Volume 36
Number 3
May 2005


Table of Contents  
Hematopoietic features and apoptosis in the bone marrow of severe Plasmodium falciparum-infected patients: preliminary study  
S Anantrakulsil, Y Maneerat, P Wilairatana, S Krudsood, C Arunsuriyasak, V Atichartakarn, R Kumsiri, K Pattanapanyasat, S Looareesuwan, R Udomsangpetch 543
Field evaluation of malaria rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of P. falciparum and non-P. falciparum infections  
VY Belizario, CJ Pasay, MJ Bersabe, WU de Leon, DM Guerrero, VM Bugaoisan 552
Research note. Rapid immunochromatography-based detection of mixed-species malaria infection in Pakistan  
MA Beg, SS Ali, R Haqqee, MA Khan, Z Qasim, R Hussain, RA Smego Jr 562
Evaluation of a malaria control project in PDR Korea, 2001-2033  
PT Chol, N Suwannapong, N Howteerakul 565
KAP surveys and malaria control in Vietnam: findings and cautions about community research  
NQ Anh, LX Hung, HN Thuy, TQ Tuy, SR Caruana, B-A Biggs, M Morrow 572
Unequal treatment access and malaria risk in a community-based intervention program in the Philippines  
D Bell, R Go, C Miguel, W Parks, J Bryan 578
The drug sensitivities of Plasmodium falciparum in the Sonitpur district, Assam, India  
I Baruah, PK Talukdar, SC Das 587
An open, randomized trial of three-day treatment with artesunate combined with a standard dose of mefloquine divided over either two or three days, for acute, uncomplicated falciparum malaria  
U Silachamroon, S Krudsood, W Thanachartwet, N Tangpukdee, W Leowattana, K Chalermrut, S Srivilairit, P Wilaiaratana, K Thimasarn, S Looareesuwan 591
Research note. Life-saving rectal artesunate for complicated malaria in children  
K Pengsaa, C Sirivichayakul, K Na-Bangchang, I Thaiarporn, A Chaivisuth, A Wongsuwan, P Attanath, C Pojjaroen-anant, P Wisetsing, P Chanthavanich, A Sabchareon 597
Research note. A molecular epidemiologic study of point mutations for pyrimethamine-sulfadoxine resistance of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Lao PDR  
H Toma, Y Imada, B Vannachone, M Miyagi, J Kobayashi, GI Uechi, R Pethuvang, K Manivong, S Phompida, Y Sato 602
The specific status of Anopheles minimus s.l. collected from Taiwan  
P Somboon, D Thongwat, P Somwang, H-J Teng, Y Tsuda, M Takagi 605
Morphological variations of Anopheles minimus A in Tak Province, Thailand  
B Jaichapor, A Kengluecha, P Rongnoparut, LM Rueda, JW Jones, R Sithiprasasna 609
Habitat biodiversity of mosquito richness in certain parts of Garhwal (Uttaranchal), India  
N Pemola Devi, RK Jauhari 616
Intestinal helminth infection in an ethnic minority commune in southern Vietnam  
LQ Hung, PJ de Vries, PT Giao, TQ Binh, NV Nam, PA Kager 623
Behavioral and hygienic characteristics of primary schoolchildren which can be modified to reduce the prevelence of geohelminth infections: a study in central Java, Indonesia  
JW Albright, NR Hidayati, J Basaric-keys 629
Significantly increased recovery of intestinal parasites on routine stool specimen evaluation  
B Wongstitwilairoong, A Srijan, S Piyaphong, V Khungvalert, O Chivaratanond, L Bodhidatta, BL Smith, CJ Mason 641
Tolerability of ivermectin in gnathostomiasis  
V Bussaratid, S Krudsood, U Silachamroon, S Looareesuwan 644
Double-dose ivermectin vs albendazole for the treatment of gnathostomiasis  
P Nontasut, BA Claesson, P Dekumyoy, W Pakdee, S Chullawichit 650
Freshwater mollusks of medical importance in Kalasin Province, northeast Thailand  
P Sri-aroon, P Butraporn, J Limsomboon, Y Kerdpuech, M Kaewpoolsri, S Kiatsiri 653
Pneumococci: drug susceptibilities and preliminary epidemiological studies by penicillin binding protein genotyping  
S Srifeungfung, S Thammawart, A Leelarasamee, K Chokephaibulkit, S Dejsirilert 658
