Volume 35
Number 4
December 2004


Table of Contents  
Epidemiology of soil-transmitted helminths in the western region of Bhutan  
H Allen, G Sithey, EA Padmasiri, A Montresor 777
Common antigenicities between Angiostrongylus cantonensis and various species of snails  
Y Iwanaga 780
Gnathostoma infection in fish caught for local consumption in Nakhon Nayok Province, Thailand. II. Seasonal variation in swamp eels  
W Rojekittikhun, T Chaiyasith, P Butraporn 786
PCR technique for detecting Toxoplasma gondii in animal amniotic fluid  
J Toompong Wiengcharoen, R Chiabchalard, Y Sukthana 792
Development of Isospora belli in Hct-8, Hep-2, human fibroblast, BEK and Vero culture cells  
C Siripanth, B Punpoowong, P Amarapal, N Thima 796
Occurrence of Giardia cysts and Cryptosporidium oocysts in the Temuan Orang Asli (aborigine) river system  
YAL Lim, RA Ahmad 801
The hematological status, plasma vitamin B12 and folic acid levels, and intestinal pathology in rats infected with Giardia lamblia  
C Cheeramakara, A Nontprasert, C Siripanth, W Tanomsak, U Chularerk, P Sucharit, S Areekul 811
Case report. Parafilaria bovicola Tubangui 1934 from a human eye in Thailand  
M Bhaibulaya, A Yoolek, M Kobkijcharoen 817
Malaria parasite developmental analyses by the nested polymerase chain reaction method: an implication for the evaluation of mosquito infection rates in epidemiological studies  
MM Fabian, H Toma, T Arakawa, Y Sato 820
Detection of P. vivax antigens in malaria endemic populations of Nepal by ELISA using monoclonal antibodies raised against Thai isolates  
HH Joshi, Y Mahakunkijcharoen, S Tantivanich, AP Sharma, S Khusmith 828
Malaria infection and life-style factors among hilltribes along the Thai-Myanmar border area, northern Thailand  
N Pichainarong, W Chaveepojnkamjorn 834
Short report. CyQUANT cell proliferation assay as a fluorescence-based mothod for in vitro screening of antimalarial activity  
N Sriwilaijaroen, JX Kelly, M Riscoe, P Wilairat 840
Gastrointestinal manifestations of septic patients with scrub typhus in Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital  
Aung-Thu, W Supanaranond, W Phumiratanaprapin, B Phonrat, S Chinprasatsak, N Ratanajaratroj 845
Evaluation of PCR and nested PCR assays currently used for detection of Coxiella burnetii in Japan  
M Ogawa, A Setiyono, K Sato, Y Cai, S Shiga, T Kishimoto 852
Cloning and expression of Vibrio cholerae virulence gene, accessory cholera enterotoxin (ace)  
WMZ Somarny, NS Mariana, R Rozita, AR Raha 856
A prospective evaluation of four immunodiagnostic assays for human leptospirosis  
M Kemapunmanus, S Sretrirutchai, P Khuntikij, S Pradutkanchana, J Pradutkanchana 863
Streptococcus suis meningitis in Thailand  
C Suankratay, P Intalapaporn, P Nunthapisud, K Arunyingmongkol, H Wilde 868
Case report. Group C streptococcal bacteremia: a case report from India  
S Mohanty, A Kapil, M Mohapatra, B Das, B Dhawan, VP Choudhry 877
Evaluation of polymerase chain reaction, conventional and MRSA screen latex agglutination methods for detection of methicillin-resistant, -borderline and -susceptible Staphylococcus aureus  
C Chomvarin, T Siripornmongcolchai, K Chaicumpar, T Limpaiboon, C Wongkham, W Yutanawiboonchai 879
Acute bacterial meningitis in adults: a 20 year review  
B Khwannimit, P Chayakul, A Geater 886
Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa mucoid and non-mucoid type  
S Srifuengfung, C Tiensasitorn, T Yungyuen, C Dhiraputra 893
Bacterial isolation and antimicrobial susceptibilities in patients with infective endocarditis  
S Srifuengfung, T Yungyuen, P Komolpis 897
Characterization of recombinant antibodies developed for capturing enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7  
R Kanitpun, GG Wagner, SD Waghela 902
Temporal trends of dengue fever/dengue hemorrhagic fever in Bangkok, Thailand from 1981 to 2000: age-period-cohort analysis  
