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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32193683

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PURPOSE: The clavicle hook plate has been commonly used to treat distal clavicle fractures and acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocations; however, midshaft clavicle fracture at the medial end of the hook plate remains an underestimated complication. We aimed to discover the risk factors for this complication and the influence of these risk factors on patients and to suggest preventive surgical techniques. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 150 patients with acute distal clavicle fractures or acute AC joint dislocations treated by internal fixation with a clavicle hook plate. The patient demographics, the occurrence of midshaft clavicle fracture at the medial end of the hook plate, and functional outcomes were analyzed. The functional outcomes were evaluated with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Shoulder Score and grading of the Constant shoulder score after the hook plate was removed. RESULTS: In total, 17 patients had complicating midshaft clavicle fractures at the medial end of the hook plate. Elderly patients had a higher risk of developing this complication than young patients. The odds ratio was 4.4 (p < 0.05). The average ASES score and grading of Constant score of these patients were 74.1 and 16.3 points, respectively, which were significantly inferior to those of patients without complications (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: The incidence of midshaft clavicle fractures following osteosynthesis with a clavicle hook plate was not negligible, especially in elderly patients. This complication may impair shoulder function and quality of life. Awareness of this complication and the risk factors for this complication reminds us to perform such operations with caution.

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J Dermatol ; 2020 Mar 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32189395

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Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted disease caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. The prevalence of dementia is 4-8% in those aged 65 years or older in Taiwanese community studies, with a high social and economic burden for patients, family caregivers, the community and society. Previous studies have shown that viral infections such as herpes simplex and herpes zoster were associated with dementia. This study aimed to investigate the association between dementia and HPV infections. A population-based cohort study using data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database was conducted. Fine and Grays's survival analysis was employed to estimate the hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the association between genital warts and dementia. From all of the potential participants aged 50 years or more, a total of 16 116 patients were enrolled, including 4029 genital warts-infected patients, with 12 087 sex-, age- and indexed date-matched controls (1:3). The cumulative incidences of dementia were 10.72 per 103  person-years and 6.43 per 103  person-years in the genital warts and control group, respectively. There were 475 dementia cases from the genital warts cohort during the follow-up period of 15 years. The adjusted HR for dementia was 1.485 (95% CI, 1.321-1.668; P < 0.001) for genital warts patients after adjusting for all of the covariates. Our study indicates that genital warts infection may increase the risk of dementia.

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BMJ Open ; 10(3): e034202, 2020 Mar 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32213519

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OBJECTIVES: The administration of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to patients with metastatic prostate cancer might be associated with some adverse effects such as anaemia; however, few studies have been performed in East Asian populations. This study aimed to investigate the association between ADT and iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) among patients with prostate cancer in a population-based nationwide cohort. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: Data for the cohort study were retrieved from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Propensity score matching was used to select 7262 patients with prostate cancer who received ADT as the study group and 3631 patients who did not receive ADT as the control group. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: This study individually tracked patients over a 3-year study period and identified those who were subsequently diagnosed with IDA following the index date. RESULTS: The incidence rates of IDA in the study and control groups were 1.66 (95% CI CI 1.45 to 1.86) and 1.01 per 100 person-years (95% CI 0.78 to 1.25), respectively. Furthermore, proportional Cox regression revealed an HR of 1.62 (95% CI 1.24 to 2.12) for IDA in the study group after adjusting for patients' age, monthly income, geographic location, residential urbanisation level and incidence of hyperlipidaemia, diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, other cancers and gastrointestinal bleeding. CONCLUSION: Compared with its non-use among patients with prostate cancer, ADT use was associated with a higher risk of IDA.

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J Dermatol ; 2020 Mar 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32141100

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This study examined the association between digoxin use and subsequent psoriasis risk using a population-based database in Taiwan. This cohort study enrolled 15 545 digoxin users and 15 545 propensity score-matched non-users from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Each patient was independently followed up for 5 years to confirm whether they had been diagnosed with psoriasis. Cox proportional hazard regression was used to estimate psoriasis risk among digoxin users. Subgroup and sensitivity analyses were also performed. The psoriasis incidence rates were 3.02 and 2.27 per 1000 person-years among digoxin users and non-users, respectively. After adjustment for confounders, psoriasis risk was significantly higher among digoxin users than among non-users. Notably, in most subgroup analyses, digoxin use tended to increase psoriasis risk, particularly among patients with heart failure, diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. Moreover, significantly increased psoriasis risk was noted over 2, 3, 4 and 5 years of digoxin use. In conclusion, our findings confirm that digoxin use increases subsequent psoriasis risk. Thus, physicians should be aware of this association and accordingly estimate the risks and benefits of digoxin use. Nevertheless, some patient variables, such as body mass index and obesity, were unavailable in this study. The findings in this study should be elucidated carefully because the potential effects of these factors could not be considered.

