Yannie O Y Soo

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Deliberate self-injection of metallic mercury into subcutaneous tissue is uncommon. A 41-year-old lady with a history of schizophrenia was admitted to our hospital after deliberate injection of metallic mercury into her right wrist and antecubital fossa. Physical examination was unremarkable except for the injection marks over right antecubital fossa and(More)
BACKGROUND The role of high-dose dexamethasone in the treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura in adults is controversial. We assessed the effectiveness of high-dose dexamethasone as initial treatment in a series of consecutive adults with immune thrombocytopenic purpura. METHODS Consecutive patients with newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenic(More)
Treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is experimental, and the effectiveness of ribavirin-steroid therapy is unclear. Forty SARS patients with progressive disease after ribavirin treatment and 1.5 g of pulsed methylprednisolone were given either convalescent plasma (n = 19) or further pulsed methylprednisolone (n = 21) in a retrospective(More)
In order to evaluate the efficacy of convalescent plasma therapy in the treatment of patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), 80 SARS patients were given convalescent plasma at Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, between 20 March and 26 May 2003. Good outcome was defined as discharge by day 22 following the onset of SARS symptoms. Poor(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We aimed to investigate the feasibility and therapeutic effect of external counterpulsation (ECP) in ischemic stroke. METHODS The trial was a randomized, crossover, assessment-blinded, proof-of-concept trial. ECP treatment consisted of 35 daily 1-hour sessions. Patients were randomized to either early (ECP weeks 1 to 7 and no ECP(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a virulent viral infection that affects a number of organs and systems. This study examined if SARS may result in cardiovascular complications. METHODS AND RESULTS 121 patients (37.5 (SD13.2) years, 36% male) diagnosed to have SARS were assessed continuously for blood pressure, pulse, and(More)
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