A P Yim

Summary

Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Different role of nitric oxide and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor in endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization and relaxation in porcine coronary arterial and venous system
    Rong Zhen Zhang
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 43:839-50. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Thoracoscopic management of pleural effusions revisited
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
    Aust N Z J Surg 65:308-11. 1995
  3. ncbi request reprint Pre-emptive local anesthesia for needlescopic video-assisted thoracic surgery: a randomized controlled trial
    Alan D L Sihoe
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:103-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery thymectomy for nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis
    Anthony Manlulu
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Chest 128:3454-60. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer staging
    Alan D L Sihoe
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    J Surg Res 117:92-106. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Thoracoscopy in the management of pneumothorax
    A P Yim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 7:210-4. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint A simple maneuver to detect air leaks on the operating table after needlescopic video-assisted thoracic surgery
    Anthony P C Yim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1029-30. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Paradigm shift in surgical approaches to thymectomy
    Anthony P C Yim
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    ANZ J Surg 72:40-5. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Counteracting paradoxical motion in videoendoscopic operations
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:965. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Is video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy a unified approach?
    A P Yim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:1155-8. 1998

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  1. ncbi request reprint Different role of nitric oxide and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor in endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization and relaxation in porcine coronary arterial and venous system
    Rong Zhen Zhang
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 43:839-50. 2004
    ..We compared the basal and bradykinin (BK)-induced NO release and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated function between coronary arteries and cardiac veins...
  2. ncbi request reprint Thoracoscopic management of pleural effusions revisited
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
    Aust N Z J Surg 65:308-11. 1995
    ..Advances in video camera technology and instrumentation have allowed more therapeutic manoeuvres to be carried out. We conclude that VATS is a safe and effective way of managing selected patients with pleural effusions...
  3. ncbi request reprint Pre-emptive local anesthesia for needlescopic video-assisted thoracic surgery: a randomized controlled trial
    Alan D L Sihoe
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:103-8. 2007
    ..We report the first randomized trial to assess the use of pre-emptive local anesthesia in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery thymectomy for nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis
    Anthony Manlulu
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Chest 128:3454-60. 2005
    ..We reviewed and analyzed our data on video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) thymectomy and present the clinical outcomes according to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America classification...
  5. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer staging
    Alan D L Sihoe
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    J Surg Res 117:92-106. 2004
    ..This review presents an appraisal of current lung cancer staging modalities, and presents an overview of recent developments in molecular staging...
  6. ncbi request reprint Thoracoscopy in the management of pneumothorax
    A P Yim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 7:210-4. 2001
    ..A thoracic surgeon's perspective on the use of thoracoscopy and video-assisted thoracic surgery with a focus on surgical techniques in the current management of this condition is presented...
  7. ncbi request reprint A simple maneuver to detect air leaks on the operating table after needlescopic video-assisted thoracic surgery
    Anthony P C Yim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1029-30. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Paradigm shift in surgical approaches to thymectomy
    Anthony P C Yim
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    ANZ J Surg 72:40-5. 2002
    ..Thymectomy is an established therapy in the management of myasthenia gravis (MG) used in conjunction with medical treatment. The optimal surgical approach to thymectomy, however, has remained controversial...
  9. ncbi request reprint Counteracting paradoxical motion in videoendoscopic operations
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:965. 1998
    ..We have found that turning the camera 180 degrees restores the normal spatial relationship. This simple maneuver allows the operator to use the existing camera and instrument ports to his or her best ergonomic advantage...
  10. ncbi request reprint Is video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy a unified approach?
    A P Yim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:1155-8. 1998
    ..Few surgeons worldwide currently perform video-assisted thoracoscopic (VAT) lobectomy. We conducted a questionnaire survey of this selected group of surgeons to gain insight into their current practice...
  11. ncbi request reprint Early results of endoscopic lung volume reduction for emphysema
    Anthony P C Yim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1564-73. 2004
    ..We determined the feasibility, safety, and short-term efficacy of bronchoscopic placement of a one-way endobronchial valve in selected bronchopulmonary segments as an alternative to surgical lung volume reduction...
