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Publication date: February 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
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Publication date: February 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
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Authorship statement
Publication date: February 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - February 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: February 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - February 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Highlights
Publication date: February 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 2Author(s): Jia-Horng Kao (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - February 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Long-term outcome and prognostic factors of single-dose Radioiodine Therapy in patients with Graves' disease
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Yi-Ting Yang, Jung-Fu Chen, Shih-Chen Tung, Ming-Chun Kuo, Shao-Wen Weng, Chen-Kai Chou, Feng-Chih Shen, Chih-Min Chang, Chia-Jen Tsai, Cheng-Feng Taso, Pei-Wen WangBackground/purposeFew studies exist investigating the effectiveness of radioiodine (RAI) therapy for hyperthyroidism patients in Asia. We herein investigated the real-world efficacy of single-dose RAI therapy in Taiwanese patients with Graves’ disease (GD).MethodsThis is a retrospective study of 243 patients with GD recorded between 1989 and 20...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - February 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Suicide and associated psychosocial correlates among university students in Taiwan: A mixed-methods study
ConclusionWhile identifying several risk factors that cumulatively conduced to higher suicide risks, neuroticism served as a key element in the increased suicide risk among the university students. Suicide prevention strategies for university students should highlight stress management for those with neurotic trait and early suicide risk identification. Youth suicide prevention, Psychosocial correlates, Risk factors, Mixed-methods, Taiwan (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - February 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of a comprehensive physical therapy on moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea- a preliminary randomized controlled trial
ConclusionThis comprehensive physical therapy can be prescribed for the significant clinical improvement on sleep apnea for the patients with moderate and severe OSA. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - February 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Characteristics of analytically confirmed illicit substance-using patients in the Emergency Department
This study aimed to describe clinical presentations of patients who visited the ED because of acute illicit substance-related complications.MethodsWe performed a retrospective study between May 2017 and August 2018 on patients presenting to the ED with positive urine illicit substance analysis by LC-MS/MS.ResultsOf 203 patients with at least one illicit substance detected in their urine, 162 (79.8%) showed traditional illicit substances, and 56 (32.0%) showed new psychoactive substances (NPS). Methamphetamine was the most common illicit substance (67.9%). The most common NPS was ketamine (21.7%), followed by synthetic cath...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - February 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Quality of life assessment during in vitro fertilization treatment to improve pregnancy outcomes
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Pengyi Zhu, Andrew Fung, Benjamin K.P. Woo (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - February 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Smart link of chronic atrophic gastritis with atrophic glossitis, gastric parietal cell antibody positivity, vitamin B12 deficiency, and hyperhomocysteinemia
Publication date: Available online 3 February 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Andy Sun, Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Chun-Pin Chiang (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - February 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Is chronic atrophic gastritis the missing link between atrophic glossitis, gastric parietal cell antibody positivity and hematological deficiencies?
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Rinaldo Pellicano (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of periodontal disease and chewing ability on the quality of life of the elderly in an affluent community
ConclusionAmong older adults in an affluent community, periodontal disease is an independent risk factor directly related to oral health-related QoL, whereas chewing ability is a mediator between QoL and removable denture-wearing. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

A novel GnRH-antagonist protocol by switching to medroxyprogesterone when patients being at risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome during ovarian stimulation
ConclusionThis study showed that MPA could sequentially replace GnRHant and effectively prevent premature LH surge after several days of GnRHant administration in patients being at high risk of OHSS during controlled ovarian stimulation. Switch protocol could individualize freeze-all policy and reduce the injection burden of GnRHant. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

