Kun-Pin Hsieh

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This study aimed to evaluate the survival rate of women with breast cancer (BC) comparing persistence versus interruption and adherence versus non-adherence to adjuvant hormonal therapy (HT) in Asian population. Newly-diagnosed BC women from 2003 to 2010 were retrospectively identified from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. HT(More)
We investigated the association between antipsychotic medications and the risk of dental caries in patients with schizophrenia. We enroled a nationwide cohort of patients with newly diagnosed schizophrenia within 1 year of dental caries development. Exposure to antipsychotics and other medications was categorised according to their type and duration, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, few studies have been performed to explore the risk factors for pneumonia development in patients with PD. METHODS We conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study of patients with PD to identify the risk factors for these patients developing(More)
BACKGROUND Lithium inhibits glycogen synthase kinase-3, which is an enzyme involved in the pathogenesis of cancer. AIMS To investigate the association between lithium and cancer risk in patients with bipolar disorder. METHOD A retrospective cohort study was designed using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan. Patients using(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection contribute to major disease mortality and morbidity worldwide. However, the causal link between HCV infection and TB risk remains unclear. We conducted a population-based cohort study to elucidate the association between HCV infection and TB disease by analyzing Taiwan National Health Insurance(More)
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