Browse publications by year: 1963

  1. Danaraj TJ, Wong HO, Thomas MA
    Br Heart J, 1963 Mar;25(2):153-65.
    PMID: 14024854
    The evidence presented by the nine cases described in this paper indicates that primary arteritis of the aorta is a single clinico-pathological entity of which Takayashu's syndrome is a part. Different segments of the aorta may be affected resulting in a variety of symptom complexes. In this series, the mode of presentation was hypertension consequent on renal artery stenosis. Early diagnosis is important and surgical treatment is indicated to relieve the hypertension which carries an immediately serious prognosis.
    MeSH terms: Adolescent; Adult; Aorta*; Aortic Diseases*; Arteritis*; Case Reports; China/ethnology; Female; Humans; Hypertension*; Hypertension, Renal*; Male; Renal Artery Obstruction*; Singapore; Takayasu Arteritis*
  2. Pacheco G, Danaraj TJ
    Am J Trop Med Hyg, 1963 Sep;12(5):745-7.
    PMID: 14070764
    Sera taken fortnightly from fourteen patients with eosinophilic lung (tropical eosinophilia) were tested by complement fixation with ethanol extracts of Dirofilaria immitis, Ascaris lumbricoides, Toxocara canis, Gnathostoma procyonis, Fasciola gigantica and Dipylidium caninum. Initially, sera from ten patients had high antibody titers with each of the extracts while antibodies were not detected in sera from the other four; after treatment with diethylcarbamazine the high titers decreased. It is concluded that the reactions obtained with these various extracts do not indicate infection with any particular helminth.
    MeSH terms: Ethanol*; Animals; Ascaris*; Cestoda*; Complement Fixation Tests*; Eosinophilia*; Fasciola*; Filarioidea*; Helminths*; Humans; Lung Diseases*; Spiruroidea*; Toxocara*
  3. Pettit JHS
    Singapore Med J, 1963 Mar;4(1):18-21.
    PMID: 13942989
    Attention is drawn to a number of recently described skin conditions and a number of new treatments which, in the opinion of the writer, warrant more extensive publicity
    MeSH terms: Dermabrasion; Erythrasma; Glucocorticoids/therapeutic use; Griseofulvin; Skin Diseases*; Review
  4. Felsenfeld O
    Bull World Health Organ, 1963;28(3):289-96.
    PMID: 13962884
    The author discusses some of the features of the cholera epidemic caused by El Tor vibrios in 1961-62 in the Western Pacific. The disease originated in the Celebes and spread from there to other parts of Indonesia, to Sarawak and, possibly, to Kwangtung. Hong Kong and Macau were most probably infected from Kwangtung. Subsequently the disease reached the Philippines, progressing from Manila southwards to the other islands, whence it invaded British Borneo. The El Tor epidemic did not differ clinically or epidemiologically from other cholera outbreaks observed during the past decade. The disease attacked poor, under-nourished people living under insanitary conditions. It spread along the coastline and, to a limited extent, along inland waterways. The authorities in the affected territories recommended that the quarantine regulations, sanitary measures and treatment methods used against cholera caused by the so-called "true" cholera vibrios be applied also to cholera caused by El Tor vibrios.
    MeSH terms: Cholera*; Disease Outbreaks*; Hong Kong; Humans; Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines; Vibrio*; Vibrio cholerae*; Epidemics*
  5. ROHDE K
    J. Helminthol., 1963;37:131-4.
    PMID: 13982446
    MeSH terms: Animals; Intestines*; Malaysia; Trematoda*
  6. ROHDE K
    Z Parasitenkd, 1963;22:283-6.
    PMID: 13982448
    MeSH terms: Animals; Malaysia; Culicidae*; Reptiles*; Trematoda*
  7. Gordon Smith CE, McMahon DA, Turner LH
    Bull World Health Organ, 1963;29:75-80.
    PMID: 14043754
    In view of the risk of introduction of yellow fever into South-East Asia, comparative studies have been made of yellow fever vaccination in Malayan volunteers with a high prevalence of antibody to related viruses and in volunteers without related antibody. In a previous paper the neutralizing antibody responses of these volunteers were reported. The present paper describes the haemagglutinin-inhibiting (HI) antibody responses of the same groups of volunteers and discusses the relationship of these responses to the neutralizing antibody responses.The HI responses to yellow fever following vaccination closely paralleled the neutralizing antibody responses whether vaccination was subcutaneous or by multiple puncture. Volunteers with a high level of YF HI antibody due to infection with other group B viruses were found to be less likely to show a significant YF HI response than those without antibody. 90% of HI responses could be detected by the 21st day after vaccination.As with neutralizing antibody responses, volunteers given vaccine doses of 50-500 mouse intracerebral LD(50) subcutaneously gave greater responses than those given higher doses.
