Annie Wc Kung

Summary

Affiliation: University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and diagnostic approaches to vertebral fractures in Asia
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, PR China
    J Bone Miner Metab 22:170-5. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular complications of thyrotoxicosis
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 67:645-50. 2007
  3. pmc Management of osteoporosis in patients hospitalized for hip fractures
    T P Ip
    Department of Medicine, Tung Wah Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int 21:S605-14. 2010
  4. pmc Safety of bazedoxifene in a randomized, double-blind, placebo- and active-controlled Phase 3 study of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
    Claus Christiansen
    Center for Clinical and Basic Research, Ballerup, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:130. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Age-related osteoporosis in Chinese: an evaluation of the response of intestinal calcium absorption and calcitropic hormones to dietary calcium deprivation
    A W Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, China
    Am J Clin Nutr 68:1291-7. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental determinants of osteoporosis
    A W Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 7:26-32. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Development of a clinical assessment tool in identifying Asian men with low bone mineral density and comparison of its usefulness to quantitative bone ultrasound
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int 16:849-55. 2005
  8. pmc Association of JAG1 with bone mineral density and osteoporotic fractures: a genome-wide association study and follow-up replication studies
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Am J Hum Genet 86:229-39. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Bazedoxifene: a new selective estrogen receptor modulator for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 10:1377-85. 2009
  10. pmc Knowledge of vitamin D and perceptions and attitudes toward sunlight among Chinese middle-aged and elderly women: a population survey in Hong Kong
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    BMC Public Health 6:226. 2006

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Publications61

  1. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and diagnostic approaches to vertebral fractures in Asia
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, PR China
    J Bone Miner Metab 22:170-5. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular complications of thyrotoxicosis
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 67:645-50. 2007
    ..It is beyond the scope of this paper to discuss thyroid eye disease and cardiac complications, in themselves separate complications of specific myocytes...
  3. pmc Management of osteoporosis in patients hospitalized for hip fractures
    T P Ip
    Department of Medicine, Tung Wah Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int 21:S605-14. 2010
    ..Although hip fracture is the most serious of all fractures, osteoporosis management should be prioritized to prevent deterioration of health and occurrence of further fracture...
  4. pmc Safety of bazedoxifene in a randomized, double-blind, placebo- and active-controlled Phase 3 study of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
    Claus Christiansen
    Center for Clinical and Basic Research, Ballerup, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:130. 2010
    ..We report the safety findings from a 3-year phase 3 study (NCT00205777) of bazedoxifene, a novel selective estrogen receptor modulator under development for the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Age-related osteoporosis in Chinese: an evaluation of the response of intestinal calcium absorption and calcitropic hormones to dietary calcium deprivation
    A W Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, China
    Am J Clin Nutr 68:1291-7. 1998
    ..Age-related osteoporosis may be associated with inefficient intestinal calcium absorption and bone remodeling...
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental determinants of osteoporosis
    A W Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 7:26-32. 2007
    ..Finally, the current challenges and future directions of research will be briefly discussed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Development of a clinical assessment tool in identifying Asian men with low bone mineral density and comparison of its usefulness to quantitative bone ultrasound
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int 16:849-55. 2005
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  8. pmc Association of JAG1 with bone mineral density and osteoporotic fractures: a genome-wide association study and follow-up replication studies
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Am J Hum Genet 86:229-39. 2010
    ..Our results identify the JAG1 gene as a candidate for BMD regulation in different ethnic groups, and it is a potential key factor for fracture pathogenesis...
  9. doi request reprint Bazedoxifene: a new selective estrogen receptor modulator for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 10:1377-85. 2009
    ..Clinical trials with bazedoxifene/conjugated estrogens have shown beneficial effects on bone mineral density and bone turnover markers with improvement in vasomotor symptoms and little or no stimulation of breast and endometrium...
