Moira Chan-Yeung

Summary

Affiliation: University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with lung cancer in Hong Kong
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 4 F, Professorial Block, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Lung Cancer 40:131-40. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in tuberculosis in Hong Kong
    M Chan-Yeung
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 6:11-8. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint SARS: epidemiology
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Respirology 8:S9-14. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis in the elderly in Hong Kong
    M Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, SAR, China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 6:771-9. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint The burden and impact of COPD in Asia and Africa
    M Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:2-14. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Tuberculin skin test reaction and body mass index in old age home residents in Hong Kong
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1592-7. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of default from tuberculosis treatment in Hong Kong
    M Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 9:263-8. 2003
  8. pmc Outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: case report
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 4 F, Professorial Block, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    BMJ 326:850-2. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome
    M Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 7:1117-30. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Respiratory health effects of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Respirology 8:131-9. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with lung cancer in Hong Kong
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 4 F, Professorial Block, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Lung Cancer 40:131-40. 2003
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in tuberculosis in Hong Kong
    M Chan-Yeung
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 6:11-8. 2002
    ..The Hong Kong Tuberculosis and Chest Service, Department of Health, Hong Kong...
  3. ncbi request reprint SARS: epidemiology
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Respirology 8:S9-14. 2003
    ..Development of a validated diagnostic test and an effective vaccine as well as elimination of possible animal reservoirs are measures needed to prevent another epidemic...
  4. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis in the elderly in Hong Kong
    M Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, SAR, China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 6:771-9. 2002
    ..The rate of tuberculosis in Hong Kong has declined dramatically since the 1950s, but has remained high during the past decade, at around 110/100,000. The reason for the persistent high rate is not clear...
  5. ncbi request reprint The burden and impact of COPD in Asia and Africa
    M Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:2-14. 2004
    ..As developing countries can ill afford the added economic burden of COPD and other smoking-related diseases, there is an urgent need for multi-dimensional actions in reducing the main risk factor of cigarette smoking...
  6. ncbi request reprint Tuberculin skin test reaction and body mass index in old age home residents in Hong Kong
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1592-7. 2007
    ..To study the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and tuberculin skin test (TST) reaction in predicting the development of active tuberculosis (TB)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of default from tuberculosis treatment in Hong Kong
    M Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 9:263-8. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence and risk factors of default from tuberculosis treatment in Hong Kong...
  8. pmc Outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: case report
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 4 F, Professorial Block, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    BMJ 326:850-2. 2003
    ..To describe the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong...
  9. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome
    M Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 7:1117-30. 2003
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  10. ncbi request reprint Respiratory health effects of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Respirology 8:131-9. 2003
    ..Healthcare providers should advocate for non-smokers' rights in the community and support legislation to limit tobacco exposure...
  11. ncbi request reprint Internal consistency, reproducibility, responsiveness, and construct validity of the Chinese (HK) version of the asthma quality of life questionnaire
    M Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Translation and Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong, SAR, People s Republic of China
    Qual Life Res 10:723-30. 2001
    ..We conclude that the Chinese (HK) translation of the AQOL is reliable, valid, reproducible and discriminative and can be used to supplement generic instruments in evaluating the quality of life of patients with asthma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms of glutathione S-transferase genes and functional activity in smokers with or without COPD
    M Chan-Yeung
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:508-14. 2007
    ..To determine the role of polymorphisms of genes regulating glutathione S-transferase (GST) and its plasma GST activity in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Population-based prospective molecular and conventional epidemiological study of tuberculosis in Hong Kong
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hongkong
    Respirology 11:442-8. 2006
    ..To study the transmission of tuberculosis using conventional and molecular epidemiology in Hong Kong...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of positive tuberculin reactions of residents in old age homes in Hong Kong
    M Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:892-8. 2006
    ..To determine the prevalence of tuberculous infection and the predictors of positive tuberculin reactivity in old age home residents in Hong Kong...
