Raiesa Karim

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The purpose of this work was to compare the efficacy and time to analgesia of a new tramadol/acetaminophen combination tablet to those of tramadol or acetaminophen (APAP) alone. A meta-analysis was performed of 3 separate single-dose, double-blind, parallel-group trials in patients with moderate or severe pain following extraction of 2 or more third molars.(More)
BACKGROUND Magnesium is one of the major electrolytes, deficiency of which is frequently overlooked in critical illness, leading to an adverse clinical outcome if not monitored regularly. SETTINGS AND DESIGN Single center prospective observational study of 2 years duration. MATERIALS AND METHODS The subjects studied were monitored for serum magnesium(More)
We assess the effect of maternal iron deficiency anemia (MIDA) on cord blood iron status, placental weight and fetal outcome [birth weight, APGAR (appearance, pulse, Grimace, activity, and respiration) scores and birth asphyxia]. We conducted a cross sectional analytic study on fifty hospitalized pregnant women and their neonates over a year in a teaching(More)
Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) is a clinico-radiological diagnosis, seen usually by four-six weeks of age (50% of patients) and rarely (<5% of patients) after the age of six months. Here, we report a young male with gradual onset of mild exertional breathlessness and physical examination revealing the features of right sided pneumothorax. X-ray of chest,(More)
Sera from fifty subjects with different presentations of Brugian filariasis and from common soil-transmitted helminth infections were tested for specific anti-filarial IgG and its subclasses. Anti-filarial IgG, IgG1 and IgG3 showed cross-reactivities with soil-transmitted helminthic infections and no significant differences in optical densities among the(More)
Isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS) is the most common spondylolytic disorders and one of the most common causes of low back pain and sciatica in adolescents and adults. Although the initial management is conservative, surgery is often the ultimate solution. Interbody fusion has been found superior and replaced the gold standard postero-lateral fusion.(More)
Diabetes mellitus is being increasingly recognized as a serious global health problem and is frequently associated with co-morbid depression. A cross sectional study was conducted among 178 adult type 2 diabetes mellitus patients attending Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM), Dhaka, Bangladesh to(More)
The authors report on 140 cases of fractures near the hip joint, which had been treated by applying a dynamic hip compression screw (DHS). DHS is an ideal method for stabilising pertrochanteral stable and lateral fractures. In unstable pertrochanteral fractures it is recommended to use a 130 degrees or 150 degrees DHS, depending on the age and the patient's(More)
Despite continued discussion regarding the treatment of displaced femoral neck fractures, controversies continue regarding their optimal treatment, including the choice of implant and fixation method. Hemiarthroplasty is one of the option which eliminate concerns about fixation failure, nonunion, and avascular necrosis and has become the choice of surgery(More)
177 patients with fractures near the hip joint were operated on between January 1983 and December 1985. The fractures were treated with Ender pinnings, total endoprostheses and dynamic hip screws (compression screw fixation). Up to June 1984 surgery was performed after the patients had been allowed a stabilisation phase of 4 days on the average, but from(More)