsu CS, Wong MW, Hung JS, Liu TT, Yi CH, Lei WY, Chen CL Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Ethnic disparity in prevalence and associated risk factors of myopia in adolescents.
CONCLUSIONS: Risk factors for myopia vary with race/ethnicity. PMID: 30910275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chiang SY, Weng TH, Lin CM, Lin SM Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Utility of apolipoprotein measurements in predicting incident type 2 diabetes: A Chinese cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: Apolipoprotein measurements significantly predict diabetes risk in an Asian population. Furthermore, the predictive ability of apo B alone to detect diabetes was comparable with that of the apo B/apo A-I ratio and better than the routine lipid measurements. PMID: 30905491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chou YC, You SL, Bai CH, Liao YC, Wei CY, Sun CA Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Role of the IL-15 system in ischemia stroke pathophysiology and therapeutic strategies.
PMID: 30890295 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lee GA, Liao NS Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Outcome for surgical treatment of infective endocarditis with periannular abscess.
CONCLUSION: Anatomy-guided surgical procedure selection for IE-PA is feasible. With the appropriate selection, ARR may be associated with fewer adverse events in mid-term follow-up. Careful intraoperative judgment and management and long-term follow-up are warranted for these patients. PMID: 30879717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ting M, Wang CH, Chi NH, Hsu RB, Chen YS, Yu HY Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Targeted temperature management in severe middle cerebral artery infarction-related out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
PMID: 30876790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wang AY, Wu TH, Kao YT, Huang CY Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Similar outcomes between vitamin K and non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants associated intracerebral hemorrhage.
CONCLUSIONS: There were no significant differences in initial ICH volume, 90-day mortality, or functional outcomes between NOAC and VKA-associated ICH in Asians. PMID: 30876786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chen SJ, Yeh SJ, Tang SC, Lin SY, Tsai LK, Jeng JS Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Reduction of healthcare costs by implementing palliative family conference with the decision to withdraw life-sustaining treatments.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the impact of early palliative family conferences (PFCs) and decision to withdraw life-sustaining treatment (DTW) on healthcare costs in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting is inconsistent. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients who died in an ICU from 2013 to 2016. PFCs held within 7 days after ICU admission and DTWs were verified by reviewing medical records and claims data. Comparisons were first made between patients with and without DTWs, and secondly, between DTW patients with and without PFCs within 7 days. Propensity score matching methods were used to e...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chang HT, Jerng JS, Chen DR Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Radiological features and outcomes of  combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma in patients undergoing surgical resection.
CONCLUSIONS: cHCC-CCA is associated with high risk of recurrence following surgical resection as compared with HCC. Closely post-operative monitoring is highly recommended. PMID: 30876788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chi CT, Chau GY, Lee RC, Chen YY, Lei HJ, Hou MC, Chao Y, Huang YH Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

The correlation between fatty liver disease and chronic kidney disease.
Abstract BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The impact of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not fully elucidated. We aimed to assess the correlation between NAFLD and CKD in a large population study. METHODS: We included consecutive subjects who had received health check-up service at Taipei Veterans General Hospital from 2002 to 2009. NAFLD was diagnosed with abdominal ultrasound, and advanced liver fibrosis was determined with NAFLD fibrosis score (NAFLD-FS). CKD was defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chen PC, Kao WY, Cheng YL, Wang YJ, Hou MC, Wu JC, Su CW Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Computed tomography-guided dual localization with microcoil and patent blue vital dye for deep-seated pulmonary nodules in thoracoscopic surgery.
CONCLUSION: Dual localization with microcoil placement and dye marking is safe and supports successful VATS resection of small deep-seated lung nodules. PMID: 30862403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lin CW, Ko HJ, Yang SM, Chen YC, Ko WC, Huang HC, Chen JS, Chang YC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Weaning outcome of solid cancer patients requiring mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Whether the weaning outcome of solid cancer patients receiving mechanical ventilation (MV) in the intensive care unit (ICU) is comparable to that in non-cancer patients is unknown. The aim of this study was to compare the weaning outcomes between non-cancer patients and patients with different types of cancer. METHODS: We studied patients requiring MV during ICU stay for medical reasons between 2012 and 2014. Cancer patients were grouped into those with lung cancer (LC), head and neck cancer (HNC), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and other cancers (OC). The primary endpoint was successful...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hsiue EH, Lee PL, Chen YH, Wu TH, Cheng CF, Cheng KM, Yang PC, Chen HW, Lin PY, Chiang DL, Wu HD, Yang JC, Yu CJ Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Outcomes of severe H1N1 pneumoniae: A retrospective study at intensive care units.
CONCLUSIONS: For H1N1 influenza pneumonia patients admitted to ICUs with mechanical ventilation, there is a high probability of developing ARDS with a modest mortality rate. For patients with ARDS due to H1N1 influenza pneumonia, the tidal volume and SOFA score are the predictors of hospital mortality. PMID: 30852002 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Li SH, Hsieh MJ, Lin SW, Chuang LP, Lee CS, Chiu LC, Chang CH, Hu HC, Huang CC, Kao KC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Low-dose nab-paclitaxel-based combination chemotherapy in heavily pretreated pancreatic cancer patients.
CONCLUSION: In heavily pretreated pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients, low-dose nab-paclitaxel-based chemotherapy was fairly tolerable with modest efficacy. PMID: 30852003 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - March 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yang SH, Guo JC, Hsu C, Kuo SH, Tien YW, Cheng AL, Yeh KH Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

First report of a Mongolian family with spinocerebellar ataxia type I.
PMID: 30826209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - February 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chuluunbat M, Tsagaankhuu D, Tang SC, Enkhsaikhan L Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Pitfalls in cerebrospinal fluid analysis: A case report of carcinomatous meningitis mimicking infective causes.
PMID: 30826208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - February 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chun-Yin LW, Hin Ian LY, Hil-Ching Hilary K, Shek-Kwan CR Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Simultaneous auricular reconstruction and transcutaneous bone conduction device implantation in patients with microtia.
CONCLUSION: Simultaneous BB implantation during either total auricular reconstruction or framework projection for microtia patients who have aural atresia/stenosis is feasible and safe. This approach reduces operative stages, thereby minimizing schooling/occupational disruption and time to total microtia reconstruction and auditory rehabilitation. PMID: 30797620 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - February 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chan KC, Wallace CG, Wai-Yee Ho V, Wu CM, Chen HY, Chen ZC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

The role of SLC9A3 in Taiwanese patients with congenital bilateral absence of vas deferens (CBAVD).
Abstract Congenital bilateral absence of vas deferens (CBAVD) is a special entity in obstructive azoospermia. Mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene are involved in Taiwanese CBAVD but most heterozygous 5T variant. The solute carrier family 9 isoform 3 (SLC9A3) is the Na+/H+ exchanger, which interacts with CFTR and regulates the Ca2+ homeostasis. Loss of SLC9A3 decreases CFTR protein and causes obstructive azoospermia in mice. It also causes mal-reabsorption by the efferent tubules, which leads to the obstructive phenomenon and eventually results in testicular atrophy. In ...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - February 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chiang HS, Wang YY, Lin YH, Wu YN Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research