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#1Mei-Sheng Ku (NTU: National Taiwan University)
#2Sherry Yueh Hsia Chiu (CGU: Chang Gung University)H-Index: 21
Last. Chih-Dao Chen (Memorial Hospital of South Bend)H-Index: 1
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ABSTRACT This community-based study aimed to elucidate whether there is a gender difference in the effect of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its individual components on an elevated risk for incident colorectal adenoma.A prospective cohort study was conducted by enrolling 59,767 subjects aged 40 years or older between 2001 and 2009 in Keelung, Taiwan, to test this hypothesis, excluding those with a prior history of colorectal cancer and those with colorectal cancer diagnosed at the first screening...
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ABSTRACT Treatments for proximal humerus fractures (PHFs) often fail to achieve anatomical reduction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of positive medial cortical support (PMCS) in the nonanatomical reduction of PHFs.A retrospective analysis was performed of 78 patients with PHFs who underwent surgery from August 2014 to September 2017 and whose treatments did not achieve anatomical reduction. Based on the results of standard AP radiographs of the shoulders 3, 6, and 12 months ...
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#2Moses O. Ede (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)H-Index: 8
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BACKGROUND Studies have shown that a good number of students admitted into Agricultural Science Education program in Nigerian universities exhibit irrational career interest which affects their perceptions, feelings, and academic behaviors. This study, therefore, explored the effect of rational emotive career education on irrational career beliefs among students enrolled in agricultural education program in federal universities in Enugu state. Three null hypotheses guided the study. METHOD Of th...
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Last. Hongling Jia (SDUTCM: Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine)H-Index: 1
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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of urinary retention after hysterectomy in women. METHODS This research searched for 6 database documents, and the deadline is July 23, 2020. This study included a randomized controlled trial of women with urinary retention after hysterectomy. These randomized controlled trials compare acupuncture with bladder function training or other nonacupuncture treatments, and measure urodynamics, effec...
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#1Hongguang Jin (JUTCM: Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
#2Linhui Li (JUTCM: Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Last. Yong Fu (JUTCM: Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine)H-Index: 2
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BACKGROUND Osteonecrosis of the femeral head (ONFH) occurs predominantly in young- and middle-aged people, and the disability rate is high in the late stage of the disease and most patients have to undergo total hip replacement. Clinically, increasing attention is paid to intervening early and middle-stage ONFH so as to delay its progress. Acupuncture and moxibustion (AM) is a unique method for treating ONFH in China. This study aims to summarize the advantages of AM for the treatment of ONFH. M...
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Last. Gui-ju GaoH-Index: 3
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ABSTRACT Assessing renal function accurately is important for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients. Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) recommended three equations to calculate estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). There is evidence that eGFR based on the combination of serum creatinine and cystatin C is the most accurate of the three equations. But there is limited data on the comparison of three CKD-EPI equations ...
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#1Chun-Hung Chang (PRC: China Medical University (PRC))H-Index: 10
#2Chieh-Yu Liu (National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science)H-Index: 14
Last. Hsin-Chi TsaiH-Index: 7
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ABSTRACT This study evaluated the severe hepatic outcome (SHO) in patients with schizophrenia and viral hepatitis who received antipsychotics.Using the nationwide Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, patients first diagnosed with schizophrenia between 2002 and 2013 were identified. Patients diagnosed with schizophrenia who had viral hepatitis, including hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV), were designated as the viral hepatitis group. A control group without viral h...
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BACKGROUND There is no published meta-analysis comparing the effects of dialysis modality choice on cognitive functions in patients with end-stage renal disease . Therefore, we perform a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate cognitive function in peritoneal dialysis versus hemodialysis patients. METHODS This protocol is conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis Protocol (PRISMA-P) statement guidelines. Related articles we...
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#1Eugene J. Park (KNU: Kyungpook National University)
#2Ho-Jin Lee (CNU: Chungnam National University)H-Index: 3
Last. Sang Bum Kim (CNU: Chungnam National University)H-Index: 1
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ABSTRACT Percutaneous vertebroplasty (VP) and kyphoplasty (KP) are well-established minimally invasive surgical procedures for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCF). However, some drawbacks have been reported regarding these procedures, including height loss, cement leakage, and loss of the restored height after balloon deflation. We performed a novel VP technique to minimize these limitations of conventional procedures. This study aimed to compare radiological and...
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#1Yu LuoH-Index: 1
#2Hong-Juan LiH-Index: 1
Last. Hai-Yan FuH-Index: 1
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BACKGROUND Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) can work as microRNA (miRNA) sponges through a competitive endogenous RNA (ceRNA) mechanism. LncRNAs and miRNAs are important components of competitive endogenous binding, and their expression imbalance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is closely related to tumor development, diagnosis, and prognosis. This study explored the potential impact of the ceRNA regulatory network in HCC on the prognosis of HCC patients. METHODS We thoroughly researched the diff...
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