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Research methodology and statistical training are relevant to both undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare students. Medical educators play a crucial role to provide well-planned, effective training on statistics, which should be student-centered to equip the skill in data analysis and interpretation. In order to deliver effective teaching or tra...
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Background: Bleeding disorders are uncommon but may pose significant bleeding complications during pregnancy, labour and following delivery for both the woman and the foetus. While many bleeding disorders in women tend to improve in pregnancy, thus decreasing the haemorrhagic risk to the mother at the time of delivery, some do not correct or retur...
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Background We conducted the study to compare the psychometric properties of the English version of the Questionnaire and the Bahasa Malaysia (Malay Language) version regarding the vision-related Quality of Life of patients with cataracts. Methods The Malay version was translated by two independent translators who were well versed in both languages...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of music on patients’ heart rate, blood pressure, nausea and vomiting in the intraoperative and perioperative period. We searched randomised clinical trials (RCT) and controlled clinical trials and abstracts of major conferences comparing music with placebo from Cochrane Central Register of Controlle...
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Background: Neonatal mortality rate is in the range of 3.2-4.2 since 2013 in Melaka state but records of Jasin district which is a part of this state, had shown higher early neonatal deaths. Hence, this study was conducted to find out prevalence of early neonatal deaths and its causes from 2014-17. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study w...
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Background The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has a social and psychological impact among healthcare workers worldwide and appropriate coping strategies are essential to avoid the negative mental health effects. This study aimed to investigate the coping strategies among the healthcare workers from different countries and their attitude towards te...
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Among 2097 healthcare workers from 31 countries, the prevalence of anxiety was 60% and depression was 53%, mainly mild and moderate levels, meanwhile, only one out of four respondents reported the availability of mental health support team at the workplace. Mental health support for the healthcare workers should be available and accessible, especia...
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Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) is a medical emergency associated with high mortality and morbidity. Definitive diagnosis is established by history, clinical examination, neuroimaging studies, supportive electroencephalogram (EEG) findings, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis. A 7-year-old Malay girl with known case of right hemiplegia seconda...
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Introduction: The main cause of overweight and obesity is the imbalance between energy intake and expenditure. Obesity is the abnormal accumulation of ≥20% of body fat, over the individual's ideal body weight. Obesity is diagnosed by measuring the weight in relation to the height of an individual, thereby determining or calculating the body mass in...
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Background: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic chronic haemolytic and pro-inflammatory disorder. With increased catabolism and deficits in energy and nutrient intake, individuals with SCD suffer multiple macro- and micro-nutritional deficiencies, including vitamin D deficiency. This is an update of a previous review. Objectives: To investiga...
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Purpose: We conducted the study to compare the validation properties of the English version of the Questionnaire and the Bahasa Malaysia (Malay Language) version regarding the Quality of Life of patients with cataracts. Methods: We carried out a cross-sectional study collecting data between June 2017 and March 2018 in the pre-operative Eye Clinic o...
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Purpose We conducted the study to compare the validation properties of the English version of the Questionnaire and the Bahasa Malaysia (Malay Language) version regarding the Quality of Life of patients with cataracts. Methods We carried out a cross-sectional study collecting data between June 2017 and March 2018 in the pre-operative Eye Clinic of...
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Background We conducted the study to compare the validation properties of the English version of the Questionnaire and the Bahasa Malaysia (Malay Language) version regarding the Quality of Life of patients with cataracts. Methods We carried out a cross-sectional study collecting data between June 2017 and March 2018 in the pre-operative Eye Clinic...
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Nonunion of intertrochanteric fracture is uncommon because there are excellent blood supply and good cancellous bone in the intertrochanteric region of the femur. A diagnosis of primary intertrochanteric nonunion is made when at least 15 weeks after the fracture there is radiological evidence of a fracture line, with either no callus (atrophic) or...
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Introduction: Obesity, high body fat percentage and hypertension could increase the mortality and morbidity due to cardiovascular diseases. These risk factors develop during childhood and adolescent period. The present study aimed at determining the association between body fat composition and BP level among the Chinese community in Melaka, Malaysi...
