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Hong Kong Medical Journal is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and the Hong Kong Medical Association. It is indexed in Medline/Index Medicus and Embase/Excerpta Medica, and is published bimonthly by the

The Journal is currently circulated to all Fellows of the Academy, members of the Association and other medical institutions. It is also available to non-members on subscription.

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Hong Kong Medical Journal
Hong Kong Medical Journal

February 2018 issue now available at www.hkmj.org

Highlights of the February 2018 issue:

Original Article  
Characteristics and clinical outcomes of living renal donors in Hong Kong
The overall surgical outcomes of living kidney donors have been good, especially after the introduction of keyhole surgery, conclude YL Hong et al in a review of renal donors. Relatives of patients who have end-stage kidney disease should be encouraged to consider the possibility of kidney donation.
Hong Kong Med J 2018 Feb;24(1):11–7
Original Article  

[CME] Implications of nipple discharge in Hong Kong Chinese women
Blood-stained nipple discharge and an associated breast mass at presentation could indicate malignancy, according to an analysis by WM Kan et al. A period of watchful waiting is a reasonable alternative to surgical intervention in patients with inferred benign pathology.
Hong Kong Med J 2018 Feb;24(1):18–24

Original Article  

Injuries and envenomation by exotic pets in Hong Kong
Most of the exotic pet bites that occurred in Hong Kong in the past decade or so came from reptiles, including venomous snakes. Emergency physicians need to be aware of the appropriate management of such injuries, advise Vember CH Ng et al.
Hong Kong Med J 2018 Feb;24(1):48–55

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Review Article  

End-of-life services for older people in residential care homes in Hong Kong
Respecting patients’ preferences for the dying process—such as pain and symptom control, dignity, privacy, and place of death—is key to achieving a ‘good death’. James KH Luk reviews the role of Hong Kong’s residential care homes in improving the quality of death.
Hong Kong Med J 2018 Feb;24(1):63–7

Medical Practice  

[CME] Emergency thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke: current evidence, international guidelines, and local clinical practice
Restoring blood flow by mechanical clot removal (thrombectomy) has revolutionised treatment for acute ischaemic stroke. Anderson CO Tsang et al summarise the evidence and current guidelines for emergency thrombectomy and ask local clinicians about their experience and opinions of this new procedure.
Hong Kong Med J 2018 Feb;24(1):73–80

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