2,236 results match your criteria Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA[Journal]


Displaced isolated greater tuberosity fractures of elder adults treated with plate osteosynthesis.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):318-321

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: We elucidated the effect of open reduction and internal fixation with locking plate for acute isolated displaced greater tuberosity fractures of humerus in elder adults (aged >60 years).

Methods: From 2009 to 2015, data from 32 patients, aged between 60 and 88 years, who had acute unilaterally displaced greater tuberosity fractures of humerus were collected and evaluated retrospectively. All the fractures were managed with open reduction and internal fixation with locking plate. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000049DOI Listing
April 2019
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Elevated interleukin-4 levels predicted advanced fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):277-281

Graduate Institute of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Cytokine imbalance has been associated with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We hypothesized that cytokines have an important role in fibrosis development in HCV infection.

Methods: Data of 92 patients were analyzed retrospectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000064DOI Listing
April 2019
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Uninterrupted non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants during implantation of cardiac implantable electronic devices in patients with atrial fibrillation.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):256-259

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: For patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) receiving cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantations, current consensus recommends uninterrupted non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) considering low incidence of bleeding or thrombo-embolic events. It remains unknown whether uninterrupted strategy outweighs discontinuation method for patients receiving NOAC.

Methods: From January 1, 2013 to June 1, 2017, we enrolled 100 patients (mean age 78. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000050DOI Listing
April 2019
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Anti-inflammatory effect of aerial bulblets of Dioscorea japonica Thunb extract through inhibition of NF-κB and MAPK signalling pathway in RAW 264.7.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):251-255

Department of Food and Biotechnology, Korea University, Sejong, Korea.

Background: Yam (Dioscorea japonica Thunb) is a well-known health food in Korea and is widely distributed in the temperate and tropical regions. Although various medical effects of yam have been demonstrated, there is little current knowledge on the efficacy of Youngyeoja (YYJ; the aerial bulblets of the yam plant), their physiological effects, and their mechanism of action.

Methods: To investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of YYJ, we examined the level of inflammatory mediators in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000051DOI Listing
April 2019
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Macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform vs retinal nerve fiber layer measurement to detect early glaucoma with superior or inferior hemifield defects.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):335-339

Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: To compare the diagnostic ability of Cirrus high-definition spectral-domain optical coherence tomography measurements of the macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) vs the circumferential retinal nerve fiber layer (cpRNFL) to detect early glaucoma with hemifield visual field (VF) defects.

Methods: This prospective study included 96 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (48 with superior hemifield defects and 48 with inferior hemifield defects) and 48 normal control subjects. All glaucomatous eyes had a mean deviation of the VF defect ≥-6. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000037DOI Listing
April 2019
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Establishment of vestibular function multimodality platform.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):328-334

School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: The technology of using inertial measurement units (IMUs) to detect motions in different body segments has drawn enormous attention to research and industry. In our previous research, we have applied IMUs in evaluating and treating patients with vestibular hypofunction. Furthermore, according to the research, when a person's head rotates over 60° on either side in the horizontal plane, and desires to focus vision on any targets, then the function of gaze shift comes in to operation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000065DOI Listing

The effects of erythromycin towards the treatment of persistent rhinosinusitis after functional endoscopic sinus surgery: A randomized, active comparator-controlled study.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):322-327

Department of Otolaryngology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Long-term, low-dose macrolide treatment has been in recent use to treat chronic rhinosinusitis. In this study, we investigated the effect of long-term, low-dose erythromycin on patients who had persistent rhinosinusitis after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS).

