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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332651/serosurveillance-and-factors-associated-with-the-presence-of-antibodies-against-bluetongue-virus-in-dairy-cattle-in-two-eco-zones-of-nepal
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T N Gaire, S Karki, I P Dhakal, D R Khanal, R A Bowen
Cattle play an important role in the epidemiology of bluetongue (BT) by acting as reservoir hosts. However, the status of BT virus (BTV) in dairy cattle in Nepal is unknown. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of BTV antibodies in dairy cattle in two eco-zones of Nepal, and to identify the factors associated with virus exposure. The authors conducted a cross-sectional serosurvey from March 2012 through February 2013 by sampling 131 dairy cattle from seven clusters (villages) in the Chitwan district in the Terai region (southern lowlands) and the Lamjung district in the Hills region (the middle part of Nepal)...
December 2016: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330484/antibiotic-resistance-and-biofilm-production-among-the-strains-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-pus-wound-swab-samples-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-nepal
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Ankit Belbase, Narayan Dutt Pant, Krishus Nepal, Bibhusan Neupane, Rikesh Baidhya, Reena Baidya, Binod Lekhak
BACKGROUND: The increasing drug resistance along with inducible clindamycin resistance, methicillin resistance and biofilm production among the strains of Staphylococcus aureus are present as the serious problems to the successful treatment of the infections caused by S. aureus. So, the main objectives of this study were to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns along with the rates of inducible clindamycin resistance, methicillin resistance and biofilm production among the strains of S...
March 23, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330205/dna-record-of-some-traditional-small-millet-landraces-in-india-and-nepal
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Subramanyam Ragupathy, Shanmughanandhan Dhivya, Kirit Patel, Abiran Sritharan, Kathirvelu Sambandan, Hom Gartaula, Ramalingam Sathishkumar, Kamal Khadka, Balasubramanian C Nirmala, A Nirmala Kumari, Steven G Newmaster
Despite the extensive use of small millet landraces as an important source of nutrition for people living in semi-arid regions, they are presently marginalized and their diversity and distribution are threatened at a global scale. Local farmers have developed ancient breeding programs entrenched in traditional knowledge (TK) that has sustained rural cultures for thousands of years. The convention on biological diversity seeks fair and equitable sharing of genetic resources arising from local knowledge and requires signatory nations to provide appropriate policy and legal framework to farmers' rights over plant genetic resources and associated TK...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329732/performance-analysis-of-different-rice-based-cropping-systems-in-tropical-region-of-nepal
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Anil Pokhrel, Peeyush Soni
Energy inputs, environmental impacts and economic outputs are the main concerns in today's agricultural production systems. The current study investigated the energy, environmental and financial performances of different rice-based cropping systems (CSs). The CSs studied were: Rice-Wheat-Fallow (R-W-F), Rice-Wheat-Maize (R-W-M), Rice-Wheat-Mungbean (R-W-Mu), Rice-Lentil-Maize (R-L-M), Rice-Lentil-Mungbean (R-L-Mu), Rice-Garlic (R-G) and Rice-Onion (R-O). Primary data were collected from 210 randomly selected farms by using structured questionnaire...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329181/treatment-response-in-enteric-fever-in-an-era-of-increasing-antimicrobial-resistance-an-individual-patient-data-analysis-of-2-092-participants-enrolled-into-four-randomised-controlled-trials-in-nepal
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Corinne N Thompsom, Abhilasha Karkey, Sabina Dongol, Amit Ariyal, Marcel Wolbers, Thomas Darton, Jeremey J Farrar, Guy E Thwaites, Christiane Dolecek, Buddha Basnyat, Stephen Baker
Background: Enteric fever, caused by Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi A, is the leading cause of bacterial febrile disease in South Asia. Methods: Individual patient data from 2,092 subjects with enteric fever randomised into four trials in Kathmandu, Nepal was pooled. All trials compared gatifloxacin with a comparator drug: cefixime, chloramphenicol, ofloxacin, or ceftriaxone. Treatment outcomes were evaluated according to antimicrobial if S. Typhi/Paratyphi were isolated from blood...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327686/thyroid-hormone-profile-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-single-centre-study
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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
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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
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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/28327682/hopelessness-and-suicidal-ideation-among-patients-with-depression-and-neurotic-disorders-attending-a-tertiary-care-centre-at-eastern-nepal
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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
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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/28327678/alcohol-consumption-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum-period-and-its-predictors-in-sindhupalchowk-district-nepal
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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
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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/28327098/sleep-quality-internet-addiction-and-depressive-symptoms-among-undergraduate-students-in-nepal
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Parash Mani Bhandari, Dipika Neupane, Shristi Rijal, Kiran Thapa, Shiva Raj Mishra, Amod Kumar Poudyal
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the burden of depression, internet addiction and poor sleep quality in undergraduate students from Nepal is virtually non-existent. While the interaction between sleep quality, internet addiction and depressive symptoms is frequently assessed in studies, it is not well explored if sleep quality or internet addiction statistically mediates the association between the other two variables. METHODS: We enrolled 984 students from 27 undergraduate campuses of Chitwan and Kathmandu, Nepal...
