T H Rainer

Summary

Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. doi request reprint InfectCheck CRP barcode-style lateral flow assay for semi-quantitative detection of C-reactive protein in distinguishing between bacterial and viral infections
    Wingman Leung
    Department of Chemistry, Biosensors and Bioelectronics Laboratory, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    J Immunol Methods 336:30-6. 2008
  2. doi request reprint A significant step forward for gout
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    Lancet 371:1816-8. 2008
  3. pmc Severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus infection
    Paul K S Chan
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1453-4. 2003
  4. pmc Early time-dependent dynamic changes of TBET and GATA3 mRNA expressions in patients with acute coronary syndrome
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Dis Markers 35:419-29. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Assessment of quality of life and functional outcome in patients sustaining moderate and major trauma: a multicentre, prospective cohort study
    T H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong Electronic address
    Injury 45:902-9. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Evaluating acute medical admissions through emergency departments in Hong Kong: can one adjust for case-mix variation?
    T H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Emerg Med J 29:978-82. 2012
  7. pmc A comparison of emergency department utilization by elderly and younger adult patients presenting to three hospitals in Hong Kong
    Veronica W T Yim
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Int J Emerg Med 2:19-24. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Diagnostic utility of CRP to neopterin ratio in patients with acute respiratory tract infections
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, New Territories, Hong Kong
    J Infect 58:123-30. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Use of plasma DNA to predict mortality and need for intensive care in patients with abdominal pain
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Chim Acta 398:113-7. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Circulating nucleic acids and critical illness
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1075:271-7. 2006

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Publications100

  1. doi request reprint InfectCheck CRP barcode-style lateral flow assay for semi-quantitative detection of C-reactive protein in distinguishing between bacterial and viral infections
    Wingman Leung
    Department of Chemistry, Biosensors and Bioelectronics Laboratory, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    J Immunol Methods 336:30-6. 2008
    ..It is a one-step whole blood rapid test without any sample pre-treatment and the result is available within 20 min. This user friendly diagnostic tool can allow self-testing by interested individuals without any expensive reading device...
  2. doi request reprint A significant step forward for gout
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    Lancet 371:1816-8. 2008
  3. pmc Severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus infection
    Paul K S Chan
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1453-4. 2003
    ..None of these healthcare workers had antibody to SARS CoV, indicating that subclinical or mild infection attributable to SARS-CoV in adults is rare...
  4. pmc Early time-dependent dynamic changes of TBET and GATA3 mRNA expressions in patients with acute coronary syndrome
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Dis Markers 35:419-29. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Assessment of quality of life and functional outcome in patients sustaining moderate and major trauma: a multicentre, prospective cohort study
    T H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong Electronic address
    Injury 45:902-9. 2014
    ..Trauma care systems aim to reduce both death and disability, yet there is little data on post-trauma health status and functional outcome...
  6. doi request reprint Evaluating acute medical admissions through emergency departments in Hong Kong: can one adjust for case-mix variation?
    T H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Emerg Med J 29:978-82. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to derive and validate a standardised tool for assessing variations in medical admissions through emergency departments in Hong Kong...
  7. pmc A comparison of emergency department utilization by elderly and younger adult patients presenting to three hospitals in Hong Kong
    Veronica W T Yim
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Int J Emerg Med 2:19-24. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to describe the pattern of utilization of emergency department (ED) services in Hong Kong by the elderly and to compare it to the utilization by younger adults...
  8. doi request reprint Diagnostic utility of CRP to neopterin ratio in patients with acute respiratory tract infections
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, New Territories, Hong Kong
    J Infect 58:123-30. 2009
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Use of plasma DNA to predict mortality and need for intensive care in patients with abdominal pain
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Chim Acta 398:113-7. 2008
    ..We investigated the value of plasma deoxyribonucleic acid concentrations in patients presenting with acute abdominal pain to predict need for intensive care or mortality...
