Overview

The Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children & Adolescents, based at BC Children's Hospital, employs evidence-based therapies in the treatment of youth with eating disorders. As the lead pediatrician in this program, I am involved in creating treatment guidelines for the hospital and the province, and reviewing outcomes of youth receiving treatment in this program. I am also interested in the medical complications in youth who develop eating disorders and how we can better monitor and treat these complications.

Publications

Pinch, cinch or step: Evaluating the effectiveness and acceptability of mid upper arm circumference measurements in adolescents with eating disorders
Eating Behaviors
Pei-Yoong Lam and Sheila K. Marshall and Geetha Devi Harjit and Jennifer S. Coelho and Jadine Cairns
DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.03.023
08/2016

Characterization of Myocardial Repolarization Reserve in Adolescent Females with Anorexia Nervosa
Circulation
Gareth J Padfield and Carolina A. Escudero and Astrid M. De Souza and Christian Steinberg and Karen A Gibbs and Joseph H. Puyat and Pei Yoong Lam and Shubhayan Sanatani and Elizabeth Sherwin and James E. Potts and George Sandor and Andrew D. Krahn
DOI: 10.1161/circulationaha.115.016697
01/2016

Intrusive Thoughts About Anthropometric Measurements
PsycTESTS Dataset
Jennifer S. Coelho and Rachelle Pullmer and MacKenzie Robertson and Sheila Marshall and Pei-Yoong Lam
DOI: 10.1037/t53156-000
2016

Attitudes toward anthropometric measurements in youth: The role of eating pathology.
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement
Jennifer S. Coelho and Rachelle Pullmer and MacKenzie Robertson and Sheila Marshall and Pei-Yoong Lam
DOI: 10.1037/cbs0000047
2016

Translating research into clinical practice across the developmental spectrum: Examining the clinical utility of the short treatment allocation tool for eating disorders
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Josie Geller and Jennifer S. Coelho and Suja Srikameswaran and Pei-Yoong Lam and Megumi Iyar and Mark L. Norris
DOI: 10.1002/eat.22654
2016

Medical Complications in Children and Adolescents: A Review of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders
Pei-Yoong Lam
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_161-1
2016

An Echocardiographic Study of Left Ventricular Size and Cardiac Function in Adolescent Females with Anorexia Nervosa
European Eating Disorders Review
Carolina A. Escudero and James E. Potts and Pei-Yoong Lam and Astrid M. De Souza and Gerald J. Mugford and George G. S. Sandor
DOI: 10.1002/erv.2409
10/2015

Male Youth With Eating Disorders: Clinical and Medical Characteristics of a Sample of Inpatients
Eating Disorders
Jennifer S. Coelho and Aarti Kumar and Megan Kilvert and Lucinda Kunkel and Pei-Yoong Lam
DOI: 10.1080/10640266.2015.1027119
03/2015

Medical Complications in Children and Adolescents: A Review of Cardiac Complications in Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders
Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders
Pei-Yoong Lam
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_117-1
2015

Co-Creation With TickiT: Designing and Evaluating a Clinical eHealth Platform for Youth
JMIR Research Protocols
Sandy R Whitehouse and Pei-Yoong Lam and Ellen Balka and Shelagh McLellan and Mariana Deevska and Daniel Penn and Robert Issenman and Mary Paone
DOI: 10.2196/resprot.2865
10/2013

141. To Pilot the Use of the Adolescent Screening Questionnaire (ASQ) in a Canadian Children's Hospital and Exploring Outcomes in Referral Pathways
Journal of Adolescent Health
Pei-Yoong Lam and Curren Warf and Sandy Whitehouse and Michele Yeo and Mariana M. Deevska and Sabrina Gill and Janet Bartnik and Dana Warn
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2011.10.215
02/2012

Does Aggressive Refeeding in Hospitalized Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa Result in Increased Hypophosphatemia?
Journal of Adolescent Health
Melissa Whitelaw and Heather Gilbertson and Pei-Yoong Lam and Susan M. Sawyer
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.11.207
06/2010

Does Aggressive Refeeding in Hospitalised Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa Result in Increased Hypophosphataemia?
Journal of Adolescent Health
Melissa Whitelaw and Heather Gilbertson and Pei-Yoong Lam and Susan M Sawyer
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.10.043
02/2009

Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis: Clinical outcomes after more than five years of follow-up
The Journal of Pediatrics
Adam M. Huber and Pei-Yoong Lam and Catherine M. Duffy and Rae S.M. Yeung and Michael Ditchfield and Dara Laxer and William G. Cole and H. Kerr Graham and Roger C. Allen and Ronald M. Laxer
DOI: 10.1067/mpd.2002.126457
08/2002

Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis: Review of Orthopaedic Complications at Maturity
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Catherine M. Duffy and Pei Yoong Lam and Michael Ditchfield and Roger Allen and H. Kerr Graham
DOI: 10.1097/01241398-200207000-00016
07/2002

Research

Current Projects
Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of the Current Medical Stabilization Protocol for Anorexia Nervosa Patients Admitted to BC Children’s Hospital.

Current Projects
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotic medications

Grants

BCHMSUS 2011 CWMH Internal Grant Competition $30,000 (2011-ongoing)

Swiss Foundation of Anorexia Nervosa Annual Grant Competition $180,000 (2015 for 3 years) (PI: J Coelho, Co investigator: Pei-Yoong Lam)