About the Authors

Jayashamani Tamibmaniam

jayashamani@hotmail.com (JT); narwani@crc.gov.my (NH)

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Taiping Hospital, Perak, Malaysia

Narwani Hussin

jayashamani@hotmail.com (JT); narwani@crc.gov.my (NH)

Affiliation Clinical Research Centre, Taiping Hospital, Perak, Malaysia

Wee Kooi Cheah

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Taiping Hospital, Perak, Malaysia

Kee Sing Ng

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Prema Muninathan

Affiliation Clinical Research Centre, Taiping Hospital, Perak, Malaysia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JT NH WKC. Performed the experiments: JT NH WKC KSN PM. Analyzed the data: JT NH WKC KSN PM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JT NH WKC KSN PM. Wrote the paper: JT.