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This paper presents the level of colorectal cancer awareness among multi-ethnic rural population in Malaysia. A rural-based cross sectional survey was carried out in Perak state in Peninsular Malaysia in March 2011. The survey recruited a population-representative sample using multistage sampling. Altogether 2379 participants were included in this study.(More)
BACKGROUND Dengue is a growing public health problem in Pakistan and acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the least studied complications of dengue virus infection (DVI). The aim of this study was to determine the frequency, severity and predictors of AKI in patients with DVI and to study the impact of AKI on the length of hospital stay and mortality. (More)
BACKGROUND Plasmodium knowlesi is frequently reported in Southeast Asian countries and is now widely regarded as the fifth malarial parasite. Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection that can occur in patients with a weakened immune system. CASE REPORT We report a case of acute kidney injury secondary to Plasmodium knowlesi malaria infection and(More)
AIM Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are reported to be common among patients with chronic disorders including end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This questionnaire study assessed the prevalence of GI symptoms among patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) and to correlate with the presence of diabetes mellitus and psychosomatic symptoms in Asian patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage renal disease who developed H1N1 infections have an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. In light of the high incidence of H1N1 infections in renal replacement therapy patients in Brunei Darussalam, an Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) prophylactic dosing regimen of 75 mg every 5 days for renal replacement therapy patients was(More)
Increasing global precipitation has been associated with a warming climate resulting from a strengthening of the hydrological cycle. This increase, however, is not spatially uniform. Observations and models have found that changes in rainfall show patterns characterized as 'wet-gets-wetter' and 'warmer-gets-wetter'. These changes in precipitation are(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Brunei Darussalam is a small South East Asian country with a high prevalence and incidence of end stage kidney disease (ESRD). This study aims to compare key performance indicators recorded in the Brunei Dialysis and Transplant Registry and department records against international practice. Registries from the USA (USRDS), UK (UK Renal(More)
Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) is a rheumatic disease with a combination of multiple connective tissue disorders, which includes dermatomyositis or polymyositis, systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren's syndrome. It affects various organs of the body, which includes the lungs, heart, kidneys, joints,(More)
s from the 8th International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) Bangkok, Thailand. 12-15 February 2017 Published: 22 February 2017 Session: Antimicrobial Resistance AR1 Key stakeholders’ perspectives on the underlying causes of antimicrobial resistance in Thailand Nantanit Sutthiruk, Mari Botti, Julie Considine, Andrea(More)
BACKGROUND Worldwide, the incidence of cancers is increasing and is becoming a major public health issue, including those in the Asia Pacific region. South-East Asia is a region with diverse populations with different disease spectra. This study looked at the spectrum of cancers among South-East Asians working in Brunei Darussalam. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)