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Development of Management Support System for Property Management Enterprises  [PDF]
Shih-Tong Lu, Jiun-Yi Shiu, Dong-Shang Chang
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2014.29022
Abstract:

With the information technology developing, it makes the enterprises to use long-distance operation, video conference, intelligence management, electronic secretary, buildings automation, residents’ communication platform and customer service system and so on. Application of these systems will also be the electronic trend for property management enterprises (PMEs). Owing to the competition in real estate market and large-scale buildings construction, the services and managements of the property are crucial to the future survival in this industry. Therefore, PMEs need to adopt advanced information technology such as facility management systems to promote their services quality, improve operation efficiency, reduce personnel cost and create professional image for achieving high competitive ability. This study is devoted to the service items for the development of a management support system (MSS). Based on the service items of property management identified through the literature review, a hierarchical structure of three dimensions and twenty sub-items is constructed, and a systematic approach with consistent fuzzy preference relations (CFPR) was employed to assess the relative importance and ranking of these items. Discussion of the results is made and a brief conclusion is proposed.

Validation of Type 2 Diabetes Risk Variants Identified by Genome-Wide Association Studies in Han Chinese Population: A Replication Study and Meta-Analysis
Yi-Cheng Chang, Pi-Hua Liu, Yu-Hsiang Yu, Shan-Shan Kuo, Tien-Jyun Chang, Yi-Der Jiang, Jiun-Yi Nong, Juey-Jen Hwang, Lee-Ming Chuang
PLOS ONE , 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095045
Abstract: Background Several genome-wide association studies (GWAS) involving European populations have successfully identified risk genetic variants associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, the effects conferred by these variants in Han Chinese population have not yet been fully elucidated. Methods We analyzed the effects of 24 risk genetic variants with reported associations from European GWAS in 3,040 Han Chinese subjects in Taiwan (including 1,520 T2DM cases and 1,520 controls). The discriminative power of the prediction models with and without genotype scores was compared. We further meta-analyzed the association of these variants with T2DM by pooling all candidate-gene association studies conducted in Han Chinese. Results Five risk variants in IGF2BP2 (rs4402960, rs1470579), CDKAL1 (rs10946398), SLC30A8 (rs13266634), and HHEX (rs1111875) genes were nominally associated with T2DM in our samples. The odds ratio was 2.22 (95% confidence interval, 1.81-2.73, P<0.0001) for subjects with the highest genetic score quartile (score>34) as compared with subjects with the lowest quartile (score<29). The incoporation of genotype score into the predictive model increased the C-statistics from 0.627 to 0.657 (P<0.0001). These estimates are very close to those observed in European populations. Gene-environment interaction analysis showed a significant interaction between rs13266634 in SLC30A8 gene and age on T2DM risk (P<0.0001). Further meta-analysis pooling 20 studies in Han Chinese confirmed the association of 10 genetic variants in IGF2BP2, CDKAL1, JAZF1, SCL30A8, HHEX, TCF7L2, EXT2, and FTO genes with T2DM. The effect sizes conferred by these risk variants in Han Chinese were similar to those observed in Europeans but the allele frequencies differ substantially between two populations. Conclusion We confirmed the association of 10 variants identified by European GWAS with T2DM in Han Chinese population. The incorporation of genotype scores into the prediction model led to a small but significant improvement in T2DM prediction.
Prognostic Significance of Intratumoral Natural Killer Cells in Primary Resected Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Jiun-Yi Hsia,Jung-Ta Chen,Chih-Yi Chen,Chung-Ping Hsu
Chang Gung Medical Journal , 2005,
Abstract: Background: Natural killer (NK) cells are important effector cells in the defense againsttumors. The present study retrospectively examines the intratumoral NKcells in primary resected esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) andthe correlation between the patient' outcome and the intratumoral NK cellsinfiltration.Methods: Immunohistochemistry was used to analyze the intratumoral NK cell infiltrationin 38 archival specimens from patients with primary resected ESCC.Results: According to the cut-off point of the staining for intratumoral NK cell infiltration,14 (37%) cases had high level infiltration and 24 (63%) low. The 5-year survival of patients with high level NK infiltration was significantly betterthan that of patients with a low level of NK infiltration (p < 0.01).Multivariate analysis did not show NK cell infiltration to be a significantprognostic factor.Conclusions: Intratumoral NK cell infiltration is associated with a favorable outcome inESCC. Intratumoral NK cell infiltration might be used as a variable withprognostic value in primary resected ESCC.
