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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780269/-vatica-najibiana-dipterocarpaceae-a-new-species-from-limestone-in-peninsular-malaysia
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Abdul Rahman Ummul-Nazrah, Mohd Amin Mohd Hairul, Imin Kamin, Ruth Kiew, Poh Teck Ong
Vatica najibiana Ummul-Nazrah (Dipterocarpaceae), from the Relai Forest Reserve, Gua Musang, Kelantan and Gua Tanggang, Merapoh, Pahang, is described and illustrated. This species is Endangered and known from small populations restricted to two isolated karst limestone hills. The type locality, Relai Forest Reserve limestone, is currently under threat from encroaching oil palm plantations and ongoing logging, which, if it continues, will threaten the Kelantan population with extinction. The morphology of V...
2018: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779396/cultural-models-of-child-disability-perspectives-of-parents-in-malaysia
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Jennifer Marshall, Elizabeth Doone, Mindy Price
BACKGROUND: This study examined parents' developmental concerns for their children within the context of systems of care in Malaysia. METHODS: Focus groups and interviews were conducted in peninsular Malaysia and Borneo. RESULTS: Parents' perceptions of developmental delay stemmed from three sources: the cultural, resource, and the social environments. CONCLUSION: There is a need to develop a medical support system in Malaysia that considers a life-course perspective, including prenatal care, screening/diagnosis, and services...
May 20, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775510/educational-intervention-on-delirium-assessment-using-confusion-assessment-method-icu-cam-icu-in-a-general-intensive-care-unit
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Vimala Ramoo, Harlinna Abu, Vineya Rai, Surindar Kaur Surat Singh, Ayuni Asma' Baharudin, Mahmoud Danaee, Raveena Rajalachimi R Thinagaran
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess intensive care unit nurses' knowledge of intensive care unit delirium and delirium assessment before and after an educational intervention. In addition, nurses' perception on the usefulness of a delirium assessment tool and barriers against delirium assessment were assessed as secondary objectives. BACKGROUND: Early identification of delirium in intensive care units is crucial for patient care. Hence, nurses require adequate knowledge to enable appropriate evaluation of delirium using standardised practice and assessment tools...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774359/prevalence-and-predictors-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-adult-male-outpatient-clinic-attendees-in-johor-malaysia
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Rusli Bin Nordin, Trived Soni, Amrina Kaur, Kean Por Loh, Shashi Miranda
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a serious burden globally that affects men as well as their partners. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of ED among male outpatient clinic attendees in Johor, Malaysia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of Malaysian men aged 18 and older attending two major outpatient clinics in Johor Bahru and Segamat between 1 January and 31 March 2016 was undertaken. Subjects were chosen via simple random sampling and a sample size of 400 was recruited...
May 18, 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773007/cell-proliferation-and-dna-repair-ability-of-ganoderma-neo-japonicum-agaricomycetes-an-indigenous-medicinal-mushroom-from-malaysia
#5
Wee Cheat Tan, Umah Rani Kuppusamy, Chia Wei Phan, Vikineswary Sabaratnam
Ganoderma neo-japonicum is an annual polypore that grows on decaying bamboo in the forests of Malaysia. The indigenous Temuan tribe uses this species as a medicinal mushroom to cure fever and epilepsy and to improve body strength. The potential use of G. neo-japonicum in genoprotection and DNA repair was established using a single-cell gel electrophoresis (comet) assay. The effects of the ethanol and hot aqueous extracts from wild and cultivated basidiocarps, solid substrate-fermented (SSF) wheat grains, and mycelia via submerged culture on H2O2-damaged murine RAW264...
2018: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772885/geographical-distribution-and-spatio-temporal-patterns-of-hospitalization-due-to-dengue-infection-at-a-leading-specialist-hospital-in-malaysia
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Gary K K Low, Panayoti Papapreponis, Ridzuan M Isa, Seng Chiew Gan, Hui Yee Chee, Kian Keong Te, Nadia M Hatta
Increasing numbers of dengue infection worldwide have led to a rise in deaths due to complications caused by this disease. We present here a cross-sectional study of dengue patients who attended the Emergency and Trauma Department of Ampang Hospital, one of Malaysia's leading specialist hospitals. The objective was to search for potential clustering of severe dengue, in space and/or time, among the annual admissions with the secondary objective to describe the spatio-temporal pattern of all dengue cases admitted to this hospital...
May 7, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772882/correlation-analysis-of-air-pollutant-index-levels-and-dengue-cases-across-five-different-zones-in-selangor-malaysia
#7
Loshini Thiruchelvam, Sarat C Dass, Rafdzah Zaki, Abqariyah Yahya, Vijanth S Asirvadam
This study investigated the potential relationship between dengue cases and air quality - as measured by the Air Pollution Index (API) for five zones in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. Dengue case patterns can be learned using prediction models based on feedback (lagged terms). However, the question whether air quality affects dengue cases is still not thoroughly investigated based on such feedback models. This work developed dengue prediction models using the autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) and ARIMA with an exogeneous variable (ARIMAX) time series methodologies with API as the exogeneous variable...
