Tai F Fok

Summary

Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Craniofacial anthropometry of Hong Kong Chinese babies: the eye
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Orthod Craniofac Res 6:48-53. 2003
  2. pmc Secular changes in height, weight and body mass index in Hong Kong Children
    Hung Kwan So
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, PR China
    BMC Public Health 8:320. 2008
  3. pmc Waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio of Hong Kong Chinese children
    Rita Y T Sung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The People s Republic of China
    BMC Public Health 8:324. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Fetal methylmercury exposure as measured by cord blood mercury concentrations in a mother-infant cohort in Hong Kong
    Tai F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Environ Int 33:84-92. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Normative data of penile length for term Chinese newborns
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Biol Neonate 87:242-5. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Auricular anthropometry of Hong Kong Chinese babies
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Orthod Craniofac Res 7:10-4. 2004
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Use of anthropometric indices to reveal nutritional status: normative data from 10,226 Chinese neonates
    Tai Fai Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Neonatology 95:23-32. 2009
  9. pmc Updated gestational age specific birth weight, crown-heel length, and head circumference of Chinese newborns
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 88:F229-36. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Facial anthropometry of Hong Kong Chinese babies
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Orthod Craniofac Res 6:164-72. 2003

Detail Information

Publications115 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Craniofacial anthropometry of Hong Kong Chinese babies: the eye
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Orthod Craniofac Res 6:48-53. 2003
    ..To provide a database of the canthal measurements of Chinese infants born in Hong Kong...
  2. pmc Secular changes in height, weight and body mass index in Hong Kong Children
    Hung Kwan So
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, PR China
    BMC Public Health 8:320. 2008
    ..The global epidemic of obesity is a major public health concern. To monitor the impact of this epidemic in Hong Kong children and to identify secular changes in growth, a further growth survey was undertaken in 2005/6...
  3. pmc Waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio of Hong Kong Chinese children
    Rita Y T Sung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The People s Republic of China
    BMC Public Health 8:324. 2008
    ..We aim to provide age- and sex-specific reference values for WC and WHTR in Hong Kong Chinese children...
  4. ncbi request reprint Fetal methylmercury exposure as measured by cord blood mercury concentrations in a mother-infant cohort in Hong Kong
    Tai F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Environ Int 33:84-92. 2007
    ..In this population, pregnant women should choose freshwater over marine fish and limit fish consumption...
  5. ncbi request reprint Normative data of penile length for term Chinese newborns
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Biol Neonate 87:242-5. 2005
    ..When compared with published data for other populations, Hong Kong newborns have significantly shorter penile length. The norm of the penile length is useful in diagnostic and therapeutics for the ethnic Chinese male newborns...
  6. ncbi request reprint Auricular anthropometry of Hong Kong Chinese babies
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Orthod Craniofac Res 7:10-4. 2004
    ..To provide a database of the auricular measurements of Chinese infants born in Hong Kong...
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint Use of anthropometric indices to reveal nutritional status: normative data from 10,226 Chinese neonates
    Tai Fai Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Neonatology 95:23-32. 2009
    ..Measures of body size at birth are widely used for the evaluation of prenatal growth but limitations exist in their interpretation...
  9. pmc Updated gestational age specific birth weight, crown-heel length, and head circumference of Chinese newborns
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 88:F229-36. 2003
    ..To construct gestation specific standards of birth weight, crown-heel length, and head circumference of Chinese infants...
  10. ncbi request reprint Facial anthropometry of Hong Kong Chinese babies
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Orthod Craniofac Res 6:164-72. 2003
    ..To provide a database of the craniofacial measurements of Chinese infants born in Hong Kong...
  11. ncbi request reprint Limbs anthropometry of singleton Chinese newborns of 28-42 weeks' gestation
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Biol Neonate 89:25-34. 2006
    ..Racial differences were found when comparing with other populations. The parameters are useful for evaluation of morphologic disorders involving the limbs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Oxygen consumption by lungs with acute and chronic injury in a rabbit model
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Intensive Care Med 27:1532-8. 2001
    ..To study the oxygen consumption by lungs with acquired acute and chronic injury in a rabbit model...
