Center of Excellence for Environmental Health & Toxicology

Objectives / Mission
To produce high quality research and human resource with expertise in environmental health and toxicology

Research Focus
Computational toxicology and environmental health using mathematical modeling and meta-analysis approaches

We are a group of scientists with a multidisciplinary expertise from various faculties in Naresuan University (e.g. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Science, Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Public Health and Faculty of Engineering).
Publication / Output

1. Dhippayom T, Fuangchan A, Tunpichart S, Chaiyakunapruk N. Opportunistic Screening and Health Promotion for Type 2 Diabetes: an Expanding Public Health Role for the Community Pharmacist. Journal of Public Health 2013; 35(2):262-9.
2. Coulton L , Annemans L, Carter R, Herrera MB, Thabrany H, Lim J, Lee KC, Chen W, Chaiyakunapruk N, Chern HD, Lee TJ, Nakamura H, Tarn TYH, Keskinaslan A. Outcomes-based Risk-sharing Schemes: Is There a Potential Role in the Asia-Paci?c Markets? Health Outcomes Research in Medicine 2012, e1-e15.
3. Boonmuang P, Nathisuwan S, Chaiyakunparuk N, Suwankesawong W, Pokhagul P, Teerawattanapong N, Supsongserm P. Characterization of statin-associated myopathy case reports in Thailand using health product vigilance center database Drug Safety (on Medline already)

4. Sruamsiri R, Chaiyakunparuk N, Pakakasama S, Sirireung S, Sripaiboonkij N, Bunworasate U, Hongeng S. Cost-utility analysis of reduced intensity hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in adolescence and young adult with severe thalassemia compared to hypertransfusion and iron chelation program. BMC Health Services 2013;15:45.
5. Tangamornsuksan W, Chaiyakunapruk N, Somkrua R, Lohitnavy M, Tassaneeyakul W. Association of HLA-B*1502 Allele and Carbamazepine-induced Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Dermatology 2013;149(9):1025-32
6. Lai NM, Chaiyakunapruk N, Lai NA, O'Riordan E, Pau WS, Saint S. Catheter impregnation, coating or bonding for reducing central venous catheter-related infections in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013 , Issue 6 (In Press)
7. Kitkannakorn N, Chaiyakunapruk N, Nimpitakpong P, Dilokthornsakul P, Meepoo E, Kerdpeng W. An overview of the evidences of herbals for smoking cessation. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 2013;21(5):557-64.
8. Saokaew S, Permsuwan U, Chaiyakunparuk N, Nathisuwan S, Sukonthasarn A, Jeanpeerapong N. Cost-effectiveness of pharmacist-participated warfarin therapy management in Thailand. Thrombosis Research. 2013;132(4):437-443.
9. Maenthaisong R, Chaiyakunapruk N, Tiyaboonchai W, Tawatsin A, Rojanawiwat A, Thavara U. Efficacy and Safety of Topical Trikatu Preparation in Relieving Mosquito Bite Reactions: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine (In Press)
10. Dilokthornsakul P, Chaiyakunapruk N, Termrungruanglert W, Pratoomsoot C, Saokaew S, Sruamsiri R. The effects of metformin on ovarian cancer: a systematic review. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer (In Press).
11. Dilokthornsakul P, Chaiyakunparuk N, Lee TA, Schumock GT. Time-specific prepensity score analysis for observational data: a case study estimating the effectiveness of inhaled long-active beta-agonist on asthma exacerbations. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety (In Press).
12. Dhippyom T, Chaiyakunapruk N, Krass I. How diabetes risk assessment tools are implemented in practice: a systematic review Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice (In Press).
13. Dilokthornsakul P, Chaiyakunapruk N, Ruamviboonsuk P, Ratanasukon M, Ausayakhun S, Tungsomeroengwong A, Pokawattana N, Chanatitarat C. Health Resource Utilization and Economic Burden in Patients with Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration in Thailand. International Journal of Opthalmology. (In Press).
14. Bankhead P, Scholfield CN, McGeown JG, Curtis TM. (2012) Fast retinal vessel detection and measurement using wavelets and edge location refinement. PLoS One. 7, e32435. Epub 2012 Mar 12.
15. McGahon M, McKee J, Dash D, Brown E, Simpson D, Curtis T, McGeown J, Scholfield CN. (2012) Pharmacological profiling of store-operated Ca(2+) entry in retinal arteriolar smooth muscle. Microcirculation, Oct;19(7):586-97. doi: 10.1111/j.1549-8719.2012.00192.x.
16. Kamkaew N, Norman Scholfield C, Ingkaninan K, Taepavarapruk N, Chootip K. (2012) Bacopa monnieri Increases Cerebral Blood Flow in Rat Independent of Blood Pressure. Phytother Res. 2012 Mar 23. doi: 10.1002/ptr.4685.
17. Kur J, Bankhead P, Scholfield CN, Curtis TM, McGeown JG (2013) Ca(2+) sparks promote myogenic tone in retinal arterioles. Br J Pharmacol., 168(7):1675-86. doi: 10.1111/bph.12044
18. W. Khanitchaidecha, P. Koshy, T. Kamei, M. Shakya, F. Kazama, "Investigation of the effects of hydrogenotrophic denitrification and anammox on the improvement of the quality of the drinking water supply system", Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, Vol. 48, Issue 12, 15 October 2013, Pages 1533-1542
19. W.L. Kwong, A. Nakaruk, P. Koshy, and C.C. Sorrell, "Tunable photoelectrochemical properties by nanostructural control in WO3 thin films prepared by carboxylic acid-assisted electrodeposition", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 117, 29 August 2013, Pages 17766-17776
20. W.L. Kwong, A. Nakaruk, P. Koshy, and C.C. Sorrell, "Photoelectrochemical properties of WO3 nanoparticulate thin films prepared by carboxylic acid-assisted electrodeposition", Thin Solid Films, Vol. 544, 1 October 2013, Pages 191–196
21. W.L. Kwong, H. Qiu, A. Nakaruk, P. Koshy, and C.C. Sorrell, "Photoelectrochemical Properties of WO3 Thin Films Prepared by Electrodeposition", Energy Procedia, Vol. 34, 2013, Pages 617–626
22. C.-P. Lin, H. Chen, A. Nakaruk, P. Koshy, and C.C. Sorrell, "Effect of Annealing Temperature on the Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 Thin Films", Energy Procedia, Vol. 34, 2013, Pages 627–636
23. Kongkaew C, Dilokthornsakul P, Limpeanchob N and Scholfield CN. Cognitive effects of Bacopa monnieri extract: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2013. (revised version submitted)
24. Fuangchan A, Dhippayom T, Kongkaew C. Interventions that Promote Adherence to Antimalarial Drugs: A Systematic Review. 2013 (in press)
25. Kongkaew C, Jampachaisri K, Chaturongkul CA, Scholfield CN. Depression and Adherence to Treatment in Diabetic Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Observational Studies. European Journal of Pediatrics 2012 (DOI 10.1007/s00431-013-2128-y)
26. Duangchaemkarn K. and Lohitnavy M. (2013) Compartmental pharmacokinetic modeling of lopinavir in humans. IEEE EMBS, 3523-6.

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