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J Dermatol ; 2020 Mar 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32124495

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Vitiligo is an autoimmune skin disease that has a major impact on the quality of life of patients. However, a nationwide study of the association between vitiligo and the incidence of inclusive psychiatric diseases has not been conducted in the Asian population. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the association between vitiligo and the risk of psychiatric disorders using a nationwide database in Taiwan. Data were collected from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan from 2000 to 2013. In total, 1432 subjects with vitiligo and 5728 age-, sex- and index year-matched controls were enrolled in this study. Patients with vitiligo tend to have more coexisting psychiatric disorders than healthy individuals, regardless of their sex, age group and facility level of care. After adjusting for sex, age, comorbidity, urbanization and facility level of care, the adjusted hazard ratio of overall psychiatric disorders for patients with vitiligo was 2.926 (95% confidence interval [CI], 2.646-3.236; P < 0.001). Among them, the highest adjusted hazard ratios were found for obsessive-compulsive disorder, at 10.790 (95% CI, 9.756-11.932; P < 0.001). Vitiligo is associated with an increased risk of various psychiatric disorders. By providing a better understanding of the psychosocial burden associated with vitiligo, these results emphasize the need to evaluate the mental health of patients with vitiligo by treating physicians.

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J Clin Pharmacol ; 2020 Feb 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32020656

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Neoadjuvant chemotherapy induces metastasis of residual breast cancers through activation of tumor-associated macrophages. Previous studies have indicated that calcium channel blockers (CCBs) exert anti-inflammatory and antimigratory effects on macrophages via attenuating Ca2+ entry into macrophages. However, no existing empirical research has addressed the relationship between previous CCB use and breast cancer recurrence. In this study, 4840 Taiwanese women aged ≥20 years with breast cancer who underwent breast surgery from January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2015, were enrolled. The date of cancer recurrence was defined as the index date. Logistic regression was performed to evaluate the relationship between previous CCB exposure and cancer recurrence among female patients who underwent surgery for breast cancer. After adjusting for demographic characteristics, comorbidities, and tumor-node-metastasis stage, the adjusted odds ratio (OR) for CCB exposure within 5 years before the index date in women with recurrence compared with nonrecurrent controls was 0.73 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.53-0.97). Further analysis revealed that the adjusted OR for CCB exposure between the surgery and index dates in women with recurrence relative to nonrecurrent controls was 0.72 (95%CI, 0.66-0.95). In particular, prior CCB use was significantly associated with a lower risk (34%) of breast cancer recurrence among women 20 to 54 years old (OR, 0.66; 95%CI, 0.47-0.83). This study uncovered a protective association between previous CCB use and breast cancer recurrence.

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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(3): e18686, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32011444

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The coexistence of low back pain (LBP) and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) has often been noted clinically. However, studies of the association between these two conditions involving a large population with longitudinal evidences are lacking. Therefore, the study aimed to investigate the association between LBP and TMD in a nationwide-matched cohort population with a 15-year follow-up.Data of 65,121 patients newly diagnosed with LBP were analyzed, along with those of 195,363 (1:3) sex- and age-matched controls. Multivariate Cox regression analysis was used to determine TMD risk between the LBP and non-LBP groups. Kaplan-Meier method was used for determining the cumulative risk of first-onset TMD between groups, with a 15-year follow-up.The LBP group was more likely to develop first-onset TMD (adjusted hazards ratio (HR) = 1.561, P < .001), after adjusting for demographic variables and comorbidities. The risk factors for TMD were LBP, young age, higher insured premium, and osteoporosis. In the subgroup analysis, the LBP group had a higher risk of TMD than the non-LBP group in all stratifications.LBP is the risk factor contributing to the development of first-onset TMD. Therefore, clinicians should be reminded to manage LBP disorders concurrently when treating TMD.