  12. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery: a renaissance in surgical therapy
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, China
    Respirology 4:1-8. 1999
    ..The authors review the development of this technique, the basic operative strategies and the current surgical indications. Technical pitfalls and future developments are also discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint VATS major pulmonary resection revisited--controversies, techniques, and results
    Anthony P C Yim
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:615-23. 2002
    ..There are few, detailed descriptions of this technique in the literature. This article reviews the current status of VATS major resection with emphasis on its controversies, techniques, and results...
  14. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiothoracic surgery. Pleuroperitoneal fistula
    Anthony P C Yim
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:1327. 2002
  15. ncbi request reprint Thoracoscopic operations on reoperated chests
    A P Yim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
    Ann Thorac Surg 65:328-30. 1998
    ..A previous operation is generally considered to be a relative contraindication to the minimal access approach. We reviewed our combined experience from three centers with video-assisted thoracic surgery on reoperated chests...
  16. ncbi request reprint Thoracoscopy and video-assisted thoracic surgery
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, China
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 5:256-8. 1999
    ..The technique is still continually evolving, and refinement of instrumentation promises to further reduce surgical trauma in selected procedures...
  17. ncbi request reprint VATS lobectomy reduces cytokine responses compared with conventional surgery
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital
    Ann Thorac Surg 70:243-7. 2000
    ..We investigated the cytokine responses following VATS and conventional lobectomy for clinical stage I lung cancer...
  18. ncbi request reprint 'Needlescopic' video-assisted thoracic surgery for palmar hyperhidrosis
    A P Yim
    Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, People s Republic of, Hong Kong, China
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 17:697-701. 2000
    ..The video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) approach for thoracodorsal sympathectomy has been well accepted. We report the use of ultra-fine thoracoscopic equipment for this procedure, based on the experience from two centers in Asia...
  19. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary
    Anthony P C Yim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1871. 2006
  20. ncbi request reprint Place of video-thoracoscopy in thoracic surgical practice
    A P Yim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    World J Surg 25:157-61. 2001
    ..Technology will continue to change. Carefully conducted clinical trials should precede the general acceptance of any new technology, no matter how attractive it may appear initially...
  21. ncbi request reprint A new technological approach to nonanatomical pulmonary resection: saline enhanced thermal sealing
    Anthony P C Yim
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:1671-6. 2002
    ..This is the first clinical report on the feasibility study of two new devices (monopolar Floating Ball and bipolar Sealing Forceps; TissueLink Medical Inc, Dover NH) that incorporated the novel technology of saline enhanced thermal sealing...
  22. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy for pulmonary sequestration
    Innes Y P Wan
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, People s Republic of China
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:639-40. 2002
    ..We report a case of video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy in a 32-year-old woman with an intrapulmonary sequestration in the left lower lobe...
  23. ncbi request reprint One hundred and sixty-three consecutive video thoracoscopic procedures: the Hong Kong experience
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT
    Aust N Z J Surg 64:671-5. 1994
    ..The long-term results of VAT are being awaited in order to define its true merits in thoracic surgery...
  24. ncbi request reprint Video assisted thoracoscopic management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Surg Laparosc Endosc 7:236-40. 1997
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Upper T mini-sternotomy for aortic valve operations
    M B Izzat
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Chest 114:291-4. 1998
    ..This report reviews the use of an upper T mini-sternotomy approach to aortic valve surgery...
  26. ncbi request reprint Thoracoscopic major lung resections: an Asian perspective
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 10:326-31. 1998
    ..We conclude that VATS major lung resection is technically feasible in selected patients and associated with favorable intermediate-term results...
  27. ncbi request reprint Staged minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass and percutaneous angioplasty for multivessel coronary artery disease
    M B Izzat
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
    Int J Cardiol 62:S105-9. 1997
    ..We report here our experience with staged MIDCAB and PTCA in the management of a selected group of patients. METHODS and..
  28. doi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery major lung resection can be safely taught to trainees
    Innes Y P Wan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:416-9. 2008
    ..In this study, we compared the results of VATS major lung resection performed by surgical trainees with those performed by experienced thoracic surgeons with specialist interest in VATS...