May 7, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772215/a-new-species-and-a-new-record-of-the-simulium-gomphostilbia-gombakense-species-group-diptera-simuliidae-from-thailand
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Hiroyuki Takaoka, Wichai Srisuka, Van Lun Low, Atiporn Saeung
Larvae and adults reared from pupae of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) gombakense Takaoka & Davies from eight streams in five provinces of Thailand were genetically analyzed by using cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 sequences. The material was composed of four lineages, of which lineages 2, 3 and 4 are genetically closely related to one another, but more distantly related to lineage 1, which is equivalent to typical S. (G.) gombakense from Peninsular Malaysia. Lineages 2, 3 and 4, which are morphologically indistinguishable, are designated as genoforms A, B and C within a species complex of S...
May 14, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768955/results-of-a-real-world-study-on-vortioxetine-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-in-south-east-asia-revida
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Cheuk Ngen Chin, Azhar Zain, Solaphat Hemrungrojn, Eng Khean Ung, Patanon Kwansanit, Koon Choong Au Yong, Marvin Swee Woon Chong, Chalowat Inpa, Teck Hoe Yen, Boon Beng David Yeoh, Liam Kai Tay, Carmina Bernardo, Lionel Chee-Chong Lim, Chin Hong Yap, Calvin Fones, Ashwini Nayak, Lars Nelleman
OBJECTIVE: The REVIDA study aimed to assess the evolution of major depression symptoms in South East Asian (SEA) patients treated with vortioxetine for major depression in real-world clinical practice. METHODS: This non-interventional study was conducted from Aug 2016 to Apr 2017. A total of 138 patients (aged 18-65 years) with an active episode of major depression were recruited from Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Vortioxetine was initiated on the first visit and patients were followed for 3 months...
May 17, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766774/factors-associated-with-health-care-professionals-attitude-toward-the-presumed-consent-system
#10
Makmor Tumin, Khaled Tafran, NurulHuda Mohd Satar, Ng Kok Peng, Rishya Manikam, Tang Li Yoong, Chong Mei Chan
OBJECTIVES: This paper explores health care professionals' potential attitude toward organ donation if the presumed consent system were to be implemented in Malaysia, as well as factors associated with this attitude. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used self-administered questionnaires to investigate the attitude of 382 health care professionals from the University of Malaya Medical Center between January and February 2014. The responses were analyzed using logistic regression...
May 16, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765915/association-between-muscle-activity-and-overjet-in-class-ii-malocclusion-with-surface-electromyography
#11
Shamima Easmin Nishi, Rehana Basri, Norma Ab Rahman, Adam Husein, Mohammad Khursheed Alam
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the association and correlation between the overjet and muscle activity (the masseter and temporalis muscles) in patient with Class II malocclusion in different genders using surface electromyography (sEMG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The overjet (measured clinically) and electromyographical activity (rest, chew, post chew rest, clench and post clench rest) of the masseter and temporalis muscle of class II malocclusion patient were assessed in 18 patients (3 males and 15 females) from the School of Dental Science, Hospital University Sains Malaysia...
2018: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765369/commentary-genome-sequence-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-vp152-strain-isolated-from-penaeus-indicus-in-malaysia
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COMMENT
Theodore Allnutt, Chrystine Zou Yi Yan, Tamsyn M Crowley, Han Ming Gan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764882/postnatal-depression-and-intimate-partner-violence-a-nationwide-clinic-based-cross-sectional-study-in-malaysia
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Noor Ani Ahmad, Umi Adzlin Silim, Azriman Rosman, Majdah Mohamed, Ying Ying Chan, Noraida Mohd Kasim, Muslimah Yusof, Mohamad Aznuddin Abd Razak, Maisarah Omar, Fazly Azry Abdul Aziz, Rasidah Jamaluddin, Fatanah Ismail, Nurashikin Ibrahim, Tahir Aris
INTRODUCTION: An estimated 13% of women in the postnatal period suffer from postnatal depression (PND) worldwide. In addition to underprivileged women, women who are exposed to violence are at higher risk of PND. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and PND in Malaysia. METHODS: This survey was conducted as a nationwide cross-sectional study using a cluster sampling design. Probable PND was assessed using a self-administered Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763452/factors-affecting-forest-area-change-in-southeast-asia-during-1980-2010
#14
Nobuo Imai, Takuya Furukawa, Riyou Tsujino, Shumpei Kitamura, Takakazu Yumoto
While many tropical countries are experiencing rapid deforestation, some have experienced forest transition (FT) from net deforestation to net reforestation. Numerous studies have identified causative factors of FT, among which forest scarcity has been considered as a prerequisite for FT. In fact, in SE Asia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, which experienced FT since 1990, exhibited a lower remaining forest area (30±8%) than the other five countries (68±6%, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, and Myanmar) where forest loss continues...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762747/detection-of-babesia-spp-in-dogs-and-their-ticks-from-peninsular-malaysia-emphasis-on-babesia-gibsoni-and-babesia-vogeli-infections-in-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-sensu-lato-acari-ixodidae
