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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

Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press

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
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Risk stratification protocol to reduce consumption of personal protective equipment for emergency surgeries during COVID-19 pandemic
Wong et al. Hong Kong Med J 2020 May 5. Epub ahead of print.

Imaging findings of critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia: a case series
Woo et al. Hong Kong Med J 2020 Apr 29. Epub ahead of print.

Temporal changes in computed tomography of COVID-19 pneumonia with perilobular fibrosis
Ng et al. Hong Kong Med J 2020 Apr 29. Epub ahead of print.

High-resolution computed tomography in a patient with COVID-19 with non-diagnostic serial radiographs
Kwok et al. Hong Kong Med J 2020 Apr 29. Epub ahead of print.


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CME  Review Article  

Congenital infections in Hong Kong: an overview of TORCH
TORCH (Toxoplasmosis, Other [including syphilis], Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes simplex virus) refers to a group of congenital infections with similar clinical presentations, including rash and ocular findings. This locally relevant Review by Leung et al discusses the clinical features, public health implications, medical management, and neurodevelopmental outcomes of these TORCH infections.

Hong Kong Med J 2020 Apr;26(2):127–38 | Epub 2 Apr 2020

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CME  Original Article  

Patient-reported outcomes after surgery or radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer: a retrospective study
In this study, Ng et al compared the patient-reported outcomes of robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy and radical external beam radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer. The authors found several differences in terms of complications and patient-reported outcomes. In particular, urinary function and incontinence were significantly affected by surgical treatment, impacting patient quality of life.

Hong Kong Med J 2020 Apr;26(2):95–101 | Epub 2 Apr 2020

Pictorial Medicine  

Recognising eye implants on radiological imaging: pear or fishball shapes
Ophthalmology consultations are common for various reasons, including floaters, visual field defects, and abnormal incidental findings on computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. In this highly accessed paper, Au and Ko report a recent consultation that involved an irregular eyeball shape. Through this attentive consultation, the physician and patient were both reassured.

Hong Kong Med J 2020 Apr;26(2):149.e1–2

Recognising eye implants on radiological imaging: pear or fishball shapes

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