  29. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive LAD revascularisation in high-risk patients with three-vessel coronary artery disease
    M B Izzat
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Int J Cardiol 62:S101-4. 1997
    ..We reviewed our experience with adopting MIDCAB in the management of patients with three-vessel coronary artery disease over an 8 month period...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of hypoxia-reoxygenation on endothelial function in porcine cardiac microveins
    Ying Ying Dong
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1708-14. 2006
    ..We investigated the effects of H-R, with or without ST, on endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF)-mediated relaxation in porcine cardiac microveins under clinically relevant temperatures...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effect of 11,12-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid as an additive to St. Thomas' cardioplegia and University of Wisconsin solutions on endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated function in coronary microarteries: influence of temperature and time
    Qin Yang
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1623-30. 2003
    ..Thomas' Hospital (ST) solution or University of Wisconsin (UW) solution on endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF)-mediated relaxation under clinically relevant temperature and exposure time...
  32. ncbi request reprint Beating heart revascularization with or without cardiopulmonary bypass: evaluation of inflammatory response in a prospective randomized study
    Innes Y P Wan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1624-31. 2004
    ..This prospective randomized study compares the early clinical outcomes and inflammatory response of patients undergoing elective on-pump and off-pump beating heart coronary artery bypass grafting...
  33. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracoscopic management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 25:668-72. 1996
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Cytokines in myocardial injury: impact on cardiac surgical approach
    S Wan
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, People s Republic of China
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 16:S107-11. 1999
    ..Research along these lines is expected to help in the development of ideal therapeutic strategies to minimize the inflammatory response and subsequent myocardial injury associated with cardiac surgery...
  35. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery pulmonary resection for lung cancer in patients with poor lung function
    Juan C Garzon
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Union Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1996-2003. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the early outcome of patients with poor lung function who underwent video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection for primary non-small cell lung carcinoma...
  36. ncbi request reprint Protective effect of magnesium on the endothelial function mediated by endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor in coronary arteries during cardioplegic arrest in a porcine model
    Qin Yang
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:361-70. 2002
    ..This study examined the effect and mechanism of magnesium ion on the relaxation mediated by endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cellular electrophysiological and mechanical effects of celsior solution on endothelial function in resistance coronary arteries
    Min Wu
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Wuhan Heart Institute, Central Hospital of Wuhan, Wuhan, China
    Transplantation 80:1765-72. 2005
    ..We investigated a relatively new organ preservation (Celsior) solution regarding its effect on the endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF)-mediated function with comparison to St. Thomas Hospital (ST) solution...
  38. ncbi request reprint Orally administered penicillamine is a potent inhibitor of neointimal and medial thickening in porcine saphenous vein-carotid artery interposition grafts
    Song Wan
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:494-500. 2007
    ..This project therefore examined the effect of the copper chelator penicillamine on saphenous vein graft thickening in a pig model...
  39. ncbi request reprint Impaired endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated relaxation in porcine pulmonary microarteries after cold storage with Euro-Collins and University of Wisconsin solutions
    Wei Zou
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:208-15. 2003
    ..This study examined the effect of organ preservation solutions on the endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated relaxation in the pulmonary microarteries (diameter 200 to 450 microm)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Release of nitric oxide and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF) in porcine coronary arteries exposed to hyperkalemia: effect of nicorandil
    Qin Yang
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:2065-71. 2005
    ..The present study was designed to clarify NO release and the function of endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF) in coronary circulation with respect to the effect of hyperkalemia and nicorandil...
  41. ncbi request reprint Routine intraoperative angiography improves the early patency of coronary grafts performed on the beating heart
    M B Izzat
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Chest 115:987-90. 1999
    ..This report reviews the use of intraoperative angiography in the critical appraisal of "off-pump" coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery...
  42. ncbi request reprint Procaine in cardioplegia: the effect on EDHF-mediated function in porcine coronary arteries
    Qin Yang
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Card Surg 17:470-5. 2002
    ..Hyperkalemia in cardioplegia impairs the endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF)-mediated function. This study examined the effect of procaine in cardioplegia on the EDHF-mediated response in porcine coronary arteries...
