Herng Ching Lin

Summary

Affiliation: Taipei Medical University
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Doctors' obstetric experience and Caesarean section (CS): does increasing delivery volume result in lower CS likelihood?
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:954-7. 2007
  2. doi request reprint No increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with urinary tract infections: a nationwide population-based study
    Yi Kuang Chen
    Department of Urology, Taipei County Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:882-8. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Population-based estimates of medical comorbidities in erectile dysfunction in a Taiwanese population
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Sex Med 8:3316-24. 2011
  4. pmc Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis is associated with hyperthyroidism
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Banciao, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e72284. 2013
  5. pmc Association between chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome and anxiety disorder: a population-based study
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e64630. 2013
  6. pmc Volume-outcome relation for acute appendicitis: evidence from a nationwide population-based study
    Po Li Wei
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e52539. 2012
  7. pmc Health care service utilization among patients with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis in a single payer healthcare system
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao, Taipei, Taiwan Sleep Research Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 9:e87522. 2014
  8. pmc Association between prostate cancer and urinary calculi: a population-based study
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e57743. 2013
  9. pmc A case-control study on the association between bladder cancer and prior bladder calculus
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Cancer 13:117. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Asian dust storm events are associated with an acute increase in stroke hospitalisation
    Jiunn Horng Kang
    Department of Physica lMedicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:125-31. 2013

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Publications133 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Doctors' obstetric experience and Caesarean section (CS): does increasing delivery volume result in lower CS likelihood?
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:954-7. 2007
  2. doi request reprint No increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with urinary tract infections: a nationwide population-based study
    Yi Kuang Chen
    Department of Urology, Taipei County Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:882-8. 2010
    ..Design. Retrospective cross-sectional study...
  3. doi request reprint Population-based estimates of medical comorbidities in erectile dysfunction in a Taiwanese population
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Sex Med 8:3316-24. 2011
    ..This population-based study supports and expands on previous research. It also presents data in a Taiwanese male population where existing data on this topic remain sparse...
  4. pmc Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis is associated with hyperthyroidism
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Banciao, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e72284. 2013
    ..Nevertheless, no study to date has reported the association between hyperthyroidism and BPS/IC. In this study, we examined the association of IC/BPS with having previously been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in Taiwan...
  5. pmc Association between chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome and anxiety disorder: a population-based study
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e64630. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Volume-outcome relation for acute appendicitis: evidence from a nationwide population-based study
    Po Li Wei
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e52539. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the rate of ruptured appendicitis by surgeon-volume groups as a measure of quality of care for appendicitis by using a nationwide population-based dataset...
  7. pmc Health care service utilization among patients with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis in a single payer healthcare system
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao, Taipei, Taiwan Sleep Research Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 9:e87522. 2014
    ..This study aims to investigate the differences in the utilization of healthcare services between patients with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) and patients without using a population-based database in Taiwan...
  8. pmc Association between prostate cancer and urinary calculi: a population-based study
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e57743. 2013
    ..This study set out to explore the possibility that urinary calculi (UC) and PC may share an association by conducting a case-control study on a population-based database in Taiwan...
  9. pmc A case-control study on the association between bladder cancer and prior bladder calculus
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Cancer 13:117. 2013
    ..This study aimed to examine the association between BC and prior bladder calculus using a population-based dataset...
  10. doi request reprint Asian dust storm events are associated with an acute increase in stroke hospitalisation
    Jiunn Horng Kang
    Department of Physica lMedicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:125-31. 2013
    ..This study aimed to investigate the risk of stroke hospitalisation following ADS events by conducting a population-based study...
  11. doi request reprint Monthly variation in acute urinary retention incidence among patients with benign prostatic enlargement in Taiwan
    Joseph J Keller
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Androl 33:1239-44. 2012
    ..Our study concluded that significant monthly variation in the incidence of AUR occurred, and January (midwinter) had the highest rates...
