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Hypercalcaemia and leucocytosis are common in our patients with progressive oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). However, the precise incidence, prognostic value, and correlation with the condition of the tumour remain obscure. A total of 618 patients with oral SCC who were treated primarily between 2007 and 2012 and had serum calcium concentrations and(More)
PURPOSE The present study was performed to evaluate the 5-year status of immediately placed implants subjected to maxillary sinus elevation without grafting. MATERIALS AND METHODS Implants were placed in 2004 and 2005. A minimum of 3 mm of residual bone height (RBH) was required. All implants were placed with a sinus elevation performed through a lateral(More)
The association between the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke has been previously investigated. However, the association between the HCV infection and the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) has not been extensively discussed. Using the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 (LHID2000), we selected(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage head and neck cancer suffer from many physical and psychological symptoms, however, there have been relatively few studies looking at end-of-life symptoms in the head and neck cancer population. The objective of this study was to describe the symptom patterns of patients with terminal head and neck cancer in the palliative(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the association between metabolic syndrome, including its factors, and gallstone disease (GSD) in a Taiwanese population. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study during 2011 ~ 2012. A total of 12050 subjects who completed a questionnaire and underwent physical examination, laboratory tests and abdominal ultrasonography(More)
Studies have suggested that statin use is related to cancer risk and prostate cancer mortality. We conducted a population-based cohort study to determine whether using statins in prostate cancer patients is associated with reduced all-cause mortality rates. Data were obtained from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The study cohort(More)
To assess the correlations and functions of complement C1r/C1s, Uegf, Bmp1 domain-containing protein-1 (CDCP1) in identifying colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who are at high risk for metastasis. Tumor specimens from 101 patients were analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction to detect CDCP1 expression. CDCP1 expression plasmids and shRNA were used to(More)