March 21, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321841/histoid-leprosy-a-retrospective-clinicopathological-study-from-central-nepal
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Mahesh Mathur, Ayush Jha, Ruprerna Joshi, Roshani Wagle
BACKGROUND: Histoid leprosy is a rare variant of lepromatous leprosy characterized by varied morphological and histopathological appearance while having a high bacillary load. These factors contribute to an ominous threat to the elimination status of leprosy, whereby these patients may act as a reservoir of infection. OBJECTIVE: To identify the clinicopathological characteristics of histoid leprosy in Chitwan, Nepal. METHODS: A retrospective hospital-based study spanning a period of 6 years was carried out at our department...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321350/shigellosis-caused-by-ctx-m-type-esbl-producing-shigella-flexneri-in-two-siblings-of-rural-nepal-first-case-report-from-the-country
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Narayan Prasad Parajuli, Govardhan Joshi, Bashu Dev Pardhe, Jyotsna Shakya, Anjeela Bhetwal, Shreena Shakya, Roshan Pandit, Sumesh Shreekhanda Shrestha, Puspa Raj Khanal
Shigellosis is an acute infectious disease characterized as severe bloody diarrhea (dysentery) and is accountable for a significant burden of morbidity and mortality especially in children under the age of 5 years. Antimicrobial therapy is required in the cases of severe dysentery associated with Shigella. However, emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) strains of Shigella spp. over the last two decades has restricted the use of common therapeutic antimicrobials. In MDR strains, the third-generation cephalosporins have been used for the treatment, but, unfortunately, emerging reports of enzyme mediated β-lactam resistance among Shigella isolates from various parts of the world have greatly compromised the therapy of pediatric dysentery...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320228/living-as-a-person-using-a-lower-limb-prosthesis-in-nepal
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Anna Järnhammer, Beatrice Andersson, Prakash Raj Wagle, Lina Magnusson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to explore experiences of persons in Nepal using lower-limb prostheses, in relation to specific articles in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that consider mobility, education, health, rehabilitation, and work and employment. METHOD: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 16 persons using lower limb prostheses. Content analysis was applied to the data. RESULTS: Six themes emerged: The lower-limb prosthesis is essential for mobility and daily life; Limited mobility in challenging terrain and request for reduced pain when using prosthesis; Difficulties in finding and sustaining employment emphasized the importance of vocational training; Appreciation of comprehensive rehabilitation together with other persons with amputations, but covering related costs is a struggle; Satisfied with health care, but concerned that it creates debt and dependence upon others; and finally, Limited ability creates negative self-image and varied attitudes in other people...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316097/improved-postnatal-care-is-needed-to-maintain-gains-in-neonatal-survival-after-the-implementation-of-the-helping-babies-breathe-initiative
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J Wrammert, A Kc, U Ewald, M Målqvist
AIM: Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a neonatal resuscitation protocol proven to reduce intrapartum-related mortality in low-income settings. The aim of this study was to describe the timing and causes of neonatal in-hospital deaths before and after HBB training at a maternity health facility in Nepal. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted at the facility between July 2012 and September 2013. All 137 staff, including medical doctors and midwives, were trained in January 2013...
March 17, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303173/validating-an-agency-based-tool-for-measuring-women-s-empowerment-in-a-complex-public-health-trial-in-rural-nepal
#19
Lu Gram, Joanna Morrison, Neha Sharma, Bhim Shrestha, Dharma Manandhar, Anthony Costello, Naomi Saville, Jolene Skordis-Worrall
Despite the rising popularity of indicators of women's empowerment in global development programmes, little work has been done on the validity of existing measures of such a complex concept. We present a mixed methods validation of the use of the Relative Autonomy Index for measuring Amartya Sen's notion of agency freedom in rural Nepal. Analysis of think-aloud interviews (n = 7) indicated adequate respondent understanding of questionnaire items, but multiple problems of interpretation including difficulties with the four-point Likert scale, questionnaire item ambiguity and difficulties with translation...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302545/identifying-female-community-health-volunteers-understanding-and-motivations-about-blood-pressure-control-a-prerequisite-for-developing-community-based-interventions-for-hypertension-in-nepal
#20
Dinesh Neupane, Craig S McLachlan, Shiva R Mishra, Per Kallestrup
BACKGROUND: Health literacy and attitudes of female community health volunteers (FCHV) toward hypertension management in the context of Nepal are not well understood. Therefore, it is important to explore the potential for the effectiveness for blood pressure screening and perceptions on their likely ability to promote a blood pressure reduction at community level. OBJECTIVE: The study aims to explore the knowledge and attitudes of FCHV related to hypertension prevention and control...
March 13, 2017: Global Heart
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