Ping-Ling Chen

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation of blood flow detected by color Doppler sonography in the endometrial-subendometrial unit with pregnancy outcome of IVF-ET treatments. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING University setting. PATIENT(S) Six hundred twenty-three patients selected prospectively on the day of ET. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence rate of prehypertension and to compare the differences in demographic factors, anthropometric measurements, lifestyles and metabolic profiles between normotensive and prehypertensive individuals. DESIGN Data were based on the Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan (NAHSIT), a(More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco smoking poses public health concerns because of its high risk for many chronic diseases. Most smokers begin using tobacco in their teens and recent reports indicate that smoking prevalence is climbing among youth. The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is a worldwide, school-based, tobacco-specific survey, but cross-cultural differences(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to investigate changes in the healthcare and support needs during the diagnostic period, and factors that affect these needs in women with suspected breast cancer. BACKGROUND Although the needs of women with breast cancer are well recognized, few studies have examined the needs of women with suspected breast cancer(More)
A possible diagnosis of breast cancer imposes a huge psychological impact on most women, but few studies have addressed uncertainty and anxiety changes at different diagnostic stages in women with suspected breast cancer. Thus, this longitudinal study examined uncertainty and anxiety and predictive factors for uncertainty in women with suspected breast(More)
BACKGROUND Social acceptance of smoking is associated with smoking prevalence. Higher smoking rates and ETS exposure might be considered as important indicators for pro-tobacco social norms or social climate. Among studies indicating the association between youth smoking and adult smoking behaviors, most were from individual-level study designs. (More)
Parental smoking is the major source of children's secondhand smoke exposure and is influenced by parents' perception of children's exposure. However, the factors associated with these perceptions remain unclear. The objective of this study was to examine factors associated with parents' perceptions about parental smoking in the presence of children and its(More)
OBJECTIVES Most smokers begin using tobacco in their teens and recent reports indicate that smoking prevalence is climbing among youth in Taiwan. The purpose of this paper was to determine the associated factors of susceptibility of youth smoking by different types of schools. METHODS A total of 4689 junior high students and 3918 senior high students(More)
INTRODUCTION Trauma admissions are associated with weather and temporal factors; however, previous study results regarding these factors are contradictory. We hypothesised that weather and temporal factors have different effects on specific trauma events in an emergency medical service (EMS) system. METHODS EMS data from January 1, 2009, to December 31,(More)
BACKGROUND Botulinum toxin type A (BTA) has been used on facial expressive muscles to reduce wrinkles. We assumed that intradermal injection with BTA on the middle and lower face can produce face-lifting and wrinkles-soothing effect by promoting collagen synthesis. METHODS Nine volunteers were included to undergo intradermal injections of a total dose of(More)