Response to "Low skeletal muscle mass are predictive factors of survival for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma".
Response to "Low skeletal muscle mass are predictive factors of survival for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma". J Formos Med Assoc. 2020 Sep 16;: Authors: Wu CH, Shao YY, Ting-Fang Shih T PMID: 32950329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wu CH, Shao YY, Ting-Fang Shih T Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Clinical correlates of inpatient adolescent drug users in Taiwan.
PMID: 32948414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chen LY, Lee WC, Huang MC, Chen LY Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Severe Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia requiring intensive care in children, 2010-2019.
CONCLUSION: M. pneumoniae infection can cause severe life-threatening pneumonia in children. Delayed effective and second-line antibiotic treatments are associated with severe life-threatening MPP. PMID: 32948415 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lee KL, Lee CM, Yang TL, Yen TY, Chang LY, Chen JM, Lee PI, Huang LM, Lu CY Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Letter to editor- Response to Prof. Xiaofei Li's letter entitled -The incidence and predictors of post transarterial chemoembolization variceal bleeding in hepatocellular carcinoma patients.
PMID: 32938570 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lin PT, Teng W, Jeng WJ, Lin CY Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

A child with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia possessing a concurrent germline CBL mutation and a NF1 variant of uncertain significance: A rare case with a common problem in the era of high-throughput sequencing.
Abstract Genetic changes in juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) determine distinct subtypes, treatments, and outcomes. JMML with germline CBL mutation and somatic NRAS mutation possibly achieves spontaneous remission, but hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is indicated for other subtypes of JMML. We hereby report a child with JMML harboring a germline CBL mutation (c.1111T>C) and an NF1 variant (c.3352A>G) concurrently. After evaluation, we considered that the NF1 variant was not the major contributor. After one year of observation, this case had no signs of disease progression. This case highlights...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wang WH, Lu MY, Tsai CH, Wang SC, Chou SW, Jou ST Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

The COPD-readmission (CORE) score: A novel prediction model for one-year chronic obstructive pulmonary disease readmissions.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) results in deterioration of lung function and mortality. Previous prediction models have been designed for severe exacerbation of COPD, leading to readmission. However, these models lacked newly established predictors such as the eosinophil count. The present study developed a novel CO PD-re admission (CORE) score. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients visiting Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital between January 1, 2014, and May 31, 2017. We analyzed all covariates by univariate and then multivariate logisti...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wu YK, Lan CC, Tzeng IS, Wu CW Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Chlorhexidine bathing to prevent healthcare-associated vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infections: A cluster quasi-experimental controlled study at intensive care units.
CONCLUSION: CHG bathing is a highly effective approach to prevent VRE-HAIs at ICUs, in the context of active VRE surveillance with contact isolation. PMID: 32921535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tien KL, Wang JT, Sheng WH, Lin HJ, Chung PY, Tsan CY, Chen YH, Fang CT, Chen YC, Chang SC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Response to the letter "Does SARS-CoV-2 truly cause infectious myopathy?"
Response to the letter "Does SARS-CoV-2 truly cause infectious myopathy?" J Formos Med Assoc. 2020 Sep 10;: Authors: Chang KC PMID: 32921536 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chang KC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics to identify genetic causes of malignant hyperthermia.
CONCLUSION: NGS and bioinformatics are sensitive and specific tools to examine RYR1 and CACNA1S for the genetic diagnosis of MH. Pathogenic variants in RYR1 can be found in the majority of MH patients in Taiwan. PMID: 32919876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yeh HM, Liao MH, Chu CL, Lin YH, Sun WZ, Lai LP, Chen PL Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Detection of rotavirus antigen in a child with acute necrotizing encephalopathy.
PMID: 32919877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Low YY, Lin HC, Wu FT, Chou IC, Hwang KP Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Factors influencing survival in patients with glioblastoma: A risk assessment.
PMID: 32917482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kawada T Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Sarcopenia is a useful risk stratification tool to prognosticate splenic abscess patients in the emergency department.
