Tze Wai Wong

Summary

Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of dust storm events on daily emergency admissions for cardiovascular diseases
    Wilson W S Tam
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Circ J 76:655-60. 2012
  2. pmc Agreement on responses to respiratory illnesses questionnaire
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
    Arch Dis Child 78:379-80. 1998
  3. pmc An outbreak of SARS among healthcare workers
    Tze Wai Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Occup Environ Med 60:528. 2003
  4. pmc Air pollution and general practice consultations for respiratory illnesses
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital Shatin, NT
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:949-50. 2002
  5. doi request reprint Deaths due to external causes among adolescents in Hong Kong
    Tze Wai Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, University of Hong Kong School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, HK SAR
    Asia Pac J Public Health 20:148-51. 2008
  6. doi request reprint A review of statutory medical examinations in Asian-Pacific countries
    Tze Wai Wong
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Am J Ind Med 54:78-88. 2011
  7. pmc Associations between daily mortalities from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and air pollution in Hong Kong, China
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    Occup Environ Med 59:30-5. 2002
  8. pmc Sporadic contact with unfamiliar source makes epidemic unlikely
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:772-3. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Respiratory health and lung function in Chinese restaurant kitchen workers
    Tze Wai Wong
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Occup Environ Med 68:746-52. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint War on Iraq: the public health perspective
    Tze Wai Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 9:306. 2003

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Publications84

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of dust storm events on daily emergency admissions for cardiovascular diseases
    Wilson W S Tam
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Circ J 76:655-60. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between coarse particles and emergency hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in Hong Kong...
  2. pmc Agreement on responses to respiratory illnesses questionnaire
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
    Arch Dis Child 78:379-80. 1998
    ..The agreement was generally poor for respiratory symptoms. The disparity shows the need for cross validation of clinical information in history taking...
  3. pmc An outbreak of SARS among healthcare workers
    Tze Wai Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Occup Environ Med 60:528. 2003
  4. pmc Air pollution and general practice consultations for respiratory illnesses
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital Shatin, NT
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:949-50. 2002
  5. doi request reprint Deaths due to external causes among adolescents in Hong Kong
    Tze Wai Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, University of Hong Kong School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, HK SAR
    Asia Pac J Public Health 20:148-51. 2008
    ..The mortality rate is comparatively low and has decreased significantly over time. Suicide deaths are, however, on the increase. Monitoring the changing trend is useful in setting public health priorities...
  6. doi request reprint A review of statutory medical examinations in Asian-Pacific countries
    Tze Wai Wong
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Am J Ind Med 54:78-88. 2011
    ..We reviewed SME legislation and enforcement in the rapidly industrializing Asia-Pacific, compared these with laws in Europe and America, and identified areas for further development...
  7. pmc Associations between daily mortalities from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and air pollution in Hong Kong, China
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    Occup Environ Med 59:30-5. 2002
    ..To investigate the association between ambient concentrations of air pollutants and respiratory and cardiovascular mortalities in Hong Kong...
  8. pmc Sporadic contact with unfamiliar source makes epidemic unlikely
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:772-3. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Respiratory health and lung function in Chinese restaurant kitchen workers
    Tze Wai Wong
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Occup Environ Med 68:746-52. 2011
    ..To measure air pollutant concentrations in Chinese restaurant kitchens using different stove types and assess their influence on workers' respiratory health...
  10. ncbi request reprint War on Iraq: the public health perspective
    Tze Wai Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 9:306. 2003
  11. ncbi request reprint Predicted maximal oxygen uptake in normal Hong Kong Chinese schoolchildren and those with respiratory diseases
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Pediatr Pulmonol 31:126-32. 2001
    ..Habitual physical activity was an independent predictor of V'O2max, but not of FEV1. The low V'O2 max in Hong Kong children may be explained in part by ethnic differences and possibly a low level of physical activity...
  12. pmc Cluster of SARS among medical students exposed to single patient, Hong Kong
    Tze Wai Wong
    Departmentof Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:269-76. 2004
    ..Proximity to the index case-patient was associated with transmission, which is consistent with droplet spread. Transmission through fomites or small aerosols cannot be ruled out...
