Arthur Ming-Chit Kwan

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BACKGROUND Neuraminidase inhibitors were widely used during the 2009-10 influenza A H1N1 pandemic, but evidence for their effectiveness in reducing mortality is uncertain. We did a meta-analysis of individual participant data to investigate the association between use of neuraminidase inhibitors and mortality in patients admitted to hospital with pandemic(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) on influenza-related pneumonia (IRP) is not established. Our objective was to investigate the association between NAI treatment and IRP incidence and outcomes in patients hospitalised with A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection. METHODS A worldwide meta-analysis of individual participant data from 20 634(More)
Objective: Despite a systematic scoring system has been developed to assess the severity and to stratify the mortality risk of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP), few clinical studies had published in validating this scoring system. We intend to study the incidence of VAP in a local Chinese cohort and to validate the VAP-PIRO (Predisposition, Insult,(More)
AIM The performance of plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (pNGAL) for prediction of acute kidney injury (AKI) in non-cardiac surgical patients has not been well described. This study investigates the use of pNGAL for early detection of AKI in patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) after major or ultra-major non-cardiac surgery. (More)
Patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) frequently requires continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Additional anticoagulation for the CRRT circuit is usually not employed, but this may increases the risk of clot embolization, which shortens oxygenator lifespan and increases patient's risk. We report our experience on the use of regional(More)
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