Sik Yong Ong

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and activity of fixed-dose capecitabine in patients with advanced colorectal cancer and to correlate pretreatment plasma concentrations of homocysteine and serum and red cell folate with toxicity. Patients received capecitabine 2000 mg (4 x 500 mg tablets) twice daily on days 1-14 every 3 weeks. They were(More)
Cervical esophagogastric anastomoses are commonly used for reconstruction after esophagectomy because of the lower mortality rate associated with an anastomotic leak compared to intrathoracic anastomoses. However, cervical esophagogastric anastomoses have been criticized for their higher leak rates, stricture formation and greater need for later dilatations(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to quantify and investigate factors affecting the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children with biliary atresia (BA) living with their native livers. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study on the HRQoL using the PedsQL4.0 generic core scales in children with BA aged between 2 to 18 years followed up at the(More)
This randomized controlled trial compared Bispectral Index (BIS) values in 40 patients after a modified rapid sequence induction using thiopentone 4 mg/kg or propofol 2 mg/kg with rocuronium 0.6 mg/kg as muscle relaxant. Endotracheal intubation was performed at 60 seconds from induction of anaesthesia and BIS values were recorded for three minutes after(More)
Various clinical and laboratory parameters have been investigated for their ability to predict toxicity arising from the use of the anticancer drug, irinotecan (CPT-11). In particular, patients deficient in the conjugation of SN-38, a metabolite of CPT-11, are known to be at greater risk. We describe one case of a patient with metastatic colorectal cancer(More)
In areas where tuberculosis is endemic, a positive sputum acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear is frequently regarded as almost diagnostic of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). The main problem arises when the AFB smear is negative. The main aim of this study was to determine the clinical utility of rapid mycobacterial tuberculosis (MTB) detection in bronchoalveolar(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated new-onset constipation in patients with stroke compared with orthopaedic conditions and explored the predictors associated with constipation during acute hospitalisation. METHODS This was a prospective matched cohort study of 110 patients comparing stroke patients (n = 55) with orthopaedic patients (n = 55) admitted to a large(More)
14105 Background: Cytotoxic chemotherapy has been widely used in patients (pts) with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer, but the reported high response rates in phase II settings have not been confirmed by randomized trials. Moreover, the therapeutic impact on survival has been modest. The purpose of this study was to evaluate Irofulven, a DNA(More)
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