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BACKGROUND Dengue infection has been an important and serious public health concern in Malaysia ever since its first reported case here in 1902. Nevertheless, to our knowledge, no nationwide investigation has been carried out to determine the actual magnitude of dengue endemicity in the Malaysian population. In this study, we describe a cross sectional(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the current study was to determine the prevalence of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by children with cancer and to compare the characteristics of CAM users and CAM nonusers. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed at a pediatric oncology center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The parents of 97 children with(More)
Regular blood transfusions for patients with thalassemia have improved their overall survival although these transfusions carry a definite risk of the transmission of certain viruses. Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), cytomegalovirus (CMV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) leads to complications which contribute to the(More)
BACKGROUND Saliva has been suggested as an attractive resource for evaluating physiological and pathological conditions in humans. This study aims to evaluate saliva sampling as an alternative to blood sampling for molecular testing. METHODS We compared the yield, purity, and performance of DNA isolated from blood to that isolated from saliva using the(More)
We describe the association of the HLA-B*1502 allele in 27 epilepsy patients (19 Malays, 8 Chinese) treated with carbamazepine (CBZ) at the UKM Medical Center (UKMMC), 6 with CBZ-Steven Johnson Syndrome (CBZ-SJS), 11 with CBZ-induced rash, 2 with suspected phenytoin-induced rash and 8 negative controls. Our study showed that 10 (6 Malay, 4 Chinese) patients(More)
Tandem duplication (TD) of the MLL or FLT3 gene in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been reported. We examined whether TD of these two genes occurs simultaneously. We analyzed 13 AML and 2 myelodysplastic syndrome patients, including 6 adult patients with trisomy 11 and 9 pediatric patients with TD of the FLT3 gene, using RT-PCR followed by sequencing.(More)
The aim of this study was to: (1) determine the prevalence and patterns of lung dysfunction among transfusion dependent thalassemics; (2) determine the associated factors that might contribute to this problem. This was a cross-sectional study involving 66 patients with transfusion dependent thalassemia aged 10 years and above. All patients underwent(More)
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) and Familial defective apolipoprotein B100 (FDB) are autosomal dominant inherited diseases of lipid metabolism caused by mutations in the low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor and apolipoprotein B 100 genes. FH is clinically characterised by elevated concentrations of total cholesterol (TC) and low density lipoprotein(More)
Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (OMIM #268400) is a severe autosomal recessive genodermatosis: characterised by growth retardation, hyperpigmentation and frequently accompanied by congenital bone defects, brittle hair and hypogonadism. Mutations in helicase RECQ4 gene are responsible for a subset of cases of RTS. Only six mutations have been reported, thus, far(More)
Integrative analyses of multiple genomic datasets for selected samples can provide better insight into the overall data and can enhance our knowledge of cancer. The objective of this study was to elucidate the association between copy number variation (CNV) and gene expression in colorectal cancer (CRC) samples and their corresponding non-cancerous tissues.(More)