Pau Chung Chen

Summary

Affiliation: National Taiwan University
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Statins and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C virus infection
    Yu Tse Tsan
    National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Oncol 31:1514-21. 2013
  2. pmc Higher body mass index may induce asthma among adolescents with pre-asthmatic symptoms: a prospective cohort study
    Wen Chao Ho
    Department of Public Health, China Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan
    BMC Public Health 11:542. 2011
  3. pmc Worksite health screening programs for predicting the development of Metabolic Syndrome in middle-aged employees: a five-year follow-up study
    Yu Cheng Lin
    Health Management Center, Tao Yuan General Hospital, Tao Yuan, Taiwan
    BMC Public Health 10:747. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Prolonged time to pregnancy in residents exposed to ionising radiation in cobalt-60-contaminated buildings
    C M Lin
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, 17 Syujhou Road, Taipei 10055, Taiwan
    Occup Environ Med 67:187-95. 2010
  5. pmc The Taiwan Birth Panel Study: a prospective cohort study for environmentally- related child health
    Chia Jung Hsieh
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Res Notes 4:291. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Parental exposure to lead and small for gestational age births
    Pau Chung Chen
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Ind Med 49:417-22. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Mercury, APOE, and children's neurodevelopment
    Sharon Ng
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurotoxicology 37:85-92. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Perfluorinated compound levels in cord blood and neurodevelopment at 2 years of age
    Mei Huei Chen
    From the aInstitute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan bDepartment of Pediatrics, Cardinal Tien Hospital Yonghe Branch, New Taipei, Taiwan cDepartment of Preventive Medicine, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea dSchool and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan eDepartment of Medical Genetics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan fInstitute of Clinical Genomics, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan gInstitute of Environmental Health, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan hDepartment of Public Health, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan iDepartment of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan and jDepartment of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Epidemiology 24:800-8. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Body mass index may modify asthma prevalence among low-birth-weight children
    Frank Leigh Lu
    Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Epidemiol 176:32-42. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Neonatal-maternal factors and perfluoroalkyl substances in cord blood
    Guang Wen Lien
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Chemosphere 92:843-50. 2013

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Publications99

  1. doi request reprint Statins and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C virus infection
    Yu Tse Tsan
    National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Oncol 31:1514-21. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between use of statins and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in HCV-infected patients...
  2. pmc Higher body mass index may induce asthma among adolescents with pre-asthmatic symptoms: a prospective cohort study
    Wen Chao Ho
    Department of Public Health, China Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan
    BMC Public Health 11:542. 2011
    ..This study investigates whether BMI is associated with increased risk of developing physician-diagnosed asthma during 12-month follow-up among adolescents with undiagnosed asthma-like symptoms at baseline...
  3. pmc Worksite health screening programs for predicting the development of Metabolic Syndrome in middle-aged employees: a five-year follow-up study
    Yu Cheng Lin
    Health Management Center, Tao Yuan General Hospital, Tao Yuan, Taiwan
    BMC Public Health 10:747. 2010
    ..Therefore, we conducted this follow-up study to explore whether initial screening records can be efficiently applied on the prediction of the MetS occurrence in healthy middle-aged employees...
  4. doi request reprint Prolonged time to pregnancy in residents exposed to ionising radiation in cobalt-60-contaminated buildings
    C M Lin
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, 17 Syujhou Road, Taipei 10055, Taiwan
    Occup Environ Med 67:187-95. 2010
    ..Time to pregnancy (TTP) was used to investigate whether exposure to gamma-radiation affected fertility among the residents of cobalt-60-contaminated buildings in Taiwan...
  5. pmc The Taiwan Birth Panel Study: a prospective cohort study for environmentally- related child health
    Chia Jung Hsieh
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Res Notes 4:291. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  6. ncbi request reprint Parental exposure to lead and small for gestational age births
    Pau Chung Chen
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Ind Med 49:417-22. 2006
    ..Whether higher lead exposure doses would increase risks of low birth weight (LBW), preterm delivery, and SGA births was also investigated...
  7. doi request reprint Mercury, APOE, and children's neurodevelopment
    Sharon Ng
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurotoxicology 37:85-92. 2013
    ..In conclusion, Apoe modifies the adverse effects of cord blood Hg on neurodevelopment at the age of two years...
