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Effects and safety of oral tolvaptan in patients with congestive heart failure: A systematic review and network meta-analysis

assessment Two reviewers (Mei-Yi Wu and Ying-Chun Chen) independently screened all titles and abstracts identified in the literature search, reviewed the full texts of eligible studies, and extracted the ... ' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study. (PDF) S1 Appendix. Literature search strategy details. (PDF) S1 Checklist. (PDF) Author Contributions Conceptualization: Mei-Yi Wu, Tzu-Ting

Increased long-term risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning: A population-based study in Taiwan

Background Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning may cause toxicity to the cardiovascular system. However, the association between CO poisoning and the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) remains unestablished. We investigated the incidence of MACE after CO poisoning in Taiwan and evaluated whether CO-poisoned individuals had a higher risk of MACE than did the general ...

Analysis of Associations of Human BAFF Gene Polymorphisms with Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases

Background The B-lymphocyte-activating factor (BAFF) is associated with B-cell functions, and gene polymorphisms of the BAFF have been linked to autoimmune diseases (AIDs). In this study, we explored possible associations of two BAFF single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs1041569 and rs2893321, with autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) in an ethnic Chinese population. Material ...

Chloroquine Enhances Gefitinib Cytotoxicity in Gefitinib-Resistant Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Cells

Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs), including gefitinib, are effective for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with EGFR mutations. However, these patients eventually develop resistance to EGFR-TKI. The goal of the present study was to investigate the involvement of autophagy in gefitinib resistance. We developed gefitinib-resistant ...

Systematic review of clinical practice guidelines in the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules and cancer

Background Given the uncertainties regarding thyroid nodule assessment and management, physicians require systematically and transparently developed recommendations. This systematic review assesses the quality and consistency of the recommendations of international clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules and cancer to assist ...

Risk factors and their interaction on chronic kidney disease: A multi-centre case control study in Taiwan

8 Ching-Huang Lai 4 Hsin-Yi Yang 4 Yu-Lung Chiu 4 Jin-Shuen Chen 0 Fung-Chang Sung 7 Ying-Chin Ko 7 Chien-Te Lee 6 Yu Yang 5 Chih-Wei Yang 10 Shang-Jyh Hwang 9 Ming-Cheng Wang 3 Yung-Ho Hsu 11 Mei-Yi

A New Inverse Halftoning Method Using Reversible Data Hiding for Halftone Images

A new inverse halftoning algorithm based on reversible data hiding techniques for halftone images is proposed in this paper. The proposed scheme has the advantages of two commonly used methods, the lookup table (LUT) and Gaussian filtering methods. We embed a part of important LUT templates into a halftone image and restore the lossless image after these templates have been ...

An Unexpected Function of the Prader-Willi Syndrome Imprinting Center in Maternal Imprinting in Mice

Genomic imprinting is a phenomenon that some genes are expressed differentially according to the parent of origin. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and Angelman syndrome (AS) are neurobehavioral disorders caused by deficiency of imprinted gene expression from paternal and maternal chromosome 15q11–q13, respectively. Imprinted genes at the PWS/AS domain are regulated through a bipartite ...

Identification of Chromatin Remodeling Genes Arid4a and Arid4b as Leukemia Suppressor Genes

Mei-Yi Wu 0 Karen W. Eldin 0 Arthur L. Beaudet ) 0 0 Affiliations of authors: Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine (MYW, ALB) and Department of Pathology, Baylor