Moti Chowdhury

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As part of a large-scale sero-epidemiological survey on visceral leishmaniasis (VL) carried out in Mymensingh district of Bangladesh, applicability of DAT was assessed at the level of a rural health setting in Trishal (upazila) subdistrict. Despite the relatively less optimal conditions encountered, 5854 inhabitants from 7 villages appendant to Trishal were(More)
We review the results of a modified quadricepsplasty in five children who developed stiffness of the knee after femoral lengthening for congenital short femur using an Ilizarov external fixator which spanned the knee. All had a full range of movement of the knee before lengthening was undertaken. Unifocal lengthening was carried out in the distal(More)
Control of endemic visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in large communities requires a feasible epidemiological indicator capable of monitoring on-going transmission rather than mere exposure to the parasite. Following confirmation of the desired level of reliability for laboratory diagnosis of VL, the direct agglutination test (DAT) was employed to estimate VL(More)
A combination of chloroquine (CQ) and primaquine (PQ) had been used as the first-line treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Rangamati, Bangladesh until the end of 2004. Doctors or medical staffs had felt that CQ plus PQ had become less effective against uncomplicated falciparum malaria patients, but that it was more effective against(More)
Peginterferon alpha-2a and ribavirin combination therapy achieves a sustained virological response (SVR) in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Little is know about long-term durability of hepatitis C virus--Ribonucleic acid (HCV-RNA) negativity in patient treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin therapy. Aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
Constipation is a common problem throughout the world and is particularly prevalent in women, children and older adults producing considerable health care expenditure. Data on functional constipation is limited especially in Asian countries. This cross-sectional survey assessed prevalence and association of functional constipation or chronic constipation(More)
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in developed as well as developing countries like Bangladesh. Elevated serum uric acid levels may predict an increased risk for cerebro-vascular (CV) events including stroke. Aim of the study was to measure the serum uric acid level among stroke patients and determine the relationship between serum(More)
This study aimed to explore the changes in medical student's knowledge and attitudes regarding clinical epidemiology and biostatistics (CEB) after community medicine (CM) taught courses. All the 3rd (before CM-taught courses) and 4th year (after CM-taught courses) undergraduate students of Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh, were given a questionnaire(More)
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) is known to be the significant cause of Liver related morbidity and mortality, affecting 400 million people worldwide and a major public health problem in Bangladesh where carrier rates of HBV infection varies from 7.5 to 10%. In Bangladesh prevalence of asymptomatic HBV infection and incidentally detected HBsAg positive(More)
This cross-sectional observational study was conducted in the Department of Medicine, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh over a period of 6 months from October 2011 to April 2012 and was carried out to evaluate the relation of different grades of esophageal varices with Child-Pugh classes of cirrhosis of liver patients. A total 37(More)