Lok S. Wong

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The aim of this study was to compare the ability of artificial neural networks and the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score to predict mortality in adult intensive care units. The same physiological variables were used in both predictive models to predict hospital mortality from a data set of 8796 patients collected from 26 adult(More)
The military and some civilian rescue agencies have a requirement for portable ventilators in the anaesthetic, resuscitation and pre-hospital environment. This paper describes two new portable ventilators specifically designed to satisfy the military requirement for lightweight, robust and versatile equipment which can also be used in a contaminated(More)
Post-systolic shortening is a wall motion abnormality defined as shortening of cardiac muscle after the end of ejection and usually regarded as a manifestation of ischaemia. This study was designed to determine whether changes in preload may alter the magnitude of ischaemia-induced post-systolic shortening. Eleven beagles were anaesthetized (halothane 0.8%)(More)
OBJECTIVE An algorithm to improve the response time of a clinical respiratory multigas analyser is presented. METHODS The algorithm involves the application of a second order differential equation to the analyser gas output signals in real-time. The adjusted analyser output signals are compared with those of a quadrupole respiratory mass spectrometer(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to investigate the changes in regional distensibility of the ischemic segment and of a remote nonischemic segment brought about by graded myocardial ischemia. BACKGROUND Ventricular distensibility is a major determinant of left ventricular end-diastolic pressure. The effects of graded myocardial ischemia on the regional(More)
—Sonar sensor arrays potentially produce huge amounts of data to be recorded or transmitted over a telemetry system. Compression can reduce the required storage or transmission bandwidth, or allow a larger or higher fidelity array. We use a dataset for a sonar array receiving acoustic communication signals from a transmitter in a lake test. We compress the(More)
When a spa bath was installed in the maternity unit of Osborne Park Hospital, a Quality Assurance survey was undertaken to try to identify any potential problems. At the same time a client satisfaction survey was conducted. The study highlighted many benefits to the client as an alternative method of pain management. At the same time no obvious problems(More)
OBJECTIVE An IBM PC-based real-time data acquisition, monitoring and analysis system was developed for the assessment of cardio-respiratory function, i.e. airway dead space, alveolar volume and pulmonary blood flow, using oscillating inert inspired gas forcing signals. METHODS The forcing gas mixture was generated by an in-house sinusoid gas delivery(More)
Though a sustained post-ischemic decrease in contractile function has been clearly established, post-ischemic diastolic function has not been thoroughly investigated. Accordingly, 11 anesthetized (isoflurane 1%) open-chest beagles were instrumented to measure left ventricular pressure and dimensions (circumferential length and wall thickness) in an(More)
The effects of nitrous oxide on left ventricular diastolic function and its potential interactions with ischemia-induced diastolic dysfunction have not been described. Accordingly, we investigated the effects of nitrous oxide in ischemic and remote nonischemic myocardium during baseline, 90 min severe low-flow myocardial ischemia (systolic bulge), and(More)