  12. doi request reprint Seasonality of retinal detachment incidence and its associations with climate: an 11-year nationwide population-based study
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Chronobiol Int 28:942-8. 2011
    ..The monthly RD incidence rates were positively associated with ambient temperature and negatively associated with atmospheric pressure...
  13. doi request reprint Increased risk of anterior uveitis following herpes zoster: a nationwide population-based study
    Tsung Jen Wang
    Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Ophthalmol 130:451-5. 2012
    ..To investigate the relationship between herpes zoster (HZ) and the subsequent risk of anterior uveitis during the year following an HZ diagnosis, using a nationwide population-based data set...
  14. doi request reprint Physician's case volume of intensive care unit pneumonia admissions and in-hospital mortality
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:989-94. 2008
    ..Although several studies have investigated volume-outcome relationships for surgical procedures, there has been no such study of intensive care unit (ICU) patients admitted for pneumonia...
  15. ncbi request reprint Open-angle glaucoma and the risk of stroke development: a 5-year population-based follow-up study
    Jau Der Ho
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Stroke 40:2685-90. 2009
    ..We investigated the risk of stroke development after a diagnosis of OAG...
  16. pmc Urbanization and stroke prevalence in Taiwan: analysis of a nationwide survey
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing St, Taipei, 110, Taiwan
    J Urban Health 84:604-14. 2007
    ..43 and 0.30. We conclude that after adjusting for other stroke risk factors, the level of urbanization is an important contributory factor to the overall prevalence of strokes in Taiwan...
  17. pmc Impact of a cultural belief about ghost month on delivery mode in Taiwan
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:522-6. 2006
    ..This study hypothesised that caesaren delivery (CS) rates will be significantly lower during lunar July, and higher than normal during June, representing preemptive caesaren delivery to avoid delivering in July...
  18. ncbi request reprint Physician and hospital characteristics related to length of stay for acute myocardial infarction patients: a 3-year population-based analysis
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Circ J 70:679-85. 2006
    ..This study used 3 years of population-based data to examine the relationships of physician and hospital characteristics with LOS for AMI patients in Taiwan...
  19. doi request reprint Association between obstructive sleep apnea and sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a population-based case-control study
    Jau Jiuan Sheu
    Department of Neurology, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 138:55-9. 2012
    ..However, to our knowledge, no investigations have been conducted using large data sets to examine the association between OSA and auditory disorders...
  20. doi request reprint The volume-outcome relationship of percutaneous coronary intervention: can current procedure volume minimums be applied to a developing country?
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am Heart J 155:547-52. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the application in Taiwan of current ACC/AHA practice guidelines for minimum hospital PCI volume...
  21. ncbi request reprint Do group practices have lower caesarean rates than solo practice obstetric clinics? Evidence from Taiwan
    Sudha Xirasagar
    Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
    Health Policy Plan 21:319-25. 2006
    ..This study examined physicians' propensity for caesarean deliveries at solo versus group practice obstetrics/gynaecology (ob/gyn) clinics in Taiwan...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hospital volume and inpatient mortality after cancer-related gastrointestinal resections: the experience of an Asian country
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:1182-8. 2006
    ..Using 4-year nationwide population-based data for Taiwan, this study compared in-hospital surgical mortality rates with hospital volume for five cancer-related gastrointestinal resections...
  23. ncbi request reprint The relation between maternal schizophrenia and low birth weight is modified by paternal age
    Herng Ching Lin
    Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
    Can J Psychiatry 55:377-85. 2010
    ..The aim of our study was to consider different paternal ages while investigating the relation between maternal schizophrenia and low birth weight (LBW), using a nationwide population-based dataset...
  24. doi request reprint Increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes for women with migraines: a nationwide population-based study
    H M Chen
    Department of Internal Medicine, PoJen General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Cephalalgia 30:433-8. 2010
    ..We conclude that women with migraines were at increased risk of having LBW, preterm babies, pre-eclampsia and delivery by CS, compared with unaffected mothers...