  13. ncbi request reprint Manganese intake and cholestatic jaundice in neonates receiving parenteral nutrition: a randomized controlled study
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
    Acta Paediatr 90:1009-15. 2001
    ..073), more infants in the high manganese group developed a more severe degree of direct hyperbilirubinaemia, with peak serum direct bilirubin >100 micromol/L (32/78 vs 20/82; p = 0.038)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth velocities in Hong Kong Chinese infants
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Biol Neonate 87:262-8. 2005
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  15. ncbi request reprint Trunk anthropometry of Hong Kong Chinese infants
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Early Hum Dev 81:781-90. 2005
    ..Disturbed growth of the trunk may result in abnormal sternocostal relationship and a variety of pectus deformities...
  16. pmc Oxygen consumption and resting energy expenditure during phototherapy in full term and preterm newborn infants
    T F Fok
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 85:F49-52. 2001
    ..To determine the effect of phototherapy on the oxygen consumption and resting energy expenditure of term and preterm newborn infants...
  17. ncbi request reprint Resistin in preterm and term newborns: relation to anthropometry, leptin, and insulin
    Pak Cheng Ng
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T
    Pediatr Res 58:725-30. 2005
    ..Infants who were born vaginally had significantly higher plasma resistin levels, suggesting that this hormone might also be associated with stress or inflammation induced by the birth process...
  18. ncbi request reprint Early prediction of sepsis-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation with interleukin-10, interleukin-6, and RANTES in preterm infants
    Pak C Ng
    Department of Pediatrics, Center of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Clin Chem 52:1181-9. 2006
    ..We investigated the immunologic profiles of preterm infants with sepsis, using chemokine and cytokine measurements to predict the development of sepsis-induced DIC at the onset of infection...
  19. ncbi request reprint IP-10 is an early diagnostic marker for identification of late-onset bacterial infection in preterm infants
    Pak C Ng
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Pediatr Res 61:93-8. 2007
    ..We conclude that preterm infants have the ability to induce a robust chemokine and cytokine response during sepsis, and IP-10 is a sensitive early marker of infection...
  20. doi request reprint Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome in Chinese children: a two-phase community study
    Albert M Li
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Thorax 65:991-7. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence and risk factors of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in Chinese children using a two-phase community-based study design...
  21. ncbi request reprint Neutrophil CD64 is a sensitive diagnostic marker for early-onset neonatal infection
    Pak C Ng
    Department of Pediatrics, Level 6, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Pediatr Res 56:796-803. 2004
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  22. ncbi request reprint High-dose oral erythromycin decreased the incidence of parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis in preterm infants
    Pak C Ng
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Gastroenterology 132:1726-39. 2007
    ..Two secondary end points, including the time to achieve full enteral feeding and the duration of parenteral nutrition, were also evaluated...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sputum induction in children with asthma: a tertiary-center experience
    Albert M Li
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Pediatr Pulmonol 41:720-5. 2006
    ..634). Sputum induction was well-tolerated by all subjects, and was successful in 74.5% of cases. Exhaled nitric oxide may be a useful marker for successful induction...
  24. doi request reprint Transient increase in intraocular pressure during a dose-tapering regime of systemic dexamethasone in preterm infants
    Pak C Ng
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Ophthalmology 115:e7-14. 2008
    ..To determine the intraocular pressure (IOP) profile during and after systemic dexamethasone treatment in preterm very low birth weight (VLBW; <1500 g) infants...
  25. ncbi request reprint Ghrelin in preterm and term newborns: relation to anthropometry, leptin and insulin
    Pak C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 63:217-22. 2005
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  26. ncbi request reprint Standard reference for the six-minute-walk test in healthy children aged 7 to 16 years
    Albert M Li
    Department of Pediatrics, and Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 6th Floor, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:174-80. 2007
    ..We have previously reported that the six-minute-walk test (6MWT) is a reliable and valid functional test for assessing exercise tolerance and endurance. There is a lack of pediatric standard reference for the 6MWT...
  27. ncbi request reprint A double-blind, randomized, controlled study of a "stress dose" of hydrocortisone for rescue treatment of refractory hypotension in preterm infants
    Pak C Ng
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Pediatrics 117:367-75. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that significantly more VLBW infants who were receiving dopamine > or =10 microg/kg per min could wean off vasopressor support 72 hours after treatment with hydrocortisone...