#15
Batah Kunalan Prakash, Van Lun Low, Wei Yin Vinnie-Siow, Tiong Kai Tan, Yvonne Ai-Lian Lim, Akhavan Rezaei Morvarid, Sazaly AbuBakar, Mohd Sofian-Azirun
Canine babesiosis is an emerging tick-borne disease with a worldwide distribution, including Malaysia. While the prevalence of Babesia has been documented from dogs in Malaysia, occurrence of Babesia has been relatively little studied in their tick vectors. Accordingly, a total of 240 dogs and 140 Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (s.l.) (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks from Malaysia were molecularly screened for the presence of Babesia protozoa in the present study. Babesia gibsoni was only detected in ticks (1.4%), whereas Babesia vogeli was detected in both ticks (1...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761353/trends-in-chronic-diseases-reported-by-refugees-originating-from-burma-resettling-to-the-united-states-from-camps-versus-urban-areas-during-2009-2016
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Barbara H Bardenheier, Christina R Phares, Diane Simpson, Edward Gregg, Pyone Cho, Stephen Benoit, Nina Marano
We examined changes in the prevalence of chronic health conditions among US-bound refugees originating from Burma resettling over 8 years by the type of living arrangement before resettlement, either in camps (Thailand) or in urban areas (Malaysia). Using data from the required overseas medical exam for 73,251 adult (≥ 18 years) refugees originating from Burma resettling to the United States during 2009-2016, we assessed average annual percent change (AAPC) in proportion ≥ 45 years and age- and sex-standardized prevalence of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and musculoskeletal disease, by camps versus urban areas...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761160/measuring-and-preventing-alcohol-use-and-related-harm-among-young-people-in-asian-countries-a-thematic-review
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REVIEW
Heng Jiang, Xiaojun Xiang, Wei Hao, Robin Room, Xiaojie Zhang, Xuyi Wang
Background: The paper reviews alcohol consumption patterns and alcohol-related social and health issues among 15-29-year old young people in Asian countries, and discusses strategies for preventing and controlling alcohol use and related harms. Methods: We searched Google Scholar, PubMed, and Web of Science for reports, reviews and journal articles published in English between 1st Jan 1990 and 31st August 2016. Results: Forty-one reports, reviews and journal papers were identified and included in the final review...
2018: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759955/translation-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-malay-version-of-the-system-usability-scale-questionnaire-for-the-assessment-of-mobile-apps
#18
Muhamad Fadhil Mohamad Marzuki, Nor Azwany Yaacob, Najib Majdi Yaacob
BACKGROUND: A mobile app is a programmed system designed to be used by a target user on a mobile device. The usability of such a system refers not only to the extent to which product can be used to achieve the task that it was designed for, but also its effectiveness and efficiency, as well as user satisfaction. The System Usability Scale is one of the most commonly used questionnaires used to assess the usability of a system. The original 10-item version of System Usability Scale was developed in English and thus needs to be adapted into local languages to assess the usability of a mobile apps developed in other languages...
May 14, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755605/the-prevalence-of-osteopenia-and-osteoporosis-among-malaysian-type-2-diabetic-patients-using-quantitative-ultrasound-densitometer
#19
Shaymaa Abdalwahed Abdulameer, Mohanad Naji Sahib, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman
Background: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and osteoporosis are both chronic conditions and the relationship between them is complex. Objective: The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of Low Bone Mineral density (LBMD, i.e ., osteopenia and osteoporosis), as well as, the difference and associations between Quantitative Ultrasound Scan (QUS) parameters with socio-demographic data and clinical related data among T2DM in Penang, Malaysia. Method: An observational, cross-sectional study with a convenient sample of 450 T2DM patients were recruited from the outpatient diabetes clinic at Hospital Pulau Pinang (HPP) to measure Bone Mineral Density (BMD) at the heel bone using QUS...
2018: Open Rheumatology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755414/non-synonymous-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-physical-activity-interactions-on-adiposity-parameters-in-malaysian-adolescents
#20
Nur Lisa Zaharan, Nor Hanisah Muhamad, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin, Tin Tin Su, Zahurin Mohamed, M N A Mohamed, Hazreen A Majid
Background: Several non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) have been shown to be associated with obesity. Little is known about their associations and interactions with physical activity (PA) in relation to adiposity parameters among adolescents in Malaysia. Methods: We examined whether (a) PA and (b) selected nsSNPs are associated with adiposity parameters and whether PA interacts with these nsSNPs on these outcomes in adolescents from the Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Team study ( n  = 1,151)...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
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