Tony Hsiu-Hsi Chen

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This study aimed to elucidate the relationship of type 2 diabetes, other known risk factors, and primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in countries with a high prevalence of hepatitis infection. We followed a prospective cohort of 54,979 subjects who participated in the Keelung Community-Based Integrated Screening program between 1999 and 2002. A total of(More)
BACKGROUND Heterogeneity of primary tumor volume within tumors of the same classification indicates a need to elucidate the effects of primary tumor volume on treatment outcomes in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS From 1994 through 1996, 129 patients with newly diagnosed NPC who were treated with high-dose radiotherapy were enrolled(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure in terms of disability, pain scores, and functional status. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Orthopaedic clinic in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS 129 patients with chronic low back pain. INTERVENTION Acupressure or physical therapy for one month. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Self(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the long-term (29-year) effect of mammographic screening on breast cancer mortality in terms of both relative and absolute effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was carried out under the auspices of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. The board determined that, because randomization was at a community level and was to(More)
This study aims to examine the incidence and risk factors of bilateral breast cancer in area with low incidence rate. A total of 120 and 1902 women with bilateral and unilateral breast cancers were enrolled; various factors, including those concerning their medical history and life style, were extracted. Using Kaplan–Meier method, we calculate the(More)
The effects of betel nut chewing, smoking and alcohol on the occurrence of leukoplakia and its malignant transformation to oral carcinoma were quantified in a leukoplakia cohort (n = 435) from one medical centre between 1988 and 1998 in Taiwan. Sixty oral carcinomas were ascertained in this cohort. A case-control study within the leukoplakia cohort was used(More)
BACKGROUND Betel-quid chewing, an established risk factor for oropharyngeal malignancy, is associated with hyperglycemia and obesity. Associations with other characteristics of the metabolic syndrome have not been reported. OBJECTIVE This study examined associations between betel-quid chewing and the metabolic syndrome, allowing for recognized risk(More)
This study aimed to estimate the mean sojourn time (MST) and sensitivity of asymptomatic lung cancer (ALC) detected by computed tomography (CT) or chest X-ray (CXR). Translation of early diagnosis into mortality reduction by 2 detection modalities and inter-screening interval was projected using a Markov model. On the basis of systematic literature review,(More)
BACKGROUND Betel-quid chewing, a recognized risk factor for oral cancer, was shown to be a contributory cause of metabolic syndrome in humans, which implies a greater likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) among those with the betel habit. OBJECTIVE This study investigated the effect of betel chewing on the risk of developing overt CVD. (More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the sensitivity and prognostic significance of whole-body (18)F-FDG PET for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients for whom there was a suspicion of recurrence or metastasis by conventional radiologic or clinical findings during their follow-up examinations. METHODS Whole-body (18)F-FDG PET(More)