  25. ncbi request reprint Urbanization and place of death for the elderly: a 10-year population-based study
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Palliat Med 21:705-11. 2007
    ..To explore the association between the place of death and the level of urbanization within the communities where the elderly were residing at the time of their death...
  26. ncbi request reprint Using a population-based database to explore the inter-specialty differences in physician practice incomes in Taiwan
    Herng Ching Lin
    Taipei Medical University, School of Health Care Administration, Taiwan
    Health Policy 73:253-62. 2005
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Maternal schizophrenia and pregnancy outcome: does the use of antipsychotics make a difference?
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Schizophr Res 116:55-60. 2010
    ..They were all compared with control subjects...
  28. ncbi request reprint Maternal age and the likelihood of a maternal request for cesarean delivery: a 5-year population-based study
    Herng Ching Lin
    Taipei Medical University, School of Health Care Administration, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:848-55. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine associations between maternal age and maternal request cesarean deliveries...
  29. ncbi request reprint Seasonality and climatic associations with violent and nonviolent suicide: a population-based study
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neuropsychobiology 57:32-7. 2008
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Association between maternal age and the likelihood of a cesarean section: a population-based multivariate logistic regression analysis
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:1178-83. 2004
    ..This study uses population-based data from Taiwan to explore the relationship between maternal age and the likelihood of a CS...
  31. doi request reprint Sudden sensorineural hearing loss increases the risk of stroke: a 5-year follow-up study
    Herng Ching Lin
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Stroke 39:2744-8. 2008
    ..This study sets out to estimate the risk of stroke development among SSNHL patients during a 5e-year follow-up period after hospitalization for acute episodes of SSNHL...
  32. doi request reprint Caseload volume-outcome relation for pulmonary embolism treatment: association between physician and hospital caseload volume and 30-day mortality
    H C Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Thromb Haemost 6:1707-12. 2008
    ..This study sets out to examine the association between physician and hospital pulmonary embolism (PE) caseload volume and subsequent patient outcomes using 3-year nationwide population-based data in Taiwan...
  33. ncbi request reprint Exploring willingness and related factors by using the healthcare report cards for hospitals in Taiwan
    Herng Ching Lin
    Graduate Institute of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Chang Gung Med J 26:330-8. 2003
    ..The purposes of this article were to understand the willingness of hospitals in Taiwan to use report cards and to explore the factors that influence the willingness of hospitals to use them...
  34. ncbi request reprint Factors contributing to patient dumping in Taiwan
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing St, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Health Policy 77:103-12. 2006
    ..Little research has been carried out to explore the issues surrounding patient dumping outside of the US. This study, therefore, uses a national research survey to examine the factors contributing to patient dumping within Taiwan...
  35. ncbi request reprint Length of stay and costs for asthma patients by hospital characteristics--a five-year population-based analysis
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Asthma 42:537-42. 2005
    ..This study shows the existence of wide variations in LOS and costs per discharge for asthma hospitalizations, between the various types of hospitals in Taiwan...
  36. doi request reprint Traditional Chinese medicine usage among schizophrenia patients
    Herng Ching Lin
    Taipei Medical University, School of Health Care Administration, Taipei, Taiwan
    Complement Ther Med 16:336-42. 2008
    ..This study uses a nationwide population-based dataset to explore factors and patterns associated with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) usage among schizophrenia patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Psychiatrists' caseload volume, length of stay and mental healthcare readmission rates: a three-year population-based study
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, and Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Medical Hospital, 250 Wu Hsing St, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Psychiatry Res 166:15-23. 2009
    ..59 days shorter. Although the findings confirm our hypothesis regarding LOS, they do not support our hypothesis regarding the relationship between psychiatrists' caseload volume and readmission rates...
