Tzeng Ji Chen

Summary

Affiliation: Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. pmc Hospice utilization during the SARS outbreak in Taiwan
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Shih Pai Road, Section 2, No 201, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:94. 2006
  2. pmc Application of frequent itemsets mining to analyze patterns of one-stop visits in Taiwan
    Chun Yi Tu
    Institute of Hospital and Health Care Administration, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 6:e14824. 2011
  3. pmc Trend of urban-rural disparities in hospice utilization in Taiwan
    Yi Hsuan Lin
    Department of Family Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital Pingtung Branch, Pingtung, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e62492. 2013
  4. pmc Epidemiology and predictors of end-stage renal disease in Taiwanese children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome
    Jei Wen Chang
    Division of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Epidemiol 22:517-22. 2012
  5. pmc Dosing variability in prescriptions of acetaminophen to children: comparisons between pediatricians, family physicians and otolaryngologists
    Yueh Ching Chou
    Department of Pharmacy, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Pediatr 13:64. 2013
  6. pmc Use frequency of traditional Chinese medicine in Taiwan
    Fang Pey Chen
    Center for Traditional Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 112 Taiwan
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:26. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Application of concentration ratios to analyze the phenomenon of "next-door" pharmacy in Taiwan
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, No 201 Section 2 Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Clin Ther 28:1225-30. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint International collaboration of clinical medicine research in Taiwan, 1990-2004: a bibliometric analysis
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 70:110-6. 2007
  9. pmc Patterns of ambulatory care utilization in Taiwan
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:54. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and antacid co-prescription in Taiwan: analysis of national insurance claims
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 65:588-93. 2002

Detail Information

Publications110 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Hospice utilization during the SARS outbreak in Taiwan
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Shih Pai Road, Section 2, No 201, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:94. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to describe changes in hospice inpatient utilization during and after the SARS epidemic in 2003 in Taiwan...
  2. pmc Application of frequent itemsets mining to analyze patterns of one-stop visits in Taiwan
    Chun Yi Tu
    Institute of Hospital and Health Care Administration, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 6:e14824. 2011
    ..The visits to multiple physicians would increase the potential risk of polypharmacy. The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency and patterns of one-stop visits in Taiwan...
  3. pmc Trend of urban-rural disparities in hospice utilization in Taiwan
    Yi Hsuan Lin
    Department of Family Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital Pingtung Branch, Pingtung, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e62492. 2013
    ..The development of hospice services in rural areas usually lags behind that in urban areas. The aim of our study was to investigate whether the urban-rural disparity widens in a country with a hospital-based hospice system...
  4. pmc Epidemiology and predictors of end-stage renal disease in Taiwanese children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome
    Jei Wen Chang
    Division of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Epidemiol 22:517-22. 2012
    ..We investigated the epidemiologic features of INS and attempted to identify factors that predispose individuals to develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
  5. pmc Dosing variability in prescriptions of acetaminophen to children: comparisons between pediatricians, family physicians and otolaryngologists
    Yueh Ching Chou
    Department of Pharmacy, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Pediatr 13:64. 2013
    ..To estimate the extents of dosing variability in prescriptions of acetaminophen to children among pediatricians, family physicians and otolaryngologists...
  6. pmc Use frequency of traditional Chinese medicine in Taiwan
    Fang Pey Chen
    Center for Traditional Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 112 Taiwan
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:26. 2007
    ..However, few informative data have been obtained to date by large-scale investigations of TCM use in the Chinese population. This study was aimed at elucidating the demographics and patterns of TCM use in Taiwan...
  7. ncbi request reprint Application of concentration ratios to analyze the phenomenon of "next-door" pharmacy in Taiwan
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, No 201 Section 2 Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Clin Ther 28:1225-30. 2006
    ..This practice might compromise pharmacists' professional autonomy and patients' benefit in pharmaceutical care...
  8. ncbi request reprint International collaboration of clinical medicine research in Taiwan, 1990-2004: a bibliometric analysis
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 70:110-6. 2007
    ..Special attention was paid to internationally collaborated works that were identified based on the countries of co-authors' affiliations...
  9. pmc Patterns of ambulatory care utilization in Taiwan
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:54. 2006
    ..We used the insurance claims of a representative cohort to quantify the patterns of ambulatory care visits, especially the doctor-shopping phenomenon, in Taiwan...
