Gabriel Matthew Leung

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. pmc Randomised controlled trial of clinical decision support tools to improve learning of evidence based medicine in medical students
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    BMJ 327:1090. 2003
  2. pmc Preliminary findings of a randomized trial of non-pharmaceutical interventions to prevent influenza transmission in households
    Benjamin J Cowling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    PLoS ONE 3:e2101. 2008
  3. pmc Detection of mild to moderate influenza A/H7N9 infection by China's national sentinel surveillance system for influenza-like illness: case series
    Dennis K M Ip
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    BMJ 346:f3693. 2013
  4. pmc Moderate alcohol use and mortality from ischaemic heart disease: a prospective study in older Chinese people
    C Mary Schooling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PLoS ONE 3:e2370. 2008
  5. pmc Modelling the impact of population-based cytologic screening on cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Hong Kong: an age--period--cohort approach
    P P S Woo
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Br J Cancer 93:1077-83. 2005
  6. pmc Performance of the international physical activity questionnaire (short form) in subgroups of the Hong Kong chinese population
    Paul H Lee
    FAMILY A Jockey Club Initiative for a Harmonious Society, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:81. 2011
  7. pmc Childhood meat eating and inflammatory markers: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study
    C M Schooling
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 11:345. 2011
  8. pmc Estimated birth weight and adult cardiovascular risk factors in a developing southern Chinese population: a cross sectional study
    C M Schooling
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 10:270. 2010
  9. pmc Alcohol and cardio-respiratory deaths in Chinese: a population-based case-control study of 32,462 older Hong Kong adults
    C Mary Schooling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, PR China
    BMC Public Health 9:49. 2009
  10. pmc Does economic development contribute to sex differences in ischaemic heart disease mortality? Hong Kong as a natural experiment using a case-control study
    C Mary Schooling
    Dept of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 8:32. 2008

Detail Information

Publications89

  1. pmc Randomised controlled trial of clinical decision support tools to improve learning of evidence based medicine in medical students
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    BMJ 327:1090. 2003
    ..To assess the educational effectiveness on learning evidence based medicine of a handheld computer clinical decision support tool compared with a pocket card containing guidelines and a control...
  2. pmc Preliminary findings of a randomized trial of non-pharmaceutical interventions to prevent influenza transmission in households
    Benjamin J Cowling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    PLoS ONE 3:e2101. 2008
    ..We implemented a study of the feasibility and efficacy of face masks and hand hygiene to reduce influenza transmission among Hong Kong household members...
  3. pmc Detection of mild to moderate influenza A/H7N9 infection by China's national sentinel surveillance system for influenza-like illness: case series
    Dennis K M Ip
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    BMJ 346:f3693. 2013
    ..To characterise the complete case series of influenza A/H7N9 infections as of 27 May 2013, detected by China's national sentinel surveillance system for influenza-like illness...
  4. pmc Moderate alcohol use and mortality from ischaemic heart disease: a prospective study in older Chinese people
    C Mary Schooling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PLoS ONE 3:e2370. 2008
    ..Evidence from populations with different patterns of alcohol use and IHD can provide crucial evidence. We assessed the association of moderate alcohol use with IHD mortality in older Chinese people from Hong Kong...
  5. pmc Modelling the impact of population-based cytologic screening on cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Hong Kong: an age--period--cohort approach
    P P S Woo
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Br J Cancer 93:1077-83. 2005
    ..Correspondingly, 33,000 (32,800), 29,500 (29,300) and 18,200 (17,900) years of life could potentially be saved...
  6. pmc Performance of the international physical activity questionnaire (short form) in subgroups of the Hong Kong chinese population
    Paul H Lee
    FAMILY A Jockey Club Initiative for a Harmonious Society, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:81. 2011
    ..We examined variations in IPAQ validity in the Hong Kong Chinese population by six factors: sex, age, job status, educational level, body mass index (BMI), and visceral fat level (VFL)...
