Shiu Man Wong

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PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate accuracy of sonography for diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in patients clinically suspected of having the disease in one or both hands. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective cohort of 133 patients suspected of having CTS were referred to a teaching hospital between October 2001 and June 2002 for electrodiagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND Better understanding of complications and outcomes of adults hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is necessary. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted on all adults (≥ 18 years) admitted to 3 acute care general hospitals in Hong Kong with virologically confirmed RSV infection during 2009-2011 (N = 607).(More)
OBJECTIVE Sonographic examination of the median nerve has been suggested as a useful alternative to electrophysiologic study in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. To determine its usefulness and the best diagnostic criterion, sonograms of patients with the disease were compared with sonograms of healthy subjects in a case-control study. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the sonographic features of plantar fasciitis (PF). METHODS High-resolution ultrasound was used to measure the thickness and echogenicity of the proximal plantar fascia and associated heel pad thickness for 102 consecutive patients with PF (unilateral: 81, bilateral: 21) and 33 control subjects. RESULTS The mean thickness of the(More)
We identified 60 cases of tuberculous peritonitis during the past 12 years at our health care center. Most of the patients had severe underlying medical conditions, such as cirrhosis, renal failure, diabetes mellitus, and malignancy. Abnormal chest radiograph findings, ascitic fluid lymphocytosis, and biochemical findings for exudates could only identify(More)
The authors compared the effectiveness of low-dose, short-term oral prednisolone vs local methylprednisolone injection in a prospective, double-blinded, parallel treatment study of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). A single injection of 15 mg methylprednisolone resulted in significant improvement in global symptom scores over a 12-week period. This study(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term prognosis of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). We prospectively followed-up patients with CTS for 80 weeks. Thirty cases had been treated with a single injection of methylprednisolone acetate and another 30 with a 10-day course of prednisolone. At the end of the follow-up period, there(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the practice of evidence-based medicine with respect to drug treatment given to medical in-patients. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Teaching hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Medical records of 129 consecutive patients who were admitted to the acute adult general medical ward from 1 September 1998 to 30 September 1998 were(More)