Amy S M Chiu

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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is closely linked with neuronal survival and plasticity in psychiatric disorders. In this work, we engineered degradable, injectable alginate microspheres and non-degradable, implantable poly(ethylene vinyl acetate) matrices to continuously deliver BDNF to the dorsal hippocampus of rats for two days or more than a(More)
To evaluate embryonic and endometrial factors for their value in predicting pregnancy outcome in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer, a retrospective data collection and prospective uterine artery colour Doppler imaging study was performed in a university-based IVF-embryo transfer programme setting. A total of 210 patients were included and(More)
Four hundred ninety eight children of 15 months to 5 years of age were immunized with 0.5 ml of b-CAPSATM I Haemophilus influenzae type b polysaccharide vaccine (Hib). Every other child received the vaccine subcutaneously (S.C.) and the alternates received the vaccine intramuscularly (I.M.). Two hundred and two (81.1%) children in the S.C. group and 198(More)
OBJECTIVES Most of the fine-motor assessment tools used in Hong Kong have been designed in Western countries, so there is a need to develop a standardized assessment which is relevant to the culture and daily living tasks of the local (that is, Chinese) population. This study aimed to (1) develop a fine-motor assessment tool (the Hong Kong Preschool(More)
The blood of 444 healthy Canadian children (246 males and 198 females) aged 6 days to 18 years was analyzed to determine the concentration of serum carotene. The serum carotene concentration was very low in the first six months of life. In the first three months of life, breast fed infants had significantly higher serum carotene concentration than infants(More)