Wu Chang Yang

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Affiliation: Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The impact of diabetes on economic costs in dialysis patients: experiences in Taiwan
    W C Yang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, No 201, Shih Pai Road, Section 2, Taipei 11217, Taiwan, ROC
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 54:S47-54. 2001
  2. doi request reprint Incidence, prevalence and mortality trends of dialysis end-stage renal disease in Taiwan from 1990 to 2001: the impact of national health insurance
    Wu Chang Yang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veteran General Hospital, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:3977-82. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Impact of thyroid dysfunction on erythropoietin dosage in hemodialysis patients
    Yee Yung Ng
    Divisions of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Thyroid 23:552-61. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Mesenteric ischemia in patients with end-stage renal disease: a nationwide longitudinal study
    Szu Yuan Li
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Am J Nephrol 35:491-7. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Impact of the clinical conditions at dialysis initiation on mortality in incident haemodialysis patients: a national cohort study in Taiwan
    Shang Jyh Hwang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:2616-24. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Appendicitis in a CAPD patient: a diagnostic challenge
    Chih Yu Yang
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Perit Dial Int 27:591-3. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular mass and hemodynamic overload in normotensive hemodialysis patients
    Yao Ping Lin
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Kidney Int 62:1828-38. 2002
  8. doi request reprint Length polymorphisms of heme oxygenase-1 determine the effect of far-infrared therapy on the function of arteriovenous fistula in hemodialysis patients: a novel physicogenomic study
    Chih Ching Lin
    School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:1284-93. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Recurrent dialysis-associated Aeromonas hydrophila peritonitis: reports of two cases and review of the literature
    Chao Fu Chang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Perit Dial Int 25:496-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint IgA deficiency with membranous glomerulonephritis: a case report and review
    Jeng Bin Huang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Nephrol 16:154-8. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint The impact of diabetes on economic costs in dialysis patients: experiences in Taiwan
    W C Yang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, No 201, Shih Pai Road, Section 2, Taipei 11217, Taiwan, ROC
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 54:S47-54. 2001
    ..Once diabetic patients reach stage of ESRD, an optimized pre-ESRD care and consideration of kidney transplantation are essential in terms of better patient survival and cost savings...
  2. doi request reprint Incidence, prevalence and mortality trends of dialysis end-stage renal disease in Taiwan from 1990 to 2001: the impact of national health insurance
    Wu Chang Yang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veteran General Hospital, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:3977-82. 2008
    ..Our aim was to explore the impact of NHI on the status and trends of ESRD epidemiology in Taiwan...
  3. doi request reprint Impact of thyroid dysfunction on erythropoietin dosage in hemodialysis patients
    Yee Yung Ng
    Divisions of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Thyroid 23:552-61. 2013
    ..Therefore, the impact of thyroid diseases on erythropoietin (EPO) dosage in HD patients is not well defined. This study evaluated the relationship between the dose of EPO and the presence or absence of thyroid dysfunction in HD patients...
  4. doi request reprint Mesenteric ischemia in patients with end-stage renal disease: a nationwide longitudinal study
    Szu Yuan Li
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Am J Nephrol 35:491-7. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the risks of mesenteric ischemia among ESRD patients and compare the incidence between two dialysis modalities...
  5. doi request reprint Impact of the clinical conditions at dialysis initiation on mortality in incident haemodialysis patients: a national cohort study in Taiwan
    Shang Jyh Hwang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:2616-24. 2010
    ..We studied factors potentially related to the mortality in incident haemodialysis (HD) patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Appendicitis in a CAPD patient: a diagnostic challenge
    Chih Yu Yang
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Perit Dial Int 27:591-3. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular mass and hemodynamic overload in normotensive hemodialysis patients
    Yao Ping Lin
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Kidney Int 62:1828-38. 2002
    ..It remains uncertain whether the hemodynamic parameters are important determinants of left ventricular mass (LVM) in normotensive chronic hemodialysis (NTHD) patients, as has been found in their hypertensive counterparts...
