Chun-Kuei Chen

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BACKGROUND Infective endocarditis (IE) is a diagnostic challenge. We aimed to systemically summarize the current evidence on the diagnostic value of procalcitonin (PCT) in identifying IE. METHODS We searched EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cochrane database, and reference lists of relevant articles with no language restrictions through September 2012 and selected(More)
Pulseless ventricular tachycardia associated with chronic ketamine use Cheng-Chung Liu, Chun-Kuei Chen , Craig G. Smollin, Jiun-Hao Yu, Chen-June Seak & Hsien-Yi Chen To cite this article: Cheng-Chung Liu, Chun-Kuei Chen , Craig G. Smollin, Jiun-Hao Yu, ChenJune Seak & Hsien-Yi Chen (2017): Pulseless ventricular tachycardia associated with chronic ketamine(More)
BACKGROUND The associations between dysglycemia and mortality in septic patients with and without diabetes are yet to be confirmed. Our aim was to analyze the association of diabetes and sepsis mortality, and to examine how dysglycemia (hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia and glucose variability) affects in-hospital mortality of patients with suspected sepsis in(More)
The study aims to determine the usefulness of procalcitonin (PCT) and other blood markers for identification of bacterial infection among patients with febrile neutropenia (FN). The Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched for articles from 1966 to December 2012. We performed a search to identify articles that examined the diagnostic accuracy(More)
Sepsis is a common condition in the emergency department that is associated with high mortality. Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) has been used as a simple prognosis predictor for patients with community-acquired pneumonia, gram-negative bacteremia, and severe sepsis or septic shock. To evaluate the performance of RDW to predict in-hospital mortality(More)
A previously healthy boy aged 9 years and 11 months was admitted due to herpetic gingivostomatitis with poor intake. He also had fever, neutropenia, and elevated serum aminotransferase level (> 1000 IU/mL). Prolonged prothrombin time, mild gastrointestinal hemorrhage and transient decreased conscious level were noted during hospital days 2 and 3.(More)
Sepsis is a common condition in the emergency department that is associated with high mortality. Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) has been used as a simple prognosis predictor for patients with community-acquired pneumonia, gram-negative bacteremia, and severe sepsis or septic shock. To evaluate the performance of RDW to predict in-hospital mortality(More)
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