Chih-Hsin Muo

Fung-Chang Sung15
Ming-Chia Lin7
Chi-Jung Chung7
15Fung-Chang Sung
7Ming-Chia Lin
7Chi-Jung Chung
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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Controversy still exists regarding whether alendronate (ALN) use increases the risk of esophageal cancer or breast cancer. METHODS This paper explores the possible association between the use of oral ALN in osteoporosis patients and subsequent cancer risk using the National Health Insurance (NHI) system database of Taiwan with a Cox(More)
Increasing evidence indicates that end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is associated with the morbidity of cancer. However, whether different dialysis modality and sex effect modify the cancer risks in ESRD patients remains unclear. A total of 3,570 newly diagnosed ESRD patients and 14,280 controls matched for age, sex, index month, and index year were recruited(More)
The correlation between hip replacement (Hip-Rep) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) remains uncertain. Thus, we investigated the relationship between Hip-Rep and risk of developing PAD in a nationwide retrospective cohort study.National Health Insurance data were used to assemble a cohort of patients who were diagnosed from 2000 to 2011. Patients with a(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the most commonly used alternative therapy in children with asthma, especially in the Chinese community. This study aimed to investigate the effects of the government-sponsored Outpatient's Healthcare Quality Improvement (OHQI) project with integrated TCM treatment on childhood asthma. METHODS This study(More)
  • Chih-Chia Liang, Chih-Hsin Muo, I-Kuan Wang, Chiz-Tzung Chang, Che-Yi Chou, Jiung-Hsiun Liu +3 others
  • 2014
OBJECTIVES We aimed at determining peptic ulcer disease (PUD) incidence among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients during 1998-2008, compared to patients without CKD, and at examining associations between CKD and PUD. METHODS Data for 1998-2008 were extracted from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. The annual PUD incidence (cases(More)
Inflammation and infection have been noted to increase stroke risk. However, the association between septicaemia and increased risk of stroke remains unclear. This population-based cohort study, using a National Health Insurance database, aimed to investigate whether patients with septicaemia are predisposed to increased stroke risk. The study included all(More)
D iabetes is associated with an increased risk of various forms of cancer, such as cancer of the liver, colon, pancreas, breast, bladder, and kidney. Metformin, widely given to patients with type 2 diabetes, works by inhibiting hepatic glucose production through an LKB1 (serine-threonine liver kinase B1)/AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)– mediated(More)
BACKGROUND Western breast cancer survivors have an increased risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture. Breast cancer occurs 10 to 20 years earlier in Asian women than in Western women. We investigated if younger Asian women with breast cancer also have increased risk of fracture. METHODS We used the universal insurance claims data from 2000 to 2003 to(More)