  10. ncbi request reprint Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and antacid co-prescription in Taiwan: analysis of national insurance claims
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 65:588-93. 2002
    ..We performed a survey of national insurance claims for outpatient services in Taiwan to determine the extent of this co-therapy nationwide...
  11. ncbi request reprint Application of a data-mining technique to analyze coprescription patterns for antacids in Taiwan
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Ther 25:2453-63. 2003
    ..Because all antacids are reimbursed under the National Health Insurance program in Taiwan, it is possible to access and analyze nationwide data for these drugs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin-receptor blockers and risk of Alzheimer's disease in hypertension population--a nationwide cohort study
    Chien Yi Hsu
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Circ J 77:405-10. 2013
    ..We investigated the association between ARB use and the risk of development of AD using a nationwide, population-based cohort database in Taiwan...
  13. doi request reprint Malignancies after renal transplantation in Taiwan: a nationwide population-based study
    Wei Hsuan Li
    Department of Dermatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:833-9. 2012
    ..To date, large population-based studies of post-transplantation malignancies in Asian renal transplant recipients (RTRs) have rarely been reported...
  14. doi request reprint Prevalence of atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis and asthma in Taiwan: a national study 2000 to 2007
    Chian Yaw Hwang
    Department of Dermatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Acta Derm Venereol 90:589-94. 2010
    ..04). The numbers of visits for atopic dermatitis were highest in late spring to mid-summer. These data suggest that atopic diseases are common in Taiwan...
  15. doi request reprint Conservatively treated ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament increases the risk of spinal cord injury: a nationwide cohort study
    Jau Ching Wu
    Institute of Pharmacology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Neurotrauma 29:462-8. 2012
    ..72, adjusted HR=104.78; p<0.001) for the OPLL group. Therefore, cervical SCI and related disabilities are more likely to happen in OPLL patients, who should be cautioned for subsequent SCI if treated conservatively...
  16. doi request reprint Epidemiological features and costs of herpes zoster in Taiwan: a national study 2000 to 2006
    Jaw Shyang Jih
    Department of Dermatology, National Yang Ming University, Department of Dermatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Acta Derm Venereol 89:612-6. 2009
    ..1 cases per 100,000 person-years. The cost for each home care case and per hospitalized case were approximately 53.30 euro and 1224.70 euro, respectively. Further research into the cost-effectiveness of zoster vaccine is needed...
  17. doi request reprint Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use is associated with cancer risk reduction in chronic dialysis patients
    Shuo Ming Ou
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Kidney Int 84:198-205. 2013
    ..Thus, NSAID use was associated with a lower risk of developing cancer in chronic dialysis patients; however, they should still be used with caution due to the side effects of gastrointestinal bleeding. ..
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications at ambulatory care visits by elderly patients covered by the Taiwanese National Health Insurance program
    Hsiu Yun Lai
    Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei 111217, Taiwan
    Clin Ther 31:1859-70. 2009
    ..The use of potentially inappropriate medications can have profound medical consequences for elderly patients and place a substantial burden on the health care system...
  19. pmc Intra-articular hyaluronic acid for treatment of osteoarthritis: a nationwide study among the older population of Taiwan
    Hsiu Yun Lai
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:24. 2008
    ..We have explored the epidemiology of intra-articular HA treatment in Taiwan by using the rich data source from nationwide insurance claims...
  20. doi request reprint Second primary cancers in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a nationwide cohort study in Taiwan
    Wen Chieh Wu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Liver Int 33:616-23. 2013
    ..There has been no large-scale population-based study on the incidence and clinical manifestations of second primary cancer (SPC) after diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  21. doi request reprint Systemic sclerosis and risk of ischaemic stroke: a nationwide cohort study
    Chia Hung Chiang
    Healthcare and Management Center, Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, No 201, Sec 2, Shi Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:161-5. 2013
    ..To investigate whether SSc increases the risk of ischaemic stroke in a large, nationwide cohort study...
  22. doi request reprint Younger boys have a higher risk of inguinal hernia after ventriculo-peritoneal shunt: a 13-year nationwide cohort study
    Jau Ching Wu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Am Coll Surg 214:845-51. 2012
    ..These institutional-based data have small numbers and provided little information about the effects of age and sex. This study aims to examine the incidences and risk factors of IH in children with hydrocephalus treated with VPS...