  15. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic and geographic indicators and distribution of tuberculosis in Hong Kong: a spatial analysis
    M Chan-Yeung
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:1320-6. 2005
    ..To determine the socio-demographic and geographic indicators responsible for the distribution and transmission of tuberculosis (TB) in Hong Kong using geographical information system (GIS) technology...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of tuberculous infection and active tuberculosis in old age homes in Hong Kong
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1334-40. 2006
    ..To assess the prevalence of tuberculous infection and active tuberculosis (TB) in old age homes in Hong Kong and to determine whether there is institutional transmission in these homes...
  17. doi request reprint The burden of lung disease in Hong Kong: a report from the Hong Kong Thoracic Society
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Respirology 13:S133-65. 2008
    ..The burden of lung disease in Hong Kong is not known. This study determined the mortality and hospitalization rates of respiratory diseases in Hong Kong in 2005, their trend in the past decade and their incidence/prevalence...
  18. ncbi request reprint Determinants of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Chinese patients in Hong Kong
    M Chan-Yeung
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:502-7. 2007
    ..The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is rising in many parts of the world. This is a study of risk factors for COPD in Chinese patients in Hong Kong...
  19. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and healthcare workers
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Int J Occup Environ Health 10:421-7. 2004
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  20. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer susceptibility and polymorphisms of glutathione-S-transferase genes in Hong Kong
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, SAR, PR China
    Lung Cancer 45:155-60. 2004
    ..To study the potential role of genetic polymorphisms of glutathione-S-transferases GSTM1, GSTT1 and GSTP1 in susceptibility to lung cancer in Hong Kong Chinese...
  21. ncbi request reprint Spirometry and tests of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in population studies
    M Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 4:633-8. 2000
    ..Standardisation and quality control are the key to the success of using lung function testing in the field...
  22. ncbi request reprint Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Asia and Africa
    M Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:159-70. 2004
    ..National and international efforts must be directed towards controlling the tobacco epidemic in developing countries to reduce the burden of COPD and other tobacco-induced diseases...
  23. doi request reprint Analyses of associations with asthma in four asthma population samples from Canada and Australia
    Denise Daley
    James Hogg iCAPTURE Center, University of British Columbia UBC, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    Hum Genet 125:445-59. 2009
    ..To aid in future replication studies of asthma genes a comprehensive database was compiled and is available to the scientific community at http://genapha.icapture.ubc.ca/...
  24. doi request reprint Association between endotoxin and mite allergen exposure with asthma and specific sensitization at age 7 in high-risk children
    Chris Carlsten
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 22:320-6. 2011
    ..In high-risk children at age 7, endotoxin levels were associated with decreased sensitization to dog, as well as with decreased asthma...
  25. ncbi request reprint Manganese superoxide dismutase and catalase genetic polymorphisms, activity levels, and lung cancer risk in Chinese in Hong Kong
    James C Ho
    University Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Thorac Oncol 1:648-53. 2006
    ..We investigated the risk of lung cancer development with respect to manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) and catalase genetic polymorphisms and their association with erythrocyte antioxidant activities...
  26. doi request reprint Respiratory health of two cohorts of terminal grain elevator workers studied 30 years apart
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 54:263-8. 2011
    ..We evaluated the respiratory health of two cohorts of grain terminal elevator workers who participated in one of either respiratory health surveys undertaken in 1978 and 2008...
  27. pmc Cotinine versus questionnaire: early-life environmental tobacco smoke exposure and incident asthma
    Chris Carlsten
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 12:187. 2012
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Occupational exposure influences on gender differences in respiratory health
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Lung 190:147-54. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate gender differences in the respiratory health of workers exposed to organic and inorganic dusts...
  29. pmc Molecular and conventional epidemiology of tuberculosis in Hong Kong: a population-based prospective study
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Hong Kong Government Tuberculosis and Chest Service, Department of Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2706-8. 2003
    ..Eleven of the isolates had five or fewer bands; 24.5% of the remaining 691 isolates belonged to clusters. The estimated proportion of recently transmitted disease was 15 to 20%...
