Sudden nocturnal deaths among Thai construction workers in Singapore

  title={Sudden nocturnal deaths among Thai construction workers in Singapore},
  author={Kee Tai Goh and T. C. Chao and C. H. Chew},
  journal={The Lancet},
Sudden Unexplained Death Syndrome
A retrospective investigation of 51 cases of sudden unexplained death syndrome reported to the Medico-Legal Centre in Dammam during the period January 1995 to June 1997 was carried out, finding no significant pathological lesions which could fully explain the sudden death.
The numerous denominations of the Brugada syndrome and proposal about how to put an end to an old controversy - a historical-critical perspective
The purpose of this manuscript is to present and analyze the nomenclatures that this intriguing and challenging syndrome has received over the past 28 years and compared the main features between cases from the first report of the Brugada brothers and an article by Martini et al.
Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome: Epidemiological and Morphological Characteristics in Thai Autopsy Cases
All the cases were men and nondrug abusers aged 20–49 years old, and most cases were originated in the Northeastern region of Thailand, with a normal BMI and symptoms before death were respiratory difficulty, seizures, and urinary incontinence.
Seven years follow‐up of early repolarisation patterns in French elite special forces
The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology of ERP in a male multiethnic population and to determine the influence of ethnicity on the ERP.
Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome: The Hundred Years' Enigma
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a leading cause of mortality worldwide with an estimated 15% to 20% of all deaths. SCD mostly occurs in older adults with acquired structural heart disease.[1][1] Among
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Unique clinical characteristics and SCN5A mutations in patients with Brugada syndrome in Taiwan.
Lai Tai, the Mysterious Death of Young Thai Men
Radiofrequency ablation of this specific area not only normalized Brugada ECG pattern but also prevented recurrent VF episodes in nine cases with frequent ICD shocks, during the mean follow-up of 12 months.


A Pathological Study ON Sudden and Unexpected Death, Especially on the Cardiac Death ‐4utopsied by Medical Examiners IN Tokyo *
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The authorc2-*) has been carrying out a pathological investigation on cerebral hemorrhages, subarachnoid hemorrhage, aneurysms of the aorta and diseases of the heart, especially on the “cardiac death of unknown etiology”, and the outline of the obtained results are presented here.
The cardiac pathology of sudden, unexplained nocturnal death in Southeast Asian refugees.
Although the functional significance of these findings has not been established, the conduction system anomalies may be the substrate for sleep-related cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death.
Mental stress, arrhythmias and sudden death.
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The enigma of "bangungut".
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    Annals of internal medicine
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Excerpt Rapid, unexpected death during sleep of previously healthy Filipino men is a curious phenomenon which, although remarkably stereotyped in its clinicopathologic manifestations, has never bee...
Sudden death in sleep of Laotian-Hmong refugees in Thailand: a case-control study.
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    American journal of public health
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A syndrome of sudden and unexpected death during sleep occurs among adult Southeast Asian refugees in the United States. Surveillance for sudden deaths was conducted among Laotian-Hmong refugees in
Ventricular fibrillation causes sudden death in Southeast Asian immigrants.
The mechanism of sudden death in young Southeast Asian men appears to be ventricular fibrillation, which is unclear, although in patients the arrhythmia was not an isolated event; underlying predispositions to further cardiac arrest persisted.
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    A.M.A. archives of internal medicine
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The victims are generally young robust men without manifestations of any prior illness, who go to sleep after eating a heavy meal and while asleep are observed to cough, choke, gasp, groan, scream, yell, or struggle and then suddenly die without waking up from their sleep.
Sudden death among Southeast Asian refugees. An unexplained nocturnal phenomenon.
Preliminary findings of special postmortem cardiac studies suggest that at least some of these deaths may be associated with developmentally abnormal conduction system pathways, and further studies are required to confirm this association.
Sudden, unexpected, nocturnal deaths among Southeast Asian refugees.
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