Ming-Chen Chen

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INTRODUCTION Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is garnering increasing interest and acceptance as one of the most important causes of chronic liver disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors for NAFLD among selected adolescent students in Hualien City, Taiwan. MATERIALS AND METHODS A stratified random sampling scheme was(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Little is known about the etiology of acute pancreatitis in Taiwan. The aim of this study was to evaluate the current etiology of acute pancreatitis in Taiwan by a multi-center cooperative study. METHODOLOGY Patients with acute pancreatitis were collected from 8 major leading hospitals located at northern, southern, middle and eastern(More)
The increased use of Chinese herbal products (CHPs) worldwide has raised the concern of herb-drug interactions. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and utilization patterns of concurrent use of conventional drugs and CHPs in Taiwan. The usage and frequency of services in the co-prescription of a CHP and a conventional drug were evaluated.(More)
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