A Comparison between Modified Robert Jones Bandage and Intermittent Cold Pack in Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial.
Authors: Kijkunasathian C, Limitlaohaphan C, Saengpetch N, Chanasit P, Sundarathiti P, Waratanarat P Abstract Background: Modified Robert Jones bandage and intermittent cold pack are commonly used for postoperative care in arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). However, no study has been done to compare the postoperative pain and functional outcome of both methods in ACLR. Objective: To compare the postoperative pain and functional outcome of a modified Robert Jones bandage and intermittent cold pack in ACLR. Material and Method: Forty patients scheduled for ACLR were included. Compu...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Lateral Release Can Increase Range of Flexion during Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty with Patellar Maltracking.
Conclusion: The results indicated that intraoperative lateral release in patellar maltracking can improve range of flexion in computer assisted TKA. PMID: 29911786 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Outcome of Single Event Multilevel Soft Tissue Release for Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy.
Authors: Gajaseni P, Cheewakongkiat P, Surijamorn P, Srisaarn T Abstract Objective: We evaluated the results of single event multilevel surgery for treatment of contractures of lower extremities in spastic diplegic cerebral palsy patients in Phramongkutklao Hospital. Material and Method: The present study included 40 patients (23 boys, 17 girls, mean age 8.9 years) with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, who underwent single event multilevel surgery for the treatment of soft tissue contractures in lower extremities secondary to spasticity between 2006 and 2009. Evaluations were based on pre- and post-operative (f...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Comparison of Intubation Time with GlideScope ® and McIntosh Laryngoscope in Obese Patients
Conclusion: The intubation time and the success rate between the McIntosh blade and GlideScope® in obese patients was not significantly different. Nevertheless, the GlideScope® provided a better laryngoscopic view than the McIntosh blade. PMID: 29911789 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Management Outcome of Severe Laryngomalacia at Queen Sirikit National Institute Child Health.
Authors: Charunruengterakul N Abstract Background: Outcomes of the different management in severe laryngomalacia (LM) have not been evaluated. Objective: To identify the management practices and to evaluate the outcomes in patient with severe LM. Material and Method: The medical records of LM at Queen Sirikit National Institute Child Health between January2007 and December 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Results: Severe LM 69.8% (30/43) were found in patients diagnosed with LM. Type B (complete collapse) at 46.67% were the most common finding. Decision of management were made individually based on c...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Exercise Intensity and Substrate Utilization in Healthy Sedentary Females Using the Life-Build-Line Device.
Conclusion: These findings indicate that LBL offers a means of low-intensity exercise in healthy females while still providing physiological and metabolic benefits PMID: 29911792 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Identification of Potential Leverage Points for Self-Management Support Intervention in Thais with Type 2 Diabetes.
Conclusion: Personal and neighborhood supports are two potential leverage points for self-management support interventions for Thai patients with type 2 diabetes. Patients with low and high personal supports may need different strategies for neighborhood support. PMID: 29911793 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Impact of Tobacco Control Campaigns on Smoking Behaviors in Thai Medical Schools.
Authors: Rungruanghiranya S, Ekpanyaskul C Abstract Objective: To explore the changes in the prevalence of smoking behavior, attitudes, and cessation training among medical students after the establishment of the Thai Health Professional Alliance against Tobacco (ThaiPAT) and its major campaigns by using the nationwide Global Health Professions Student Surveys (GHPSS). Material and Method: Multiple cross-sectional studies were conducted after three major campaigns were launched between 2007 and 2011, the Deans’ Summit on Tobacco Control, implemented tobacco control into the medical curriculum, and 100% sm...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Influence of Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Training in Performing Chemodenervation in Children with Cerebral Palsy in Thailand.
Authors: Buntragulpoontawee M, O'Brien TE, Kovindha A Abstract Background: Chemodenervation (CD) involves injecting drugs such as phenol, botulinum toxin, or alcohol to reduce muscle spasticity. However, they interfere with daily activities of children with cerebral palsy (CP). Rehabilitation residency training in Thailand currently requires performing a minimum of five CD procedures. However, the effect of this policy on post-training practice is unknown. Objective: To explore the influence of CD training during residency on post-training clinical practice and their current use of it in treating CP patients. ...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Predicting Factors in Identifying Cognitive Decline among Thai Adults.
