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Echocardiographic comparison of regional wall motion abnormality between patients with acute anteroseptal and acute extensive anteior ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Apr;41(1):35-40

Post myocardial infarction (MI) short and long-term clinical outcome is largely determined by the size of the infarcted area. It is generally assumed that as the lead involvement in electrocardiography (ECG) is less in anteroseptal ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (AS-STEMI), where ST segment elevation (STE) is limited to leads V1 to V3, myocardial damage is likely to be less; and in extensive anterior STEMI (EA-STEMI), as the STE extends further upto V6, the myocardial damage is likely to be more. This study was intended to compare regional wall motion abnormality (RWMA) between acute anteroseptal STEMI and acute extensive anterior STEMI patients. Read More

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An epidemiological study of injury in a rural community in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Apr;41(1):46-51

Injuries are a focus of public health practice because they pose a serious health threat, occur frequently and are preventable. The evidence regarding injury, its contributing factor and its consequence in rural population of Bangladesh is scarce. Present study aimed to assess the epidemiology of injury in a rural area. Read More

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Initial Experience with Endoscopic Ultrasound.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Apr;41(1):41-5

Since its introduction in early 1990s, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become integral to the diagnosis and staging of various luminal, extraluminal gastrointestinal (GI) and certain non-GI lesions. There is no data on EUS experience in Bangladesh. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the initial recent experience and clinical impact of EUS. Read More

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April 2015
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Risk factors of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke among hospitalized patients in Bangladesh--A case control study.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Apr;41(1):29-34

The risk factor profiles, management and outcome have significant difference between stroke subsets. Aim of this study was to investigate the risk for the two most common subtypes of stroke in Bangladeshi population. Seventy cases of hemorrhagic stroke (HS) and 105 cases of confirmed ischemic stroke (IS) were recruited from the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital (ShSMCH) and Dhaka Medical College Hospital between January-June 2011. Read More

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Identification of Legionella from clinically diagnosed pneumonia patients and environmental samples.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Apr;41(1):24-8

Legionnaires' disease is a multisystem disease with life-threatening acute and severe form of pneumonia which is responsible for 2-9% pneumonia with high mortality. Eighty six respiratory tract samples and urine were collected from clinically diagnosed pneumonia patients and 12 water samples were collected from different environment. Identification of Legionella was done by culture and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) of respiratory tract samples and environmental samples and Legionella Antigen (Ag) in urine was detected by Immunochromatographic test (ICT). Read More

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April 2015
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Risk Factors of Tendo-Achilles Injury in Football, Cricket and Badminton Players at Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Apr;41(1):19-23

Achilles tendon is the tendon connecting the heel with the calf muscles. Tendo-achilles injury (TAI) in players is common in games. The frequency of TAI is unknown and aetiology is controversial: The present descriptive cross-sectional study was done to determine the prevalence of TAI and associated factors contributing to it in football, cricket and badminton. Read More

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April 2015
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A Community study of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) in middle-aged Bangladeshi population.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Apr;41(1):13-8

Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is the occurrence of repetitive episodes of complete or partial upper airway obstruction during sleep in association with loud snoring and daytime sleepiness and is a risk factor for hypertension, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and more. The present study was performed to assess the prevalence as well as the clinical and anthropometric predictors of OSAHS in an urban community of middle aged Bangladeshi population. The study was a cross-sectional, community-based prevalence study which was performed in an urban community in Dhanmondi Thana Pourashava of Dhaka city from July 2007 to June 2008. Read More

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Identifying influence of perceived quality and satisfaction on the utilization status of the community clinic services; Bangladesh context.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Apr;41(1):1-12

Background: Bangladesh is one among the few countries of the world that provides free medical services at the community level through various public health facilities. It is now evident that, clients' perceived quality of services and their expectations of service standards affect health service utilization to a great extent. The aim of the study was to develop and validate the measures for perception and satisfaction of primary health care quality in Bangladesh context and to identify their aspects on the utilization status of the Community Clinic (CC) services. Read More

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April 2015
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Cognitive Functions and Health Related Quality of Life of Institutional Autism Spectrum Disorder Children in Dhaka city.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Dec;41(3):151-159

In Bangladesh, nearly 10.5 hundred thousand individuals may have autism. Recent figures released by the CDC (2012) show that autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) now affect 1 in 88 children. Read More

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December 2015
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Metabolic risk factor-profile in patients on treatment with second generation antipsychotics.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Dec;41(3):144-150

The second generation antipsychotic agents, although exhibit superior safety profile, is associated with metabolic adverse effects including weight gain, diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidaemia. These adverse effects are not only the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus but may also impair patient's adherence to treatment. However, different member of second generation antipsychotics differ. Read More

