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Some advocates of globalisation argue that a free market with little regulation is the best approach for achieving cost-effective healthcare. Healthcare, however, is different from other business activities in that it is typically less profit-driven; instead, it often involves the goal of providing equitable care to the underprivileged. Traditionally, the(More)
Mobile healthcare is an important extension of electronic healthcare. It enables the caregivers to have an ubiquitous and uninterrupted access to patients' clinical data and the latest medical knowledge; concurrently, it allows patients with chronic conditions to remain under constant observation without needing to be physically present at the clinic. The(More)
PURPOSE One complication of thrombolysis is intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). We investigated whether treatment with tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) for ischemic infarction results in a higher risk of ICH in patients with kidney dysfunction, who are predisposed to treatment complications due to their bleeding tendency. METHODS A total of 297 patients(More)
New and improved techniques have been continuously introduced into CT and MR imaging modalities for the diagnosis and therapy planning of acute stroke. Nevertheless, non-contrast CT (NCCT) is almost always used by every institution as the front line diagnostic imaging modality due to its high affordability and availability. Consequently, the potential(More)
The recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) has shown effective in improving the outcome of early acute ischemic if less than one third of the territory of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) was involved. The Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) method has been adopted to assess the MCA involvement by many institutions. However, ASPECTS(More)
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