Kuei-Ling Belinda Chen

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BACKGROUND Venous access is relatively difficult in preterm infants. Central venous catheterization is indicated for pressure monitoring, drug therapy, and nutrition supplementation, which are often critical in the anesthetic management of infants undergoing major surgery. METHODS In 49 critically ill preterm infants weighing less than 1,000 g, the(More)
The analysis of trace elements in biological samples will extend our understanding of the impact that environmental exposure to these elements has on human health. Measuring arsenic content in nails has proven useful in studies evaluating the chronic body burden of arsenic. In this study, we developed methodology with inductively coupled plasma-mass(More)
BACKGROUND Hospital nurses are frontline health care workers in controlling the spread of infectious diseases. It is not known if nurses working in negative pressure isolation wards (NPIWs) are better prepared than before to safely care for patients with common infectious diseases. METHODS For this qualitative descriptive study, 10 nurses were interviewed(More)
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