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December 2015
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Enhanced detection rate of typhoid fever among clinically suspected patients in a tertiary referral hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh using nested polymerase chain reaction technology.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Dec;41(3):138-143

A nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) specific for Salmonella enterica subspecies enteric serovar Typhi was used for the detection of the pathogen, in blood. This study was done during the period of March 2013 to February 2014. A total of 80 clinically suspected cases of typhoid fever were included in the study. Read More

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December 2015

Quality of life of cervical cancer patients after completion of treatment - A study among Bangladeshi women.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Dec;41(3):131-137

Cervical cancer is the main cause of malignancy-related death among women living in developing countries. The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of life (QOL) among Bangladeshi cervical cancer survivors and its relationships with demographic and disease related factors A cross-sectional study was carried out onlone hundred nine consecutive cervical cancer survivors in National Institute of cancer Research and Hospital, Dhaka from September 2014 to february 2015 using European organization-for Research and treatment of cancer core Questionnaires (QOL-C30 and QOL- CX24). Demographic condition like education level, occupation and disease related factors like stages, treatment modality and duration of follow-up time were taken as investigating factors against functional scales. Read More

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December 2015

Resistive Index of Intrarenal Artery in Evaluation of Diabetic Nephropathy.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Dec;41(3):125-130

Diabetes mellitus is one of the systemic diseases affecting the kidneys. Diabetic nephropathy is a serious microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus. It is the most important,cause of death in type I diabetic patients, of whom 30%-40% eventually develop end-stage renal failure and 40% of type II diabetics are at risk of developing diabetic nephropathy. Read More

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December 2015

Outcome of Surgical Treatment in Medically Refractory Epilepsy.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Dec;41(3):121-124

The aim of epilepsy surgery is not only to control seizures but also to curtail future adverse neurological sequelae and improve quality of life. Epilepsy surgery is a viable treatment option for selected cases of medically refractory epilepsy. A study was carried out with a series of 34 cases who underwent epilepsy surgery at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science & Technology, Kerala, India during July, 2010 to December, 2010. Read More

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December 2015

Analgesic and antidepressant activities of Brassica rapa subspecies chinensis (L.) Hanelt on Swiss-albino mice model.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Dec;41(3):114-120

Bangladesh being a subtropical country provides varieties of herbs and vegetables. Brassica is a broad genus available in Bangladesh and it encompasses a lot of nutritive herbs. Among these, Brassica rapa subspecies chinensis (L. Read More

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December 2015

Characteristics of Feeding Practices and Nutritional Status of Infants in Selected Villages at Dhamrai.

Authors:
S Farah M Karim

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Dec;41(3):108-113

Infants are the most vulnerable group among all the age groups in our society. Breastfeeding decisions and practices are influenced by multiple factors including knowledge, attitude and beliefs. This rural based cross sectional descriptive study carried out among 320 mothers having infant up to 1 year of selected villages at Dhamrai from 7th August to 31 th January 2014, to determine the characteristics of feeding practices and nutritional status of infants. Read More

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December 2015

Fingerprints: A simple method for Screening Hemophilic Patients.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Aug;40(2):85-8

Background: The present study aims to compare hemophilic patients' fingerprint types with the normal people to help diagnose the disease, particularly new occurrences of the disease.

Method: This case-control study was conducted in 2012. Sixty two patients with hemophilia type A and 62 normal healthy people were selected. Read More

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Study on oxidative stress and antioxidant level in patients of acute myocardial infarction before and after regular treatment.

Authors:
T Bashar N Akhter

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Aug;40(2):79-84

In acute myocardial infarction (AMI), lack of oxygen delivery to myocardium leads to generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which play an important role in the pathogenesis of AMI. Endogenous anti-oxidants protect the myocardial tissues from the deleterious effect of free radical mediate injury. The study evaluates the extent of oxidative stress and antioxidant status against ROS in AMI patients and amelioration of oxidative stress after regular treatment and also assesses the association between oxidative stress and risk factors for atherosclerosis like dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus (DM). Read More

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Association of Immunofluorescence pattern of Antinuclear Antibody with Specific Autoantibodies in the Bangladeshi Population.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Aug;40(2):74-8

Antinuclear antibody (ANA) is useful in the diagnosis of connective tissue disorder (CTD). Association of specific autoantibodies with the immunofluorescence pattern of ANA in CTD, noted in western literature has been considered as reference in all over the world. However, in Bangladesh no such research work or data correlating the autoantibodies and their ANA patterns is found. Read More

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August 2014
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Reference values of 6 minutes walk test (6 MWT) in Bangladeshi healthy subjects aged 25-55 years.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Aug;40(2):70-3

Introduction: The six minute walk test (6MWT) is increasingly accepted worldwide to assess functional exercise capacity of cardiac and pulmonary diseases for its simplicity.

