Lih-Wen Mau

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BACKGROUND Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and co-morbidity at dialysis initiation in relation to mortality in end-stage renal disease is still controversial. We studied factors potentially related to the mortality in incident haemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS A national database included 23 551 incident HD patients from July 2001 to December 2004.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The associations of depression, chronic condition and functional disability have not been studied well in Taiwan. The present study hypothesized that strong relations between chronic medical conditions, functional status, and the manifestation of depression would be evident; the interrelationships of the interested measures would(More)
BACKGROUND Taiwan has the world's highest incidence and second highest prevalence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), particularly in older age groups. However, the transition from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to death or ESRD remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the impact of late-stage CKD on all-cause and cause-specific mortality by(More)
There is a lack of multi-center cost-identification studies for hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). We used a single longitudinal administrative claims database representing a national, commercially insured population to evaluate the feasibility of identifying HCT recipients and to establish a cohort of autologous and allogeneic HCT recipients to(More)
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