Winnie C. W. Chu

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This prospective study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic utilities of neutrophil CD64 expression for the identification of early-onset clinical infection and pneumonia in term infants and to define the optimal cutoff value so that it may act as a reference with which future studies can be compared. Term newborns in whom infection was suspected when they were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Hong Kong Montreal Cognitive Assessment (HK-MoCA) in patients with cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). METHODS 40 SVD patients and 40 matched controls were recruited. Concurrent and criterion validity, inter-rater and test-retest reliability, internal consistency of the HK-MoCA were examined(More)
Very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with suspected late-onset infection requiring sepsis screening were enrolled in a prospective study to evaluate the diagnostic utilities of a comprehensive panel of key chemokines and cytokines, both individually and in combination, to identify diagnostic markers for early recognition of bacterial sepsis and necrotizing(More)
Despite extensive research into poststroke depression (PSD), the role played by lesion location in the pathogenesis of PSD remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to estimate the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) correlates of PSD in Chinese patients with first or recurrent stroke. A total of 591 patients with acute ischemic stroke admitted to the acute(More)
The purpose of this paper is to compare volume- and boundary-based morphometry methods by applying them in the statistical analysis of 2-D shapes. The methods discussed in the first category include voxel-, deformation-, and tensor-based morphometry. The active shape model is demonstrated as an example of the second category of methods. The test data are(More)
Oesophageal haemangiomas are rare, benign, vascular tumours that have characteristic features on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. This enables radiologists to suggest the correct diagnosis without the need for invasive biopsy. Diagnostic characteristics include phleboliths seen on computed tomography, and intense homogeneous enhancement(More)
OBJECTIVE Proton MR spectroscopy is a recently described technique with high sensitivity and specificity for differentiating breast carcinoma from benign lesions. We evaluated the possible relationship between spectroscopy results and the tumor proliferative index, angiogenesis, and HER2/neu oncogene overexpression. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. We prospectively(More)
STUDY DESIGN Conventional and phase-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging were used to evaluate the morphology and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow dynamics at craniocervical junction in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OBJECTIVES To determine the morphology of cerebellar tonsil, foramen magnum, and dynamic flow of CSF at the craniocervical(More)
PURPOSE To assess the development of white matter and cerebral metabolite changes during and after treatment in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-three children (10 boys, mean age of 6.3 years; 13 girls, mean age of 6.6 years) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia were examined prospectively with magnetic resonance (MR)(More)