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  • Ahma Zaini
  • Diabetes research and clinical practice
  • 2000
Population studies all over the world have clearly showed that the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is escalating at phenomenal scale and very likely we are heading towards epidemic proportions. In 1985, the estimated population of diabetic individuals in the world was 30 million but by 1995 this figure soared to 135 million. Based on current(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether microalbuminuria is associated with markers of the acute-phase response in NIDDM and whether there are ethnic differences in this association among the three main racial groups in Malaysia. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS NIDDM patients of Chinese, Indian, and Malay origin attending a diabetic clinic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,(More)
To evaluate the effects of simple compensated fixed-dose iodine-131 therapy for thyrotoxicosis, the long-term results for 74 patients treated with a fixed dose of iodine-131 ranging from 5 to 12 mCi (185 to 444 MBq) were evaluated in the first 2 years of a trial. The dose selected was loosely based on the gross size of the thyroid gland. Routine antithyroid(More)
Sperm morphology and motility are believed to be important prognostic factors for fertility. Results of a group of 67 men investigated for primary infertility who had mean sperm concentrations greater than 5 million per ml and who later produced pregnancies, were compared with those of 67 matched controls who remained infertile. All female partners were(More)
WHO's Declaration of the "Health for All" (HFA) goal was pronounced in 1978 in Alma Ata, and it was planned that HFA would be achieved through primary health care programmes and approaches by 2000. However, it is now 2002 and despite the technological advancements in medicine, science, and ICT, Health for All is far from reality. Instead, more and more(More)
Over a three-year-period, 310 babies with prolonged jaundice admitted to GHKL were studied, to determine the incidence of alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency as a cause of the problem. Ninety-two babies (29.7%) were found to be alpha-1-antitrypsin deficient. The percentage incidence was found to be highest in Indians (33.3%), followed by Malays (31.9%) and(More)
The objective of this study was to elucidate influencing factors of HbA1C in various health care settings. The glycaemic control was suboptimal in all settings. Multivariate analysis confirmed three factors were significant in HbA1C outcome; insulin (p=0.000), medication (p=0.043) and ethnicity (p=0.000).
A simplified assay for the detection of Thyroid-binding Inhibiting Immunoglobulin (TBII) using unextracted serum was set up. A total of 176 patients with Graves' disease were tested for the presence of TBII in their serum. Using the t3SD limit for normal controls as the cut off value for a positive result, 124 patients (70.5%) were positive for TBII. A(More)