Sen-Kuang Hou

Sen-Kuang Hou
Taipei Medical University Hospital | TMUH · Department of Medicine

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Background: Iron is a vital trace element for energy production and oxygen transportation; importantly, it is essential to athletic performance. Maintaining iron balance is tightly controlled at systemic and cellular levels. This study aimed to determine serum iron tests, hepcidin levels, and cellular iron import and export activities in periphera...
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Objectives This study aims to investigate whether combining scoring systems with monocyte distribution width (MDW) improves early sepsis detection in older adults in the emergency department (ED). Methods In this prospective observational study, we enrolled older adults aged ≥60 years who presented with confirmed infectious diseases to the ED. Thr...
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Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a public health issue in numerous countries. Oxygen supplementation is the standard and initial management for acute CO poisoning. Normobaric oxygen (NBO) and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapies for CO poisoning have been discussed for several decades. NBO, one-session HBO, two-session HBO, and three-session HBO have...
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Objectives: To investigate the association between increased monocyte distribution width (MDW) and pediatric sepsis in the emergency department (ED). Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: A single academic hospital study. Patients: Patients from birth to the age of 18 years who presented at the ED of an academic hospital with systemic...
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(1) Background: Our study investigated whether monocyte distribution width (MDW) could be used in emergency department (ED) settings as a predictor of prolonged length of stay (LOS) for patients with COVID-19. (2) Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted; patients presenting to the ED of an academic hospital with confirmed COVID-19 were...
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Objectives: This study compared the diagnostic accuracy of pretreatment circulation collateral scoring (CS) system using digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and computed tomography angiography (CTA) in predicting favorable functional outcome (FFO) after intra-arterial endovascular thrombectomy (IA-EVT). Subgroup analysis characterizing scoring s...
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Introduction When a child presents with fever in the clinical encounter, parents are usually concerned about alleviating the fever. However, the indications for selecting an appropriate drug from the most commonly used antipyretic drugs acetaminophen and ibuprofen remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of ac...
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(1) Background: Sepsis is a life-threatening condition, and most patients with sepsis first present to the emergency department (ED) where early identification of sepsis is challenging due to the unavailability of an effective diagnostic model. (2) Methods: In this retrospective study, patients aged ≥20 years who presented to the ED of an academic...
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Background/purpose The evidence provided by syntheses of the preventative effects of gabexate mesilate against pancreatitis among patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is limited and highly heterogeneous. To enhance the understanding of this topic, this study aimed to provide overview of gabexate mesilate on prev...
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Background Cholesterol metabolism is tightly regulated at the cellular level. This study was to measure the expression levels of ATP‐binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) and G1 (ABCG1), scavenger receptor class B type I (SR‐BI) and class A (SRA), and CD36 mRNAs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in response to 100‐km ultramarathon eve...
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Background: The change in N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels follows a paradox imposed by strenuous endurance exercise. Previous reports showed significant body weight (BW) loss was common in ultramarathon runners. This study investigated whether the BW change and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system activation contribute...
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia. The most common diagnostic method, 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), can record episodes of arrhythmia from which the type and severity can be determined. The Heart Spectrum Blood Pressure Monitor (P2; OSTAR Meditech Corp., New Taipei City, Taiwan) is used to measure cardiovascular pressure cha...
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Trial-protocol_20170504.doc—Clinical Trial Protocol. (DOC)
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Original Clinical Research Protocol.pdf—Original Clinical Research Protocol. (PDF)
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Statistical Analysis Plan_20170503.doc—Statistical Analysis Plan. (DOC)
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Background: This retrospective study evaluated the use of a smartphone application to facilitate communication between the emergency physician (EP) and the interventional cardiologist in order to minimize the time to cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) activation and time to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: We retrospectiv...
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia. The most common diagnostic method, 12-lead ECG, can record episodes of arrhythmia from which the type and severity can be determined. The Heart Spectrum Blood Pressure Monitor (P2, OSTAR Meditech Corp.) is used to measure cardiovascular pressure change, with fast Fourier transform (FFT) analys...
