Kim Wong Ah-See

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The detection in tumors of genomic regions with a high frequency of loss of heterozygosity has led to the localization and subsequent cloning of a number of tumour suppressor genes. To identify such regions involved in the development of squamous carcinoma of the head and neck we have analyzed 28 paired normal and tumor DNA samples. Using the polymerase(More)
We have conducted a feasibility study to establish whether ENT tele-endoscopy would be a suitable method of service delivery for patients who live in the Shetland Islands. Ten clinics were conducted over a period of 17 months using ISDN-based videoconferencing at a bandwidth of 384 kbit/s. A total of 42 patients were seen in Aberdeen via videoconferencing(More)
OBJECTIVES To report our experience with the management of adenocarcinoma of the ethmoidal sinuses using a regimen of surgical debulking and topical chemotherapy, to report long-term survival, and to compare our results with recently published series of patients undergoing craniofacial resection. DESIGN Review of prospectively collected data. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may influence surgical care by inducing coagulopathies and interacting with other medication. We investigated the prevalence and pattern of CAM use in patients admitted to our department for elective otolaryngologic surgery. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Tertiary care referral(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess impact of site of idiopathic epistaxis on adult patient management and its association with patient demographics and co-morbidities. METHOD The site of epistaxis, patient data, their management and outcomes prior to discharge was recorded prospectively for 100 consecutive eligible adult patients. RESULT Fifty three patients had(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of study was to describe the histopathology in patients with unilateral sinus opacification and to identify variables that may predict neoplastic pathology. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of paranasal sinus CT scans performed between 2000 and 2003 was conducted to identify patients with unilateral sinus opacification. RESULTS(More)
Squamous carcinoma of the external ear canal is a rare disease and a challenge to treat. Some controversy exists regarding the best options for treatment. Reported 5-year survival varies between 35% and 63%. Since 1976, we have adopted a conservative approach to these tumours, with patients undergoing a specific protocol of meticulous tumour debulking(More)
Nasal polyps are common, affecting up to four percent of the population. Their etiology remains unclear, but they are known to have associations with allergy, asthma, infection, cystic fibrosis, and aspirin sensitivity. They present with nasal obstruction, anosmia, rhinorrhoea, post nasal drip, and less commonly facial pain. Clinical examination reveals(More)
Objective of the study is to investigate the role of clotting screen in adult patients presenting with epistaxis. The study is a prospective case series done in a teaching hospital in the Northeast of Scotland. Prospective data was collected for 100 consecutive patients with epistaxis admitted to the Department of Otolaryngology over 1 year (2006–2007(More)
The reasons for an increasing incidence of oral cancer, particularly amongst younger persons is unclear. It has been hypothesised either to be a result of an increase in exposure to known risk factors amongst certain groups in the community, or to be due to new aetiological agents. Prior to conducting large expensive population-based studies, it seems(More)