Evaluation of synthetic DNA probes for confirmation of Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin gene PCR products  
U Tansuphasiri , T Muadcheingka , S Choonharuangdej 663
Bacteria isolated from blood, stool and urine of typhoid patients in a developing country  
AY Itah, EE Uweh 673
Focal non-typhoidal Salmonella infections from a single center in Malaysia  
WS Lee, A Hafeez, H Hassan, NS Raja, SD Puthucheary 678
Childhood shigellosis at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand: a 5-year review (1996-2000)  
A Hiranrattana, J Mekmullica, T Chatsuwan, C Pancharoen, U Thisyakorn 683
Epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory investigations and early diagnosis of dengue fever in adults: a descriptive study in Sri Lanka  
SAM Kularatne, IB Gawarammana, PRV Kumarasiri 686
An economic evaluation of universal infant vaccination strategies against hepatitis B in Thailand: an analytic decision approach to cost-effectiveness  
T Vimolket, Y Poovorawan 693
Case report. Hantavirus infection in Thailand: first clinical case report  
Y Suputthamongkol, N Nitatpattana, M Chayakulkeeree, S Palabodeewat, S Yoksan, JP Gonzalez 700
Efficacy and safety of zidovudine and zalcitabine combined with a combination of herbs in the treatment of HIV-infected Thai patients  
S Sangkitporn, L Shide, V Klinbuayaem, P Leenasirimakul, N Wirayutwatthana, P Leechanachai, S Dettrairat, W Kunachiwa, V Thamlikitkul 704
Respiratory tract infection caused by bacteria (non-Mycobacterium) and their antibiogram in HIV- positive patients  
S Srifuengfung, T Yungyuen, T Wensentia 709
Clinical analysis of foreign-born patients with tuberculosis found in Malaysia  
V Nissapatorn, I Kuppusamy, WS Wan-Yusoff, A Khairul Anuar 713
Case report. Tuberculous radiculomyelitis (arachnoiditis) associated with tuberculous meningitis  
V Chotmongkol, A Kitkuandee, P Limpawattana 722
Case report. Emphysematous pyelonephritis caused by Candida infection  
MD Kamaliah, MA Bhajan, GA Abu Dzarr 725
The current situation regarding the establishment of national ethical guidelines for biomedical reserach in Thailand and its neighboring countries  
S Kojima, J Waikagul, W Rojekittikhun, N Keicho 728
Estimates of disease burden due to land-snake bite in Sri Lankan hospitals  
A Kasturiratne, A Pathmeswaran, MMD Fonseka, DG Lalloo, S Brooker, HJ de Silva 733
Assessment of capacity for cardiovascular disease control and prevention in Thailand: a qualitative study  
W Aekplakorn, P Suriyawongpaisal, B Sirirassamee 741
Malignant glioma: the involvement of loss of allelic heterozygosity and PTEN mutations in a group of Malay patients  
N Zainuddin, H Jaafar, MN Isa, JM Abdullah 748
Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency: mutation analysis in 3 Thai patients  
P Wasant, V Viprakasit, C Srisomsap, S Liammongkolkul, P Ratanarak, A Sathienkijakanchai, J Svasti 757
Case report. Prolonged remission after splenectomy for refractory Evans syndrome – a case report and literature review  
A Hamidah, CR Thambidorai, R Jamal 762
Salivary mutans streptococci and lactobacilli after self arresting caries treatment  
S Thaweboon, B Thaweboon, S Soo-Ampon, M Soo-Ampon 765
Annual laboratory checkup: early signs of health problems in young and middle-age adults  
N Charuruks, A Milintagas, P Watanaboonyoungcharoen, A Kalayanachati, S Nuchprayoon 769
Factors affecting decision making of low-income young women with unplanned pregnancies in Bangkok, Thailand  
W Naravage, N Vichit-Vadakan, RC Sakulbumrungsil, M Van der Putten 775
The health of workers in a metal autoparts factory in eastern Thailand  
N Poosanthanasarn, C Lohachit 783
Cigarette, alcohol use and physical activity among Myanmar youth workers, Samut Sakhon Province, Thailand  
N Howteerakul, N Suwannapong, M Than 790
Participatory management of waste disposal  
N Noosorn 797