CONCLUSION: Sarcopenia is associated with poor prognoses of in-hospital mortality in patients with splenic abscess presenting to the ED. We recommend its use in the ED to rapidly risk stratify and predict outcome to guide treatment strategies. PMID: 32917483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hung SK, Kou HW, Hsu KH, Wu CT, Lee CW, Leonard Goh ZN, Seak CK, Chen-Yeen Seak J, Liu YT, Seak CJ, SPOT investigators Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Author reply to letter to the editor "The association of vitamin D with hepatitis B virus replication: Just the bystander?"
Author reply to letter to the editor "The association of vitamin D with hepatitis B virus replication: Just the bystander?" J Formos Med Assoc. 2020 Sep 08;: Authors: Cheng YM, Wang CC PMID: 32912667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cheng YM, Wang CC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Endoscopic submucosal dissection comparing with surgical resection in patients with early gastric cancer - A single center experience in Taiwan.
This study is aimed to describe our experience in ESD treated EGC and to compare the outcomes with those underwent surgical treatment. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study reviewing the patients with EGC underwent ESD and surgical treatments in a single tertiary referral center in Taiwan. The primary endpoint was disease specific survival. Recurrence free survival and length of hospital stay were also compared. RESULTS: The disease specific survival between indicated ESD and surgery showed no significant difference (cumulative survival 100% vs. 97.03%, p = 0.39), so as the recurrence free surv...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hong TC, Liou JM, Yeh CC, Yen HH, Wu MS, Lai IR, Chen CC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Comparing image qualities of dental cone-beam computed tomography with different scanning parameters for detecting root canals.
CONCLUSION: Slow-speed mode is inevitable in maintaining adequate image quality during taking CBCT. However, endodontists can use the half rotation mode to significantly reduce radiation dose, exposure time, and still maintain sufficient image quality for root canal anatomy assessment. PMID: 32900578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kuo YF, Chen MH, Huang KH, Chang HH, Yeh CL, Lin CP Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Usefulness of quantitative hepatitis B surface antigen testing in hepatitis B community-based screening.
CONCLUSION: Approximately 60% of HBsAg carriers had HBV LVL, and qHBsAg
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chang KC, Lee CY, Chang TS, Hung CH, Chen WM, Chen MY, Huang TJ, Chiu WN, Hu JH, Lin YC, Huang WC, Hsu NT, Lu SN Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Low skeletal muscle mass are predictive factors of survival for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.
PMID: 32893089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Li X Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Effectiveness and safety of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir for genotype 2 chronic hepatitis C infection: Real-world experience from Taiwan.
CONCLUSION: Twelve weeks of LDV/SOF treatment provided an excellent and safe regimen for GT2 CHC infection, particularly in non-cirrhotic patients. PMID: 32891488 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chiu HC, Chiu YC, Yang EH, Chang TT, Chien SC, Wu IC, Wu CH, Cheng PN Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Impact of tumor disappearance ratio on the prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma ≤2 cm in size: A retrospective cohort study.
Impact of tumor disappearance ratio on the prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma ≤2 cm in size: A retrospective cohort study. J Formos Med Assoc. 2020 Sep 02;: Authors: Wu JJ, Wu CY, Wu CY, Wang CL, Yang TY, Tseng JS, Hsu KH, Huang YH, Hsu CP, Chuang CY, Lin CH, Tseng CH, Chen KC, Chang GC Abstract BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Lung cancer patients can have advanced-stages at diagnosis, even the tumor size is ≤2 cm. We aimed to study the relationship between image characteristics, clinical, and patholoigcal results. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled patients with lung adenocarcinoma at Taichu...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wu JJ, Wu CY, Wu CY, Wang CL, Yang TY, Tseng JS, Hsu KH, Huang YH, Hsu CP, Chuang CY, Lin CH, Tseng CH, Chen KC, Chang GC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

The association of vitamin D with hepatitis B virus replication: Just the bystander?
PMID: 32888842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Li Y, Li X Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Anemia, hematinic deficiencies, and hyperhomocysteinemia in gastric parietal cell antibody-positive and -negative burning mouth syndrome patients.