  38. ncbi request reprint The effects of weather on the incidence of sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a 5-year population-based study
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, and Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
    Audiol Neurootol 11:165-71. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Seasonality of hip fractures and estimates of season-attributable effects: a multivariate ARIMA analysis of population-based data
    H C Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing St, 110, Taipei, Taiwan
    Osteoporos Int 17:795-806. 2006
    ..3 degrees C between peak summer and peak winter months)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Association of hospital ownership with patient transfers to outpatient care under a prospective payment system in Taiwan
    Herng Ching Lin
    Taipei Medical University, School of Health Care Administration, 250 Wu Hsing St, Taipei, Taiwan
    Health Policy 69:11-9. 2004
    ..In NFP hospitals, their physician compensation mechanism, driven largely by care volumes provided by each physician, appears to be driving the disproportionately greater likelihood of patient transfer to outpatient care...
  41. pmc Does physicians' case volume impact inpatient care costs for pneumonia cases?
    Hsiu Chen Lin
    Department of Pediatric Infection, Taipei Medical University and Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gen Intern Med 23:304-9. 2008
    ..Increasing physician case volumes are documented to reduce costs and improve outcomes for many surgical procedures but not for medical conditions such as pneumonia that consume significant health care resources...
  42. ncbi request reprint Seasonality in adult asthma admissions, air pollutant levels, and climate: a population-based study
    Chi Hung Chen
    Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
    J Asthma 43:287-92. 2006
    ..This study used population-based data to examine seasonality in asthma admissions and the associated seasonality in levels of air pollutants and climatic factors during a 4-year period in Taiwan...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prenatal care and adverse pregnancy outcomes among women with schizophrenia: a nationwide population-based study in Taiwan
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:1297-303. 2009
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint The association between readmission rates and length of stay for schizophrenia: a 3-year population-based study
    Herng Ching Lin
    Taipei Medical University, School of Health Care Administration, Taipei, Taiwan
    Schizophr Res 83:211-4. 2006
    ..A nationwide population-based dataset was used to explore the association between length of stay (LOS) and 30-day readmission rates for hospitalized patients with schizophrenia in Taiwan...
  45. pmc Are psychiatrist characteristics associated with postdischarge suicide of schizophrenia patients?
    Hsin Chien Lee
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Schizophr Bull 35:760-5. 2009
    ..Risk factors related to psychiatric hospitalization, including number of psychiatric admissions in the previous year and length of stay, together with gender and age of the psychiatrist providing inpatient care, are identified...
  46. doi request reprint No increase in adverse pregnancy outcomes for women receiving antiepileptic drugs
    Hsiu Li Lin
    Department of Neurology, General Cathay Hospital, Sijhih Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Neurol 256:1742-9. 2009
    ..Our study documents an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes for epileptic women who do not receive AED treatment during pregnancy, but none for epileptic women who do receive treatment...
  47. doi request reprint Ulcerative colitis and pregnancy outcomes in an Asian population
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:387-94. 2010
    ..This study was aimed at examining the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes (low birth weight (LBW), preterm birth, small for gestational age (SGA), and cesarean section (CS)) among Asian women with UC...
  48. doi request reprint Does marital status predict the odds of suicidal death in taiwan? A seven-year population-based study
    Jui Yuan Yeh
    Taipei Medical University, School of Health Care Administration, Taipei, Taiwan
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 38:302-10. 2008
    ..Females never married, aged below 35 and 65-plus, and widowed 65-plus had lower suicide odds...
  49. doi request reprint Physician characteristics and prescription drug use during pregnancy: a population-based study
    Sung Shun Weng
    Graduate Institute of Information and Logistics Management, National Taipei University of Technology Management, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ann Epidemiol 23:54-9. 2013
    ..We aimed to explore the relationship between physician characteristics and their prescribing behavior regarding category D and X drugs for pregnant women by using a population-based data set in Taiwan...
  50. doi request reprint No increased risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss following recent herpes zoster: a nationwide population-based study
    Jau Jiuan Sheu
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing Street, Taipei, Taiwan
    Acta Otolaryngol 132:167-72. 2012
    ..There is no increased risk for sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) among people who have experienced a recent herpes zoster attack, compared with a matching population...
  51. doi request reprint Traumatic brain injury increases the risk of female urinary incontinence
    Joseph J Keller
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurourol Urodyn 32:354-8. 2013
    ..This study aimed to examine the relationship between TBI in Taiwanese women and their risk of developing UI...
