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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638594/high-burden-of-antimicrobial-resistance-among-gram-negative-bacteria-causing-healthcare-associated-infections-in-a-critical-care-unit-of-nepal
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Narayan Prasad Parajuli, Subhash Prasad Acharya, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Keshab Parajuli, Basista Prasad Rijal, Bharat Mani Pokhrel
BACKGROUND: Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) and antimicrobial resistance are principal threats to the patients of intensive care units and are the major determining factors for patient outcome. They are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, excess hospitalization and financial costs. The present study is an attempt to investigate the spectrum and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial isolates involved in healthcare associated infections (HCAI) in the patients of a critical care unit at a tertiary care university hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604801/high-blood-levels-of-lead-in-children-aged-6-36-months-in-kathmandu-valley-nepal-a-cross-sectional-study-of-associated-factors
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Meghnath Dhimal, Khem Bahadur Karki, Krishna Kumar Aryal, Bimala Dhimal, Hari Datt Joshi, Sajan Puri, Achyut Raj Pandey, Purushotam Dhakal, Arun Kumar Sharma, Ganendra Bhakta Raya, Imran Ansari, David A Groneberg, Ruth Müller, Ulrich Kuch
Young children are at greatest risk of exposure to lead and its effects. Although lead is one of the most widely used elements with known health hazard, there is little data on the blood lead level (BLL) of children in the Kathmandu Valley. Thus, this study aimed to assess factors associated with high BLL in children who were 6-36 months of age and resided in the Kathmandu Valley. In this hospital-based cross-sectional study 6-36 month-old children visiting the Paediatrics Outpatient Department of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Patan Hospital, and Siddhi Memorial Hospital were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598455/primary-total-hip-replacement-in-the-military-hospital-in-kathmandu
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P Chand, S R Magar, B B Thapa, B Shrestha
INTRODUCTION: Total hip replacement is one of the most widely performed and amongst the most successful orthopedic procedures performed worldwide. Even though it is a common orthopedic procedure in developed nations, it is performed only in selected centers in Nepal. This study will review the functional outcome of total hip replacements carried out in Shree Birendra Hospital. METHODS: We reviewed the records of total hip replacements, which were carried out in Shree Birendra Hospital, Kathmandu...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598453/effectiveness-of-0-2-glyceryl-trinitrate-and-0-5-nifedipine-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-anal-fissure
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S K Shrestha, P B Thapa, D K Maharjan, T Y Tamang
INTRODUCTION: Anal fissure is an ischemic ulcer caused by combination of spasm of internal anal sphincter and poor blood supply to the posterior midline of anal canal. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of Glyceryl Trinitrate and Nifedipine in the treatment of chronic anal fissure. METHODS: Ninety patients with symptomatic anal fissure in Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital are allocated for study in two groups of 45 each from March 2013 to April 2014...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588367/neuroscience-symposium-and-workshop-on-saapcon-2016-nepal
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Prakash Limbu, Barun Mahat, Bipin Kumar Shrestha, Bikalp Thapa, Mukesh Kumar Jha, Amrendra Jha, Tara Man Amatya, Ajaya Jung Kunwar, Sunil Dhungel
Physiological Society of Nepal, with support from the South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP), organized the 5th Biennial Conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Conference of Physiological Society of Nepal. The purpose of this conference is to bring the scientists, researchers, and students from the South Asian countries in one platform to share and discuss the recent advances and achievements in the field of physiology. Since physiology is the backbone of medical science which deals with the functions of the human body, the theme of the conference was given as "Redefining health in nature...
May 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585892/blood-glucose-monitoring-in-type-2-diabetes-nepalese-patients-opinions-and-experiences
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Sujata Sapkota, Jo-Anne E Brien, Parisa Aslani
BACKGROUND: Blood glucose monitoring forms a vital component of diabetes care. Monitoring conducted at home using glucometers, and in laboratories by professionals, are two common methods of blood glucose monitoring in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: To investigate Nepalese patients' perceptions and practices of blood glucose monitoring in diabetes. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 48 Nepalese participants with type 2 diabetes in Sydney and Kathmandu...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578307/a-15-year-old-nepali-boy-with-metastasised-colorectal-cancer
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Chloe Pinto, Zvi Howard Perry
Nepal suffers from vast inequalities in modern healthcare. The low-income country wrestles with far-reaching insufficiencies in minimal preventative medicine, health awareness, limited infrastructure and difficult topography-all of which contribute to poor access and poor care-seeking behaviour. Our patient came from rural Nepal, where primary healthcare outposts are frequently understaffed and underequipped. He received supportive treatment in his village from the time symptoms presented until he was diagnosed 2 years later, at a tertiary medical centre, with colorectal cancer...
