Vivian Wing Yan Lee

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BACKGROUND Guidelines on pain management recommend that patients at risk of ulcers receive either a cyclo-oxygenase (COX 2) inhibitor or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI). These two treatments have similar effectiveness, but they are insufficient for protection of patients at very high risk for ulcer bleeding.(More)
The signalling roles of Ca(2+)(ic) (intracellular Ca(2+)) stores are well established in non-neuronal and neuronal cells. In neurons, although Ca(2+)(ic) stores have been assigned a pivotal role in postsynaptic responses to G(q)-coupled receptors, or secondarily to extracellular Ca(2+) influx, the functions of dynamic Ca(2+)(ic) stores in presynaptic(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this research is to assess the effects of oral ibandronate on bone microarchitecture by using high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) taking a long-term glucocorticoid. METHODS In this double-blind placebo-controlled study, 40 Chinese female SLE(More)
INTRODUCTION Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used as an alternative in treating children with atopic dermatitis (AD) but its efficacy and potential side effects are debatable. We recently used a TCM capsule (PentaHerbs) on 9 children and observed significant reductions in clinical scores of disease severity. However, there have been concerns(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic eczema or dermatitis (AD) is associated with atopy and is characterized by reduced skin hydration and an impaired skin barrier in the epidermis. We investigated the patient acceptability and efficacy of an emollient containing ceramide-precursor lipids and moisturizing factors (LMF) in AD. METHODS Consecutive AD patients were recruited.(More)
Schizophrenia is one of the most expensive psychiatric illnesses. This study compared retrospectively health-care resources consumed 12 months before and 24 months after risperidone long-acting injection (RLAI) treatment in Hong Kong. A mirror-image analysis was conducted using data (N=191) from three public hospitals in Hong Kong from 2003 to 2007. The(More)
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