Szu-Chia Liao

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Circulating levels of inflammatory and prothrombotic factors are elevated in the metabolic syndrome (MS) and linked with the occurrence of cardiovascular events. The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between inflammatory and prothrombotic markers and the MS in elderly institutionalized residents. A total of 326 non-diabetic residents of(More)
This study investigated the relationship between hyperuricemia (HUC) and the components of the metabolic syndrome (MS) among elderly institutionalized men. In addition, this study explored the relationship between HUC and serum inflammatory markers. A total of 333 participants from Chang-Hua Veterans Care Home were enrolled. The MS was defined using a(More)
Elderly patients who are hospitalized with acute illnesses frequently have adverse outcomes. To maintain functional independence, the geriatric evaluation and management unit (GEMU) was established to provide the opportunity for functional recovery (FR). This study's aim was to investigate potential prognostic factors for functional improvement in a GEMU of(More)
OBJECTIVE To better assess the usefulness of miniature ultrasound probe (MUP) sonography in the evaluation of the adequacy of gastric variceal injection with cyanoacrylate to decrease the risk of post injection rebleeding. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty-nine patients with bleeding gastric varices were included in this study. Endoscopic cyanoacrylate injection(More)
The incidence of ischemic stroke increases with age, and it has a great impact on patients' functional independence. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical features, laboratory findings, and stroke subtypes in different age subgroups and identify the predictive factors for functional independence 6 months after stroke. A total of 533 patients(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in small intestines has rarely been reported. We report a 67-year-old woman with abdominal pain for 2 weeks. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed wall-thickening of the segmental small bowel. Enteroscopy disclosed discrete ulcers at the jejunum, and biopsy histopathology showed positive CMV immunoreactivity. Laboratory(More)
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