Ellis Hon

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Publications

  1. pmc Megapneumonia Coinfection: pneumococcus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Metapneumovirus
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Case Report Med 2012:310104. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Barrier repair therapy in atopic dermatitis: an overview
    Kam Lun Hon
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Am J Clin Dermatol 14:389-99. 2013
  3. pmc Acceptability and efficacy of an emollient containing ceramide-precursor lipids and moisturizing factors for atopic dermatitis in pediatric patients
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F, Clinical Science Building, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Drugs R D 13:37-42. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of ceramides and related products for childhood-onset eczema
    Kam L Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 7:12-9. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Circulating immunoglobulins, leucocytes and complements in childhood-onset atopic eczema
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Indian J Pediatr 80:128-31. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Respiratory syncytial virus morbidity, premorbid factors, seasonality, and implications for prophylaxis
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Crit Care 27:464-8. 2012
  7. pmc Research statistics in atopic eczema: what disease is this?
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Clinical Science Building, 6 F, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Ital J Pediatr 38:26. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Skin prick testing in atopic eczema: atopic to what and at what age?
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    World J Pediatr 8:164-8. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Prospective self-controlled trial of the efficacy and tolerability of a herbal syrup for young children with eczema
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Dermatolog Treat 23:116-21. 2012
  10. doi request reprint What happens to the severity grading by objective SCORAD if we over- or underestimate disease extent or intensity in patients with atopic dermatitis?
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Dermatol 51:295-9. 2012

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Publications77

  1. pmc Megapneumonia Coinfection: pneumococcus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Metapneumovirus
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Case Report Med 2012:310104. 2012
    ..Also, the new policy in Hong Kong to use PCV13 may help prevent further cases of serotype 19A infections...
  2. doi request reprint Barrier repair therapy in atopic dermatitis: an overview
    Kam Lun Hon
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Am J Clin Dermatol 14:389-99. 2013
    ..Also, long-term studies would be important to evaluate whether lipid barrier replacement therapy reduces bacterial colonization or prevents progression of the atopic march. ..
  3. pmc Acceptability and efficacy of an emollient containing ceramide-precursor lipids and moisturizing factors for atopic dermatitis in pediatric patients
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F, Clinical Science Building, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Drugs R D 13:37-42. 2013
    ..We investigated the patient acceptability and efficacy of an emollient containing ceramide-precursor lipids and moisturizing factors (LMF) in AD...
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of ceramides and related products for childhood-onset eczema
    Kam L Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 7:12-9. 2013
    ..This review provides an update on recent patents that could develop into novel therapeutics available to the clinical armamentarium for the management of the disease...
  5. doi request reprint Circulating immunoglobulins, leucocytes and complements in childhood-onset atopic eczema
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Indian J Pediatr 80:128-31. 2013
    ..To evaluate if eczema severity is associated with blood levels of immunoglobulins, white cell differentials and complements...
  6. doi request reprint Respiratory syncytial virus morbidity, premorbid factors, seasonality, and implications for prophylaxis
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Crit Care 27:464-8. 2012
    ..We investigated factors associated with morbidity and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission in children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection and explored seasonality and implication of prophylaxis...
  7. pmc Research statistics in atopic eczema: what disease is this?
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Clinical Science Building, 6 F, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Ital J Pediatr 38:26. 2012
    ..Atopic eczema is a common and distressing disease. This study aims to review PubMed indexed research statistics on atopic eczema over a-10 year period to investigate the clinical relevance and research interest about this disease...
  8. doi request reprint Skin prick testing in atopic eczema: atopic to what and at what age?
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    World J Pediatr 8:164-8. 2012
    ..Atopic eczema is a common and distressing disease. This study aimed to review the age-dependent pattern of atopic sensitization to food and aeroallergens in patients with eczema by skin prick testing...
  9. doi request reprint Prospective self-controlled trial of the efficacy and tolerability of a herbal syrup for young children with eczema
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Dermatolog Treat 23:116-21. 2012
    ..We evaluated the clinical efficacy and tolerability of the same concoction in syrup form...
  10. doi request reprint What happens to the severity grading by objective SCORAD if we over- or underestimate disease extent or intensity in patients with atopic dermatitis?
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Dermatol 51:295-9. 2012
    ..The objective SCORing Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) is a widely-used clinical score for assessing the extent, intensity, and severity of atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  11. doi request reprint Does age or gender influence quality of life in children with atopic dermatitis?
