Telin Chung

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Over a 4-month period, 218 Chinese patients with advanced cancer were admitted to a palliative care unit in Hong Kong. Ninety-five (44%) of them had pain. Of these 95, 70 (mean age 61.7 years) were evaluated with the visual analogue scale (VAS) and the numerical rating scale (NRS). Forty-two per cent of the 70 patients were illiterate. Eighty-three per cent(More)
A pan-territory telephone survey was conducted in Hong Kong of Chinese women concerning urinary symptoms and their treatment preferences; 1500 women replied. One hundred and ninety-four (13%) of the 1500 subjects had urinary symptoms. Of these 194, 155 (10.3%) had stress incontinence, 64 (4.3%) had urgency, 10 (0.7%) had urge incontinence, 63 (4.2%) had(More)
We report a prospective study assessing the prevalence and severity of physical and nonphysical symptoms, and the benefits from treatment and intervention, in advanced cancer patients presenting to a local palliative care unit in Hong Kong. Patients were assessed by a modified version of the support team assessment schedule (STAS). The study highlighted(More)
Polymerase chain reaction was used to amplify across variable restriction sites of the COLI A1 and COLI A2 genes that encode the alpha 1 and 2 subunits of type I collagen. The relationship between these polymorphisms and bone mineral density (BMD) was studied in 683 Chinese men and women. In 100 men and women, COLI A1 Sp1 polymorphism was not found, which(More)
This study was conducted to understand push and pull factors that motivate guests to choose to stay at a boutique hotel in Xiamen, China. The concept of boutique hotels and their rapid expansion worldwide has been noticed by the industry and academics for several decades. The research objective of this study was to establish a framework for push and pull(More)
Peritoneum is the most common site for ovarian cancer metastasis. Here we investigate how cancer epigenetics regulates reciprocal tumor-stromal interactions in peritoneal metastasis of ovarian cancer. Firstly, we find that omental stromal fibroblasts enhance colony formation of metastatic ovarian cancer cells, and de novo expression of transforming growth(More)
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