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To evaluate the clinical factors correlated with postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction and the prognostic implication such dysfunction may have. Prospective observational study in a university medical center 58 adult patients successfully resuscitated from nontraumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest over 2 years. Echocardiographic evaluation of the left(More)
In contrast to rapid progress in the molecular biology of olfaction, there are few physiological data to characterize the odor response properties of different populations of olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) and their spatial distributions across the epithelium, which is essential for understanding the coding mechanisms underlying odor discrimination and(More)
AIMS The aim of this paper was to conduct a systematic review of the published literature to address the question: "In pre-hospital adult cardiac arrest (asystole, pulseless electrical activity, pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Fibrillation), does the use of mechanical Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) devices compared to manual CPR(More)
Note From the Writing Group: Throughout this article, the reader will notice combinations of superscripted letters and numbers (eg, " Precourse Preparation EIT-018A "). These call-outs are hyperlinked to evidence-based worksheets, which were used in the development of this article. An appendix of worksheets, applicable to this article, is located at the end(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) (80-mg bolus, followed by 8-mg/h continuous infusion for 72 hours) have been widely studied and used. However, to date no concrete evidence has shown that high-dose PPIs are more effective than non-high-dose PPIs. METHODS We performed a literature search for randomized controlled trials that compared the(More)
AIMS Repeated failed shocks for ventricular fibrillation (VF) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) can worsen the outcome. It is very important to rapidly distinguish between early and late VF. We hypothesised that VF waveform analysis based on detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA) can help predict successful defibrillation. METHODS Electrocardiogram(More)
To understand the coding mechanisms underlying olfactory discrimination, it is necessary to characterize odor response properties of olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs). In contrast with rapid progress in molecular biology, there is little physiological data from ORNs in rodent. To facilitate acquisition of such data, we have developed an intact olfactory(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE In a pilot study conducted during March 14 to April 2, 2003, 2 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) screening scores were developed for predicting SARS among febrile patients presenting to the emergency department (ED). The objective of this study is to validate these scoring systems with a different set of patients. METHODS All adult(More)
The objective of this study was to quantity the extent of emergency department (ED) overcrowding in Taiwan and to identify possible solutions. The ED log was reviewed for all patients who presented to the National Taiwan University Hospital's ED from January 16, 1996 through February 15, 1996. Charts from patients held longer than 72 hours were reviewed.(More)
BACKGROUND The Pan Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS) Clinical Research Network (CRN) was established in collaboration with emergency medical services (EMS) agencies and academic centers in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and UAE-Dubai and aims to report out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) and provide a better(More)