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BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV) persistence is the pivotal event in cervical carcinogenesis. We followed a large-scale community-based cohort for 16 years to investigate the role of genotype-specific HPV persistence in predicting cervical cancer including invasive and in situ carcinoma. METHODS At the baseline examination in 1991-1992, 11,923(More)
Given the extensive study of clock skew minimization, in the ISPD 2009 Clock Network Synthesis (CNS) Contest, clock latency range (CLR) was initially minimized across multiple supply voltages under capacitance and slew constraints. CLR approximates the summation of the clock skew and the maximum source-to-sink delay variation for multiple supply voltages.(More)
BACKGROUND Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the most common cyanotic congenital heart disease in Taiwan. This study investigates the long-term survival and risks of TOF in an Asian cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS This study enrolled 819 consecutive patients with TOF (61.1% male), who received total correction between 1970 and 2002, as participants. Patient(More)
BACKGROUND Associations of obesity and obesity-related metabolic factors (adiposity factors) with uterine corpus cancer (UCC) and ovarian cancer (OVC) risk have been described. Still, a cause-effect relationship and the underlying mediators remain unclear, particularly for low-incidence populations. We aimed to prospectively determine whether adiposity(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been recognized as a major factor for cervical cancer causation. Other factors, relating to reproduction, are also important. This study aims to disentangle the roles of baseline HPV infection, high vaginal parity (defined as having ≥4 vaginal deliveries), and the interaction between the two in predicting cervical cancer risk.(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with Kawasaki disease (kDa) may develop coronary arterial lesions and subsequent coronary events. The first reported case in Taiwan was in 1976, and the annual incidence from 2003 to 2006 was 69/100 000 children < 5 years. A population study from Taiwan, a country with a high incidence of kDa, national health insurance, and easily(More)
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