Pui Ying Chan

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Normal-appearing brain tissue (NABT) damage was established in multiple sclerosis by histology, MR spectroscopy, magnetization transfer imaging and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). However, whether this phenomenon can be detected in relapsing neuromyelitis optica (RNMO) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to use DTI to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Many studies have reported abnormal changes in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) by histogram and region-of-interest-based methods by using diffusion tenor imaging. However, there are few studies on specific white matter fiber tracts of RRMS. Our study sought to use diffusion tensor tractography-based group mapping to(More)
Computerized dosimetric studies of single- and double-plane iridium-192 (Ir-192) planar implants were performed. With respect to dose homogeneity, we found that the optimal source and ribbon separation for single-plane implants was 1.0 cm. For double-plane implants, the preferred ribbon and plane separation was 1.5 cm, maintaining a 1-cm separation for the(More)
The effects on cell survival in tissue culture of Adriamycin, of various Adriamycin derivatives and of the parent compound, daunomycin, have been studied. Adriamycin and three of its C-14 derivatives show similar toxicities towards cells chronically exposed in culture. Acute (30 min) exposures are significantly less toxic than exposures to the drug(More)
The clinical course of 130 patients treated for malignant parotid tumors at the three institutions have been reviewed. Fifty-six of these 130 patients developed recurrences following their primary treatment by a surgical procedure. There were a total of 109 recurrences among these 56 patients. The average number of recurrences was two per patient. The(More)
The interaction between the antibiotic bleomycin and x-radiation has been studied in vitro and in vivo. Tissue culture results appear to reflect in vivo sensitivities correctly. Simultaneous exposure to bleomycin and gamma radiation enhances killing of both sensitive and resistant lines. Data from a pilot study combining bleomycin with conventional(More)
The records of 144 patients with colorectal carcinoma treated with radiotherapy were reviewed. Ninety-two patients received treatment for palliative purposes only (bleeding, pain, mucus discharge, tenesmus, mass). Good palliation was achieved in the majority of patients with a dose on the range of 1200 to 1400 rets. Thirty-seven patients received radical(More)
Forty-five patients with vocal cord (VC) carcinoma in situ diagnosed by biopsy or VC stripping have been retrospectively analyzed. Eighteen patients received irradiation therapy immediately on diagnosis. The initial local control (LC) rate was 72% (13/18); the salvage-augmented LC rate was 94% (17/18). Twenty-seven patients with in situ carcinoma were(More)
BACKGROUND Untreated metastatic uveal melanoma (UM) carries a grave prognosis. Unlike cutaneous melanoma (CM), there are no established treatments known to significantly improve outcomes for a meaningful proportion of patients. Inhibition of the PD1-PDL1 axis has shown promise in the management of CM and we here report a two center experience of UM patients(More)