Affiliation: University of Hong Kong
- A longitudinal study of pediatric body mass index values predicted health in middle ageYin Bun Cheung
Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore 169610
J Clin Epidemiol 57:1316-22. 2004..To characterize the use of pediatric body mass index (BMI) to predict obesity, overweight, and diseases in middle age...
- Secular trends in pubertal developmentJohan Karlberg
Clinical Trials Centre, University of Hong Kong, PR China
Horm Res 57:19-30. 2002..To describe the secular trend in pubertal development in relation to the secular trend in height...
- Pubertal growth assessmentJohan Karlberg
Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Horm Res 60:27-35. 2003..80 for both sexes. Finally, a method for assessing total pubertal height gain is presented. The method adjusts for the timing of puberty and is based on the height and age at pubertal onset, plus the observed final height...
- Foetal size to final heightJ Karlberg
Department of Paediatrics, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
Acta Paediatr 89:632-6. 2000..Foetal growth is a significant predictor of postnatal growth. Final height is dependent on both the magnitude of foetal growth and the genetic potential in stature, and appears to some extent to be programmed from foetal growth...
- Do men have a higher case fatality rate of severe acute respiratory syndrome than women do?J Karlberg
Clinical Trials Centre, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
Am J Epidemiol 159:229-31. 2004..This finding could be related to a nonuniform case definition of SARS disease, a different treatment regimen, a past smoking history, work-environment factors, or gender-specific immune-defense factors, for instance...
- Reference values for change in body mass index from birth to 18 years of ageJ Karlberg
Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
Acta Paediatr 92:648-52. 2003..Conclusion: For the first time this communication gives access to BMI growth rate values that can be used both in research and in the clinic to evaluate various interventions, be they nutritional, surgical or therapeutic...
- Early spontaneous catch-up growthJohan Karlberg
Clinical Trials Centre, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR, PR China
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 15:1243-55. 2002....
- [Timing of birth and early neonatal mortality in Sweden 1973-1995]Johan Karlberg
Clinical Trials Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, China
Lakartidningen 99:2155. 2002
- Body mass index reference values (mean and SD) for Swedish childrenJ Karlberg
Clinical Trials Centre and Department of Pediatrics, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
Acta Paediatr 90:1427-34. 2001....
- Growth in early life and its relation to pubertal growthZhong Cheng Luo
Clinical Trials Centre and Department of Pediatrics, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, The P R China
Epidemiology 14:65-73. 2003..Being small at birth is associated with early puberty and a reduced height gain during adolescence...
- [How did we handle suspected cases of SARS? Did alarming media reports frighten health personnel?]Johan Karlberg
Clinical Trials Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, PR China
Lakartidningen 101:2586-7. 2004
- Probability of adult overweight and risk change during the BMI rebound periodQing He
Department of Pediatrics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, P.R. China
Obes Res 10:135-40. 2002..It will help pediatricians or healthcare workers identify those children who are at a high risk of becoming overweight in adulthood, which will allow clinical intervention at younger ages...
- Longitudinal growth during infancy and childhood in children from shanghai: predictors and consequences of the age at onset of the childhood phase of growthXiu Xu
Department of Child Health Care, Children's Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, PR. China
Pediatr Res 51:377-85. 2002..In conclusion, the age at childhood onset is equally important when studying children from Shanghai as it is with their Swedish counterparts...
- Environmental factors on the SARS epidemic: air temperature, passage of time and multiplicative effect of hospital infectionKun Lin
Department of Public Health, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, PR China
Epidemiol Infect 134:223-30. 2006..SARS transmission appeared to be dependent on seasonal temperature changes and the multiplicative effect of hospital infection. SARS also appeared to retreat naturally over time...
- Prediction of adult overweight from childhood body mass index and not childhood heightJohan Karlberg
Pediatrics 111:224-5; author reply 224-5. 2003
- Natural growth in children born SGA with and without catch up growthKerstin Albertsson-Wikland
, Institute for the Health of Women and Children, , , Sweden
Horm Res 59:129. 2003
- Summary of confirmed cases of atypical pneumonia (SARS) in Hong Kong: daily updateJohan Karlberg
Acta Paediatr 92:872. 2003