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Mar 31 2011

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Mar 31 2011


Published by under Dentistry

16–31 March 2011



1. 聰明的小發明——牙綫叉  [香港經濟日報] 2011-03-31 C11 醫健營 笑口常開 吳子傑 牙科醫

2. 政府推長者牙科服務  [蘋果日報] 2011-03-31 A12 健康與醫

3. 特殊情況下用漱口水  [都市日報] 2011-03-31 P37 健康 健康口腔

4. 紅葡萄酒含多酚 有效預防牙周病  [都市日報] 2011-03-31 P37

5. 台婦鑲劣質假牙致癌  [太陽報] 2011-03-26 A31 兩岸

6. 牙痛照開工 骨女昏迷命危  [東方日報] 2011-03-26 A22 港聞

7. 療前後牙齒護理  [香港經濟日報] 2011-03-24 C11 醫健營 笑口常開 吳子傑 牙科醫生

8. 對漱口水過敏 英女洗牙喪命  [東方日報] 2011-03-24 A39 國際

9. 牙醫無牌行醫兩年  [明報] 2011-03-22 A08

10. 牙齒甩得多 易中風  [都市日報] 2011-03-22 P24 健康

11. 童防牙患 齒科攻略  [星島日報] 2011-03-22 E08 健康港 Chris

12. 勤用牙線防中風  [am730] 2011-03-21 M24 新聞/世事

13. 牙線叉助家長及護理員  [都市日報] 2011-03-18 P38 健康 健康口腔

14. 四大行為 自毀牙琅質  [東方日報] 2011-03-18 A22

15.  9成敏感牙患者 飲食高糖亂刷牙  [文匯報] 2011-03-18 A22 香港新聞

16. 敏感牙齒要正視 非止痛可愈  [成報] 2011-03-18 A11 醫健

17. 脫智慧齒的孫子兵法  [香港經濟日報] 2011-03-17 C11 醫健營 笑口常開 吳子傑 牙科醫


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Mar 28 2011

AccessMedicine Resources for Radiation Exposure and Emergency Situations

AccessMedicine has a special issue on radiation exposure and emergency situations for our users in light of the recent events in Japan.


Related sections from Bioterriorism Sourcebook:-


View other contents of Bioterriorism Sourcebook here


View contents of Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide here


View Radiation section in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e.



Other highlights from AccessMedicine include:-



AccessMedicine is a repository of medical knowledge from internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacy, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, patient care, and more. Continuously expanding. The two libraries, namely clinical library and Lange educational library contain the latest editions of selected medical titles.

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Mar 25 2011

Hong Kong Dental Association January & February 2011 issue available now

Published by under Dentistry


1. HKDA Council’s announcements.

2. Monthly Meeting Corner –“Periodontal plastic surgery” by Dr. David Da-Wei Kuo.

3. Monthly Meeting Corner –“Intellectual disability and dental care” by Dr. Kwok Wai Ming Henry.

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Mar 24 2011

World TB Day 2011 – Partners Call for Increased Commitment to Tackle MDR-TB

23 MARCH 2011 | GENEVA – On World TB Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Stop TB Partnership are calling on world leaders to step up their commitment and contributions to meet the  goal of diagnosing and treating one million people with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) between 2011 and 2015.


Today WHO has released a report, (Click here to view the report) Towards Universal Access to Diagnosis and Treatment of MDR-TB and XDR-TB by 2015, which presents progress in the MDR-TB response in the countries with the highest burden of drug-resistant TB. “Many countries have made progress, but despite the recent scale up in efforts, the world needs to do much more to get care to all MDR-TB patients who need it,” says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “We cannot allow MDR-TB to spread unchecked.”


Leaving MDR-TB untreated increases the risk of spread of drug resistant strains of TB. WHO estimates there will be more than 2 million new cases of MDR-TB between 2011 and 2015.


Programmes financed by the Global Fund and following WHO treatment standards are expected to diagnose and treat about 200 000 people for MDR-TB by 2015, a fourfold increase from those 50 000 patients who are currently undergoing treatment.


It is anticipated that the Global Fund will provide 84% of all international investments in TB in 2011. However, both domestic and international resources need to be scaled up to cope with MDR-TB and continue to make progress in the fight against TB.


 “MDR-TB is a threat to all countries as it is difficult and expensive to treat. Unless we make an extraordinary effort to tackle this problem our ability to finance and secure continued progress against TB in general will be threatened” says Professor Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund.”


“It is time for countries with rapidly growing economies and a heavy burden of MDR-TB to step up their commitment and financing for their own MDR-TB programmes. Several have the capacity to show new leadership on south-south cooperation and aid to neighbouring countries that are also affected,” says Dr Jorge Sampaio, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Stop TB.


Since 2009, the 23 countries most heavily affected by TB drug resistance have nearly doubled their budgets for MDR-TB. From 2002 through 2010, Global Fund-financed TB programmes around the world have provided treatment to 7.7 million people and saved the lives of 4.1 million.


“The Global Fund’s success can be measured in the number of lives that have been saved through care provided by the TB programmes it finances,” says Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership. “Every TB patient should have access to proper care. We advocate on behalf of millions of patients worldwide and our strong partners such as WHO and the Global Fund. To reach a million people with effective care for MDR-TB over the next five years, we will need to work closely with all partners, especially with affected communities.”


MDR-TB is a form of TB that fails to respond to standard first-line drugs.

In 2009, WHO reported that 9.4 million people became ill with TB and 1.7 million died, including 380 000 people with HIV-associated TB. There were some 440 000 cases of MDR-TB and 150 000 deaths in 2008, the latest year for which estimates are available.