Methods: Patients with persistent rhinosinusitis for 3 months after FESS were recruited and randomly assigned to two groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000041DOI Listing
April 2019
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The role of anti-Müllerian hormone in prediction of pregnancy in young and older women with unexplained infertility undergoing intrauterine insemination.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):300-304

Background: Serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) level is considered to be a reliable marker of ovarian reserve. However, there are conflicting reports on the role of AMH level in predicting pregnancy after intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles. The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical value of AMH in predicting pregnancy in younger and older women with unexplained infertility undergoing gonadotropin stimulation and IUI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000023DOI Listing
April 2019
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Obesity and overweight in patients with hemophilia: Prevalence by age, clinical correlates, and impact on joint bleeding.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):289-294

Hemophilia Care and Research Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: The prevalence of obesity in patients with hemophilia (PWH) varies among different ethnicities, and its influence on joint bleeding and hemophilic arthropathy has not been studied in Taiwan population. We explored the prevalence and clinical correlates of obesity and the impact of body mass index (BMI) on annual joint bleeding rate (AJBR) and hemophilic arthropathy in PWH in Taiwan.

Methods: We retrospectively collected clinical information on 140 severe/40 moderate PWH from 2006 to 2014. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000047DOI Listing
April 2019
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A subanalysis of Taiwanese patients from ODYSSEY South Korea and Taiwan study evaluating the efficacy and safety of alirocumab.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):265-271

General Clinical Research Center, Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Alirocumab can provide significant reductions in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). However, data regarding its efficacy and safety in Asians are limited.

Methods: A subgroup analysis of Taiwanese patients (n = 116) in a randomized trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of alirocumab in South Korea and Taiwan (ODYSSEY KT, clinicaltrials. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000062DOI Listing

Anti-RNA polymerase III antibody in lupus patients with proteinuria.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):260-264

Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: To investigate the relationship between serum anti-ribonucleic acid polymerase III (anti-RNAP3) autoantibodies (Abs) and proteinuria severity in lupus patients.

Methods: Serum antibodies reacting with anti-RNAP3 were measured in 49 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients (29 cases of SLE with proteinuria and 20 cases of SLE without proteinuria) and 10 healthy controls (HCs). For the patients, we recorded demographic data, daily urinary protein loss, serum anti-double strand deoxyribonucleic acid (anti-ds-DNA) antibodies, serum creatinine (Cr), estimated glomerular filtrating rate (eGFR), complement 3 (C3), and C4. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000061DOI Listing
April 2019
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Parameters to predict the pregnancy in assisted reproductive technology.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):249-250

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000060DOI Listing
April 2019
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Blink synkinesis monitoring during microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: In the present study, we investigated whether blink synkinesis monitoring during microvascular decompression (MVD) is effective for predicting long-term outcomes in patients with hemifacial spasm (HFS).

Methods: This retrospective study included 69 patients who had undergone MVD for HFS at a tertiary hospital. All patients underwent intra-operative monitoring of blink synkinesis, lateral spread responses (LSRs), and facial nerve motor evoked potentials (FNMEPs). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000106DOI Listing
March 2019
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Hormone therapy and low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Medicine, Cheng-Hsin General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Department of Nursing, Oriental Institute of Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000104DOI Listing
March 2019
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Cardiovascular protective effect of pioglitazone on oxidative stress in rats with metabolic syndrome.

Authors:
Ayca Bilginoglu

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Background: Although cardiovascular oxidative stress is examined in type 2 diabetes, there is relatively limited number of reports about the effect of pioglitazone, an insulin sensitizer, on cardiovascular oxidative stress in sucrose diet-induced metabolic syndrome (MetS). As a regulator of cardiovascular homeostasis, Thioredoxin (TRX) has an important role in defense against oxidative stress in cardiovascular diseases. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of pioglitazone on oxidative stress markers and TRX1 level in tissues of both heart and aorta from MetS rats. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000103DOI Listing
March 2019
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Investigating CYP2C19 loss-of-function allele statuses and their association with stroke of different etiologies in a Taiwanese population.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Neurology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: CYP2C19 loss-of-function single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with poor responses of clopidogrel in secondary prevention of ischemic stroke (IS). It is still unclear whether these SNPs, which may result in poor cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) enzymatic activity, affect the occurrence of IS and its subtypes. The present study evaluated the relationship between the CYP2C19 loss-of-function alleles and IS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000101DOI Listing
March 2019
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Liquid Biopsy for Detection of EGFR T790M Mutation in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: An Experience of Proficiency Testing in Taiwan.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Division of Molecular Pathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: The use of liquid biopsy to detect epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M mutation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a promising method to screen patients eligible for third-generation EGFR inhibitors. Proficiency testing (PT) programs involving liquid biopsy are currently lacking. In this study, we conducted a PT program to assess the quality assurance of liquid biopsy tests for detecting EGFR T790M mutation in molecular pathology laboratories in Taiwan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000100DOI Listing
March 2019
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The routine use of progestins might be a good choice for patients with recurrent low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma after definite surgery.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kuo General Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000105DOI Listing

