Jim L. C. Yong

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Succinate dehydrogenase (SDH)-deficient renal carcinoma has been accepted as a provisional entity in the 2013 International Society of Urological Pathology Vancouver Classification. To further define its morphologic and clinical features, we studied a multi-institutional cohort of 36 SDH-deficient renal carcinomas from 27 patients, including 21 previously(More)
BACKGROUND Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is widely used for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but the long-term survival benefit remains unclear. METHODS Pretreatment variables were analysed for factors predictive of actual 5-year survival from a prospective database of patients with inoperable HCC treated by TACE between 1989 and(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Accurate histopathology of endoscopic duodenal biopsy specimens is critical in the diagnosis of celiac disease (CD) but sampling error and poor quality specimens may generate a false-negative result. Confocal endomicroscopy (CEM) is a novel technology allowing real-time in vivo microscopy of the mucosa that may diagnose CD and evaluate its(More)
UNLABELLED The aims of this study were to validate 99mTc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy appearances with histopathological features of scarring; to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of 99mTc-DMSA and ultrasound for the detection of renal scarring; to compare planar, pinhole and SPECT techniques when using 99mTc-DMSA; and to compare(More)
Quantum dot nanocrystal probes (QDs) have been used for detection of somatostatin hormone in secretory granules of somatostatinoma tumor cells by immunofluorescence light microscopy, super-resolution light microscopy, and immunoelectron microscopy. Immunostaining for all modalities was done using sections taken from an epoxy resin-embedded tissue specimen(More)
PURPOSE To study the histopathology of paralimbal bulbar conjunctival flaps occurring secondary to soft contact lens wear. METHODS Slit-lamp biomicroscopy using sodium fluorescein, cobalt blue light, and a Wratten filter was used to observe the presence, location, and dimensions of bulbar conjunctival flaps presenting in a cohort of contact lens wearers.(More)
We have shown previously that the concentration of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) in the heart is inversely correlated with the degree of fibrosis in a number of experimental models of early myocardial fibrosis. Vasopeptidase inhibition and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition both decrease myocardial fibrosis. In this study, we sought to determine(More)
PURPOSE The pathological manifestations in the kidneys in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are commonly known as lupus nephritis. We have studied the pathological changes in renal biopsies from 59 cases of clinically diagnosed SLE obtained over a 15-year period from a racially diverse population in the Sydney metropolitan area. Our aim was to see if there(More)
Granulomatous interstitial nephritis (GIN) is an uncommon cause of renal failure, which may be caused by drugs. Levetiracetam is an increasingly used anti-epileptic medication that is not known to cause renal toxicity in adults. To our knowledge, levetiracetam has not previously been reported as a cause of GIN. We report the case of a 69-year-old woman who(More)