Chih-Chuan Lin

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STUDY OBJECTIVE We define the potential sources, clinical manifestations, and treatment of aconitine poisoning. METHODS The database of the National Poison Center in Taiwan was retrospectively searched for the diagnosis of aconitine poisoning for 1990 to 1999. The reasons for taking the aconite roots, the clinical features, management, and possible(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) has achieved high success and low complication rate in the ED. However, hypotension after RSI does occur. This study aimed to identify the prognostic factors of hypotension after RSI. METHODS This study identified patients who needed emergency airway management and then divided them into 2 groups. Patients in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to establish an early prognostic model of patients with glyphosate-surfactant (GlySH) herbicide intoxication. METHODS A case-control study was conducted. Data of GlySH-intoxicated patients were collected from 2 hospitals. Patients were admitted to the emergency departments (EDs) of Chang Gung Memorial(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of procalcitonin measurement for bacterial infections in patients with all causes of liver cirrhosis. METHODS The authors conducted a cross-sectional study of 98 patients with cirrhosis treated in the emergency department (ED) of Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. Serum procalcitonin(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of ice packs and hot water immersion for the treatment of centipede envenomations. METHODS Sixty patients envenomated by centipedes were randomized into three groups and were treated with ice packs, hot water immersion, or analgesia injection. The visual analog score (VAS) for pain was measured before the treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is used for treatment of lupus erythematosus. The cardiac toxicity of HCQ has focused primarily on acute intoxication. We report a case of chronic use of HCQ associated with torsade de pointes. CASE REPORT A 67-year-old female presented with acquired long QT interval syndrome with a refractory ventricular arrhythmia.(More)
BACKGROUND Although the outcomes of caustic ingestion differ between children and adults, it is unclear whether such outcomes differ among adults as a function of their age. This retrospective study was performed to ascertain whether the clinical outcomes of caustic ingestion differ significantly between elderly and non-elderly adults. METHODS Medical(More)
BACKGROUND Acute paraquat poisoning has a high mortality rate. Several prognostic factors have been proposed to predict the mortality risk of paraquat-poisoned patients. However, these prognostic factors are complex and some require a laboratory. Corrected QT (QTc) has been used as a prognostic factor in several clinical conditions, such as acute(More)