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  • Predictive Factors for Endoleaks and Aneurysm Enlargement after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

    Noisiri w, Tangsagunwattana S, Porapakkham P

    Interval follow up CT angiography is recommended to detected endoleak and other late complications after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). Special considerations are noted in the underlying renal insufficiency and the young patient for radiation dose in long term follow up.

  • Aortic Saturation Predicted Operability in Acyanotic Congenital Heart Disease with Left-to-Right Shunt

    Saprungruang A, La-orkhun V, Vithessonthi K, Trytilanun S, Lekchuensakul S, Lertsapchareon P, Khongphatthanayothin A

    In the present study population, aortic saturation may be used to determine operability in acyanotic CHD patients with pulmonary overcirculation. Diagnostic yield is best in patients with complete AV canal defect in whom oxygen saturation of 95% or above identified operability with close to 100% specificity. In other lesions, there appears to be no oxygen saturation that is safe to preclude cardiac catheterization.

  • Efficacy of Vaginal and Oral Progesterone After Tocolytic Therapy in Threatened Preterm Labor: A 3-Arm Parallel- Group Randomized Controlled Trial

    Srisutham K, Wuttikonsammakit P, Chamnan P

    Vaginal progesterone was efficacious and safe in prevention of preterm birth before 34 weeks, prolongation of latency period and increasing gestational age at birth in pregnant women presenting with threatened or established preterm labor. Progesterone as an adjunct to tocolytic treatment may be considered for this group of patients in clinical practice.

  • Progression of Prediabetes to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Thai Population

    Wutthisathapornchai A, Lertwattanarak R

    Almost one-fifth of participants with pre-DM progressed to T2DM within 3 yr. The annual incidence of DM development was 3.1, 5.7 and 11.8% at 1, 2 and 3 yr. People with FPG≥110 mg/dL, and HbA1C≥6.0% or IGT or IGT&IFG should be screened for DM more frequently, using FPG and HbA1C, perhaps every 3-6 months especially in those with family history of T2DM in 1st-degree relatives. Otherwise, lifestyle modification should be strongly emphasized in order to prevent development of T2DM in these people.

  • The Analysis of Global COVID-19 Clinical Trials Registries

    Udomkarnjananun S, Tulvatana W, Susantitaphong P

    The number of ongoing COVID-19 clinical trials are steadily increasing. The present study provides an overview of registered studies from worldwide databases, which researchers can use to plan and conduct future studies.

Current Issue: MAY 2021

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