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International Medical Research Journal

December 2000 ( Vol. 4 : No. 2)

    1. Antenatal diagnosis for alpha-thalassaemia in Malaysia-a four year review from 1996-2000.
      -- Tan JAMA, Wee YC, Tan KL, Wong YC, Chow WPT and Yap SF
    2. The association of major histo compatibility complex genes and susceptibility to systemic lupus erythemotosus among the Malaysian Chinese population.
      -- Azizah MR, Ainol SS, Kuak SH, Kong NCT, Normaznah Y and Rahim MN
    3. Impact of migrant workers on the Malaysian health scenes.
      -- Balachandran S and Azmi AR
    4. Silicosis-time to review .
      - -- Leela J and George S
    5. A simple trainer for thoracoscopic spinal surgery.
      --Harwant Singh, BA Kareem, JS Yeap, K Selvakumar
    6. Do children on motorcycles need special crash helmets?.
      -- Ong WY, Radin Umar RS and Harwant Singh
    7. Acute toxicity of oral pyronaridinein Sprague-Dawley rats .
      -- Aedah Abu Bakar, Sharif Mahsufi Mansor, Abas Haji Husin, Piero Olliaro and V. Navaratnam
    8. Evaluation of murine immune responses elicited by a plasmid encoding the Toxoplasma gondii SAG1 gene delivered by various routes.
      -- Lee LN, Lim PKC, Navaratnam V and Mak JW
    9. Expression of Plasmodium falciparum plasmepsin I in Escherichia coli and Pichia pastoris.
      -- Ng BK, Lim PKC and Tan CS
    10. Isolated vocal cord paralysis with vagal palsy following trauma: a case report.
      -- Hon SK, Jabar MF, Lee LM and Gul YA

June 2000 ( Vol. 4 : No. 1)

    1. Rapid diagnosis of viral infections: new tools for monitoring and control of new and emerging diseases.
      -- Mary Jane Cardosa
    2. Molecular events associated with hepatocellular carcinoma.
      --Kechen Ban and Heng Fong Seow
    3. A partial purified specific antingen of Parastrongylus cantonensis for immunodiagnosis of human parastrongyliasis.
      -- Praphathip Eamsobhana, Darawan Wanachiwanawin and Anchalee Tungtrongchitr
    4. Antifilarial activity of oral CGP 6140 against subperiodic Brugia malayi in the leaf-monkey (Presbytis cristata).
      - -- Mak JW, Choong MF, Navaratnam V and Suresh K
    5. Detection of antibodies to Blastocyctis hominis in immunised mice using counterimmunoelectrophotesis (CIE) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). isolates.
      -- Hazliza Binti Hussin, Mak JW, Init I and Ngah Z
    6. Detection of the gene encoding the subunit toxin B from Malaysian Vibrio cholerae isolates..
      -- Hon SK, Syahril NA, Mariana NS and Rosli R
    7. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pin tract infections: an increasing problem in external fixation .
      -- Joo Seng Yeap, Norzila Binti Abu Bakar, Harwant Singh and Ezlan Siddique
    8. The TEL-AML1 translocation in two pediatric cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
      -- Gill HK, Ten SK, Dhaliwal JS, Tan SK, Roshida H, Yasmin A, Zubaidah Z, Nasuruddin BA, Yong ASM, Chang KM, Hishamshah I, Eni J, Purushotaman V and Ho CML
    9. Comparison of olfactory acuity in diabetic and non-diabetic patients and using Alcohol Sniff Olfactory Test (ASOT) and University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT).
      -- Koay Cheng Boon, Mohd Zabri Affendi Bin Muhammad and Kevin Moissinac
    10. Evaluation of a bicycle helmet give-away programme in the District of Hulu Langat, Selangor.
      -- Hidayah NI, Khalib L, Rafiza S and Salim AM

June 1999 ( Vol. 3 : No. 1)

