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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820720/dengue-virus-serotypes-1-and-2-responsible-for-major-dengue-outbreaks-in-nepal-clinical-laboratory-and-epidemiological-features
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Shyam Prakash Dumre, Renu Bhandari, Geeta Shakya, Sanjay Kumar Shrestha, Mahamoud Sama Cherif, Prakash Ghimire, Chonticha Klungthong, In-Kyu Yoon, Kenji Hirayama, Kesara Na-Bangchang, Stefan Fernandez
Dengue virus (DENV) is expanding toward previously nonendemic areas. DENV has recently been introduced in Nepal with limited information. We report the clinical features and serotype distribution of DENV in Nepal during the major outbreaks. A total of 1,215 clinical dengue cases at two major hospitals of central and western Nepal were investigated. Demographic, clinical, and laboratory parameters were recorded. Serum specimens were tested for DENV by IgM/IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820116/sphingobium-naphthae-sp-nov-with-the-ability-to-degrade-aliphatic-hydrocarbons-isolated-from-oil-contaminated-soil
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Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary, Seung-Woo Jeong, Jaisoo Kim
A light yellow-coloured, Gram-stain-negative, non-motile and rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain K-3-6T, capable of degrading aliphatic hydrocarbons was isolated from oil-contaminated soil of Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal. It was able to grow at 15-45 °C, at pH 5.0-9.5 and with 0-6 % (w/v) NaCl. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain K-3-6T belongs to the genus Sphingobium and is closely related to Sphingobium olei IMMIB HF-1T (98.4 % similarity), Sphingobium abikonense NBRC 16140T (98.3 %), Sphingobium rhizovicinum CC-FH12-1T (97...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817734/treatment-gap-and-barriers-for-mental-health-care-a-cross-sectional-community-survey-in-nepal
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Nagendra P Luitel, Mark J D Jordans, Brandon A Kohrt, Sujit D Rathod, Ivan H Komproe
CONTEXT: There is limited research on the gap between the burden of mental disorders and treatment use in low- and middle-income countries. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the treatment gap among adults with depressive disorder (DD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD) and to examine possible barriers to initiation and continuation of mental health treatment in Nepal. METHODS: A three-stage sampling technique was used in the study to select 1,983 adults from 10 Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Chitwan district...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811395/overview-and-reflections-of-a-new-experimental-community-pharmacy-internship-module-for-undergraduate-pharmacy-students-in-western-nepal
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Sangita Timsina, Bhuvan K C, Dristi Adhikari, Alian A Alrasheedy, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Atisammodavardhana Kaundinnyayana
The community pharmacies in Nepal and other South Asian countries is in a mediocre state due to poor regulation and the pharmacies being run by people with short training on dispensing. This has led to inappropriate use of medicines. The problem due to poor regulation and mediocre state of community pharmacies in South Asia encompasses both academia and practice. In this paper, the two-week community pharmacy internship programme of the two pharmacy graduating students of Pokhara University (Nepalese public university) at Sankalpa Pharmacy, Pokhara, Nepal is illustrated...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809391/determinants-of-resilience-among-people-who-sustained-spinal-cord-injury-from-the-2015-earthquake-in-nepal
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M Bhattarai, K Maneewat, W Sae-Sia
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To assess the level of resilience, compare resilience by demographic and injury-related characteristics, and identify significant determinants of resilience in Nepalese people who sustained spinal cord injury (SCI) from the 2015 earthquake. SETTING: Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Center, Kavre and 14 communities in Nepal. METHODS: Eighty-two participants were included using a convenience sampling technique...
August 15, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809142/massilia-agri-sp-nov-isolated-from-reclaimed-grassland-soil
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Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary, Jaisoo Kim
A light yellow-coloured, Gram-stain-negative, motile and rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain K-3-1T, was isolated from reclaimed grassland soils of Belbari, Morang, Nepal. It was able to grow at 4-45 °C, at pH 5.0-10.0, and at 0-2 % (w/v) NaCl concentrations. This strain was taxonomically characterized by a polyphasic approach. Based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain K-3-1T belongs to the genus Massilia and is closely related to Massilia consociata CCUG 58010T (98.3 % sequence similarity), Massilia tieshanensis TS3T (98...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808658/trends-and-inequalities-in-use-of-maternal-health-care-services-in-nepal-strategy-in-the-search-for-improvements
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Suresh Mehata, Yuba Raj Paudel, Maureen Dariang, Krishna Kumar Aryal, Bibek Kumar Lal, Mukti Nath Khanal, Deborah Thomas
BACKGROUND: Nepal has made significant progress against the Millennium Development Goals for maternal and child health over the past two decades. However, disparities in use of maternal health services persist along geographic, economic, and sociocultural lines. METHODS: Trends and inequalities in the use of maternal health services in Nepal between 1994 and 2011 were examined using four Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys (NDHS), nationally representative cross-sectional surveys conducted by interviewing women who gave birth 3-5 years prior to the survey...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806206/chronic-pain-and-associated-factors-in-india-and-nepal-a-pilot-study-of-the-vanderbilt-global-pain-survey
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Jenna L Walters, Kelly Baxter, Hannah Chapman, Tracy Jackson, Adinarayanan Sethuramachandran, Marcus Couldridge, Hem Raj Joshi, Pankaj Kundra, Xulei Liu, Divya Nair, Bonnie Sullivan, Matthew S Shotwell, Ryan J Jense, Nicholas J Kassebaum, K A Kelly McQueen
BACKGROUND: Evaluation and treatment of chronic pain worldwide are limited by the lack of standardized assessment tools incorporating consistent definitions of pain chronicity and specific queries of known social and psychological risk factors for chronic pain. The Vanderbilt Global Pain Survey (VGPS) was developed as a tool to address these concerns, specifically in the low- and middle-income countries where global burden is highest. METHODS: The VGPS was developed using standardized and cross-culturally validated metrics, including the Brief Pain Inventory and World Health Organization Disability Assessment Scale, as well as the Pain Catastrophizing Scale, the Fibromyalgia Survey Questionnaire along with queries about pain attitudes to assess the prevalence of chronic pain and disability along with its psychosocial and emotional associations...
