F W S Ko

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Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Determinants of, and reference equation for, exhaled nitric oxide in the Chinese population
    Fanny W S Ko
    Dept of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Eur Respir J 42:767-75. 2013
  2. pmc A prospective cohort study of the long-term effects of CPAP on carotid artery intima-media thickness in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
    David S Hui
    SH Ho Sleep Apnea Management Center, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing St, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    Respir Res 13:22. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Air pollution and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Respirology 17:395-401. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of the asthma control test: a reliable determinant of disease stability and a predictor of future exacerbations
    Fanny W S Ko
    Departments of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Respirology 17:370-8. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint A 1-year prospective study of the infectious etiology in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of COPD
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing St, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China
    Chest 131:44-52. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Outdoor air pollution: impact on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, PRC
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 15:150-7. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Are Hong Kong doctors following the Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines: a questionnaire "Survey on Asthma Management"?
    F W S Ko
    Hong Kong Thoracic Society, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 16:86-93, quiz 5 p following 893. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Exhaled breath condensate levels of 8-isoprostane, growth related oncogene alpha and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Respir Med 100:630-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint 12-year change in prevalence of respiratory symptoms in elderly Chinese living in Hong Kong
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Respir Med 100:1598-607. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Exhaled breath condensate levels of eotaxin and macrophage-derived chemokine in stable adult asthma patients
    F W S Ko
    Departments of Medicine and Therapeutics, Paediatrics and Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:44-51. 2006

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  1. doi request reprint Determinants of, and reference equation for, exhaled nitric oxide in the Chinese population
    Fanny W S Ko
    Dept of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Eur Respir J 42:767-75. 2013
    ..The FeNO of Chinese adults is higher than that of the Caucasian population, and is affected by age, sex, height and atopic status. This study provides useful references for the interpretation of FeNO. ..
  2. pmc A prospective cohort study of the long-term effects of CPAP on carotid artery intima-media thickness in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
    David S Hui
    SH Ho Sleep Apnea Management Center, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing St, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    Respir Res 13:22. 2012
    ..To examine the long-term effect of CPAP on carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome(OSAS)...
  3. doi request reprint Air pollution and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Respirology 17:395-401. 2012
    ..Improving ambient air pollution and decreasing indoor biomass combustion exposure by improving home ventilation are effective measures that may substantially improve the health of the general public...
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of the asthma control test: a reliable determinant of disease stability and a predictor of future exacerbations
    Fanny W S Ko
    Departments of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Respirology 17:370-8. 2012
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  5. ncbi request reprint A 1-year prospective study of the infectious etiology in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of COPD
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing St, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China
    Chest 131:44-52. 2007
    ..Infection is a major cause of acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPDs). We aimed to study the infectious etiology related to AECOPD...
  6. doi request reprint Outdoor air pollution: impact on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, PRC
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 15:150-7. 2009
    ..Recent publications (2007-2008) on the effects of outdoor air pollutants specifically on COPD patients are reviewed in this article...
  7. ncbi request reprint Are Hong Kong doctors following the Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines: a questionnaire "Survey on Asthma Management"?
    F W S Ko
    Hong Kong Thoracic Society, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 16:86-93, quiz 5 p following 893. 2010
    ..To assess the standard of asthma management by doctors in Hong Kong...
  8. ncbi request reprint Exhaled breath condensate levels of 8-isoprostane, growth related oncogene alpha and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Respir Med 100:630-8. 2006
    ..8-isoprostane level, but not GROalpha and MCP-1, in EBC was increased in COPD patients with poorer lung function. This suggests an increased oxidative stress in the airway in patients with more severe COPD...
  9. ncbi request reprint 12-year change in prevalence of respiratory symptoms in elderly Chinese living in Hong Kong
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Respir Med 100:1598-607. 2006
    ..7% in 1991 and 7.7% in 2003). The prevalence of respiratory symptoms has increased over the past 12 years and this may be related to environmental factors especially increasing air pollution in Hong Kong...
  10. ncbi request reprint Exhaled breath condensate levels of eotaxin and macrophage-derived chemokine in stable adult asthma patients
    F W S Ko
    Departments of Medicine and Therapeutics, Paediatrics and Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:44-51. 2006
    ..Asthma is associated with esoinophilic airway inflammation and overproduction of T-helper type 2 (Th2) lymphocyte-related cytokines...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of allergic rhinitis and its associated morbidity in adults with asthma: a multicentre study
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 16:354-61. 2010
    ..To assess the prevalence of allergic rhinitis in adult patients with asthma in Hong Kong, and to compare the morbidity endured by asthma patients with and without allergic rhinitis...
