S W Hong
- Community-associated methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus: skin and soft tissue infections in Hong KongPak Leung Ho
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology and Centre of Infection, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 61:245-50. 2008..In contrast, HKU200 isolates are characterized by having SCCmec type IV or V, agr4, spa t437, and variable non-beta-lactam susceptibility profiles. The major CA-MRSA spa types were shared by a minority of the MSSA...
- Airborne transmission and precautions: facts and mythsW H Seto
University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Hong Kong, SAR, China Electronic address
J Hosp Infect 89:225-8. 2015..g. cardiopulmonary resuscitation or bronchoscopy) was consistently associated with increased risk of transmission by the generation of aerosols. ..
- Core components for infection prevention and control programs: a World Health Organization network reportWing Hong Seto
Department of Quality and Risk Management, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:948-50. 2010..The respective roles of the national authorities and the local healthcare facilities are delineated...
- Preventing nosocomial Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in international settingsS W Hong
Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
Emerg Infect Dis 7:245-8. 2001..Each country needs to develop its own protocol to prevent nosocomial transmission of TB. This article describes the key elements of a protocol undertaken for all public hospitals in Hong Kong, where TB is endemic...
- Effectiveness of precautions against droplets and contact in prevention of nosocomial transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)W H Seto
Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
Lancet 361:1519-20. 2003..The protective role of the mask suggests that in hospitals, infection is transmitted by droplets...
- Nurses and physicians' perceptions of the importance and impact of healthcare-associated infections and hand hygiene: a multi-center exploratory study in Hong KongJ W M Tai
Infection Control Unit, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China
Infection 37:320-33. 2009..Hand hygiene promotion for patient safety is a challenge worldwide, and local data are critical to tailor strategies to the setting...
- Antimicrobial stewardship program directed at broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics prescription in a tertiary hospitalV C C Cheng
Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hongkong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:1447-56. 2009..8%. Antibiotics consumption reduced from 73.06 (baseline, year 2004) to 64.01 (year 2007) per 1,000 patient bed-day-occupancy. Our model can be easily applied even in the clinical setting of limited resources...
- The enhancement of infection control in-service education by ward opinion leadersW H Seto
Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital
Am J Infect Control 19:86-91. 1991..05) than those in B, indicating that staff compliance is best achieved by using both opinion leaders and lectures. The lecture probably endorsed the opinion leaders' leadership, enhancing their ability to influence the staff...
- Use of antibody avidity assays for diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus infectionK H Chan
Department of Microbiology, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital Compound, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR, People s Republic of China
Clin Vaccine Immunol 14:1433-6. 2007..This may be useful in some clinical situations...
- Serological responses in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection and cross-reactivity with human coronaviruses 229E, OC43, and NL63K H Chan
Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong and Queen Mary Hospital, University Pathology Building, Pokfulam Rd, Hong Kong, SAR, People s Republic of China
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 12:1317-21. 2005..There is a need for awareness of cross-reactive antibody responses between coronaviruses when interpreting IF serology...
- Evaluation of reverse transcription-PCR assays for rapid diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome associated with a novel coronavirusW C Yam
Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
J Clin Microbiol 41:4521-4. 2003..Testing more than one respiratory specimen will maximize the sensitivity of PCR assays for SARS CoV...
- Emergence of fluoroquinolone resistance among multiply resistant strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Hong KongP L Ho
Department of Microbiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 43:1310-3. 1999..1, 5.5, or 2.2% of the strains, respectively. These high rates of resistance raise concerns for the future...
- Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in infancyK H Chan
Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, China
J Clin Virol 21:57-62. 2001..Most primary EBV infection during infancy and early childhood is mild or subclinical. Little is known about its infection in infancy. The pattern of EBV serological response during infancy may be important for vaccine management...
- Increasing resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae to fluoroquinolones: results of a Hong Kong multicentre study in 2000P L Ho
Department of Microbiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
J Antimicrob Chemother 48:659-65. 2001..pneumoniae was found in Hong Kong. Typing analysis suggests that this is due to the pan-regional dissemination of a fluoroquinolone-resistant variant (designated Hong Kong(23F)-1) of the globally distributed Spain(23)F-1 clone...
- Clinical evaluation of real-time PCR assays for rapid diagnosis of SARS coronavirus during outbreak and post-epidemic periodsW C Yam
Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital Compound, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
J Clin Virol 33:19-24. 2005..However, several reports have shown that conventional and real-time PCR assays were very specific for SARS CoV but lack sensitivity depending on the assay, specimen, and time course of disease...
- Behavioural considerations for hand hygiene practices: the basic building blocksM Whitby
Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
J Hosp Infect 65:1-8. 2007..A reflection on challenges to be met and areas for future research are also proposed...
- Possible case scenarios and logistic issues in H5N1 pandemicKenneth W Tsang
Respirology 11:520-2. 2006
- Optimising antimicrobial prescription in hospitals by introducing an antimicrobial stewardship programme in Hong Kong: consensus statementP L Ho
Subcommittee for Health Protection Programme on Antimicrobial Resistance, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Med J 12:141-8. 2006..To discuss the implementation of an 'antimicrobial stewardship programme' as a means to improve the quality of antimicrobial use in a hospital setting in Hong Kong...