Alexander K C Leung

Summary

Affiliation: University of Calgary
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi Lower gastrointestinal bleeding in children
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2T 5C7
    Pediatr Emerg Care 18:319-23. 2002
  2. ncbi The limping child
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Calgary, and the Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 18:219-23. 2004
  3. ncbi Tuberous sclerosis complex: a review
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, and The Asian Medical Centre, an affiliate with The University of Calgary Medical Clinic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 21:108-14. 2007
  4. ncbi Seasonal allergic rhinitis
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, Alberta Childrens Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 7:187-201. 2013
  5. pmc Whole cow's milk in infancy
    Alexander Kc Leung
    Deparment of Paediatrics, University of Calgary and the Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta
    Paediatr Child Health 8:419-21. 2003
  6. ncbi Dominantly-inherited lop ears
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, and the Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Med Genet A 143:2330-3. 2007
  7. pmc Penile and oral angioedema associated with peanut ingestion
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:2011-2. 2006
  8. ncbi Hypospadias: an update
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, the Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta T2M OH5, Canada
    Asian J Androl 9:16-22. 2007
  9. pmc Recurrent panniculitis in an adolescent boy with Prader-Willi syndrome
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1700-1. 2006
  10. ncbi Rapid antigen detection testing in diagnosing group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary and the Alberta Children s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Expert Rev Mol Diagn 6:761-6. 2006

Detail Information

Publications61

  1. ncbi Lower gastrointestinal bleeding in children
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2T 5C7
    Pediatr Emerg Care 18:319-23. 2002
    ..In most children, bleeding ceases spontaneously, and only supportive therapy is necessary. If there is evidence of hypovolemia, the patient must be hemodynamically stabilized, active bleeding stopped, and recurrent bleeding prevented...
  2. ncbi The limping child
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Calgary, and the Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 18:219-23. 2004
    ..Other tests should only be ordered when indicated...
  3. ncbi Tuberous sclerosis complex: a review
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, and The Asian Medical Centre, an affiliate with The University of Calgary Medical Clinic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 21:108-14. 2007
    ..The diagnosis of TSC is based on the identification of hamartomas in more than one organ system. Treatment should be symptomatic and organ specific. A multidisciplinary management approach is necessary...
  4. ncbi Seasonal allergic rhinitis
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, Alberta Childrens Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 7:187-201. 2013
    ..This review article also discusses recent patents related to the field...
  5. pmc Whole cow's milk in infancy
    Alexander Kc Leung
    Deparment of Paediatrics, University of Calgary and the Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta
    Paediatr Child Health 8:419-21. 2003
    ..The authors suggest that the optimal food in infancy is human breast milk. If human milk is not available, it is preferred that iron-fortified formulas rather than whole cow's milk be used during the first year of life...
  6. ncbi Dominantly-inherited lop ears
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, and the Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Med Genet A 143:2330-3. 2007
    ..Since the phenotypic anomaly of the male proband was no more severe than the affected female members, an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance is most likely...
  7. pmc Penile and oral angioedema associated with peanut ingestion
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:2011-2. 2006
    ..Angioedema is caused by extravasation of plasma into the interstitial space of the affected tissue. We describe a six-year-old boy who developed oral and penile angioedema subsequent to the ingestion of peanuts...
  8. ncbi Hypospadias: an update
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, the Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta T2M OH5, Canada
    Asian J Androl 9:16-22. 2007
    ..Most cases can be repaired in a single operation and on an outpatient basis. Even patients with a less than perfect surgical result are usually able to enjoy a satisfactory sexual life...
  9. pmc Recurrent panniculitis in an adolescent boy with Prader-Willi syndrome
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1700-1. 2006
    ..We describe recurrent panniculitis in a 15-year-old boy with Prader-Willi syndrome. To our knowledge, this association has not been previously reported...
  10. ncbi Rapid antigen detection testing in diagnosing group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary and the Alberta Children s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Expert Rev Mol Diagn 6:761-6. 2006
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  11. pmc Natal teeth: a review
    Alexander K C Leung
    The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:226-8. 2006
    ..Tooth extraction is indicated if the tooth is supernumerary or excessively mobile. If the tooth does not interfere with breastfeeding and is otherwise asymptomatic, no treatment is necessary...