August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805097/comparison-of-methods-to-assess-consumption-of-micronutrient-powders-among-young-children-in-nepal
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Bernadette N Ng'eno, Cria G Perrine, Giri Raj Subedi, Saba Mebrahtu, Pradiumna Dahal, Maria Elena D Jefferds
BACKGROUND: Assessing micronutrient powder (MNP) consumption is the key for monitoring program performance; no gold standard exists for assessing consumption in nutrition programs. OBJECTIVE: To compare estimates of MNP consumption assessed by maternal report versus observed unopened MNP sachets in the household. METHODS: Cross-sectional household surveys of children aged 6 to 23 months were conducted to assess an MNP project in Nepal; eligible children received 60 sachets per distribution...
January 1, 2017: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804674/systematic-differences-in-hiv-syphilis-and-risk-behaviors-among-street-based-and-establishment-based-female-sex-workers-in-kathmandu-valley-of-nepal
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Sampurna Kakchapati, Tarun Paudel, Manju Maharjan, Apiradee Lim
BACKGROUND: Female Sex Workers (FSWs) are main drivers of the HIV epidemic in Nepal. The work environment of sex work in Nepal is differentiated into establishment based (e.g. massage parlors, dance restaurants, hotels and lodges) and street based (e.g. streets, parks and markets). The study compares HIV, syphilis and risk behaviours among establishment-based FSWs and street-based FSWs in Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional bio-behavioral surveys in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015 aimed to sample 2093 FSWs using two stage cluster sampling in the Kathmandu valley...
December 2016: Nepal journal of epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801708/characterizing-particulate-matter-exfiltration-estimates-for-alternative-cookstoves-in-a-village-like-household-in-rural-nepal
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Sutyajeet I Soneja, James M Tielsch, Subarna K Khatry, Benjamin Zaitchik, Frank C Curriero, Patrick N Breysse
Alternative stoves are an intervention option to reduce household air pollution. The amount of air pollution exiting homes when alternative stoves are utilized is not known. In this paper, particulate matter exfiltration estimates are presented for four types of alternative stoves within a village-like home, which was built to reflect the use of local materials and common size, in rural Nepal. Four alternative stoves with chimneys were examined, which included an alternative mud brick stove, original Envirofit G3355 model, manufacture altered Envirofit G3355, and locally altered Envirofit G3355...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801409/what-is-the-prevalence-of-and-associations-with-forced-labour-experiences-among-male-migrants-from-dolakha-nepal-findings-from-a-cross-sectional-study-of-returnee-migrants
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Joelle Mak, Tanya Abramsky, Bandita Sijapati, Ligia Kiss, Cathy Zimmerman
OBJECTIVES: Growing numbers of people are migrating outside their country for work, and many experience precarious conditions, which have been linked to poor physical and mental health. While international dialogue on human trafficking, forced labour and slavery increases, prevalence data of such experiences remain limited. METHODS: Men from Dolakha, Nepal, who had ever migrated outside of Nepal for work were interviewed on their experiences, from predeparture to return (n=194)...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800995/cardiovascular-anesthesia-and-critical-care-services-in-the-federal-democratic-republic-of-nepal
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Ashish Amatya, Smriti Mahaju Bajracharya, Subhash P Acharya, Hazel Werlhof, Jacob T Gutsche, Jesse Raiten, Apurb Sharma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799086/phase-i-and-phase-ii-metabolite-identification-of-rutaecarpine-in-freshly-isolated-hepatocytes-from-male-sprague-dawley-rats
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Dong Wook Lee, Youra Kang, Mi Jeong Kang, Keumhan Noh, Ju Hyun Kim, Mahesh R Nepal, Rajina Shakya, Yu-Jeong Lee, Yurngdong Jahng, Sangkyu Lee, Jung-Ae Kim, Tae Cheon Jeong
Rutaecarpine, an alkaloid originally isolated from Evodia rutaecarpa, has been used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders in Asia. In the present study, the phase I and phase II metabolites of rutaecarpine were investigated in freshly isolated hepatocytes from male Sprague-Dawley rats. The individual metabolites were characterized via liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. The incubation of rutaecarpine with freshly isolated hepatocytes for 2 h yielded five major phase I metabolites. In addition, three glucuronide conjugates and four sulfate conjugates were observed...
