Chia-Ling Lin

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BACKGROUND Acute lobar nephronia (ALN) is a severe renal parenchymal inflammatory disease that has been diagnosed with increasing frequency as a result of newer noninvasive diagnostic modalities. Escherichia coli is the most common bacterial pathogen isolated from the urine samples of ALN patients. This prospective study was conducted to elucidate and(More)
We concurrently evaluated host- and organism-related factors in determining the outcomes of 160 invasive pneumococcal diseases episodes in 158 Taiwanese children during 2001 and 2006. Most (138/160, 86.2%) episodes occurred at age less than 60 months, and an underlying condition was present in 35 (22.2%) cases. Common disease syndromes included complicated(More)
Psychiatric document retrieval attempts to help people to efficiently and effectively locate the consultation documents relevant to their depressive problems. Individuals can understand how to alleviate their symptoms according to recommendations in the relevant documents. This work proposes the use of high-level topic information extracted from(More)
BACKGROUND Tai chi emphasizes gentle, balanced, slow, deep-breathing activity and is widely applied in healthcare and health promotion in elderly populations. Researchers have applied tai chi as an intervention to reduce hypertension, hyperglycemia, and hyperlipidemia with unclear results. This article conducts a systematic review of tai chi intervention(More)
BACKGROUND Advances during the past decade have made it feasible to apply e-health methods to chronic disease management. Researchers have recently begun applying these methods to weight control. The application of e-health management methods to weight control in adolescents has yet to be investigated empirically. PURPOSE This study conducted a systematic(More)
An alloy catalyst of 15 wt % Pt(50)Ru(50)/C was prepared by the method of incipient wetness impregnation and activated by hydrogen reduction at 620 K. Physical characterization of the freshly reduced catalyst indicated that bimetallic crystallites, Pt rich in the shell and Ru rich in the core, were finely dispersed in a diameter of dPtRu approximately 2 nm(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Research on the association between sleep duration and type 2 diabetes in an adult community population has been relatively scarce. The objective of this study was to analyze the association between sleep duration and the risk of diabetes in Taiwanese adults. METHODS Secondary data analysis was based on the database of Nutrition and(More)
BACKGROUND & PROBLEMS Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common healthcare-associated infection in the intensive care unit. The average VAP rate was .128% in our unit during 2011. Therefore, we designed a project to identify relevant problems, including: inadequate knowledge about VAP care, incorrect techniques for sputum suction, patient head(More)
There has been insufficient evidence on whether exposure to hypnotics affects the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The aim of this study was to examine patients with nonapnea sleep disorders using zolpidem, benzodiazepines (BZDs), or a combination of both, and their risk of T2DM. This was a population-based retrospective cohort study using data from 1997 to(More)
BACKGROUND The evidence is insufficient for the association between the exposure of sleep disorders and the risk of injury. The aim of this study was to examine the association between patients with sleep disorders and the risk of injury. METHODS This was a population-based retrospective cohort study using Taiwan National Health Insurance Research(More)