  12. ncbi Hemorrhagic bullous lesions in a child with Henoch-Schönlein purpura
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatr Dermatol 23:139-41. 2006
    ..The occurrence of hemorrhagic bullae in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura is rare. A perusal of the literature revealed but seven occurrences to which we add another one...
  13. ncbi Familial melanonychia striata
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:743-5. 2008
    ..We describe a Chinese family with three affected members in two generations, suggesting a dominant mode of inheritance. The familial occurrence of melanonychia striata has not been reported previously...
  14. ncbi Scrotal hair in identical twin infants
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Canada
    Int J Dermatol 44:1042-4. 2005
  15. pmc Respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:1708-13. 2005
    ..In the majority of cases, the disease is usually self-limited. The mortality rate is <1% and occurs predominantly in children at high risk for severe disease...
  16. ncbi Pediculosis capitis
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 19:369-73. 2005
    ..The child should be discouraged from close, direct head contact with others or from sharing items that have come in contact with the hair...
  17. ncbi Acute gastroenteritis in children: role of anti-emetic medication for gastroenteritis-related vomiting
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Paediatr Drugs 9:175-84. 2007
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  18. ncbi Proteinuria in children
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am Fam Physician 82:645-51. 2010
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  19. ncbi Concomitant anterior and posterior infantile perianal protrusions
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary, The Alberto Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:135-6. 2010
    ..The occurrence of concomitant anterior and posterior infantile perianal pyramidal protrusions has not been reported previously...
  20. ncbi Cervical lymphadenitis: etiology, diagnosis, and management
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Room 200, 233 16th Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2M 0H5
    Curr Infect Dis Rep 11:183-9. 2009
    ..The treatment of acute bacterial cervical lymphadenitis without a known primary source should provide adequate coverage for both Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes...
  21. ncbi Seasonal allergic rhinitis
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 2:175-85. 2008
    ..While all other interventions provide symptomatic relief, specific immunotherapy may have long-term effects. This review article also discuss recent patents related to the field...
  22. doi Premature adrenarche
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 22:230-3. 2008
    ..The onset of puberty usually occurs at the normal age. Premature adrenarche can be a forerunner of polycystic ovary syndrome and/or syndrome X. Continued observation and periodic re-evaluation is necessary...
  23. doi Superimposed Mongolian spots
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, Alberta Children s Hospital, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatr Dermatol 25:233-5. 2008
    ..The presence of a superimposed Mongolian spot has not been previously reported. Mongolian spots can look similar to a bruise and awareness of these lesions is important to avoid unjustified consideration of injury or child abuse...
  24. ncbi Rabies: epidemiology, pathogenesis, and prophylaxis
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Ther 24:1340-7. 2007
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  25. ncbi Atopic dermatitis
    Alexander K C Leung
    The University of Calgary, the Alberta Children s Hospital, 200, 233 16th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0H5, Canada
    Adv Pediatr 54:241-73. 2007
    ..Patient and caregiver education, avoidance of potential triggering factors, optimal skin care, and pharmacotherapy offer the potential for good control for most patients...
  26. pmc Ureteral calculus presenting as generalized abdominal cramps
    Alexander K C Leung
    The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:802-5. 2007
    ..Physicians should be vigilant that ureteral calculus may, although very rarely, present with generalized abdominal cramps...
  27. ncbi Pertussis in adolescents
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, The Children s Clinic Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Ther 24:353-61. 2007
    ..These vaccines are safe, immunogenic, and well tolerated. Routine vaccination of adolescents and adults is required for optimal control of pertussis...
  28. pmc Breast is best for babies
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, the Alberta Children s Hospital and the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:1010-9. 2005
    ..Healthcare professionals have an important role to play in promoting and protecting breastfeeding...
