Mirror therapy with bilateral arm training for hemiplegic upper extremity motor functions in patients with chronic stroke.
PMID: 30792371 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - February 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Fong KN, Ting KH, Chan CC, Li LS Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Prenatal exposure to dioxins and subsequent neurocognitive and developmental function in Hong Kong Chinese children.
PMID: 30792372 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - February 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hui LL, Lam HS, Lau EY, Nelson EA, Wong TW, Fielding R Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of Chinese version of Dementia Management Strategies Scale among family caregivers.
PMID: 30792373 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - February 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chien WT, Chan SW, Gray R, Yip LK Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Editorial.
PMID: 30674699 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ma ES, Collins RA Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Adherence therapy for schizophrenia: a randomised controlled trial.
PMID: 30674700 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chien WT, Cheung EF, Mui JH, Gray R, Ip G Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Duration of early intervention for psychosis: 2 years versus 3 years.
PMID: 30674701 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chen EY, Chang WC, Hui CL, Chan SK, Lee EH, Wong GH Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Mobile self-compassion programme for promotion of public mental health: a randomised controlled trial.
PMID: 30674702 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mak WW, Wong CC, Chan AT, Lau JT Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Consultation pattern of Hong Kong primary care attenders for psychological distress.
PMID: 30674703 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lam TP, Lo TL, Chao DV, Lam KF, Lam WW, Sun KS Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Co-occurrence of schizophrenia and smoking: a qualitative study.
PMID: 30674704 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mak YW, Loke AY, Chiang VC Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Combined electroacupuncture and auricular acupuncture for primary insomnia: a randomised controlled trial of dose-response effect.
PMID: 30674705 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chung KF, Yeung WF, Yu BY, Zhang SP, Zhang ZJ Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Relative contribution and interactive effects of psychological, social, and environmental correlates of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and dietary behaviours in Hong Kong adolescents.
PMID: 30674706 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cerin E, Sit CH, Wong SH, Huang YJ, Gao GY, Lai PC, Macfarlane DJ, Barnett A Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Integrated adventure-based training and health education programme in promoting regular physical activity among childhood cancer survivors.
PMID: 30674707 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Li WH, Chan GC, Lam MH, Chung JO, Chiu SY, Fong DY Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Biomechanical approach in facilitating long-distance walking of healthy elderly people.
PMID: 30674708 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Li WH, Lee WC, Leung AK, Zhang M Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Sudden arrhythmia death syndrome in young victims: a five-year retrospective review and two-year prospective molecular autopsy study by next-generation sequencing and clinical evaluation of their first-degree relatives.
CONCLUSION: This pilot feasibility study shows the value of incorporating cardiac evaluation of surviving relatives and next-generation sequencing molecular autopsy into conventional forensic investigations in diagnosing young SCD victims in East Asian populations. The interpretation of genetic variants in the context of SCD is complicated and we recommend its analysis and reporting by qualified pathologists. PMID: 30670673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mak CM, Mok NS, Shum HC, Siu WK, Chong YK, Lee HH, Fong NC, Tong SF, Lee KW, Ching CK, Chen SP, Cheung WL, Tso CB, Poon WM, Lau CL, Lo YK, Tsui PT, Shum SF, Lee KC Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Totally laparoscopic versus open gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer: a matched retrospective cohort study.
This study aimed to compare outcomes following laparoscopic versus open gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer at a regional institution in Hong Kong. METHODS: Fifty-four patients who underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy from January 2009 to March 2017 were compared with 167 patients who underwent open gastrectomy during the same period. All had clinical T2 to T4 lesions and underwent curative-intent surgery. The two groups were matched for age, sex, American Society of Anaesthesiologists class, tumour location, morphology, and clinical stage. The endpoints were perioperative and long-term outcomes including survival a...
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chan BY, Yau KK, Chan CK Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Survey on prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in an Asian population.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) have a strong effect on socio-economic and individual quality of life. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of LUTS in an Asian population. METHODS: A telephone survey of individuals aged ≥40 years and of Chinese ethnicity was conducted. The survey included basic demographics, medical and health history, drinking habits, International Prostate Symptom Score, overactive bladder symptom score, Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) score, and Short Form (SF)-12v2 score. RESULTS: From March to May 2017, 17 338 calls were m...
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yee CH, Chan CK, Teoh JY, Chiu PK, Wong JH, Chan ES, Hou SS, Ng CF Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities and 22q11.2 deletion in conotruncal and non-conotruncal antenatally diagnosed congenital heart diseases in a Chinese population.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to calculate the prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities among antenatally diagnosed congenital heart diseases (CHDs), and the prevalence of 22q11.2 deletion in those with conotruncal CHDs versus isolated non-conotruncal CHDs. METHODS: All patients with antenatal ultrasound finding of fetal CHDs in two obstetric units in a 5-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Detected CHDs were classified as conotruncal if the malformation involved either the aortic outflow tract or the pulmonary outflow tract; otherwise they were classified as non-conotruncal. K...
