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CONTEXT Tumor recurrence is a major issue for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following curative liver resection. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between nucleoside analogue use and risk of tumor recurrence in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)--related HCC after curative surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A nationwide(More)
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been characterized by prevalence, cost, and patterns of use. Factors determining its utilization have also been analyzed, either generally or for specific diseases, but few studies have considered the determinants of its frequency of use. Taiwan's pluralistic health care system and comprehensive insurance(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Currently, Taiwanese Chinese version of a disease-specific health-related quality of life questionnaire for osteoporosis is not available. The purpose of this study was to translate and test the reliability and validity of the Taiwanese Chinese version of the Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis(More)
The current study describes the influence of the passage of time on the original findings. The mechanisms used by some patients to reduce loading at the knee (adduction moment) also were analyzed. We evaluated the gait of twenty-seven patients (thirty-two knees) who had had a proximal tibial osteotomy for a varus gonarthrosis. Twenty-four patients(More)
PURPOSE Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) play protective roles in gastric carcinogenesis. However, the interaction between NSAIDs and Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection and the number needed to treat to prevent gastric cancer remains unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a nationwide retrospective cohort study based on data from(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Concern has been expressed over the cardiovascular risks associated with rosiglitazone and pioglitazone. This study investigates the association between oral antihyperglycaemics (rosiglitazone, pioglitazone, sulfonylureas and metformin) with myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, angina pectoris, stroke and transient(More)
There are growing concerns about the health impacts of climate change with ecosystem degradation and global warming, finite reserves of non-renewable energy, water shortages in food-producing regions, limits to contemporary agriculture with its dependence on exhaustible petrochemical nitrogen and rock phosphate fertilizers, and failure of the global(More)
Residual forefoot adduction and supination deformities with functional problems and difficulty with shoe wear may occur during the course of management of the congenital clubfoot. Between 1975 and 1988, 55 patients with 71 feet who had residual dynamic clubfoot deformity underwent anterior tibial tendon transfer. There were 42 full anterior tibial tendon(More)
Extant health literacy research is unclear about the contribution of health literacy to health behaviors and is limited regarding women's health issues. The primary purpose of this study is to investigate the association between health literacy and five health behaviors (Pap smear screening, annual physical checkup, smoking, checking food expiration dates,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) is a risk factor for gastric cancer. We investigated whether early H pylori eradication is associated with gastric cancer risk in patients with peptic ulcer diseases. METHODS This nationwide cohort study was based on the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database (NHID), which provided data on 80,255(More)