  13. pmc Association between air pollution and general practitioner visits for respiratory diseases in Hong Kong
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Thorax 61:585-91. 2006
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  14. pmc Air pollution and hospital admissions for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in Hong Kong
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Occup Environ Med 56:679-83. 1999
    ..To investigate short term effects of concentrations of pollutants in ambient air on hospital admissions for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases in Hong Kong...
  15. pmc Household gas cooking: a risk factor for respiratory illnesses in preschool children
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Arch Dis Child 89:631-6. 2004
    ..To explore the association of household gas cooking and respiratory illnesses in preschool children and their relation to outdoor air pollution...
  16. ncbi request reprint Handwashing practice and the use of personal protective equipment among medical students after the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong
    Tze Wai Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR
    Am J Infect Control 33:580-6. 2005
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  17. doi request reprint Effect of dust storm events on daily emergency admissions for respiratory diseases
    Wilson W S Tam
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Respirology 17:143-8. 2012
    ..The harmful effect of dust storm on lung health is controversial. This study aimed to assess any associations between dust storms and emergency hospital admissions due to respiratory disease in Hong Kong...
  18. pmc Effects of coarse particulate matter on emergency hospital admissions for respiratory diseases: a time-series analysis in Hong Kong
    Hong Qiu
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Environ Health Perspect 120:572-6. 2012
    ..5 μm (PM2.5), but relatively few have investigated the relationship of hospital admissions with coarse PM (PMc; 2.5-10 μm aerodynamic diameter)...
  19. doi request reprint Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and Chinese schoolchildren's respiratory health: a prospective cohort study
    Qi qiang He
    School of Public Health, Wuhan University, Hubei, China
    Am J Prev Med 41:487-93. 2011
    ..Although China is the most coveted cigarette market worldwide, few studies have examined the longitudinal effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) on health...
  20. doi request reprint Respiratory health in overweight and obese Chinese children
    Qi qiang He
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong, PR China
    Pediatr Pulmonol 44:997-1002. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relationship of body mass index (BMI) with asthma, asthma-like symptoms, and lung functions in Chinese schoolchildren...
  21. ncbi request reprint Unintentional injuries at school in China--patterns and risk factors
    Ye huan Sun
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4th Floor, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, N T, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Accid Anal Prev 38:208-14. 2006
    ..To describe the rate and pattern of unintentional school injuries among primary and middle school students and to explore the major risk factors involved...
  22. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of accelerated silicosis among gold miners in Jiangxi, China
    Lap Ah Tse
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Am J Ind Med 50:876-80. 2007
    ..This study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of accelerated silicosis among Chinese gold miners...
  23. ncbi request reprint Risks for heart disease and lung cancer from passive smoking by workers in the catering industry
    Anthony J Hedley
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Toxicol Sci 90:539-48. 2006
    ..When compared with the current outdoor air quality standards for particulates in Hong Kong, 30% of workers exceeded the 24-h and 98% exceeded the annual air quality objectives due to workplace SHS exposures...
  24. doi request reprint Chronic effects of ambient air pollution on lung function among Chinese children
    Yang Gao
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    Arch Dis Child 98:128-35. 2013
    ..To examine the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and lung function among Chinese schoolchildren in Southern China (Hong Kong)...
  25. doi request reprint Environmental tobacco smoke and lung cancer among Chinese nonsmoking males: might adenocarcinoma be the culprit?
    Lap Ah Tse
    Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Studies, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Am J Epidemiol 169:533-41. 2009
    ..The consistent exposure-response relations between ETS exposures and adenocarcinoma suggested a probable causal link, which would have to be confirmed by future larger studies...
  26. doi request reprint Air pollution: costs and paths to a solution in Hong Kong--understanding the connections among visibility, air pollution, and health costs in pursuit of accountability, environmental justice, and health protection
    Anthony J Hedley
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:544-54. 2008
    ..The outcome demonstrates the need for more effective translation of the scientific evidence base into risk communication and public policy...
  27. ncbi request reprint Deaths from nasopharyngeal cancer among waiters and waitresses in Chinese restaurants
    Ignatius T S Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 77:499-504. 2004
    ..This study was carried out to investigate whether waiters/waitresses in Chinese restaurants have an increased risk of dying from NPC...
