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Bangkok University is the oldest and largest private university in Thailand, established 1962. Located in the central business district of Bangkok, the university expanded its operation to Rangsit campus in Pathumthani province to accommodate its rapid growth. Wikipedia.

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News Article | March 1, 2017

Kevin Goos new MD of ShweProperty in Myanmar After a Series-A financing round, ShweProperty announced Kevin Goos will step in the shoes of Justin Sway as managing director, to lead the company to its strategic goals. Justin Sway (LinkedIn) will stay on board as chief executive officer, the company said. Sway was responsible for a previous round of financing, and himself also invested in the company. Founder Kaung Thu Win remains a vital part of the leadership team as co-director. Goos was headhunted from Century 21 in Cambodia, where he was CEO, and oversaw the establishment of the country’s most respected residential and commercial real estate business, securing property-related contracts worth more than $120 million U.S. along the way. Goos has a masters in management from Bangkok University, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of Montana. ShweProperty also announced that it will launch a new Real Estate University, in a bid to infuse professionalism in Myanmar’s emerging, real estate market. Marian Jacob is covering South East Asia. Marian worked in marketing and corporate communications for over a decade, covering both internal and external communications. She began her career in professional services, leading up to communications business partnering in various multi-national organizations with progressive cultures. Marian has worked on both global and regional roles within communications. She also provides counsel to companies on strategic communications and marketing opportunities. She was an editor on the Singapore Audit Committee Guidance Committee Handbook for companies.

Thiangtam S.,Bangkok University
International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development | Year: 2016

This study develops and validates a causal relationship model of the influence of consumer innovativeness, environmental value and marketing on consumers’ intention to install solar power system. A sample of 400 consumers who live in Bangkok was selected using the multistage random sampling method. Structured questionnaires were administered across the sample population to elicit data and structural equation modelling is used to analyse the data. The results indicate that the hypothetical model is consistent with empirical data. Goodness of fit statistics were chi-square=83.070, degree of freedom (df)=70, P-value=0.136, relative chisquare= 1.187, goodness of fit index (GFI)=0.970, comparative fit index (CFI)=1.000, and root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA)=0.022. The three exogenous variables in the hypothetical model accounted for 81 per cent of total variance of consumers’ intention to install solar power system. © 2016 Intellect Ltd Article.

Tinrat S.,Bangkok University
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research | Year: 2015

The antibacterial activities and synergistic effects of five edible mushroom extracts with antibiotics were investigated by agar well diffusion assay, checkerboard dilution method and time-kill curve method. Ethanolic Lentinus edodes (Berk.) Sing and Pleurotus eryngii (DC.) Gillet extracts were showed the inhibition zone (IZ) against S. aureus ATCC 25923 with 9.50±0.00 mm (200 mg/ml) and S. typhimurium ATCC 13311 with 18.67±0.58 mm (400 mg/ml). For broth microdilution method, ethanolic Flammulina velutipes (Curt:Fr.) Singer (FE) extract had MIC values of 800 mg/ml in all tested strains and had the MBC values of 1,600 mg/ml against P. aeruginosa ATCC 9027. In the synergistic antibacterial effects, the interaction of FE extract (1/32 MIC) and amoxicillin (1/64 MIC) was significantly showed the highest synergistic activity (FICI = 0.05) against B. cereus ATCC 5040 and P. mirabilis DMST 8212 (P<0.05). The synergistic interaction between FE extracts (1/4 MIC) and ciprofloxacin (1/8 MIC) also had the inhibitory effect to P. mirabilis DMST 8212 (FICI = 0.38). PW (1/16 MIC) extract was showed synergistic effects with amoxicillin (1/30 MIC) against E. faecalis DMST 4736 (FICI = 0.05). Moreover, the time-kill curves of sample extracts also significantly indicated a synergic biocidal effect between FE extract and amoxicillin against the B. cereus ATCC 5040 and P. mirabilis DMST 8212. These findings indicated that PW or FE extracts and amoxicillin or ciprofloxacin not only showed good potential synergistic antibacterial effect against some pathogens but also led to choice of good alternative antimicrobial agents for the treatment of infectious diseases. © 2015, Global Research Online. All rights reserved.