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint Night sweats in children: prevalence and associated factors
    Hung K So
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Arch Dis Child 97:470-3. 2012
    ..The authors aimed to examine the prevalence and factors associated with night sweats (NS) in primary school children...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cobblestone area-forming cells, long-term culture-initiating cells and NOD/SCID repopulating cells in human neonatal blood: a comparison with umbilical cord blood
    X B Zhang
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Bone Marrow Transplant 30:557-64. 2002
    ..Our study confirms that NB contains pluripotent hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells capable of homing and engrafting the NOD/SCID mice...
  31. ncbi request reprint Sleeping energy expenditure in paediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome
    A M Li
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, ROC
    Hong Kong Med J 9:353-6. 2003
    ..To investigate sleeping energy expenditure in paediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome...
  32. doi request reprint Rapid identification and differentiation of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterial bloodstream infections by quantitative polymerase chain reaction in preterm infants
    Kathy Y Y Chan
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    Crit Care Med 37:2441-7. 2009
    ..To evaluate the usefulness of the Gram-specific probe-based quantitative polymerase chain reaction test for rapid detection and differentiation of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterial bloodstream infection in preterm infants...
  33. doi request reprint Blood pressure is elevated in children with primary snoring
    Albert M Li
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales and Shatin Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Pediatr 155:362-8.e1. 2009
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  34. ncbi request reprint Are your hands clean enough for point-of-care electrolyte analysis?
    Hugh S Lam
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Pathology 37:299-304. 2005
    ..To investigate clinically significant analytical interference in point-of-care electrolyte analysis caused by contamination of blood specimens with hand disinfectant...
  35. ncbi request reprint Waist circumference and body mass index in Chinese children: cutoff values for predicting cardiovascular risk factors
    R Y T Sung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:550-8. 2007
    ..WC provides a measure of central obesity, which has been specifically associated with CV risk factors. Reference standards for WC, and for WC and BMI risk threshold values are not established in Chinese children...
  36. ncbi request reprint Declining asthma prevalence in Hong Kong Chinese schoolchildren
    G W K Wong
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Clin Exp Allergy 34:1550-5. 2004
    ..Many studies have reported an increase in the prevalence of asthma and related atopic disorders. The lack of standardized methodologies and 'objective' measurements make reliable comparison and monitoring of trends of asthma very difficult...
  37. ncbi request reprint Individual allergens as risk factors for asthma and bronchial hyperresponsiveness in Chinese children
    G W K Wong
    Dept of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Eur Respir J 19:288-93. 2002
    ..However, the difference in the prevalence rate of atopic sensitization cannot explain the higher prevalence of childhood asthma in Hong Kong, when compared with those children from Beijing and Guangzhou...
  38. ncbi request reprint High levels and gender difference of exhaled nitric oxide in Chinese schoolchildren
    G W K Wong
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:889-93. 2005
    ..Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) may represent a useful noninvasive marker of airway inflammation, but data on the reference population values in schoolchildren are limited. No reference eNO study in Asian children has been published...
  39. pmc Longer term follow up of aerobic capacity in children affected by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
    C C W Yu
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Thorax 61:240-6. 2006
    ..A study was undertaken to investigate the aerobic capacity and pulmonary function of children 6 and 15 months after the diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Preclinical ex vivo expansion of cord blood hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells: duration of culture; the media, serum supplements, and growth factors used; and engraftment in NOD/SCID mice
    A C Lam
    Department of Paediatrics, Laboratory Animal Services Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Transfusion 41:1567-76. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: The data supported the strategy of expansion. The optimized condition may be applicable to clinical expansion for the abrogation or reduction of posttransplant cytopenia...
  41. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for childhood overweight in 6- to 7-y-old Hong Kong children
    L L Hui
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:1411-8. 2003
    ..To identify risk factors for overweight in Hong Kong children aged 6-7 y...
  42. 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...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of respiratory and atopic disorders in Chinese schoolchildren
    G W Wong
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Exp Allergy 31:1225-31. 2001
    ..Atopic sensitization is an important factor associated with asthma in Chinese children...
