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Karuthan Chinna
University of Kuala Lumpur
Quality of lifeRandomized controlled trialPhysical therapyDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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#1Voon Wei Yong (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 1
#2Yan Jing Tan (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 1
Last. Norlisah Ramli (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Introduction Although weight loss is common in Parkinson's disease (PD), longitudinal studies assessing weight and body composition changes are limited. Methods In this three-year longitudinal study, 125 subjects (77 PD patients and 48 spousal/sibling controls) underwent clinical, biochemical and body composition assessments using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Results Patients were older than controls (65.6 ± 8.9 vs. 62.6 ± 7.1, P = 0.049), with no significant differences in gender,...
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#1Jo Ann Galvan (Taylors University)
#2Karuthan Chinna (Taylors University)H-Index: 4
Last. Miang Hong Ngerng (Ha Tai: Xiamen University)
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#1Sharmela Sahathevan (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 5
#2Ban-Hock Khor (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 3
Last. Bak Leong Goh (Serdang Hospital)H-Index: 10
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BACKGROUND: Muscle wasting, prevalent in hemodialysis (HD) patients diagnosed with protein energy wasting, represents an assessment challenge in the outpatient HD setting. Quadriceps muscle thickness (QMT) and cross-sectional area (CSA) assessment by ultrasound (US) is a potential surrogate measure for muscle wasting. We aimed to determine the validity of US to measure QMT and CSA against the gold standard, computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Twenty-six HD patients underwent US and CT scans on th...
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#1Peter Seah Keng Tok (UM: University of Malaya)
#2Su May Liew (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 11
Last. Naim Abdul Kadir (Ministry of Health (Malaysia))
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INTRODUCTION: The monitoring of tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcomes and examination of the factors affecting these outcomes are important for evaluation and feedback of the national TB control program. This study aims to assess the TB treatment outcomes among patients registered in the national TB surveillance database in Malaysia from 2014 until 2017 and identify factors associated with unsuccessful treatment outcomes and all-cause mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using registry-based seconda...
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#1Xing Yan Choo (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 1
#2Shen-Yang Lim (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 18
Last. Hui Ting Tan (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 1
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INTRODUCTION: Little is known regarding the educational needs and perspectives of people living with Parkinson's disease (PD), particularly in Asia. OBJECTIVE: To assess knowledge and perceptions regarding PD in a large multiethnic urban Asian cohort of patients and caregivers. METHODS: We conducted a survey at a university hospital neurology clinic, using a novel Knowledge and Perception of Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (KPPDQ). RESULTS: The KPPDQ had satisfactory psychometric properties am...
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#1See Hoe Ng (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 5
#1SeeHoe Ng (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 1
Last. Tilakavati Karupaiah (Taylors University)H-Index: 12
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BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the commitments of food companies in Malaysia to improving population nutrition using the Business Impact Assessment on population nutrition and obesity (BIA-Obesity) tool and process, and proposing recommendations for industry action in line with government priorities and international norms. METHODS: BIA-Obesity good practice indicators for food industry commitments across a range of domains (n = 6) were adapted to the Malaysian context. Euromoni...
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#1Dina A. Tallman (WSU: Wayne State University)H-Index: 1
#2Eno Latifi (WSU: Wayne State University)
Last. Pramod Khosla (WSU: Wayne State University)H-Index: 10
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The association between dietary patterns and health outcomes, such as quality of life (QOL), in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients with certain racial backgrounds has not been studied in detail. QOL is a powerful outcome measure in which dietary patterns could be a modifying factor. This study is a secondary analysis examining the association between dietary patterns and health outcomes in 101 African American (AA) maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients participating in the Palm Tocotrieno...
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#1Nithiah Thangiah (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 3
#2Karuthan Chinna (Taylors University)H-Index: 4
Last. Hazreen Abdul Majid (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 16
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Background: Cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors tend to cluster and progress from adolescence to young adulthood. Reliable and meaningful clustering of CVD risk factors is essential to circumvent loss of information. Tracking adverse and high-risk profiles of adolescents is hoped to curb CVD progression later in life. The study aims to investigate the clustering of biological CVD risk factor among adolescents in Malaysia and the transitions between clusters over time. Method: The Malaysian Health ...
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#1Jo Ann Andoy-Galvan (Taylors University)
#2Halyna Lugova (National Defence University of Malaysia)H-Index: 1
Last. Karuthan Chinna (Taylors University)H-Index: 4
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Background : Recent studies have shown that higher income is associated with a higher risk for subsequent obesity in low- and middle-income countries, while in high-income countries there is a reversal of the association – higher-income individuals have a lower risk of obesity. The concept of being able to afford to overeat is no longer a predictor of obesity in developed countries. In Malaysia, a trend has been observed that the prevalence of obesity increases with an increase in income among t...
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BACKGROUND: Previous studies of nurses' critical thinking skills that included demographic characteristics as determinants have been inconclusive. This study explored demographic determinants of critical thinking skills among nurses from public hospitals in Peninsular Malaysia. METHOD: This cross-sectional study included 549 nurses recruited via multistage cluster sampling. Nurses completed the demographic questionnaire and Health Sciences Reasoning Test (HSRT). RESULTS: The majority of responde...
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