This study assessed whether GPCA-positive BMS (GPCA+BMS) patients had significantly higher frequencies of macrocytosis, anemia, hematinic deficiencies, and hyperhomocysteinemia than healthy control subjects or GPCA-negative BMS (GPCA-BMS) patients. METHODS: The mean corpuscular volume, blood hemoglobin (Hb), and serum iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, homocysteine, and GPCA levels were measured and compared between any two of three groups of 109 GPCA+BMS patients, 775 GPCA-BMS patients, and 442 healthy control subjects. RESULTS: We found that 109 GPCA+BMS patients had significantly higher frequencies of macrocytosis...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chiang ML, Wu YH, Chang JY, Wang YP, Wu YC, Sun A Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Liver abscesso-colonic fistula following hepatic infarction: A rare complication of radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma.
PMID: 32888841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cheng YM, Wang CC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Promotion of Taiwan Chinese medicine and pharmacy development act.
PMID: 32888845 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hsieh TP, You WR, Lin MC, Huang CY, Huang YT Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Gastric parietal cell and thyroid autoantibodies in patients with burning mouth syndrome.
This study mainly assessed the frequencies of serum GPCA, TGA, and TMA positivities in burning mouth syndrome (BMS) patients. METHODS: Serum GPCA, TGA, and TMA levels were measured in 884 BMS patients and in 442 age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects. RESULTS: We found that 12.3%, 21.6%, and 22.7% of 884 BMS patients and 1.8%, 2.3%, and 2.9% of 442 healthy control subjects had the serum GPCA, TGA, and TMA positivities, respectively. BMS patients had significantly higher frequencies of GPCA, TGA, and TMA positivities than healthy control subjects (all P-values 
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chiang CP, Wu YC, Wu YH, Chang JY, Wang YP, Sun A Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Real-world experience with Ropeginterferon-alpha 2b (Besremi) in Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms.
CONCLUSION: Conclusively, observed signs of efficacy and safety in our real-world experience prove Ropeg as a promising option for the treatment of MPN. PMID: 32873465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Huang CE, Wu YY, Hsu CC, Chen YJ, Tsou HY, Li CP, Lai YH, Lu CH, Chen PT, Chen CC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Efficacy of levetiracetam for migraine prophylaxis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Our study indicated that levetiracetam can significantly reduce headache frequency and severity in adults and children. Thus, oral levetiracetam can be a therapeutic option for migraine prophylaxis, especially concerning with the adverse effects or teratogenicity of other preventive treatments. PMID: 32861551 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yen PH, Kuan YC, Tam KW, Chung CC, Hong CT, Huang YH Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Ictal and interictal electroencephalographic findings can contribute to early diagnosis and prompt treatment in KCNQ2-associated epileptic encephalopathy.
CONCLUSION: Ictal EEGs in KCNQ2 seizures are unique and different from the EEGs of seizures with other etiologies. An EEG monitoring can be a valuable tool for early diagnosing KCNQ2-associated seizures and for supporting prompt treatments. PMID: 32863083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lee IC, Chang MY, Liang JS, Chang TM Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

The non-invasive assessment of hepatic fibrosis.
Abstract Hepatic disease accounts for approximately 2 million deaths/year worldwide. Liver fibrosis, as the last stage of numerous chronic liver diseases, is one of the most relevant prognostic factors. The liver biopsy with the histopathological examination is considered to be the "gold standard" for the identification and staging of the hepatic fibrosis. However, liver biopsy is known as an invasive investigation that has multiple limitations. Research studies conducted in the last few years focused on identifying non-invasive type methods for the evaluation of hepatic fibrosis; usually, there are 2 ca...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Gheorghe G, Bungău S, Ceobanu G, Ilie M, Bacalbaşa N, Bratu OG, Vesa CM, Găman MA, Diaconu CC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Prevalence of detrusor underactivity and bladder outlet obstruction in women with cystocele and changes in voiding function after cystocele repair.
Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence of detrusor underactivity (DU) and bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in women with high-grade cystocele and the impacts of cystocele repair. METHODS: Between November 2010 and September 2018, women with ≥stage II cystocele were included. DU (detrusor pressure at maximum flow rate (PdetQmax) 
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chang TC, Wu PC, Hsiao SM, Lin HH Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Circulating fatty-acid binding-protein 4 levels predict CV events in patients after coronary interventions.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Fatty-acid binding protein-4 (FABP4) has been associated with the metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, incident heart failure, and the prognosis of coronary heart disease (CHD). However, recent studies have not reported a significant correlation between FABP4 and cardiovascular (CV) mortality in high-risk patients or those with documented CHD. The present study aimed to evaluate the association between FABP4 and the prognosis in a cohort of patients with CHD who received coronary interventions. METHODS: Serum FABP4 levels were measured in 973 patients after a successful...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tsai HY, Wu YW, Tseng WK, Leu HB, Yin WH, Lin TH, Chang KC, Wang JH, Yeh HI, Wu CC, Chen JW, National Taiwan Biosignature Research Investigators Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Pharmacokinetics and dosing of vancomycin in patients undergoing sustained low efficiency daily diafiltration (SLEDD-f): A prospective study.
CONCLUSION: Significant amount of vancomycin removed during SLEDD-f. Despite the existence of post-dialysis rebound, a sufficient supplemental dose is necessary to maintain therapeutic range. PMID: 32855036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lin SY, Shen LJ, Wu VC, Ko WJ, Wu CC, Wu FL Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Taiwan mini-frontier of primary aldosteronism: Updating detection and diagnosis.
CONCLUSION: With introduction of these new concepts to the clinicians, we expect better identification, management and treatment of PA patients. PMID: 32855034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chang CC, Chen YY, Lai TS, Zeng YH, Chen CK, Tu KH, Lu CC, Wu VC, Er LK, TAIPAI Study Group Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Which one, gastric parietal cell antibody positivity or hyperhomocysteinemia, is a better biomarker to predict oral mucosal disease patients with vitamin B12 deficiency?
PMID: 32855035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sun A, Chang JY, Chiang CP Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Letter to editor - Response to "factors influencing survival in patients with glioblastoma: A risk assessment".
Letter to editor - Response to "factors influencing survival in patients with glioblastoma: A risk assessment". J Formos Med Assoc. 2020 Aug 23;: Authors: Guo HR, Ho SY PMID: 32847706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Guo HR, Ho SY Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Reply to letter to editor.
PMID: 32843288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lin CL, Kao JH Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

High viral load predicts virologic failure in chronic genotype 2 hepatitis C virus-infected patients receiving glecaprevir/pibrentasvir therapy.
CONCLUSION: GIE/PIB is an effective, tolerable and safe agent to treat genotype 2 HCV infected patients. However, high viral load (≥107 IU/ml) may predict virologic failure in non-cirrhotic patients receiving 8 weeks GIE/PIB treatment. This result should be further validated in a large cohort in the future. PMID: 32839045 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chen WM, Wei KL, Tung SY, Shen CH, Chang TS, Yen CW, Hsieh YY, Chiu WN, Hu JH, Lu SN, Hung CH Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Post-cardiac arrest care and targeted temperature management: A consensus of scientific statement from the Taiwan Society of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine and Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine.
CONCLUSION: The goal of the statement is to provide help for the clinical physician to achieve better quality and evidence-based care in post-cardiac arrest period. PMID: 32829996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chiu WT, Lin KC, Tsai MS, Hsu CH, Wang CH, Kuo LK, Chien YS, Wu CH, Lai CH, Huang WC, Wang CH, Wang TL, Hsu HH, Lin JJ, Hwang JJ, Ng CJ, Choi WM, Huang CH Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Case reports of indium lung disease in Taiwan.
We report two workers of an LCD producing facility with elevated serum indium level up to 149 and 73.8 μg/L (normal value
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tsao YC, Fan HY, Luo JJ Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of the transbrachial approach for endovascular thrombectomy in patients with acute large vessel occlusion stroke.