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Introduction: Anger has been defined in many ways from “a negative, phenomenological (or internal) feeling state” to “a basic emotion in which the function is to provide the organism with motivated capacities to overcome obstacles”. Anger has been the subject of many discourses and its vehemence in many religions and cultures. The study aimed to de...
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Introduction: Anger has been defined in many ways from “a negative, phenomenological (or internal) feeling state” to “a basic emotion in which the function is to provide the organism with motivated capacities to overcome obstacles”. Anger has been the subject of many discourses and its vehemence in many religions and cultures. The study aimed to de...
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Background: Sickle cell disease (SCD), one of the most common inherited disorders, is associated with vaso-occlusive pain episodes and haemolysis leading to recurrent morbidity, hospital admissions and work or school absenteeism. The crises are conventionally treated with opioids, non-opioids and other adjuvants with the risk of developing complic...
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Mentoring is key to a successful career in medicine. Mentoring is the goal of developing nurturing relationships between elder adult who is dependable and someone who is younger needs consistent support or an intervention. Mentoring has shown to be essential for the acquisition of clinical and research skills, as well as career development. A good...
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Background: Medical doctors have to develop in professionalism in addition to become competent in clinical skills. Therefore, educators in Melaka Manipal Medical College have inculcated personal and professional development (PPD) projects into medical curriculums. The projects were in the form of Role Plays/Narratives/Creative writing and Mentored...
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Background: Sickle cell disease is the most common single gene disorder and the commonest haemoglobinopathy found with high prevalence in many populations across the world. Management of dental complications in people with sickle cell disease requires special consideration for three main reasons. Firstly, dental and oral tissues are affected by th...
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Background: Sickle cell disease is an autosomal recessive inherited haemoglobinopathy which causes painful vaso-occlusive crises due to sickle red blood cell dehydration. Vaso-occlusive crises are common painful events responsible for a variety of clinical complications; overall mortality is increased and life expectancy decreased compared to the...
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Background: Thalassaemia is a quantitative abnormality of haemoglobin caused by mutations in genes controlling production of alpha or beta globins. Abnormally unpaired globin chains cause haemolytic anaemia by causing membrane damage and cell death within organ systems and destruction of erythroid precursors in the bone marrow. The life-long manag...
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Background: Globally, the health care delivery system is focusing on the involvement of the inter-professional team. Inter-professional education (IPE) is an important strategy to train the students to be ready for collaborative practice. This study aimed to evaluate the students' preference and readiness towards IPE. Methods: This cross-sectional...
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INTRODUCTION Family planning and contraception is the effective strategy to reduce maternal mortality, child mortality, abortion, and unwanted pregnancies. Since the medical students are the future doctors, it is important to have proper knowledge and training on family planning services. This study aimed to explore the effect of teaching-learning...
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Background: Dentistry is a profession with a high prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) among practitioners, with symptoms often starting as early in the career as the student phase. Ergonomic interventions in physical, cognitive, and organisational domains have been suggested to prevent their occurrence, but evidence of thei...
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Abstract This cross-sectional study was conducted on MBBS (6th and 7th semester) III year students at Melaka Manipal Medical College Muar campus in Malaysia from November 2016 to January 2017. Total participants were 142 students, 88 women and 53 men. Seventy-eight students were from 6th semester and 64 students from 7th semester. The students were...
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Background: Cataract surgery is associated with a variety of complications, one of which is vitreous loss. Doctors and policymakers should be aware about the precipitating factors, associations, and expected outcomes of vitreous loss. This study was, therefore, undertaken to set guidelines to improve the visual outcomes of patients. Materials and...
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Background: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of disorders that affects haemoglobin, which causes distorted sickle- or crescent-shaped red blood cells. It is characterized by anaemia, increased susceptibility to infections and episodes of pain. The disease is acquired by inheriting abnormal genes from both parents, the combination giving rise t...
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This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: The main objective of this review is to assess different methods to treat dental and orthodontic complications in people with thalassaemia. The term 'dental complications' is used to represent all oral infections, diseases and conditions affecting the teeth, jaw...
