Kanitpong Phabphal

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OBJECTIVE To determine the risk factors for a low quality of life in Thai epileptic patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD A cross-sectional study was conducted at Songklanagarind Hospital, Thailand. Epileptic patients aged 15-50 years old, who had been treated with a stable dose of antiepileptic drug(s) for more than three months, were enrolled Those who had(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of depression and anxiety in Thai epileptic patients at Songklanagarind Hospital, a tertiary care center in the South of Thailand. MATERIAL AND METHOD One hundred and twenty six patients were included in the present study. A HADS questionnaire and demographics data were used for data collection in the present(More)
PURPOSE Antiepileptic drugs have been reported to reduce bone mineral density (BMD) in several countries with varying prevalence but in studies with small sample size and inadequate assessment of confounders, and rarely including young adults. We sought to determine the prevalence, vitamin D status and risk factors for low BMD in young adult epileptic(More)
BACKGROUND Dysphagia after stroke is associated with increased mortality, higher dependence, and longer hospitalization. Different therapeutic strategies have been introduced to improve swallowing impairment. There are no current studies that compare rehabilitation swallowing therapy (RST) and neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy (NMES). OBJECTIVE(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate the Thai version of the Scale for Outcomes in Parkinson 's disease-Sleep Scale (SCOPA-Sleep scale)for assessment of nighttime sleep problems (NSP) and daytime sleepiness (DS). MATERIAL AND METHOD A Thai version of SCOPA-Sleep scale has been developed with the permission of the originator. Fifty-one patients with Parkinson's disease(More)
We sought to determine the effect of changing phenytoin therapy on bone mineral density (BMD) and 25-hydroxyvitamin D in patients with epilepsy. Of the 90 patients, 54 patients had switched to levetiracetam, 19 patients had stopped, and 17 patients continued taking phenytoin. We proposed a 2-year period to examine 25-hydroxyvitamin D, parathyroid hormone,(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate and simplify a screening questionnaire for the determination of PD. METHODS The screening questionnaire for PD was developed with the permission of the author. Reliability of the questionnaire was tested. To validate the questionnaire, 40 patients with PD and 93 controls completed the questionnaire. Multiple logistic regression(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The most common prescribed antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), phenytoin and valproate, are potent enzyme inducers and inhibitors of the cytochrome P450 system, which interfere with lipid profile and glucose homeostasis. Studies on this topic have suffered from inadequate assessment of confounders and have rarely included glucose homeostasis(More)
This cross-sectional study examined the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) performance in cryptogenic epileptic patients aged more than 15 years with normal global cognition according to the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score. We tested our hypothesis that the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment and associated patient correlation factors might(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the risk factors of seizure recurrence and the most common comorbidities in elderly patients with epilepsy. METHOD We did a retrospective study of 278 patients older than 65 years with first seizure. We evaluated electrolytes, blood glucose, urea and creatinine levels, and performed electrocardiography (ECG), and routine(More)