  7. pmc Childhood meat eating and inflammatory markers: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study
    C M Schooling
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 11:345. 2011
    ..We tested this hypothesis, using recalled childhood meat eating as a proxy for childhood nutrition, in southern China...
  8. pmc Estimated birth weight and adult cardiovascular risk factors in a developing southern Chinese population: a cross sectional study
    C M Schooling
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 10:270. 2010
    ..We studied the association of birth weight and cardiovascular risk, using birth rank as an instrumental variable, in Southern China...
  9. pmc Alcohol and cardio-respiratory deaths in Chinese: a population-based case-control study of 32,462 older Hong Kong adults
    C Mary Schooling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, PR China
    BMC Public Health 9:49. 2009
    ..e. southern Chinese, to provide an assessment of the specific impact of moderate alcohol use on mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD)...
  10. pmc Does economic development contribute to sex differences in ischaemic heart disease mortality? Hong Kong as a natural experiment using a case-control study
    C Mary Schooling
    Dept of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 8:32. 2008
    ..We examined whether excess male risk of IHD mortality was higher with birth in an economically developed environment...
  11. pmc A randomised-controlled trial of two educational modes for undergraduate evidence-based medicine learning in Asia
    Janice M Johnston
    Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, PR China
    BMC Med Educ 9:63. 2009
    ..problem based learning (PBL)) for undergraduate medical students...
  12. pmc A comparative epidemiologic analysis of SARS in Hong Kong, Beijing and Taiwan
    Eric H Y Lau
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
    BMC Infect Dis 10:50. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to identify similarities and differences in SARS epidemiology in three populations with similar host and viral genotype...
  13. pmc A model to control the epidemic of H5N1 influenza at the source
    Y Guan
    State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Infect Dis 7:132. 2007
    ..Systematic surveillance in southern China showed that ducks and geese are the primary reservoirs which transmit the virus to chickens, minor poultry and even migratory birds...
  14. pmc Under-reporting of inpatient services utilisation in household surveys -- a population-based study in Hong Kong
    Eva L H Tsui
    Hospital Authority, 5 F, HA Building, 147B Argyle Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:31. 2005
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  15. pmc Long-term care cost drivers and expenditure projection to 2036 in Hong Kong
    Roger Y Chung
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:172. 2009
    ..This study aims to identify key cost drivers and derive quantitative estimates of Hong Kong's LTC expenditure to 2036...
  16. pmc Effectiveness of a mobile smoking cessation service in reaching elderly smokers and predictors of quitting
    Abu Saleh M Abdullah
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PR China
    BMC Geriatr 8:25. 2008
    ..We evaluated a pilot mobile smoking cessation service for the Chinese elderly in Hong Kong and identified predictors of quitting...
  17. ncbi request reprint Time costs of waiting, doctor-shopping and private-public sector imbalance: microdata evidence from Hong Kong
    Gabriel Matthew Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Health Policy 76:1-12. 2006
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Domestic health expenditure in Hong Kong: 1989/90 to 2001/02
    G M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 12:47-55. 2006
    ..To estimate the total domestic health expenditure in Hong Kong between fiscal years 1989/90 and 2001/02, with breakdown by financing source, provider, and function over time...
  19. doi request reprint Redistribution or horizontal equity in Hong Kong's mixed public-private health system: a policy conundrum
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Health Econ 18:37-54. 2009
    ..A lesser role for private finance may improve horizontal equity of utilisation but would also reduce the degree of net redistribution through the public sector...
  20. ncbi request reprint The ecology of health care in Hong Kong
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Medicine Building, William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Soc Sci Med 61:577-90. 2005
    ..Our results also indicate that the local community's care-seeking orientation still very much favors western allopathic medicine over traditional Chinese therapy, at least for acute illness episodes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Health care consequences of cesarean birth during the first 18 months of life
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Epidemiology 18:479-84. 2007
    ..Elective cesarean delivery is increasingly common. The potential effects of surgical delivery in an unselected sample of infants beyond the immediate neonatal period remain poorly defined...