  8. doi request reprint Perfluorinated compound levels in cord blood and neurodevelopment at 2 years of age
    Mei Huei Chen
    From the aInstitute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan bDepartment of Pediatrics, Cardinal Tien Hospital Yonghe Branch, New Taipei, Taiwan cDepartment of Preventive Medicine, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea dSchool and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan eDepartment of Medical Genetics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan fInstitute of Clinical Genomics, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan gInstitute of Environmental Health, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan hDepartment of Public Health, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan iDepartment of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan and jDepartment of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Epidemiology 24:800-8. 2013
    ..We investigated the associations between in utero exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctyl sulfonate (PFOS) and early childhood neurodevelopment...
  9. doi request reprint Body mass index may modify asthma prevalence among low-birth-weight children
    Frank Leigh Lu
    Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Epidemiol 176:32-42. 2012
    ..05). Low birth weight predisposes one to develop asthma, and excess body mass amplifies the risk. A sex difference was observed. This study suggests that prenatal care and nutritional counseling could reduce asthma prevalence...
  10. doi request reprint Neonatal-maternal factors and perfluoroalkyl substances in cord blood
    Guang Wen Lien
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Chemosphere 92:843-50. 2013
    ..041) and 1og10-PFNA (╬▓=0.123). In conclusion, this study demonstrated several factors to correlate with cord blood PFASs and further investigation are still needed for confirmation of exposure routes. ..
  11. doi request reprint CYP1A1 modifies the effect of maternal exposure to environmental tobacco smoke on child behavior
    Chia Jung Hsieh
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, 17 Syujhou Rd, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:1108-17. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the metabolic genetic modification effect of exposure to ETS in nonsmoking mothers on child behavior at 2 years of age...
  12. ncbi request reprint Interaction of vinyl chloride monomer exposure and hepatitis B viral infection on liver cancer
    Ruey Hong Wong
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, No 1 Ren Ai Rd, Sec 1, Taipei, Taiwan, 10018
    J Occup Environ Med 45:379-83. 2003
    ..Further analysis showed the interaction term was significant (P < .01). Therefore, our results suggest an interaction between occupational VCM exposure and HBV infection for the development of liver cancer...
  13. doi request reprint Association of blood lead and mercury with estimated GFR in herbalists after the ban of herbs containing aristolochic acids in Taiwan
    Hsing Hua Lin
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Occup Environ Med 70:545-51. 2013
    ..This study was undertaken to explore the association of estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) with exposure to aristolochic acids (ALAs) and nephrotoxic metals in herbalists after the ban of herbs containing ALAs in Taiwan...
  14. doi request reprint Favorable neonatal outcomes among immigrants in Taiwan: evidence of healthy immigrant mother effect
    Wu Shiun Hsieh
    Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:1083-90. 2011
    ..We aimed to assess the neonatal outcomes among live births to married immigrant mothers in recent years in Taiwan...
  15. doi request reprint GSTM1, GSTP1, prenatal smoke exposure, and atopic dermatitis
    I Jen Wang
    Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Hospital Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 105:124-9. 2010
    ..The increase in the prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) is likely to involve changes in specific environmental exposures among genetically susceptible individuals...
  16. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic abnormality for workers exposed to carbon disulfide at a viscose rayon plant
    Shu Ju Chang
    Department of Industrial Management, Aletheia University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Occup Environ Med 48:394-9. 2006
    ..This study investigated electrocardiography (ECG) manifestations for male workers with carbon disulfide exposure at rayon manufacturing plants...
  17. ncbi request reprint Use of Coptidis Rhizoma and foetal growth: a follow-up study of 9,895 pregnancies
    Chao Hua Chuang
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:185-92. 2006
    ..To explore the effect of Coptidis Rhizoma on foetal growth in pregnancy...
  18. doi request reprint In utero exposure to environmental lead and manganese and neurodevelopment at 2 years of age
    Ching Chun Lin
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Environ Res 123:52-7. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the relationship between in utero exposure to environmental neurotoxic metals and neurodevelopment at 2 years of age...
  19. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of death with congenital anomalies in the offspring of male semiconductor workers
    Ching Chun Lin
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Occup Environ Health 14:112-6. 2008
    ..The possible etiological basis needs to be corroborated in further research...
