Perry T. Wong

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Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. There are two major types of stroke: cerebral ischemia caused by obstruction of blood vessels in the brain and haemorrhagic stroke that is triggered by the disruption of blood vessels. Thrombolytic therapy involving recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) has been shown to be(More)
Rapidly changing technology and the trend toward specialization make continuing education (CE) vital for today's nurses. Various methods to assess CE needs of nurses are described in the literature. This article outlines an assessment strategy implemented to determine staff nurses' perceptions of their learning needs. In addition, head nurses and clinical(More)
In the late summer and autumn of 1980 kikuyu poisoning of cattle was diagnosed on 9 farms in New South Wales resulting in 213 deaths among 1370 cattle at risk. Clinical, autopsy and histopathological findings are described and are consistent with those previously recorded. Kikuyu grass samples from 5 paddocks in which deaths were occurring were examined for(More)
The coronary subclavian steal syndrome (CSSS) leading to an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) post-coronary bypass is a rare occurrence. We describe an 83-year-old Indian man who presented with AMI and was subsequently found to have CSSS. The patient had severe stenosis of his left subclavian artery ostium with retrograde flow up his left internal mammary(More)
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This study assessed the prevalence and types of fractures in spina bifida and examined risk factors for fracture. Fracture prevalence was highest in childhood and reduced in adolescence and young adulthood. The importance of maintaining mobility is highlighted by the increased risk of fracture in those who are non-ambulatory. The aims of this study are to(More)
OBJECTIVE Glutamine is proposed to protect bowel from radiation. However, glutamine may decrease cancer's radiosensitivity. We evaluate glutamine's effect on the growth rate and radiosensitivity of two cervical carcinoma cell lines in vitro. METHODS HeLa and CaSki cells were seeded at 3000 cells/well in glutamine-free medium. An increasing amount of(More)
CONTEXT Cerebral palsy (CP) increases fracture risk through diminished ambulation, nutritional deficiencies, and anticonvulsant medication use. Studies examining bone mineral density (BMD) in adults with CP are limited. OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between body composition, BMD, and fractures in adults with CP. The effect of functional,(More)
PURPOSE To review the human central nervous system pharmacology of cisplatin, factors that affect cisplatin uptake in tumors, and use alone and with radiation for the treatment of primary brain tumors. METHODS AND MATERIALS The authors review their own prior published and unpublished experience and data published by other groups on the above issues. (More)
The evaluation of patients with ureteral calculi in the emergency department has historically included urinalysis (UA) and intravenous pyelograms (IVP). This retrospective study was done to determine if a statistically significant relationship existed between the degree of calculus-related ureteral obstruction, proven by IVP, and the presence or absence of(More)