Pei Shan Tsai

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Affiliation: Taipei Medical University
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure biofeedback exerts intermediate-term effects on blood pressure and pressure reactivity in individuals with mild hypertension: a randomized controlled study
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Altern Complement Med 13:547-54. 2007
  2. pmc Interferon-based therapy decreases risks of hepatocellular carcinoma and complications of cirrhosis in chronic hepatitis C patients
    Ching Sheng Hsu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e70458. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Demographics, training, and practice patterns of practitioners of folk medicine in Taiwan: a survey of the Taipei metropolitan area
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Altern Complement Med 14:1243-8. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (CPSQI) in primary insomnia and control subjects
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Qual Life Res 14:1943-52. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of prehypertension status in the Taiwanese general population
    Pei Shan Tsai
    Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
    J Hypertens 23:1355-60. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Demographic characteristics and perceived health status of users of folk therapies in Taiwan
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University and Taipei Municipal Wang Fang Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Altern Complement Med 12:549-54. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Determinants of the white-coat effect in normotensives and never-treated mild hypertensives
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Clin Exp Hypertens 25:443-54. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamics and arterial properties in response to mental stress in individuals with mild hypertension
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0187, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:613-9. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint HO-1 mediates the effects of HBO pretreatment against sepsis
    Kuan Yu Chang
    Department of Orthopedics, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 136:143-53. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Magnesium sulfate mitigates lung injury induced by bilateral lower limb ischemia-reperfusion in rats
    Ming Chang Kao
    Department of Anesthesiology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 171:e97-106. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure biofeedback exerts intermediate-term effects on blood pressure and pressure reactivity in individuals with mild hypertension: a randomized controlled study
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Altern Complement Med 13:547-54. 2007
    ..This randomized controlled study examined whether a 4-week blood pressure (BP) biofeedback program can reduce BP and BP reactivity to stress in participants with mild hypertension...
  2. pmc Interferon-based therapy decreases risks of hepatocellular carcinoma and complications of cirrhosis in chronic hepatitis C patients
    Ching Sheng Hsu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e70458. 2013
    ..However, conflicting results exist regarding the effects of IBT on risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cirrhosis-associated complications, and most included highly selected patients...
  3. doi request reprint Demographics, training, and practice patterns of practitioners of folk medicine in Taiwan: a survey of the Taipei metropolitan area
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Altern Complement Med 14:1243-8. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (CPSQI) in primary insomnia and control subjects
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Qual Life Res 14:1943-52. 2005
    ..It may not be an effective screening tool because of its low specificity, but it can be a sensitive, reliable, and valid outcome assessment tool for use in community-based studies of primary insomnia...
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of prehypertension status in the Taiwanese general population
    Pei Shan Tsai
    Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
    J Hypertens 23:1355-60. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Demographic characteristics and perceived health status of users of folk therapies in Taiwan
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University and Taipei Municipal Wang Fang Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Altern Complement Med 12:549-54. 2006
    ..This study examined the prevalence of folk therapy use among Taiwanese adults and factors associated with such use...
  7. ncbi request reprint Determinants of the white-coat effect in normotensives and never-treated mild hypertensives
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Clin Exp Hypertens 25:443-54. 2003
    ..In conclusion sex and clinic BP are two major determinants of the WCE. The results of this study indicate that WCE is not related to higher stress reactivity or higher BP variability...
  8. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamics and arterial properties in response to mental stress in individuals with mild hypertension
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0187, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:613-9. 2003
    ..The role of tonic sympathetic stimulation on the properties of large arteries is largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of mental stress on hemodynamics and arterial properties in mild hypertensives...
  9. ncbi request reprint HO-1 mediates the effects of HBO pretreatment against sepsis
    Kuan Yu Chang
    Department of Orthopedics, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 136:143-53. 2006
    ..This study was performed to determine the effects of HBO pretreatment on acute kidney and liver injuries in septic rats and the roles of iNOS and HO-1...
  10. doi request reprint Magnesium sulfate mitigates lung injury induced by bilateral lower limb ischemia-reperfusion in rats
    Ming Chang Kao
    Department of Anesthesiology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 171:e97-106. 2011
    ..We sought to elucidate whether MgSO(4) could mitigate I/R-induced lung injury. As MgSO(4) is an L-type calcium channel inhibitor, the role of the L-type calcium channels was elucidated...
