T Kwok

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Country: China

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The prediction of height by armspan in older Chinese people
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Ann Hum Biol 29:649-56. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of fasting urinary methylmalonic acid to screen for metabolic vitamin B12 deficiency in older persons
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Shatin, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China
    Nutrition 20:764-8. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Physical frailty in older adults is associated with metabolic and atherosclerotic risk factors and cognitive impairment independent of muscle mass
    J S W Lee
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    J Nutr Health Aging 15:857-62. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Sex steroids and bone health in older Chinese men
    J Woo
    Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Osteoporos Int 23:1553-62. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status of elderly Chinese vegetarians
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT
    Age Ageing 27:455-61. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Does low lactose milk powder improve the nutritional intake and nutritional status of frail older Chinese people living in nursing homes?
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Nutr Health Aging 5:17-21. 2001
  7. doi request reprint Predictive values of calcaneal quantitative ultrasound and dual energy X ray absorptiometry for non-vertebral fracture in older men: results from the MrOS study (Hong Kong)
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int 23:1001-6. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Lower fluid and fruits/vegetable intake in questionable dementia among older Hong Kong Chinese
    J Lee
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:45-9. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of the Chinese Nutrition Screening (CNS) tool in predicting 12 month mortality in elderly Hong Kong Chinese living in institutions
    K Lok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 13:96-101. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Prediction of body fat by anthropometry in older Chinese people
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
    Obes Res 9:97-101. 2001

