Tan Shire Yang

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In the clinic, predicted normal values are widely used for routine assessments and, therefore, it is important that the noted differences in lung volumes between the races are recognized. Further epidemiological studies, using comparative methods and standard statistical techniques, are essential in order to quantify apparent differences between the races(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary objective of this study was to validate a novel method of assessing hand hygiene compliance using ultrasound transmitters in patient zones and staff tagged with receivers. The secondary objective was to assess the impact of audio reminders and quantified individual feedback. DESIGN An observational comparison against manual(More)
Four cases of polysyndactyly from Japan, Taiwan and Turkey are described, which show similar short thumbs, metacarpals and middle phalanges as well as analogous malformations of the feet. A new type of polysyndactyly can be defined. The occurrence in brother and sister from a consanguineous marriage is consistent with autosomal recessive inheritance.
An additional case "Cenani syndactylism" in a 7 years-old female child was described. With this autosomal recessive inherited disease, the radius and ulna are severly shortened and generally fused with each other. The metacarpal bones are, for the most part, synostosized. The phalanges are badly disorganized. Usually no fingers can be recognized externally.(More)
In order to examine the physical characteristics that may determine racial differences in lung volumes, we studied healthy, nonsmoking Caucasian, Chinese and Indian males of similar ages (range 18-51 yrs). We measured spirometric function, flow volume curves, lung volumes, inspiratory and expiratory muscle pressures, alveolar distensibility and diffusing(More)
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