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The aim of this study was to biotype and characterize phospholipase, proteinase and haemolytic activities of oral Candida albicans isolates from 210 Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and 210 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Seventy-six and 50 C. albicans isolates were obtained from type 2 DM patients and controls, respectively, using(More)
AIM To determine the efficacy of delivering short-message service (SMS) to provide diabetes-related information in reducing the risk of developing diabetes in Chinese professional drivers with pre-diabetes. METHODS A pilot single-blinded randomized controlled trial was conducted in Hong Kong between 05/2009 and 04/2012. Professional drivers with impaired(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of a pharmacist care program on cardiovascular risks in type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS A 9-month, prospective, randomized, controlled study was conducted in a public hospital in Hong Kong. Patients in the intervention group had regular drug-counseling sessions with pharmacists in addition to routine medical care,(More)
AIMS To investigate the prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular risk factors among professional drivers in Hong Kong. METHODS Chinese professional drivers with no history of DM were invited to complete a questionnaire on their health status, followed by taking their body measurements, fasting blood glucose (FG) and lipids. 75g(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify concepts including misconceptions among the community members regarding family doctors, and determine factors affecting decisions on which doctor to consult in different clinical scenarios. DESIGN Household telephone survey conducted between 4 and 13 September 2006. SETTING Hong Kong community. PARTICIPANTS Cantonese-speaking(More)
Key Messages 1. Type 2 diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease receiving structured care (SC) by a diabetologist-nurse team or usual care (UC) had a similar incidence of end-stage renal disease (24 of 104 vs 24 of 101) after intervention for 2 years. 2. Patients receiving SC were three times more likely to attain three or more predefined treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association of work nature, lifestyle and obesity with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in professional drivers. METHODS A total of 3376 Chinese professional drivers aged 18 to 70 years were recruited to assess the HRQOL by SF-12 summary scores (Physical Component Summary [PCS]; Mental Component Summary [MCS]), and collect(More)
AIM To estimate the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in Chinese diabetic men and to identify its risk factors, we carried out a cross-sectional survey of 500 Chinese diabetic men attending a community hospital diabetic clinic in Hong Kong. METHODS Patients were interviewed and asked to report on their experience of ED as defined in the National(More)
PURPOSE To study oral health conditions, diabetic medical complications and their association in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-sectional survey of 364 type 2 DM patients (63.6 +/- 10.1 years, 54% female) and 161 controls (64.1 +/- 10.6 years, 53% female) with or without essential hypertension, predominantly low-income,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to develop a simple nomogram that can be used to predict the risk of diabetes mellitus (DM) in the asymptomatic non-diabetic subjects based on non-laboratory- and laboratory-based risk algorithms. METHODS Anthropometric data, plasma fasting glucose, full lipid profile, exercise habits, and family history of DM(More)