  28. doi request reprint Direct and interactive effects of occupational stress and coping on ulcer-like symptoms among Chinese male off-shore oil workers
    Wei Qing Chen
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China
    Am J Ind Med 52:500-8. 2009
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  29. ncbi request reprint Dose-response relationship between cooking fumes exposures and lung cancer among Chinese nonsmoking women
    Ignatius T S Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Cancer Res 66:4961-7. 2006
    ..Cumulative exposure to cooking by means of any form of frying could increase the risk of lung cancer in Hong Kong nonsmoking women. Practical means to reduce exposures to cooking fumes should be given top priority in future research...
  30. ncbi request reprint Evidence of airborne transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus
    Ignatius T S Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    N Engl J Med 350:1731-9. 2004
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  31. ncbi request reprint Why did outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome occur in some hospital wards but not in others?
    Ignatius T Yu
    Centre for Emerging Infectious Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1017-25. 2007
    ..We systematically analyzed the risk factors for nosocomial outbreaks of SARS among hospital wards in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, China...
  32. pmc SARS transmission among hospital workers in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:280-6. 2004
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Temporal-spatial analysis of severe acute respiratory syndrome among hospital inpatients
    Ignatius T S Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1237-43. 2005
    ..We report the temporal-spatial spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) among inpatients in a hospital ward during a major nosocomial outbreak and discuss possible mechanisms for the outbreak...
  34. doi request reprint Previous pulmonary disease and family cancer history increase the risk of lung cancer among Hong Kong women
    Xiao Rong Wang
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Cancer Causes Control 20:757-63. 2009
    ..The results support an etiological link of preexisting lung disease and family cancer history to the risk of lung cancer...
  35. 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...
  36. pmc Short-term association between sulfur dioxide and daily mortality: the Public Health and Air Pollution in Asia (PAPA) study
    Haidong Kan
    School of Public Health, Fudan University, Box 249, 130 Dong an Road, Shanghai 200032, China
    Environ Res 110:258-64. 2010
    ..These associations may be attributable to SO(2) serving as a surrogate of other substances. Our findings suggest that the role of outdoor exposure to SO(2) should be investigated further in this region...
  37. ncbi request reprint Association of occupational stress and social support with health-related behaviors among chinese offshore oil workers
    Wei Qing Chen
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat Sen University, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Occup Health 50:262-9. 2008
    ..74; 95% CI=1.16-2.65) and friends (OR=1.68; 95% CI=1.06-2.42). The findings suggest that psychosocial factors of occupational stress and social support at offshore oil work might affect workers' health-related behaviors in different ways...
  38. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding organic solvents among printing workers in Hong Kong
    Ignatius Tak Sun Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Occup Health 47:305-10. 2005
    ..Front line supervisors have a pivotal role to play in improving safe practices of workers by informing them of the necessary precautions and supplying the relevant chemical information...
  39. ncbi request reprint Can schoolchildren provide valid answers about their respiratory health experiences in questionnaires? Implications for epidemiological studies
    Tak Sun Ignatius Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Pediatr Pulmonol 37:37-42. 2004
    ..By doing so, higher response rates, and perhaps also better yields of correct information, may be obtained...
  40. pmc Anti-SARS-CoV immunoglobulin G in healthcare workers, Guangzhou, China
    Wei Qing Chen
    School of Public Health, Sun Yat Sen University, Zhongshan Road II 74, Guangzhou 510080, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:89-94. 2005
    ..Low level of immunity among unaffected healthcare workers reinforces the need for adequate personal protection and other infection control measures in hospitals to prevent future epidemics...
  41. ncbi request reprint Unintentional injuries among primary and middle school students in Maanshan City, eastern China
    Ye huan Sun
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Acta Paediatr 95:268-75. 2006
    ..To describe the rates and patterns of unintentional injuries among primary and middle school students in China...
  42. ncbi request reprint Estimating incubation period with multiple contact days
    Wilson Ws Tam
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Scand J Infect Dis 39:609-11. 2007
    ..A method based on probability distribution to deal with the problem is presented and an example is given for illustration...