  43. ncbi request reprint Role of NO and EDHF-mediated endothelial function in the porcine pulmonary circulation: comparison between pulmonary artery and vein
    Rong Zhen Zhang
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Block B, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Vascul Pharmacol 44:183-91. 2006
    ..To compare electrophysiological measurement of nitric oxide (NO) release and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF)-mediated endothelial function in porcine pulmonary arteries and veins...
  44. ncbi request reprint Nitric oxide-donating aspirin (NCX 4016) inhibits neointimal thickening in a pig model of saphenous vein-carotid artery interposition grafting: a comparison with aspirin and morpholinosydnonimine (SIN-1)
    Song Wan
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:1033-9. 2007
    ..It was suggested, therefore, that co-administration of nitric oxide with aspirin may compensate for these limitations. A drug class that fulfills this pharmacologic criterion is nitric oxide-donating aspirin (NCX 4016)...
  45. ncbi request reprint A survey on partial left ventriculectomy in the Asia-Pacific region
    M B Izzat
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Ann Thorac Surg 67:387-91. 1999
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Snaring of a coronary artery causing distal atheroma embolization
    M B Izzat
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:1806-8. 1998
    ..Alternatives to suture snaring should be considered whenever an atherosclerotic artery is to be grafted without cardiopulmonary bypass...
  47. ncbi request reprint Perioperative care in left ventricular volume reduction
    M B Izzat
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Card Surg 14:136-40. 1999
    ..We present our experience with the care of patients undergoing LVVR...
  48. ncbi request reprint Hemoptysis from an unusual pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
    Kin Hoi Thung
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1730-3. 2003
    ..Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy was successfully performed for this condition. Limitations of embolization as a treatment modality for this condition are discussed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome complicated by spontaneous pneumothorax
    Alan D L Sihoe
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Chest 125:2345-51. 2004
    ..The benefits of surgical management must be balanced against the potential risks to health-care workers...
  50. ncbi request reprint The endothelin 1A receptor antagonist BSF 302146 is a potent inhibitor of neointimal and medial thickening in porcine saphenous vein-carotid artery interposition grafts
    Song Wan
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1317-22. 2004
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Impact of video-assisted thoracoscopic major lung resection on immune function
    Calvin S H Ng
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 17:426-32. 2009
    ..Whether differences in immunological and biochemical mediators contribute towards improved long-term survival following video-assisted thoracoscopic major lung resection for cancer remains to be confirmed...
  52. ncbi request reprint Overexpression of p53 increases lumen size and blocks neointima formation in porcine interposition vein grafts
    Song Wan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Mol Ther 9:689-98. 2004
    ..Importantly, phenotypic changes were maintained at 3 months. Induction of SMC apoptosis by transient p53 overexpression positively influenced vein graft remodeling...
  53. ncbi request reprint Tuberculous tracheobronchial stricture causing post-pneumonectomy-like syndrome corrected by insertion of a bespoke Dumon stent
    Juliet E King
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:267-8. 2008
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy for lung cancer is associated with less immunochemokine disturbances than thoracotomy
    Calvin S H Ng
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:83-7. 2007
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Avoiding cardiopulmonary bypass in multivessel CABG reduces cytokine response and myocardial injury
    S Wan
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT
    Ann Thorac Surg 68:52-6; discussion 56-7. 1999
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Giant pulmonary bulla
    C S Ng
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong
    Can Respir J 8:369-71. 2001
    ..This report is unique in documenting the natural history of progression of this condition. Bullectomy was performed using the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery approach...
  57. ncbi request reprint Training model for "beating-heart" coronary artery anastomoses
    M B Izzat
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:580-1. 1998
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative "direct" LIMA angiography for beating heart operations
    M B Izzat
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:1431-2. 1998
    ..This method allows immediate appraisal of the graft, hence enabling the surgeon to revise any graft or anastomosis abnormality immediately and to verify optimal results of beating heart operations...
  59. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted internal mammary artery mobilization for minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass
    M B Izzat
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin N T, Hong Kong
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 12:811-2. 1997
    ..This technique utilizes video-assistance but does not require dedicated endoscopic surgical instruments. With this method complete mobilization of the entire length of the artery can be easily achieved...
