Suppasin Soontrapa

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OBJECTIVE To review data on the prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy and its causes in postmenopausal women in Eastern Asia. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD Data were obtained from the published biomedical literature as well as abstracts and posters presented at scientific meetings. Using MEDLINE, EMBASE and BIOSIS databases (to July 2007), epidemiological(More)
BACKGROUND A vast amount of literature describes the incidence of fracture as a risk for recurrent osteoporotic fractures in western and Asian countries. Osteoporosis evaluation and treatment after a low-trauma fracture, however, has not been well characterized in postmenopausal women in Asia. The purpose of this study was to characterize patient and health(More)
AIM This study assesses the impact of serum carboxy-terminal collagen crosslinks (CTX) bone marker feedback (BMF) on adherence to ibandronate treatment in Asian postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. METHODS This was a 12-month (6-monthly phased), randomized, prospective, open-label, multi-center study conducted in 596 (of 628 enrolled) postmenopausal(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D is essential for Ca absorption, prevention of falls and fracture, and maintenance of muscle strength and balance. Lack of awareness of the importance of vitamin D in bone health is common in Asia. OBJECTIVE To define key statements, objectives and actions for improving osteoporosis management and vitamin D inadequacy in Asia. (More)
The present study included 130 elderly women living in Khon Kaen, Thailand, and all but one underwent both DEXA-BMD and AP radiographs of the left hip joint. The mean (SD) of age, weight, height and BMI of the 129 participants was 72.5 (5.3) years, 49.8 (10.3) kg, 1.49 (0.06) m, and 22.21 (4.13) kg/m2, respectively. The authors found both poor sensitivity(More)
The present study initially included 106 volunteers, elderly women living in urban or suburban Khon Kaen, Thailand. One case was excluded because of extremely high levels of alkaline phosphatase. The means (+/- SD) of the serum calcidiol and the PTH concentrations in the urban vs suburban groups were 31.45(+/- 1.15) ng/mL vs 36.15(+/- 2.4) pg/mL and(More)
Vitamin D insufficiency of Thai elderly women in urban area were higher than in rural area because of the difference in life style. Until now there are no any evidences about vitamin D status in Thai premenopausal women. This study was the multicenters study from 5 provinces of Thailand which cover all region of Thailand except southern area. The mean (SE)(More)
Osteocalcin is a vitamin K dependent protein requiring vitamin K as a cofactor for the enzyme gamma glutamyl carboxylase which converts the glutamate residues at 17, 21, 24 position of the molecule into gamma carboxyglutamate or Gla residues. The carboxylation makes immature osteocalcin or undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC) into mature osteocalcin which(More)
The participants in the present study were 130 elderly women living in Khon Kaen, Thailand. All except one subject was undergone by both DEXA-BMD and AP radiographs of the left hip joints. The mean (SD) of age, weight, height and BMI of the 129 participants were 72.5 (5.3) years old, 49.8 (10.3) kg, 1.49 (0.06) m, and 22.21 (4.13) kg/m2, respectively. Poor(More)
The hypovitaminosis D in the premenopausal women and the postmenopausal elderly women in Thailand was investigated. One hundred and six cases of the elderly women living in the urban area of Khon Kaen province, one hundred and thirty-two cases of the elderly women living in the rural area of Khon Kaen province, ninety-eight cases of the postmenopausal women(More)