Browse publications by year: 1971

  1. Rajakumar MK
    Suara Sosialis, 1971 May.
    Excerpts from the first part of a talk delivered by Dr M K Rajakumar on Dec 4th 1970 at a seminar organised by the Academic Staff Association, University of Malaya.
    MeSH terms: Education; Universities
  2. Lie-Injo LE, Lopez CG, Lopes M
    Acta Haematol., 1971;46(2):106-20.
    PMID: 4331171 DOI: 10.1159/000208565
    A study of 23 patients with Hb H disease and their 82 relatives in 17 families showed that 2 types of this condition exist. One is associated with the presence of a small slow-moving component, which we tentatively called the X component and which was invariably present in one parent. Some siblings also had it. The other type was not associated with this component. Two patients without X component had a newborn with Bart’s haemoglobin without X component. None of the parents of 20 newborns with Hb Bart’s without the X component had the X component. It was present in only one parent of each of 2 newborns with Hb Bart’s and the X component. They are thought to represent Hb H disease in the newborn period. We suggest that at least 3 abnormal genes may lead to Hb H disease, which results when 2 of the 3 combine. Severity of clinical and haematological symptoms depends upon which abnormal gene is present and which 2 are involved in any particular combination.
    Key Words: a-Thalassaemia; Haemoglobin Bart’s; Haemoglobin H disease; Haemoglobinopathies
    MeSH terms: Adolescent; Adult; Anemia, Hemolytic/complications; Blood Protein Electrophoresis; Inclusion Bodies; Child; Chromatography, DEAE-Cellulose; Female; Genes; Hemoglobinopathies/complications; Hemoglobinopathies/genetics*; Hemoglobins, Abnormal/analysis*; Humans; Infant; Iron/blood; Malaysia; Male; Molecular Biology; Protein Denaturation; Thalassemia/epidemiology; Umbilical Cord; Asian Continental Ancestry Group
  3. Rao TR
    Bull World Health Organ, 1971;44(5):585-91.
    PMID: 4400821
    Serological surveys have been widely used in South-East Asia to determine the presence and activity of arboviruses. The haemagglutination-inhibition test has been most frequently employed but complement-fixation and neutralization tests have also been used in some investigations.Although virus isolations provide the most conclusive evidence, they can be carried out in a few specialized centres only, and serological surveys are very important for studying the distribution of arboviruses.The surveys have shown that group B arboviruses (principally all four types of dengue, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile) are widely prevalent. Dengue and Japanese encephalitis viruses are more widespread than West Nile virus, which was not known previously to extend east of India although recent survyes have shown that its range extends to Burma. Japanese encephalitis is frequent in most of South-East Asia but in India is found mainly in eastern and south-eastern parts of the country. Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) and Langat viruses are the only tick-borne group B arboviruses definitely known to occur in the region, the former in India, the latter in Malaysia. KFD virus has been isolated only from a small focus in Mysore, although human and animal sera containing neutralizing antibodies to this virus have been found sporadically in widely scattered areas. Among the group A arboviruses, chikungunya and Sindbis have been detected in serological surveys, but the former has not yet been found in Malaysia.
    MeSH terms: Adolescent; Adult; Age Factors; Antibodies/analysis; Arbovirus Infections/immunology*; Arboviruses/immunology; Asia, Southeastern; Chikungunya virus/immunology*; Child; Child, Preschool; Complement Fixation Tests; Dengue/immunology*; Dengue Virus/immunology; Encephalitis Viruses/immunology; Encephalitis, Arbovirus/immunology; Hemagglutination Inhibition Tests; Humans; Insect Vectors; Middle Aged; Culicidae; Neutralization Tests
  4. McKelvey TP, Lundie AR, Vanreenen RM, Williams ED, Moore HS, Thomas MJ, et al.
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 1971;65(3):286-309.
    PMID: 4934534
    MeSH terms: Chloroquine/administration & dosage; Chloroquine/blood; Chloroquine/therapeutic use*; Chloroquine/urine; Drug Resistance, Microbial*; Ethnic Groups; Great Britain; Humans; Malaria/drug therapy*; Malaria/prevention & control; Malaysia; Male; Military Medicine; Plasmodium falciparum/drug effects*; Singapore; Travel
  5. Lie-Injo Luan Eng, Weitkamp LR, Kosasih EN, Bolton JM, Moore CL
    Hum. Hered., 1971;21(4):376-83.
    PMID: 5003129
    MeSH terms: Acetates; Adult; Blood Protein Electrophoresis; Buffers; Cellulose; Edetic Acid; Female; Gels; Genetics, Population*; Humans; Indonesia; Malaysia; Male; Serum Albumin/isolation & purification*; Starch
  6. Fong YL, Cadigan FC, Coatney GR
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 1971;65(6):839-40.
    PMID: 5003320
    MeSH terms: Animals; Haplorhini; Disease Reservoirs; Humans; Malaria/microbiology*; Malaria/veterinary; Malaysia; Monkey Diseases/microbiology*; Plasmodium/isolation & purification; Zoonoses*
  7. Vinazzer H
    Wien Z Inn Med, 1971;52(8):378-92.
    PMID: 5110844
    MeSH terms: Afibrinogenemia/etiology; Biotransformation; Blood Coagulation/drug effects*; Blood Coagulation Factors; Blood Viscosity/drug effects; Factor VIII/analysis; Fibrinogen/metabolism; Fibrinolysis; Humans; Lipids/blood; Malaysia; Thromboembolism/drug therapy*; Venoms/therapeutic use*
  8. Ow-Yang CK
    J. Helminthol., 1971;45(2):93-109.
    PMID: 5123705
    MeSH terms: Animals; Disease Vectors; Ecology; Female; Geography; Malaysia; Male; Nematoda/classification*; Oxyuroidea/anatomy & histology; Oxyuroidea/classification; Rodent Diseases*; Trichuris/classification; Zoonoses; Rats
  9. Burns-Cox CJ, Lau LC, Toh BH
    J Electrocardiol, 1971;4(3):211-9.