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Dor Lombar/epidemiologia , Transtornos da Articulação Temporomandibular/epidemiologia , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Estudos Retrospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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J Affect Disord ; 265: 381-388, 2020 Mar 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32090763

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BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the association between traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) and the risk of affective and other psychiatric disorders, and the role of the rehabilitation therapies. METHODS: In this population-based, retrospective cohort study, we used Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database to analyze the patients who were newly diagnosed with TSCI between 2000 and 2015 were included, with a 1:3 ratio by age, sex, and index year matched in the non-TSCI comparison group, for the risk of affective and other psychiatric disorders. RESULTS: In total, 5375 out of 16,151 patients with TSCI developed psychiatric disorders, and 1467 out of 48,543 patients in the non-TSCI group developed psychiatric disorders (2930.88 vs 2823.29 per 100,000 persons/year). The Kaplan-Meier analysis showed that the TSCI cohort had a significantly higher risk of psychiatric disorders (log-rank, p < 0.001). Fine and Gray's survival analysis revealed that the adjusted hazard ratio was 1.977 (95% CI: 1.914-2.042, p < 0.001). Rehabilitation therapies, including physical and occupational therapies, within 90 days after the injury, was associated with a lowered risk of psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, in the TSCI cohort (adjusted HR = 0.702 [95% CI: 0.661-0.746, p < 0.001]). In the subgroups with low, medium, and high intensity, rehabilitation therapies were associated with a lowered risk of psychiatric disorders. CONCLUSIONS: TSCI was associated with the risk of affective and other psychiatric disorders, and rehabilitation therapies were associated with a lowered risk of these in the TSCI cohort.

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BMC Pulm Med ; 20(1): 28, 2020 Feb 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32013932

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BACKGROUND: The risk of injury directly related to hospitalization for motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) in the obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients has not been thoroughly understood. Our study aimed to examine the association between the OSA and the hospitalization for an MVA injury. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) between 2000 and 2015. The OSA patients aged ≥20 years by age, sex, and index-year matched by non-OSA controls were enrolled (1:3). We used the Cox proportional regression model to evaluate the association between the OSA and the hospitalization for an MVA injury. RESULTS: The incidence rate of hospitalization for an MVA injury was higher in the OSA cohort (N = 3025) when compared with the non-OSA controls (N = 9075), as 575.3 and 372.0 per 100,000 person-years, respectively (p < 0.001). The Kaplan-Meier analysis showed that the OSA cohort had a significantly higher incidence of hospitalization for the MVA injury (log-rank test, p < 0.001). After adjusting for the covariates, the risk of hospitalization for the MVA injury among the OSA was significantly higher (hazard ratio [HR] =2.18; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.79-2.64; p < 0.001). Stimulants usage was associated with a nearly 20% decrease in the risk of an overall hospitalization for an MVA injury in the OSA patients. CONCLUSIONS: This study provides evidence that patients with OSA are at a two-fold higher risk of developing hospitalization for an MVA injury, and the usage of modafinil and methylphenidate was associated with a lower risk of an overall hospitalization for the MVA injury.

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J Affect Disord ; 264: 130-137, 2020 Mar 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32056742

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BACKGROUND: To examine the association between narcolepsy and anxiety disorders. METHODS: This population-based, retrospective case-control study analyzed Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database between 2000 and 2013. We included narcoleptic patients aged at least 12 years, diagnosed according to the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code 347. The cases and the propensity score-matched controls were selected in a 1:4 ratio. Each subject with anxiety disorders (ICD-9-CM code 300) was required to visit the outpatient clinic at least three times within a year. Multivariate logistic regression and interaction analyses were used to calculate the association between anxiety disorders and narcolepsy. RESULTS: This study enrolled 478 and 1912 subjects with and without narcolepsy, respectively. After adjusting for covariates, patients with anxiety disorders had an approximately 2.7 odds ratio of developing narcolepsy when compared to the control subjects (adjusted odds ratio [aOR)] = 2.7; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.699-4.344). Interaction analysis and subgroup analysis showed a higher incidence of previously diagnosed anxiety disorders in narcoleptic patients aged 12 to 17 years and female patients (aOR = 25.9; 95% CI = 15.194-42.896; aOR = 3.6; 95% CI = 1.818-7.062, respectively). LIMITATIONS: The narcolepsy and anxiety disorders were not distinguished by validated structural diagnostic instruments. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study revealed higher comorbidity rates of anxiety disorders in narcoleptic patients. The incidence of previously diagnosed anxiety disorders was higher in narcoleptic patients aged 12 to 17 years and female patients.