  52. ncbi request reprint Suicide rates and the association with climate: a population-based study
    Hsin Chien Lee
    Taipei Medical University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Taiwan
    J Affect Disord 92:221-6. 2006
    ..This study sets out to verify seasonal patterns of suicide rates and to explore the association with climate in Taiwan...
  53. ncbi request reprint The association between psychiatrist numbers and hospitalization costs for schizophrenia patients: a population-based study
    Hsin Chien Lee
    Taipei Medical University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Taipei, Taiwan
    Schizophr Res 81:283-90. 2006
    ..This study explores the association between psychiatrist case volumes and costs for hospitalized schizophrenia patients...
  54. ncbi request reprint Association between physician volume and hospitalization costs for patients with stroke in Taiwan: a nationwide population-based study
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration and the Topnotch Stroke Research Center, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Stroke 38:1565-9. 2007
    ..There is little information available on this aspect of stroke care. We used nationwide population-based data to explore the association between physician case volume and costs per discharge for patients with stroke...
  55. ncbi request reprint Contact of mental and nonmental health care providers prior to suicide in Taiwan: a population-based study
    Hsin Chien Lee
    Department of Psychiatry and Sleep Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Can J Psychiatry 53:377-83. 2008
    ..This nationwide, population-based study examines the distribution and patterns of health care service use among suicide victims in Taiwan...
  56. doi request reprint Affect of seizures during gestation on pregnancy outcomes in women with epilepsy
    Yi Hua Chen
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Neurol 66:979-84. 2009
    ..To assess whether seizures in women with epilepsy during pregnancy contribute to adverse pregnancy outcomes...
  57. doi request reprint Increased risk of concurrent asthma among patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: a nationwide population-based study
    Ming Chieh Tsai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 22:1169-73. 2010
    ..Using a nationwide population-based data set, this study aims to investigate the prevalence and risk of concurrent asthma among GERD patients, compared with patients without GERD in Taiwan...
  58. doi request reprint Maternal bipolar disorder increased low birthweight and preterm births: a nationwide population-based study
    Hsin Chien Lee
    Taipei Medical University Shuang Ho Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and Sleep Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Affect Disord 121:100-5. 2010
    ....
  59. doi request reprint An increased risk of stroke among young schizophrenia patients
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Schizophr Res 101:234-41. 2008
    ..This study sets out to estimate the risk of stroke developing among young schizophrenia patients during a five-year follow-up period after hospitalization for episodes of acute exacerbation...
  60. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variations in urinary calculi attacks and their association with climate: a population based study
    Yi Kuang Chen
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Urol 179:564-9. 2008
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Reduction in admissions of patients with acute primary angle closure occurring in conjunction with a rise in cataract surgery in Taiwan
    Chao Chien Hu
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
    Acta Ophthalmol 86:440-5. 2008
    ..Using 8 year nationwide administrative data, this study sets out to investigate the relationship between the total number of cataract operations undertaken in Taiwan and admissions for acute primary angle closure (APAC)...
  62. pmc Obstructive sleep apnea and the subsequent risk of depressive disorder: a population-based follow-up study
    Yi Hua Chen
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Sleep Med 9:417-23. 2013
    ..This nationwide, population-based study thus aimed at assessing the risk of depressive disorder within the first year following a diagnosis with OSA. Gender effects were further examined...
  63. ncbi request reprint Obstetrician gender and the likelihood of performing a maternal request for a cesarean delivery
    Tsai Ching Liu
    Department of Public Finance, National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 136:46-52. 2008
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Sudden sensorineural hearing loss: evidence from Taiwan
    Chuan Song Wu
    Department of Otolaryngology, Taipei City Hospital, and School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
    Audiol Neurootol 11:151-6. 2006
    ..This study uses 5-year population data to determine the incidence rate of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) in Taiwan, taking into consideration the age and gender of patients, as well as seasonal variations...
