TY - JOUR. T1 - Treatment Results of Hodgkins Disease from 1977 to 1991 in National Taiwan University Hospital. AU - 雷, 德. AU - 許, 智捷. AU - 鍾, 娜娜. AU - 王, 博民. AU - 黃, 昭源. AU - 丁, 禮莉(Lai-Lei Ting). PY - 1997. Y1 - 1997. N2 - Purpose: To evaluate the response and outcome of patients of Hodgkins disease undergoing different treatment modalities. Materials and Methods: We reviewed clinical records of Hodgkins disease who received chemotherapy (C/T), radiotherapy (R/T) or combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy (CRT) from 1977 to 1991 in National Taiwan University Hospital ( NTUH). The 5-year survival rate (SR) and 5-year freedom from relapse rate (FFR) in different stages were calculated and classified by different treatment modalities. Result: The overall 5-year survival rate (SR) and 5-year freedom from relapse rate (FFR) were summarized for stage I+Ⅱ, Ⅲ and IV diseases. In stage I+Ⅱ diseases, the SR of CIT, RIT and CRT groups were 50%, 60% and 89%; the ...
Chang K. V. 1, 2, Chiu H. H. 3, Wang S. S. 4, Lan C. 1, Chen S. Y. 1, Chou N. K. 4, Wu M. H. 3, Lai J. S. 1 ✉. 1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; 2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University, Hospital Bei-Hu Branch, Taipei, Taiwan; 3 Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; 4 Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan. ...
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Nanomedicines in the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection in Asian patients: optimizing use of peginterferon alfa Chen-Hua Liu,1–3 Jia-Horng Kao1–3 1Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Hepatitis Research Center, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 3Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan Abstract: Asia is endemic for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, which is the leading cause of cirrhosis, hepatic decompensation, hepatocellular carcinoma , and liver transplantation worldwide. HCV has six major genotypes and each HCV genotype has its specific geographic distribution. HCV genotypes 1, 2, 3, and 6 are common in Asia. The aim of HCV treatment is to eradicate the virus by effective therapeutic agents; viral clearance is durable after long-term post-treatment follow-up. In most Asian countries, peginterferon alfa (PEG-IFN α) in combination with ribavirin
Effectiveness of tyrosine kinase inhibitors on uncommon E709X epidermal growth factor receptor mutations in non-small-cell lung cancer Jenn-Yu Wu,1 Jin-Yuan Shih2 1Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital Yun-Lin Branch, Yun-Lin, Taiwan; 2Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, and College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan Background: Clinical features of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations: L858R, deletions in exon 19, T790M, insertions in exon 20, G719X, and L861X in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are well-known. The clinical significance of other uncommon EGFR mutations, such as E709X, is not well understood. This study aimed to improve the understanding of E709X, and the clinical response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) of NSCLC patients with such an uncommon mutation.Methods: Specimens from 3,146 patients were tested for EGFR mutations. We surveyed the clinical data and the effectiveness of TKI
Installation marks milestone for first ProBeam system in Taiwan Varian announced the installation of the cyclotron for its ProBeam® proton therapy system at the National Taiwan University Cancer Center (NTUCC). The cyclotron is a core piece of equipment of the system and its installation marks a key milestone for NTUCC, as the first cancer center in Taiwan with a ProBeam system. Once completed, NTUCC will feature two treatment rooms with full 360-degree rotational gantries and one fixed-beam room all capable of delivering Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT).
Wei Ting Chen,1 Ming Lun Tseng,1 Chun Yen Liao,2 Pin Chieh Wu,1 Shulin Sun,2,3 Yao-Wei Huang,1 Chia Min Chang,4 Chung Hao Lu,1 Lei Zhou,5 Ding-Wei Huang,4 Ai Qun Liu,6 and Din Ping Tsai1,2,7,* 1Graduate Institute of Applied Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan 2Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan 3National Center of Theoretical Sciences at Taipei, Physics Division, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan 4Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan 5State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics and Key Laboratory of Micro and Nano Photonic Structures (Ministry of Education), Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China 6School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore 7Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan *Corresponding author: [email protected] ...
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Generally speaking, the treatment approaches at NTUH are highly dependent on the personnel in charge of that particular medical team. In both Family Medicine and PSICU, I noticed that the treatment decisions were based on a combination of evidence based medicine as well as experience based medicine. Just as in the U.S., they referred to IDSA guidelines for infections, CHEST guidelines for antithrombotic therapy, and ATPIII guidelines for high cholesterol treatment. As for experience, they referred to their attending physicians. The main difference that I found was that, often times, experience trumped evidence. Guidelines are there as a reference, however, they were not always followed. In contrast, I felt that in my rotations at UCDMC, guidelines were followed much more closely. This is an example in which the culture of Taiwan has a profound effect on the overall treatment approach of patients. The difference in culture was especially apparent towards the beginning of my time at NTUH, during ...
Patients and specimens. Fifty-four patients who underwent resection for adenocarcinoma lung cancer at the National Taiwan University Hospital between September 1994 and December 1996 were studied. This study was approved by the institutional review board of National Taiwan University Hospital. Written informed consent was obtained from all patients. Specimens of lung cancer tissue obtained at surgery were immediately snap frozen in liquid nitrogen and stored until use.. The histologic classification of these tumors was based on the WHO criteria (20). Pathologic staging was done according to the tumor-node-metastasis system for lung cancer staging (21). The patients consisted of 24 men and 30 women (mean age, 60.2 ± 10.8 years). The surgicopathologic stage of disease was I in 19 patients, II in 7 patients, III in 20 patients, and stage IV in 8 patients. Tumor status was T1 in 12 patients, T2 in 26 patients, T3 in 13 patients, and T4 in 3 patients. Twenty-four patients had no lymph node ...
