A Vote of Thanks to Our Long-time Publisher
The editors wish to express our deepest gratitude to Mr. Eddy Chan of Icon Media Co. Ltd. for his self-less dedications in providing a very long service to publish our journal all through these years. The standard and quality of the production have always compared favorably with the best medical journals available in any book-shelf. We are sure our readers would join us in registering a vote of thanks to Mr. Chan and to wish him great success in his future. The journal has now entered a new phase of development by commissioning the Blackwell Medcom Ltd. as our publisher from mid-August 1999. We are aiming at improving further the quality and professionalism not only in the papers published but also in the production through a highly professional and experienced publisher and to be able to gain access into the Medline.
Our new publisher has a long history in publications and marketing in UK extending in recent years to the Asian Pacific region. Over the past few years, many regional medical journals have been produced by the publisher; currently they are handling the production of journals of six different medical disciplines from Hong Kong alone. Two other leading paediatric journals in the region are also managed by them now. We want to put our journal in line with the main stream; we also hope to attain more recognition and much wider circulation, attracting many more readers.
We are delighted to produce a number of original contributions in this issue on a wide range of topics. There is a timely review on the growth promoting role of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in infant nutrition by Dr. WJ Goldman.1 Dr. FL Chan2 has provided a valuable review on the application of body MRI in paediatrics; this was complemented by an illustrative example by Dr. Y. Hui and his colleagues3 on using one such technique in investigating tracheal compression by the anomalous innominate artery in infants. Dr. CW Lee and colleagues4 have given a useful reminder on the rebound phenomenon after discontinuation of phototherapy for neonatal jaundice. Mr. Raymond To et al5 have high-lighted an interesting account of a new service on oral-motor habilitation for children with drooling due to various neurologic or developmental problems, demonstrating the usefulness of this form of less understood and under-implemented therapy. Dr. KW Lee and his colleagues6 have furnished an interesting case report on pneumocystis carinii coexiting with cytomegalovirus pneumonia in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Professor HP Lin7 in his "C. Elaine Field" address, has provided insight and future perspectives for the management and outcome of children with cancer. We are also delighted to have the opportunity to complete the latter half of the series of articles on "State of Hong Kong Children" delineating several important child health problems in Hong Kong namely childhood injuries,8 behavior problems,9 health services for mothers and children10 and oral rehydration practices.11 We are also pleased to have the opportunity to publish a series of papers which were invited presentations by various experts at the "child neurology and developmental problems" symposium held earlier this year. A number of interesting aspects on specific learning disabilities are delineated. Besides noting developmental dyslexia12 and other specific learning disabilities13 in Hong Kong, recent advances and the surgical and educational aspects14 in managing these children together with its overall local picture15 have been nicely reviewed.
The journal is striving towards continued improvement. We welcome contributions of scientific and clinical manuscripts besides comments and criticisms to help enhance our quality.
1. WJ Goldman. The role of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in infant nutrition. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:82-8.
2. FL Chan, WWM Lam. Body MRI: its application in Paediatrics. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:104-10.
3. Y Hui, WWM Lam, SL Lee, W Wei. The role of MRI/MRA in investigating tracheal compression by anomalous innominate artery in infants. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:89-91.
4. CW Lee, WT Lung, R Li, H Ng, K Tse, NS Kwong. The management of neonatal jaundice after discontinuation of phototherapy. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:92-5.
5. R To, V. Wong, Y. Hui, W. Goh, A. Yung, C. Lee, P. Sit. Pilot study of oro-motor habilitation program for children with saliva control problem. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:96-100.
6. ASW Ku, KW Lee, KL Wan, WKY Chan. Coexisting pneumocystics carinii, cytomegalovirus pneumonia in systemic lupus erthyematosus. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:101-3.
7. HP Lin. Prospects for the child with cancer in the new millennium. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:111-7.
8. CB Chow. Childhood injury in HK. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:118-127.
9. SF Hung. Behavioural problems in infancy, childhood and adolescents. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:127-8.
10. SSL Leung. Health services for mother and children in HK. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:128-30.
11. EAS Nelson. Oral rehydration practices: HK. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:130-1.
12. CCC Lam. Developmental dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities: the state of practice: international and Hong Kong perspectives. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:145-50.
13. CW Chan. Specific learning disablilities (SLD) in Hong Kong: an overview. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:133-8.
14. DD Duane. Recent neurobiological advances in disorders of reading and attention. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:139-44.
15. CK Leong. Psychological and educational aspects of specific learning disabilities. HK J Paediatr (new series) 1999;4:151-9.
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