Chun-Ying Wu

Yun-Ting Chang4
Jui-Lung Shen4
Han-Nan Liu3
Jeng-Jer Shieh3
4Yun-Ting Chang
4Jui-Lung Shen
3Han-Nan Liu
3Jeng-Jer Shieh
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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)
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)
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)
  • Chun-Ying Wu, Yun-Ting Chang, Chao-Kuei Juan, Jui-Lung Shen, Yu-Pu Lin, Jeng-Jer Shieh +2 others
  • 2016
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)
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)
Subtotal gastrectomy (i.e., partial removal of the stomach), a surgical treatment for early-stage distal gastric cancer, is usually accompanied by highly selective vagotomy and Billroth II reconstruction, leading to dramatic changes in the gastric environment. Based on accumulating evidence of a strong link between human gut microbiota and host health, a(More)
Iron is essential for living organisms and the disturbance of iron homeostasis is associated with altered immune function. Additionally, bacterial infections can cause major complications in instances of chronic iron overload, such as patients with transfusion-dependent thalassemia. Monocytes and macrophages play important roles in maintaining systemic iron(More)