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Professor Jun Au

Qualification: BSc, MPhil, PhD (CUHK), RPSGT

Email: junau@cuhk.edu.hk

Professor Jun Au

Biography

Dr. Au obtained his PhD degree in the Department of Paediatrics, CUHK. His research has centered around obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sleep deprivation. Particularly, he has been investigating the cardiovascular complications and the treatment responses, the natural history of OSA from childhood to adulthood, the familial aggregation and heritability of childhood OSA, the diagnosis of OSA, and the epidemiology of OSA in different pediatric age groups. Besides, he has been a registered polysomnographic technologist (RPSGT) since 2008 and runs a regular training course for respiratory and sleep medicine trainees and research personnel involved in the management of paediatric sleep problems. He is currently the person-in-charge of the sleep diagnostic and research laboratory in the Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital. He has been frequently invited to lecture and provide educational workshops in a variety of sleep conferences both locally and in mainland China.

Research Interests

  • Precision medicine for childhood OSA: Subtyping of childhood obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

  • Identification of predictors of clinical outcomes of childhood OSA

  • Long-term outcomes after treatment for childhood OSA

  • Adverse effects of sleep deprivation and effect of sleep extension in children and adolescents

Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, World Sleep Congress 2019, Vancouver, 2019.

  • Travel Grants for Young Investigator, 2nd Congress of Asian Society of Sleep Medicine (ASSM), Seoul, 2018.

  • Best Oral Presentation Award, 20th HKSPRA Annual Scientific Meeting cum 9th Cross-Strait Paediatric Respirology Congress, Hong Kong, 2017.

  • Best Oral Presentation Award (1st runner up), Hong Kong Paediatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Hong Kong, 2015

  • Best Oral Presentation Award (2nd prize), Hong Kong Paediatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Hong Kong, 2007.

 

Recent Publications

  1. Au CT, Zhang J, Cheung JYF, Chan KCC, Wing YK, Li AM. Familial Aggregation and Heritability of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Children Probands. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(11):1561-1570.

  2. Chan KC, Au CT, Hui LL, Ng SK, Wing YK, Li AM. How OSA Evolves From Childhood to Young Adulthood: Natural History From a 10-Year Follow-up Study. Chest 2019;156(1):120-130.

  3. Yu CCW, McManus AM, Au CT, So HK, Chan A, Sung RYT, Li AM. Appropriate scaling approach for evaluating peak VO2 development in Southern Chinese 8 to 16 years old. PLoS One. 2019;14(3):e0213674.

  4. Au CT, Chan KCC, Liu KH, Chu WCW, Wing YK, Li AM. Potential anatomical markers of obstructive sleep apnea in prepubertal children. J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(12): 1979-1986.

  5. Au CT, Chook P, Li AM, Sung RY, Chan MH, Wing YK. Association between childhood primary snoring and cardiovascular health. Hong Kong Med J. 2018;24 Suppl 3(3):39-40.

  6. Li JWS, Au CT, Chan KCC, Chook P, Wing YK, Li AM. Short sleep duration is weakly associated with carotid intima-media thickness in adolescents. J Pediatr. 2018;195:80-84.

  7. Yu CC, McManus AM, So HK, Chook P, Au CT, Li AM, Kam JT, So RC, Lam CW, Chan IH, Sung RY. Effects of resistance training on cardiovascular health in non-obese active adolescents. World J Clin Pediatr. 2016;5(3):293-300.

  8. Yu CC, Au CT, Lee FY, So RC, Wong JP, Mak GY, Chien EP, McManus AM. Association between leisure time physical activity, cardiopulmonary fitness, cardiovascular risk factors, and cardiovascular workload at work in firefighters. Saf Health Work. 2015;6(3):192-9.

  9. Lau EY, Choi EW, Lai ES, Lau KN, Au CT, Yung WH, Li AM. Working memory impairment and its associated sleep-related respiratory parameters in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Med. 2015;16(9):1109-15.

  10. Chan KC, Au CT, Chook P, Lee DL, Lam HS, Wing YK, Li AM. Endothelial function in children with OSA and the effects of adenotonsillectomy. Chest. 2015;147(1):132-9.

  11. Chan CC, Au CT, Lam HS, Lee DL, Wing YK, Li AM. Intranasal corticosteroids for mild childhood obstructive sleep apnea--a randomized, placebo-controlled study. Sleep Med. 2015;16(3):358-63.

  12. Zhu Y, Li AM, Au CT, Kong AP, Zhang J, Wong CK, Chan JC, Wing YK. Association between sleep architecture and glucose tolerance in children and adolescents. J Diabetes. 2015;7(1):10-5.

  13. Petsky HL, Li AM, Au CT, Kynaston JA, Turner C, Chang AB. Management based on exhaled nitric oxide levels adjusted for atopy reduces asthma exacerbations in children: A dual centre randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015;50(6):535-43.

  14. Li AM, Au CT, Zhu JY, Chan KC, Chan MH, Lee DL, Wing YK. Plasma natriuretic peptides in children and adolescents with obstructive sleep apnea and their changes following intervention. Front Pediatr. 2014;2:22.