  11. doi request reprint Heme oxygenase-1 mediates the protective effects of ischemic preconditioning on mitigating lung injury induced by lower limb ischemia-reperfusion in rats
    Tsui Chin Peng
    Department of Anesthesiology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 167:e245-53. 2011
    ..Ischemic preconditioning (IP), a process of transient I/R, mitigates the acute lung injury induced by I/R. We sought to elucidate whether the protective effects of IP involve heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1)...
  12. doi request reprint Characteristics and nutrient intake of Taiwanese elderly vegetarians: evidence from a national survey
    Chun Jen Huang
    Department of Anesthesiology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Br J Nutr 106:451-60. 2011
    ..The likelihood of having hypertension and the MS was not significantly different between vegetarians and omnivores as examined by sex- or multivariate-adjusted logistic regression...
  13. ncbi request reprint The protective role of heme oxygenase-1 induction on testicular tissues after testicular torsion and detorsion
    Stone Yang
    Department of Urology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Mackay Medicine, Management and Nursing College, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Urol 177:1928-33. 2007
    ..Testicular torsion-detorsion has been identified as an ischemia-reperfusion type of injury. We elucidated the protective role of heme oxygenase-1 super induction on testicular torsion-detorsion injury...
  14. ncbi request reprint Heme oxygenase 1, nuclear factor E2-related factor 2, and nuclear factor kappaB are involved in hemin inhibition of type 2 cationic amino acid transporter expression and L-Arginine transport in stimulated macrophages
    Pei Shan Tsai
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Nursing and Management College, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Anesthesiology 105:1201-10; discussion 5A. 2006
    ..The effects of HO-1 induction on nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB) were also investigated...
  15. ncbi request reprint NF-kappaB inhibitors significantly attenuate the transcription of high affinity type-2 cationic amino acid transporter in LPS-stimulated rat kidney
    Li Chuan Chu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan 43:23-32. 2005
    ..This study was, thus, conducted to further explore the role of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) in regulating the expression of CAT-2 isozymes in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated rat kidney...
  16. ncbi request reprint Propofol significantly attenuates iNOS, CAT-2, and CAT-2B transcription in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated murine macrophages
    Meng Chi Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan 44:73-81. 2006
    ..We sought to evaluate the effects of propofol on L-arginine transport and transcription of CAT-2 and CAT-2B...
  17. doi request reprint Insomnia: prevalence and its impact on excessive daytime sleepiness and psychological well-being in the adult Taiwanese population
    Ching Chiu Kao
    College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing St, Taipei, 110, Taiwan
    Qual Life Res 17:1073-80. 2008
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Dexmedetomidine-ketamine combination mitigates acute lung injury in haemorrhagic shock rats
    Chen Hsien Yang
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Resuscitation 80:1204-10. 2009
    ..Dexmedetomidine and ketamine possess potent anti-inflammatory capacity. We sought to elucidate whether dexmedetomidine, ketamine, or dexmedetomidine-ketamine combination could mitigate acute lung injury in haemorrhagic shock rats...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pre-treatment of acupuncture stimulation of ST36 (Zusanli) significantly attenuates CAT-2, CAT-2B and GTPCH transcription in septic rat lungs
    Hsuan Chih Lao
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan 44:83-91. 2006
    ..We sought to evaluate the effects of acupuncture stimulation of ST36 (Zusanli) on the expression of CAT-2, CAT-2B, and GTPCH in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated rat lungs...
  20. ncbi request reprint Lidocaine inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase and cationic amino acid transporter-2 transcription in activated murine macrophages may involve voltage-sensitive Na+ channel
    Ya Hsien Huang
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Anesth Analg 102:1739-44. 2006
    ..We therefore concluded that lidocaine significantly inhibits iNOS and CAT-2 and, in turn, enhances GTPCH transcription in LPS-stimulated macrophages via a mechanism that possibly involves the voltage-sensitive Na+ channel...
  21. doi request reprint Protective effects of dexmedetomidine-ketamine combination against ventilator-induced lung injury in endotoxemia rats
    Chih Lin Yang
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 167:e273-81. 2011
    ..Dexmedetomidine and ketamine are two sedative agents with potent anti-inflammatory capacity. We sought to elucidate the anti-inflammatory effects of dexmedetomidine-ketamine combination against VILI in endotoxemia rats...
  22. doi request reprint Platonin mitigates acute lung injury induced by bilateral lower limb ischemia-reperfusion in rats
    Kuei Yao Hsu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 167:e255-62. 2011
    ..Platonin, a potent antioxidant, possesses anti-inflammation capacity. We sought to elucidate whether platonin could mitigate acute lung injury induced by lower limb I/R...