  10. pmc Knowledge of vitamin D and perceptions and attitudes toward sunlight among Chinese middle-aged and elderly women: a population survey in Hong Kong
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    BMC Public Health 6:226. 2006
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  11. ncbi request reprint Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis and polymorphisms of sodium-potassium ATPase genes
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 64:158-61. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the genetic predisposition to TPP in relation to Na/K-ATPase genes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Clinical review: Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis: a diagnostic challenge
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:2490-5. 2006
    ..The aim of this article was to review the clinical presentation, pathogenesis, and management of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Association of novel single nucleotide polymorphisms in the calcium channel alpha 1 subunit gene (Ca(v)1.1) and thyrotoxic periodic paralysis
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:1340-5. 2004
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  14. doi request reprint International Society for Clinical Densitometry official positions: Asia-Pacific Region consensus
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Clin Densitom 13:346-51. 2010
    ..The reviewed position statements included those for bone testing by central and peripheral devices but did not include ISCD Official Positions on Vertebral Fracture Assessment or pediatric bone mineral density...
  15. ncbi request reprint Characterization of thyroid-stimulating blocking antibodies that appeared during transient hypothyroidism after radioactive iodine therapy
    A W Kung
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
    Thyroid 10:909-17. 2000
    ..In summary, RAI therapy was associated with a change in thyroid antibody characteristics in most patients. Additionally, patients with a surge in TBII and the appearance of TSBAb developed transient hypothyroidism after RAI...
  16. ncbi request reprint Optimal dosage interval for depot somatostatin analogue therapy in acromegaly requires individual titration
    P J Jenkins
    Department of Endocrinology, St Bartholomew s Hospital, London, UK
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 53:719-24. 2000
    ..However, it is uncertain whether the recommended dose intervals of 4 weeks and 10-14 days, respectively, are applicable to all patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Goitrogenesis during pregnancy and neonatal hypothyroxinaemia in a borderline iodine sufficient area
    A W Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 53:725-731. 2000
    ..We evaluated the impact of pregnancy on the maternal and fetal thyroid axis in Hong Kong, a coastal city in southern China with borderline iodine intake...
  18. ncbi request reprint Epitope mapping of tsh receptor-blocking antibodies in Graves' disease that appear during pregnancy
    A W Kung
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:3647-53. 2001
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  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of pregnancy on thyroid nodule formation
    A W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 87:1010-4. 2002
    ..No thyroid malignancy was detected. In conclusion, pregnancy is associated with an increase in the size of preexisting thyroid nodules as well as new thyroid nodule formation. This may predispose to multinodular goiter in later life...
  20. ncbi request reprint Androgen and bone mass in men
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Rm 420, Block K, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
    Asian J Androl 5:148-54. 2003
    ..Estrogen is probably the dominant sex steroid regulating bone resorption in men, but both testosterone and estrogen are important in maintaining bone formation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of a simple clinical risk index and quantitative bone ultrasound for identifying women at increased risk of osteoporosis
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, PRC
    Osteoporos Int 14:716-21. 2003
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  22. ncbi request reprint Genotype and phenotype correlation of calcium-sensing receptor variants
    A W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
    Kidney Int 71:1085-6. 2007
    ..Agents targeting these functional domains may well be an option for the management of hypercalciuria and renal stones...
  23. ncbi request reprint T-1213C polymorphism of estrogen receptor beta is associated with low bone mineral density and osteoporotic fractures
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Bone 39:1097-106. 2006
    ..26-4.25) even after adjusting for BMD. In conclusion, ESR2 is involved in BMD determination in both sexes. The T-1213C polymorphism influences the risk of fracture in postmenopausal women independent of BMD...
  24. ncbi request reprint Association of low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5) promoter SNP with peak bone mineral density in Chinese women
    Ching Lung Cheung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Hum Hered 65:232-9. 2008
    ..Our study aimed to evaluate the importance of LRP5 in the determination of peak bone mass acquisition in Chinese females in the general population...
