Yung-Ta Kao

Yung-Ta Kao
Taipei Medical University Hospital | TMUH · Department of Internal Medicine

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Background: Statins, beta-blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin II receptor blockers have been advocated by guidelines as secondary prevention medications to improve the long-term outcomes of post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients. However, adequate drug adherence has always been challenging, and different tre...
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Background The optimal anticoagulant for end-stage renal disease patients for stroke prophylaxis is unknown. The efficacy and safety of warfarin in this population are debatable. In addition, real-world evidence of direct oral anticoagulants in patients with end-stage renal disease is limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outc...
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Background Patients who receive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have different chances of developing in-stent restenosis (ISR). To date, no predictable biomarker can be applied in the clinic. MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) play critical roles in transcription regulation, and their circulating levels were reported to have potential as clinical...
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Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with diabetes have significantly worse cardiovascular outcomes than those without diabetes. This study aimed to compare the performance of The Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI), Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE), Primary Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction (PAMI), and Controlled Abci...
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Some cohort studies showed the possibility of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade in preventing future osteoporotic fractures. The study aimed to evaluate the association between angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), and future osteoporotic fracture in a hypertensive population....
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Background: Low-dose rivaroxaban (10 mg/day) has been widely used in Asia for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), although there is a lack of evidence regarding its effectiveness. In Asians, it is unclear whether low-dose rivaroxaban is equally effective as that of the standard dose or is associated with less bleeding risk. Objectives: The a...
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Tissue renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) activation in sites of osteoporosis had been demonstrated in animal studies; however, the possibility of RAAS blockade to prevent future osteoporotic fracture had rarely been verified in clinical studies. We Used the Taiwan Longitudinal Health insurance database 2000 to 2008, the cohort study compr...
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Statins, inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, are used to reduce cholesterol biosynthesis in the liver. Accordingly, statins regulate nitric oxide (NO) and glutamate metabolism, inflammation, angiogenesis, immunity and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) functions. The function of EPCs are regulated by stromal ce...
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Background: Arterial stiffness is a physiologic quantitative value used to measure arterial compliance. It is predictive of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with intermediate to high cardiovascular risk. However, a correlation between arterial stiffness and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis has yet to be established. Therefore, the purpose...
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Background We evaluated the predictive value of traditional Framingham risk score (FRS) for subclinical coronary plaque detected by computed tomography coronary angiogram (CTCA) in asymptomatic patients with zero to low coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores. Methods We assessed 167 asymptomatic Taiwanese patients (mean age, 57 ± 11.2 years) who und...
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Current treatment modalities for critical limb ischemia (CLI) are of limited benefit; therefore, advances in therapeutic vasculogenesis may open an important new avenue for the treatment of CLI. This study examines the therapeutic potential of the DPP-4 inhibitor MK-0626 as a regulator of vasculogenesis in vivo. MK-0626 was administered daily to C5...
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Background: We sought to determine the predictive value of the combined traditional Framingham risk score (FRS) and coronary artery calcium score (CACS) for subclinical coronary plaque detected by computed tomography coronary angiogram (CTCA) in asymptomatic subjects. Method: We evaluated 167 asymptomatic Taiwanese subjects (mean age, 57 ± 11.2...
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Infective endocarditis is a microbial infection of the endocardial surface of the heart. Its symptoms and signs are varied, and include fever, heart murmur, peripheral embolism, and heart failure. The diagnosis of subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE) is suggested by a history of an indolent process characterized by fever, fatigue, anorexia, and un...
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Herein, we present a case of pneumoaorta and aortoduodenal fistula (ADF) caused by an endoluminal aortic prosthesis infection. An 82-year-old man underwent endovascular aneurysm repair with a stent graft to exclude a 5.1-cm abdominal aortic aneurysm. Three months after the index procedure, the patient was taken to the emergency department at a medi...
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current methods used to treat critical limb ischaemia (CLI) are hampered by a lack of effective strategies, therefore, therapeutic vasculogenesis may open up a new field for the treatment of CLI. In this study we investigated the ability of the DPP-4 inhibitor, sitagliptin, originally used as a hypoglycaemic agent, to induce...
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Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous competitive inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase and is independently associated with poor cardiovascular outcomes. However, the direct relationship between serum ADMA level and the extent of subclinical coronary atherosclerotic plaque has never been investigated. In total, 130 consecutive asymptoma...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) assistance on the clinical outcome of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) that is complicated by profound cardiogenic shock (CS) who received primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We collected patients from January 2004 through Dec...
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The prognostic value of ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring for long-term prognosis varies in recent studies. The study aimed to investigate the role of ambulatory BP parameters in mortality and cardiovascular (CV) events in hypertensive patients. A series of 412 participants (59.3 ± 4.0 years) who received ambulatory BP monitoring for their...
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An increasing number of studies show that AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation can inhibit apoptosis. To clarify the antitumor mechanism of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and achieve increased therapeutic efficiency, we investigated the potential roles of AMPK and autophagy in CAPE treatment against C6 glioma cells. The roles of AMPK...

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