Hsin Bang Leu

Summary

Affiliation: Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. 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
  2. doi request reprint Central serous chorioretinopathy and risk of ischaemic stroke: a population-based cohort study
    Der Chong Tsai
    Department of Ophthalmology, National Yang Ming University Hospital, Yilan, Taiwan
    Br J Ophthalmol 96:1484-8. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Deletion of FHL2 gene impaired ischemia-induced blood flow recovery by modulating circulating proangiogenic cells
    Po Hsun Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 33:709-17. 2013
  4. pmc Far infra-red therapy promotes ischemia-induced angiogenesis in diabetic mice and restores high glucose-suppressed endothelial progenitor cell functions
    Po Hsun Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:99. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Genetic variation in C-reactive protein in ethnic Chinese population in Taiwan
    Chin Chou Huang
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Eur J Clin Invest 43:449-56. 2013
  6. 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
  7. doi request reprint The association of tooth scaling and decreased cardiovascular disease: a nationwide population-based study
    Zu Yin Chen
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Med 125:568-75. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of attenuated heart rate recovery immediately after exercise to predict endothelial dysfunction in patients with suspected coronary artery disease
    Po Hsun Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Cardiol 93:10-3. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Niacin improves ischemia-induced neovascularization in diabetic mice by enhancement of endothelial progenitor cell functions independent of changes in plasma lipids
    Po Hsun Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Angiogenesis 15:377-89. 2012
  10. 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

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Publications74

  1. 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...
  2. doi request reprint Central serous chorioretinopathy and risk of ischaemic stroke: a population-based cohort study
    Der Chong Tsai
    Department of Ophthalmology, National Yang Ming University Hospital, Yilan, Taiwan
    Br J Ophthalmol 96:1484-8. 2012
    ..This population-based cohort study aimed to explore the relationship between CSCR and the future development of ischaemic stroke...
  3. doi request reprint Deletion of FHL2 gene impaired ischemia-induced blood flow recovery by modulating circulating proangiogenic cells
    Po Hsun Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 33:709-17. 2013
    ..Here, we tested the hypothesis that impaired ischemia-induced neovascularization in mice lacking FHL2 is related to a defect in proangiogenic cell mobilization and functions in vasculogenesis...
  4. pmc Far infra-red therapy promotes ischemia-induced angiogenesis in diabetic mice and restores high glucose-suppressed endothelial progenitor cell functions
    Po Hsun Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:99. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that IFR radiation can restore blood flow recovery in ischemic hindlimb in diabetic mice by enhancement of EPCs functions and homing process...
  5. doi request reprint Genetic variation in C-reactive protein in ethnic Chinese population in Taiwan
    Chin Chou Huang
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Eur J Clin Invest 43:449-56. 2013
    ..This study aimed to assess the potential genetic determinants for serum hs-CRP levels in a cohort with well-controlled nondiabetic hypertension...
  6. 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...
  7. doi request reprint The association of tooth scaling and decreased cardiovascular disease: a nationwide population-based study
    Zu Yin Chen
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Med 125:568-75. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the association between tooth scaling and the risk of cardiovascular events by using a nationwide, population-based study and a prospective cohort design...
  8. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of attenuated heart rate recovery immediately after exercise to predict endothelial dysfunction in patients with suspected coronary artery disease
    Po Hsun Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Cardiol 93:10-3. 2004
    ..7%, p = 0.006), but responses to sublingual nitroglycerin showed no difference among the 3 groups (p = 0.332). According to multivariate analysis, heart rate recovery after exercise was an independent predictor of endothelial function...
  9. doi request reprint Niacin improves ischemia-induced neovascularization in diabetic mice by enhancement of endothelial progenitor cell functions independent of changes in plasma lipids
    Po Hsun Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Angiogenesis 15:377-89. 2012
    ..Our findings demonstrate that niacin increases blood flow recovery after tissue ischemia in diabetic mice through enhancing EPC mobilization and functions via nitric oxide-related pathways...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Enhanced coronary calcification determined by electron beam CT is strongly related to endothelial dysfunction in patients with suspected coronary artery disease
    Po Hsun Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Rd, Taipei, Taiwan
    Chest 128:810-5. 2005
    ..Aims: We sought to test the hypothesis that enhanced coronary artery calcification, a marker of atherosclerosis and plaque burden, was related to endothelial dysfunction in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  12. doi request reprint Hip fracture and risk of acute myocardial infarction: a nationwide study
    Chia Hung Chiang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Zhudong Veterans Hospital, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    J Bone Miner Res 28:404-11. 2013
    ..29; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.12-1.48; p < 0.001). We conclude that hip fracture is independently associated with a higher risk of subsequent AMI...
