Cheuk Hon Lee

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AIMS This study aimed to investigate (i) the plasma ghrelin concentration at birth, (ii) the relationship of ghrelin with metabolic hormones, including leptin and insulin, and (iii) its association with anthropometric parameters, in appropriately grown preterm (23-36 weeks gestation) and term (37-42 weeks gestation) newborns. PATIENTS AND METHODS Blood(More)
UNLABELLED Congenital giant ranula causing life-threatening upper airway obstruction is a rare condition. A well-planned ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure for aspiration and decompression of the cystic lesion is simple, efficacious and effective in securing a patent airway before the fetus is completely delivered, and may prevent lifelong(More)
UNLABELLED Congenital Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) encompasses a wide spectrum of disease involvement and severity. Congenital "self-healing" cutaneous LCH represents one end of the spectrum, whereas the case we encountered represents the other extreme. A rare case of congenital LCH with severe multiorgan involvement presenting as hydrops fetalis is(More)
This study aimed to investigate 1) the plasma resistin concentration at birth, 2) the relationship of resistin with leptin and insulin, and 3) the association of resistin with anthropometric indexes in newborn infants. Blood samples for hormonal assay were obtained from preterm and term newborns within the first 2 h of life and before milk feeding or energy(More)
A preterm infant had persistent Staphylococcus capitis septicemia with 11 consecutive positive blood cultures over a period of 33 days. The clinical evidence suggested that the source of infection probably originated from the gastrointestinal tract. The combination of rifampin and linezolid treatment, together with prolonged stoppage of enteral feeding,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Feeding intolerance because of functional gastrointestinal dysmotility and parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis (PNAC) are common problems in preterm, very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants. This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study aimed to assess the effectiveness of "high-dose" oral erythromycin as a prokinetic agent(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of a "stress dose" of hydrocortisone for rescue treatment of refractory hypotension and adrenocortical insufficiency of prematurity in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. We hypothesized that significantly more VLBW infants who were receiving dopamine > or =10 microg/kg per min could wean off vasopressor support 72(More)
PURPOSE To determine the intraocular pressure (IOP) profile during and after systemic dexamethasone treatment in preterm very low birth weight (VLBW; <1500 g) infants. DESIGN A cohort study at a university-affiliated tertiary neonatal center. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-seven VLBW infants who received a 3-week dose-tapering course of systemic dexamethasone for(More)
This longitudinal prospective study aimed to investigate the relationship between pituitary-adrenal responses and severity of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in 92 preterm, very low birth weight infants ≤ 30 wk gestation. The human corticotropin releasing hormone stimulation test was performed on these infants at D 7 and 14 of postnatal life. Univariate(More)
PURPOSE To establish a normative range of intraocular pressure (IOP) in preterm infants and to identify important perinatal factors that could affect the IOP during the early weeks of neonatal life. METHODS The IOP of 104 preterm infants, with a median (interquartile range) gestational age of 29.8 (28.7-30.9) weeks and birth weight of 1208 (1049-1370) g,(More)