Chia-Hung Kao

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate retrospectively the impact of [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) on the detection of recurrent breast cancer based on asymptomatically elevated tumor markers levels. METHODS Whole-body FDG-PET was performed in 30 patients with suspected recurrent breast cancer and asymptomatic tumor marker increase but(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the possible association between paediatric head computed tomography (CT) examination and increased subsequent risk of malignancy and benign brain tumour. METHODS In the exposed cohort, 24 418 participants under 18 years of age, who underwent head CT examination between 1998 and 2006, were identified from the Taiwan National Health(More)
The aim of this study was to define the clinical prevalence and rate of malignancy of focal thyroid incidentaloma in a relatively large number of individuals with application of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in asymptomatic individuals. The subjects consisted of 4803 physical check-up examinees (2638 men, 2165 women; mean(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The current pharmacological management of diabetic gastroparesis remains difficult. Acupuncture has been widely used for gastrointestinal symptoms. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on solid gastric emptying time, serum gastrin, motilin, pancreatic polypeptide (PP), fasting and(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is effective in the early detection of residual/recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPC). To compare FDG-PET with the conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the detection of residual/recurrent NPC, the authors studied 67 follow-up cases of patients with(More)
UNLABELLED The diagnostic accuracy of fused positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) was compared with CT alone and PET alone in the staging and re-staging of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty-six fluorine-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) PET/CT studies were retrospectively performed in 70 patients(More)
Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem of increasing global concern, with potential neurological complications. A possible association exists between type 1 diabetes and subsequent epilepsy. This study evaluated the relationship between type 1 diabetes and epilepsy in Taiwan. Claims data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with end-stage renal disease are suggestive to have a higher risk for the development of some kinds of cancer. The aim of this study is to evaluate the possible association between malignancy and end-stage renal disease in Taiwan. METHODS We used the data of the National Health Insurance system of Taiwan to assess this issue. The(More)
Involvement of the brain is one of the most important complications of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); however, its diagnosis is difficult due to the lack of effective imaging methods. We combined three brain imaging modalities – positron emission tomography with fluorine-18 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG-PET), single-photon emission computed(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential application of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for colorectal cancer screening in asymptomatic individuals. The subjects consisted of 3210 physical check-up examinees (1736 men, 1474 women; mean age +/- SD, 53.2 +/- 8 y) with non-specific medical history. In the control(More)