Sue Zann Lim

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Strongyloidiasis, which is caused by the nematode Strongyloides stercoralis, is a common and persistent infection, particularly in developing countries. In the setting of compromised cellular immunity, it can result in fulminant dissemination with case-fatality rates of over 70%. The majority of new Canadian immigrants come from countries where(More)
Physicians can expect to see more mycobacterial bone and joint disease in North America as a result of increased travel, immigration, and use of immunosuppressive medications. The first step in treating infections caused by these organisms is to consider the diagnosis early in the course of illness. Long-standing untreated mycobacterial infections typically(More)
Clinical antimicrobial susceptibility breakpoints are used to predict the clinical outcome of antimicrobial treatment. In contrast, microbiologic breakpoints are used to identify isolates that may be categorized as susceptible when applying clinical breakpoints but harbor resistance mechanisms that result in their reduced susceptibility to the agent being(More)
Breast sarcoma is a rare condition. It consists of a heterogeneous group of non-epithelial tumours arising from the mesenchymal tissue of the breast. It has a distinctly different natural history, treatment response and prognosis as compared with carcinoma of the breast. A different diagnostic approach and treatment strategy have to be defined for this(More)
The 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome took the province of Ontario, Canada, by surprise. A lack of planning and the decentralised nature of the health-care system meant that disruptive control measures had to be put in place to control the outbreak. Several of the control strategies were difficult to implement and resulted in considerable(More)
We aimed to compare the clinicopathological features, treatment strategies and clinical outcomes of breast sarcomas (BS) and malignant phyllodes tumours (MPT), and determine their prognostic factors. Cases of BS and MPT diagnosed at the Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital from January 1991 to December 2014 were derived from department files.(More)
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