Hsun-Yang Chuang

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BACKGROUND This nationwide population-based study investigated the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) after 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor (5ARI) therapy for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan. METHODS In total, 1,298 adult patients newly diagnosed with BPH and who used more than 28(More)
BACKGROUND Because it is unknown whether sudden hearing loss (SHL) in acute vertigo is a "benign" sign (reflecting ear disease) or a "dangerous" sign (reflecting stroke), we sought to compare long-term stroke risk among patients with (1) "SHL with vertigo," (2) "SHL alone," and (3) "vertigo alone" using a large national health-care database. METHODS(More)
Objective: Few studies are available on the association between gallstones and metformin use. The objective of the study was to determine whether metformin use is associated with gallstones. Methods: A population-based retrospective cohort study was conducted using the database of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program. Subjects of newly diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of oxybutynin, solifenacin and tolterodine on dementia risk in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) remain unknown. We investigated the effects of oxybutynin, solifenacin and tolterodine on dementia risk in patients with DM. METHODS We conducted a cohort study by using the diabetes dataset of the Taiwan National Health Insurance(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the predictive value of CHADS2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke) scores for stroke risk in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). PATIENTS AND METHODS From Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified a total of 479 participants with non-atrial fibrillation(More)
BACKGROUND Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), the most common type of vertigo in the general population, is thought to be caused by dislodgement of otoliths from otolithic organs into the semicircular canals. In most cases, however, the cause behind the otolith dislodgement is unknown. Dental procedures, one of the most common medical treatments,(More)
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