  10. ncbi request reprint Circulating nucleic acids and critical illness
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1075:271-7. 2006
    ..Circulating nucleic acids may be useful markers for the evaluation and risk-stratification of such patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Features discriminating SARS from other severe viral respiratory tract infections
    T H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Rooms 107 113, 1st Floor, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:121-9. 2007
    ..9-96.9). Certain clinical manifestations and laboratory changes may help to distinguish SARS from other influenza-like illnesses. Scoring systems may help identify patients who should receive more specific tests for influenza or SARS...
  12. doi request reprint Early risk stratification of patients with major trauma requiring massive blood transfusion
    Timothy H Rainer
    Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Resuscitation 82:724-9. 2011
    ..There is limited evidence to guide the recognition of patients with massive, uncontrolled hemorrhage who require initiation of a massive transfusion (MT) protocol...
  13. ncbi request reprint Do trauma teams make a difference? A single centre registry study
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin NT, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Resuscitation 73:374-81. 2007
    ..To evaluate the association between trauma team activation according to well-established protocols and patient survival...
  14. ncbi request reprint Role of monocyte L-selectin in the development of post-traumatic organ failure
    T H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Rooms G05 06, Cancer Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Resuscitation 51:139-49. 2001
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Thin-section CT in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome following hospital discharge: preliminary experience
    Gregory E Antonio
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 30 32 Ngan Shing St, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR
    Radiology 228:810-5. 2003
    ..To report the initial experience regarding thin-section computed tomographic (CT) findings in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) who improved clinically after treatment...
  16. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome: radiographic appearances and pattern of progression in 138 patients
    K T Wong
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 30 32 Ngan Shing St, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR
    Radiology 228:401-6. 2003
    ..To retrospectively evaluate the radiographic appearances and pattern of progression of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)...
  17. doi request reprint Bicycle related injuries presenting to a trauma centre in Hong Kong
    J H H Yeung
    Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Injury 40:555-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is firstly to describe bicycle related injuries presenting to a regional trauma centre in Hong Kong, and secondly to compare patients aged > 15 years with those patients aged < or = 15 years...
  18. doi request reprint Disease severity prediction for nursing home-acquired pneumonia in the emergency department
    S Y Man
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR
    Emerg Med J 28:1046-50. 2011
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Plasma DNA as a prognostic marker in trauma patients
    Y M Lo
    Department of Chemical Pathology and Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    Clin Chem 46:319-23. 2000
    ..Recently, much interest has developed in the potential use of plasma DNA as a diagnostic and monitoring tool. We hypothesized that plasma DNA is increased in patients with trauma and may be prognostic in such patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Do peripheral blood counts have any prognostic value following trauma?
    T H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, People s Republic of China
    Injury 30:179-85. 1999
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the early serial changes in peripheral leucocyte counts following injury...
  21. ncbi request reprint Role of laboratory variables in differentiating SARS-coronavirus from other causes of community-acquired pneumonia within the first 72 h of hospitalization
    N Lee
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:765-72. 2006
    ....
  22. doi request reprint What is the relationship between the Glasgow coma scale and airway protective reflexes in the Chinese population?
    K R Rotheray
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Resuscitation 83:86-9. 2012
    ..To describe the relationship of gag and cough reflexes to Glasgow coma score (GCS) in Chinese adults requiring critical care...
  23. doi request reprint Age-based formulae to estimate children's weight in the emergency department
    G N Cattermole
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Emerg Med J 28:390-6. 2011
    ..To develop an age-based weight estimation rule in a Chinese population and to compare its performance with existing formulae...
  24. doi request reprint EMS systems in Hong Kong
    C A Graham
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, China
    Resuscitation 80:736-9. 2009
    ..This paper outlines the history and the development of the Hong Kong EMS, with a particular focus on the ambulance service, the design of the system and the training of its staff...
  25. ncbi request reprint Increased plasma free cyclic-AMP levels following major trauma and their relevance to the immune response
    R A Cocks
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Cancer Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T
    Resuscitation 45:105-9. 2000
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Validation of the APLS age-based vital signs reference ranges in a Chinese population
    S S W Chan
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong stewart
    Resuscitation 82:891-5. 2011
    ..Reference ranges for vital signs may differ significantly among children of different ethnic origins...