  22. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal assessment of community psychobehavioral responses during and after the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine and Unit for Behavioural Sciences, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1713-20. 2005
    ..In previous literature, the stability and temporal evolution of psychobehavioral responses to an outbreak remained undefined, because of the exclusively cross-sectional nature of such study designs...
  23. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based medical education -quo vadis?
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:353-64. 2006
    ..What we demand in terms of burden of proof for educational effectiveness should be no less rigorous than our call for an ever escalating threshold concerning evidence of clinical care...
  24. ncbi request reprint Hong Kong's health spending projections through 2033
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Health Policy 81:93-101. 2007
    ..To derive actuarial projection estimates of Hong Kong's total domestic health expenditure to the year 2033...
  25. pmc Age-period-cohort analysis of cervical cancer incidence in Hong Kong from 1972 to 2001 using maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, China
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:712-20. 2006
    ..To examine the secular effects of opportunistic screening for cervical cancer in a rich, developed community where most other such populations have long adopted organised screening...
  26. ncbi request reprint Health consequences of breast-feeding: doctors' visits and hospitalizations during the first 18 months of life in Hong Kong Chinese infants
    Gabriel M Leung
    Departments of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong, China
    Epidemiology 16:328-35. 2005
    ..The evidence on whether breast-feeding reduces health services use in nonwhite infants is scant. We examined the effects of breast-feeding on health services utilization in Hong Kong Chinese infants...
  27. ncbi request reprint Hong Kong's domestic health spending--financial years 1989/90 through 2004/05
    G M Leung
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 14:2-23. 2008
    ..As a share of total spending, public funding (either general government revenue or social security funds) was also lower than in most comparably developed economies, although commensurate with its public revenue collection base...
  28. ncbi request reprint Computerization of clinical practice in Hong Kong
    G M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, 7 Sassoon Road, Patrick Manson Building, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Med Inform 62:143-54. 2001
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Using conjoint analysis to assess patients' preferences when visiting emergency departments in Hong Kong
    G M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Acad Emerg Med 8:894-8. 2001
    ..To explore factors related to emergency department (ED) attendances in Hong Kong, the authors piloted the application of conjoint analysis in eliciting patient preferences regarding ED visits...
  30. ncbi request reprint Breast-feeding and its relation to smoking and mode of delivery
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong Medical Center, Hong Kong, China
    Obstet Gynecol 99:785-94. 2002
    ..To examine the effects of cesarean and forceps or vacuum delivery and parental smoking habits on the initiation and duration of breast-feeding...
  31. ncbi request reprint Maternal, paternal and environmental tobacco smoking and breast feeding
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 7 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 16:236-45. 2002
    ..Public health strategies directed at these underlying factors should be vigorously pursued to reduce the adverse effects of tobacco on breast feeding and infant health in general...
  32. ncbi request reprint Microalbuminuria screening for patients having type 2 diabetes mellitus: who wants to participate?
    G M Leung
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Ont
    Clin Invest Med 24:37-43. 2001
    ..They also tend to be excluded from clinical trials. The aim of this paper was to evaluate whether such differences extend to patients' willingness to be screened for diabetic nephropathy in a family practice setting...
  33. ncbi request reprint The effects of cash and lottery incentives on mailed surveys to physicians: a randomized trial
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:801-7. 2002
    ..Cash reward at the $20 level was the most cost-effective intervention, in terms of cost per responder. Further systematic examination of the effects of different incentive strategies in epidemiologic studies should be encouraged...
  34. pmc Will screening mammography in the East do more harm than good?
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Hong Kong
    Am J Public Health 92:1841-6. 2002
    ..We sought to systematically review the evidence for population-based mammography as applied to a Chinese population...
  35. pmc Trends in breast cancer incidence in Hong Kong between 1973 and 1999: an age-period-cohort analysis
    G M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 5 F, Academic and Administration Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Br J Cancer 87:982-8. 2002
    ..As China moves towards a more westernised way of life, we can expect an emerging epidemic of breast cancer as Hong Kong's experience has demonstrated...
