Fang-Ju Lin

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OBJECTIVE Use of vancomycin is a risk factor for acquiring vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). To optimize the use of vancomycin in hospitals, the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) published recommendations in 1995. The objectives of this study were to determine the frequency, indications, and risk factors for(More)
Multifunctional superhydrophobic nanocomposite surfaces based on photocatalytic materials, such as fluorosilane modified TiO2, have generated significant research interest. However, there are two challenges to forming such multifunctional surfaces with stable superhydrophobic properties: the photocatalytic oxidation of the hydrophobic functional groups,(More)
PURPOSE The implementation of a mandatory assessment of risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in a health system's electronic medical record (EMR) and clinical decision-support (CDS) system was evaluated to measure its effect on the use of pharmacologic prophylaxis and the occurrence of VTE and bleeding events. METHODS A commercially available CDS system(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to appraise the extent of unique content on disease-specific preference-based measures (DSPMs) when contrasted with the EQ-5D using published studies and to inform whether EQ-5D could be inadequate as a utility measure in its content coverage for a given disease-specific application. METHODS A structured search of(More)
PURPOSE Using the UK National Health Service's Patient Reported Outcome Measures data, we examined the magnitude of changes and relationship among the EQ-5D index, EQ-5D Visual Analog Scale (EQ-VAS), and Oxford Knee Score (OKS) in patients undergoing knee replacement. METHODS Patients undergoing knee replacements in 2009-2011 completed the EQ-5D and OKS(More)
BACKGROUND Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II) is an X-linked recessive, multisystemic lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency of iduronate-2-sulfatase. MPS II has a variable age of onset and variable rate of progression. In Asian countries, there is a relatively higher incidence of MPS II compared to other types of MPS. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System 43-item short form (PROMIS-43) and the five-level EQ-5D (EQ-5D-5L) are recently developed measures of health-related quality of life (HRQL) that have potentially broad application in evaluating treatments and capturing burden of respiratory-related diseases. The aims of this study were:(More)
Phyla nodiflora is a creeping perennial herb, widely distributed in the most tropical and subtropical regions. It has been used as a folk medicine, herbal beverage, or folk cosmetic. For these usages, the development of a chemical quality control method of this plant is necessary. In the present study, ten compounds, namely,(More)
BACKGROUND Prasugrel is recommended over clopidogrel in poor/intermediate CYP2C19 metabolizers with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and planned percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), reducing the risk of ischemic events. CYP2C19 genetic testing can guide antiplatelet therapy in ACS patients. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Appropriate prescribing is fundamental to successful pharmacotherapy. The status of current ambulatory medication practices in medicine and pharmacy would be better understood through an analysis of community pharmacy prescription claims. OBJECTIVE The aims of the study were to investigate patterns of the types of prescriptions claimed by(More)