Kam L E Hon

Summary

Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Anti-allergic drug discovery in China for eczema: current methods and future strategies
    Kam Lun Hon
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Clinical Sciences Building, 6 F, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Expert Opin Drug Discov 8:753-67. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The ideal moisturizer: a survey of parental expectations and practice in childhood-onset eczema
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Dermatolog Treat 24:7-12. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Combined antibiotic/corticosteroid cream in the empirical treatment of moderate to severe eczema: friend or foe?
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Drugs Dermatol 11:861-4. 2012
  4. doi request reprint A tragic case of atopic eczema: malnutrition and infections despite multivitamins and supplements
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 11:267-70. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Fish consumption, fish atopy and related heavy metals in childhood eczema
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 11:230-5. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Paradoxical use of oral and topical steroids in steroid-phobic patients resorting to traditional Chinese medicines
    Kam Lun E Hon
    Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    World J Pediatr 8:263-7. 2012
  7. doi request reprint The atopic march: from skin to the airways
    Kam Lun E Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 11:73-7. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Neonatal herpes: what lessons to learn
    K L Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 18:60-2. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Poisoning necessitating pediatric ICU admissions: size of pupils does matter
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:952-6. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Atopic dermatitis complicated by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:797-800. 2008

Detail Information

Publications84

  1. doi request reprint Anti-allergic drug discovery in China for eczema: current methods and future strategies
    Kam Lun Hon
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Clinical Sciences Building, 6 F, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Expert Opin Drug Discov 8:753-67. 2013
    ..However, in China as well as throughout Asia, the use of traditional and proprietary topical and herbal medicines is also popular...
  2. doi request reprint The ideal moisturizer: a survey of parental expectations and practice in childhood-onset eczema
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Dermatolog Treat 24:7-12. 2013
    ..We evaluated the moisturizing and bathing practices and preferences of patients with childhood-onset eczema...
  3. ncbi request reprint Combined antibiotic/corticosteroid cream in the empirical treatment of moderate to severe eczema: friend or foe?
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Drugs Dermatol 11:861-4. 2012
    ..Eczema is a common atopic disease associated with pruritus, sleep disturbance, and impaired quality of life. Staphylococcus aureus colonization/infection is important in its pathophysiology...
  4. doi request reprint A tragic case of atopic eczema: malnutrition and infections despite multivitamins and supplements
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 11:267-70. 2012
    ..Childhood eczema is an eminently treatable atopic disease. Extreme alternative therapy seems not to be efficacious and may even be associated with grave sequelae...
  5. doi request reprint Fish consumption, fish atopy and related heavy metals in childhood eczema
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 11:230-5. 2012
    ..There is no evidence to suggest that fish sensitization is associated with more severe eczema (bad for eczema), or that patients have milder eczema with more days of fish consumption (good for eczema)...
  6. doi request reprint Paradoxical use of oral and topical steroids in steroid-phobic patients resorting to traditional Chinese medicines
    Kam Lun E Hon
    Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    World J Pediatr 8:263-7. 2012
    ..Pressed by public's quest for efficacious and safe treatment, and lucrative profits, CAM practitioners may take the risks of prescribing steroids and "western medicine" in the name of traditional Chinese herbal medicine...
  7. doi request reprint The atopic march: from skin to the airways
    Kam Lun E Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 11:73-7. 2012
    ..Most of the patients have mild-to-moderate AR and asthma. There is a lot of room for parent/patient education, and childhood eczema may prompt early awareness of these airway co-morbidities of atopy...
  8. ncbi request reprint Neonatal herpes: what lessons to learn
    K L Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 18:60-2. 2012
    ..Such babies may be remarkably asymptomatic. A high index of suspicion leading to a prompt diagnosis, timely quarantine measures, and institution of antiviral treatment are pivotal for desirable outcomes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Poisoning necessitating pediatric ICU admissions: size of pupils does matter
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:952-6. 2008
    ..Childhood poisonings are common, but usually trivial, and infrequently necessitate intensive care unit (ICU) admissions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Atopic dermatitis complicated by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:797-800. 2008
    ..All specimens of MRSA had in-vitro sensitivity to vancomycin, with corresponding clinical correlates of disappearance of the erythema and fishy odor...
