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Effects of metformin use on total mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A matched-subject design

Hwu. Data curation: Fu-Shun Yen, Weishan Chen, James Cheng-Chung Wei, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Chii-Min Hwu. Writing ? original draft: Fu-Shun Yen, Weishan Chen, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Chii-Min Hwu. Writing ? review ... & editing: Fu-Shun Yen, James Cheng-Chung Wei, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Chii Min Hwu. 14 / 16 15 / 16 1. Rabe KF , Watz H . Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . Lancet . 2017 ; 389 ( 10082 ): 1931 ? 1940 . https

Independent association between subjective cognitive decline and frailty in the elderly

suggestions that greatly improved the quality and clarity of this paper. 9 / 12 Author Contributions Conceptualization: Tsung-Jen Hsieh, Chih-Cheng Hsu. Data curation: Hsing-Yi Chang, I-Chien Wu, Chu-Chih ... Chen, Hui-Ju Tsai, Yen-Feng Chiu, Shu-Chun Chuang, Chao A. Hsiung, Chih-Cheng Hsu. Formal analysis: Tsung-Jen Hsieh, Chih-Cheng Hsu. Funding acquisition: Chao A. Hsiung. Methodology: Tsung-Jen Hsieh

Effect of national pre-ESRD care program on expenditures and mortality in incident dialysis patients: A population-based study

-for-performance program in Taiwan. (DOCX) Author Contributions Conceptualization: Ming-Yen Lin, Li-Jen Cheng, Yi-Wen Chiu, Hui-Min Hsieh, Ping-Hsun Wu, Yi-Ting Lin, Shu-Li Wang, Chih Cheng Hsu, Shang ... -Lan Lee. 11 / 13 Supervision: Chih Cheng Hsu, Shang-Jyh Hwang. Writing ? original draft: Ming-Yen Lin, Hui-Min Hsieh, Ping-Hsun Wu. Writing ? review & editing: Ming-Yen Lin, Li-Jen Cheng, Yi-Wen Chiu

Angiotensin receptor blockers are associated with lower mortality than ACE inhibitors in predialytic stage 5 chronic kidney disease: A nationwide study of therapy with renin-angiotensin system blockade

. Methodology: Der-Cherng Tarng, Chih-Cheng Hsu. Resources: Der-Cherng Tarng, Chih-Cheng Hsu. Writing ± original draft: Chih-Ching Lin, Yu-Te Wu. Writing ± review & editing: Chih-Ching Lin, Yu-Te Wu, Wu-Chang ... Yang, Min-Juei Tsai, Jia-Sin Liu, Chi-Yu Yang, Szu-Yuan Li, Shuo-Ming Ou, Der-Cherng Tarng, Chih-Cheng Hsu. 11 / 13 12 / 13 study. BMC Nephrol. 2015; 16:167. Epub 2015/10/27. https://doi.org/10.1186

The outcomes and controversies of transplant tourism—Lessons of an 11-year retrospective cohort study from Taiwan

Background Transplant tourism has increased rapidly in the past two decades, accounting for about 10% of world organ transplants. However it is ethically controversial and discouraged by professional guidelines. We conducted this study to investigate the outcomes and trends of overseas kidney and liver transplantation in Taiwan to provide a sound basis for ethical reflection...

Roles of Serum Calcium, Phosphorus, PTH and ALP on Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: A Nationwide, Population-based Longitudinal Study Using TWRDS 2005–2012

Scholar Search for Chih-Cheng Hsu in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google Scholar Search for Mai-Szu Wu in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google Scholar Contributions C.L. wrote the main

Different effect of hypercholesterolemia on mortality in hemodialysis patients based on coronary artery disease or myocardial infarction

Background Studies on the association of total cholesterol (TC) levels and mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients demonstrated conflicting results. The differenct effect of Hypercholesterolemia on HD patients based on the presence of myocardial infarction (MI) or coronary artery disease (CAD) is unknown. Methods We analyzed data from the Taiwan Renal Registry Data System (TWRDS...

The Risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease after Parathyroidectomy in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease

Purpose The changes of the risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in patients with end-stage renal disease after parathyroidectomy are scant. Methods We used a nationwide health insurance claims database to select all dialysis-dependent patients with end-stage renal disease aged 18 years and older for the study population in 2000 to 2006. Of the patients with end-stage renal...