  12. ncbi request reprint Worldwide burden of COPD in high- and low-income countries. Part III. Asia-Pacific studies
    F W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:713-7. 2008
    ..Given the high prevalence of tobacco smoking, poor indoor and outdoor air quality and the aging population in many Asian countries, urgent actions need to be taken to reduce the development, morbidity and mortality of this disease...
  13. ncbi request reprint Are exhaled breath condensates useful in monitoring asthma?
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 7:65-71. 2007
    ..More studies are needed before this technique can be recommended for clinical use...
  14. pmc Decreased T-bet expression and changes in chemokine levels in adults with asthma
    F W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Clin Exp Immunol 147:526-32. 2007
    ..This is in keeping with asthma being a predominantly Th2 disease and T-bet probably plays a role in the pathogenesis of asthma. Further studies are needed to explore the potential application of peripheral blood monitoring of T-bet...
  15. doi request reprint Asthma Control Test correlates well with the treatment decisions made by asthma specialists
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Respirology 14:559-66. 2009
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  16. ncbi request reprint Wheezing in Chinese schoolchildren: disease severity distribution and management practices, a community-based study in Hong Kong and Guangzhou
    F W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, SAR
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:1449-56. 2005
    ..Asthma is a common chronic disease and information on its management practices at the community level is helpful in identifying problems and improving asthma care...
  17. doi request reprint Identifying uncontrolled asthma in young children: clinical scores or objective variables?
    T F Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Asthma 46:130-5. 2009
    ..This study investigated the ability of Chinese version of Childhood Asthma Control Test (C-ACT) and other disease-related factors in identifying uncontrolled asthma (UA) in young children...
  18. ncbi request reprint Declining asthma prevalence in Hong Kong Chinese schoolchildren
    G W K Wong
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Clin Exp Allergy 34:1550-5. 2004
    ..Many studies have reported an increase in the prevalence of asthma and related atopic disorders. The lack of standardized methodologies and 'objective' measurements make reliable comparison and monitoring of trends of asthma very difficult...
  19. pmc Clinical and atopic parameters and airway inflammatory markers in childhood asthma: a factor analysis
    T F Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Thorax 60:822-6. 2005
    ..A study was undertaken to determine, using factor analysis, whether the above features represent separate dimensions of childhood asthma...
  20. ncbi request reprint Increased macrophage-derived chemokine in exhaled breath condensate and plasma from children with asthma
    T F Leung
    Departments of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Exp Allergy 34:786-91. 2004
    ..Type 2 helper T lymphocyte-specific chemokines including macrophage-derived chemokine (MDC), thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) and eotaxin are important mediators for allergic airway inflammation...
  21. ncbi request reprint High levels and gender difference of exhaled nitric oxide in Chinese schoolchildren
    G W K Wong
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:889-93. 2005
    ..Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) may represent a useful noninvasive marker of airway inflammation, but data on the reference population values in schoolchildren are limited. No reference eNO study in Asian children has been published...
  22. doi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of airflow obstruction in an elderly Chinese population
    F W S Ko
    Dept of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Eur Respir J 32:1472-8. 2008
    ..Further longitudinal studies are needed to determine the precise definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sputum bacteriology in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and concomitant pneumonia in Hong Kong
    F W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Intern Med J 35:661-7. 2005
    ..To study the sputum microbiology of patients admitted to a teaching hospital with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) with concomitant pneumonia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nitric oxide synthase polymorphisms and asthma phenotypes in Chinese children
    T F Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:1288-94. 2005
    ..We investigated the association between asthma traits and genetic polymorphisms in neuronal NO synthase (NOS1) and endothelial NO synthase (NOS3) in Chinese children...