    1. Trichinellosis as a model of new frontier research on parasitic infection.
      -- Ronald C Ko ; CH Mak
    2. Significance of a low mean corpuscular volume in patients in Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Malaysia.
      -- Lau Kin Mun ; Rudy SC Yeoh ; Yasmin Ayob
    3. Bilateral hip dislocation with unilateral fractured acetabulum : a possible hazard of sitting crossed legged in a motor vehicle.
      -- Kim Poh Ong ; Boon Chong Se To ; Kevin Moisssinac
    4. Allelic variants of the Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein-1 gene (block 2) in Malaysian isolates.
      - -- Noor Rain A ; Holder AA ; Ogun S ; Snounou G ; Sajiri S ; Lokman Hakim S ; Normaznah Y
    5. Monoclonal antibodies against Malaysian Blastocystis hominis isolates.
      -- Init I ; Mak JW ; Yong HS ; Lokman Hakim S
    6. Diaarhoea in patients infected with Blastocystosis hominis.
      -- Vennila GD ; Suresh K ; Rajah Salim H ; Khairul Anuar A ; Kudva M ; Saminathan S ; Ramakrishnan K
    7. The effect of storage time on the antigenic stability of mosquito bloodmeals.
      -- Malkith Kaur ; PKC Lim ; Lokman Hakim S
    8. Incompressible lower limb arteries in Malaysian patients with diabetic foot complications.
      -- Cheng Hoon Khor ; Kevin Moissinac ; Cheng Boon Koay ; Harwant Singh ; Boon Chong Se To
    9. A behavioral study on intravenous drug use and HIV/AIDS knowledge in Malaysia.
      -- Vicnasingam B ; Navaratnam V
    10. Detection of Toxoplasma gondii IgG antibodies in Thai patients by enzyme-linked immunosorbent and immunoblot assays.
      -- Vanna Mahakittikun ; Sirichit Wongkamachai ; Nimit Morakote ; Virach Junnu ; Darawan Wanachiwanawin ; Mak Joon Wah
    11. Antibiotic susceptibility of three major respiratory pathogens.
      -- Rohani MY ; Norazah A ; Raudzah A ; Zaidatul AAR ; Ng AJ ; Murtaza M ; Ng PP ; Asmah I

Dec. 1998 ( Vol. 2 : No. 2)

    1. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
      -- Rudy Yeoh SC ; Kevin Moissinac
    2. Cytogenetic oliclonality resulting from jumping translocation and isodicentric Xq13 as evidenced by FISH.
      -- Ten SK ; Tan SK ; Zubaidah Z ; Purushothaman V
    3. The use of the Amplification Refractory Mutation System (ARMS) as an effective and economical tool for prenatal diagnosis of B-thalassaemia in Malaysian subjects.
      -- Tan JAMA ; Yap SF ; Tan KL ; Thong MK
    4. Vascular profile in Malaysian patients with diabetic foot complications.
      - -- Hintendra K.Doshi ; Kevin Moissinac ; Harwant Singh
    5. Life-cycle, longevity and fecundity of Suidasia pontifica (Acari : Saproglyphidae) in a tropical laboratory.
      -- Mariana A ; Ho TM ; Tan SN
    6. Analysis of humoral immune response in human blastocystosis by Western Blotting.
      -- Init I ; Mak JW ; Yong HS ; Lokman Hakim S
    7. Do patients want to be involved in treatment decisions.
      -- Kamaruddin Ahmad ; Kevin Moissinac ; Boon Chong Se To
    8. Extended-spectrum B-Lactamase producers among multiple drug resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsislla pneumoniae.
      -- Rahizan I ; Rohani MY ; Hasnida H ; A.Rahman A ; Asma I ; M.Azam MN ; Zulhainan H ; Keah KC ; Adom B ; Alex F ; See KH ; Khairul AH ; Patrick B ; Salbiah N ; C.Mahadi CK
    9. Ciprofloxacin resistance among community-derived methicillin-resistant Staphylococus aureus (MRSA) strains.
      -- Jabed Iqbal ; Mizanur Rahman ; Shahidul Kabir M
    10. Comparison of fusion protein and excretory-secretory antigens of Toxocara canis in detection of antibodies in experimental toxocariasis.
      -- Choong MF ; Mak JW ; Ngah Zasmy ; Navaratnam V ; Suresh Kumar
    11. A simple method to axenize Blastocystis hominis.
      -- Suresh K ; Tan TC ; Rajah Salim H ; Keng LE ; Khairul Anuar A

June 1998 ( Vol. 2 : No. 1)