One of the most important things I have learned on rotations is to look at patients as a whole and individualize their treatment. This concept is even more critical in pediatrics. In adults, slightly overestimating a dose, in most cases, will not have fatal consequences. In children, it very well can. Children cannot be treated as miniature adults. When I was working up patients on the PSICU, there were many things that I had to take into account in addition to the normal parameters, lab values, etc in an adult workup. The most basic was the patients size ie weight, height, and head circumference and the percentiles they fit into compared with others of their age. Secondly, it was important to collect an extensive maternal history, given that the patient him/herself does not a considerable past medical history. Thirdly, the normal ranges for many lab values (ie potassium, T. bili, albumin, serum creatinine) and vital signs (ie blood pressure, heart rate) changes with age. Lastly, there was a ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Determination of equivalent breast phantoms for different age groups of Taiwanese women. T2 - An experimental approach. AU - Dong, Shang Lung. AU - Chu, Tieh Chi. AU - Lin, Yung Chien. AU - Lan, Gong Yau. AU - Yeh, Yu Hsiu. AU - Chen, Sharon. AU - Chuang, Keh Shih. PY - 2011/1/1. Y1 - 2011/1/1. N2 - Purpose: Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) slab is one of the mostly used phantoms for studying breast dosimetry in mammography. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the equivalence between exposure factors acquired from PMMA slabs and patient cases of different age groups of Taiwanese women in mammography. Methods: This study included 3910 craniocaudal screen/film mammograms on Taiwanese women acquired on one mammographic unit. The tube loading, compressed breast thickness (CBT), compression force, tube voltage, and target/filter combination for each mammogram were collected for all patients. The glandularity and the equivalent thickness of PMMA were determined for each breast using ...
Liu C-J1, Chuang W-L2, Lee C-M3, Yu M-L2, Lu S-N3, Dai C-Y2, Huang J-F2, Hu T-H3, Chen C-H3, Hung C-H3, Wang J-H3, Wu S-S4, Liao L-Y5, Kuo H-T6, Chao Y-C7, Tung S-Y8, Yang S-S9, Su W-W4, Lin C-L5, Kao J-H1, Liu C-H1, Chen P-J1, Chen D-S1 1National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 3Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 4Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan; 5Taipei City Hospital, Ren-Ai Branch, Taipei, Taiwan. 6Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan; 7Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 8Chai-Yi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan; 9Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 30 October - 3 November 2009, Boston, ...
The National Taiwan University have selected HKS Inc. in collaboration with J.J. Pan and Partners to design the National Taiwan University Cancer Center and Proton Center. The 1.3 million-sq ft, 500-bed cancer center includes proton therapy with four
Eur J Neurol. 2013 Dec 7. doi: 10.1111/ene.12317. [Epub ahead of print]. Chiu WC, Tsan YT, Tsai SL, Chang CJ, Wang JD, Chen PC; Health Data Analysis in Taiwan (hDATa) Research Group.. Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Psychiatry, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; School of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan.. Abstract. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may cause cognitive impairment, but no studies have focused specifically on cognitive impairment stemming from HCV. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential increased risk for dementia in HCV-infected patients.. METHODS: A population-based cohort study based on the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database was conducted. From all potential participants aged 50 years or more, a total of 58 570 matched (1:1) pairs of HCV-infected patients and non-HCV-infected patients ...
To the Editor: Vinnard et al. (1) reported that the risk factors associated with initial isoniazid resistance among patients with tuberculous meningitis in the United States during 1993-2005 included young age (25-34 years) and foreign birth (1). In a previous survey, conducted in Taiwan during 2000-2008, we found the rate of antituberculosis drug resistance to be lower for older patients than for younger patients (2); however, current information about the patient characteristics associated with isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in Taiwan is lacking. Therefore, to determine the risk factors associated with initial isoniazid resistance among patients with TB in Taiwan, we conducted a retrospective study.. The study was conducted at the National Taiwan University Hospital, a 2,500-bed tertiary care center in northern Taiwan. We analyzed culture-confirmed Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates obtained from hospitalized patients during January 2000-December 2010. A nonduplicate isolate was ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Risk factors for urinary frequency in Taiwanese women aged 20-59 years. AU - Hsieh, Ching Hung. AU - Chen, Hsing Yu. AU - Hsu, Chun Sen. AU - Chang, Shao-Tung. AU - Kuo, Tsung Cheng. AU - Chiang, Chien Dai. PY - 2006/1/1. Y1 - 2006/1/1. N2 - Objective: To evaluate the risk factors for daytime urinary frequency in Taiwanese women aged 20-59 years. Materials and Methods: In 1998, there were about 5.9 million female residents aged 29-59 years in Taiwan. A random sample of 4,549 women within this age group was chosen by multistage sampling. Face-to-face interviews with 3,537 women were completed by well-trained professional interviewers within 3 months of the subjects being selected. Answers to questions about lower urinary tract symptoms, sociodemography and past histories were recorded. The factors were assessed by frequency analysis and logistic regression analysis using a significance level of less than 0.05. Results: The prevalence of daytime urinary frequency was significantly ...
