Chun Nok Lam

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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE Complementary and integrative health (CIH) use among Hispanic adults with colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosis is not well documented. Understanding the prevalence and patterns of CIH use among Hispanics offers insights to uncover potential needs for clinical services. DESIGN Participants were age 21 years or older with a first-time diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Although most studies have found low rates of organic illness in patients with isolated psychiatric complaints, psychiatric patients are frequently brought to emergency departments (EDs) for medical clearance. STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess the utility of ED medical clearance before transfer of pediatric patients on psychiatric holds to inpatient(More)
Urinary tract infection in childhood has long been recognized as a far from benign condition, yet the criteria for diagnosing such a condition are by no means uniform. While the final diagnosis rests on bacteriological evidence, the interpretation of significant bacteriuria in paediatric practice is particularly difficult. Various screening tests have been(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)
INTRODUCTION Hispanics in the U.S. historically use tobacco at lower rates than other racial and ethnic groups. Cultural buffering, the process by which aspects of traditional Hispanic culture delay the adoption of unhealthy behaviors, is believed to be a protective factor against tobacco use. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are a new tobacco product(More)