Volume 4 Number 2 & 3

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Review Articles / CME Article

Common laboratory tests for rheumatological disorders: how do they help the diagnosis? [Abstract] [PDF]
Esha Das Gupta

Masquerades of cluster headache. [Abstract] [PDF]
Khoo Siew Beng

Evidence based medicine series

Part 3. Appraising the evidence. Are the results valid and clinically importants? [PDF]
Lai Nai Ming

Part 4. Why some good studies with clinically important results cannot be applied to our patients. [PDF]
Lai Nai Ming

Original Articles

Is it necessary to excise all breast lesions? Experience from a university-based breast unit.  [Abstract] [PDF]
Ng Char Hong, Nur-Aishah Taib, Yip Cheng Har

Professional training and roles of community pharmacists in Malaysia: Views from general medical practitioners. [Abstract] [PDF]
Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Asrul Akmal Shafie, Ahmed Awaisu, Mustapha Salih Saeed

High-risk behaviours and concomitant medical illnesses among patients at Methadone Maintenance Therapy Clinic, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Malaysia. [Abstract] [PDF]
Ramli Musa, Nora Mat Zin, Ahmad Zafri Abu Bakar, Junid Mohamed Rozali, Umeed Ali Khan, Hajee Mohamad Ismail

Universal versus selective screening for detection of gestational diabetes mellitus in a Malaysian population. [Abstract] [PDF]
Nazimah Idris, Che Hatikah Che Hanafi, Murizah Md Zain, Mohd Rushdan Md Noor

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Case Reports

The management of an adolescent with conduct problems in a primary care clinic – A case report. [Abstract] [PDF]
Noor Azimah Muhammad, Khairani Omar.

Oral bag-valve-mask insufflation technique to remove unilateral friable nasal foreign body in emergency department. [Abstract] [PDF]
Cheah Phee Kheng, Ahmad Rashidi, Ho Chiak-Vun, Lim Chee Chong

Cushing’s syndrome secondary to adulterated complementary and alternative medicine. [Abstract][PDF]
Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Zaiton Ahmad

Test Your Knowledge

Test your knowledge: Elevated ALT and AST in an asymptomatic person. What the primary care doctor should do? [PDF]
Loh Keng Yin, Kew Siang Tong

A right “spider” hand and a left “eagle” hand. [PDF]
Khoo Siew Beng

Respiratory clinics: Dry cough with progressively increasing breathlessness in a 65-year old man.  [PDF]
Rumi Khajotia


WebExtra: Malaysian Family Physician 2009 Volume 4 Supplement 2 Abstracts of Asia-Pacific Primary Care Research Conference, 5-6 Dec 2009, Melaka, Malaysia


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