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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327690/kyasanur-forest-disease-kfd-rare-disease-of-zoonotic-origin
#1
M Muraleedharan
Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is a rare tick borne zoonotic disease that causes acute febrile hemorrhagic illness in humans and monkeys especially in southern part of India. The disease is caused by highly pathogenic KFD virus (KFDV) which belongs to member of the genus Flavivirus and family Flaviviridae. The disease is transmitted to monkeys and humans by infective tick Haemaphysalisspinigera. Seasonal outbreaks are expected to occur during the months of January to June. The aim of this paper is to briefly summarize the epidemiology, mode of transmission of KFD virus, clinical findings, diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of the disease...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327689/unusual-case-of-failure-to-thrive-type-iii-bartter-syndrome
#2
S Agrawal, K Subedi, P Ray, A Rayamajhi
Bartter syndrome Type III is a rare autosomal recessive disorder resulting from an inherited defect in the thick ascending limb of the loop of henle of the nephrons in kidney. The typical clinical manifestations in childhood are failure to thrive and recurrent episodes of vomiting. Typical laboratory findings which help in the diagnosis are hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, hypomagnesemia and hypercalciuria. We report a case of Type III Bartter syndrome not responding to repeated conventional treatment of failure to thrive...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327688/taenia-solium-sneezed-out-from-nose-by-an-asymptomatic-child
#3
N D Pant, M Sharma, S Neupane
Taenia solium is an intestinal parasite and may be excreted in feces in infected patients but our case is unique, as an asymptomatic child sneezed out the proglottids of the parasite from his nose. After the full course of antihelminthic drug the patient excreted a whole worm in his stool.
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327687/utilization-of-services-for-institutional-deliveries-in-gorkha-district
#4
G Paudel, U N Yadav, S J Thakuri, J P Singh, S B Marahatta
BACKGROUND: Adequate health services for improving maternal and neonatal health is an important global health issues. Institutional delivery is most important component to address maternal and neonatal issue. Institutional delivery service utilization assures safe birth and minimizes the maternal morbidity and mortality. This study was aimed to assess the utilization of institutional delivery service among the mothers of Gorkha district. METHODS: A cross sectional study of 180 mothers having child below 2 years residing in Palungtar municipality was done between March to July 2015...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327686/thyroid-hormone-profile-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-single-centre-study
#5
S Singh, A Verma, G Aryal, S Thapa, S Khakurel, K Shrestha
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global burden and now recognized as a major public health problem worldwide. Patients with CKD have alteration in thyroid hormone metabolism. This study aims to evaluate the status of thyroid hormone profile in different stages of CKD. METHODS: The cross-sectional study included 103 CKD patients attending Nephrology and Dialysis unit of KIST Medical College Teaching Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal. Serum creatinine, free triiodothyronine (fT3), free thyroxine (fT4), and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) were measured...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327685/recurrence-risk-of-febrile-seizures-in-children
#6
J Agrawal, P Poudel, G S Shah, S Yadav, S Chaudhary, S Kafle
BACKGROUND: Identifying children with febrile seizure who are at risk for recurrence is important so that special attention can be given to them. The objective of this study was to identify the risk factors for recurrence of febrile seizures in children. METHODS: This prospective hospital based study was conducted from July 2013 to August 2014 'among children of 6 months to 6 years of age at Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Nepal...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327684/outbreak-investigation-of-influenza-in-pajaru-vdc-of-jajarkot-district-of-nepal
#7
S K Upadhyay, P M Singh Pradhan, R K Mahato, B Marasini, B Upadhyaya, G Shakya, G Baral, K P Baral
BACKGROUND: An outbreak investigation study was conducted in Pajaru, one of the initially affected Village Development Committees (VDCs) of the Jajarkot district in Nepal following an outbreak of respiratory illness in early 2015. The objectives of this study were to identify the cases and magnitude of the outbreak. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in mid-April 2015 covering five most affected wards of Pajaru VDC to assess the patients using standard case definition for Influenza like Illness (ILI)...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327683/infra-patellar-branch-of-saphenous-nerve-injury-during-hamstring-graft%C3%A2-harvest-vertical-versus-oblique-incisions
#8
A Joshi, N Kayasth, S Shrestha, B R Kc
BACKGROUND: Autologous hamstring grafts are commonly used for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The injury of infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve is one of the concerns leading to various pattern of sensory loss in the operated leg. An oblique incision to harvest the graft has been reported to be better than the vertical one.The aim of this study was to compare the incidence, recovery of nerve injury and final outcome in patients with hamstring harvest of vertical or oblique incision...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327682/hopelessness-and-suicidal-ideation-among-patients-with-depression-and-neurotic-disorders-attending-a-tertiary-care-centre-at-eastern-nepal
#9
R Pokharel, S Lama, B R Adhikari
BACKGROUND: Hopelessness is thought to result from a negative appraisal system and interacts with, and worsens, appraisals of defeat and trap which in turn interact with suicide schema and lead to suicidal behaviour. This study was intended to assess hopelessness and suicidal ideation among patients with depression and neurotic disorders at tertiary care centre of eastern Nepal. METHODS: A cross sectional design included 70 respondents by purposive sampling technique...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327681/utilization-of-health-research-recommendation-in-policy-and-planning-in-nepal
#10
M Dhimal, A R Pandey, K K Aryal, C B Budhathoki, D L Vaidya, K K Karki, S Onta
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade in Nepal, a large number of studies have been carried in a variety of health areas; however whether evidence derived from these studies has been used to inform health policy has not been explored. This study aims to assess the utilization of recommendations from health research in health policy and plans, and to identify the factors that influence utilization of research findings by policy makers' in Nepal. METHODS: Qualitative study incorporating literature review and semi-structured interviews was used...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327680/electronic-health-literacy-skills-among-medical-and-dental-interns-at-b-p-koirala-institute-of-health-sciences