  23. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of sexual dysfunction in male patients with psoriasis: a nationwide population-based follow-up study
    Yi Ju Chen
    Department of Dermatology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Sex Med 10:1212-8. 2013
    ..However, the risk of SD after the diagnosis of psoriasis relative to the age-matched general population remains unknown. Aim.  To clarify the risk of developing SD in male patients with psoriasis...
  24. ncbi request reprint CHADS2 score and risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation: a nationwide cohort study in Taiwan
    Tze Fan Chao
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Institute of Clinical Medicine, and Cardiovascular Research Center, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiol 168:1360-3. 2013
    ..Furthermore, we aimed to use the CHADS2 scoring system to estimate the individual risk in developing AF for patients with different comorbidities...
  25. ncbi request reprint Higher risk of mood disorders among adolescents with ADHD and asthma: a nationwide prospective study
    Mu Hong Chen
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan Institute of Hospital and Health Care Administration, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Affect Disord 156:232-5. 2014
    ..However, there has been no study investigating the comorbid effect of these two disorders on developing mood disorder...
  26. doi request reprint Risk of new-onset diabetes mellitus versus reduction in cardiovascular events with statin therapy
    Kang Ling Wang
    General Clinical Research Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Cardiol 113:631-6. 2014
    ..Treatment benefits outweighed diabetic consequences in subjects receiving the earlier and more persistent treatment...
  27. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of acute myocardial infarction in systemic sclerosis: a nationwide population-based study
    Szu Ying Chu
    Department of Dermatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Department of Dermatology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Med 126:982-8. 2013
    ....
  28. pmc The rural - urban divide in ambulatory care of gastrointestinal diseases in Taiwan
    Yi Hsuan Lin
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, NO, 201, Sec, 2, Shipai Rd, Beitou District, Taipei City 11217, Taiwan
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 13:15. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the difference between rural and urban patients in seeking medical service for gastrointestinal diseases at ambulatory sector in Taiwan...
  29. pmc Association between psychiatric disorders and iron deficiency anemia among children and adolescents: a nationwide population-based study
    Mu Hong Chen
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Psychiatry 13:161. 2013
    ..Deficiency of iron in early life may increase the risk of psychiatric morbidity...
  30. pmc Lumbar spine fusion surgery and stroke: a national cohort study
    Jau Ching Wu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Eur Spine J 21:2680-7. 2012
    ..To investigate the incidence and risk of stroke after lumbar spinal fusion surgery...
  31. doi request reprint The incidence of adjacent segment disease requiring surgery after anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion: estimation using an 11-year comprehensive nationwide database in Taiwan
    Jau Ching Wu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurosurgery 70:594-601. 2012
    ..9%/y in a previous cohort of 374 patients. Few other data corroborate the incidence and natural history of ASD...
  32. doi request reprint Cancer risk in patients with allergic rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis: a nationwide cohort study in Taiwan
    Chian Yaw Hwang
    Department of Dermatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Cancer 130:1160-7. 2012
    ..Compared to patients with only one atopic disease, those with more than one atopic disease had lower cancer risks. Our data suggests that the association between atopy and cancer is site-specific...
  33. ncbi request reprint Cancer risk among patients with coal workers' pneumoconiosis in Taiwan: a nationwide population-based study
    Yi Ping Hung
    Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Cancer 134:2910-6. 2014
    ..We concluded that patients with CWP, especially elderly males, were at increased risk of cancer. Age, male gender and liver cirrhosis were independent risk factors for cancer development. ..
  34. ncbi request reprint The beneficial effects of statins in patients undergoing hemodialysis
    Chin Chou Huang
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C Cardiovascular Research Center, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C Institute of Pharmacology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    Int J Cardiol 168:4155-9. 2013
    ..Our study aimed to investigate the use of statins and the subsequent risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing hemodialysis...
  35. ncbi request reprint The association between the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and atrial fibrillation: a nationwide case-control study
    Tze Fan Chao
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiol 168:312-6. 2013
    ..The goal of the present study was to investigate whether exposure to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was a risk factor for AF, and to discern which patients were at the highest risk for AF due to NSAID use...
