Yean Cheant Lim

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BACKGROUND Prophylactic total gastrectomy is performed in hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) patients carrying the CDH1 mutation because endoscopic surveillance often fails to detect microscopic disease. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the natural history and outcomes of patients with HDGC undergoing endoscopy. DESIGN Prospective,(More)
Pasteurella multocida, a small gram-negative coccobacillus, colonizes the nasopharynx and gastrointestinal tract of many animals, including cats and dogs. Most human infections with P multocida are due to animal bites, but the respiratory tract is the second most common site of infection. We describe the third case report (to out knowledge) of acute P(More)
INTRODUCTION Barrett's oesophagus (BO) is a common premalignant condition, which carries a risk of progression to oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Recent advances include quantifying the risk of neoplasia progression, novel diagnostic tools and development of new endoscopic techniques to treat early Barrett's cancer. SOURCES OF DATA A selective search was(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Use of the colonoscope magnetic imaging device (ScopeGuide, Olympus Medical Systems, Tokyo, Japan) is currently contraindicated by the manufacturer for patients with implantable cardiac devices, a group of patients that is increasing annually along with the number of colonoscopies performed in the era of colorectal cancer(More)
We read with interest the article from Chung et al, which suggests limited benefits in adenoma detection with narrow band imaging or flexible spectral imaging compared with standard white light examination. After a short learning curve period, there was no difference in adenoma detection even for the less experienced endoscopist. These are important results(More)
= Abstract =MELAS syndrome (mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episode) is a rare and currently incompletely defined mitochondrial disease involving mainly muscle and brain. We have recently seen a 17-year-old male patient who, we believe, is the first Korean case. The patient showed the classical picture of MELAS:(More)
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