  36. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of SARS-CoV antibody in all Hong Kong patient contacts
    G M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 15:27-9. 2009
    ..19%) resulting in asymptomatic infection in this representative high-risk group of close contacts indicates that the prevailing SARS-CoV strains in Hong Kong almost always led to clinically apparent disease...
  37. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of SARS in the 2003 Hong Kong epidemic
    G M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 15:12-6. 2009
    ..3. The characteristics of those who contracted the disease are determined including factors associated with the likelihood of mortality as a result of SARS coronavirus infection...
  38. ncbi request reprint Community psycho-behavioural surveillance and related impact on outbreak control in Hong Kong and Singapore during the SARS epidemic
    G M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 15:30-4. 2009
    ..3. Comparative psycho-behavioural surveillance and analysis can yield important insights into generic versus population-specific issues that could be used to inform, design and benchmark public health infection control measures...
  39. pmc The economic burden of environmental tobacco smoke in the first year of life
    G M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre
    Arch Dis Child 88:767-71. 2003
    ..To examine the population impact and economic costs associated with environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in Chinese infants with non-smoking mothers...
  40. pmc Incentives and barriers that influence clinical computerization in Hong Kong: a population-based physician survey
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, Medical and Health Research Network, University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Kong Kong ROC
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 10:201-12. 2003
    ..Given the slow adoption of medical informatics in Hong Kong and Asia, we sought to understand the contributory barriers and potential incentives associated with information technology implementation...
  41. ncbi request reprint The economics of Alzheimer disease
    G M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, PR China
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 15:34-43. 2003
    ..We conclude that there are significant opportunities to strengthen research on standardised cost-of-illness analyses and new cost-effectiveness studies on a broader range of AD interventions...
  42. ncbi request reprint What is the most cost-effective population-based cancer screening program for Chinese women?
    Pauline P S Woo
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Oncol 25:617-24. 2007
    ..To develop a policy-relevant generalized cost-effectiveness (CE) model of population-based cancer screening for Chinese women...
  43. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness of mammography screening for Chinese women
    Irene O L Wong
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Cancer 110:885-95. 2007
    ..The authors estimated the cost effectiveness of biennial mammography in Hong Kong Chinese women to inform evidence-based screening policies...
  44. ncbi request reprint Moral hazard or realised access to care? Empirical observations in Hong Kong
    Irene Oi Ling Wong
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine Building, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Health Policy 75:251-61. 2006
    ..A supply-driven public sector and high out-of-pocket co-payments for private services likely explained these findings...
  45. ncbi request reprint Waiting time and doctor shopping in a mixed medical economy
    Raymond Y T Yeung
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Bulding, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulman, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Health Econ 13:1137-44. 2004
    ..Patients who were assigned longer waiting times relative to their expected horizon were more likely to seek private alternative care...
  46. pmc Reducing the impact of the next influenza pandemic using household-based public health interventions
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    PLoS Med 3:e361. 2006
    ..If such a strain emerges, and is not controlled at source [2,3], a pandemic is likely to result. Health policy in most countries will then be focused on reducing morbidity and mortality...
  47. pmc Influenza-associated hospitalization in a subtropical city
    Chit Ming Wong
    University of Hong Kong, Department of Community Medicine, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    PLoS Med 3:e121. 2006
    ..Uniquely, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has computerized hospital discharge diagnoses on 95% of total bed days, allowing disease burden for a well-defined population to be accurately assessed...
  48. ncbi request reprint Age-period-cohort projections of breast cancer incidence in a rapidly transitioning Chinese population
    Irene O L Wong
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Cancer 121:1556-63. 2007
    ..This could most likely be attributed to Hong Kong's socioeconomic developmental history and continuing adoption of westernized lifestyle changes...
  49. ncbi request reprint Waiting time, doctor shopping, and nonattendance at specialist outpatient clinics: case-control study of 6495 individuals in Hong Kong
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
    Med Care 41:1293-300. 2003
    ..We examined the independent associations between waiting time, doctor shopping, and nonattendance in specialist outpatient clinics of 4 large public hospitals in Hong Kong...
