Eugene Yeung

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Cancer cachexia is characterised by a progressive loss of muscle, resulting in functional impairment and shorter survival. Eicosapentaenoic acid, an n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish, has been studied for its role as an anti-cachexia therapy. Initial results of eicosapentaenoic supplementation in advanced cancer were promising with improvements(More)
1. Colchicine is a highly active alkaloid used in the treatment of gouty arthritis and pseudogout. In overdose colchicine inhibits cell division effecting organs with a high rate of cell turn-over, such as the gastrointestinal tract and bone marrow. Early fatality results from cardiovascular collapse and respiratory failure, however pancytopenia and(More)
Manganese-containing superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD) plays a critical role in guarding against mitochondrial oxidative stress. Abnormal myocardial mitochondrial metabolism of reactive oxygen species plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiac dysfunction. We hypothesised that chronic treatment with N-acetylcysteine, an antioxidant and(More)
A surgically introduced biliary endoprosthesis in a patient with a cholangiocarcinoma prevented extraction of a calculus in the lower common bile duct through a T-tube track. The problem was solved by the introduction of a second endoprosthesis across the ampulla of Vater through the T-tube track in order to prevent obstruction of the common bile duct by(More)
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