  36. ncbi request reprint Asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a nationwide population-based prospective cohort study
    Mu Hong Chen
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:1208-14. 2013
    ..Using a nationwide population-based prospective case-control cohort study (1:4, age-/gender-matched), we hypothesized that asthma in infanthood or early childhood would increase the risk of ADHD in later life...
  37. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of gastrointestinal malignancy in patients with diabetes mellitus and correlations with anti-diabetes drugs: a nationwide population-based study in Taiwan
    Chun Chih Chiu
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Intern Med 52:939-46. 2013
    ..A nationwide, population-based database in Taiwan was analyzed to explore the relationship between DM and cancer of the digestive organs...
  38. doi request reprint Herpes simplex virus infection and risk of atrial fibrillation: a nationwide study
    Chia Hung Chiang
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiol 164:201-4. 2013
    ..Currently, precise mechanisms of atrial fibrillation (AF) are uncertain but proved to be associated with inflammation. There has been no specific study to evaluate the risk of AF after diagnosis of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection...
  39. doi request reprint Atopic diathesis in patients with Kawasaki disease
    Chian Yaw Hwang
    Department of Dermatology, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Pediatr 163:811-5. 2013
    ..To determine the association between Kawasaki disease (KD) and atopic diathesis (atopic dermatitis [AD], allergic rhinitis, and asthma) in children younger than 5 years of age...
  40. doi request reprint Association of systemic lupus erythematosus with a higher risk of cervical but not trochanteric hip fracture: a nationwide population-based study
    Shu Hung Wang
    Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 65:1674-81. 2013
    ..To determine the incidence rates and risk factors of cervical and trochanteric hip fractures (HFs) among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) based on a nationwide population-based data set...
  41. doi request reprint Acute cholecystitis in end-stage renal disease patients: a nation-wide longitudinal study
    Yung Tai Chen
    Department of Medicine, Taipei City Hospital Heping Fuyou Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    Dig Liver Dis 45:142-6. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the risks of acute cholecystitis among end-stage renal disease patients and compare the incidence between two dialysis modality...
  42. doi request reprint Increased risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a nationwide population-based study
    Yu Sheng Chang
    Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, New Taipei City, and National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 65:601-6. 2013
    ..This nationwide population-based study aimed to evaluate the risk of SAH in patients with SLE...
  43. doi request reprint Statins, risk of diabetes, and implications on outcomes in the general population
    Kang Ling Wang
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:1231-8. 2012
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the association of statin exposure and incident diabetes, and subsequent outcomes in the general population...
  44. doi request reprint Statin use and hospitalization in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a nationwide population-based cohort study in Taiwan
    Chin Chou Huang
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Clin Ther 33:1365-70. 2011
    ..There is new evidence suggesting that statins have beneficial effects on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is characterized by a persistent inflammatory response...
  45. pmc Incidence and outcome of newly-diagnosed tuberculosis in schizophrenics: a 12-year, nationwide, retrospective longitudinal study
    Shu Chen Kuo
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Infect Dis 13:351. 2013
    ..Therefore, the current nation-wide study aimed to compare the adjusted incidence and outcome of TB diseases in schizophrenics and the general population...
  46. doi request reprint Long-term use of angiotensin II receptor blockers and risk of cancer: a population-based cohort analysis
    Kang Ling Wang
    General Clinical Research Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiol 167:2162-6. 2013
    ..We assessed the occurrence of overall and site-specific cancers among ARB users and nonusers in the cohort with indications for ARB treatment...
  47. doi request reprint Angiotensin II receptor blockers and risk of cancer in patients with systemic hypertension
    Chin Chou Huang
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Am J Cardiol 107:1028-33. 2011
    ..66, 95% confidence interval 0.63 to 0.68, p <0.001). In conclusion, long-term use of ARBs is associated with a lower incidence of cancer occurrence, thereby suggesting that ARBs may prevent cancer development...
  48. doi request reprint Higher risk of developing mood disorders among adolescents with comorbidity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and disruptive behavior disorder: a nationwide prospective study
    Mu Hong Chen
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Psychiatr Res 47:1019-23. 2013
    ..Further study would be required to evaluate whether prompt intervention for ADHD and disruptive behavior problems would decrease the risk of developing mood disorder...
