Yi-Kuang Chen

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PURPOSE In this nationwide population based study we used 5-year data on urinary calculi patient visits to emergency departments in Taiwan to investigate the seasonal variation in urinary calculi attacks and the association with 5 climatic parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Comprehensive details on total admissions to emergency departments were obtained(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous cross-sectional studies have suggested that erectile dysfunction (ED) represents an independent risk factor for future cardiovascular events. However, very few studies have attempted to examine the association between ED and subsequent stroke. AIM The aim of this study is to estimate the risk of stroke during a 5-year follow-up(More)
UNLABELLED Study Type--System prevalence (cohort) Level of Evidence 2a. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Compared with the general population, patients with BPS/IC often experience difficulties in performing normal activities owing to physical limitations, decreased energy, greater pain and impaired social functioning With the(More)
PURPOSE No prospective followup study to date to our knowledge has evaluated the relationship between stone disease and the subsequent risk of diabetes mellitus. In this population based study we examine the relationship between a history of urinary calculi and the risk of diabetes mellitus in Taiwan. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 23,569 adult patients(More)
INTRODUCTION While many studies have been conducted investigating the efficacy of varicocele treatment on fertility, the literature is comparatively sparse concerning the association between varicocele, varicocelectomy, and erectile dysfunction (ED). AIM This study aimed to estimate the associations between varicocele, varicocelectomy, and ED using a(More)
INTRODUCTION Erectile dysfunction (ED) is usually associated with systemic disorders. This population-based study supports and expands on previous research. It also presents data in a Taiwanese male population where existing data on this topic remain sparse. AIM The aim of this study is to analyze the prevalence and risk of 36 medical comorbidities in(More)
INTRODUCTION Although the association between epilepsy and sexual disorders has long been known, very few studies have attempted to explore the association between epilepsy and erectile dysfunction (ED). AIM This population-based case-control study aimed to investigate the association between ED and a prior diagnosis with epilepsy. METHODS This study(More)
Although one prior study reported an association between bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) and urinary calculi (UC), no population-based study to date has been conducted to explore this relationship. Therefore, using a population-based data set in Taiwan, this study set out to investigate the association between BPS/IC and a prior(More)
AIMS Reflux esophagitis (RE) is a common disease which has been recognized to be associated with several medical co-morbidities. However, the association between RE and bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) is still unknown. The present study aimed to explore the association between these two diseases. METHODS We identified 8,962 female(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the 5-year risk of stroke among patients with prostate cancer (PC) receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in Taiwan, using a population-based dataset. PATIENTS AND METHODS This prospective case-control study used data sourced from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database. The study included 365 patients with PC; 64 (17.6%)(More)