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          DR. JOHN. K.J. THARAKAN- MBBS. MD.DM.FRCP. FAAN.

 Gold Medallist and Rank holder for MBBS.

 Awarded the prestigious “Commonwealth Fellowship” 1987-88.

 Elected Fellow of American Academy of Neurology. 1998

 Elected Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland-2002

 Started for the first time in Malaysia’ Advanced Masters In Medicine-Neurology” course.

 Established “Epilepsy Surgery Programme “in HUSM.

 Started for the first time “Deep Brain Stimulation” for Parkinson’s disease in HUSM

 Awarded “ANUGERAH PERKIDMATAN CEMERLANG”USM 2004

 29 years of full time teaching experience, at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

 Examinership at undergraduate level and postgraduate level

 Delivered lectures at several C.M.E. Programs.

 Actively participated in various National and International Conferences.

 Attended C.M.E. courses offered by International Professional Organizations.

 Received the “Best Paper Award” at a National level conference.

 Several publications in peer reviewed journals.

 Member Board of referees of international journals- J.Ind.Acad.Neurol, J.Ped.Neurol.

 Engaged in various Clinical Research Activities and conducted Clinical trials

 29 years of experience in clinical Neurology/Neurointensive care/Neurophysiology/ Internal

   Medicine

 Experience in organizing and developing Neurology services and training programs in
   different institutions.
                             CURRICULUM. VITAE.

NAME                              JOHN THARAKAN. K.J.
NATIONALITY:                      Indian
DATE OF BIRTH:                    01 October 1951

MAILING ADDRESS:                  Professor & Senior Consultant Neurologist
                                  Department of Neuroscience, School of Medical Sciences,
                                  University Sains Malaysia
                                  16150-Kubang-Kerian, Kelanton, Malaysia

TELEPHONE NUMBER:                 Office 60-9-7664216
                                  Residence. 60-12-9591840
                                  Fax: 60-9-7664216
                                  E-mail:jtbt7@hotmail.com


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1973    M.B.B.S.                Medical College, Kottayam Univ:of Kerala, India

1978    M.D. MEDICINE           Medical College, Trivandrum Univ:of Kerala, India

1981    D.M. NEUROLOGY         All India Institute of Medical Science, Delhi, India

1998    F.A.A.N.               Corresponding Fellow American Academy of Neurology

2002    F.R.C.P.               Fellow Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.


AWARDS AND GOLD MEDALS

       1.    First Rank and Gold Medal for Medicine, University of Kerala

       2.    First Rank and Gold Medal for Ophthalmology, University of Kerala

       3.    Third Rank for M.B.B.S., University of Kerala

       4.    E. Merck Award and Gold Medal for Neurology 1985 for the best scientific
             paper presented at the annual conference of -Neurological Society of India.

       5.    Awarded “ANUGERAH PERKIDMATAN CEMERLANG”USM 2004
FURTHER TRAINING

1. Neuroimmunology Fellowship. August1987- September 1988.
       Awarded Commonwealth Fellowship and had further training in Neurology and
       Neuroimmunology under Prof. R.A.C. Hughes, M.D.FRCP and Dr. M.D. O'Brien M.D.
       FRCP in the Department of Neurology, Guy's Hospital, London. Undertook both clinical
       and research work.

2. Short Course on Practical Statistics for Medical Research. 18-22 January 1988
      Attended this training programme on Research Methodologies and Statistical
      Applications in Medicine, conducted by the Royal Post-Graduate Medical School, London

3. Workshop on “Effective Postgraduate Teaching and Assessment”. August. 14-15
       2002
      Conducted by University Sains Malaysia in July 2002. This course offered training in
      various teaching and assessment tools, currently used in Postgraduate Medical Education.

4. Short course on “ Good Clinical Practice”. October 6-8. 2002
       Attended this short course on GCP guidelines for conducting clinical trials and clinical
       research, organized by University Sains Malaysia, in October 2002.

5.Transcranial Doppler Training. October 13-14. 2002.
      Organised by the Neurosains Unit of University Sains Malaysia. It was conducted as
      a “Hands on” training workshop.

6. Ethics in Medical and Health research. 28-29.July 2004. Two-day workshop
      organised by U.S.M. and conducted by Dr Emma Williamson, Univ: Bristol,
        U.K.


CME COURSES ATTENDED.

       Sleep Disorders. Half-day course conducted by World Federation of Neurology.
       September.1997. Buenos Aires

       Immunomodulation in Neurological disorders. Half-day course conducted by World
       Federation of Neurology. September 1997. Buenos Aires

       Update on Neuromuscular disorders. Half-day course conducted by American
       Academy of Neurology, April 1999. Toronto.

       Parkinson disease-Therapy. CME course conducted by American Academy of
       Neurology, April 1999. Toronto.
      Stroke - Therapy. CME course conducted by American Academy of Neurology, April
      1999. Toronto.

      Epilepsy-Therapy. CME course conducted by American Academy of Neurology, April
      1999. Toronto.

      Treatment issues-Evidence based Epilepsy treatment.- EUREPA Teaching Seminar.
      29-08-05. 29th IEC. Paris

      Neurology Update. 1 and 2 . Full day CME course conducted by American Academy of
      Neurology on 30-04-07 and 04-05-07. Boston-USA.

      Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease. CME programme conducted by
      American Academy of Neurology on 05-05-07. Boston-USA.



CME LECTURES DELIVERED.


1."Etiological Concepts in M.N.D". At the National Seminar on Recent Advances in
   Neurosciences”, Trivandrum 1983.

2."Inflammatory Polyneuropathies" at the Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins
    Medical Institutions, Baltimore, U.S.A. June 1988.

3."Immunology of Acute Inflammatory Polyneuropathy” At the Workshop on
    "Neuroimmunology" conducted by the National Institute of Immunology New Delhi,
     February 1990.

4.Several lectures on “recent advances in neurology” at the yearly Neurology
 Update Seminars organized by Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and
 Technology, Trivandrum India between 1984-91.

5.“Plasmapheresis in Neurology". At the International Update Session on
    Neurosciences, Muscat, December 1991.

6.“Recent advances in Guillain Barre Syndrome” CME at Nizwa Hospital. Oman
   March 1992.

7.“Role of EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies in clinical practice” At Khoula
    Hospital, Oman. 1993.