  27. pmc Patients' perceptions of nasopharyngeal aspiration in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Hong Kong
    A K C Wai
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region
    Emerg Med J 24:35-6. 2007
    ..NPA performed in the emergency department is well tolerated and should be considered in emergency departments when results may influence patient management...
  28. ncbi request reprint Derivation of a prediction rule for posttraumatic organ failure using plasma DNA and other variables
    T H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 945:211-20. 2001
    ..Using a classification and regression tree, plasma DNA and aspartate transaminase at optimal cutoffs predicted OF and MODS with an overall correct classification of 93% and 87%, respectively...
  29. ncbi request reprint Leukocyte L-selectin is up-regulated after mechanical trauma in adults
    R A Cocks
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Peoples Republic of China
    J Trauma 45:1-6. 1998
    ..We have also studied the plasma levels of soluble L-selectin in these patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Influenza virus load in hospitalised patients
    N Lee
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 19:15-8. 2013
    ..5. Randomised, controlled trials are indicated to address timing and dosage of treatment for severe influenza infection...
  31. doi request reprint Mid-arm circumference can be used to estimate children's weights
    G N Cattermole
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Resuscitation 81:1105-10. 2010
    ..Weight is commonly estimated from formulae based on children's age, or from their height using the Broselow tape. Foot-length and mid-arm circumference have also been suggested as the basis of weight-estimation formulae...
  32. ncbi request reprint Circulating nucleic acid analysis: diagnostic applications for acute pathologies
    R W K Chiu
    Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 95:471-4. 2005
    ..It is expected that new diagnostic markers based on plasma RNA detection could be developed for the evaluation of acute pathologies...
  33. doi request reprint Open-access colonoscopy: outcomes of referrals from the emergency department
    R S Y Wu
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Colorectal Dis 13:826-8. 2011
    ..The study investigated the diagnostic outcome of colonoscopy referrals from the emergency department (ED) via an open-access system...
  34. ncbi request reprint Trauma systems and emergency medicine
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Emerg Med (Fremantle) 15:11-7. 2003
    ..Emergency physicians are well placed to play a leading role in the development and implementation of trauma systems...
  35. ncbi request reprint L-selectin in health and disease
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Shatin, People s Republic of China
    Resuscitation 52:127-41. 2002
    ..The review concludes with a summary of the potential role of anti-inflammatory medication and L-selectin blockers in the management of inflammation...
  36. ncbi request reprint Primary emergency surgical airway for trismus caused by electrical burn
    Colin A Graham
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR
    Burns 32:1062-3. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the performance of a modified Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) scoring system for critically ill patients in emergency departments in Hong Kong
    Shin Yan Man
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Resuscitation 74:259-65. 2007
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Value of serum procalcitonin, neopterin, and C-reactive protein in differentiating bacterial from viral etiologies in patients presenting with lower respiratory tract infections
    Margaret Ip
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 59:131-6. 2007
    ..857, whereas (CRP x PCT)/neopterin was 0.856. Combination of 2 or all 3 of the biomarkers may improve the discriminatory power in delineating bacterial versus viral etiology in LRTI...
  39. ncbi request reprint Comparison of thoracic ultrasound, clinical acumen, and radiography in patients with minor chest injury
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Trauma 56:1211-3. 2004
    ..This study was designed to compare ultrasonography, clinical findings, and radiography in the detection of rib and sternal fractures...
  40. ncbi request reprint The spectrum of severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus infection
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Ann Intern Med 140:614-9. 2004
    ..Objectives: To describe the spectrum of SARS coronavirus infection in a large outbreak and to compare diagnoses based on clinical judgment with the SARS coronavirus test...
  41. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome: clinical features, diagnosis, and management
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 10:159-65. 2004
    ..The purpose of this review is primarily to review the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of SARS, but also to comment briefly on the epidemiology and pathogen...
  42. pmc Evaluation of WHO criteria for identifying patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome out of hospital: prospective observational study
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    BMJ 326:1354-8. 2003
    ..To determine the clinical and radiological features of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and to evaluate the accuracy of the World Health Organization's guidelines on defining cases of SARS...
