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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211358/a-prospective-interventional-study-to-examine-the-effect-of-a-silver-alloy-and-hydrogel-coated-catheter-on-the-incidence-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection
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P Hy Chung, C Wy Wong, C Kc Lai, H K Siu, D Nc Tsang, K Y Yeung, D Km Ip, P Kh Tam
INTRODUCTION: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection is a major hospital-acquired infection. This study aimed to analyse the effect of a silver alloy and hydrogel-coated catheter on the occurrence of catheter-associated urinary tract infection. METHODS: This was a 1-year prospective study conducted at a single centre in Hong Kong. Adult patients with an indwelling urinary catheter for longer than 24 hours were recruited. The incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infection in patients with a conventional latex Foley catheter without hydrogel was compared with that in patients with a silver alloy and hydrogel-coated catheter...
February 17, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211357/preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-and-screening-by-array-comparative-genomic-hybridisation-experience-of-more-than-100-cases-in-a-single-centre
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J Fc Chow, W Sb Yeung, V Cy Lee, E Yl Lau, P C Ho, E Hy Ng
INTRODUCTION: Preimplantation genetic screening has been proposed to improve the in-vitro fertilisation outcome by screening for aneuploid embryos or blastocysts. This study aimed to report the outcome of 133 cycles of preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening by array comparative genomic hybridisation. METHODS: This study of case series was conducted in a tertiary assisted reproductive centre in Hong Kong. Patients who underwent preimplantation genetic diagnosis for chromosomal abnormalities or preimplantation genetic screening between 1 April 2012 and 30 June 2015 were included...
February 17, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126972/intravenous-lignocaine-infusion-facilitates-acute-rehabilitation-after-laparoscopic-colectomy-in-the-chinese-patients
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M Wh Lee, D Yl Or, A Cf Tsang, D Ck Ng, P P Chen, M Hy Cheung, R Sk Li, H T Leong
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous infusion of lignocaine has emerged in recent years as a feasible, cost-effective, and safe method to provide postoperative analgesia. There is, however, no literature about this peri-operative pain control modality in Chinese patients. This study aimed to determine whether peri-operative intravenous lignocaine safely reduces postoperative pain, shortens postoperative ileus, and reduces the length of hospital stay in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. METHODS: Between September 2012 and May 2015, 16 patients who underwent elective laparoscopic resection of colorectal cancer and received a 1% lignocaine infusion for 24 hours postoperatively were studied...
January 27, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126971/comparison-of-a-commercial-interferon-gamma-release-assay-and-tuberculin-skin-test-for-the-detection-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-hong-kong-arthritis-patients-who-are-candidates-for-biologic-agents
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H So, C Sw Yuen, R Ml Yip
INTRODUCTION: It is universally agreed that screening for latent tuberculosis infection prior to biologic therapy is necessary, especially in endemic areas such as Hong Kong. There are still, however, controversies regarding how best to accomplish this task. The tuberculin skin test has been the routine screening tool for latent tuberculosis infection in Hong Kong for the past decade although accuracy is far from perfect, especially in patients who have been vaccinated with Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, who are immunocompromised, or who have atypical mycobacterium infection...
January 27, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057897/review-and-update-of-the-hong-kong-epilepsy-guideline-on-status-epilepticus
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REVIEW
E Lw Fung, B Bh Fung
Convulsive status epilepticus is the most extreme form of seizure. It is a medical and neurological emergency that requires prompt and appropriate treatment. Treatment of convulsive status epilepticus is usually divided into stages/steps. The International League Against Epilepsy has released a new definition of status epilepticus that may help to unify the definition in future studies. Over the last few years new information has become available regarding its management. The Rapid Anticonvulsant Medication Prior to Arrival Trial demonstrated non-inferiority of intramuscular midazolam in early status epilepticus compared with intravenous lorazepam...
January 6, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057896/out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-hong-kong-a-territory-wide-study
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K L Fan, L P Leung, Y C Siu
INTRODUCTION: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a global health care problem. Like other cities in the world, Hong Kong faces the impact of such events. This study is the first territory-wide investigation of the epidemiology and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Hong Kong. It is hoped that the findings can improve survival of patients with cardiac arrest. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of the prospectively collected data on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest managed by the emergency medical service from 1 August 2012 to 31 July 2013...
