Eun-whan LEE

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This research evaluated the total first-year posttransplantation ambulatory health care cost using a countrywide health claims database. We searched all health reimbursement claims of posttransplantation patients from 2001 to 2006 using the ICD-9-CM codes (V42.0, V42.1, V42.6, V42.7, V42.8) for kidney, heart, lung, liver, and other specified organ(More)
BACKGROUND In order to decrease the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD), social determinants for CVD risk factors have been extensively studied in developed countries. However, few studies about them have been performed in low-middle-income countries. This study describes factors related to CVD risk factors in low-middle-income countries at a national(More)
Kidney transplantation has become an effective treatment for end-stage renal failure. This study analyzed trends in immunosuppressive agent use after renal transplantation at a medical center in southern Taiwan over a 9-year period (2000-2008) seeking to determine whether the trends were consistent with clinical trial outcomes and published guidelines. We(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate the perception of lay people regarding determinants of health at global level and factors affecting it. METHODS Data was collected from International Social Survey Program (ISSP) and World Bank website. Multilevel regression analysis was done and lay people's perception regarding health behavior, environment,(More)
We sought to examine the utilization of and expenditure for immunosuppressants among transplant recipients under the Taiwan global budget system updated from 2004 to 2006, as provided by the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database (2005). By using all ambulatory care orders (OO) of files from 2002 to 2006, we identified immunosuppressive agents by the(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE To compare pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) and iliac fixation (ILF) without osteotomy as methods of correcting lumbar spine deformities due to degenerative sagittal imbalance (DSI) through the evaluation of the changes in spinopelvic alignment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Many papers have(More)
This study examined the utilization and cost of immunosuppressive agents among kidney transplant recipients in view of the growth under the Taiwan National Health Insurance payment system. Using inpatient expenditures by admissions and the files of the Registry for contracted medical facilities released from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research(More)
Stem cells are versatile in the bodies which are able to both reproduce themselves and to produce more specialized cells. As such, they are of great potential values in repairing and regenerating damaged cells and tissues. Many different kinds of stem cells have been discovered. The most common are embryonic, foetal and adult stem cells. Stem cell research(More)
Gender issues in clinical transplantation affect outcomes at many levels beyond immunologic concerns; for example, immunosuppressive drugs may influence hormone levels. Most immunosuppressive agents are categorized as "C" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, meaning that risks can not be excluded. To optimize renal allograft survival is crucially(More)
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