  49. doi request reprint Prescriptions of Chinese herbal medicine for constipation under the national health insurance in Taiwan
    Maw Shiou Jong
    Center for Traditional Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 73:375-83. 2010
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Amiodarone and the risk of cancer: a nationwide population-based study
    Vincent Yi Fong Su
    Department of Chest Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Cancer 119:1699-705. 2013
    ..In postmarketing surveillance, the US Food and Drug Administration has reported the development of lung masses, thyroid cancer, and skin cancer after amiodarone therapy...
  51. doi request reprint Identification of psychiatric disorders among human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals in Taiwan, a nine-year nationwide population-based study
    Mu Hong Chen
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    AIDS Care 24:1543-9. 2012
    ..Regular psychiatric evaluation and follow-up and prompt intervention are necessary for HIV-infected individuals...
  52. doi request reprint Use of traditional Chinese medicine among pregnant women in Taiwan
    Hsiao Yun Yeh
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 107:147-50. 2009
    ..To investigate the patterns of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) use among pregnant women in the National Health Insurance program in Taiwan...
  53. doi request reprint Comorbidity profiles among patients with alopecia areata: the importance of onset age, a nationwide population-based study
    Szu Ying Chu
    Department of Dermatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Am Acad Dermatol 65:949-56. 2011
    ..Age at onset predicts distinct outcomes. A nationwide study of the relationship of AA with associated diseases stratified by onset age has rarely been reported...
  54. doi request reprint Hyperuricemia and the risk of ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation--could it refine clinical risk stratification in AF?
    Tze Fan Chao
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan Cardiovascular Research Center, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiol 170:344-9. 2014
    ..The goal of the present study was to investigate whether hyperuricemia could potentially refine clinical risk stratification in AF...
  55. doi request reprint Epidemiology of adrenal insufficiency: a nationwide study of hospitalizations in Taiwan from 1996 to 2008
    Yi Chun Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 76:140-5. 2013
    ..Adrenal insufficiency (AI) is an uncommon but life-threatening disorder if it progresses to adrenal crisis. The nationwide trend of AI epidemiology in Taiwan has been infrequently reported...
  56. doi request reprint Risk of developing diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia among patients with bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia: a 10-year nationwide population-based prospective cohort study
    Ya Mei Bai
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Affect Disord 150:57-62. 2013
    ..However, most of these studies were with cross-sectional study design, the time course of metabolic side effects and SMD cannot be elucidated without a cohort study...
  57. doi request reprint Does Alzheimer's disease protect against cancers? A nationwide population-based study
    Shuo Ming Ou
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Neuroepidemiology 40:42-9. 2013
    ..There is still a lack of data on the specific types of cancer, the risk factors, and the impact of cholinesterase inhibitors on developing cancer in AD...
  58. doi request reprint Cluster headache is associated with an increased risk of depression: a nationwide population-based cohort study
    Jen Feng Liang
    Department of Neurology, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Cephalalgia 33:182-9. 2013
    ..Background There are few studies about the relationship between CH and depression, and prior research has been limited by cross-sectional studies or small sample sizes...
  59. doi request reprint The risk of stroke after spinal fusion surgery: a national cohort study
    Jau Ching Wu
    Institute of Pharmacology, National Yang Ming University, 2F, No 322, Shih Pai Rd, Sec 2, Peitou, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Spine J 12:492-9. 2012
    ..Postoperative stroke is a rare complication of spinal fusion surgery, but its relevant risk and incidence remain unclear...
  60. pmc Risk of cancer among patients with herpes zoster infection: a population-based study
    Yu Ping Wang
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    CMAJ 184:E804-9. 2012
    ..Whether the risk of cancer is increased among patients with herpes zoster is unclear. We investigated the risk of cancer among patients with herpes zoster using a nationwide health registry in Taiwan...
  61. pmc Diabetes mellitus and the risk of Alzheimer's disease: a nationwide population-based study
    Chin Chou Huang
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C Cardiovascular Research Center, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C Institute of Pharmacology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    PLoS ONE 9:e87095. 2014
    ..Possible association between diabetes mellitus (DM) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been controversial. This study used a nationwide population-based dataset to investigate the relationship between DM and subsequent AD incidence...