  30. doi request reprint Atopic dermatitis in a high-risk cohort: natural history, associated allergic outcomes, and risk factors
    Chris Carlsten
    Chan Yeung Centre for Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease Unit, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 110:24-8. 2013
    ..Atopic dermatitis (AD) is commonly associated with asthma and other atopic disorders in childhood...
  31. ncbi request reprint Systemic oxidative and antioxidative status in Chinese patients with asthma
    Judith C W Mak
    Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 114:260-4. 2004
    ..Patients with asthma generate an increased amount of reactive oxygen species from peripheral blood cells. Reactive oxygen species produce many of the pathophysiologic changes associated with asthma and may contribute to its pathogenesis...
  32. doi request reprint Airway hyperresponsiveness to methacholine in 7-year-old children: sensitivity and specificity for pediatric allergist-diagnosed asthma
    Chris Carlsten
    Department of Medicine, Chan Yeung Centre for Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Pediatr Pulmonol 46:175-8. 2011
    ..The operating characteristics of PC(20) values used as cut-offs to define airway hyperresponsiveness, as it informs the diagnosis of asthma in children, are poorly understood. We examine data from a unique cohort to inform this concern...
  33. pmc Lack of association of TIM3 polymorphisms and allergic phenotypes
    Jian Zhang
    James Hogg iCAPTURE Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St, Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Med Genet 10:62. 2009
    ..The aims of this study were to examine whether genetic variation in the promoter region of TIM3 influenced transcription of the gene and risk for allergic phenotypes...
  34. doi request reprint Associations and interactions of genetic polymorphisms in innate immunity genes with early viral infections and susceptibility to asthma and asthma-related phenotypes
    Denise Daley
    University of British Columbia James Hogg Research Centre, Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 130:1284-93. 2012
    ..The innate immune system is essential for host survival because of its ability to recognize invading pathogens and mount defensive responses...
  35. doi request reprint Indoor allergen exposure, sensitization, and development of asthma in a high-risk birth cohort
    Chris Carlsten
    Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:e740-6. 2010
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Elevated cord blood IgE is associated with recurrent wheeze and atopy at 7 yrs in a high risk cohort
    Alexander Ferguson
    Division of Allergy, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 20:710-3. 2009
    ..22; 95% CI 1.11, 4.41) and recurrent wheeze at 7 yrs (OR 2.51, 95% CI 1.09, 5.76) but not with other outcomes. CB-IgE may be a useful measure for identifying children at high risk of atopic diseases for the purpose of primary prevention...
  37. ncbi request reprint Excess of symptoms among radiographers
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 43:132-41. 2003
    ..The prevalence and occupational determinants of miscellaneous symptoms referred to as "Darkroom disease" was compared between radiographers and physiotherapists working in British Columbia, Canada...
  38. ncbi request reprint Respiratory health survey of respiratory therapists
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division, University of British Columbia, VGH Research Pavilion, 390 828 West Tenth Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1L8
    Chest 126:1048-53. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether respiratory therapists (RTs) had an elevated risk of respiratory symptoms and to determine the association of work exposures with symptoms...
  39. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in the IL-4, IL-4 receptor alpha chain, TNF-alpha, and lymphotoxin-alpha genes and risk of asthma in Hong Kong Chinese adults
    Judith C W Mak
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 144:114-22. 2007
    ..We aimed to investigate the association of the polymorphisms for IL-4 (C-589T), IL-4R alpha (Gln576Arg), TNF-alpha (G-308A) and LT-alpha (A252G) genes as candidates and asthma in adult Hong Kong Chinese population...
  40. ncbi request reprint Silicosis in 76 men: qualitative and quantitative CT evaluation--clinical-radiologic correlation study
    Gaik C Ooi
    School of Professional and Continuing Education, Department of Radiology, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hosp, F 4, Block K, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Radiology 228:816-25. 2003
    ..To use qualitative and quantitative computed tomography (CT) to test the hypothesis that impaired lung function with silicosis is due to progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) and associated emphysema...