A case with cytomegalovirus colitis and toxic megacolon initially diagnosed as Crohn's disease
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Shan-Han Chang, Hsin-Yun Sun, Chia-Tung Shun, Shu-Chen Wei (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Rapid on-site cytologic evaluation by pulmonologist improved diagnostic accuracy of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsy
Publication date: Available online 18 January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Ching-Kai Lin, I-Shiow Jan, Kai-Lun Yu, Lih-Yu Chang, Hung-Jen Fan, Yueh-Feng Wen, Chao-Chi HoBackground/PurposeRapid on-site cytologic evaluation (ROSE) has been shown to improve the diagnostic accuracy of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsy (EBUS-TBB). However, ROSE by a cytopathologist or cytotechnologist is not always available during the procedure. The purposes of this study were to verify that a pulmonologist, after receiving training in cytology, could accurately assess an EBUS-TBB specim...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Inhibition of HIF1A-AS1 impedes the arecoline-induced migration activity of human oral mucosal fibroblasts
Publication date: Available online 18 January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Yen-Kai Wang, Chia-Ming Liu, Taichen Lin, Chih-Yuan Fang, Cheng-Chia Yu, Chuan-Hang YuLong non-coding RNA hypoxia-inducible factor 1α-antisense RNA 1 (HIF1A-AS1) has been known to participate in various types of malignancies, but its role in the development of precancerous oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) has not been investigated. In the current study, we first observed the aberrant upregulation of HIF1A-AS1 in OSF tissues and fibrotic buccal mucosal fibroblasts (fBMFs) isolated from OSF specimens. Next, we d...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

The presence and impact of herpes virus DNA in recipient cornea and aqueous humor on graft survival following penetrating keratoplasty
ConclusionThere were high positive rates of HSV-1, HSV-2, and CMV DNA in recipient corneas and aqueous humor at the time of PKP, even among patients not suspected of latent viral infection. The presence of aqueous HSV-1 DNA was associated with higher risk of graft failure. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

The association of vitamin D with hepatitis B virus replication: Bystander rather than offender
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Chia-Chi Wang, I-Shiang Tzeng, Wei-Chih Su, Chung-Hsien Li, Hans Hsienhong Lin, Chun-Chun Yang, Jia-Horng KaoBackground/PurposeLow vitamin D is frequent in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected patients and several studies show an inverse association of serum vitamin D level with HBV viral load. However, the causal relationship remains unclear.MethodsHBV carriers receiving regular 6-month surveillance without current antiviral treatment or cirrhosis were invited to participate into this trial. The markers of HBV repli...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of bFGF on the growth and matrix turnover of stem cells from human apical papilla: Role of MEK/ERK signaling
ConclusionSCAP cells express FGFRs. bFGF may stimulate proliferation and affect the matrix turnover of SCAP cells, possibly via stimulation of FGFRs and MEK/ERK signaling pathway. These results are useful for clinical therapies for apexogenesis and regeneration of pulpo-dentin complex. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Improved appropriateness of anti-tuberculosis prescription by the expert prescription review program in Taiwan
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Meng-Jer Hsieh, Yi-Wen Huang, Ying-Huang Tsai, Jia-Yih Feng, Wei-Juin Su, the Taiwan Society of Tuberculosis and Lung DiseaseBackgroundA nationwide program initiated by Taiwan CDC was conducted by the Taiwan Society of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease to improve the appropriateness of anti-TB prescriptions in Taiwan.MethodsAll anti-TB prescriptions from 12 hospitals across Taiwan were reviewed by experienced pulmonologists, according to the 2011 Taiwan TB treatment guidelines, between May and October 2013. The inves...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Accuracy of rapid Helicobacter pylori antigen tests for the surveillance of the updated prevalence of H. pylori in Taiwan
ConclusionThe age-standardized prevalence of H. pylori infection in Taiwan was 21.8% in asymptomatic adults in 2018. The Vstrip® HpSA had equivalent performance as the ImmunoCard STAT!® HpSA, and can be used in future mass screening of H. pylori infection for gastric cancer prevention. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Author reply to Letter to Editor “mental health and support of LGBTQ community in Asian culture”
Publication date: Available online 7 January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Cheng-Fang Yen (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) of macrolide-susceptible and -resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae in children in Taiwan
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Chun-Yi Lu, Ting-Yu Yen, Luan-Ying Chang, Yi-Jen Liau, Hong-Hsing Liu, Li-Min HuangAbstractBackground/purposeTo date, molecular typing studies on Mycoplasma pneumoniae are limited. We evaluated the molecular types of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in pediatric patients in Taiwan in 2016.MethodsWe used real-time quantitative PCR on respiratory specimens to identify M. pneumoniae in children with community-acquired pneumonia. The domain V of their 23S rRNA were sequenced for detection of macrolide-resistant point mutations. ...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical factors associated with treatment toxicity of pemetrexed plus platinum in elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer
ConclusionHigh SCS and carboplatin use were associated with hematological toxicities with pemetrexed plus platinum use in elderly patients with NSCLC. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Endoscopic management of strictures in patients with Crohn's disease - A multi-center experience in Taiwan
ConclusionEBD is a safe and effective procedure for CD-related stricture, with a 83.3% success rate in Taiwan. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

