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BACKGROUND Little is known about the emergency department (ED) visits from drug-related injury among older adults in Taiwan. This study seeks to identify risk factors associated with adverse drug events (ADEs) leading to ED visits. METHODS We prospectively conducted a case-control study of patients 65years and older presenting to the ED. ED visits between(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the change and relationship of spectral components of heart rate variability (HRV) measurements in subjects with or without acute mountain sickness (AMS) at both low and high altitude. DESIGN A prospective study. SETTING A 12-day itinerary by trekking to the Namche Bazaar, 3440 m in Nepal. PARTICIPANTS A total of 32 subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to investigate the risk factors and prognostic predictors of unexpected intensive care unit (ICU) admission within 3 days after emergency department (ED) discharge. METHODS From January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2005, patients admitted to the ICU unexpectedly within 3 days after being discharged from the ED were enrolled.(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term use of warfarin can provide benefits in the treatment of many diseases, but adverse bleeding events are unpreventable because of a narrow therapeutic range. OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective chart review with data abstraction was to investigate the clinical presentations of intestinal intramural hemorrhage in emergency(More)
OBJECTIVES   The objective was to explore the incidence, predictors, and prognostic significance of emergency department (ED) neurologic deterioration in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH). METHODS   This was a retrospective cohort study conducted at the ED, neurocritical care unit, and general intensive care unit of a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether on-scene BP is associated with early neurological deterioration (END) in patients with spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (SICH). METHODS This retrospective cohort study enrolled consecutive ambulance-transported adult SICH patients treated at our emergency department (ED) from January 2007 through December 2012. END was(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the incidence and risk factors for interhospital transfer neurological deterioration (IHTND) in patients with spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (SICH). METHODS Consecutive adult patients with first-ever SICH referred to our emergency department (ED) and transported by ambulance from July 2011 through June 2015 were eligible for(More)
BACKGROUND Although hydrofluoric (HF) acid burns may cause extensive tissue damage, severe systemic toxicity is not common after mild dermal exposure. CASE A 36-year-old worker suffered a first-degree burn of 3% of his total body surface area as a result of being splashed on the right thigh with 20% HF acid. Immediate irrigation and topical use of calcium(More)