Fuji Lai

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Robotic surgery has the potential to revolutionize the field of surgery and improve patient safety. However, despite the advantages robotic surgery can offer, there are multiple human factors-related issues that may prevent these systems from realizing their full benefit. This study identified some of the salient human factors issues and considerations that(More)
OBJECTIVE The goals of this study were to understand the reasons underlying the limited use of medical decision-support tools and to explore the potential of a computer-based tutorial to mitigate barriers to use. BACKGROUND Medical decision-support tools such the Acute Cardiac Ischemia Time-Insensitive Predictive Instrument (ACI-TIPI) have demonstrated(More)
The integration of disparate information systems in the operative environment allows access to information that is typically unseen or unused. Through a collaborative effort, a variety of information systems and surgical equipment are being integrated. This provides improved context-sensitive information display and decision support and improved access to(More)
The integration and presentation of information from a number of disparate sources in the operative environment raises a number of usability and human factors challenges. Through a collaborative effort, a display combining persistent and dynamically switching panes provides a rich source of information to help orient team members, provide indications of(More)
D elivering quality health care for patients with acute stroke in a timely and affordable fashion is a major challenge in the early 21st century. This is especially true given the shortage of qualified physicians willing and able to treat stroke. This is occurring against a backdrop whereby in the United States, the need for healthcare reform has been(More)
Capsaicin, main pungent ingredient of hot chilli peppers, has been shown to have anticarcinogenic effect on various cancer cells through multiple mechanisms. In this study, we investigated the apoptotic effect of capsaicin on human pancreatic cancer cells in both in vitro and in vivo systems, as well as the possible mechanisms involved. In vitro, treatment(More)
Simulation-based training is a promising instructional approach for training military and civilian medical first responders such as EMTs. There is a need for first responder training in cognitively-based skills such as situation assessment and decision making. We are developing a training program for first responders that uses mannequin-based simulation(More)
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