Monirul K Islam

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The value of a Widal test in diagnosing typhoid fever was assessed in children aged between 1 and 10 years in Bangladesh. The test was done on sera specimens from 300 healthy school children, 100 patients with non-typhoidal febrile illness and 150 bacteriologically proven cases of typhoid fever. Salmonella typhi O and H agglutinin titres > 1:80 and > 1:160(More)
A laboratory-based study of diagnosed bacterial meningitis in the national paediatric hospital identified 852 cases of meningitis in the 8-year period 1987-1994. There were 587 culture-positive cases, of which Haemophilus influenzae (47%) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (32%) accounted for 80%. H. influenzae showed a remarkable increase of 700% during the(More)
Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in infants and young children. This prospective comparative study was conducted with initial experience in the department of pediatric surgery, Dhaka Shishu (children) hospital during the period of July 2007 to August 2008. We enrolled 62 children undergoing surgery for(More)
Three hundred sixty-two Streptococcus pneumoniae strains were isolated from children under 5 years of age at Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital from 1993 to 1997. The strains were isolated from blood (n = 105), CSF (n = 164), ear swab (n = 61), eye swab (n = 20), and pus (n = 12). Of the 362 isolates, 42 (11.6%) showed intermediate resistance (MIC, <0.1(More)
The urogenital tract is the most severe and common site of associated defects in anorectal malformations (ARM). Urogenital anomalies and their complications significantly increase the morbidity in these children after the ARM is corrected. The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence of different types of urogenital anomalies with various types(More)
This prospective comparative study was conducted in the department of Pediatric Surgery, Dhaka Shishu (children) Hospital during the period of June 2007 to September 2008 with the children of <12 years, diagnosed as acute Appendicitis. Patient selection was done by simple random technique by means of lottery. For open Appendectomy (OA) conventional method &(More)
UNLABELLED Repair of anterior palate after repairing the cleft lip in complete cleft lip and palate patient is sometimes very difficult. It needs wide, extensive and difficult dissection, and has later chances of wound infection, wound dehiscence, complete wound disruption, recurrent oronasal fistula formation and also maxillary hypoplasia. In this study,(More)
BACKGROUND Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in the post-poliomyelitis eradication era. This is the first study done to identify the epidemiology, clinical features, and outcome of GBS in Iraqi children over 15 years. METHODS The surveillance database about AFP cases < 15 years reported during January(More)
BACKGROUND Adenovirus is commonly isolated from pediatric small bowel transplant recipients, but its clinical consequences remain poorly understood. METHODS The medical records of pediatric small bowel transplant recipients transplanted between January 2003 and December 2007 were reviewed. Thymoglobulin and basiliximab induction and tacrolimus-based(More)