Gee Kay Wong

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BACKGROUND Stent thrombosis is a lethal complication of endovascular intervention. Concern has been raised about the inherent risk associated with specific stent designs and drug-eluting coatings, yet clinical and animal support is equivocal. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined whether drug-eluting coatings are inherently thrombogenic and if the response to(More)
AIMS We sought to evaluate the incidence of embolic material in porcine brains following vascular interventions using hydrophilic-coated sheaths. METHODS AND RESULTS A new self-expanding stent and delivery system (SDS) was deployed through a hydrophilic-coated (Flexor Ansel; Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN, USA) guiding sheath into the iliac and/or carotid(More)
Renal denervation (RDN) is a treatment option for patients with hypertension resistant to conventional therapy. Clinical trials have demonstrated variable benefit. To understand the determinants of successful clinical response to this treatment, we integrated porcine and computational models of intravascular radiofrequency RDN. Controlled single-electrode(More)
BACKGROUND Renal denervation is a new interventional approach to treat hypertension with variable results. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to correlate response to endovascular radiofrequency ablation of renal arteries with nerve and ganglia distributions. We examined how renal neural network anatomy affected treatment efficacy. METHODS A(More)
Mutations in sorting nexin 10 (Snx10) have recently been found to account for roughly 4% of all human malignant osteopetrosis, some of them fatal. To study the disease pathogenesis, we investigated the expression of Snx10 and created mouse models in which Snx10 was knocked down globally or knocked out in osteoclasts. Endocytosis is severely defective in(More)
AIMS Simple surface modifications can enhance coronary stent performance. Ultra-hydrophilic surface (UHS) treatment of contemporary bare metal stents (BMS) was assessed in vivo to verify whether such stents can provide long-term efficacy comparable to second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) while promoting healing comparably to BMS. METHODS AND(More)
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