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  1. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    World first as Hong Kong surgeons transplant single liver into second patient

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Wong Wan-shing, 37, received the graft at Queen Mary Hospital from a 60-year-old donor identified only as Mr So, who died of a stroke on October 1. The 11-hour procedure- four to remove the organ from So and seven to implant it in Wong- was performed a day later. Head of surgery at the hospital, Professor Lo Chung-mau, said Hepatitis B carriers in the past had been considered ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital investigates death of man, 50, after he is given wrong dosage of drug

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man's death after wrong dose sparks inquiry Queen Elizabeth Hospital is investigating the death of a 50-year-old man who died days after it gave him an incorrect dosage of a drug to slow down his heart rate. The public hospital's radiology department gave him at least twice the amount of the heartbeat reduction medication he should have ...

  3. News - China - MEDICINE

    Chinese farmer fitted with 3D-printed skull 'makes full recovery' after surgery

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:49pm by Staff Reporter

    ... of a building in Xian city, Shaanxi province.  Hu underwent surgery on August 28 to have his skull fitted with the 3D-printed prosthetic, which was considered a medical first. Xijing Hospital chief Guo ... ability is expected to gradually improve, the report said. Doctors at Xijing Hospital in Xian grafted a titanium mesh skull piece on his head during the operation, which lasted three and a half ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Proton therapy centre planned

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Safety assurances over radioactive waste 'accepted' as planning approval sought Proton therapy centre planned The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital hopes to open a state-of-the-art radiotherapy facility in Shau Kei Wan in 2019. The facility would occupy four basement floors of a planned 23-storey private medical centre. While rezoning of the land ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Step-up scrutiny of private clinics, pharmacists urge

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI, JOLIE HO

    ... to step up scrutiny of private medical centres administering drugs to cancer patients as their inadequate facilities may expose tenants in the same building to cancer-causing fumes circulated through the ventilation system, pharmacists say. Society of Hospital Pharmacists president William Chui Chun-ming said many private clinics offering intravenous chemotherapy were housed ...

  6. News - China - MEDICINE

    Chinese farmer whose head was crushed will be fitted with 3D-printed skull

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 06:52pm by Staff Reporter

    ... University Hospital took five hours on the surgery – the first such procedure in the world. While 3D-printed organs are not yet commonly used, there have been previous cases of patients being ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Fewer HK smokers looking to city acupuncture clinics to help them quit

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by BRIAN YAP

    ... of 1,149 smokers sought help from 20 mobile facilities and eight walk-in clinics run by Pok Oi Hospital in the 12 months to March last year. From April 2010, when the programme started, to the end ... works out at about 114 a month, while for the 12 months from April 2012- when the hospital started annual reporting- the number works out at about 96. The hospital last year added two mobile ...

  8. News - China - MEDICINE

    New Shanghai cancer clinic puts city on leading radiotherapy edge

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by Alice Yan

    ... treatment equipment, which enables patients to avoid the disadvantages of traditional radiotherapy. The other centres are in Germany and Japan. Dr Jiang Guoliang, director of the hospital ... with cancers in their neck, brain, prostate, spine and lungs, among others. The new 230-bed hospital in Pudong district was heavily backed by the municipal government. The fledgling facility ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Obstetrician Michael Rogers cleared of misconduct

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Obstetrician cleared of professional misconduct A private obstetrician has been cleared of professional misconduct after the medical watchdog found ... through a small incision made in the abdomen- to find the cause of the problem. During the procedure, conducted at Matilda International Hospital on The Peak, a cyst was found on her right ovary ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Omega-3 fatty acid heart benefits still unproven after decades of research

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by Slate magazine

    ... on numbers provided by Greenland's chief medical officer for parts of the 1960s and 1970s. These reports, based on death certificates and hospital admissions, included only a handful ... is being run now by Brigham and Women's Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial, VITAL for short, is looking at the effect of both omega-3s ...




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