8.“Treatment of Seizure disorders” CME at Emergency Medicine Dept: Royal Hospital
    Oman. 1994.
9.“Principles of management of Epilepsy” At Khoula Hospital, Muscat Oman. 1995.

10.“Treatment of refractory epilepsy” At the Neurology update seminar. Royal Hospital,
    Muscat, 1997.

11.“General principles of management of Stroke.” CME Nizwa Hospital, Oman.
      1999.

12.“Modern trends in Stroke management” CME at Sohar Hospital Oman. 2000.

13.“Stroke-Current concepts of management” and “Treatment of refractory epilepsy”
    At the 2 day course on “Neurology for the General Practitioners” July 2002.
   Organized this course at University Sains Malaysia.

14.“GBS-What is new?” And “Recent Advances in Disorders of Neuromuscular
   Junction” At the National Postgraduate Neurology Update Seminar, University
   Kebagsan Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur. July 16-19.2002.

15.“Diagnostic approach to Peripheral Neuropathy” and Mitochondrial Myopathy”. At
    the National Post Graduate course-Neurology Update-2003. February15-
   16Organized this course at University Sains Malaysia and also conducted the
    clinical interactive sessions during this course

16. National conference on “Neurocritical care” – University Sains Malaysia. 4-5
   September 2004. Gave 2 lectures- “Approach to unconscious patient” and “Acute
   flaccid Paralysis”

17.   Stroke in the context of Interventional Radiologist. Lecture delivered at the 3rd
      Neurointerventional Seminar – USM. 09-08-2005

18. Stroke- An Evidence based Treatment. Invited talk at MMA-Kelantan meeting.
    March-2006.

19. Approach to headache in Emergency department. Lecture given at the 2 nd National
    Congress of Emergency Medicine. USM Malaysia. 26-11-2006.


20. Ischaemic Stroke- Advances in the past decade and what is in store for the future.
    Lecture delivered at the First Scientific Meeting of Surgical neurology trainees of
    Malaysia- Johor- 25-11-2006.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


       1.      Association of Physicians of India

       2.      Neurological Society of India

       3       American Academy of Neurology.

       4       Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

       5       Malaysian Society of Neurosciences


MEDICAL REGISTRATION


       1. Travancore Cochin Medical Council. Trivandrum, Kerala- (State Medical Council
          under the Indian Medical Council)- Registration Number-6913-Dated 5th October
          1974

       2. Malaysian Medical Council (Ministry of Health, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia).
          Registration Number-37637 dated 4th May 2004.

       3.   Limited Registration with General Medical Council (153 Cleveland St; London
            W1P6DE). Registration Number-87/0788.dated 8th September1987.




  1.
                              CLINICAL-EXPERIENCE


        Year                 Position          Field of Work               Place of Work


Aug1974 -Aug 75          Junior Resident-      Medicine          AIIMS, New Delhi, India


Feb.1976 - March 1978 Junior Resident          Medicine          Med: Coll: Hosp: Trivandrum

                                               Neurology         AIIMS, New Delhi, India
Jan.1980 – Jan 1982      Senior Resident



Feb.1979 –July.1985      Lecturer
                                                                 Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for
                                               Neurology
                                                                 Medical Sciences and Technology
                                                                 Trivandrum, India

July.1985 – Jan.1986     Assistant Professor   Neurology
                                                                 SCTIMST, Trivandrum, India

Aug.1987 - Sept. 1988    Clinical Fellow       Neurology/Neur
                                                              Guy’s Hospital. London
                                               oimmunology

                         Associate Professor   Neurology
Jan.1986 - Sept. 1991                                            SCTIMST, Trivandrum, India


Sept.1991 - April.2002                         Medicine/Neurol   S.Q.University, Muscat, Oman
                         Assistant Professor

                         Associate Professor
May.2002 – April 2008                          Neurology         Univ.Science.Malaysia

May 2008- till date      Professor             Neurology         Univ.Science.Malaysia
   Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology. Trivandrum. India
                                 (http://www.sctimst.ac.in)
                             February 1979 – September 1991.

S.C.T.I.M.S.T. is a tertiary level referral centre, catering to a population of 25 million, and it is
declared as a University and an Institute of National Importance by an act of Indian Parliament. I
joined this institute as a full time faculty member in February 1979 and worked there till
September 1991. I was second in position in the hierarchy of neurology department.

Neurology services have 50 inpatient beds with an ICU dedicated exclusively for their patients.
This is complemented by the Neurosurgery department having similar bed strength and ICU
facilities, and supported by a Neuroradiology division with facilities for CT scanning, MRI
scanning, Digital Subtraction Angiography and Myelography, a Neuropathology division having
facilities for all types of histopathological, immunopathological and electron microscopic studies
and a neurochemistry division offering various neurochemical assays. The Neurophysiology
laboratory has facilities for digital EEG and brain mapping, 24-hour EEG video monitoring;
multimodality evoked potential studies, EMG and nerve conduction studies.

 The department conducts 5 neurology clinics and 3 special clinics for epilepsy, headache and
neuromuscular disorders in a week and offered advanced treatment facilities for all types of
neurological problems. Twenty-five new cases are scheduled in a single neurology clinic, and an
average of 850-900 new cases are admitted annually to neurology wards. I conducted 2 general
neurology clinics and one neuromuscular clinic in a week. In addition to the routine clinical
neurological activities, I was in charge of Neurology ICU and 1065 patients were treated in
NICU between 1st January 1981 and 31st December 1990. Plasmapheresis, critical care
neurology, interventional neuroradiology for vascular malformations of brain and surgery for
epilepsy and movement disorders, are some of the specialized clinical services offered by this
centre. I was in charge of Plasmapheresis programme, which was offered to Acute GBS and in
selected indications of Myasthenia patients. Our department was one of the early centres in India
offering Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis and I was instrumental in starting this way back in
1982.

I have gained extensive experience in performing and reporting Neurophysiological
investigations. On an average 1400-1500 EEGs, 300-350 NCS/EMG studies and 400-450 EP
studies were performed annually in the Neurophysiology labs and 2 – 3 Neurologists shared this
workload. Consultants took on call duty once in 3 days for most part of my stay and at times
once in 2 days.
There are weekly Neuroradiological conferences on every Saturday morning and
Neuropathology meeting /brain cutting sessions every Saturday afternoon.
I was member of the Library Committee and Junior Staff Selection Committee during varying
periods of my tenure.
    Sultan Qaboos University, College of Medicine, Muscat, Oman (www.squ.edu.om/)
                              September 1991- April 2002.