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kong CW, Cheng YK, To WW, Leung TY Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Update on the Hong Kong Reference Framework for Hypertension Care for Adults in Primary Care Settings-review of evidence on the definition of high blood pressure and goal of therapy.
Abstract The Hong Kong Reference Framework for Hypertension Care for Adults in Primary Care Settings is updated regularly to ensure it reflects the latest medical development and best practice. In 2017, guidelines from the United States included a major change, adopting the lower blood pressure values of 130/80 mm Hg in defining hypertension, in contrast to the prevailing international consensus of 140/90 mm Hg. After thorough review of the literature and international guidelines, the Advisory Group on Hong Kong Reference Framework for Care of Diabetes and Hypertension in Primary Care Settings (Advisory Group) rec...
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lim MK, Ha SCN, Luk KH, Yip WK, Tsang CSH, Wong MCS Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

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Abstract The Hong Kong Reference Framework for Hypertension Care for Adults in Primary Care Settings is updated regularly to ensure it reflects the latest medical development and best practice. In 2017, guidelines from the United States included a major change, adopting the lower blood pressure values of 130/80 mm Hg in defining hypertension, in contrast to the prevailing international consensus of 140/90 mm Hg. After thorough review of the literature and international guidelines, the Advisory Group on Hong Kong Reference Framework for Care of Diabetes and Hypertension in Primary Care Settings (Advisory Group) rec...
Source: Hong Kong Med J - January 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lim MK, Ha SC, Luk KH, Yip WK, Tsang CS, Wong MC Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Epidemiology of myopia and prevention of myopia progression in children in East Asia: a review.
CONCLUSION: Although various methods are effective for controlling myopia progression in children, no curative remedy exists for myopia. Health care professionals should be aware of the available methods, as well as their risks and benefits. Treatment should be individualised and based on the preferences of the patient's family, after full discussion of the risks and benefits of each modality. PMID: 30530867 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - December 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mak CY, Yam JC, Chen LJ, Lee SM, Young AL Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Clinical and genetic profile of congenital long QT syndrome in Hong Kong: a 20-year experience in paediatrics.
CONCLUSION: Identification of the disorder, administration of beta blockers, and lifestyle modification can prevent subsequent cardiac events in LQTS. Genotyping in patients with LQTS is essential in guiding medical therapy and improving prognosis. PMID: 30530868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - December 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kwok SY, Liu AP, Chan CY, Lun KS, Fung JL, Mak CC, Chung BH, Yung TC Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Branded versus generic drug use in chronic disease management in Hong Kong-perspectives of health care professionals and the general public.
CONCLUSION: The knowledge and perception of generic substitution remains low, both in the general public and among health care professionals. This knowledge deficit could potentially lead to different perspectives among stakeholders regarding generic substitution. PMID: 30530869 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - December 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lee VW, Cheng FW, Fong FY, Ng EE, Lo LL, Ngai LY, Lam AS Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Cross-sectional study on emergency department management of sepsis.
CONCLUSION: There are considerable variations in sepsis care among EDs in Hong Kong. More training, resources, and research efforts should be directed to early ED sepsis care, to improve patient outcomes. PMID: 30429360 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - November 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hung KK, Lam RP, Lo RS, Tenney JW, Yang ML, Tai MC, Graham CA Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Validation and modification of the Ottawa subarachnoid haemorrhage rule in risk stratification of Asian Chinese patients with acute headache.
CONCLUSIONS: The Ottawa SAH rule demonstrated high sensitivity. Addition of vomiting and SBP>160 mm Hg to the Ottawa SAH rule may increase its sensitivity. PMID: 30416104 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - November 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cheung HY, Lui CT, Tsui KL Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Group A Streptococcus disease in Hong Kong children: an overview.
Abstract Group A β-haemolytic Streptococcus or Streptococcus pyogenes is a gram-positive coccus that tends to grow in chains. Streptococcus pyogenes is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from pharyngitis and mild superficial skin infections to life-threatening systemic diseases. Infections typically begin in the throat or skin. Mild Streptococcus pyogenes infections include pharyngitis (strep throat) and localised skin infections (impetigo). Erysipelas and cellulitis are characterised by multiplication and lateral spread of Streptococcus pyogenes in deep layers of the skin. Streptococcus pyog...
Source: Hong Kong Med J - November 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Leung TN, Hon KL, Leung AK Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Pros and cons of clinical practice based on guidelines.
PMID: 30318475 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - October 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chong CC Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Elderly care as one of the important government policy agenda.
PMID: 30318476 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - October 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cheng CP Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Recommendations on prevention and screening for colorectal cancer in Hong Kong.
Abstract Colorectal cancer is the commonest cancer in Hong Kong. The Cancer Expert Working Group on Cancer Prevention and Screening was established in 2002 under the Cancer Coordinating Committee to review local and international scientific evidence, assess and formulate local recommendations on cancer prevention and screening. At present, the Cancer Expert Working Group recommends that average-risk individuals aged 50 to 75 years and without significant family history consult their doctors to consider screening by: (1) annual or biennial faecal occult blood test, (2) sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or (3) colonoscop...
