Wen-Ko Chiou

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This study investigates the impact of uric acid (UA) on the risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome. In addition, this study explores the relationship between UA and insulin resistance and serum leptin levels in metabolic syndrome. A total of 470 subjects (252 women and 218 men) were recruited from the Department of Health Management at Chang Gung(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) surface anthropometry enables us to extend the study to 3D geometry and morphology of mainly external human body tissues. A model is presented for estimation of human body surface area (BSA), which is identical in form to the one proposed in 1916 by DuBois and DuBois is presented. The purpose of this study is to measure BSA, using 3D(More)
This epidemiological study analyzed risk factors for low back pain (LBP) in nursing personnel in a 5000-bed medical center in the Republic of China. Of the 3212 eligible nursing personnel, 3159 (98.3 per cent) responded to the mail survey. Risk factors for LBP were age, stature, body weight, duration of work, work habits, and sitting posture. The lifetime(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and hyperuricemia are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. However, findings regarding the relationship between serum uric acid (UA) level and components of MetS have been inconsistent. This study was performed to explore the potential value of UA level as a marker of MetS among male and female Chinese of(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated possible correlations for interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and soluble interleukin-2 receptor-alpha (sIL-2R-alpha) levels in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), and clinical grade of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), which is determined by factors such as extent of pulmonary involvement, fever and loss of body weight. DESIGN In order to(More)
AIMS Hyperinsulinemia in overweight status, obesity, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is often accompanied by cancer. Gender is important in cancer epidemiology, clinical presentation, and response to therapy in different histological types of malignancy. Insufficient information is available concerning gender differences in DM with organ-specific and(More)
K e y w o r d s D a t a mining, Type II diabetes, Backpropagation neural network, Diagnosis. This research was supported in part by Grant No. 93-2213-E-007-110 from National Science Council (Taiwan). The authors would like to thank the medical staff at the Department of Health Examination at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. We are grateful to the Chang(More)
In this study, we used a three-dimensional (3D) body scanner to evaluate subjects with central obesity. These measurements were correlated with blood pressure, blood glucose, lipid, and uric acid levels. We randomly selected 1,204 subjects who visited the Department of Health Management at Chang Gung Medical Center in Linkou. The health index (HI) was(More)
UNLABELLED Information concerning the association of serum UA levels and the development of MS in the Chinese aging population is limited. The aims of this study were to investigate age-related metabolic disorders and analyze the relationship between serum UA levels and the components of MS in the elderly. This cross-sectional observational study was(More)