January 6, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035052/screening-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-and-treatment-outcome-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-hong-kong
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L Pl Iu, C Hy Lai, M Cy Fan, I Yh Wong, J Sm Lai
INTRODUCTION: Studies on the prevalence and severity of retinopathy of prematurity in the local population are scarce. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence, screening, and treatment outcome of retinopathy of prematurity in a tertiary hospital in Hong Kong. METHODS: This cross-sectional study with internal comparison was conducted at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. The study evaluated 89 premature infants who were born at the hospital and were screened for retinopathy of prematurity, in accordance with the 2008 British Guidelines, between January 2013 and December 2013...
December 30, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966433/operative-outcome-of-hong-kong-centenarians-with-hip-fracture
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M Y Cheung, A Wh Ho, S H Wong
INTRODUCTION: International clinical guidelines recommend early surgical treatment for geriatric patients with hip fracture. There are, however, few data concerning the operative outcome of centenarians. This study aimed to report the epidemiology of hip fracture and postoperative mortality rate, and to discuss whether operation is justified in centenarians in Hong Kong. METHODS: This observational study was carried out in all public hospitals of Hong Kong. All patients aged 100 years or above who underwent hip fracture surgery in any public hospital between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2013 were included...
December 14, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966432/the-pattern-of-cervical-smear-abnormalities-in-marginalised-women-in-hong-kong
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Y H Ting, H Y Tse, W C Lam, K S Chan, T Y Leung
INTRODUCTION: "Ripple Action" and "WE Stand" are projects co-organised by the Hong Kong Women Doctors Association. The two projects organise free cervical screening for low-income women, new immigrants from Mainland China, and ethnic minority women. The objective of this study was to analyse the pattern of cervical smear abnormalities in these marginalised women. METHODS: The study group consisted of 1189 marginalised women who participated in a free cervical screening campaign, including 324 low-income local Chinese, 540 new immigrants from Mainland China, and 325 ethnic minority women...
December 14, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966431/adjuvant-s-1-chemotherapy-after-curative-resection-of-gastric-cancer-in-chinese-patients-assessment-of-treatment-tolerability-and-associated-risk-factors
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W Yeo, K O Lam, A Ly Law, C Cy Lee, C L Chiang, K H Au, F Kf Mo, T H So, K C Lam, W T Ng, L Li
INTRODUCTION: The use of adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 (tegafur, gimeracil, and oteracil potassium) has been shown to improve the outcome of patients with gastric cancer. There are limited data on the tolerability of S-1 in Chinese patients. In this multicentre retrospective study, we aimed to assess the toxicity profile in local patients. METHODS: Patients with stage II-IIIC gastric adenocarcinoma who had undergone curative resection and who had received S-1 adjuvant chemotherapy were included in the study...
December 14, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941170/management-of-traumatic-patellar-dislocation-in-a-regional-hospital-in-hong-kong
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H L Lee, W P Yau
INTRODUCTION: The role of surgery for acute patellar dislocation without osteochondral fracture is controversial. The aim of this study was to report the short-term results of management of patellar dislocation in our institute. METHODS: Patients who were seen in our institution with patella dislocation from January 2011 to April 2014 were managed according to a standardised management algorithm. Pretreatment and 1-year post-treatment International Knee Documentation Committee score, Tegner activity level scale score, and presence of apprehension sign were analysed...
December 12, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932742/differences-in-cancer-characteristics-of-chinese-patients-with-prostate-cancer-who-present-with-different-symptoms
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S Ys Chan, C F Ng, K Wm Lee, C H Yee, P Kf Chiu, J Yc Teoh, S Sm Hou
INTRODUCTION: Currently there is no structured prostate cancer screening programme in Asia. Early diagnosis of prostate cancer in Asia is by an opportunistic case-finding approach, that is, offering prostate-specific antigen testing to an individual without obvious symptoms of prostate cancer. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between the mode of presentation and the characteristics of prostate cancers diagnosed in our hospital. METHODS: We recruited 120 consecutive Chinese patients with prostate cancer newly diagnosed from September 2011 to February 2013 in a regional hospital in Hong Kong...