  62. doi request reprint The association between hyperuricemia, left atrial size and new-onset atrial fibrillation
    Tze Fan Chao
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Institute of Clinical Medicine, and Cardiovascular Research Center, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiol 168:4027-32. 2013
    ..The goal of the present study is to investigate the relationship between UA, LA diameter and the development of AF in the large-scale cohort...
  63. ncbi request reprint Demographics and patterns of acupuncture use in the Chinese population: the Taiwan experience
    Fang Pey Chen
    Center for Traditional Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Altern Complement Med 12:379-87. 2006
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of anti-ulcer drug use in a Chinese cohort
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 9:1365-9. 2003
    ..To estimate the age-specific prevalence of anti-ulcer drug use and to calculate the usage of different anti-ulcer drugs over 5 years within the universal health insurance program in Taiwan area...
  65. ncbi request reprint Acute appendicitis in patients with end-stage renal disease
    Pei Wen Chao
    Department of Anesthesiology, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:1940-6. 2012
    ..Our study focused on the lack of data on the incidence and risk factors of acute appendicitis among ESRD patients and compared the outcomes in patients who underwent different dialysis modalities...
  66. doi request reprint Association between Mycoplasma pneumonia and increased risk of ischemic stroke: a nationwide study
    Chia Hung Chiang
    Department of Medicine, Healthcare and Management Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang Ming University, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Stroke 42:2940-3. 2011
    ..Infections have been hypothesized to play a role in vascular disease. The association between Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) infection and ischemic stroke remained undetermined...
  67. doi request reprint Statin use in patients with asthma: a nationwide population-based study
    Chin Chou Huang
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Eur J Clin Invest 41:507-12. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that statins could inhibit airway inflammation. The aim of our study was to determine whether statin use may reduce hospitalization in patients with asthma...
  68. doi request reprint Increased incidence of orthopedic fractures in cirrhotic patients: a nationwide population-based study
    Chia Fen Tsai
    Institute of Brain Science, National Yang Ming University Schools of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Hepatol 58:706-14. 2013
    ..This study investigated the fracture incidence and risk factors in cirrhotic patients with HE...
  69. doi request reprint Dental scaling and atrial fibrillation: a nationwide cohort study
    Su Jung Chen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital Su Ao and Yuanshan Branch, I Lan, Taiwan Institute of Public Health and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiol 168:2300-3. 2013
    ..Improvement of oral hygiene through dental scaling was associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular events. The goal of the present study was to investigate whether dental scaling can reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  70. pmc Symptomatic menopausal transition increases the risk of new-onset depressive disorder in later life: a nationwide prospective cohort study in Taiwan
    Mu Hong Chen
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e59899. 2013
    ..Most previous clinical studies had limited case samples, and did not control the attributable risk of medical comorbidities...
  71. ncbi request reprint Adrenal insufficiency in the elderly: a nationwide study of hospitalizations in Taiwan
    Yi Chun Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Tohoku J Exp Med 221:281-5. 2010
    ..Infectious and pulmonary diseases as the most common co-morbidities also play a major role in subsequent hospitalizations and in-hospital deaths...
  72. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of antilipemic drug use in Taiwan: analysis of a sampling cohort within the national health insurance
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 66:39-45. 2003
    ..Hyperlipidemia is a major risk factor of cardiovascular diseases. We investigated the utilization ofantilipemic drugs at the outpatient sector within the National Health Insurance in Taiwan...
  73. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization of home care patients at an academic medical center in Taiwan
    Yu Ching Chou
    Department of Family Medicine, Yuan Shan Veterans Hospital, Ilan, Taiwan
    J Chin Med Assoc 69:523-8. 2006
    ..Previous surveys of home care patients in Taiwan have primarily concentrated on patients' status and needs. The aim of this study was to review the actual health care utilization of home care patients during the course of 1 year...
  74. pmc Major depressive disorder and stroke risks: a 9-year follow-up population-based, matched cohort study
    Cheng Ta Li
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e46818. 2012
    ..However, whether and how clinical depression increases stroke risk remains an unanswered question. Our aim was to provide answers to this question...
