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Peripheral trauma and risk of dystonia: What are the evidences and potential co-risk factors from a population insurance database?

, Hui-Chun Huang, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Chon-Haw Tsai, Jui Cheng Chen. Data curation: Hui-Chun Huang, Ming-Kuei Lu, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Chon-Haw Tsai, Jui Cheng Chen. Formal analysis: Antonella Macerollo, Hui ... -Chun Huang, Ming-Kuei Lu, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Jui Cheng Chen. Funding acquisition: Ming-Kuei Lu, Jui Cheng Chen. Investigation: Jui Cheng Chen. Methodology: Antonella Macerollo, Chon-Haw Tsai, Jui Cheng

Increased risk of chronic fatigue syndrome following psoriasis: a nationwide population-based cohort study

The onset of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been shown to be associated with several immunological conditions such as infections or atopy. The aim of this study was to clarify the risk of chronic fatigue syndrome following the diagnosis of psoriasis, an immune-related dermatological disease, by analyzing the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. 2616 patients...

Increased risk of chronic fatigue syndrome in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a population-based retrospective cohort study

Similarities in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have been observed as follows: severe disease activity in IBD correlates with severe fatigue, major psychiatric signs, the common use of medication, and bacterial translocation. One of several hypotheses for explaining the mechanisms underlying CFS suggests a similarity to the...

Increased risk of peripheral arterial occlusive disease in patients with Bell's palsy using population data

Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, and Katsuzo and Kiyo Aoshima Memorial Funds, Japan. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Li-Syue Liou, Chih-Ya Chang, Chun-Hung Tseng. Formal analysis: Hsuan-Ju Chen

Increased risk of essential tremor in migraine: A population-based retrospective cohort study

Purpose To examine the long-term risk of essential tremor (ET) in migraine. Methods Using population-based administrative data from a subset of the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan, we identified 22,696 newly diagnosed migraineurs (mean age 44.5 years) and a matched migraine-free cohort of 90,784 individuals in the period 2000–2008. Multivariable Cox...

The Effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Treating Patients with Leukemia

Leukemia is the most common malignancy among all childhood cancers and is associated with a low survival rate in adult patients. Since 1995, the National Health Insurance (NHI) program in Taiwan has been offering insurance coverage for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with conventional Western medicine (WM). This study analyzes the status of TCM utilization in Taiwan, in...

The Effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Treating Patients with Leukemia

Leukemia is the most common malignancy among all childhood cancers and is associated with a low survival rate in adult patients. Since 1995, the National Health Insurance (NHI) program in Taiwan has been offering insurance coverage for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with conventional Western medicine (WM). This study analyzes the status of TCM utilization in Taiwan, in...

Association of Herpes Zoster and Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Objective The purpose of our study was to determine the association of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and the risk of herpes zoster (HZ). Methods In this cohort study, we selected 4736 patients with T1DM registered in the Catastrophic Illness Patient Database who received insulin therapy before 2003 and 18944 participants without DM who were selected by frequency matched based...

Increased risk of herpes zoster in patients with psoriasis: A population-based retrospective cohort study

Research and Mackay Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan (MMH-105-87). Author Contributions Conceptualization: Shin-Yi Tsai, Chon-Fu Lio, Hui-Ping Ho, Chi Chen. Data curation: Hsuan-Ju Chen. Formal ... analysis: Shin-Yi Tsai, Hsuan-Ju Chen. Funding acquisition: Shin-Yi Tsai, Hsuan-Ju Chen. Investigation: Shin-Yi Tsai, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Chon-Fu Lio, Hui-Ping Ho. Methodology: Shin-Yi Tsai, Hsuan-Ju Chen

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...

Increased Risk of Dementia in Patients with Tension-Type Headache: A Nationwide Retrospective Population-Based Cohort Study

Purpose The association between primary headaches, including tension-type headache (TTH) as one of the most common primary headache disorders, and dementia remains controversial. In this nationwide, population-based, retrospective, cohort study, we explored the potential association between TTH and dementia and examined sex, age, and comorbidities as risk factors for dementia...

Lichen Simplex Chronicus Associated With Erectile Dysfunction: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study

Background An association between lichen simplex chronicus (LSC) and sexual dysfunction was explored. However, no data are available from investigations into the relationship between erectile dysfunction (ED) and LSC. Objectives This retrospective population-based cohort study aimed to clarify the risk of ED associated with LSC. Methods By using the Taiwan National Health...

Time Trend Analysis of the Prevalence and Incidence of Diagnosed Asthma and Traditional Chinese Medicine Use among Adults in Taiwan from 2000 to 2011: A Population-Based Study

Background The aim of this study was to determine the annual trends of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) use for prevalent and incident asthmatic adults in Taiwan from 2000 to 2011. The annual prevalence and incidence of asthma in adults among subgroups of sociodemographic factors were also investigated. Methods A population-based study was conducted using a random sample with...

Risk of asthma in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome: a retrospective cohort study

Background Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) has been associated with bronchial hyperresponsiveness and asthma; however, no population-based cohort study has been performed. We evaluated the risk of asthma in patients with primary SS in a nationwide population. Methods We conducted a retrospective cohort study using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. The...

Demographic and Prescribing Patterns of Chinese Herbal Products for Individualized Therapy for Ischemic Heart Disease in Taiwan: Population-Based Study

Objective Combinations of Chinese herbal products (CHPs) are widely used for ischemic heart disease (IHD) in Taiwan. We analyzed the usage and frequency of CHPs prescribed for patients with IHD. Methods A nationwide population-based cross-sectional study was conducted, 53531 patients from a random sample of one million in the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD...

Association between Sjogren's Syndrome and Respiratory Failure: Put Airway, Interstitia, and Vessels Close Together: A National Cohort Study

Objectives Few studies have evaluated the association between Sjogren's syndrome (SS) and respiratory failure (RF). Thus, we conducted a retrospective national cohort study to investigate whether Sjogren's syndrome (SS) increases the risk of respiratory failure (RF). Methods The cohort consisted of 4954 newly diagnosed patients with SS but without a previous diagnosis of RF, and...