Francis Ting

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BACKGROUND Current data on the use of irreversible electroporation (IRE) in the treatment of prostate cancer (PCa) is limited. We aim to evaluate the safety, short-term functional and oncological outcomes of focal IRE in low-intermediate risk PCa. METHODS Between February 2013 and May 2014, 32 consecutive men underwent IRE at a single centre. Patients(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the detection rates of (68) Ga-PSMA-positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) in patients with biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP), and also the impact on their management. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 300 consecutive patients with prostate cancer (PCa) who underwent (68) Ga-PSMA-PET/CT(More)
This is a retrospective study of 53 patients with spinal tuberculosis treated in Sarawak General Hospital from 1994 until 1998. The study showed that the mean age in patients with spinal tuberculosis was 40.2 years, and was more common in male (70%) and in Iban population (50%). The clinical presentation included backache (94%); abscess (45%); neurological(More)
BACKGROUND There are conflicting results in the literature regarding the tumor volume (TV) threshold that defines insignificant prostate cancer (PCa). In this study, we retrospectively evaluate the association of an increasing TV with biochemical recurrence (BCR) following radical prostatectomy (RP) in order to provide further clarification surrounding the(More)
Focal therapy has emerged as a tissue-sparing treatment modality for selected men with low to intermediate volume, localized prostate cancer with the advantage of reducing treatment morbidity because of preservation of untreated prostate tissue and surrounding structures. Irreversible electroporation is an emerging interventional focal therapy modality that(More)
CONTEXT The triad of acute pancreatitis, hypertriglyceridemia and diabetes is a rare occurrence. CASE REPORT A previously well 19-year-old male presented to the emergency department with 24-hour history of epigastric pain, associated with polyuria and nausea. Biochemical markers showed the presence of hyperglycemia (blood sugar level 15 mmol/L) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and externally validate a predictive model for detection of significant prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Development of the model was based on a prospective cohort including 393 men who underwent multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) before biopsy. External validity of the model was then examined retrospectively in(More)
Pedicle screw system has increasingly been used for correction of thoracic scoliosis. It offers several biomechanical advantages over hook system as it controls all three-column of the spine with enhanced stability. Of many techniques of pedicle screw placement in the thoracic spine, the funnel technique has been used in Sarawak General Hospital since 2002.(More)