Highlighted Articles

  • Cardiovascular Complications in COVID-19 and Its Vaccines

    Hoontrakul T, Witoonchart K

    The authors summarized the main cardiovascular (CV) complications and mechanisms of COVID-19 and its vaccines. COVID-19 has lung tropism but it has been reported to affect the CV system as well. The presence of comorbidities such as hypertension, CV disease, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increased the risk of developing serious complications and in turn mortality significantly.

  • National Diagnostic Reference Levels of Procedures in Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in Thailand: A Multi Centers Survey

    Srimahachota S, Trinavarat P, Sukwijit K, Sudchai W, Kaewta K, Chamnan M, Pitaksuteepong T, Na Nan R, Sae-oui A, Torpongpun A, Namkoch N, Kupharangchotsin M, Thungsuk S, Krisanachinda A

    The present report is the first national diagnostic reference level (DRL) on common cardiovascular procedures in Thailand. The results will help the optimization of patient dosages in the cardiac procedures in Thailand and the neighboring countries in the region as the reference.

  • Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of Mild COVID-19 Patients in Field Hospital: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Leeyaphan J, Charoenpong L, Prasithsirikul W, Prasithsirikul S

    Field hospitals could be the most efficient option for taking care of COVID-19 patients when healthcare resources in hospital are limited. COVID-19 patients’ triage was important to determine the outcomes. Asymptomatic cases, symptomatic cases without pneumonia and cases with mild pneumonia could be treated in a field hospital with cost-effective outcomes.

  • Perinatal Events and Outcomes Associated with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in Thailand: A Multicenter, Observational Study

    Kitsommart R, Thamwiriyakul N, Asawakitipong R, Taesiri U, Wongsinin T, Paes B

    To correctly select neonates for therapeutic hypothermia (TH), increased hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) awareness, mandatory cord blood gas analysis and country-wide dissemination of eligible criteria are necessary for timely intervention.

  • Smartphone Use of Thai Medical Students in Clinical Years

    Leelathipkul L, Sritipsukho P, Decha-umphai C, Vivattanasinchai T, Sritipsukho P

    The present study demonstrated the importance of smartphone use in the daily lives of medical students. Smartphones had both positive and negative impacts on medical education.

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