    MeSH terms: Animals; Antibodies*; Antibody Formation*; Hemagglutination Inhibition Tests*; Hemagglutinins*; Humans; Injections*; Injections, Subcutaneous*; Malaysia; Neutralization Tests*; Punctures*; Research*; Tropical Medicine*; Vaccination*; Vaccines*; Yellow Fever*; Yellow fever virus*; Mice
  8. Wharton RH, Eyles DE, Warren M, Moorhouse DE, Sandosham AA
    Bull World Health Organ, 1963;29:357-74.
    PMID: 14058228
    Although mosquitos of the Anopheles umbrosus group have long been recognized as important vectors of human malaria in Malaya, there have been doubts about the origin of some of the malaria infections found, especially in A. umbrosus and A. letifer. Investigations have accordingly been carried out in the Malayan swamp-forest, in conjunction with laboratory studies, into the nature of malaria infections in wild-caught mosquitos, the biting behaviour of anophelines and the presence of malaria infection in man and animals. The authors conclude from the results reported in this paper that A. umbrosus is a vector of mouse deer malaria and rarely, if ever, transmits primate malaria; that A. letifer transmits both human and mouse deer malaria; and that A. baezai and A. roperi are probably vectors of mouse deer malaria.
    MeSH terms: Animals; Anopheles*; Artiodactyla*; Deer*; Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy*; Humans; Insect Vectors*; Malaria*; Malaysia; Culicidae*; Probability*; Research*; Mice
    J R Army Med Corps, 1963;109:223-7.
    PMID: 14078072
    MeSH terms: Autopsy*; Chloramphenicol*; Humans; Malaysia; Melioidosis*; Military Personnel*; Penicillins*; European Continental Ancestry Group*
  10. Eyles DE, Warren M, Guinn E, Wharton RH, Ramachandran CP
    Bull World Health Organ, 1963;28(1):134-5.
    PMID: 14166986
    MeSH terms: Animals; Anopheles*; Haplorhini*; Insect Vectors*; Malaria*; Malaysia; Monkey Diseases*; Culicidae*
    Med J Malaya, 1963 Mar;17:199-208.
    PMID: 13936588
    MeSH terms: Aging*; Aorta*; Glycosaminoglycans*; Tunica Media*
    Med J Malaya, 1963 Mar;17:209-23.
    PMID: 13948353
    MeSH terms: Anticoagulants*; Heart Diseases*; Pulmonary Embolism*; Thrombophlebitis*
  13. KADRI ZN
    Med J Malaya, 1963 Mar;17:191-8.
    PMID: 13958217
    MeSH terms: Humans; Student Health Services*; Students*; Work*
    Med J Malaya, 1963 Mar;17:156-62.
    PMID: 13961121
    MeSH terms: Child; Deafness*; Education*; Hearing*; Hearing Tests*; Humans; Hearing Loss*
    Med J Malaya, 1963 Mar;17:187-90.
    PMID: 13969251
    MeSH terms: Hernia*; Humans; Intestinal Obstruction*; Mesocolon*; Colon, Transverse*
  16. REID JA
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol, 1963 Mar;57:97-116.
    PMID: 13973755
    MeSH terms: Animals; Anopheles*; Malaysia; Culicidae*
  17. Sandosham AA
    Singapore Med J, 1963 Mar;4(1):42-51.
    PMID: 13976263
    MeSH terms: Animals; Humans; Malaysia; Culicidae*; Parasitic Diseases*; Research*
  18. SCOTT MJ
    Med J Malaya, 1963 Mar;17:177-86.
    PMID: 13992563
    MeSH terms: Health Surveys*; Humans; Malaysia
    Med J Malaya, 1963 Mar;17:163-9.
    PMID: 14019984
    MeSH terms: Anemia*; Anemia, Hemolytic*; Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune*; Autoimmune Diseases*; Humans; Prednisolone*; Tracheobionta*
  20. CHAN KE
    Med J Malaya, 1963 Mar;17:151-5.
    PMID: 14019985
    MeSH terms: Meningitis*; Tuberculosis*; Tuberculosis, Meningeal*
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