Challenge and action of improving oral health inequities in the time of COVID-19 pandemic
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 17:S0929-6646(21)00429-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.09.007. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34548206 | PMC:PMC8445805 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.09.007 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yung-Kai Huang Yu-Chao Chang Source Type: research

Mechanism of quercetin on the improvement of ovulation disorder and regulation of ovarian CNP/NPR2 in PCOS model rats
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that quercetin can alleviate the hormone, metabolic and ovulatory aberrations caused by PCOS, and provide experimental basis for the clinical application of quercetin in PCOS.PMID:34538551 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.015 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shaoyan Zheng Yanxia Chen Mingying Ma Miaoxia Li Source Type: research

Serum cytokine/chemokine profiles predict hepatitis B reactivation in HBV/HCV co-infected subjects receiving direct-acting antiviral agents
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 15:S0929-6646(21)00424-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.09.002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) have revolutionized the paradigm for HCV treatment. However, patients with HBV and HCV co-infection receiving DAAs are at significant risk of HBV reactivation, with limited literature addressing the roles of serum chemokines/chemokines. We aimed to explore the profiles and predictive value of serum cytokines/chemokines regarding HBV reactivation in this clinical setting.METHODS: From 2017 to 2019, 25 patients with HBV and HCV co-infection scheduled f...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shang-Chin Huang Pin-Nan Cheng Chen-Hua Liu Hung-Chih Yang Tung-Hung Su Tai-Chung Tseng Pei-Jer Chen Jia-Horng Kao Chun-Jen Liu Source Type: research

Strategies for hepatitis C virus treatment failure
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 15:S0929-6646(21)00426-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.09.004. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34538553 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.09.004 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shang-Chin Huang Jia-Horng Kao Source Type: research

Mechanism of quercetin on the improvement of ovulation disorder and regulation of ovarian CNP/NPR2 in PCOS model rats
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that quercetin can alleviate the hormone, metabolic and ovulatory aberrations caused by PCOS, and provide experimental basis for the clinical application of quercetin in PCOS.PMID:34538551 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.015 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shaoyan Zheng Yanxia Chen Mingying Ma Miaoxia Li Source Type: research

Serum cytokine/chemokine profiles predict hepatitis B reactivation in HBV/HCV co-infected subjects receiving direct-acting antiviral agents
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 15:S0929-6646(21)00424-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.09.002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) have revolutionized the paradigm for HCV treatment. However, patients with HBV and HCV co-infection receiving DAAs are at significant risk of HBV reactivation, with limited literature addressing the roles of serum chemokines/chemokines. We aimed to explore the profiles and predictive value of serum cytokines/chemokines regarding HBV reactivation in this clinical setting.METHODS: From 2017 to 2019, 25 patients with HBV and HCV co-infection scheduled f...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shang-Chin Huang Pin-Nan Cheng Chen-Hua Liu Hung-Chih Yang Tung-Hung Su Tai-Chung Tseng Pei-Jer Chen Jia-Horng Kao Chun-Jen Liu Source Type: research

Strategies for hepatitis C virus treatment failure
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 15:S0929-6646(21)00426-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.09.004. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34538553 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.09.004 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shang-Chin Huang Jia-Horng Kao Source Type: research

Mechanism of quercetin on the improvement of ovulation disorder and regulation of ovarian CNP/NPR2 in PCOS model rats
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that quercetin can alleviate the hormone, metabolic and ovulatory aberrations caused by PCOS, and provide experimental basis for the clinical application of quercetin in PCOS.PMID:34538551 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.015 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shaoyan Zheng Yanxia Chen Mingying Ma Miaoxia Li Source Type: research

Serum cytokine/chemokine profiles predict hepatitis B reactivation in HBV/HCV co-infected subjects receiving direct-acting antiviral agents
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 15:S0929-6646(21)00424-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.09.002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) have revolutionized the paradigm for HCV treatment. However, patients with HBV and HCV co-infection receiving DAAs are at significant risk of HBV reactivation, with limited literature addressing the roles of serum chemokines/chemokines. We aimed to explore the profiles and predictive value of serum cytokines/chemokines regarding HBV reactivation in this clinical setting.METHODS: From 2017 to 2019, 25 patients with HBV and HCV co-infection scheduled f...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shang-Chin Huang Pin-Nan Cheng Chen-Hua Liu Hung-Chih Yang Tung-Hung Su Tai-Chung Tseng Pei-Jer Chen Jia-Horng Kao Chun-Jen Liu Source Type: research

