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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Pregnancy
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has already had an enormous impact on society and medical practice but presents special problems in pregnancy. The following comments are based on the… Expand
The placentas of patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome: a pathophysiological evaluation
Aims: The pathology of the placentas delivered from pregnant women who had severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Hong Kong was studied. Methods: The pathology of the placentas was ... Expand
The relative risk of 'fetal distress' in pregnancy associated with meconium-stained liquor at different gestation
Pregnancies complicated with meconium-stained liquor are regarded as at risk of fetal distress. Evidence from animal and human studies indicate that passage of meconium may be related to fetal… Expand
Women with placenta praevia and antepartum haemorrhage have a worse outcome than those who do not bleed before delivery.
We set out to assess the maternal and neonatal outcomes of women with placenta praevia and antepartum haemorrhage (APH) between 1991 and 1997, compared with woman with a diagnosed placenta praevia… Expand
Parental attitudes on expanded newborn screening in Hong Kong.
OBJECTIVES Classical inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) affect about 1 in 4000 in Hong Kong. Despite the widespread implementation of expanded newborn screening in most countries, Hong Kong only ... Expand
Measures to Prevent Healthcare Workers from Contracting Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome During High-Risk Surgical Procedures
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a contagious viral disease caused by a novel coronavirus (SARSCoV) and transmitted through droplets and close contact [1]. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are… Expand
The first pilot study of expanded newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism and survey of related knowledge and opinions of health care professionals in Hong Kong.
INTRODUCTION Newborn screening is important for early diagnosis and effective treatment of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). In response to a 2008 coroners' report of a 14-year-old boy who died of ... Expand
Re-emergence of late presentations of fetal hemoglobin Bart's disease in Hong Kong.
OBJECTIVES To compare early and late presentations of fetal hemoglobin Bart's disease in the Kowloon West Cluster in Hong Kong, and to find reasons for the re-emergence of late presentations. ... Expand
OPathPaed service model for expanded newborn screening in Hong Kong SAR, China
  • C. Mak, C. Lam, +13 authorsY. Chan
  • Business, Medicine
  • British journal of biomedical science
  • 1 January 2013
Prevention, if available and feasible, is always the better way to practice medicine. Newborn screening for genetic diseases is a successful example of preventive medicine in action, with specific ... Expand
Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in Extremely Urgent Caesarean Delivery in Relation to the Decision-to-Delivery Interval
Objectives: To evaluate whether there were any differences in the maternal and fetal outcomes for extremely urgent Caesarean deliveries having shorter decision-to-delivery interval (DDI) versus those ... Expand