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Journal and Conference Papers (†: Co-first authors)


  1. Li, H., M.-C. Shih, Y.-K. Tu*. “Graphical evaluation of evidence structure within a component network meta‐analysis.“ Research Synthesis Methods (accepted).
  2. Li, H., M.-C. Shih, C.-J. Song and Y.-K. Tu*. “Bias propagation in network meta-analysis models.” Research Synthesis Methods 14 (2), 247-265.
  3. Hussain, Z.†, Shih, M-C.†, M. Oberst, I. Demirel, D. Sontag*. “Falsification of Internal and External Validity in Observational Studies via Conditional Moment Restrictions.“ International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS 2023), 5869-5898.


  1. Hussain, Z.†, Oberst, M.†, Shih, M-C.†, D. Sontag*. “Falsification before Extrapolation in Causal Effect Estimation.“ Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 35 (NeurIPS 2022), 6161-6174.
  2. Kuo, Y.-T., L.-K. Kuo, C.-W. Chen, K.-C. Yuan, C.-H. Fu, C.-T. Chiu, Y.-C. Yeh, J.-H. Liu*, M.-C. Shih*. “Score-based prediction model for severe vitamin D deficiency in patients with critical illness: development and validation.” Critical Care 26 (1), 1-9.
  3. Yap, W.-K., M.-C. Shih, Y.-C. Chang; C.-H. Lin, S.-M. Huang, T.-Y. Tsai, C.-F. Chang, C.-C. Hsu, C.-K. Tseng and M.-F. Chen*. “Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Associated with Improved Overall Survival in Resected Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy in Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy Era.” Biomedicines 2022, 10(11), 2989 [Link]
  4. Tien, Y.-Y., M.-C. Shih, C.-P. Tien, H.-K. Huang and Y.-K. Tu. “To Treat or Not to Treat? Effect of Urate-Lowering Therapy on Renal Function, Blood Pressure and Safety in Patients with Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis.” The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 35(1), 140-151. [Link]
  5. Chen, Y.-H., C.-T. Fang, M.-C. Shih, K.-Y. Lin, S.-S. Chang, Z.-T. Wu, Y.-Y. Lee and C.-H. Chen. “Routine HIV Testing and Outcomes: A Population-Based Cohort Study in Taiwan.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 62(2), 234-242. [Link]
  6. Hsu, Y.-T., P. S. Rosen, K. Choksi, M.-C. Shih, S. Ninneman, C.‐T. Lee*. “Complications of sinus floor elevation procedure and management strategies: A systematic review.” Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research 2022;24:740–765. [Link]
  7. Severi, M., A. Simonelli, R. Farina, Y.-K. Tu, C.-H. Lan, M.-C. Shih and L. Trombelli. “Effect of lateral bone augmentation procedures in correcting peri-implant bone dehiscence and fenestration defects: A systematic review and network meta-analysis.” Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, 2022;24:251–264.
  8. Chang, H. C.-H., M.-S. Tsai, L.-K. Kuo, H.-H. Hsu, W.-C. Huang, C.-H. Lai, M.-C. Shih and C.-H. Huang. “Factors affecting outcomes in patients with cardiac arrest who receive target temperature management: the multi-center TIMECARD registry.” Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, 121(1), 294-303. [Link]


