Wei-Shu Wang

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BACKGROUND Thyroid disorders have long been associated with psychiatric illness, often with symptoms suggestive of mood disorders. The most common clinical features associated with hyperthyroidism are anxiety and depression. The risk of bipolar disorders, especially bipolar mania, among patients with thyroid disorders has not been well characterized. (More)
Carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUP) has a poor prognosis and the prognostic factors in these patients are not well established. Furthermore, there are no selection criteria for patients who should benefit from chemotherapy. The medical records of 179 CUP patients who were treated at Taipei Veterans General Hospital from 2000 to 2009 were reviewed.(More)
BACKGROUND Bupropion, which is widely used in patients with depressive disorder, may cause allergic reactions. However, the real prevalence of these side effects may be overlooked and underreported due to the delayed onset phenomenon. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to estimate the real incidence of bupropion-induced urticaria and clarify the delayed onset(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the risk of cancer among Taiwanese female registered nurses (RNs) using a nationwide population-based dataset. METHODS We recruited female RNs without antecedent cancer from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research database during 2000-2010. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of cancer were calculated. We also compared rates(More)
Oxaliplatin is effective in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer patients; however, severe neurotoxicity developed frequently. To assess the efficacy of nerve conduction velocity (NCV) study in objectively assessing oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy, a pilot study was performed. A total of 28 patients with metas-tatic colorectal cancer(More)
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