Chun Nok Lam

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Children with the idiopathic nephrotic syndrome have been treated with intensive steroid therapy at various centres since prednisolone became available in 1955. Five years after onset, 65-70% of such children are free from significant proteinuria, and the death rate has been reduced to 10-15% by such therapy (Arneil and Lam, 1966; Cornfeld and Schwartz,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Increasingly, low-income inner-city patients with diabetes utilize emergency departments (EDs) for acute and chronic care. We seek to determine whether a scalable, low-cost, unidirectional, text message-based mobile health intervention (TExT-MED) improves clinical outcomes, increases healthy behaviors, and decreases ED utilization in a(More)
In Britain overt lead poisoning in childhood is uncommon, though it appears to be common in the industrial areas of the United States of America, where it may account for as many as 79% of childhood deaths due to accidental poisoning (Christian, Celewycz, and Andelman, 1964). A number of cases are probably missed (Mellins and Jenkins, 1955; McLaughlin,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Psychiatric disorders account for an increasing number of pediatric hospitalizations. Due to lack of psychiatric beds, patients on involuntary psychiatric holds may be admitted to medical units. Our objectives were to evaluate the rate of admission of psychiatric patients to a medical unit, psychiatric care provided, and estimated(More)
BACKGROUND This study reports on the internal consistency and construct validity of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General (FACT-G v.4) and 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12 v.2) health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instruments with Chinese-American breast cancer survivors (BCS). METHODS Participants completed mailed questionnaires(More)
OBJECTIVES Describe the change in mobile technology used by an urban Latino population between 2011 and 2014, and compare findings with national estimates. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients were surveyed on medical history and mobile technology use. We analyzed specific areas of mobile health capacity stratified by chronic disease, age, language preference,(More)