  25. doi request reprint FEV3, FEV6 and their derivatives for detecting airflow obstruction in adult Chinese
    D C L Lam
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 16:681-6. 2012
    ..Forced expiratory volume in 3 seconds (FEV(3)) and 6 seconds (FEV(6)) could complement FEV(1) and forced vital capacity (FVC) for detecting airflow obstruction...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effects of air pollution on asthma hospitalization rates in different age groups in Hong Kong
    F W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:1312-9. 2007
    ..To assess the relationship between levels of ambient air pollutants and hospitalization rates for asthma in Hong Kong (HK)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Elevated plasma adiponectin levels in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    K H Chan
    Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 14:1193-200. 2010
    ..Adiponectin is an anti-inflammatory adipokine that may play a role in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pathogenesis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of wheeze, bronchial hyper-responsiveness and asthma in the elderly Chinese
    D K L Choy
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Clin Exp Allergy 32:702-7. 2002
    ..Asthma is a common health problem affecting patients of all ages. Because of the ease of sampling, epidemiological studies have concentrated mainly on the paediatric and general population...
  29. pmc Increased expression of plasma and cell surface co-stimulatory molecules CTLA-4, CD28 and CD86 in adult patients with allergic asthma
    C K Wong
    Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Clin Exp Immunol 141:122-9. 2005
    ..05). The increased expression of these soluble co-stimulatory molecules may reflect the dysregulation of T cell activation, thereby contributing to the immunopathogenesis of allergic asthma...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cephalometric assessment of craniofacial morphology in Chinese patients with obstructive sleep apnoea
    D S C Hui
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Respir Med 97:640-6. 2003
    ..To compare the differences in craniofacial morphology in Chinese patients with and without obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)...
  31. doi request reprint Validation of a portable recording device (ApneaLink) for identifying patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome
    S S S Ng
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Division of Respiratory Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Intern Med J 39:757-62. 2009
    ..The simple device may be useful for screening and diagnostic purpose when access to PSG is limited...
  32. pmc Measurement of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, leukotriene B4, and interleukin 8 in the exhaled breath condensate in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 4:79-86. 2009
    ..Assessment of airway inflammation in the clinical course of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) may advance our understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment...
  33. doi request reprint A one-year prospective study of infectious etiology in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of COPD and concomitant pneumonia
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Respir Med 102:1109-16. 2008
    ..This study assessed the infectious etiology of patients hospitalized for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) with concomitant pneumonia...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of snoring and sleep-disordered breathing in a group of commercial bus drivers in Hong Kong
    D S C Hui
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories
    Intern Med J 32:149-57. 2002
    ..To assess the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and its associated symptoms in a group of commercial bus drivers in Hong Kong...
  35. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in manganese superoxide dismutase and catalase genes: functional study in Hong Kong Chinese asthma patients
    J C W Mak
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:440-7. 2006
    ..Reactive oxygen species may contribute to the pathogenesis of asthma. Functional genetic polymorphisms of antioxidant enzymes, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase are good candidates for asthma susceptibility...
  36. doi request reprint Predicting changes in clinical status of young asthmatics: clinical scores or objective parameters?
    Ting F Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Pediatr Pulmonol 44:442-9. 2009
    ..203, P = 0.042). In conclusion, C-ACT is better than DSS and objective parameters in reflecting changes in asthma status and predicting asthma exacerbations in young children...
  37. ncbi request reprint Analysis of growth factors and inflammatory cytokines in exhaled breath condensate from asthmatic children
    Ting Fan Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 137:66-72. 2005
    ..This study investigates the relation between childhood asthma and levels of these mediators in exhaled breath condensate (EBC)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing and continuous positive airway pressure compliance: results in chinese patients with first-ever ischemic stroke
    David S C Hui
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Chest 122:852-60. 2002
    ..To assess the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) acceptance, and CPAP compliance in patients who have experienced ischemic stroke...
  39. ncbi request reprint Viral etiology of acute exacerbations of COPD in Hong Kong
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing St, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Chest 132:900-8. 2007
    ..Viral respiratory infections may precipitate acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD). However, little is known about viral etiology related to AECOPD in Asia. We aimed to study the viral etiology of AECOPD in Hong Kong...
  40. ncbi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing and continuous positive airway pressure compliance in a group of commercial bus drivers in Hong Kong
    David S C Hui
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    Respirology 11:723-30. 2006
    ..Sleep-disordered breathing may predispose drivers to road traffic accidents. However, CPAP acceptance and compliance among commercial bus drivers is unknown...
  41. ncbi request reprint Early results of endoscopic lung volume reduction for emphysema
    Anthony P C Yim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1564-73. 2004
    ..We determined the feasibility, safety, and short-term efficacy of bronchoscopic placement of a one-way endobronchial valve in selected bronchopulmonary segments as an alternative to surgical lung volume reduction...
