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There has been no report of malignant mesothelioma or asbestosis in Hong Kong despite the rapid growth of industry in the past few decades. Three patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma and one patient with asbestosis and small cell carcinoma of the lung are reported. All four patients were Chinese in Hong Kong and had a history of occupational(More)
Analysis was made of 20 patients with endobronchial tuberculosis proven by fiberoptic bronchoscopy and bronchial biopsy. Unlike prechemotherapy reports, the disease affects the older age group and more men. Only one half of the patients had fever, and the characteristic localized wheeze was found in 15 percent of cases. Chest roentgenogram showed typical(More)
Exfoliated cells harvested from bronchial washings of 53 patients with suspected bronchogenic carcinoma were tested by means of DNA dot hybridisation using the cloned large internal repeat (IR) sequence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) genome as a probe. 25 of these patients gave positive results. Since the patients had diseases that were not related to the(More)
Twenty-three patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax and 30 patients with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax treated by intercostal catheter drainage with underwater seal were divided randomly into two groups, one receiving suction drainage (up to 20 cm H2O pressure) and the other no suction. The success rate was 57% for the former and 50% for the(More)
A 53-yr-old Chinese sailor developed prolonged pyrexia with unresolved lobar pneumonia, cervical lymphadenopathy, generalized subcutaneous abscesses, and pericardial effusion. Penicillium marneffei was isolated from pericardial fluid and subcutaneous pus and was demonstrated on histologic sections of lymph nodes and lung tissue. The penicilliosis was(More)
An increasing endemicity of multiple-drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MRAB) ST457 was noted in Hong Kong. The epidemiology, risk factors, and infection control measures to prevent nosocomial transmission of this epidemic clone were analyzed. A total of 5,058 patients cultured positive with A. baumannii between 1 January 2004 and 30 June 2014 were(More)
Fibreoptic bronchoscopic cytodiagnosis by washings and brushings and histodiagnosis by forceps biopsy were studied in 484 Chinese patients with bronchial carcinoma. When the tumour was bronchoscopically visible, the yields of the three procedures were: washings 76%, brushings 74% and biopsy 82%, giving a total yield of 94%. For peripheral bronchoscopically(More)
Nonspecific bronchial hyperreactivity (BHR) has been reported to occur in patients with bronchiectasis. To evaluate this further, we studied 77 patients with stable bronchiectasis (noncystic fibrosis) with special reference to the prevalence of BHR to methacholine (MCh), and its relation to lung function, sputum characteristics, concommitant asthma, and(More)