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In 1993 a territory-wide cross-sectional growth survey on 25,000 Chinese children from birth to 18 years was performed in Hong Kong. Compared to the last growth survey in 1963, definite secular changes were observed. There was an increase of final adult standing height of 3.6 cm in boys and 2.7 cm in girls, in which 1.8 cm and 0.5 cm respectively for boys(More)
A random sample of 3872 southern Chinese boys ranging from 7 to 21 years of age were selected from primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong for the assessment of sexual maturation. The median ages of onset of puberty and pubic hair development were 11.4 and 12.7 years, respectively. The advancement of sexual maturation coincides with the secular increase(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to report on the 5-year survival outcomes of patients with resectable esophageal carcinoma who were treated by definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) or standard esophagectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between July 2000 and December 2004, 81 patients with resectable squamous cell carcinoma of the mid- or lower thoracic(More)
AIMS The role of adjuvant chemoradiation for gastric cancer after curative R0 gastrectomy was first established by the US Intergroup 0116 study. Although confirmatory studies are in progress, few data are available regarding its application to the Chinese population. We describe our radiotherapy technique and report the treatment results in Hong Kong. (More)
Enlarged pelvic nodes are commonly found during preoperative imaging studies in cervical cancer patients and may represent tumor metastasis. It remains controversial whether debulking of these enlarged nodes prior to definitive radiotherapy offers any survival benefit to the patient. Enlarged suspicious pelvic nodes identified by imaging studies in stage 1B(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish a registry for Chinese children with onset of type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus before 15 years of age and to determine the incidence of childhood onset type 1 diabetes mellitus in Chinese children in Hong Kong. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A registry was established in 1997 to collect childhood diabetes cases(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the clinical outcome of locally advanced rectal cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by definitive surgery with or without adjuvant chemotherapy and to elucidate the prognostic factors for treatment outcome. METHODS This historical cohort study was conducted at a tertiary public hospital in Hong Kong. All patients(More)
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