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PURPOSE The impact of epilepsy following different subtypes of stroke is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of post-stroke epilepsy with different stroke subtypes. METHODS A total of 4126 stroke patients and 24,756 age- and sex-matched controls were retrieved from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005, a major dataset of the(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing dementia. However, data on the patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes are limited. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and the risk of developing dementia, ischemic stroke and intracranial hemorrhage after disease diagnosis and the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk of future intracerebral hemorrhage development in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS Data were collected from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. The study cohort included 948 patients with liver cirrhosis diagnosed in 1999 and 9480 age- and sex-matched(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) are subject to posture instability and falling. However, PD was not included as one of the risk factors in commonly used fracture risk calculation tools and the fracture rate in patients with PD was rarely reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of hip fracture in patients with PD. METHODS(More)
Headache could be the only manifestation of a myocardial infarction or angina pectoris. The recognition of myocardial ischemia as the cause of headache is important in clinical practice. We report two cases of cardiac cephalalgia, defined as headache attributed to myocardial ischemia. The first patient presented with a thunderclap headache probably(More)
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