Long-Chuan Lu

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BACKGROUND Hyperuricemia is now regarded as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Micro-albuminuria is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. We hypothesized that elevated serum uric acid (UA) is associated with development of micro-albuminuria in the general population. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We(More)
INTRODUCTION Hyperuricemia in the general population remains controversial, in terms of it being considered a risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Within this context, we evaluated the effects of hyperuricemia on renal function in older Taiwanese adults. METHODS From January 2002 to December 2006, we conducted a community-based medical screening(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence and incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are relatively high in Taiwanese patients than in patients of other countries, particularly in the older age groups. Dyslipidemia in patients with CKD has been recognized as a risk factor for disease progression but the role of triglycerides (TGs) remains controversial. With this(More)
When Online retailers and consumers must transact through online technical interface rather than interacting with employees in a physical space, consumers¡¦ perceptions (i.e., the perceptions of venders¡¦ ethics) would play an vital role. The proposed study examined the relationship between consumers¡¦ perception(More)
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