Conclusion: The incidence of cognitive decline among Thai working aged adult was 8.1%. The clinical factors that significantly associated with cognitive decline were age, alcoholic consumption status, and body mass index greater than 30. PMID: 29911801 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Two-Hour Nasal Responses after a Single Dose of Ephedrine Nasal Spray in Healthy Males.
Conclusion: Ephedrine nasal spray is a fast-onset, short-acting decongestant. The decongestant effect of the drug varied by study tools. The variations appeared on the degree of nasal response and duration of action. The drug was generally safe. PMID: 29911802 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Association Between Intrapartum Cardiotocogram and Early Neonatal Outcomes in a Tertiary Hospital in Thailand.
Authors: Amsumang S, Wuttikonsammakit P, Chamnan P Abstract Background: Intrapartum electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) has widely been used to monitor mothers in labor who are at risk in clinical practice. There is little evidence to describe the association between EFM categories based on the newly proposed National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 2008 criteria and neonatal outcomes. Objective: To investigate the association between intrapartum cardiotocogram categories based on the NICHD 2008 and early neonatal outcomes Material and Method: Intrapartum EFM tracings of 120 singleton ...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Effect of Supportive Information on Anxiety Levels in Pregnant Women Awaiting Amniocentesis Results: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Authors: Chuenwattana P, Phaophan A, Mongkolchat N Abstract Objective: To evaluate the effect of supportive information on anxiety levels in women awaiting amniocentesis results. Material and Method: Women underwent amniocentesis were randomized into two groups according to whether they did (group A) or did not (group B) receive supportive information. Anxiety levels were measured using the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory at four time points, (1) after amniocentesis, (2) before phoning for test result appointment confirmation, (3) after phoning, during which supportive information was given to group A...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Risk Score for Prediction of Postpartum Hemorrhages in Normal Labor at Chonburi Hospital.
Conclusion: Applying developed PPH risk score is a practical way to identify patients who are at high-risk for developing PPH for an early detection, treatment, and transfer. PMID: 29911829 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

A Clinical Risk Score for Predicting Paraspinal Extramedullary Hematopoiesis in Patients with Thalassemia: The KKU-EMH Score.
Conclusion: Advanced age and thalassemic facie are independent risk factors for paraspinal EMH in patients with thalassemia. The KKU-EMH score is a practical score. It can be used as a screening tool for paraspinal EMH in patients with β-thalassemia. PMID: 29911832 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

A Study of Interleukin-2 Production and Nck Adaptor Molecule Gene Expression in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients.
Conclusion: We found that in SLE patients lymphocyte production of IL-2 did not decrease when compared with that of normal subjects. The Nck1 and Nck2 mRNA expression was not defective in SLE patients. We did not see any altered relation between IL-2 levels and Nck1 and Nck2 gene expression. PMID: 29911835 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Descriptors of Insomnia among Patients with Heart Failure.
Conclusion: Insomnia is a significant problem in heart failures patients. Therefore, healthcare providers need to pay attention to this sensitive outcome. Several factors should be considered for further management. PMID: 29911836 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Effects of Stroke Unit Care in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patient Ineligible for Thrombolytic Treatment.
Authors: Rajborirug K, Tumviriyakul H, Suwanno J Abstract Background: Several trials have verified the benefits of stroke unit (SU) in acute stroke care worldwide. Objective: Compare clinical outcomes and costs of care in acute ischemic stroke patients who were ineligible for thrombolytic treatment (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator-rt PA) in a primary stroke center. Material and Method: A prospective study was conducted in acute ischemic stroke patients, aged 15 years old and above, presenting within 72 hours of onset. At discharge, neurological and medical complications, mortality rate, National In...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Clinical Outcomes Measurement Development.
Conclusion: The ADHD clinical outcome checklist with 13 items has shown good validity and fair reliability. It can be a useful tool for ADHD treatment outcome assessment in clinical setting. PMID: 29911841 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

The Optimal Predictors of Readiness for Extubation in Low Birth Weight Infants.