  13. pmc Zoledronate inhibits ischemia-induced neovascularization by impairing the mobilization and function of endothelial progenitor cells
    Shih Hung Tsai
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e41065. 2012
    ..Whether the nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate zoledronate inhibits ischemia-induced neovascularization by modulating EPC functions remains unclear...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc Identification of IGF1, SLC4A4, WWOX, and SFMBT1 as hypertension susceptibility genes in Han Chinese with a genome-wide gene-based association study
    Hsin Chou Yang
    Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e32907. 2012
    ..Identification of these genes enriches the collection of hypertension susceptibility genes, thereby shedding light on the etiology of hypertension in Han Chinese populations...
  16. ncbi request reprint Fluvastatin reduces oxidative stress, decreases serum monocyte chemotactic protein-1 level and improves endothelial function in patients with hypercholesterolemia
    Hsin Bang Leu
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 103:914-20. 2004
    ..Statins may have anti-inflammatory properties and exert endothelial protection independently of their lipid-lowering effect. However, data are scarce concerning the co-existence of these lipid-lowering-independent effects in humans...
  17. 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...
  18. doi request reprint Usefulness of plasma matrix metalloproteinase-9 level in predicting future coronary revascularization in patients after acute myocardial infarction
    Ko Fan Wang
    Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Coron Artery Dis 24:23-8. 2013
    ..This study aims to determine whether plasma levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and inflammatory markers can predict the long-term prognosis of coronary revascularization in patients after acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. doi request reprint Decreased circulating endothelial progenitor cell levels and function in essential hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy
    Ching Wei Lee
    Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Hypertens Res 34:999-1003. 2011
    ..These findings may explain the pathogenetic processes that link hypertensive LVH and endothelial injury in cardiovascular disease...
  23. doi request reprint A two-stage matched case-control study on multiple hypertensive candidate genes in Han Chinese
    Tai Yue Kuo
    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Hypertens 25:804-11. 2012
    ..It is a major risk factor leading to stroke, cardiovascular disease, and end-stage renal disease. In each year, more than 13.5 million deaths are due to hypertension-related diseases worldwide...
  24. pmc Decreased circulating endothelial progenitor cell levels and function in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Chia Hung Chiang
    Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e31799. 2012
    ..Here, we tested the hypothesis that patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) might have decreased endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) levels and attenuated EPC function...
  25. doi request reprint Risk factors for upper gastrointestinal bleeding in coronary artery disease patients receiving both aspirin and clopidogrel
    Kuang Wei Huang
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 76:9-14. 2013
    ..We identified risk factors of UGIB in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) receiving dual therapy...
  26. doi request reprint Increased risk of erectile dysfunction among males with central serous chorioretinopathy -- a retrospective cohort study
    Der Chong Tsai
    Institute of Public Health and Community Medicine Research Center, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, TaiwanDepartment of Ophthalmology, National Yang Ming University Hospital, Taipei, TaiwanInstitute of Pharmacology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, TaiwanCardiovascular Research Center, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, TaiwanDivision of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, TaiwanDepartment of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, TaiwanDepartment of Ophthalmology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, TaiwanInstitute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, TaiwanHealthcare and Management Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, TaiwanInstitute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Acta Ophthalmol 91:666-71. 2013
    ..This study aimed to investigate the risk of subsequent erectile dysfunction after CSCR using Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
  27. ncbi request reprint Risk stratification and prognostic implication of plasma biomarkers in nondiabetic patients with stable coronary artery disease: the role of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein
    Hsin Bang Leu
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201 Sec 2 Shih Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Chest 126:1032-9. 2004
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Association between panic disorder and risk of atrial fibrillation:a nationwide study
    Ya Fen Cheng
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Psychosom Med 75:30-5. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between panic disorder (PD) and atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  29. doi request reprint Effects of annual influenza vaccination on mortality and hospitalization in elderly patients with ischemic heart disease: a nationwide population-based study
    I Fan Liu
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taoyuan Branch, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Prev Med 54:431-3. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of influenza vaccination on all-cause mortality and hospitalization for cardiovascular disease in elderly IHD patients...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Association of tamoxifen use and reduced cardiovascular events among asian females with breast cancer
    Tsung Lin Yang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
    Circ J 78:135-40. 2013
    ..54; 95% CI 0.37-0.78). Conclusions: In Asian female breast cancer patients, tamoxifen use was associated with reduced risks of AMI, ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke and total cardiovascular events.  (Circ J 2014; 78: 135-140). ..