  60. ncbi request reprint Heparin-coated circuits reduce myocardial injury in heart or heart-lung transplantation: a prospective, randomized study
    S Wan
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Erasme, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
    Ann Thorac Surg 68:1230-5. 1999
    ..Their benefits have not been conclusively proven but could be more significant when CPB and ischemic times are longer, such as during heart transplantation (HTx) or heart-lung transplantation (HLTx)...
  61. ncbi request reprint Increased thromboxane B(2) levels are associated with lipid peroxidation and Bcl-2 expression in human lung carcinoma
    George G Chen
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Cancer Lett 234:193-8. 2006
    ..In conclusion, our study demonstrates that the production of TXB(2) is increased in lung tumor tissues and that such an increase can result in lipid peroxidation which may be met by an elevation in Bcl-2 expression...
  62. ncbi request reprint Ventilation during cardiopulmonary bypass: impact on cytokine response and cardiopulmonary function
    Calvin S H Ng
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:154-62. 2008
    ..We investigate the effect of continuing ventilation during cardiopulmonary bypass on inflammatory reactions and cardiopulmonary function...
  63. ncbi request reprint Increased inducible nitric oxide synthase in lung carcinoma of smokers
    George G Chen
    Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Cancer 112:372-81. 2008
    ..The relation between cigarette smoking and iNOS in human lung cancer is unknown...
  64. ncbi request reprint Differential, time-dependent effects of perivenous application of fibrin glue on medial thickening in porcine saphenous vein grafts
    Song Wan
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:742-6; discussion 747. 2006
    ..However, the in vivo as well as the longer term impact of this intervention remain unknown...
  65. ncbi request reprint Phase II randomized study comparing the toxicity profile of gemcitabine plus cisplatin with gemcitabine plus oral etoposide in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer
    Tony S K Mok
    Department of Clinical Oncology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Oncology 68:485-92. 2005
    ..This is a randomized phase II study designed to compare the toxicity profile of a non-platinum-based with a platinum-based regimen in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer...
  66. ncbi request reprint Role of endothelin-1 receptor antagonists in vasoconstriction mediated by endothelin and other vasoconstrictors in human internal mammary artery
    Guo Wei He
    Providence Heart and Vascular Institute, Albert Starr Academic Center, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1522-7. 2007
    ..We studied the role of antagonists for both ET(A) and ET(B) receptors in vasoconstriction mediated by endothelin-1 and other vasoconstrictors in the human internal mammary artery (IMA)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Sequential chemotherapy with combination irinotecan and cisplatin followed by docetaxel for treatment-naïve patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer
    Tony S K Mok
    State Key Laboratory in Oncology in South China, Sir YK Pao Centre for Cancer, Department of Clinical Oncology and Hong Kong Cancer Institute, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, China
    J Thorac Oncol 2:838-44. 2007
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of sequential administration of irinotecan and cisplatin and then docetaxel in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  68. pmc Barogenic esophageal rupture: Boerhaave syndrome
    Calvin S H Ng
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Can J Surg 49:438-9. 2006
  69. ncbi request reprint Jia-Si Huang: "A surgeon and something more"
    Song Wan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1147-51. 2006
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Analgesic effect of electroacupuncture in postthoracotomy pain: a prospective randomized trial
    Randolph H L Wong
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:2031-6. 2006
    ..The role of electroacupuncture in postthoracotomy pain control is uncertain. We conducted a pilot study to evaluate the role of electroacupuncture in the management of early postthoracotomy wound pain...
  71. doi request reprint Management of complications of minimally invasive thoracic surgery
    Michael K Y Hsin
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Respirology 15:6-18. 2010
    ..Important examples of diagnostic and therapeutic indications are then discussed, with special emphasis on the potential complications specific to MITS, and their prevention and management...
  72. ncbi request reprint Electrophysiologic and mechanical evidence of superiority of hyperpolarizing versus depolarizing cardioplegia in protection of endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated endothelial function: a study in coronary resistance arteries
    Guo Wei He
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1773-80. 2004
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Is hyperamylasemia after cardiac surgery due to cardiopulmonary bypass?
