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Gender Differences in Traditional Chinese Medicine Use among Adults in Taiwan
Objectives The increasing use of complementary, alternative medicine (CAM) and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has attracted attention. We report on the gender difference in TCM use among theExpand
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Laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis is more favorable for patients with comorbidities, the elderly, and those with complicated appendicitis: a nationwide population-based study
BackgroundLaparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is not routinely performed for appendicitis because the costs associated with that procedure are higher than those for open appendectomy (OA). However, fewExpand
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The associations between serum perfluorinated chemicals and thyroid function in adolescents and young adults.
Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) have been widely used in a variety of products worldwide for years. However, the effect of PFCs on thyroid function has not yet been clearly defined. We recruited 567Expand
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Polypharmacy Correlates With Increased Risk for Hip Fracture in the Elderly: A Population-Based Study
Few studies have addressed the association between polypharmacy and hip fracture using population data. We conducted a population-based case-control study to investigate whether polypharmacyExpand
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Postoperative Adverse Outcomes in Surgical Patients with Dementia: A Retrospective Cohort Study
BackgroundDementia patients often present with coexisting medical conditions and potentially face higher risk of complications during hospitalization. Because the general features of postoperativeExpand
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Are foreign banks more profitable than domestic banks? Home- and host-country effects of banking market structure, governance, and supervision
Using both bank- and country-level data on banking sectors from 70 countries over the period 1992-2006, this paper empirically investigates the joint home- and host-country effects of banking marketExpand
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Increased Lung Cancer Risk among Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Population Cohort Study
Introduction: Given one third of the human population have been infected with tuberculosis, it is important to delineate the relationship between tuberculosis and lung cancer. This study exploredExpand
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Does Hepatitis C Virus Infection Increase Risk for Stroke? A Population-Based Cohort Study
Background The relationship between hepatitis C virus infection and risk of stroke remains inconsistent. This study evaluates the risk of stroke in association with chronic hepatitis C infection in aExpand
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An investigation of the use of acupuncture in stroke patients in Taiwan: a national cohort study
BackgroundAcupuncture is considered a complementary and alternative medicine in many countries. The purpose of this study was to report the pattern of acupuncture use and associated factors inExpand
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Increased Risk of Fracture and Postfracture Adverse Events in Patients With Diabetes: Two Nationwide Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Studies
OBJECTIVE The relationship between diabetes and fracture is not completely understood. This study evaluated fracture risk and postfracture mortality in patients with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN ANDExpand
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