Ho Khek Yu

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Intra-gastric balloons (IGB) have become an efficient and less invasive method for obesity treatment. The use of traditional IGBs require complex insertion tools and flexible endoscopes to place and remove the balloon inside the patient's stomach, which may cause discomfort and complications to the patient. This paper introduces a new ingestible weight-loss(More)
The aim of this study is to determine the diagnostic value of 24-hour ambulatory esophageal manometry and pH-metry for patients with noncardiac chest pain (NCCP), but no reflux symptoms. Twenty-four hour ambulatory esophageal manometry and pH-metry was performed on 34 patients with NCCP, but no reflux symptoms. The pressure transducers were located 3, 8,(More)
The objective of this study is to explore the therapeutic effect of Tadalafil on male ED after transurethral resection of prostate (TURP). Using the 5-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5), ED was assessed in 104 male patients who experienced ED after TURP. These patients were assigned randomly into the therapy group and(More)
The levels of circulating immune complex from 43 patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) and 50 normal controls were detected by using ELISA based on bovine conglutinin. The levels of circulating immune complex in MG patients were higher than those in normal controls (P less than 0.01). Although the levels of circulating immune complex in generalized type MG(More)
The serum inhibitory activities on RBC-C3b receptor rosette of healthy individuals were studied in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients. The serum inhibitory activities appeared in 65% of MG patients. The serum inhibitory activities of generalized type MG were higher than those of ocular type MG. It was also found that the serum inhibitory activities were(More)
AIM To evaluate the effect of nasogastric lansoprazole on acid suppression in critically ill patients. METHODS Patients were eligible for the study if they had a nasogastric tube in place and had not received acid-suppressive agents for 3 days prior to enrolment into the study. Patients with active gastrointestinal bleeding or a baseline gastric pH > 4.0(More)
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