  75. doi request reprint Dental scaling and risk reduction in infective endocarditis: a nationwide population-based case-control study
    Su Jung Chen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Can J Cardiol 29:429-33. 2013
    ..Poor oral hygiene has been assumed as an important risk factor for IE. We aimed to investigate whether the improvement of oral hygiene through dental scaling could reduce the risk of IE...
  76. pmc Gastroesophageal reflux disease and atrial fibrillation: a nationwide population-based study
    Chin Chou Huang
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    PLoS ONE 7:e47575. 2012
    ..The association between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the most common gastroesophageal disorder, and AF remains undetermined. We therefore aimed to investigate the association between GERD and later development of AF...
  77. ncbi request reprint Hospitalized osteoporotic vertebral fracture increases the risk of stroke: a population-based cohort study
    Yu Chun Chen
    Department of Medical Research and Education, National Yang Ming University Hospital, I Lan, Taiwan
    J Bone Miner Res 28:516-23. 2013
    ..001; adjusted HR 2.71, 95% CI 1.90-3.86, p < 0.001). In conclusion, patients with osteoporotic vertebral fracture have a higher risk of stroke (ie, both ischemic and hemorrhagic) and require stroke prevention strategies...
  78. doi request reprint Mesenteric ischemia in patients with end-stage renal disease: a nationwide longitudinal study
    Szu Yuan Li
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Am J Nephrol 35:491-7. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the risks of mesenteric ischemia among ESRD patients and compare the incidence between two dialysis modalities...
  79. doi request reprint Increased risk of stroke after spinal cord injury: a nationwide 4-year follow-up cohort study
    Jau Ching Wu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurology 78:1051-7. 2012
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of stroke in patients with disability caused by SCI...
  80. pmc The risk of stroke after percutaneous vertebroplasty for osteoporosis: a population-based cohort study
    Ching Lan Wu
    Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e31405. 2012
    ..To investigate the incidence and risk of stroke after percutaneous vertebroplasty in patients with osteoporosis...
  81. ncbi request reprint Analysis of long-stay patients in the Hospice Palliative Ward of a Medical Center
    Ming Hwai Lin
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 71:294-9. 2008
    ..To determine the best utilization of palliative care, patients remaining in the hospice for more than 28 days were analyzed to discover their characteristics and reasons for not being discharged...
  82. doi request reprint Elevated risk of second primary cancer in patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma: a nationwide cohort study in Taiwan
    Chian Yaw Hwang
    Department of Dermatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    J Dermatol Sci 60:167-72. 2010
    ..However, no large-scale study of second primary cancer in CMM patients has been conducted among Asians, who have distinctly different skin types...
  83. ncbi request reprint Utilization of psychotropic drugs in Taiwan: an overview of outpatient sector in 2000
    Tung Ping Su
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 65:378-91. 2002
    ..The analysis followed the drug classification and standardized measurements proposed by the World Health Organization...
  84. doi request reprint Frequency and pattern of Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions for chronic hepatitis in Taiwan
    Fang Pey Chen
    Center for Traditional Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Ethnopharmacol 117:84-91. 2008
    ..Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been commonly used in treating liver diseases in Asian countries...
  85. ncbi request reprint Disparity of physician specialties in the management of chronic heart failure: trend analysis in Taiwan, 2000 - 2010
    Chia Yu Chou
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 51:678-87. 2013
    ..We conducted a population- based study on pharmacotherapy for outpatients with CHF in Taiwan from 2000 to 2010, which focused on drug prescription patterns of different physician specialties...
  86. doi request reprint Oral alendronate use and risk of cancer in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis: A nationwide study
    Chia Hung Chiang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Zhudong Veterans Hospital, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    J Bone Miner Res 27:1951-8. 2012
    ..05; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.97-1.13; p = 0.237). However, due to the limited study size and underpowered results, further larger prospective studies or meta-analysis are suggested to further confirm our findings...
  87. pmc Prescriptions of Chinese Herbal Medicines for Insomnia in Taiwan during 2002
    Fang Pey Chen
    Center for Traditional Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:236341. 2011
    ..multiflorum. Nevertheless, further clinical trials are needed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of these CHMs for treating insomnia...
  88. doi request reprint Art therapy for terminal cancer patients in a hospice palliative care unit in Taiwan
    Ming Hwai Lin
    Division of Hospice Palliative Care, Departments of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Palliat Support Care 10:51-7. 2012
    ..This study aims to evaluate the effect of art therapy for these terminal cancer patients...
