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OBJECTIVES The detailed course of mental disorders at the acute and subacute stages of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), especially with regard to recovery from sleep disturbances, has not been well characterised. The aim of this study was to determine the course of depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance, following an mTBI. SETTING We recruited(More)
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning may cause toxicity of the central nervous system and heart. However, the association between CO poisoning and long-term dementia risk remains unestablished. We investigated the incidence of dementia in patients with CO poisoning in Taiwan and evaluated whether they had a higher risk of dementia than did the general(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) causes transient sleep disorders and circadian dysrhythmia. One of the clock genes, PERIOD3 (PER3), regulates the circadian rhythm and contains a genetic polymorphism, namely a variable-number tandem repeat in the coding area with either four or five repeats. PER3(5) carriers are inclined to have a(More)
INTRODUCTION Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has been widely studied and the effects of injury can be long term or even lifelong. This research aims to characterize the sleep problems of patients following acute mTBI. METHODS A total of 171 patients with mTBI within one month and 145 non-mTBI controls were recruited in this study. The questionnaire,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the disparities in balance functions and sensory integration in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) and healthy controls. PARTICIPANTS One hundred and seven patients with mTBI and 107 age- and sex-matched controls were recruaited for this study. PRIMARY MEASURES Symptoms of dizziness, balance functions and(More)
INTRODUCTION EAMT in Taiwan has experienced increasing demand in the past few years. The objective is to analyze the trend of EAMT in the past six years and mortality rate within three days of patients undergoing interfacility transport in Taiwan. MATERIAL AND METHOD We conducted a retrospective review of patients who were airlifted from remote islands to(More)
Numerous studies suggest that in asymptomatic patients, routine follow-up CT is not indicated due to the insignificant findings found on these patients. A 53-year-old man, who denied any underlying disease before, underwent colonoscopy for routine health examination. Sudden onset of abdominal pain around left upper quarter was mentioned at our emergency(More)
INTRODUCTION The lumbar puncture is a well-known neurological procedure. The purpose of this study is to build an accurate mathematical formula to estimate the appropriate depth for inserting a lumbar puncture needle for a beginner. METHODS This is a retrospective study of patients who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the L-spine. The depth(More)
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