Kuan-Pin Lin

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Toxic and essential trace metals, oxidative stress, and inflammatory status were evaluated in anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody-positive subjects. Blood biochemical parameters were determined in anti-HCV antibody-positive (n=17) and -negative controls (n=46). Compared with controls, anti-HCV antibody-positive individuals had significantly lower(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of nutritional supplement therapy on oxidant-antioxidant status, inflammation and immune system responses, pulmonary function, and health-related quality of life in patients with mild to moderate allergic asthma. METHODS Adult asthma patients (n=30) received daily multiple nutrient supplements for two months. Age- and(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation offers cancer patients hope for a cure. However, during the transplant process, patients experience great discomfort, which has a sustantial impact on their psychological, social, and spiritual well-being and severely affects their quality of life. The objective of this study was to understand the lived experience of(More)
The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of medical college students who resume smoking and their needs and suggestions for assistance. Low-structured, in-depth, audiotaped interviews and were conducted of sixteen medical college students. The content analysis method was used to analyze the collected data. The major findings were:(More)
BACKGROUND Serum uric acid (SUA) level is often elevated in participants with metabolic syndrome (MS), and hyperuricemia appears linked inextricably to the presence of MS. PURPOSE Aims of this study included conducting a comparison of SUA concentrations in university students with and without MS and exploring the relationship between hyperuricemia and MS.(More)
Deinstitutionalization and the implementation of community psychiatry rehabilitation models define the future of psychiatric medical care in Taiwan. As such, managing and caring for psychiatric patients at the community level are increasingly important public health issues for county and city governments. A local public health authority in Taichung County(More)
Care extension programs that bridge hospitals into the community are today a mainstream component of psychiatric care around the world. Stronger linkages amongst community resources can help patients and their families transition successfully through the hospital discharge process and reenter the community. Discharge planning is a service that provides the(More)
BACKGROUND Leading a healthy lifestyle not only alleviates the physical problems but also improves the quality of life of cancer survivors. Healthcare professionals should understand the benefits of altering lifestyle behaviors to provide effective intervention programs to assist cancer survivors to improve their health. PURPOSE The aim of this study was(More)