Min-Huei Hsu

Min-Huei Hsu
Taipei Medical University | TMU · Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics

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BackgroundsThe risk of stroke is higher among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than among the healthy population. Moreover, women generally have worse long-term stroke outcomes than men.Methods The data of 6681 women with COPD (aged ≥ 65 years) registered in Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Research Database were retrosp...
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Importance: More than 1 billion adults have hypertension globally, of whom 70% cannot achieve their hypertension control goal with monotherapy alone. Data are lacking on clinical use patterns of dual combination therapies prescribed to patients who escalate from monotherapy. Objective: To investigate the most common dual combinations prescribed...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted emergency department (ED) practice, including the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which is commonly encountered in the ED. Our study aimed to evaluate TBI treatment efficiency in the ED during the COVID-19 pandemic. A retrospective observational study was conducted using the e...
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Background and Aims The goal of this study was to perform a nationwide investigation of ophthalmic admission services from 1997 to 2011 in Taiwan. Methods Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) was utilized to conduct this study. Records of primary ophthalmic admissions from 1997 to 2011 were extracted. Admissions were catego...
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Background and aims: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increases hyperinflammatory state, leading to acute lung damage, hyperglycemia, vascular endothelial damage, and a higher mortality rate. Metformin is a first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes and is known to have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. Previous studies have sh...
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients are at a higher risk for developing lung cancer due to immune dysfunction and chronic inflammation. They also have increased morbidity and mortality related to influenza, and it is recommended that they receive an annual influenza vaccination. In this study, we evaluate whether influenza vaccination could redu...
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Background: Over one billion adults have hypertension globally, of whom approximately 70% cannot achieve blood pressure control goal with monotherapy alone. Data are lacking on patterns of dual combination therapies prescribed to patients who escalate from monotherapy in routine practice. Methods: Using eleven electronic health record databases tha...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has shown immense potential to fight COVID-19 in many ways. This paper focuses primarily on AI’s role in managing COVID-19 using digital images, clinical and laboratory data analysis, and a summary of the most recent articles published last year. We surveyed the use of AI for COVID-19 detection, screening, diagnosis, th...
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Background: The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) outbreak has spread rapidly and hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. While using swabs from patients is the main way for detecting coronavirus, analyzing chest images could offer an alternative to hospitals where healthcare personnel and testing kits are scarce. Deep learning, in p...
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has already raised serious concern globally as the number of confirmed or suspected cases have increased rapidly. Epidemiological studies reported that obesity is associated with a higher rate of mortality in patients with COVID-19. Yet, to our knowledge, there is no comprehensive systematic review and meta-analy...
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Purpose: We examined factors associated with health literacy among elders with and without suspected COVID-19 symptoms (S-COVID-19-S). Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at outpatient departments of nine hospitals and health centers 14 February−2 March 2020. Self-administered questionnaires were used to assess patient characteristics,...
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The aim of this study was to conduct a nationwide survey of the use of emergency ophthalmology services using a sub-dataset of one million beneficiaries sampled from Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) for the years 2008 through 2012. By analyzing this population dataset, the study illustrates the disease landscape of emerg...
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BACKGROUND The COVID-19 outbreak has spread rapidly and hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. While analysis of nasal and throat swabs from patients is the main way to detect COVID-19, analyzing chest images could offer an alternative method to hospitals, where health care personnel and testing kits are scarce. Deep learning (DL), in pa...
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Statins have shown beneficial treatment as chemotherapy and target‐therapy for lung cancer. This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of statins in combination with epidermal growth factor receptor‐ tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR‐TKIs) therapy on resistance and mortality of lung cancer patients. A population‐based cohort study was conducte...
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BACKGROUND The automatic segmentation of skin lesions has been reported using the data of dermoscopic images. It is, however, not applicable to real-time detection using a smartphone. OBJECTIVE This study aims to examine a deep learning model for detecting and localizing positions of the mole on the captured images to precisely extract the crop im...
