Lee C.-C.,Dali Jen Ai Hospital |
Lin H.-P.,Dali Jen Ai Hospital |
Ho W.-C.,Dali Jen Ai Hospital |
Lin G.-D.,Dali Jen Ai Hospital |
Su M.-S.,Dali Jen Ai Hospital
Journal of Medical Ultrasound | Year: 2010
A 69-year-old female presented with abdominal pain for 3 days without trauma history. Ultrasound examination showed that she had a hepatic cystic lesion, which was enhanced on contrast computed tomography. Surgical intervention was performed 6 days after admission; bloody ascites in the peritoneal cavity, a ruptured cyst 12 cm in size, and a rupture hole over the cystic wall were noted. Spontaneous rupture is an infrequent presentation in a simple hepatic cyst with only a few case reports in the English and Japanese literature. Spontaneous rupture of a simple hepatic cyst with intracystic hemorrhage can pose a problem in differential diagnosis from cystic neoplasm of the liver and needs further management. © 2010 Chinese Taipei Society of Ultrasound in Medicine & Elsevier.
Chen S.-L.,Hungkuang University |
Tsai S.-F.,Taichung Veterans General Hospital |
Hsieh M.-M.,Yumin Medical Corporation |
Lee L.-L.,Dali Jen Ai Hospital |
Tzeng Y.-L.,China Medical University at Taichung
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention | Year: 2016
Background: Nurses are the most visible, frontline personnel providing health education to patients. In particular, nurse experience with Pap examinations have the potential to influence women's attitudes toward screening for cervical cancer. However, nurses in Taiwan have lower rates of Pap testing than the general population. Understanding the factors predicting nurse intent to have a Pap exam and Pap exam status would inform interventions and policies to increase their Pap exam uptake. Therefore, the present study was undertaken. Materials and Methods: Data were collected by questionnaire from a convenient sample of 504 nurses at a regional hospital in central Taiwan between August and October 2011 and analyzed by descriptive statistics, confirmatory factor analysis, and logistic regression. Results: Nurse intention to have a Pap exam was predicted by younger age, less negative attitudes toward Pap exams, and greater influence of others recommendations. However, nurses were more likely to actually have had a Pap exam if they were older, married, had sexual experience, and had a high intention to have a Pap exam. Conclusions: Nurses who are younger than 34 years old, unmarried, sexually inexperienced, and with low intention to have a Pap exam should be targeted with interventions to educate them not only about the importance of Pap exams in detecting cervical cancer, but also about strategies to decrease pain and embarrassment during exams. Nurses with less negative attitudes and experiences related to Pap exams would serve as role models to persuade women to have Pap exams, thus increasing the uptake rate of Pap exams in Taiwan.