  44. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in children
    Gary W Wong
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Pediatr Pulmonol Suppl 26:69-71. 2004
  45. pmc Factors associated with difference in prevalence of asthma in children from three cities in China: multicentre epidemiological survey
    Gary W K Wong
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    BMJ 329:486. 2004
    ..To determine the factors associated with difference in prevalence of asthma in children in different regions of China...
  46. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory cytokine profile in children with severe acute respiratory syndrome
    Pak C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Pediatrics 113:e7-14. 2004
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  47. pmc A controlled study of sleep related disordered breathing in obese children
    Y K Wing
    Department of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales and Shatin Hospital, Shatin, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Arch Dis Child 88:1043-7. 2003
    ..Unlike the adult sleep related disordered breathing (SDB) patients who are typically obese, the relation between obesity and childhood SDB is not clear...
  48. pmc Refractory hypotension in preterm infants with adrenocortical insufficiency
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 84:F122-4. 2001
    ..Corticosteroid treatment should be considered and could be life saving in severely hypotensive preterm infants who do not respond to conventional treatment with volume expanders and inotropes...
  49. pmc Asthma, atopy and tuberculin responses in Chinese schoolchildren in Hong Kong
    G W Wong
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Thorax 56:770-3. 2001
    ..This study investigates the relationship between asthma, allergic symptoms, atopy, and tuberculin response in Chinese schoolchildren who received BCG vaccination at birth...
  50. pmc Proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine responses in preterm infants with systemic infections
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Level 6, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 88:F209-13. 2003
    ..A prospective study to investigate the pattern of proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine responses in preterm infants with systemic infection...
  51. doi request reprint Ambulatory blood pressure in children with obstructive sleep apnoea: a community based study
    A M Li
    Dr A M Li, Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Thorax 63:803-9. 2008
    ..Childhood obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is increasingly being recognised. Its effects on blood pressure (BP) elevation and hypertension are still controversial...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. ncbi request reprint Imaging in severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
    G E Antonio
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR
    Clin Radiol 58:825-32. 2003
    ..Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of patients with SARS. The current status of imaging in SARS is presented in this review...
  56. pmc The effects of obesity on pulmonary function
    A M Li
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR
    Arch Dis Child 88:361-3. 2003
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Overview of common inherited metabolic diseases in a Southern Chinese population of Hong Kong
    N L Tang
    Department of Chemical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, SAR, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Clin Chim Acta 313:195-201. 2001
    ..We also analyzed the mutations in multiple carboxylase deficiency and Niemann-pick type C on four families...
  58. pmc Cough frequency in children with mild asthma correlates with sputum neutrophil count
    A M Li
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Thorax 61:747-50. 2006
    ..A study was undertaken to measure cough frequency in children with stable asthma using a validated monitoring device, and to assess the correlation between cough frequency and the degree and type of airway inflammation...
  59. doi request reprint Cardiac remodelling and dysfunction in children with obstructive sleep apnoea: a community based study
    J Y S Chan
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Thorax 64:233-9. 2009
    ..Childhood obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is suggested to be associated with cardiac structural abnormalities and dysfunction but existing evidence is limited and the treatment effect on echocardiographic outcome remains controversial...
  60. pmc Combined use of alcohol hand rub and gloves reduces the incidence of late onset infection in very low birthweight infants
    P C Ng
    Level 6, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 89:F336-40. 2004
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  61. ncbi request reprint Effects of inhaled corticosteroids on systemic blood pressure in preterm infants
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Biol Neonate 86:201-6. 2004
    ....
  62. pmc Early pituitary-adrenal response and respiratory outcomes in preterm infants
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 89:F127-30. 2004
    ....
  63. pmc Transient adrenocortical insufficiency of prematurity and systemic hypotension in very low birthweight infants
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 89:F119-26. 2004
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint 3-methyglutaconic aciduria in a Chinese patient with glycogen storage disease Ib
    L K Law
    Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, N T, Hong Kong, SAR
    J Inherit Metab Dis 26:705-9. 2003
    ..3MGC acid excretion correlated with plasma lactate and glucose. We speculate that imbalanced gluconeogenesis and de novo cholesterol synthesis result in secondarily increased 3MGC/3MGR production...
