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A multi-functional cardiac signal processor (CSP) with integrated sensor interfaces is designed for mobile healthcare applications, especially for heart activity diagnosis in different phases. Applying dedicated processing engines, the CSP extracts critical cardiac signal features based on compressed data with 90% storage reduction, while keeping the data(More)
This study presents a novel wireless, ambulatory, real-time, and autoalarm intelligent telecardiology system to improve healthcare for cardiovascular disease, which is one of the most prevalent and costly health problems in the world. This system consists of a lightweight and power-saving wireless ECG device equipped with a built-in automatic warning expert(More)
Obesity is one of the major risk factors for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and NAFLD is highly associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Scholars have suggested that certain probiotics may significantly impact cardiovascular health, particularly certain Lactobacillus species, such as Lactobacillus reuteri GMNL-263(More)
  • Cheng-Jeng Tai, Ming-Te Huang, Chih-Hsiung Wu, Chien-Kai Wang, Chen-Jei Tai, Chun-Chao Chang +7 others
  • 2016
The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety profiles of the targeted medications, bevacizumab and cetuximab, in combination with cytostatic drugs in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. In this retrospective phase 2 study, a total of 59 patients with pancreatic cancer were recruited and received conventional(More)
Aging, a natural biological/physiological phenomenon, is accelerated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation and identified by a progressive decrease in physiological function. Several studies have shown a positive relationship between aging and chronic heart failure (HF). Cardiac apoptosis was found in age-related diseases. We used a traditional(More)
  • Po-Hsiang Liao, Dennis Jine-Yuan Hsieh, Chia-Hua Kuo, Cecilia-Hsuan Day, Chia-Yao Shen, Chao-Hung Lai +4 others
  • 2015
Aging is the most important risk factor in cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the leading causes of death worldwide and the second major cause of death in Taiwan. The major factor in heart failure during aging is heart remodeling, including long-term stress-induced cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis. Exercise is good for aging heart health, but the impact(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are elevated in pleural fluids of tuberculous pleuritis (TBP) where pleural mesothelial cells (PMCs) conduct the first-line defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). However, the clinical implication of TNF-α and MMPs in TBP and the response of PMCs to MTB infection remain(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Patients who visit emergency department (ED) may have symptoms of occult cancers. METHODS We studied a random cohort of one million subjects from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database between 2000 and 2008 to evaluate the ED utilization of individuals who were subsequently diagnosed with digestive tract cancers. The(More)
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