    Song Wan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 10:115-8. 2002
    ..Perioperative plasma calcium levels were normal in patients who had hyperamylasemia. Our results indicate that hyperamylasemia after bypass surgery is not related to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass or the mode of surgical access...
  74. ncbi request reprint Expression of FHL2 and cytokine messenger RNAs in human myocardium after cardiopulmonary bypass
    Song Wan
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, PR China
    Int J Cardiol 86:265-72. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that the upregulation of FHL2 is proportional to the degree of myocardial injury and investigated the myocardial expression of FHL2 together with these cytokine messenger RNAs (mRNAs) during clinical CPB...
  75. doi request reprint Recent advances in video-assisted thoracoscopic approach to posterior mediastinal tumours
    Calvin S H Ng
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Surgeon 8:280-6. 2010
    ..Recent developments in robotic surgery for the management of mediastinal tumours are promising, however, long-term results are pending...
  76. ncbi request reprint Continuous thoracic paravertebral infusion of bupivacaine for pain management in patients with multiple fractured ribs
    Manoj K Karmakar
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Chest 123:424-31. 2003
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of a continuous thoracic paravertebral infusion of bupivacaine for pain management in patients with unilateral multiple fractured ribs (MFR)...
  77. ncbi request reprint Systematic organ protection in coronary artery surgery with or without cardiopulmonary bypass
    Song Wan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, People s Republic of China, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Card Surg 17:529-35. 2002
    ..Accumulating evidence to date indicates that a balance between pro- and antiinflammatory responses is crucial in limiting the extent of such systemic inflammatory injury following surgical myocardial revascularization...
  78. ncbi request reprint The evolution of cardiovascular surgery in China
    Song Wan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:2147-55. 2003
    ..We present here an account of how some Chinese surgeons struggled to establish a new specialty in a country that makes up more than one fifth of the world population...
  79. ncbi request reprint New treatment modalities for end-stage emphysema
    Thomas M T Hwong
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 13:739-53. 2003
    ..The preliminary data remain encouraging and suggest that a larger study with long-term follow-up care is warranted...
  80. ncbi request reprint Histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate solution maximally preserves endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated function during heart preservation: comparison with University of Wisconsin solution
    Qin Yang
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and Wuhan Central Hospital, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
    J Heart Lung Transplant 23:352-9. 2004
    ..The present study compares the effect of histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) and UW solutions on endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF)-mediated function in porcine small coronary arteries...
  81. ncbi request reprint Favorable scanning electron microscopic findings of stapled saphenous vein-carotid artery anastomoses
    M B Izzat
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
    Ann Thorac Surg 67:85-8. 1999
    ..One such approach is the use of nonpenetrating titanium clips. We evaluated the quality of anastomoses achieved using this technique in a porcine model of saphenous vein-carotid artery grafting using scanning electron microscopy...
  82. ncbi request reprint A taste of Chinese medicine!
    M B Izzat
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:941-2. 1998
    ..In addition, physicians should be alert to the possibility of an interaction with herbal medicine when anticoagulation control becomes difficult and no other causes are apparent...
  83. ncbi request reprint Ministernotomy for aortic valve replacement in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta
    M B Izzat
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
    Ann Thorac Surg 67:1171-3. 1999
    ..We used a ministernotomy approach for aortic valve replacement in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta, with clear benefits and a satisfactory outcome...
  84. ncbi request reprint Cardiac stabilizer for minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass
    M B Izzat
    Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Ann Thorac Surg 64:570-1. 1997
    ....
  85. doi request reprint Technical advances in mediastinal surgery: videothoracoscopic approach to posterior mediastinal tumors
    Calvin S H Ng
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T Hong Kong SAR, China
    Thorac Surg Clin 20:297-309. 2010
    ..This approach produces results comparable to the other conventional surgical techniques for excision. This article describes the operative procedure and summarizes the advantages of this approach...
  86. ncbi request reprint Cytokine responses to myocardial revascularization on cardiopulmonary bypass: intermittent crossclamping versus blood cardioplegic arrest
    Song Wan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 8:12-7. 2002
    ..We sought to study the cytokine responses to cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) using the intermittent aortic crossclamping with ventricular fibrillation (IAC) versus blood cardioplegic arrest (BC) techniques...
