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Infectious Complications in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Treated with Cetuximab: Propensity Score and Instrumental Variable Analysis

  • Ching-Chih Lee,

    Affiliations: Department of Otolaryngology, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, Community Medicine Research Center and Institute of Public Health, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Cancer Center, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Hsu-Chueh Ho,

    Affiliations: Department of Otolaryngology, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, Cancer Center, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Shih-Hsuan Hsiao,

    Affiliations: Department of Otolaryngology, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, Cancer Center, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Tza-Ta Huang,

    Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Changhua Chritian Hospital, You-Lin Branch, You-Lin, Taiwan

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  • Hon-Yi Lin,

    Affiliations: Cancer Center, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, Department of Radiation Oncology, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Szu-Chin Li,

    Affiliations: Cancer Center, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Pesus Chou,

    Affiliation: Community Medicine Research Center and Institute of Public Health, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Yu-Chieh Su mail

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    Affiliations: Cancer Center, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Published: November 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050163

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