3,4-Dinitro-2,5-bis[4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]thiophene
Ping-Hsin Huang,Jiun-Yi Shen,Yuh-Sheng Wen
Acta Crystallographica Section E , 2009, DOI: 10.1107/s1600536809020443
Abstract: The title compound, C18H8F6N2O4S, is a precursor for the production of low-band-gap conjugated polymers. In the crystal structure, the dihedral angles between the thiophene and benzene rings are 35.90 (8) and 61.94 (8)°, and that between the two benzene rings is 40.18 (8)°. The two nitro groups are twisted with respect to the thiophene ring, the dihedral angles being 53.66 (10) and 31.63 (10)°. Weak intermolecular C—H...O hydrogen bonding helps to stabilize the crystal structure.
2-(1H-Pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-2-yl)pyridine
Ping-Hsin Huang,Yuh-Sheng Wen,Jiun-Yi Shen
Acta Crystallographica Section E , 2012, DOI: 10.1107/s1600536812023690
Abstract: In the title compound, C12H9N3, the dihedral angle between the pyridine and azaindole rings is 6.20 (2)°. In the crystal, pairs of N—H...N hydrogen bonds link molecules into inversion dimers.
The Clinical Role of CT-Based Morphologic Description in Severely Calcified Coronary Arteries Ectasia Encountering Acute Coronary Syndrome
Yen-Yu Liu,Jui-Peng Tsai,Chung-Lieh Hung,Jiun-Yi Li,Jen-Yuan Kuo
Case Reports in Cardiology , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/267496
Abstract: Diffuse coronary arteries ectasia combined with calcification is seldom reported. Acute coronary syndrome, a potentially life-threatening disease, accompanied with coronary ectasia and diffuse calcification, made percutaneous coronary intervention difficult and risky owing to increasing complications rate. Dual-source computed tomography and three-dimensional volume rendering images help cardiovascular surgeon easier to localize the ideal site and facilitate the procedure.
The Clinical Role of CT-Based Morphologic Description in Severely Calcified Coronary Arteries Ectasia Encountering Acute Coronary Syndrome
Yen-Yu Liu,Jui-Peng Tsai,Chung-Lieh Hung,Jiun-Yi Li,Jen-Yuan Kuo
Case Reports in Cardiology , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/267496
Abstract: Diffuse coronary arteries ectasia combined with calcification is seldom reported. Acute coronary syndrome, a potentially life-threatening disease, accompanied with coronary ectasia and diffuse calcification, made percutaneous coronary intervention difficult and risky owing to increasing complications rate. Dual-source computed tomography and three-dimensional volume rendering images help cardiovascular surgeon easier to localize the ideal site and facilitate the procedure. 1. Introduction Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is anatomical abnormality in coronary artery tree with localized or diffuse dilatation, which has been found in 0.3–5% of coronary angiography. Vascular calcification is an important issue in dialysis patients and had been documented to be associated with cardiovascular diseases. Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of coronary ectasia and is associated with intimal calcification. Not only vascular ectasia but also calcification complicated treatment, especially in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We reported a case of coexisting CAE and diffuse calcification encountering ACS. We performed coronary angiography for diagnosis and vascular computed tomography with three-dimensional reconstruction image to assist surgical revascularization. 2. Case Report In April 2011, a 41-year-old man who was a heavy smoker visited our emergency department presenting with acute onset of compressive chest pain, jaw soreness, and cold sweats while watching television. His medical history included end-stage renal disease on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis for the past 5 years and secondary hyperparathyroidism status after parathyroidectomy and autoreimplantation in 2009. On examination, blood pressure was 120/73?mmHg, heart rate was 88 beats per minute, and respiratory rate was 20 per minute. The chest X-ray showed slight cardiomegaly and pulmonary congestion. His initial surface 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) at admission showed normal sinus rhythm, left ventricular hypertrophy by voltage criteria, and ST segment depression at lateral wall territory. Levels of Troponin I and creatinine kinase-MB were 2.32?ng/mL (normal value, <0.5?ng/mL) and 20.5?ng/mL (normal value, <5.4?ng/mL), respectively. Transthoracic echocardiography disclosed with ejection fraction of 59% and regional wall motion abnormality in anterior and basoinferior segments of left ventricle. Under the tentative diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), low-molecular weight heparin, aspirin, and clopidogrel were administered subsequently. We put a 6 French sheath by left radial artery
Multi-stability and condensation of exciton-polaritons below threshold
Jiun-Yi Lien,Yueh-Nan Chen,Natsuko Ishida,Hong-Bin Chen,Chi-Chuan Hwang,Franco Nori
Physics , 2014, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.024511
Abstract: Exciton-polaritons can condense to a macroscopic quantum state through a non-equilibrium process of pumping and decay. In recent experiments, polariton condensates are used to observe, for a short time, nonlinear Josephson phenomena by coupling two condensates. However, it is still not clear how these phenomena are affected by the pumping and decay at long times and how the coupling alters the polariton condensation. Here, we consider a polariton Josephson junction pumped on one side and study its dynamics within a mean-field theory. The Josephson current is found to give rise to multi-stability of the stationary states, which are sensitive to the initial conditions and incoherent noises. These states can be attributed to either the self-trapping effect or the parity-time (PT) symmetry of the system. These results can be used to explain the emission spectra and the $\pi$-phase locking observed in recent experiments. We further predict that the multi-stability can reduce to the self-trapped state if the PT symmetry is broken. Moreover, the polaritons can condense even below the threshold, exhibiting hysteresis.