  23. doi request reprint High-lipid enteral nutrition could partially mitigate inflammation but not lung injury in hemorrhagic shock rats
    Bor Gang Wu
    Department of Surgery, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan Institute of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 184:997-1005. 2013
    ..High-lipid enteral nutrition (HL) can preserve gut barrier function. We hypothesized that HL could also mitigate HS-induced lung injury...
  24. doi request reprint Phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt pathway is involved in mediating the anti-inflammation effects of magnesium sulfate
    Nuan Yen Su
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 185:726-32. 2013
    ..We sought to elucidate whether enhancing phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt activity is a crucial mechanism underlying the anti-inflammation effects of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of morning blood pressure surge and its relation to blood pressure reactivity
    Mei Yeh Wang
    Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University corrected Cardinal Tien College of Healthcare and Management, Hsintien, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 29:357-68. 2007
    ..001) but not morning BP or BP reactivity. Dippers had greater MBPS than did nondippers (p < 0.05). The MBPS provides distinct information that is different from the BP response to mental stress...
  26. doi request reprint Minocycline ameliorates lung and liver dysfunction in a rodent model of hemorrhagic shock/resuscitation plus abdominal compartment syndrome
    Cay huyen Chen
    Department of Anesthesiology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 180:301-9. 2013
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Heart rate variability and daytime functioning in insomniacs and normal sleepers: preliminary results
    Su Chang Fang
    College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Psychosom Res 65:23-30. 2008
    ..This study examined the differences in heart rate variability (HRV) and daytime functioning between insomniacs and normal sleepers...
  28. ncbi request reprint White coat hypertension: understanding the concept and examining the significance
    Pei Shan Tsai
    University of Florida College of Nursing, Gainesville, FL 32610 0187, USA
    J Clin Nurs 11:715-22. 2002
    ..It is important for clinicians to understand the concept, learn to diagnose it properly, and develop strategies for evaluating risk levels so that patients receive the proper treatment...
  29. ncbi request reprint Comparison of blood pressure measurement consistency using tonometric and automated oscillometric instruments
    Carolyn B Yucha
    College of Nursing, University of Florida, PO Box 100197, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Nurs Meas 11:73-86. 2003
    ..These data suggest that automated clinic measurements may be used in place of daytime ambulatory BP measurements. We also estimate sample sizes for future studies based on characteristics of clinic BP...
  30. doi request reprint Dexmedetomidine attenuates tourniquet-induced hyperdynamic response in patients undergoing lower limb surgeries: a randomized controlled study
    Hsuan Chih Lao
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 179:e99-e106. 2013
    ..We conducted this prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study to elucidate the effects of dexmedetomidine on attenuating the tourniquet-induced hyperdynamic response during general anesthesia...
  31. doi request reprint The influence of baroreflex sensitivity on ambulatory arterial stiffness index in individuals with cardiovascular risk
    Mei Yeh Wang
    Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Blood Press Monit 15:262-7. 2010
    ..We sought to elucidate whether AASI is associated with baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) or blood pressure (BP) reactivity to stress in individuals with cardiovascular risk...
  32. doi request reprint Platonin inhibits endotoxin-induced MAPK and AP-1 up-regulation
    Jie Jen Lee
    Department of Surgery, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 167:e299-305. 2011
    ..AP-1 expression is regulated by mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs). We sought to elucidate the effects of platonin on MAPKs and AP-1 up-regulation in activated RAW264.7 cells...
  33. doi request reprint L-type calcium channels and μ-opioid receptors are involved in mediating the anti-inflammatory effects of naloxone
    Woan Ching Jan
    Department of Pharmacology, Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 167:e263-72. 2011
    ..Possible roles of the μ-opioid receptors and L-type calcium channels in mediating the effects of naloxone in this regard were also investigated...
  34. doi request reprint Simvastatin attenuates testicular injury induced by torsion-detorsion
    Stone Yang
    Department of Urology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Urol 184:750-6. 2010
    ..We elucidated the potential of simvastatin to attenuate testicular injury induced by testicular torsion-detorsion. We also investigated simvastatin effects on nuclear factor-kappaB expression...