  29. ncbi Infantile colic: a review
    Alexander K C Leung
    The University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary T2T 5C7, Canada
    J R Soc Promot Health 124:162-6. 2004
    ..Supportive counselling, reassurance, and dietary modifications if necessary, are the core measures used for the treatment of this condition. In most infants, infantile colic resolves by three to four months of age...
  30. ncbi Childhood cervical lymphadenopathy
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 18:3-7. 2004
    ..The treatment of acute bacterial cervical lymphadenitis without a known primary source should provide adequate coverage for both Staphylococcus aureus and group A beta hemolytic streptococci...
  31. pmc Familial clinodactyly of the fifth finger
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, Alberta Children s Hospital, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:1198-200. 2003
    ..We describe a caucasian family of which whom five members in three generations had clinodactyly of the fifth fingers. This report confirms that clinodactyly of the fifth finger can be transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait...
  32. ncbi Diagnosis and management of galactorrhea
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Calgary, Alberta
    Am Fam Physician 70:543-50. 2004
    ..Although cabergoline is more effective and better tolerated than bromocriptine, it is more expensive, and treatment must be discontinued one month before conception is attempted. Surgical resection rarely is required for prolactinomas...
  33. ncbi Duplication of the testis with contralateral anorchism
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    South Med J 96:809-10. 2003
    ..We describe the case of a newborn infant with duplication of the testis and absence of the contralateral testis. The patient also had bilateral indirect inguinal hernias and an ipsilateral undescended testicle...
  34. ncbi A subungual nevus in a Filipino child
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatr Dermatol 21:462-5. 2004
    ..Histologic examination revealed a junctional nevus. To our knowledge, this represents the first report of subungual nevus in a Filipino child. The need for histologic diagnosis prior to definitive surgery cannot be overemphasized...
  35. ncbi Eruption associated with amoxicillin in a patient with infectious mononucleosis
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary and Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Dermatol 42:553-5. 2003
  36. ncbi Acute abdominal pain in children
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am Fam Physician 67:2321-6. 2003
    ..Selected imaging studies also might be helpful. Surgical consultation is necessary if a surgical cause is suspected or the cause is not obvious after a thorough evaluation...
  37. pmc Melanonychia striata with multiple toenail involvement in a child
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:1232-4. 2004
    ..A 10-year-old Filipino boy with melanonychia striata affecting six toenails is described. The occurrence of melanonychia striata affecting so many toenails has not been reported previously in a Filipino child...
  38. pmc Congenital cytomegalovirus infection
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:213-8. 2003
    ..Rapid diagnosis can be accomplished by detection of CMV DNA by DNA amplification or hybridization techniques...
  39. ncbi Benign neonatal hemangiomatosis
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatr Dermatol 20:161-3. 2003
    ..An infant with benign neonatal hemangiomatosis is described. Examination for internal hemangiomas was negative. The patient had complete resolution of the lesions by 2 years of age...
  40. ncbi Viral croup: a current perspective
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary and the Alberta Children s Hospital, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 18:297-301. 2004
    ..Simultaneous administration of corticosteroid and epinephrine reduces the rate of intubation in patients with severe croup and impending respiratory failure...
  41. ncbi Autosomal dominant flat umbilicus
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0H5, Canada
    Am J Med Genet A 131:307-9. 2004
    ..Except the proband, who also had Tetralogy of Fallot, other affected members had a flat umbilicus as an isolated anomaly. Autosomal dominant transmission of isolated flat umbilicus has not been reported previously...
  42. ncbi Persistent Mongolian spots in Chinese adults
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, and Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Dermatol 44:43-5. 2005
    ..Two patients had the spots on their arms while the other two had the spots on their shoulders. The persistence of Mongolian spots in Chinese adults has not been previously reported...
  43. pmc Urinary tract infection due to Salmonella stanleyville in an otherwise healthy child
    Alexander K C Leung
    The University of Calgary
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:281-3. 2005
    ..Salmonella stanleyville has not been previously reported as a cause of UTI...
  44. ncbi Acute sinusitis in children: diagnosis and management
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 18:72-6. 2004
    ..Antimicrobial therapy is the cornerstone of management and amoxicillin is the drug of choice for most cases of uncomplicated sinusitis...
