Browse publications by year: 1979

  1. Zulkifli A, Ng WH, Chelvam P
    Family Practitioner, 1979;3:32-34.
    148 patients, 79 males and 60 females were seen in 1978 at Medical Unit Universiti Kebangsaan Kuala Lumpur. For majority of the patients the attacks of asthma begin at an early age. History of allergies were found in majority of the patients. Family history of asthma was noted in about 50%. Of the allergens that triggers of an attack of asthma, household dusts, rhinitis and pollen tops the list. Of the food the common allergens were shrimps, eggs and crabs. Most of the above allergens can be avoided or counteracted.
    MeSH terms: Allergens; Allergy and Immunology; Asthma; Dust; Eggs; Female; Food; History; Malaysia; Male; Pollen; Rhinitis
  2. Woon TH
    Family Practitioner, 1979;3:6-9.
    MeSH terms: Bereavement; Grief
  3. Tan FEH
    Family Practitioner, 1979;3(5):5-9.
    MeSH terms: Family Practice
  4. Tan CK
    Family Practitioner, 1979;3(6):40-44.
    MeSH terms: Humans
  5. Ng WH, Goh TH, Ahmad Z
    Family Practitioner, 1979;3(5):24-7.
    MeSH terms: Coronary Disease; Humans; Malaysia; Myocardial Infarction
  6. Muthu DS
    Family Practitioner, 1979;3:10-16.
    MeSH terms: Suicide; Suicide, Attempted
  7. Diong KI
    Family Practitioner, 1979;3:26-29.
    MeSH terms: Foreign Bodies; Nose
  8. Dass D
    Family Practitioner, 1979;3(5):21-23.
  9. Chen ST
    Family Practitioner, 1979;3:30-36.
    MeSH terms: Immunization
  10. Chen PCY
    Family Practitioner, 1979;3:10-17.
    Malaysia has a large variety of traditional medical systems that are a direct reflection of the wide ethnic diversity of its population. These can be grouped into four basic varieties, namely, traditional bumiputra ("native"), traditional Chinese, traditional Indian and modern medicine. The Malay, lban and Kadazan traditional medical systems are briefly described. It is noted that despite the great inroads made by modern medicine, the traditional systems are firmly established. Patients move from one system to another or use several systems simultaneously.
    MeSH terms: Malaysia
  11. Chelvam P, Zulkifli A
    Family Practitioner, 1979;3:37-39.
    MeSH terms: Cimetidine; Peptic Ulcer; Ulcer
  12. Matsumoto T, Abe T
    Oecologia, 1979 Jan;38(3):261-274.
    PMID: 28309487 DOI: 10.1007/BF00345187
    To estimate the rate of consumption of leaf litter by termites on the forest floor of Pasoh Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan, West Malaysia, newly fallen leaves were marked and distributed on the ground. The loss of leaf area due to termites was determined either photometrically or visually. An average of 1.70% of the total surface area of the leaf litter disappeared per week in experiment 1 and 1.25% in experiment 2 in Plot 1, and 2.9% per day in other plots located near the mounds of Macrotermes carbonarius. The amount of leaf litter accumulation in the Ao layer was estimated at about 2.3 t/ha at Plot 1, so it was likely that an amount equivalent to about 32% of the daily leaf-litter fall was transported by M. carbonarius to their mounds in experiment 1 and 22% in experiment 2. It was considered that the termites had an important role in the detritus food chain of the ecosystem.
  13. MacCallum F, Brown G, Tinsley T
    Intervirology, 1979;11(4):234-7.
    PMID: 107144
    Precipitating antibodies to an insect pathogenic RNA virus of Darna trima from East Malaysia have been found in a small percentage of human sera from several different groups of persons in West Malaysia and the United Kingdom. No associated illness was identified. The results suggest that an antigenically related virus or viruses are present in the environment that may be associated with symptomless or inapparent infections in man.
    MeSH terms: Adolescent; Adult; Animals; Antibodies, Viral/analysis*; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Immunodiffusion; Great Britain; Humans; Insect Viruses/immunology*; Insect Viruses/pathogenicity; Larva/microbiology; Lepidoptera/microbiology*; Malaysia; Male; Middle Aged; RNA Viruses
  14. Werner R
    Offentl Gesundheitswes, 1979 Jan;41(1):17-28.
    PMID: 154080
    MeSH terms: Adult; Aged; Bed Occupancy; Child; Health Services, Indigenous/utilization; Humans; Malaysia/ethnology
  15. Chan KL, Dhaliwal SS, Yong HS
    Comp. Biochem. Physiol., B, 1979;64(4):329-37.
    PMID: 318313
    1. Nine erythrocyte proteins coded by a separate locus each were analysed in and among seven Malayan species of Rattus belonging to three subgenera. 2. Electrophoretic data obtained confirm the specific status of the seven taxa and divide the seven species into three groups which correspond with Ellerman's (1949) subgenera Stenomys, Maxomys and Leopoldamys. 3. A comparative study together with 11 other species of Malayan Rattus previously analysed show that, with few exceptions, the overall relationships among the 18 species based on electrophoretic data correspond well with conclusions based on morphological evidence. 4. Malayan species of Rattus are relatively very diverse genetically (S = 0.27, range 0.01-0.94).
    MeSH terms: Acid Phosphatase/metabolism; Animals; Blood Protein Electrophoresis; L-Lactate Dehydrogenase/metabolism; Malate Dehydrogenase/metabolism; Muridae/metabolism*; Phenotype; Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase/metabolism; Proteins/metabolism*; Species Specificity; Superoxide Dismutase/metabolism; Rats; In Vitro Techniques
  16. Teng YS, Tan SG
    Hum. Hered., 1979;29(1):2-4.
    PMID: 367946
    Acid alpha-glucosidase from the placenta was electrophoretically surveyed in a total of 633 Malaysians, 236 of Malay, 261 of Chinese and 136 of Indian ancestries. A new variant, alpha-glucosidase 3-1 was observed in 1 Malay and 3 Indians. A polymorphism for this enzyme was observed among Indians, but in Chinese and Malays variants are rare. Phenotype 2-1 was observed once in a Chinese and once in a Malay.
    MeSH terms: alpha-Glucosidases/genetics*; China/ethnology; Female; Gene Frequency*; Glucosidases/genetics*; Humans; India/ethnology; Isoenzymes/genetics*; Malaysia; Phenotype; Placenta/enzymology; Pregnancy; Genetic Variation*
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