Yat Ming Lau

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BACKGROUND The psychosocial impact of breast surgery has been extensively studied in the Western population. There is a relative paucity of comparable data in Oriental women who are increasingly affected by cancer of the breast. The present study investigates the effects that different types of breast surgery have on the quality of life of Chinese women. (More)
Enigma proteins are proteins that possess a PDZ domain at the amino terminal and one to three LIM domains at the carboxyl terminal. They are cytoplasmic proteins that are involved with the cytoskeleton and signal transduction pathway. By virtue of the two protein interacting domains, they are capable of protein-protein interactions. Here we report a study(More)
OBJECTIVE To review local experience of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Public hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Seventeen patients who presented from August 1988 through April 1997 with locally advanced breast cancer, which was treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy. RESULTS The clinical response rate was(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical outcomes of patients with invasive or non-invasive breast cancer after breast conservation treatment. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Clinical oncology department of a public hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Two hundred and three patients who received postlumpectomy radiotherapy at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern(More)
The incidence of primary carcinoma of the breast in Hong Kong has been rising. A screening team including radiologists, breast surgeons, cytopathologists, a full-time gynaecologist and mammographers was set up at Kwong Wah Hospital. The screening method includes a clinical breast examination (CBE) and two-view mammography. The target age group is 40-70. A(More)
Elfin (previously named CLIM1) is a protein that possesses an N-terminal PDZ domain and a C-terminal LIM domain. It belongs to the family of Enigma proteins. Enigma proteins are a family of cytoplasmic proteins that contain an N-terminal PDZ domain and a series of C-terminal LIM domains. By virtue of these two protein interacting domains, Enigma proteins(More)
BACKGROUND Non-palpable breast lesions present diagnostic difficulties. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a common method used to obtain a diagnosis, but FNAC is frequently inconclusive or insufficiently accurate. Recently a vacuum-assisted biopsy device (Mammotome, Ethicon, Endo-surgery, USA) has been introduced. The diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the risk factors for suicide in elderly Hong Kong Chinese. METHODS Case notes, mortality reports and hospital records of all the patients, who committed suicide from 1 July 2002 to 31 March 2010 whilst under the active care of the Elderly Suicide Prevention Programme of the Castle Peak Hospital in Hong Kong, were reviewed. RESULTS A(More)
Hong Kong Med J ⎥ Volume 20 Number 5 ⎥ October 2014 ⎥ www.hkmj.org An 86-year-old man presented with leukocytosis in December 2009. Bone marrow biopsy showed chronic myeloid leukaemia in chronic phase and cytogenetic studies showed t(9;22)(q34;q11.2) translocation. He was initially put on imatinib 300 mg daily; subsequently, this was increased to 400 mg(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess cognitive performance in elderly depressed patients following treatment for 6 months. Remission rate of depression after 6 months of treatment was calculated. METHODS The study was performed in a consecutive group of patients aged ≥ 65 years with late-onset depression. Severity of depression was assessed by the Hamilton Depression(More)