  50. ncbi request reprint Short-term, medium-term, long-term, and lifetime risks of developing and dying of breast carcinoma in a Westernized Chinese population: Evidence from Hong Kong between 1976 and 2000
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Cancer 103:501-8. 2005
    ..In the current study, the authors examined age-specific 5-year, 10-year, 20-year, and lifetime risks of breast carcinoma incidence and disease-related mortality among Hong Kong women...
  51. ncbi request reprint Facemasks and hand hygiene to prevent influenza transmission in households: a cluster randomized trial
    Benjamin J Cowling
    School of Public Health and University of Hong Kong, Cyberport 3, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR
    Ann Intern Med 151:437-46. 2009
    ..Few data are available about the effectiveness of nonpharmaceutical interventions for preventing influenza virus transmission...
  52. doi request reprint Does breastfeeding protect against childhood overweight? Hong Kong's 'Children of 1997' birth cohort
    Man Ki Kwok
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Epidemiol 39:297-305. 2010
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Prepayment was superior to postpayment cash incentives in a randomized postal survey among physicians
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Building 21, Sassoon Road, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:777-84. 2004
    ..We conducted a randomized trial to examine the impact of prepayment vs. postpayment incentives on response rates...
  54. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of ribavirin and corticosteroids for severe acute respiratory syndrome
    Eric H Y Lau
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Am J Med 122:1150.e11-21. 2009
    ..We assessed the effectiveness of ribavirin and corticosteroids as the initial treatment for severe acute respiratory syndrome using propensity score analysis...
  55. pmc Hedging against antiviral resistance during the next influenza pandemic using small stockpiles of an alternative chemotherapy
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PLoS Med 6:e1000085. 2009
    ..We developed a mathematical model to test the hypothesis that a small stockpile of a secondary antiviral drug could be used to mitigate the adverse consequences of the emergence of resistant strains...
  56. ncbi request reprint Secondhand smoke exposure, smoking hygiene, and hospitalization in the first 18 months of life
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:687-93. 2004
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Suicidality and cultural values among Hong Kong adolescents
    T H Lam
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S A R, China
    Soc Sci Med 58:487-98. 2004
    ..Thus, values were associated with adolescent suicidality, but not consistently in the direction predicted by some theorists, and the association depended upon the adolescent's sex...
  58. ncbi request reprint Protective efficacy of seasonal influenza vaccination against seasonal and pandemic influenza virus infection during 2009 in Hong Kong
    Benjamin J Cowling
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Clin Infect Dis 51:1370-9. 2010
    ..The relationship between seasonal influenza vaccine and susceptibility to 2009 pandemic A/H1N1 virus infection is not fully understood...
  59. pmc Comparative epidemiology of pandemic and seasonal influenza A in households
    Benjamin J Cowling
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong
    N Engl J Med 362:2175-84. 2010
    ..There are few data on the comparative epidemiology and virology of the pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus and cocirculating seasonal influenza A viruses in community settings...
  60. doi request reprint Paternal smoking and childhood overweight: evidence from the Hong Kong "Children of 1997"
    Man Ki Kwok
    University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Hong Kong, China
    Pediatrics 126:e46-56. 2010
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Breast-feeding and childhood hospitalizations for infections
    Marie Tarrant
    School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Epidemiology 21:847-54. 2010
    ..Little is known about the longer-term impact of breast-feeding on infectious disease in children...
  62. pmc The infection attack rate and severity of 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza in Hong Kong
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Clin Infect Dis 51:1184-91. 2010
    ..Serial cross-sectional data on antibody levels to the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza A virus from a population can be used to estimate the infection attack rates and immunity against future infection in the community...
  63. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding rates in Hong Kong: a comparison of the 1987 and 1997 birth cohorts
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Birth 29:162-8. 2002
    ..To determine the secular trend in breastfeeding practice in an Asian postindustrialized metropolitan community, we examined data from two population-based birth cohorts of Hong Kong infants in 1987 and 1997...