  11. doi request reprint 999 abuse: do mothers know what they are using?
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Dermatolog Treat 19:241-5. 2008
    ..The physician caring for patients with skin disease should be aware that even steroidophobic parents might indeed be unknowingly using potent corticosteroids...
  12. doi request reprint Indoor versus outdoor childhood submersion injury in a densely populated city
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Acta Paediatr 97:1261-4. 2008
    ..Aim: To review the outcome of childhood submersion injury (SI)...
  13. doi request reprint Unusual loss of body hair in childhood: Trichotillomania or alopecia
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Adv Ther 25:380-7. 2008
    ..These cases serve to illustrate the principles of management of children with unusual patterns of hair loss...
  14. doi request reprint Measurement of pruritus in a Chinese woman with pemphigoid gestationis using a wrist movement detector
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Dermatology Research Centre, and Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Int J Dermatol 47:64-7. 2008
    ..Topical steroid and oral antihistamines are usually ineffective, but worked in our patient. We also discuss the potential application of the monitor in assessing the nature of various dermatological or systemic itching disorders...
  15. ncbi request reprint A large hypopigmented skin lesion following extravasation of intravenous fluid
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Adv Ther 24:983-6. 2007
    ..This article serves to alert the physician to consider the extravasation of intravenous fluid as a potential cause of acute development of skin hypopigmentation in an at-risk patient...
  16. ncbi request reprint Necrotizing fasciitis and gangrene associated with topical herbs in an infant
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Adv Ther 24:921-5. 2007
    ..A seemingly small wound, if inappropriately treated, may result in extensive tissue destruction and require extensive surgery...
  17. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and problems associated with using a wet-wrap garment for children with severe atopic dermatitis
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Dermatology Research Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    J Dermatolog Treat 18:301-5. 2007
    ..Many issues associated with its use were identified. Clear instructions and individualized regimes (such as the choice of emollient, bathing ointment and topical corticosteroid) are essential for optimal outcome...
  18. ncbi request reprint Epidermolysis bullosa in three Chinese neonates
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Dermatology Research Centre, Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    J Dermatolog Treat 18:306-11. 2007
    ..A multidisciplinary approach with inputs from the neonatologists, paediatricians, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, dietitians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and special nurses are required to assure optimal outcome...
  19. ncbi request reprint Issues associated with dog bite injuries in children and adolescents assessed at the emergency department
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Pediatr Emerg Care 23:445-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the pattern of dog bites seen at the emergency department of a university hospital. The information will be used to plan prevention and enhance management strategies...
  20. ncbi request reprint Eczema exacerbation and food atopy beyond infancy: how should we advise Chinese parents about dietary history, eczema severity, and skin prick testing?
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Adv Ther 24:223-30. 2007
    ..As for other foods, it is sensible to advise parents about specific avoidance strategies only in more severely affected children with a definite history of eczema exacerbation by specific food allergens...
  21. doi request reprint Patterns of food and aeroallergen sensitization in childhood eczema
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Acta Paediatr 97:1734-7. 2008
    ..To compare the patterns of Type 1 sensitization of common food and aeroallergens among infants and older patients with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  22. doi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability at 3 and 6 months following use of azathioprine for recalcitrant atopic dermatitis in children and young adults
    Kam Lun E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    J Dermatolog Treat 20:141-5. 2009
    ..We reviewed the clinical and biochemical effects of this agent in children and adolescents receiving this treatment between November 2005 and December 2007...
  23. doi request reprint Multiple inflamed nevi in a child with oculocutaneous albinism: what lessons can be learned?
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Pediatr Dermatol 26:102-3. 2009
    ..A skin biopsy specimen of one of the spots confirmed that the lesion was an inflamed melanocytic nevus. We emphasize the atypical presentation of nevi in individuals with albinism...
  24. doi request reprint Dying with parents: an extreme form of child abuse
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    World J Pediatr 7:266-8. 2011
    ..Filicide is the tragic crime of murdering one's own child. This report aims to summarize all such cases involving filicide with suicide and analyze possible risk factors pertinent to the city of Hong Kong...
  25. doi request reprint Childhood pneumococcal diseases and serotypes: can vaccines protect?