Conclusion: The SBT and minute ventilation ratio in low birth weight infants were not optimal predictors of readiness for extubation. However, a further prospective study in this field with a larger number of subjects and a proper indication for extubation should be considered. PMID: 29911842 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Improving the Surgical Outcomes after Liver Resection with ERAS Program.
Authors: Sutherasan M, Taesombat W, Sirichindakul B, Nonthasoot B, Supaphol J, Nivatwongs S Abstract Background: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has been accepted as the program to improve the surgical outcomes. This program has been increasingly utilized in liver resection. Objective: To evaluate the outcomes of patients underwent liver resection by applying ERAS program. Material and Method: All patients underwent liver resection between January 2007 and April 2011 at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital were included into the present study. Patients’ characteristics, preoperative factors, op...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Pilot Clinical Evaluation of PoreSkin: A Human Acellular Dermal Matrix in Burn Scars.
Authors: Angspatt A, Termwattanaphakdee T, Muangma P, Bunaprasert T Abstract Background: An extensive full-thickness wound need a graft, sometime very large. However, donor sites are often limited. Dermal substitutes are among the tissue-engineered products applied to clinical use. PoreSkin, a human acellular dermal matrix (hADM) manufactured by the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, is the first human dermal substitute developed in Thailand. Objective: Assess the safety and ability in achieving durable and definitively cosmetic coverage using PoreSkin. Material and Method: Eleven hypertrophic b...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

A Comparative of Ginger Extract in Nanostructure Lipid Carrier (NLC) and 1% Diclofenac Gel for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis (OA).
Authors: Amorndoljai P, Taneepanichskul S, Niempoog S, Nimmannit U Abstract Objective: To compare and evaluate the efficacy of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) extracts in NLC for treatment of osteoarthritis of knee compared to 1% diclofenac gel as an active control. Material and Method: One hundred twenty patients age 50 to 75 years with OA knee, based on the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria were randomized into two groups receiving ginger extracts in NLC and control 1% diclofenac gel for 12 weeks. The efficacy of treatment was monitored at 4, 8, and 12 weeks by using the WOMAC composite inde...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Reliability of Registration in Imageless Navigation Total Hip Arthroplasty in Semilateral Decubitus Position.
Authors: Suksathien Y, Suarjui J, Chongmuenwai A Abstract Background: One of the limitations in imageless navigation is the variability in bony landmark registration among surgeons. If the bony landmark registration is different among surgeons, the final cup position determined by the navigation will also be different. Objective: To determine intra and inter-observer reliability of the bony landmark registration in three surgeons with varying experience in imageless navigation total hip arthroplasty (THA) in semilateral decubitus position. Material and Method: The authors reviewed 60 cases receiving cementl...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Risk Factors of Post-operative Sore Throat and Hoarseness.
Authors: Chinachoti T, Pojai S, Sooksri N, Rungjindamai C Abstract Objective: To identify the risk factors of post-operative sore throat (POST) with and without hoarseness (PH) after general anesthesia. Material and Method: A retrospective cohort case-controlled study was done at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Two thousand six hundred anesthetic records from between July 2013 and January 2014 were retrieved. Inclusion criteria were complete records of patients older than 18 years and elective surgery under general anesthesia longer than 30 minutes using endotracheal intubation (ETT) or...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

In vitro Activity of Sitafloxacin and Other Antibiotics against Bacterial Isolates from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Medical Center, Srinakharinwirot University and Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital.
Conclusion: Sitafloxacin had more susceptible percentage to E. coli, K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, A. baumannii, and S. maltophilia compared to comparative fluoroquinolones. It should be considered an antibiotic for treatment of respiratory tract and urinary tract infections caused by the resistant strains of these bacteria with susceptible proven of in vitro susceptibility. PMID: 29912484 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Maternal Serum Angiogenic Growth Factors in Intrauterine Growth Restriction versus Normal Pregnancies.
