Lim Fang Yee

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of patients undergoing laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) at the University of California, San Francisco. METHODS The medical records of the initial 52 unselected patients undergoing LS were reviewed and compared to 28 concurrently treated open splenectomy patients (OS). RESULTS Patients did(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcomes of patients undergoing laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) at a single institution. DESIGN Case control. SETTING University teaching hospital. PATIENTS The medical records of the initial 25 consecutive patients who underwent LS at a single institution were reviewed. For comparison, a control group of 25 patients undergoing(More)
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) in natural waters is a complex mixture of compounds and contains most of the reduced carbon in aquatic ecosystems. DOM is ubiquitous in surface water and cannot be easily treated or disinfected using the conventional treatment. DOM in the water samples from Semenyih River Water Treatment Plant were isolated and fractionated(More)
In adult gastric epithelium, gastrin and somatostatin regulate parietal cell acid secretion; however, their expression and function in the fetus are largely unknown. We defined the developmental expression of gastrin and somatostatin in the fetal rabbit stomach and determined their effects on fetal acid secretion. To define peptide expression, fetuses from(More)
Injury to the vertebral artery following penetrating trauma is rare and treatment is usually surgical ligation. Recent liberal use of angiography in the evaluation of penetrating neck trauma has identified increasing numbers of patients with this challenging injury. This report describes our recent experience in treating patients with vertebral artery(More)
BACKGROUND The growth and development of the fetal gastrointestinal tract is likely mediated, in part, by peptide growth factors. We compared the mitogenic effects of graded doses of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) to epidermal growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-alpha), and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) on fetal rabbit gastric(More)
Chlorination is the most important method of disinfection in Malaysia which aims at ensuring an acceptable and safe drinking water quality. The dosing of chlorine to surface water containing ammonia and nitrogen compounds may form chloramines in the treated water. During this reaction, inorganic and organic chloramines are formed. The recommended maximum(More)
The regulation of gastrointestinal function is known to involve elements of the enteric nervous system. Processes such as secretion, motility, blood flow, and immune function are all influenced by a complex network of neurons whose cell bodies lie in the gut. These neurons use a wide spectrum of substances as neurotransmitters, although the majority use(More)
The processes regulating the development of the fetal gastrointestinal tract are largely unknown, but are likely dependent, in part, on peptide growth factors. The purpose of this study was to determine the contribution of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) to the development of the fetal gastric epithelium, with particular reference to the parietal cell.(More)
BACKGROUND The parietal cell specific protein H+/K(+)-adenosine triphosphatase H+/K(+)-ATPase) is responsible for gastric acid secretion in adult mammals; however, its ontogeny and role in fetal acid secretion are unknown. The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to determine the ontogeny of gastric acid secretion and parietal cell H+/K(+)-ATPase(More)
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