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F, Clinical Sciences Building, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Indian J Pediatr 77:1387-91. 2010
    ..To describe pneumococcal diseases in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and non-PICU patients...
  26. doi request reprint Neonates investigated for influenza-like illness during the outbreak of pandemic H1N1 2009: trivial infections but major triage implications
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 6 F, Clinical Sciences Building, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Indian J Pediatr 77:1033-5. 2010
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  27. doi request reprint Specific IgE of common foods in Chinese children with eczema
    Kam L E Hon
    Departments of Paediatrics Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 22:50-3. 2011
    ..IgE sensitization to beef protein is unlikely in the majority of children with AD, but its serum IgE level is associated with disease severity and risk of sensitization to other foods...
  28. doi request reprint Periorificial and acral dermatitis in a newborn having milk intolerance
    K L Hon
    Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Indian J Pediatr 77:805-6. 2010
    ..The patient was put on Pepti-Junior and remained well. This case illustrates that zinc deficiency must be sought and treated in an infant with a typical rash involving the palms, feet and body orifices...
  29. doi request reprint Maternal B vitamin intake during pregnancy and wheeze and eczema in Japanese infants aged 16-24 months: the Osaka Maternal and Child Health Study
    Yoshihiro Miyake
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 22:69-74. 2011
    ..Further investigation is warranted to draw conclusions as to the question of whether maternal B vitamin intake during pregnancy is related to the risk of childhood allergic disorders...
  30. doi request reprint Retropharyngeal abscess in a young child due to ingestion of eel vertebrae
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Pediatr Emerg Care 26:439-41. 2010
    ..Parents must be educated about the risk of feeding infant and young children with bone-containing foods...
  31. doi request reprint Atopy in children with eczema
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Indian J Pediatr 77:519-22. 2010
    ..and to compare the pattern of common food and aeroallergens sensitization before and after 6 months among infants with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  32. doi request reprint Serum levels of heavy metals in childhood eczema and skin diseases: friends or foes
    Kam Lun E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:831-6. 2010
    ..However, lead levels have significant correlations with disease severity, quality of life and atopy. Low zinc and copper levels are commonly found in pediatric skin diseases and their significance needs to be determined...
  33. doi request reprint Severe childhood injuries and poisoning in a densely populated city: where do they occur and what type?
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Crit Care 25:175.e7-12. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to review the patterns of severe childhood injuries and poisoning necessitating pediatric intensive care in a regional trauma center...
  34. doi request reprint Big snake, small snake: which wound is worse when bitten?
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Acta Paediatr 98:1363-5. 2009
    ..An 18-year-old girl was bitten by a large python but only sustained minor local soft tissue injuries. This report serves to alert the public that snake may bite in successions and envenomation may occur with the subsequent bite...
  35. doi request reprint Ingestion--associated adverse events necessitating pediatric ICU admissions
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Indian J Pediatr 76:283-6. 2009
    ..To review the pattern of food-associated pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admissions...
  36. ncbi request reprint Assessing itch in children with atopic dermatitis treated with tacrolimus: objective versus subjective assessment
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Adv Ther 24:23-8. 2007
    ..Investigators suggest that scratching movements, objectively measured with the use of DigiTrac, provide a reliable indicator of AD severity in children...
  37. ncbi request reprint Air versus ground transportation of artificially ventilated neonates: comparative differences in selected cardiopulmonary parameters
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Miami Children s Hospital, FL, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 22:107-12. 2006
    ..To assess if cardiopulmonary interventions and abnormal CO2 tension are more likely in intubated neonates transported by air versus ground...
  38. ncbi request reprint Chinese nursing students' attitudes toward traditional Chinese medicine
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, China
    J Nurs Educ 45:182-5. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Dietary restriction and supplementation in children with atopic eczema
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 31:187-91. 2006
    ..Management is suboptimal if children with food allergy and severe disease continue to consume the culprit food. Conversely, avoidance of common foods in children without food allergy could result in food faddism or malnutrition...
  40. ncbi request reprint Snakebite in a child: could we avoid the anaphylaxis or the fasciotomies?
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 34:454-6. 2005
    ..We report the unusual presentation and complications of a case of snakebite, involving a child and his mother, who were bitten by the same snake...
