Kaiyang Chen

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With an increasing incidence, aortic dissection is the most common acute illness of the aorta. In the setting of chronic hypertension, with or without other risk factors for aortic dissection, this diagnosis should be considered a diagnostic possibility in patients presenting to the emergency department with acute chest or back pain. Left untreated, about(More)
Malignant airway obstruction affects up to 80,000 patients annually, many of whom will present acutely to the emergency department (ED). This clinical entity should be sought in any patient presenting to the ED with increasing shortness of breath, recurrent chest infections, hemoptysis, and an inability to lie flat. Interventions suggested in malignant(More)
42 middle-aged and old people at the age between 55-70 years were selected and given the warm needling at Zusanli (ST 36), and their IL-2 and NO contents of peripheral blood before and after acupuncture were determined. The results showed that IL-2 and NO contents increased significantly after the warm needling (P < 0.01).
Emergency physicians are frequently confronted with head-injured patients, many of whom have intracranial hypertension. Since direct correlations have been reported between increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and adverse outcome, it is important to rapidly identify and treat these patients. Furthermore, since the actual brain damage that occurs at the(More)
The Waterhouse-Friderichsen (WFS) syndrome, also known as purpura fulminans, is described as acute hemorrhagic necrosis of the adrenal glands and is most often caused by meningococcal infection. This clinical entity is more frequently seen in the pediatric than the adult population and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. The initial(More)
Emergency physicians commonly manage patients with acute respiratory failure who require assisted mechanical ventilation. Several different modes of positive pressure mechanical ventilation can be used to manage these patients when they present to the emergency department. These modes of ventilation have evolved over the last three decades. A comprehensive(More)
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