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We develop time-varying association analyses for onset ages of two lung infections to address the statistical challenges in utilizing registry data where onset ages are left-truncated by ages of entry and competing-risk censored by deaths. Two types of association estimators are proposed based on conditional cause-specific hazard function and cumulative(More)
PURPOSE We determined overactive bladder symptoms in combination with other lower urinary tract symptoms and illustrated their relationships using a statistical analysis. Furthermore, we also describe the potential contributory factors and adaptation strategies in patients that are associated with overactive bladder subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total(More)
Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) bladder instillation is a standard therapy for interstitial cystitis (IC); however, there are varying degrees of success. We hypothesize that first-line intravesical therapy with a DMSO cocktail will optimize treatment outcome. Ninety women with newly diagnosed IC were enrolled consecutively for the treatment. The IC symptom and(More)
INTRODUCTION Intravesical instillation with a hyaluronic acid (HA) solution is an effective treatment for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), but its impact on sexual functioning of patients is not known. AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in sexual function of women with refractory IC/BPS who underwent a second-line(More)
To determine the optimal time for testing the association between personality traits and cortisol levels, and the number of sampling days needed for reliable results to be obtained for preschool-aged children, ambulatory salivary sampling for cortisol was performed on 39 preschoolers at four different times for 10 consecutive school days. A repeated-measure(More)
The giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus is a highly valued finfish. In past years, some propagation techniques such as induced spawning and sexual reversal were achieved. However, for hatcheries, the seed production is still unstable, and mass mortality often occurs. Serious intracohort cannibalism is one of the reasons for this. This fish exhibits type(More)