Sastri Saowakontha

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To investigate the association between vitamin A and iron metabolism, two studies were carried out: a cross-sectional study and an intervention trial. The cross-sectional analysis was carried out in 1060 children aged 1-8 y. Multiple-regression analysis was used to adjust for effects of age, gender, indices of the protein nutritional status, and infections.(More)
A group of 134 school children aged 3-9 y, with signs of conjunctival xerosis, from the rural area of the Sakorn Nakhon province in Northeast Thailand were selected for a controlled study on the short-term effect (2 wk) of a single, oral high dose of vitamin A on iron metabolism. After collection of the baseline data, children within villages were randomly(More)
This study investigated levels of fasting plasma glucose (FBS), homeostasis model of the assessment of the insulin resistance (HOMA), lipid profile, insulin, and resistin hormones in 202 individuals, divided into four groups. Two groups had type II diabetes mellitus (DM): one group had been overnourished (DM/OB) (body mass index: BMI equal or above 25) and(More)
Sudden and unexplained death in sleep (SUDS) is a significant cause of death of young adults in several Asian populations, but its distribution and incidence are not well known. We conducted a survey by mail of SUDS (known as 'laitai' in the local dialect) that occurred in adults during 1988-1989 in 3867 villages in northeastern Thailand with a total(More)
A cross-sectional study, a follow-up study, and an intervention trial were carried out to investigate the association between mild vitamin A deficiency and the occurrence of diarrhea and respiratory diseases. Cross-sectional analysis was performed among 1,772 children, aged 1-8 years, in the Sakon Nakhon province of northeastern Thailand. Children with a(More)
Three hundred and fifty-five individuals, 152 males and 203 females, aged between 30 and 74 years, were randomly selected in a two stage selection process from rural communities in three districts of Khon Kaen Province, Northeast Thailand. The prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) in the rural(More)
A project to promote the health and nutritional status of women and pre-school children was started from 1995 to 1997 in three villages in Suvannakhet Province, Lao PDR. One village served as control. In 1995, for the baseline survey, 456 females, and in 1997, for the final evaluation, 363 females from the four villages volunteered for further(More)
An epidemiologic survey of the prevalence of xerophthalmia and vitamin A deficiency was conducted in May and June 1985 in a multistage random sample of 1,772 children 1-8 years of age from 16 rural villages and the capital city of the Sakon Nakhon province in northeastern Thailand. Data of clinical eye examinations were available for 92% (n = 903) of the(More)
A study of the prevalence and intensity of opisthorchiasis viverrini in relation to morbidity as determined by standard medical examination was carried out in Nong Ranya, a small village containing 309 people in northeastern Thailand. Opisthorchis viverrini infection as determined by Stoll's quantitative egg count method had an overall prevalence of 94% and(More)