  20. ncbi request reprint Nationwide singleton birth weight percentiles by gestational age in Taiwan, 1998-2002
    Wu Shiun Hsieh
    Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Acta Paediatr Taiwan 47:25-33. 2006
    ..The normative data are particularly useful for the investigation of predictors and outcomes of altered fetal growth...
  21. pmc Increased standardized incidence ratio of breast cancer in female electronics workers
    Tzu I Sung
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Public Health 7:102. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if there was any increased risk of breast cancer among female workers in a 23-year follow-up period...
  22. pmc Perfluorinated compounds in umbilical cord blood and adverse birth outcomes
    Mei Huei Chen
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e42474. 2012
    ..We investigated associations between prenatal exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctyl sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), and perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUA) and birth outcomes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of cancer in the offspring of female electronics workers
    Tzu I Sung
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Reprod Toxicol 25:115-9. 2008
    ..83; 95% CI, 1.17-12.55). Our study suggests that maternal occupation with potential exposure to organic solvents during periconception might increase risks of childhood cancers, especially for leukemia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Chinese herbal medicines used in pregnancy: a population-based survey in Taiwan
    Chao Hua Chuang
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 16:464-8. 2007
    ..To explore the use (prevalence and related factors) of Chinese herbal medicines used by pregnant women...
  25. doi request reprint Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors enhance the effect of cyclooxygenase inhibitors on breast cancer: a nationwide case-control study
    Hsiu Hao Lee
    Institution of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health bDepartment of Internal Medicine, Taipei City Hospital, Zhongxing Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Hypertens 30:2432-9. 2012
    ..Interest in breast cancer prevention is growing, and more clinical evidence is needed regarding the effects of preventive therapy, alone or in combination...
  26. doi request reprint Is infant feeding pattern associated with father's quality of life?
    Yi Chun Chen
    Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Mens Health 4:315-22. 2010
    ..Because fathers' involvement plays an important role in the success of breast-feeding, the development of interventions that enable fathers to support their breast-feeding partner is very important...
  27. pmc Population-based case-control study of Chinese herbal products containing aristolochic acid and urinary tract cancer risk
    Ming Nan Lai
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Room 719, No 17 Xu Zhou Road, Taipei City 100, Taiwan
    J Natl Cancer Inst 102:179-86. 2010
    ..Consumption of Chinese herbs that contain aristolochic acid (eg, Mu Tong) has been associated with an increased risk of urinary tract cancer...
  28. doi request reprint Early life phthalate exposure and atopic disorders in children: a prospective birth cohort study
    I Jen Wang
    Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei, Taiwan China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan College of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Environ Int 62:48-54. 2014
    ..We found no statistically significant association of other phthalate metabolites with IgE and AD. Early life phthalate exposure may increase the risk of allergic sensitization and atopic disorders. ..
  29. doi request reprint Women's perceptions of their husband's drinking behavior as a risk factor of their health-related quality of life in the postpartum period
    Pei Jen Chang
    Department of Nursing, National Taipei College of Nursing, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Qual Life Res 19:47-53. 2010
    ..The objective of this study is to investigate the association between women's perceptions of their husband's drinking behavior and their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the postpartum period...
  30. doi request reprint Mortality from liver cancer and leukaemia among polyvinyl chloride workers in Taiwan: an updated study
    Hui I Hsieh
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, No 17 Xu Zhou Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei 10055, Taiwan
    Occup Environ Med 68:120-5. 2011
    ..Cause-specific mortality between two study periods, 1980-1997 and 1998-2007, was compared. Six-year moving averages of the SMRs were calculated to examine mortality trends...
  31. doi request reprint Case-crossover design: an alternative strategy for detecting drug-induced liver injury
    Chang Hsing Lee
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Room 733, 17 Syujhou Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:560-7. 2012
    ..Our observational study was conducted to assess if the case--crossover design could be applied to detect the risk of hepatoxic drugs on liver injury in the automated databases...
  32. doi request reprint Contribution of gestational exposure to ambient traffic air pollutants to fetal cord blood manganese
    Ying ying Lin
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Environ Res 112:1-7. 2012
    ..Further study is warranted to determine whether the contribution of manganese due to traffic emission causes adverse health effects in fetuses...
  33. doi request reprint Investigation of the associations between low-dose serum perfluorinated chemicals and liver enzymes in US adults
    Chien Yu Lin
    Department of Internal Medicine, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei County, Taiwan, and Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:1354-63. 2010
    ..Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) have been largely used for years in a variety of products worldwide. However, the toxic effect of PFCs on exposure to the liver in the general population has not yet been determined...
