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OBJECTIVE Patients with end-stage renal disease are suggestive to have a higher risk for the development of some kinds of cancer. The aim of this study is to evaluate the possible association between malignancy and end-stage renal disease in Taiwan. METHODS We used the data of the National Health Insurance system of Taiwan to assess this issue. The(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate a possible association between malignancy and anxiety disorders (AD) in Taiwan. METHODS We employed data from the National Health Insurance system of Taiwan. The AD cohort contained 24,066 patients with each patient randomly frequency matched according to age and sex with 4 individuals from the general(More)
PURPOSE Oligodendroglioma is a relatively rare central nervous system tumor. Currently, surgical intervention is the mainstay of treatment, and the role of postoperative radiotherapy (RT) remains a subject of controversy. The objective of this study was to investigate the prognostic factors, evaluate the treatment outcomes, and assess whether postoperative(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) of nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) patients with cancer-free survival after treatment and to investigate the factors correlated with their HR-QOL. METHODS AND MATERIALS One hundred eighty-two NPC patients with cancer-free survival of more than 2 years after treatment were enrolled in the study.(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is much more common in Asian countries than in Western countries. However, since the 1980s, nasopharyngeal carcinoma incidence has fallen among both men and women in Hong Kong, and recently a similar trend has also been noted in Singapore. Using data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program and the US Census, the(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Tonsillectomy is related to increased risk of certain types of cancer. This study evaluates the possible association between tonsillectomy and cancer in Taiwan. METHODS Data from the National Health Insurance system of Taiwan was used. A cohort study consisting of 997 patients with a new diagnosis of tonsillectomy from 2000 to 2005(More)
Thirteen flavone glucosides from the herb of Euphorbia humifusa were isolated and elucidated. Among them, five compounds including apigenin-7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (2), apigenin-7-O-(6''-O-galloyl)-β-D-glucopyranoside (3), luteolin-7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (7), luteolin-7-O-(6''-O-trans-feruloyl)-β-D-glucopyranoside (8) and(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy still exists regarding whether alendronate (ALN) use increases the risk of esophageal cancer or breast cancer. METHODS This paper explores the possible association between the use of oral ALN in osteoporosis patients and subsequent cancer risk using the National Health Insurance (NHI) system database of Taiwan with a Cox(More)
1567-4223/$ see front matter 2011 Elsevier B.V. A doi:10.1016/j.elerap.2011.06.005 ⇑ Corresponding author. Tel.: +886 2 23111531x38 E-mail address: lijencheng@csim.scu.edu.tw (L.-C. As the profit margins of 3G mobile network operators gradually decline, and market competition becomes increasingly intensive, they must develop rich and diverse varieties of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT) is as important as external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for the radical radiotherapy of uterine cervical cancer. The degree of urinary bladder distension during ICBT may affect the dose distribution in the bladder and rectum, to which an overdose may increase the chance of developing treatment-related(More)