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Introduction: A study based on the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to reveal the ocular diseases landscape. Materials and methods: This study comprised all ophthalmological outpatient patient visits (n = 6,341,266) in the Taiwanese longitudinal NHIRD 2000. Descriptive analytics based on 15 disease categories of ICD-...
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Antidiabetic medications are commonly used around the world, but their safety is still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether long-term use of insulin and oral antidiabetic medications is associated with cancer risk.We conducted a well-designed case-control study using 12 years of data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Rese...
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Background The rapid aging of the Taiwanese population in recent years has led to high medical needs for the elderly and increasing medical costs. Integrating patient information through electronic health records (EHRs) to reduce unnecessary medications and tests and enhance the quality of care has currently become an important issue. Although elec...
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The aim of this study was to investigate whether long-term use of Benzodiazepines (BZDs) is associated with breast cancer risk through the combination of population-based observational and gene expression profiling evidence. We conducted a population-based case-control study by using 1998 to 2009 year Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Datab...
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ABSTRACT Background: Empowering personal health records (PHRs) provides basic human right, awareness, and intention for health promotion. As health care delivery changes toward patient-centered services, PHRs become an indispensable platform for consumers and providers. Recently, the government introduced “My health bank,” a Web-based electronic me...
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Background: Empowering personal health records (PHRs) provides basic human right, awareness, and intention for health promotion. As health care delivery changes toward patient-centered services, PHRs become an indispensable platform for consumers and providers. Recently, the government introduced "My health bank," a Web-based electronic medical re...
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Introduction: In clinical settings, acute anterior uveitis (AAU) could be the first presentation of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Based on this hypothesis, we investigate whether AAU is a risk factor in developing AS later by using National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan. Materials and methods: This cohort comparison study u...
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Objective: Cancer is the primary disease responsible for death and disability worldwide. Currently, prevention and early detection represents the best hope for cure. Knowing the expected diseases that occur with a particular cancer in advance could lead to physicians being able to better tailor their treatment for cancer. The aim of this study was...
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Background: Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of liver cancer, and these two diseases are among the most common and important causes of morbidity and mortality in Taiwan. Purpose: To use data mining techniques to develop a model for predicting the development of liver cancer within 6 years of diagnosis with type II diabetes....
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We use Taiwanese national health insurance research database (NHIRD) to investigate whether thrombolism (carotid artery disease (CAD) as a surrogate) or embolism (atrial fibrillation (AF) as a surrogate) plays roles in later retinal artery occlusion (RAO) development and examine their relative weights. The relative risks of RAO between AF and CAD p...
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Recent discussions have focused on using health information technology (HIT) to support goals related to universal healthcare delivery. These discussions have generally not reflected on the experience of countries with a large amount of experience using HIT to support universal healthcare on a national level. HIT was compared globally by using data...
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Background: Dry eye syndrome (DES) is one of the key clinical features and possibly an early clinical presentation of Sjögren's syndrome (SS). We explore DES prevalence and assess the likelihood of DES patients to develop SS in Taiwan through the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). Methods: Through a cohort comparison study, lon...
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To objectively characterize phenome-wide associations observed in the entire Taiwanese population and represent them in a meaningful, interpretable way. In this population-based observational study, we analyzed 782 million outpatient visits and 15 394 unique phenotypes that were observed in the entire Taiwanese population of over 22 million individ...
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The carcinogenicity of benzodiazepines (BZDs) is still unclear. We aimed to assess whether long-term benzodiazepines use is risk for cancer. We conducted a longitudinal population-based case-control study by using 12 years from Taiwan National Health Insurance database and investigated the association between BZDs use and cancer risk of people aged...
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ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), one main type of acute myocardial infarction with high mortality, requires percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with balloon inflation. Current guidelines recommend a door-to-balloon (D2B) interval (i.e., starts with the patient's arrival in the emergency department and ends when PCI with a catheter g...
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Background Dermatopathology training is often limited by facilities and a dearth of specialists. Advancements in information and communication technologies have made possible the adoption of innovative learning techniques, especially in places where specialists are lacking.Objectives To implement and evaluate the performance of the iSlide system, w...