Authors: Komwilaisak R, Tangkiratichai P Abstract Objective: To assess maternal serum angiogenic growth factors level of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1), placenta growth factor (PlGF) and sFlt-1/PlGF ratio among pregnant women with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) compared to those with normal pregnancies. Study design: A prospective cross-sectional study conducted at Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University, Thailand from July 2014 to April 2015. Material and Method: Twenty-one singleton pregnant women of gestational age between 26 to 39 weeks who had IUGR, and 21 normal pregnant women ...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

The Effect of Early Versus Late Amniotomy on The Course of Labor.
Authors: Ruamsap K, Panichkul P Abstract Objective: Comparison effect of early versus late amniotomy on the duration time of first and second stage of labor, the cesarean section rate and analgesic use during labor. Study design: Randomized control trial study. Setting: Labor unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Phramongkutklao Hospital. Subjects: 120 term singletons, nulliparous with cephalic presentation pregnant women who had spontaneous labor and came to labor room from June 1st, 2013 to October 31th, 2013. Material and Method: After signed the consent form, the selected pregnant women...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Peripheral Arterial Disease Among Thai Dialysis Patients.
Conclusion: The prevalence of PAD among long-term stable dialysis patients in Thailand was around one-tenth. The prevalence of abnormal TBI was higher than those of abnormal ABI criteria. Factors associated with PAD were increased BMI, history of CAD, and increased pulse pressure. PMID: 29916232 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Risk Factors of Severe Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among Patients Regularly Managed by Pulmonologists.
Authors: Pothirat C, Pothirat T, Liwsrisakun C, Bumroongkit C, Deesomchok A, Theerakittikul T, Limsukon A Abstract Objective: The present study intended to determine the risk factors of severe exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients even though managed by pulmonologists on a regular basis. Material and Method: A retrospective case-controlled study was conducted at the chest clinic, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital from 1st August 2009 to 31st July 2010. The clinical relevant data for acute exacerbation (age, sex, co-morbidity, severity of COPD, COPD medication, annual influenza vaccinat...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Underrecognition and Undertreatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease in Diabetic Patients in Thailand.
Conclusion: Most PAD in diabetic patients was asymptomatic. The atherosclerotic risk factor control was poor in this group. PMID: 29916234 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Clinical Course, Outcomes and Complications of Thai Pediatric Pure Type versus Mixed Type Lupus Membranous Nephritis.
Conclusion: The mixed-type LMN patients had a higher blood pressure, higher BUN and positive LE cell than those of the pure-type LMN patients. Hypertension at initial presentation can be a predictor of proliferative lesion in renal pathology. However, a proliferative lesion accompanied with LMN does not affect renal outcomes. With similar renal outcomes, the immunosuppressive with low adverse effects may be considered as a preferable treatment. PMID: 29916235 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Molecular Characterization of Hb H and AEBart ’s Diseases in Thai Children: Phramongkutklao Hospital Experiences.
Conclusion: All of the α-thalassemia mutation in our pediatric patients with Hb H and AEBart’s diseases have been characterized by the combination of molecular techniques including multiplex gap-PCR, multiplex-ARMS and DNA sequencing of HBA1 and HBA2 genes. PMID: 29916623 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Prevalence and Factors Related to Behavioral and Emotional Problems among Preschool Children in Bangkok, Thailand.
Conclusion: Preschool behavioral and emotional problems in Thailand are common. Parents often reported more behavioral problems than emotional ones. Identification of risk factors can imply effective early interventions. PMID: 29916624 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Risk Factors of Recurrent Wheezing in Children Under 5 Years of Age.
Authors: Srisingh K, Weerakul J, Srijuntongsiri S, Ngoenmak T Abstract Objective: To identify risk factors which may lead to the occurrence of recurrent wheezing in children under five years of age. Material and Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted in children under 5 years old at the Out Patient Department at Naresuan University Hospital, from October 2013 to October 2014. Fifty-five children who had signs and symptoms of recurrent wheezing were assigned to the study group, whereas another fifty-five children matching on age and sex with the case who had no symptoms of recurrent wheezing were assigned...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Endoscope-Assisted Stapedotomy with Microdrill: Comparison with a Conventional Technique.
