Shwu Chong Wu

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Unplanned hospital readmission is a devastating experience for patients and is costly for society. This study determined the 60-day unplanned readmission rate and its predicting factors in patients with chronic conditions. METHODS A total of 334 patients discharged from five hospitals were followed for 2 months after discharge.(More)
Occupational exposure to power-frequency electromagnetic fields (PF-EMF) has been suspected of being associated with adverse neurological outcomes. We performed a case-control study to assess the relationship between exposure to PF-EMF and the risk of cognitive impairment, an indication of certain adverse neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease(More)
We used a nested case-control design with study participants sampled from two cohorts, for a total of 2,198 elderly people 65 years or older and completed cognitive tests between 1993 and 1997, to assess the association between an individual's lifetime principal occupation and the subsequent risk of cognitive impairment. Cases consisted of 290 older adults(More)
To study the causes of burn injuries and the nature of their medical treatment, we investigated the medical histories of hospitalized patients admitted to the burn center of Taipei City Ho-Ping Hospital from June 6, 1983 to June 6, 1987. Additionally, a phone interview follow-up on recovery conditions was made. Among the 300 patients admitted, the majority(More)
We report three cases of neuro-Behçet's disease, including one woman and two men (age range 52-56 years), who displayed symptoms of high fever, headache and confusion. The EEG showed generalized slowing in two cases, and periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges in one. Brain CT scans from two patients revealed cortical atrophy with multiple low density(More)
Inequality in health has long been a topic of discussion. The purpose of this research was to provide estimates of the proportions of elderly who had difficulties in activities of daily living in each of the 23 administrative areas of Taiwan, and to assess if there was geographical disparity in disability across areas. A nationally representative sample of(More)
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