Jen-Hsuan Huang

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In this study, the authors attempted to determine factors associated with earthquake deaths in the great Chi-Chi Earthquake that occurred on September 21, 1999, in Taiwan. An isoseismal map was used to identify life-threatening hazards. The vertical peak ground acceleration of ground motion intensity was deemed the most appropriate index for the evaluation(More)
BACKGROUND The elderly segment of the population in Taiwan is increasing rapidly. According to the latest information from the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, 1,553,367 civilians of the total population of 22,879,510 (6.8%) are seventy years old and older in 2007. The proportion of high-risk patients has(More)
A 90-year-old female patient undergoing surgery for knee and hip fractures under general anesthesia sustained cardiac arrest intraoperatively. The transesophageal echocardiography performed during resuscitation revealed massive pulmonary embolism with a 2 x 3 cm oval-shaped thrombus in the bifurcation of pulmonary artery. Anticoagulant therapy was(More)
We report a case of thrombotic occlusion of left external iliac artery during the procedure of anterior lumbar interbody fusion. The diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography angiography. The patient also developed severe rhabdomyolysis postoperatively. In spite of receiving emergent thromboendarterectomy, the patient expired on postoperative day 3.(More)
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