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Kok Pim Kua

Academic Visitor

kok-pim.kua@ageing.ox.ac.uk; kokpimkua@gmail.com

Kok-Pim Kua was an Academic Visitor at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing from October 2019 to December 2019. He received an integrated Master of Pharmacy degree from University of Strathclyde and went on to earn a postgraduate Master’s degree in Biomedical Science from Monash University. Kok-Pim is an author of more than 10 international publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a registered pharmacist in Malaysia with a Good Clinical Practice Certificate and has served as a liaison officer on the Pharmacy Research & Development Council of Selangor. In addition, he has been trained to provide various preventive and health promotion services. His performance has been acknowledged with the Excellent Service Award for civil officer.

Kok-Pim’s core research interest spans across the overarching field of nature, health and built environment. His work aims to address different socio-demographic profiles, housing and health needs from established communities, including some of the most socially or geographically marginalised and vulnerable groups within the society, as well as understand the mechanisms by which changes in the built and natural environment affect the health of the population living there. The findings can aid in implementing green infrastructure and ecosystem within the urban environment for people’s health and well-being, ultimately leading to long-term and intergenerational benefits in terms of economic, environmental and social sustainability across all segments of the population.

Publications

  1. Kua KP, Lee SWH. Complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of bronchiolitis in infants: a systematic review. PLoS One 2017; 12(2): e0172289.
  2. Kua KP, Lee SWH. Systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical outcomes of early caffeine therapy in preterm neonates. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2017; 83(1): 180-191.
  3. Kua KP, Lee SWH. Systematic review of the safety and efficacy of palivizumab among infants and young children with cystic fibrosis. Pharmacotherapy 2017; 37(6): 755-769.
  4. Kua KP, Lee SWH. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of combined epinephrine and corticosteroid therapy for acute bronchiolitis in infants. Front Pharmacol 2017; 8: 396.
  5. Kua KP, Qureshi NK, Wong KK, Wu DBC, Lee SWH, Cheah FC. Impact of palivizumab immunization in controlling respiratory syncytial virus infections among preterm neonates after hospital discharge in the tropics. Perinatology — Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Care 2019; 20(1): 1-9.
  6. Kua KP, Yong WQ, Lee SWH. Antibiotic prescribing in a primary care setting in Malaysia: a cross-sectional surveillance study. BMJ Open [Internet]. 2019 May 3 [cited 2019 Dec 31]. Available from: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/4/e026396.responses
  7. Kua KP, Liew MH, Jamil MF, Voon YW, Lee SWH. Retrospective evaluation of costs and types of medications dispensed to patients discharged from hospital to primary care clinic in Malaysia. BMJ Open [Internet]. 2019 Jun 12 [cited 2019 Dec 31]. Available from: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/5/e027220.responses
  8. Kua KP, Saw PS, Lee SWH. Attitudes towards deprescribing among multi-ethnic community-dwelling older patients and caregivers in Malaysia: a cross-sectional questionnaire study. Int J Clin Pharm 2019; 41(3): 793-803.
  9. Liew NY, Chong YY, Yeow SH, Kua KP, Saw PS, Lee SWH. Prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications among geriatric residents in nursing care homes in Malaysia: a cross-sectional study. Int J Clin Pharm 2019; 41(4): 895-902.
  10. Kua KP, Saw PS, Lee SWH. Attitudes towards deprescribing among multi-ethnic community-dwelling older patients and caregivers in Malaysia: a cross-sectional questionnaire study. A comment. Int J Clin Pharm 2019; 41(5): 1131-1132.
  11. Kua KP, Jamil MFB, Liew MH, Si JY, Lee SWH. A retrospective analysis of reporting of adverse drug reactions over 4 years in a primary care health clinic in Malaysia. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2019; 28(12): 1560-1561.
  12. Kua KP, Hamzah NN1, Lee SWH. Potentially inappropriate medication prescribed among older patients in a primary care setting in Malaysia. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2020; 29(3): 363-364.
  13. Ng JM, Kua KP, Lee SWH. Prescribing patterns of antihypertensive medications and blood pressure control among hypertensive patients in a primary care setting in Malaysia. Prog Drug Discov Biomed Sci 2020; 3(1): a0000055.