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Androgenic Alopecia Is Associated with Less Dietary Soy, Higher Blood Vanadium and rs1160312 1 Polymorphism in Taiwanese Communities
Background Although the genetic basis of androgenic alopecia has been clearly established, little is known about its non-genetic causes, such as environmental and lifestyle factors. Objective ThisExpand
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Living With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The Process of Self-Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Background: Disease self-management for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is less well characterized than that for patients with other chronic diseases. A patient-centeredExpand
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Heat treatment-modulated coupling effect of multi-scale second-phase particles on the ductile fracture of aged aluminum alloys
Abstract Experiments and multi-scale modeling were carried out in order to study the heat treatment-modulated coupling effect of multi-scale second-phase particles on the ductile fracture of twoExpand
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Quality of life in Parkinson’s disease patients: validation of the Short-Form Eight-item Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-8) in Taiwan
PurposeThis study sought to evaluate the Chinese version of the eight-item Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-8), through standard psychometric techniques.MethodsA cross-sectional study wasExpand
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Neck Circumference as a Predictive Indicator of CKD for High Cardiovascular Risk Patients
Background. Neck circumference (NC) is an anthropometric measure of obesity for upper subcutaneous adipose tissue distribution which is associated with cardiometabolic risk. This study investigatedExpand
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Predictors of advance directives among nursing home residents with dementia.
ABSTRACTBackground:Advance directives are important for nursing home residents with dementia; for those with advanced dementia, surrogates determine medical decisions. However, in Taiwan, little isExpand
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End-of-Life Care Discussion for Residents With Dementia in Long-Term Care Facilities
Background: Healthcare professionals play an important role in end-of-life care decisions. Although the factors affecting end-of-life care in long-term care facilities have been well studied inExpand
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Gene Expression Profiling of Colorectal Tumors and Normal Mucosa by Microarrays Meta-Analysis Using Prediction Analysis of Microarray, Artificial Neural Network, Classification, and Regression Trees
Background. Microarray technology shows great potential but previous studies were limited by small number of samples in the colorectal cancer (CRC) research. The aims of this study are to investigateExpand
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Problems and health needs of adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients following hospital discharge: A qualitative study.
OBJECTIVES To explore problems and health needs of adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patients during a one-year period following hospital discharge. BACKGROUND ECMO functions as lifeExpand
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Changes in and Determinants of Quality of Life in Patients With Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Undergoing Initial Chemotherapy
Background: Few studies have evaluated completely the changes in quality of life (QOL) that occur from pretreatment through the first four consecutive cycles of chemotherapy or determined itsExpand
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