Shin-liang Pan

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OBJECTIVE To compare the excitability of the sympathetic skin response (SSR) between subjects with spinal cord injury (SCI) and healthy controls with intact supraspinal connection. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Referral center. PARTICIPANTS A total of 37 men with traumatic neurologically complete SCI (26 with tetraplegia, 11 with paraplegia)(More)
OBJECTIVES A previous population-based study reported an increased risk of stroke after the occurrence of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (ACS), but there were substantial imbalances in the distribution of age and pre-existing vascular risk factors between subjects with ACS and without ACS, which might lead to a confounded association between ACS and(More)
Few attempts have been made to model the dynamics of stroke-related disability. It is possible though, using panel data and multi-state Markov regression models that incorporate measured covariates and latent variables (random effects). This study aimed to model a series of functional transitions (following a first stroke) using a three-state Markov model(More)
BACKGROUND Prospective data is sparse on the association between ischemic heart disease (IHD) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in the young. The purpose of this population-based, age- and sex-matched follow-up study was to investigate the risk of IHD in young patients with newly diagnosed AS. METHODS A total of 4794 persons aged 18 to 45 years with at(More)
OBJECTIVE The risk of stroke in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) remains controversial. The purpose of this population-based propensity score-matched longitudinal follow-up study was to determine whether there is an increased risk of ischemic stroke after PD. METHODS We used a logistic regression model that includes age, sex, pre-existing(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies on the association between migraine and the risk of developing hemorrhagic stroke (HS) have generated inconsistent results. The aim of the present population-based, age- and sex- matched follow-up study was to investigate whether migraine is associated with an increased risk of HS. METHOD A total of 20925 persons with at least(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE With respect to follow-up from newborn hearing screening, click evoked auditory brainstem response provides relatively accurate estimates of auditory thresholds at a broad frequency range between 1,000 Hz and 4,000 Hz. Further on the frequency-specific hearing evaluation, recent studies conclude that tone burst auditory brainstem response(More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) in reducing colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality has not yet been fully assessed in a large, population-based service screening program. METHODS A prospective cohort study of the follow-up of approximately 5 million Taiwanese from 2004 to 2009 was conducted to compare CRC mortality for an(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE It is widely assumed that damage to the peripheral hearing system is an essential prerequisite for the occurrence of tinnitus. However, previous studies have failed to target tinnitus patients with normal hearing. This study aims to investigate if tinnitus patients with normal audiological presentation demonstrate increased intensity(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Prediction of voluntary upper extremity (UE) movement recovery is largely unknown in patients with little voluntary UE movement at admission. The present study aimed to investigate (1) the extent and variation of voluntary UE movement recovery, and (2) the best predictive model of the recovery of voluntary UE movement by clinical(More)