Risk factors for hypogonadism in young men with erectile dysfunction.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Departments of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.

Background: To evaluate the hormone profile of young men with the chief complaint of erectile dysfunction (ED) and determine the comorbidities in this population.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of men aged 18-40 years who presented with ED and had a hormone evaluation but without prior medication for hormone manipulation from 2002-2016 at a tertiary care institution. Data was obtained on demographics, co-morbidities, medications, and hormonal evaluations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000099DOI Listing
March 2019
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Antiviral Effect of Saikosaponin B2 in Combination with Daclatasvir on NS5A Resistance-Associated Substitutions of Hepatitis C Virus.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major causative agent of chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. The rapid progress in the development of direct-acting antivirals has greatly elevated the cure rate to ≥ 95% in recent years. However, the high cost of treatment is not affordable to patients in some countries, necessitating the development of less expensive treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000095DOI Listing
March 2019
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Early neurological deterioration in acute ischemic stroke.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):245

Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Muğla University, Haluk Özsoy Cad, Muğla, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000022DOI Listing
March 2019
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Predictive factors of visual outcome in posterior segment intraocular foreign body.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):239-244

Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: To identify the predictive factors for visual outcomes of patients with posterior segment intraocular foreign body (IOFB) after open-globe injury.

Methods: A retrospective, interventional study was conducted to evaluate consecutive patients with retained posterior segment IOFB who underwent vitrectomy over a 10-year period from 2007 to 2016. Multivariate linear regression analysis was used to identify the potential predictive factors for final visual outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000021DOI Listing
March 2019
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Activity-related outcome in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with synthetic ligament advanced reinforcement system.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):235-238

Department of Orthopedics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with ligament advanced reinforcement system (LARS) had revealed good results with low complication and failure rate in series of studies. The specific candidates for ACL reconstruction with LARS are still unknown anyway. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the activity-related outcome in ACL reconstruction using LARS ligament. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000035DOI Listing
March 2019
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Serum overexpression of miR-301a and miR-23a in patients with colorectal cancer.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):215-220

Department of Medical Genetics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a heterogeneous group of membrane-bound vesicles with complex cargoes including proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. EVs have received significant attention due to their specific features including stability under harsh conditions and involvement in cell-to-cell communication. Circulating EVs and the molecules associated with them are important in the diagnosis and prognosis of cancers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000031DOI Listing
March 2019
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Combined surgical and endovascular treatment with arch preservation of acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):209-214

Department of Nursing, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: DeBakey type I aortic dissection is a catastrophic event that presents a formidable challenge to cardiovascular surgeon. Here, we evaluate a new combined surgical and endovascular technique for acute condition.

Methods: Between December 2011 and December 2015, 12 patients with type I aortic dissection concomitant involving supra-aortic vessels underwent ascending aortic replacement and simultaneous stent grafts inserted into the descending aorta, left subclavian, and left carotid arteries, and into the innominate artery when possible, without arch replacement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000030DOI Listing
March 2019
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Effects of dioscin on T helper 17 and regulatory T-cell subsets in chicken collagen type II-induced arthritis mice.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):202-208

Department of Immunology, Chengde Medical College, Chengde, Hebei, China.

Background: This study was conducted to investigate the treatment efficacies and immunological mechanisms of action of dioscin in mice with chicken collagen type II-induced arthritis (CIA).