Do we have an ethic of causal cognition in assessing post-vaccination harms?. 中正大學因果關係工作坊 , Sep. 10, 2010 Kevin Chien-Chang Wu 吳建昌 Department of Social Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University Hospital Slideshow 1425561 by klaus
TY - JOUR. T1 - Risk factors for urinary incontinence in Taiwanese women aged 60 or over. AU - Hsieh, Ching Hung. AU - Hsu, Chun Sen. AU - Su, Tsung Hsien. AU - Chang, Shao-Tung. AU - Lee, Meng Chih. PY - 2007/1/1. Y1 - 2007/1/1. N2 - To determine risk factors of urinary incontinence (UI) in Taiwanese women aged 60 or over, face-to-face interviews with 1,517 women, selected by a multistage random method, were completed. The prevalence of UI in this age group was 29.8%. Factors and their prevalence associated with UI were age [odds ratio (OR)=1.04 per year], diabetes mellitus (39.8%, p=0.002), hypertension (39.5%, p=0.001), abdominal gynecological surgery (41.4%, p=0.001), hysterectomy (42.4%, p=0.003), history of drug allergy (41.3%, p=0.001), smoking (45.5%, p=0.010), hormone replacement therapy (41.5%, p=0.026), and high body mass index (OR=1.05 per unit). Alcohol consumption and marriage did not increase the risk of UI. UI is a common and costly problem in elderly women. It diminishes the ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Typhoid fever and typhoid hepatitis in Taiwan. AU - Wang, J. L.. AU - Kao, J. H.. AU - Tseng, S. P.. AU - Teng, L. J.. AU - Ho, S. W.. AU - Hsueh, P. R.. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2005/12. Y1 - 2005/12. N2 - The annual incidence of typhoid fever in Taiwan was 2·1-3·6 cases per 1 000 000 population from 1995 to 2002. More than 80% of 45 patients with typhoid fever treated at National Taiwan University Hospital from 1996 to 2002 had elevated serum aminotransferase levels at presentation. Ten of these patients were treated during an outbreak in Taipei County in 2002, and seven of them who did not have pre-existing liver disease developed hepatitis, which was unrelated to other aetiologies. All Salmonella typhi isolates were susceptible to extended- spectrum cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones. Multidrug resistance (intermediate resistance to ampicillin, trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole, and chloramphenicol) was found in one (2·5%) of ...
Before the 1980s, the application of diagnostic cytology in Taiwan was limited to exfoliative cytology, such as sputum, body fluid, and Pap test. The utilization of interventional cytology began with thyroid FNA. Prof. Tien-Chun Chang, an endocrinologist at National Taiwan University Hospital, is considered to be the pioneer of thyroid FNA in Taiwan. In 1979, he performed the first thyroid FNA on a patient with follicular thyroid carcinoma. After this initial attempt, which demonstrated promising diagnostic value, he began an on-site aspiration and cytologic diagnosis service at bedsides and in his thyroid clinic. Instead of using standard May-Grünwald-Giemsa staining, which usually takes less than 10 minutes, he applied Liu staining on cytologic smears, which produced similar staining quality for rapid diagnosis [3]. The Liu stain is a modified Romanowsky stain invented by Prof. Chen-Hui Liu in 1953 for hematologic smears. The entire staining procedure is simple and takes only 2 minutes [3]. ...
We need to create a new era in Taiwans IC industry!!. In order to promote exchange between Taiwans IC industry and academia, the NTU Systems on Chips Center held a Power IC forum on January 8th in the 2nd Hall of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and invited high echelon executives who are now active in Taiwans electronics industries to give talks on the future trends of development in the IC industries of Taiwan and foreign countries.. Dr. Liang-Gee Chen, Director of NTU System on Chips Center, pointed out that it was truly a rare opportunity to be able to invite four senior heavyweight chairmen to get together in NTU and to share their many years experience in the IC industry. The trends of development of the IC industry have decisive influence on Taiwans technology, and through the POWER IC forum, faculty, students and industrial members can have a better understanding of the R & D situation in the IC markets both at home and abroad. The four lecturers were: Chairman Jackson Hu ...
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is recovering well from cataract surgery performed at National Taiwan University Hospital on Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said yesterday.
Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) The property market in northern Taiwan flashed another yellow-blue light in September, while an index evaluating the market fell slightly from a month earlier, according to a survey by real estate magazine My Housing.
Adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder had an increased likelihood of attempted suicide, compared with adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder only (3.0% vs. 1.1%, respectively), according to research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. Dr. Wen-Hsuan Lan of Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan and associates identified 500 adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder and ADHD between 15 and 24 years old, who were selected from Taiwans National Health Insurance Research Database between 2002 and 2008. In addition to exploring the link between ADHD and attempted suicide in patients with bipolar disorder, the researchers also noted that patients with bipolar disorder and ADHD had a higher prevalence of anxiety disorder (25.6% vs. 15.8%; P = .001) and disruptive behavior disorders (13.2% vs. 2.7%; P = .001) than did those with bipolar disorder alone. In contrast to the results of these previous studies, ...
ASLAN Pharmaceuticals (ASLAN), a biotech company focused on the development of immunotherapies and targeted agents for Asia prevalent tumour types, today announced that it will be presenting at the 2017 Taiwan Drug Development & Medical Device Symposium, which will take place from 25-26 April 2017 at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) International Convention Center in Taipei, Taiwan. The Company will also sponsor a lunch held in honour of VIPs and distinguished guests on 25 April.. For more information, please refer to the English or Chinese press release.. ...
