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Sudden cardiac death remains a major health issue in western countries as well as in Hong Kong. Despite increasing knowledge of the mechanisms and risk factors of sudden cardiac death, methods for identifying high-risk candidates and predicting the efficacy of measures to prevent sudden cardiac death are still inadequate. A significant proportion of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the epidemiology of Candida bloodstream infection in the Intensive Care Unit. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING A 22-bed, mixed medical and surgical Intensive Care Unit of a 1400-bed university teaching hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS All adult patients (>18 years) who had at least one blood culture positive for Candida. RESULTS(More)
Background and study aims: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography-related infections are of increasing global concern due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria such as carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE), with bacterial biofilm production postulated as one cause of persistent infection from such virulent organisms. Because(More)
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