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BMC Pediatr ; 20(1): 64, 2020 Feb 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32046672

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BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety of using fluoroquinolones in pediatric population in Taiwan. METHODS: Patients aged 0~18 years old with fluoroquinolones prescriptions ≥5 consecutive days during year 2000 to 2013 were selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database, 4-time case number were selected as controls. We evaluated the patient's outcome after the use of fluoroquinolones by reviewing a newly diagnosis of the following collagen-associated adverse events by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes, covering tendons rupture, retinal detachments, gastrointestinal tract perforation, aortic aneurysm or dissection. RESULTS: Of the enrolled patients (n = 167,105), collagen-associated adverse effects developed in 85 cases (0.051%) in 6-month tracking, including 0.051% in the fluoroquinolones study cohort (17 in 33,421) and 0.051% (68 in 133,684) in the fluoroquinolones free comparison cohort. The crude hazard ratio for collagen-associated adverse events in the fluoroquinolones group was 0.997 (0.586-1.696; p = 0.990). After adjusting for age, sex, catastrophic illness, low-income household, seasons, levels of urbanization, and healthcare, the corrected hazard ratio in 6-month tracking with FQs was 1.330 (95% CI; 0.778-2.276; p = 0.255). CONCLUSIONS: There is no significant difference of collagen-associated adverse effects between fluoroquinolones group and fluoroquinolones free group from our data. We propose that fluoroquinolones for pediatric population in clinical practice may be not so harmful as previous references reported.

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Brain Dev ; 2020 Feb 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32029325

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BACKGROUND: Tourette syndrome (TS) is often comorbid with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. Medications are the main treatment for TS. Relationships between TS medication therapy and psychiatric comorbidities remain unclear. This study explored the impacts of TS medication on the risk of psychiatric comorbidities using a nationally representative sample of TS in Taiwan. METHODS: Data from National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan was used to identify 997,213 children and adolescents aged 6-18 years who had received a diagnosis of TS based on ICD-9-CM codes in 2000-2010. Cox's proportional hazard regression analysis was conducted to estimate the risk of comorbidities among subjects with and without tic medication therapy. RESULTS: We found that in TS patients, a lower risk of psychiatric comorbidities occurred in the tic medication therapy group (p = 0.012) and the crude hazard ratio (HR) was 0.6 (95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.4-0.8, p < 0.001). After adjusting for potential confounders of gender, age, income, level of care, department visited, brain injury, and the number of suicide attempts, the risk of comorbidities was still significantly lower in the tic medication therapy group (adjusted HR = 0.5, 95% CI = 0.3-0.6, p < 0.001). DISCUSSION: One limitation was that we did not include all mediations used to treat psychiatric comorbidities among TS patients. This study found the effectiveness of TS medications on improving psychiatric comorbidities. CONCLUSIONS: Compared to those without medication, medication therapy appears to have a benefit of decreasing the risk of psychiatric comorbidities. Strategies to improve medication regimens should be considered in clinical settings.

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J Affect Disord ; 263: 367-372, 2020 Feb 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31969266

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BACKGROUND: Previous studies have presented an unclear association between major depressive disorder (MDD) and tinnitus. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to demonstrate the actual association between MDD and new-onset tinnitus using a large, population-based dataset in Taiwan. METHOD: This case-control study used the data from the National Health Insurance Database. In total, 18,365 patients with tinnitus were recruited as cases, and 18,365 propensity score-matched patients without tinnitus were identified as controls. Logistic regression models were constructed to calculate the odds ratios (ORs) and to estimate the association between prior MDD and tinnitus. RESULTS: MDD was found in 396 (2.16%) patients with tinnitus and 228 (1.24%) controls without tinnitus. The logistic regression model indicated that prior MDD was associated with tinnitus (adjusted OR, 1.74; 95% CI, 1.47-2.05). Moreover, MDD was positively associated with tinnitus among most subgroups. Notably, a significant association between MDD and tinnitus was observed among patients with diabetes (adjusted OR, 2.05) and hyperlipidemia (adjusted OR, 1.94). Furthermore, sensitivity analyses consistently found a relationship between prior MDD and tinnitus. LIMITATIONS: The database used in this study does not provide information regarding the lifestyle and gene factors. CONCLUSIONS: Our results showed a positive association between prior MDD and tinnitus. In addition, MDD may be one of the risk factors for tinnitus onset. Therefore, we recommended that the clinicians should be alert about the tinnitus condition among patients with MDD and provide appropriate interventions for them.

