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OBJECTIVES To determine current trends for different modes of delivery in twin pregnancies, factors affecting the mode of delivery, and associated outcomes. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING A public hospital in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS All twin pregnancies booked at Kwong Wah Hospital during a 3-year period from 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2009.(More)
OBJECTIVE There are only a few series treating ≥10 cases of accreta conservatively, all from university teaching hospitals, with reported success rate of 60-85%. We reported the first series of accreta managed by planned uterine conservation in the setting of non-university district general hospital. METHODS Women with placenta previa overlying previous(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate presence and size of the bony cochlear nerve canal [BCNC] with size of the internal auditory meatus [IAM] on CT in children with absent or hypoplastic cochlear nerves [CNs] as compared to age matched controls. METHODS This retrospective case-notes review was based in the departments of Cochlear Implantation and Neuroradiology at a(More)
OBJECTIVES To find out whether intrapartum translabial ultrasound examination is painless by comparing pain score of ultrasound-based versus digital vaginal examination of foetal head station. METHODS In 94 women carrying uncomplicated-term singleton pregnancies, labour progress was assessed by translabial ultrasound, followed immediately by conventional(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine any change in adverse neonatal/maternal outcomes after increasing the rate of vaginal twin delivery by comparing vaginal twin delivery and caesarean delivery with our previous cohort study. METHODS In a retrospective cohort study, all twins booked at a Hong Kong regional obstetrics unit were evaluated during a 3-year period from 1(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether angle of progression (AOP) and head-perineum distance (HPD) measured by intrapartum transperineal ultrasound (ITU) correlate with clinical fetal head station (station); and whether AOP versus HPD varies during uterine contraction and relaxation. In a subset of primiparous women, whether these ITU parameters correlate with time to(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the pregnancy outcomes of non-booked, non-local pregnant women delivering in Kwong Wah Hospital via admission to the Accident and Emergency Department 1 year after the announcement by the Hospital Authority to stop antenatal booking for non-eligible persons; and to perform a literature review of local studies about non-eligible person(More)
According to the World Health Organization in 2005, depression is a major health concern and will be the second highest cause of disability by 2020.1 Postnatal depression (PND) is a global health issue that affects childbearing families. Many pharmacological and psychosocial interventions have been used to prevent and treat PND. Most postnatal women prefer(More)