  41. ncbi request reprint Clinical features associated with nasal Staphylococcus aureus colonisation in Chinese children with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, China
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 34:602-5. 2005
    ..Staphylococcus aureus colonisation/infection is common in children with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Critical airway obstruction, superior vena cava syndrome, and spontaneous cardiac arrest in a child with acute leukemia
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Pediatr Emerg Care 21:844-6. 2005
    ..This report serves to alert clinicians of the oncological emergency of "superior mediastinal syndrome" causing airway and superior vena cava obstruction leading to death in this potentially curable disease...
  43. ncbi request reprint Hyperventilation at referring hospitals is common before transport in intubated children with neurological diseases
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Pediatr Emerg Care 21:662-6. 2005
    ..To assess if cardiopulmonary complications and abnormal carbon dioxide tension are more likely in intubated children with neurological diseases undergoing transport...
  44. ncbi request reprint A survey of attitudes toward homosexuality in Hong Kong chinese medical students
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Teach Learn Med 17:344-8. 2005
    ..It is also important to understand the current attitudes of medical students who will be the future generation of health care providers...
  45. ncbi request reprint A survey of traditional Chinese medicine use in children with atopic dermatitis attending a paediatric dermatology clinic
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Dermatolog Treat 16:154-7. 2005
    ..TCM use was not associated with parental ages or 'grandparent as caregiver' but 'severe AD' was an independent factor for TCM use (OR 3.24, 95% CI 1.67-6.31; p = 0.0003)...
  46. ncbi request reprint A survey of attitudes to traditional chinese medicine among Chinese medical students
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Am J Chin Med 33:269-79. 2005
    ..It is important to note that nearly half of the students were not aware of any possible side effects from TCM. Students appear to become more negative towards TCM after studying WM...
  47. ncbi request reprint A survey of bathing and showering practices in children with atopic eczema
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 30:351-4. 2005
    ..23% of review cases). It is important to determine whether this problem is due to inadequate patient education or whether other factors lead to poor compliance...
  48. ncbi request reprint Brief case series: montelukast, at doses recommended for asthma treatment, reduces disease severity and increases soluble CD14 in children with atopic dermatitis
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Dermatolog Treat 16:15-8. 2005
    ..The choice of oral therapeutic agents for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children is limited. Montelukast, a specific cysteinyl leukotriene (LT) receptor antagonist, may be useful in alleviating AD symptoms...
  49. ncbi request reprint Exhaled nitric oxide levels are not correlated with eczema severity in Chinese children with atopic dermatitis
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, Shatin, SAR, China
    J Asthma 43:417-9. 2006
    ..ENO appears to be a noninvasive marker whose level is independent of the two atopic diseases of AD and AR in children old enough to perform exhalation maneuver...
  50. ncbi request reprint Corticosteroids are not present in a traditional Chinese medicine formulation for atopic dermatitis in children
    Kam Lun E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 35:759-63. 2006
    ..However, there have been concerns that the therapeutic effects of many forms of TCM are due to the presence of corticosteroids. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if common corticosteroids are present in PentaHerbs capsules...
  51. ncbi request reprint Neurologic and radiologic manifestations of three girls surviving acute carbon monoxide poisoning
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Child Neurol 21:737-41. 2006
    ..PET might be more sensitive in detecting cerebral injuries specific for carbon monoxide poisoning...
  52. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of a Chinese herbal medicine concoction for treatment of atopic dermatitis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Br J Dermatol 157:357-63. 2007
    ..A twice-daily concoction of an ancestral formula containing five herbs has been found to be beneficial in an open study...
  53. ncbi request reprint Gender disparity in paediatric hospital admissions
    Kam Lun E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, People s Republic of China
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 35:882-8. 2006
    ..To determine the magnitude of gender difference in paediatric hospital admissions...
  54. ncbi request reprint Steroid fears in children with eczema
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Acta Paediatr 95:1451-5. 2006
    ..Topical glucocorticoids (GCs) are the mainstay of treatment for eczema, but GC phobia and fears are very common among the parents of paediatric patients...
  55. pmc A malignant itch
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1992-4. 2006
    ..This report serves to alert clinicians of the gold paradigm that in a patient with an unexplained generalized itch, lymphoma and other malignancies must be considered...
