2010 Jul - Report of the Swine Flu Critical Care Clinical Group and Key Learning Points for Future Surge Planning
With the support from Dr S H Liu and other colleagues in the HO Quality and Safety Division (QSD), the COC (ICU) web is now put under the QSD portal. You can access the web by clicking the following link, or go to qsd.home, choose ‘Infection, Emergency & Contingency’ and then COC (ICU).
... 多重抗藥性鮑氏不動桿菌（MDR-AB: Multiply Drug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumanii）短短數年間極速變惡，05/06年只有1.7%患者感染此菌後出現抗藥性，08/09年暴增至最高46% ...
2010 Mar 8 - Central Committee on Infectious Disease and Emergency Responses. Information on the clinical management of ICU patients with human swine influenza (HSI) / influenza A (H1N1). Hong Kong: Hospital Authority
Date: 8 Mar 2010
This document serves as a guide for clinical management of ICU patients with Human Swine Influenza (HSI) / Influenza A (H1N1).
2010 Mar 8 - Central Committee on Infectious Disease and Emergency Responses. HA ICU contingency plan for human swine influenza (HSI) / influenza A (H1N1). Hong Kong: Hospital Authority
Date: 8 Mar 2010
The current H1N1 flu pandemic is expected to increase demands for ICU services and beds in the coming winter season and Hong Kong Hospital Authority (HA) is a well equipped health system that has prepared contingency for the effect of H1N1 flu pandemic.
2010 Mar 8 - Central Committee on Infectious Disease and Emergency Responses. HA ICU contingency plan for mass casualty disaster and major infection outbreak. Hong Kong: Hospital Authority
The Coordinating Committee in Intensive Care [COC(ICU)], with its members comprising of the ICU directors and ICU nurse head representatives, serves the role to provide the professional viewpoints on the preparation of the contingency plan for critical care surge capacity, which are outlined in the following.
香港大學微生物學系發現致命新品種毛霉菌，也是全球首次發現，命名香港型橫梗霉屬（ Lichtheimia hongkongensis）。
Hydroxyethyl starches (HES) are synthetic colloids commonly used for fluid resuscitation, yet controversy exists about their impact on kidney function.
Although the proportion of cases affecting elderly persons aged ≥65 years was small, the proportion of severe and fatal cases among the HSI cases aged ≥65 years were much higher at 10.08% and 4.03% respectively. The majority (73.8%) of fatal cases had at least one pre-existing chronic condition. The proportion of fatal cases among persons with chronic conditions is almost 40 times higher than cases without chronic diseases.
2010 Jan - Summary of human infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus reported to WHO, January 2003-March 2009: cluster-associated cases.
WHO presents a summary of the global epidemiology of cluster-associated H5N1 infection cases up to the end of August 2009. During 2003-2009, 54 clusters of H5N1 infection were identified involving 138 cases (29% of 480 cases).
January 13, 2010 (Miami, Florida) — Aerosolized bronchodilators are independently associated with an increased risk for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill patients, according to results from an observational study presented here at the Society of Critical Care Medicine 39th Critical Care Congress.
Question: What is the current information regarding high-dose or prolonged duration of oseltamivir in patients critically ill with 2009 H1N1 infection?
... 但中文大學兒科學系過去兩年接獲最少 4宗兒童注射疫苗後仍受感染個案，其中兩人細菌入血要接受深切治療（ Intensive Care Unit簡稱 ICU）... 主因是疫苗只能預防逾 90個品種的肺炎鏈球菌中「最惡」的 7種，有其他「小霸王」已出現 .....
The Task Force on Human Swine Influenza has reviewed the clinical evidence as well as drug insert and came to a consensus on the suggested use of intravenous zanamivir in HA hospitals. When prescribing this drug, clinicians have to follow current policy on the use of unregistered drugs in HA hospitals, to seek approval from the Chief of Service of the department and to inform hospital pharmacy of the administration.
2009 Dec - Mobile computed tomography scanner for head and neck imaging. Hong Kong: Hospital Authority; revised 2009 Dec. (Hospital Authority Healthcare Technology Assessment Brief; HTA RR/07/06)
I am pleased to inform you that a new, monthly, electronic drug news bulletin, the Drug News, has been launched by the Department of Health. The first issue of the Drug News has been uploaded onto the following website: http://www.psdh.gov.hk/eps/DrugNews.
The purpose of publishing the Drug News is to provide healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical traders with a monthly summary of local and overseas drug safety news captured in the previous month. It is hoped that the Drug News will assist you in keeping abreast with the latest drug safety issues.
Documents prepared by the Clinical Group support the NHS in ensuring that critical care arrangements are strengthened during both the current H1N1 pandemic and any future, potentially more serious, pandemic strain.
2009 Sep - Clinical Guidance for the Management of Influenza-Like Illness in the Context of Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Virus in Adult Intensive Care Units
The guideline provides clinical guidance for the management of adult patients with severe influenza infections in the context of pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 Influenza in intensive care units.