  8. doi request reprint Length polymorphisms of heme oxygenase-1 determine the effect of far-infrared therapy on the function of arteriovenous fistula in hemodialysis patients: a novel physicogenomic study
    Chih Ching Lin
    School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:1284-93. 2013
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  9. ncbi request reprint Recurrent dialysis-associated Aeromonas hydrophila peritonitis: reports of two cases and review of the literature
    Chao Fu Chang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Perit Dial Int 25:496-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint IgA deficiency with membranous glomerulonephritis: a case report and review
    Jeng Bin Huang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Nephrol 16:154-8. 2003
    ..We also review the previous cases of IgA deficiency with glomerulonephritis. Several clues were rendered to establish the association between IgA deficiency and membranous glomerulonephritis...
  11. ncbi request reprint Variable pump flow-based Doppler ultrasound method: a novel approach to the measurement of access flow in hemodialysis patients
    Chih Ching Lin
    Division of Nephrology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan 112, Republic of China
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:229-36. 2005
    ..6% versus 92.2%; P < 0.0001). In conclusion, VPFDUM is a noninvasive, accurate, and reliable procedure for Qa measurement and prediction of the prognosis of vascular access in HD patients...
  12. doi request reprint Essential trace element status and clinical outcomes in long-term dialysis patients: a two-year prospective observational cohort study
    Chih Yu Yang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Nutr 31:630-6. 2012
    ..Therefore, we investigated the predictive values of trace element status on clinical outcomes in dialysis patients, who are more prone to trace element deficiency...
  13. pmc Ankle-brachial index is a powerful predictor of renal outcome and cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Fu An Chen
    School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, No 155, Section 2, Linong Street, Taipei, Taiwan
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:238494. 2012
    ..719, P = 0.015) and a higher incidence of cardiovascular events (OR = 3.260, P = 0.001). Our findings illustrated that ABI is a powerful predictor of cardiovascular events and renal outcome in patients with CKD...
  14. doi request reprint Gene polymorphisms of interleukin-10 and tumor necrosis factor-α are associated with contrast-induced nephropathy
    Chao Fu Chang
    School of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Am J Nephrol 37:110-7. 2013
    ..28 ± 2.14 vs. 0.33 ± 0.90, p < 0.001). Conclusions: Gene polymorphisms of IL-10 and TNF-α are associated with CIN risk and long-term renal outcome after PCI. More prospective studies are needed to confirm our results...
  15. ncbi request reprint Rapid recurrence of hyperparathyroidism from both nodularly hyperplastic autograft at forearm and residual tissues at neck after parathyroidectomy in a hemodialysis patient with calciphylaxis
    Chun Tung Yeh
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Med Sci 331:284-7. 2006
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  16. ncbi request reprint Lipoprotein glomerulopathy associated with psoriasis vulgaris: report of 2 cases with apolipoprotein E3/3
    Chao Fu Chang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, China
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:E18-23. 2003
    ..Renal biopsy should be performed to make the definitive diagnosis...
  17. ncbi request reprint Giant bilateral perinephric tumour and overt proteinuria
    Ming Yu Lai
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:2089-90. 2007
  18. doi request reprint Serum creatinine determined by Jaffe, enzymatic method, and isotope dilution-liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry in patients under hemodialysis
    Wen Sheng Liu
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    J Clin Lab Anal 26:206-14. 2012
    ..The validity of enzymatic method is also unknown...
  19. doi request reprint Aggressive immunosuppressant reduction and long-term rejection risk in renal transplant recipients with Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia
    Chih Yu Yang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and the School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Exp Clin Transplant 10:344-9. 2012
    ..Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia is a rare but lethal complication in renal transplant recipients. Dose reduction of immunosuppressive agents in such situations is recommended, but its quantity and safety are unclear...
  20. ncbi request reprint Fever with fulminant skin necrosis and digital gangrene in a uraemic woman
    Ming Yu Lai
    Division of Nephrology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:1473-4. 2007
  21. pmc Functional polymorphisms in matrix metalloproteinases-1, -3, -9 are associated with arteriovenous fistula patency in hemodialysis patients
    Chih Ching Lin
    School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:1805-14. 2010
    ..This study evaluated the association of genotype polymorphisms of MMPs and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) in hemodialysis (HD) patients with arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure...
