W C Tan

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Marijuana and chronic obstructive lung disease: a population-based study
    Wan C Tan
    iCAPTURE Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St Paul s Hospital and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    CMAJ 180:814-20. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of early budesonide intervention in Caucasian versus Asian patients with asthma: 3-year results of the START study
    Wan C Tan
    iCAPTURE Centre, UBC, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, and Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Respirology 11:767-75. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Dissemination and implementation of guidelines for the treatment of asthma
    W C Tan
    iCapture Centre for Pulmonary Research, University of British Columbia, St Paul s Hospital, Rm 166, Burrard Building, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:710-6. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Insights into early treatment of mild asthma: do inhaled corticosteroids make a difference?
    Wan C Tan
    University of British Columbia, iCapture Centre for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Paediatr Drugs 9:219-26. 2007
  5. doi request reprint COPD in Asia: where East meets West
    Wan C Tan
    iCapture Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St Paul s Hospital, 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6 Canada
    Chest 133:517-27. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Trends in COPD mortality and hospitalizations in countries and regions of Asia-Pacific
    Wan C Tan
    UBC James Hogg iCapture Centre, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Respirology 14:90-7. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Asthma management in the developing world: achievements and challenges
    Wan C Tan
    University of British Columbia, iCapture Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St Paul s Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    Expert Rev Respir Med 2:323-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint The effects of inhaled budesonide on lung function in smokers and nonsmokers with mild persistent asthma
    Paul M O'Byrne
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Chest 136:1514-20. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Can age and sex explain the variation in COPD rates across large urban cities? A population study in Canada
    W C Tan
    University of British Columbia James Hogg Research Laboratories, Providence Heart and Lung Institute, St Paul s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 15:1691-8. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of early intervention with inhaled budesonide on lung function in newly diagnosed asthma
    Paul M O'Byrne
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University Medical Center, 1200 Main St West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Chest 129:1478-85. 2006

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Marijuana and chronic obstructive lung disease: a population-based study
    Wan C Tan
    iCAPTURE Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St Paul s Hospital and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    CMAJ 180:814-20. 2009
    ..Our aim was to determine the combined and independent effects of tobacco and marijuana smoking on respiratory symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the general population...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of early budesonide intervention in Caucasian versus Asian patients with asthma: 3-year results of the START study
    Wan C Tan
    iCAPTURE Centre, UBC, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, and Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Respirology 11:767-75. 2006
    ..The present analysis compared the efficacy of early intervention with inhaled budesonide in Caucasian and Asian patients over the first 3 years of the inhaled Steroid Treatment As Regular Therapy in early asthma study...
  3. ncbi request reprint Dissemination and implementation of guidelines for the treatment of asthma
    W C Tan
    iCapture Centre for Pulmonary Research, University of British Columbia, St Paul s Hospital, Rm 166, Burrard Building, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:710-6. 2006
    ..This state of the art article reviews the challenges and current status of and strategies for asthma dissemination and implementation globally, and highlights the specific strategies for such improvement in developing countries...
  4. ncbi request reprint Insights into early treatment of mild asthma: do inhaled corticosteroids make a difference?
    Wan C Tan
    University of British Columbia, iCapture Centre for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Paediatr Drugs 9:219-26. 2007
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  5. doi request reprint COPD in Asia: where East meets West
    Wan C Tan
    iCapture Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St Paul s Hospital, 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6 Canada
    Chest 133:517-27. 2008
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  6. doi request reprint Trends in COPD mortality and hospitalizations in countries and regions of Asia-Pacific
    Wan C Tan
    UBC James Hogg iCapture Centre, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Respirology 14:90-7. 2009
    ..This study estimated and compared COPD mortality and hospital morbidity rates and trends in these rates over time across countries and regions of Asia-Pacific...
  7. ncbi request reprint Asthma management in the developing world: achievements and challenges
    Wan C Tan
    University of British Columbia, iCapture Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St Paul s Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    Expert Rev Respir Med 2:323-8. 2008
    ..This article reviews the challenges and current status of asthma management and highlights the new global initiatives for bringing optimal asthma care to asthma sufferers in resource-poor countries...
  8. doi request reprint The effects of inhaled budesonide on lung function in smokers and nonsmokers with mild persistent asthma
    Paul M O'Byrne
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Chest 136:1514-20. 2009
    ..The objective of this post hoc study was to study the effects of low-dose inhaled budesonide on lung function in smokers and nonsmokers with mild persistent asthma...
