Margaret Jane Lin

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OBJECTIVES Improper placement of the tracheal tube during intubation can lead to dangerous complications, and bedside ultrasound has been proposed as a method of quickly and accurately identifying tube placement. Recent studies in adults have found it to be accurate, but its applicability in pediatric patients is unclear. This systematic review aims to(More)
BACKGROUND Worldwide, one-seventh of cervical cancers occur in China, which lacks a national screening program. By evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of self-collected cervicovaginal specimens tested for human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA (Self-HPV testing) in China, we sought to determine whether Self-HPV testing may serve as a primary cervical cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy remains over whether high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing should be used as a primary screen for cervical cancer. The aims of our study were to assess whether HPV DNA testing could be applied to cervical-cancer screening programmes in China, as well as other similar developing countries. METHODS We did a pooled analysis(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to quantify the correlation between general numeracy and health literacy in an emergency department (ED) setting. METHODS This was a prospective cross-sectional convenience sample study of adult patients in an urban, academic ED with 97,000 annual visits. General numeracy was evaluated using four validated questions and health(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of five health literacy screening instruments in emergency department (ED) patients: the Rapid Evaluation of Adult Literacy in Medicine-Revised (REALM-R), the Newest Vital Sign (NVS), Single Item Literacy Screens (SILS), health numeracy, and physician gestalt. A secondary objective was to(More)
PURPOSE Global data on human papillomavirus (HPV) serological and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) prevalence are essential to optimize HPV prophylactic vaccination strategies. METHODS We conducted a global review of age-specific HPV antibody and studies with both antibody and DNA prevalence for HPV-16, -18, -6, and -11. RESULTS One hundred seventeen studies(More)
Patient comprehension of emergency department (ED) discharge instructions is important for ensuring that patients understand their diagnosis, recommendations for treatment, appropriate follow-up, and reasons to return. However, many patients may not fully understand their instructions. Furthermore, some patients may state they understand their instructions(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between dietary intake and risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or higher (CIN2+) while controlling for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. METHODS In 1999 and 2002, 11,031 women aged 35–50, were screened as part of two cross-sectional population-based cervical cancer screening studies in China.(More)
BACKGROUND Rising health care costs demands justifying prolonged hospitalization for syncope, yet predictors of shorter length of stay (LOS) have not been identified. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to identify independent predictors of LOS for syncope patients presenting to the emergency department (ED). METHODS We performed an analysis of a(More)
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