Ariyabuddhiphongs V.,Bangkok University
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction | Year: 2012

This paper uses the social cognitive theory model to review the literature on older adult gambling, and related personal and environment characteristics. Results show that lottery is the kind of gambling most frequently played by older adults, followed by casino games. Older adults take trips to casinos to socialize, find excitement, and win money. Although prevalence estimate studies suggest that older adults exhibit the same gambling problems as other groups, studies on the impact of problem gambling show that older adults who gamble are also faced with health impairment, and social and psychological issues. Future research should focus on theory, prevalence estimates, longitudinal studies of the impact of gambling and problem gambling, online gambling, and cross-cultural research. Harm minimization methods may be used to reduce older adult gambling involvement. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Ariyabuddhiphongs V.,Bangkok University
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction | Year: 2013

This narrative review summarizes current knowledge on adolescent gambling for the period 1990-2010, assesses adolescent gambling behavior and person and environment predictors, and suggests directions for future research. The review includes 99 studies that identified their subjects as adolescents, children, youth, and students, and discusses adolescent gambling behavior, male and female adolescent gambling, and person and environment variables relating to adolescent gambling. Results reveal that most past research was conducted in Australia, North America, and Europe under the hypothesis of behavior as a function of person and environment variables. Future research should examine the mediated effects of person and environment variables, gambling cessation, gambling in other countries, and internet gambling. Intervention and prevention of adolescent gambling need parental involvement with parents not gambling themselves. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Banditwattanawong T.,Bangkok University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2012

To run off-premise private cloud, consumer needs budget for public cloud data-out charge. This amount of expenditure can be considerable for data-intensive organization. Deploying web cache can prevent consumer from duplicated data loading out of their private cloud up to some extent. In present existence, however, there is no cache replacement strategy designed specifically for cloud computing. Devising a cache replacement strategy to truly suit cloud computing paradigm requires ground-breaking design perspective. This paper presents a novel cloud cache replacement policy that optimizes cloud data-out charge, the overall responsiveness of data loadings and the scalability of cloud infrastructure. The measurements demonstrate that the proposed policy achieves superior cost-saving, delay-saving and byte-hit ratios against the other well-known web cache replacement policies. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

Katanyoo K.,Bangkok University | Sanguanrungsirikul S.,Chulalongkorn University | Manusirivithaya S.,Bangkok University
Gynecologic Oncology | Year: 2012

Objective: To compare the treatment outcomes between squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (ACA) in locally advanced cervical cancer patients. Methods: All medical records of stages IIB-IVA of cervical cancer patients who had completed treatment between 1995 and 2008 were reviewed. ACA 1 case was matched for SCC 2 cases with clinical stage, tumor size, treatment modalities (radiation therapy (RT) vs concurrent chemoradiation (CCRT)). Treatment outcomes including response to RT/CCRT, time to complete response (CR), patterns of treatment failure and survival outcomes were analyzed. Results: A total of 423 patients with stages IIB-IVA (141 ACA: 282 SCC) were included. Most of the patients (about 60%) had stage IIB. The overall complete responses (CR) between ACA and SCC were 86.5% and 94.7%, respectively (p = 0.004). Median time to clinical CR from RT/CCRT of ACA were 2 months (0-5 months) compared with 1 month (0-4 months) for SCC (p = 0.001). Pelvic recurrence and distant failure were found in 2.1% and 14.9% in ACA, and corresponding with 3.9% and 15.6% in SCC. The 5-year overall survival rates of ACA compared to SCC were 59.9% and 61.7% (p = 0.191), respectively. When all prognostic factors are adjusted, clinical staging was the only factor that influenced overall survival. Conclusion: ACA in locally advanced cervical cancer had poorer response rate from treatment and also used longer time to achieve CR than SCC. However, these effects were not determinants of survival outcomes. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Yamasmit W.,Bangkok University
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) | Year: 2012

