Stella C. Chia

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AIM OF STUDY To perform a retrospective study, with the help of literature review, of the management of patients with pyogenic liver abscess in a general hospital. METHOD A retrospective study of 73 consecutive patients treated atTanTock Seng Hospital between January 1994 and December 1997 was conducted to determine the demographic, clinical, laboratory,(More)
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) is a widely-recognised complication of solid organ transplants with a myriad of clinical presentations. We report a 56-year-old Chinese woman who developed PTLD 17 years after a renal transplant. She initially presented with constitutional symptoms, and a diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was(More)
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Over a period of 3 months, 85 patients who underwent gastroscopy had antral biopsy taken for Clotest, histology and/or culture for Helicobacter pylori (HP). The sensitivity and specificity of Clotest were found to be 77% and 96% respectively with negative predictive value of 63% and positive predictive value of 98%. Ninety-two percent of the positive(More)
We studied the seroprevalence of antibody to hepatitis C virus (HCV) in patients with liver disease using the Abbott HCV EIA. Twenty-four patients with acute sporadic nonA nonB hepatitis, 19 patients with chronic hepatitis, 28 patients with cirrhosis and 47 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were assayed. The seroprevalence was 8.3% (2/24) in(More)
Of 460 patients with peptic ulcer disease seen over a 30-month period, there were 174 elderly patients (defined as > or = 60 years old), constituting 38%. In this group of elderly, gastric ulcers (GU) were observed more frequently than duodenal ulcers (DU) with a ratio of 1.6:1 and the male to female ratio was 1.7:1. In patients < 60 years old, there were(More)