CONCLUSION: The TBA for EVT is a suitable alternative when adoption of the TFA is difficult or impossible. PMID: 32819794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lu CJ, Lin YH, Chu HJ, Tang SC, Lee CW Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

High initial bowel resection rate and very-early-onset inflammatory bowel disease - A challenge in a low-prevalence area.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated an increased incidence of pIBD in the past two decades in Taiwan, a low-prevalence region. The initial high bowel resection rate in CD was related to the fibrostenotic and/or penetrating behavior, younger age at diagnosis, and growth failure. PMID: 32819795 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yeh PJ, Chen CC, Chao HC, Lai JY, Hsueh C, Wang CJ, Lai MW Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Effects of melatonin to arecoline-induced reactive oxygen species production and DNA damage in oral squamous cell carcinoma.
CONCLUSION: These results indicated that melatonin is a potential chemopreventive agent for betel quid chewers to prevent OSCC initiation and progression. PMID: 32800657 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shih YH, Chiu KC, Wang TH, Lan WC, Tsai BH, Wu LJ, Hsia SM, Shieh TM Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Analysis of outpatient medical services for correctional institution's inmates entitled to national health insurance: A prison in Taiwan.
CONCLUSION: The number of medical visits and the average medical fee increased. The medical cost of inmates is higher than the generally insured individuals. If environmental conditions in the correctional facility are improved, the consumption of medical resources will be reduced. There should be a complete therapy and medical treatment plan for mentally ill inmates for a successful return to the society after serving time. PMID: 32798032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yan YH, Tsai LM, Chung KM Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

A novel mask to prevent aerosol spread during nebulization treatment.
PMID: 32792205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kao CL, Lin CH Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Factors predicting outcomes of hepatitis B-related cirrhosis patients with long-term antiviral therapy.
PMID: 32773259 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jin X, Li X Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibition decreased contrast-associated acute kidney injury in chronic kidney disease patients.
Abstract BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a risk factor for contrast associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI). The risk of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor (RASi) use in patients with CKD before the administration of contrast is not clear. METHODS: In this nested case-control study, 8668 patients received contrast computed tomography (CT) from 2013 to 2018 during index administration in a multicenter hospital cohort. The identification of AKI is based on the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) serum creatinine criteria within 48 h after contrast medium used. ...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chen YT, Chan CK, Li WY, Huang TM, Lai TS, Wu VC, Chu TS, National Taiwan University Hospital Study Group on Acute Renal Failure (NSARF) Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Importance in the occurrence rate of shortest buccal bone marrow distance ( < 1  mm) for sagittal split ramus osteotomy.
Importance in the occurrence rate of shortest buccal bone marrow distance (
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chen CM, Liang SW, Chou ST, Hwang DS, Kim UK, Tseng YC Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Pediatric parapneumonic effusion before and after national pneumococcal vaccination programs in Taiwan.
CONCLUSION: The effectiveness of the national PCV13 immunization programs on pneumococcal empyema was evident and remained substantial after 4 years in Taiwan. Continuous surveillance is important to monitor the emergence of other pathogens including non-PCV serotypes and M. pneumoniae. PMID: 32747171 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - July 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sim JY, Chang LY, Chang TH, Chen JM, Lee PI, Huang LM, Lu CY Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of childhood Langerhans cell histiocytosis in Taiwan: A single-center, 20-year experience.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinical outcomes of children with LCH in Taiwan was good. The results of this study may help in the better classification of risk grouping for protocol designs in the future. PMID: 32741735 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - July 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wang DS, Lu MY, Yang YL, Lin DT, Lin KH, Chang HH, Jou ST Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Complex dynamics of skin sympathetic nerve activities as a prognostic predictor for critically ill patients.
CONCLUSION: MSFA was a significant prognostic predictor for critically ill patients. MSFA adding to SOFA score could help improve risk prediction. PMID: 32741736 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - July 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chen JJ, Lin C, Hsiao WP, Chu TM, Yang HW, Lo MT, Lin LY, Lin SF Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Chinese herbal medicine SS-1 inhibits T cell activation and abrogates TH responses in Sj ögren's syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that SS-1 inhibits T cell activation and diminishes TH1, TH2, and IL-17+IFN-γ+ TH responses in SS patients. PMID: 32741737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - July 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lee GA, Chang CM, Wu YC, Ma RY, Chen CY, Hsue YT, Liao NS, Chang HH Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research