  35. doi request reprint Home-based deep breathing for depression in patients with coronary heart disease: a randomised controlled trial
    Li Jung Chung
    Graduate Institute of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Nurs Stud 47:1346-53. 2010
    ..e., weekly telephone support) in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of lipopolysaccharide-induced expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase by phenolic (3E)-4-(2-hydroxyphenyl)but-3-en-2-one in RAW 264.7 macrophages
    Lo Ti Tsao
    Department of Education and Research, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, 160 Sec 3 Chung Kang Road, Taichung 407, Taiwan, ROC
    Biochem Pharmacol 70:618-26. 2005
    ..These results indicate that HPB down-regulates iNOS gene expression probably through the inhibition of LPS-induced intracellular ROS production, which has been implicated in the activation of NF-kappaB...
  37. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and healthcare resource utilization in Taiwanese women with menopausal symptoms: a nation-wide survey
    Yuh Kae Shyu
    Graduate Institute of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Nurs Res 20:208-18. 2012
    ..Menopausal experience differs among women with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds and may impact quality of life. Some women with severe menopausal symptoms seek medical help to alleviate menopause-related symptoms...
  38. doi request reprint Development and preliminary validation of the Chinese version of the Sleep-Associated Monitoring Index
    Shu Fen Chan
    Graduate Institute of Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:54-64. 2012
    ..To examine the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Sleep-Associated Monitoring Index (SAMI) in Taiwanese haemodialysis patients...
  39. doi request reprint Limb ischemic preconditioning mitigates lung injury induced by haemorrhagic shock/resuscitation in rats
    Woan Ching Jan
    Department of Nursing, Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei, Taiwan
    Resuscitation 82:760-6. 2011
    ..We elucidated whether bilateral lower limb ischemic pre-conditioning (IP) could mitigate lung injury in haemorrhagic shock/resuscitation rats. The role of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) was also elucidated...
  40. doi request reprint Magnesium sulfate mitigates acute lung injury in endotoxemia rats
    Chun yi Lee
    Department of Anesthesiology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, and Department of Nursing, Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Trauma 70:1177-85; discussion 1185. 2011
    ..MgSO4 is an antagonist of the L-type calcium channels and the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. The roles of the L-type calcium channels and NMDA receptor in this regard were also elucidated...
  41. pmc Is hepatitis C virus core antigen an adequate marker for community screening?
    Yuan Hung Kuo
    Division of Hepato Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1989-93. 2012
    ..In addition, anti-HCV or HCV Ag can predict HCV viremia well, while a combination of anti-HCV (>40 S/CO) and HCV Ag (>3 fmol/liter) can provide the best result validity...
  42. ncbi request reprint Cognitive behavioural therapy for primary insomnia: a systematic review
    Mei Yeh Wang
    Cardinal Tien College of Nursing, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Adv Nurs 50:553-64. 2005
    ..This paper reports a systematic review of seven studies evaluating the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for persistent primary insomnia...
  43. ncbi request reprint Predicting postoperative pain by preoperative pressure pain assessment
    Yung Wei Hsu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Anesthesiology 103:613-8. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate whether preoperative pressure pain sensitivity testing is predictive of postoperative surgical pain...
  44. doi request reprint Hemin induced heme oxygenase-1 over expression involves nuclear factor-E2 related factor-2, nuclear factor-kappaB and extracellular regulated kinase: an experimental study in a testicular torsion-detorsion rodent model
    Stone Yang
    Department of Urology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Urol 179:2456-63. 2008
    ..In this study we elucidated which of these enzymes is involved in hemin induced heme oxygenase-1 over expression in testicular tissues after torsion-detorsion injury...
  45. ncbi request reprint HO-1 overexpression attenuates endotoxin effects on CAT-2 isozymes expression
    Te Yang Huang
    Department of Orthopedics, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 148:172-80. 2008
    ..We sought to investigate the effects of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) overexpression on CAT-2 isozymes, e.g., CAT-2, CAT-2A, and CAT-2B...
  46. ncbi request reprint Clonidine-induced enhancement of iNOS expression involves NF-kappaB
    Nuan Yen Su
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Res 149:131-7. 2008
    ..g., AU-rich element/poly(U) binding factor-1 (AUF-1) and tristetraprolin (TTP). We sought to elucidate which of these enzymes is involved in the clonidine-induced enhancement of iNOS expression...
  47. ncbi request reprint Effects of daily activities on ambulatory blood pressure during menstrual cycle in normotensive women
    Pei Shan Tsai
    College of Nursing, University of Florida, PO Box 100197, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0197, USA
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 28:25-36. 2003
    ..With the use of this method, the inclusion of menstrual phase in the model improved the prediction of SBP for 5 out of the 12 women studied...