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Importance Limited information exists about the epidemiology, recognition, management, and outcomes of patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).Objectives To evaluate intensive care unit (ICU) incidence and outcome of ARDS and to assess clinician recognition, ventilation management, and use of adjuncts—for example prone positi...
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Background: Mesenteric ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is a serious pathophysiologic process that can trigger the development of multiorgan dysfunction. Acute lung injury is a major cause of death among mesenteric I/R patients, as current treatments remain inadequate. Stem cell-based therapies are considered novel strategies for treating several...
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Background: Ultramarathon is a high endurance exercise associated with a wide range of exercise-related problems, such as acute kidney injury (AKI). Early recognition of individuals at risk of AKI during ultramarathon event is critical for implementing preventative strategies. Objectives: To investigate the impact of speed variability to identif...
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Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is an effective trigger of the inflammatory response during infection with gram-negative bacilli (GNB), which implicates the pathogenesis of sepsis and septic shock. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are shown to have a significant role in the fine-tuning of toll-like receptor (TLR) Ymediated inflammatory response. We profiled m...
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Objective: To evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of acute kidney injury (AKI) in 100-km ultramarathon runners. Design: Prospective observational study. Setting: The 2011 Soochow University ultramarathon, in which each athlete ran for 100 km. Participants: All Taiwanese entrants who participated in the 100-km race and lived in the no...
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Case reports have indicated that a tropical cyclone may increase Emergency Department (ED) visits significantly. To examine emergency health care demands across a series of tropical cyclones, and to build a predictive model to analyze a cyclone's potential effect. This was an observational non-concurrent prospective study performed in Taiwan. Twent...
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This study compares the serological markers between runners who are hepatitis B virus carries (HBVc) and runners who are non-HBVc in a 100-km ultra-marathon race. Blood samples of 8 HBVc and 18 non-HBVc runners were drawn 1 week before, immediately following, and 24 h after the race. Samples were analyzed and compared between the 2 groups for liver...
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The objective is to evaluate the diagnosis of foreign body (FB) ingestion and report on the endoscopic management in Taiwan. This retrospective study enrolled 159 adult patients with confirmed diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal FBs who received endoscopic management in the emergency department. The patients' mean age was 57.0 ± 19.2 years, and 66...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical use of inflammatory marker triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells (TREM)-1 at admission for differentiating between typical and atypical bacterial community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). A prospective, noninterventional study of patients with CAP hospitalized through the emergency departm...
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The aims of the study were to evaluate the incidence of newly diagnosed primary overt hypothyroidism among adults admitted through the emergency department (ED) and to assess how previously undiagnosed hypothyroidism presents. From July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2006, 56 adult patients were enrolled for further analysis. The incidence of newly diagnosed...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of patients of unexpected cardiac arrest initially resuscitated by first responders with dissimilar experiences under the support of cardiac arrest team (CAT). All unexpected cardiac arrest patients receiving in-hospital resuscitation with the activation of CAT in a tertiary-care teaching hospita...
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A press through package (PTP) is commonly used as a package for drugs and also being seen increasingly in cases of foreign body in the digestive tract. We presented three cases of inadvertent PTP ingestion with a variety of clinical presentations. Although commonly considered to be small and soft to cause bowel damage, a PTP tends to be caught and...
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Abdominal pain is one of the most common chief complaints of patients presenting to the emergency department and, among the diagnoses of abdominal pain, appendicitis is the most common surgical disorder. Traditionally, the diagnosis of appendicitis is based on well-established clinical criteria combined with physician experience. However, appendici...
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Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is a rare radiographic finding of significance. Most cases with HPVG are related to mesenteric ischemia that have been associated with extended bowel necrosis and fatal outcome. With the help of computed tomography (CT) in early diagnosis of HPVG, the clinical outcome of patients with mesenteric ischemia has improve...

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