Wesley W. Lai

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The factors that contribute to the occurrence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with chronic myocardial infarction (MI) are not entirely clear. The present study tests the hypothesis that augmented sympathetic nerve regeneration (nerve sprouting) increases the probability of ventricular tachycardia (VT), ventricular fibrillation (VF), and SCD in(More)
BACKGROUND Sympathetic nerve activity is known to be important in ventricular arrhythmogenesis, but there is little information on the relation between the distribution of cardiac sympathetic nerves and the occurrence of spontaneous ventricular arrhythmias in humans. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 53 native hearts of transplant recipients, 5 hearts(More)
Calcifying fibrous pseudotumour (CFPT) is a rare soft tissue lesion that has been reported in the pleura and mediastinum. The literature contains reports of multiple pleural lesions. We describe a case of a 22-year-old woman with multiple bilateral pleural and mediastinal CFPTs. The diagnosis was established following the resection of multiple lesions.(More)
Positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET–CT) scanning is used routinely in the staging of oesophageal cancer to identify occult metastases not apparent on CT and changes the management in typically 3–18 % patients. The authors aim to re-evaluate its role in the management of oesophageal cancer, investigating whether it is possible to identify a(More)
Objective: To understand the HIV transmission and associated factors in newly reported HIV infected couples before diagnosis. Methods: The information about newly reported HIV infected couples in Yunnan, Guangxi, Sichuan, Henan and Xinjiang provinces (autonomous region) were collected from National HIV/AIDS Information System from 2011 to 2014. The(More)
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