  48. doi request reprint The efficacy of reflexology: systematic review
    Mei Yeh Wang
    Graduate Institute of Medical Science, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
    J Adv Nurs 62:512-20. 2008
    ..This paper is a report of a systematic review to evaluate the efficacy of reflexology in any condition...
  49. doi request reprint The impact of various work schedules on sleep complaints and minor accidents during work or leisure time: evidence from a national survey
    Hsiao Yean Chiu
    Graduate Institute of Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Occup Environ Med 55:325-30. 2013
    ..To explore the prevalence of insomnia symptoms and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in different work schedules and the impact of shift schedules on the risk of minor accidents during work or leisure time...
  50. doi request reprint Antiinflammation effect of human placental multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells is mediated by prostaglandin E2 via a myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88-dependent pathway
    Chie Pein Chen
    Division of High Risk Pregnancy, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, and Graduate Institute of Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Anesthesiology 117:568-79. 2012
    ..We sought to elucidate the antiinflammation effect of human placental multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (hPMSCs) and the possible molecular mechanisms...
  51. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of sleep changes during the acute phase of traumatic brain injury: a 7-day actigraphy study
    Hsiao Yean Chiu
    Graduate Institute of Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 112:545-53. 2013
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Chronic hepatitis C increased the mortality rates of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and diabetes mellitus in a triple hepatitis virus endemic community
    Kuo Chin Chang
    Division of Hepato Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 123, Ta Pei Road, Niao Sung 833, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol 45:636-45. 2010
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Effect of kiwifruit consumption on sleep quality in adults with sleep problems
    Hsiao Han Lin
    School of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Taipei Medical Uni versity, 250 Wu Hsing Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 20:169-74. 2011
    ..4% and 5.41%, respectively). Kiwifruit consumption may improve sleep onset, duration, and efficiency in adults with self-reported sleep disturbances. Further investigation of the sleep-promoting properties of kiwifruit may be warranted...
  54. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of tuina for cervical spondylosis
    Mei Yeh Wang
    Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Nurs 17:2531-8. 2008
    ..This study performed a meta-analysis of seven parallel-group comparison studies evaluating the efficacy of tuina in treating cervical spondylosis...
  55. doi request reprint Reliability and validity of the Chinese Version of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire
    Chuan Ju Lin
    Department of Nursing, Tri Service General Hospital and Graduate Institute of Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 25:53-62. 2011
    ..The MDQ-C is an effective short and comprehensive tool with robust psychometric properties for diagnosis of bipolar disorders, specifically for patients with bipolar I...
  56. doi request reprint Dexmedetomidine-ketamine combination mitigates pulmonary type-2 cationic amino acid transporter isozymes upregulation in hemorrhagic shock rats
    Shih jen Huang
    Department of Anesthesiology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan 48:110-6. 2010
    ..We sought to elucidate the effects of dexme-detomidine-ketamine combination on regulating the expression of pulmonary CAT-2 isozymes in rats with hemorrhagic shock...
  57. ncbi request reprint Epidural analgesia with low-concentration levobupivacaine combined with fentanyl provides satisfactory postoperative analgesia for colorectal surgery patients
    Mei Chi Lin
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan 48:68-74. 2010
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint [Noninvasive measurement of cardiovascular functions: blood pressure reactivity to stress]
    Yu Lin Wu
    Graduate Institute of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Hu Li Za Zhi 56:5-9. 2009
    ..This paper introduces the stress response and its physiologic mechanisms, blood pressure reactivity, short-term regulation of blood pressure, and blood pressure reactivity assessment methods...
  59. doi request reprint Cardiovascular collapse after labetalol for hypertensive crisis in an undiagnosed pheochromocytoma during cesarean section
    Chi Hang Kuok
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hsinchu Mackay Memorial Hospital, Hsinchu City, Taiwan, ROC
    Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan 49:69-71. 2011
    ..Unexpected hypertensive crisis during the perioperative period should alert clinicians to the possibility of a pheochromocytoma. For the treatment of choice, nonselective β-adrenergic blockade should not be used before the α-blockade...
  60. doi request reprint The association between use of dietary supplements and headache or migraine complaints
    Hsiao Yean Chiu
    Graduate Institute of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Headache 54:355-63. 2014
    ..To examine the prevalence of headache or migraine complaints and the use of dietary supplements, and to determine their correlation according to sex...
  61. doi request reprint Depression, antidepressants, and the risk of coronary heart disease: a population-based cohort study
    Chun Jen Huang
    Department of Anesthesiology, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, The Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, ROC School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Int J Cardiol 168:4711-6. 2013
    ..The association between antidepressant use and risk of coronary events in individuals with depression was also investigated...