  32. ncbi request reprint Differential mononuclear cell activity and endothelial inflammation in coronary artery disease and cardiac syndrome X
    Chih Pei Lin
    Department of Pathology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201 Shih Pai Road Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan 11217, ROC
    Int J Cardiol 89:53-62. 2003
    ..This study was undertaken to investigate whether mononuclear cell activation and endothelial inflammation can present in syndrome X patients...
  33. doi 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...
  34. doi request reprint Sleep apnea and risk of retinal vein occlusion: a nationwide population-based study of Taiwanese
    Kun Ta Chou
    Department of Chest, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Ophthalmol 154:200-205.e1. 2012
    ..To explore the relationship of sleep apnea and the subsequent development of retinal vein occlusion (RVO)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of ischemic stroke in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a nationwide population-based study
    Chun Chih Chiu
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC
    Intern Med 51:17-21. 2012
    ..Our study investigated the relationship of SLE and the subsequent development of ischemic stroke using a nationwide, population-based database in an Asian population...
  36. doi request reprint Nonpeptic ulcer, nonvariceal gastrointestinal bleeding in hemodialysis patients
    Jiing Chyuan Luo
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei City, Taiwan
    Am J Med 126:264.e25-32. 2013
    ..Hemodialysis patients carry a higher risk of peptic ulcer bleeding. Whether hemodialysis patients also have a higher occurrence of nonpeptic ulcer, nonvariceal gastrointestinal bleeding needs further evaluation...
  37. doi request reprint Genetic variation in renin predicts the effects of thiazide diuretics
    Chin Chou Huang
    Department of Medical Research and Education Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Eur J Clin Invest 41:828-35. 2011
    ..This study aimed to address the potential effects of genetic variations of RAAS on the response to initial treatment of hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Heart rate recovery after exercise and endothelial function--two important factors to predict cardiovascular events
    Po Hsun Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Prev Cardiol 8:167-70; quiz 171. 2005
    ..This review focuses on the roles of heart rate recovery and endothelial function in predicting future mortality and their interaction...
  39. ncbi request reprint A double blind randomized trial to compare the effects of eprosartan and enalapril on blood pressure, platelets, and endothelium function in patients with essential hypertension
    Hsin Bang Leu
    Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Taiwan, ROC
    Jpn Heart J 45:623-35. 2004
    ..The benefits of both agents cannot be explained solely by their antihypertensive effects and possibly may be mediated through their unique effect on angiotensin blockade...
  40. doi request reprint Globular adiponectin improves high glucose-suppressed endothelial progenitor cell function through endothelial nitric oxide synthase dependent mechanisms
    Po Hsun Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Mol Cell Cardiol 51:109-19. 2011
    ..These beneficial effects may provide some novel rational to the vascular protective properties of adiponectin...
  41. doi request reprint Monascus purpureus-fermented rice inhibits tumor necrosis factor-α-induced upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase 2 and 9 in human aortic smooth muscle cells
    Chih Pei Lin
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of General, Laboratory, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Institute of Biotechnology in Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Pharm Pharmacol 63:1587-94. 2011
    ..This study aimed to investigate the effects of Cholestin extract on the expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 by tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-treated human aortic smooth muscle cells (HASMCs)...
  42. pmc A genome-wide association study reveals a quantitative trait locus of adiponectin on CDH13 that predicts cardiometabolic outcomes
    Chia Min Chung
    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Diabetes 60:2417-23. 2011
    ..Therefore, we aimed not only to identify genetic variants modulating plasma adiponectin levels but also to investigate whether these variants are associated with adiponectin-related metabolic traits and cardiovascular diseases...
  43. doi request reprint Serum bilirubin predicts long-term clinical outcomes in patients with cardiac syndrome X
    Shao Sung Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Heart 96:1227-32. 2010
    ..This study was conducted to evaluate the prognostic role of serum bilirubin in disease progression and clinical outcome in patients with CSX...
  44. ncbi request reprint Effect of rosuvastatin on plasma levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine in patients with hypercholesterolemia
    Tse Min Lu
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan, People s Republic of China
    Am J Cardiol 94:157-61. 2004
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Zoledronate attenuates angiotensin II-induced abdominal aortic aneurysm through inactivation of Rho/ROCK-dependent JNK and NF-κB pathway
    Shih Hung Tsai
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    Cardiovasc Res 100:501-10. 2013
    ..Here, we tested whether a potent N-BP, zoledronate, can attenuate the formation of Angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced AAA in hyperlipidaemic mice...
