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A longitudinal study on reinfection with Ascaris lumbricoides was continued on a random sample of 50% of the infected population following a horizontal cross-sectional study in Okpo village, near Rangoon. The study sample was again randomly divided into two subsamples, the six-month interval worming group and the 12-month interval worming group. Microscopic(More)
AIM To assess the knowledge and willingness of Singapore adults towards corneal donation. METHODS The study population consists of a cluster random sample of the population living in Bedok North (an area in the eastern part of Singapore). The study population comprised residents aged 21-65 years living in 675 randomly sampled housing units. The(More)
Three studies were carried out to determine the need, acceptability, and efficacy of adding mefloquine to artemisinin derivatives (AD) for the first-line treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria. The first was a retrospective study of 255 basic health workers which showed that their recommendation of AD to patients depended on their level of training.(More)
Structural health monitoring through field instrumentation has been carried out successfully on many highway bridges to monitor the short-term and long-term performance of structures. Properly designed and strategically placed instruments can help collect valuable data regarding the condition, the stress and strain, deflection, temperature gradients, and(More)
A cross sectional study was carried out in a rural area of Myanmar to identify malaria patients' acceptance of artesunate plus mefloquine drug combination and to determine the cost borne by patients. The majority (88.5%) preferred this new regimen rather than the other ones they had used before; conviction of drug efficacy was the reason given for the(More)