BioMedicine

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List of Papers (Total 24)

The relationship between health-promoting lifestyle and sleep quality in postmenopausal women

Background: Menopausal women are widely reported to have poor sleep quality and sleep problems. It is not clear whether increases in sleep disturbance are brought about by hormone changes associated with menopause or due to psychosocial and physical problems.Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 600 menopausal women aged between 40 and 60 without any known severe...

A screening of growth inhibitory activity of Iranian medicinal plants on prostate cancer cell lines

Background: Prostate cancer has been known as one of the most common malignancy in the men and it is therefore very important to prevent and treat this cancer. In this study, the anticancer effects of 20 species of medicinal plants in Iran, especially those grown in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, were investigated on prostate cancer cell lines to identify potential natural...

Effectiveness of low level laser therapy for treating male infertility

In half of the cases, the infertility of the couple is due to the disorder of the male fertility. The leading factors that cause male infertility are urogenital infections, disorders of the immune system, testicular and prostate pathology, as well as endocrine disorders.Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a very effective physical therapy method, used in many areas of medicine...

Population-based cohort study examining the association between weight loss and pulmonary tuberculosis in adults

Background/Purpose: Little research is currently available on the relationship between weight loss and pulmonary tuberculosis in Taiwan. This study aimed to evaluate whether weight loss is an early clinical feature of pulmonary tuberculosis in Taiwan.Method: This population-based retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program database...

Association between oral corticosteroid use and pyogenic liver abscesses in a case-control study

Background and aim: There are no epidemiological studies focusing on the association between oral corticosteroid use and pyogenic liver abscesses. The aim of the study was to assess whether oral corticosteroid use is associated with increased odds of pyogenic liver abscesses in adults in Taiwan.Methods: This retrospective population-based case-control study was conducted to...

Late onset of biliopleural fistula following percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage: a case report

Biliopleural fistula (BF) and formation of biliopleural effusion is a rare complication following percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD). It occurs when the pleura is traversed by the catheter before entering the bile duct. Biliopleural fistula should be suspected when right side pleural effusion develops following the PTBD procedure. The diagnosis of biliopleural...

Association between oral corticosteroid use and pyogenic liver abscesses in a case-control study

Background and aim: There are no epidemiological studies focusing on the association between oral corticosteroid use and pyogenic liver abscesses. The aim of the study was to assess whether oral corticosteroid use is associated with increased odds of pyogenic liver abscesses in adults in Taiwan.Methods: This retrospective population-based case-control study was conducted to...

A review on the effects of current chemotherapy drugs and natural agents in treating non–small cell lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and this makes it an attractive disease to review and possibly improve therapeutic treatment options. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted treatments, and immunotherapy separate or in combination are commonly used to treat lung cancer. However, these treatment types may cause different side effects, and...

The role of mucin-educated platelet activation in tumor invasiveness: An unfolding concern in the realm of cancer biology

Metastasis is a complex and well-coordinated phenotypic transformation of cancer cells governed by aberrant genetic and molecular pathways. It has been approved as the most consistent cause of cancer death. With emerging insight into the genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics, progress has been made and reasonably large number of molecular pathways of metastasis has been...

The antioxidant activity and nitric oxide production of extracts obtained from the leaves of Chenopodium quinoa Willd

Background: Most reports have indicated the antioxidant capacity of quinoa seeds. However, the leaves of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) are usually worthless and little known about their biological activities. In this study, the antioxidant and immunomodulatory potential of the quinoa leaf extracts were explored.Methods: The crude leaf extracts of quinoa were extracted using...

A review on the effects of current chemotherapy drugs and natural agents in treating non–small cell lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and this makes it an attractive disease to review and possibly improve therapeutic treatment options. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted treatments, and immunotherapy separate or in combination are commonly used to treat lung cancer. However, these treatment types may cause different side effects, and...

Transglutaminase 2 in human diseases

Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) is an inducible transamidating acyltransferase that catalyzes Ca(2+)-dependent protein modifications. In addition to being an enzyme, TG2 also serves as a G protein for several seven transmembrane receptors and acts as a co-receptor for integrin β1 and β3 integrins distinguishing it from other members of the transglutaminase family. TG2 is ubiquitously...

Fluvastatin use and risk of acute pancreatitis: a population-based case-control study in Taiwan

Objectives: This study aimed to examine the association between fluvastatin use and acute pancreatitis in Taiwan.Methods: Using the database from the Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) Program, we designed a case-control study which consisted of 3501 individuals aged 20-84 with new at-the-time diagnoses acute pancreatitis as the case group and 8373 randomly selected...

YC-1 induces G0/G1 phase arrest and mitochondria-dependent apoptosis in cisplatin-resistant human oral cancer CAR cells

Oral cancer is a serious and fatal disease. Cisplatin is the first line of chemotherapeutic agent for oral cancer therapy. However, the development of drug resistance and severe side effects cause tremendous problems clinically. In this study, we investigated the pharmacologic mechanisms of YC-1 on cisplatin-resistant human oral cancer cell line, CAR. Our results indicated that...

Subcutaneous injection-induced cellulites

In the hospice ward where patients are in the terminal stages of cancer, it is common practice to give them a subcutaneous injection of pain relievers to reduce their pain and make them more comfortable. Most of these patients are elderly and have low blood pressure or poor veins, which often makes it difficult to inject them because of the calcification at previous injection...

YC-1 induces G0/G1 phase arrest and mitochondria-dependent apoptosis in cisplatin-resistant human oral cancer CAR cells

Oral cancer is a serious and fatal disease. Cisplatin is the first line of chemotherapeutic agent for oral cancer therapy. However, the development of drug resistance and severe side effects cause tremendous problems clinically. In this study, we investigated the pharmacologic mechanisms of YC-1 on cisplatin-resistant human oral cancer cell line, CAR. Our results indicated that...

Subcutaneous injection-induced cellulites

In the hospice ward where patients are in the terminal stages of cancer, it is common practice to give them a subcutaneous injection of pain relievers to reduce their pain and make them more comfortable. Most of these patients are elderly and have low blood pressure or poor veins, which often makes it difficult to inject them because of the calcification at previous injection...

Presentations and management of different causes of chylothorax in children: one medical center’s experience

Background: Chylothorax in children is a relatively rare cause of pleural effusion. However, it is usually a common complication of cardiothoracic operations like open-heart surgery. Other etiologies for chylothorax, such as trauma or malignancy, occur more common in adults and rare in children. To explore the etiologies of chylothorax in children, this study analyzed the...

Etodolac and the risk of acute pancreatitis

Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the association between etodolac use and acute in Taiwan.Design: We designed a case-control study using the database of Taiwan’s National Health Insurance.Subjects: In all, 7577 subjects aged 20 years or older with newly diagnosed acute pancreatitis were defined as cases, and 27032 sex-matched and age-matched subjects without acute...

Presentations and management of different causes of chylothorax in children: one medical center’s experience

Background: Chylothorax in children is a relatively rare cause of pleural effusion. However, it is usually a common complication of cardiothoracic operations like open-heart surgery. Other etiologies for chylothorax, such as trauma or malignancy, occur more common in adults and rare in children. To explore the etiologies of chylothorax in children, this study analyzed the...

Etodolac and the risk of acute pancreatitis

Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the association between etodolac use and acute in Taiwan.Design: We designed a case-control study using the database of Taiwan’s National Health Insurance.Subjects: In all, 7577 subjects aged 20 years or older with newly diagnosed acute pancreatitis were defined as cases, and 27032 sex-matched and age-matched subjects without acute...