  41. doi request reprint Traffic, asthma and genetics: combining international birth cohort data to examine genetics as a mediator of traffic-related air pollution's impact on childhood asthma
    Elaina A MacIntyre
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T1Z3, Canada
    Eur J Epidemiol 28:597-606. 2013
    ..TAG comprises a rich database, the largest of its kind, for investigating the effect of genotype on the association between air pollution and childhood allergic disease. ..
  42. ncbi request reprint A cluster of cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong
    Kenneth W Tsang
    University Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, China
    N Engl J Med 348:1977-85. 2003
    ..Information on the clinical features of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) will be of value to physicians caring for patients suspected of having this disorder...
  43. pmc Respiratory impairment and systemic inflammation in cedar asthmatics removed from exposure
    Chris Carlsten
    Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e57166. 2013
    ..Our objective was to evaluate residual respiratory impairment and associated sputum and blood biomarkers in subjects with Western red cedar asthma after exposure cessation...
  44. ncbi request reprint Impact of smoking policy on the respiratory health of food and beverage servers
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    University of British Columbia, Department of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:75-81. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether workplace smoking policy was associated with respiratory health effects among food and beverage servers...
  45. ncbi request reprint Genetic polymorphisms and plasma levels of transforming growth factor-beta(1) in Chinese patients with tuberculosis in Hong Kong
    Judith C W Mak
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Room 804, Administration Block, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Cytokine 40:177-82. 2007
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Geographic and gender variability in the prevalence of bronchial responsiveness in Canada
    Jure Manfreda
    Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Chest 125:1657-64. 2004
    ..We measured bronchial responsiveness using the standardized protocol of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) in six sites in Canada, and compared prevalences across Canada with international sites...
  47. doi request reprint Early environmental determinants of asthma risk in a high-risk birth cohort
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease Unit, Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 19:482-9. 2008
    ..Maternal smoking at year 7 was associated with a reduced risk of asthma at 7 yr. Early-life exposures were more important determinants than those in later years. A 'window of opportunity' exists for intervention measures to be applied...
  48. ncbi request reprint 2003 Christie Memorial lecture. Occupational asthma--the past 50 years
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Can Respir J 11:21-6. 2004
  49. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome among hospital workers in a community hospital in Hong Kong
    Alice S Ho
    Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Intern Med 139:564-7. 2003
    ..During outbreaks, hospital workers are at high risk for nosocomial infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-associated coronavirus...
  50. doi request reprint Traffic-related air pollution and incident asthma in a high-risk birth cohort
    Chris Carlsten
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 68:291-5. 2011
    ..We aimed to evaluate the hypothesis that the risk of new onset asthma is positively associated with early exposure to traffic-related air pollution in a well-characterised high-risk birth cohort...
  51. ncbi request reprint Relationship between glutathione S-transferase gene polymorphisms and enzyme activity in Hong Kong Chinese asthmatics
    J C W Mak
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:1150-7. 2007
    ..The glutathione S-transferases (GST) are a group of enzymes that protect cells from oxidative stress. Functional genetic polymorphisms of GST genes (GSTT1, GSTM1 and GSTP1) have previously been reported...
  52. ncbi request reprint GSTP1 and TNF Gene variants and associations between air pollution and incident childhood asthma: the traffic, asthma and genetics (TAG) study
    Elaina A MacIntyre
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 122:418-24. 2014
    ..Genetics may partially explain observed heterogeneity in associations between traffic-related air pollution and incident asthma...
  53. doi request reprint Childhood allergic rhinitis, traffic-related air pollution, and variability in the GSTP1, TNF, TLR2, and TLR4 genes: results from the TAG Study
    Elaine Fuertes
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 132:342-52.e2. 2013
    ..Associations between traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and allergic rhinitis remain inconsistent, possibly because of unexplored gene-environment interactions...
  54. doi request reprint A thymic stromal lymphopoietin gene variant is associated with asthma and airway hyperresponsiveness
    Jian Qing He
    James Hogg Imaging, Cell Analysis, and Phenotyping Toward Understanding Responsive, Reparative, Remodelling, and Recombinant Events iCAPTURE Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:222-9. 2009
    ..Association of genetic variation in thymic stromal lymphopoietin with IgE levels has been reported for human subjects...
