Andrew Fu Wah Ho

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AIM This study aimed to assess knowledge, attitudes and practices among Singapore residents towards life-saving skills and providing emergency assistance in the community using a population representative sample. METHODS A population based, random sample of 7840 household addresses were selected from a validated national sampling frame. Respondents were(More)
BACKGROUND For trauma patients, delays to assessment, resuscitation, and definitive care affect outcomes. We studied the effects of resuscitation area occupancy and trauma team size on trauma team resuscitation speed in an observational study at a tertiary academic institution in Singapore. METHODS From January 2014 to January 2015, resuscitation videos(More)
a Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore b Centre for Quantitative Medicine, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore c SingHealth Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Singapore Health Services, Singapore d Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore e Division of(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in women is thought to be lower than that of men, with better outcomes in some Western studies. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the effect of gender on OHCA outcomes in the Pan-Asian population. METHODOLOGY This was a retrospective, secondary analysis of the Pan Asian(More)
Prehospital emergency care in Singapore has taken shape over almost a century. What began as a hospital-based ambulance service intended to ferry medical cases was later complemented by an ambulance service under the Singapore Fire Brigade to transport trauma cases. The two ambulance services would later combine and come under the Singapore Civil Defence(More)
Accurate prediction of adverse cardiac events for the emergency department (ED) chest pain patients is essential in risk stratification due to the current ambiguity in diagnosing acute coronary syndrome. While most current practices rely on human decision by measuring clinical vital signs, computerized solutions are gaining popularity. We have previously(More)
Background. Blunt thoracic aorta injury (BAI) is second only to head injury as cause of mortality in blunt trauma. While most patients do not survive till arrival at the hospital, for the remainder, prompt diagnosis and treatment greatly improve outcomes. We report an atypical presentation of BAI, highlighting the diagnostic challenges of this condition in(More)
BACKGROUND In out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), the prognostic influence of conversion to shockable rhythms during resuscitation for initially non-shockable rhythms remains unknown. This study aimed to assess the relationship between initial and subsequent shockable rhythm and post-arrest survival and neurological outcomes after OHCA. METHODOLOGY(More)
Unplanned readmissions may be avoided by accurate risk prediction and appropriate resources could be allocated to high risk patients. The Length of stay, Acuity of admission, Charlson comorbidity index, Emergency department visits in past six months (LACE) index was developed to predict hospital readmissions in Canada. In this study, we assessed the(More)