Aims And Objectives: The aim of the present study was to provide reference values for 6 Minute Walk Distance (6MWD) and other primary variables such as oxygen saturation (SaO2), pulse rate (PR) and breathlessness perception done in 6MWT.

Methods: We studied a sample of 190 healthy subjects (53 females) of age between 25-55 years (37. Read More

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Postoperative Perfluro-N-Octane tamponade for complex retinal detachment surgery.

Authors:
Ali T Reza

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Aug;40(2):63-9

Aim: To study outcomes after using perfluoro-n-octane (PFO) as a short-term postoperative vitreous substitute in eyes undergoing primary vitrectomy with or without sclera buckling for complex rhegmatogenous retinal detachments with inferior/multiple breaks or giant retinal tears (GRTs) or retinal detachment with extensive proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR).

Methods: A prospective study was carried out where in 43 patients (Group 1) PFO was exchanged with silicon oil in the same surgical procedure and in 22 patients (Group 2) PFO was kept for 3 days and then exchanged with silicon oil by a separate surgical procedure. The respective surgeon took the decision whether to exchange PFO on the same day or after 3 days. Read More

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August 2014
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The Household Health Spending and Impoverishment: Findings from the Households Survey in Shiraz, Iran.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Aug;40(2):58-62

The present study aimed to investigate the households' impoverishment due to the healthcare costs in Shiraz in 2012. In this household's survey, 800 households were studied in Shiraz. The study sample was selected using stratified and cluster sampling in the urban and rural areas, respectively. Read More

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Overt and subclinical hypothyroidism among Bangladeshi pregnant women and its effect on fetomaternal outcome.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Aug;40(2):52-7

Objectives: Thyroid disorders are among the common endocrine problems in pregnant women. It is now well established that not only overt but subclinical thyroid dysfunction also has adverse effects on maternal and fetal outcome. There are few data from Bangladesh about the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy. Read More

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Prevalence of Gingivitis, Plaque accumulation and Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth among slum population in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Aug;40(2):47-51

A cross-sectional survey, using cluster sampling technique, of slum population, was done to explore the oral health status and the prevalence of common oral diseases. A close ended questionnaire comprising Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth (DMFT) Index, Gingival Index (Löe and Silness) and Plaque Index was applied to evaluate and record oral diseases, in both male and female population, covering a wide range of age groups. Clinical examination was carried out in different shum set ups, including slum schools by trained and calibrated examiners. Read More

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August 2014
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Antibiotic susceptibility pattern of bacteria isolated from corneal ulcer in a tertiary level eye hospital.

Authors:
Nahar K Islam

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Dec;40(3):122-3

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December 2014
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Gamma interferon levels among Bangladeshi children after measles vaccination.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Dec;40(3):118-21

Gamma interferon (IFN-γ) plays an important role in the immune response to live measles virus vaccination. To study the immune response to measles vaccination, IFN-γ level was estimated in 30 children. Of these, 24 children vaccinated with a single dose of measles vaccine at nine months of age and 06 children vaccinated with a second dose during the Measles Catch-up Immunization campaign. Read More

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December 2014

Familial, Social and Environmental Risk Factors in Autism: A Case-Control Study.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Dec;40(3):113-7

This case-control study was done to identify the correlation between the familial, social and environmental risk factors and autism. This hospital and specialized centre based study done from January 2002 to November, 2004. Thirty two children from the autism group and 14 children from the control group were enrolled. Read More

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December 2014

Influence of Psychological Empowerment on Organizational Commitment among Medical Employees in a Hospital Setting.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Dec;40(3):107-12

Introduction: People within organizations are a key factor for efficiency. Thus employee empowerment has become a popular management strategy. The study aimed to investigate the relationship between psychological empowerment and organizational commitment among medical staff of a hospital in Zahedan city. Read More

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December 2014

HLA-B27 antigen frequency among suspected Spondyloarthropathy patients attaining a tertiary level hospital of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Dec;40(3):102-6

Human leukocyte antigen B27 (HLA-B27), a class I molecules of the major histocompatibility complex has a strong disease association with different types of spondarthropathies (SpA). The strength of this disease association varies markedly among racial and ethnic populations. The present study aimed to identify the HLA-B27 antigen frequencies among suspected SpA patients as well as healthy Bangladeshi individuals. Read More

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December 2014

Elevated serum βhCG and dyslipidemia in second trimester as predictors of subsequent Pregnancy Induced Hypertension.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Dec;40(3):97-101

Objectives: To test the hypothesis that pregnant women with high serum βhCG level and serum dyslipidemia in second trimester are more prone to develop subsequent Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH).