  64. pmc Estimation of the serial interval of influenza
    Benjamin J Cowling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health and bMicrobiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Epidemiology 20:344-7. 2009
    ..We estimate the serial interval of laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission in households...
  65. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of severe acute respiratory syndrome in the 2003 Hong Kong epidemic: an analysis of all 1755 patients
    Gabriel M Leung
    University of Hong Kong, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Intern Med 141:662-73. 2004
    ..As yet, no one has written a comprehensive epidemiologic account of a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak from an affected country...
  66. pmc Spatial considerations for the allocation of pre-pandemic influenza vaccination in the United States
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2811-7. 2007
    ..Therefore, despite substantial potential benefits of non-pro-rata policies, our results suggest that the current HHS policy of pro-rata allocation by state is a good compromise in terms of simplicity, robustness, equity and efficiency...
  67. ncbi request reprint Comparison between empirical prokinetics, Helicobacter test-and-treat and empirical endoscopy in primary-care patients presenting with dyspepsia: a one-year study
    Wayne H C Hu
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, China
    World J Gastroenterol 12:5010-6. 2006
    ..To investigate the optimal strategy to treat dyspeptic patients in primary care...
  68. pmc Optimizing the dose of pre-pandemic influenza vaccines to reduce the infection attack rate
    Steven Riley
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    PLoS Med 4:e218. 2007
    ..e., less than the recommended dose for maximum protection) may provide substantial extra community-level benefits because they would permit wider vaccine coverage for a given total size of antigen stockpile...
  69. ncbi request reprint Methods for monitoring influenza surveillance data
    Benjamin J Cowling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1314-21. 2006
    ..We evaluated three alternative statistical approaches where alert thresholds are based on recent data in both temperate and subtropical regions...
  70. ncbi request reprint Clinical prognostic rules for severe acute respiratory syndrome in low- and high-resource settings
    Benjamin J Cowling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Arch Intern Med 166:1505-11. 2006
    ..We developed and validated prognostic rules for both high- and low-resource settings based on data available at the time of admission...
  71. ncbi request reprint Who receives, benefits from and is harmed by cervical and breast cancer screening among Hong Kong Chinese?
    Gabriel M Leung
    School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    J Public Health (Oxf) 30:282-92. 2008
    ..To estimate the proportion of and characterize women who had received cervical and breast screening and to quantify the associated preventable burden of disease and potential iatrogenic harm...
  72. ncbi request reprint Alternative methods of estimating an incubation distribution: examples from severe acute respiratory syndrome
    Benjamin J Cowling
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Epidemiology 18:253-9. 2007
    ..Accurate and precise estimates of the incubation distribution of novel, emerging infectious diseases are vital to inform public health policy and to parameterize mathematical models...
  73. ncbi request reprint A tale of two cities: community psychobehavioral surveillance and related impact on outbreak control in Hong Kong and Singapore during the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:1033-41. 2004
    ..To compare the public's knowledge and perception of SARS and the extent to which various precautionary measures were adopted in Hong Kong and Singapore...
  74. pmc Effects of school closures, 2008 winter influenza season, Hong Kong
    Benjamin J Cowling
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1660-2. 2008
    ..We examined prospective influenza surveillance data before, during, and after the closure. We did not find a substantial effect on community transmission...
  75. pmc Using models to identify routes of nosocomial infection: a large hospital outbreak of SARS in Hong Kong
    Kin On Kwok
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 5 F 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Proc Biol Sci 274:611-7. 2007
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Risk-stratified seroprevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus among children in Hong Kong
    Pamela P W Lee
    Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Pediatrics 117:e1156-62. 2006
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Empirical implications of response acquiescence in discrete-choice contingent valuation
    Raymond Y T Yeung
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR
    Health Econ 15:1077-89. 2006
    ..The possible extent of CV design versus analysis in discrete-choice methods therefore warrants further exploration...
