Fung Yee Chan

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OBJECTIVE Gastroschisis is associated with significant neonatal morbidity, and occasionally mortality. Previous studies looking at ways to prognosticate this condition by antenatal ultrasound have shown conflicting results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of prenatal sonographic parameters to predict neonatal outcome of gastroschisis.(More)
We previously described significant changes in GH-binding protein (GHBP) in pathological human pregnancy. There was a substantial elevation of GHBP in cases ofnoninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and a reduction in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. GHBP has the potential to modulate the proportion of free placental GH (PGH) and hence the impact on the(More)
BACKGROUND Fetal pulse oximetry improves the assessment of fetal well-being during labor. The objective of this study was to evaluate women's satisfaction with their experience with this additional technology. METHODS We surveyed women participating in the FOREMOST trial, a randomized controlled trial comparing the addition of fetal pulse oximetry (FPO)(More)
BACKGROUND Fetal pulse oximetry (FPO) may contribute to the evaluation of fetal well-being during labour. OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness and safety of FPO with conventional surveillance techniques, using the results of randomised controlled trials. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group trials register (31 July(More)
HYPOTHESIS Hepatic resection improves quality of life (QOL) in patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). DESIGN A prospective longitudinal study. SETTING A university teaching hospital. PATIENTS Sixty-six consecutive patients undergoing resection of HCC, and 10 patients with unresectable HCC found after surgical exploration who were(More)
We studied the transmission bandwidth required for accurate diagnoses when performing realtime fetal tele-ultrasound consultations. The study was divided into three phases. In phase I, three experienced clinicians evaluated the quality of ultrasound images transmitted at various bandwidths (internally looped back within Brisbane) using eight commercially(More)
The specification of the erythroid lineage from hematopoietic stem cells requires the expression and activity of lineage-specific transcription factors. One transcription factor family that has several members involved in hematopoiesis is the Krüppel-like factor (KLF) family [1]. For example, erythroid KLF (EKLF) regulates beta-globin expression during(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to compare operative delivery rates for nonreassuring fetal status between 2 groups of laboring women: those having conventional cardiotocograph monitoring and those having cardiotocograph monitoring plus fetal pulse oximetry. STUDY DESIGN The intrapartum fetal oximetry prospective, multicenter, randomized,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if staffing level is associated with poor nutrition in the long-term residential care setting, adjusting for other confounding factors. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING In total, 14 residential care facilities in Hong Kong, stratified by nature (government subvention or for-profit) to reflect the overall proportion in Hong(More)
The objective of this study is to compare the accuracy of sonographic estimation of fetal weight of macrosomic babies in diabetic vs non-diabetic pregnancies. All babies weighing 4,000 g or more at birth, and who had ultrasound scans performed within one week of delivery were included in this retrospective study Pregnancies with diabetes mellitus were(More)