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Risk of Bladder Cancer in Diabetic Patients Treated with Rosiglitazone or Pioglitazone: A Nested Case–Control Study
BackgroundEvidence has emerged that pioglitazone may increase the risk of bladder cancer, but the association has not been confirmed. This potential risk also has not been evaluated in users ofExpand
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Characteristics associated with benzodiazepine usage in elderly outpatients in Taiwan
To investigate benzodiazepine usage and the characteristics associated with usage among elderly outpatients in Taiwan.
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Thiazolidinediones and Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
AbstractBackground and objective: Concern has been expressed over the cardiovascular risks associated with rosiglitazone and pioglitazone. This study investigates the association between oralExpand
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Increased risk of arrhythmia in patients with psoriatic disease: A nationwide population-based matched cohort study.
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, the association between psoriasis and arrhythmia has not been adequately studied. OBJECTIVE We sought toExpand
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Cardiovascular and gastrointestinal events of three antiplatelet therapies: clopidogrel, clopidogrel plus proton-pump inhibitors, and aspirin plus proton-pump inhibitors in patients with previous
BackgroundConcomitant use of antiplatelet agents and proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) has been recommended in patients with a history of gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage. However, recent studies haveExpand
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Characteristics associated with benzodiazepine usage in elderly outpatients in Taiwan.
OBJECTIVE To investigate benzodiazepine usage and the characteristics associated with usage among elderly outpatients in Taiwan. METHODS This was an observational study of subjects who wereExpand
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Changes in physicians' practice of prescribing cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor after market withdrawal of rofecoxib: a retrospective study of physician-patient pairs in Taiwan.
BACKGROUND Safety concerns regarding severe cardiovascular events associated with the use of selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors resulted in the market withdrawal of rofecoxib in SeptemberExpand
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Hip and subtrochanteric or diaphyseal femoral fractures in alendronate users: a 10-year, nationwide retrospective cohort study in Taiwanese women.
BACKGROUND A link between the use of alendronate and atypical diaphyseal femoral fracture has been suggested. OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to evaluate the benefits of alendronate inExpand
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Alendronate and Risk of Esophageal Cancer: A Nationwide Population‐Based Study in Taiwan
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Survey of medication knowledge and behaviors among college students in Taiwan.
OBJECTIVES To survey the knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards safe medication use of first-year college students in Taiwan. METHODS One hundred forty-seven departments in 27 universitiesExpand
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