  1. Shih, M.-C. and Y.-K. Tu. “An evidence-splitting approach to evaluation of direct-indirect evidence inconsistency in network meta-analysis.” Research Synthesis Methods 2021;12:226–238. [Link]
  2. Liu, Y.-C., M.-C. Shih and Y.-K. Tu. “Using dental patient-reported outcomes (dPROs) in meta-analyses: a scoping review and methodological investigation.” Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, 101658. [Link]
  3. Cheng, C.-F., M.-C. Shih, T.-Y. Lan and K.-J. Li. “Anti-DFS70 Antibodies for Differentiating Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease in Patients with Positive ANA Tests: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Diagnostics 2021, 11(9), 1592. [Link]
  4. Wu, Y.-C., M.-C. Shih & Y.-K. Tu. “Using Normalized Entropy to Measure Uncertainty of Rankings for Network Meta-analyses.” Medical Decision Making 0272989X21999023 [Link].
  5. Chinnappa, S., N. Lewis, O. Baldo, M.-C. Shih, Y.-K. Tu and A. Mooney. “Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Determinants of Exercise Capacity in Chronic Kidney Disease.” Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 32 (7) 1813-1822. [Link]
  6. Huang, H.-K., K. Bukhari, C. Peng, D.-P. Hung, M.-C. Shih, R. Chang, S.-M. Lin, K. Munir and Y.-K. Tu. “The J-shaped relationship between body mass index and mortality in patients with COVID-19: A dose-response meta-analysis.” Diabetes, obesity and metabolism , 23(7), 1701. [Link]
  7. Li, C.-H., T.-F. Chen, M.-J. Chiu, R.-F. Yen, M.-C. Shih and C.-H. Lin “Integrated 18F-T807 tau PET, structural MRI and plasma tau in tauopathy neurodegenerative disorders.” Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 13:646440. [Link]
  8. Wu, C.-H., C.-H. Chen, T.-W. Ho, M.-C. Shih, J.-M. Wu, T.-C. Kuo, C.-Y. Yang and Y.-W. Tien. “Pancreatic neck transection using a harmonic scalpel increases risk of biochemical leak but not postoperative pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy.” HPB: the official journal of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association 2021;23(2), 301-‌308. [Link]
  9. Tseng, C.-H., T.-T. Chen, M.-C. Chan, K.-Y. Chen, S.-M. Wu, M.-C. Shih and Y.-K. Tu. “Impact of comorbidities on beneficial effect of Lactated Ringers versus saline in sepsis patients.” Frontiers in medicine, 2592. [Link]


  1. Liu, W.-D., W.-C. Tsai, W.-T. Hsu, M.-C. Shih, M.-Y. Chen, H.-Y. Sun, S.-M. Hsieh, W.-H. Sheng, Y.-C. Chuang, A. Cheng, K.-Y. Lin, Y.-S. Huang, S.-H. Huang, Y.-C. Huang, G.-J. Chen, P.-Y. Wu, C.-C. Hung and S.-C. Chang. “Impact of initiation of combination antiretroviral therapy according to the WHO recommendations on the survival of HIV-positive patients in Taiwan.” Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection (2020) 53, 936-945. [Link]
  2. Tseng, C.-H., T.-T. Chen, M.-Y. Wu, M.-C. Chan, M.-C. Shih & Y.-K. Tu. “Resuscitation fluid types in sepsis, surgical, and trauma patients: a systematic review and sequential network meta-analyses.” Critical Care 2020, 24:693 [Link]
  3. Tien, Y.-Y., H.-K. Huang, M.-C. Shih and Y.-K. Tu. “Drug repurposing? Cardiovascular effect of colchicine on patients with coronary artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Journal of Cardiology (In press, online). [Link]
  4. Wang, Y.-J., T.-L. Yeh, M.-C. Shih, Y.-K. Tu and K.-L. Chien. “Dietary Sodium Intake and The Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-analysis.” Nutrients 2020, 12(10): 2934. [Link]
  5. Yen, H.-H., P.-H. Tseng, M.-C. Shih, P.-J. Yang, M.-T. Lin and P.-C. Lee. “Derangement of Esophageal Anatomy and Motility in Morbidly Obese Patients: a Prospective Study Based on High-resolution Impedance Manometry.” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 16 (2020) 2006-2015. [Link]
  6. Tsai, S.-J., Y.-W. Ding, M.-C. Shih and Y.-K. Tu. “Systematic review and sequential network meta-Analysis on the efficacy of periodontal regenerative therapies.” Journal of Clinical Periodotology, 2020;29:1108-1120. [Link]
  7. Cheng, C.-F., T.-Y. Lan, M.-C. Shih and K.-J. Lee. “Monospecific anti-DFS70 has modest aid in the exclusion of ANA associated rheumatic disease in patients presenting dense fine speckled pattern – a systematic diagnostic test accuracy review and meta-analysis.” Autoimmunity Reviews, 19 (2020) 102637. [Link]
  8. Liu, W.-D., C.-Y. Yeh, M.-C. Shih and W.-H. Sheng. “Clinical manifestations and risk factors for mortality of patients with severe influenza during the 2016-2018 season.” International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2020;95:347-351. [Link]
  9. Lin, C.-H., T.-M. Hung, Y.-C. Chang, C.-H. Hsieh, M.-C. Shih, S.-M. Huang, C.-K. Yang, C.-F. Chang, S.-C. Chan and W.-K. Yap. “Prognostic value of lymph node-to-primary tumor standardized uptake value ratio in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy.” Cancers 2020, 12, 607. [Link]
  10. Liu, W.-D., S.-W. Lin, M.-C. Shih, C.-L. Su, Y.-W. Wang, S.-C. Lin, Y.-F. Lee, H.-H. Huang, W.-C. Chou, U.-I. Wu, Y.-C. Chen and S.-C. Chang. “False-positive Aspergillus galactomannan immunoassays associated with intravenous human immunoglobulin administration.” Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 26:11 (2020) 1555.e9-1555.e14 [Link]


