Ying-kit Leung

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AIM To assess the efficacy and tolerability of thalidomide in pediatric Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS Six patients with refractory CD received thalidomide at an initial dose of 2 mg/kg per day for one month, then increased to 3 mg/kg per day or decreased to 1 mg/kg per day, and again further reduced to 0.5 mg/kg per day, according to the individual(More)
This study explored the clinical value of endoscopic ligation for the treatment of upper gastrointestinal (GI) protuberant lesions in children. According to the appearance and size of lesions, we used different ligation techniques for the treatment of the lesions. Endoscopic ultrasonography was used for preliminary characterization of the lesions. One case(More)
OBJECTIVE Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is already an established modality of investigation in adults though its use in children has not yet been widely practiced. This study aimed to explore the method and safety of pediatric DBE and to evaluate its clinical value and applicability in the pediatric age group. METHOD During the period from December,(More)
We read with great interest the article written by Spiro et al. [1] entitled ‘‘renal oligoand anhydramnios: cause, course and outcome—a single center study’’. The authors divided the renal diagnoses into six categories and found that certain features, namely renal agenesis and presence of associated anomalies, were associated with poor prognosis. We(More)
AIM To review safety, efficacy, and proper nursing care of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) in pediatric patients with small intestinal disease. METHODS Our study included 37 patients with abdominal pain, diarrhea, passage of blood in the stools, and other symptoms, who underwent DBE from December 2006 to July 2010. DBE was retrograde in 36 procedures,(More)
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