This is the only medical school in this country and the University hospital is the apex referral
centre here. I joined the division of Neurology - Department of Medicine, from the very
beginning of the department in September 1991,and was actively involved in the organization
and development of neurology services and training in that country. The neurology division has
all modern facilities and offers tertiary level service to the entire country. Neurophysiology
Laboratory facilities include EMG and nerve conduction studies, digital EEG and video
monitoring, 24-hour EEG recording, polysomnography and electronystagmography.
Neuroradiology facilities include CT scanner, MRI, digital subtraction angiography and
myelography. There were 3 Neurologists in the Unit.

The neurology unit conducts 3 outpatient clinics in a week and the average booking for a day
was 25-30 patients. Neurology clinics were conducted at two regional hospitals in Nizwa and
Sohar once a month. Annual neurological admissions ranged between 250-300 patients. I did on
call rota with general physicians on a 1 in 6 scale and also gave on call cover for emergency
neurology admissions once in 3 days. Neurology consultation service was provided to other
departments on a regular basis. On an average 1200-400 EEGs were performed annually.
Statistics for other Neurophysiological procedures are tabulated below.

I was a member of the Medical records Committee during 1995-98.



   TEST       NCS       EMG                                  Test BAEP          VEP SSEP
    1990       183                                          1990      49          34    13
    1991       213                                          1991     205          27     2
    1992       311                                          1992     482          73    34
    1993       436        84                                1993     336         189   111
    1994       503       122                                1994     340         149   109
    1995       565       126                                1995     353         126   129
    1996       524        82                                1996     257          97   125
    1997       592        72                                1997      74          48    51
    1998       701        66                                1998     212         137   127
    1999       618        33                                1999     240         153    76
    2000       637        34                                2000     255         152    95
   Total      5283       619      5902                      Total   2803        1185   872         4860
     Department of Neurosciences- School of Medical Sciences-University Sains Malaysia
                  www:medic.usm.my/dept/neuroscience Since May 2002

The Unit of Neurosciences at the University Sains Malaysia is comprised of Neurology,
Neurosurgery and allied supporting specialties like Neuroradiology, Neuropathology etc: and I
am the Chief Neurologist in the Unit. This is a tertiary level referral centre for neurological
disorders in the eastern part of peninsular Malaysia, equipped with all modern facilities. There is
a 6-bedded dedicated ICU for Neurosciences. Neurophysiology Laboratory facilities include
EMG and nerve conduction studies, digital EEG and video monitoring, 24-hour EEG recording,
polysomnography and electronystagmography. Neuroradiology facilities include CT scanner,
MRI, digital subtraction angiography and SPECT.
There are 2 general neurology clinics in a week and the average booking per clinic is 40-50
patients. Yearly neurology admissions are in the region of 230-250 patients. Neurology
consultation service is provided to other departments on a regular basis. The volumes of
Neurophysiological testes are 900-1000 EEGs, 100-125 NCS/EMG and 150-200 EP’s annually.
There are weekly neuroradiology conferences and monthly neuropathology meetings. I drew up
the protocol for Thrombolysis in Stroke and this treatment is offered at this unit since 2003. I
also drafted the Epilepsy Surgery Protocol and we have started Epilepsy surgery programme
here since July 2004. In 2006 we started D.B.S. for movement disorders for the first time in
HUSM.

     PRACTICALS-CLINICAL (PER YEAR)

Institution.        SCTIMST (78-91). SQU Muscat (91-02).                     USM (02)

1. Outpatients          3500/year                1500/year                1500-2000/yr

2. Inpatients           800-900/Yr                300-350/Yr                300-350/yr

3.Critical care         150-75/Yr                 50-70/Yr                   100-125/yr

4.EEG, VEEG.             1200/Yr                   1200/Yr                   900-1000/Yr

5.NCS/EMG                350-400/Yr               450-500/Yr                 100-125/Yr

6.Evo.Poten:             400-425/Yr              400-450/Yr                 150-200/Yr

CLINICAL PROTOCOLS DEVELOPED.
1.   HUSM guidelines for “Thrombolytic therapy in acute stroke”

2.   Protocol for “Evaluation of refractory epilepsy patients and Surgical treatment for Epilepsy”

3.    Protocol for “Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders “

4.    Protocol for “Management of Hypertensive Intracranial haemorrhage”

5.    Protocol for “Treatment of spasticity with Baclofen Pump “
                            TEACHING-EXPERIENCE

SRI CHITRA TIRUNAL INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
INDIA (http://www.sctimst.ac.in) February 1979 – September 1991.

The department conducts Neurology Residency Program of 3 years duration, leading to
Doctorate in Medicine (D.M.) in Neurology. I was actively involved with the organization and
running of this residency program from the very beginning. The entry requirement is Masters
degree in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry or Paediatrics. Candidates were selected based on their
performance at the entrance examination and interview.
The residents undertook supervised clinical responsibilities with more autonomy in decision
making as they progressed through their training. There are dedicated teaching activities in the
form of bedside teaching rounds, PG case discussions, Journal clubs, Seminars /Tutorials,
Clinical Neurophysiology training sessions, weekly Neuroradiology and Neuropathology
conferences and few didactic lectures on basic neuroscience topics. The residents also gained
experience in clinical research when they undertook at least one research project during their
training period. I regularly conducted all of the teaching activities listed above and supervised
resident’s research projects.
There are periodic internal assessments as well as two examinations-one at the end of year 1 for
basic neurosciences and the other at the end of year 3, consisting of written, clinical and viva
components. 22 neurology residents were trained during my tenure. Their list can be found at
http://www.sctimst.ac.in/alumni/neurology/htm

Neurology training was also offered to Internal Medicine, Paediatrics and Psychiatry residents
who rotated through our department as part of their residency program. Continuing Medical
Education Courses in Neurology were also conducted periodically, targeting the general
practitioners and internists in the state.

SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, MUSCAT, OMAN
(http://www.squ.edu.om/) September 1991- April 2002.

