Atul Poudel

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Dengue is an emerging mosquito borne disease of public health importance in Nepal. A descriptive cross sectional study was carried out to estimate sero-prevalence and distribution pattern of dengue in certain vulnerable regions of Nepal from June to September 2009. A total of 460 venous blood samples were collected from individuals experiencing a febrile(More)
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common infection in both community and hospital patients. In majority of the cases, empirical antimicrobial treatment is practiced before the laboratory results of urine culture. Thus, antibiotic resistance may increase in urinary bacterial pathogens due to improper use of drugs. This study was designed to find out(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis is a global health problem and the situation is worsening with newer incidences of drug resistance and HIV association. Diagnosis of tuberculosis can be done by many methods and test, culture of sputum being the ideal one. Nucleic acid amplification (NAA) assay are more time efficient one, that amplify and detect specific nucleic(More)
Bartonella henselae (Bh) is the cause of cat-scratch fever. When infection is symptomatic, it typically presents with singular lymphadenitis and fever. Less commonly, the infection can become disseminated and cause endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and micro-abscesses in multiple sites including liver, spleen, eyes, and brain, especially in immunocompromised(More)
Pediatric ventricular assist devices (VAD) specially designed for small children have been increasingly implanted in North America. We present unexpected renal findings developing in three children receiving circulatory support using VAD (EXCOR Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device; Berlin Heart Inc., The Woodlands, TX). The mechanisms of heart failure in(More)
Infantile hypotonia or floppy infant is a diagnostic challenge when it presents with other presenting complaints such as fever, cough or diarrhea. Many times the hypotonia goes unnoticed when other symptom covers the hypotonia and child continues to receive the treatment for other symptoms. We report a rare case from Nepal of infantile Pompe disease who(More)
  • Atul Poudel
  • North American journal of medical sciences
  • 2015
CONTEXT Gitelman syndrome is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder. It is usually diagnosed incidentally during adolescence or early adulthood based on clinical and biochemical findings. CASE REPORT We present a case of 16 years old adolescent female presenting with recurrent chest pain, tingling, and numbness of bilateral hands. Diagnosis was(More)
Paediatric stroke is an uncommon syndrome with even lesser annual incidence rates of arterial ischemic stroke in infants and children. In children the diagnosis of stroke is frequently delayed or missed. This is due to subtle and nonspecific clinical presentations, a complicated differential diagnosis and a lack of awareness by physicians and also delay in(More)
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