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Child Abuse Negl ; 101: 104362, 2020 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31935531

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BACKGROUND: Child abuse affects children physiologically and psychologically, increasing the risk of future psychiatric disorders. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether child abuse victims have a higher incidence of future psychiatric disorders or substance abuse. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: The participants consisted of a nationwide, population-based cohort selected in accordance with the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. All children were enrolled between 2000 and 2015. METHODS: This was a retrospective study with a matched-cohort design. Children who experienced child abuse were identified using International Classification of Disease codes and compared with children who had not experienced child abuse by measuring rates of anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, sleep disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder/acute stress disorder, eating disorders, substance-related disorders (alcohol use disorder and illicit drug use disorder), psychotic disorders, and organic mental disorders. RESULTS: The psychiatric disorder risk was significantly higher in victims of child abuse than in controls (adjusted hazard ratio, 2.15; 95 % confidence interval, 1.92-2.40; P < 0.001). The Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed a significantly higher 15-year cumulative incidence of psychiatric disorders among child abuse victims than among controls (394.57 vs. 317.56 events per 100,000 person-years; log-rank test, P <  0.001). CONCLUSIONS: In Taiwan, child abuse is associated with increased psychiatric disorder and substance abuse risk. Individuals involved in caring for abused children, including family members, pediatricians, nurses, and social workers, as well as policy makers, should be aware of this risk. Early referral of child abuse victims to pediatric psychiatrists may help detect high-risk cases and facilitate early intervention.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31917196

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of psychiatric disorders after traumatic brain injury (TBI), and to clarify whether the post-TBI rehabilitation was associated with a lower risk of developing psychiatric disorders. DESIGN: A register-based, retrospective cohort design. SETTING: Using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan, we established an exposed cohort with TBI and a nonexposed group without TBI matched by age and year of diagnosis between 2000 and 2015. PARTICIPANTS: This study included 231,894 patients with TBI and 695,682 patients without TBI (N=927,576). INTERVENTIONS: Rehabilitation therapies in TBI patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: A multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression model was used to compare the risk of developing psychiatric disorders. RESULTS: The incidence rate of psychiatric disorders was higher in the TBI group than the control group. Compared with the control group, the risk of psychiatric disorders in the TBI group was twofold (hazard ratio [HR]=2.072; 95% confidence interval [95% CI], 1.955-2.189; P<.001). Among the participants with TBI, 49,270 (21.25%) had received rehabilitation therapy and had a lower risk of psychiatric disorders (HR=0.691; 95% CI, 0.679-0.703; P<.001). In the subgroup analysis, the medium- to high-level intensity rehabilitation therapy was associated with lower risks of psychiatric disorder (HR=0.712 and 0.568, respectively), but there was no significant finding in the low-intensity group. CONCLUSIONS: We found that TBI was associated with a high risk for developing psychiatric disorders, and that the post-TBI rehabilitation significantly reduced the risk of psychiatric disorders in a dose-dependent manner.

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PLoS One ; 15(1): e0227442, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31923190

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PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between diabetic mellitus (DM) treatment and the incidence rate of endogenous endophthalmitis (EE). DESIGN: This study used a matched cohort design. We utilized the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database to identify outpatients and inpatients who were diagnosed with DM and treated with medication from 2000 to 2010. METHODS: Several factors and different DM medications were also investigated. The influence of DM medication on the incidence of EE was examined by using Cox proportional hazards regression models, and the hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals were determined. RESULTS: The cumulative incidence of EE was lower in DM patients treated with medication than in subjects in the control group (P = 0.002). The adjusted hazard ratio (AHR) was 0.47-fold lower in the treatment group than in the control group (P = 0.004). With respect to DM medication, single-agent therapy with insulin, metformin, gliclazide, glimepiride, or repaglinide and combination therapy with glimepiride/metformin or repaglinide/metformin were associated with decreased AHRs (0.257-0.544, all P<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Diabetic patients treated with medication had lower AHRs than those in the control group. Further stratification indicated that liver abscess, liver disease DM patients who were treated with medication had a lower risk of developing EE. Several specific DM medications may decrease the incidence of EE.

