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Hong Kong Medical Journal

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.

 For more information, please visit the Journal website: http://www.hkmj.org   

 


Hong Kong Medical Journal

Hong Kong Medical Journal

Hong Kong Medical Journal is pleased to announce the completion of the HKAMedTrack system <http://www.hkamedtrack.org/hkmj>, an online manuscript submission and peer review system developed by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. The system is a web-based tool designed for manuscript submission, review, and tracking.

HKAMedTrack system will result in greater efficiency and convenience, and faster turnaround times for authors, reviewers, and editors throughout the submission and refereeing process. It will streamline the review process and decrease the time from submission to the initial decision on publication.

Please visit the website which will provide step-by-step guide for authors to submit a paper.
HKAMedTrack

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HKMJ Impact Factor
The most recent (2016) Impact Factor for Hong Kong Medical Journal is 1.111, according to the 2016 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters in 2017. The Editorial Board would like to thank the authors and reviewers for their continuous support.


Highlights of the October 2017 issue:

Review Article  

Beating ‘Guangdong cancer’: a review and update on nasopharyngeal cancer
The close relationship between Epstein-Barr virus and nasopharyngeal cancer opens up the possibility of using Epstein-Barr virus DNA as a biomarker for early detection and monitoring of the disease. On the other hand, the looming genomic data for nasopharyngeal cancer aid in the development of powerful biomarkers and promising targeted therapy.

 
   
Medical Practice  

Spinal cord stimulation for chronic non-cancer pain: a review of current evidence and practice
Spinal cord stimulation provides analgesia through electrical stimulation of the dorsal column of the spinal cord via electrode leads placed into the epidural space. It is effective in reducing neuropathic pain, enhancing function, and improving quality of life in different chronic pain conditions.

Spinal cord stimulation for chronic non-cancer pain: a review of current evidence and practice
   
Case Report  
Immunoglobulin G4–related disease masquerading as tonsil carcinoma
Clinicians should consider immunoglobulin (Ig) G4-related disease as one of the differential diagnoses for a suspicious tonsillar mass. Early diagnosis of tonsillar mass with biopsy is essential to exclude tonsil carcinoma and to allow prompt steroid treatment for IgG4-related disease of tonsil which is curable.
Immunoglobulin G4–related disease masquerading as tonsil carcinoma

Volume 23 Issue 3 Supplement 2, 2017

Health and Health Services Research Fund
Research Dissemination Reports

Dissemination reports are concise informative reports of health-related research supported by funds administered by the Food and Health Bureau, for example, the Health and Health Services Research Fund (which was consolidated into the Health and Medical Research Fund in December 2011). In this edition, 11 dissemination reports of projects related to tobacco control, neurology, respiratory diseases, traditional Chinese medicine, and reproductive system and childbirth are presented. In particular, four projects are highlighted due to their potentially significant findings, impact on healthcare delivery and practice, and/or contribution to health policy formulation in Hong Kong.

HKMJ - Volume 23 Issue 3 Supplement 2


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