  34. doi request reprint CYP1A1 Ile462Val and GSTT1 modify the effect of cord blood cotinine on neurodevelopment at 2 years of age
    Chia Jung Hsieh
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, 17 Syujhou Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    Neurotoxicology 29:839-45. 2008
    ..It can be concluded that CYP1A1 Ile462Val and GSTT1 metabolic genes can modify the effect of cord blood cotinine on early child neurodevelopment especially for language and fine motor development...
  35. doi request reprint The effect of prenatal perfluorinated chemicals exposures on pediatric atopy
    I Jen Wang
    Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Hospital, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Environ Res 111:785-91. 2011
    ..The role of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the immune system and allergic diseases is not well-known. This study examined the effects of pre-natal exposure to PFCs on immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels and atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Herbal medicines used during the first trimester and major congenital malformations: an analysis of data from a pregnancy cohort study
    Chao Hua Chuang
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Drug Saf 29:537-48. 2006
    ..The objective of the current study was to explore the relationship between the use of herbal medicines by pregnant women during the first trimester of pregnancy and the risk of major congenital malformation in their live born infants...
  37. ncbi request reprint High perinatal seroprevalence of cytomegalovirus in northern Taiwan
    Mei Huei Chen
    Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:166-9. 2008
    ..The living style, health-care system and socio-economic environments have changed substantially in Taiwan over past 20 years. This study was aimed to estimate the current perinatal cytomegalovirus (CMV) seroprevalence in northern Taiwan...
  38. doi request reprint Statins and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis B virus infection
    Yu Tse Tsan
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, 17 Syujhou Rd, Taipei 10055, Taiwan
    J Clin Oncol 30:623-30. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between the use of statins in HBV-infected patients and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  39. doi request reprint Impact of delivery mode and gestational age on haematological parameters in Taiwanese preterm infants
    Jun Ho Wu
    Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:332-6. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to determine the reference values of haematological parameters in preterm infants in Taiwan, and to assess the impact of gestational age and mode of delivery on these parameters...
  40. doi request reprint Risk factors on the menstrual cycle of healthy Taiwanese college nursing students
    Pei Jen Chang
    Department of Nursing, National Taipei College of Nursing, Taipei, Taiwan
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 49:689-94. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore risk factors, including age at menarche, body mass index (BMI), psychiatric stress and physical exercise on the menstrual cycle of healthy Taiwanese college nursing students...
  41. doi request reprint Serial measurements of serum alkaline phosphatase for early prediction of osteopaenia in preterm infants
    Yi Li Hung
    Department of Pediatrics, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Paediatr Child Health 47:134-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether serial measurements of bone turnover markers are useful for early prediction of osteopaenia in preterm infants...
  42. doi request reprint Increased risks of upper tract urothelial carcinoma in male and female chinese herbalists
    Hsiao Yu Yang
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 110:161-8. 2011
    ..Our previous mortality study has shown a significantly increased risk of urological cancer in female but not male herbalists. To re-examine this risk in male herbalists, the incidence of urological cancer was analyzed...
  43. doi request reprint Increased mortality risk for workers with a compensated, permanent occupational disability of the upper or lower extremities: a 21-year follow-up study
    Sheng Hsuan Lin
    Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Epidemiol 171:917-23. 2010
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Prolonged time to pregnancy in female workers exposed to ethylene glycol ethers in semiconductor manufacturing
    Pau Chung Chen
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Epidemiology 13:191-6. 2002
    ..Previous research on reproductive effects of working in the semiconductor industry is limited and has produced conflicting results...
  45. doi request reprint Effect of gestational smoke exposure on atopic dermatitis in the offspring
    I Jen Wang
    Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Hospital, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 19:580-6. 2008
    ..Smoke exposure during pregnancy might increase the risk of AD in children. Avoidance of prenatal smoke exposure may be warranted for early prevention...
  46. pmc Molecular and clinical analyses of 84 patients with tuberous sclerosis complex
    Chia Cheng Hung
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Med Genet 7:72. 2006
    ..More than two-thirds of TSC patients are sporadic cases, and a wide variety of mutations in the coding region of the TSC1 and TSC2 genes have been reported...