  43. ncbi request reprint Effects of age, period and cohort on acute myocardial infarction mortality in Hong Kong
    Ignatius T S Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Cardiol 97:63-8. 2004
    ..The time trends of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) mortality would have implications for the future trends of AMI in Mainland China...
  44. doi request reprint Occupational health and safety challenges in China--focusing on township-village enterprises
    Xiaorong Wang
    School of Public Health and Primary Care at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Arch Environ Occup Health 66:3-11. 2011
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  45. ncbi request reprint Impact of air pollution on cardiopulmonary fitness in schoolchildren
    Ignatius T S Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Occup Environ Med 46:946-52. 2004
    ..Air pollution adversely affected the VO2max in children, and physical exercise in a polluted environment might not have beneficial effect on cardiopulmonary fitness...
  46. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic distribution of health and health care utilization in a new town in Hong Kong, China
    Tak Sun Ignatius Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Biomed Environ Sci 17:234-45. 2004
    ..To assess the association of socioeconomic indicators with various chronic and acute illnesses and the utilization of public health care in a new town in Hong Kong, China...
  47. ncbi request reprint Predicting super spreading events during the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemics in Hong Kong and Singapore
    Yuguo Li
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Am J Epidemiol 160:719-28. 2004
    ..The authors found that the daily infection rate did not correlate with the daily total number of symptomatic cases but with the daily number of symptomatic cases who were not admitted to a hospital within 4 days of the onset of symptoms...
  48. 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)...
  49. doi request reprint Cool and dry weather enhances the effects of air pollution on emergency IHD hospital admissions
    Hong Qiu
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Cardiol 168:500-5. 2013
    ..We conducted this study to examine the effects of air pollution on emergency IHD hospital admissions varied across seasons and RH levels, and to explore the possible joint modification of weather factors on pollution effects...
  50. ncbi request reprint Further evidence for a link between silica dust and esophageal cancer
    Ignatius Tak Sun Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Cancer 114:479-83. 2005
    ..We believe that the excess risk of esophageal cancer mortality among caisson workers with silicosis could best be explained by the very heavy exposure to free silica dust in their working environment...
  51. doi request reprint Diurnal temperature range and daily cardiovascular mortalities among the elderly in Hong Kong
    Wilson W S Tam
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, HKSAR
    Arch Environ Occup Health 64:202-6. 2009
    ..017; 95% confidence interval = 1.003-1.031). The authors recommend that special attention be paid to the elderly population to protect them from excessive diurnal variations in temperature...
  52. ncbi request reprint Multi-zone modeling of probable SARS virus transmission by airflow between flats in Block E, Amoy Gardens
    Y Li
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Indoor Air 15:96-111. 2005
    ..The distribution of infection risk in Block E matched with the virus concentrations in flats predicted with the use of multi-zone modeling. Our study shows the importance of ventilation design in high-rise residential apartments...
  53. ncbi request reprint [The cross-sectional study of awareness and practice of SARS epidemic in community residents in Beijing]
    Siyan Zhan
    Department of Epidemiology and Bio statistics, Peking University, School of Public Health, Beijing 100083, China
    Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao 35:95-8. 2003
    ..To investigate the awareness and practice of SARS in community residents in Beijing...
  54. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to mixtures of organic solvents increases the risk of neurological symptoms among printing workers in Hong Kong
    Ignatius Tak Sun Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Occup Environ Med 46:323-30. 2004
    ..Clarify the relationship between exposure to organic solvents and individual psychoneurological and other symptoms...
  55. pmc Using child reported respiratory symptoms to diagnose asthma in the community
    I T S Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Arch Dis Child 89:544-8. 2004
    ..To study how respiratory symptoms reported by children, with or without spirometry, could help to discriminate those with asthma from those without...
  56. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with non-urgent utilization of Accident and Emergency services: a case-control study in Hong Kong
    A Lee
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Soc Sci Med 51:1075-85. 2000
    ..Interim clinical services provided to those non-urgent cases by nursing practitioners or by GPs working in A&E could also facilitate discharge of patients to primary care facilities...
  57. ncbi request reprint Bizarre paediatric facial burns
    W S Ho
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, China
    Burns 26:504-6. 2000
    ..Detail assessment including a developmental history of the child and the psychosocial assessment of the family revealed that these three boys were burned because of poor medical advice and innocent cultural belief...