  22. doi request reprint Abnormal thyroid function predicts mortality in patients receiving long-term peritoneal dialysis: a case-controlled longitudinal study
    Yen Chung Lin
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 75:54-9. 2012
    ..We aimed to elucidate the clinical impact of abnormal thyroid function in long-term PD patients...
  23. doi request reprint Effect of far infrared therapy on arteriovenous fistula maturation: an open-label randomized controlled trial
    Chih Ching Lin
    School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Kidney Dis 62:304-11. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of far infrared therapy on the maturation and patency of newly created AVFs in patients with chronic kidney disease stage 4 or 5...
  24. ncbi request reprint Infective endocarditis in maintenance hemodialysis patients: fifteen years' experience in one medical center
    Chao Fu Chang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Nephrol 17:228-35. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the IE risk factors in maintenance HD patients, and the mortality risk factors...
  25. ncbi request reprint Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-negative pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis associated with rheumatoid arthritis: An unusual case report
    Hsiu Shin Hsieh
    Division of Nephrology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Nephrology (Carlton) 8:243-7. 2003
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  26. pmc Postdialysis blood pressure rise predicts long-term outcomes in chronic hemodialysis patients: a four-year prospective observational cohort study
    Chih Yu Yang
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Nephrol 13:12. 2012
    ..The blood pressure (BP) of a proportion of chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients rises after HD. We investigated the influence of postdialysis BP rise on long-term outcomes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Far-infrared therapy: a novel treatment to improve access blood flow and unassisted patency of arteriovenous fistula in hemodialysis patients
    Chih Ching Lin
    Division of Nephrology, Institute of Clinical Medicine and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:985-92. 2007
    ..9 versus 67.6%; P < 0.01). In conclusion, FIR therapy, a noninvasive and convenient therapeutic modality, can improve Qa and survival of the AVF in HD patients through both its thermal and its nonthermal effects...
  28. ncbi request reprint Fistulizing TB peritonitis during CAPD
    Szu Chun Hung
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:1226-7. 2003
  29. ncbi request reprint Tacrolimus-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome: a case analysis
    Chih Ching Lin
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Nephrol 16:580-5. 2003
    ..Tacrolimus is an effective organ transplantation immunosuppressant. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a rare but severe complication of tacrolimus...
  30. ncbi request reprint The extracellular fluid-to-intracellular fluid volume ratio is associated with large-artery structure and function in hemodialysis patients
    Yao Ping Lin
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:990-9. 2003
    ..It is not clear how body fluid distribution affects large-artery structure and function in patients with ESRD...
  31. ncbi request reprint Hypercalcemia in a renal transplant recipient suffering with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
    Wen Chin Chen
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Kidney Dis 39:E8. 2002
    ..This entity should be included in the differential diagnosis for renal transplant recipients with hypercalcemia, especially in patients who develop lung infections...
  32. ncbi request reprint Primary Sjögren's syndrome associated with Gitelman's syndrome presenting with muscular paralysis
    Yen Cheng Chen
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:586-90. 2003
    ..GS as a presentation of pSS has never been reported in the literature. The features of renal diseases related to SS are reviewed. SS is the underlying cause of GS, which may precede the onset of the well-known sicca complex...
  33. pmc Effect of add-on direct renin inhibitor aliskiren in patients with non-diabetes related chronic kidney disease
    Szu Yuan Li
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Nephrol 13:89. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential renoprotective effect of add-on direct renin inhibitor in non-DM CKD patients...
  34. pmc The waveform fluctuation and the clinical factors of the initial and sustained erythropoietic response to continuous erythropoietin receptor activator in hemodialysis patients
    Wen Sheng Liu
    School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:157437. 2012
    ..We evaluated factors determining the response after treatment of a new ESA (continuous erythropoietin erythropoietin receptor activator (CERA))...
