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Osteoporotic hip fractures cause high mortality in the elderly population. However, few population studies reported the long-term mortality of hip fracture among the elderly in Asian population. This study assessed the incidence, excess mortality, and risk factors after osteoporotic hip fractures through inpatients aged 60 years or older. A total of 143,595(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of expanding and regulating mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from isolated adult human bone marrow mononuclear cells, seeded on gelatin-hyaluronic acid biomatrices, and then to quantitatively compare the gene expression in three different culture systems. Individual and interactive effects of model system(More)
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Silodosin administered by 4 mg twice daily is as effective as tamsulosin 0.2 mg daily in treating patients with LUTS associated with BPH. Relative to tamsulosin, silodosin has less cardiovascular side effects as judged by the minimal changes of blood pressure and pulse rats after(More)
OBJECTIVE A polymorphism of gene p53 codon 72 is associated with various cancer formations. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) one of the cytokines secreted by macrophages in response to inflammation and is also related to cancer formation. We aimed to evaluate the association between prostate cancer and the polymorphisms of the TNF-alpha gene promoter(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of polymorphic genotypes in the cyclooxygenase 2 gene (COX2), which is reported to be overexpressed in prostate tumors, with Taiwan prostate cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Six polymorphic variants of COX2 were analyzed for their association with prostate cancer susceptibility. A(More)
Several analytical approaches are available for investigating the antioxidant power for antioxidants, and they are based on a variety of chemical principles, such as oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), and ferric reducing/antioxidant power (FRAP). This paper reports a new rapid method for investigating(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 3% of all cancer-related mortalities worldwide and the risk factors for the development of RCC have not yet been fully elucidated. Mounting proteomic evidence suggests that inflammatory process plays a role in RCC etiology and interleukin-10 (IL-10) is an important immunosuppressive(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on the association between prostate cancer and cadmium exposure have yielded conflicting results. This study explored cadmium burden on the risk and phenotype of prostate cancer in men with no evident environmental exposure. METHODS Hospital-based 261 prostate cancer cases and 267 controls with benign diseases were recruited from four(More)
OBJECTIVES To use the Bst U I polymorphism as a genetic marker in the search for the association between patients with prostate cancer and normal control subjects. The formation or progression of prostate cancer is presumed to be associated with a polymorphism of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene. The most frequently seen polymorphism is(More)
AIM Upper urothelial tract cancer is unusually of high incidence in Taiwan and it is valuable to study the specificity of this disease in Taiwan and compare the corresponding findings with those of Western countries. In the literature, it has been reported that single nucleotide variation of caveolin-1 gene (CAV1) plays an important role in risk of several(More)