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 33:705-9. 2008
    ..Quality of life (QoL) is impaired in children with atopic dermatitis (AD) but the various aspects of QoL may not be equally affected. Aim. To evaluate if age and gender affect some aspects of QoL in children with AD...
  12. doi request reprint Premorbid factors and outcome associated with respiratory virus infections in a pediatric intensive care unit
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Pediatr Pulmonol 43:275-80. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to report the clinical features and outcome of all children with a laboratory proven diagnosis of respiratory virus infection admitted to a university Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)...
  13. doi request reprint Are age-specific high serum IgE levels associated with worse symptomatology in children with atopic dermatitis?
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Dermatol 46:1258-62. 2007
    ..Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a distressing disease associated with excoriations, pruritus, sleep disturbance, and elevation of serum total immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels...
  14. ncbi request reprint A pentaherbs capsule as a treatment option for atopic dermatitis in children: an open-labeled case series
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Am J Chin Med 32:941-50. 2004
    ..The PentaHerbs capsules were well tolerated by the children and apparent beneficial effects were noted clinically. A larger, randomized placebo-controlled study is required to confirm the efficacy of this formulation for AD...
  15. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiology of nocturnal scratching in childhood atopic dermatitis: the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and substance P
    K L E Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F, Clinical Science Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Br J Dermatol 157:922-5. 2007
    ..Childhood atopic dermatitis (AD) is a distressing disease associated with pruritus and sleep disturbance. The pathophysiology of pruritus is complex and various neuropeptides may be involved...
  16. doi request reprint Influenza and parainfluenza associated pediatric ICU morbidity
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Indian J Pediatr 77:1097-101. 2010
    ..To investigate if morbidity in young children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU with a laboratory proven diagnosis of influenza and parainfluenza infection) had increased...
  17. pmc Spot diagnosis: An ominous rash in a newborn
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Ital J Pediatr 35:10. 2009
    ..PF associated with GBS is a rare cutaneous sign that must not be missed. Mortality remains high despite aggressive treatment and ICU support...
  18. pmc Outcome of children with life-threatening asthma necessitating pediatric intensive care
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Ital J Pediatr 36:47. 2010
    ..To report the outcome of children with life-threatening asthma (LTA) admitted to a university Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)...
  19. pmc Influenza or not influenza: analysis of a case of high fever that happened 2000 years ago in Biblical time
    Kam L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Virol J 7:169. 2010
    ..Infectious diseases continue to be a threat to humanity, and influenza has been with us since the dawn of human history. We analysed a case of high fever that happened 2000 years ago in Biblical time and discussed possible etiologies...
  20. ncbi request reprint Alopecia areata
    Kam Lun E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 5:98-107. 2011
    ..Interleukin (IL)-31 antibodies and 308-nm Excimer laser as novel treatment modalities appear promising in the armamentarium against this distressing disease. The review also outlined recent patents on the treatment of alopecia...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pseudoceramide for childhood eczema: does it work?
    K L Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 17:132-6. 2011
    ..Proper emollient usage is an important facet of its management. This study aimed to establish an approach to evaluate the efficacy of using an emollient over a 4-week period...
  22. pmc Chinese herbal medicine research in eczema treatment
    Kam Lun Hon
    Departments of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Chin Med 6:17. 2011
    ..Only a few RCTs demonstrated the efficacy (or lack of efficacy) of Chinese medicinal herbs in treating atopic eczema. Further larger scale trials are warranted...
  23. doi request reprint Exploring CCL18, eczema severity and atopy
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 22:704-7. 2011
    ..The pathophysiology of AD is complex, and the chemokine CCL18/pulmonary and activation-regulated chemokine (PARC) may be involved...
  24. ncbi request reprint Which aeroallergens are associated with eczema severity?
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 32:401-4. 2007
    ..It is sensible to advise parents on specific avoidance strategies only in severely affected children who have a definitive history of eczema exacerbation by specific aeroallergens and who are not responsive to conventional treatment...
  25. ncbi request reprint Reasons for new referral non-attendance at a pediatric dermatology center: a telephone survey
    K L E Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Dermatolog Treat 16:113-6. 2005
    ..Non-attendance at pediatric dermatology outpatient clinics is a significant problem. Aim: To determine the reasons and predictors for non-attendance...
