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High-sensitivity troponin T as a marker to predict cardiotoxicity in breast cancer patients with adjuvant trastuzumab therapy

The humanized monoclonal antibody trastuzumab has been in routine use for chemotherapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor II (HER2)-positive breast cancer. A major adverse effect of trastuzumab is cardiotoxicity. 24 more words

Consumer Price Indices for September 2014

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Census and Statistics Department (CSD) released today (October 21) the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures for September 2014. According to the Composite CPI, overall consumer prices rose by 6.6% in September 2014 over the same month a year earlier, larger than the…
Consumer Price Indices for September 2014

DH updates on Ebola-affected areas

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Department of Health (DH) today (October 21) updated the list of affected countries/areas in the local reporting criteria for Ebola virus disease in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) which declared the end of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria yesterday…
DH updates on Ebola-affected areas

Chronic expanding hematoma with a significantly high fluorodeoxyglucose uptake on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, mimicking a malignant soft tissue tumor: a case report

IntroductionChronic expanding hematoma is a rare persistent hematoma that can sometimes be misdiagnosed as a malignant tumor due to its clinical and radiological features.Case presentationA 42-year-old Japanese man with a large mass in his leg, suggestive of malignancy, presented to our… … 23 more words

Implementation of temporary traffic control measures continues to divert traffic flow

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Transport Department (TD) today (October 21) said that in view of the closure of a number of major trunk roads on Hong Kong Island due to protests, the TD and the Police would continue to carry out a series of temporary traffic control measures to relieve… … 11 more words

Genetic and structural identification of an O-acyltransferase gene (oacC) responsible for the 3/4-O-acetylation on rhamnose III in Shigella flexneri serotype 6

O-antigen (O-polysaccharide) of the lipopolysaccharide is a highly variable cell component of the outer membrane in Shigella flexneri. It defines the serospecificity and plays an important role in the pathogenesis of shigellosis. 30 more words

Twenty-nine EPD convictions in September

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Twenty-nine convictions were recorded last month (September) for breaches of legislation enforced by the Environmental Protection Department.
Nine of the convictions were under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance, eight were under the Noise Control Ordinance, 11 were…
Twenty-nine EPD convictions in September