Decreased survival among lung cancer patients with co-morbid tuberculosis and diabetes
Shwn-Huey Shieh, Janice C Probst, Fung-Chang Sung, Wen-Chen Tsai, Ya-Shin Li, Jiun-Yi Hsia, Chih-Yi Chen
BMC Cancer , 2012, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-12-174
Abstract: The authors evaluated the medical records of 1111 lung cancer patients of a medical center in Taiwan. Days of survival were calculated for each patient and mortality hazard ratios were estimated for associations with demographic status, comorbidity and cancer stage at diagnosis.On average, the survival time was slightly longer among women than among men (838?±?689 vs. 749?±?654?days, p?=?0.050). Survival days increased with age (from 580?±?526 [≤ 50?years] to 803?±?693 [≥ 71?years] days, p?=?0.020) and decreased with stage (from 1224?±?656 [stage I] to 489?±?536 [stage IV] days, p?<?0.001). Younger patients were more likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer at a late stage. Compared with lung cancer patients without tuberculosis, those with tuberculosis had a significantly shorter average survival duration (584 vs. 791?days, p?=?0.002) and a higher mortality hazard ratio (1.30, 95% CI: 1.03 - 1.65). A similar trend was observed in lung cancer patients with diabetes.Lung cancer patients with comorbid tuberculosis or diabetes are at an elevated risk of mortality. These patients deserve greater attention while undergoing cancer treatment.
Predisposing Risk Factors for Delirium in Living Donor Liver Transplantation Patients in Intensive Care Units
Szu-Han Wang, Jiun-Yi Wang, Ping-Yi Lin, Kuo-Hua Lin, Chih-Jan Ko, Chia-En Hsieh, Hui-Chuan Lin, Yao-Li Chen
PLOS ONE , 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096676
Abstract: Background Delirium is one of the main causes of increased length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay among patients who have undergone living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). We aimed to evaluate risk factors for delirium after LDLT as well as to investigate whether delirium impacts the length of ICU and hospital stay. Methods Seventy-eight patients who underwent LDLT during the period January 2010 to December 2012 at a single medical center were enrolled. The Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU) scale was used to diagnose delirium. Preoperative, postoperative, and hematologic factors were included as potential risk factors for developing delirium. Results During the study period, delirium was diagnosed in 37 (47.4%) patients after LDLT. The mean onset of symptoms occurred 7.0±5.5 days after surgery and the mean duration of symptoms was 5.0±2.6 days. The length of stay in the ICU for patients with delirium (39.8±28.1 days) was significantly longer than that for patients without delirium (29.3±19.0 days) (p<0.05). Risk factors associated with delirium included history of alcohol abuse [odds ratio (OR) = 6.40, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.85–22.06], preoperative hepatic encephalopathy (OR = 4.45, 95% CI: 1.36–14.51), APACHE II score ≥16 (OR = 1.73, 95% CI: 1.71–2.56), and duration of endotracheal intubation ≥5 days (OR = 1.81, 95% CI: 1.52–2.23). Conclusions History of alcohol abuse, preoperative hepatic encephalopathy, APACHE II scores ≥16 and endotracheal intubation ≥5 days were predictive of developing delirium in the ICU following liver transplantation surgery and were associated with increased length of ICU and hospital stay.
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