Hui Ting Yu

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BACKGROUND Effects of frequent nocturnal symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD-FNS) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and work productivity are not well documented. AIM To assess symptom severity, production loss, and HRQOL among employed adults with and without GERD-FNS. METHODS Using several validated outcome measures in a web(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A large proportion of antibiotics used in hospitals is for surgical prophylaxis. We determined the prevailing practices and factors associated with the misuse of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis in hospitals in Taiwan. METHODS In a systematic survey of the medical records of 629 patients from 14 hospitals who underwent clean or(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine factors that correlate with increased antibiotic use among adult inpatients in Taiwan. DESIGN Retrospective survey of medical records. SETTING 14 acute-care hospitals (8 regional hospitals, 6 medical centers) in Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS A systematic probability sample from each hospital, totaling 663 adult inpatients who were(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of thyroid nodules (TNs) and its relationship with urine iodine concentrations (UICs) after the regional rapid economic growth and lifestyle changes. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted in the general population aged 15-69 years. A questionnaire regarding general and personal(More)
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