  65. pmc Role of meteorological factors in duodenal ulcer seasonality: a nation-wide, population-based study
    Sudha Xirasagar
    Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1439-46. 2007
    ..Understanding disease seasonality can provide guidance for future biomedical research...
  66. doi request reprint More than 9-times increased risk for pancreatic cancer among patients with acute pancreatitis in Chinese population
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao, Taiwan
    Pancreas 41:142-6. 2012
    ..This study aimed to assess the risk of pancreatic cancer after acute pancreatitis using a nationwide population-based data set in Taiwan...
  67. doi request reprint Herpes zoster ophthalmicus and the risk of stroke: a population-based follow-up study
    Herng Ching Lin
    Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Medical University Hospital, 252 Wu Hsing Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Neurology 74:792-7. 2010
    ..To investigate the risk of stroke development following a diagnosis of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO)...
  68. doi request reprint Association between obstructive sleep apnea and urinary calculi: a population-based case-control study
    Jiunn Horng Kang
    Sleep Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei Medical University Hospital, and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Urology 79:340-5. 2012
    ..Elevated systemic proinflammatory pathways found in OSA patients may be linked to increased cardiovascular risk. Similar pathways have been identified in patients with UC...
  69. doi request reprint Increased risk of depressive disorder following the diagnosis of benign prostatic enlargement: one-year follow-up study
    Chao Yuan Huang
    Department of Urology, National Taiwan University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Affect Disord 135:395-9. 2011
    ..This nationwide, population-based study aimed to prospectively examine the relationship between a history of BPE and the risk of developing depressive disorder...
  70. doi request reprint Hospital characteristics associated with post-discharge suicide of severely depressed patients
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing St, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    J Affect Disord 110:215-21. 2008
    ..To explore risk factors, such as characteristics of psychiatrist, patient and hospital at index hospitalization, associated with depressed patients who committed suicide within 3 months of discharge using a case-control design...
  71. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of avoidable hospitalization among patients with schizophrenia
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Can J Psychiatry 56:171-8. 2011
    ..Our study examines the risk of ACSC hospitalizations among patients with schizophrenia in Taiwan, using a 5-year, nationwide, population-based database...
  72. doi request reprint Increased risk of preterm births among women with uterine leiomyoma: a nationwide population-based study
    Yi Hua Chen
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Hum Reprod 24:3049-56. 2009
    ..Using a 3-year nationwide population-based database, this study examines the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes [lower birthweight, preterm gestation and babies small for gestational age (SGA)] in pregnant women with uterine leiomyoma...
  73. doi request reprint Comparison of comorbid conditions between open-angle glaucoma patients and a control cohort: a case-control study
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ophthalmology 117:2088-95. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence of selected comorbidities in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) and whether these comorbidities are more prevalent among individuals with OAG than those without OAG...
  74. doi request reprint Increased risk of acute myocardial infarction for patients with panic disorder: a nationwide population-based study
    Yi Hua Chen
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Psychosom Med 71:798-804. 2009
    ..Panic disorder is associated prospectively with coronary artery disease, but the risk of acute myocardial infarction associated with panic disorder has not been specifically investigated...
  75. ncbi request reprint WHOQOL-BREF as predictors of mortality: a two-year follow-up study at veteran homes
    Senyeong Kao
    School of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    Qual Life Res 14:1443-54. 2005
    ..score 4-5) which, after adjusting for other predictors, did demonstrate the ability to predict mortality (RR = 1.96, p < 0.05)...
  76. ncbi request reprint Delayed parenthood and the risk of cesarean delivery--is paternal age an independent risk factor?
    Chao Hsiun Tang
    Associate Professor at the School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
    Birth 33:18-26. 2006
    ..34 percent. This study set out to determine the independent effects of paternal age on the likelihood of cesarean delivery among a sample of Taiwanese women...
  77. doi request reprint Association between obstructive sleep apnoea and chronic periodontitis: a population-based study
    Joseph J Keller
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Periodontol 40:111-7. 2013
    ..This study set out to explore the association between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and prior chronic periodontitis (CP) by utilizing a population-based data set with a case-control design in Taiwan...