  25. ncbi request reprint A short version of the ADAM Questionnaire for androgen deficiency in Chinese men
    Leung Wing Chu
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:426-31. 2008
    ..We therefore investigated the validity of a Chinese version of the Saint Louis University ADAM questionnaire to screen for androgen deficiency in Chinese men...
  26. doi request reprint Pre-B-cell leukemia homeobox 1 (PBX1) shows functional and possible genetic association with bone mineral density variation
    Ching Lung Cheung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Republic of China
    Hum Mol Genet 18:679-87. 2009
    ..Overall, our data suggest a genetic and functional association of PBX1 with BMD...
  27. doi request reprint Identification of LTBP2 on chromosome 14q as a novel candidate gene for bone mineral density variation and fracture risk association
    Ching Lung Cheung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:4448-55. 2008
    ..Low bone mineral density (BMD) is a major risk factor for osteoporotic fracture. Chromosome 14q has previously been linked to BMD variation in several genome-wide linkage scans in Caucasian populations...
  28. ncbi request reprint Assessment of linkage and association of 13 genetic loci with bone mineral density
    Helen H L Lau
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    J Bone Miner Metab 24:226-34. 2006
    ..The effect of each polymorphism on BMD variance ranged from 1% to 4%. In conclusion, ERalpha, ERbeta and LRP5 are important candidate genes determining BMD variation, especially in females...
  29. ncbi request reprint The association of common polymorphisms in the QPCT gene with bone mineral density in the Chinese population
    Qing Yang Huang
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Hum Genet 52:757-62. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that QPCT may be the QTL gene at chromosome 2p for spine BMD variation in the Chinese population...
  30. ncbi request reprint A differential association of ALOX15 polymorphisms with bone mineral density in pre- and post-menopausal women
    Ching Lung Cheung
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Hum Hered 65:1-8. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study is to systematically study the relation of ALOX15 polymorphisms in BMD variation in southern Chinese women...
  31. ncbi request reprint A prospective evaluation of preoperative localization by technetium-99m sestamibi scintigraphy and ultrasonography in primary hyperparathyroidism
    Chung Yau Lo
    Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
    Am J Surg 193:155-9. 2007
    ..However, their relative importance and actual contribution to MIP have not been prospectively assessed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment for primary hyperparathyroidism in Hong Kong: changes in clinical pattern over 3 decades
    Chung Yau Lo
    Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Arch Surg 139:77-82; discussion 82. 2004
    ..The clinical pattern of primary HPT has undergone a significant evolution in Western countries. A similar change can be documented in a geographic region where this condition is considered to be relatively uncommon...
  33. doi request reprint Prediction of osteoporosis candidate genes by computational disease-gene identification strategy
    Qing Yang Huang
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Hum Genet 53:644-55. 2008
    ..The list of most likely candidate genes and the associated pathway identified will assist researchers in prioritizing candidate disease genes for further empirical analysis and understanding the pathogenesis of osteoporosis...
  34. doi request reprint Serum total and bioavailable testosterone levels, central obesity, and muscle strength changes with aging in healthy Chinese men
    Leung Wing Chu
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Research Center of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1286-91. 2008
    ..To investigate the effects of the changes in serum bioavailable and total testosterone (TT) levels with aging on visceral body fat distribution and muscle strength in Chinese men...
  35. doi request reprint Genome-wide haplotype association mapping in mice identifies a genetic variant in CER1 associated with BMD and fracture in southern Chinese women
    Paul L F Tang
    Department of Biochemistry, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Bone Miner Res 24:1013-21. 2009
    ..Our study highlights the use of publicly available databases for rapidly surveying the genome for quantitative trait loci...
  36. doi request reprint Multiple osteoporosis susceptibility genes on chromosome 1p36 in Chinese
    Qing Yang Huang
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Bone 44:984-8. 2009
    ..Chromosome 1p36 is a region that has previously shown good evidence of linkage to bone mineral density (BMD) in multiple studies, but the genes that are responsible for the linkage signals are unknown...
