Edward Pei-Chuan Huang

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BACKGROUND Emergency department (ED) crowding causes prolonged waiting times. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the potential benefit of introducing clinical assistants to a busy and crowded ED. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study at an urban, academic tertiary medical centre. We introduced one clinical assistant to each ED shift. The main task of(More)
OBJECTIVE The prehospital termination of resuscitation (TOR) guidelines for traumatic cardiopulmonary arrest (TCPA) was proposed in 2003. Its multiple descriptors of cases where efforts can be terminated make it complex to apply in the field. Here we proposed a simplified rule and evaluated its predictive performance. METHODS We analysed Utstein registry(More)
OBJECTIVES Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates with an elevated vancomycin MIC ≥2 mg/L have been increasingly identified in many countries. We aimed to develop a clinical score to predict vancomycin MIC ≥2 mg/L in patients with community-onset MRSA bacteraemia. METHODS This retrospective cohort study enrolled 394 patients with MRSA(More)
BACKGROUND Prehospital resuscitation for patients with major trauma emphasizes a load-and-go principle. For traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) patients, the administration of vasopressors remains under debate. This study evaluated the effectiveness of epinephrine in the prehospital setting for patients with TCA. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort(More)
BACKGROUND The quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is important to survival after cardiac arrest. Mechanical devices (MD) provide constant CPR, but their effectiveness may be affected by deployment timeliness. OBJECTIVES To identify the timeliness of the overall and of each essential step in the deployment of a piston-type MD during emergency(More)
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