Matthew Huei-Ming Ma

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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)
To evaluate the incidence, risk factors, foci, isolated organisms, and outcomes of infections in the survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) within the first 7 days after resuscitation. Retrospective cohort study in the intensive care unit of a university hospital. We enrolled 117 survivors of adult nontraumatic OHCA victims who survived more(More)
PURPOSE The aim was to investigate the effects of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and compare the results with those of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). METHODS We analyzed our extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) results for patients who received ECPR for OHCA or IHCA in the last 5(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy and timeliness of using tracheal ultrasound to examine endotracheal tube placement during emergency intubation. METHODS This was a prospective, observational study, conducted at the emergency department of a national university teaching hospital. Patients received emergency intubation because(More)
OBJECTIVE Advanced life support (ALS) guidelines are widely adopted for healthcare provider training with recommendations for retraining every two years or longer. This systematic review studies the retention of adult ALS knowledge and skills following completion of an ALS course in healthcare providers. METHODS We retrieved original articles using(More)
OBJECTIVE Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) significantly improves survival of cardiac arrest victims. Dispatch assistance increases bystander CPR, but the quality of dispatcher-assisted CPR remains unsatisfactory. This study was conducted to assess the effect of adding interactive video communication to dispatch instruction on the quality of(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)
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)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Refractory cardiac arrest still has a grave prognosis under conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We present the recent studies in extracorporeal CPR (ECPR) for the treatment of refractory cardiac arrest. RECENT FINDINGS Apart from the studies of ECPR in pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA), there was an increasing(More)
AIM OF STUDY Unrecognized one-lung intubations (also known as main-stem intubation) can lead to hypoventilation, atelectasis, barotrauma, and even patient death. Many traditional methods can be employed to detect one-lung intubation; however, each of these methods has limitations and is not consistently reliable in emergency settings. This study aimed to(More)