Wei-Nung Teng

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BACKGROUND Continuous passive motion after a major knee surgery optimizes functional prognosis, but causes severe pain. In this study, we assessed the effect of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IVPCA) on postoperative pain management in unilateral and bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS Data were collected retrospectively from a(More)
Medical records of 203 healthy full-term infants were reviewed to determine the range of axillary temperatures for newborn infants, factors that affect temperature and nursery management of infants with temperatures outside published normal ranges. The mean birth temperature was 36.5 degrees C (S.D. = 0.6 degrees C). Temperature was associated with birth(More)
BACKGROUND With the use of previously published data, new sevoflurane-remifentanil interaction models of various degrees of sedation were created and adapted to desflurane-fentanyl by using minimal alveolar concentration and opioid equivalencies. These models were used to predict return of responsiveness in patients undergoing scoliosis surgery during a(More)
BACKGROUND Low central venous pressure (CVP) produced by fluid restriction has been applied to liver transplant recipients in order to decrease blood loss. However, CVP is not reliable for monitoring intravascular volume and ventricular filling. In addition, doubts remain over the association between fluid restriction and acute kidney injury (AKI). We(More)
BACKGROUND Patient controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) has been used commonly for postoperative pain management following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to compare a single standardized PCEA protocol in patients who received unilateral TKA with patients who received simultaneous bilateral TKA. METHODS From October 2003 to(More)
Glutaric aciduria type 1 (GA1) is a rare, inherited mitochondrial disorder that results from deficiency of mitochondrial glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase. Most patients develop neurological dysfunction early in life, which leads to severe disabilities. We present a 37-month-old girl with GA1 manifested as macrocephaly and hypotonia who received comprehensive(More)
BACKGROUND Epidural needle insertion is traditionally a blind technique whose success depends on the experience of the operator. The authors describe a novel method using a fiber-needle-based swept-source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT) to identify epidural space. METHODS An optical fiber probe was placed into a hollow 18-gauge Tuohy needle. It was(More)
BACKGROUND Selecting an effective dose of sedative drugs in combined upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy is complicated by varying degrees of pain stimulation. We tested the ability of 5 response surface models to predict depth of sedation after administration of midazolam and alfentanil in this complex model. The procedure was divided into 3 phases:(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The Stagnara wake-up test assesses neurological deficits during scoliosis surgery, and response surface interaction models for opioids and inhaled agents predicts anesthetic drug effects. We hypothesized that there is an optimal desflurane-fentanyl dosing regimen that can provide a faster and more predictable wake-up time, while also(More)
The role of capnography in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is controversial. Simultaneous supplemental oxygen, position of patient, open mouth breathing pattern, and anatomy of the oral and nasal cavity can influence capnography accuracy. This study first measured capnographic data via the nasal or oral cavity during sedated EGD. Secondly, we investigated(More)