Mabel W C Tong

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BACKGROUND Good asthma control requires optimal medical treatment in conjunction with appropriate self-management. In the West, the effectiveness of patient education on improving self-management has been well documented. However, data amongst Asian populations are lacking. We performed a pilot study to evaluate the efficacy of a hospital based education(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on pulmonary function, exercise capacity, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among survivors. METHODS 110 survivors with confirmed SARS were evaluated at the Prince of Wales Hospital, HK at the end of 3 and 6 months after symptom onset. The assessment included lung volumes(More)
BACKGROUND A randomised controlled study was undertaken to examine the effect of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on 24 hour systemic blood pressure (BP) in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). METHODS Patients were fitted with an ambulatory BP measuring device as outpatients during normal activities and recorded for 24 hours(More)
INTRODUCTION Lateral parapharyngeal wall (LPW) thickness may be a predominant anatomic factor causing airway narrowing in apneic subjects. In this study, we explored sonographic measurement of the LPW thickness and compared the results with LPW thickness measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We also investigated the association between sonographic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) emerged in 2003 and its long-term sequelae remain largely unclear. This study examined the long-term outcome of pulmonary function, exercise capacity, health and work status among SARS survivors. METHODS A prospective cohort study of SARS patients at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong(More)
Impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on pulmonary function, functional capacity and quality of life in a cohort of survivors Objective: To examine the impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on pulmonary function, exercise capacity, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among survivors. Methods: 110 survivors with confirmed(More)
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