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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 August 2017 issue:

Original Article  
Early surgery for Hong Kong Chinese elderly patients with hip fracture reduces short-term and long-term mortality
This study provides evidence that Key Performance Indicator (KPI) can increase the percentage of patients who undergo early surgery and improve their clinical outcome. High-risk patients with medical co-morbidities were identified for prompt preoperative optimisation under KPI.
Early surgery for Hong Kong Chinese elderly patients with hip fracture reduces short-term and long-term mortality 
   
Review Article  

Hypersensitivity to antipyretics: pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management
Clinicians need to strike a balance between ‘hypersensitivity phobia’ for the sake of drug safety and liberal use of antipyretics to uphold patients’ rights. Knowledge of the pathogenesis of antipyretic hypersensitivity and meticulous diagnostics are key to judicious management.

Hypersensitivity to antipyretics: pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management
   
Pictorial Medicine  

Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome: a rare cause of familial spontaneous pneumothorax
Physicians should be alert to the possibility of Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome in a patient who presents with diffuse cystic lung disease, particularly in the presence of a positive family history.

Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome: a rare cause of familial spontaneous pneumothorax

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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