Petrina Poh Chen Wong

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BACKGROUND The age-related comparative prevalence of allergic rhinitis (AR) and non-allergic rhinitis (NAR) in children is poorly defined. We aimed to characterize AR and NAR in children. METHODS This study enrolled children with chronic rhinitis who presented to a tertiary paediatric center for a diagnostic skin prick test (SPT). Parents completed a(More)
AIMS To describe the epidemiology of children with severe pneumonia and identify risk factors for poor outcomes. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of children admitted to pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) from 2010 to 2014 with a diagnosis of pneumonia. Clinical microbiological, ventilation and other pertinent PICU data were collected. Primary(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies on association between level of asthma control, markers of airway inflammation and the degree of bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) have yielded conflicting results. Our aim was to determine the presence and severity of BHR and the concordance between BHR, asthma control, and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in children(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Few studies have examined the validity of actigraphy in school-aged children. The objective of this study was to examine the validity of a commonly used actigraph compared to polysomnography (PSG) in a sample of children age 5 to 12 y born prematurely, sleeping in their natural home environment. METHODS 148 children born preterm (85 boys(More)
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