  47. ncbi request reprint Effect of the CYP2E1 genotype on vinyl chloride monomer-induced liver fibrosis among polyvinyl chloride workers
    Hui I Hsieh
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan
    Toxicology 239:34-44. 2007
    ..Thus, polymorphism analysis of metabolizing enzymes might be useful in the risk assessment of liver damage in workers with VCM exposure...
  48. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental predictors for pediatric atopic dermatitis
    I Jen Wang
    Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Hospital, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Acta Paediatr Taiwan 47:238-42. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of genetic and various environmental factors for atopic dermatitis (AD) occurring in the first 18 months of life...
  49. pmc Exposure to multiple low-level chemicals in relation to reproductive hormones in premenopausal women involved in liquid crystal display manufacture
    Ching Chun Lin
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:1406-17. 2013
    ....
  50. pmc Probiotic supplement use among young children in Taiwan: a prospective cohort study
    Yi Chun Chen
    School of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e43885. 2012
    ..The objective of this study is to provide details on probiotic supplement use among young children in Taiwan...
  51. doi request reprint Risk factors and incidence of ischemic stroke in Taiwanese with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation-- a nation wide database analysis
    Lian Yu Lin
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Atherosclerosis 217:292-5. 2011
    ..Stroke-prevention strategies based on risk schemes have been developed but most of the data are from western people. Our goal is to investigate the risk factors of ischemic stroke in Taiwanese with AF in a nation-wide database...
  52. pmc Increased risk for invasive breast cancer associated with hormonal therapy: a nation-wide random sample of 65,723 women followed from 1997 to 2008
    Jung Nien Lai
    Institute of Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 6:e25183. 2011
    ..However, limited information is available on the association between HT and breast cancer in Asian women characterized mainly by dietary phytoestrogens intake and low prevalence of contraceptive pills prescription...
  53. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of hospitalization related to motor vehicle accidents among people taking zolpidem: a case-crossover study
    Yao Hsu Yang
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Epidemiol 21:37-43. 2011
    ..There is, however, little evidence of any risk of MVA attributable to the use of zolpidem 1 day before such accidents. We attempted to determine whether the use of zolpidem 1 day before is associated with an increased risk of an MVA...
  54. doi request reprint Maternal psychosocial factors around delivery on development of 2-year-old children: A prospective cohort study
    Chao Hua Chuang
    Department of Nursing, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan County, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Paediatr Child Health 47:34-9. 2011
    ..To explore whether maternal psychosocial factors around delivery are related to development of 2-year-old children...
  55. doi request reprint Management of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation and bronchopulmonary sequestration in newborns
    Hung Wen Chen
    Department of Pediatrics, Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pediatr neonatol 51:172-7. 2010
    ..Early surgical excision is becoming an increasingly common option. We investigated the clinical features and management of patients with CCAM and BPS at the National Taiwan University Hospital...
  56. ncbi request reprint Development of active safety surveillance system for traditional Chinese medicine: an empirical study in treating climacteric women
    Shu Ching Hsieh
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:889-99. 2006
    ..The safety of TCM should undergo the same scrutiny that most western medicines do. This study was to monitor adverse events (AEs) associated with a new mixture of TCM, TMN-1, used to treat climacteric symptoms...
  57. doi request reprint Health risk in the offspring of female semiconductor workers
    Ching Chun Lin
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Occup Med (Lond) 58:388-92. 2008
    ..There are no published studies focusing on adverse birth outcomes or infant mortality in the semiconductor industry...
  58. doi request reprint Maternal-reported behavioral and emotional problems in Taiwanese preschool children
    Yen Tzu Wu
    National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Res Dev Disabil 33:866-73. 2012
    ..05). Our data have provided important epidemiologic information to assist in clinical assessment and management of preschoolers' behavioral and emotional problems in an Eastern society...
  59. doi request reprint A nationwide survey of risk factors for stillbirth in Taiwan, 2001-2004
    I Jan Hu
    Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pediatr neonatol 53:105-11. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the nationwide stillbirth rate and explore the potential risk factors associated with stillbirths...
  60. ncbi request reprint The combined effect of employment status and transcultural marriage on breast feeding: a population-based survey in Taiwan
    Chao Hua Chuang
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:319-29. 2007
    ..There was a significant combined effect of employment status and transcultural marriage on the continuation of breast feeding. Employment is a persistent barrier to continued breast feeding...