The use of traditional Chinese herbal medicine and various forms of alternative medicine to maintain health among the Chinese ethnic group has had a long history and has been deeply rooted in the Chinese way of living for centuries. It has been a general belief that these therapies consist of natural substances and are less toxic than their western synthetic drug counterparts. However, recent reports of side effects of systemic traditional Chinese medicine, including hypersensitivity, hepatotoxicity, neurotoxicity, cardiovascular toxicity, renal failure, and contact dermatitis, have been increasing.. Since there is a high prevalence in the usage of traditional Chinese herbal medicine in Taiwan, this study examines the frequency of patients using herbal medicine whose initial diagnosis in the emergency department (ED) is acute non viral hepatitis. We, the researchers at National Taiwan University Hospital, then correlate if the cause of hepatitis is related to the use of these herbal drugs by ...
To determine the distribution and antimicrobial drug resistance in bacterial pathogens causing nosocomial infections, surveillance data on nosocomial infections documented from 1981 to 1999 at National Taiwan University Hospital were analyzed. During this period, 35,580 bacterial pathogens causing nosocomial infections were identified. Candida species increased considerably, ranking first by 1999 in the incidence of pathogens causing all nosocomial infections, followed by Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Candida species also increased in importance as bloodstream infection isolates, from 1.0% in 1981-1986 to 16.2% in 1999. The most frequent isolates from urinary tract infections were Candida species (23.6%), followed by Escherichia coli (18.6%) and P. aeruginosa (11.0%). P. aeruginosa remained the most frequent isolates for respiratory tract and surgical site infections in the past 13 years. A remarkable increase in incidence was found in methicillin-resistant S. aureus (from ...
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Omegaven is a fatty acid emulsion produced by Fresenius Kabi. It is used for total parenteral nutrition (feeding directly into a venous catheter), e.g. in short bowel syndrome. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It has gained popularity in children in preference to the more commonly used Intralipid after case reports that it reduced the risk of liver damage. A recent study indicated that the use of Omegaven may be an appropriate intervention strategy for newborns with a very low birth weight, gastrochisis, and jejunal atresia. It is currently undergoing a clinical trial at National Taiwan University Hospital. Although the use of Omegaven in children in the United States is experimental, the use of it in adults in Europe is less controversial. In European studies, Omegaven has been associated with a reduction in psoriasis, when contrasted to administration of omega-6 fatty acid Lipoven. Omegaven has also been associated with reduced mortality and antibiotic use during hospital stays. Gura KM, ...
BACKGROUND/AIMS : In the past 2 years, 9 patients diagnosed as benign gastric tumor pre-operatively underwent laparoscopic wedge resection of stomach at National Taiwan University Hospital. Among them, 6 were females and 3 were males. METHODOLOGY : Histopathologically, 7 of 9 cases were of gastrointestinal stromal tumor GIST. The clinical...
Yu-Yi Tzeng,1 Zong-Yan Zhuo,1 Ming-Yin Lee,1 Chien-Sheng Liao,1 Pei-Chun Wu,3 Chin-Jie Huang,3 Ming-Che Chan,2 Tzu-Ming Liu,3 Yen-Yin Lin,4,5,6 and Shi-Wei Chu1,6,* 1Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd, Taipei 10617, Taiwan 2Institute of Imaging and Biomedical Photonics, National Chiao-Tung University, Tainan, Taiwan 3Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 4Institute of Photonics Technologies, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 5Brain Research Center, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 6These authors contribute equally to this work *Corresponding author: [email protected] ...
Title:Arecoline Increases the Production of Nitric Oxide and Post-Translational S-Nitrosoproteome in Endothelial Cells. VOLUME: 17 ISSUE: 3. Author(s):Chien-Yi Wu, Wun-Rong Lin, Cherng-Jye Jeng, Chien-Hsing Wu and Bin Huang*. Affiliation:Department of Pediatrics, E-Da Hospital, Kaohsiung 82445, Department of Urology, MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taipei 10449, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung 80708, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung 83301, Department of Biomedical Science and Environmental Biology, College of Life Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 80708. Keywords:Arecoline, nitric oxide, S-nitrosylation, iTRAQ, proteomics, endothelial cells.. Abstract:. Background: Arecoline is known as a carcinogenic toxicant. The refreshment effect of arecoline is mainly due to the increase in vasodilation and blood flow. ...
Respiratory muscle function is critical for maintaining effective alveolar ventilation, and airway secretions clearance. The reduction in respiratory muscle function might lead to chronic respiratory insufficiency, and potentially to life-threatening problems. Respiratory muscle function and the impacts of various treatments regimens have not been investigated longitudinally in patients with advanced lung cancer patients.. The purposes for the 1st phase of this study are to exam longitudinal changes and the impact of various treatments on the respiratory muscle function, and the relations with dyspnea, functional capacity, quality of life, 6- and 12-month respiratory morbidity, and survival status (control group). The 2nd phase of this study will investigate the potential beneficial effects of chest physiotherapy in the same patient population (intervention group).. Methods: 102 patients with advanced lung cancer per group will be recruited from the National Taiwan University Hospital. ...