Methods: The CIA mice was randomly divided into the model group (M), dioscin group (D), and tripterygium group (T); a normal control group (C) was also included. Each group was orally administered with related drugs or an equal volume of solvent (group C) starting on the 21st day of primary immunity, after which the levels of T helper 17 cells (Th17), regulatory T cells (Tregs), and their related factors were detected on the 35th day. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000029DOI Listing

α-2,3-Sialyltransferase 1 and neuraminidase-3 from monocytes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis correlate with disease activity measures: A pilot study.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):179-185

Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Taoyuan, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: We decided to study the association of monocyte α-2,3-sialyltransferase 1 (ST3Gal-1), neuraminidase-3 (Neu3), α-2,6-sialyltransferase 1 (ST6Gal-1), and neuraminidase-1 (Neu1) levels with disease activity score 28 (DAS28) in human rheumatoid arthritis (RA), considering that mouse monocytes' sialic acid (SIA) levels relate to their phagocytosis and IgG binding ability.

Methods: ST3Gal-1, Neu3, ST6Gal-1, Neu1, α-2,3-SIA, and α-2,6-SIA levels on RA peripheral blood monocytes, T cells, and polymorphonuclear cells were determined by using fluorochrome-conjugated anti-cell-specific marker antibodies and fluorochrome-conjugated anti-enzyme antibodies. Simple correlation and linear regression were used to correlate enzyme levels with DAS28. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000027DOI Listing
March 2019
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A link between bilirubin levels and atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):175-178

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Bilirubin is associated with different cardiovascular diseases. The relationship between bilirubin and atrial fibrillation (AF) remains unclear. The aim of this study is to determine the association between bilirubin and AF recurrence after catheter ablation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000026DOI Listing
March 2019
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Update on association between Kawasaki disease and infection.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):172-174

Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC.

The relationship between infection and Kawasaki disease (KD) remains unclear. Infection has long been considered a key predisposing factor for KD. Bacterial and viral agents may be related to the onset of KD because of superantigen and cytokine production. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000025DOI Listing
March 2019
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Reply to: "Prediction of preterm labor by cervical length or lower uterine wall thickness".

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):248

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000059DOI Listing

Prediction of preterm labor by cervical length or lower uterine wall thickness.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):247

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000058DOI Listing
March 2019
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Reply to: "Early neurological deterioration in acute ischemic stroke".

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):246

Department of Neurology, Armed Police Beijing Corps Hospital, Beijing, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000057DOI Listing

A comparative study of eugenol and Ocimum sanctum Linn. leaf extract on the antifertility effect in female albino rats.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):231-234

Department of Zoology, S. V. University, Tirupati, India.

Background: This study was designed to evaluate the antifertility efficacy of eugenol (EUG) and Ocimum sanctum (OS) leaf extract in female albino rats.

Methods: The healthy female albino rats were administered with EUG (99% pure) at a dose of 0.4 ml/day/rat and OS Linn. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000034DOI Listing

Multicenter integrated positron emission tomography/computer tomography imaging quality assurance accreditation interobserver reliability study with the American College of Radiology phantom.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):225-230

Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Integrated positron emission tomography/computer tomography (PET/CT) image quality assurance ensures accurate, reproducible, and quantitative assessment of comparable scanner performance. We performed a preliminary multicenter PET/CT imaging quality assurance test with a fillable tomographic phantom in six medical centers in Taiwan.

Methods: The phantom was filled with fixed proportions of fluorine-18 radionuclide solution in the background and with different spheres to simulate cold and hot lesions, and body background radioactivity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000033DOI Listing

Does the stapler for en bloc resection of renal pedicles during kidney removal surgery increase the risk of arteriovenous fistula?

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):221-224

Department of Radiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: It was previously thought that renal hilum en bloc ligation during kidney removal may increase the risk of renal arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formation. We evaluated the safety and effectiveness of en bloc ligation of the renal pedicle using a stapler during laparoscopic nephrectomy and nephroureterectomy.

