Sai Yee Chuah

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In the world of medical literature, little has been reported about the fears of patients undergoing bronchoscopy. The aim of this study was to identify the common fears of patients undergoing fibreoptic bronchoscopy and to determine whether any factors might contribute to reducing these fears. One hundred and four consecutive patients undergoing(More)
PGE2 and PGF2 alpha secretion in vitro were measured from tissues of patients with breast tumours and examined in relation to oestrogen receptor status. Prostaglandin secretion was significantly greater from malignant breast tumours than from 'normal' breast tissue or benign tumours. Synthesis of PGE2 by oestrogen-positive and malignant tumours was(More)
A postal questionnaire survey was conducted to establish the pattern of current practice of liver biopsy, to estimate the frequency of adverse events and their possible associations, and to compare respondents' personal preferences with what they offer patients. Three hundred and sixty-four members of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) were(More)
BACKGROUND Opium addicts (OA) with no biliary symptoms have been shown to have dilated common bile duct (CBD). Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) without biliary drainage in such asymptomatic OA is hazardous. Hence it is not indicated unless there are clear clinical and laboratory evidences of biliary stasis. AIMS To show that even(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether duodenal ulcers continue to heal following successful Helicobacter pylori eradication with short-term eradication therapy without further acid suppression therapy. METHODS Patients with endoscopically proven duodenal ulcers who were H. pylori positive were randomized to receive omeprazole 40 mg each morning and(More)
Allele frequencies for the 13 CODIS STR loci included in the AmpFISTR Profiler Plus and AmpFISTR Cofiler kits (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, USA) were determined in a sample of 209 unrelated Chinese in Singapore. The combined random match probability for the 13 loci is about 6.6 x10(-15) and the overall probability of excluding paternity is 0.9999899.(More)
A retrospective study of factors associated with poor patient compliance with antituberculosis therapy was conducted in Taiping, Perak. 219 patients were studied. Male patients and hospital referrals were significantly more likely to default. Patients with tuberculous lymphadenitis alone had a greater rate of default, but this just failed to reach(More)
Accepted 12 January 1996 In December 1983, a 53-year old Chinese woman presented with a one-year history of generalised pruritus. Various members of her family, extending over four generations, had autoimmunne thyroid disorders. On examination, she had bilateral xanthelasmata but no stigmata of chronic liver disease nor jaundice. Her liver was just palpable(More)
AIMS & METHODS To investigate the anxieties of patients undergoing oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD), colonoscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) in relation to their demographic features, their knowledge and understanding of the procedure, its indication, and their doctors' explanation. A standard questionnaire was filled in(More)