Benjamin C H Kwan

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BACKGROUND Men are recommended to not urinate for at least 1 hour before urine testing for Chlamydia trachomatis, but some studies have shown that recent urination does not impact test sensitivity for nucleic acid amplification tests. The objective of this study was to estimate the sensitivity of chlamydia testing using samples obtained 20-minutes post(More)
3 4 The abstracts in this Programme have been reproduced directly from word processed files provided by authors; the British Geriatrics Society has no responsibility for the scientific content. ___________________________________________ Background Vitamin D deficiency in older people is associated with poor health outcomes but remediable by public health(More)
Upper airway muscles are important in maintaining airway patency. Visualization of their dynamic motion should allow measurement, comparison, and further understanding of their roles in healthy subjects and those with upper airway disorders. Currently, there are few clinically feasible real-time imaging methods. Methods such as tagged magnetic resonance(More)
Multidisciplinary community coordinated care programs are widely adopted to optimise care of chronic disease patients, but there is a need for further evaluation in the setting of COPD. This observational study evaluated 147 patients with severe or very severe COPD who were enrolled in a multidisciplinary community respiratory coordinated care program(More)
INTRODUCTION Malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) can complicate most cancers, causing dyspnoea and impairing quality of life (QoL). Indwelling pleural catheters (IPCs) are a novel management approach allowing ambulatory fluid drainage and are increasingly used as an alternative to pleurodesis. IPC drainage approaches vary greatly between centres. Some(More)
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