Tak-ming Ko

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This report describes the second case of a superior mesenteric and portal vein thrombosis following an uneventful laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. The patient presented on postoperative day 10 with acute onset of abdominal pain and inability to tolerate oral food. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed superior mesenteric and portal venous thrombosis(More)
Prostasin has been shown to regulate sodium handling in the kidney. Recently, a serine protease inhibitor, protease nexin-1 (PN-1), was identified as an endogenous inhibitor for prostasin. Therefore, we hypothesized that PN-1 may regulate sodium reabsorption by reducing prostasin activity, and that expression of PN-1 was regulated by transforming growth(More)
Congenital unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery (UAPA) is a rare anomaly that is generally diagnosed in childhood and frequently associated with other cardiovascular abnormalities. Two patients with unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery first diagnosed as adults are reported. Our two cases demonstrate that presentation of UAPA may range from an(More)
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