  1. Huang, S.-W., C.-Y. Tsai, C.-S. Tseng, M.-C. Shih, Y.-C. Yeh, K.-L. Chien, Y.-S. Pu and Y.-K. Tu. “Comparative efficacy and safety of new surgical treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia: systematic review and network meta-analysis.” BMJ, 2019;367:l5919. [Link]
  2. Liu, W.-D., M.-C. Shih, Y.-C. Chuang, J.-T. Wang and W.-H. Sheng. “Comparative efficacy of doripenem versus meropenem for hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia.” Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, 52(5), 788-795. [Link]
  3. Hsu, C.-H., S.-C. Chou, S.-H. Yang, M.-C. Shih and M.-F. Kuo. “Using burr hole valve prevents proximal shunt failure in infants and toddlers.” Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 2019, 24(3), 315-322. [Link]
  4. Shih, M.-C. and Y.-K. Tu. “Network meta-analysis and evaluation of its consistency using arm-parameterized structural equation modeling.” Research Synthesis Methods 2019; 1–15. [Link]
  5. Yeh, S.-W., C.-H. Hong, M.-C. Shih, K.-W. Tam, Y.-H. Huang and Y.-C. Kuan. “Low-level laser therapy for fibromyalgia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Pain Physician 2019; 22:241-254. [Link]


  1. Yap, W.-K., M.-C. Shih, C. Kuo, P.-C. Pai, W.-C. Chou, K.-P. Chang, M.-H. Tsai and N.-M. Tsang. “Development and Validation of a Nomogram for Assessing Survival in Patients With Metastatic Lung Cancer Referred for Radiotherapy for Bone Metastases.” JAMA Network Open 1(6): e183242. [Link] [Web-based tool]


  1. Yap, W.-K., Y.-C. Chang, C.-H. Hsieh, Y.-K. Chao, C.-C. Chen, M.-C. Shih and T.-M. Hung. “Favorable versus unfavorable prognostic groups by post-chemoradiation FDG-PET imaging in node-positive esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy.” European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging 45(5): 689-698. [Link]


  1. Faggion Jr, C. M., L. Aranda, K. T. Diaz, M.-C. Shih, Y.-K. Tu and M. A. Alarcón. “The Quality of Reporting of Measures of Precision in Animal Experiments in Implant Dentistry: A Methodological Study.” International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants 31(6): 1312-1319. [Link]

Translated Books (to Mandarin)

  1. 何容君、施銘杰(譯)(2017)。生物統計學 : 如何選擇與應用(原作者:Calvin Dytham)。台北:合記。 [Translated from “Choosing and Using Statistics: A Biologists Guide” 3e by Calvin Dytham] [Link]
  2. 施銘杰、陳揚名(譯)(2016)。簡明生物統計學(第三版)(原作者:S. A. Glantz)。台北:合記。 [Translated from “Primer on Biostatistics” 7e by Stanton A. Glantz] [Link]
  3. 施銘杰(譯)(2012)。PreTest TM自我評量與複習 : 微生物學(原作者:J. D. Kettering)。台北:合記。 [Translated from “Microbiology: PreTest Self-assessment and Reviews” 13e by James D. Kettering] [Link]