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Acetaminophen (APAP) intoxication is a common cause of hepatic toxicity and life-threatening hepatic failure. However, few studies have investigated the possible association between APAP intoxication and acute kidney injury (AKI). We constructed a retrospective cohort study to clarify the relationship between APAP intoxication and the risk of AKI.We(More)
PURPOSE The mechanism of cancer cachexia remains unclear and inflammatory cytokines may play a role in its development. Interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) are known to be associated with cancer cachexia. Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase 5a (TRACP5a) is proposed to be related to chronic inflammation. In this(More)
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) International Prognostic Index (IPI) is an enhanced prognostic tool that has identified some specific extranodal sites as a poor prognostic factor. We retrospectively analyzed 148 Taiwanese patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma receiving rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin,(More)
The current retrospective study aimed to investigate the relationship between prognostic factors and overall survival (OS) in patients with advanced pancreatic head cancers who initially presented with obstructive jaundice. Furthermore, the impact of age and comorbidities on therapeutic strategies in such patients was evaluated.A total of 79 advanced(More)
The signal transducing function of Gbeta(5) in brain is unknown. When studied in vitro Gbeta(5) is the only heterotrimeric Gbeta subunit known to interact with both Ggamma subunits and regulators of G protein signaling (RGS) proteins. When tested with Ggamma, Gbeta(5) interacts with other classical components of heterotrimeric G protein signaling pathways(More)
For better understanding the complete metabolism and the physiological role of D-lactate, the concentrations of D-lactate in the serum, liver and kidney of normal and diabetic rats were determined by our established column-switching HPLC method with pre-column fluorescence derivatization. Eight-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were administered with(More)
β-Blockers have been reported to exhibit potential anticancer effects in cancer cell lines and animal models. However, clinical studies have yielded inconsistent results regarding cancer outcomes and cancer risk when β-blockers were used. This study investigated the association between propranolol and cancer risk.Between January 1, 2000 and December 31,(More)
UNLABELLED The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocyte/monocyte ratio (LMR), and absolute lymphocyte count/absolute monocyte count prognostic score (ALC/AMC PS) have been described as the most useful prognostic tools for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). We retrospectively analyzed 148 Taiwanese patients with newly diagnosed diffuse(More)
Aristolochic acid, found in the Aristolochia species, causes aristolochic acid nephropathy (AAN) and can develop into renal failure. Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a highly cytotoxic compound generated from the metabolic process of glucose or fatty acids. It binds to proteins and forms N(ε)-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML), which contributes to aging and diabetes(More)
Prior studies show that active-motion early after a fracture surgery can effectively reduce the tissue viscosity. However, due to the postoperative pain and unawareness of the postoperative limitations, a patient prefers to take medication to alleviate pain while complicated rehabilitation exercises can only be implemented under the limited intervention of(More)