Faculty Outstanding Research Output Awards



Carditis After COVID-19 Vaccination With a Messenger RNA Vaccine and an Inactivated Virus Vaccine : A Case-Control Study. Annals of Internal Medicine. 175(3). doi: 10.7326/M21-3700. Name of publisher: American College of Physicians. PMID: 35073155. HKU Authors: K Peng, XN Tong, Celine SL Chui, Carlos KH Wong, Shirley X Li, P Ip, EYF Wan, Esther WY Chan, Ian CK Wong, Francisco TT Lai.

Cost-effectiveness of Universal Screening for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection in China: an Economic Evaluation. Lancet Global Health. 10(2)2:E278-E287. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00517-9. HKU Authors: Richard MF Yuen, WK Seto, William CW Wong.

FGF21-Sirtuin 3 Axis Confers the Protective Effects of Exercise Against Diabetic Cardiomyopathy by Governing Mitochondrial Integrity. Circulation. 2022;146(20):1537-1557. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.059631. HKU Authors: LL Geng, L Ying, LL Shu, RY Yang, Y Liu, Y Wang, X Jiang, Q Wang, QZ Lian, Connie WH Woo, Y Wang, ZY Xia, BY Liao, XQ Yan, LG Jin, AM Xu.

Efficacy and Safety of Bepirovirsen in Chronic Hepatitis B Infection. N Engl J Med. 387(21):1957-1968, Nov 24 2022. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2210027. Epub 2022 Nov 8. PMID: 36346079. HKU Authors: Richard MF Yuen.


Bell’s Palsy Following Vaccination with mRNA (BNT162b2) and Inactivated (CoronaVac) SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines: a Case Series andNested Case-Control Study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2022 Jan 1; 22(1):64-72. HKU Authors: Esther WY Chan, Celine SL Chui, Benjamin J Cowling, L Gao, Ivan FN Hung, Francisco TT Lai, Ivan CH Lam, KK Lau, X Li, Eric YF Wan, Ian CK Wong, Vincent KC Yan, Q Yu.

Circulating Thrombospondin-2 as a Novel Fibrosis Biomarker of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2021 Sep; 44(9):2089-2097. HKU Authors: Chole YY Cheung, WS Chow, Carol HY Fong, Karn SL Lam, Paul CH Lee, David TW Lui, Walter WK Seto, Helen Y Wan, YC Woo, A Xu, MF Yuen.

Patient pIgR-enriched Extracellular Vesicles Drive Cancer Stemness, Tumorigenesis and Metastasis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Journal of Hepatology. 2022 Apr;76(4): 883-895. HKU Authors: Janice YT Chan, HL Fung, Zoe Leung, Stephanie KY Ma, LY Mak, X Mao, Irene OL Ng, TH Ng, CF Sin, Alexander HN Tang, SK Tey, Danny KH Wong, Samuel WK Wong, Judy WP Yam, Cherlie LS Yeung, MF Yuen.

Safety, Tolerability and Antiviral Activity of the Antisense Oligonucleotide Bepirovirsen in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B: a Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Trial. Nature Medicine. 2021;27(10):1725-1734. HKU Authors: MF Yuen.

Statin Associated with Lower Cancer Risk and Related Mortality in Patients with Heart Failure. European Heart Journal. 2021 Aug;42(32)3049-3059. HKU Authors: KS Cheung, HL Li, X Li, QW Ren, HF Tse, PF Wong, MZ Wu, KH Yiu, SY Yu.

Two-dose COVID-19 Vaccination and Possible Arthritis Flare Among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Hong Kong. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 2022 Apr;81(4):564-568. HKU Authors: Esther WY Chan, Celine SL Chui, P Kuan, Francisco TT Lai, CS Lau, Shirley X Li, X Tong, Eric YF Wan, Carlos KH Wong, Ian CK Wong, Winnie WY Yeung, Samson HH Yum.


Efficacy and Safety of Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab in Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Previously Treated With Sorafenib - The CheckMate 040 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncology, 2020-11-01, Vol.6 (11), p.e204564-e204564. HKU Authors: Thomas Yau.

Diverse effects of hepatic steatosis on fibrosis progression and functional cure in virologically quiescent chronic hepatitis BJournal of Hepatology, 2020-10, Vol.73 (4), p.800-806. HKU Authors: LY Mak, Rex WH Hui, James Fung, Danny KH Wong, KS Cheung, MF Yuen, WK Seto.

Triple combination of interferon beta-1b, lopinavir–ritonavir, and ribavirin in the treatment of patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19: an open-label, randomised, phase 2 trialThe Lancet, 2020-05-30, Vol.395 (10238), p.1695-1704. HKU Authors: Ivan FN Hung, Simon Sin, Pauline Yeung, Ricky Ruiqi Zhang, Agnes YF Fung, Erica YW Yan, KH Leung, Jonathan Daniel Ip, Allen WH Chu, WM Chan, Anthony CK Ng, Jasper FW Chan, CS Lau, KH Chan, Kelvin KW To, KY Yuen.