August 10, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792671/characterization-of-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-viruses-isolated-from-nepalese-and-indian-outbreak-patients-in-early-2015
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Kazuya Nakamura, Masayuki Shirakura, Seiichiro Fujisaki, Noriko Kishida, David F Burke, Derek J Smith, Tomoko Kuwahara, Emi Takashita, Ikuyo Takayama, Mina Nakauchi, Mandeep Chadha, Varsha Potdar, Arvind Bhushan, Bishnu Prasad Upadhyay, Geeta Shakya, Takato Odagiri, Tsutomu Kageyama, Shinji Watanabe
We characterized influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 isolates from large-scale outbreaks that occurred in Nepal and India in early 2015. Although no specific viral features, which may have caused the outbreaks, were identified, an S84N substitution in hemagglutinin was frequently observed. Chronological phylogenetic analysis revealed that these Nepalese and Indian viruses possessing the S84N substitution constitute potential ancestors of the novel genetic subclade 6B.1 virus that spread globally in the following (2015/16) influenza season...
August 9, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792375/sphingomonas-olei-sp-nov-with-the-ability-to-degrade-aliphatic-hydrocarbons-isolated-from-oil-contaminated-soil
#16
Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary, Jaisoo Kim
A yellow-coloured, Gram-stain-negative, non-motile, rod-shaped bacterium, designated K-1-16T, that is capable of degrading aliphatic hydrocarbons was isolated from oil-contaminated soil at Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal. It was able to grow at 15-45 °C, at pH 5.5-9.5 and with 0-5 % (w/v) NaCl. This strain was taxonomically characterized by a polyphasic approach. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain K-1-16T belongs to the genus Sphingomonas and is closely related to Sphingomonas mucosissima CP173-2T (98...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792075/analysing-news-media-coverage-of-the-2015-nepal-earthquake-using-a-community-capitals-lens-implications-for-disaster-resilience
#17
Subas P Dhakal
South Asia is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to natural disasters. Although news media analyses of disasters have been conducted frequently in various settings globally, there is little research on populous South Asia. This paper begins to fill this gap by evaluating local and foreign news media coverage of the earthquake in Nepal on 25 April 2015. It broadens the examination of news media coverage of disaster response beyond traditional framing theory, utilising community capitals (built, cultural, financial, human, natural, political, and social) lens to perform a thematic content analysis of 405 news items...
August 9, 2017: Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790861/assessment-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-using-whoqol-bref-questionnaire-a-multicenter-study
#18
Utsav Joshi, Roshan Subedi, Prakash Poudel, Prajwol Ram Ghimire, Sagar Panta, Mahesh Raj Sigdel
BACKGROUND: Assessment of quality of life (QOL) of patients with end-stage renal disease has become increasingly important, both in order to evaluate the influence of the disease on patients and the type of renal replacement therapy they require. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to assess QOL in patients undergoing hemodialysis and evaluated the effects of various sociodemographic factors affecting QOL of such patients in Nepal. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 150 patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis at two major centers in Nepal...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790198/neutrophil-activation-of-endothelial-cell-expressed-trpm2-mediates-transendothelial-neutrophil-migration-and-vascular-injury
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Manish Mittal, Saroj Nepal, Yoshikazu Tsukasaki, Claudie M Hecquet, Dheeraj Soni, Jalees Rehman, Chinnaswamy Tiruppathi, Asrar B Malik
Rationale: TRPM2 (Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin-2) expressed in endothelial cells (ECs) is a cation channel mediating Ca(2+) entry in response to intracellular generation of adenosine diphosphoribose (ADPR), the TRPM2 ligand. Objective: Because polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) interaction with endothelial cells (ECs) generates ROS, we addressed the possible role of TRPM2 expressed in ECs in the mechanism of transendothelial migration of PMNs. Methods and Results: We observed defective PMN transmigration in response to LPS challenge in adult mice in which the EC expressed TRPM2 is conditionally deleted (Trpm2(iΔEC) )...
August 8, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783893/delayed-treatment-of-frostbite-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-a-report-of-two-cases
#20
Corine A Lansdorp, Gert R Roukema, Onno Boonstra, Jan Dokter
Frostbite is an injury caused by the freezing of tissue, causing varied levels of tissue damage and necrosis. Case reports have shown a positive effect of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) in such injuries, in acute cases as well as delayed (up to 21 days) presentation with complications. In this case report we present the course of hyperbaric treatment of two patients (a brother and sister, age 58 and 62) who sustained frostbite injuries to both feet 28 days earlier while hiking in the Himalayas. They were initially treated in Nepal following local protocol; afterward their primary care in the Netherlands was managed by the Burn Centre at Maasstad Hospital in Rotterdam...
July 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
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