    PMID: 5126628
    MeSH terms: Adolescent; Adult; China; Electrocardiography*; Humans; Malaysia; Male; European Continental Ancestry Group; Asian Continental Ancestry Group*
  10. Chan KL
    Hum. Hered., 1971;21(2):173-9.
    PMID: 5127408
    MeSH terms: Adenine Nucleotides; Blood Protein Electrophoresis; Erythrocytes/enzymology*; Gene Frequency; Genetics, Population*; Humans; Malaysia; Phenotype; Phosphotransferases/blood*; Polymorphism, Genetic; European Continental Ancestry Group; Asian Continental Ancestry Group
  11. Lopez CG, Lie-Injo Luan Eng
    Hum. Hered., 1971;21(2):185-91.
    PMID: 5127409
    MeSH terms: Blood; Blood Protein Electrophoresis; Female; Hemoglobins, Abnormal/analysis*; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Infant, Newborn, Diseases/blood; Infant, Newborn, Diseases/genetics; Infant, Newborn, Diseases/epidemiology*; Malaysia; Male; Sex Factors; Thalassemia/blood; Thalassemia/genetics; Thalassemia/epidemiology*; Umbilical Cord; European Continental Ancestry Group; Asian Continental Ancestry Group
  12. Welch QB, Luan Eng LI, Bolton JM
    Humangenetik, 1971;14(1):61-3.
    PMID: 5144903
    MeSH terms: Erythrocytes/enzymology; Gene Frequency; Genetics, Population; Humans; Malate Dehydrogenase/blood*; Malaysia; Molecular Biology; Phenotype; Phosphotransferases/blood*; Genetic Variation*; Continental Population Groups
  13. Dutt AK, Alwi S, Velauthan T
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 1971;65(6):815-8.
    PMID: 5157442
    MeSH terms: Agglutination Tests; Cholera/etiology*; Disease Outbreaks*; Feces/microbiology; Food Microbiology*; Humans; Malaysia; Shellfish*; Vibrio/isolation & purification; Water Microbiology
  14. Dondero TJ, Sivanandam S
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 1971;65(5):691-3.
    PMID: 5159155
    MeSH terms: Animals; Cats; Circadian Rhythm*; Filariasis/blood*; Filarioidea; Humans; Malaysia
  15. Logan WW
    PMID: 5209218
    MeSH terms: Education, Nursing, Continuing; Inservice Training; Malaysia; Nursing
  16. McKay DA, Lim RK, Notaney KH, Dugdale AE
    Bull World Health Organ, 1971;45(2):233-42.
    PMID: 5316620
    Measurements of child growth have become the most accepted means of assessing the protein-calorie nutritional status of economically developing populations. International reference standards have been suggested for a number of body measurements, but there has been little evaluation of their applicability in South-East Asia.In order to delineate the present range of nutritional standards in West Malaysia, and to aid in the development of guidelines for further nutritional work in this region, anthropometric tests were made on 3 groups of children below school age belonging to the Malay ethnic group and living under diverse conditions. Children of Malaysian Army personnel differed significantly in most measurements from rural village children in Trengganu and children from a small urban elite in Kuala Lumpur. Measurements for the latter group approximated to internationally used standards of height and weight. Parental height data suggest that these differences are not primarily genetic. Anaemia, malaria, and ascariasis were common among the Trengganu children.Weight and height emerge as the measurements that are most sensitive in differentiating between the groups; arm circumferences and skinfold measurements are also useful because they are relatively independent of age. Measurement of chest and head circumferences and of crown-rump lengths appeared to be of little value.
    MeSH terms: Age Factors; Anthropometry*; Child, Preschool; Ethnic Groups; Female; Growth*; Humans; Infant; Malaysia; Male; Nutrition Surveys*
  17. Rajapaksa N
    Bull World Health Organ, 1971;45(2):263-5.
    PMID: 5316626
    MeSH terms: Animals; Anopheles/growth & development*; Female; Humidity; Larva; Malaysia; Ovum; Tropical Climate
  18. Hartog J
    Ment Hyg, 1971 Jan;55(1):35-44.
    PMID: 5549644
    MeSH terms: Attitude to Health; Community Mental Health Services*; Conflict (Psychology); Cross-Cultural Comparison; Culture*; Ethnic Groups; Family; Female; Humans; Malaysia; Male; Minority Groups; Nonverbal Communication; Professional-Patient Relations; Psychiatry*; Role; Social Class; Social Problems; Social Values; United States; Verbal Behavior
  19. Mukherjee AP, Yuen TK
    Med J Aust, 1971 Jan 30;1(5):257-60.
    PMID: 5545973
    MeSH terms: Age Factors; Biopsy; Humans; Kidney Diseases/epidemiology*; Kidney Diseases/pathology; Malaysia; Nephrotic Syndrome/epidemiology; Continental Population Groups
  20. Dugdale AE
    Am J Clin Nutr, 1971 Feb;24(2):174-6.
    PMID: 5545844 DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/24.2.174
    MeSH terms: Anthropometry*; Australia; Body Height; Body Weight; Child, Preschool; Female; Humans; Infant; Malaysia; Male; Methods; Nutrition Disorders/epidemiology*; Nutrition Surveys*
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