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Don’t Just Blame Ageing for Skin Wrinkle, Blame the Skin Microbiomes

Human skin aging is a natural and intrinsic process that involves shift of endogenous processes combined with external environmental factors such as exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) and pollution. These factors induce physiological changes which may...

Feb 6, 2024
Energising the Well-being of Disease-related Malnourished Patients – The Clinical Issues of Parenteral Nutrition

Patients with acute or critical illnesses are susceptible to developing malnutrition, either as a direct result of the disease or due to treatment adverse effects (ADs)1. While disease-related malnutrition (DRM) is associated with various adverse ou...

Feb 6, 2024
The True Powers of Vitamin B12 in Ulcerative Colitis

Many processes of tissue injury and repair in adult organs proceed through a transient dedifferentiation to a more developmentally primitive state. Recent studies have suggested vitamin B12 administration during an injury may promote cell plasticity...

Dec 18, 2023
Biological Changes Happen Long Before IBD Becomes Symptomatic

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has a higher prevalence in developed western countries than in East Asia, with about 120 to 200 cases per 100,000 for ulcerative colitis (UC) and 50 to 200 cases per 100,000 for Crohn¡¦s Disease (CD) in ...

Dec 18, 2023
Pay Attention to Cardiovascular Risks in Patients with Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, systemic sclerosis, lupus erythematosus, and type 1 diabetes, were found to be linked with increased CV risks, with risk dependent on the types of autoimmune disorders. In a population-b...

Jun 13, 2023
The New Age of Colorectal Cancer

Existing Knowledge on Colorectal Cancer Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common type of cancer and second most common cause of cancer-related deaths globally 1 . There were over 1.9 million new cases of CRC globally in 2020 with medium to h...

Jun 13, 2023
Keep the Gut Out of Mischief The Advancement in Diagnosis for Colorectal Cancer

Where Are We in the Prevention of CRC? Ageing and male gender are common risk factors for CRC. In addition, a positive family history, a history of familial adenomatous polyposis, occurrence of Lynch syndrome, development of colonic polyp, and ulcer...

Dec 20, 2021
Exploring Chemotherapy-associated Cognitive Impairment in Colorectal Cancer

Exploring Chemotherapy-associated Cognitive Impairment in Colorectal Cancer Chemotherapy, which is commonplace in treating a plethora of cancers, has seen increasing concerns over its possible role in inducing cognitive impairment 1 . In breast canc...

Dec 20, 2021
Combating Clostridioides Difficile Infection by Microbiota-based Therapy

Combating Clostridioides Difficile Infection by Microbiota-based Therapy Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In Hong Kong, the e...

Dec 20, 2021
Constipation: A Neglected Condition?

Constipation: A Neglected Condition? Constipation is a common gastrointestinal disorder which adversely impacts the quality of life of patients and creates significant economic burden for the society such as increasing absenteeism from work and/or s...

Jun 21, 2021
Increased Risk of Dementia in Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Disease Receiving Gastric Acid-suppressive Agents

According to the World Health Organisation, dementia is a syndrome, usually of a chronic progressive nature, in which there is deterioration in cognitive function beyond what might be expected from normal ageing. In the meanwhile, the rising number ...

Jun 9, 2021
Cool Down the Heartburn A Closer Look at GERD Management

The Burden of GERD GERD is a condition in which the reflux of gastric contents into the oesophagus provokes symptoms or complications and impairs quality of life. Heartburn and acid regurgitation are typical symptoms of GERD, whereas the disease can...

Mar 16, 2021