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2021

Dr. Karen Ma received Hong Kong Neurological Society Research Grant

Hong Kong Neurological Society
2021

Dr. Owen Ko received Excellent Young Scientists Fund

The National Natural Science Foundation of China
2020

Dr. Owen Ko was awarded the Croucher Innovation Award 2020

The Croucher Foundation

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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Dr. KO Ho Receives China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2021

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