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We have developed and tested a prototype VO-Role management system using the Community Authorization Service (CAS) from the Globus project. CAS allows for a flexible definition of resources. In this prototype we define a role as a resource within the CAS database and assign individuals in the VO access to that resource to indicate their ability to assert(More)
Ten young ketamine abusers presented with lower urinary tract symptoms to two regional hospitals in Hong Kong. Investigations demonstrated contracted bladders and other urinary tract abnormalities. These types of findings have never been reported before in ketamine abusers. The possible aetiology is also discussed.
This study aims to compare the efficacy and safety of bipolar endoscopic enucleation of prostate with transurethral resection in saline for large BPE greater than 70 g. All patients from two urology centres who had bipolar enucleation or bipolar resection performed for large BPE greater than 70 g from December 2008 to April 2012 were prospectively assessed.(More)
The dot enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (dot-ELISA) provided rapid and accurate detection of human trichinosis. Comparable sensitivity and specificity of the standard ELISA and dot-ELISA were obtained when sera of 18 confirmed cases of trichinosis were screened. Cross-reactivity was assayed with sera from 31 Chinese subjects with other parasitic(More)
4 cases of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in Hong Kong are described. The major clinical features of the patients, who were 2-60 years old, were low grade fever, headache, mild meningeal signs, right facial palsy or hemiplegia. Eosinophilia in the peripheral blood and eosinophilic pleocytosis were prominent. Computerized tomography scans of brain showed a(More)
The centerpiece of U.S. foreign policy in the 1990s was the claim that promoting democracy would foster peace. Noting that no two democracies have ever fought a war against each other, President Bill Clinton argued that support for democratization would be an antidote to international war and civil strife.Yet the 1990s turned out to be a decade of both(More)
To review and report our local experience in the management of ductal adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Retrospective review of patients diagnosed with ductal adenocarcinoma of the prostate in two regional urological centres in Hong Kong during 1995–2009. Clinical information, treatment and outcomes were retrieved for further analysis. We identified 19(More)
PURPOSE Kattan and Stephenson nomograms are based on the outcomes of patients with prostate cancer recruited in the USA, but their applicability to Chinese patients is yet to be validated. We aim at studying the predictive accuracy of these nomograms in the Chinese population. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 408 patients who underwent laparoscopic or open(More)