2018-02-11 01:00:00. In July 2017, Palau Ministry of Health and Taiwans Eda Hospital/I-Shou University signed an MOU in support of a joint medical internship program that allows students from Palau who are going to graduate from I-Shou University to complete internships at Belau National University in Palau. Ambassador Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil, the ambassador of Palau said Taiwan has sent medical teams to Palau as well. Palau has had close cooperation with some hospitals in Taiwan including ShinKong Memorial Hospital and Taiwan Adventist Hospital in Taipei and Eda Hospital in Kaohsiung, the south of Taiwan.. Ambassador Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil said she hopes in the future, more doctors from Palau will be able to practice in Taiwan as Taiwan gets more and more patients from Palau now. 95% of the people of Palau who need medical transfer would now choose Taiwan instead of the Philippines as the medical cost in Taiwan is lower and that Taiwan has excellent medical services. Taiwanese hospitals have ...
Researchers examined the risk of tinnitus within 1 year following trigeminal neuralgia using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Dataset,
This dataset from National Taiwan Museum includes 1,470 digitized specimens from the Museums collection of Taiwanese fish species, mainly freshwater fishes. Specimens were collected from 1984 to 2007. The largest group is Perciformes. There are also Scorpaeniformes, Cypriniformes, Anguilliformes, Pleuronectiformes, etc. The digitization work is funded by Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program (TELDAP ...
2017-10-08 01:00:00. In our last weeks edition, the ambassador of Saint Lucia, Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel talked about the ICT cooperation between Taiwan and Saint Lucia and how he hopes to promote tourism.. In this edition, the ambassador of Saint Lucia, Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel said education and health sectors are important to Saint Lucia adding that health services in Taiwan are second to none in the world as he has lived in the US and the UK before. He said many students from Saint Lucia major in various disciplines in Taiwan including health services, engineering and agriculture. He believes these students will make a difference in the future when they return to Saint Lucia. The ambassadors daughter came to Taiwan to study even before he was posted in Taiwan in 2015 as she was fascinated by things in Taiwan. She turned down the offer by the University of the West Indies and came to study in Taiwan instead.. During his tenure in Taiwan, the ambassador hopes to push for business ...
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) A strong earthquake hit eastern Taiwan today, shaking buildings over a wide area including the capital. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Acupuncture, a commonly used treatment for patients with RA, has not been reported to prevent CHD in patients with RA. We aimed to assess the risk of developing CHD in acupuncture users and non-users of patients with RA. We identified 29,741 patients with newly diagnosed RA from January 1997 to December 2010 from the Registry of Catastrophic Illness Patients Database from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database. Among them, 10,199 patients received acupuncture (acupuncture users), and 19,542 patients did not receive acupuncture (no-acupuncture users). After performing 1:1 propensity score matching by sex, age, baseline comorbidity, conventional treatment, initial diagnostic year, and index year, there were 9932 patients in both the acupuncture and no-acupuncture cohorts. The main outcome was the diagnosis of CHD in patients with RA in the acupuncture and no-acupuncture cohorts. Acupuncture users
Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Mechanisms of De Novo Multi-domain Protein Folding in Bacteria and Eukaryotes Hung-Chun Chang aus Kaohsiung Taiwan, R.O.C. Erklärung Diese Dissertation wurde im Sinne von § 13 Abs. 3 bzw. 4 der Promotionsordnung vom 29. Januar 1998 von Herrn Professor Dr. F. Ulrich Hartl betreut. Ehrenwörtliche Versicherung Diese Dissertation wurde selbständig, ohne unerlaubte
Ace Acupuncture & Herbs Inc., Acupuncturist, Arlington, TX, 76018, (817) 440-4641, Dr. Leon Lee is a licensed and board certified Acupuncturist and Oriental Medical Doctor. He graduated from the National Taiwan University in Taiwan (an institution equivalent to Harvard University) and has lived and practiced in the United States for 31 years. Thousands of patients each year have been successfully treated at his clinic, including different types of physicians such as surgeons, neurologists, family doctors, dentists, psychologists, chiropractors, etc. Other patients include many players from the Major League Baseball team the Texas Rangers and KSCS radio station star Mr. Terry Dorsey.Dr. Lee specializes in
Short-term and mid-term outcomes of stapled hemorrhoidopexy (SH) were compared with those for Ferguson hemorrhoidectomy (FH) for treating hemorrhoids. Patients with prolapsed hemorrhoids were randomized into two groups treated with SH (N = 300) and FH (N = 296) at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Chiayi in Taiwan between January 2002 and December 2004. The outcomes of the procedures were evaluated postoperatively (short-term, i.e., intra-/postoperative conditions, hospital stay, pain intensity scoring, time off work, and procedure-related morbidity) and over a follow-up period of minimum 18 months (mid-term, i.e., relapse of prolapse and/or bleeding, anal stricture, anal sepsis, and the acceptability of the procedures to the patients). SH was superior to FH in operative time, intraoperative blood loss, postoperative pain intensity, and return to work. Based on telephone interviews over the follow-up period, most patients who received SH appreciated the procedure better than those with FH. This study
Mounting evidence has shown an increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in association with elevated exposure to air pollution. However, limited evidence is available concerning the effect of specific air pollutant(s) on GDM incidence. We conducted this case-control study on 6717 mothers with GDM diagnosed in 2006-2013 and 6717 age- and year of delivery-matched controls to further address the risk of GDM in relation to specific air pollutant. Both cases and controls were selected from a cohort of 1-million beneficiaries of Taiwans National Health Insurance program registered in 2005. Maternal exposures to mean daily air pollutant concentration, derived from 76 fixed air quality monitoring stations within the 12-week period prior to pregnancy and during the 1st and 2nd trimesters, were assessed by the spatial analyst method (i.e., ordinary kriging) with the ArcGIS software. After controlling for potential confounders and other air pollutants, an increase in pre-pregnancy exposure of 1 inter
On May 20, 2013, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) received a report from a hospital concerning a case of human infection with unsubtypable influenza A virus in a 20-year-old female presenting mild pneumonia who resides in central Taiwan. The virus isolated from the respiratory specimen from the case was then submitted to Taiwan CDC for further identification.. After conducting whole genome sequencing, the National Influenza Center (NIC) at Taiwan CDC identified the virus to be a novel avian-origin influenza A (H6N1) virus. A total of 36 close contacts of the case have been traced for follow-up. 4 of them experienced influenza-like illness symptoms, but none of them has been found to be infected with influenza A (H6N1) virus.. Taiwan CDC continues to closely monitor the influenza activity and advises the public to seek immediate medical attention when experiencing any influenza-like illness with respiratory distress.. According to the epidemiological investigation, the case ...