The division of neurology is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate training
programs. Undergraduate training is mainly in the form of bedside clinical teaching, problem-
based teaching of major neurological problems and integrated lecture series covering all the
neurological topics.
 As the Coordinator of

     1. Junior rotation of medical students in the Department of Medicine. I was responsible
        for their overall posting in Medicine, timetabling, conducting the end of rotation
        examination, verification of log books and evaluation of training programme.
     2. “Introductory week in Clinical Medicine”. Students start their clinical rotations from
        year5 onwards. During this week they are introduced to etiquettes of clinical medicine,
        history taking and proper techniques
        of performing a thorough clinical examination of different systems. I was
        responsible for running this programme

Specific Teaching activities.

       Bedside clinical teaching of Year 5 and 7 students
       Direct supervised training of 7th year (final year) students posted to the unit
       Problem based teaching of 7th year students
       Data interpretation session with year 5 students
       Problem based teaching –year 5 students- Neurology, Cardiology, Respiratory medicine
       and Infectious diseases.
       Neurophysiology teaching –year 7 students- during their interdisciplinary week posting in
       Clinical physiology laboratories

 Post Graduate Teaching.

      Residents from Medicine, Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Ophthalmology have their
      rotation in Neurology
      Postgraduate training included case discussion, seminars, journal clubs, clinicopathological
      meetings and other interdisciplinary meetings.

      On an average 20 hours were spent in teaching per week.
      I was also an Examiner for various in course assessments as well as for the final
      exit examination

DEPT: OF NEUROSCIENCES- SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES-UNIVERSITY
SAINS MALAYSIA. (http://www.medic.usm.my/dept/neuroscience/) Since May 2002

Neuroscience unit is responsible for providing Neurology input to both undergraduate and
postgraduate training programme. Undergraduate programme at U.S.M follows the Problem
Oriented Learning module. Postgraduate programme offers 4-year M.Med degree. At present,
residents from Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Family Medicine and
Ophthalmology have their rotation in Neurology. Our unit has started the M.Med Neurosurgery
course in 2001, the only centre to offer this programme in Malaysia. Similarly, for the first time
in Malaysia, Advanced Masters Degree course in Neurology was started in our department in
June 2007. I was responsible for drafting the course objectives and curriculum and piloting it
through various university bodies.

Member of the PPSP MD Curriculum revision work shop held at Cameroon Highlands from 9-
11 March 2006.

Member of the Task Force on “Delivery of Teaching and Learning”
UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING.
    Bedside clinical teaching 4th and 5th (final) year students
   Tutorials for 4th and 5th (final) year students
    Problem based Learning- Nervous System Block
   Coordinates Nervous system block.
   Lectures for interdisciplinary week
   Moderate student seminars.

POSTGRADUATE.

      Advanced Masters in Neurology
      For the first time in Malaysia, a well structured sub-specialty training programme
       in Neurology is started at USM, in the academic year 2007-08. I am in charge of
       conducting this course.

      Masters programme.

      Coordinator for Phase I Neurosurgery Masters programme

      Organize the Phase I Neurosurgery teaching schedules, rotations, conduct internal
      assessment and Phase I examination.

      Supervising training of masters students from Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Emergency
      Medicine and Surgery rotating through Neurosciences Department.

      Conduct clinical teaching and moderate seminars, tutorials, journal clubs for P.G.
      students.

    Supervise thesis work

   1 Dr Masnun Mahmood M Med Radiology. “Correlation of CT perfusion
     parameters with Stroke severity in acute Ischaemic Stroke patients”- Co
     supervisor- completed May 2005

   2 Dr Abdul Rahman Izaini Ghani. M Med Neurosurgery. “Survival probability
     and functional outcome at 6 months in surgical treatment of Spontaneous
     Supratentorial Intracerebral Haemorrhage”- Co investigator. Completed in
     2006.

   3 .Dr Zulkifli Zaki Abdul Ghani. M Med Radiology. “ Preliminary study of CT
     perfusion of Penumbra in patients with Hypertensive Intracranial
     Haemorrhage”. Co Investigator.Completed May 2005.
   4. Dr Sani Sanuti. M Med Neurosurgery. “Surgery for refractory epilepsy A pilot
      study”. Main supervisor. Completed in 2006

   6. Dr Siti Suhaila Bt Ismail. M Med Radiology. “ Hippocampal Volumetric
      studies in patients with refractory Epilepsy”. Co investigator. Completing in
      May 2006

   7. Dr Chan. M.Med Neurosurgery. Study of Post traumatic seizures- predictors of
      seizure development and role of prophylactic antiepileptic drugs. Completing in
      2008.


   Evaluate thesis-

   1. Master’s Thesis- 2002-03. “MRI in Epilepsy. Correlation study with EEG”. USM

   2. Master’s Thesis- 2003-2004.” A Pilot study-Prevalence of negative plain CT
      Scan and positive CT perfusion study in cases of acute stroke.” USM

   3    Masters thesis- 2005.CT Brain study to determine the site of predilection of
       intracranial lesions in HIV/AIDS patients and its association with neurological
       symptoms and CD4 count.

  4. Masters thesis- 2007.Comparison between FLAIR and Complete sequence MRI
     brain in patients with headache and no neurological deficits.


Supervisor of MSc students.
        Mohd.Harizal working on “Effects of treatment with Mitragina speciosa korth extract
        on psychoactivity of rat hippocampus: in vitro and in vivo study”. Supported by USM
        short term grant held by me.

        Mazira working on “APOE-e in Haemorrhagic stroke” and the study is in progress.
        RESEARCH- CONFERENCES-PUBLICATIONS
RESEARCH TRAINING

Short Course on Practical Statistics for Medical Research

       Attended this training programme on Research Methodologies and Statistical
       Applications in Medicine, conducted by the Royal Post-Graduate Medical School,
       London. 18-22.January 1988.

Short course on “ Good Clinical Practice”. October 6-8. 2002

       Attended this 3-day course on GCP guidelines for conducting clinical trials and clinical
       research, organized by University Sains Malaysia, in October 2002.

Ethics in Medical and Health research. 28-29.July 2004.

       Two-day workshop organised by U.S.M. and conducted by Dr Emma
       Williamson, Univ: Bristol, U.K.

Research work undertaken./ ongoing

   1. Immune mediated Polyneuropathies.

       Most of my early research work was centred on Guillain Barre Syndrome and Chronic
       Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathies. It involved prospective study of the
       natural history, outcome prediction, role of Plasmapheresis, Clinicopathological and
       Immunological studies and cost effective studies. Most of these works are published.