  58. ncbi request reprint Pertussis--a re-emerging infection?
    K S C Fung
    Department of Microbiology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, SAR, People s Republic of China
    J Infect 48:145-8. 2004
    ..Health care workers should have a high index of suspicion for pertussis, in particular for those with paroxysmal cough and high lymphocyte counts so as to give timely diagnosis and treatment...
  59. ncbi request reprint A prospective controlled clinical study of skin donor sites treated with a 1-4,2-acetamide-deoxy-B-D-glucan polymer: a preliminary report
    W S Ho
    Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, SAR, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Burns 27:759-61. 2001
    ..This finding was encouraging because the cost of Hyphecan is less than 50% of Kaltostat and it may be worthwhile to explore the clinical application of Hyphecan in other area of burns treatment...
  60. ncbi request reprint Assessing the provision of occupational health services in the construction industry in Hong Kong
    T S I Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Occup Med (Lond) 52:375-82. 2002
    ..In general, larger establishment size and having safety and/or health policies were the important factors leading to high scores...
  61. ncbi request reprint Small area variations of cancer mortality in Hong Kong--the roles of health care and socio-economic status
    I T S Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Neoplasma 51:144-9. 2004
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  62. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer mortality among silicotic workers in Hong Kong--no evidence for a link
    I T S Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Ann Oncol 18:1056-63. 2007
    ..The link between silica dust/silicosis and lung cancer is still very controversial. We examined the relationship between silica dust exposure and/or silicosis and lung cancer in a large cohort of silicotic workers in Hong Kong...
  63. ncbi request reprint Before the paradigm shift: concepts and communication between doctors and nurses in a burns team
    Andrew Burd
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, PR China
    Burns 28:691-5. 2002
    ..The consensus conclusion was that this approach was a very valuable investment in time in pursuing excellence in the field of burns care...
  64. ncbi request reprint Recent trends of stroke mortality in Hong Kong: age, period, cohort analyses and the implications
    T S Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PRC
    Neuroepidemiology 19:265-74. 2000
    ..Closer monitoring of the situation in the next years is warranted...
  65. pmc Mortality from non-malignant respiratory diseases among people with silicosis in Hong Kong: exposure-response analyses for exposure to silica dust
    L A Tse
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Occup Environ Med 64:87-92. 2007
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Adverse effects of low-level air pollution on the respiratory health of schoolchildren in Hong Kong
    T S Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, Lek Yuen Health Centre, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    J Occup Environ Med 43:310-6. 2001
    ..The study provides additional evidence for the adverse effects of long-term exposure to relatively low-level air pollution...
  67. ncbi request reprint Occupational injuries in Shunde City--a county undergoing rapid economic change in southern China
    T S Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT
    Accid Anal Prev 31:313-7. 1999
    ..The implications of the differential distributions of the occurrence of the injures were discussed...
  68. pmc Agreement between hearing thresholds measured in non-soundproof work environments and a soundproof booth
    T W Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Occup Environ Med 60:667-71. 2003
    ..To study the agreement between audiometric test results measured in non-soundproof environments at the worksite, and in a soundproof booth...
  69. pmc Breast milk dioxins in Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta
    Anthony J Hedley
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Environ Health Perspect 114:202-8. 2006
    ..The findings allow support for the WHO breast-feeding advisory. Trends in human dioxin levels in the region cannot yet be determined, and rigorous controls are needed to reduce emissions of dioxins and human exposure in mainland China...
  70. pmc Probable secondary infections in households of SARS patients in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:235-43. 2004
    ..SARS transmission at the household level was not negligible in Hong Kong. Transmission rates may be greatly reduced with precautionary measures taken by household members of SARS patients...
  71. doi request reprint Clustered randomized controlled trial of a hand hygiene intervention involving pocket-sized containers of alcohol-based hand rub for the control of infections in long-term care facilities
    Wing Kin Yeung
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:67-76. 2011
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of a multifaceted hand hygiene program involving the use of pocket-sized containers of antiseptic gel in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) with elderly residents...