  43. ncbi request reprint Anthropometric and physiological measurements in healthy children
    T H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital
    Hong Kong Med J 19:26-9. 2013
    ..3. Stroke volume index and, to a lesser extent, the cardiac index generally increase from ages 1 to 5 years, but plateau or fall slightly thereafter...
  44. pmc Acute bacterial gastroenteritis: a study of adult patients with positive stool cultures treated in the emergency department
    S S W Chan
    Department of Accident and Emergency, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Emerg Med J 20:335-8. 2003
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Epidemiology of injuries due to tropical cyclones in Hong Kong: a retrospective observational study
    K R Rotheray
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Injury 43:2055-9. 2012
    ..We aimed to describe the numbers and types of injuries due to tropical cyclones in Hong Kong, as well as their relation to tropical cyclone characteristics...
  46. doi request reprint Predictors of important neurological causes of dizziness among patients presenting to the emergency department
    C S K Cheung
    Emergency Department, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Emerg Med J 27:517-21. 2010
    ..This prospective study describes the incidence, causes and outcome of ED patients presenting with dizziness and tries to identify predictors of central neurological causes of dizziness...
  47. ncbi request reprint Acute elbow trauma in children: spectrum of injury revealed by MR imaging not apparent on radiographs
    J F Griffith
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 176:53-60. 2001
    ..However, the additional information afforded by MR imaging has little bearing on treatment or clinical outcome...
  48. ncbi request reprint Plasma DNA as a prognostic marker for stroke patients with negative neuroimaging within the first 24 h of symptom onset
    Nicole Y L Lam
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Resuscitation 68:71-8. 2006
    ..542. Plasma DNA concentration predicts post-stroke morbidity and mortality in patients with negative neuroimaging, and may be more effective than S100 protein measurement...
  49. ncbi request reprint Comparison of oral prednisolone/paracetamol and oral indomethacin/paracetamol combination therapy in the treatment of acute goutlike arthritis: a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial
    Chi Yin Man
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Emerg Med 49:670-7. 2007
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Trauma care systems: a comparison of trauma care in Victoria, Australia, and Hong Kong, China
    C H Cheng
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Ann Surg 247:335-42. 2008
    ..Despite the high incidence of major trauma, few studies have directly compared the performance of trauma systems. This study compared the trauma system performance in Victoria, Australia, (VIC) and Hong Kong, China (HK)...
  51. doi request reprint Oral prednisolone is more cost-effective than oral indomethacin for treating patients with acute gout-like arthritis
    Giles N Cattermole
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Eur J Emerg Med 16:261-6. 2009
    ..In this study, we aimed to compare the economic impact of oral indomethacin therapy and oral prednisolone therapy in the treatment of acute gout in patients presenting to an emergency department in Hong Kong...
  52. doi request reprint Risk factors for drug-resistant bacterial pneumonia in older patients hospitalized with pneumonia in a Chinese population
    H M Ma
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, 9 F, Clinical Science Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, NT, HKSAR
    QJM 106:823-9. 2013
    ..The relationship between healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) and resistant bacteria is unclear. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for pneumonia caused by drug-resistant bacteria (DRB)...
  53. doi request reprint Cost-consequence analysis comparing 2-octyl cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive and suture for closure of simple lacerations: a randomized controlled trial
    S Y Man
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Emerg Med 53:189-97. 2009
    ..We investigate the cost difference between conventional suture and tissue adhesive methods in simple wound closure...
  54. doi request reprint Differences in the compliance with hospital infection control practices during the 2009 influenza H1N1 pandemic in three countries
    J S Y Chor
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Hosp Infect 81:98-103. 2012
    ..In December 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued updated guidelines on the prevention of H1N1 influenza virus in healthcare settings. In 2010, the WHO pandemic influenza alert level was still at phase 6...
  55. ncbi request reprint Plasma DNA, prediction and post-traumatic complications
    T H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Cancer Centre, Rooms G05 06, Shatin, New Territories, SAR, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Chim Acta 313:81-5. 2001
    ..In this review, the challenge of predicting post-traumatic complications is presented. There is potential for plasma DNA in diagnosis, prediction and monitoring non-traumatic disease...
