Mei-Hua Chuang

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This study evaluated the effectiveness of implementation of an improved storage label and an error-reducing process on the incidence of drug-dispensing errors. A total of 27 pharmacists (11 male and 16 female) were included. Questionnaires were distributed to pharmacists to measure their degree of satisfaction with the format and content of the labels. The(More)
Vascular events are one of the major causes of death in case of Cushing's syndrome (CS). However, due to the relative low frequency of CS, it is hard to perform a risk assessment for these events. As represented congestive heart failure (C), hypertension (H), age (A), diabetes (D), and stroke (S), the CHADS2 score is now accepted to classify the risk of(More)
BACKGROUND One approach to help elderly and low-literacy patients understand instructions for medication use is to use pictographs or pictorial diagrams. However, most of these pictographs are designed by medical professionals and may not be optimal for such patients. OBJECTIVE To compare low-literacy patients with medical staff in dimensions of(More)
A recently developed diagnostic tool, trabecular bone score (TBS), can provide quality of trabecular microarchitecture based on images obtained from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Since patients receiving glucocorticoid are at a higher risk of developing secondary osteoporosis, assessment of bone microarchitecture may be used to evaluate risk of(More)
Technetium-99m human serum albumin ((99m)Tc-HSA) is an important radiopharmaceutical required in nuclear medicine studies. However, the risk of transfusion-transmitted infection remains a major safety concern. Autopreparation of serum component acquired from patient provides a "personal-exclusive" source for radiolabeling. This paper is to evaluate the(More)
Background: Accurate laboratory studies are essential for accurate diagnosis. However, several factors may affect test results. This study sought to identify the impacts of two different collecting tubes on clinical analysis results. Methods: Glass and plastic collection tubes were used for blood collection in 970 subjects. Two thyroid related hormones,(More)
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