Volume 34
Number 2
June 2003


Table of Contents  
Prince Mahidol Award, year 2002  
N Bhamarapravati 237
The co-development of liver and kidney transplantation (1955-1967)  
TE Starzl 238
Immunosupression, tolerance and cell transplantation  
R Calne 242
Personal reflections on twentieth century vaccinology  
MR Hilleman 244
Conjugate vaccines - a breakthrough in vaccine development  
PH Mäkelä 249
Intestinal helminthic infections in schoolchildren in Cambodia  
M Sinuon, MT Anantaphruti, D Socheat 254
Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection among Thai people with mental handicaps  
C Sirivichayakul, C Pojjaroen-anant, P Wisetsing, C Siripanth, P Chanthavanich, K Pengsaa 259
Risk factors of helminthiases among schoolchildren in southern Thailand  
N Tomono, MT Anantaphruti, P Jongsuksuntigul, P Thongthien, P Leerapan, Y Silapharatsamee, S Kojima, S Looareesuwan 264
Social and behavioral factors associated with Clonorchis infection in one commune located in the Red River Delta of Vietnam  
P Nontasut, TV Thong, J Waikagul, W Fungladda, N Imamee, NV De 269
Genetic analysis of praziquantel resistance in Schistosoma mansoni  
YS Liang, JR Dai, YC Zhu, GC Coles, MJ Doenhoff 274
Investigation of Stellantchasmus falcatus metacercariae in half-beaked fish, Dermogenus pusillus from four districts of Chiang Mai Province, Thailand  
P Sripalwit, C Wongsawad, JY Chai, S Anuntalabhochai, A Rojanapaibul 281
Cercarial infection in Paludomus petrosus, freshwater snail in Pa La-U Waterfall  
D Krailas, W Dechruksa, S Ukong, T Janecharut 286
Clinical manifestations of ocular toxoplasmosis in Yogyakarta, Indonesia: a clinical review of 173 cases  
Suhardjo, PT Utomo, AN Agni 291
Case report: The first human infection with Bertiella studeri in Vietnam  
LT Xuan, MT Anantaphruti, PA Tuan, LX Tu, TV Hien 298
Synergistic enhancement of a copper chelator, bathocuproine disulphonate, and cysteine on in vitro growth of Plasmodium falciparum in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenasedeficient erythrocytes  
IS Tantular, A Jalloh, S Pusarawati, Y Azuno, K Lin, H Kerong, YP Dachlan, A Ishii, F Kawamoto 301
Lymphocyte subpopulations in malaria infected individuals living in an endemic area  
S Srisurapanon, S Wiwattanakul, S Apibal, R Suwannuruk, S Sujimanaskul, B Petchsuwan, K Pattanapanyasat 310
Comparative clinical trial of two-fixed combinations dihydroartemisinin-napthoquinetrimethoprim (DNP®) and artemether-lumefantrine (Coartem®/ Riamet®) in the treatment of acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Thailand  
S Krudsood, K Chalermrut, C Pengruksa, S Srivilairit, U Silachamroon, S Treeprasertsuk, S Kano, GM Brittenham, S Looareesuwan 316
Determining cost-effectiveness and cost component of three malaria diagnostic models being used in remote non-microscope areas  
P Bualombai, S Prajakwong, N Aussawatheerakul, K Congpoung, S Sudathip, K Thimasarn, J Sirichaisinthop, K Indaratna, C Kidson, M Srisuphanand 322
Acceptability of oral typhoid vaccine in Thai children  
J Mekmullica, C Pancharoen 334
Diarrhea and ARI in rural areas of Bangladesh  
H Piechulek, A Al-Sabbir, J Mendoza- Aldana 337
Causes of childhood diarrhea as perceived by mothers in the Punjab, Pakistan  
M Nielsen, A Hoogvorst, F Konradsen, M Mudasser, W van der Hoek 343
In vitro demonstration of the hemolytic, cytotoxic activities and induction of apoptosis in Orientia tsutsugamushi infected L929 mouse fibroblast cells  
ST Tay, MY Rohani, TM Ho, S Devi 352
Efficiency of polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis  
A Rafi, B Naghily 357
Case report: Tuberculosis or systemic lupus erythematosus? A diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma  
A Mohd, EML Goh, SK Chow, LM Looi, SS Yeap 361
Short report: Outbreak of Acinetobacter spp septicemia in a neonatal ICU  
N Mittal, D Nair, N Gupta, D Rawat, S Kabra, S Kumar, SK Prakash, VK Sharma 365
Prevalence of lower genital tract infection among women attending maternal and child health and family planning clinics in Hanoi, Vietnam  
PK Anh, NTN Khanh, DT Ha, DT Chien, PT Thuc, PH Luong, PH Kilmarx, V Wongchotigul, D Kitayaporn, PJ Rowe 367
Eosinophilic pleural effusion in adults at Srinagarind Hospital  
W Reechaipichitkul, K Chuesakoolvanich 374
6-month evaluation of Jinhuang Chinese herbal medicine study in asymptomatic HIV infected Thais  
W Maek-a-nantawat, P Pitisuttithum, V Bussaratid, S Chamnachanan, S Naksrisook, W Peonim, N Thantamnu, R Muanaum, V Ngamdee 379
Dengue hemorrhagic fever: knowledge, attitude and practice in Ang Thong Province, Thailand  
L Kittigul, K Suankeow, D Sujirarat, S Yoksan 385
Case report: Benign form of herpes simplex encephalitis  
V Chotmongkol, U Chimsuk, K Chuesakoolvanich 393
Risk factors for Epstein-Barr virus infection in Thai infants  
J Mekmullica, S Kritsaneepaiboon, C Pancharoen 395
Seroprevalence of rubella antibodies among pregnant females in Sri Lanka  
P Palihawadana, AR Wickremasinghe, J Perera 398
Semiquantitative screening test for G6PD deficiency detects severe deficiency but misses a substantial proportion of partially-dificient females  
O Ainoon, A Alawiyah, YH Yu, SK Cheong, NH Hamidah, NY Boo, M Zaleha 405
Hematological and molecular characterization of beta-thalassemia/Hb Tak compound heterozygote  
P Charoenkwan, P Thanarattanakorn, S Chaovaluksakul, S Sittipreechacharn, R Sae-Tang, T Sanguansermsri 415
General physicians’ perspective of sleep apnea from a developing country  
SF Hussain, S Zahid, R Haqqee, JA Khan 420
Case report: Choroidal melanoma with secondary glaucoma  
SKD Thakur, SP Sah, KR Kaini 424
Quality of life and functional status of patients with hip fractures in Thailand  
P Suriyawongpaisal, S Chariyalertsak, S Wanvarie 427
Pregnancy loss in the Philippines  
M Kuning, D McNeil, V Chongsuvivatwong 433
Sexual behaviors and opinions on sexuality of adolescents in a slum community in Bangkok  
R Somrongthong, P Panuwatsuk, D Amarathithada, O Chaipayom, C Sitthi-amorn 443
Sexual coercion among adolescents in northern Thailand : prevalence and associated factors  
C Manopaiboon, PH Kilmarx, K Limpakarnjanarat, RA Jenkins, S Chaikummao, S Supawitkul, F van Griensven 447
Underweight schoolchildren in a rural school near the Thai-Cambodian border  
V Wiwanitkit, P Sodsri 458
The need for linking healthcare-seeking behavior and health policy in rural Nepal  
M Jimba, AK Poudyal, S Wakai 462