Volume 36
Number 2
March 2005


Table of Contents  
Leptospirosis: an emerging health problem in Thailand  
W Tangkanakul, HL Smits, S Jatanasen, DA Ashford 281
An outbreak of leptospirosis, Thailand - the importance of the laboratory  
J Sejvar, W Tangkanakul, P Ratanasang, SF Dowell, N Sangjun, S Bragg, D Ashford, J Tappero 289
Indirect immunoperoxidase test for the diagnosis of leptospirosis  
S Chimsumang, S Chettanadee, S Jitrathai, V Wongchotigul 296
Two simple immunoassays using endemic leptospiral antigens for serodiagnosis of human leptospirosis  
U Tansuphasiri, S Deepradit, D Phulsuksombati, W Tangkanakul 302
Salmonella meningitis and antimicrobial susceptibilities  
S Srifuengfung, K Chokephaibulkit, T Yungyuen, C Tribuddharat 312
Epidemiology and endemicity of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in Southeastern Nigeria  
AY Itah, SM Udofia 317
Factors associated with treatment outcomes in pulmonary tuberculosis in Northeastern Thailand  
S Anunnatsiri, P Chetchotisakd, C Wanke 324
Factors associated with the household contact screening adherence of tuberculosis patients  
S Tornee, J Kaewkungwal, W Fungladda, U Silachamroon, P Akarasewi, P Sunakorn 331
The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms in Chon Buri, Thailand  
N Mitipat, P Siripermpool, T Jadwattanakul, S Chaunthongkum 341
Bacteremia and antimicrobial susceptibilities in HIV-infected patients at Siriraj Hospital  
S Srifuengfung, K Chokephaibulkit, T Yungyuen, C Tribuddharat 347
The role of the tat gene in the pathogenesis of HIV infection  
P Amarapal, S Tantivanich, K Balachandra, K Matsuo, P Pitisutithum, M Chongsa-nguan 352
The efficacy and adverse effects of GPO-VIR (Stavudine+Laminudine+Nevirapine) in treatment-naïve adult HIV patients  
EE Tin, C Bowonwatanuwong, V Desakorn, P Wilairatana, S Krudsood, P Pitisuttithum 362
Emergence of dengue virus tpye-3 in Northern India  
PK Dash, P Saxena, A Abhyankar, R Bhargava, AM Jana 370
Is dengue serverity related to nutritional status?  
S Kalayanarooj, S Nimmannitya 378
The epidemiology of patients with servere malaria who died at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, 1991-2004  
S Vannaphan, T Saengnetswang, P Suwanakut, A Kllangbuakong, W Klinnak, P Rungmatcha, C Yeamput, W Tanachartwet, S Krudsood, S Looareesuwan 385
Border and imported bancroftian filariases: baseline seroprevalence in sentinel populations exposed to infections with Wuchereria bancrofti and concomitant HIV at the start of diethylcarbamazine mass treatment in Thailand  
A Bhumiratana, S Koyadun, M Srisuphanunt, P Satitvipawee, N Limpairojn, G Gaewchaiyo 390
Sensitivity and specificity of polymerase chain reaction for the detection of Toxoplasma gondii DNA added to laboratory samples  
R Chiabchalard, JT Wiengcharoen, Y Sukthana 408
Aedine mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae: Aedini) occurring in Thailand with their current generic and subgeneric status, and new country records  
JF Reinert, RE Harbach, R Rattanarithikul 412
Bottle and biochemical assays on temephos resistance in Aedes aegypti in Thailand  
V Saelim, WG Brogdon, J Rojanapremsuk, S Suvannadabba, W Pandii, JW Jones, R Sithiprasasna 417
Socio-demographic and environmental factors associated with Aedes breeding places in Phuket, Thailand  
S Thammapalo, V Chongsuwiwatwong, A Geater, A Lim, K Choomalee 426
Susceptibility of Mansonia uniformis to Brugia malayi microfilariae from infected domestic cat  
U Lek-Uthai, W Tomoen 434
Prevalence of Strongyloides in Northern Thailand and treatment with ivermectin vs albendazole  
P Nontasut, C Muennoo, S Sa-nguankiat, S Fongsri, A Vichit 442
A rapid and simplified ELISA using whole blood samples of Schistosoma japonicum-infected rabbits  
Y Hirose, M Kirinoki, Y Chigusa, H Matsuda 445
High prevalence of Haplorchis taichui metacercariae in cyprinoid fish from Chiang Mai Province, Thailand  
K Kumchoo, C Wongsawad, J-Y Chai, P Vanittanakom, A Rojanapaibul 451
Case report. Fasciolopsiasis: a first case report from Malaysia  
M Rohela, I Jamaiah, J Menon, J Rachel 456
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphism (C677T) in relation to homocysteine concentration in overweight and obese Thais  
K Thawnashom, R Tungtrongchitr, S Petmitr, P Pongpaew, B Phonrat, A Tungtrongchitr, FP Schelp 459
Hemoglobin E levels in double heterozygotes of hemoglobin E and SEA-type α-thalassemia  
P Charoenkwan, C Wanapirak, P Thanarattanakorn, R Sekararithi, R Sae-Tung, S Sittipreechacharn, T Sanguansermsri 467
Case report. Post-splenectomy sepsis in thalassemic patients  
AL Zarina, A Hamidah, SZ Zulkifli, R Jamal 471
Etiology and treatment outcomes of massive hemoptysis  
W Reechaipichitkul, S Latong 474
Risk of respiratory infections in health care workers: lessons on infection control emerge from the SARS outbreak  
A Wilder-Smith, JGH Low 481
Patterns, appropriateness, and predictors of antimicrobial prescribing for adults with upper respiratory infections in urban slum communities of Bangkok  
S Suttajit, AK Wagner, R Tantipidoke, D Ross-Degnan, C Sitthi-amorn 489
Prevalence and factors associated with current smoking among high school adolescents in Karachi, Pakistan  
S Rozi, S Akhtar, S Ali, J Khan 498
Cigarette smoking among Thai Buddhist monks, Central and Eastern Thailand  
W Chaveepojnkamjorn, N Pichainarong 505
An ergonomics intervention program to prevent worker Injuries in a metal autoparts factory  
N Poosanthanasarn, C Lohachit, W Fungladda, S Sriboorapa, C Pulkate 512
Decentralization and recentralization: effects on the health systems in Lao PDR  
B Phommasack, L Oula, O Khounthalivong, I Keobounphanh, T Misavadh, Loun, P Oudomphone, C Vongsamphanh, E Blas 523
Household income, health and education in a rural area of Myanmar  
Ohnmar, Than-Tun-Sein, Ko-Ko-Zaw, Saw-Saw, Soe-Win 529