December 9, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909269/chaperones-and-intimate-physical-examinations-what-do-male-and-female-patients-want
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V C Fan, H T Choy, G Yj Kwok, H G Lam, Q Y Lim, Y Y Man, C K Tang, C C Wong, Y F Yu, G Kk Leung
INTRODUCTION: Many studies of patients' perception of a medical chaperone have focused on female patients; that of male patients are less well studied. Moreover, previous studies were largely based on patient populations in English-speaking countries. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the perception and attitude of male and female Chinese patients to the presence of a chaperone during an intimate physical examination. METHODS: A cross-sectional guided questionnaire survey was conducted on a convenient sample of 150 patients at a public teaching hospital in Hong Kong...
December 2, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909268/ten-year-review-of-survival-and-management-of-malignant-glioma-in-hong-kong
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D Tm Chan, S Yp Hsieh, C Ky Lau, M Km Kam, H Hf Loong, W K Tsang, D Mc Poon, W S Poon
INTRODUCTION: Surgical resection used to be the mainstay of treatment for glioma. In the last decade, however, opinion has changed about the goal of surgical resection in treating glioma. Ample evidence shows that maximum safe resection in glioblastoma improves survival. Neurosurgeons have therefore revised their objective of surgery from diagnostic biopsy or limited debulking to maximum safe resection. Given these changes in the management of glioma, we compared the survival of local Chinese patients with glioblastoma multiforme over a period of 10 years...
December 2, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909267/comparison-of-green-pit-viper-and-agkistrodon-halys-antivenom-in-inhibition-of-coagulopathy-due-to-trimeresurus-albolabris-venom-an-in-vitro-study-using-human-plasma
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S K Lam, S F Yip, P Crow, H T Fung, J Mh Cheng, K S Tan, O F Wong, D Yt Yeung, Y K Wong, K M Poon, G Ades
INTRODUCTION: There are two antivenoms that may be administered in Hong Kong following a bite by Trimeresurus albolabris: the green pit viper antivenom from the Thai Red Cross Society in Thailand and the Agkistrodon halys antivenom from the Shanghai Institute of Biological Products in China. Both are recommended by the Central Coordinating Committee of Accident and Emergency Services of the Hospital Authority for treating patients with a bite by Trimeresurus albolabris. The choice of which antivenom to use is based on physician preference...
December 2, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184020/tube-shift-or-tube-tilt-the-terminology-of-dental-radiography-is-heterogeneous-relative-to-radiological-convention
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A Wk Yeung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184019/liver-transplantation-a-life-saving-procedure-following-amatoxin-mushroom-poisoning
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K W Ma, K Sh Chok, C K Chan, W C Dai, S L Sin, F L Lau, S C Chan, C M Lo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184018/retrievable-endoscopic-stenting-for-tuberculous-oesophagopleural-fistula-with-empyema
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B Yo Chan, C Ko Chan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184017/an-update-of-the-hong-kong-epilepsy-guideline-consensus-statement-on-the-use-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-hong-kong
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J Ky Fong, E Ly Chan, H Leung, I Chan, R Sk Chang, G Cy Fong, E Lw Fung, C Ht Lui, B Bh Fung, T L Poon, D Siu, H T Wong, E Yeung, A Wy Yung, C Xl Zhu
OBJECTIVE: New information about antiepileptic drugs has arisen since the publication of the Hong Kong Epilepsy Guideline in 2009. This article set out to fill the knowledge gap between 2007 and 2016 on the use of antiepileptic drugs in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: Between May 2014 and April 2016, four consensus meetings were held in Hong Kong, where a group comprising 15 professionals (neurologists, paediatricians, neurosurgeons, radiologists, and clinical psychologists) from both public and private sectors aimed to review the best available evidence and update all practising physicians on a range of clinical issues including drug-related matters...
February 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184016/exerting-an-impact-on-clinical-practice-upholding-quality-visibility-and-timeliness-of-publications
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EDITORIAL
M Cs Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
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