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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke is a known cerebrovascular complication in lung cancer patients; however, whether lung cancer patients are at elevated risk of developing stroke relative to the noncancer population remains unclear. METHODS The present study used population-based claims data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance, which identified 52,089(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we obtained relevant data from a nationwide cohort database to investigate the risk of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children with a history of febrile seizures (FS). METHODS We identified 1081 children with FS as the case cohort, and the date of diagnosis was used as an index date. Four controls were matched(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between the use of zolpidem and risk of subsequent stroke in Taiwanese patients. METHOD This case-control study used data obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database to determine whether the use of zolpidem is associated with an increased risk of stroke. The case group comprised 12,747 patients who(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the possible association between benzodiazepine (BZD) use and risk of incident stroke by utilizing data from 2000 to 2003 from the National Health Insurance system of Taiwan. METHODS Study subjects consisted of 38,671 patients with new BZD use and 38,663 people without BZD use who were frequency-matched for(More)
BACKGROUND The air pollution caused by vehicular emissions is associated with cognitive decline. However, the associations between the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) exposure and dementia remain poorly defined and have been addressed in only a few previous studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, we obtained data on 29547(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the possible association between benzodiazepine use and subsequent cancer risk in Taiwan. METHOD In this population-based retrospective cohort study, we used data from 1996 to 2000 from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance system to investigate the possible association between benzodiazepine use and cancer risk. The exposure(More)
BACKGROUND This study presents an evaluation of the bidirectional correlation between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and epilepsy using 2 cohorts from the same population database. METHODS We used data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database to establish 2 separate cohort studies with participants <19 years old. We(More)
OBJECTIVE Depression is a highly prevalent disorder that is associated with disability. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between depression and hyperlipidemia and whether the onset of depression is associated with administering statins to patients with hyperlipidemia. MATERIAL AND METHODS The data analyzed in this study were(More)
Antibodies to B. melitensis were detected by agglutination by using the Rose Bengal and Brucella Wright tests (both from BioRad, Hercules, CA, USA). Of the 63 patients, 9 had a positive antibody response against a tested antigen (Table): 1 to phase I C. burnetii and 8 to Bartonella spp. (IgG >200). Of these, 7 had a 1-fold dilution higher titer to B.(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) are suggested to be at a lower risk for the development of certain cancers and at a higher risk for melanoma. The aim of this study is to evaluate the possible association between PD and malignancy in Taiwan. MATERIALS AND METHODS We used the data of the National Health Insurance System of Taiwan to assess(More)