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OBJECTIVES We conducted this study to determine the result of prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and the predictive factors for hospital discharge and ECMO weaning. BACKGROUND Prolonged CPR carries considerable associated mortality and morbidity. As yet, ECMO for prolonged CPR has no definite(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation and to estimate how long cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be extended with acceptable results. DESIGN Review of consecutive adult in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation patients without return of spontaneous circulation in 10 mins and with(More)
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), instead of ventricular assist device (VAD), could work as the first-line treatment of choice for fulminant myocarditis (FM) with profound shock if intraaortic balloon pumping was inadequate. We reviewed our experience in treating FM with ECMO and compared it with the literature that described the use of(More)
We reviewed the records of 65 patients with panhypopituitarism (PHP) for the frequency and types of infections requiring hospitalization, and documented serious infections in 13 of 65 patients with PHP. The increased frequency of serious infectious diseases in patients with PHP is likely to contribute to increased age-specific mortality.
BACKGROUND Surgical site infection surveillance (SSI) is important for the improvement of care and patient safety. Most SSI surveillance systems focus on hospital settings, whereas numerous infectious events occur after discharge. AIM To evaluate the patient care trajectory after discharge, we linked the hospital discharge database and the National Health(More)
We successfully applied the papillary muscle sling concept in mitral valve reconstruction of an infant with dilated cardiomyopathy. This new method of banding the two papillary muscles together can shorten the distance of the base between the two papillary muscles, reduce the severity of mitral regurgitation, and remodel the dilated left ventricle without(More)
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