  37. ncbi request reprint The -9247 T/C polymorphism in the SOST upstream regulatory region that potentially affects C/EBPalpha and FOXA1 binding is associated with osteoporosis
    Qing Yang Huang
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Bone 45:289-94. 2009
    ..Our data suggest a mechanistic link between rs1230399 and BMD through estrogen ERalpha/FOXA1 signaling pathways driven by long-distance enhancers...
  38. pmc Validation of the Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis (QUALEFFO-31) in Chinese
    Billy M H Lai
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Rheumatol 29:965-72. 2010
    ..The QUALEFFO-31 is a useful tool for assessing QOL in Chinese. It was well accepted and significantly predictive of subjects with CVFs...
  39. doi request reprint Bioimpedance: can its addition to simple clinical criteria enhance the diagnosis of osteoporosis?
    Heidi H Y Ngai
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Bone Miner Metab 27:372-8. 2009
    ..Although BI was significantly associated with BMD, addition of BI did not enhance the ability to diagnose osteoporosis significantly compared with simple clinical criteria such as age and weight...
  40. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of alendronate once weekly in Asian postmenopausal osteoporotic women
    Andrew Y Y Ho
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, PR China
    Ann Pharmacother 39:1428-33. 2005
    ..The aminobisphosphonates are potent inhibitors of bone resorption and are currently the mainstay of treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis. Dosing frequency will likely affect tolerability and adherence to treatment...
  41. ncbi request reprint Determinants of peak bone mineral density and bone area in young women
    Andrew Y Y Ho
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    J Bone Miner Metab 23:470-5. 2005
    ..Maintaining an ideal body weight, engaging in an active lifestyle, and diagnosing late menarche may enable young women to maximize their peak bone mass and so reduce their risk of osteoporosis in later life...
  42. ncbi request reprint Identification of two sex-specific quantitative trait loci in chromosome 11q for hip bone mineral density in Chinese
    Qing Yang Huang
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Hum Hered 61:237-43. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study is to determine whether there is a QTL for BMD variation on chromosome 11q in the Chinese population...
  43. ncbi request reprint Management of osteoporosis in Hong Kong
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
    Clin Calcium 14:108-11. 2004
    ..The genetic and environmental risk factors for osteoporosis in southern Chinese as well as the current approach towards managing this growing health problem in Hong Kong are presented...
  44. ncbi request reprint Awareness of osteoporosis among physicians in China
    T P Ip
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Osteoporos Int 15:329-34. 2004
    ..These findings stress the importance of expanding efforts to increase knowledge and awareness among health care providers and also provide future directions for developing strategies for managing osteoporosis in developing Asian regions...
  45. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of raloxifene 60 milligrams/day in postmenopausal Asian women
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Division of Endocrinology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:3130-6. 2003
    ..No case of venous thromboembolism was reported. The effects of raloxifene 60 mg/d on bone turnover, BMD, and serum lipids in healthy postmenopausal Asian women were similar to that previously reported in Caucasian women...
  46. ncbi request reprint Ten-year risk of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal Chinese women according to clinical risk factors and BMD T-scores: a prospective study
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    J Bone Miner Res 22:1080-7. 2007
    ..Clinical risk factor assessment with or without BMD measurement was shown to be an effective predictor of 10-yr risk of osteoporotic fracture and provides a more accessible tool for patient evaluation...
  47. doi request reprint Genetic epidemiology of age-related osteoporosis and its clinical applications
    Ching Lung Cheung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Room 420, Block K, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
    Nat Rev Rheumatol 6:507-17. 2010
    ..This Review presents an overview of the major findings since 2007 and clinical applications of these genome-wide linkage and association studies...
  48. ncbi request reprint The efficacy and tolerability of risedronate on bone mineral density and bone turnover markers in osteoporotic Chinese women: a randomized placebo-controlled study
    Jenny Y Y Leung
    Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Ruttonjee Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Bone 36:358-64. 2005
    ..Risedronate was well tolerated without major adverse effects. We conclude that risedronate is an effective and well-tolerated agent for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis in Asian population...