  2.   Myasthenia gravis.
       Large experience with MG and Thymectomy. Results of Thymectomy in
       Asian population and the Experiences in Oman are already published.

  3.   Multiple Sclerosis.
       Clinical epidemiological studies in MS patients.

  4.   Stroke
       Studies on the Clinical radiological correlations in acute stroke,
       Role of Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome in Young stroke
          Original description of “MUCOID VASCULOPATHY” a new entity of non
          atherosclerotic disease of blood vessels causing stroke.
         Correlation of CT perfusion parameters with severity in acute ischemic stroke patients.
         Survival probability and functional outcome at 6 months in surgically treated
         spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage.

         Preliminary study of CT perfusion of Penumbra in patients with Hypertensive
         intracranial haemorrhage.
         APOE  in Haemorrhagic Stroke.


5        Epilepsy

         Surgery for Epilepsy- A pilot study

         Refractory seizures- Clinical-Radiological and Neuropsychological evaluation


CLINICAL TRIALS UNDERTAKEN
    1. Valproate in Partial Epilepsy. Principal investigator of this multinational clinical trial
       at University Sains Malaysia. The trial worth US$ 6,000 was successfully completed in
       July 2004. Results are pending analysis

    2.    PROFESS- Principal investigator at USM for this multinational clinical trial
         evaluating secondary stroke prevention. This trial brings in revenue of US$ 220,000.00
         to the University. Trial will be completed in March 2008

    3. PERFORM- Principal investigator for this International Multicentric clinical trial.
       Evaluating secondary stroke Prophylaxis. Revenue of Euro.120,000.to the University.
       Trial is expected to be completed in 2010.

    4. ENOS. Principal investigator for this investigator initiated multicentric study
       evaluating the role of B.P. management in acute stroke.



CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

1        J.Tharakan. National Seminar on "Infections of Nervous             System", New
         Delhi 1981.

2        J.Tharakan. National Seminar on "Recent Advances in Neurosciences”,
         Trivandrum 1983. Read a paper on "Etiological Concepts in M.N.D".
3    J.Tharakan Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, Madurai
     1983. Read a paper on "Plasmapheresis in Acute Polyneuritis".

4    J.Tharakan. Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India. Patna 1985.
     Read a paper on "Immunohistological Studies in Acute Inflammatory
     Polyneuropathy".

5    J.Tharakan. W.H.O. sponsored workshop on "National Curriculum for
     Neurosciences", Bangalore 1986.

6    J.Tharakan. Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, Delhi 1986.
     Read a paper on "Painful Ophthalmoplegia - Sinister Variety".

7    J.Tharakan. Conference of the "Association of British    Neurologists",
     London 1987.

8    J.Tharakan. Gave a short research seminar on "Inflammatory
     Polyneuropathies" at the Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Medical
     Institutions, Baltimore, U.S.A. (June 1988).

9    J.Tharakan. XIVth World Congress of Neurology, New Delhi, 1989. Read a
     paper on "ClinicoPathological Study of Seven Patients with Guillain Barre
     Syndrome"

10   J.Tharakan. Workshop on "Neuroimmunology" conducted by the National
     Institute of Immunology New Delhi, February 1990. Gave a lecture on
     "Immunology of Acute Inflammatory Polyneuropathy"

11   J.Tharakan. Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, Indore 1990.
     Read a paper on "Prognostic Factors in GBS Prospective Study of 100
     Patients".

12   J.Tharakan. IXth Asian Ocean Congress of Neurology Tokyo, September
     1991. Read a paper on "Mucoid Vasculopathy - A New Entity of Non-
     atherosclerotic stroke in the young - A Preliminary Clinico-Pathological
     Study".

13   J.Tharakan. International Update Session on Neurosciences, Muscat,
     December 1991. Gave a lecture on “Plasmapheresis in Neurology".

14   J.Tharakan. Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India: 1993 -
     Symposium on Guillain Barre Syndrome - Gave an invited lecture on "Recent
     advances in the management of G.B.S."
15    J.Tharakan. XVI World Congress of Neurology, September 1997. Buenos
      Aires, Argentina. Presented a paper on Multiple Sclerosis in Oman: A
      clinicoepidemiological study

16    J.Tharakan. Neurology Update Seminar- 1997. Ministry of Health Muscat.
      Invited lecture on “Treatment of refractory Epilepsy”

17    J.Tharakan. Recent advances in Rheumatology. January 1999. Sultan Qaboos
      University. Muscat.

18    J.Tharakan. 51st Annual Conference of American Academy of Neurology.
      April 1999, Toronto. Canada

19.   J.Tharakan. The 8th Pan Arab Neurological Sciences Conference and 2nd Pan
      Arab Epilepsy Conference. April. 2000, Beirut.

20    J.Tharakan. Second GCC conference of Neurology, November.2001 Muscat.
      Read a paper on “Multiple Sclerosis in Oman”

21    J.Tharakan. Neurology for the General Practitioners- July 2002. University
      Sains Malaysia. Organized this 2-day conference. Gave 2 lectures on Stroke
      Current concepts of management and Treatment of Refractory epilepsy

22.   J.Tharakan. National Postgraduate Neurology Update Seminar, July 16-
      19.2002. University Kebagsan Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur. Gave 2 lectures- “GBS-
      What is new?” And “Recent Advances in Disorders of Neuromuscular
      Junction”

23      J.Tharakan. Neurology Update-2003. February-15-16.Organized this national
      level Post Graduate course at University Sains Malaysia and gave two lectures-
      “Diagnostic approach to Peripheral Neuropathy” and “Mitochondrial
      Myopathy”. Also conducted the clinical interactive sessions during this course.

24    J.Tharakan. Malaysian Society of Neurosciences. - Annual conference April
      4-5.2003. Member of the expert panel on “Neuromuscular disorders –Clinico
      Pathological course.”

25    J.Tharakan. Paediatric Genetics Seminar. April 9.2003. University Sains
      Malaysia. Kota Bharu.

26    J.Tharakan. Neuropsychiatry workshop. 30th May- 1st June           2003.
      Langkwai Malaysia
27     J.Tharakan. Parkinson’s Disease an Update. 14th July 2003. University Sains
       Malaysia.

