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Nattapol Pruetpongpun, Thana Khawcharoenporn, Pansachee Damronglerd, Worapop Suthiwartnarueput, Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Sasinuch Rujanavej, Nuntra Suwantarat
Anti-interferon (IFN)-γ autoantibodies are increasingly recognized as a cause of adult-onset immunodeficiency and increased risk for infections with intracellular pathogens. We report on disseminated Talaromyces (Penicillium) marneffei and Mycobacterium abscessus infection in a 72-year-old, human immunodeficiency virus noninfected, Thai man with anti-IFN-γ autoantibody. The patient was successfully treated with antimicrobial therapy and rituximab to control B cell-derived autoantibodies.
April 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Abigail L Carlson, Nattapol Pruetpongpun, Aubonphan Buppajarntham, Anucha Apisarnthanarak
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September 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Nattapol Tammachote, Supakit Kanitnate, Thanasak Yakumpor, Phonthakorn Panichkul
BACKGROUND: The treatment of knee osteoarthritis with hyaluronic acid or corticosteroid injection has been widely used. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of hyaluronic acid (hylan G-F 20) with triamcinolone acetonide as a single intra-articular injection for knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: This study was a prospective, randomized, double-blind clinical trial. Participants with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis were recruited. They were randomized to receive a single-shot, intra-articular injection of either 6 mL of hylan G-F 20 or 6 mL of a solution comprising 1 mL of 40-mg triamcinolone acetonide and 5 mL of 1% lidocaine with epinephrine...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Kyle L Ferguson, Nattapol Arunrattanamook, E Neil G Marsh
Ferulic acid decarboxylase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae catalyzes the decarboxylation of phenylacrylic acid to form styrene using a newly described prenylated flavin mononucleotide cofactor. A mechanism has been proposed, involving an unprecedented 1,3-dipolar cyclo-addition of the prenylated flavin with the α═β bond of the substrate that serves to activate the substrate toward decarboxylation. We measured a combination of secondary deuterium kinetic isotope effects (KIEs) at the α- and β-positions of phenylacrylic acid together with solvent deuterium KIEs...
May 24, 2016: Biochemistry
Thitiya Poonpet, Rachaneekorn Tammachote, Nattapol Tammachote, Supakit Kanitnate, Sittisak Honsawek
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA), a common degenerative joint disorder in the elderly, is characterized by the destruction of articular cartilage, bony outgrowths at joint margins, and synovitis. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether there is an association between the ADAM12 (rs3740199) polymorphism and susceptibility to knee OA in a Thai population. METHODS: Genomic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was isolated from 200 Thai knee OA patients and 200 healthy controls...
June 2016: Knee
Chayanin Angthong, Pongpaibool Krajubngern, Warawut Tiyapongpattana, Boonchana Pongcharoen, Piya Pinsornsak, Nattapol Tammachote, Wanna Kittisupaluck
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the intraosseous concentrations and the inhibitory effects on the growth of Staphylococcus aureus of 1 g versus 2 g of intravenous (IV) prophylactic cefazolin in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients (21 knees) with primary knee osteoarthritis were divided into two groups receiving 1 g (12 patients: 14 knees) versus 2 g (six patients: seven knees) IV prophylactic cefazolin prior to the incision in TKA...
December 2015: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Thossart Harnroongroj, Akegapon Tangmanasakul, Nattapol Choursamran, Narumol Sudjai, Thos Harnroongroj
BACKGROUND: Medial displaced posterior calcaneal tubercle creates varus deformity of an intraarticular calcaneal fracture. The fracture involves posterior calcaneal facet and the calcaneal body so we developed a measurement technique representing the angle between posterior facet and long axis of calcaneus using lateral malleolus and longitudinal bone trabeculae of posterior calcaneal tubercle as references to obtain calcaneal varus angle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 52 axial view calcaneal radiographs of 26 volunteers were studied...
March 2015: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Nattapol Aunsri, Zoi-Heleni Michalopoulou
Dispersion curves in ocean environments are accurately estimated from received signals through the extraction of instantaneous modal frequencies and corresponding arrival times for long-range propagation. The ultimate goal is to estimate sediment sound speed using the extracted dispersion pattern. The approach extends work previously conducted in dispersion tracking with sequential filtering, improving on the latter technique. The sequential state-space method that is developed for the extraction of time-frequency information from specific time instances relies on a representation of those as a sum of elemental pulses, resulting from analysis of the received field...
November 2014: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Tahmeed Ahmed, Nuzhat Choudhury, M Iqbal Hossain, Nattapol Tangsuphoom, M Munirul Islam, Saskia de Pee, Georg Steiger, Rachel Fuli, Shafiqul A M Sarker, Monira Parveen, Keith P West, Parul Christian
BACKGROUND: Inadequate energy and micronutrient intake during childhood is a major public health problem in developing countries. Ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) made of locally available food ingredients can improve micronutrient status and growth of children. The objective of this study was to develop RUSF using locally available food ingredients and test their acceptability. METHODS: A checklist was prepared of food ingredients available and commonly consumed in Bangladesh that have the potential of being used for preparing RUSF...
2014: BMC Pediatrics
Piyameth Dilokthornsakul, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, Mansing Ratanasukon, Somsanguan Ausayakhun, Akrapope Tungsomeroengwong, Nattapol Pokawattana, Chalakorn Chanatittarat
AIM: To determine healthcare resource utilization and the economic burden associated with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Thailand. METHODS: This study included patients diagnosed with wet AMD that were 60 years old or older, and had best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) measured at least two times during the follow-up period. We excluded patients having other eye diseases. Two separate sub-studies were conducted. The first sub-study was a retrospective cohort study; electronic medical charts were reviewed to estimate the direct medical costs...
