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OBJECTIVES To assess the differences in postural stability between patients with knee osteoarthritis and controls without knee osteoarthritis, and to evaluate possible relations between postural stability scores and International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) components. DESIGN An age-matched, case-controlled trial with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of short-term light therapy with 890-nm radiation on pain, physical activity, and postural stability in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. SETTING Rehabilitation clinic. PARTICIPANTS Women (n=62) and men (n=10) with a mean age of 61.2 years (range,(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in patients on hemodialysis, but its correlation with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not clear. We aimed to clarify the relationship between OSA without hypertension or diabetes and incidence of CKD in Taiwan. This population-based cohort study consisted of patients with newly diagnosed OSA between 2000 and 2009. The(More)
Little is known about how genetic variation contributes to neuroanatomical variability, and whether particular genomic regions comprising genes or evolutionarily conserved elements are enriched for effects that influence brain morphology. Here, we examine brain imaging and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) data from ∼2,700 individuals. We show that a(More)
STUDY DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. OBJECTIVES To examine the short-term therapeutic effects of monochromatic infrared energy (MIRE) on participants with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Patients were assessed according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. BACKGROUND MIRE is commonly used in(More)
Genome-wide Association Studies (GWAS) result in millions of summary statistics ("z-scores") for single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) associations with phenotypes. These rich datasets afford deep insights into the nature and extent of genetic contributions to complex phenotypes such as psychiatric disorders, which are understood to have substantial genetic(More)
The many subcomponents of the human cortex are known to follow an anatomical pattern and functional relationship that appears to be highly conserved between individuals. This suggests that this pattern and the relationship among cortical regions are important for cortical function and likely shaped by genetic factors, although the degree to which genetic(More)
Neuroticism reflects emotional instability, and is related to various mental and physical health issues. However, the majority of genetic variants associated with neuroticism remain unclear. Inconsistent genetic variants identified by different genome-wide association studies (GWAS) may be attributable to low statistical power. We proposed a novel framework(More)
Many risk factors/interventions in epidemiologic/biomedical studies are of minuscule effects. To detect such weak associations, one needs a study with a very large sample size (the number of subjects, n). The n of a study can be increased but unfortunately only to an extent. Here, we propose a novel method which hinges on increasing sample size in a(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to analyze the association of thiazolidinedione (TZD)-related edema with genetic and clinical variables and develop a simple points system to predict the risk of developing TZD-related edema. METHODS Fifty-eight (21.6%) of 268 individuals who received TZD for type 2 diabetes developed peripheral edema. Twenty-eight tag single(More)