Twin pregnancies are associated with a high risk of neonatal mortality and morbidity due to an increased rate of preterm birth. Betamimetics can decrease contraction frequency or delay preterm birth in singleton pregnancies by 24 to 48 hours. The efficacy of oral betamimetics in women with a twin pregnancy is unproven. To assess the effectiveness of prophylactic oral betamimetics for the prevention of preterm labour and birth for women with twin pregnancies. We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group Trials Register (31 January 2012), the Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library 2012, Issue 2), MEDLINE (January 1966 to 1 February 2012) and EMBASE (January 1985 to 1 February 2012). Randomised controlled trials in twin pregnancies comparing oral betamimetics with placebo or any intervention with the specific aim of preventing preterm birth. Quasi-randomised controlled trials, cluster-randomised trials and cross-over trials were not included. Two review authors independently assessed trials for inclusion and trial quality. Two review authors extracted data. Data were checked for accuracy. Six trials (374 twin pregnancies) were included, but only five trials (344 twin pregnancies) contributed data. All trials compared oral betamimetics with placebo.Betamimetics reduced the incidence of preterm labour (one trial, 50 twin pregnancies, risk ratio (RR) 0.40; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.19 to 0.86). However, betamimetics did not reduce preterm birth less than 37 weeks' gestation (four trials, 276 twin pregnancies, RR 0.85; 95% CI 0.65 to 1.10) or less than 34 weeks' gestation (one trial, 144 twin pregnancies, RR 0.47; 95% CI 0.15 to 1.50). Mean neonatal birthweight in the betamimetic group was significantly higher than in the placebo group (three trials, 478 neonates, mean difference 111.22 g; 95% CI 22.2 to 200.2). Nevertheless, there was no evidence of an effect of betamimetics in reduction of low birthweight (two trials, 366 neonates, average RR 1.19; 95% CI 0.77 to 1.85, random-effects) or small-for-gestational age neonates (two trials, 178 neonates, RR 0.92; 95% CI 0.52 to 1.65). Two trials (388 neonates) showed that betamimetics significantly reduced the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome but the difference was not significant when the analysis was adjusted for correlation of babies from twins. Three trials (452 neonates) showed no evidence of an effect of betamimetics in reducing neonatal mortality (RR 0.80; 95% CI 0.35 to 1.82). There is insufficient evidence to support or refute the use of prophylactic oral betamimetics for preventing preterm birth in women with a twin pregnancy.

Krairittichai U.,Bangkok University
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet | Year: 2012

The progression of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is highly correlated with proteinuria. Previous studies have suggested that vitamin D treatment may reduce proteinuria and has the potential to delay the progression of renal disease. To evaluate efficacy of oral calcitriol to decrease proteinuria in type 2 diabetic mellitus (T2DM) patients with DKD. In this 16-week, open label, prospective, randomized controlled study, 91 patients with T2DM with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) greater than 15 ml/min/1.73 m2 and urine protein to creatinine ratio (UPCR) greater than 1 g/g were enrolled. They were randomly assigned to receive either oral calcitriol 0.5 mcg twice weekly (n = 46) or without oral calcitriol (n = 45). The primary outcome was determined by the change of UPCR from baseline after 16 weeks of treatment of both groups. At randomization, the mean UPCR was 3.7 + 2.2 g/g in the calcitriol group and 3.4 +/- 2.1 g/g in the control group. The mean UPCR at 16-week follow-up was 2.9 +/- 1.7 g/g in the calcitriol group and 3.5 +/- 2.3 g/g in the control group. Percent changes in UPCR from baseline to the last evaluation in the calcitriol and control groups were -18.7% and +9.9% (p < 0.01) respectively. Patients with 30% or more decrement in proteinuria occurred 43.5% of the time in the calcitriol group and 11.1% in the control group (p < 0.01). The eGFR and blood pressure did not differ significantly between the two groups. No serious adverse side effects were noted in either group. Calcitriol treatment can reduce proteinuria in patients with DKD without serious adverse events.

This paper analyzes the performances of indoor optical wireless data transmissions based on unipolar orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). In particular, it is shown that using frequency-domain pre-equalization can provide benefits in terms of the reduction in the required optical transmit power for a given desired bit error rate (BER) from uncoded transmissions. Known for its power efficiency, asymmetrically clipped optical OFDM (ACO-OFDM) is considered as a unipolar modulation scheme for intensity modulation with direct detection (IM/DD). In addition, flip-OFDM is also considered as an alternative unipolar modulation scheme which is known to be as power efficient as ACO-OFDM. For both ACO-OFDM and flip-OFDM, analytical and simulation results show that using pre-equalization can save up to 2 dB of transmit optical power for a typical indoor optical wireless transmission scenario with the bit rate of 10 Mbps and the BER target of 10-5. © 1983-2012 IEEE.

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