Siti Suraiya Md Noor

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AIM OF THE STUDY Many local plants are used in Malaysian traditional medicine to treat respiratory diseases including symptoms of tuberculosis. The aim of the study was to screen 78 plant extracts from 70 Malaysian plant species used in traditional medicine to treat respiratory diseases including symptoms of tuberculosis for activity against Mycobacterium(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the leading causes of death in developing countries and its recent resurgences in both developed and developing countries warrants global attention. Globally, there were an estimated of 9.27 million incident cases of TB in 2007. This is an increase from 9.24 million cases in 2006, 8.3 million cases in 2000 and 6.6 million(More)
OBJECTIVE Ocular surface infections that include infections of conjunctiva, adnexa, and cornea have the potential risk of causing blindness within a given population. Empirical antibiotic therapy is usually initiated based on epidemiological data of common causative agents. Thus, the aims of this study were to determine the bacterial agents and their(More)
Image segmentation technique for Ziehl-Neelsen sputum slide image is an important factor in extracting tuberculosis (TB) bacilli from the background and sputum cells. Colour threshold using Red, Green, Blue (RGB) information has been used widely in many researches. This paper provides new approach to perform thresholding using Hue, Saturation, and Intensity(More)
  • Siti Noor, Fathilah Ahmad Ariffin, Raja Muda Abd.Aziz
  • 2013
Recently, there are increasing applications of molecular techniques for molecular diagnostics in bone studies. Bone is a mineralized tissue containing an abundant matrix, which makes RNA isolation difficult. The most common technique used for molecular diagnosis in bone disease is reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) sequence(More)
Ranking as the most communicable disease killer worldwide, tuberculosis, has accounted with a total of 9.6 million new tuberculosis cases with 1.5 million tuberculosis-related deaths reported globally in 2014. Tuberculosis has remain as an occupational hazard for healthcare workers since 1920s and due to several tuberculosis outbreaks in healthcare settings(More)
BACKGROUND Drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) remains a public health issue that is of major concern on a global scale. The characterisation of clinical isolates may provide key information regarding the underlying mechanisms of drug resistance, and helps to augment therapeutic options. This study aims to evaluate the frequency of gene mutations associated(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess differences between the coping strategies of the mothers and fathers with hearing-impaired children. METHODOLOGY A cross-sectional study was conducted looking at parents of children with moderate to profound hearing impairment. The parents with more than one child with a hearing impairment, the parents of children with additional(More)
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