Conclusion: An endoscope-assisted microdrill stapedotomy was associated with significantly better hearing results, a lower postoperative vertigo rate, and fewer footplate fractures and chorda tympani nerve injuries than the conventional technique. PMID: 29916630 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Outcome of Early Identification and Intervention on Infants with Hearing Loss Under Universal Hearing Screening Program.
Conclusion: Continuing evaluation of hearing and development during follow-up is important in children with abnormal hearing tests. Early intervention can prevent acoustic deprivation and improve language development. PMID: 29916635 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Factors Influencing the Success of the First Radioiodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma.
Authors: Claimon A, Pusuwan P, Khiewvan B Abstract Objective: Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) has a favorable prognosis following treatment by thyroidectomy and subsequent post-operative radioactive iodine therapy (RAIT). However, prognostic factors for the success of the first RAIT remain inconclusive. The aim of the present study was to evaluate prognostic factors for the success of the first RAIT in DTC patients. Material and Method: We retrospectively studied 401 DTC patients who underwent total, near-total and subtotal thyroidectomy followed by high dose RAIT from 1994 to 2004. Successful RAIT was asse...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Effect of Obesity on Left Ventricular Mass: Results from 320 Multi-Slices Computed Tomography.
Authors: Jongjirasiri S, Waeosak P, Laothamatas J, Sritara C, Saengruang-Orn S Abstract Objective: To determine effects of obesity and gender on left ventricular mass in normotensive and hypertensive Thai patients using 320-slice cardiac computed tomography (CT). Material and Method: Left ventricular mass (LVM) obtained from 320-slice coronary CT angiogram was compared in 597 normotensive subjects (175 men [65 obese] and 422 women [133 obese], aged 55±7 years) and 483 hypertensive patients (180 men [104 obese] and 303 women [170 obese], aged 60±7 years). Obesity in Asian population was defined by ...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Physical Fitness and Muscular Discomfort among Informal Garment Female Workers in Udon Thani Province, Thailand.
Conclusion: The significant findings among informal garment workers were muscular discomfort predominantly located on the low back and the factor of low back strength correlated with that muscular discomfort. The suggestion is there should be a supporting surveillance program for prevention of chronic low back pain by a prospective cohort study as well as maintaining the physical fitness by an exercise program for these informal garment workers. PMID: 29916644 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Need for Internal Medicine Subspecialists in Thailand.
Conclusion: The demand-based forecast for the number of subspecialist needed was made possible with assumptions on conceptual framework for case selection, the rates of consultation and time-spent related to activities of patient care. The estimated numbers of subspecialists were anticipated far from optimum since the workload in the year 2013 was derived as a consequence of pre-existing suboptimal infrastructure of healthcare system. In addition, the deficit of subspecialists may increase in the near future when highly efficient, non- or mildly invasive, time-consuming procedures of acute illness increase. Sustainable mat...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Diagnostic Value of Pleural Fluid Adenosine Deaminase in Tuberculous Pleuritis at Thammasat University Hospital.
Authors: Saiphoklang N, Kanitsap A, Ruchiwit P Abstract Background: Pleural fluid adenosine deaminase (ADAPF) is a diagnostic test for diagnosing the early tuberculous pleuritis (TBP). However, cutoff values vary widely in many studies. Objective: To determine the optimal diagnostic value of ADAPF. Material and Method: A prospective study was performed between August 2012 and August 2014. One hundred seventyeight patients with pleural effusions; 29 TBPs, 63 malignant pleural effusions (MPEs), 40 parapneumonic effusions (PARAEs), 18 transudates, 5 empyemas, 19 other exudates, and 4 unknown causes, were inves...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Correlation of Academic Activity Attendance and Examination Scores of Internal Medicine Residents.