  9. doi request reprint Can age and sex explain the variation in COPD rates across large urban cities? A population study in Canada
    W C Tan
    University of British Columbia James Hogg Research Laboratories, Providence Heart and Lung Institute, St Paul s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 15:1691-8. 2011
    ..To measure the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and determine the effect of age and sex on the variation in prevalence across major cities within the same country and health care system...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of early intervention with inhaled budesonide on lung function in newly diagnosed asthma
    Paul M O'Byrne
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University Medical Center, 1200 Main St West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Chest 129:1478-85. 2006
    ..Asthmatic patients lose lung function faster than normal subjects. The effectiveness of early intervention with inhaled corticosteroids on this decline in lung function is not established in recent-onset disease...
  11. ncbi request reprint Exacerbation-like respiratory symptoms in individuals without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: results from a population-based study
    W C Tan
    UBC James Hogg Research Center, Providence Heart Lung Institute, St Paul s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Thorax 69:709-17. 2014
    ..Chronic respiratory symptoms are common in the general population. There are no data on the frequency of exacerbation-like events in individuals without spirometric evidence of COPD...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cytokines involved in the systemic inflammatory response induced by exposure to particulate matter air pollutants (PM(10))
    S F Van Eeden
    McDonald Research Laboratory and iCAPTURE Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:826-30. 2001
    ..We postulate that these cytokines induced a systemic response that has an important role in the pathogenesis of the cardiopulmonary adverse health effects associated with atmospheric pollution...
  13. pmc Survival after lung volume reduction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: insights from small airway pathology
    James C Hogg
    University of British Columbia iCAPTURE Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:454-9. 2007
    ..COPD is associated with reduced life expectancy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Early intervention with budesonide in mild persistent asthma: a randomised, double-blind trial
    Romain A Pauwels
    Department of Respiratory Diseases, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Lancet 361:1071-6. 2003
    ..Although inhaled glucocorticosteroids are recommended for persistent asthma, their long-term effect on recent onset, mild, persistent asthma has yet to be established...
  15. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of respiratory viruses in patients hospitalized with near-fatal asthma, acute exacerbations of asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Wan C Tan
    Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Med 115:272-7. 2003
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  16. doi request reprint The Inhaled Steroid Treatment As Regular Therapy in Early Asthma (START) study 5-year follow-up: effectiveness of early intervention with budesonide in mild persistent asthma
    William W Busse
    Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, J5 219 CSC, Box 2454, 600 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:1167-74. 2008
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  17. ncbi request reprint Validation of the English version of the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire in a multi-ethnic Asian population
    Wan C Tan
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 13:551-6. 2004
    ..001). The results of this study showed that the English version of the AQLQ-S is a sensitive and valid instrument for measuring health-related quality of life in asthmatic subjects from a multi-ethnic Asian population...
  18. ncbi request reprint Breaking down the "Great Wall" of COPD care in China
    Don D Sin
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:732-3. 2007
  19. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with habitual snoring and sleep-disordered breathing in a multi-ethnic Asian population: a population-based study
    See M Khoo
    Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, National University of Singapore, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074, Singapore
    Respir Med 98:557-66. 2004
    ..There is scant data on the risk factors of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in the general population in Asian countries...
  20. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with outcomes of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Wan C Tan
    Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    COPD 1:225-47. 2004
    ..The optimal strategy for the reduction of hospitalization in COPD remains unclear. Long-term interventional studies are needed to provide clearer information for the prevention of exacerbations and hospitalizations in COPD...
  21. ncbi request reprint IL-4 receptor genetic polymorphisms and asthma in Asian populations
    Weidong Zhang
    Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Respiratory Medicine, 151, Guangzhou, China
    Respir Med 101:186-90. 2007
    ..IL-4 receptor alpha chain is crucial for the binding and signaling of IL-4, which mediates isotype switching and IgE production. The gene of IL-4 receptor alpha chain is a candidate gene for asthma and atopy...
  22. ncbi request reprint Viruses in asthma exacerbations
    Wan C Tan
    Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 11:21-6. 2005
    ..This article reviews publications since October 2002 for an update of the role of viruses in exacerbations of asthma...
  23. ncbi request reprint Trends and ethnic differences in asthma hospitalization rates in Singapore, 1991 to 1998
    Tze Pin Ng
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 90:51-5. 2003
    ..A few reports have indicated that asthma hospitalization rates in several countries have stopped rising or started falling in the 1990s...
  24. ncbi request reprint The global initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease: Gold standards and the Asia-Pacific perspective
    Wan C Tan
    Respirology 7:1-2. 2002
  25. ncbi request reprint Comparison of three methods for respiratory virus detection between induced sputum and nasopharyngeal aspirate specimens in acute asthma
    Xueyu Xiang
    Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division, National University of Singapore, 119260, Singapore, Singapore
    J Virol Methods 101:127-33. 2002
    ..It is concluded that induced sputum specimens are feasible for detection of viral respiratory tract infections by RT-PCR during acute exacerbations of asthma...