Jerome Lau

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OBJECTIVES To study retrospectively the epidemiology, demography and clinical issues related to varicella in pregnancy in a UK city over a 5-year period and help inform the debate on the potential of varicella immunisation in prevention. METHODS The hospital records of pregnant women with varicella receiving care at the Regional Department of Infection(More)
Because of the lack of suitable generic health status measures in Hong Kong that reflect the value structure and culture of the society, we have translated and calibrated the Sickness Impact Profile, which was originally developed in the United States. Translation consisted of a sequence of forward translations into Chinese, back translations into English(More)
β-lactamase production has been sporadically reported in the emerging Kingella kingae pathogen but the phenomenon has not been studied in-depth. We investigated the prevalence of β-lactamase production among K. kingae isolates from different geographical origins and genetically characterized β-lactamase-producing strains. Seven hundred and seventy-eight(More)
OBJECTIVE. To assess the effect of a difference in nomenclature for psychiatric illness on perceptions of university students. DESIGN. Cross-sectional study. SETTING. Three local universities in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS. A total of 201 university students (undergraduates or postgraduates) were interviewed with a questionnaire. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES. Score(More)
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