Esther Siu-Chun Ng

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INTRODUCTION Gallbladder carcinoma has been associated with various paraneoplastic syndromes. These may be the presenting manifestations that lead the clinician to a diagnosis. CASE REPORT We report a case of small cell gallbladder carcinoma complicated by paraneoplastic hyponatremia. The hyponatremia was further exacerbated by platinum-based(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is an important mitogen and its secretion in neonatal animals has been shown to be affected by thyroid hormone levels. EGF in blood of humans is found in both platelets (as reflected in its serum level) and in plasma; its origin in plasma remains unclear. Serum and plasma EGF were studied in a group of patients with thyroid(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Both larger molecule removal and dialyzer biocompatibility have been implicated in the high-flux hemodialysis (HD)-associated favorable outcome. In an attempt to delineate the effect of membrane permeability, we performed a randomized, crossover study to compare the inflammatory biomarkers, lipid profile, and aortic pulse wave(More)
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