Kuan-Chi Lai

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PURPOSE Potentially debilitating, osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is an emerging complication of bisphosphonates. However, its effect on quality of life (QoL) is unknown. We determined the ONJ-related QoL decline in a cancer patient cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-four cancer patients with bisphosphonate-associated ONJ completed a telephone survey(More)
Using transformations of existing quality-of-life data to estimate utilities has the potential to efficiently provide investigators with utility information. We used within-method and across-method comparisons and estimated disutilities associated with increasing chronic kidney disease (CKD) severity. In an observational cohort of veterans with diabetes(More)
BACKGROUND The multidisciplinary tumour conference (MTC) represents the standard of care in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Clinical outcomes in relation to adherence and non-adherence to MTC recommendations have not been studied. METHODS A total of 137 patients with HCC and cirrhosis whose cases were submitted to a first MTC discussion(More)
Infection, relapse, and GVHD can complicate allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Although the effect of poor immune recovery on infection risk is well-established, there are limited data on the effect of immune reconstitution on relapse and survival, especially following T-cell depletion (TCD). To characterize the pattern of(More)
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