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By A. T. Ahuja, C. G. C. Ooi

Serious acute breathing syndrome (SARS) is a devastating illness and even supposing the virus would seem to were contained, it truly is transparent that the influence it has had around the globe, and will have back sooner or later, is gigantic. Hong Kong has been considerably impacted within the fresh SARS outbreak, and clinicians and researchers alike have won loads of event in facing the ailment at brief observe. This new publication goals to be a state-of-the artwork replace on SARS, with specific connection with imaging, which performs a very important function within the analysis, administration and follow-up of sufferers with the ailment (it is greatly permitted that SARS sufferers can't be controlled with out imaging and it truly is incorporated within the who is personal record of diagnostic standards for the disease). The booklet also will supply a viewpoint at the therapy and event of the affliction outdoors Hong Kong.

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Remove cap/face-shield Remove gown Remove glove Wash hands Remove visor/mask Wash hands Removing PPE (clean gown to keep for re-use) 1. Remove cap/face-shield 2. Remove glove 3. Remove gown – fold inside-out and keep in plastic bag 4. Wash hands 5. Remove visor/mask 6. Wash hands Managing patients with suspected SARS One of the first principles of medical practice is ‘do no harm’. It was quickly apparent that hospitals with communal, congested wards were a hazard to any patient or staff member who entered the ward and who did not have the illness.

Int/ csr/sarscountry/2003_05_09/en/ (accessed 9 May 2003). 10. Booth CM, Matukas LM, Tomlinson GA et al. Clinical features and short-term outcomes of 144 patients with SARS in the Greater Toronto area. J Am Med Assoc Exp 2003; 289 (21): 1–9. 11. Lee N, Hui D, Wu A, Chan P, Cameron P, Joynt G et al. A major outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Hong Kong. New Eng J Med 2003; 348: 1986–1994. 12. Poutanen SM, Low DE, Henry B, Finkelstein S, Rose D, Green K et al. Identification of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Canada.

In the early assessment phase, very few patients have chest signs [8]. Sore throat, lymphadenopathy and skin rashes are also absent. Basic observations are performed at every follow-up including pulse rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature and oxygen saturation (if available) on room air. Although a pyrexia (Ͼ38°C) is a characteristic feature of patients with probable SARS after admission to hospital and is a hallmark of WHO guidelines, many patients did not have documented pyrexia when screened in our clinic within a few days of the onset of symptoms [8].

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