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Serum samples were obtained from healthcare workers 5 weeks after exposure to an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). A sensitive dot blot enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, complemented by a specific neutralization test, shows that only persons in whom probable SARS was diagnosed had specific antibodies and suggests that subclinical SARS(More)
AIM To assess the incidence, causes and effects of technical inadequacies in peripheral contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) and to discuss relevant management strategies. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of 249 peripheral CE-MRA examinations was performed using the radiology department's RIS/PACS (radiology information(More)
Question: A previously well, 41-year-old Chinese man presented with rapid weight loss and obstructive jaundice. Liver function test showed raised bilirubin at 125 mol/L, alkaline phosphatase at 767 mol/L, gamma glyceryltransferase at 451 mmol/L, and alanine transaminases at 44 mmol/L. There was evidence of iron deficiency anemia (hemoglobin, 10.9 g/dL;(More)
Tumor response to photodynamic therapy (PDT) is dependent on treatment parameters used. In particular, the light fluence rate may be an important determinant of the treatment outcome. In this clinical case report, we describe the response of angiosarcoma to PDT carried out using different fluence rates and drug and light doses. A patient with recurrent(More)
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