Winnie Nga-Ting Lau

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Selective 5-HT2C receptor agonists, such as lorcaserin, are being developed for the treatment of obesity. Studies suggest that they may also have therapeutic potential for addictive behaviours including nicotine dependence, although few drugs of this class have been evaluated. The primary aim was to evaluate the highly selective 5-HT2C agonist, CP-809101,(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective cohort study on patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) presenting with jaundice emphasized the importance of differentiating patients with hepatic insufficiency from patients with obstructive jaundice caused by tumor. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA There are little data in the medical literature on the management of patients with(More)
Pentachlorophenol (PCP) has been widely used as a wood preservative since 1980s. Although it has been banned worldwide, residues of PCP are still commonly found. The spent compost of oyster mushroom Pleurotus pulmonarius (SMC) which was a degraded paddy straw-based substrate, contained 25% chitin. Five percentage of the SMC could remove 89.0 +/- 0.4% of 100(More)
We hypothesized that improved glucose tolerance with rosiglitazone treatment would coincide with decreased levels of i.m. triacylglycerol (IMTG), diacylglycerol, and ceramide. Obese Zucker rats were randomly divided into two experimental groups: control (n = 9) and rosiglitazone (n = 9), with lean Zucker rats (n = 9) acting as a control group for obese(More)
The purpose of the present study was twofold. First to characterize endpoints distinct to the reflexive responses to sensory stimuli typically used in neuropathic pain models. A second aim was to evaluate two clinically approved drugs carbamazepine (Tegretol) and pregabalin (Lyrica) against these endpoints with the purpose to backtranslate from the clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the effect of ageing on female fertility in an in vitro fertilisation programme in Hong Kong. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University teaching hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Seven hundred and seventy-one women in whom 1336 cycles of in vitro fertilisation were initiated between 1 January 1986 and 31 December 1995. MAIN(More)
Endothelial dysfunction plays a role in the development of atherosclerosis and diabetes-associated vascular disease and, in the streptozotocin (STZ)-induced apoE-deficient diabetic mouse, we report that, when compared to the citrate (CIT)-treated nondiabetic apoE-deficient control, acetylcholine (Ach)-mediated endothelium-dependent relaxation was reduced in(More)
AIMS Thromboembolic complications have been reported after radiofrequency ablation but the low incidence of overt clinical events has been a limitation to the study of factors affecting thrombogenic risk. The aim of this study was to determine whether radiofrequency ablation has a procoagulant effect and to examine variables that affect thrombio generation.(More)
The present study focused on the hypothesis that dietary supplementation with medium-chain TAG (MCT) will improve cognitive function in aged dogs by providing the brain with energy in the form of ketones. Aged Beagle dogs were subjected to a baseline battery of cognitive tests, which were used to establish cognitively equivalent control or treatment groups.(More)
Seventy percent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) who may benefit from bone marrow transplant (BMT) lack a human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-matched related donor (MRD). For these children, BMT from a matched unrelated donor (MUD) represents a therapeutic option. We reviewed the course of 62 children with ALL who received fully matched marrow(More)