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WSES guidelines for management of Clostridium difficile infection in surgical patients
In the last two decades there have been dramatic changes in the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), with increases in incidence and severity of disease in many countries worldwide.Expand
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Environmental and lifestyle risk factors of gastric cancer.
Effective prevention and early diagnostic strategies are the most important public health interventions in gastric cancer, which remains a common malignancy worldwide. Preventive strategies requireExpand
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Central obesity in asymptomatic volunteers is associated with increased intrasphincteric acid reflux and lengthening of the cardiac mucosa.
BACKGROUND & AIMS In the West, a substantial proportion of subjects with adenocarcinoma of the gastric cardia and gastroesophageal junction have no history of reflux. We studied the gastroesophagealExpand
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Helicobacter pylori Infection – A Boon or a Bane: Lessons from Studies in a Low‐Prevalence Population
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is etiologically associated with gastric cancer and peptic ulcer diseases which are both important public health burdens which could be largely eliminated byExpand
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Mechanism of association between BMI and dysfunction of the gastro-oesophageal barrier in patients with normal endoscopy
Introduction The association between body mass index (BMI) and gastro-oesophageal pressure gradient (GOPG) is incompletely understood. We examined the association between BMI and gastro-oesophagealExpand
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Investigating validity evidence of the Malay translation of the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory
Introduction The Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI) is a recent burnout measure with a focus on fatigue and exhaustion. It has three factors: personal burnout, work-related burnout, andExpand
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Incidence of Esophageal Carcinoma Among Malays in North-Eastern Peninsular Malaysia: An Area with an Exceptionally Low Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori Infection
BackgroundObesity, gastroesophageal reflux, and Barrett’s esophagus have all been linked to esophageal adenocarcinoma. In addition, the decline in Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection inExpand
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An Open-Label Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Virgin Coconut Oil in Reducing Visceral Adiposity
Introduction. This is an open-label pilot study on four weeks of virgin coconut oil (VCO) to investigate its efficacy in weight reduction and its safety of use in 20 obese but healthy MalayExpand
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Gut microbiota in early life and its influence on health and disease: A position paper by the Malaysian Working Group on Gastrointestinal Health
The role of gut microbiota in early life and its impact on gut health and subsequent diseases remain unclear. There is a lack of research and awareness in this area, especially in the Asia-PacificExpand
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Prevalence of Clostridium difficile infection and colonization in a tertiary hospital and elderly community of North-Eastern Peninsular Malaysia.
Little is known about Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in Asia. The aims of our study were to explore (i) the prevalence, risk factors and molecular epidemiology of CDI and colonization in aExpand
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