Source: Hong Kong Med J - October 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lam TH, Wong KH, Chan KK, Chan MC, Chao DV, Cheung AN, Fan CY, Ho J, Hui EP, Lam KO, Law CK, Law WL, Loong HH, Ngan RK, Tsang TH, Wong MC, Yeung RM, Ying AC, Ching R Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Hong Kong Institute of Allergy and Hong Kong Society for Paediatric Immunology Allergy & Infectious Diseases joint consensus statement 2018 on vaccination in egg-allergic patients.
Hong Kong Institute of Allergy and Hong Kong Society for Paediatric Immunology Allergy & Infectious Diseases joint consensus statement 2018 on vaccination in egg-allergic patients. Hong Kong Med J. 2018 Oct;24(5):527-531 Authors: Chua GT, Li PH, Ho MH, Lai E, Ngai V, Yau FY, Kwan MY, Leung TF, Lee TH Abstract Vaccination of egg-allergic individuals has been a historical concern, particularly for influenza and measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccines that are developed in chicken egg embryos or chicken cell fibroblasts. The egg proteins in these vaccines were believed to trigger an immediate allerg...
Source: Hong Kong Med J - October 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chua GT, Li PH, Ho MH, Lai E, Ngai V, Yau FY, Kwan MY, Leung TF, Lee TH Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

En-bloc paediatric dual kidney transplantation in Hong Kong: a case series and literature review.
PMID: 30318479 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - October 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chan YS, Yiu MK Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Necrotising fasciitis: a rare complication of acute appendicitis.
PMID: 30318480 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - October 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chin TW, Ko KW, Tsang KH Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Dextrose prolotherapy for rotator cuff lesions: the challenges and the future.
PMID: 30318481 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - October 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sit RW, Rabago D Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Editorial.
PMID: 30229726 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Collins RA, Ma ES Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Nasopharyngeal colonisation and antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Hong Kong children younger than 2 years.
PMID: 30229727 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chan KC, Ip M, Chong PS, Li AM, Lam HS, Nelson EA Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Influenza surveillance and vaccination in Hong Kong children.
PMID: 30229728 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Leung TF, Chan PK, Hon KL, Li AM, Cheng FW Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Influenza-like illness and viral aetiology in Hong Kong children.
PMID: 30229729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cowling BJ, Chan KH, Peiris JS Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Surveillance of human- and swine-origin influenza in Hong Kong children.
PMID: 30229730 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Leung TF, Chan PK, Hon KL, Li AM Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Estimation of excess mortality and hospitalisation associated with the 2009 pandemic influenza.
PMID: 30229731 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yang L, Wong CM, Chiu SS, Cowling BJ, Peiris JS Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Development of adaptable pandemic simulation models.
PMID: 30229732 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tsui KL, Wong SY, Wu JT, Chow CB, Goldsman DM, Nizam A Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Real-time forecasting of infectious disease epidemics.
PMID: 30229733 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wu JT, Cowling BJ Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Decision-making process of families about human papillomavirus vaccination of adolescent daughters: a qualitative study of Hong Kong Chinese families.
PMID: 30229734 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Fielding R, Wu JT, Lam WW, Wang LD Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Mothers' preference and willingness to pay for human papillomavirus vaccination for their daughters: a discrete choice experiment.
PMID: 30229735 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Li X, Wong IC, McGhee SM, Kwan MY, Wong CK, Ip DK, Chau J, Chan EW Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Multilevel antimicrobial disinfectant coating in reducing the viability of multidrug-resistant organisms in hospital environment.
PMID: 30229736 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Leung HH, Lai CK, Yeung KL, Kwan JK, Tsang DN Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Development of an automated 16S rRNA gene sequence database, 16SpathDB, for identification of medically important bacteria.
PMID: 30229737 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Teng JL, Woo PC, Lau SK Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Sonodynamic bactericidal activity of curcumin against foodborne bacteria.
PMID: 30229738 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Xu CS, Ip M, Leung AW, Wang XN, Yang ZR, Zhang BT, Ip SP Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Indirubin-3'-oxime as an antiviral and immunomodulatory agent in treatment of severe human influenza virus infection.
PMID: 30229739 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chan MC, Chan RW, Mok CK, Mak NK, Wong RN Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Editorial.
PMID: 30135265 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Collins RA, Ma ES Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Nurse-led repeat prescription for patients with controlled hypertension: a randomised controlled trial.
PMID: 30135266 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yip BH, Lee EK, Sit RW, Wong C, Li X, Wong EL, Wong MC, Chung RY, Chung VC, Kung K, Wong SY Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Framingham risk score for predicting cardiovascular disease in older adults in Hong Kong.
PMID: 30135267 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Leung JY, Lin SL, Lee RS, Lam TH, Schooling CM Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

Lifestyle intervention in obese Chinese adolescents with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a randomised controlled study.
PMID: 30135268 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hong Kong Med J)
Source: Hong Kong Med J - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chan DF, Nelson EA, Li AM, Woo J, Sea MM, Chan RS, Chu WC, Chan M, So HK Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research