Learn More
AIM Thyroid hormones regulate the rate of metabolism and affect the differentiation and growth of many tissues in the body. We investigated the association between hyperthyroidism and cancer risk in Taiwan. PATIENTS AND METHODS A random sample of 1 000 000 individuals from Taiwan's National Health Insurance database was enrolled. We found 17 033 patients(More)
This study looked at spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) between patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and healthy controls. The association between diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN) with HRV parameter changes and DM risk factors (including nephropathy) was investigated. HRV parameters were compared between 271 patients with DM and(More)
BACKGROUND Lipid abnormalities in albuminuria in patients with Type 2 diabetes differ by race. AIM To perform a biochemical investigation of association between dyslipidemia and albuminuria in Type 2 diabetes in Taiwan. MATERIALS/ SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We recruited a total of 2349 Chinese patients with Type 2 diabetes from two medical centers in Taiwan(More)
AIM To investigate the long-term risk of stroke in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients with previous episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). METHODS This retrospective nationwide population-based cohort study was conducted using Taiwan's National Health Insurance database. Claims data from 2000 to 2002 were extracted for 3572 T2D patients with DKA and 7144(More)
In the People's Republic of China one of the most widely used methods of second-trimester abortion is the intraamniotic injection of ethacridine (Rivanol). Intraamniotic ethacridine produces fetal death, a fall in maternal urinary estriol excretion, and a rise in prostaglandin levels. Although the induction time is longer than that usually seen with(More)
  • 1