  49. doi request reprint Novel sib pair selection strategy increases power in quantitative association analysis
    Johnny S H Kwan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Behav Genet 39:571-9. 2009
    ..An R-script implementing all the selection approaches (including the traditional phenotype-based ones) used in the simulation is available at http://statgen.hku.hk/jshkwan ...
  50. ncbi request reprint Total thyroidectomy replaces subtotal thyroidectomy as the preferred surgical treatment for Graves' disease
    Chun Fan Ku
    Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
    ANZ J Surg 75:528-31. 2005
    ..The purpose of the present paper was to evaluate its safety and efficiency...
  51. doi request reprint Risk of ischemic stroke after new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with hyperthyroidism
    Chung Wah Siu
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Heart Rhythm 6:169-73. 2009
    ..Hyperthyroidism is one of the most common reversible causes of atrial fibrillation (AF); nevertheless, the risk of ischemic stroke in patients with hyperthyroidism who present with new-onset AF is unclear...
  52. pmc Incidence, clinical characteristics and outcome of congestive heart failure as the initial presentation in patients with primary hyperthyroidism
    Chung Wah Siu
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Heart 93:483-7. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence, clinical characteristics and outcome of CHF as the initial presentation in patients with primary hyperthyroidism...
  53. ncbi request reprint Consensus statement on iodine deficiency disorders in Hong Kong
    Betty But
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 9:446-53. 2003
    ..Continuous surveillance of iodine status in the Hong Kong population is necessary...
  54. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic changes in hyperthyroidism-related pulmonary hypertension: a prospective echocardiographic study
    Chung Wah Siu
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:1736-42. 2007
    ..Recent reports suggest an association between hyperthyroidism and pulmonary hypertension (PHT), although the potential mechanisms and clinical implications remain unclear...
  55. ncbi request reprint Iodine nutrition of pregnant and lactating women in Hong Kong, where intake is of borderline sufficiency
    Annie W C Kung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Public Health Nutr 10:1600-1. 2007
    ..To describe the iodine nutrition of pregnant and lactating women in Hong Kong, where intake is of borderline sufficiency...
  56. ncbi request reprint Confirmation of linkage to chromosome 1q for spine bone mineral density in southern Chinese
    Ching Lung Cheung
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Hum Genet 120:354-9. 2006
    ..Further analyses of candidate genes are warranted to identify QTL genes and variants underlying the variations of BMD in this region...
  57. ncbi request reprint Methimazole-induced antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated diffuse alveolar haemorrhage in a Chinese woman with Graves' disease
    Emmy Y F Lau
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 15:209-12. 2009
    ..Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage is a rare complication of thiourea agents and the treatment often requires corticosteroids or other immunosuppressants, together with withdrawal of the causative agent...
  58. doi request reprint Comparison of atrial fibrillation recurrence rates after successful electrical cardioversion in patients with hyperthyroidism-induced versus non-hyperthyroidism-induced persistent atrial fibrillation
    Chung Wah Siu
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Am J Cardiol 103:540-3. 2009
    ..In conclusion, hyperthyroidism-induced persistent AF carries a lower recurrence rate after conversion to sinus rhythm than non-hyperthyroidism-induced persistent AF, and early electrical cardioversion should be considered...
  59. ncbi request reprint Alendronate in primary hyperparathyroidism: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Aliya A Khan
    McMaster University, 331 209 Sheddon Avenue, Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6J 1X8
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:3319-25. 2004
    ..Significant reductions in bone turnover occur with stable serum calcium and PTH levels. Alendronate may be a useful alternative to parathyroidectomy in asymptomatic PHPT among those with low BMD...
  60. pmc Meta-analysis of genome-wide scans provides evidence for sex- and site-specific regulation of bone mass
    John P A Ioannidis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Ioannina, Greece
    J Bone Miner Res 22:173-83. 2007
    ..Evidence was gained to suggest that several chromosomal loci regulate BMD in a site-specific and sex-specific manner...