Charnchai Panthongviriyakul

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AIM To develop an evidence-based algorithm for the therapeutic approach to the management of post-operative chylothorax. METHODS Review and analysis of published literature sourced from Medline from 1964-2007. RESULTS Understanding the pathophysiology of chylothorax and the anatomical structure of the thoracic duct assisted clinical decision making in(More)
This study is a preliminary determination of thiamine status in children with diarrhea and metabolic acidosis admitted to hospital. Children with diarrhea (N = 14; age 2 m-6 yr) were divided into 2 groups according to anion gap type; group 1 (21.4%) with a normal anion gap (5.5 +/- 5.2 mmol/l) and group 2 (78.6%) with a wide anion gap (21.2 +/- 5.2 mmol/l).(More)
Three years' data were analysed to assess the risk factors for neonatal Klebsiella septicemia in Srinagarind Hospital. The incidence of Klebsiella septicemia was 4.1 per 1,000 livebirths or 5.2 per 100 discharged infants. Eighty-two per cent of infected cases were low birth weight infants and 67.7% were born prematurely. From multivariate analysis, the risk(More)
BACKGROUND Free radicals have been implicated in the pathogenesis of some complications among premature infants. Even though ascorbate is an important anti-oxidant in human plasma, it can also act as a pro-oxidant at high concentrations in the presence of metal ions, which causes oxidative damage in premature infants. OBJECTIVE To determine plasma(More)
The authors report on three infants with cystic fibrosis (CF), with different genotypes, presenting with different clinical manifestations, but having similar abnormal serum electrolytes (i.e. hyponatremia, severe hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis). Despite the diagnostic investigations, the child who presents with severe electrolyte imbalance(More)
BACKGROUND Health problems and service utilization patterns among Thai populations have changed significantly over the past three decades. It is imperative to scrutinize the changes so that the health service and human resource development systems can appropriately respond to the changing health needs. OBJECTIVE To synthesize critical issues for future(More)
BACKGROUND Culture, society and spirituality all contribute to variability in the characteristics of human body donors and donation programmes worldwide. The donors and the body donation programme at Khon Kaen University, northeast Thailand, reflect all these aspects of Thailand, including the status accorded to the donors and the ceremonial acknowledgment(More)
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