  78. pmc Risk-adjusted cesarean section rates for the assessment of physician performance in Taiwan: a population-based study
    Chao Hsiun Tang
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Public Health 6:246. 2006
    ..In this study, we set out to determine the impact that adjustment for patient-specific risk factors has on CS among different physicians in Taiwan...
  79. doi request reprint Methods of suicide among cancer patients: a nationwide population-based study
    Kuo Hsuan Chung
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 40:107-14. 2010
    ..015) of their counterparts who had committed suicide in their hometowns. Those who had income between NT$15,841~NT$25,000 were 0.70 (p = 0.042) times less likely to use violent methods to commit suicide than those who had no income...
  80. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variations in bipolar disorder admissions and the association with climate: a population-based study
    Hsin Chien Lee
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Affect Disord 97:61-9. 2007
    ..This study sets out to examine seasonal variations in bipolar disorder admissions and the association with climate in Taiwan, a subtropical area with fairly constant weather conditions...
  81. doi request reprint Psoriasis and pregnancy outcomes: a nationwide population-based study
    Ya Wen Yang
    Department of Dermatology, Taipei Medical University and Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Am Acad Dermatol 64:71-7. 2011
    ..Previous research regarding pregnancy outcomes in women with psoriasis either used selective hospital-based data, or analyzed obstetric, but not infant-specific, outcomes...
  82. doi request reprint Lower mortality among stroke patients with schizophrenia: a nationwide population-based study
    Jiunn Horng Kang
    School of Health Care Administration, College of Public Health and Nutrition, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing St, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Psychosom Med 73:106-11. 2011
    ..Increasing evidence demonstrates a higher cardiovascular risk for schizophrenia patients compared with the general population. There are no data on stroke outcomes among schizophrenia patients...
  83. doi request reprint Increased risk of preterm birth among women with mitral valve prolapse: a nationwide, population-based study
    Chao Hung Chen
    Department and Institute of Physiology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ann Epidemiol 21:391-8. 2011
    ..Using nationwide population-based databases, we aimed to assess the association between mitral valve prolapse (MVP) and adverse pregnancy outcomes...
  84. pmc Urbanicity and methods of suicide: a nationwide population-based study
    Kuo Hsuan Chung
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Urban Health 85:136-45. 2008
    ..We concluded that a significant association is noted between urbanicity and suicide methods. Thus, effective strategies for suicide prevention should also consider urbanicity...
  85. doi request reprint Seasonal variations in the occurrence of retinal vein occlusion: a five-year nationwide population-based study from Taiwan
    Jau Der Ho
    Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Ophthalmol 145:722-728. 2008
    ..To determine whether seasonal variation exists in the incidence of retinal vein occlusion...
  86. doi request reprint A 7-year population study of primary angle closure glaucoma admissions and climate in Taiwan
    Chao Chien Hu
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 15:66-72. 2008
    ..We investigated the relationship between PACG admissions and five different climate indices...
  87. ncbi request reprint The effect of Taiwan's National Health Insurance on infants' preventive care use and inpatient care use
    Chin Shyan Chen
    Department of Economics National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Health Policy 80:432-43. 2007
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  88. pmc Association between paternal schizophrenia and low birthweight: a nationwide population-based study
    Herng Ching Lin
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University and Hospital, 250 Wu Hsing St, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Schizophr Bull 35:624-30. 2009
    ..This finding paves the way for further studies and suggests that there may be potential benefit to early intervention to prevent LBW in pregnant women with husbands with schizophrenia...
  89. ncbi request reprint Is the volume-outcome relationship sustained in psychiatric care?
    Hsin Chien Lee
    Dept of Psychiatry, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:669-72. 2007
    ..This study examines the association between a hospitals' psychiatric inpatient volume and 30-day readmission rates...
