Chun-Ying Wu

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INTRODUCTION The association of idiopathic inflammatory myositis (IIM) and malignancies has been reported, but rarely in Asian countries. Our aim was to investigate the risk of cancer among IIM patients without a prior history of malignancies, in Taiwan. METHODS We conducted a nationwide cohort study of 1,012 patients with dermatomyositis (DM) and 643(More)
OBJECTIVE The Taiwan Government issued a policy to restrict antimicrobial usage since 2001. We aimed to assess the changes in the antibiotic consumption and the primary resistance of H. pylori after this policy and the impact of virulence factors on resistance. METHODS The defined daily dose (DDD) of antibiotics was analyzed using the Taiwan National(More)
Tumor cells rely on aerobic glycolysis to maintain unconstrained cell growth and proliferation. Imiquimod (IMQ), a synthetic Toll-like receptor (TLR) 7/8 ligand, exerts anti-tumor effects directly by inducing cell death in cancer cells and/or indirectly by activating cellular immune responses against tumor cells. However, whether IMQ modulates glucose(More)
In this study, a visual attention region determination approach using low-level lu-minance, color, and region features is proposed. First, the contrast map of an image is obtained by computing the contrast between each pixel and its " thresholding " neighboring pixels in eight directions, based on the just noticeable difference (JND) model. Then, the(More)
INTRODUCTION The association between cancer and use of biologic therapy among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients remains controversial. We aimed to compare the relative risk of cancer development between RA patients taking tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) antagonists and those taking nonbiologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (nbDMARDs). METHODS We(More)
Psoriasis patients with moderate to severe disease often present with depression and insomnia. Treatment targeting both psoriasis and psychological comorbidities is needed to improve the quality of life of these patients.In this nationwide cohort study, a total of 980 patients with psoriatic arthritis or psoriasis who had received nonbiological(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy and safety of ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT) in the guidance of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed consecutive treatment-naïve patients who received curative RFA for HCC from January 2008 to July 2013. Patients were divided(More)
Unfortunately, after publication of this article [1], it was noticed that there was an error in the funding information located in the Acknowledgements section. The support grants for the study should instead be listed as TCVGH-1026802C and TCVGH-1026801B, seen in the correct Acknowledgements below. Yi-Ju Chen has full access to all of the data in the study(More)