Hatta S Ong

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Cryptococcosis is an invasive fungal infection that occurs worldwide. Infections caused by Cryptococcus (C.) neoformans are commonly associated with immunocompromised patients, while those caused by C. gattii predominantly affect immunocompetent hosts. However, the latter has also been increasingly reported in immunocompromised patients such as those with(More)
The most common coagulation disorder associated with warfarin use is bleeding, but compressive femoral neuropathy is an unusual presentation. A 63-year-old man with compressive femoral neuropathy from an iliacus haematoma is reported. The diagnosis was confirmed on magnetic resonance imaging and treated conservatively with good clinical response and(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this paper is to share the outcome of cases of scaphoid non-union treated with 1,2 intercompartmental supraretinacular artery (1,2 ICSRA) vascularised graft at our institution, as well as to identify the possible factors for the failure of the procedure. METHODS This was a retrospective review of 13 cases of scaphoid fracture(More)
AIM Prompted by a clinical question, we critically appraised a meta-analysis of efficacy and safety of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) versus cyclophosphamide (CYC) in the treatment of proliferative lupus nephritis. METHODS Systemic reviews and a meta-analysis are introduced to the reader in the perspective of a clinical scenario that raises questions about(More)
Management of hip osteonecrosis in the young is challenging, and femoral head preservation surgery is often preferred. We report the first local case of treating advanced hip osteonecrosis with a vascularised fibular graft in a 26-year-old man who presented with left hip pain after a fall. He was diagnosed with left hip osteonecrosis and underwent core(More)
The use of self-expanding metallic stents (SEMS) as esophageal endoprosthesis represents an advancement in the palliation of dysphagia from unresectable esophageal carcinoma. However, the problem of stent migration persists. Although most migrated stents have a benign outcome, complications do occur. Rare reports of intestinal obstruction have been confined(More)
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