Wai-Ping Yau

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OBJECTIVE Prior studies have reported increased risks of congenital heart defects (CHD) and pyloric stenosis (PS) after prenatal exposure to macrolide antibiotics. We sought to assess the association between maternal use of erythromycin and nonerythromycin macrolides and the risks of CHD and PS. STUDY DESIGN Among participants in the Slone Epidemiology(More)
BACKGROUND A standard fixed dose of 2 g/day of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), irrespective of total body weight (TBW), is recommended when used in combination with cyclosporine and corticosteroids in renal transplantation. METHODS To determine the optimal MMF dose in a population with wide variation in TBW, steady-state pharmacokinetics of mycophenolic acid(More)
BACKGROUND Prior studies have suggested an increased risk of oral clefts after exposure to amoxicillin in early pregnancy, but findings have been inconsistent. METHODS Among participants in the Slone Epidemiology Center Birth Defects Study from 1994 to 2008, we identified 877 infants with cleft lip with/without cleft palate and 471 with cleft palate(More)
Traditionally, pharmaceutical analysis referred to the chemical analysis of drug molecules. However, over the years, modern pharmaceutical analysis has evolved beyond this to encompass combination techniques, high-throughput technologies, chemometrics, microdosing studies, miniaturization and nanotechnology. These analytical advances are now being employed(More)
A capillary zone electrophoresis method with ultraviolet (UV) absorbance detection for the chiral separation of warfarin enantiomers using highly sulfated beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD) was developed and optimized. Enantiomeric separation of warfarin was characterized by high resolution and efficiency. The optimized electrophoretic conditions were subsequently(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Pilot trials have suggested that pharmacotherapy may aid stroke recovery. The aim of this study was to systematically review the effects of antidepressants, anti-Alzheimer drugs, anti-Parkinson drugs, central nervous system (CNS) stimulants and piracetam on gross motor function, cognition, disability, dependency and quality of life(More)
A reversed-phase HPLC-UV method, involving simple instrumental setup and mobile phase without ion-pairing reagent, was developed and validated for direct simultaneous quantification of free mycophenolic acid (MPA) and its major metabolite MPA-glucuronide (MPAG) in human plasma. Both free MPA and MPAG were isolated from plasma samples using ultrafiltration(More)
A capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) method with direct ultraviolet (UV)-absorbance detection is presented for the simultaneous enantiomeric separation of warfarin and its main metabolites, including warfarin alcohols, 4'-, 6-, and 7-hydroxywarfarin, using highly sulfated beta-cyclodextrin (HS-beta-CD) as the chiral selector. This chiral separation method(More)
A simple and reproducible reversed-phase ion-pair high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method using isocratic elution with UV absorbance detection is presented for the simultaneous quantitation of mycophenolic acid (MPA) and MPA-glucuronide (MPAG) in human plasma and urine. The sample preparation procedures involved simple protein precipitation(More)
Background: Tacrolimus pharmacokinetics has large inter-individual variability. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the impact of donor and recipient gene polymorphisms on tacrolimus dosing and pharmacokinetics in Asian liver transplant patients. Methods: Steady-statetacrolimus concentrations at 0, 1, 2, 4 and 6 h were measured. Pharmacokinetic(More)