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This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of TENS for managing pain in people with SCD who experience pain crises or chronic pain (or both), along with any possible adverse effects.
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Background: Bleeding disorders are uncommon but may pose significant bleeding complications during pregnancy, labour and following delivery for both the woman and the foetus. While many bleeding disorders in women tend to improve in pregnancy, thus decreasing the haemorrhagic risk to the mother at the time of delivery, some do not correct or retur...
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Abdominal pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy in which the zygote implanted within the peritoneal cavity exception at ovaries, fallopian tubes and intra ligament spaces. The diagnosis is challenging and can be missed especially when the imaging facilities are not available in remote areas.A 35 years old, G3P2+0 was admitted to the hospita...
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Background: Sickle cell disease is a genetic chronic haemolytic and pro-inflammatory disorder. The clinical manifestations of sickle cell disease result from the presence of mutations on the beta globin genes that generate an abnormal haemoglobin product (called haemoglobin S) within the red blood cell. Sickle cell disease can lead to many complic...
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Background: Sickle cell disease is the most common single gene disorder and the commonest haemoglobinopathy found with high prevalence in many populations across the world. Management of dental complications in people with sickle cell disease requires special consideration for three main reasons. Firstly, dental and oral tissues are affected by the...
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The Effectiveness of Needle Sticks Injury Prevention Intervention Model on Medical Students in Melaka, Malaysia: Randomized Controlled Trial Kye Mon Min Swe, Ratana Somrongthong, Amit Bhardwaj, Adinegara Bin Lutfi Abas
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Background: Sickle cell disease is a group of disorders that affects haemoglobin, which causes distorted sickle- or crescent-shaped red blood cells. It is characterized by anaemia, increased susceptibility to infections and episodes of pain. The disease is acquired by inheriting abnormal genes from both parents, the combination giving rise to diff...
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Hypertension is elevation of systolic blood pressure equal to or greater than 140mm of Hg and or diastolic blood pressure of (fifth Korotkoff’s Sound) equal to or greater than 90mm of Hg. Globally prevalence of hypertension is 26% to 30%. Essential hypertension constitutes more than 95 percent of all hypertensive cases and is influenced by unhealth...
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Meditation is a process of self-contemplation and purification of mind. Practitioner of meditation brings about desirable changes in their thoughts, perceptions, behavior and lifestyle. During Meditation, there is parasympathetic dominance over sympathetic, and person feels calm, quiet and relaxed. Metabolic rate decreases, the blood pressure comes...
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Background: E-learning is the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to provide online education and learning. E- Learning has now been integrated into the traditional teaching as the concept of 'blended learning' that combines digital learning with the existing traditional teaching methods to address the various challenges in the f...
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Background: Bleeding disorders are uncommon but may pose significant bleeding complications during pregnancy, labour and following delivery for both the woman and the foetus. While many bleeding disorders in women tend to improve in pregnancy, thus decreasing the haemorrhagic risk to the mother at the time of delivery, some do not correct or retur...
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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: The main objectives of this review are to assess methods to treat dental complications in people with SCD. The terminology 'dental complications' is used to represent all oral infections, diseases and conditions affecting the teeth, jaws, orofacial region and...
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ABSTRACT Background: Problem Based Learning (PBL) has been increasing adopted in medical school worldwide. Problem based learning is an instructional strategy in which learner-centred method is utilised and “problems” are used as the focus of learning in small groups. Problem-based learning grounded in cognitive theory and with its origins in medic...
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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To determine the effects of oral magnesium therapy on the frequency of painful crises and the quality of life in children and adults with SCD. To evaluate the effects of parenteral magnesium on the length of hospital stay in children and adults with SCD.
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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the effect of ergonomic interventions for the prevention of WMSD among dental care practitioners.
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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To analyze the efficacy and possible adverse effects of folate supplementation (folic acid supplements or folate supplementation through diet) in people with SCD.
