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2020

Dr. Owen Ko was awarded the Croucher Innovation Award 2020

The Croucher Foundation
2019

Dr. Howan Leung was awarded the Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology)

Ministry of Education
2019

Dr. Alexander Lau was awarded the Most Promising Young Researcher Awards

Food and Health Bureau

Research Highlights

Stroke incidence and recurrence trends in Hong Kong

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Hong Kong. While stroke was thought to be a disease of the elderly, alarming trends of young stroke had been reported. Evaluating the age-specific trends of stroke may inform healthcare resource allocation on stroke prevention and treatment.
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Predicting risks of stroke using advanced imaging techniques

Stroke is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. Intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) is an important cause of stroke, which is more common in Asian, Hispanic and African populations. There is a high risk of stroke relapse or death in ICAD patients, despite adequate medical treatment. Therefore, it is imperative to study the mechanisms and risks of stroke, as well as the associated risk factors, in ICAD patients.
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Stroke patients were at higher risk of mortality with COVID-19 infection

COVID-19 and SARS were both caused by ß-coronavirus. A recent study conducted by CUHK Neurology highlighted the vulnerability of patients having various pre-existing neurological diseases amid outbreaks of severe ß-coronavirus infection.
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Chinese have a higher prevalence rate of Intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) than Caucasians

In collaboration with Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia, University of Oxford and CUHK Neurology, the research team compared the prevalence and risk factors of ICAS, in 1,300 Caucasian (in Oxford) versus 700 Chinese (in Hong Kong) patients with transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and minor stroke, and systematically reviewed literature on ICAS prevalence in stroke/TIA patients in different populations.
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CUHK World First Shows AI-derived MRI Brain Indices Aid Clinical Detection of Three Cognitive Disorders at Early Stage

8 Jul 2021
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Atherosclerotic disease-related stroke: Predicting recurrence using plaque morphology

1 May 2021
Research Outreach
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Neurological diseases and risk of mortality in patients with COVID-19 and SARS: a territory-wide study in Hong Kong

27 Apr 2021
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
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Application for GIFTCare (5th Cohort) is Now Open

8 Apr 2021
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