Strategies for hepatitis C virus treatment failure
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 15:S0929-6646(21)00426-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.09.004. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34538553 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.09.004 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shang-Chin Huang Jia-Horng Kao Source Type: research

Experience with outreach services of a multidisciplinary team for child abuse identification
The objective of this study was to describe our experience of OMDT services during a 6-year period and examine its role in assisting law enforcement.METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all OMDT cases from January 2014 to January 2020. Clinical characteristics and OMDT reports were reviewed. After inspection by our OMDT, cases were determined as indicating either a high risk or low risk of child abuse. Associations among clinical characteristics, radiographic findings, OMDT decisions and case outcomes including law enforcement and prosecution were examined.RESULTS: Thirty-two cases (22 [68.8%] males and 10 [31.2%] females;...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: I-Chen Chen Meng-Chieh Duh Twei-Shiun Jaw Yi-Ching Liu Yen-Hsien Wu Hsin-Ling Yin Jong-Hau Hsu Source Type: research

Incisor liability and its effects among East Asian children
CONCLUSION: Incisor liability differs depending on ethnicity. In Taiwanese children, incisor liability was closely related with the crown widths of the permanent incisors. The incisor liability values of boys were higher than those of girls in the upper arch but not the lower arch.PMID:34535377 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.025 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kuo-Ting Sun Yu-Hsuan Huang Jui-Ting Hsu Heng-Li Huang Min-Chia Tsai Jung-Wei Chen Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "Leptospiral presentation in Beh ├žet's disease: A case report" [J Formos Med Assoc 119 (3) (2020) 743-746]
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Oct;120(10):1933. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2020.03.016.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34531018 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2020.03.016 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tai-Li Chen Lih-Shinn Wang Source Type: research

Neuroprotective effect of < sub > l < /sub > -theanine in a rat model of chronic constriction injury of sciatic nerve-induced neuropathic pain
CONCLUSION: This is the first report on the ameliorative effect of LT in CCI-induced NP in rats. This effect might be attributed to its anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and neuroprotective, thus making it potentially useful as an adjuvant to conventional treatment.PMID:34531102 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.023 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shu-Mei Chen Mao-Hsien Wang Hung-Sheng Soung Hsiang-Chien Tseng Chih-Hsiang Fang Yi-Wen Lin Chih-Chuan Yang Cheng-Chia Tsai Source Type: research

Retrospective analysis of primary intraosseous malignancies in mandible and maxilla in a population of Taiwanese patients
CONCLUSION: Despite the rarity of primary central malignancies in jawbones, the clinical features may mimic infectious process or benign lesions. Detailed history-taking, clinical and imaging examination and awareness of the patient's signs and symptoms combining with the histopathological inspection are important for early diagnosis and improved prognosis. The current data contributes a useful basis for clinical investigation regarding intraosseous malignancies occurring in the jawbones.PMID:34531103 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.024 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chih-Huang Tseng Wen-Chen Wang Ching-Yi Chen Han-Jen Hsu Yuk-Kwan Chen Source Type: research

Collateral benefit of non-pharmacological interventions against COVID-19 to prevent community-acquired pneumonia in Jin-Shan, New Taipei, April to December 2020
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 6:S0929-6646(21)00362-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34503903 | PMC:PMC8421021 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yi-Hsiang Lai Kuan-Yin Lin Chih-Hao Chang Shan-Chwen Chang Source Type: research

Collateral benefit of non-pharmacological interventions against COVID-19 to prevent community-acquired pneumonia in Jin-Shan, New Taipei, April to December 2020
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 6:S0929-6646(21)00362-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34503903 | PMC:PMC8421021 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yi-Hsiang Lai Kuan-Yin Lin Chih-Hao Chang Shan-Chwen Chang Source Type: research