  26. ncbi request reprint Issues regarding nonattendance at a paediatric dermatology centre
    K L Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Clin Exp Dermatol 27:711-3. 2002
    ..Data in this retrospective study confirm that there is a gender disparity in hospital nonattendance. More dermatological referrals but more nonattendance were associated with the male patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Lesson from performing SCORADs in children with atopic dermatitis: subjective symptoms do not correlate well with disease extent or intensity
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Dermatol 45:728-30. 2006
    ..We evaluated whether: (i) the level of sleep loss correlates with pruritus and (ii) the level of pruritus correlates with the extent or severity of AD in children according to the SCORing Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) index...
  28. ncbi request reprint Serum levels of cutaneous T-cell attracting chemokine (CTACK) as a laboratory marker of the severity of atopic dermatitis in children
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 29:293-6. 2004
    ..618, P < 0.001, and r = 0.587, P = 0.001, respectively). Serum CTACK concentration appears to be a skin-specific objective marker that correlates with various clinical and laboratory parameters of AD...
  29. ncbi request reprint Skin diseases in Chinese children at a pediatric dermatology center
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, ROC
    Pediatr Dermatol 21:109-12. 2004
    ..Since chronic skin disorders prevailed in the referrals, repeated follow-up appointments were required...
  30. ncbi request reprint Urinary leukotriene E4 correlates with severity of atopic dermatitis in children
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 29:277-81. 2004
    ..However, the practical value of this assay in a clinical setting remains to be determined...
  31. ncbi request reprint Validation of a self-administered questionnaire in Chinese in the assessment of eczema severity
    Kam Lun Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Pediatr Dermatol 20:465-9. 2003
    ..The self-administered questionnaire appears to be useful in assessing AD severity in Chinese children...
  32. ncbi request reprint Two brothers with nail cyanosis
    Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    N Z Med J 116:U587. 2003
  33. ncbi request reprint Nocturnal wrist movements are correlated with objective clinical scores and plasma chemokine levels in children with atopic dermatitis
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Br J Dermatol 154:629-35. 2006
    ..Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a distressing disease associated with pruritus and sleep disturbance. Scratching due to pruritus is an important mechanism in the exacerbation of AD but is difficult to document in the home environment...
  34. ncbi request reprint CDLQI, SCORAD and NESS: are they correlated?
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Qual Life Res 15:1551-8. 2006
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  35. doi request reprint Specific IgE of common foods in Chinese children with eczema
    Kam L E Hon
    Departments of Paediatrics Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 22:50-3. 2011
    ..IgE sensitization to beef protein is unlikely in the majority of children with AD, but its serum IgE level is associated with disease severity and risk of sensitization to other foods...
  36. doi request reprint Incidence of common respiratory viral infections related to climate factors in hospitalized children in Hong Kong
    J W Tang
    Department of Microbiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Epidemiol Infect 138:226-35. 2010
    ..Data from this study further reinforces the concept that the relationship between climate factors and respiratory virus incidence differ between subtropical/tropical and temperate countries...
  37. ncbi request reprint Topical 5-fluorouracil has no additional benefit in treating common warts with cryotherapy: a single-centre, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    N M Luk
    Department of Research Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 31:394-7. 2006
    ..We concluded that topical 5-FU has no added benefit in treating common warts with cryotherapy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Resting energy expenditure, oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production during sleep in children with atopic dermatitis
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Dermatolog Treat 16:22-5. 2005
    ..We evaluated whether resting energy expenditure (REE), oxygen consumption (VO2) and carbon dioxide production (VCO2) in various stages of sleep were influenced by the disease severity...
  39. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of a Chinese herbal medicine concoction for treatment of atopic dermatitis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Br J Dermatol 157:357-63. 2007
    ..A twice-daily concoction of an ancestral formula containing five herbs has been found to be beneficial in an open study...
  40. ncbi request reprint Exhaled nitric oxide levels are not correlated with eczema severity in Chinese children with atopic dermatitis
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, Shatin, SAR, China
    J Asthma 43:417-9. 2006
    ..ENO appears to be a noninvasive marker whose level is independent of the two atopic diseases of AD and AR in children old enough to perform exhalation maneuver...
  41. ncbi request reprint Clinical features associated with nasal Staphylococcus aureus colonisation in Chinese children with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, China
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 34:602-5. 2005
    ..Staphylococcus aureus colonisation/infection is common in children with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  42. doi request reprint Estimating emollient usage in patients with eczema
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics and School of Pharmacy, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 35:22-6. 2010
    ..Atopic eczema (AE) is characterized by reduced skin hydration (SH) and impaired integrity of the skin. Proper emollient usage is an important facet of AE management and patients are encouraged to use emollients liberally...