    1. Diabetic foot syndrome
      -- Kevin Moissinac ; Se To Boon Chong ; Rudy Yeoh SC
    2. Characterization of a 31-kda specific antigen from Parastrongylus cantonensis (Nematoda:Metastrongylidae)
      -- Praphathip Eamsobhanal ; Anchalee Tungtrongchitr ; Darawan Wanachiwanawin ; Hoi Sen Yong ;
      Mak Joon Wah
    3. Budding in Blastocystis
      -- Suresh K ; Rajah Salim H ; Khairul Anuar A ; Saminathan R ; Ramakrishnan K.
    4. Detection of 64 and 57 kDa immunogenic epitopes in experimental infections of Blastocyctis hominis in Wistar rats
      - -- Suresh K ; Rajah Salim H ; Khairul Anuar A ; Saminathan R ; Ramakrishnan K.
    5. Surface ultrastructure of a Malaysian Spirometra sp. - a preliminary study
      -- Mastura AB ; Ambu S ; Johari S ; Teh Hamidah Z ; Hasnah O
    6. Amplification of Mycobactrium tuberculosis in clinical samples and detection using
      EIA format
      -- Rahizan Issa ; Hasnah Ayob ; Rohani Md.Yasin
    7. A comparison of lymphoproliferative responses of Mycobacterium leprae in healthy contacts, tuberculoid and long-treated lepromatous leprosy patients.
      -- Gill HK ; Azman AM ; Nasuruddin BA ; Fadzilah K ; Dhaliwal JS
    8. Hepatitis C infection in a paediatric patient probably due to cogenital infection .
      -- Lim CB ; Teh KH ; Sinniah M ; Kew ST ; Ismail Merican ; Mohd.Sham Kasim
    9. Comparison between serological and molecular typing for HLA Class II antigens
      (HLA-DR and DQ).
      -- Dhaliwal JS ; Maiselamah Lisut ; Lee Yin Yin ; Nasuruddin BA
    10. Serum x tocopheral, retinol and carotenoid profiles of coronary artery disease patients versus healthy controls.
      -- Ng TKW ; Khor SC ; Tee ES ; Thong ML ; Seow TY
    11. Early detection of cholera cases and contacts by polemerase chain reaction.
      -- Norazah A ; Rohani MY
    12. Torison of Meckel's diverticulum.
      -- Kevin Moissinac ; Se To Boon Chong

Dec. 1997 ( Vol. 1 : No. 2)

    1. Tropical diseases - implications for the year 2000 : bacterial diseases
      -- Jegathesan M.
    2. Cyclospora cayetanensis : "Look and you will find"
      -- John H. Cross : Jeevan Sherchand
    3. Characterization of Blastocystis hominis antigens by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and immunoblotting
      -- Lim PKC : Ithoi I. ; Khaled AEHH
    4. Small forms of Blastocystis hominis
      -- -- Rajah S ; Suresh K ; Vennila GD ; Khairul Anuar A ; Saminathan R
    5. Cryopreservation of Blastocystis hominis with Dimethylsulphoxide (DMSO)
      -- Suresh K ; Init I ; Reuel PA ; Lokman H ; Khairul Anuar A
    6. Clinical, haematological and chemotherapeutic profiles of malaria cases in Hospital Kuala Lumpur : a restrospective review
      -- Lokman Hakim S ; Suresh R.Lachmanam ; I.Merican
    7. Characterization of shared antigens of parastrongylus cantonensis and Biomphalaria glabrata by immunoblotting.
      -- Praphathip Eamsobhana ; Yong HS ; Mak JW ; Don Watanakulpanich
    8. Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae infections in Malaysian hospitals .
      -- Rohani MY ; Raudzah A ; Norazah A ; Zaidatul AAR ; Ng AJ ; Ng PP ; Murtaza M ; Asma I ; M.Yasim MY ; Cheong YM
    9. Jumping translocations of 1q in a child with t(2;8) acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
      -- Ten SK ; Tan SK ; Zubaidah Z ; Khuzaiah RR
    10. Ring chromosome 7 in Down Syndrome with acute megakaryoblastic leukemia.
      -- Ten SK ; Tan SK ; Zubaidah Z ; Khuzaiah RR ; Roshida H
    11. Plasma insulan-like growth factor -I (IGF-I) in the diagnosis of acromegaly.
      -- Wan Nazaimon WM ; Khalid BAK ; Nor Azmi K ; Tan TT
    12. Coelomomyces infection in mosquito larvae in Peninsular Malaysia.
      -- Vythilingam I ; Jeffrey J ; Mahadevan S ; Radzi M
    13. Can food hypersensitivity trigger a migrane attack?.
      -- Shahnaz M ; Azizah MR ; Fariza MY : Tariq AR ; Nasuruddin BA
    14. Psychiatric morbidity among women living in the general population in Malaysia.
      -- Mubarak AR
    15. Blood lead levels in workers of a lead smelting factory in Gombak, Malaysia.
      -- Muhammad Amir Kamaluddin
    16. Amplification od ctxA gene in Vibrio cholerae 0139.
      -- Rahizan Issa ; Rohani Md Yasin

June. 1997 ( Vol. 1 : No. 1)