Materials & Methods: One hundred pregnant women with singleton pregnancy between 14 and 20 weeks of gestation attending antenatal outpatient department (OPD) of SMCH were studied. Serum βhCG was estimated by two-site chemiluminescent-immunometric method. Read More

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December 2014

Hepatic necroinflammation and severe liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B with undetectable HBV DNA and persistently normal alanine aminotransferase.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Dec;40(3):92-6

Both consensus and controversy remains regarding surrogacy of hepatitis B virus (HBV) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT), however, these markers are used to ascertain the extent of liver damages and to guide therapeutic options in patients with chronic hepatitis B. However, little is known about liver histology of patients with chronic hepatitis B with undetectable HBV DNA and persistently normal ALT. Thirty-five incidentally-detected patients with chronic HBV infection (assessed by expression of hepatitis B surface antigen for more than 6 months) with undetectable HBV DNA and normal serum ALT were enrolled in this study. Read More

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December 2014

Role of ascitic fluid adenosine deaminase (ADA) and serum CA-125 in the diagnosis of tuberculous peritonitis.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014 Dec;40(3):89-91

This cross sectional study was carried out in the department of gastroenterology, BIRDEM, Dhaka from January 2010 to May 2011 to determine the role of ascitic fluid ADA and serum CA-125 in the diagnosis of clinically suspected tubercular peritonitis. Total 30 patients (age 39.69 ± 21. Read More

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December 2014
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Molecular characterization and resistance profile of nosocomial Acinetobacter baumannii intensive care unit of tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Aug;41(2):101-107

This study was designed to investigate the resistance profile along with the genetic background of resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics among the nosocomial A. baumannii in Bangladesh. A. Read More

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August 2015
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The overview of cancer patients attending in a specialized hospital: A cross sectional study.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Aug;41(2):95-100

According to National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital most frequently observed cancers in Bangladeshi population are lungs, breast, cervix, lymph node, esophagus, larynx and stomach. The point of epidemiological background, the rate of incidence and mortality are likely unavailable due to lack of population based cancer registry system in Bangladesh. This cross-sectional study was conducted from 2003 to 2012 with an aim to describe trends and pattern of cancer cases attended a specialized hospital in Dhaka city. Read More

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Central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (CVC-BSI) in patients of clinically suspected septicemia.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Aug;41(2):89-94

Central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (CVC-BSI) are associated with morbidity and mortality especially in critically ill patients. This study was performed to find out the rate of CVC-BSI and CVC colonization, causative organism and their antibiogram in patients of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Department of Nephrology of tertiary care hospitals. A total of 100 patients from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) who had-CVC and clinically suspected of septicemia were included in the study. Read More

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Role of ultrasonography in diagnosis of solid space occupying lesion in the liver correlation with FNAC.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Aug;41(2):81-88

This cross sectional study was carried enrolling 47 subjects with suspected solid liver mass, in the Department of Radiology and Imaging, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, over a period of twelve months. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic usefulness of transabdominal ultrasonography in the diagnosis of solid SOL in the liver. Majority of the respondents (42. Read More

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Silkworm as an animal infection model for the screening of environmental, clinical and veterinary pathogens.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Aug;41(2):73-80

Silkworm, Bombyx mori, has passive immunity and can be infected by pathogenic bacteria. Therefore, it can be used as a robust bacterial infection model for screening of pathogenic isolates from various sources. In this work, 11 environmental, clinical and veterinary isolates were screened for pathogenicity using silkworm larvae by injecting bacterial suspension through their dorsal surface and observing response. Read More

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Detection of potential pathogenic aerobic bacteria from egg shell and egg contents of hen collected from poultry.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Aug;41(2):67-72

This study was done to identify different pathogenic aerobic bacteria from egg shell and egg contents of hen. Egg shells and egg contents of 150 eggs collected from poultry were tested. Of 150 egg shells, 130 (86. Read More

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Sociocultural and host factors related to extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in rural Bangladesh: A case control study.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Aug;41(2):59-66

Bangladesh ranks sixth among higher TB burden countries. Extra-pulmonary TB contributes 12% of all tuberculosis cases in 2008. Risk factors for EPTB in Bangladesh are hypothesized to be different from pulmonary tuberculosis as seen in other high-burden countries. Read More

