Mei S. Lee

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OBJECTIVE To determine the proportion of major surgical procedures that involve patients having serologic evidence of infection with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in a single center in Westchester County, New York. METHODS Blood samples sent for transfusion screening or cross-match were tested(More)
Spinocerebellar ataxia 7 (SCA7) is a neurodegenerative disease characterised by the association of cerebellar ataxia and, in most patients, progressive macular degeneration leading to loss of autonomy and blindness. The patients die after 5-30 years of evolution. The cause of the disease has been identified as a (CAG)n repeat expansion in the coding(More)
SETTING Tuberculosis (TB) notification is a statutory requirement in Hong Kong, where contact investigations are performed by the Tuberculosis and Chest Service. OBJECTIVES 1) To evaluate the risk of active TB in close contacts within 5 years, and 2) to identify risk factors associated with early and late development of active TB disease. DESIGN The(More)
AIMS To describe the public use of respiratory hygiene behaviours during the 2009 influenza pandemic and to test the feasibility of an observational method. METHODS Respiratory behaviour was systematically observed at three public settings during August 2009 in the capital city of New Zealand (Wellington). Data on each coughing or sneezing event were(More)
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