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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)
Acetaminophen (APAP) intoxication is a common cause of hepatic toxicity and life-threatening hepatic failure. However, few studies have investigated the possible association between APAP intoxication and acute kidney injury (AKI). We constructed a retrospective cohort study to clarify the relationship between APAP intoxication and the risk of AKI.We(More)
Deliberate self-poisoning (DSP), the most common form of deliberate self-harm, is closely associated with suicide. Identifying risk factors of DSP is necessary for implementing prevention strategies. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between benzodiazepine (BZD) treatment in psychiatric outpatients and DSP cases at emergency departments (EDs).(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)
UNLABELLED Chronic use of morphine is a risk factor for endocrinopathy and osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates accentuated the protective effect to develop osteoporosis in female patients with malignancy with morphine treatment. INTRODUCTION This study investigates the risk of osteoporosis associated with morphine use by comparing the incidence of osteoporosis(More)
BACKGROUND Gout is a deposition disease with an inflammatory response that can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Gout is stressful for affected individuals, and can cause erectile dysfunction (ED). The objective of this study was to identify the association between gout and psychogenic ED (PED) and organic ED (OED). METHOD We analyzed 35,265(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)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to explore the possible association between the use of insulin sensitizers (thiazolidinediones, TZDs) and the risk of cancer in Taiwanese diabetic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS From the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan, we identified 22 910 diabetic patients newly diagnosed from 2001 to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence of bone disorders after solid organ transplantation (SOT). PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS We used Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database to identify 9428 recipients of SOT and 38,140 sex- and age- matched control subjects between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 2010, to compare the incidence and risk of(More)
Splenectomy may be necessary to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with thrombocytopenia; however, whether performing a splenectomy on patients without SLE increases the subsequent risk of SLE remains unknown. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the association between splenectomy and SLE. We conducted a cohort study by using(More)