  55. ncbi request reprint Relationship of early childhood viral exposures to respiratory symptoms, onset of possible asthma and atopy in high risk children: the Canadian Asthma Primary Prevention Study
    Kathy K Lee
    James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, St Paul s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol 42:290-7. 2007
    ..We conclude that in high-risk children, viral exposures documented by RT-PCR are associated with respiratory symptoms, and exposures to PIV and RSV during the first year of life are associated with the initial onset of possible asthma...
  56. ncbi request reprint Extrapulmonary presentation of asymptomatic pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis
    Bing Lam
    University Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Respirology 8:544-7. 2003
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  57. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and employment status of workers with Western red cedar asthma
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, VGH Research Pavilion, 390 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 1L8, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 49:1040-5. 2007
    ..The impact of current employment status and other factors on quality of life was evaluated for workers diagnosed with western red cedar asthma in British Columbia, Canada...
  58. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of asthma and asthma-like symptoms among adults in rural Beijing, China
    M Chan-Yeung
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Eur Respir J 19:853-8. 2002
    ..It is concluded that the prevalence of asthma-like symptoms and reported asthma was low in rural China compared with other countries, consistent with reports of the relative scarcity of asthma in farms and the "hygiene hypothesis"...
  59. ncbi request reprint High-dose pulse versus nonpulse corticosteroid regimens in severe acute respiratory syndrome
    James C Ho
    University Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 168:1449-56. 2003
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms of the GM-CSF genes and the development of atopic diseases in at-risk children
    Jian Qing He
    UBC McDonald Research Laboratories iCAPTURE Center, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Chest 123:438S. 2003
  61. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant enzyme activities in healthy Chinese adults: influence of age, gender and smoking
    Siu P Ho
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Respirology 10:305-9. 2005
    ..e. catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx)) in erythrocytes from a group of healthy Chinese subjects and to study the influence of age, gender and smoking habits on the enzyme activities...
  62. ncbi request reprint Outcome of patients with cedar asthma with continuous exposure
    J Cote
    Respiratory Division, Vancouver General Hospital, B C, Canada
    Am Rev Respir Dis 141:373-6. 1990
    ..There is also no way to predict who will deteriorate. A decrease in the amount of exposure to cedar dust does not prevent deterioration of asthma. This suggests that the ideal management of cedar asthma is removal from exposure...
  63. ncbi request reprint Candidate genetic polymorphisms for asthma in Chinese schoolchildren from Hong Kong
    A J Sandford
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:519-27. 2004
    ..In this study we tested for associations of 11 polymorphisms with wheeze and asthma in 10-year-old Chinese schoolchildren...
  64. ncbi request reprint Variability of the prevalence of undiagnosed airflow obstruction in smokers using different diagnostic criteria
    Arthur Chun Wing Lau
    Department of Intensive Care, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Chest 133:42-8. 2008
    ..To estimate the prevalence of undiagnosed airflow obstruction (AFO) in Hong Kong smokers with no previous diagnosis of respiratory disease, and to assess its variability when applying different prediction equations and diagnostic criteria...
  65. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of PC20 and peak expiratory flow rate in cedar asthma
    J Cote
    Department of Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 85:592-8. 1990
    ..The combination of PEFR and clinical history revealed a 100% sensitivity with a 45% specificity. Combination of PEFR and PC20 did not improve the diagnostic accuracy.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
  66. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms and functional activity in superoxide dismutase and catalase genes in smokers with COPD
    J C W Mak
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Eur Respir J 30:684-90. 2007
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  67. ncbi request reprint Occupational asthma in adults in six Canadian communities
    A R Johnson
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 162:2058-62. 2000
    ..The PAR for adult-onset asthma in high-risk jobs and exposures was 18.2%. The assessment of occupation and industry alone, rather than of exposures, may underestimate the contribution of occupational exposures to asthma prevalence...
