Yu-Ching Lin

Yu-Ching Lin
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi · Division of Thoracic Oncology

MD, PhD

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August 2005 - August 2007
May 2003 - present
May 2003 - April 2016
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi
Position
  • Medical Doctor
Education
September 2004 - June 2008
Chang Gung University
Field of study
  • Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine

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Publications (76)
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Background Although bevacizumab in combination with afatinib or erlotinib is an effective and safe first-line therapy for advanced epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), there are very few clinical data comparing afatinib and erlotinib combined with bevacizumab. We performed a retrospective multicenter a...
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ROS1 fusion genes are rare but important driver genes in lung cancer. Owing to their rarity, many clinicopathological features and treatment responses for each ROS1 fusion variant are still largely unknown and require further investigation. RNA is the preferable template for the ROS1 fusion gene screening, but deterioration of RNA in FFPE often mak...
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Respiratory arousal is the change from a state of sleep to a state of wakefulness following an apnea or hypopnea. In patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it could have a helpful role to activate upper airway muscles and the resumption of airflow and an opposing role to contribute to greater ventilatory instability, continue cycling, and lik...
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A non-framework surgery could change the postoperative components of breathing disturbances and increase the frequency or duration of hypopnea in patients with very severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Either an increase of hypopnea index, which increases apnea–hypopnea index (AHI), or an increase of its duration raises the concern of worsening th...
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Background: Tissue oedema affects tissue perfusion and interferes with the monitoring of tissue oxygenation in patients with severe sepsis. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We used a wireless near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) device that transmits tri-wavelength light to quantify tissue haemoglobin (Hb) and water (H2O) content. We...
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Background Studies have indicated that individuals taking aspirin have a reduced risk of cancers and have also established chemo-preventive benefit of aspirin in colorectal cancer. However, research on the association between aspirin use and the survival in patients with lung cancer has revealed inconsistent results. In this study, we investigated...
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Cullin 4A (Cul4A) reportedly has oncogenic roles in several cancer types by regulating tumor suppressors through the ubiquitination and proteolysis of the tumor suppressor. In addition, Cul4A is associated with chemosensitivity to chemotherapy drugs. This study investigated the association between Cul4A and lung cancer cell chemosensitivity to pacl...
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In patients of oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancers, resection of the tumor and reconstruction of the defect may reduce the framework, add a bulky flap, alter the tissue flexibility, and contribute to postoperative obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Postoperative OSA and the potential consequences may decrease the survival rate and reduce patients’ qua...
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Background: The experience of using consolidation durvalumab in post-concurrent chemoradiation (CCRT) unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is rare in real-world clinical practice, and the factors associated with its efficacy are also unclear. We sought to analyze the efficacy of consolidation durvalumab and the factors associa...
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Annexin A1 (ANXA1) has been reported to promote tumor growth and resistance to chemotherapy drugs in lung cancer cells. In this study, we focused on the association of ANXA1 and chemosensitivity with a third generation epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI), Osimertinib, in lung cancer cells with EGFR mutations. The o...
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Very severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with apnea–hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 60 events/h differs in several areas from OSA with other severities, including having a low-level daytime partial pressure of oxygen and residual on-CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) AHIs greater than 20/h. Patients with very severe OSA show narrow retroglossal spa...
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An elevated mean heart rate in untreated patients of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may lead to a higher risk of mortality and the development of various cardiovascular diseases. The elevation may positively relate to the severity of OSA and present in both wakefulness and sleep. A reduction in heart rate has been presented in reports of treating OS...
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Genetic mutations accumulated overtime could generate many growth and survival advantages for cancer cells, but these mutations also mark cancer cells as targets to be eliminated by the immune system. To evade immune surveillance, cancer cells adopted different intrinsic molecules to suppress immune response. PD-L1 is frequently overexpressed in ma...
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Background: This study proposes a prediction model for the automatic assessment of lung cancer risk based on an artificial neural network (ANN) with a data-driven approach to the low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) standardized structure report. Methods: This comparative validation study analysed a prospective cohort from Chiayi Chang Gung Memor...
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Mutations that lead to constitutive activation of key regulators in cellular processes are one of the most important drivers behind vigorous growth of cancer cells, and are thus prime targets in cancer treatment. BRAF V600E mutation transduces strong growth and survival signals for cancer cells, and is widely present in various types of cancers inc...
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In patients of very severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with confined framework, reducing volume is difficult to achieve a postoperative apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) qualifying the classical surgical success. However, a higher AHI with a larger part of hypopneas may have similar or even less severity of oxygen (O2) desaturation, compared to a lower...
