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BACKGROUND Our aims were to evaluate the genotype distribution of human papillomavirus (HPV) and the correlation between HPV parameters and clinicopathological/treatment variables with prognosis in cervical adeno-adenosquamous carcinoma (AD/ASC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutive patients who received primary treatment for cervical AD/ASC International(More)
In-hospital bleeding (IHB) is associated with the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events (CVE) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We investigated whether increased risk of CVE by IHB is influenced by chronic kidney disease (CKD) or both have detrimental effects on CVE. In a Taiwan national-wide registry, 2819 ACS patients were enrolled. CKD is defined as(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported in the Chinese literature that indigo naturalis exhibits potential antipsoriatic effects in systemic therapy. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topically applied indigo naturalis on treating plaque-type psoriasis and to analyze the histological change in skin tissues. METHODS Fourteen patients with chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of treatment with indigo naturalis in patients with recalcitrant plaque-type psoriasis. DESIGN Randomized, observer-blind, vehicle-controlled, intrapatient comparison study. SETTING Ambulatory department of a hospital. PARTICIPANTS Forty-two outpatients with chronic plaque psoriasis were enrolled in the(More)
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of music therapy on women's physiologic measures, level of anxiety, and satisfaction during cesarean delivery. Sixty-four women who were planning to have a cesarean delivery were randomly divided into an experimental and a control group. The experimental group received routine care and music therapy,(More)
Music therapy has been used in the care of patients in a variety of fields, to decrease anxiety and enhance health, and has shown promising results. It is reported that pregnancy and childbirth may result in stressful consequences for some women. This article describes the systematic applications of music therapy to perinatal women and their families. The(More)
PURPOSE This study explored (a) differences in sleep quality, depression, and stress among second- and third-trimester pregnant and nonpregnant women, and (b) relationships among depression, stress, and sleep quality of pregnant women in Taiwan. DESIGN Cross-sectional. METHODS A convenience sample of 150 second-trimester and 150 third-trimester pregnant(More)
While the incidence of breast cancer (BC) has been relatively low in Asian countries, it has been rising rapidly in Taiwan. Within the last decade, it has replaced cervical cancer as the most diagnosed cancer site for women. Nevertheless, there is a paucity of studies reporting the attitudes and practices of breast cancer screening among Chinese women. The(More)
Online chatting is an important component of improving interpersonal relationships online, but it may reduce participants' communication time with family members. We conducted a study of the relationship between participants' intent to engage in online chatting and three dimensions of loneliness: social, familial, and romantic. This study was designed to(More)
OBJECTIVE It is not clear whether the prognostic value of pretreatment serum CA125 levels is independent or through association with other clinicopathological features in endometrial cancer. METHODS All patients with endometrial cancer treated between 2000 and 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. The correlation of clinicopathological characteristics,(More)