Nelson L. S. Tang

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The association between idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) and the ATP13A2 (PARK9) Ala746Thr variant, associated with Kufor-Rakeb syndrome, is controversial. We investigated this association in 69 patients with early onset PD (EOPD; ≦50 years of age), 192 patients with late onset PD (LOPD; >50 years of age), and 180 healthy controls in the Chinese(More)
Very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (VLCAD) is a key enzyme catalysing the dehydrogenation of long-chain fatty acids in mitochondrial beta-oxidation. VLCAD deficiency is a genetic disorder that commonly presents in infancy or childhood with episodes of hypoketotic hypoglycaemia, cardiomyopathy and liver dysfunction. The present study reports(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that carnitine levels were lower in patients taking valproate, especially in those who are younger than 24 months of age, those with concomitant neurologic or metabolic disorders, and those on multiple antiepileptic drugs. We performed a cross-sectional surveillance study on pediatric patients taking valproate to evaluate(More)
PURPOSE In this prospective cross-sectional study on young premenopausal breast cancer patients, the objectives were to: determine the incidences of chemotherapy-related amenorrhea (CRA) and menopause (CRM); identify associated factors; and assess plasma levels of estradiol (E2) and follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) among patients who developed(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) assessment with EORTC QLQ-C30 was prognostic for overall survival (OS) in patients with advance-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but no data existed for early-stage patients. The HCC-specific QLQ-HCC18 has not been evaluated for prognostic value in HCC patients. Utilization of raw HRQOL data in clinical(More)
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