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BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major health problem. HBV genotypes may be associated with progression of liver disease. The distribution and clinical implications of HBV genotypes in southern Taiwan are evaluated. METHODS We used a polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism genotyping method to determine HBV(More)
In recent years there are a considerable increase in alcohol consumption in Taiwan, which may have been accompanied by increased incidence of alcohol-related physical disease. This study was designed for an understanding of neurological problems in chronic alcoholic patients. One hundred and five cases of chronic alcoholics with neurological problems were(More)
BACKGROUND The study was to investigate the relationship between diabetes mellitus ( DM), specific cancers, age, and gender. METHODS This was a retrospective study that examined the frequency of different forms of cancer among male and female patients with or without DM admitted to a single hospital in Taiwan between January 2009 and June 2010. RESULTS(More)
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are common among computer users, especially involving the neck and shoulder region. Previous studies showed subjects with neck pain had altered muscle recruitment patterns that persisted throughout the sustained computing task. Moreover, some studies reported that working posture and psychological stress also influence(More)
INTRODUCTION The goal of this study was to determine the relationships among type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), specific cancer histological types and mortality in hospitalized women. METHODS Patients over 19 years of age were included if the indication for hospital admission was a diagnosis of type 2 DM or a malignancy. In total, 67,660 female patients with(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the posture, muscle activities, and self reported discomforts of neck pain notebook computer users on three monitor tilt conditions: 100°, 115°, and 130°. Six subjects were recruited in this study to completed typing tasks. Results showed subjects have a trend to show the forward head posture in the condition that monitor was(More)
the following optimization of the discriminative functions the extended BW algorithm (12) was applied to re-estimate the mixtures of the phoneme models. All phoneme alternatives within the automatically derived phoneme seg-mentation were used in the calculation of the discriminance measure. According to (6), the mixtures of the correct and of all competing(More)
This pilot study attempted to reduce resistance-to-care (RTC) and combative behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia by eliciting their positive affect. Four female residents with dementia were recruited from a nursing facility. Each resident was involved in one intervention trial and one control trial. The response of the residents was assessed by(More)
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