Piyaporn Apisarnthanarak

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BACKGROUND Renal vascular variants may complicate the surgical techniques of living related renal transplantation. Renal computed tomographic (CT) angiography is now well accepted for preoperative renal vascular mapping in living related renal donors. OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of renal vascular variants in living related renal donors using CT(More)
After the initial atypical presentation of a patient with avian influenza (H5N1) infection, paired acute-phase and convalescent-phase serum samples obtained from 25 health care workers (HCWs) who were exposed to the patient were compared with paired serum samples obtained from 24 HCWs who worked at different units in the same hospital and were not exposed(More)
Chylous ascites (CA) is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis. We report a case of CA due to tuberculosis in an HIV-infected patient and review the literature on CA in HIV disease. This patient was successfully treated with large volume abdominal paracentesis, antituberculous drugs, and parenteral medium chain triglycerides.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate diagnostic performance of 18F-FDG PET/CT in assessment of recurrence colorectal cancer after treatment in Siriraj Hospital. MATERIAL AND METHOD The authors retrospectively studied 48 treated colorectal cancer patients with suspected recurrence who underwent 18F-FDG PET/CT and contrast-enhanced CT (CECT). Clinical information, image(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the correlation between self-report of a prior history of chickenpox and results of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) immunoglobulin (Ig) G serologic test results in an outbreak of VZV infection among Thai healthcare workers (HCWs) and to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of establishing routine VZV immunization as part of an occupational(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine useful CT findings for differentiation between tuberculous peritonitis and peritoneal carcinomatosis. MATERIAL AND METHOD Abdominal CT scans in 27 clinically or pathologically proven cases of tuberculous peritonitis and 53 pathologically proven cases of peritoneal carcinomatosis were retrospectively reviewed. CT findings were assessed(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study is to assess the utility of Alvarado score in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis and the utility of computed tomographic (CT) scan for evaluation of acute appendicitis when stratified by Alvarado scores. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective cohort study comprised adult patients who underwent abdominal CT for suspected(More)