  78. ncbi request reprint The development and validation of a knowledge, attitude and behaviour questionnaire to assess undergraduate evidence-based practice teaching and learning
    Janice M Johnston
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Med Educ 37:992-1000. 2003
    ..Therefore, we developed and validated a knowledge, attitude and behaviour questionnaire designed to evaluate EBP teaching and learning in an undergraduate medical curriculum...
  79. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic disparities of childhood Body Mass Index in a newly developed population: evidence from Hong Kong's 'Children of 1997' birth cohort
    C Mary Schooling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Arch Dis Child 95:437-43. 2010
    ..The authors examined whether childhood BMI was associated with family or neighbourhood socio-economic characteristics in a recently and rapidly developed Chinese population...
  80. pmc SARS-CoV antibody prevalence in all Hong Kong patient contacts
    Gabriel M Leung
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1653-6. 2004
    ..19%) were positive for SARS coronavirus immunoglobulin G antibody. SARS rarely manifests as a subclinical infection, and at present, wild animal species are the only important natural reservoirs of the virus...
  81. ncbi request reprint The impact of work-related risk on nurses during the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong
    Sophia S C Chan
    Department of Nursing Studies, The Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Fam Community Health 28:274-87. 2005
    ..It is essential to design hospital support systems and occupational health policy to promote the psychological well-being of nurses during future outbreaks of emerging infections...
  82. pmc How does socioeconomic development affect risk of mortality? An age-period-cohort analysis from a recently transitioned population in China
    Roger Y Chung
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Am J Epidemiol 171:345-56. 2010
    ..The full population health consequences of these changes are unlikely to manifest until persons who have spent their early lives in such environments reach an age at which they become vulnerable to chronic diseases...
  83. pmc Effects of oseltamivir treatment on duration of clinical illness and viral shedding and household transmission of influenza virus
    Sophia Ng
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, China
    Clin Infect Dis 50:707-14. 2010
    ..We assessed the indirect effectiveness of oseltamivir in reducing secondary household transmission in an incident cohort of influenza index patients and their household members...
  84. doi request reprint Diabetic control and risk of tuberculosis: a cohort study
    Chi C Leung
    Tuberculosis and Chest Service, Department of Health, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1486-94. 2008
    ..lt;7%), with adjusted hazard ratios of 3.11 (95% confidence interval: 1.63, 5.92), 3.08 (95% confidence interval: 1.44, 6.57), 3.63 (95% confidence interval: 1.79, 7.33), and 0.77 (95% confidence interval: 0.18, 3.35), respectively...
  85. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a handheld clinical decision support tool for evidence-based learning and practice in medical undergraduates
    Janice M Johnston
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Med Educ 38:628-37. 2004
    ..Further evaluation of the usefulness and acceptability of these tools is required...
  86. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of an individualized motivational intervention on smoking cessation for parents of sick children: a pilot study
    Sophia S C Chan
    Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Hong Kong, China
    Appl Nurs Res 18:178-81. 2005
    ..They also suggested that it was acceptable and feasible to implement such intervention in a pediatric outpatient clinic/ward in Hong Kong...
  87. ncbi request reprint Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2-a potential genetic risk factor for lung function among southern Chinese: evidence from the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study
    Shiu Lun Au Yeung
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Ann Epidemiol 24:606-11. 2014
    ..Never users have more inactive aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) alleles (A) potentially generating confounding because inactive alleles may increase acetaldehyde exposure and reduce lung function...
  88. ncbi request reprint Multilingual home environment and specific language impairment: a case-control study in Chinese children
    Daniel Ka Leung Cheuk
    Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:303-14. 2005
    ..We concluded that multilingual home environment is associated with SLI with a dose-response relationship. Exposure to multiple languages might adversely affect subsequent language ability...
  89. pmc Characteristics of vaccine failures in a randomized placebo-controlled trial of inactivated influenza vaccine in children
    Sophia Ng
    From the School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and Centre for Influenza Research, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:e63-6. 2014
    ..Failures among vaccinated children who were infected with vaccine-matched influenza B virus strain have not been adequately characterized...