Yen-Shuo Tsai

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OBJECTIVES Patients with bacteremia have a high mortality and generally require urgent treatment. The authors conducted a study to describe bacteremic patients in emergency departments (EDs) and to identify risk factors for mortality. METHODS Bacteremic patients in EDs were identified retrospectively at a university hospital from January 2007 to December(More)
Objective: Despite major advances in imaging techniques, correct diagnosis of acute aortic dissection is frequently missed. Although as many as one-third of acute cases of aortic dissection involve the abdominal aorta, emergency physicians rarely suspect this lethal disease in patients presenting with abdominal pain. Transabdominal sonography is typically(More)
This study describes a loophole in the international quarantine system during the recent Asian severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak. Specifically, that of travelers disguising symptoms of respiratory tract infection at international airports, in order to board aircraft to return to their home countries-notwithstanding the infection risks this(More)
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