Sirisak Nanta

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BACKGROUND Prevalence and risk factors for isolated antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) and occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection are not well known in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected pregnant women. It is unclear if women with occult infections are at risk of transmitting HBV to their infants. METHODS HIV-1-infected(More)
Our objective was to analyze, in formula-fed infants, correlates of HIV mother-to-child transmission, including cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. HIV-infected infants were matched with HIV uninfected by maternal HIV RNA in a case-control design. Infant CMV infection was determined by CMV IgG at 18 months and timed by earlier CMV IgM or CMV DNA. Correlations(More)
AIM To evaluate (1) the association of the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) test and interleukin-8 (IL-8) mRNA expression alone and the severity of gastric cancer (GC); (2) the association of both tests were added to patients' characteristics to identifli Thai suspected patients of gastric cancer who would receive the most benefit; and (3) diagnostic value(More)
PURPOSE The value of an immunochromatographic test for tuberculosis (ICT-TB) combined with clinical predictors has yet to be evaluated in Thailand. This study aimed to assess any additional diagnostic value of an ICT-TB test over that of clinical predictors in a group of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients as well as in subgroups of HIV patients(More)
BACKGROUND The Uremic Pruritus in Dialysis Patients (UP-Dial) scale is valid and reliable for uremic pruritus (UP) assessment. However, it remains unknown how the scores should be interpreted in clinical practices. OBJECTIVES To establish a clinical interpretation of the UP-Dial by identifying severity cut-off scores according to the disease severity and(More)
The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a simple scoring scheme to screen for active tuberculosis (TB) among HIV-infected patients. Two hundred fifty-seven HIV-infected patients were enrolled in the study between April 2009 and May 2010 from Mae Sai District Hospital and Lampang Regional Hospital. Participants underwent routine evaluations(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the diagnostic value of two immunochromatographic tests for tuberculosis (ICT-TB) in clinical practice. MATERIAL AND METHOD The present extended cross-sectional study investigated suspected active TB patients at Maesai district hospital, and Lampang regional hospital between April 2009 and May 2010. Subjects underwent two(More)
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