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We analyzed the serum concentrations of lipids and lipoproteins and the prevalence of other risk factors in a case-control study of 304 consecutive Chinese patients with acute stroke (classified as cerebral infarction, lacunar infarction, or intracerebral hemorrhage) and 304 age- and sex-matched controls. For all strokes we identified the following risk(More)
Ten patients with intracranial tuberculomata which developed during treatment for tuberculosis are described. The initial infection was meningeal in five, miliary in three and pulmonary in two and all improved after treatment was started. However 10 days to five months (mean two months) after the start of treatment, new neurological symptoms and/or signs(More)
A therapeutic strategy was designed to eliminate the humoral immune response to acetylcholine receptor (AChR) in ongoing experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis (EAMG). Rats with EAMG were treated with a protocol consisting of three components: (1) A single high dose of cyclophosphamide (200 mg/kg) was used to produce a rapid and sustained fall in the(More)
Thymectomy was carried out for treatment of myasthenia gravis in 27 unselected Chinese patients and thymoma was found in 13 of them. This 48% incidence of thymomas is two to three times greater than in Japanese and European patients, respectively. The reason for the higher incidence of thymomas observed in Chinese patients may be related to the presence of(More)
A study was undertaken to identify factors of prognostic importance for 199 Chinese children with tuberculous meningitis treated in Hong Kong between 1961 and 1984 inclusive. During the period under study rifampicin and then pyrazinamide were introduced into treatment regimens and intrathecal therapy was abandoned. An analysis of pretreatment(More)
A simple high-performance liquid chromatographic assay for the simultaneous determination of pyrazinamide and rifampicin in serum from patients with tuberculous meningitis is presented. The drugs and internal standard, p-acetamidobenzoic acid, were extracted from the acidified sample containing 2% ascorbic acid at pH 4.2 into dichloromethane-diethyl ether(More)
Fasting serum glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin, and fructosamine concentrations were determined in 304 consecutive subjects admitted with acute stroke, within 48 hours of ictus. Based on the medical history and these results, subjects were divided into known diabetics, newly diagnosed diabetics, subjects with stress hyperglycemia, and nondiabetics. The type(More)
Three cases of a painful, inflammatory, nodular myopathy in young and middle-aged adult males are described. In two of the cases the nodular process gradually evolved into a diffuse proximal myopathy accompanied by dysphagia, and manifesting the so-called "facioscapulohumeral syndrome". The electromyogram (EMG) in all three cases was "myopathic" in type and(More)