Satariya Trakulsrichai

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BACKGROUND Kratom, known botanically as Mitragyna speciosa (Korth.), is an indigenous tree in Southeast Asia. Kratom is currently easily available worldwide via special shops and the Internet to use as a drug of abuse, opioid alternative, or pain killer. So far, the pharmacokinetics of this plant has been studied only in animals, and there is no such study(More)
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korth), a native tree in Southeast Asia, is misused as an abuse drug and becomes legally widespread to several countries. Currently, it is available through the online market or by some shops. The clinical manifestations of Kratom's effects are not well-defined and the clinical studies are limited. This study was designed to(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate children's weight estimation is necessary and important for emergency pediatric care, particularly for drug dosages, electrical therapy, or equipment sizes. Children's weight is difficult to measure in critically ill patients. Several methods were developed to estimate children's accurate weight. Most methods were developed from western(More)
Plant poisoning is not uncommon in Thailand. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence, type, clinical manifestations, severity and outcomes of plant poisoned patients in Thailand over a 10-year period. We retrospectively reviewed data from the Ramathibodi Poison Center Toxic Exposure Surveillance System for 2001-2010. A total of 2,901(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) in emergency departments (EDs) is recognized as a cornerstone of emergency airway management in developed countries. In Thailand, emergency medicine is a new specialty and RSI is a novel method for patients in EDs. The observation of RSI and two former methods in EDs were carried out to assess whether RSI was more(More)
Carbamate insecticide is a leading cause of poisoning in Thailand. The objective of this study was to characterize the clinical manifestations and modes of occupational exposure in carbamate poisoning cases. We retrospectively studied all the cases of carbamate poisoning due to occupational exposure recorded in the Ramathibodi Poison Center Toxic Exposure(More)
In 2009, a novel influenza A (H1N1) virus emerged and rapidly spread around the world, leading to a pandemic. In contrast to the high rate of primary infection, reinfection with influenza A (H1N1) 2009 is rather rare. In this report, we describe a case of influenza A (H1N1) 2009 reinfection that occurred within an interval of 5 months in Thailand.
INTRODUCTION Diospyros rhodocalyx (Tako-Na) is a Thai folk medicine purported to promote longevity, treat impotence, etc. We present patients with hypokalemia, weakness and hypertension after consuming Tako-Na tea. CASE SERIES Case 1: A 61-year-old man was brought in nine hours after drinking 400-500 mL of Tako-Na tea. One handful of Tako-Na bark was(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the cause(s) of a Thai male proband presenting low oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry (SpO2) and severe anemia. METHODS As Hb variant was suspected, Hb typing was determined by high-performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis, and subsequently Hb variant was identified by DNA sequencing. Complete blood counts(More)