Yee-Cheun Chan

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We discovered many reports of other immunosuppressive drugs being used in adults with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) but none of methotrexate. As weekly low dose oral methotrexate is safe, effective, and well tolerated in other diseases, we treated 10 patients with otherwise treatment resistant CIDP. Seven showed(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)
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)
Pathophysiologically, Guillain-Barré syndrome is divided into demyelinating and axonal subtypes. Recent studies have shown that serial nerve conduction studies (NCSs) are required to differentiate a demyelination-remyelination pathophysiology from one with axonal nodal reversible conduction failure. Cases with an overlap of pharyngeal-cervical-brachial(More)
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)
OBJECTIVE To discover whether Inflammatory Neuropathy Cause and Treatment Group (INCAT) electrophysiological criteria for demyelinating neuropathy predict response to immunotherapy in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). METHODS This was a retrospective case note study of patients who had attended Guy's Hospital Peripheral(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 Bifacial weakness with paraesthesias subtype of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is thought to be demyelinating in nature but the evolution of serial nerve conduction study (NCS) findings has not been studied. We retrospectively analyzed the changes on serial NCS of patients with bilateral facial neuropathy. METHODS We described the clinical(More)
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy is an immune-mediated neuropathy that was first described approximately 30 years ago. Since that time an increasingly wide spectrum of chronic acquired demyelinating polyneuropathies exhibiting different phenotypes, clinical course and treatment responses to immunomodulatory treatment have been described.(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)