Joseph Jao Yiu Sung

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BACKGROUND Guidelines on pain management recommend that patients at risk of ulcers receive either a cyclo-oxygenase (COX 2) inhibitor or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI). These two treatments have similar effectiveness, but they are insufficient for protection of patients at very high risk for ulcer bleeding.(More)
OBJECTIVE Detection of microRNA (miRNA) aberrations in human faeces is a new approach for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. The aim of this study was to characterise miR-20a in faeces as a non-invasive biomarker for diagnosis of CRC. RESULTS miR-20a expression was significantly higher in the 40 CRC tumours compared to their respective adjacent normal(More)
A 33-year-old doctor contracted severe acute respiratory syndrome presenting with features of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy without changes in the chest radiograph initially. A CT scan of his chest showed marked lung changes. His condition improved with intravenous methylprednisolone 500 mg daily and ribavirin 1.2 g orally thrice daily. The case(More)
131 use of a surgical technique which could not adequately decompress the common channel (supraduodenal exploration with insertion of a T-tube). The weight of evidence from three previous trials support the use of emergency ES in patients with severe acute pancreatitis due to gallstones irrespective of concomitant acute cholangitis or obstructive jaundice(More)
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