Yi-Shan Chen

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AIM The prevalence of end-stage renal disease in Taiwan is among the highest in the world. Treatment reimbursement for haemodialysis was capped in 1996 in order to contain costs. This study evaluated temporal changes in the costs and utilization of medical care and mortality in patients receiving haemodialysis following capped reimbursement. METHODS Using(More)
Tropical pyomyositis, a disease often seen in tropical countries, is characterized by suppuration within the skeletal muscles, manifesting as single or multiple abscesses. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common agent responsible for typical pyomyositis. Misdiagnosis usually occurs as a result of nonspecific presentation, unfamiliarity with the disease,(More)
Raynaud’s phenomenon is a common clinical disorder encountered by dermatologists. This condition usually occurs in response to exposure to cold temperature or emotional stress, and it is characterized by recurrent vasospasm in the fingers and toes. Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a well-recognized cause of secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon. The(More)
Aortic dissection is often a catastrophic, life-threatening condition that may not always present with symptoms. Without intensive treatment, the mortality within the first 2 weeks of onset is reportedly as high as 80%. Acute aortic dissection classically presents with the symptoms of abrupt chest pain that sometimes radiates to the back, abdominal pain, or(More)
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