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The aim of the phone survey was to understand whether any mhealth can make any significant contribution to public health or not. The survey results show that almost two-thirds (63%) of Aponjon primary clients who have completed the Aponjon service cycle from the time of registration up to the delivery of a child attended at least four antenatal care (ANC)(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is not a uncommon problem throughout the world particularly in the developing countries like Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Abdominal Tuberculosis accounts for nearly 2% of tuberculosis worldwide. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinicopathological profile with the help of other investigations in the diagnosis of(More)
Microscopic Colitis (MC) and diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) has almost similar clinical feature but MC is diagnosed by histologic criteria and IBS is diagnosed by symptom-based criteria. There is ongoing debate about the importance of biopsies from endoscopically normal colonic mucosa in the investigation of patients with IBS-D. Aim(More)
Antibiotic susceptibility testing by standard single disk method. Surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Enterobacteriaceae producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBLE) in Northern France: A five-year multicenter incidence study. A, Fazalbhoy N. Control of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care(More)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder encountered in general practice. Although enormous progress in the pathogenesis of IBS has been made, it is still poorly understood. A significant proportion of patients with IBS, report onset of symptoms following an episode of acute gastroenteritis. Aim of the study was to(More)
In a recent investigation of hepatitis in Bangladesh, the sera from 74 adult patients (aged 15-67 years) who had been clinically diagnosed as cases of sporadic acute hepatitis were collected at various hospitals in and around Dhaka. Five cases were positive for IgM antibody against the hepatitis A virus and 30 were positive both for the surface antigen of(More)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that substantially affects patients' quality of life and is associated with a considerable drain of health-care resources and economic burden. But some IBS patients may have celiac disease that could be treated by gluten-free diet which will subsequently improve their quality of life.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hepatitis E virus (HEV) in Bangladesh has not been adequately documented. We report HEV RNA and genotype detection in Bangladesh. METHODS In total, 82 samples were used; 36 sporadic acute hepatitis (AH), 12 fulminant hepatitis (FH), 14 chronic liver disease (CLD) and 20 from an apparently healthy population (HP) positive for both(More)
In a population survey, the point prevalence of duodenal ulcer disease (DUD) was found to be 11.98 percent which is the highest prevalence rate so far reported in the literature. The prevalence of duodenal ulcer dyspepsia in the first degree relatives of groups of subjects with proven duodenal ulcer, non ulcer dyspepsia (NUD) (duodenal ulcer dyspepsia but(More)