Chia-liang Ang

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Capecitabine, an oral prodrug of 5-fluorouracil (5FU), has been integrated into the management of multiple cancer types because of convenience of administration and efficacy comparable with 5fu. Cardiotoxicity induced by 5FU-in particular angina-has been well described in the literature, but reports of adverse cardiac events with capecitabine are also(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Comparative studies between open and minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approaches for the treatment of spinal stenosis have mainly investigated immediate postoperative parameters. PURPOSE We aimed to compare the postoperative improvements in functional and pain scores between open versus MIS lumbar laminotomy and to describe the(More)
INTRODUCTION Bisphosphonates have been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of fragility fractures in several landmark clinical trials conducted in Western populations. However, limited studies on bone mineral densitometry (BMD) trends have been conducted in Asian women. We conducted a retrospective review of electronic records to determine the actual(More)
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a severe soft-tissue infection that can lead to high morbidity and mortality. The etiology of NF is often polymicrobial. Although rare, fungal organisms have been known to cause NF. Cryptococcus is a fungal infection that may lead to NF. Here we report the case of a 73-year-old man who had diabetes and presented with pain and(More)
A paucity of appreciation exists that the "double crush" phenomenon can account for persistent leg symptoms even after spinal neural decompression surgery. We present an unusual case of multiple locations of nerve compression causing persistent lower limb paresthesia in a 40-year old male patient. The patient's lower limb paresthesia was persistent after an(More)
PURPOSE To review the immediate postoperative radiographs of 108 patients following conventional or minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to assess the quality of cementation in terms of cement voids and retained cement. METHODS Records of 20 male and 88 female consecutive patients aged 50 to 83 (mean, 67.5) years who underwent conventional TKA(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case series of patients with high-grade musculoskeletal sarcomas whose biopsies of fresh specimens yielded positive Becton Dickinson ProbeTec tests, in addition to confirming diagnoses of high-grade sarcomas. METHODS Fresh biopsies of high-grade musculoskeletal sarcomas were subjected to ProbeTec tests. RESULTS The biopsies of(More)
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