Chi Wah Chan

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OBJECTIVE We report our experience gaining access to the cavernous sinus via transfacial catheterization of the superior ophthalmic vein through the angular or retromandibular vein. We evaluate the viability of this approach as a safe and convenient alternative pathway for transvenous embolization of the cavernous sinus. METHODS This is a retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a newly emerged disease caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which spread globally in early 2003, affecting over 30 countries. We have used molecular epidemiology to define the patterns of spread of the virus in Hong Kong and beyond. METHODS The case definition of SARS was based on that(More)
We cloned the MP1 gene, which encodes an abundant antigenic cell wall mannoprotein from the dimorphic pathogenic fungus Penicillium marneffei. MP1 is a unique gene without homologs in sequence databases. It codes for a protein, Mp1p, of 462 amino acid residues, with a few sequence features that are present in several cell wall proteins of Saccharomyces(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the pattern of ruptured intracranial aneurysms in terms of size, location, and the prevalence of multiple aneurysms in the Hong Kong Chinese population with subarachnoid haemorrhage. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Three public hospitals in Hong Kong. PATIENTS A total of 267 Chinese patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage from(More)
Hemorrhage in late cerebral radiation necrosis is a rare complication after radiotherapy for intracranial and extracranial neoplasms. We report 5 cases of acute hemorrhage in late radiation necrosis of the temporal lobe following radiation therapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. In a review of the literature, the authors identified a total of 27 such cases.(More)
AIMS To evaluate the usefulness of a single-tube nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in 1497 pulmonary and 536 extrapulmonary specimens. METHODS A single-tube nested PCR, utilising two sets of primers with different melting temperatures (88 degrees C for external primers; 70 degrees C for internal primers) to(More)
An anterior cerebral artery traumatic aneurysm in a 15-month-old infant is described. The diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomographic angiography. The patient recovered fully after successful clipping of the aneurysm. As the signs of traumatic intracranial aneurysm may be subtle especially in young children, a high degree of suspicion is essential in(More)
Dementia is a common medical problem that affects elderly patients. We report on a 77-year-old man with an intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula who presented with dementia that was initially thought to be irreversible and degenerative. Subsequent neuroendovascular intervention resulted in significant functional and cognitive improvement.
Haemorrhage from rupture of petrous ICA aneurysm can be life threatening and emergency treatment is required. We report 2 cases of radiation-induced petrous internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysm presenting with acute haemorrhage (epistaxis and otorrhagia) after radiotherapy (RT) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Both patients had a history of RT(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence of cerebral palsy in local children aged 6 to 12 years and to evaluate service utilisation by those children who attend mainstream schools. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Mainstream primary schools and special needs schools in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS Headmasters or headmistresses of special needs(More)