About the World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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Mar 24 2011

How to survive a tsunami

Published by under Engineering,Science

The recent tsunami catastrophe has left a devastating impact on the disaster areas. Information on how to survive from a tsunami may be of your interest. There is both the hard copy and the electronic version of the “Tsunami: to survive from tsunami” in the HKU Library collection.

Part One of the book – how to survive a tsunami – is especially useful to those living (or about to live) in tsunami-prone areas, and to travelers who may visit such areas.

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Mar 24 2011

New Acquisitions Highlights

Published by under Dentistry

Oral health epidemiology : principles and practice / Amit Chattopadhyay.

D 617.65 C49

It explores the full spectrum of epidemiological and translational clinical research including fundamental mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic intervention, clinical trials, and oral epidemiology. Topics that are unique to oral health, such as the frequent use of split-mouth design on oral research, crossover techniques and clustered nature of caries, periodontal and other dental disease data, are all thoroughly addressed.



Woelfel’s dental anatomy / Rickne C. Scheid, Gabriela Weiss.

D 617.611 W8

Woelfel’s Dental Anatomy focuses on anatomy of the human mouth and teeth, and is designed to help the student understand the relationship of the teeth to one another, and to the bones, muscles, nerves, and vessels associated with the teeth and face. This text does more than simply explain dental anatomy; it links the anatomy to clinical practice, giving readers a stronger and more practical understanding of tooth structure and function, morphology, anatomy, and terminology.



Temporomandibular disorders : a problem-based approach / Robin J.M. Gray, M. Ziad Al-Ani.

D 617.6723 G781

A quick, systematic and logical approach to diagnosing and treating temporomandibular disorders (TMD), this latest book in the Dental Update series is an essential clinical companion for dental students and practising dentists. Starting with an overview of the basic principles of TMD, such as the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint and its physiology and pathology in relation to clinical treatment, the book goes on to present the realities of managing patients, using a case-based approach to help readers understand and engage with the information. Each later chapter presents a different problem in the form of a case study, and each study features a systematic approach to aid learning.

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Mar 21 2011

Dental Research Seminar

Published by under Dentistry

Date: March 28, 2011 (Monday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital


Presenter: Dr Jessica Jing-Yuan Peng, PhD Candidate in Oral Rehabilitation (12:45 to 1:15)


Title: The effects of silver compounds on carious dentine and restorative materials


Abstract: Silver compounds have demonstrated to be efficient for prevention of caries and treatment of hypersensitive dentin. However its mode of action on tooth tissue is uncertain. The effect of silver compounds on artificial carious and carious affected dentine in saliva environment will be investigated; and its effect on restorative materials evaluated.  From this it is hoped an improved understanding of how silver compounds work may develop improved treatment protocols.
Presenter: Dr Choi Wing Shan, Winnie, PhD Candidate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (1:15 to 1:45)


Title: The role of Goal Directed Fluid Therapy in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Abstract: Goal directed fluid therapy is a concept where fluid administration strategy is individualized and targeted to meet specific physiologic goals. This concept has been investigated in clinical settings such as trauma and sepsis and demonstrated some positive outcomes. Major oral and maxillofacial Surgery is often associated with major blood loss and fluid shifts. Based on the current available evidence, we try to explore the potential benefits and investigate further in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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Mar 18 2011

New Acquisitions Highlights

Published by under Dentistry

Essentials of orthodontics : diagnosis and treatment / Robert N. Staley and Neil T. Reske.

D 617.64 S7

The authors explain the steps of diagnosing basic orthodontic problems and analyzing dental radiographs and include many of the forms and charts dentists use for examination, diagnosis, and appliance design. Readers will learn about the mechanics of how appliances move teeth, the different types of appliances, and the orthodontic materials on the market. The authors also explain and demonstrate through color photos how to take dental impressions, create plaster casts, how to write a laboratory prescription for each appliance and how to create the various fixed and removable appliances.



Principles of oral and maxillofacial surgery / edited by U.J. Moore.

D 617.672 P94

First published over 40 years ago, this is one of the best-established introductory texts for students of dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. It covers each of the basic tenets of the specialty, from patient management to anxiety and pain control, to implant dentistry and maxillofacial trauma. The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest developments in the field, and each chapter has been completely updated and restructured. New chapters specifically on implant dentistry have been included. This latest edition also features for the first time colour images of clinical procedures, clear colour diagrams and e-learning references..



Operative oral and maxillofacial surgery / [edited by] John D. Langdon … [et al.].

D 617.672 O61

For this second edition, the contents have been extensively revised not only to include all aspects of oral surgery but also to reflect the changes in maxillofacial practice that have occurred since 1998. In particular, the role of osseointegrated implants, the management of craniofacial trauma and facial aesthetic surgery including ‘cosmetic’ surgery and bone distraction have all moved on since the first edition was written. The editors have made a careful selection of contributors representing current practice from throughout the world including continental Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia.


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Mar 18 2011

Public Library of Science (PLoS) membership & discount

Message from Yu Chun Keung Medical Library


Public Library of Science (PLoS)  membership & discount


We are pleased to announce that the University of Hong Kong Libraries have become a supporting member of the Public Library of Science (PLoS).  This means that any HKU affiliated author may claim a 10% discount when publishing in any of the PLoS journals, including PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine; PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, and PLoS ONE.  Authors must choose HKU from a pulldown screen in the online submission process.


Please be reminded that the University of Hong Kong Libraries also have a supporting membership with Biomed Central (BMC), allowing 15% discount to affiliated HKU authors.


For further enquiries, please contact Yu Chun Keung Medical Library at medlib@lib.hku.hk

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