June 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573945/resuscitation-practices-of-low-and-normal-birth-weight-infants-in-nepal-an-observational-study-using-video-camera-recordings
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Johan Wrammert, Camilla Zetterlund, Ashish Kc, Uwe Ewald, Mats Målqvist
BACKGROUND: The global burden of stillbirth and neonatal deaths remains a challenge in low-income countries. Training in neonatal resuscitation can reduce intrapartum stillbirth and early neonatal mortality. Previous results demonstrate that infants who previously would have been registered as stillbirths are successfully resuscitated after such training, suggesting that there is a process of selection for resuscitation that needs to be explored. OBJECTIVE: To compare neonatal resuscitation of low birth weight and normal birth weight infants born at a facility in a low-income setting...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570949/does-hypoxia-play-a-role-in-the-development-of-sarcopenia-in-humans-mechanistic-insights-from-the-caudwell-xtreme-everest-expedition
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Liesl Wandrag, Mario Siervo, Heather L Riley, Maryam Khosravi, Bernadette O Fernandez, Carl A Leckstrom, Daniel S Martin, Kay Mitchell, Denny Z H Levett, Hugh E Montgomery, Monty G Mythen, Michael A Stroud, Michael P W Grocott, Martin Feelisch
OBJECTIVES: Sarcopenia refers to the involuntary loss of skeletal muscle and is a predictor of physical disability/mortality. Its pathogenesis is poorly understood, although roles for altered hypoxic signaling, oxidative stress, adipokines and inflammatory mediators have been suggested. Sarcopenia also occurs upon exposure to the hypoxia of high altitude. Using data from the Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition we therefore sought to analyze the extent of hypoxia-induced body composition changes and identify putative pathways associated with fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM) loss...
May 8, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558276/next-generation-sequencing-identification-of-pathogenic-bacterial-genes-and-their-relationship-with-fecal-indicator-bacteria-in-different-water-sources-in-the-kathmandu-valley-nepal
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Rajani Ghaju Shrestha, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Bikash Malla, Dinesh Bhandari, Sarmila Tandukar, Daisuke Inoue, Kazunari Sei, Jeevan B Sherchand, Eiji Haramoto
Bacteriological analysis of drinking water leads to detection of only conventional fecal indicator bacteria. This study aimed to explore and characterize bacterial diversity, to understand the extent of pathogenic bacterial contamination, and to examine the relationship between pathogenic bacteria and fecal indicator bacteria in different water sources in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Sixteen water samples were collected from shallow dug wells (n=12), a deep tube well (n=1), a spring (n=1), and rivers (n=2) in September 2014 for 16S rRNA gene next-generation sequencing...
May 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553133/inter-instrumental-comparison-for-the-measurement-of-electrolytes-in-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Vivek Pant, Arjun Tumbapo, Bipin Karki
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether benchtop auto-analyzers (AAs) and arterial blood gas (ABG) analyzers, for measuring electrolyte levels of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU), are equal and whether they can be used interchangeably. MATERIALS AND METHOD: This study was conducted on 98 patients admitted to the ICU of the Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal between 15 October and 15 December 2016. The sample for AA was collected from the peripheral vein through venipuncture, and that for ABG analyzer was collected from radial artery simultaneously...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484498/evaluating-the-trends-of-bloodstream-infections-among-pediatric-and-adult-patients-at-a-teaching-hospital-of-kathmandu-nepal-role-of-drug-resistant-pathogens
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Narayan Prasad Parajuli, Hridaya Parajuli, Roshan Pandit, Jyotsna Shakya, Puspa Raj Khanal
Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are among the significant causes of morbidity and mortality for patients of all age groups. However, very little is known about the trends of bacterial bloodstream infections and antimicrobial susceptibilities among pediatric and adult population from Nepal. In this study, we have investigated the different etiological agents responsible for bloodstream infections among pediatric and adult patients and the role of drug resistant organisms in these infections at a tertiary care teaching hospital of Kathmandu, Nepal...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482301/effects-of-inequality-of-supply-hours-on-consumers-coping-strategies-and-perceptions-of-intermittent-water-supply-in-kathmandu-valley-nepal
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B Guragai, S Takizawa, T Hashimoto, K Oguma
To investigate the effects of unequal supply hours on consumers' coping strategies and perceptions of the intermittent water supply (IWS) in the Kathmandu Valley (KV), Nepal we conducted a randomized household survey (n=369) and on-site water quality tests. Half of the households received piped water for 6 or fewer hours per week. To augment or cope with the inadequate supply, 28% of the households used highly contaminated and expensive tanker-delivered water. Half of the piped water samples (n=13) were contaminated with Escherichia coli...
December 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481626/retinal-hemorrhage-in-a-high-altitude-aid-post-volunteer-doctor-a-case-report
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Sanjeeb Sudarshan Bhandari, Pranawa Koirala, Nirajan Regmi, Sushil Pant
Bhandari, Sanjeeb Sudarshan, Pranawa Koirala, Nirajan Regmi, and Sushil Pant. Retinal hemorrhage in a high-altitude aid post volunteer doctor: a case report. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017.-High-altitude retinal hemorrhages (HARHs) are seen at altitudes more than 3000 m, are usually multiple, flame shaped, and adjacent to blood vessels. Development near the macula causes blurring of vision, otherwise, they are symptomless and self-limiting. They often develop during the first few days after ascent to high altitude and subjects often suffer from acute mountain sickness (AMS) or high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE)...
