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Professor KUMANA, Cyrus Rustam
Emeritus Professor
Bsc, MBBS (Lond), FRCP (Can & Lond), FHKCP, FHKAM (Medicine)
an email logo hrmekcr@hku.hk
a telephone logo 2255-4248
a fax logo 2855-1143

Research Profile

  1. Development of an Oral Arsenic Solution for treating haematological malignancies; US patent 10/669,869 applied for by Prof YL Kwong and myself on 23 September 2003 and granted in 2009
  2. Drug Utilisation Research
  3. Clinical Trial Methodology
  4. Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  5. Rational Antibiotic Prescribing

Selected Publications

  1. Kumana CR, Cheung BMY, Lauder IJ 1999. JAMA 282:1899-901 Gauging the Impact of Statins using Number Needed to Treat
  2. Kumana CR et al 2001. Br J Clin Pharmacol 52:427-32. Curtailing unnecessary vancomycin usage in a hospital with high rates of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infections
  3. Kumana CR, Au WY, Lee NSL, Kou M, Mak RWM, Lam CW, Kwong YL 2002. Eur J Clin Pharmac 58:521-6. Systemic Availability of Arsenic from Oral Arsenic-trioxide used to treat Patients with Haematological Malignancies
  4. Kumana CR, Cheung BMY, Lauder IJ 2003. Evidence Based Medicine 8 (Jan/Feb):10-11. Commentary on MRC/BHF Heart Protection Study of cholesterol-lowering therapy and of antioxidant vitamin supplemen-tation in a wide range of patients at increased risk of coronary heart disease death: early safety and efficacy experience
  5. Kumana CR, Cheung BMY, Cheung GTY, Ovedal T, Pederson B, Lauder IJ 2005. Brit J Clin Pharmac 60:347-54. Rhythm versus rate control of atrial fibrillation meta-analysed by number needed to treat
  6. Kumana CR, Tse HF, Lau CP 2009. Evidence Based Medcicine 14:70. Letter - Viewing JUPITOR with a clear perspective

Key Offices

  1. Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  2. Executive Editor, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press
  3. Honorary Consultant, Queen Mary Hospital