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Physical inactivity has been counted as a risk factor for coronary artery disease. Regular exercise has also been reported to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. We surveyed 3615 subjects for their conventional risk factors of coronary disease and for the frequency of their exercise. We found that subjects who had regular exercise(More)
The authors conducted a prevalence survey of impaired fasting glucose and diabetes mellitus in 3,615 Shinawatra employees, and we also determined various risk factors of coronary artery disease such as blood pressure level, body mass index and serum lipids. The prevalence of impaired fasting glucose and diabetes mellitus were 1.7 per cent and 0.8 per cent(More)
The role of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in precipitating acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is unclear. Some studies have indicated that intervention with macrolide antibiotics might reduce coronary events in patients with ACS. A double blind, randomized, placebo-control trial was conducted on 84 ACS patients. Patients were randomized to 30 days of treatment(More)
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate ester (DHEAS) are weak androgens produced primarily by the adrenal gland. Although their plasma concentrations by far exceed those of any other adrenal product, their physiological roles have not yet been determined. In plasma, where the major portion of these hormones is present in the sulfate form, it is(More)
BACKGROUND Homocysteine is an intermediate compound formed during metabolism of methionine. The plasma level of homocysteine is dependent on the genetically regulated level of essential enzymes and the intake of folic acid, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), and vitamin B12 (cobalamine). Elevated serum homocysteine levels are a known risk factor for coronary artery(More)
UNLABELLED The severe trauma or burn patients required aggressive resuscitation, operation and metabolic support to reduce morbidity and motality. Nutrition is one of the most important treatment for these patients, improving body protein and immune function, reducing rate of infection and shortening hospitalization. METHOD To evaluate the metabolic and(More)
Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is a regulatory contractile protein not normally found in blood. Its detection in the circulation has been shown to be a sensitive and specific marker for myocardial cell damage. In this study, we used a second-generation enzyme immunoassay for cTnT to determine whether its presence in the serum of patients with unstable angina was(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine duration of signs and symptoms and adverse reactions after treatment with amoxicillin of patients with fever and sore throat due to non-exudative pharyngotonsillitis. DESIGN This was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. Outpatients at four medical centers were enrolled. Patients over 5 years of age presented with(More)
Numerous clinical studies in Western and Asian countries suggest that individuals with elevated blood levels of homocysteine have an increased risk of atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, cerebral infarction, and deep vein thrombosis. Homocysteine is also known to induce both atherogenic and thrombogenic mediators in cultured vascular cells so that(More)
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) influences the calcium metabolism. The idea of cardiovascular effects of PTH is not new. Target cells for PTH are cardiomyocytes and smooth muscle cells. Evidence from previous studies suggest that many patients with heart disease have elevated PTH concentrations. Our objective was to determine PTH status in patients with coronary(More)