Reuben Sunil Kumar Sharma

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We describe 2 new species of Camallanus (Nematoda: Camallanidae) from freshwater turtles collected in Queensland, Australia: Camallanus nithoggi n. sp. from Elseya latisternum (Gray) and Camallanus waelhreow n. sp. from Emydura krefftii (Gray), Emydura macquarrii (Gray), and Em. macquarrii dharra Cann. The only Camallanus sp. previously reported from(More)
An epidemiological study of Ehrlichia canis infection in dogs in Peninsular Malaysia was carried out using molecular detection techniques. A total of 500 canine blood samples were collected from veterinary clinics and dog shelters. Molecular screening by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was performed using genus-specific primers followed by PCR using E.(More)
There is increasing evidence of a systemic inflammatory response associated with malignancy, which may have an impact on both drug disposition and resistance to cytotoxic therapy. The impact of inflammation on drug disposition was studied in mice bearing a number of common tumour xenografts. C57BL/6 mice were inoculated with tumour xenografts. Hepatic(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and activity of fixed-dose capecitabine in patients with advanced colorectal cancer and to correlate pretreatment plasma concentrations of homocysteine and serum and red cell folate with toxicity. Patients received capecitabine 2000 mg (4 x 500 mg tablets) twice daily on days 1-14 every 3 weeks. They were(More)
The present study was conducted to determine the occurrence of Schistosoma spindale ova and its associated risk factors in Malaysian cattle through a coprological survey. A total of 266 rectal fecal samples were collected from six farms in Peninsular Malaysia. The overall infection rate of S. spindale was 6% (16 of 266). Schistosoma spindale infection was(More)
A retrospective review of patients receiving rituximab off label in a large teaching hospital was conducted between July 2002 and January 2006. The indication, dosing regimen, efficacy and cost of rituximab were evaluated. Rituximab was prescribed for three clinical indications; acute organ transplant rejection, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease(More)
The effect of enclosure design on diurnal activity and stereotypic behaviour was assessed in 17 adult Malayan Sun bears (Helarctos malayanus), kept either in barren indoor enclosures or relatively enriched outdoor enclosures. Locomotion was the most frequent activity observed in the indoor bears, followed by resting. In contrast, conspecifics housed(More)
In the present study, 310 faecal samples from goats from eight different farms in Malaysia were tested for the presence of Giardia using a PCR-coupled approach. The nested PCR for SSU amplified products of the expected size (∼200 bp) from 21 of 310 (6.8%) samples. Sixteen of these 21 products could be sequenced successfully and represented six distinct(More)
BACKGROUND Gefitinib is an oral, selective epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor that has activity in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). AIM To evaluate the tolerability, safety-profile and response of single agent gefitinib in patients with advanced stage NSCLC. METHODS Twenty-seven patients of good performance status with stage IIIB or IV(More)