Linda C L Lau

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1. This study investigated whether adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) is involved in neurotransmission to the rat prostate gland. 2. Fluorescence immunohistochemistry carried out on formaldehyde-fixed and frozen sections of rat prostate showed immunoreactivity for the P2X(1)-receptor in the fibromuscular stroma surrounding the secretory acini but not in the(More)
Despite controversy concerning their safety, use of electrical stun guns (Tasers) by law enforcement agencies is increasing. We examined the effect of Taser deployment on rates of (1) in-custody sudden deaths in the absence of lethal force, (2) lethal force (firearm) deaths, and (3) officer injuries (OIs) requiring emergency room visits. Under the Public(More)
Acute pain services in public hospitals in Hong Kong were studied. Audit data on the volume and quality of acute pain services were collected prospectively from 1997 to 1999, and data on related facilities were collected in 2000. About 20% of patients undergoing a major operation received an acute pain service; of these, 78.6% were satisfied with the(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the quality of anaesthetic services as defined in the six anaesthetic clinical indicators against preset standards and to identify risk factors for adverse events in the recovery room. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING All public hospitals providing anaesthetic care in Hong Kong. PATIENTS Eighteen thousand, seven hundred and(More)
INTRODUCTION Immunoglobulin G4-related disease remains an under-recognised and evolving disease. Local data are sparse and previous publications have been limited to individual case reports or case series only. We conducted this study to review the clinical features, treatment practices, and factors associated with multisystem involvement in Hong Kong. We(More)
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