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Although Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by motor, cognitive and behavioural disturbances, there has been little empirical data examining what patients are most concerned about throughout the different stages of disease, which can span many years. Semi-structured face-to-face interviews were individually conducted with(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor, cognitive and psychiatric disturbances, and yet there is no disease-specific patient-reported health-related quality of life outcome measure for patients. Our aim was to develop and validate such an instrument, i.e. the Huntington's Disease health-related Quality of(More)
Predictive testing (PT) for Huntington disease (HD) usually requires several in-person appointments which acts as a barrier to testing for those from remote regions. This pilot study reports the use of telehealth PT to examine whether such telehealth testing improves access to HD PT while maintaining quality of care and support. Individuals underwent PT via(More)
A 55-year-old Chinese woman presented with a 3-week history of unilateral left-sided epistaxis and nasal obstruction. She had swam in a freshwater stream 1 month prior to the onset of symptoms. Endoscopic examination revealed a live leech at the left middle meatus with a large part of its body inside the left maxillary antrum. Local anaesthetic was applied(More)
Several cDNA clones of the protozoa Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma lewisi were isolated as a reult of selection for evolutionarily conserved genes encoding cell-surface proteins (Lee and Van der Ploeg, unpublished). cDNA clone Tb-17 had a predicted open reading frame, encoding a 23 kDa protein (Figure 1A). This protein shared significant homology with a(More)
INTRODUCTION Sarcopenia and osteoporosis are age-related declines in the quantity of muscle and bone, respectively. Both contribute in disability, fall, and hip fracture in the elderly. This study reported the prevalence of sarcopenia in Chinese geriatric patients with hip fracture, and the correlation between relative appendicular skeletal muscle mass(More)
INTRODUCTION Studies have shown that early surgery reduces hospital and 1-year mortality in elderly patients with hip fracture, but no major study has examined such relationship in Hong Kong. This study aimed to explore the relationship of early surgery and mortality in a Chinese elderly population with hip fracture. METHODS This observational study(More)
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(More)
INTRODUCTION Geriatric hip fracture places an increasing burden to health care systems around the world. We studied the latest epidemiology trend of geriatric hip fracture in Hong Kong, as well as the excess mortality for patients who had undergone surgery for hip fracture. METHODS This descriptive epidemiology study was conducted in the public hospitals(More)
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