Nazarina Abdul Rahman

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AIM The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1 antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) in ameliorating deteriorated kidney function in rats with puromycin-induced chronic renal failure (CRF). METHODS Saline, puromycin, puromycin+TGF-beta1 antisense ODN or puromycin+scrambled ODN were(More)
Xanthoma formation is frequently seen over the subcutaneous tissue of extensor surfaces and tendons that have received minor trauma or friction in patients with hypercholesterolemia. However, temporal bone xanthomas with intracranial extension are uncommon. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the second report in the literature in which bilateral(More)
BACKGROUND The interesting preponderance of Chinese with colorectal carcinoma (CRC) amongst the three major ethnic groups in Malaysia prompted a study to determine DNA mismatch repair (MMR) status in our CRC and attempt correlation with patient age, gender and ethnicity as well as location, grade, histological type and stage of tumour. Histologically(More)
Melanoma is a well-known malignant neoplasm of the skin, although it can also arise from other structures. Bone metastasis is not an uncommon event associated with melanoma, although primary osseous melanoma is very rare. In the present report, we describe a case of primary melanoma arising from the left third metatarsal in an adult male. The lesion was(More)
BACKGROUND Polypropylene meshes are widely used in hernia repairs. Hernia meshes have been developed incorporating coatings of active agents. One commercially available mesh has a fish oil coating which is promoted as having anti-inflammatory properties. We report a case, a symptomatic foreign body granuloma reaction associated with a fish oil coated(More)
A study was initiated to explore possible differences in handling telomere attrition in the most common lignant and benign tumours of the breast in Malaysian women. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC) and fibroadenoma (FA) represented the malignant and benign prototypes respectively. 29 IDC, 28 FA and 22 benign non-lesional control (BNL) breast tissue(More)
Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare chronic disease with paucity of symptoms in contrast to the imaging findings. We present a case of a 24-year-old Malay man having an incidental abnormal pre-employment chest radiograph of dense micronodular opacities giving the classical "sandstorm" appearance. High-resolution computed tomography of the(More)
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