28     J.Tharakan. FORUMS-on MS- “Improving the management of MS in Asia”
       16th August 2003 Perth. Australia.
29     J.Tharakan. ASEAN Neurological Associations conference-ASNA. Nov29-
       Dec2. 2003. Cebu- Philippines.

30     J.Tharakan. Asia Pacific Regional meeting of International Working Group on
       “Harmonisation of dementia drug guidelines”. 23rd - 26th March.2004.
       Bangkok. Thailand.

31     J.Tharakan. Symposium on Epilepsy in the Women –20-21st March 2004.
       Singapore. Conducted by Prof Martha J Morrell USA.

32     J.Tharakan. Multiple Sclerosis Symposium2004. Changing Malaysia’s
       Paradigm. 23rd May 2004 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.

33.    J.Tharakan Workshop on “ Ethics in Medical Research”University Sains
       Malaysia. 28- 29th July 2004.

34.    J.Tharakan. 5th Asian Oceanian Epilepsy Congress- Bangkok. 28-31
       August 2004

35.    J.Tharakan. National conference on “Neurocritical care” – University Sains
       Malaysia. 4-5 September 2004. Gave 2 lectures- “Approach to unconscious
       patient” and “Acute flaccid Paralysis”

36.    Attended the Annual conference of American Academy of Neurology -28th April-5th
       May 007.BostonUSA.

37.    Neurology update-1 . AAN full day course. 30-April 2007

38.   Neurology Update-2. AAN full day course. -4-Mayl 2007

39.   Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson Disease” AAN half day course-5 may 2007

40.   Chaired the session on “Parkinsons Disease-new treatment options” organized by the
      Neurosciences Department June 2007.

41. Chaired the session “Update on treatment of Parkinson’s Disease” organized by
    MMA-Kelantan. 19-07-2007.

42.   Chaired the session on “Epilepsy Recent advances “ organized by the Neurosciences
      Department August 2007.
43. Ist Asian and Oceanian Parkinsons Disease and Movement disorders Congress.
    Singapore. 20-22 October 2007.

44. Invited to chair the scientific session at the Annual conference of Neurological Society
    of India . Agra 14-17 December 2007


              RESEARCH EXPERIENCE- PUBLICATIONS
    PUBLICATIONS

1.     Tharakan, JKJ(80%). Bhatia R.: Continuous Hemifacial Spasm in Cerebello
       Pontine angle Tumors. Neurol.India 1981. 29 (3): 112-115

2.     Tharakan, JKJ.(80%) Ahuja, G.K.; Manchanda, S.C.; Asha Khanna: Mitral Valve
       Prolapse and Cerebrovascular Accident in the Young. Acta. Neurol. Scandinav. 1982.
       66: 295-302.

3.     Tharakan, JKJ.(80%) Tandon M.; Maheswary, M.C.; Plasmapheresis in Acute
       Inflammatory Polyneuropathy. A Case Report. J. Assoc. Physicians, India 1982.
       30(3): 155-156.

4.     Ahuja, G.K.; Tharakan, JKJ(80%). Ipsilateral Seizures. Epilepsia 1982. 23 (5):.
       555-561

5.     Tharakan, JKJ.(70%); Mohanta A.; Maheswary M.C.; Goulati R.K.: Clinical and CT
       Correlation in Cases of Cerebro Vascular Accident. Neurol. India 1984. 32 (4): 21-26.

6.     Tharakan,(60%) JKJ; R.E. Ferner; R.A.C. Hughes; J. Winer; M. Barnett; E.R. Brown; G.
       Smith: Plasma Exchange for Guillain Barre Syndrome. J. Royal Society of Medicine.
       1989. 82: 458-461.

7.     Mohan. P.K.; J. Shanmugan; Ashalatha Nair; Tharakan, JKJ(50%). Fatal Outcome of
       Group G. Streptococcal Meningitis. A Case Report. J. Postgraduate Med. 1989. 35
       (1): 49-50

8      Sandhyamoni S, Radhakrishnan VV, Tharakan, JKJ,(50%) Nair MD.
       Nonatherosclerotic cerebral vascular disease. A histopathological report on 2 cases.
       D. Rout. Proceedings of International Symposium on vascular lesions of the brain, 1989;
       95.

9.     Tharakan, JKJ.(70%); Jayaprakash P.A.; Padmanabhaiyer V.: Small Volume Plasma
       Exchange in Guillain Barre Syndrome. Experience in 25 patients. J. Assoc.
       Physicians, India. 1990. 38 (8): 550-553.
10.   Honaver M., Tharakan, JKJ;(70%) R.A.C. Hughes; S. Leibowitz; J.B. Winer: Clinico-
      Pathological Study of Guillain Barre Syndrome. Nine Cases and Literature Review.
      Brain 1991. 114: 1245-1269.

11.   Tharakan, JKJ,(60%) Sandhyamoni S, Nair MD, Radhakrishnan VV. Mucoid
      vasculopathy - A new entity of non-atherosclerotic stroke in the young. A preliminary
      clinicopathological study. Abstracts - 8th Asian Ocean Congress of Neurology 1991;
      119.

12.   Tharakan, JKJ,(70%) J. Mathai, A. Mathai, P.V.Sulochana: Immune complex levels and
      Plasmapheresis in Guillain - Barre Syndrome. Acta. Neurol 1993. 15:138-141

13.   Pratap Chand R, Tharakan JKJ(50%), Dilip Kumar S: Juvenile onset O.P.C.A. Canadian
      J. Neurol Sci: 1993. 20 ( Suppl 4) 120

14.   C. Sarada, Tharakan.JKJ(70%), M. Nair: Guillain Barre Syndrome. A prospective
      clinical study in 25 children and comparison with adults. Ann. Trop. Paed: 1994, 14.
      281 - 286.

15.   Pratap Chand R, Guru Raj AK, Tharakan.JKJ(40%), Dilip Kumar S: Enlargement of
      foramen of Magendie in childhood O.P.C.A. Neurol INDIA 1995; 43:124-125

16.   Jacob PC, Tharakan JKJ(50%). Hypomelanosis of Ito - A rare neurocutaneous
      syndrome. Neurol India 1995; 43:177-178

17.   Tharakan JKJ, (70%)Jacob PC. Lesson learned. Elevated ESR in an elderly stroke
      patient. J. Family Practice 1995; 41(5): 512-513.