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J Vasc Surg ; 71(2): 481-489, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31204216

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OBJECTIVE: Aortic aneurysms (AAs) and intracranial aneurysms (IAs) share several clinical risk factors, a genetic predisposition, and molecular signaling pathways. Nonetheless, associations between IAs and AAs remain to be thoroughly validated in large-scale studies. In addition, no effective medical therapies exist for unruptured IAs or AAs. METHODS: Data for this nationwide, population-based, retrospective, cohort study described herein were obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. The study outcomes assessed were (1) the cumulative incidence of IAs, which was compared between AA and patients without an AA and (2) the cumulative incidence of IAs in patients with AAs during the 13-year follow-up period, which was further compared among those who underwent open surgical repair (OSR), endovascular aneurysm repair or nonsurgical treatment (NST). RESULTS: Our analyses included 20,280 patients with an AA and 20,280 propensity score-matched patients without an AA. Compared with the patients without an AA, patients with AA exhibited a significantly increased risk of an IA diagnosis (adjusted hazard ratio [HR], 3.395; P < .001). Furthermore, 6308 patients with AAs were treated with surgical intervention and another 6308 propensity score-matched patients with AAs were not. Patients with an AA who underwent OSR had a significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with an IA than patients with an AA who underwent endovascular aneurysm repair or NST (adjusted HR, 0.491 [P < .001] and adjusted HR, 0.473 [P < .001], respectively). CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrated an association between IAs and AAs, even after adjusting for several comorbidities. We also found that OSR was associated with fewer recognized IAs than NST.

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Arch Dermatol Res ; 312(1): 69-75, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31599341

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This study aimed to evaluate the association of autoimmune bullous diseases [bullous pemphigoid (BP) and pemphigus vulgaris (PV)] with radiotherapy (RT) among patients with breast cancer from a population-based Taiwanese database. The case-control study included 365 women with BP or PV and 1460 randomly selected propensity score-matched controls without BP or PV. We compared the prevalences of prior RT and breast cancer between the cases and controls. In addition, we performed multivariable logistic regression analysis to calculate the odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for developing BP or PV according to previous RT and/or breast cancer status. Among the 1825 subjects, 680 patients (37.16%) had previously undergone RT, including 196 cases (53.41%) and 484 controls (33.08%) (P < 0.001). 288 of the 1825 subjects (15.78%) had breast cancer, including 90 cases (24.66%) and 198 controls (13.56%) (P < 0.001). The multivariable logistic regression analysis indicated that, after adjusting for comorbidities, urbanization level, level of care, and monthly income, elevated risks of developing BP or PV were associated with prior RT (adjusted OR: 1.744, 95% CI 1.343-2.511) and having breast cancer (adjusted OR: 1.574, 95% CI 1.025-1.889). An even greater risk of BP or PV was associated with the combination of previous RT plus having breast cancer (adjusted OR: 2.896, 95% CI 1.882-7.013). The present study's findings suggest that a significantly elevated risk of developing BP or PV is associated with previous RT and/or breast cancer.

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Ann N Y Acad Sci ; 1462(1): 79-91, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31495960

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Previous studies, which included predominantly Caucasian populations, examined psychiatric and physical illness and associated suicide risk. We used a nationwide database to reassess the findings in an Asian population, and also analyzed the influence of different onset timing of psychiatric and physical illness and the suicide risk. We included 55,630 suicide cases aged 20-110 years. Using an incidence density sampling approach, we selected 222,520 controls matched by age, sex, and residence area from 2000 to 2012. We included most major psychiatric and physical illnesses defined by ICD-9-CM codes with anatomical classifications. By using conditional logistic regression models with adjustment of covariates, such as patients' marital status and education levels, we found that patients with psychiatric illness had higher suicide risk (adjusted IRR, 7.72; 95% CI: 7.35-8.09) compared with those with neither physical nor psychiatric illness and the risk increased substantially in patients with both psychiatric and physical illnesses (adjusted IRR, 18.35; 95% CI: 16.40-20.86). Specifically, we found the suicide risk was relatively higher (adjusted IRR, 1.28; 95% CI: 1.10-1.40) when psychiatric disorders occurred before physical illness compared with the other way around. The findings warrant attention to high suicide risk and preventive treatments in patients with both psychiatric and physical illnesses.

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