  62. doi request reprint A systematic review of the efficacy of non-pharmacological treatments for depression on glycaemic control in type 2 diabetics
    Mei Yeh Wang
    Graduate Institute of Medical Science, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Nurs 17:2524-30. 2008
    ..This paper reported a systematic review of three randomised controlled clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of non-pharmacological treatment of depression on glycaemic control in individuals with type 2 diabetes...
  63. ncbi request reprint Tubulozole-induced G2/M cell cycle arrest in human colon cancer cells through formation of microtubule polymerization mediated by ERK1/2 and Chk1 kinase activation
    Yean Hwei Chou
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University and Hospital, No 252 Wu Hsing Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan
    Food Chem Toxicol 45:1356-67. 2007
    ..These results imply that ERK1/2 mediated Chk1 activation may be play an important role in determining TUBU induced G2/M arrest or apoptosis in COLO 205 cells...
  64. doi request reprint Inhibition of toll-like receptor-4, nuclear factor-kappaB and mitogen-activated protein kinase by lignocaine may involve voltage-sensitive sodium channels
    Ping Ying Lee
    Department of Cardiology Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 35:1052-8. 2008
    ..These data demonstrate that lignocaine has significant inhibitory effects on the activation of TLR-4, NF-kappaB and MAPKs in activated macrophages. Moreover, these effects involve VSSC...
  65. doi request reprint The Chinese Behavior Pain Scale for critically ill patients: translation and psychometric testing
    Yen Ya Chen
    Department of Nursing, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:438-48. 2011
    ..Common pain assessment tools might not be the suitable tools to measure ventilated, critically ill patients' pain. The Behavioral Pain Scale measures observable behavior indicative of pain experienced by mechanically ventilated patients...
  66. doi request reprint Platonin mitigates acute lung injury in haemorrhagic shock rats
    Hsi Ning Chu
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    Resuscitation 82:97-104. 2011
    ..Platonin, a potent antioxidant, possesses potent anti-inflammation capacity. We sought to elucidate whether platonin could mitigate acute lung injury in haemorrhagic shock/resuscitation rats...
  67. doi request reprint Awareness of hypertension guidelines in Taiwanese nurses: a questionnaire survey
    Hsiao Lien Chen
    Taipei Medical University, Nursing Department, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 26:129-36. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the level of awareness of hypertension guidelines and associated factors among nurses in Taiwan...
  68. ncbi request reprint Postoperative delayed respiratory failure caused by Guillain-Barré syndrome--a case report
    Chi Hang Kuok
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hsinchu Mackay Memorial Hospital, Hsinchu City, Taiwan, ROC
    Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan 45:43-6. 2007
    ..To prompt an accurate diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome is important because it can help forestall fatal complications. In addition, the prognosis will be encouraging with early treatment...
  69. ncbi request reprint Effects of electromyography biofeedback-assisted relaxation on pain in patients with advanced cancer in a palliative care unit
    Pei Shan Tsai
    From the Medical University Wan Fan Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Cancer Nurs 30:347-53. 2007
    ..Electromyography biofeedback-assisted relaxation training may be used along with medications for effective pain management in patients with advanced cancer...
  70. doi request reprint Clonidine enhances type-2 cationic amino acid transporter transcription in endotoxin-activated murine macrophages
    Yen Chun Lai
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan 46:118-23. 2008
    ..We sought to evaluate the effects of clonidine on type-2 cationic amino acid transporter (CAT-2) transcription in endotoxin-activated murine macrophages...
  71. pmc Prevention of arterial stiffening by pyridoxamine in diabetes is associated with inhibition of the pathogenic glycation on aortic collagen
    Kuo Chu Chang
    Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Br J Pharmacol 157:1419-26. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether prevention of the arterial stiffening by pyridoxamine in diabetes is associated with inhibition of the pathogenic glycation on aortic collagen...
  72. ncbi request reprint White-coat effect and blood pressure reactivity
    Pei Shan Tsai
    Int J Cardiol 126:273; author reply 274-5. 2008
  73. ncbi request reprint Biofeedback-assisted relaxation training for essential hypertension: who is most likely to benefit?
    Carolyn B Yucha
    School of Nursing, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 89154, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 20:198-205. 2005
    ..Since these types of persons are most likely to benefit from BFAR, they should be offered BFAR prior to starting hypertensive medications...