MDW Biomarker Study Findings Lin-Kou Medical Center, Taiwan

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Early Detection of Sepsis in the Emergency Department

Over-crowding at major hospitals is a major problem around the world. In this webinar, Dr. Julian Chen-June Seak examines the overcrowding and risk stratification in the emergency department and discusses the urgent need for early detection of sepsis.

It may be very difficult for even the most experienced physician to detect sepsis earlier because signs and symptoms may be very non-specific and vague. There are many sources of infection that need to be identified and it is often hard for emergency physicians to perform such detection in very busy emergency departments.

Dr. Seak looks at preliminary findings of a study examining 198 total adult patients. The primary outcome was to compare the diagnostic accuracy between Monocyte Distribution Width (MDW), WBC, and procalcitonin (PCT) in predicting sepsis-2 and sepsis-3 patients.

After attending the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand current and future detection tools for sepsis
  • Learn about improved early detection of sepsis with the novel MDW biomarker
  • Find out preliminary findings of the MDW study at one of the largest and busiest emergency departments in the world

Presenter: Julian Chen-June Seak, M.D., MSc.

Dr. Chen-June Seak is the deputy director and a senior consultant in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Lin-Kou Medical Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and assistant professor at School of Medicine, Chang Gung University in Taiwan. He is a board-certified intensive care and toxicology specialist. Dr. Seak’s research interests include emergency department scoring systems and methods of early risk stratification. He has co-authored over 50 papers in various international peer-reviewed, indexed scientific journals and local journals to date, and is the associate editor of Journal of Acute Medicine (JACME). He is also the current Secretary-General of Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine (TSEM).