  56. ncbi request reprint Derivation of a prediction rule for post-traumatic acute lung injury
    T H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Cancer Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories
    Resuscitation 42:187-96. 1999
    ..7% (CI 42.1-99.6%) and a specificity of 97.7% (CI 91.8-99.7%). Practical highly sensitive and specific prediction guidelines for post-traumatic acute lung injury have been derived and now require prospective validation...
  57. ncbi request reprint Adrenaline upregulates monocyte L-selectin in vitro
    T H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Cancer Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT
    Resuscitation 43:47-55. 1999
    ..This study investigates whether adrenaline increases the expression of L-selectin on monocytes, neutrophils and lymphocytes in vitro and whether these effects are mediated via beta-adrenoceptors...
  58. ncbi request reprint Thin-section CT of severe acute respiratory syndrome: evaluation of 73 patients exposed to or with the disease
    K T Wong
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 30 32 Ngan Shing St, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR
    Radiology 228:395-400. 2003
    ..To retrospectively analyze the thin-section computed tomographic (CT) features in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) at the authors' institution...
  59. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography for cervical spine trauma. The impact of MDCT on fracture detection and dose deposition
    P N Chan
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Emerg Radiol 11:286-90. 2005
    ..After installation of MDCT, clinical requests for complete examination of the cervical spine following trauma increased. This changing trend resulted in a significantly higher radiation dose to thyroid, lens and breast...
  60. pmc Impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on pulmonary function, functional capacity and quality of life in a cohort of survivors
    D S Hui
    Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Thorax 60:401-9. 2005
    ..To examine the impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on pulmonary function, exercise capacity, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among survivors...
  61. doi request reprint Derivation of a prognostic score for identifying critically ill patients in an emergency department resuscitation room
    Giles N Cattermole
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Resuscitation 80:1000-5. 2009
    ..We aimed to derive such a score and compare it with other similar scores...
  62. doi request reprint Occult pneumothorax in Chinese patients with significant blunt chest trauma: incidence and management
    Ka L Lee
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    Injury 41:492-4. 2010
    ..This study aimed to identify the incidence of OP using thoracic CT as the gold standard and describe its management amongst Hong Kong Chinese trauma patients...
  63. doi request reprint Impact on trauma patient management of installing a computed tomography scanner in the emergency department
    K L Lee
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    Injury 40:873-5. 2009
    ..The aims of this study were to evaluate the impact of the CT scanner within the ED on trauma management and to compare the utilisation patterns of trauma CT before and after the introduction of EDCT...
  64. doi request reprint High risk trauma in older adults in Hong Kong: a multicentre study
    Janice H H Yeung
    Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    Injury 39:1034-41. 2008
    ..The objectives of this study are firstly to describe the epidemiology of high risk trauma in older patients in Hong Kong, and secondly to identify predictors of trauma mortality...
  65. ncbi request reprint Plasma mitochondrial DNA concentrations after trauma
    Nicole Y L Lam
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    Clin Chem 50:213-6. 2004
  66. ncbi request reprint Plasma beta-globin DNA as a prognostic marker in chest pain patients
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Hong Kong SAR
    Clin Chim Acta 368:110-3. 2006
    ..Acute coronary syndrome may involve cell death and the release of nucleic acids into the circulation. We thus investigated whether plasma DNA concentrations are increased and determined its prognostic significance in patients with ACS...
  67. ncbi request reprint Comparison of plasma beta-globin DNA and S-100 protein concentrations in acute stroke
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Chim Acta 376:190-6. 2007
    ..This study aimed to compare changes in plasma beta-globin DNA and serum S100 protein to diagnose stroke and for predicting mortality and morbidity...
  68. ncbi request reprint Time course of early and late changes in plasma DNA in trauma patients
    Nicole Y L Lam
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    Clin Chem 49:1286-91. 2003
    ..We investigated temporal changes in plasma DNA concentrations in patients after trauma with use of real-time quantitative PCR...
  69. ncbi request reprint Primary trauma diversion: initial experience in Hong Kong
    N K Cheung
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Trauma 61:954-60. 2006
    ..This paper reports on the initial experience of primary trauma diversion from scene to a dedicated trauma center in Hong Kong...