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Background: Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and DHEA sulfate (DHEAS) concentrations were reported to decrease in patients with advanced cancer. However, the clinical significance of DHEA and DHEAS concentrations in patients with NSCLC receiving chemotherapy (CT) has not been sufficiently documented. Objective: To evaluate the correlation between m...
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The burden of illness resulting from adverse environmental exposure is significant. Numerous studies have examined self-care behaviors among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but seldom assess these behaviors in relation to air pollution. The study aims to examine the effects of particulate matter (PM) education on prevent...
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Background: This study proposes a prediction model for the automatic assessment of lung cancer risk based on an artificial neural network (ANN) with a data-driven approach to the low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) standardized structure report. Methods: This comparative validation study analysed a prospective cohort from Chiayi Chang Gung Memorial...
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Background: This study proposes a prediction model for the automatic assessment of lung cancer risk based on an artificial neural network (ANN) with a data-driven approach to the low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) standardized structure report. Methods: This comparative validation study analysed a prospective cohort from Chiayi Chang Gung Memorial...
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Background: This study proposes a prediction model for the automatic assessment of lung cancer risk based on an artificial neural network (ANN) with a data-driven approach to the low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) standardized structure report. Methods: This comparative validation study analysed a prospective cohort from Chiayi Chang Gung Memorial...
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In this study, we quantified the spatiotemporal burden of mortality attributable to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5, which is defined as a mass of particles with an aerodynamic dry diameter of ≤ 2.5 μm) in Taiwan during 2008–2015. Hourly concentrations of PM2.5 were obtained from the Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network. According to geogra...
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Background: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that has been associated with various inflammatory comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease and uveitis. Asthma involves inflammation of the airway. The two diseases share cytokine-mediated inflammatory mechanisms. Objectives: The main objective of the study was to examine the associa...
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Purpose: Concurrent proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use might reduce the plasma concentration of epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs). Clinically, the adverse effect of PPIs on patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with first-line EGFR TKIs remains controversial. This study was conducted to evaluat...
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Somatic mutations of MET gene are emerging as important driver mutations for lung cancers. To identify the common clinicopathological features of MET exon 14 skipping mutations and amplification and clarify whether the two MET gene alterations cause protein overexpression were investigated using 196 lung cancer samples of Taiwan through real time-q...
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Background: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) is an optimal recommended treatment for stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Herein, we aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of oral vinorelbine plus cisplatin with concomitant radiotherapy for stage III NSCLC. Methods: This prospective, open-label, single-arm, observational cohort...
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The aim of this study is to investigate the seasonal variations and source apportionment on atmospheric fine particulate matter (PM2.5) mass and associated trace element concentrations at a coastal area, in Chiayi County of southwestern Taiwan. Particle measurements were conducted in 2015. Twenty-three trace elements in PM2.5 were analyzed using in...
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Objective To evaluate the effects of metformin use on the survival of inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with diabetes using the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database. Research design and methods In total, 7,620 patients were eligible in this study, among them, 3,578 patients were metformin users and 4,042 were...
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Contact mode analysis. The functional moieties involving in the contacts between (A) 2-PGA, (B) 3 enolase inhibitors, AEP, PhAH, and SF-2312, (C) compound structures with the lowest idock scores of each contact group, and α-enolase and their relative distances are analyzed and illustrated by LigPolt+. Carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and fluoride molecule...
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Unlimited growth of cancer cells requires an extensive nutrient supply. To meet this demand, cancer cells drastically upregulate glucose uptake and metabolism compared to normal cells. This difference has made the blocking of glycolysis a fascinating strategy to treat this malignant disease. α-enolase is not only one of the most upregulated glycoly...
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Purpose Hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy (HPOA) is a rare disease that most commonly occurs secondary to lung cancer. However, the clinical significance of HPOA remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of HPOA on patients with lung cancer in Taiwan. Patients and methods Data regarding lung cancer patients who demons...
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This population-based study evaluated the short-term association between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations and its constituents and hospital emergency room visits (ERVs) for asthma in southern Taiwan during the period 2008-2010. Data on hospital ERVs for asthma and ambient PM2.5 levels and its constituents were obtained from the Nation...
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Artocarpin has been shown to exhibit cytotoxic effects on different cancer cells, including non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC, A549). However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we explore both p53-dependent and independent apoptosis pathways in artocarpin-treated NSCLC cells. Our results showed that artocarpin rapidly induced activ...
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This study explored the effects of PM2.5 on hospital admissions (HAs) for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in southwestern Taiwan. Data on HAs for AECOPD, pollutants, and meteorological variables were obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database and Environmental Protection Administration. The re...
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Ambient particulate matter (PM) can trigger adverse reactions in the respiratory system, but less is known about the effect of indoor PM. In this longitudinal study, we investigated the relationships between indoor PM and clinical parameters in patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Indoor air quality (P...