  43. ncbi request reprint A survey of bathing and showering practices in children with atopic eczema
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 30:351-4. 2005
    ..23% of review cases). It is important to determine whether this problem is due to inadequate patient education or whether other factors lead to poor compliance...
  44. doi request reprint Severe congenital myasthenia gravis of the presynaptic type with choline acetyltransferase mutation in a Chinese infant with respiratory failure
    Wai L Yeung
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Neonatology 95:183-6. 2009
    ..A high index of suspicion coupled with extended electrodiagnostic tests in clinically suspected patients will ensure the selection of appropriate genetic molecular study for confirming the diagnosis...
  45. ncbi request reprint Dietary restriction and supplementation in children with atopic eczema
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Exp Dermatol 31:187-91. 2006
    ..Management is suboptimal if children with food allergy and severe disease continue to consume the culprit food. Conversely, avoidance of common foods in children without food allergy could result in food faddism or malnutrition...
  46. ncbi request reprint Brief case series: montelukast, at doses recommended for asthma treatment, reduces disease severity and increases soluble CD14 in children with atopic dermatitis
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Dermatolog Treat 16:15-8. 2005
    ..The choice of oral therapeutic agents for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children is limited. Montelukast, a specific cysteinyl leukotriene (LT) receptor antagonist, may be useful in alleviating AD symptoms...
  47. ncbi request reprint Clinical presentations and outcome of severe acute respiratory syndrome in children
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, Special Adminstrative Region, China
    Lancet 361:1701-3. 2003
    ..None of the younger children required oxygen supplementation. Compared with adults and teenagers, SARS seems to have a less aggressive clinical course in younger children...
  48. ncbi request reprint Snakebite in a child: could we avoid the anaphylaxis or the fasciotomies?
    K L E Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 34:454-6. 2005
    ..We report the unusual presentation and complications of a case of snakebite, involving a child and his mother, who were bitten by the same snake...
  49. doi request reprint In vitro and clinical immunomodulatory effects of a novel Pentaherbs concoction for atopic dermatitis
    T F Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Br J Dermatol 158:1216-23. 2008
    ..Our group recently reported a randomized and placebo-controlled clinical trial on the efficacy of a twice-daily concoction of five herbal ingredients (Pentaherbs formulation, PHF) in treating children with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  50. pmc Infection control for SARS in a tertiary neonatal centre
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 88:F405-9. 2003
    ..We hope this information is useful in helping other units to formulate their own infection control plans according to their own unit configuration and clinical needs...
  51. pmc Chemokine response in children with SARS
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories
    Arch Dis Child 90:422-3. 2005
    ..High circulating IP-10 levels could facilitate viral clearance and might play a role in assisting the recovery of the patients...
  52. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome: 'SARS' or 'not SARS'
    A M Li
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Paediatr Child Health 40:63-5. 2004
    ..We report five cases to illustrate the difficulties and dilemmas faced by clinicians in diagnosing SARS in children...
  53. pmc A malignant itch
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1992-4. 2006
    ..This report serves to alert clinicians of the gold paradigm that in a patient with an unexplained generalized itch, lymphoma and other malignancies must be considered...
  54. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and problems associated with using a wet-wrap garment for children with severe atopic dermatitis
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Dermatology Research Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    J Dermatolog Treat 18:301-5. 2007
    ..Many issues associated with its use were identified. Clear instructions and individualized regimes (such as the choice of emollient, bathing ointment and topical corticosteroid) are essential for optimal outcome...
  55. ncbi request reprint Comparison of skin hydration evaluation sites and correlations among skin hydration, transepidermal water loss, SCORAD index, Nottingham Eczema Severity Score, and quality of life in patients with atopic dermatitis
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Am J Clin Dermatol 9:45-50. 2008
    ..Skin hydration (SH) and integrity, as measured by transepidermal water loss (TEWL), are important parameters for objectively quantifying AD research...
  56. ncbi request reprint A survey of attitudes to traditional chinese medicine among Chinese medical students
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Am J Chin Med 33:269-79. 2005
    ..It is important to note that nearly half of the students were not aware of any possible side effects from TCM. Students appear to become more negative towards TCM after studying WM...
