Tak-Chuen Wong

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A leptospirosis surveillance program was carried out for 12 months on the entire population of the Seychelles. Diagnosis was assessed by both microagglutination test and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay. In this population of 74,331, leptospirosis was clinically suspected in 125 subjects and confirmed in 75 patients (incidence of 101 per 100,000; 95%(More)
We carried out a prospective randomised controlled clinical trial to compare the functional and radiological outcomes of casting with percutaneous pinning in treating extra-articular distal radial fracture in an elderly Chinese population. Sixty patients were randomly allocated by sealed envelopes to either a 'Cast' group (n = 30) or a 'K-wire' group (n =(More)
We performed a non-randomized controlled clinical trial of 59 clinical cases to compare percutaneous transverse K-wire fixation and intramedullary K-wires in treating closed fractures of the metacarpal neck of the little finger. Twenty-nine patients were treated by percutaneous transverse K-wire fixation and 30 patients were treated with intramedullary(More)
From April 2003 to April 2004, the records of 24 patients who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) through an anterolateral mini-incision technique (MIS group) were reviewed. They were matched by diagnosis, gender, average age, and body-mass index to those with a traditional-incision technique (control group). The clinical significances in terms(More)
We performed a prospective cohort study on a consecutive series of 35 unstable, dorsally displaced distal radius fractures, which were treated with palmar locking plates and SmartLock locking screws. There were 17 men and 18 women with a mean age of 44 years who were reviewed at a mean follow-up of 10 months. All the fractures healed at a mean time of 7(More)
We report 2 patients with haemodynamic instability secondary to minimally displaced pubic rami fractures following a fall. Both complained of pain and swelling in the abdomen and groin, and had abdominal distension and bruising in the abdomen, groin, and perineum. All these may be early signs of severe vascular injury and should be treated promptly. Both(More)
Fifty-two consecutive patients with acute scaphoid fractures were treated by closed reduction and percutaneous screw fixation. In addition, all underwent a wrist arthrogram and 22 patients also underwent a wrist arthroscopy. Eighteen patients (34%) had an associated carpal ligament injury (four scapholunate ligament, eight lunotriquetral ligament, two(More)
Glycopeptides were isolated from bovine fetuin after digestion with Pronase, aminopeptidase M, and carboxypeptidase Y. The glycopeptides were derivatized with tert-butyloxycarbonyltyrosine and separated on the basis of peptide by using reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. Using 400-MHz 1H NMR, the asialotriantennary oligosaccharides at each(More)
We performed a retrospective review of 28 digits in 28 patients who suffered high-pressure injection injuries of the hand during the last 10 years. They were all men, with a mean age of 36 years. All were work injury and the injuries were classified into mild, moderate and severe and were either treated conservatively or surgically. There were seven(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of the nail bed is rare, and the disease is often misdiagnosed as a benign condition. Digital amputation is often performed because of the delay in diagnosis and the involvement of the distal phalanx. Between March 1999 and March 2002, 3 patients presented to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, with squamous cell(More)