  89. doi request reprint Migraine is a risk factor for sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a nationwide population-based study
    Chia Huei Chu
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Cephalalgia 33:80-6. 2013
    ..The pathophysiology of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is poorly understood. Few case reports have proposed a possible link between migraine and SSNHL...
  90. doi request reprint Survival analysis in systemic lupus erythematosus patients on maintenance dialysis: a nationwide population-based study in Taiwan
    Yu Sheng Chang
    Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201 Shih Pai Rd Sect 2, Taipei 112, Taiwan
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:166-72. 2013
    ..This study aimed to identify the risk factors for mortality and the impact of dialysis modalities on the survival in SLE patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
  91. doi request reprint Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for hospital inpatients in Taiwan: an 8-year nationwide survey
    Ming Hsien Lin
    Aging and Health Research Center, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Resuscitation 83:343-6. 2012
    ..Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is widely used to treat cardiac arrest, but the success rate has remained unchanged for decades. This study evaluated CPR performance and success rate among hospital inpatients in Taiwan...
  92. doi request reprint The ecology of medical care in Taiwan
    Chun Chih Shao
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 74:408-12. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to provide an overview of medical care utilization in Taiwan using a long-established analytical framework, the so-called ecology model...
  93. doi request reprint Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in the cervical spine: an 11-year comprehensive national epidemiology study
    Jau Ching Wu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurosurg Focus 30:E5. 2011
    ..This study aimed to calculate the incidence and prevalence of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) in the cervical spine with its comorbid disability...
  94. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation and the risk of ischemic stroke: does it still matter in patients with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0 or 1?
    Tze Fan Chao
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Stroke 43:2551-5. 2012
    ..The goal of the present study was to compare the risk of ischemic stroke among AF patients with a CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc score of 0 (male) or 1 (female) with those without AF...
  95. pmc Long-term mortality of patients with septic ocular or central nervous system complications from pyogenic liver abscess: a population-based study
    Yi Tsung Lin
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e33978. 2012
    ..We investigated the epidemiology and long-term prognosis of PLA patients with septic ocular or CNS complications over an 8-year period...
  96. doi request reprint Quantifying morbidity burdens and medical utilization of children with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan: a nationwide study using the ACG case-mix adjustment system
    Wui Chiang Lee
    Department of Medical Affairs and Planning, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Rd, Taipei City 11217, Taiwan, ROC
    Res Dev Disabil 33:1270-8. 2012
    ..Regularly evaluating morbidity burdens and medical utilization has particular relevance for planning high-quality and efficient care. People's disabilities and comorbid illnesses shall be treated by integrated multidisciplinary teams...
  97. doi request reprint Immunogenicity and safety of an AS03(A)-adjuvanted H5N1 influenza vaccine in a Taiwanese population
    Shinn Jang Hwang
    Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201 Section 2, Shih Pai Road, and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 110:780-6. 2011
    ..This manuscript presents data from the Taiwanese population...
  98. doi request reprint Potentially inappropriate medication for emergency department visits by elderly patients in Taiwan
    Yu Chun Chen
    Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:53-61. 2009
    ..The objects of this study were to determine the prevalence, characteristics and risk factors of PIM use among elderly ED visits in Taiwan...
  99. doi request reprint Pattern and consequences of first visits to obstetricians/gynecologists by adolescents: a nationwide study in Taiwan
    Hsiao Yun Yeh
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 73:144-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the pattern and consequences of first visits to OB/GYNs by adolescent girls within the National Health Insurance in Taiwan...
  100. ncbi request reprint Patterns of traditional Chinese medicine use in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a population study in Taiwan
    Yu Chun Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:467-70. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) by all IBD patients within the National Health Insurance in Taiwan...
  101. doi request reprint A nation-wide analysis of venous thromboembolism in 497,180 cancer patients with the development and validation of a risk-stratification scoring system
    Yuan Bin Yu
    Institutes of Physiology, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Thromb Haemost 108:225-35. 2012
    ..In conclusion, VTE is a distinct burden for cancer patients in Taiwan. The risk scoring system could prove helpful in decision-making concerning thromboprophylaxis in cancer patients...