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Depressive symptoms, chronic medical conditions and functional status: a comparison of urban and rural elders in Taiwan
The associations of depression, chronic condition and functional disability have not been studied well in Taiwan. The present study hypothesized that strong relations between chronic medicalExpand
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Socio-demographic and health-related factors associated with cognitive impairment in the elderly in Taiwan
BackgroundCognitive impairment is an age-related condition as the rate of cognitive decline rapidly increases with aging. It is especially important to better understand factors involving inExpand
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A population-based study of prevalence and hospital charges in total hip and knee replacement
The purpose of this study was to explore the increasing prevalence of factors affecting hospital charges for primary total hip replacement/total knee replacement (THR/TKR). This study analysed 37,918Expand
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Responsiveness of the Harris Hip Score and the SF-36: five years after total hip arthroplasty
PurposeComparing the responsiveness over time of the Harris Hip Score (HHS) and the SF-36 in patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) and assessing variation in the responsiveness of theseExpand
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The longitudinal relationship between depressive symptoms and disability for older adults: a population-based study.
BACKGROUND Although depressive symptoms in older adults are common, their relationship with disability and the influence of disability on the development of depressive symptoms over time is not wellExpand
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Trajectories of depression and their relationship with health status and social service use.
This longitudinal study was conducted between 1994 and 2004 in a cohort of Southern Taiwan community-living elderly residents. The study aims to explore the trajectories of depression and how theseExpand
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Health-related quality of life for nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients with cancer-free survival after treatment.
PURPOSE To evaluate the health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) of nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) patients with cancer-free survival after treatment and to investigate the factors correlated with theirExpand
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Quality of life as a survival predictor for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma treated with radiotherapy.
PURPOSE Accumulating reports suggest that quality of life (QOL) may predict survival in cancer patients. In this study, we longitudinally investigated whether the QOL data assessed before, during,Expand
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Association of peripheral total and differential leukocyte counts with metabolic syndrome and risk of ischemic cardiovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
There is increasing evidence that leukocytes play a central role in obesity, glucose intolerance, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and cardiovascular diseases, but the role of differential leukocytesExpand
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The effect of preoperative transarterial chemoembolization of resectable hepatocellular carcinoma on clinical and economic outcomes
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most malignant cancers in the world. The effect of preoperative transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for resectable HCC is still controversial andExpand
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