  42. pmc Temporal relationship between air pollutants and hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Hong Kong
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Thorax 62:780-5. 2007
    ..To assess any relationship between the levels of ambient air pollutants and hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Hong Kong...
  43. ncbi request reprint Sputum bacteriology in patients with acute exacerbations of COPD in Hong Kong
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Respir Med 99:454-60. 2005
    ..To study the demographics and sputum microbiology of patients admitted to a teaching hospital with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in the IL-4, IL-4 receptor alpha chain, TNF-alpha, and lymphotoxin-alpha genes and risk of asthma in Hong Kong Chinese adults
    Judith C W Mak
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 144:114-22. 2007
    ..We aimed to investigate the association of the polymorphisms for IL-4 (C-589T), IL-4R alpha (Gln576Arg), TNF-alpha (G-308A) and LT-alpha (A252G) genes as candidates and asthma in adult Hong Kong Chinese population...
  45. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration in the management of mediastinal diseases: local experience of a novel investigation
    Y T Lee
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 16:121-5. 2010
    ..To study the efficacy and safety of endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration in the management of mediastinal diseases in Hong Kong...
  46. ncbi request reprint Increased expression of plasma and CD4+ T lymphocyte costimulatory molecule CD26 in adult patients with allergic asthma
    Samantha W M Lun
    Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Clin Immunol 27:430-7. 2007
    ..05). In conclusion, the aberrant expression of CD26 may contribute to the inflammatory process and Th2 predominance in the immunopathogenesis of allergic asthma...
  47. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of sleep disturbances in Chinese patients with end stage renal failure on maintenance hemodialysis
    David S C Hui
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Med Sci Monit 8:CR331-6. 2002
    ..Sleep disorders, such as daytime sleepiness, insomnia, restless legs syndrome (RLS) and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) have been reported as prevalent among patients with end stage renal failure(ESRF)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Aberrant expression of CC and CXC chemokines and their receptors in patients with asthma
    Samantha W M Lun
    Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Immunol 26:145-52. 2006
    ..05). In conclusion, plasma RANTES may be a surrogate marker for asthma and the diminished Th1 related CXC chemokine production may contribute to Th2 predominance in asthma...
  49. doi request reprint Validation of Embletta portable diagnostic system for identifying patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS)
    Susanna S S Ng
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, HK, China
    Respirology 15:336-42. 2010
    ..The simple device may be useful for screening and diagnostic purpose when access to PSG is limited...
  50. doi request reprint Expression and functional analysis of toll-like receptors of peripheral blood cells in asthmatic patients: implication for immunopathological mechanism in asthma
    Samantha W M Lun
    Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Clin Immunol 29:330-42. 2009
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Reference values of diffusing capacity of non-smoking Chinese in Hong Kong
    Mary S M Ip
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Respirology 12:599-606. 2007
    ..This study was conducted to define normal reference values and lower limits of normal (LLN) for single-breath carbon monoxide diffusing capacity (DLco) and DLco per unit of alveolar volume (Kco) for Chinese adults in Hong Kong...
  52. pmc Sonographic measurement of lateral parapharyngeal wall thickness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
    Kin Hung Liu
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Sleep 30:1503-8. 2007
    ..We also investigated the association between sonographic measurement of LPW thickness and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)...
  53. ncbi request reprint Severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction
    Jeffrey W H Fung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Chest 121:422-9. 2002
    ..Therefore, we have assessed the prevalence of diastolic dysfunction in patients with OSA and the relationship between diastolic parameters and severity of OSA...
  54. ncbi request reprint Management of patients admitted with pneumothorax: a multi-centre study of the practice and outcomes in Hong Kong
    Johnny W M Chan
    Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 15:427-33. 2009
    ..To examine the management practice of pneumothorax in hospitalised patients in Hong Kong, especially the choice of drainage options and their success rates, as well as the factors associated with procedural failures...
  55. ncbi request reprint A comparison of airway and serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity among normal subjects, asthmatic patients, and patients with asthmatic mucus hypersecretion
    Fanny W S Ko
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Chest 127:1919-27. 2005
    ....
  56. pmc Factors associated with difference in prevalence of asthma in children from three cities in China: multicentre epidemiological survey
    Gary W K Wong
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    BMJ 329:486. 2004
    ..To determine the factors associated with difference in prevalence of asthma in children in different regions of China...