Ting-Lok Kwan

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OBJECTIVE To examine the efficacy and safety of bronchial artery embolisation in patients with acute major haemoptysis and those with chronic recurrent haemoptysis. DESIGN Retrospective review of clinical records. SETTING Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Clinical records of 70 consecutive patients who had undergone bronchial artery embolisation(More)
BACKGROUND A new strain of coronavirus (CoV) has caused an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), with 8098 individuals being infected and 774 deaths worldwide. We carried out protein chip array profiling analysis in an attempt to identify biomarkers that might be useful in monitoring the clinical course of SARS patients. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the spectrum of diseases that can be detected by magnetic resonance imaging in patients suspected to have vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) presenting with sensorineural or mixed hearing loss, and to assess the extent of the problem of hearing loss in a screened population. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND The long term physiological and radiological outcomes of SARS survivors and their possible determinants are uncertain. METHODS SARS survivors in a follow up clinic in a regional hospital underwent high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the thorax and lung function tests 6 months after admission to hospital. The associations between the(More)
Pulmonary artery sarcoma is a rare disease with poor prognosis that has not been reported in Hong Kong. Its clinical and radiological presentation frequently mimics pulmonary embolism. Diagnosis is usually delayed until surgery, which is the treatment option that provides the best survival. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration is(More)
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