  45. ncbi Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis in children
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Ther 21:277-87. 2004
    ..Penicillin V remains the drug of choice. Alternative therapy, e.g., with cephalosporin or macrolide, is often sought because of penicillin allergy, noncompliance, and treatment failure...
  46. ncbi Melanonychia striata in Chinese children and adults
    Alexander K C Leung
    Departments of Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, the Childrens Clinic, Asian Medical Center, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Int J Dermatol 46:920-2. 2007
    ..The prevalence of melanonychia striata in the Chinese population is not known. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of melanonychia striata in a Chinese population of patients...
  47. ncbi Managing childhood atopic dermatitis
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Ther 20:129-37. 2003
    ..Topical immunomodulators (tacrolimus and pimecrolimus) are beneficial and safe for adults and children and represent a major new alternative to chronic corticosteroid use, especially in children...
  48. ncbi Rotavirus gastroenteritis
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Ther 22:476-87. 2005
    ..Hygienic measures have little effect on the reduction of rotavirus infection rates. The disease can be effectively controlled by universal rotavirus vaccination...
  49. ncbi Seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis
    Alex H C Wong
    Asian Medical Center, an affiliate with The University of Calgary Medical Clinic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 3:118-27. 2009
    ..This review article also discusses recent patents related to the field...
  50. ncbi Congenital varicella syndrome with colonic atresias
    Reginald S Sauve
    Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 42:451-3. 2003
  51. ncbi Acro-pectoro-renal field defect
    Hardally R Hegde
    Department of Pediatrics, the Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatr Nephrol 18:307-8. 2003
  52. ncbi Hepatitis A: a preventable threat
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Ther 22:578-86. 2005
    ..General preventive measures include improved standards of hygiene and sanitation. Universal childhood vaccination is the most effective method for eradicating hepatitis A and preventing its transmission...
  53. ncbi Herpes zoster in childhood
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Pediatr Health Care 20:300-3. 2006
    ..Acyclovir is the treatment of choice for herpes zoster...
  54. pmc Internipple distance and internipple index
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, and The Asian Medical Centre, an affiliate with The University of Calgary Medical Clinic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:1092-6. 2004
    ..To determine the internipple distance and internipple index in Chinese children...
  55. ncbi Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: an update
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Ther 20:305-18. 2003
    ..Recent technologic advances in delivery systems offer many patients the option of a once-daily dosage...
  56. ncbi Penile dog bite in an adolescent
    Alexander K C Leung
    The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Ther 22:363-7. 2005
    ..In this case, a 16-year-old boy suffered a dog bite wound to the penis. The wound was cleansed with copious amounts of sterile normal saline by means of high-pressure syringe irrigation. The child had an uneventful recovery...
  57. ncbi Current status of cryptorchidism
    Alexander K C Leung
    The University of Calgary, Pediatric Consultant, Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Pediatr 51:351-77. 2004
    ..Treatment options include surgical relocation or hormonal therapy. The lower the pretreatment position of the testis, the better the success rate for either method...
  58. ncbi Fears and anxiety in children with long-QT syndrome compared to children with asthma
    R Michael Giuffre
    Department of Pediatrics, the Alberta Children s Hospital, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:420-4. 2008
    ..To compare children with asthma to children with long-QT syndrome (LQTS) in terms of anxiety and medical fears...
  59. ncbi Traveler's diarrhea
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, The Children s Clinic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Ther 23:519-27. 2006
    ..Typhoid vaccine is recommended for travelers who will be visiting areas with poor sanitation and hygiene...
  60. ncbi An approach to daytime wetting in children
    W Lane M Robson
    the Childrens Clinic, Suite 111, 4411 16th Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B OM3, Canada
    Adv Pediatr 53:323-65. 2006
    ..Conservative approaches to therapy have a successful outcome in most children. Invasive diagnostic imaging studies and pharmacologic or surgical intervention are necessary only for carefully selected children...
  61. ncbi Photo quiz. Vesicular rash on the flank and buttock
    Alexander K C Leung
    University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Canada
    Am Fam Physician 67:1045-6. 2003