Leonard S. W. Li

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Emotion recognition (ER) was examined in 64 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD; 56 bilateral and 8 right-sided) and 64 matched healthy volunteers. Participants were administered an ER battery, consisting of the following subscores: overall ER (OER), overall facial ER, facial emotion identification (FEI) and discrimination, overall prosodic ER,(More)
This study examined the effect of exposure to the electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones on human attention. Three measures of attention were administered to 72 teenagers, 37 of whom were mobile phone users. The results showed that the mobile phone users performed better on one of the three measures of attention than did the non-mobile phone users.(More)
OBJECTIVE Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (A-FABP) is an adipokine shown to have adverse metabolic and proinflammatory effects, and contributes to atherosclerosis in mice. However, its role in cardiovascular diseases in humans remains to be established. In this case-control study, we investigated the association of serum A-FABP with ischemic stroke,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Hong Kong Chinese. DESIGN Cross-sectional questionnaire survey. SETTING Neurology and paediatric neurology departments in Hong Kong from January through June 1999. PARTICIPANTS All confirmed multiple sclerosis patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Demographic data, investigation results,(More)
A random telephone survey on knowledge of stroke was conducted in 1, 238 Hong Kong Chinese. Most respondents realized that effective treatment was available, that stroke was preventable and that it could be fatal or disabling. Sudden unilateral limb weakness, sudden speech and language disturbances, and sudden vertigo and clumsiness were better recognized(More)
This study examined if subcortical stroke was associated with impaired facial emotion recognition. Furthermore, the lateralization of the impairment and the differential profiles of facial emotion recognition deficits with localized thalamic or basal ganglia damage were also studied. Thirty-eight patients with subcortical strokes and 19 matched normal(More)
Four polymorphic sites (C/T188, C/T2938, G/C4268, G/A1934) in the cytochrome P4502D6 (debrisoquine 4-hydroxylase) gene were investigated for their association with sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD). Three mutant alleles (C/T188, C/T2938 and G/C4268) result in amino acid changes which could alter the substrate specificity or alter its ability to metabolize(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Both blood pressure (BP) and its variability (BPV) are established risk factors for development of atherosclerotic disease and are associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. The prognostic implications of outpatient clinic visit-to-visit BPV amongst patients with lacunar infarction are nevertheless(More)
High and low catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) activity is significantly determined by thermostability, which is caused by a valine/methionine108 polymorphism associated with polymorphic G/A1947 bases, in exon 4 of the COMT gene. Our allelic association study on this polymorphism did not find any statistically significant difference between our Chinese(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Our previous studies demonstrated that mental imagery intervention enhanced poststroke patients relearning daily task performance. This study aimed to test the efficacy of mental imagery for promoting generalization of the task skills learned in a training environment to trained and untrained tasks carried out in a novel environment.(More)