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Dr KWAN Joseph Shiu Kwong
Clinical Associate Professor
MB ChB (Bristol), MPhil (Southampton), MD (Edinburgh), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edinburgh, London)
an email logo jskkwan@hku.hk
a telephone logo 2255-4769
a fax logo 2816-2187

Research Profile

1.       Cognitive impairment and neuroimaging
2.       Stroke and post-stroke complications
3.       Frailty and sarcopenia
4.       Aging science: nutrition, exercise and immune system
5.       Heart & brain: atrial fibrillation

Selected Publications

  1. Shea YF, Chu LW, Chan AO, Kwan JSK. Delayed diagnosis of an old Chinese woman with familial Alzheimer’s disease. J Formos Med Assoc 2015 Jan 26. pii: S0929-6646(14)00322-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jfma.2014.11.003
  2. Price M, Gunther A, Kwan JSK. Antiepileptic drugs for the primary and secondary prevention of seizures after intracranial venous thrombosis. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014 Aug 2;8:CD005501.
  3. Shea YF, Mok WWY, Chan JFW, Kwan JSK. A hidden cause of recurrent asthmatic attacks. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014;62(7):1408-9.
  4. Shea YF, Chan TC, Chang SKR, Hon FKS, Kwan JSK, Chu LW. Rapidly progressive ataxia during rehabilitation and a difficult road to diagnosis J Am Geriatr Soc 2014;62(8):1609-10.
  5. Sykes L, Wood E, Kwan JSK. Antiepileptic drugs for the primary and secondary prevention of seizures after stroke. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014 Jan 24;1:CD005398.
  6. Kwan J, Horsfield G, Bryant T, Gawne-Cain M, Durward G, Byrne CD, Englyst NA. IL6 is a predictive biomarker for stroke associated infection and future mortality in the elderly after an ischaemic stroke. Experimental Gerontology 2013;48(9):960-5.
  7. Poynter L, Kwan J, Vassallo M. How does cognitive impairment impact on functional improvement following the rehabilitation of elderly patients? International J Clin Practice 2013;67(8):811-815.
  8. Marigold R, Tiwari D, Günther A, Kwan J. Antiepileptic drugs for the primary and secondary prevention of seizures after subarachnoid haemorrhage. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013 Jun 5;6:CD008710. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008710.pub2.
  9. Kwan J, Pickering RM, Kunkel D, Fitton C, Jenkinson D, Perry VH, Ashburn AM. Impact of stroke-associated infection on long term survival: a cohort study. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2013;84(3):297-304.
  10. Kwan J. Thrombolysis. In: Oxford Desk Reference: Geriatric Medicine. Pages 492-3. Oxford University Press 2012. ISBN 978-0-19-959234-0
  11. Marigold R, Arias M, Vassallo M, Allen SC, Kwan J. Autonomic dysfunction in older people. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 2011:21:28-44.
  12. Poynter L, Kwan J, Ahie Sayer A, Vassallo M. Does cognitive impairment affect rehabilitation outcome? J Am Geriatr Soc 2011;59(11):2108-11.
  13. Jupp B, Mallela SK, Kwan J, Allen S, Sharma JC, Vassallo M. Development and evaluation of the GEMS (gait, eyesight, mental state, sedation) tool as an aid to predict outcome after hospitalisation. Geriatrics and Gerontology International 2011;11(1):8-15.
  14. Townend E, Tinson D, Kwan J, Sharpe M. “Feeling sad and useless”: an investigation into personal acceptance disability and its association with depression following stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation 2010;24(6):555-564.
  15. Kwan J. Predicting the risk of post-stroke epilepsy – why and how? Nature Reviews Neurology 2010;6:532-3.
  16. Kwan J, Wood E. Antiepileptic drugs for the primary and secondary prevention of seizures after stroke. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 1.

Key Offices

1.       Clinical Associate Professor (HKU)
2.       Co-chairman of the Assessment Sub-committee for MBBS (HKU)
3.       Organiser of the Medical Ethics and Humanities Program (Years 3 and 4) (HKU)
4.       Coordinator of the Geriatric Medicine undergraduate teaching (HKU)
5.       Visiting Professor at University of Bournemouth (UK)
6.       Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Southampton (UK)