  61. doi request reprint Should herbs take all the blame? Causality assessment of a serious thrombocytopenia event
    Jung Nien Lai
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei City Hospital, Yangming Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Altern Complement Med 16:1221-4. 2010
    ..The approach of this study is to establish an active safety surveillance system for finished herbal products (FHPs) and to review each adverse event regularly...
  62. doi request reprint GSTM1 modifies the effect of maternal exposure to environmental tobacco smoke on neonatal primitive reflexes
    Chia Jung Hsieh
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:1114-22. 2011
    ..Objective: The aim of this study was to examine whether infant metabolic gene polymorphisms modify the effect of maternal environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) on neonatal neurobehavior...
  63. doi request reprint Increased risk of hospitalization for acute hepatitis in patients with previous exposure to NSAIDs
    Chang Hsing Lee
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 19:708-14. 2010
    ..We conducted this study to determine the association between the use of hepatoxic NSAIDs and increased hospitalizations related to acute hepatitis...
  64. doi request reprint Risks of kidney failure associated with consumption of herbal products containing Mu Tong or Fangchi: a population-based case-control study
    Ming Nan Lai
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:507-18. 2010
    ..Taiwan has a remarkably high incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The objective of this study is to determine the association between prescribed herbal products containing aristolochic acid and ESRD...
  65. ncbi request reprint Outcome and hospital cost for infants weighing less than 500 grams: a tertiary centre experience in Taiwan
    Wu Shiun Hsieh
    Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:627-31. 2007
    ..To determine the outcome and hospital cost for infants weighing < or =500 g at a tertiary centre in Taiwan...
  66. doi request reprint Case-crossover study of hospitalization for acute hepatitis in Chinese herb users
    Chang Hsing Lee
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:1549-55. 2008
    ..This study attempts to determine the association between CHM prescriptions and acute hepatitis-related hospitalizations...
  67. pmc Risk of liver injury associated with Chinese herbal products containing radix bupleuri in 639,779 patients with hepatitis B virus infection
    Chang Hsing Lee
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 6:e16064. 2011
    ..Our study was conducted to determine the association between the use of CHPs containing radix bupleuri and the risk of hospitalisation related to liver injury among HBV-infected patients in Taiwan...
  68. doi request reprint Analysis of perfluorinated chemicals in umbilical cord blood by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry
    Guang Wen Lien
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, Collage of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10055, Taiwan
    J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 879:641-6. 2011
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  69. ncbi request reprint Unequal crossover recombination - population screening for PHOX2B gene polyalanine polymorphism using CE
    Chia Cheng Hung
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine and College of Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Electrophoresis 28:894-9. 2007
    ..The attractive alternative method is a promising tool for the detection of disorders involving trinucleotide repeat tracts...
  70. doi request reprint Occupational kidney disease among Chinese herbalists exposed to herbs containing aristolochic acids
    Hsiao Yu Yang
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Occup Environ Med 68:286-90. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to identify whether exposure to herbs containing ALAs increased the risk of kidney disease among Chinese herbalists...
  71. pmc Use of thiazolidinediones and the risk of colorectal cancer in patients with diabetes: a nationwide, population-based, case-control study
    Shih Wei Chen
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Diabetes Care 36:369-75. 2013
    ..We aimed to assess the association between the use of synthetic PPAR╬│ agonists, represented by thiazolidinediones (TZDs), and the risk of developing colorectal cancer...
  72. doi request reprint The impact of ethylene glycol monomethyl ether on ovarian function may extend to the next generation in female mice: a preliminary study
    Shao Ping Weng
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, 17 Syujhou Road, Taipei 10055, Taiwan
    Reprod Toxicol 29:452-7. 2010
    ..EGME toxicity seems to affect female offspring in future generation(s), but further studies with a large number of animals are necessary to verify these conclusions...
  73. doi request reprint Haemophilus influenzae type b combination vaccines and atopic disorders: a prospective cohort study
    I Jen Wang
    Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Hospital Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 111:711-8. 2012
    ..We evaluated the influence of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) combination vaccines in 6-month-old infants on the prevalence of atopic disorders in 18-month-old children...
  74. doi request reprint Cord blood soluble Fas ligand and pediatric atopic dermatitis
    Kuan Wen Su
    Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Hospital, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Allergy Asthma Proc 32:366-71. 2011
    ..34; p = 0.02). Cold blood sFasL may be a biomarker in detecting pediatric AD (area under the ROC curve = 0.64). Our results showed a relation between cord blood sFasL and the development of AD in children...