#11
P K Pokharel, S S Budhathoki, H P Pokharel
BACKGROUND: Appropriate use of the available electronic resources is important for decision making in health. The use of electronic resources in health care is universal. The study measures the eHealth literacy skills among the medical and dental interns of the B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Nepal. METHODS: Self administered electronic Health Literacy Scale (eHEALS) was used to collect data from 125 medical and dental interns at BPKIHS. The interns represent immediate past medical student and soon to be professional doctor...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327679/c-reactive-protein-versus-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-differentiating-bacterial-and-non-bacterial-pneumonia-in-children
#12
E Gauchan, S Adhikari
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a leading cause of childhood mortality in a low resource country. Simple laboratory markers can help differentiate between bacterial and non-bacterial pneumonias for appropriate management. METHODS: In children aged one to 60 months with features of lower respiratory infection, C-reactive protein (CRP) and neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) were used to differentiate between bacterial and non-bacterial pneumonias. The cutoff values for detecting bacterial pneumonias were evaluated by statistical tools...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327678/alcohol-consumption-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum-period-and-its-predictors-in-sindhupalchowk-district-nepal
#13
K K Aryal, N Thapa, S Mehata, P Thapa, A Alvik, B Stray-Pedersen
BACKGROUND: A substantial proportion of women in Nepal consume alcohol and homebrewed alcoholic beverages are the most common type of alcohol. Alcohol being a part of tradition and culture in Nepal and evidences suggesting even low to moderate dose of alcohol having impacts on the birth outcomes, we aimed at exploring the alcohol consumption pattern during pregnancy and postpartum period along with its predictors. METHODS: We studied all pregnant and recently delivered women using quantitative methods in selected wards within selected Village Development Committees of Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal after purposively choosing the district...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327677/access-to-drugs-and-out-of-pocket-expenditure-in-primary-health-facilities
#14
A K Thapa, N Ghimire, S R Adhikari
BACKGROUND: The Government of Nepal promulgated health as a human right via Interim constitution and implemented Free Health Service Program in 2008 as a commitment to universalize basic health care services. So, the aim of this study was to understand reported access to medicine and health care services received by outpatients in public primary facilities. METHODS: The study followed cross sectional study design. Two hundred and thirty-four For data 234 out patients were interviewed on the day of the field visit in March and October 2014 across 28 primary health facilities of seven purposively selected districts representing three ecological belts and five development regions of the country...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327676/management-of-organophosphorus-poisoning
#15
S R Bajracharya, P N Prasad, R Ghimire
Organophosphorus (OP) compounds are widely used for agriculture, domestic pest-control and chemical warfare. Pesticide self-poisoning accounts for one-sixth to one-eighth of the world's suicides and a third of suicide deaths in rural Asia each year. OP pesticides inhibit cholinesterase enzymes leading to overstimulation of cholinergic receptors. Clinical features depend on the types of receptors stimulated at various sites of the body. The diagnosis of OP poisoning is made on the basis of history of poisoning, smell of pesticides, the characteristic clinical signs and reduced cholinesterase activity...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327675/scientific-review-and-editor-s-role
#16
G Baral
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885298/klippel-trenaunay-syndrome-a-case-report
#17
R K Sah, S Sharma, S Ghimire, B B Bagale, M Kayastha, R H Chapagain
Klippel-Trenaunaysyndrome(KTS) is a rare congenital condition usually presenting with port wine stains, excessive growth of bones and soft tissue and varicose veins which most commonly occurs in the legs, but it also may affect the arms, face, head, or internal organs. We report a case of term male neonate with clinical findings of Port-wine stain, multiple cystic swellings with ultrasonographic findings suggestive of vascular malformations and limb abnormalities in the form ofsoft tissue hypertrophy of right upper limb, polydactyly of right hand and syndactyly of left hand consistent withKlippel-Trenaunay syndrome...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885297/mimicker-of-renal-colic-mesenteric-panniculitis
#18
A Canan
A Mesenteric panniculitis is an uncommon disorder with unknown etiology. It may cause nonspesific abdominal or systemic symptoms. Radiological modalitis especially computed tomography are very helpful to make a diagnosis. Hence, the radiologist should be familiar with its tomographic findings to avoid further examinations and unnecessary surgery. We report computed tomography findings of mesenteric panniculitis in an adult patient with renal colic.
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885296/outcome-of-twin-deliveries-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-eastern-nepal
#19
S Chaudhary, R R Singh, G S Shah, J Agrawal, S Kafle, L Shah
BACKGROUND: Twins, compared to singletons, have higher perinatal mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to describe the twinning rate, epidemiological variables and hospital outcome of twin deliveries and to find out ways of better management of twins in our part. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of the outcome of 92 twin pregnancies during one year study period (1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014) was conducted at BPKIHS. Twins delivered within the institution were included but cases less than 28 weeks gestation were excluded...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885295/scrub-typhus-an-emerging-neglected-tropical-disease-in-nepal
#20
B P Upadhyaya, G Shakya, S Adhikari, N Rijal, J Acharya, L Maharjan, B R Marasini
BACKGROUND: Scrub typhus is a neglected tropical disease and is under reported from Nepal. The objective of this study was to investigate the sero-epidemiology of scrub typhus in patients suffering from acute febrile illness. METHODS: A total of 434 specimens collected from July to November 2015 at National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) were investigated for detection of immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody to Orientiatsutsugamushi.The Scrub Typhus Detect TM kit (InBios, USA) was used to detect the antibodies to O...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
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