Somkiat Potisat

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BACKGROUND Stones in the urinary tract are a common medical problem in the general population. At present, the great expansion in minimally invasive techniques has led to the decrease in open surgery. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been introduced as an alternative approach which disintegrates stones in the kidney and upper urinary tract(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the leading cause of end stage renal disease. Clinically, DN is classified into 3 stages: microalbuminuria (MA), macroalbuminuria and ESRD. The prevalence and risk factors of DN among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Thailand have not been well studied. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of DN in(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical course of long-term diabetic complications; diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy, and foot problems in Thai patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHOD Patients with type 2 diabetes were followed for four years between March 2006 and September 2010. Seven hospitals in all levels of care under the Ministry of Public(More)
OBJECTIVE Study the association between microalbuminuria and diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetic patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD A cross-sectional analytic study of 1,111 cases with type 2 diabetic patients recruited from seven public hospitals, between June and December 2006 was performed RESULT Two hundred eighty six subjects (79 males and 207(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the information-use behavior of Thai clinicians in the evidence-based medicine (EBM) process. MATERIAL AND METHOD Based on the survey research, 198 questionnaires were sent to EBM clinicians working in public hospitals in Thailand. The data were analyzed by mean, percentage, and factor analysis. RESULTS One hundred and(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) have been identified as major risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration and amputation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) but in Thailand have been a few of prospective studied about the prevalence and risk factors of diabetic neuropathy and PVD. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Thailand and their associated risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHOD A cross-sectional, multi-sites, hospital-based study was carried out between June and December 2006. Diabetic patients from the outpatient department of seven public(More)
BACKGROUND Testing for microalbuminuria (MA) is an important tool for detection of the earliest clinical manifestation of diabetic nephropathy Dipstick test for MA is commonly used for screening MA but this dipstick test has not been validated in Thai patients with DM. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the dipstick test for MA in random(More)
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