  46. ncbi request reprint Cholestin (Monascus purpureus rice) inhibits homocysteine-induced reactive oxygen species generation, nuclear factor-kappaB activation, and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 expression in human aortic endothelial cells
    Chih Pei Lin
    Institute of Public Health, National Yang Ming University, No 155, Sec 2, Linong St, Peitou, Taipei, 112, Taiwan
    J Biomed Sci 15:183-96. 2008
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Carvedilol, a pharmacological antioxidant, inhibits neointimal matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 in experimental atherosclerosis
    Tao Cheng Wu
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Free Radic Biol Med 43:1508-22. 2007
    ..Accordingly, carvedilol, a pharmacological antioxidant, inhibited in vivo and in vitro expression of MMP-2 and MMP-9 properly by modulating the redox-related pathways, suggesting its potential clinical implications...
  48. ncbi request reprint Antiphospholipid syndrome presenting as intracardiac thrombus with pulmonary embolism
    Zhong Xuan Ye
    School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Circ J 69:1290-2. 2005
    ..This thrombus was subsequently removed successfully with surgical intervention, and the patient's recovery was uneventful...
  49. doi request reprint Decreased circulating endothelial progenitor cell levels in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
    Chia Hung Chiang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Hsinchu Branch, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC
    Cardiology 126:191-201. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) levels, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
  50. pmc Epidemiology of idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy in Taiwan, 2001-2006: a population-based study
    Der Chong Tsai
    Institute of Public Health and Community Medicine Research Center, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    PLoS ONE 8:e66858. 2013
    ..The present study aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors for corticosteroid-unrelated CSCR using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database...
  51. pmc Increased circulating endothelial apoptotic microparticle to endothelial progenitor cell ratio is associated with subsequent decline in glomerular filtration rate in hypertensive patients
    Chien Yi Hsu
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e68644. 2013
    ..However, whether these changes are related to a subsequent decline in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) remains unclear...
  52. doi request reprint Permanent pacemaker implantation for late atrioventricular block in patients receiving catheter ablation for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia
    Jo Nan Liao
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Cardiol 111:569-73. 2013
    ....
  53. 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...
  54. ncbi request reprint Decreased heparin cofactor II activity is associated with impaired endothelial function determined by brachial ultrasonography and predicts cardiovascular events
    Po Hsun Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiol 114:152-8. 2007
    ..However, the relation between plasma HCII activity and peripheral vascular endothelial function remains unclear...
  55. pmc Adiponectin gene polymorphism is selectively associated with the concomitant presence of metabolic syndrome and essential hypertension
    Hsin Bang Leu
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    PLoS ONE 6:e19999. 2011
    ..Although the adiponectin (ADIPOQ) gene has been reported to be involved in MetS, its association with HTN remained undetermined. This study aimed to investigate the association of ADIPOQ gene with the phenotypes of HTN and MetS...
  56. doi request reprint Asthma and risk of erectile dysfunction--a nationwide population-based study
    Kun Ta Chou
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Sex Med 8:1754-60. 2011
    ..Asthma is also a chronic inflammatory airway disorder, eliciting a low-grade systemic inflammation; however, the influence of asthma on ED has not been investigated...
  57. doi request reprint Sleep apnea and risk of deep vein thrombosis: a non-randomized, pair-matched cohort study
    Kun Ta Chou
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Med 125:374-80. 2012
    ..Our study strived to explore the relationship of sleep apnea and the subsequent development of DVT using a nationwide, population-based database...
  58. doi request reprint Thiazolidinediones can prevent new onset atrial fibrillation in patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes
    Tze Fan Chao
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiol 156:199-202. 2012
    ..The goal of this nationwide, population based cohort study was to evaluate whether the use of TZDs will protect diabetic patients from AF...
  59. doi request reprint Association of central pulse pressure with contrast-induced nephropathy and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing coronary intervention
    Shao Sung Huang
    aDivision of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine bDepartment of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital cInstitute of Clinical Medicine dCardiovascular Research Center eInstitute and Department of Pharmacology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Hypertens 31:2187-94. 2013
    ..We sought to determine whether elevated central PP is associated with increased contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) and future cardiovascular events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  60. ncbi request reprint Acute and late clinical outcomes of coronary balloon angioplasty with or without stenting in diabetes--the fact in the "real world"
    Hsin Bang Leu
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and Cardiovascular Research Center, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 66:699-708. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the acute and late clinical outcomes of coronary stenting as compared with POBA in diabetic patients with CAD in the real setting of our daily practice...
