Ivan Wing Chit Mak

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BACKGROUND Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most prevalent long-term psychiatric diagnoses among survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to identify the predictors of chronic PTSD in SARS survivors. DESIGN PTSD at 30 months after the SARS outbreak was assessed by the Structured(More)
OBJECTIVE Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was the first massive infectious disease outbreak of the 21st century. However, it is unlikely that this outbreak will be the last. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term psychiatric morbidities in survivors of SARS. METHOD This is a cohort study designed to investigate psychiatric complications among(More)
Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) has gained popularity over the years in the treatment of acute respiratory failure (ARF). Preliminary evidence suggests that delirium is an important factor contributing to NIPPV failure and death. This study was conducted to evaluate delirium and other associated factors of deaths in patients with ARF(More)
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