Stephen D C Lo

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Surveillance of gonococcal antimicrobial resistance and the molecular characterization of the mechanisms underlying these resistance phenotypes are essential in order to establish correct empirical therapies, as well as to describe the emergence of new mechanisms in local bacterial populations. To address these goals, 149 isolates were collected over a(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the Hospital of Sick Children, Toronto's experience of the diagnosis and management of retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal infections with particular emphasis on the role of computed tomography (CT) imaging in diagnosing the presence of an abscess. METHODS A retrospective analysis of all patients diagnosed with retropharyngeal and(More)
OBJECTIVE Dysphonia has been linked to psychosocial factors such as anxiety and personality type. The aim of this study is to determine whether these factors also affect the treatment outcome of benign dysphonia. STUDY DESIGN Prospective case series. SETTING Voice clinic of a tertiary otolaryngology clinic. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty-seven patients(More)
PURPOSE To report a rare case of nasolacrimal tuberculosis, conduct a literature review, and to suggest an optimal management plan. METHODS A 39-year old Zimbabwean female presented with a 3-year history of left epiphora, haemolacria and medial canthal mass. On ophthalmic examination there was no lateral displacement of the left globe. The initial(More)
The objective of the study is to compare the prevalence and severity of snoring and daytime somnolence amongst semiprofessional choir singers and non-singers. It is a cross-sectional comparative study and the setting is at a tertiary otorhinolaryngology referral centre. Adult singers were recruited from two mixed-gender choirs in London. The control group(More)
Components of the natural anticoagulant system (NAS) and anticardiolipin antibodies were examined in 21 patients with lupus anticoagulant (LA), 13 of whom had past histories of thrombotic episodes. No relationship could be shown between the antigenic levels of protein C and S (PC, PS) and a history of thrombosis. Inhibition of the anticoagulant activity of(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our experience of reconstruction of the nasal septum using perforated and unperforated foils, particularly with respect to functional and aesthetic sequelae. METHODS A retrospective medical record review of a prospectively conducted case series was undertaken of all consecutive patients who underwent septal reconstruction using(More)