  56. ncbi request reprint Clinical presentations and outcome of severe acute respiratory syndrome in children
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, Special Adminstrative Region, China
    Lancet 361:1701-3. 2003
    ..None of the younger children required oxygen supplementation. Compared with adults and teenagers, SARS seems to have a less aggressive clinical course in younger children...
  57. ncbi request reprint Hematological findings in SARS patients and possible mechanisms (review)
    Mo Yang
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, P R China
    Int J Mol Med 14:311-5. 2004
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Resting energy expenditure, oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production during sleep in children with atopic dermatitis
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Dermatolog Treat 16:22-5. 2005
    ..We evaluated whether resting energy expenditure (REE), oxygen consumption (VO2) and carbon dioxide production (VCO2) in various stages of sleep were influenced by the disease severity...
  59. doi request reprint Estimating emollient usage in patients with eczema
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics and School of Pharmacy, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 35:22-6. 2010
    ..Atopic eczema (AE) is characterized by reduced skin hydration (SH) and impaired integrity of the skin. Proper emollient usage is an important facet of AE management and patients are encouraged to use emollients liberally...
  60. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiology of nocturnal scratching in childhood atopic dermatitis: the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and substance P
    K L E Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F, Clinical Science Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Br J Dermatol 157:922-5. 2007
    ..Childhood atopic dermatitis (AD) is a distressing disease associated with pruritus and sleep disturbance. The pathophysiology of pruritus is complex and various neuropeptides may be involved...
  61. doi request reprint In vitro and clinical immunomodulatory effects of a novel Pentaherbs concoction for atopic dermatitis
    T F Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Br J Dermatol 158:1216-23. 2008
    ..Our group recently reported a randomized and placebo-controlled clinical trial on the efficacy of a twice-daily concoction of five herbal ingredients (Pentaherbs formulation, PHF) in treating children with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  62. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome: 'SARS' or 'not SARS'
    A M Li
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Paediatr Child Health 40:63-5. 2004
    ..We report five cases to illustrate the difficulties and dilemmas faced by clinicians in diagnosing SARS in children...
  63. pmc Infection control for SARS in a tertiary neonatal centre
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 88:F405-9. 2003
    ..We hope this information is useful in helping other units to formulate their own infection control plans according to their own unit configuration and clinical needs...
  64. pmc Chemokine response in children with SARS
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories
    Arch Dis Child 90:422-3. 2005
    ..High circulating IP-10 levels could facilitate viral clearance and might play a role in assisting the recovery of the patients...
  65. ncbi request reprint Nocturnal wrist movements are correlated with objective clinical scores and plasma chemokine levels in children with atopic dermatitis
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Br J Dermatol 154:629-35. 2006
    ..Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a distressing disease associated with pruritus and sleep disturbance. Scratching due to pruritus is an important mechanism in the exacerbation of AD but is difficult to document in the home environment...
  66. ncbi request reprint CDLQI, SCORAD and NESS: are they correlated?
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Qual Life Res 15:1551-8. 2006
    ....
  67. pmc Influenza or not influenza: analysis of a case of high fever that happened 2000 years ago in Biblical time
    Kam L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Virol J 7:169. 2010
    ..Infectious diseases continue to be a threat to humanity, and influenza has been with us since the dawn of human history. We analysed a case of high fever that happened 2000 years ago in Biblical time and discussed possible etiologies...
  68. ncbi request reprint Serum levels of cutaneous T-cell attracting chemokine (CTACK) as a laboratory marker of the severity of atopic dermatitis in children
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 29:293-6. 2004
    ..618, P < 0.001, and r = 0.587, P = 0.001, respectively). Serum CTACK concentration appears to be a skin-specific objective marker that correlates with various clinical and laboratory parameters of AD...
  69. doi request reprint Does age or gender influence quality of life in children with atopic dermatitis?
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 33:705-9. 2008
    ..Quality of life (QoL) is impaired in children with atopic dermatitis (AD) but the various aspects of QoL may not be equally affected. Aim. To evaluate if age and gender affect some aspects of QoL in children with AD...
  70. ncbi request reprint Urinary leukotriene E4 correlates with severity of atopic dermatitis in children
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 29:277-81. 2004
    ..However, the practical value of this assay in a clinical setting remains to be determined...