May 8, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479920/bacteremia-and-urinary-tract-infection-caused-by-chromobacterium-violaceum-case-reports-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kathmandu-nepal
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Narayan Dutt Pant, Subhash Prasad Acharya, Raju Bhandari, Uday Narayan Yadav, Dil Bahadur Saru, Manisha Sharma
Chromobacterium violaceum is ubiquitous in the environment of tropical and subtropical regions but the infections caused by this organism are rare and the urinary tract infections caused by it are even rarer. Due to the propensity for hematogenous spread leading to fatal sepsis, the infections caused by Chromobacterium violaceum have high mortality rate (65-80%) with death occurring in as less as one week of acquiring infection. So, prompt proper treatment is necessary for successful treatment of the infections but, due to the rarity of the infections caused by the organism, there is limited awareness among the clinicians regarding the infections caused by this organism...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475605/the-impact-of-migration-and-antimicrobial-resistance-on-the-transmission-dynamics-of-typhoid-fever-in-kathmandu-nepal-a-mathematical-modelling-study
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Neil J Saad, Cayley C Bowles, Bryan T Grenfell, Buddha Basnyat, Amit Arjyal, Sabina Dongol, Abhilasha Karkey, Stephen Baker, Virginia E Pitzer
BACKGROUND: A substantial proportion of the global burden of typhoid fever occurs in South Asia. Kathmandu, Nepal experienced a substantial increase in the number of typhoid fever cases (caused by Salmonella Typhi) between 2000 and 2003, which subsequently declined but to a higher endemic level than in 2000. This epidemic of S. Typhi coincided with an increase in organisms with reduced susceptibility against fluoroquinolones, the emergence of S. Typhi H58, and an increase in the migratory population in Kathmandu...
May 5, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466048/first-report-of-hepatitis-e-virus-viremia-in-healthy-blood-donors-from-nepal
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Birendra Prasad Gupta, Thupten K Lama, Anurag Adhikari, Ananta Shrestha, Ramanuj Rauniyar, Binay Sapkota, Sandeep Thapa, Smita Shrestha, Pawan Prasad Gupta, Krishna Das Manandhar
The aim of this study was to detect the prevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in healthy blood donors so as to decipher the maintenance of (HEV) reservoir if any. Five hundred and eighty-one blood samples along with clinical information were collected from central blood bank, Kathmandu between February and March 2014. Samples were tested for hepatitis B virus surface antigen, anti-hepatitis C virus antibodies, anti-hepatitis A virus IgM, HEV antigen, HEV viral load and anti-HEV antibodies (IgM and IgG) by ELISA...
September 2016: Virusdisease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428815/service-user-and-care-giver-involvement-in-mental-health-system-strengthening-in-nepal-a-qualitative-study-on-barriers-and-facilitating-factors
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Dristy Gurung, Nawaraj Upadhyaya, Jananee Magar, Nir Prakash Giri, Charlotte Hanlon, Mark J D Jordans
BACKGROUND: Service user and caregiver involvement has become an increasingly common strategy to enhance mental health outcomes, and has been incorporated in the mental healthpolicies of many developed nations. However, this practice is non-existent or fragmented in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Instances of service user and caregiver involvement have been rising slowly in a few LMICs, but are rarely described in the literature. Very little is known about the context of user and caregiver participation in mental health system strengthening processes in a low-income, disaster- and conflict-affected state such as Nepal...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409713/persistent-complex-bereavement-disorder-and-culture-early-and-prolonged-grief-in-nepali-widows
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Jane Kim, Wietse A Tol, Abina Shrestha, Hari Maya Kafle, Rajin Rayamajhi, Nagendra P Luitel, Lily Thapa, Pamela J Surkan
OBJECTIVE: Persistent complex bereavement disorder (PCBD) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), has not been well studied in socioculturally diverse populations. Thus, this qualitative study examined (a) how widows in Nepal understand grief, (b) whether a local construct of PCBD exists, and (c) its comparability with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), terminology. METHODS: Using an adapted Explanatory Model Interview Catalogue (EMIC) framework, semistructured interviews with 25 widows and 12 key informants, as well as three focus-group discussions (n = 20), were conducted between October 2014 and April 2015...
2017: Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395091/morbidity-among-the-israeli-defense-force-response-team-during-nepal-post-earthquake-mission-2015
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Tamar Lachish, Aviad Bar, Heli Alalouf, Ofer Merin, Eli Schwartz
Background: On 25 April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Soon after, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) dispatched a rapid-response team and opened a tertiary field hospital in Kathmandu. There is limited data regarding the spectrum of diseases among rescue teams to disease-stricken areas. The aim of this study was to assess the morbidity among the field-hospital staff during the mission. Methods: The rescue team was deployed for a 2-week mission in Kathmandu...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
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