  87. ncbi request reprint Tumor p16M is a possible marker of advanced stage in non-small cell lung cancer
    Calvin S H Ng
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shantin, NT, Hong Kong
    J Surg Oncol 79:101-6. 2002
    ..There have been few reports of its use in lung cancer. We investigate p16M in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  88. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary dysfunction after cardiac surgery
    Calvin S H Ng
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Chest 121:1269-77. 2002
    ..Intraoperative modifications aiming at limiting lung injury are discussed. The potential benefits of maintaining ventilation and pulmonary artery perfusion during CPB warrant further investigation...
  89. ncbi request reprint Alteration of cellular electrophysiologic properties in porcine pulmonary microcirculation after preservation with University of Wisconsin and Euro-Collins solutions
    Rong Zhen Zhang
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1944-50. 2004
    ..The effect of cold storage of porcine pulmonary microvessels in University of Wisconsin (UW) and Euro-Collins (EC) solutions on the cellular electrophysiologic properties remains unknown...
  90. ncbi request reprint Closure of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula by means of single, perforator-based, latissimus dorsi muscle flap
    Edmund C K Chan
    Divisions of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1235-6. 2002
  91. ncbi request reprint Thoracotomy is associated with significantly more profound suppression in lymphocytes and natural killer cells than video-assisted thoracic surgery following major lung resections for cancer
    Calvin S H Ng
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Invest Surg 18:81-8. 2005
    ..The clinical relevance of better preserved cellular immunity in the early postoperative period warrants confirmation from large randomized trials...
  92. ncbi request reprint Hypoxia-reoxygenation, St. Thomas cardioplegic solution, and nicorandil on endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor in coronary microarteries
    Ying Ying Dong
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1803-11. 2005
    ..Thomas solution under clinically relevant temperatures and effects of nicorandil on endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF)-mediated relaxation in porcine coronary microarteries...
  93. ncbi request reprint Cardiac operation with associated pulmonary resection: a word of caution
    Calvin S H Ng
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 10:362-4. 2002
    ..Clinicians should be aware of the immunosuppressive effects associated with cardiopulmonary bypass, and the consequent potential for tuberculosis reactivation...
  94. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery lung resection after endobronchial valve placement
    Juan C Garzon
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:499-500. 2006
  95. ncbi request reprint Quality of life following lung cancer resection: video-assisted thoracic surgery vs thoracotomy
    Wilson W L Li
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Chest 122:584-9. 2002
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the intermediate to long-term QOL in patients with lung cancer following resection, comparing VATS with thoracotomy...
  96. ncbi request reprint Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in Asia--its impact and implications
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Aust N Z J Med 27:156-9. 1997
    ..Within a short period of time, video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has revolutionised the practice of thoracic surgery. Most of the existing literature, however, is concentrated on the technical aspects...
  97. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted subxiphoid pericardiectomy
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
    J Laparoendosc Surg 5:193-8. 1995
    ..We recommend that this technique receive further investigation...
  98. ncbi request reprint Early experience with partial left ventriculectomy in the Asia-Pacific region
    M B Izzat
    Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Ann Thorac Surg 67:1703-7. 1999
    ..We report our early experience with partial left ventriculectomy done by a group of cardiac surgeons in the Asia-Pacific region...
  99. ncbi request reprint Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EET(11,12)) may partially restore endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated function in coronary microarteries
    W Zou
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1970-6. 2001
    ..Addition of EET(11,12) into cardioplegic solution may partially restore EDHF-mediated function reduced by exposure to hyperkalemia...
  100. ncbi request reprint Tai Ji: the law of inflammatory response
    Song Wan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1071-3. 2002
  101. ncbi request reprint Vascular endothelial growth factor-mediated, endothelium-dependent relaxation in human internal mammary artery
    Ming Hui Liu
    Cardiovascular Research, Starr Academic Center, St Vincent Heart Institute, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:819-24. 2002
    ..In this study, we examined the vasorelaxing effects of recombinant VEGF in isolated human internal mammary artery (IMA) and compared the responses to acetylcholine and nitroglycerin...