Methods: Ninety patients underwent en bloc renal hilar ligation using 45-mm endo-gastrointestinal anastomosis stapler and 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000032DOI Listing
March 2019
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The subpopulation of CD44-positive cells promoted tumorigenicity and metastatic ability in lung adenocarcinoma.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):196-201

School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Lung cancer is one of the major causes of carcinoma-related deaths in the world. Importantly, lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) is the most common type with poor outcome. However, the progressive clinical phenotype and biomolecular signature of lung cancer presenting the cancer stem-like and metastatic characteristics are still unclear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000056DOI Listing
March 2019
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Low temperature-aged garlic extract suppresses psychological stress by modulation of stress hormones and oxidative stress response in brain.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):191-195

Department of Food and Biotechnology, Korea University, Sejong, Korea.

Background: Garlic is a folk medicine known for its multiple physiological activities, but the neuro-modulatory effect of garlic against psychological stress has rarely been explored. The current study was conducted to determine the potential antipsychological stress effect of low temperature-aged garlic (LTAG).

Methods: After acute restraint stress exposure, mice were administered with raw garlic (RG, 500 mg/kg, p. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000028DOI Listing
March 2019
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A 12-week rescue therapy by PrOD-based regimen for advanced fibrotic genotype-1 CHC patients who failed to pegylated interferon plus ribavirin.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):186-190

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) evolved rapidly due to the invention of interferon-free direct antiviral agents. Previous clinical trials showed combination therapy with paritaprevir/ritonavir, ombitasvir, and dasabuvir (PrOD) with or without ribavirin (RBV) can cure over 95% of genotype 1 CHC patients, regardless with cirrhosis or not. However, real-world data regarding the efficacy and safety of PrOD-based therapy in Asian HCV genotype 1 CHC patients are limited, especially for advanced-fibrotic patients who failed previous therapy with pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) plus RBV. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000069DOI Listing
March 2019
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DAA-based IIT simulation model enhances the interprofessional collaboration and team efficiency competency of health professionals.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):169-171

Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

One of the ten recommendations of the commission on education of health professionals for the twenty-first century is the "promotion of interprofessional education that breaks down professional silos while enhancing collaborative relationships in effective teams." Continuously, the increasing prevalence of patients with complex chronic health issues challenges the staff's training strategy of healthcare institution. To ensure patient safety, the collaborative involvement of a team of health professional is necessary to delivery care to patients with complex health conditions and social disadvantage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000024DOI Listing

Interstitial pregnancy: cornuostomy or wedge resection?

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar;82(3):167-168

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000072DOI Listing

Factors of Missed Appointments at an Academic Medical Center in Taiwan.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Missed appointments mean appointments neither attended nor canceled by patients. Missed appointments belong to one of the important subjects of hospital management because they would incur the inactivity of medical professionals and devices, occupy the health resources for other patients, and thus impair the quality of healthcare services. The aim of this study was to explore the factors of missed appointments at the outpatient department of an academic medical center in Taiwan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000068DOI Listing
March 2019
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A bibliometric analysis of acupuncture research in Taiwan from 1988 to 2017.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Institute of Traditional Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Since Taiwan's national health insurance system provides residents with easy and affordable access to clinical acupuncture treatment, this study sought to analyze trends in the publication of acupuncture-related research in Taiwan from 1988 to 2017 using a bibliometric method.

Methods: Data on the scholarly literature from 1988 to 2017 was retrieved through Web of Science searches for the keywords acupunct*, acupoint*, electroacupunct*, electro-acupunct*, acupre*, auricular acupunc*, and auricular needle* in study titles.

Results: A total of 539 acupuncture-related articles published from 1988 to 2017 were identified and analyzed. Read More

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The T-SPOT.TB Assay used for Screening and Monitoring of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Patients with Behçet's Disease pre- and post-anti-TNF treatment: A retrospective study.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Clinical Geriatric Medicine, Huadong Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Background: Patients undergoing anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) treatment are more susceptible to latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). The aim of the present study was to determine the rate of active TB in patients with Behçet's Disease (BD) pre- and post-anti-TNF treatment and to evaluate the long-term efficacy of LTBI screening as primary prophylaxis in China.