  35. ncbi request reprint Training of peritoneal dialysis patients--Taiwan's experiences
    Tzen Wen Chen
    Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Perit Dial Int 28:S72-5. 2008
    ..Training on certain issues such as the signs and symptoms of peritonitis should be especially enhanced...
  36. ncbi request reprint Volume status and blood pressure during long-term hemodialysis: role of ventricular stiffness
    Chen Huan Chen
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and the Department of Social Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Hypertension 42:257-62. 2003
    ..Therefore, ventricular stiffness at end systole is a determinant of the enhanced volume sensitivity of blood pressure in hemodialysis patients...
  37. pmc Severe proteinuria secondary to amyloidosis requiring bilateral renal artery embolization
    Chun Tung Yeh
    Department of Medicine, Ten Chan General Hospital, Jhongli City, Taiwan, ROC
    Case Rep Nephrol Urol 2:78-82. 2012
    ..Our case and selected previous reports reveal important information for physicians and patients while discussing prognoses and considering the pros and cons of bilateral RAE...
  38. ncbi request reprint Arterial thrombosis due to minimal change glomerulopathy secondary to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    Jeng Bin Huang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Am J Med Sci 327:358-61. 2004
    ..Careful history-taking and physical examination may detect early causes and complications of nephrotic syndrome. Any rechallenge of NSAID should be avoided...
  39. ncbi request reprint Painful swelling of the left elbow in a uraemic patient
    Cheng Hung Huang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:1934-6. 2003
  40. doi request reprint Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use is associated with cancer risk reduction in chronic dialysis patients
    Shuo Ming Ou
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Kidney Int 84:198-205. 2013
    ..Thus, NSAID use was associated with a lower risk of developing cancer in chronic dialysis patients; however, they should still be used with caution due to the side effects of gastrointestinal bleeding. ..
  41. doi request reprint The clinicopathological implications of endothelial tubuloreticular inclusions found in glomeruli having histopathology of idiopathic membranous nephropathy
    An Hang Yang
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Ultrastructural and Molecular Pathology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:3419-25. 2009
    ..Since treatment of the underlying diseases is the primary consideration for the management of secondary MN, it is important to make out the clinical significance of TRI expression in MN...
  42. doi request reprint Prognostic factors influencing the patency of hemodialysis vascular access: literature review and novel therapeutic modality by far infrared therapy
    Chih Ching Lin
    National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Chin Med Assoc 72:109-16. 2009
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Dialysis-resistant pulmonary oedema
    Szu Chun Hung
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:1406-9. 2003
  44. doi request reprint Epidemiology and mortality in dialysis patients with and without polycystic kidney disease: a national study in Taiwan
    Pei Wen Lee
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Nephrol 26:755-62. 2013
    ..It is generally thought that the survival of PCKD patients undergoing dialysis surpasses that of general dialysis patients, but the cause of this improved survival is not clear...
  45. ncbi request reprint TNF-alpha renders human peritoneal mesothelial cells sensitive to anti-Fas antibody-induced apoptosis
    Jinn Yang Chen
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:1741-7. 2003
    ..Human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMCs) are able to regulate peritoneal inflammation, but the role of Fas in HPMCs is not clear. This study addresses the mechanisms of Fas-mediated apoptosis in HPMCs...
  46. doi request reprint Parathyroidectomy reduces intradialytic hypotension in hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism
    Chia Jen Shih
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Kidney Blood Press Res 37:323-31. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency of intradialytic hypotension (IDH) and cardiovascular function before and after parathyroidectomy (PTX) in maintenance hemodialysis patients...
  47. ncbi request reprint Acute interstitial nephritis and pigmented tubulopathy in a patient after wasp stings
    Yu Wen Chao
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Kidney Dis 43:e15-9. 2004
    ..Early use of steroid therapy may hasten renal recovery by preventing the development of interstitial fibrosis...