2014: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Thana Khawcharoenporn, Nattapol Pruetpongpun, Pimsiri Tiamsak, Sasinuch Rutchanawech, Linda M Mundy, Anucha Apisarnthanarak
Data for treatment and outcomes of extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (XDR-AB) pneumonia are limited. A retrospective cohort study of 236 adult patients with XDR-AB pneumonia was conducted between January 2009 and December 2012. The median age of subjects was 70 years (range 17-95 years), 53% were male, 55% had ventilator-associated pneumonia and 42% had been admitted to the intensive care unit. All XDR-AB isolates were susceptible only to tigecycline and colistin; 52 (22%) of the 236 subjects did not receive an agent active against XDR-AB, with an associated 28-day survival of 0%...
April 2014: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Nattapol Tammachote, Supakit Kanitnate, Sudsayam Manuwong, Thanasak Yakumpor, Phonthakorn Panichkul
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain after TKA is a major concern to patients. The best technique to control pain is still controversial. Intrathecal morphine or periarticular multimodal drug injection are both commonly used and both appear to provide better pain control than placebo, but it is unclear whether one or the other provides better pain control. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We asked whether intrathecal morphine or periarticular multimodal drug injection provides better pain control with fewer adverse events...
June 2013: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Vorapun Senanarong, Kamolthip Harnphadungkit, Niphon Poungvarin, Sathit Vannasaeng, Samut Chongwisal, Tipa Chakorn, Piyanuch Jamjumrus, Atthapon Raksthaput, Sinisa Chaichanettee, Nattapol Aoonkaew, Suthipol Udompunthurak, Rachelle S Doody, Jeffrey L Cummings
BACKGROUND: A strong inverse relationship of functional limitation and socioeconomic status has been established in western ageing society. Functional limitation can be related to chronic diseases, disuse, cognitive decline, and ageing. Among chronic diseases in the Thai population, cerebrovascular diseases, diabetes, and arthritis are common. These factors are known to contribute to disability and poor quality of life in the elder population. Neuropsychiatric problems, cognitive decline, dementia, and cultural issues in elderly people also can alter the quality of life of the elderly...
2013: BMC Neurology
Karun Bunjean, Kamonchanok Sukkasem, Natchaporn Noppacroh, Nattapol Yamkaew, Dusit Janthayanont, Werapol Theerapancharern, Surachai Chokkanchitchai, Greetha Moungthong
UNLABELLED: Allergic rhinitis is a common problem in many countries. The incidence of Allergic rhinitis is about 10-25% of the population and increasing worldwide especially in large cities where air pollution is the main problem causing respiratory illness. In Thailand, the surveys of allergic rhinitis on children were found about 13-44% while the prevalence of allergic rhinitis in Thai adults was as high as 20%. The information of the prevalence of allergic rhinitis in the suburban area has not been continuously done especially in the adult population...
May 2012: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Sanjeev Kumar Karn, Visith Chavasit, Ratchanee Kongkachuichai, Nattapol Tangsuphoom
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia in Nepal is almost 50% of the whole population. Curry powder is a promising vehicle for fortification due to its use in various meals. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the bioavailability of different iron fortificants in curry powder and their effects on the qualities of curry powder. METHODS: The serving size of curry powder was evaluated in 40 Nepalese households and 10 restaurants. The powders were fortified with iron sources of different bioavailability...
March 2011: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
Nattapol Sathavarodom, Apussanee Boonyavarakul
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate an apolipoprotein B (apo B) level in type 2 diabetic patients who achieved goal of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) and non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-c). To identify the percentage of type 2 diabetes patients who achieved goal of apo B level. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A cross-sectional study was carried out from 1 October to 31 December 2008. Type2 diabetes patients who attended at diabetes clinics in the Phramongkutklao hospitals have determined the risk for develop cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and set up the goal for lipid level according to consensus statement from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) foundation...
November 2010: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Watanee Jenchitr, Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, Achareeya Sanmee, Nattapol Pokawattana
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Thailand. METHODS: In this population-based study, data of participants in the Thailand National Survey of Visual Impairment in 2006-2007 were analyzed. Participants selected for this study were more than 50 years old, and were recruited from 42 districts of 21 provinces. They were interviewed, tested for visual acuity, examined for eye screening, and measured for intraocular pressure...
February 2011: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Arkaphat Kosiyatrakul, Nattapol Nuansalee, Suriya Luenam, Tunyarut Koonchornboon, Sunya Prachaporn
The location of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) in relation to the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) and the iliac crest was investigated in 96 embalmed cadaveric specimens. Fifty-six nerves (58.3%) passed medial to the ASIS. Twenty-two nerves (22.9%) passed at the ASIS. Eighteen nerves (18.8%) passed lateral to the ASIS. The LFCN is usually located at 2.1 +/- 0.8 to 3.9 +/- 1.0 cm below the crest in the range of 2-5 cm lateral to the ASIS, respectively. When the anterior iliac crest bone graft harvesting is planned, the anatomical variation in this area should be concerned to reduce the risk of LFCN injury...
May 2010: Musculoskeletal Surgery
Ju Young Kim, Xin Duan, Cindy Y Liu, Mi-Hyeon Jang, Junjie U Guo, Nattapol Pow-anpongkul, Eunchai Kang, Hongjun Song, Guo-li Ming
Disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 (DISC1), a susceptibility gene for major mental illnesses, regulates multiple aspects of embryonic and adult neurogenesis. Here, we show that DISC1 suppression in newborn neurons of the adult hippocampus leads to overactivated signaling of AKT, another schizophrenia susceptibility gene. Mechanistically, DISC1 directly interacts with KIAA1212, an AKT binding partner that enhances AKT signaling in the absence of DISC1, and DISC1 binding to KIAA1212 prevents AKT activation in vitro...
September 24, 2009: Neuron
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