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This population-based study explored the effects of ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on hospital emergency room visits (ERVs) for respiratory diseases (RDs) in Taiwan in 2012. Data on hospital ERVs for RDs and ambient PM2.5 levels in 2012 were obtained from the National Health Insurance Research database and the Environmental Protection Admi...
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Background/purpose: Positional obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is defined as an apnea hypopnea index at least twice as high in the supine position as in the lateral position. Whether a positional OSA patient persistently has positional OSA in the follow-up period is unknown. This study was conducted to investigate the maintenance of the positional e...
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We explored the regulation of filaggrin, cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) expression induced by urban particulate matter (PM) in human keratinocytes. In addition, we investigated the signaling pathways involved in PM-induced effects on COX2/PGE2 and filaggrin. PMs induced increases in COX2 expression and PGE2 production, and decr...
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This study aimed to elucidate the association of the content of mutant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) with the treatment response to EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) and survival in patients with lung cancer. This retrospective cohort study included 77 lung adenocarcinoma patients with common EGFR mutations...
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Objectives: This paper reports on the findings of a population-based study to evaluate the relationship between atmospheric fine particulate matter (PM2.5) levels and hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in southwestern Taiwan over a three-year period, 2008-2010. Methods: Data on hospital admissions for COPD and P...
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Background/purpose: Diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB) is a rare clinicopathological entity. To date, no cohort study of DPB has been conducted in Taiwan. Erythromycin treatment improves the clinical outcome of DPB; however, whether relapse will occur or not is unclear. Herein, we report the first retrospective cohort of DPB patients in one medical ce...
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AimThe purpose of the study was to develop and psychometrically test the Nurses Clinical Reasoning Scale.Background Clinical reasoning is an essential skill for providing safe and quality patient care. Identifying pre-graduates’ and nurses’ needs and designing training courses to improve their clinical reasoning competence becomes a critical task....
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Cullin 4A (Cul4A) promotes oncogenesis through overexpression and then ubiquitination‑mediated proteolysis of tumor suppressors in various types of cancers. Transforming growth factor β‑induced (TGFBI) has been implicated as a tumor suppressor, which enhances gemcitabine chemosensitivity in lung cancer cells. The present study aimed to investigate...
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The authors reviewed the literature on the use of voxel-based morphometry (VBM) in narcolepsy magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies via the use of a meta-analysis of neuroimaging to identify concordant and specific structural deficits in patients with narcolepsy as compared with healthy subjects. We used PubMed to retrieve articles published bet...
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Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) is the standard therapy for advanced lung adenocarcinomas with common EGFR mutations. Preclinical studies have suggested that uncommon G719X, L861Q, and S768I mutations are also sensitive to EGFR-TKIs. However, the efficacy of EGFR-TKIs in patients with these uncommon mutations r...
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Aim: Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) are very effective for lung cancers with classical sensitive EGFR mutations; however, their role in tumors with uncommon mutations, such as G719X, L861Q and S768I, is still not clear. Previous studies are limited by their small sample size. Taiwan Lung Cancer Society, in c...
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The authors reviewed the literature on the use of voxel-based morphometry (VBM) in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies via the use of a meta-analysis of neuroimaging to identify consistent and specific structural deficits in patients with sleep apnea compared with healthy subjects. Neuroimaging meta-analysis. We u...
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Casein kinase II (CK2) inhibitors suppress cancer cell growth. In this study, we examined the inhibitory effects of a novel CK2 inhibitor, hematein, on tumor growth in a murine xenograft model. We found that in lung cancer cells, hematein inhibited cancer cell growth, Akt/PKB Ser129 phosphorylation, the Wnt/TCF pathway and increased apoptosis. In a...
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CK2 interacts and phosphorylates >300 proteins, including Stat3, and is linked to a number of human cancers. Constitutively activated Stat3 has been reported in 50% of human lung cancers. Inhibition of CK2 activity can induce apoptosis and suppression of Stat3 activation in cancer cells. This study examined the effects of CK2 inhibitors on growth i...
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The Janus kinase-signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK-STAT) pathway is one of the most important components of cytokine signaling cascades. JAK-STAT signaling pathway modulates various fundamental biological processes and cancer pathogenesis. JAK-STAT is controlled by negative regulators that include suppressors of cytokine signa...
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Alignment of primers for semi-quantitative RT-PCR of the CSNK2A1P (F1 and R1) and CSNK2A1 (F2 and R2) genes. Primers used for PCR and DNA sequencing (F1 and R3) were also shown. Open reading frames of both genes were represented by the solid bars. Regions specific to the CSNK2A1P gene was represented as the thin hollow bar. The vertical arrows indi...