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The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) has adopted smart cards (or NHI-IC cards) as health cards to carry patients' medication histories across hospitals in Taiwan. The aims of this study are to enhance a computerized physician order entry system to support drug-drug interaction (DDI) checking based on a patient's medication history st...
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Medication errors are common, life threatening, costly but preventable. Information technology and automated systems are highly efficient for preventing medication errors and therefore widely employed in hospital settings. The aim of this study was to construct a probabilistic model that can reduce medication errors by identifying uncommon or rare...
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The issue of whether cell phone usage can contribute toward the development of brain tumors has recently been reignited with the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifying radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as 'possibly' carcinogenic to humans in a WHO report. To our knowledge, this is the largest study reporting on the incidence an...
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Objectives: Obtaining an accurate medication history upon admission to the hospital can be challenging and time-consuming. This study evaluated the efficacy of a medication reconciliation program, conducted by pharmacists, with the assistance of medication usage data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI). Characteristics of patients at h...
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IntroductionThe amount of information being uploaded onto social video platforms, such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Veoh, continues to spiral, making it increasingly difficult to discern reliable health information from misleading content. There are thousands of YouTube videos promoting misleading information about anorexia (eg, anorexia as a healthy lif...
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Turnaround time (TAT) is an important indicator of laboratory performance. It is often difficult to achieve fast TAT for blood tests conducted at clinics in developing countries. This is because clinics where the patient is treated are often far away from the laboratory, and transporting blood samples and test results between the two locations crea...
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Background: Usually patients receive healthcare services from multiple hospitals, and consequently their healthcare data are dispersed over many facilities' paper and electronic-based record systems. Therefore, many countries have encouraged the research on data interoperability, access, and patient authorization. This study is an important part o...
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In Taiwan, national health insurance coverage began in 1994, and the Bureau of National Health Insurance has issued health smart cards since 2004. In addition to tracking medical reimbursements, these smart cards store healthcare information, including electronic prescriptions, medical procedure and vaccination records, drug allergy histories, and...
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Social networking services are transforming the delivery of health care. Facebook, for example, is now commonly used by medical students, patients, and other stakeholders in the health-care system.1,2 We describe how Facebook enabled collaboration between stakeholders in emergency-medicine policy in Taiwan, which led to reforms.
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Objectives: Doctor shopping (or hospital shopping), which means changing doctors (or hospitals) without professional referral for the same or similar illness conditions, is common in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. Due to the lack of infrastructure for sharing health information and medication history among hospitals, doctor-shopping patients are mor...
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The number of thefts of laptop computers and USB flash drives is increasing, and the threat of stolen information being published online is real. The situation may worsen if hackers start to operate websites similar to WikiLeaks.The US Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 provided incentives of about $...
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Background An electronic reporting system is indispensable in facilitating adverse drug event (ADE) management. Much of the literature has shown that not only the ADE report rate can be increased significantly by a well-designed electronic system but also the communication between health care professionals can be improved. Moreover, developing an e...
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Diagnosing acute appendicitis clinically is still difficult. We developed random forests, support vector machines, and artificial neural network models to diagnose acute appendicitis. Between January 2006 and December 2008, patients who had a consultation session with surgeons for suspected acute appendicitis were enrolled. Seventy-five percent of...
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Re: “No more dithering on e-health: let’s keep patients safe instead.”1 Taiwan launched a nationwide Health Smart Card project in 2002 to help reduce fraud, facilitate electronic claims and improve health care quality. The 80 000 authenticated card readers in the health care facilities were connected through a secure digital network to the National...
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The aging population is a global phenomenon. The skyrocketing costs of healthcare and the shortage of healthcare providers will soon become a crucial issue all over the world. Taiwan's government executed the Taiwan's Telehealth Pilot Project (TTPP) from July 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, using healthcare information technology to tackle these prob...
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Background: At present, passive alarm system from culture reports and announced from groups outbreak events make cases investigate delayed. Is there any predict factor can be used to suggest active high capture sensitivity surveillance and alarm outbreak early? Objectives: Is there any predict factor can be used to get active high capture sensitivi...