Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) have been widely used in a variety of products worldwide for years. The relationship between serum PFCs and thyroid function has never been addressed in a nationally representative survey.
Consumption of Chinese herbs that contain aristolochic acid (eg, Mu Tong) has been associated with an increased risk of urinary tract cancer.
Patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) have a significantly higher prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and malnutrition–inflammation complex syndrome (MICS). In the present study of Taiwanese MHD patients, we determined the clinical characteristics and influence of HCV infection on MICS by calculation of the malnutrition–inflammation score (MIS).