  48. ncbi request reprint Creutzfeldt-Jakob-like EEG in a patient with end-stage renal failure
    Chiao Lin Chuang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201 Sec 2 Shih Pai Road, Taipei 112, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:252-4. 2004
  49. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in glomerulonephritis patients receiving immunosuppressants
    Chih Yu Yang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Intern Med 51:2869-75. 2012
    ..Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) infection is a rare but lethal complication in immunocompromised hosts. However, risk factors for PJP infection in glomerulonephritis (GN) patients receiving immunosuppressants are unknown...
  50. doi request reprint Acute kidney injury network classification predicts in-hospital and long-term mortality in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting surgery
    Szu Yuan Li
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:323-8. 2011
    ..The study aims to evaluate the association between this determination and in-hospital as well as long-term mortality in patients receiving elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery...
  51. doi request reprint Increased risk of mortality in the elderly population with late-stage chronic kidney disease: a cohort study in Taiwan
    Shang Jyh Hwang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:3192-8. 2008
    ..However, the transition from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to death or ESRD remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the impact of late-stage CKD on all-cause and cause-specific mortality by identifying the CKD population...
  52. doi request reprint Timing of Doppler examination for the detection of arteriovenous fistula after percutaneous renal biopsy
    Chih Yu Yang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Rd, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    J Clin Ultrasound 36:377-80. 2008
    ..A follow-up Doppler examination of the kidney soon after renal biopsy and 6 months later is recommended for early detection of nonresolving AVFs to prevent further complications...
  53. doi request reprint Expression of TNFRSF6B in kidneys is a novel predictor for progression of chronic kidney disease
    Wei Cheng Tseng
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei City Hospital Heping Fuyou Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    Mod Pathol 26:984-94. 2013
    ..82). In conclusion, TNFRSF6B is associated with renal fibrosis and high expression of TNFRSF6B is a novel biomarker for predicting the progression of chronic kidney disease. ..
  54. pmc Prevalence of clinical and subclinical thyroid disease in a peritoneal dialysis population
    Yee Yung Ng
    Division of Nephrology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Perit Dial Int 32:86-93. 2012
    ..We investigated dialysis duration, dose of erythropoietin (EPO), and clinical manifestations in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients with subclinical hypothyroidism...
  55. pmc Far infrared therapy inhibits vascular endothelial inflammation via the induction of heme oxygenase-1
    Chih Ching Lin
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 28:739-45. 2008
    ..In this study, we evaluated whether there is an interaction between FIR radiation and HO-1 in regulating vascular inflammation...
  56. ncbi request reprint An open-label, crossover study of a new phosphate-binding agent in haemodialysis patients: ferric citrate
    Wu Chang Yang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Veteran s General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 17:265-70. 2002
    ..We recently reported that ferric compounds bind intestinal phosphate in studies of normal and azotemic rats...
  57. doi request reprint The benefits of estrogen or selective estrogen receptor modulator on kidney and its related disease-chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder: osteoporosis
    Wen Ling Lee
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 76:365-71. 2013
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Determinants of catheter loss following continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis peritonitis
    Chih Yu Yang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Perit Dial Int 28:361-70. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate factors influencing catheter loss in patients suffering from continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD) peritonitis. Patients and..
  59. ncbi request reprint Association of anion gap with thyroid dysfunction and nodular goiter in CAPD patients
    Chih Ching Lin
    Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Perit Dial Int 22:394-9. 2002
    ..To investigate the association of clinical parameters and serum anion gap with thyroid dysfunction and nodular goiter in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients...
  60. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant supplementation may improve renal transplant function: a preliminary report
    C C Loong
    Division of General Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Transplant Proc 36:2438-9. 2004
    ..From our limited experience, antioxidant supplementation with vitamin C or E may improve renal transplant function, especially in grafts donated from marginal donors...
  61. ncbi request reprint Kidney transplantation in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection: is the prognosis worse?
    T I Huo
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Dig Dis Sci 46:469-75. 2001
    ..In conclusion, HBV infection is not a contraindication to kidney transplantation. However, pretransplant candidates should be warned of potentially serious liver-related complications...