Yee-Cheun Chan

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The S218L CACNA1A mutation has been previously described in two families with familial hemiplegic migraine. We present three siblings with the mutation with the novel association of childhood seizures, and highlight the dynamic changes seen on electroencephalography during hemiplegic migraine attacks. Depressed activity contralateral to the hemiparesis was(More)
BACKGROUND Research on the origins and development of human IgE-expressing (IgE(+) ) cells is required for understanding the pathogenesis of allergy and asthma. These studies have been thwarted by the rarity of IgE(+) cells in vivo and the low frequency of class switch recombination (CSR) to IgE ex vivo. To determine the main source of IgE(+) cells, we(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinical and immunological evaluation of 'incomplete' Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis (BBE). METHODS We studied two patients with postinfectious brainstem syndromes who presented at National University Hospital Singapore. Laboratory work-up included measurement of antiganglioside antibodies. RESULTS Both patients displayed hypersomnolence(More)
OBJECTIVE To comprehensively investigate the relationship between antibodies to single glycolipids and their complexes and Guillain-Barré syndrome subtypes and clinical features. METHODS In acute sera from 199 patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome, immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies to glycolipids and ganglioside complexes were tested using ELISA against(More)
Baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) is abnormal in the prediabetic state. This study was conducted to determine effects of chronic rosiglitazone (RSG), an insulin sensitizer, on BRS in prediabetic hyperglycemic (PDH) rats induced by nicotinamide and streptozotocin. The fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels were 5.6-6.9 and 7.8-11.0 mmol/l, respectively.(More)
BACKGROUND IgE-expressing (IgE+ ) plasma cells (PCs) provide a continuous source of allergen-specific IgE that is central to allergic responses. The extreme sparsity of IgE+ cells in vivo has confined their study almost entirely to mouse models. OBJECTIVE To characterize the development pathway of human IgE+ PCs and to determine the ontogeny of human IgE+(More)
BACKGROUND Two small studies had evaluated the efficacy of rTMS in migraine. One tested high frequency rTMS over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex while the other evaluated 1 Hz rTMS over the vertex. AIM To test the feasibility of 10 Hz rTMS of motor cortex as an adjunctive therapy in patients with chronic migraine Materials and Methods: We randomized(More)
Central motor conduction time (CMCT) and motor evoked potential (MEP) latencies measured by using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are parameters used to evaluate electrophysiologic function of the corticospinal motor tract. We present 5 cases to illustrate how the use of TMS had contributed to clinical management. CMCT and MEP latency measurements(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with POEMS (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal or M-protein and skin changes) syndrome exhibit a wide range of clinical manifestations and are often seen by a variety of specialists prior to diagnosis. CLINICAL PICTURE We describe a case of POEMS syndrome that first presented with significant neuropathy but(More)