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Needle stick injury (NSIs) is major cause of blood borne infections transmitted among health care personals. World Health Report mentioned that more than 2 million cases of infectious disease from sharp injuries occurred annually. The medical students throughout the world show a similarly high rate of sharp exposures and the study in Malaysia found...
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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the optimal mode of delivery in women with, or carriers of, bleeding disorders.
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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To determine the effects on general health, bone and respiratory health, and the safety of vitamin D supplementation in children and adults with SCD. To investigate the hypothesis that vitamin D supplementation increases serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level in chi...
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Haemoglobinopathies, inherited disorders of haemoglobin synthesis (thalassaemia) or structure (sickle cell disease), are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality throughout the world. The WHO estimates that, globally, 5% of adults are carriers of a haemoglobin condition, 2.9% are carriers of thalassaemia and 2.3% are carriers of sickle c...
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Introduction: Frontotemporal dementia is a common cause of dementia. It is easily misdiagnosed as a psychiatric illness due to its presentation with behavioral problems, mutism, language problems and in some cases with aggression and anti­social behavior. Case Report: We report a case of a 72­year­old man who presented with behavioral abnormalities...
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Introduction: Awareness of learning preferences can have useful learning and teaching implications. However, there is paucity of literature on the learning preferences of clinical students in a medical school. This study uses the VARK questionnaire to explore the learning preferences of the clinical students of Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Malay...
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Objectives: The objective of this cross-sectional study was to identify the characteristics of effective medical teachers from undergraduate medical students' perspective. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire specifically prepared to meet the objective of the study was used. The questionnaire required the respondents to rate 13 parameters (pr...
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Background Haemoglobinopathies, inherited disorders of haemoglobin synthesis (thalassaemia) or structure (sickle cell disease), are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality throughout the world. The WHO estimates that, globally, 5% of adults are carriers of a haemoglobin condition, 2.9% are carriers of thalassaemia and 2.3% are carriers...
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Background: In Malaysia, surveillance of fatal occupational injuries is fragmented. We therefore analyzed an alternative data source from Malaysia's Social Security organization, the Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial (PERKESO). Methods: We conducted a secondary data analysis of the PERKESO database comprised of 7 million employees from 2002 to 2006....
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Background: Needle stick injury (NSIs) is the major transmission source of blood borne infection among health care workers all over the world. They also are instant threat to medical students during their clinical trainings years. Methods and materials: A cross sectional study was conducted among the undergraduate medical students (3 rd year to fin...
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We analyzed data on non-fatal occupational injuries reported to Malaysia's social security organization from 2002 to 2006. There was a decrease in both the absolute number and the incidence rates of these injuries over time. About 40% of cases occurred in the manufacturing sector followed by the service (17%) and trading (17%) sectors. The agricult...
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Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) is a major threat to public health. Asian countries having the highest smoking prevalence are seriously affected by SHS. The objective of the study was to measure SHS levels in hospitality venues in seven Asian countries and to compare the SHS exposure to the levels in Western countries. The study was carried out...
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In the absence of systematic occupational disease surveillance, other data collected by governmental agencies or industry is useful in the identification of occupational diseases and their control. We examined data on occupational diseases reported by non-governmental employees to the national workers' social security organization in Malaysia, 2002...
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To study the prevalence and risk factors for cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and the utility of prolongation of corrected QT interval (QTc) in the ECG to diagnose CAN in patients with diabetes mellitus. Cross-sectional study conducted among patients attending the diabetic clinic of a teaching hospital. The prevalence of CAN among 100 patients wi...
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The purpose of this study was to study the determinants of self rated health in the low-risk pregnant women of Melaka Tengah in Malaysia. A total of 387 subjects were analysed. The role of mental health, psychosocial stressors, support from husband, coping skills, socio-economic status and pregnancy characteristics in determining self- rated health...
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A case-control study was carried out in Alor Gajah to determine the socio-economic, dietary and lifestyle factors and the occurrence of pregnancy-induced hypertension. There were a total of 30 cases who were selected from antenatal mothers attending 3 selected health centers in 1998. The control group consisted of 30 antenatal mothers who were matc...

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