  68. ncbi request reprint Comparison of cellular and protein changes in bronchial lavage fluid of symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with red cedar asthma on follow-up examination
    M Chan-Yeung
    Department of Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Clin Allergy 18:359-65. 1988
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  69. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of the BCG revaccination programme in a cohort given BCG vaccination at birth in Hong Kong
    C C Leung
    Department of Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 5:717-23. 2001
    ..Revaccination of tuberculin-negative school-children is a regular practice in Hong Kong...
  70. ncbi request reprint Plasma histamine after methacholine, allergen, and aspirin challenges
    M Kinsella
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Asthma 24:327-34. 1987
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  71. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of the occurrence of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in western red cedar workers
    S Vedal
    Department of Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Am Rev Respir Dis 137:651-5. 1988
    ..These results indicate that immunologic sensitivity to plicatic acid and change in airway caliber are associated with the occurrence of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in cedar workers...
  72. doi request reprint Functional genetic variation in NFKBIA and susceptibility to childhood asthma, bronchiolitis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia
    Salman Ali
    Department of Pediatrics, British Columbia Children s Hospital and Child and Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3V4, Canada
    J Immunol 190:3949-58. 2013
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  73. pmc Airway hyperresponsiveness and quality of life in Western red cedar asthmatics removed from exposure
    Jian Qing He
    Department of Respiratory Medicine West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
    PLoS ONE 7:e50774. 2012
    ..Consequently, health-related quality of life (HRQL) is often impaired. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between two measures of AHR and HRQL scores in those with WRCA...
  74. ncbi request reprint Primary prevention of childhood asthma and allergic disorders
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases Unit, Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 6:146-51. 2006
    ..This review focuses on recent findings with regard to environmental risk factors and their manipulation in the primary prevention of these diseases in childhood...
  75. ncbi request reprint High-resolution CT quantification of bronchiectasis: clinical and functional correlation
    Gaik C Ooi
    Departments of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 806, Administration Block, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Radiology 225:663-72. 2002
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  76. ncbi request reprint Fate of grainhandlers with bronchial hyperreactivity
    D A Enarson
    Respiratory Division, University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital
    Clin Invest Med 11:193-7. 1988
    ..We conclude that in the presence of bronchial hyperreactivity to methacholine, change in FEV1 over a single workshift more precisely predicts the trend in FEV1 over time in grainhandlers...
  77. pmc Inhaled fluticasone in bronchiectasis: a 12 month study
    K W Tsang
    Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, University Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
    Thorax 60:239-43. 2005
    ..The clinical efficacy of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment has not been evaluated in bronchiectasis, despite the presence of chronic airway inflammation...
  78. ncbi request reprint Summarizing methacholine bronchoprovocation data in epidemiological surveys
    D A Enarson
    Respiratory Division, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Bull Eur Physiopathol Respir 23:387-9. 1987
    ..We conclude that a linear dose-response slope, which can be calculated for each individual, provides a comprehensive summary of methacholine bronchoprovocation tests and is useful in epidemiologic surveys...
  79. ncbi request reprint Release of leukotrienes in patients with bronchial asthma
    S Lam
    Department of Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 81:711-7. 1988
    ..Analysis of bronchial lavage fluid may be useful in determining the relative role of these mediators and the effect of pharmacologic intervention...
  80. ncbi request reprint Disturbance of systemic antioxidant profile in nonsmall cell lung carcinoma
    J C Ho
    University Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Eur Respir J 29:273-8. 2007
    ..In conclusion, nonsmall cell lung carcinoma in Chinese subjects is associated with alterations in systemic antioxidant activities, which may play an important role in carcinogenesis...
  81. ncbi request reprint The use of lasers and intense pulsed light sources for the treatment of acquired pigmentary lesions in Asians
    Henry Chan
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, ROC
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 5:198-200. 2003
    ..This report examines the role of lasers and intense pulsed light sources in treating lentigines and other acquired pigmentary lesions in Asians...