Collateral benefit of non-pharmacological interventions against COVID-19 to prevent community-acquired pneumonia in Jin-Shan, New Taipei, April to December 2020
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 6:S0929-6646(21)00362-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34503903 | PMC:PMC8421021 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yi-Hsiang Lai Kuan-Yin Lin Chih-Hao Chang Shan-Chwen Chang Source Type: research

Collateral benefit of non-pharmacological interventions against COVID-19 to prevent community-acquired pneumonia in Jin-Shan, New Taipei, April to December 2020
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 6:S0929-6646(21)00362-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34503903 | PMC:PMC8421021 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yi-Hsiang Lai Kuan-Yin Lin Chih-Hao Chang Shan-Chwen Chang Source Type: research

Collateral benefit of non-pharmacological interventions against COVID-19 to prevent community-acquired pneumonia in Jin-Shan, New Taipei, April to December 2020
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 6:S0929-6646(21)00362-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34503903 | PMC:PMC8421021 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yi-Hsiang Lai Kuan-Yin Lin Chih-Hao Chang Shan-Chwen Chang Source Type: research

Collateral benefit of non-pharmacological interventions against COVID-19 to prevent community-acquired pneumonia in Jin-Shan, New Taipei, April to December 2020
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 6:S0929-6646(21)00362-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34503903 | PMC:PMC8421021 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yi-Hsiang Lai Kuan-Yin Lin Chih-Hao Chang Shan-Chwen Chang Source Type: research

Collateral benefit of non-pharmacological interventions against COVID-19 to prevent community-acquired pneumonia in Jin-Shan, New Taipei, April to December 2020
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 6:S0929-6646(21)00362-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34503903 | PMC:PMC8421021 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yi-Hsiang Lai Kuan-Yin Lin Chih-Hao Chang Shan-Chwen Chang Source Type: research

Collateral benefit of non-pharmacological interventions against COVID-19 to prevent community-acquired pneumonia in Jin-Shan, New Taipei, April to December 2020
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 6:S0929-6646(21)00362-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34503903 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.004 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yi-Hsiang Lai Kuan-Yin Lin Chih-Hao Chang Shan-Chwen Chang Source Type: research

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting of post-irradiated stenosis of subclavian artery
CONCLUSION: For patients with PISSA and medically refractory ischemic symptoms, PTAS can be an effective alternative management.PMID:34481727 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.021 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chun-Chao Huang Zong-Yi Jhou Wei-Ming Huang Jung-Hsuan Chen Chia-Hung Chen Chung-Yao Huang Shu-Ting Chen Chia-Hung Wu Chao-Bao Luo Feng-Chi Chang Source Type: research

Epidemic trend of COVID-19 in Taiwan, May to June 2021
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 30:S0929-6646(21)00398-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.022. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34481728 | PMC:PMC8403659 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.022 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wen-Chung Lee Shih-Yung Su Source Type: research

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting of post-irradiated stenosis of subclavian artery
CONCLUSION: For patients with PISSA and medically refractory ischemic symptoms, PTAS can be an effective alternative management.PMID:34481727 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.021 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chun-Chao Huang Zong-Yi Jhou Wei-Ming Huang Jung-Hsuan Chen Chia-Hung Chen Chung-Yao Huang Shu-Ting Chen Chia-Hung Wu Chao-Bao Luo Feng-Chi Chang Source Type: research

Epidemic trend of COVID-19 in Taiwan, May to June 2021
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 30:S0929-6646(21)00398-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.022. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34481728 | PMC:PMC8403659 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.022 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wen-Chung Lee Shih-Yung Su Source Type: research

Psychiatric manifestations of paramethoxymethamphetamine users in Taiwan
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 28:S0929-6646(21)00395-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.019. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34465481 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.019 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - September 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Te-I Weng Ming-Chyi Huang Lian-Yu Chen Source Type: research