  65. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system candidiasis in preterm infants: limited value of biochemical markers for diagnosis
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories
    J Paediatr Child Health 36:509-10. 2000
    ..Clinicians should be aware of the limitation of biochemical infection markers so that diagnosis and treatment of fungal infection will not be delayed...
  66. doi request reprint Suppression and recovery of the hypothalamic function after high-dose corticosteroid treatment in preterm infants
    P C Ng
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Neonatology 94:170-5. 2008
    ..Although the suppression and recovery of pituitary-adrenal response had been assessed after corticosteroid treatment in very low birth weight infants, its effect on hypothalamic function has not been longitudinally monitored...
  67. pmc Induced sputum inflammatory measures correlate with disease severity in children with obstructive sleep apnoea
    A M Li
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR
    Thorax 62:75-9. 2007
    ..To establish the association between airway inflammation and severity of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in children...
  68. pmc Clinical and atopic parameters and airway inflammatory markers in childhood asthma: a factor analysis
    T F Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Thorax 60:822-6. 2005
    ..A study was undertaken to determine, using factor analysis, whether the above features represent separate dimensions of childhood asthma...
  69. doi request reprint Natural history and predictors for progression of mild childhood obstructive sleep apnoea
    A M Li
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Thorax 65:27-31. 2010
    ..The natural history of mild childhood obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) was examined and factors associated with disease progression were identified...
  70. 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...
  71. 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)...
  72. 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)...
  73. ncbi request reprint Plasma ghrelin and resistin concentrations are suppressed in infants of insulin-dependent diabetic mothers
    P C Ng
    Department of Pediatrics, Level 6, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:5563-8. 2004
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Infection control for SARS in a tertiary paediatric centre in Hong Kong
    T F Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Hosp Infect 56:215-22. 2004
    ..In conclusion, stringent infection control precautions, appropriate triage and prompt isolation of potential SARS patients may have contributed to a lack of nosocomial spread and HCW acquisition of SARS in our unit...
  75. pmc Anti B cell targeted immunotherapy for treatment of refractory autoimmune haemolytic anaemia in a young infant
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Arch Dis Child 88:337-9. 2003
    ..Paediatricians should be aware of this useful therapeutic tool for treatment of refractory autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and balance its use against the risk of potential life threatening infection...
  76. ncbi request reprint A genomic approach to mutation analysis of holocarboxylase synthetase gene in three Chinese patients with late-onset holocarboxylase synthetase deficiency
    Nelson L S Tang
    Department of Chemical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Clin Biochem 36:145-9. 2003
    ..In addition, a fibroblast cell line with MCD from Coriell Cell repositories was also studied...
  77. ncbi request reprint Changes in serum leptin concentration after corticosteroid treatment in preterm infants
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT
    Acta Paediatr 91:684-90. 2002
    ..05 and p < 0.001 for ACTH and cortisol, respectively). In contrast, serum leptin and insulin at weeks 5 (T(wk-5)) and 7 (T(wk-7)) did not differ significantly from their respective levels at week 2 (T(wk-2)) in the non-treatment group...
  78. ncbi request reprint Multipotent neural precursors express neural and hematopoietic factors, and enhance ex vivo expansion of cord blood CD34+ cells, colony forming units and NOD/SCID-repopulating cells in contact and noncontact cultures
    K Li
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6th Floor Clinical Sciences Block, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Leukemia 19:91-7. 2005
    ..Our data provided the first evidence on the promoting effects of a neural progenitor cell line on hematopoiesis at a noncontact condition. The mechanism could be mediated by the expression of multilineage regulatory factors...
  79. ncbi request reprint Radiological and pulmonary function outcomes of children with SARS
    A M Li
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin Hong Kong
    Pediatr Pulmonol 38:427-33. 2004
    ..These abnormalities were more prevalent in those with severe disease. It is important that careful follow-up be carried out to assess the clinical significance and persistence of such abnormalities...
  80. ncbi request reprint ISAAC and risk factors for asthma in the Asia-Pacific
    G W K Wong
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Paediatr Respir Rev 5:S163-9. 2004
  81. ncbi request reprint Severe congenital absence of skin in a preterm infant
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
    J Paediatr Child Health 35:306-8. 1999
    ..The prognosis in aplasia cutis congenita is determined by the underlying associated anomalies, the severity of skin lesions and, in our case, the maturity of the infant who died from complications of prematurity...