  75. ncbi request reprint Analysis of T-wave morphology from the 12-lead electrocardiogram for prediction of long-term prognosis in patients initiating haemodialysis
    Chien Yu Lin
    Department of Internal Medicine of Nephrology, En Chu Kong Hospital, and Department of Internal Medicine of Cardiology, National Taiwan University Hospital, No 17 Syujhou Road, Taipei 10055, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:2645-52. 2007
    ..The present study aimed to determine the prognostic value of novel T-wave morphology variables in predicting total, cardiovascular and arrhythmia-related mortality in ESRD patients initiating haemodialysis...
  76. doi request reprint Associations between petrol-station density and manganese and lead in the cord blood of newborns living in Taiwan
    Ying ying Lin
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Rm 735, No 17, Xu Zhou Road, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    Environ Res 111:260-5. 2011
    ..Further research is warranted to explore the relationship between traffic-related manganese exposure and potential adverse effects on fetal development...
  77. ncbi request reprint Life expectancy, expected years of life lost and survival of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients
    Tze Wah Kao
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Nephrol 23:677-82. 2010
    ..Expected years of life lost (EYLL) in dialysis patients are rarely discussed. This study compared life expectancy, EYLL and survival between hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients...
  78. doi request reprint The stability of mastery motivation and its relationship with home environment in infants and toddlers
    Pei Jung Wang
    School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Infant Behav Dev 34:434-42. 2011
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  79. doi request reprint Joint effects of birth outcomes and childhood body mass index on respiratory symptoms
    Wen Hua Wang
    Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Eur Respir J 39:1213-9. 2012
    ..LBW, pre-term birth and childhood BMI are all independent risk factors for respiratory symptoms in children. Children with a history of LBW, pre-term birth or SGA and a higher current BMI might have larger respiratory burden...
  80. doi request reprint Determination of perfluorinated chemicals in food and drinking water using high-flow solid-phase extraction and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry
    Ying Chia Chang
    Institute of Environmental Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10055, Taiwan
    Anal Bioanal Chem 402:1315-25. 2012
    ..Perfluorooctanoic acid was found to be the highest among the analytes (median at 3.2-64 ng/g wet weight), followed by perfluorodecanoic acid (0.7-25 ng/g) and perfluorododecanoic acid (0.6-15 ng/g)...
  81. pmc Is Duhuo Jisheng Tang containing Xixin safe? A four-week safety study
    Shu Ching Hsieh
    Division of Health Technology Assessment, Center for Drug Evaluation, Taipei, Taiwan
    Chin Med 5:6. 2010
    ..This study aims to evaluate the safety of Duhuo Jisheng Tang (DJT) in a four-week study to treat osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee...
  82. ncbi request reprint Increased mortality risk for cancers of the kidney and other urinary organs among Chinese herbalists
    Hsiao Yu Yang
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Epidemiol 19:17-23. 2009
    ..However, it is unknown whether herbal therapy will increase the risk of urological cancers. The purpose of this study was to determine whether Chinese herbalists are at higher risk for urological cancers...
  83. ncbi request reprint The association between infant feeding pattern and mother's quality of life in Taiwan
    Yi Chun Chen
    School of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Qual Life Res 16:1281-8. 2007
    ..This study compared the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of mothers using different infant feeding methods...
  84. doi request reprint Pleural plaque related to asbestos mining in Taiwan
    Hsiao Yu Yang
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 109:928-33. 2010
    ..We also summarize the history of domestic asbestos mining, importation of asbestos, and trends in asbestos use in Taiwan...
  85. doi request reprint Dietary supplement intake by 6-month-old Taiwanese infants
    Chao Hua Chuang
    Department of Nursing, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan County, Taiwan
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 54:71-6. 2012
    ..The objective of the present study was to investigate the types of dietary supplements administered to healthy 6-month-old infants and to identify the factors influencing the use of such supplements...
  86. doi request reprint Noninvasive capnometry for end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring via nasal cannula in nonintubated neonates
    Chih Che Tai
    Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, No 7 Chung Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pediatr neonatol 51:330-5. 2010
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  87. doi request reprint Simultaneous analysis of chlorpyrifos and cypermethrin in cord blood plasma by online solid-phase extraction coupled with liquid chromatography-heated electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry
    Ho Tang Liao
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 879:1961-6. 2011
    ....