  90. doi request reprint Increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with rheumatoid arthritis: a nationwide population-based study
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:715-7. 2010
    ..Using a 3-year nationwide population-based database (2001-3), this study aims to examine the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and adverse pregnancy outcomes...
  91. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk of atopic disorders among schizophrenia patients: a nationwide population based study
    Yi Hua Chen
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Schizophr Res 108:191-6. 2009
    ..The objective of this nationwide population-based study was to examine the prevalence and risk of atopic disorders (asthma, allergic rhinitis, urticaria, and atopic dermatitis) among schizophrenia patients...
  92. pmc Poor clinical outcomes among pneumonia patients with schizophrenia
    Yi Hua Chen
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Schizophr Bull 37:1088-94. 2011
    ..Careful monitoring of physical health and proper integration between psychiatrists and physicians should be stressed to reduce poor clinical outcomes in this vulnerable population...
  93. doi request reprint Increased risk of stroke in the year after a hip fracture: a population-based follow-up study
    Jiunn Horng Kang
    School of Health Care Administration, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Stroke 42:336-41. 2011
    ..However, no documented studies are available on the risk of stroke among patients with hip fracture. This study investigated the frequency and risk of stroke after hip fracture using a nationwide population-based study...
  94. doi request reprint Increased risk of stroke in patients with bullous pemphigoid: a population-based follow-up study
    Ya Wen Yang
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Stroke 42:319-23. 2011
    ..Using a randomly selected nationwide population-based sample, this study investigates the risk of stroke in patients with BP compared with unaffected individuals of a similar age...
  95. doi request reprint Patients with traumatic brain injury: population-based study suggests increased risk of stroke
    Yi Hua Chen
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, and Neuroscience Research Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, 250 Wu Hsing St, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Stroke 42:2733-9. 2011
    ..This population-based study was designed to estimate the risk of stroke during a period of 5 years following a TBI, compared with individuals who did not suffer TBI during the same period...
  96. doi request reprint Seasonality of pneumonia admissions and its association with climate: an eight-year nationwide population-based study
    Hsiu Chen Lin
    Department of Pediatric Infection, Taipei Medical University and Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Chronobiol Int 26:1647-59. 2009
    ..We conclude the monthly pneumonia admissions rate was significantly associated with seasonality, and was higher in periods with low ambient temperatures...
  97. doi request reprint Risk factors for suicide following hospital discharge among cancer patients
    Herng Ching Lin
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Psychooncology 18:1038-44. 2009
    ..This study aims to examine risk factors associated with 3-month post-discharge suicide among cancer patients using Taiwan's nationwide, population-based datasets...
  98. doi request reprint Physician clinical experience and inappropriate prostate specific antigen screening: evidence from an Asian country
    Nai Wen Kuo
    Taipei Medical University, School of Health Care Administration, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Urol 180:1954-8; discussion 1958. 2008
    ..We used physician age as a surrogate for general practice experience and the frequency of ordered prostate specific antigen tests as a surrogate for procedure specific experience...
  99. ncbi request reprint Physician and hospital characteristics related to length of stay for sudden sensorineural hearing loss patients
    Chuan Song Wu
    Department of Otolaryngology, Taipei Municipal Chung Hsin Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Tohoku J Exp Med 216:157-64. 2008
    ..The results of this study serve to highlight the importance of developing treatment protocols for SSNHL so as to reduce the variation in physician or hospital behavior...
  100. doi request reprint Increased risk of benign prostatic enlargement among patients with liver cirrhosis: a nationwide population-based study
    Shiu Dong Chung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao, and Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Androl 32:159-64. 2011
    ..41 during the 5-year follow-up period. We conclude that the risk for benign prostatic enlargement increased after a diagnosis of liver cirrhosis. Further studies are needed to identify the underlying pathophysiology...
  101. ncbi request reprint Effects of payment incentives, hospital ownership and competition on hospitalization decisions for ambulatory surgical procedures
    Sudha Xirasagar
    University of South Carolina, Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Columbia, SC, USA
    Health Policy 76:26-37. 2006
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