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint The prediction of height by armspan in older Chinese people
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Ann Hum Biol 29:649-56. 2002
    ..To compare the accuracy of the predictive equations derived from older Chinese people without vertebral deformity with those derived from unselected older people, in estimating height from armspan...
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of fasting urinary methylmalonic acid to screen for metabolic vitamin B12 deficiency in older persons
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Shatin, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China
    Nutrition 20:764-8. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the cutoffs of fasting urinary methylmalonic acid (MMA) indicating elevated and mildly elevated serum MMA concentrations in older persons...
  3. ncbi request reprint Physical frailty in older adults is associated with metabolic and atherosclerotic risk factors and cognitive impairment independent of muscle mass
    J S W Lee
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    J Nutr Health Aging 15:857-62. 2011
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Sex steroids and bone health in older Chinese men
    J Woo
    Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Osteoporos Int 23:1553-62. 2012
    ..Chinese men with low serum estradiol levels display elevated bone loss and increased risk of fractures similar to findings in Caucasians...
  5. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status of elderly Chinese vegetarians
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT
    Age Ageing 27:455-61. 1998
    ..To study the nutritional status of elderly Chinese vegetarians...
  6. ncbi request reprint Does low lactose milk powder improve the nutritional intake and nutritional status of frail older Chinese people living in nursing homes?
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Nutr Health Aging 5:17-21. 2001
    ..Vitamin and mineral supplements do not address the problem of protein calorie undernutrition. Milk powder may be a suitable alternative supplement, but diarrhoea resulting from lactase deficiency is common in Chinese people...
  7. doi request reprint Predictive values of calcaneal quantitative ultrasound and dual energy X ray absorptiometry for non-vertebral fracture in older men: results from the MrOS study (Hong Kong)
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int 23:1001-6. 2012
    ..Calcaneal QUS is comparable to DXA in predicting non-vertebral fractures in older Chinese men...
  8. ncbi request reprint Lower fluid and fruits/vegetable intake in questionable dementia among older Hong Kong Chinese
    J Lee
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:45-9. 2010
    ..We examine the dietary pattern of community-dwelling older individuals with questionable dementia and compared that with normal individuals...
  9. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of the Chinese Nutrition Screening (CNS) tool in predicting 12 month mortality in elderly Hong Kong Chinese living in institutions
    K Lok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 13:96-101. 2009
    ..To determine the cut off score of the CNS in predicting 12 months mortality...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prediction of body fat by anthropometry in older Chinese people
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
    Obes Res 9:97-101. 2001
    ..To derive regression equations for fat percentage by using simple anthropometric measurements applicable in normal and immobile (cannot stand or walk) older people...
  11. doi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of radiographic vertebral fractures in elderly Chinese men and women: results of Mr. OS (Hong Kong) and Ms. OS (Hong Kong) studies
    A W L Kwok
    Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Osteoporos Int 24:877-85. 2013
    ..9 %) and women (16.5 %). Majority of the deformities in men were mild (9.9 %, grade = 1). The prevalence of vertebral fractures (grade ≥ 2) was 5.0 % among men and 12.1 % among women...
  12. ncbi request reprint The Alu polymorphism of angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) and atherosclerosis, incident chronic diseases and mortality in an elderly Chinese population
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 16:262-8. 2012
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status of older Tibetans in rural Sichuan China
    F Yeung
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 8:220-4. 2004
    ..To examine the nutritional status of older Tibetans in rural China. Design: Cross sectional study...
  14. ncbi request reprint Vitamin B-12 supplementation improves arterial function in vegetarians with subnormal vitamin B-12 status
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Nutr Health Aging 16:569-73. 2012
    ..We aimed to study the impact of vitamin B-12 supplementation on these markers, in the vegetarians...
  15. pmc Does the use of ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers affect bone loss in older men?
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, ROC
    Osteoporos Int 23:2159-67. 2012
    ..Use of angiotensin II AT1 receptor blockers (ARB) was not significantly associated with bone loss...
  16. doi request reprint Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone levels in relation to blood pressure in a cross-sectional study in older Chinese men
    R Chan
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    J Hum Hypertens 26:20-7. 2012
    ..The lack of association between serum 25OHD and blood pressure may possibly because of the relatively high serum 25OHD levels of the study sample...
  17. ncbi request reprint Development of the Chinese nutrition screen (CNS) for use in institutional settings
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 9:203-10. 2005
    ..To develop and validate a nutritional screening tool (CNS) for elderly Chinese subjects in the institutional setting...
  18. doi request reprint A randomized placebo controlled trial of homocysteine lowering to reduce cognitive decline in older demented people
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital and Shatin Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Clin Nutr 30:297-302. 2011
    ..Whether homocysteine lowering by B vitamins can reduce cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia patients is unclear...
  19. doi request reprint Determinants of bone mineral density in older postmenopausal Chinese women
    C C Khoo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, China
    Climacteric 14:378-83. 2011
    ..The study was performed to identify the risk factors of osteoporosis in older Chinese women...
  20. doi request reprint The selection of a screening test for frailty identification in community-dwelling older adults
    T W Auyeung
    Tung Wai Auyeung, The S H Ho Centre for Gerontology and Geriatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Pok Oi Hospital, Au Tau, NT, Hong Kong, Email Telephone 852 24868985, Fax 852 24868976
    J Nutr Health Aging 18:199-203. 2014
    ..We attempted to examine the sensitivity and specificity of each of the five Fried's criteria as a single screening test in the identification of frailty...
  21. ncbi request reprint The standard oxygen consumption value equivalent to one metabolic equivalent (3.5 ml/min/kg) is not appropriate for elderly people
    M Kwan
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 55:179-82. 2004
    ..The present study suggested that the assumption of 1 MET=3.5 ml/min/kg VO2 resting may over-estimate energy expenditure when apply to elderly people...
  22. ncbi request reprint Nutrient intake and psychological health in an elderly Chinese population
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:1036-43. 2006
    ..Associations between nutrition and cognitive impairment, and nutrition and depression, have been observed. Elderly people are at risk of under nutrition, and also have higher prevalence of cognitive impairment and depression...
  23. ncbi request reprint Hospital readmission among older medical patients in Hong Kong
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, New Territories Hong Kong
    J R Coll Physicians Lond 33:153-6. 1999
    ..To study the risk factors for hospital readmission among older medical patients in Hong Kong...
  24. ncbi request reprint Added clinical use of trabecular bone score to BMD for major osteoporotic fracture prediction in older Chinese people: the Mr. OS and Ms. OS cohort study in Hong Kong
    Y Su
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int . 2016
    ..The lower threshold of TBS significantly improved the accuracy of prediction by bone mineral density-based osteoporosis status for major osteoporotic fracture in older Chinese men...
  25. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of old people towards old age homes in Hong Kong
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 27:89-96. 1998
    ..We concluded that older people in Hong Kong were not in favour of an OAH unless there were physical disabilities and lack of family support. They were, however, vulnerable to external pressures...
  26. doi request reprint Associations of dietary protein intake on subsequent decline in muscle mass and physical functions over four years in ambulant older Chinese people
    R Chan
    Dr Ruth Chan, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Rm 124021, 10 F Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, Telephone number 852 2632 2190, Fax number 852 2637 9215, Email
    J Nutr Health Aging 18:171-7. 2014
    ..To examine the association of dietary protein intake with 4-year change in physical performance measures and muscle mass in Chinese community-dwelling older people aged 65 and older in Hong Kong...
  27. doi request reprint Dietary intake, blood pressure and osteoporosis
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, NT, Hong Kong
    J Hum Hypertens 23:451-5. 2009
    ..The findings lend further emphasis to the health benefits of salt reduction in our population both in terms of hypertension and osteoporosis...
  28. doi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of airflow obstruction in an elderly Chinese population
    F W S Ko
    Dept of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Eur Respir J 32:1472-8. 2008
    ..Further longitudinal studies are needed to determine the precise definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
  29. pmc The effect of diabetes mellitus on age-associated lean mass loss in 3153 older adults
    J S W Lee
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Diabet Med 27:1366-71. 2010
    ..Other diabetes-related conditions may also play a role. We assessed body composition changes associated with diabetes in older adults with adjustment for diabetes-related co-morbidities...
  30. ncbi request reprint Ageing in China: health and social consequences and responses
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Epidemiol 31:772-5. 2002
  31. ncbi request reprint Body composition in Chinese subjects: relationship with age and disease
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 26:23-32. 1998
    ..Body composition measurements changes with aging, and should be used instead of BMI as a better indication of obesity or undernutrition. Reference values derived from the appropriate ethnic group should be used...
  32. pmc ACE inhibitor use was associated with lower serum dehydroepiandrosterone concentrations in older men
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Chim Acta 411:1122-5. 2010
    ..Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) activity may influence the production of adrenal androgen precursors and testosterone. Use of ACE inhibitors may therefore have an influence on serum sex hormone concentrations in older men...
  33. ncbi request reprint The added value of trabecular bone score to FRAX® to predict major osteoporotic fractures for clinical use in Chinese older people: the Mr. OS and Ms. OS cohort study in Hong Kong
    Y Su
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int . 2016
    ..TBS may improve the predictive power of FRAX® for clinical use in older Chinese men...
  34. ncbi request reprint Independent effect of vitamin B12 deficiency on hematological status in older Chinese vegetarian women
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
    Am J Hematol 70:186-90. 2002
    ..However, anemia associated with vitamin B(12) deficiency was seldom macrocytic. We recommend that older vegetarians should be given vitamin B(12) supplements routinely...
  35. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the effect of energy conservation techniques in the performance of activity of daily living tasks
    W M Ip
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Rehabil 20:254-61. 2006
    ..To determine whether energy conservation techniques during common activity of daily living tasks actually result in lower energy expenditure, and to document subjective comments regarding any differences in the perceived level of effort...