The impact of SARS on a tertiary care pediatric emergency department
- A Clinical Prediction Rule for Diagnosing Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in the Emergency Department. Leung, Gabriel M.; Rainer, Timothy H.; Lau, Fei-Lung; Wong, Irene O.L.; Tong, Anna; Wong, Tai-Wai; Kong, James H.B.; Hedley, Anthony J.; Lam, Tai-Hing // Annals of Internal Medicine;9/7/2004, Vol. 141 Issue 5, p333
Background: Accurate, objective models of triage for patients with suspected severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) could assess risks and improve decisions about isolation and inpatient treatment. Objective: To develop and validate a clinical prediction rule for identifying patients with SARS...
- SARS can be detected using a simple scoring system. // Nursing Standard;2/18/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 23, p10
Discusses a research on the how a scoring system for severe acute respiratory syndrome can provide a rapid and reliable clinical decision to help detect cases in hospital emergency departments. Reference to a study by T.-L. Wang et al published in the 2004 issue of the "Annals of Emergency...
- Control Measures for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan. Shiing-Jer Twu; Tzay-Jinn Chen; Chie-Jen Chen; Olsen, Sonja J.; Long-Teng Lee; Fisk, Tamara; Kwo-Hsiung Hsu; Shan-Chwen Chang; Kow-Tong Chen; I-Hsin Chiang; Yi-Chun Wu; Jiunn-Shyan Wu; Dowell, Scott F. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jun2003, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p718
Describes the control measures for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan. Number of probable cases of SARS; Epidemiology of SARS; Personal protective equipment used.
- THE SPECTER OF SARS. // World & I;Jul2003, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p44
Highlights the reports from various newspapers and periodicals about the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic that originated in China. Countries in Asia that were severly affected by the epidemic; Cases of SARS in Canada; Economic impact of the SARS epidemic; Criticism on the...
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Singapore: Clinical Features of Index Patient and Initial Contacts. Li-Yang Hsu; Cheng-Chuan Lee; Green, Justin A.; Ang, Brenda; Paton, Nicholas I.; Lee, Lawrence; Villacian, Jorge S.; Poh-Lian Lim; Earnest, Arul; Yee-Sin Leo // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jun2003, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p713
Describes the clinical features of index patient and initial contacts of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Singapore. Occurrence of the index case; Demographic description of patients with SARS; Clinical course of SARS.
- Microbiologic Characteristics, Serologic Responses, and Clinical Manifestations in Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Taiwan. Po-Reh Hsueh; Cheng-Hsiang Hsiao; Shiou-Hwei Yeh; Wei-Kung Wang; Pei-Jer Chen; Jin-Town Wang; Shan-Chwen Chang; Chuan-Liang Kao; Pan-Chyr Yang // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Sep2003, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p1163
Presents a study that examined the microbiologic characteristics, serologic responses and clinical manifestations in severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan. Methodology; Thin-section electron micrograph of severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated corona-virus grown in Vero E6...
- What's in a name? Nadasdi, Miklos // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/8/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 1, p14
Comments on the name given by the medical community to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Implications of the stigma cast on affected regions; Common practice in naming diseases; Proposal to rename SARS with a scientifically acceptable term.
- An outbreak of SARS among healthcare workers. Tze Wai Wong // Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Jul2003, Vol. 60 Issue 7, p528
Focuses on the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong, China. Source of SARS infection among healthcare workers; Lessons learned from the outbreak; Response of the community to the outbreak.
- Quarantine for SARS, Taiwan. Ying-Hen Hsieh; Chwan-Chuan King; Chen, Cathy W. S.; Mei-Shang Ho; Jen-Yu Lee; Feng-Chi Liu; Yi-Chun Wu; JulianWu, Jiunn-Shyan // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Feb2005, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p278
During the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan, >150,000 persons were quarantined, 24 of whom were later found to have laboratory-confirmed SARS-coronavirus (SARS-CoV) infection. Since no evidence exists that SARS-CoV is infective before the onset of symptoms and...