  88. doi request reprint The effectiveness of continuing training for traditional birth attendants on their reproductive health-care knowledge and performance
    Solomon Chih Cheng Chen
    Pingtung Christian Hospital, Taiwan, No 60, Da lian Road, Pingtung City 900, Taiwan
    Midwifery 27:648-53. 2011
    ..to evaluate the effectiveness of continuing training for traditional birth attendants (TBAs) on their reproductive knowledge and performance...
  89. pmc Shift work aggravates metabolic syndrome development among early-middle-aged males with elevated ALT
    Yu Cheng Lin
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 15:5654-61. 2009
    ..To examine whether shift work accelerates metabolic syndrome (MetS) development among early middle-aged males with elevated alanine aminotransferase (e-ALT)...
  90. doi request reprint Brugada-type electrocardiogram in the Taiwanese population--is it a risk factor for sudden death?
    Jyh Ming Jimmy Juang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 110:230-8. 2011
    ..We investigated the prevalence and prognosis of patients with Brugada-type ECG in a hospital-based population in an attempt to improve the management of these patients...
  91. ncbi request reprint Establishing the minimal clinically important difference of the Barthel Index in stroke patients
    Yu wei Hsieh
    School of Occupational Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 21:233-8. 2007
    ..The interpretation of the change scores of the Barthel Index (BI) in follow-up or outcome studies has been hampered by the fact that its minimal clinically important difference (MCID) has not been determined...
  92. doi request reprint Increased risks of infant mortality and of deaths due to congenital malformation in the offspring of male electronics workers
    Tzu I Sung
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, 17 Syujhou Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 85:119-24. 2009
    ..This retrospective cohort study was conducted to determine if such an association existed among male workers employed in an electronics factory...
  93. doi request reprint The influence of wakeful prone positioning on motor development during the early life
    Yu Ling Kuo
    School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 29:367-76. 2008
    ..The purpose of this longitudinal cohort study was to investigate the effects of prone wakeful positioning at 3 to 6 months of age on motor development during the 6 to 24 months age bracket...
  94. doi request reprint Correlations between spiritual beliefs and health-related quality of life of chronic hemodialysis patients in Taiwan
    Tze Wah Kao
    National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Artif Organs 33:576-9. 2009
    ..02) than patients with weak beliefs. HD patients with no or strong spiritual beliefs had higher SF HRQOL than those with weak spiritual beliefs...
  95. ncbi request reprint Respirable dust exposure and respiratory health in male Taiwanese steelworkers
    Pau Chung Chen
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, 1, Section 1, Jen Ai Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan, ROC
    Ind Health 44:190-9. 2006
    ..Since the main ingredients of dust in such a steelworks usually contained mixtures of oxides and silicates other than silica dust, respirable dust exposure in steelworks might impair lung function, especially among smokers...
  96. ncbi request reprint Association between petrochemical air pollution and adverse pregnancy outcomes in Taiwan
    Chun Yuh Yang
    Institute of Public Health, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Arch Environ Health 57:461-5. 2002
    ..07 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.95, 1.22) for term low birthweight and 1.03 (95% CI = 0.94, 1.13) for preterm delivery, respectively...
  97. ncbi request reprint Perinatal and infant health outcomes among neonates born to aboriginal parents in Taiwan
    Yu Hsun Chang
    Department of Pediatrics, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien
    Acta Paediatr Taiwan 48:135-40. 2007
    ..This study was aimed to examine the nationwide characteristics of live births, adverse birth outcomes, and age-specific mortality among neonates born to non-aboriginal and aboriginal parents in Taiwan...
  98. pmc Perinatal toxoplasmosis, northern Taiwan
    I Jan Hu
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1460-1. 2006
  99. pmc Exposure to a mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated dibenzofurans resulted in a prolonged time to pregnancy in women
    Chiu Yueh Yang
    The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, National Cheng Kung University Medical College, Tainan, Taiwan
    Environ Health Perspect 116:599-604. 2008
    ..In 1978-1979, a mass poisoning occurred in central Taiwan due to PCB/PCDF-contaminated cooking oil; this incident was called Yucheng ("oil disease" in Chinese)...