  70. ncbi request reprint Anaphylaxis presentations to an emergency department in Hong Kong: incidence and predictors of biphasic reactions
    De Villiers Smit
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    J Emerg Med 28:381-8. 2005
    ..It is concluded that prolonged observation of patients with anaphylaxis is important, because of the risk of biphasic reactions. Better education could prevent recurrent anaphylaxis...
  71. ncbi request reprint A clinical prediction rule for diagnosing severe acute respiratory syndrome in the emergency department
    Gabriel M Leung
    University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, China
    Ann Intern Med 141:333-42. 2004
    ..Accurate, objective models of triage for patients with suspected severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) could assess risks and improve decisions about isolation and inpatient treatment...
  72. ncbi request reprint Prognostic use of circulating plasma nucleic acid concentrations in patients with acute stroke
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Clin Chem 49:562-9. 2003
    ..At present there is no simple, accurate blood test that may be used to determine the severity of stroke or to predict mortality and morbidity in stroke patients presenting to emergency departments...
  73. doi request reprint EMS systems in China
    Kevin K C Hung
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, China
    Resuscitation 80:732-5. 2009
    ..The recent Sichuan earthquake on 12 May 2008 tested the ability of the EMSS response. This article focuses on the prehospital emergency service of the EMSS and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the current system...
  74. doi request reprint Fresh-frozen plasma transfusion strategy in trauma with massive and ongoing bleeding. Common (sense) and sensibility
    Anthony M H Ho
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Resuscitation 81:1079-81. 2010
    ..This ratio also makes more physiological sense, and we suggest that in patients with massive and ongoing bleeding, it is a sensible strategy with which to start resuscitation...
  75. ncbi request reprint SARS: a wake up call for a health care system under stress
    Peter A Cameron
    Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Emerg Med (Fremantle) 15:409-12. 2003
  76. ncbi request reprint Five year analysis of Jockey Club horse-related injuries presenting to a trauma centre in Hong Kong
    Veronica W T Yim
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Injury 38:98-103. 2007
    ..In addition, the equestrian events of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will come to Hong Kong. This study analysed the pattern of horse-related injury among patients who presented to a trauma centre in a teaching hospital in Hong Kong...
  77. ncbi request reprint Effects of filtration on glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase mRNA in the plasma of trauma patients and healthy individuals
    Timothy H Rainer
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    Clin Chem 50:206-8. 2004
  78. ncbi request reprint Update on emerging infections: news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Commentary
    Peter A Cameron
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    Ann Emerg Med 42:113-6. 2003
  79. ncbi request reprint Update on emerging infections: news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Update: Outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome--worldwide, 2003
    Peter A Cameron
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    Ann Emerg Med 42:110-2. 2003
  80. ncbi request reprint Presence of filterable and nonfilterable mRNA in the plasma of cancer patients and healthy individuals
    Enders K O Ng
    Institute of Molecular Oncology and Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Clin Chem 48:1212-7. 2002
    ..As RNA is labile, we investigated whether circulating RNA in human plasma may be present in a particle-associated form...
  81. pmc Prospective comparison of three predictive rules for assessing severity of community-acquired pneumonia in Hong Kong
    Shin Yan Man
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Thorax 62:348-53. 2007
    ..Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a leading infectious cause of death throughout the world, including Hong Kong...
  82. ncbi request reprint Reduced time on the spinal board-effects of guidelines and education for emergency department staff
    Janice H H Yeung
    Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, SAR
    Injury 37:53-6. 2006
    ..Prolonged immobilisation on spinal boards in the emergency department (ED) can be detrimental. This study aimed to reduce the time spent by patients on spinal boards using a staff education program...
  83. doi request reprint Protection from traumatic brain injury in hormonally active women vs men of a similar age: a retrospective international study
    Janice H H Yeung
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Main Clinical Block and Trauma Centre, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Arch Surg 146:436-42. 2011
    ..It has been suggested that women with traumatic brain injury have more favorable outcomes than do men because of higher levels of circulating estrogen and progesterone that may reduce brain edema...