The impacts of intra-arterial chemotherapy on head and neck microvascular reconstruction
ConclusionDespite treating local advanced head and neck cancers with good results, IA chemotherapy may cause subsequent deleterious effects on local tissue due to the high concentration of cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents. Surgeons should be cautious in selection of recipient vessels when performing microvascular reconstruction. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Authorship statement
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 1, Part 3Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 1, Part 3Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Guide for Authors
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 1, Part 3Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 1, Part 3Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 1, Part 1Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 1, Part 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Guide for Authors
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 1, Part 1Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 1, Part 1Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Authorship statement
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 1, Part 1Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 1, Part 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Guide for Authors
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 1, Part 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Volume 119, Issue 1, Part 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Biomechanical effect of implant design on four implants supporting mandibular full-arch fixed dentures: In vitro test and finite element analysis
This study evaluated the all-on-four treatment with four osseointegrated implants in terms of the biomechanical effects of implant design and loading position on the implant and surrounding bone by using both in vitro strain gauge tests and three-dimensional (3D) finite element (FE) analyses.MethodsBoth in vitro and 3D FE models were constructed with placing NobelSpeedy and NobelActive implants as well as a titanium framework in an edentulous jawbone based on the concept of all-on-four treatment. Three types of loads were applied: at the central incisor area (loading position 1) and at the molar regions with (loa...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Functions and therapeutic targets of Siglec-mediated infections, inflammations and cancers
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Chia-Hsueh Lin, Ying-Chun Yeh, Kuender D. YangSiglecs, sialic acid (SA)-binding immunoglobulin (Ig)-like lectins, belong to a family of Ig-like lectins. All Siglecs have at least two domains including an extracellular domain with variable (V) and constant (C)-set immunoglobulin (Ig) regions, and a transmembrane domain. Some of the Siglecs (Siglec-2–12, −17, -E, -F and -G) with three domains including immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif associated with Src homology 2 (SH2) tyrosine phosphat...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical consideration in evaluating soreness symptoms of fibromyalgia
Publication date: Available online 18 December 2019Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Takumi Kawashita, Teevit Dunnsiri, Sara Shu, Benjamin K.P. Woo (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Sulforaphane improves voiding function via the preserving mitochondrial function in diabetic rats
ConclusionWe suggest that sulforaphanevia activating Nrf-2/HO-1 signaling preserved mitochondrial function and suppressed DM-induced ROS, endoplasmic reticulum stress, apoptosis and voiding dysfunction. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Taiwan nutritional consensus on the nutrition management for gastric cancer patients receiving gastrectomy
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2019Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Ping-I. Hsu, Seng-Kee Chuah, Jaw-Town Lin, Shen-Wen Huang, Jing-Chyuan Lo, Kun-Ming Rau, I-Shu Chen, Hui-Ya Hsu, Bor-Shyang Sheu, Wei-Kuo Chang, Deng-Chyang WuCurrently, consensus reports on the nutritional management for gastric cancer patients receiving gastric resection are lacking. The Gastroenterological Society of Taiwan therefore organized the Taiwan Gastric Cancer Nutritional Consensus Team to provide an overview of evidence and recommendations on nutritional support for gastric cancer patients undergoin...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

A neonate with imperforate anus and accessory scrotum with scrotal bifida
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Yi Fang Wang, Hung-Chieh Chou, Chien-Yi Chen, Po-Nien Tsao (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Authors' response to the Letter to the Editor on “Clinical consideration in evaluating soreness symptoms of fibromyalgia”
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2019Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Ke-Vin Chang, Chih-Hsien Hung, Wei-Zen Sun, Wei-Ting Wu, Chiu-Lian Lai, Der-Sheng Han, Chih-Cheng Chen (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - December 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research