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Dental computed tomography (CT) has become a common tool when carrying out dental implants, yet there is little information available on its associated cancer risk. The objective of this study was to estimate the lifetime-attributable risk (LAR) of cancer incidence that is associated with the radiation dose from dental CT scans and to evaluate the effect of(More)
BACKGROUND CT scanning of the abdomen is a highly accurate diagnostic tool for acute appendicitis. However, it is still relatively expensive in Taiwan, especially in hospitals which have adopted a global budgeting scheme. The purpose of this study was to analyse the cost of the management of this disease with and without CT scanning. METHOD A(More)
Study design:Cross-sectional, correlational design.Objectives:To examine the effects of individual demographics, activities of daily living, social support, and self-concept on depressive symptoms in people with spinal cord injury (SCI).Setting:A convenience sample of 135 adults with SCI was recruited from medical and rehabilitation centres in(More)
The impact of infection control measures (ICMs) on emergency resuscitation during an outbreak is unclear. The purpose of this retrospective observational study was to investigate the outcomes of emergency resuscitation after implementation of ICMs. Data were collected for the period 1 January to 4 July in 2003 from a 1732-bed tertiary care hospital in(More)
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