Ming-Jen Chen

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OBJECTIVE The majority of inpatient falls are older people who have various medical conditions and are on several medications. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between medical conditions and medications and falls in older people in hospital. METHOD Using a case-control design, we selected older people (aged 65 or over) who were(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the differences in dose-volume data among coplanar intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), noncoplanar IMRT, and helical tomotherapy (HT) among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and portal vein thrombosis (PVT). METHODS Nine patients with unresectable HCC and PVT underwent step and shoot coplanar IMRT with intent to(More)
In the fast-growing internet applications, email becomes more and more important in communication. SMTP attacks and spam have become one of the most serious problems. Particularly, the SMTP attacks and spam varies on email, for example spoofing address, illegal characters, sending in bulk, too many SMTP commands and so on. A single security technique is not(More)
Background. Inadequate bowel preparation is common in outpatients undergoing screening colonoscopy because of unawareness and poor adherence to instruction. Methods. Herein, 105 consecutive outpatients referred for screening colonoscopy were enrolled in this prospective, colonoscopist-blinded study. The patients were assigned to an intensive-education(More)
Gene therapy has been developed as a potential novel treatment modality for colorectal cancer. The preclinical data have been promising and several clinical trials are under way for colorectal cancer. Data from many phase 1 trials have proven the safety of the reagents, but have not yet demonstrated significant therapeutic benefit. In order to refine this(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The proportion of outpatients with inadequate bowel preparation before colonoscopy is high owing to patient unawareness of its importance and poor adherence to instructions. This meta-analysis aimed to determine the effect of educational intervention on the quality of bowel preparation before colonoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A(More)
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) polarized to the M2 phenotype play key roles in tumor progression in different cancer types, including lung cancer. MUC1 expression in various types of cancer is an indicator of poorer prognosis. Elevated MUC1 expression has been reported in inflammatory lung macrophages and is associated with lung cancer development.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) training, only a flat target lesion can usually be simulated in the normal mucosa. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of simulated targets in the stomachs of live pigs for complete training. METHODS Six trained endoscopists with hands-on experience with ex vivo, isolated pig stomachs were(More)