  61. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiology: subaortic stenosis caused by left ventricular outflow tract lipoma
    Hau De Lin
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Cardiol 29:421. 2006
  62. ncbi request reprint Double-barrel coronary artery dissection
    Pai Feng Hsu
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Chin Med Assoc 68:383-5. 2005
    ..The case history and angiographic findings are reported, and relevant literature is reviewed...
  63. doi request reprint Diabetes is an independent risk factor for peptic ulcer bleeding: a nationwide population-based cohort study
    Yen Ling Peng
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 28:1295-9. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate if type II diabetic patients have higher risk of developing peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) and to identify possible risk factors of PUB in diabetic patients...
  64. pmc Association between CHADS2 score and the preventive effect of statin therapy on new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Shao Sung Huang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e74709. 2013
    ..This study aimed to determine whether the CHADS2 score is associated with new-onset AF and if it can help identify the patients who will benefit most from statin use for the prevention of arrhythmia after AMI...
  65. ncbi request reprint Baseline serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 level predicts long-term prognosis after coronary revascularizations in stable coronary artery disease
    Zhong Xuan Ye
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC
    Clin Biochem 41:292-8. 2008
    ..This study aimed to investigate whether baseline serum levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) could predict long-term prognosis of coronary revascularizations...
  66. doi request reprint Risk of adverse outcomes in Taiwan associated with concomitant use of clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitors in patients who received percutaneous coronary intervention
    Chin Chou Huang
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Am J Cardiol 105:1705-9. 2010
    ..35 to 2.01, p <0.001). In conclusion, the concomitant use of clopidogrel and PPIs should be done with care to avoid adverse outcome in East Asians patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention...
  67. doi request reprint The severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease correlates with high sensitivity C-reactive protein value and is independently associated with increased cardiovascular risk in healthy population
    Chia Hung Chiang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Biochem 43:1399-404. 2010
    ..We aimed to investigate the correlation between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  68. doi request reprint Glucose and non-glucose predictors of future onset of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed essential hypertensives
    Man Cai Fong
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Hospital, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 72:564-72. 2009
    ..Other predictors have been less investigated. This study aimed to investigate non-glucose predictors together with FPG for future onset of type 2 DM in fresh essential hypertensives...
  69. doi request reprint Genetic variants of connexin37 are associated with carotid intima-medial thickness and future onset of ischemic stroke
    Hsin Bang Leu
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Atherosclerosis 214:101-6. 2011
    ..This study aimed to investigate the impacts of genetic variants on IMT and future development of ischemic stroke in a cohort, followed by an independent replication study...
  70. ncbi request reprint Anti-inflammatory strategies for homocysteine-related cardiovascular disease
    Chih Pei Lin
    Faculty of Biotechnology and Laboratory Science in Medicine, Institute of Biotechnology in Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Front Biosci (Landmark Ed) 14:3836-45. 2009
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  71. doi request reprint Cool seasons are related to poor prognosis in patients with infective endocarditis
    Su Jung Chen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Biometeorol 56:973-81. 2012
    ..In the multivariate analysis, Staphylococcal infection, left ventricular hypertrophy, left ventricular systolic dysfunction and temperature were the independent predictors of mortalities in IE patients...
  72. pmc Incidence of bleeding from gastroduodenal ulcers in patients with end-stage renal disease receiving hemodialysis
    Jiing Chyuan Luo
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, and Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    CMAJ 183:E1345-51. 2011
    ..We investigated the association between ulcer bleeding and end-stage renal disease in patients receiving hemodialysis, and we sought to identify risk factors for ulcer bleeding...
  73. doi request reprint Recurrence of esophageal cancer presents as transient ischemic attack
    Zhong Xuan Ye
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Medical University Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 74:176-8. 2011
    ..The appearance of the myocardium was highly characteristic of transmural cardiac metastasis. The patient received palliative therapy and died 1 month after this admission...
  74. doi request reprint Predictors of inexplicable coronary artery spasm during coronary angiography in patients with stable angina--the role of intravascular oxidative stress
    Hsin Bang Leu
    National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center and Institute of Clinical Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Clin Biochem 42:570-7. 2009
    ..This study was conducted to investigate the potential role of intravascular oxidative stress in inexplicable episodes of coronary artery spasm (CAS) during coronary angiography (CAG)...