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To compare the attitudes of physicians towards withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments in intensive care units (ICUs) in low-middle-income Asian countries and regions with those in high-income ones, and to explore differences in the role of families and surrogates, legal risks, and financial considerations between these countries and regions.(More)
We undertook a retrospective study of 82 patients with 128 diaphyseal fractures of the forearm who had been operated at our institution for their initial injury and subsequently had implant removal when the fractures had healed. The majority of the patients (97.5%) had no major complications after the removal of implants but 2 patients sustained a(More)
Ultrasound-guided cannulation of a central venous catheter into the internal jugular vein (IJV) was performed in the intensive care unit for a critically ill patient. The catheter was inserted into the subclavian artery distally, despite prior ultrasound confirmation of the guidewire position using both the in-plane and out-of-plane views. The catheter was(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the ease of use of the direct vision laryngoscope and the lighted stylet (Trachlight) by novice staff. METHODS Ten novice medical officers (MOs) performed orotracheal intubations using either the conventional direct vision laryngoscope (DL) or a lighted stylet device (Trachlight). They performed their DL intubations during the first(More)
Decompression illness affecting the cervical spinal cord is uncommon. We report a case that presented with mixed signs and symptoms of cervical myelopathy and Type II neurological decompression sickness. This presented a diagnostic dilemma that required the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to elucidate the underlying cause. Cervical spine MRI(More)
BACKGROUND The dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB) is a common form of regional anaesthesia for circumcisions in children. The safety of this block has been questioned following several case reports of potentially serious complications. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of all the incidents related to the conduct of this block in our institution(More)
INTRODUCTION Owing to the scarcity of randomized controlled trials to guide treatment for decompression illness (DCI), there are many unanswered questions about its management. Apart from reviews and expert opinion, surveys that report practice patterns provide information about useful management strategies. Hence, this study aimed to identify current(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aims to determine the attitudes of Asian elderly patients towards invasive life support measures, the degree of patient-surrogate concordance in end-of-life decision making, the extent to which patients desire autonomy over end-of-life medical decisions, the reasons behind patients' and surrogates' decisions, and the main factors(More)
INTRODUCTION In the past 20 years, our understanding of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) management has improved, but the worldwide incidence and current outcomes are unclear. The reported incidence is highly variable, and no studies specifically characterise ARDS epidemiology in Asia. This observation study aims to determine the incidence,(More)