18.   Jacob PC, Pratap Chand R, Tharakan JKJ,(40%) Koul RL. Clinical profile of Dystonic
      syndromes in an Oman University Hospital. Saudi Med. J 1996; 17(4): 461-465.

19.   Pratap Chand R, Tharakan JKJ(40%) , Koul RL, Dilip Kumar S. Clinical and
      Radiological features of juvenile onset olivopontocerebellar atrophy. Clinical Neurol
      Neurosurg 1996; 98: 152-156.

20.   Narayan SK, Sarada C, Radhakrishnan K, Nair MD, Kartha CC, Neelakandhan        KS,
      Tharakan JKJ.(60%) Response to thymectomy in South Indian patients with
      myasthenia gravis. Acta Neurol Scand 1996; 94:63-66

21.   Scrimgeour EM, Koul RL, Chand RP, Tharakan JKJ.(30%) Juvenile onset
      Huntington’s Disease in an Omani child with asymptomatic, at risk parents. J. Med.
      Genet 1997; 34:701.

22    Tharakan JKJ,(60%) Chand P, Jacob PC. Multiple Sclerosis in Oman: Clinical and
      epidemiological study. J. Neurol. Sciences. 1997; 150 (suppl): 188.
23    Jacob.PC, Chand.P, Tharakan.JKJ(40%) Cerebral cortical lesions leading to dystonia.
      Neurosciences. 1998; 3:208-210.

24    Bulusu.S, Chand.RP, Jacob.PC, Tharakan.JKJ.(40%) The Sympathetic Skin Response in
      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Autonomic Neuroscience;Basic and Clinical.2000; 84: 119-
      121.

25    Jacob.PC, Chand.RP, Bulusu.S, Tharakan.JKJ.(40%) Clinical profile of Carpal Tunnel
      Syndrome in Oman. Neurosciences. 2000; 5(4): 223-225.

26    Jacob.PC, Tharakan.JKJ(70%), Chand.RP, Koul.RL, Alexander.PC Clinical profile of
      Myasthenia Gravis in the Sultanate of Oman. Neurosciences.2003;8(3) 171-172.

27.   Rao. TV, Tharakan.JKJ(60%), Jacob. PC. Systemic lupus erythematosus presenting as
      amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Clinical neuropathology. 2004; 23:99-101

28    Zamzuri Idris, J.Abdullah, J.P. George, J.Tharakan KJ(20%),     A.Prasad, S.Sayuthi,
      A.Rahman Izaini Ghani, M.Saufi       Awang, M.Rusli Abdullah, A.Rahman Mohd. Ariff,
             G.Ghazali, M.Mohamad Ghazali and I.Roberts. 2002. The MRC CRASH Trial
      Pilot Phase in Malaysia, International Conference on Recent Advances in
      Neurotraumatology, Bali (Indonesia), pg 143-147.

29.   A.R.I. Ghani, J.M. Abdullah, P.J.George, A.M. Hussin, K.J.J.Tharakan(10%), A.Prasad.
      2004. A Simple Intraoperative Chart for Stereotactic Surgery for Movement
      Disorders in Developing Nation. Acta Neurochirurgica. Vol 146. pg 925.

30.    K.Man, M.M. Abdul Kareem, N.A. Ahmad Alias, I.L.Shuaib, J.Tharakan,(20%)
      A.Prasad, A.M. Hussin, J.M. Abdullah. 2004. Outcome and cost effectiveness of
      urgent perfusion CT scan services in a rural based Malaysia University Hospital
      for stroke patients. 5th World Stroke Congress, Vancouver    B.C., Canada. pg 142.

31.    J Abdullah, Y Mohamed, NN Alias, IL Shuaib, J Tharakan.(20%) 2004. Cross sectional
      study of aetiology, clinical and electroencephalographic correlation of rural North
      East Malaysian patients with intractable epilepsy : Is there a high incidence of
      traumatic head injury causing epilepsy? 7th International Neurotrauma Symposium.
      Adelaide .2004. pg 129

32.    T Ahamed, J.Abdullah, F Zakaria, F.Mustapha, J.Tharakan(10%), AMH Zabidi-Hussin.
      Nonlinear Dynamic Modeling of Epilepsy sufferers after Head Injury. 7th
      International Neurotrauma Symposium. Adelaide 2004. pg 61-64.

33.   Jafri Malin Abdullah, Ahmad Munnawir Hussin, John Tharakan, Mohamed Rusli
      Abdullah, Ramli Saad, Zaidun Kamari, Zabidi Azhar Mohd Hussin and Dzulkifli Abdul
      Razak..National response to neurological diseases in Malaysia:planning for the future.
      The Southeast Asian J.of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. July 2006;Vol 37: (4).
34.   Man K, Kareem AM, Ahmad Alias NA, Shuaib IL, Tharakan J, Abdullah JM, Prasad A,
      Hussin AM, Naing NN. Computed tomography perfusion study of ischaemic stroke
      patients in a rural Malaysian tertiary referral centre. Singapore Med J. 2006
      Mar;47(3):194-7.

35.   Mohamad Ghazali Mazira, Tharakan John, Abdullah Jafri Malin, Ghani Abdul
      RahmanIzaini, Abdul Rashid Faridah, Abdullah Mohamed Rusli. Preminilary study on
      apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 in hemorrhagic stroke.Presented at the 3rd Singapore
      International Neuroscience Conference, 23-24 May 2006 : 28.

36.   J.M.Abdullah, Z.Z Abdul Ghani, N.A. Ahmad Alias, S.Jalaluddin, J.Tharakan,
      N.N.Naing, A.R.I Ghani. Computer tomography perfusion of penumbra versus
      outcome in hypertensive intracranial haemorrhage undergoing conservative versus
      surgical management: a prospective study. Journal of Neurology; Vol.253 :II/65.

37.   J.M.Abdullah, J.Tharakan, A.R.I Ghani, Z.Idris, S.Sayuthi, S.Awang, N.Abdul
      Wahab,M.Mohamad Ghazali, N.Murshid, F.Abdul Rashid. Survival analysis and
      functional outcome at 6 months in surgical treatment of spontaneous supratentorial
      intracerebral haemorrhage. Journal of Neurology; Vol.253 :II/65.