  84. doi request reprint Aberrant concentrations of liver-derived plasma albumin mRNA in liver pathologies
    Rebecca W Y Chan
    Department of Chemical Pathology, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Chem 56:82-9. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that liver-derived mRNA, such as ALB (albumin) mRNA, would be released into human plasma with liver cell death...
  85. ncbi request reprint Outcome of traumatic extradural haematoma in Hong Kong
    Phoebe S Y Cheung
    Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Injury 38:76-80. 2007
    ..This study aims to determine the incidence and mortality of consecutive patients with traumatic EDH admitted to the Emergency Department (ED) of Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH), a University Hospital Trauma Centre in Hong Kong...
  86. doi request reprint Adult epiglottitis: 6 years experience in a university teaching hospital in Hong Kong
    Clement S K Cheung
    Department of Emergency, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Eur J Emerg Med 16:221-6. 2009
    ..Proper airway assessment and close monitoring are of the utmost importance in patient management. Flexible laryngoscopy is the key investigation of choice in the emergency department...
  87. doi request reprint Viral loads and duration of viral shedding in adult patients hospitalized with influenza
    Nelson Lee
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    J Infect Dis 200:492-500. 2009
    ..The goal of this study was to characterize viral loads and factors affecting viral clearance in persons with severe influenza...
  88. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
    Peter A Cameron
    Trauma and Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Emerg Med (Fremantle) 15:413-7. 2003
  89. ncbi request reprint Effect of stress hormones on the expression of fibrinogen-binding receptors in platelets
    Nicole Y L Lam
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Resuscitation 55:277-83. 2002
    ..ADR and NOR activated platelets to express fibrinogen receptors at doses that are similar to those found in the plasma of trauma patients...
  90. ncbi request reprint Effects of preanalytical factors on the molecular size of cell-free DNA in blood
    K C Allen Chan
    Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Clin Chem 51:781-4. 2005
  91. doi request reprint Role of 'atypical pathogens' among adult hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Grace Lui
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Respirology 14:1098-105. 2009
    ..This study examined the role of these 'atypical pathogens' (AP) among adult hospitalized patients with CAP...
  92. pmc Willingness of Hong Kong healthcare workers to accept pre-pandemic influenza vaccination at different WHO alert levels: two questionnaire surveys
    Josette S Y Chor
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    BMJ 339:b3391. 2009
    ..To assess the acceptability of pre-pandemic influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in public hospitals in Hong Kong and the effect of escalation in the World Health Organization's alert level for an influenza pandemic...
  93. ncbi request reprint Randomized double-blind trial comparing oral paracetamol and oral nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs for treating pain after musculoskeletal injury
    William W K Woo
    Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Emerg Med 46:352-61. 2005
    ..We investigate the efficacy and safety of oral paracetamol compared with oral nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs or combination therapy in relieving pain after blunt limb injury in an emergency department (ED)...
  94. pmc Diagnostic criteria during SARS outbreak in Hong Kong
    Louis Y Chan
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1168-70. 2004
  95. ncbi request reprint Organized stroke care must include the emergency department
    Colin A Graham
    Stroke 37:1652; author reply 1653. 2006
  96. ncbi request reprint Role of absolute lymphocyte count in the screening of patients with suspected SARS
    Eddie Yuen
    Emerg Med (Fremantle) 15:395-6. 2003
  97. ncbi request reprint Motor vehicle deaths in Hong Kong: opportunities for improvement
    Peter A Cameron
    Accident and Emergency Medicine, Academic Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Trauma 56:890-3. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to describe the epidemiology of motor vehicle mortality in Hong Kong, and to assess its impact on trauma service delivery...
  98. ncbi request reprint The SARS epidemic: lessons for Australia
    Peter A Cameron
    Med J Aust 178:478-9. 2003
  99. ncbi request reprint Use of a bone marrow transplantation model system to demonstrate the hematopoietic origin of plasma S100B mRNA
    Rebecca Wing Yan Chan
    Clin Chem 53:1874-6. 2007
  100. ncbi request reprint Controversies and uncertainties in managing SARS
    Timothy H Rainer
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 1:195-8. 2003