Phang Boon Lim

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In this paper definitive evidence that the classical class I product, HLA-C, is expressed on the surface of normal trophoblast cells is provided. HLA-C transcripts were sequenced from cDNA isolated from first trimester trophoblast cells obtained by flow cytometric sorting. Both paternal and maternal alleles were transcribed. HLA-C proteins were demonstrated(More)
BACKGROUND To prevent atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after catheter ablation, pulmonary venous isolation (PVI) at an antral level is more effective than segmental ostial ablation. Cryoablation around the pulmonary venous (PV) ostia for AF therapy is potentially safer compared to radiofrequency ablation (RFA). The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND Post ablation atrial tachycardias are characterized by low-voltage signals that challenge current mapping methods. Ripple mapping (RM) displays every electrogram deflection as a bar moving from the cardiac surface, resulting in the impression of propagating wavefronts when a series of bars move consecutively. RM displays fractionated signals in(More)
The pattern and global burden of disease has evolved considerably over the last two decades, from primarily communicable, maternal, and perinatal causes to non-communicable disease (NCD). Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become the single most important and largest cause of NCD deaths worldwide at over 50%. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that(More)
BACKGROUND Three-dimensional (3D) mapping is often used to guide ablation in atrial tachycardia (AT), but maps can be susceptible to annotation and interpolation errors. Ripple Mapping (RM) is a technique that displays electrogram time-voltage data simultaneously as dynamic bars on the surface shell to overcome these limitations. OBJECTIVES We(More)
Electroanatomic mapping systems collect increasingly large quantities of spatially-distributed electrical data which may be potentially further scrutinized post-operatively to expose mechanistic properties which sustain and perpetuate atrial fibrillation. We describe a modular software platform, developed to post-process and rapidly analyse data exported(More)
The posttransplant production of antibodies against cryopreserved donor cells was studied in 50 consecutive cadaveric kidney graft recipients and in 23 additional patients selected for acute rejection. Serum was obtained twice weekly during the first 3 weeks posttransplant and then monthly for 6 months. IgM and IgG anti-T cell Abs were measured by 2-color(More)
To characterize pulmonary vein (PV) anatomy and the relative position of the PV ostia to the adjacent thoracic vertebral bodies, two readers reviewed 176 computed tomography pulmonary venous studies. PV ostial dimensions were measured and PV ovality assessed. Anatomical variations in PV drainage were noted. The position of the PV ostium relative to the(More)
AIMS Recurrent arrhythmias after ablation procedures are often caused by recovery of ablated tissue. Robotic catheter manipulation systems increase catheter tip stability which improves energy delivery and could produce more transmural lesions. We tested this assertion using bipolar voltage attenuation as a marker of lesion quality comparing robotic and(More)
BACKGROUND Localizing the origin of outflow tract ventricular tachycardias (OTVT) is hindered by lack of accuracy of electrocardiographic (ECG) algorithms and infrequent spontaneous premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) during electrophysiological studies. OBJECTIVES To prospectively assess the performance of noninvasive electrocardiographic mapping(More)