    1. Identification of Parastrongylus cantonensis antigens for use in immunodiagnosis
      -- Eamsobhana P ; Mak JW ; Yong, HS
    2. In vitro culture technique ; a better diagnostic tool for Blastocystis hominis
      --Suresh K ; Khairul Anuar A ; Saminanthan T ; Ng KP ; Init I
    3. Detection of aflatoxin B1-DNA adducts in liver tissue from Malaysia
      -- Khoo ASB ; Mak JW ; Ng AB ; Santella RM ; Navaratnam V ; Lye MS ; Fuzina NH ;
      Suresh K
    4. Simultaneous ultra-low-volume application of adulticide (malathion) and larvivide
      (bacillus thuringiensis H-14) for the control of dengue vectors
      -- Lee HL ; Antonietta PE ; Seleena P ; Chiang YF
    5. Restriction enzyme digestion of native and PCR-amplified DNA of an Acanthamoeba castellanii isolate
      -- Noor Rain A ; Rommel Q ; Sajiri S ; Normaznah Y
    6. Immunodiagnosis of human dirofilariasis in Malaysia - a preliminary study
      -- Ambu S ; Noor Rain A ; Yit YH ; Gupta MP ; Dhaliwal JS ; Chandra Shekhar K
    7. Current resistance status of the house fly, Musca domestica (L.) in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.
      -- Nazni WA ; Lee HL ; Yahya A ; Sa'diyah I ; Tadano T
    8. Preliminary findings of a seroepidemiological survey of arthropod-borne rickettsioses in Malaysia .
      -- Ho TM ; Tay ST ; Rohani MY
    9. Fatal Strongyloides hyperinfection in a case of adenocarcinoma lung.
      -- Pillay B ; Azman Abdul Wahab ; Lim Gaik Lan
    10. Physical characteristics and dietary intake of Malaysian National Basketball players.
      -- Wan Nudri WD ; Ismail MN ; Zawiah H
    11. A model of dengue transmission : determination of the threshold of transmission using ovitrap surveillance data in Sarawak.
      -- Lee HL ; Chang MS
    12. Human immunodeficiency virus infection among patients with sexually transmitted diseases attending private clinics, Miri, Sarawak.
      -- Lye MS ; Kiyu A ; Nair RC ; Faizul M ; Yeop HP ; Chan TH ; Sim CK ; Low YH ; Chin F ; Sinniah M : Archibald C
    13. Lipoprotein(a) is a superior serum marker for CHD risk compared with apoproteins and traditional lipid profile in Malaysia adult males.
      --Ng TKW ; Khoo KL ; Mohd Rusli Z ; Gan SC ; Zulkifli H
    14. Species-specific diagnosis of human malaria by the polymerase chain reaction.
      -- Lim PKC ; Tan SK ; Kita K ; Kojima S ; Watanabe Y ; Mak JW
    15. Detection of malaria parasitaemia by polymerase chain reaction with an internal control.
      -- Khoo ASB ; Ng AB ; Mak JW ; Lim PKC ; Tan SK ; Nagappan S

for Authors

    The Journal is published twice a year, coming out in June and December of each year.
Aims & Scope
    The International Medical Research Journal (IMRJ) provides the means for the rapid publication of reviewed articles in all aspects of human health. Original papers, short communications and case reports pertaining to human health may be submitted. Review papers on various aspects of medicine are by invitation.

    The views expressed by contributors of published articles and letters are not to be taken as those of the Institute for Medical Research, Malaysia or the Editorial Board and neither the Institute nor the Editorial Board accepts responsibility for the accuracy od statements made by the authors.

Editorial Board
    Dr. Lye Mann Sunn (Editor-in-chief) - Malaysia
    Cross JH - USA
    Kita K - Japan
    KO RC - Hong Kong
    Mak JW - Malaysia
    Mangalam S - Malaysia
    Ng KH - Malaysia
    Rama Nair - Canada
    Tee ES - Malaysia
    Wan Nazaimoon WM - Malaysia
    Institute for Medical Research
    Jalan Pahang
    50588, Kuala Lumpur
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    The Journal accepts original research papers, short communications, and review articles (normally by invitation) which have not been published previously, on all aspects of biomedical , clinical, health systems and behavioural research. All articles submitted to the Journal will be submitted for refereeing and the decisions of the Editorial Board as to the suitability of the article for publication in the Journal will be final. ll articles submitted to the Journal will have to be accompanied by a letter signed by the authors that the article has not been published previously and that it has not been submitted to other journals for publication. Submission of a manuscript to the journal carries with it the right to publish the paper. Neither the Editorial Board nor the Publishers accept responsibility for the views and statements of authors expressed in the paper.

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