This study aims to determine the effect of curricular activity attendance of IM residents on their examination scores and the correlation between in-training examination (ITE) and board certifying examination scores. Material and Method: Activity attendance of IM residents was prospectively tracked during a 6-month period (June to November 2014) prior to ITE. Multivariate regression analysis was used to identify correlation between attendance and examination scores. Correlation between ITE and board certifying examination scores was also examined. Results: The subjects included were 11 and 8 residents in their 2nd ...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Comparative Study of Postoperative Pain between Maylard Incision and Pfannenstiel Incision in Gynecologic Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Conclusion: Postoperative pain up to 48 hours in both Maylard and Pfannenstiel group showed similar VAS but after 48 hours; the Maylard group showed less pain. Even though the surgical wound length in Maylard group was longer than Pfannenstiel group, numbers of cases with VAS>4 within 24 hours in Maylard were less than in Pfannenstiel group. Postoperative pain up to 48 hours in both Maylard and Pfannenstiel group showed similar VAS but after 48 hours; the Maylard group showed less pain. Even though the surgical wound length in Maylard group was longer than Pfannenstiel group, numbers of cases with VAS>4 within 24 hou...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Combinational Treatment Effect of Tetrahydrocurcumin and Celecoxib on Cervical Cancer Cell-Induced Tumor Growth and Tumor Angiogenesis in Nude Mice.
Conclusion: The combinational treatment effect of THC and celecoxib causing inhibition of tumor growth and tumor angiogenesis via down-regulation of VEGF, COX-2 and EGFR expression. However, this combined treatment did not show the synergistic effect on inhibiting the tumor growth and tumor angiogenesis in cervical cancer (CaSki)-implanted nude mice model. PMID: 29916670 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Nomogram of Intracranial Translucency in the First Trimester Ultrasound of Pregnant Women at Thammasat University Hospital.
Authors: Nanthakomon T, Pongrojpaw D, Chanthasenannont A, Somprasit C, Tanprasertkul C, Suwannarurk K Abstract Objective: The aim of the study was to determine normative values of intracranial translucency (IT) by ultrasonography in singleton pregnant women patient at Thammasat University Hospital during the first trimester. Material and Method: The first trimester singleton pregnant women (11-13 weeks) underwent routine ultrasonography screening. The gestational age was calculated by measuring the length of the embryo or fetus from the top of its head to bottom of the buttocks (crown-rump length; CRL) and IT o...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

A Comparative Study of the Spontaneous Labor Rate in Scheduled Elective Cesarean Section at 38 Weeks versus 39 Weeks of Gestation in Parturient with Previous Cesarean Section.
Authors: Todumrong N, Somprasit C, Tanprasertkul C, Bhamarapravatana K, Suwannarurk K Abstract Objective: To assess the effect of the different scheduled gestational age for a repeat elective cesarean section (CS) on emergency cesarean section rate and adverse pregnancy outcomes in pregnant women with history of previous CS. Material and Method: A prospective cohort study of singleton pregnant women who had a history of CS and were scheduled for a repeat elective CS to be performed. The cases were divided into two groups of which the elective CS was appointed at 38 or 39 weeks of gestation as study and control ...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Early Experience of Gasless Video-Assisted Neck Surgery (VANS) for Thyroid Nodules in Thailand.
This study reports the outcome of the initial experience of using gasless endoscopic thyroidectomy (VANS technique) in Thailand. Material and Method: From July to October 2015, five patients underwent thyroidectomy with the VANS technique at Thammasat University Hospital. Patient selection criteria consisted of non-malignant nodule diagnosed by FNA, nodule size
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Differentiation of Serum sLOX-1 and NO Levels in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients with Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis and Those Without Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis.
Conclusion: There are higher sLOX-1 and lower NO levels in AIS patients with ICAS when comparing those with NICAS. These parameters may become the novel potential biomarkers for predicting risk to acute ischemic stroke. PMID: 29916681 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet)
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research

Fractional CO2 Laser for Vulvovaginal Atrophy.
Authors: Lekskulchai O, Mairaing K, Vinayanuvattikhun N Abstract Objective: To evaluate the short term efficacy and safety of Fractional CO2 laser for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy. Material and Method: From March 2015 to October 2015, 112 menopausal women were recruited. All women with VVA were treated by using Fractional CO2 laser; power 30 watts, 1-3 stacks with 360° vaginal probe for 3 consecutive times, 4 weeks apart. Before laser treatment, the subjective measurement of VVA symptoms was evaluated by using a questionnaire and the objective measurements were evaluated by using pH paper and VMI. ...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research