  57. ncbi request reprint Eczema exacerbation and food atopy beyond infancy: how should we advise Chinese parents about dietary history, eczema severity, and skin prick testing?
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Adv Ther 24:223-30. 2007
    ..As for other foods, it is sensible to advise parents about specific avoidance strategies only in more severely affected children with a definite history of eczema exacerbation by specific food allergens...
  58. ncbi request reprint A survey of traditional Chinese medicine use in children with atopic dermatitis attending a paediatric dermatology clinic
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Dermatolog Treat 16:154-7. 2005
    ..TCM use was not associated with parental ages or 'grandparent as caregiver' but 'severe AD' was an independent factor for TCM use (OR 3.24, 95% CI 1.67-6.31; p = 0.0003)...
  59. ncbi request reprint A pilot study to explore the usefulness of antibody array in childhood atopic dermatitis
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:500-4. 2008
    ..The pathophysiology of childhood atopic dermatitis (AD) involves complex interactions among cellular, humoral, cytokine and chemokine systems. Objective: To evaluate protein expressions using antibody microarray...
  60. ncbi request reprint Assessing itch in children with atopic dermatitis treated with tacrolimus: objective versus subjective assessment
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Adv Ther 24:23-8. 2007
    ..Investigators suggest that scratching movements, objectively measured with the use of DigiTrac, provide a reliable indicator of AD severity in children...
  61. doi request reprint Measurement of pruritus in a Chinese woman with pemphigoid gestationis using a wrist movement detector
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Dermatology Research Centre, and Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Int J Dermatol 47:64-7. 2008
    ..Topical steroid and oral antihistamines are usually ineffective, but worked in our patient. We also discuss the potential application of the monitor in assessing the nature of various dermatological or systemic itching disorders...
  62. ncbi request reprint Steroid fears in children with eczema
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Acta Paediatr 95:1451-5. 2006
    ..Topical glucocorticoids (GCs) are the mainstay of treatment for eczema, but GC phobia and fears are very common among the parents of paediatric patients...
  63. ncbi request reprint Normative data for triceps and subscapular skinfold thicknesses of Chinese infants
    Tai Fai Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Acta Paediatr 95:1614-9. 2006
    ..The triceps subscapular skinfold thicknesses of Chinese infants were significantly lower than those of US white infants but larger than those of African-American infants, Israeli infants, Spanish infants and Indian infants...
  64. ncbi request reprint Issues associated with dog bite injuries in children and adolescents assessed at the emergency department
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Pediatr Emerg Care 23:445-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the pattern of dog bites seen at the emergency department of a university hospital. The information will be used to plan prevention and enhance management strategies...
  65. ncbi request reprint Normal neonatal outcome in a Chinese woman with pemphigoid gestationis, Graves' disease, and history of placental chorioangioma
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Int J Dermatol 46:996-7. 2007
  66. ncbi request reprint Epidermolysis bullosa in three Chinese neonates
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Dermatology Research Centre, Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    J Dermatolog Treat 18:306-11. 2007
    ..A multidisciplinary approach with inputs from the neonatologists, paediatricians, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, dietitians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and special nurses are required to assure optimal outcome...
  67. ncbi request reprint Necrotizing fasciitis and gangrene associated with topical herbs in an infant
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Adv Ther 24:921-5. 2007
    ..A seemingly small wound, if inappropriately treated, may result in extensive tissue destruction and require extensive surgery...
  68. ncbi request reprint Rabies: epidemiology, pathogenesis, and prophylaxis
    Alexander K C Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Ther 24:1340-7. 2007
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  69. ncbi request reprint A survey of attitudes toward homosexuality in Hong Kong chinese medical students
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Teach Learn Med 17:344-8. 2005
    ..It is also important to understand the current attitudes of medical students who will be the future generation of health care providers...
  70. doi request reprint Indoor versus outdoor childhood submersion injury in a densely populated city
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Acta Paediatr 97:1261-4. 2008
    ..To review the outcome of childhood submersion injury (SI)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Atopic dermatitis complicated by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:797-800. 2008
    ..All specimens of MRSA had in-vitro sensitivity to vancomycin, with corresponding clinical correlates of disappearance of the erythema and fishy odor...
  72. ncbi request reprint Chinese nursing students' attitudes toward traditional Chinese medicine
    Kam Lun Ellis Hon
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, China
    J Nurs Educ 45:182-5. 2006
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