Janice Jing-Kun Ip

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BACKGROUND The clinical relevance of evaluating right ventricular (RV) myocardial deformation in congenital heart disease is increasingly recognized. The aim of this study was to explore, using three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography, RV mechanics in terms of 3D global area strain and mechanical dyssynchrony in adults with repaired(More)
Computed tomography (CT) of the thorax demonstrated an enlarged trachea, measuring 3.5 cm in sagittal dimension, with bizarre eccentric configurations and diverticula (Fig 2). Main bronchi were ectatic. Findings suggested type 2 MounierKuhn syndrome. Bronchiectasis with centrilobular nodules in a tree-in-bud pattern were also noted in the right middle and(More)
An 81-year-old man was admitted with an infective exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He also had clinical and radiological features suggestive of ileus. On day 6 after admission, he developed generalised abdominal pain. Urgent computed tomography of the abdomen showed presence of portovenous gas and dilated small bowel with pneumatosis(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to assess myocardial iron load and fibrosis, which may potentially affect cardiac function, in adult survivors of childhood leukemias and their relationships with left (LV) and right ventricular (RV) function. PROCEDURE Fifty-eight (33 males) adult survivors, aged 24.5 ± 4.4, underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) at 16.6 ± 5.8(More)
Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) comprises a heterogeneous group of disorders present at birth with muscle weakness, hypotonia and contractures. Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) comprises a heterogeneous group of disorders with muscle weakness, hypotonia and contractures present at birth. A particular subset of classic CMD is characterized by a(More)
Detectable low circulating level of cardiac troponin T (cTnT) may reflect subclinical myocardial injury. We tested the hypothesis that circulating levels of hs-cTnT are altered in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and associated with ventricular volume load and function. Eighty-eight TOF patients and 48 controls were studied. Plasma hs-cTnT(More)
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