38.   Jafri Malin Abdullah, Ahmad Munnawir Hussin, John Tharakan, Mohamed Rusli
      Abdullah, Ramli Saad, Zaidun Kamari, Zabidi Azhar Mohd Hussin and Dzulkifli Abdul
      Razak. National response to neurological diseases in Malaysia : planning for the
      future. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. July
      2006;Vol 37: (4).

39.   Man K, Kareem AM, Ahmad Alias NA, Shuaib IL, Tharakan J, Abdullah JM,
      PrasadA,Hussin AM, Naing NN. Computed tomography perfusion, study of
      ischaemic stroke patients in a rural Malaysian tertiary referral centre. Singapore
      Med J. 2006 Mar;47(3):194-7.

40.   Y.Mohammed, NN Alias, IL Shuaib, J.Tharakan., J Abdullah, AH Munawir and NN
      Naig. Referral of epileptic patients in north east coast of west – an area with poor
      MRI coverage. An analysis.. Southeast Asian j Trop. Med. Pub. Health.2006; 37(6):
      1199-1208.


41.    Hussin A.M, A.Prasad, J.Tharakan(60%), J.Malin, Abdul Rahman. 2003. Recombinant
      tissue plasminogen activator(rt-PA) in acute stroke – USM experience. MJMS.
      2003;10: 124

42.   Saufi A, Abdullah J, George Jain P, Tahir A, Abdullah MR, Tharakan J,(50%) Prasad A,
      Munawwir H, Salmi R. 2003. Nerve conduction study of the upper limb and lower
      limb in healthy subjects. A comparison between sexes. Preliminary results. MJMS.
      2003;10:133-134.
43.   S.Sayuthi, J.Abdullah, J.Tharakan,(10%) George Jain P, A.Prasad, Tahir A, S.S. Hassan,
      Z.Idris, ARI Ghani, S.Awang, K.Salleh, R.Yaacob, Z.Hussin. 2003. Smart balancing for
      vestibular rehabilitation. MJMS. 2003; 10:156-157.

44.   Adnan T, Saufi A, Abdullah J, Idris Z, Ghani ARI, Sayuthi S, Wahab N, Ali D,
      Rasalingam K, Tharakan J(10%), Prasad A, Munawwir H, Salmi R. 2003. Magnetic
      stimulation of the central and peripheral nervous system – our experience in
      Neurosciences Unit. . MJMS. 2003; 10: pg 157.

45.   Ghani ARI, Tharakan J(70%), Prasad A, Hussain AM, J.Abdullah,George Jain P. Spinal
      multiple sclerosis : a case report. . MJMS. 2003; 10:170.

46.   Sayuthi, J.Abdullah, J.Tharakan(10%), J.George, A.Prasad, A.R.Ariff, NA Wahab,
      A.Rahman, S.Awang, Z.Idris. Case report of rare spontaneous caroticoca venous
      fistula (CCF) associated with two arteriovenous malformations (AVM). MJMS.
      2003; 10:173-174.

47.   ARI Ghani, J.Abdullah, J.George, P.R.Gollapudi, AM Hussin, J. Tharakan (10%)and
      A.Prasad. A simple intraoperative chart for stereotactic surgery for movement
      disorders in developing nation. MJMS. 2004; 9th National Conference on Medical
      Sciences. pg 160.

48.   Idris Z, Ghani ARI, Sayuthi S, Awang MS, George J, Prakash RG, Tharakan J (60%)and
      Abdullah JM. 2004. Multiple sclerosis or intracranial tumour ?: A proper clinical
      evaluation, radiological images and steroids trial therapy could differentiate them.
      9th National Conference on Medical Sciences. pg 163.

49.   Saufi A, Abdullah J, John T(20%), Atul P, Munawwir H, George J, Sayuthi S, Tahir A,
      Abdullah MR and Salmi A.R. Nerve conduction study among healthy Kelantanese.
      The influence of age, sex, height and weight on nerve velocities. 9th National
      Conference on Medical Sciences. pg 178.

50    Shafie A, Zamzuri I, Jafri MA, Tharakan J, Abdul Rahman IG, Mohamed Saufi A, Sani
      S, Murshid N.A rare case of multiple intracerebral haemorrhage in a female with
      abnormal platelet aggregation test and right middle cerebral artery aneurysm. The
      Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2005; Vol 12,Suppl 1; 228.

51.   Abdul Rahman IG, Murshid N, Jafri MA, Tharakan J. Neurochemical monitoring
      using intracerebral microdialysis in patients with spontaneous supratentorial
      intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The   Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences,
      2005; Vol 12,Suppl 1; 230.

52    Sani S, Tharakan J, Jafri MA, George J, Salma W, Soccoro M, Madhavan M, Awang S,
      Abdul Rahman IG, Toh CJ, Tahir A.Pre-operative evaluation for refractory epilepsy:
      Universiti Sains Malaysia Programme. The Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences,
      2005; Vol 12,Suppl 1; 231.
53    Abdul Rahman IG, Jafri MA, John Tharakan, Zamzuri I, Sani S, Mohamed Saufi A,
      Naseer AW, Mazira MG, Nur-Leem Murshid, Faridah AR.Survival analysis and
      functional outcome at 6 months in surgical treatment of spontaneous supratentorial
      intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Volume
      13 (Suppl 1) 2006; 152.

54.   Maria SP, Rahida MS, John Tharakan, Jafri MA, Sani S. The impact of epilepsy
      surgery on the quality of life of patients: Preliminary results. The Malaysian Journal
      of Medical Sciences, Volume 13 (Suppl 1) 2006; 156.

55.   Mazira MG, John T, Jafri MA, Abdul Rahman IG, Faridah AR, Mohamed Rusli A.
      Preminilary study on apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 in hemorrhagic stroke. The
      Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Volume 13 (Suppl 1) 2006; 191.

56    Harizal SN, Mordi MN, Mansor SM, Hilman S, Khoo KH, Azim P, Nasir MN, Mohd
      Ghazali M, Rammes G, Hasnan J, Tharakan J KJ, Zulkifli M, Abdullah J. Detection of
      Mitragynine from mitragyna speciosa korth crude extract by using gas
      chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) for learning and memory process :
      preliminary result. ). The Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Volume 13 (Suppl 1)
      2006; 193

								
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