Alex T K Tse

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It has been postulated that the bacteraemia rate following guillotine tonsillectomy is lower than that following dissection tonsillectomy due to intra-operative compression of tonsillar blood vessels by the guillotine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of bacteraemia following dissection and guillotine tonsillectomy. Sixty-four patients(More)
Neoplasms of the facial nerve presenting as a parotid mass are uncommon. In the absence of a facial palsy their origin from the nerve is usually diagnosed intraoperatively. The majority of these neurogenic neoplasms are schwannomas, with neurofibromas occurring rarely. Although the Schwann cell is the key element in both, they have distinct(More)
Ten subjects performed a horizontal pulling task with sudden release for three randomly allocated loads of 20, 40, and 60 N to examine the effect of sudden release load on centre of pressure (COP) motion and the response strategy with respect to load, and also to determine critical loads at which the response strategy must involve stepping to prevent a(More)
Head and neck tumours presenting as a neck abscess or cellulitis are extremely rare. We report two cases of supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma which presented as an abscess in the site of metastatic neck nodes, one of which was occult and a third case of squamous cell carcinoma of the pyriform fossa which presented as cervical cellulitis. Biopsy of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The National Inpatient Sample (NIS) from years 2010 through 2012 was utilized to determine the incidence, predictive risk factors, and outcomes of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) in patients undergoing vascular surgery. DESIGN Retrospective population-based study. SETTING Data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) (2011 through 2013)(More)
BACKGROUND Oral intake for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients is often not an option because of facial trauma, swallowing dysfunctions, altered consciousness, etc. These patients often require percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement for nutrition support. To date, there is lack of studies examining the relationship between the timing of PEG(More)
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