Clinical manifestations and genetic characteristics in the Taiwan thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection cohort - a prospective cohort study
CONCLUSION: The presence of skin striae distensae may serve as a clinical cue for physicians to search for AoAD in subjects who are at risk. The NGS panel test not only helps confirm the diagnosis, but also stratify the risk of dissection among patients with dilated aorta.PMID:34456093 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.016 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: De-Min Duan Hsin-Hui Chiu Pei-Lung Chen Po-Ting Yeh Chih-Wei Yu Kai-Chien Yang Chih-Chieh Yu Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics of recurrent pneumonia in children with or without underlying diseases
This study aimed to explore the difference in clinical manifestations, pathogens, and prognosis of recurrent pneumonia in children with or without underlying diseases.METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of pediatric recurrent pneumonia from 2007 to 2019 in National Taiwan University Hospital. Patients under the age of 18 who had two or more episodes of pneumonia in a year were included, and the minimum interval of two pneumonia episodes was more than one month. Aspiration pneumonia was excluded. Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients were collected and compared.RESULTS: Among 8508 children with pneumo...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Li-Lun Chen Yun-Chung Liu Hsiao-Chi Lin Tzu-Yun Hsing Yu-Cheng Liu Ting-Yu Yen Chun-Yi Lu Jong-Min Chen Ping-Ing Lee Li-Min Huang Fei-Pei Lai Luan-Yin Chang Source Type: research

Response to comment on "prognostic factors of functional outcome in post-acute stroke in the rehabilitation unit"
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 25:S0929-6646(21)00393-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.017. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34454795 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.017 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wei-Chieh Chen Ming-Yen Hsiao Tyng-Guey Wang Source Type: research

Systemic therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: New agents and therapeutic hierarchy
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 25:S0929-6646(21)00394-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.018. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34454796 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.018 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tung-Hung Su Shih-Jer Hsu Jia-Horng Kao Source Type: research

The impact of COVID-19 on cardio-oncology care in Taiwan
In this study, we retrospectively analyzed the data from our cardio-oncology program since October of 2019 to April of 2020 (the initial months of COVID-19 pandemic). In our cardio-oncology program, newly diagnosed breast cancer patients preparing for epirubicin therapy were included. Echocardiography, 6-min walking distance and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) were recorded. To evaluate whether the social atmosphere affects cardio-oncology care, we analyzed the objective (physical) and subjective (emotional) parameters before and after January 21, 2020, when the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Taiwan. T...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nai-Wen Kang Yin-Hsun Feng Zhih-Cherng Chen Wei-Ting Chang Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics of recurrent pneumonia in children with or without underlying diseases
This study aimed to explore the difference in clinical manifestations, pathogens, and prognosis of recurrent pneumonia in children with or without underlying diseases.METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of pediatric recurrent pneumonia from 2007 to 2019 in National Taiwan University Hospital. Patients under the age of 18 who had two or more episodes of pneumonia in a year were included, and the minimum interval of two pneumonia episodes was more than one month. Aspiration pneumonia was excluded. Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients were collected and compared.RESULTS: Among 8508 children with pneumo...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Li-Lun Chen Yun-Chung Liu Hsiao-Chi Lin Tzu-Yun Hsing Yu-Cheng Liu Ting-Yu Yen Chun-Yi Lu Jong-Min Chen Ping-Ing Lee Li-Min Huang Fei-Pei Lai Luan-Yin Chang Source Type: research

Response to comment on "prognostic factors of functional outcome in post-acute stroke in the rehabilitation unit"
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 25:S0929-6646(21)00393-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.017. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34454795 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.017 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wei-Chieh Chen Ming-Yen Hsiao Tyng-Guey Wang Source Type: research

Systemic therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: New agents and therapeutic hierarchy
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 25:S0929-6646(21)00394-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.018. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34454796 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.018 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tung-Hung Su Shih-Jer Hsu Jia-Horng Kao Source Type: research