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Moving Beyond Cancer: Immediate Impact on-the Health-Related Quality of Life of Breast Cancer Patients After Mastectomy.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2015 Aug;41(2):52-58

During the last decade, survival rates for breast cancer have increased as a result of earlier detection and increased use of adjuvant therapy. Limited data exist on the post mastectomy quality of life in the process of transition from health to cancer in its different phases of treatment. The aim of current study was to evaluate the changes of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after mastectomy and to measure their impression about future perspectives in Bangladeshi Breasts cancer patients. Read More

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Detection and estimation of human papillomavirus viral load in patients with cervical lesions.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2013 Aug;39(2):86-90

Human papillomavirus (HPV) high risk genotype infection and HPV viral load influences the development of invasive cervical cancer and cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN). HPV DNA testing for screening of cervical cancers may play a potential role in its early detection and management. The present study detected HPV DNA and estimated HPV viral load in different types of cervical lesions among Bangladeshi women. Read More

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August 2013
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Role of transvaginal sonography in the detection of endometrial carcinoma.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2013 Aug;39(2):80-5

Transvagival sonography is superior to transabdominal sonography in most cases of pelvic pathology. Objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical usefulness of transvaginal ultrasonography (TVS) in pre, peri and post menopausal women suspected to have endometrial carcinoma. This cross sectional study was done with 40 patients who are clinically suspected having thickened endometrium. Read More

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August 2013
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Assessing glomerular filtration rate in healthy adult potential kidney donors in Bangladesh: a comparison of various prediction equations with measured glomerular filtration rate by diethylentriamine pentaacetic acid renogram.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2013 Aug;39(2):74-9

To ensure that potential kidney donors in Bangladesh have no renal impairment, it is extremely important to have accurate methods for evaluating the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). We evaluated the performance of serum creatinine based GFR in healthy adult potential kidney donors in Bangladesh to compare GFR determined by DTPA with that determined by various prediction equations. In this study GFR in 61 healthy adult potential kidney donors were measured with 99mTc-diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid (DTPA) renogram. Read More

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A comparative study between fine needle aspiration cytology findings and histopathological report of major salivary gland neoplasm in a tertiary hospital of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2013 Aug;39(2):69-73

Salivary gland tumours are relatively uncommon and most of the tumours arise from parotid gland. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is advised preoperatively as diagnostic tool but sometimes found to shown both false positive and false negative results. This study was aimed to find out distribution of neoplasm of major salivary glands and also to explore the sensitivity and specificity of FNAC. Read More

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August 2013
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Development and evaluation of an in-house ELISA to detect hepatitis B virus surface antigen in resource-limited settings.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2013 Aug;39(2):65-8

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is of global public health concern. Among various serological tests used for the diagnosis and screening of HBV infection, the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) is most widely used. The present study was designed to develop and standardize a cost effective in-house ELISA for the detection of HbsAg and compare its performance with two established commercial kits. Read More

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August 2013
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Photo-anthropometric study on face among Garo adult females of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2013 Aug;39(2):61-4

Facial anthropometry has well-known implications in health-related fields. Measurement of human face is used in identification of person in Forensic medicine, Plastic surgery, Orthodontics, Archeology, Hair-style design and examination of the differences between races and ethnicities. Facial anthropometry provides an indication of the variations in facial shape in a specified population. Read More

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August 2013
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Disseminated intravascular coagulation in acute promyelocytic leukaemia and its impact on the induction failure: a single centre study.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2013 Aug;39(2):57-60

Life-threatening coagulopathy associated with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) has been the defining clinical characteristic and is an important risk factor for fatal haemorrhage and early death. Pathogenesis of coagulopathy in APL is complex and mainly includes disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The study was done to see the status of DIC and its impact on the outcome of APL in our setting. Read More

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A comparative study of chemical and immunological method of fecal occult blood test in the diagnosis of occult lower gastrointestinal bleeding.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2013 Aug;39(2):52-6

Fecal occult blood test is the most widely used screening test for diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding disorders specially colorectal carcinoma. Among the various methods of fecal occult blood tests, chemical method is being used commonly, but the method has some drawbacks like low participation rate, high false positive rate, low sensitivity etc. To overcome these short comings, newer immunological method was introduced. Read More

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August 2013
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Single space transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in spondylolisthesis: initial experience of 30 cases.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2013 Aug;39(2):47-51

Spondylolisthesis in adults is characterized by the loss of disc height across the affected segment with sagital translation. The goal of stabilizing the spine is accomplished by fusion. Transforaminal approach for lumbar interbody fusion is a very good approach and reduces the complications associated with traditional posterior approach. Read More

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