Publications by authors named "Assumpta Sze-Man Wong"

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Case Report: The first familial hCG syndrome in a Chinese family.

F1000Res 2021 8;10:458. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Chemical Pathology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Familial hCG syndrome is a rare and benign cause of elevated serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). We present here a case of familial hCG syndrome diagnosed in a Hong Kong Chinese family, which we believe to be the first reported in Chinese. A 38-year-old woman presented with incidental finding of persistently elevated hCG, analytically confirmed both in urine and blood. Extensive radiological and biochemical work-up were performed but were negative for pregnancy and malignancy. Testing of another asymptomatic family member revealed unexplained elevation of serum hCG, confirming the diagnosis of familial hCG syndrome. Knowledge and awareness of this entity among clinicians are important to avoid unnecessary investigations and treatment in affected families.
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July 2021

Prevalence and associated risk factors of retention of urine after caesarean section.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2008 Apr 12;19(4):537-42. Epub 2007 Oct 12.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Caesarean section poses higher risk of postpartum urinary retention (PUR) than vaginal delivery. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence and the associated risk factors of PUR after caesarean section. Two hundred seven parturients (mean age = 31.26 years old, median parity = 0) who delivered by caesarean section were recruited from the postnatal unit of a tertiary hospital in Hong Kong. Voiding was encouraged 6 h after removal of Foley catheters. Transvaginal ultrasound scan was performed immediately after voiding to estimate the postvoid residual bladder volume (PVR). PUR after caesarean section was defined as PVR of more than 150 ml. The results indicated a prevalence of 3.38%. Logistic regression analysis indicating 'lack of progress of labor' was the only significant associated factor (p < 0.001). The findings of this study provide information for further exploration on how to reduce the morbidity caused by PUR in the postoperative period of caesarean section.
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April 2008