The impact of COVID-19 on cardio-oncology care in Taiwan
In this study, we retrospectively analyzed the data from our cardio-oncology program since October of 2019 to April of 2020 (the initial months of COVID-19 pandemic). In our cardio-oncology program, newly diagnosed breast cancer patients preparing for epirubicin therapy were included. Echocardiography, 6-min walking distance and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) were recorded. To evaluate whether the social atmosphere affects cardio-oncology care, we analyzed the objective (physical) and subjective (emotional) parameters before and after January 21, 2020, when the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Taiwan. T...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nai-Wen Kang Yin-Hsun Feng Zhih-Cherng Chen Wei-Ting Chang Source Type: research

Galectin-7 promotes proliferation and wound healing capacities in periodontal ligament fibroblasts by activating ERK signaling
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 25:S0929-6646(21)00390-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.014. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPeriodontitis is a progressive inflammation condition and a primary cause of tooth loss in adults. As one of the abundant cell types in the periodontium, periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLFs) play an integral role in the maintenance and regeneration of periodontal tissue. Our previous work has shown that the application of Er:YAG laser increased the cell proliferation and migratory capacity of PDLFs via induction of galectin-7. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate if the forced expression of galect...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chao-Yen Huang Pei-Ling Hsieh Min Yee Ng Yi-Wen Liao Cheng-Chia Yu Taichen Lin Source Type: research

Recommendations for ventilation of indoor spaces to reduce COVID-19 transmission
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 14:S0929-6646(21)00365-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.007. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34452783 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.007 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chung-Yen Chen Ping-Hui Chen Jia-Kun Chen Ta-Chen Su Source Type: research

Elastography ultrasound with machine learning improves the diagnostic performance of traditional ultrasound in predicting kidney fibrosis
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 24:S0929-6646(21)00387-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.011. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Noninvasively predicting kidney tubulointerstitial fibrosis is important because it's closely correlated with the development and prognosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Most studies of shear wave elastography (SWE) in CKD were limited to non-linear statistical dependencies and didn't fully consider variables' interactions. Therefore, support vector machine (SVM) of machine learning was used to assess the prediction value of SWE and traditional ultrasound techniques in kidney fibrosis.METHODS...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Minyan Zhu Liyong Ma Wenqi Yang Lumin Tang Hongli Li Min Zheng Shan Mou Source Type: research

Serum PIVKA-II and alpha-fetoprotein at virological remission predicts hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic hepatitis B related cirrhosis
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with CHB-related cirrhosis, serum alpha-fetoprotein>7 ng/mL and PIVKA-II>50 mAU/mL at the time of antiviral therapy-induced VR is associated with a greater risk of HCC. PIVKA-II is a predictive marker for HCC in patients with low normal alpha-fetoprotein level.PMID:34452785 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.003 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tung-Hung Su Cheng-Yuan Peng Shan-Han Chang Tai-Chung Tseng Chun-Jen Liu Chi-Ling Chen Chen-Hua Liu Hung-Chih Yang Pei-Jer Chen Jia-Horng Kao Source Type: research

Galectin-7 promotes proliferation and wound healing capacities in periodontal ligament fibroblasts by activating ERK signaling
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 25:S0929-6646(21)00390-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.014. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPeriodontitis is a progressive inflammation condition and a primary cause of tooth loss in adults. As one of the abundant cell types in the periodontium, periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLFs) play an integral role in the maintenance and regeneration of periodontal tissue. Our previous work has shown that the application of Er:YAG laser increased the cell proliferation and migratory capacity of PDLFs via induction of galectin-7. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate if the forced expression of galect...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chao-Yen Huang Pei-Ling Hsieh Min Yee Ng Yi-Wen Liao Cheng-Chia Yu Taichen Lin Source Type: research

Recommendations for ventilation of indoor spaces to reduce COVID-19 transmission
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 14:S0929-6646(21)00365-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.007. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34452783 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.007 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chung-Yen Chen Ping-Hui Chen Jia-Kun Chen Ta-Chen Su Source Type: research

