Mumtaz Hassan

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BACKGROUND Injectable penicillin is the recommended treatment for WHO-defined severe pneumonia (lower chest indrawing). If oral amoxicillin proves equally effective, it could reduce referral, admission, and treatment costs. We aimed to determine whether oral amoxicillin and parenteral penicillin were equivalent in the treatment of severe pneumonia in(More)
OBJECTIVE In settings with limited assessment tools, we sought to determine whether early clinical signs and symptoms and blood oxygen saturation would predict amoxicillin treatment failure in children with severe pneumonia (as defined by the World Health Organization). METHODS Data were from a previously reported, multinational trial of orally(More)
Effect of Momordica charantia, a bitter vegetable popularly known as Karolla, on fasting and post prandial (2 hours after 75 gm oral glucose intake) serum glucose levels were studied in 100 cases of moderate non-insulin dependent diabetic subjects. Drinking of the aqueous homogenized suspension of the vegetable pulp led to significant reduction (p < 0.001)(More)
BACKGROUND No population-based studies to determine the magnitude of the asthma problem have been carried out in Bangladesh. This study aimed to define the prevalence of asthma as well as to identify the risk factors of asthma in the general population of Bangladesh. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted from January 1999 to August 1999 on 5642(More)
The study was done in a new settler's camp "Barachara" under Sadar thana of Cox's Bazar district. It has a total population of 784 of all age groups, registered in the middle of the study period. A prospective evaluation of all cases of fever were done over 12 months, to see the pattern of febrile illness among the population and to compare the therapeutic(More)
SETTING International multicentric study at nine tertiary care centres. OBJECTIVE The World Health Organization (WHO) currently does not recommend chest radiographs (CXRs) for routine management of pneumonia. We evaluated the use of CXR for the prediction of treatment failure in children with severe pneumonia. DESIGN We used WHO vaccine trials(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association of clinical outcome of measles in children with demographic profile and complications. DESIGN A cross-sectional analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Isolation ward, The Children's Hospital, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), from January 2003 to August 2004. PATIENTS AND METHODS Detailed(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of oral zinc supplementation on the serum zinc levels of pregnant women. DESIGN Experimental (double blinded randomized controlled trial). PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY PIMS and KRL Hospital, Islamabad, and community in tehsil Kahuta from April 2003 to April 2004. PATIENTS AND METHODS Pregnant women of 10 to 16 weeks(More)
  • Manju R. Mamtani, Archana Patel, +8 authors Hemant Kulkarni
  • Pediatric pulmonology
  • 2009
Severe pneumonia in children under 5 years of age continues to be an important clinical entity with treatment failure rates as high as 20%. Where severe pneumonias are common, predictive tools for treatment failure like chest radiography and pulse oximetry are not available or affordable. Thus, there is a need for development of simple, accurate and(More)
This study was conducted to find out the incidence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PT) in garments workers of Dhaka city and to find-out the relationship between the incidence of PT and socio-demographic factors of the respondents. From all garments factories of Dhaka city, 30 factories were included by stratified random sampling method. Then workers were(More)