Wai Choung Ong

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Background. Paraneoplastic syndromes (PNS) such as hypercalcaemia, hypercholesterolaemia, and erythrocytosis have been described in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Aims. (1) To examine the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and survival of PNS in HCC patients and (2) to evaluate the extent to which each individual PNS impacts on patient survival.(More)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cyclo-oxygenase-2 (cox-2) inhibitors are structurally heterogeneous drugs that share similar therapeutic actions and adverse effects. Hepatotoxicity, although a relatively rare adverse effect of this class of drugs, can be severe. This has led to the withdrawal of some NSAIDs from the market. Nimesulide is(More)
This retrospective study evaluated patients admitted to the Department of Gastroenterology, Singapore General Hospital for variceal bleeding in the year 2004. Improvement in outcome of variceal bleeding has been reported in the West. There is no regional data on this condition. This study aims to determine the characteristics and outcome of variceal(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) have a decreased quality of life (QoL). Psychological illnesses are strongly associated with FGIDs. This study examined the effect of a comprehensive psychological intervention programme designed for refractory FGID patients. METHODS Refractory FGID patients at a tertiary(More)
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