Bonita Ka-Bo Law

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BACKGROUND Animal and volunteer studies indicate that ropivacaine is associated with less neurologic and cardiac toxicity than bupivacaine. Ropivacaine may offer advantages when used for thoracic paravertebral block. This study was designed to describe the pharmacokinetics of ropivacaine after thoracic paravertebral block. METHODS Twenty female patients(More)
Breast cancer is conventionally treated by surgery and radiotherapy, with adjuvant chemotherapy and hormonotherapy as supplementary treatments. However, such treatments are associated with adverse side effects and drug resistance. In this study, Pheophorbide a (Pa), a photosensitizer isolated from Scutelleria barbata, was analysed for its antiproliferative(More)
Osteoid osteoma is a benign bone tumor that can be removed by marginal excision. Excessive removal of reactive bone may result in significant morbidity. We made use of the highly specific radioactive technetium uptake characteristic of osteoid osteoma for its localization. Radioactive technetium (25 mCi) was injected intravenously 2 hours before surgery to(More)
As an original technique developed by our department, the preliminary result of arthroscopic resection of volar wrist ganglion was first published in 2003. Since then, there were few reports in the literature concerning this new treatment method. The aim of the study is to evaluate the long-term outcome of this treatment technique. From August 1997 to April(More)
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