National Taiwan University Linguistic Structure as a Relational Network Sydney Lamb Rice University [email protected] 9 November 2010 Topics        Aims of Neurocognitive Linguistics The origins of relational networks Relational networks as purely relational Narrow relational network notation Narrow relational networks and neural networks Levels of precision in description Appreciating variability in language Topics        Aims of Neurocognitive Linguistics The origins of relational networks Relational networks as purely relational Narrow relational network notation Narrow relational networks and neural networks Levels of precision in description Appreciating variability in language Aims of Neurocognitive Linguistics (“NCL”)  NCL aims to understand the linguistic system of a language user • As a dynamic system • It operates • Speaking, comprehending, learning, etc. • ...
Importance: Because of the high prevalence of myopia in Taiwan, understanding the risk factors for its development and progression is important to public health. Background: This study investigated the risk factors for myopia and their influence on the progression of myopia in schoolchildren in Taiwan. Design: Patients’ clinical records were obtained retrospectively from ophthalmologists. Questionnaires were given to collect demographic information, family background, hours spent on daily activities, myopia progression, and treatment methods. Participants: A total of 522 schoolchildren with myopia from a regional medical hospital in northern Taiwan participated the study. Written informed consent was obtained from the participants of legal age or the parents or legal guardians. Methods: Multivariable regression analyses were performed. Myopia measured in dioptres was analysed, controlling for patients’ family and demographic information as well as their daily behaviours. Main Outcome Results
According to Taiwan News, the 29-year-old Filipino male was detected with fever upon his arrival at Kaohsiung International Airport on Jan. 2. He was then referred to a hospital for treatment by the airport quarantine section. A blood test later revealed that he was infected with the chikungunya virus.. According to the CDCs epidemiological investigation, the Filipino flew alone to Taiwan for contract work in Tainan, which neighbors Kaohsiung. It was his first time in the country, the CDC said.. The prompt action by health authorities resulted to prevention of spread of the virus to the rest of the community, the CDC said, noting that the man was discharged from the hospital on Monday in good health. Since chikungunya was listed as a notifiable infectious disease in Taiwan in October 2007, there have been 106 confirmed cases in the country, all of them originating abroad. A total of 91 percent originated in Southeast Asia, including 57 cases from Indonesia and 24 cases from the Philippines, CDC ...
14. Tips for Making a Successful Online Microsurgery Educational Platform: The Experience of International Microsurgery Club CPCI-S SCOPUS SCIE 作者:Kwon, Soo-Ha; Goh, Raymond; Wang, Zeng-Tao; Tang, Evelyn Ting-Hsuan; Chu, Cheng-Feng; Chen, Yen-Chou; Lu, Johnny Chuieng-Yi; Wei, Ching-Yueh; Hsu, Angela Ting-Wei; Chang, Tommy Nai-Jen. 作者机构:[Kwon, SH; Goh, R; Wang, ZT; Tang, ETH; Chu, CF; Chen, YC; Lu, JCY; Wei, CY; Hsu, ATW; Chang, TNJ]Chang Gung Mem Hosp, Dept Plast & Reconstruct Surg, Linkou Med Ctr, Taoyuan, Taiwan.;[Kwon, SH; Goh, R; Wang, ZT; Tang, ETH; Chu, CF; Chen, YC; Lu, JCY; Wei, CY; Hsu, ATW; Chang, TNJ] Chang Gung Med Coll, Taoyuan, Taiwan.;[Kwon, SH; Goh, R; Wang, ZT; Tang, ETH; Chu, CF; Chen, YC; Lu, JCY; Wei, CY; Hsu, ATW; Chang, TNJ] Chang Gung Univ, Taoyuan, Taiwan.;[Kwon, SH; Goh, R; Wang, ZT; Tang, ETH; Chu, CF; Chen, YC; Lu, JCY; Wei, CY; Hsu, ATW; Chang, TNJ] Valley Plast Surg, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.;[Kwon, SH; Goh, R; Wang, ZT; Tang, ETH; Chu, CF; Chen, YC; ...
