Electronic ISSN 2287-0237


Editor in Chief:
Chirotchana Suchato, MD

Chaiyos Kunanusont, MD, MPH, MSc, PhD

Deputy Editors:
Paithoon Boonma, MD
Montri Saengpattrachai, MD

English Language Manager:
Ms. Jessica Pelham, MA (Oxon)

Executive Consultations
Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, MD
Arun Pausawadi, MD
Chuladej Yossundharakul, MD
Chatree Duangnet, MD
Trin Charumilind, MD
Krittavith Lertutsahakul, MD
Poramaporn Prasarttong-Osoth, MD
Editorial Board
Frans J Van de Werf, MD
(University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium)
Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD
(The Knight Cardiovascular Institute Center, Science University, Oregon, USA)
Michael D. Shapiro, MD
(The Knight Cardiovascular Institute Center, Science University, Oregon, USA)
Robert A. Balk, MD
(Rush University Critical Care Specialists, USA)
Karl E Hammemeister, MD
(University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston)
Septimiu Dan Murgu MD
(University of California Irvine, Orange, CA)
Koonlawee Nademanee, MD
(Pacific Rim Electrophysiology Research Institute, USA)
Gumpanart Veerakul, MD
(Bangkok Hospital, Thailand)
Kitigon Vichairuangthum, MD
(Vajira Hospital, Thailand)
Suthorn Bavonratanavech, MD
(Bangkok Hospital, Thailand)
Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul, MD, PhD
(Ramathibodi Hospital, Thailand)
Subject area consultants
Prasert Lertsanguasinchai, MD - Radiotherapy
(Wattanosoth Hospital, Thaiiland)
Kongkiat Kulkantrakorn, MD - Neuroscience
(Thammasat University, Thailand)
Phuedlerd Piyaraj, MD, MHS, PhD - Infectious diseases
(Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Thailand)
Surajit Suntorntham, MD - Toxicology
(National Health Security Office, Thailand)
Yunyong Thongcharoen, MD - Neuroscience
(Bangkok Hospital, Thailand)
Weerachai Kosuwon, MD - Orthopedics
(Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
Wilaiporn Bhothisuwan, MD - Gastrointestinal medicine
(Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital, Thailand)
Wirote Lausoontornsiri, MD - Oncology
(The National Cancer Institute, Thailand)
Tanupol Virunhagarun, MD - Anti-ageing
(Bangkok Hospital, Thailand)
Vijtr Boonpucknavig, MD - Nephrology
(Nhealth pathology, Thailand)
Shanop Shuangshoti, MD - Clinical Pathology
(Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
The Bangkok Medical Journal is published biannually (February and September)
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