  82. 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...
  83. ncbi request reprint Platelet-derived growth factor enhances granulopoiesis via bone marrow stromal cells
    M Yang
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Int J Hematol 73:327-34. 2001
    ..5%). This study indicates that PDGF may indirectly enhance CFU-GM proliferation by inducing the bone marrow stromal cells to produce GM-CSF, IL-3, or IL-6...
  84. pmc Randomised controlled study of oral erythromycin for treatment of gastrointestinal dysmotility in preterm infants
    P C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 84:F177-82. 2001
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of oral erythromycin as a prokinetic agent for the treatment of moderately severe gastrointestinal dysmotility in preterm very low birthweight infants...
  85. 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
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint Once-daily fluticasone propionate in stable asthma: study on airway inflammation
    Albert M Li
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Asthma 43:107-11. 2006
    ..7% [6.5] vs. 2.5% [3.9], p = 0.024] after 8 weeks. All subjects preferred the once-daily dosing regimen. Once-daily FP is effective in controlling airway inflammation. This frequency of medication use is also the preferred regimen...
  87. ncbi request reprint Outdoor air pollution and asthma
    Gary W Wong
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Pediatr Pulmonol Suppl 26:220-2. 2004
  88. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory syndrome in children
    Gary W K Wong
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Pediatr Pulmonol 36:261-6. 2003
    ..Strict public health policy and quarantine measures are the key in controlling the infection in the community...
  89. ncbi request reprint Neutrophil CD64 expression: a sensitive diagnostic marker for late-onset nosocomial infection in very low birthweight infants
    Pak C Ng
    Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, PR China
    Pediatr Res 51:296-303. 2002
    ..The quantitative flow cytometric analysis applied in this study could be developed into a routine clinical test with high comparability and reproducibility across different laboratories...
  90. doi request reprint Rotavirus epidemiology: the Asian Rotavirus Surveillance Network
    E A S Nelson
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Vaccine 26:3192-6. 2008
    ....
  91. 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...
  92. 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...
  93. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an asthma management program for Chinese children with mild-to-moderate asthma in Hong Kong
    Stephen H L Hui
    Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Pediatr Pulmonol 33:22-9. 2002
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint The effect of SARS coronavirus on blood system: its clinical findings and the pathophysiologic hypothesis
    Mo Yang
    Department of Paediatrics, The Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi 11:217-21. 2003
    ....
  95. ncbi request reprint Inhalant allergens as risk factors for the development and severity of mild-to-moderate asthma in Hong Kong Chinese children
    Ting Fan Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR
    J Asthma 39:323-30. 2002
    ..In conclusion, indoor aeroallergens are one of the risk factors for the development and severity of mild-to-moderate asthma in Chinese children in Hong Kong...
  96. ncbi request reprint A novel mutation (G233D) in the glycogen phosphorylase gene in a patient with hepatic glycogen storage disease and residual enzyme activity
    Nelson L S Tang
    Department of Chemical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Mol Genet Metab 79:142-5. 2003
    ..This location forms a hairpin turn secondary structure and the small glycine residue is completely conserved in all the orthologous proteins from Escherichia coli to mammals. This is the sixth reported mutation of this form of GSD...
  97. ncbi request reprint Identification of TPO receptors on central nervous system-a preliminary report
    Mo Yang
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi 12:494-7. 2004
    ..In conclusion, the first evidence showed the expression of TPO receptor c-mpl in central nervous system. Moreover, the effect of TPO on neural cell proliferation and anti-apoptosis was also demonstrated on in vitro neural cells...
  98. 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...
  99. 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...
  100. ncbi request reprint Hospital-based study of the economic burden associated with rotavirus diarrhea in Hong Kong
    E Anthony S Nelson
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    J Infect Dis 192:S64-70. 2005
    ..Rotavirus infection is the most common cause of severe diarrhea in both developed and developing countries...
  101. ncbi request reprint CD14 and toll-like receptors: potential contribution of genetic factors and mechanisms to inflammation and allergy
    Ting Fan Leung
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy 4:169-75. 2005
    ..Lastly, the prospect of using immunomodulatory agents targeting on the innate immunity to treat or even prevent asthma and other allergic diseases will be discussed...