Cheng-Fang Hsieh

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BACKGROUND Stroke is the major cause of adult disability. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been used for many years to manage depression. Recently, small trials have demonstrated that SSRIs might improve recovery after stroke, even in people who are not depressed. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are the least biased way to bring(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been considered as one of the risk factors for ischemic stroke, but the impact of OSA on wake-up stroke (WUS) is not well studied. We aimed to determine the relationship between OSA and WUS. We prospectively recruited 71 patients with mild to moderate ischemic stroke during hospitalization. Patients were classified into WUS(More)
Secondary parkinsonism has comprised about 20 to 40 percent of all parkinsonism patients in movement disorders clinic. Most of them are induced by certain medications. About 5 to 10 percent of these patients are caused by sudden vascular events, who suffer from their parkinsonism abruptly, and usually of aged people with quite apparent stroke risk factors.(More)
CLINICAL QUESTION Are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) associated with better recovery after stroke? BOTTOM LINE SSRIs may be associated with improved recovery after stroke, even in persons without depression. However, much of the evidence is of poor quality. Large, high-quality trials are needed to evaluate the validity of the current(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on napping behavior in adults aged 60 and older with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). DESIGN Retrospective cohort study using questionnaires. SETTING Sleep center. PARTICIPANTS Individuals starting CPAP treatment between April 2010 and March 2012 (mean age(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the clinical significance, manifestations, microbiological characteristics and outcomes of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) isolates, and compare the clinical features of community- and healthcare-acquired CRE isolates. A total of 78 patients were identified to have CRE. Klebsiella pneumoniae was the most(More)
BACKGROUND Perceived sleep quality may play an important role in diagnosis and therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, few studies have assessed factors that are associated with perceived sleep quality in OSA patients. Hypoxemia depresses the central nervous system and attenuates the perceived respiratory load in asthmatic patients. This study(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic viral hepatitis are at a higher risk for cognitive dysfunction. Little is known about the association between hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection and cognitive function. METHODS From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002, we selected study participants (> or =60 years, n = 1,529) without hepatitis(More)
Neurologic signs and symptoms are common in acute malarial infection. However, after the parasites have been cleared from the blood and patients recover full consciousness, neurologic or psychiatric symptoms may occur or recur within 2 months after the acute illness. This phenomenon is called "postmalaria neurologic syndrome" (PMNS). We present a(More)