Richard L Wong

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PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical performance of a novel automated left ventricle (LV) segmentation algorithm (LV-METRIC) that involves no geometric assumptions. MATERIALS AND METHODS LV-METRIC and manual tracing (MT) were used independently to quantify LV volumes and LVEF (ejection fraction) for 151 consecutive patients who underwent cine-CMR(More)
Colostrum and breast milk samples were obtained from 74 women, 18 of whom gave sequential samples. The mean total leukocyte count in colostrum was 3190 cells/mm3. Proportions of macrophages, polymorphs and lymphocytes varied widely; macrophages usually predominated. Serial sampling showed (1) a small fall in total counts through delivery, (2) a fall in(More)
Superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) particles generate signal void regions on gradient echo images due to their strong magnetization. In practice, the signal void region might be indistinguishable from that generated by air. However, the response of SPIO to an externally applied magnetic field is nonlinear. Magnetization of SPIO saturates at around 1 T(More)
The antiviral potential of human colostral leucocytes was assessed by their capacity to produce interferon. Leucocytes cultured from colostrum were stimulated by mitogens or Newcastle disease virus (NDV) to produce interferon which, by metabolic and physicochemical criteria, corresponded to normal human leucocyte interferon. Prepartum cells produced higher(More)
As intense and prolonged inflammation correlates with the progression of various inflammatory diseases, locating specific regions of the body with dysregulated levels of inflammation could provide crucial information for effective medical diagnosis and treatment. In this study, we demonstrate high resolution spatiotemporal imaging of inflammation in mice(More)
Intracellular Ags are processed into small peptides that are presented on cell surfaces in the context of HLA class I molecules. These peptides are recognized by TCRs displayed by CD8+ T lymphocytes (T cells). To date, direct identification and quantitation of these peptides has relied primarily on mass spectrometry analysis, which is expensive and requires(More)
We have constructed a protein composed of a soluble single-chain TCR genetically linked to the constant domain of an IgG1 H chain. The Ag recognition portion of the protein binds to an unmutated peptide derived from human p53 (aa 264-272) presented in the context of HLA-A2.1, whereas the IgG1 H chain provides effector functions. The protein is capable of(More)
Dysregulated host inflammatory response causes many diseases, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and sepsis. Sensitive detection of the site of inflammation will, therefore, produce a wide-ranging impact on disease diagnosis and treatment. We hypothesized that nanoprobes designed to mimic the molecular interactions occurring(More)
Human interleukin-15 (hIL-15) and its receptor α (hIL-15Rα) are co-expressed in antigen presenting cells allowing trans-presentation of the cytokine to immune effector cells. We exploited the high-affinity interactions between hIL-15 and the extracellular hIL-15Rα sushi domain (hIL-15RαSu) to create a functional scaffold for the design of multispecific(More)
Sepsis is the leading cause of death in critically ill patients in the United States. Current diagnosis of sepsis relies heavily on the patient's manifestation of septic symptoms, which occur at life-threatening late stage of sepsis. Because the underlying biological changes of sepsis occur hours to days before the clinical presentation of symptoms, early(More)