George Lau

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Classical multiple sclerosis (CMS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) are distinct central nervous system inflammatory demyelinating disorders (CNS IDD). Early diagnosis of CNS IDD is important as appropriate immunotherapies to optimize prognosis. We studied the diagnoses of CNS IDD among Hong Kong Chinese in a hospital-based setting.(More)
BACKGROUND  IL-17A is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that plays important role in inflammatory disease pathology and tumor microenvironment. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of IL-17A on the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDING Expression pattern of IL-17A in clinical HCC samples (n = 43) was(More)
BACKGROUND Biomarkers for accurate diagnosis of early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are limited in number and clinical validation. We applied SELDI-TOF-MS ProteinChip technology to identify serum profile for distinguishing HCC and liver cirrhosis (LC) and to compare the accuracy of SELDI-TOF-MS profile and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level in HCC diagnosis. (More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most popular cancers in the world with poor prognosis, which often develops from chronic liver inflammatory diseases. Interleukin 23 (IL-23) is an inflammatory cytokine which is reported to play an important role in tumor development in animal model. While the function of IL-23 in HCC development(More)
AIMS To investigate if two important epidemic viral encephalitis in children, Enterovirus 71 (EV71) encephalomyelitis and Japanese encephalitis (JE) whose clinical and pathological features may be nonspecific and overlapping, could be distinguished. METHODS Tissue sections from the central nervous system of infected cases were examined by light(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known on the cost-effectiveness of novel regimens for hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared with standard-of-care with pegylated interferon (pegIFN) and ribavirin (RBV) therapy in developing countries. We evaluated cost-effectiveness of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir for 12 weeks compared with a 48-week pegIFN-RBV regimen in Chinese patients with(More)
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