The Medical journal of Malaysia
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Optic disc topography of normal tension glaucoma patients in Malaysia.
We discuss the literature on NTG studies in other Asian populations. A comparative cross-sectional study was conducted in two hospitals with glaucoma services in Malaysia from November 2010 to February 2012. A total of 109 eyes of 109 Malay patients were included in this study: 32 NTG patients and 7...
Minimally invasive thoracoscopic mesh repair of diaphragmatic fenestrations for catamenial pneumothorax due to likely thoracic endometriosis...
Pancytopenia in a Patient with Grave's Disease.
We report a case of a patient with Grave's disease and undiagnosed pernicious anemia whom was assumed to have antithyroid drug induced pancytopenia. Failure to recognize this rare association of pernicious anemia as a cause of pancytopenia had resulted in delay in treatment and neurological complica...
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disorders among Nepalese residing in Southeast Asia.
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disorders (GORD) are common in Western countries and has been reported to be increasing in the East. This study assessed the prevalence of GORD among the Nepalese residing in the Brunei Darussalam. Nepalese residing in two areas were invited to participate in this cross sec...
Ochrobactrum anthropi catheter-related bloodstream infection: the first case report in malaysia.
A 60-year old Malay man presented with an intermittent lowgrade fever for 3 days and worsening of right ankle ulcers. He was known to have ischaemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus type 2, hypertension and end stage renal failure and was on regular haemodialysis. The organisms isolated from the per...
Community-based cardiovascular Risk Factors Intervention Strategies (CORFIS) in managing hypertension: A pragmatic non-randomised controlled...
Hypertension is the number one cardiovascular risk factor in Malaysia. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a Community-Based Cardiovascular Risk Factors Intervention Strategies (CORFIS) in the management of hypertension in primary care. This is a pragmatic, non-randomized controlled tr...
Left Bundle Branch Block Under General Anaesthesia in an Athlete's Heart.
We would like to present a case report of a healthy patient who developed LBBB intra operatively. Acute LBBB should lead to suspicion of acute coronary syndrome until proven otherwise. Inability to exclude an acute cardiac event resulted in postponement of surgery twice after general anaesthesia was...
Gradual Recovery from Bilateral Severe Sensorineural Hearing Loss post Motor Vehicle Accident.
Our case illustrates a patient who was involved in motor vehicle accident sustaining bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss but subsequently recovered fully after two years. Unless there is clear trauma to the cochlea or auditory nerve, a substantial duration of follow up is needed...
Overestimation of Weekend and Off-hour Effect in a Public Hospital in Malaysia.
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Medical nutrition therapy administered by a dietitian yields favourable diabetes outcomes in individual with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
This prospective, single-group, pre-post design trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of individualised Medical Nutrition Therapy intervention administered by a dietitian in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus on glycaemic control, metabolic parameters and dietary intake. Subjects (n=104;...