Pauline Y Lau

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BACKGROUND Recent genome-wide association studies of colorectal cancer (CRC) have identified common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) mapping to 10 independent loci that confer modest increased risk. These studies have been conducted in European populations and it is unclear whether these observations generalise to populations with different(More)
The superior dislocation of the patella with interlocking osteophytes is a rare condition. A review of the English literature revealed only 12 reported cases. The purpose of reviewing these case reports is to highlight the unusual presentation and the injury mechanism in 2 of our patients, and to present our treatment algorithm. Closed reduction with(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarise the results of transanal endoscopic microsurgery for the treatment of rectal villous adenoma and early rectal tumours. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Consecutive patients between November 1995 and January 2003. INTERVENTION Transanal endoscopic microsurgery. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the potential risk factors for fractures due to non-accidental injury in children, and to alert clinicians and health care workers to the diagnosis of child abuse. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Children who were admitted to the hospital with a clinical diagnosis of child abuse with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the neurological recovery and fusion rate of patients with myelopathy who were treated with anterior corpectomy and anterior cervical plating. METHODS The results of 17 cervical myelopathy patients who underwent decompression and anterior cervical plating were retrospectively reviewed at a mean follow-up of 2 years. RESULTS By(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare stapled haemorrhoidectomy with open diathermy haemorrhoidectomy in Chinese patients with respect to the postoperative pain, symptom control, and manometric alterations. DESIGN Prospective randomised controlled trial. SETTING A regional general surgical unit, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Twenty-four patients with second- or third-degree(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the long-term outcome of open and laparoscopic surgery for Dukes' B and C rectal cancer in a regional hospital in Hong Kong. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING A regional hospital in Hong Kong. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Survival and local recurrence rates. PATIENTS Patients with Dukes' B and C rectal cancers underwent elective(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the incidence of microbial contamination at the bone bank of the United Christian Hospital. DESIGN. Retrospective study. SETTING Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS A total of 151 patients (33 men and 118 women) who underwent hip arthroplasty surgery and from whom femoral head allografts were retrieved between January 1994 and(More)