  15. Zhu Y, Au CT, Lam HS, Chan CC, Ho C, Wing YK, Li AM. Sleep architecture in school-aged children with primary snoring. Sleep Med. 2014;15(3):303-8.

  16. Li AM, Au CT, Ng C, Lam HS, Ho CK, Wing YK. A four-year prospective follow-up study of childhood obstructive sleep apnea and its association with blood pressure. Chest. 2014;145(6):1255-1263.

  17. Au CT, Ho CK, Wing YK, Lam HS, Li AM. Acute and chronic effects of sleep duration on blood pressure. Pediatrics. 2014;133(1):e64-72.

  18. Au CT, Ho CK, Wing YK, Li AM. The effect of childhood obstructive sleep apnea on ambulatory blood pressure is modulated by the distribution of respiratory events during rapid eye movement and nonrapid eye movement sleep. Sleep Med. 2013;14(12): 1317-22.

  19. Zhu Y, Au CT, Leung TF, Wing YK, Lam CW, Li AM. Effects of passive smoking on snoring in preschool children. J Pediatr. 2013;163(4):1158-62.e4.

  20. Yu CC, Li AM, Chan KO, Chook P, Kam JT, Au CT, So RC, Sung RY, McManus AM. Orlistat improves endothelial function in obese adolescents: a randomised trial. J Paediatr Child Health. 2013;49(11):969-75.

  21. Li AM, Sadeh A, Au CT, Goh DY, Mindell JA. Prevalence of habitual snoring and its correlates in young children across the Asia Pacific. J Paediatr Child Health. 2013;49(2):E153-9.

  22. Li AM, Zhu Y, Au CT, Lee DL, Ho C, Wing YK. Natural history of primary snoring in school-aged children: a 4-year follow-up study. Chest. 2013;143(3):729-35.

  23. Li AM, Au CT, Chook P, Lam HS, Wing YK. Reduced flow-mediated vasodilation of brachial artery in children with primary snoring. Int J Cardiol. 2013;167(5): 2092-6.

  24. So HK, Li AM, Au CT, Zhang J, Lau J, Fok TF, Wing YK. Night sweats in children: prevalence and associated factors. Arch Dis Child. 2012;97(5):470-3.

  25. Yu CC, Li AM, Au CT, McManus AM, So RC, Lam HS, Chu WC, So HK, Chiu WK, Leung CW, Yau YS, Fok TF, Sung RY. Follow up of aerobic capacity in children affected by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Respirology. 2012; 17(3):513-8.

  26. Su MS, Li AM, So HK, Au CT, Ho C, Wing YK. Nocturnal Enuresis in Children: Prevalence, Correlates, and Relationship with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. J Pediatr. 2011;159(2):238-42.

  27. Li AM, So HK, Au CT, Ho C, Lau J, Ng SK, Abdullah VJ, Fok TF, Wing YK. Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome in Chinese children: a two-phase community study. Thorax. 2010;65(11):991-7.

  28. Li AM, Au CT, So HK, Lau J, Ng PC, Wing YK. Prevalence and risk factors of habitual snoring in primary school children. Chest. 2010;138(3):519-27.

  29. Wing YK, Zhang J, Ho CK, Au CT, Li AM. Periodic limb movement during sleep is associated with nocturnal hypertension in children. Sleep. 2010;33(6):759-65.

  30. Li AM, Au CT, Ng SK, Abdullah VJ, Ho C, Fok TF, Ng PC, Wing YK. Natural history and predictors for progression of mild childhood obstructive sleep apnoea. Thorax. 2010;65(1):27-31.

  31. Li AM, Abdullah VJ, Tsen CS, Au CT, Lam HS, So HK, Chan MH, Leung AW, Chan IH, Lam CW, Ng PC. Leukotriene receptor antagonist in the treatment of childhood allergic rhinitis--a randomized placebo-controlled study. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2009;44(11):1085-92.

  32. Li AM, Au CT, Ho C, Fok TF, Wing YK. Blood pressure is elevated in children with primary snoring. J Pediatr. 2009;155(3):362-8.e1.

  33. Li AM, Lam HS, So HK, Leung M, Tsen T, Au CT, Chang AB. Interrupter respiratory resistance in healthy Chinese preschool children. Chest. 2009; 136(2):554-60.

  34. Au CT, Li AM. Obstructive sleep breathing disorders. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009;56(1):243-59, xii.

  35. Chan JY, Li AM, Au CT, Lo AF, Ng SK, Abdullah VJ, Ho C, Yu CM, Fok TF, Wing YK. Cardiac remodelling and dysfunction in children with obstructive sleep apnoea: a community based study. Thorax. 2009;64(3):233-9.

  36. Li AM, Au CT, Sung RY, Ho C, Ng PC, Fok TF, Wing YK. Ambulatory blood pressure in children with obstructive sleep apnoea: a community based study. Thorax. 2008;63(9):803-9.

  37. Li AM, Yin J, Au JT, So HK, Tsang T, Wong E, Fok TF, Ng PC. Standard Reference for the 6-minute Walk Test in Healthy Children Aged 7 to 16 Years. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007;176(2):174-80.

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