Elastography ultrasound with machine learning improves the diagnostic performance of traditional ultrasound in predicting kidney fibrosis
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 24:S0929-6646(21)00387-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.011. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Noninvasively predicting kidney tubulointerstitial fibrosis is important because it's closely correlated with the development and prognosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Most studies of shear wave elastography (SWE) in CKD were limited to non-linear statistical dependencies and didn't fully consider variables' interactions. Therefore, support vector machine (SVM) of machine learning was used to assess the prediction value of SWE and traditional ultrasound techniques in kidney fibrosis.METHODS...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Minyan Zhu Liyong Ma Wenqi Yang Lumin Tang Hongli Li Min Zheng Shan Mou Source Type: research

Serum PIVKA-II and alpha-fetoprotein at virological remission predicts hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic hepatitis B related cirrhosis
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with CHB-related cirrhosis, serum alpha-fetoprotein>7 ng/mL and PIVKA-II>50 mAU/mL at the time of antiviral therapy-induced VR is associated with a greater risk of HCC. PIVKA-II is a predictive marker for HCC in patients with low normal alpha-fetoprotein level.PMID:34452785 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.003 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tung-Hung Su Cheng-Yuan Peng Shan-Han Chang Tai-Chung Tseng Chun-Jen Liu Chi-Ling Chen Chen-Hua Liu Hung-Chih Yang Pei-Jer Chen Jia-Horng Kao Source Type: research

RSV pneumonia with or without bacterial co-infection among healthy children
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 23:S0929-6646(21)00388-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.012. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of childhood pneumonia, but there is limited understanding of whether bacterial co-infections affect clinical severity.METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study at National Taiwan University Hospital from 2010 to 2019 to compare clinical characteristics and outcomes between RSV with and without bacterial co-infection in children without underlying diseases, including length of hospital stay, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, ventila...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hsiao-Chi Lin Yun-Chung Liu Tzu-Yun Hsing Li-Lun Chen Yu-Cheng Liu Ting-Yu Yen Chun-Yi Lu Luan-Yin Chang Jong-Min Chen Ping-Ing Lee Li-Min Huang Fei-Pei Lai Source Type: research

Nomenclature and diagnostic criteria for acute kidney injury - 2020 consensus of the Taiwan AKI-task force
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 23:S0929-6646(21)00363-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.005. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAcute kidney injury (AKI) is a common syndrome that has a significant impact on prognosis in various clinical settings. To evaluate whether new evidence supports changing the current definition/classification/staging systems for AKI suggested by the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) 2012 Clinical Practice Guideline, the Taiwan AKI-TASK Force, composed of 64 experts in various disciplines, systematically reviewed the literature and proposed recommendations about the current nomenclature and d...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shao-Yu Yang Terry Ting-Yu Chiou Chih-Chung Shiao Hugo You-Hsien Lin Ming-Jen Chan Che-Hsiung Wu Chiao-Yin Sun Wei-Jie Wang Yen-Ta Huang Vin-Cent Wu Yung-Chang Chen Ji-Tsung Fang Shang-Jyh Hwang Heng-Chih Pan Source Type: research

Prospects for Taiwan-Russian cooperation in the field of women's and children's health
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 23:S0929-6646(21)00359-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.001. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34446341 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.001 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yueh-Ping Liu Olga V Goncharova Yaroslav R Nartsissov Song-Jeng Huang Source Type: research

Podcasts, the pandemic, and a paradigm shift in medical careers
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 23:S0929-6646(21)00386-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.010. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34446342 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.010 (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cheng-Feng Chu Chia-Chi Chang Yu-Hsuan Lin Source Type: research

RSV pneumonia with or without bacterial co-infection among healthy children
J Formos Med Assoc. 2021 Aug 23:S0929-6646(21)00388-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2021.08.012. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of childhood pneumonia, but there is limited understanding of whether bacterial co-infections affect clinical severity.METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study at National Taiwan University Hospital from 2010 to 2019 to compare clinical characteristics and outcomes between RSV with and without bacterial co-infection in children without underlying diseases, including length of hospital stay, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, ventila...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - August 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hsiao-Chi Lin Yun-Chung Liu Tzu-Yun Hsing Li-Lun Chen Yu-Cheng Liu Ting-Yu Yen Chun-Yi Lu Luan-Yin Chang Jong-Min Chen Ping-Ing Lee Li-Min Huang Fei-Pei Lai Source Type: research