Julia Lai-Kwon

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BACKGROUND The study aimed to test the hypothesis that therapeutic treatment with a mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 inhibitor reduces renal cell proliferation and attenuates glomerular and tubulointerstitial injury in the early phase of nephrotoxic serum nephritis (NSN) in rats. METHODS Male Wistar-Kyoto rats received a single tail-vein injection(More)
AIM The American Society of Clinical Oncology and US Institute of Medicine emphasize the need to trial novel models of posttreatment care, and disseminate findings. In 2011, the Victorian State Government (Australia) established the Victorian Cancer Survivorship Program (VCSP), funding six 2-year demonstration projects, targeting end of initial cancer(More)
Background/Objectives. There is minimal data available on the types of dermatological conditions which present to tertiary emergency departments (ED). We analysed demographic and clinical features of dermatological presentations to an Australian adult ED. Methods. The St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) ED database was searched for dermatological(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Most dermatology admissions to tertiary hospitals in Australia are initially assessed in the emergency department (ED). This 3-year retrospective study examined the types of dermatological conditions that necessitated admission, the factors that predicted admission and the implications for dermatological resource allocation. (More)
BACKGROUND In 2005, the Institute of Medicine recommended that all cancer patients receive a survivorship care plan (SCP). Despite widespread support, few centers have routinely implemented them. Understanding of their impact is limited. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to examine the impact of SCP delivery on patients and healthcare professionals(More)
BACKGROUND Left heart catheterisation with coronary angiography (CA) may lead to cognitive dysfunction, as a result of neurological injury. The aim was to assess the incidence of cognitive dysfunction in elderly patients three months after CA and investigate any association between cognitive dysfunction and microembolic count during CA. METHODS This was a(More)
We report a case of a 12-year-old girl with severe allergic contact dermatitis following neurosurgery secondary to topical use of isopropyl alcohol swabs. Alcohol swabs should not be overlooked as potential allergens. In our case, it was initially assumed that the cause of her reaction was either tapes or topical local anaesthetic.
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