  71. doi request reprint Severe congenital myasthenia gravis of the presynaptic type with choline acetyltransferase mutation in a Chinese infant with respiratory failure
    Wai L Yeung
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Neonatology 95:183-6. 2009
    ..A high index of suspicion coupled with extended electrodiagnostic tests in clinically suspected patients will ensure the selection of appropriate genetic molecular study for confirming the diagnosis...
  72. ncbi request reprint Lesson from performing SCORADs in children with atopic dermatitis: subjective symptoms do not correlate well with disease extent or intensity
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Dermatol 45:728-30. 2006
    ..We evaluated whether: (i) the level of sleep loss correlates with pruritus and (ii) the level of pruritus correlates with the extent or severity of AD in children according to the SCORing Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) index...
  73. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in children: epidemiology, presentation and management
    T F Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, HKSAR, China
    Paediatr Respir Rev 4:334-9. 2003
    ..The development of a sensitive and rapid test for early diagnosis is underway. Further controlled trials are necessary to define the optimal treatment of this infection in children...
  74. ncbi request reprint Topical 5-fluorouracil has no additional benefit in treating common warts with cryotherapy: a single-centre, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    N M Luk
    Department of Research Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 31:394-7. 2006
    ..We concluded that topical 5-FU has no added benefit in treating common warts with cryotherapy...
  75. ncbi request reprint Which aeroallergens are associated with eczema severity?
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 32:401-4. 2007
    ..It is sensible to advise parents on specific avoidance strategies only in severely affected children who have a definitive history of eczema exacerbation by specific aeroallergens and who are not responsive to conventional treatment...
  76. doi request reprint Incidence of common respiratory viral infections related to climate factors in hospitalized children in Hong Kong
    J W Tang
    Department of Microbiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Epidemiol Infect 138:226-35. 2010
    ..Data from this study further reinforces the concept that the relationship between climate factors and respiratory virus incidence differ between subtropical/tropical and temperate countries...
  77. ncbi request reprint A pentaherbs capsule as a treatment option for atopic dermatitis in children: an open-labeled case series
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Am J Chin Med 32:941-50. 2004
    ..The PentaHerbs capsules were well tolerated by the children and apparent beneficial effects were noted clinically. A larger, randomized placebo-controlled study is required to confirm the efficacy of this formulation for AD...
  78. doi request reprint Are age-specific high serum IgE levels associated with worse symptomatology in children with atopic dermatitis?
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Dermatol 46:1258-62. 2007
    ..Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a distressing disease associated with excoriations, pruritus, sleep disturbance, and elevation of serum total immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels...
  79. ncbi request reprint Normative data for triceps and subscapular skinfold thicknesses of Chinese infants
    Tai Fai Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Acta Paediatr 95:1614-9. 2006
    ..The triceps subscapular skinfold thicknesses of Chinese infants were significantly lower than those of US white infants but larger than those of African-American infants, Israeli infants, Spanish infants and Indian infants...
  80. ncbi request reprint A pilot study to explore the usefulness of antibody array in childhood atopic dermatitis
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:500-4. 2008
    ..The pathophysiology of childhood atopic dermatitis (AD) involves complex interactions among cellular, humoral, cytokine and chemokine systems. Objective: To evaluate protein expressions using antibody microarray...
  81. ncbi request reprint Comparison of skin hydration evaluation sites and correlations among skin hydration, transepidermal water loss, SCORAD index, Nottingham Eczema Severity Score, and quality of life in patients with atopic dermatitis
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Am J Clin Dermatol 9:45-50. 2008
    ..Skin hydration (SH) and integrity, as measured by transepidermal water loss (TEWL), are important parameters for objectively quantifying AD research...
  82. ncbi request reprint Normal neonatal outcome in a Chinese woman with pemphigoid gestationis, Graves' disease, and history of placental chorioangioma
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Int J Dermatol 46:996-7. 2007
  83. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Oral sildenafil for treatment of severe pulmonary hypertension in an infant
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, SAR, China
    Biol Neonate 88:109-12. 2005
    ..Oral sildenafil may be useful in reducing pulmonary vascular resistance and can be considered for treatment of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension secondary to bronchopulmonary dysplasia...