The future of Taiwan, a flourishing liberal democracy and vibrant economy, is anything but secure. China, regarding it as a renegade province, has not renounced the use of military force to resolve the standoff. Taiwan must deter Chinas aggression, taking steps to convince Chinese leaders that the costs of waging war on Taiwan will outweigh any possible benefits. In a new monograph, A Question of Time: Enhancing Taiwans Conventional Deterrence Posture, a team of researchers at George Mason University and the University of Waterloo examine a holistic strategy that Taiwan can use to enhance its conventional deterrence posture. Their conclusions are simple but radical: Taiwan must intensely prepare an asymmetric deterrence and challenge orthodoxies in its strategic thinking.. WHAT: A presentation and panel discussion launching A Question of Time: Enhancing Taiwans Conventional Deterrence Posture by Michael A. Hunzeker, Assistant Professor, Schar of Policy and Government, George Mason ...
Yun-Hen Liu, MD, Hui-Ping Liu, MD. Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. BACKGROUND: Chronic wound discomfort and intercostal neuralgia are well-known postoperative complications of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). To explore the possibility of a surgical platform that would cause less postoperative discomfort and avoid these complications, this study evaluated the feasibility of transumbilical lung wedge resection in a canine model.. METHODS: Twelve dogs (4 in the nonsurvival group and 8 in the survival group) were used in this study. Transumbilical thoracoscopy was performed using a homemade metallic tube via umbilical and diaphragmatic incisions with the animal in a supine position. After thoracic exploration, wedge resection was performed on the lung using an endoscopic stapling device placed through the transumbilical and transdiaphragmatic incisions under direct bronchoscopic guidance. The animals were sacrificed 30 minutes after the procedure ...
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - China and Taiwan traded accusations Monday over a violent altercation that broke out between Chinese diplomats and Taiwan government employees at a recent Taiwan National Day reception in Fiji. Both China and Taiwan confirmed the Oct. 8 incident but each disputed the others claim of what precipitated the fight, which resulted in one Taiwanese staffer
Grenada was one of only 23 countries around the world that had recognised Taiwan as a full sovereign state rather than as a breakaway rebel province of China, as Beijing has long maintained.. But the two had a bitter falling out after the previous government switched allegiance to China and booted out Taiwan, humiliating Taipei and setting off a chain of events that nearly led to full-scale economic hardships for Grenada.. Once China replaced Taiwan as Grenadas Asian darling, Taiwan began to demand immediate repayment of about 30 million dollars in concession loans to the island, clearly as punishment for being chased off the 344 sq km island of 110,000 north of Trinidad, even though authorities there had asked for time to work out a payment plan. Taiwan basically said no, and demanded its money in a shorter period.. Lawyers for Grenada took the matter to a U.S. court because Taiwan had successfully begun to garnish the islands earnings from cruise lines and air travel, putting the money - ...
From the Department of Healthcare Administration, and Department of Dental Technology and Materials Science, and Department of Management Information Systems, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Department of Health Services Administration, China Medical University; Department of Physical Therapy, Hungkuang University, Taichung; Department of Urology, Feng Yuan Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare; Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taichung; Department of Rheumatology, Nantou Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Nantou; Department of Family Medicine, and Department of Medical Education, Puli Christian Hospital, Nantou, Taiwan. Supported by Taichung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare under grant no. FL1030505007-2 and Ministry of Science and Technology under grant no. MOST104-2622-H-166-001. Y.F. Chen, PhD, Department of Healthcare Administration, and Department of Dental Technology and Materials Science, Central ...
Taiwanese companies specializing in aquaculture technology using fish cages will prospect for partners in the Philippines who can market their technology or partner with them in fish production.. Philip Huang, deputy executive director of the Master Development Department of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, told The Manila Times that companies from his country will be looking for local partners who can market their cage farming aquaculture technology or produce fish in local shores.. A delegation from Taiwan will come to the Philippines to introduce cage farming in the seas. They will be looking for partners and sell equipment, he said.. Taiwans own cage farming aquaculture technology will also be exhibited during the Taiwan Expo 2017 that will be held at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex from today to Sunday. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council and the Taiwan Association Inc. Philippines will be bringing in top manufacturers and suppliers to the ...
The National Health Insurance Act stipulates that foreign nationals who with Valid Alien Resident Certificate or Resident certificate for the Taiwan area( including those from Hong Kong, Macau and China) must be registered in the National Health Insurance program upon living in Taiwan for 6 months (6 months of continuous residence in Taiwan or with one trip abroad not exceeding 30 days when the actual residency period of 6 months is reached after the days abroad have been deducted). But those people who get work permits with ARC must join the National Health Insurance program by their employer starting the day they are employed. ...
Yun-Hen Liu, MD, Po-Jen Ko, MD, Yi-Cheng Wu, MD, Tzu-Ping Chen, MD, Ming-Shian Lu, MD. Laboratory Animal Center, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linko, Chang Gung University. Backgroud: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is a relatively new technique for accessing the thoracic and abdominal cavities. Here, we report the preliminary findings of the transoral approach to access the thoracic cavity of 2 dogs placed in the supine and lateral decubitus positions.Method: Two dogs (weight, 8.1 and 8.4 kg) were used for this experiment. The left thoracic cavity was approached through a right vestibular incision in Dog 1, and the right thoracic cavity, via a left vestibular incision in Dog 2. A homemade metallic tube was used to create a working tract via the pretracheal and substernal planes to approach the thoracic cavity under endoscopic guidance. A flexible bronchoscope was then passed through the metallic tube into the pleural cavity to perform a minor ...