  72. doi request reprint A retrospective study of 2585 patients patch tested with the European standard series in Hong Kong (1995-99)
    Wai Sun Lam
    Social Hygiene Service, Department of Health, and Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Dermatol 47:128-33. 2008
    ..We aimed to explore the demographic data associated with positive reactions and the profile of contact sensitizing allergens in Hong Kong...
  73. ncbi request reprint Time trends of female lung cancer in Hong Kong: Age, period and birth cohort analysis
    Yuk Lan Chiu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Cancer 111:424-30. 2004
    ..Domestic air pollution, poor nutrition and tobacco smoking might have played important roles in the change of risks in successive generations and provide guidance for future interventions...
  74. pmc The effects of air pollution on mortality in socially deprived urban areas in Hong Kong, China
    Chit Ming Wong
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1189-94. 2008
    ..Poverty is a major determinant of population health, but little is known about its role in modifying air pollution effects...
  75. doi request reprint Nutrition and children's respiratory health in Guangzhou, China
    Q Q He
    School of Public Health, Sun Yat Sen University, 74 Zhongshan Road 2, Guangzhou, 510080 Guangdong, China
    Public Health 122:1425-32. 2008
    ..To investigate the role of nutrition in children's respiratory health in subjects participating in a study on air pollution and respiratory health...
  76. ncbi request reprint Role of air distribution in SARS transmission during the largest nosocomial outbreak in Hong Kong
    Y Li
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Indoor Air 15:83-95. 2005
    ..The predicted bio-aerosol concentration distribution in the ward seemed to agree fairly well with the spatial infection pattern of SARS cases. Possible improvement to air distribution in the hospital ward was also considered...
  77. doi request reprint Levels of PCDDs, PCDFs, and dioxin-like PCBs in human milk among Hong Kong mothers
    Tze Wai Wong
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Sci Total Environ 463:1230-8. 2013
    ..Continued surveillance for POPs in human milk, as well as in common foodstuffs, will provide us with important information on human exposures that will be necessary for tracking our progress, and making future health risk assessments. ..
  78. pmc Noise Exposure and Hearing Impairment among Chinese Restaurant Workers and Entertainment Employees in Hong Kong
    Xiang Qian Lao
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    PLoS ONE 8:e70674. 2013
    ..This study aimed to investigate the occupational noise exposure and the NIHL among Chinese restaurant workers and entertainment employees working in the service industry in Hong Kong...
  79. ncbi request reprint Morbidity patterns of non-urgent patients attending accident and emergency departments in Hong Kong: cross-sectional study
    A Lee
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 7:131-8. 2001
    ..Without revision of primary health care services, accident and emergency departments will continue to be used inappropriately by patients as an alternative to general practice care...
  80. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous melanoma: a population-based epidemiology report with 989 patients in Hong Kong
    S K Hui
    Department of Health, Social Hygene Service, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 32:265-7. 2007
    ..Advanced age is thus confirmed as a risk factor for cutaneous melanoma in our local population. In an ageing population, the estimated future incidence and mortality rate of cutaneous melanoma are likely to increase...
  81. pmc Candidates for thrombolytic treatment in acute ischaemic stroke--where are our patients in Hong Kong?
    Y C Siu
    Accident and Emergency Department, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Accid Emerg Med 16:412-7. 1999
    ..This study aims to identify the potential number of stroke patients suitable for t-PA in Hong Kong...
  82. ncbi request reprint Dispersion of exhaled droplet nuclei in a two-bed hospital ward with three different ventilation systems
    H Qian
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Indoor Air 16:111-28. 2006
    ..This work is useful for identifying an appropriate ventilation method that can remove droplet nuclei more effectively and minimize the risk of cross-infections in a hospital ward environment...
  83. ncbi request reprint Demographic and lifestyle factors associated with dioxin-like activity (CALUX-TEQ) in human breast milk in Hong Kong
    E A S Nelson
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F Clinical and Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Environ Sci Technol 40:1432-8. 2006
    ..Temporal trends in body loads of dioxins remain to be established and continuous monitoring of dioxins in humans and foods is necessary as a precautionary approach to guide environmental control measures and prevent exposure to infants...
  84. pmc "Will the SARS epidemic recur?" A retrospective analysis of the experts' opinions
    Tze Wai Wong
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:87. 2006