Wen-Hui Fang

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence of frailty and to investigate the relationship between frailty status and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the community-dwelling elderly population who utilize preventive health services. METHODS People aged 65 years and older who visited a medical center in Taipei City from(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) increases the risk of cardiovascular events. Heart rate variability (HRV) represents autonomic functioning, and reduced HRV significantly increases cardiovascular mortality. The aims of the present paper are to assess the prevalence of MetS in adults with intellectual disabilities (ID), the difference in short-term HRV between the(More)
The paired box genes are a family of nine developmental control genes, which in human beings (PAX) and mice (Pax) encode nuclear transcription factors. The temporal and spatial expressions of these highly conserved genes are tightly regulated during foetal development including organogenesis. PAX/Pax genes are switched off during the terminal(More)
Periodontal diseases are chronic inflammatory diseases characterized by the destruction of the tooth-supporting structures. They are the most prevalent form of bone pathology in humans and act as a modifying factor of the systemic health of patients. Accumulating evidence has provided insight into mechanisms of periodontal inflammation revealing that oral(More)
There has been a widespread impression that tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) mediate the toxicity of high doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, endotoxin) and are key factors in septic shock. However, the clinical efficacy of treatment with antagonists of TNF-alpha and IL-1beta is still controversial, suggesting that(More)
AIM To investigate changes of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and TNFR-I expression in vital organs and their significance in the pathogenesis of multiple organ damage associated with endogenous endotoxin following major burns. METHODS Wistar rats subjected to a 35 % full-thickness scald injury were sacrificed at 12 h, 24 h, 48 h, and 72 h(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of furcation-involved molars presents a clinical challenge. This study retrospectively investigates the demographic parameters affecting treatment decisions and outcomes of root-resected molars using a nationwide population-based dataset. METHODS De-identified data from 471 eligible patients were obtained from a representative cohort(More)
The elevated serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT) and glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (GPT) rate among people with intellectual disabilities (ID) is unknown and have not been sufficiently studies. The present paper aims to provide the profile of GOT and GPT, and their associated relationship with other biochemical levels of children or adolescents(More)
  • Jin-Ding Lin, Pei-Ying Lin, +7 authors Chia-Ling Wu
  • Research in developmental disabilities
  • 2010
Anemia is known to be a significant public health problem in many countries. Most of the available information is incomplete or limited to special groups such as people with intellectual disability. The present study aims to provide the information of anemia prevalence and associated risk factors of children and adolescents with intellectual disability in(More)
The Val/Val genotype of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) polymorphism (Val66Met) has been reported to affect human anxiety-related phenotypes. Substantial research has demonstrated that anxiety is associated with sympathetic activation, while sex steroid hormones have been shown to exert differential actions in regulating BDNF expression. Thus,(More)