A large-scale survey through the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program database revealed the most common herbal formula used for PCOS was Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San (aka Jia Wei Xiao Yao San), while the most commonly prescribed single herb was Cyperus rotundus (Xiang Fu). (See research here) ...
General anesthesia has been widely used in pediatric dentistry in recent years. However, there remain concerns about potential postoperative dental morbidity. The goal of this study was to identify the frequency of postoperative dental morbidity and factors associated with such morbidity in children. From March 2012 to February 2013, physically and mentally healthy children receiving dental treatment under general anesthesia at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan were recruited. This was a prospective and observational study with different time evaluations based on structured questionnaires and interviews. Information on the patient demographics, anesthesia and dental treatment performed, and postoperative dental morbidity was collected and analyzed. Correlations between the study variables and postoperative morbidity were analyzed based on the Pearsons chi-square test. Correlations between the study variables and the scale of postoperative dental pain
Opening Remarks : Seiji Kawamoto (Hiroshima University, Japan). 13:00-13:30 Toshiaki Nakano (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan) chair : Seiji Kawamoto. Circulating exosomes: key factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development and recurrence. 13:30-14:00 Satoshi Okada (Hiroshima University, Japan) chair : Seiji Kawamoto. Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis Diseases: a PID with impaired IL-17 immunity. 14:00-14:30 Michiko Oyoshi (Harvard Medical School, USA) chair : Seiji Kawamoto. Atopic march: insights from mouse models. 14:30-14:50 Coffee Break. 14:50-15:20 Snezhana Oliferenko (The Francis Crick Institute, UK) chair : Kazunori Kume. Comparative approach to understanding mitotic division. 15:20-15:50 Jo Murray (University of Sussex, UK) chair : Masaru Ueno. The Smc5/6 complex, regulation of recombination and replication fork stability. 15:50-16:20 Mitsuhiro Yanagida (OIST, Japan) chair : Takashi Toda. A landscape of essential genes for cell regeneration after starvation. 16:20-16:50 Keith ...
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The purposes of establishing the forward command post are to help the central government in obtaining real-time information concerning the outbreaks in southern Taiwan and provide local governments real-time outbreak and disease surveillance, technical guidance on case management and infection prevention and control, and enhance central-local vertical co-ordination.. Last week, the Executive Yuan decided to allocate NT$ 42 million of the secondary reserve fund to support the dengue prevention and control efforts in Tainan City to cover costs for additional personnel, environmental disinfectant and others.. In addition, the CDC has purchase additional 10,000 dengue rapid diagnostic test kits and established theCentral Rapid Diagnostic Test Coordination Group to mobilize resources in support local communities and governments.. As of Monday, 6,312 dengue fever cases have been reported in Taiwan, with 5,586 cases reported in Tainan City alone. Kaohsiung City, with 635 cases, has the second most ...
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MEDIA: UN team to arrive to assess situation following typhoon. They claim Beijing was not consulted. Kyodo news observes that Taiwans Japan envoy was also on vacation in Europe when the typhoon hit. Apparently everyone the KMT appointed was on vacation when Morakot broke down our gates. Taiwan News calls on DPP to show what it is made of. Jon Adams at Gobal Post reports on the possibility that the Tsengwen Reservoir Diversion project had a hand in the burying of Siaolin village. Another globalist argument that Taiwans banks should be privatized, in Forbes. Apparently no one has noticed that during the heyday of 8% growth, all of the local banks were state-owned. Could there be a lesson in there? Naw. DPA reports on Apple Daily reports on Thai surrogate mothers being barred from entering Taiwan since surrogacy is illegal in Taiwan. Can someone explain to me why a Council of Agriculture official is quoted for that fact? Also, Apple claims 1 in 7 Taiwanese couples are infertile. Another take on ...
Former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui, dubbed Mr Democracy for burying autocratic rule in favor of freewheeling pluralism, died yesterday at age 97.. Lee thrived on defying Chinas drive to absorb an island it regards as a wayward province.. Lee hoped for Taiwan to be a country of democracy, freedom, human rights and dignity, where one does not have to be ruled by others and where everyone can say out loud Im Taiwanese, he told a 2012 election rally.. Lees greatest act of defiance was becoming Taiwans first democratically elected president in March 1996, achieved with a landslide following eight months of intimidating war games and missile tests by China in waters around the island.. Inaugurated that year, Lee offered to make a journey of peace to the mainland.. But Beijing branded him a splittist bent on turning Taiwans self-governance into independence, and said he should be tossed into the dustbin of history.. Lee became the Nationalist party chairman and Taiwans president ...
Few resources can build a better picture of life in Taiwan than the expat blogs maintained by foreigners already established in the country. Whether these writers are retelling great challenges theyve survived, relaying roll-on-the-floor funny encounters, delivering crucial advice and important tips for new arrivals or reaching out to those around them, their insight affords others a unique and personal glimpse into their new community.Best Expat Blogs in Taiwan 2 Stinky Tofus Combined, the 2 Stinky Tofus have 10 years of expat experience in Taiwan. A quirky blog about Taiwanese culture filled with anecdotes, likeable and unlikeable things, and explanations of cultural oddities for confused expats. ►Nationality: Canadian and South African The Taiwan Adventure Theres nothing like having someone to explain whats what when you get to a new country. Thank goodness for thorough, bit-of-everything blogs like The Taiwan Adventure: non-stop posts about househunting, the weather, markets, weekend breaks,