Genetics of Coronary Artery Disease in Taiwan: A Cardiometabochip Study by the Taichi Consortium

By means of a combination of genome-wide and follow-up studies, recent large-scale association studies of populations of European descent have now identified over 46 loci associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). As part of the TAICHI Consortium, we have collected and genotyped 8556 subjects from Taiwan, comprising 5423 controls and 3133 cases with coronary artery disease...

Add-on Protective Effect of Pentoxifylline in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease Treated with Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System Blockade - A Nationwide Database Analysis

• Google ScholarSearch for Chih-Cheng Hsu in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for Der-Cherng Tarng in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google Scholar Contributions All authors ... authors Correspondence to Chih-Cheng Hsu or Der-Cherng Tarng. Supplementary information PDF files1.Supplementary Information Rights and permissions This work is licensed under a Creative Commons

Lower Incidence of End-Stage Renal Disease but Suboptimal Pre-Dialysis Renal Care in Schizophrenia: A 14-Year Nationwide Cohort Study

Schizophrenia is closely associated with cardiovascular risk factors which are consequently attributable to the development of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, no study has been conducted to examine ESRD-related epidemiology and quality of care before starting dialysis for patients with schizophrenia. By using nationwide health insurance...

Iron supplementation associates with low mortality in pre-dialyzed advanced chronic kidney disease patients receiving erythropoiesis-stimulating agents: a nationwide database analysis

Background A risk/benefit analysis of iron supplementation in pre-dialysis advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients has not been conducted. We aim to assess the effectiveness and the safety of iron supplementation in patients with CKD Stage 5 who have not yet received dialysis (CKD 5 ND).

Thiazolidinediones and Risk of Long-Term Dialysis in Diabetic Patients with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease: A Nationwide Cohort Study

Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) reduce urinary albumin excretion and proteinuria in diabetic nephropathy. The effect of TZDs on hard renal outcome in diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is unknown. We investigate the association of TZDs and risk of long-term dialysis or death in diabetic patients with advanced CKD. The nationwide population-based cohort study was...

Association of Dialysis with the Risks of Cancers

Background To increase the survival span after dialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), identifying specific cancer risks is crucial in the cancer screening of these patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the risks of various cancers in an incident dialysis group in comparison with a non-dialysis group. Method We conducted a nationwide cohort study by...

Combined association of chronic disease and low skeletal muscle mass with physical performance in older adults in the Sarcopenia and Translational Aging Research in Taiwan (START) study

Background Multiple chronic conditions and low skeletal muscle mass are common features of aging that are detrimental to physical performance. This study evaluates the simultaneous impact of these conditions on physical performance in older adults. Methods Five studies from 2003 to 2012 were pooled to include 2,398 adults aged ≥65 years with diagnosed chronic diseases measured by...

CKD GENERAL AND CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY 1

Introduction and Aims: In hemodialysis (HD) patients low pre-HD serum sodium (SNa+) and high Na+ gradients have been associated with higher mortality. Increased pre-HD SNa+ variability has been linked to mortality, while stable SNa+ levels are associated with better survival. Here we investigated the joint relationship of SNa+ variability (expressed as standard deviation, SD) and...

DIALYSIS. EPIDEMIOLOGY, OUTCOME RESEARCH, HEALTH SERVICES 2

Introduction and Aims: Psychiatric and neurological disorders are highly prevalent in the dialysis population. We postulated that because the presence of serious psychiatric and neurological disorders may have a negative impact on patient self-care, these conditions may be associated with higher rates of vascular access (VA) infections. Methods: DOPPS phase 4 (2009-2011...

Immigrant-native differences in caries-related knowledge, attitude, and oral health behaviors: a cross-sectional study in Taiwan

-Chun Lin Chih-Cheng Hsu Fu-Li Chen Chien-Hung Lee Ted Chen Chin-Shun Chang Ya-Ying Lin Hsiao-Ling Huang 0 0 Department of Oral Hygiene, College of Dental Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University , 100

Immigrant-native differences in caries-related knowledge, attitude, and oral health behaviors: a cross-sectional study in Taiwan

With the growing number of transnational marriages in Taiwan, oral health disparities have become a public health issue. This study assessed immigrant-native differences in oral health behaviors of urban mothers and their children. We used the baseline data of an oral health promotion program to examine the immigrant-native differences in caries-related knowledge, attitude, and...

Diabetes and End-Stage Renal Disease Synergistically Contribute to Increased Incidence of Cardiovascular Events: A Nationwide Follow-up Study During 1998–2009

OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the effect of interaction of diabetes and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on the risks of cardiovascular (CV) events.