K Kongsomboon, P Singhasivanon, J Kaewkungwal, S Nimmannitya, MP Mammen Jr, A Nisalak, P Sawanpanyalert 913
The Geographic Information System as an epidemiological tool in the surveillance of dengue virusinfected Aedes mosquitos  
R Sithiprasasna, S Patpoparn, W Attatippaholkun, S Suvannadabba, M Srisuphanunt 918
A phase IV open label study to assess the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of a Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) CRM197 conjugated vaccine administered to healthy infants at 2, 4, and 6 months of age  
C Pancharoen, J Mekmullica, U Thisyakorn, M Bianchini 927
Case report. Cryptococcal meningitis in an immunocompetent child: a case report and literature review  
N Othman, NN Abdullah, Z Abdul Wahab 930
Cryptococcosis in HIV-infected children  
S Likasitwattanakul, B Poneprasert, V Sirisanthana 935
HIV risk behavior and practices among heroin addicts in Lahore, Pakistan  
F Emmanuel, S Akhtar, A Attarad, C Kamran 940
Field performance of VAQTA™ (inactivated, purified hepatitis A vaccine) in Chinese children in Jiangsu  
H Wang, X Chen, Z Chen, W Lu, G Poerschke, K Eves, J Gress, B Kuter 949
Immunizing children to protect against the increasing risk of hepatitis A in adolescents and young adults in South Korea  
YM Sohn, JS Lee, JH Park, G Poerschke, K Eves, J Gress, B Kuter 954
Research note. Prevalence of hepatitis A virus infection in children with biliary atresia  
V Chongsrisawat, A Theamboonlers, Y Poovorawan 959
Prevalence of snake bites in Kangar District Hospital, Perlis, West Malaysia: a retrospective study (January 1999-December 2000)  
I Jamaiah, M Rohela, R Roshalina, RC Undan 962
Gastrointestinal lymphoma in Thailand: a clinicopathologic analysis of 120 cases at Siriraj Hospital according to WHO classification  
S Sukpanichnant, C Udomsakdi- Auewarakul, T Ruchutrakool, S Leelakusolvong, S Boonpongmanee, V Chinswangwatanakul 966
Prenatal exclusion of Crouzon Syndrome by mutation analysis of FGFR2  
V Phupong, C Srichomthong, V Shotelersuk 977
Functional independence and rehabilitation outcome in traumatic spinal cord injury  
J Jongjit, W Sutharom, L Komsopapong, N Numpechitra, P Songjakkaew 980
The study of bacterial flora of different types in hospital waste: evaluation of waste treatment at AIIMS Hospital, New Delhi  
S Saini, BK Das, A Kapil, SS Nagarajan, RK Sarma 986
Heterogeneity of daily pulmonary function in response to air pollution among asthmatic children  
W Aekplakorn, D Loomis, N Vichit-Vadakan, S Bangdiwala 990
Smoking among adult males in an urban community of Karachi, Pakistan  
AK Khuwaja, MM Kadir 999
Risk assessment towards tuberculosis among hospital personnel: administrative control, risk exposure, use of protective barriers and microbial air quality  
P Luksamijarulkul, C Supapvanit, P Loosereewanich, P Aiumlaor 1005
Effectiveness of a diabetes education and intervention program on blood glucose control for patients with type 2 diabetes in a Turkish community  
Y Acik, HY Bulut, C Gulbayrak, O Ardicoglu, N Ilhan 1012
Hidden reality on the introduction of auto-disable syringes in developing countries  
C Kuroiwa, A Suzuki, Y Yamaji, M Miyoshi 1019
The effect of xylitol chewing gum on mutans streptococci in saliva and dental plaque  
S Thaweboon, B Thaweboon, S Soo-Ampon 1024
Effects of calcium supplements on the risk of renal stone formation in a population with low oxalate intake  
W Stitchantrakul, W Sopassathit, S Prapaipanich, S Domrongkitchaiporn 1028
Urine phenol levels among Thai police, implications for occupational health  
S Soogarun, V Wiwanitkit, J Suwansaksri 1034
Fatty acid and cholesterol in eggs: a review  
TB Butarbutar 1036
Comparison of colorimetry and electrothermal atomic absorption spectroscopy for the quantification of non-transferrin bound iron in human sera  
P Jittangprasert, P Wilairat, P Pootrakul 1039