Kathy Tung Ching Li

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BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection leads to development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but the effects of treatment in preventing HCC are not clear. AIM To study the effects of interferon (IFN) or nucleoside/tide analogue (NA) on the risk of developing HCC in CHB patients. METHODS Randomized trials, case-control and cohort studies were(More)
Background:We sought to determine which parsimonious combination of complete blood count (CBC)-based biomarkers most efficiently predicts oncologic outcomes in patients undergoing radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer (BC).Methods:Using our institutional RC database (1992–2012), nine CBC-based markers (including both absolute cell counts and ratios)(More)
Purpose Multidisciplinary management improves complex treatment decision making in cancer care, but its impact for bladder cancer (BC) has not been documented. Although radical cystectomy (RC) currently is viewed as the standard of care for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), radiotherapy-based, bladder-sparing trimodal therapy (TMT) that combines(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown in various animal models to be capable of neurorepair and neuroprotection. To carry out a therapeutic function, MSCs must be delivered to the target organ. MSCs are administered to patients via systemic infusion, which has many drawbacks, including a low engraftment rate and the migration of MSCs to non-target(More)
Introduction and Aims. One of the most substantial costs of drug use is lost productivity and social functioning, including holding of a regular job.However, little is known about employment patterns of injection drug users (IDU).We sought to identify factors that were associated with legal employment among IDU. Design and Methods.We describe the employment(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies have suggested cost-savings using blue light cystoscopy (BLC) with hexaminolevulinate (HAL) compared to white light cystoscopy (WLC) during transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), secondary to improvements in recurrence and progression rates; however, these studies have(More)
AIM To investigate whether perceptions of task difficulty on neuropsychological tests predicted academic achievement after controlling for glucose levels and depression. METHODS Participants were type 1 diabetic adolescents, with a mean age = 12.5 years (23 females and 16 males), seen at a northwest suburban Chicago hospital. The sample population was(More)
INTRODUCTION To reduce unnecessary prostate biopsies while using novel tests judiciously, we created a tool to predict the probability of clinically significant prostate cancer (CSPC) vs. low-risk prostate cancer or negative biopsy (i.e., when intervention is likely not needed) among men undergoing initial or repeat biopsy. METHODS Separate models were(More)
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