Methods: This retrospective study included BD patients eligible for anti-TNF therapy at a single institution in Fudan University, China. Read More

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March 2019
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Difference in frequency and outcome of geriatric emergency department utilization between urban and rural areas.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Apr;82(4):282-288

Department of Health Care Management, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Elderly people are susceptible to develop multiple chronic diseases and are thus likely to utilize the emergency department (ED). Access to health care and health outcomes may differ between rural and urban areas. This study aims to compare the frequency and outcome of geriatric ED utilization between urban and rural areas. Read More

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The efficacy of a drug holiday test on two-stage revision for infected total knee arthroplasty.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: We compared the clinical efficacy of normal C-reactive protein (CRP) expression (< 1.0 mg/dL), with a two-week drug holiday test (DHT) and without (DHT) as a reimplantation criterion, based on subsequent infections after a two-stage revision of a total knee arthroplasty of a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI).

Methods: A 10-year review of 58 patients (mean age: 73. Read More

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March 2019
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Functional Recovery of Stroke Patients with Post-Acute Care: A Retrospective Study in a Northern Medical Center.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Neurology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Taiwan's NHI Administration proposed a nationwide Post-Acute Care-Cerebral Vascular Disease (PAC-CVD) program which transfers stroke patients at post-acute phase in medical centers to community hospitals. Its aim is mainly to prevent a prolonged stay in medical centers, which usually result in higher medical costs. The present study evaluated the 3-month functional outcomes of stroke patients receiving PAC-CVD. Read More

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March 2019
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Macrophages participate in the immunosuppression of condyloma acuminatum through the PD-1 /PD-L1 signalling pathway.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate whether macrophages can participate in the immunosuppression of condyloma acuminatum (CA) by expressing PD-1/PD-L1.

Methods: The infiltration of macrophages and expression of programmed death-1 (PD-1) and PD-1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) on wart lesions and in normal skin tissues were detected by immunohistochemistry assay. The amounts of M1 and M2 type macrophages derived from THP-1 cells were measured by flow cytometry. Read More

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March 2019
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Change of the Levels of Trace Elements and Heavy Metals in Threatened Abortion.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Health Services Vocational High School, Yuzuncu Yil University, Tuşba, Van, Turkey.

Backround: This study aimed to investigate the impact of changes in the levels of trace elements and heavy metals in threatened abortion. Threatened abortion is a common complication in early pregnancy. Previous studies have shown that changes in the levels of some trace elements and increased serum concentrations of heavy metals are associated with spontaneous abortion; however, this relationship has not been fully clarified. Read More

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March 2019
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Evaluation of oxidative stress and antioxidant capacity in healthy children.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Tokushima Bunri University, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima, Japan.

Background: Measurement of the levels of the derivatives of reactive oxygen metabolites (d-ROMs) and of the biological antioxidant potential (BAP) enables simultaneous assessment of oxidation degree and antioxidant capacity, using the same sample and testing equipment. At present, reference values of healthy adults are clarified, but the reference value of healthy children is unknown. This study was undertaken to clarify the age-related changes in and the reference values of d-ROMs and BAP in healthy children. Read More

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March 2019
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Long-term management and outcomes of tracheobronchial stent by flexible bronchoscopy in infants < 5 kg: a 13-year single-center experience.

J Chin Med Assoc 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Background: Tracheobronchial (TB) lumen narrowing may require prolonged positive-pressure ventilation, endotracheal tube intubation or even surgical interventions. Therapeutic flexible bronchoscopy (TFB) of balloon-expandable metallic stent (BEMS) placement and subsequent forceps, laser and balloon dilatation management might be less invasive and helpful. This study aimed to analyse the placement, follow-up management with TFB and long-term outcomes in small infants with BEMS. Read More

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March 2019
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