Katherine K Y Lam

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To understand Chinese immigrants' experiences with mental illness stigma and mental health disparities, we integrate frameworks of 'structural vulnerability' and 'moral experience' to identify how interaction between structural discrimination and cultural engagements might shape stigma. Fifty Chinese immigrants, including 64% Fuzhounese immigrants who(More)
Autophagy is an important cellular process that controls cells in a normal homeostatic state by recycling nutrients to maintain cellular energy levels for cell survival via the turnover of proteins and damaged organelles. However, persistent activation of autophagy can lead to excessive depletion of cellular organelles and essential proteins, leading to(More)
We compared epidural (n = 17) and intravenous (n = 20) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) using pethidine (bolus 10 mg, lockout interval 10 min, 4-h maximum dose 3 mg.kg(-1)) after total gastrectomy. We found that mean (SD) pethidine consumption in the first 24 h was 33% less in the epidural group [255 (85) mg] than in the intravenous group [379 (129) mg, p(More)
In a prospective, double-blind, randomised controlled trial, we compared the efficacy of patient-controlled analgesia using remifentanil (25-30 μg per bolus) with intramuscular pethidine (50-75 mg) for labour analgesia in 69 parturients. Parturients receiving patient-controlled analgesia reported less pain than those receiving intramuscular pethidine(More)
Two sympatric species of Platygyra have been identified from Hong Kong waters: i.e., P. sinensis and P. pini. The former has been further subdivided into 4 morphotypes based on colony growth form as follows: classic, encrusting, hillocky, and long-valley. Taxonomic confusion raised by overlapping morphological variations and frequent sympatric occurrences,(More)
Two sympatric species of Platygyra have been identified from Hong Kong waters: i.e., P. sinensis and P. pini. The former has been further subdivided into 4 morphotypes based on colony growth form as follows: classic, encrusting, hillocky, and long-valley. Taxonomic confusion raised by overlapping morphological variations and frequent sympatric occurrences,(More)
"This paper studies the partial effect of various socio-economic characteristics on the rate of outmigration of the foreign-born from the Canadian population. The data sets used are based on the microdata of the 1971 and 1981 censuses of population. It is found that migrants with high school education have the highest propensity to outmigrate, while those(More)
We present a 59-yr-old Chinese male patient who developed acute pulmonary oedema and cardiovascular collapse following multiple episodes of venous air emboli while in the sitting position for removal of a cervical meningioma. The severity of the pulmonary oedema and cardiovascular disturbance were surprising. Postoperative ventilation and inotropic support(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between preoperative oral fluids and gastric pH and volume in women undergoing sterilization between one and five days postpartum. Fifty postpartum patients received 150 ml water approximately two to three hours before surgery while 50 postpartum and 50 non-pregnant women were fasted from midnight.(More)
We compared, in a double-blind randomised study, intramuscular ketorolac 30 mg (n = 49) and intramuscular pethidine 75 mg (n = 51) for analgesia after elective caesarean section under general anaesthesia. Anaesthesia was induced with thiopentone and suxamethonium and maintained with atracurium, nitrous oxide and isoflurane. Intravenous fentanyl 100(More)