Henry Hang Lam Wong

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To determine the feasibility of cellular and biochemical analysis of sputum induced after inhalation of hypertonic (3%) saline, we analyzed sputum induced in 10 healthy and in 18 asthmatic subjects. We also analyzed saliva samples from all subjects. The entire sputum sample and the saliva sample were reduced using dithiothreitol, and cell counts and(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the dose-response relationship between cigarette smoke exposure and pulmonary cell and cytokine concentrations in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). BAL cells and BAL supernatant concentrations of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF alpha), interleukin (IL)-1 beta, IL-6, IL-8, and monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 from(More)
Excessive airway mucus is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in asthma, but the relationship between accumulation of mucus and goblet cell size, number, and function is incompletely understood. To address these questions, stored mucin in the epithelium and goblet cell size and number were measured morphometrically, and mucin gene expression was(More)
Although chlorine gas is a common irritant exposure, little is known about airway responses to chlorine inhalation among persons with baseline airway hyperreactivity. We wished to determine whether such persons manifest an exaggerated response to chlorine compared with normal subjects. We studied 10 subjects, five with and five without airway(More)
A measurement of the energy dependence of antineutrino disappearance at the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment is reported. Electron antineutrinos (ν¯(e)) from six 2.9  GW(th) reactors were detected with six detectors deployed in two near (effective baselines 512 and 561 m) and one far (1579 m) underground experimental halls. Using 217 days of data, 41(More)
A humanized murine monoclonal antibody directed to the Fc epsilonR1-binding domain of human IgE (rhuMAb-E25) has been shown to inhibit the binding of IgE to mast cells without provoking mast cell activation. To examine the effects of neutralizing IgE on allergic airway responses, we assessed the effects of 9 wk of treatment with rhuMAb-E25 in a parallel(More)
To assess the safety of sputum induction in asthmatic subjects, we conducted a retrospective review of data from 351 sputum inductions in 78 subjects from our institution. The sputum induction protcol consisted of baseline FEV1, pretreatment with albuterol 180 micrograms, postbronchodilator spirometry 15 min later, the induction procedure itself (inhalation(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the pathogenesis of metal fume fever in humans by studying functional, cellular, and biochemical responses after exposure to zinc welding fume. DESIGN Clinical experimental study. PARTICIPANTS We studied 14 welders recruited through public advertisements. INTERVENTIONS Participants welded galvanized steel. MEASUREMENTS We(More)
The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment has measured a nonzero value for the neutrino mixing angle θ(13) with a significance of 5.2 standard deviations. Antineutrinos from six 2.9 GWth reactors were detected in six antineutrino detectors deployed in two near (flux-weighted baseline 470 m and 576 m) and one far (1648 m) underground experimental halls. With(More)
To compare markers of inflammation in secretions obtained by sputum induction (SI), bronchial wash (50 ml instillate [BW]), and bronchoalveolar lavage (4 x 60 ml instillates [BAL]), we analyzed markers of inflammation in samples obtained by these methods in 10 healthy and 10 asthmatic subjects. Of the asthmatic subjects 8 had mild disease (FEV1, % of(More)