Sanjib Kumar Sharma

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Current available data on snake bites in Nepal are based solely on hospital statistics. This community-based study aimed at evaluating the impact of snake bites and determining the risk factors associated with a fatal outcome in southeastern Nepal. A total of 1,817 households, selected by a random proportionate sampling method, were visited by trained field(More)
Snake bite is one of the most neglected public health issues in poor rural communities living in the tropics. Because of serious misreporting, the true worldwide burden of snake bite is not known. South Asia is the world's most heavily affected region, due to its high population density, widespread agricultural activities, numerous venomous snake species(More)
Four thousand and seventy eight cases of snakebite, occurring between January and December 2000, were analysed for clinical and epidemiological features. Cases of about 379 had features of envenoming and 81 died. All the victims with systemic envenoming had neurotoxicity. No case with coagulopathy was recorded. Snakebite was more frequent between the ages(More)
Heavy proteinuria is a major determinant of progression to ESRD for patients with chronic nephropathies and reducing proteinuria should be a key target for renoprotective therapy. In the Remission Clinic, we applied a multimodal intervention to target urinary proteins in 56 consecutive patients who had >3 g proteinuria/d despite angiotensin-converting(More)
We report the cases of two patients who developed acute renal failure following multiple wasp stings. Both patients required dialysis and recovered within 4 weeks. The kidney biopsy from one patient showed acute tubular necrosis with interstitial nephritis. One patient had complete recovery of renal function on follow-up, while the other was lost to(More)
BACKGROUND In 2007, the International Society of Nephrology funded the Kidney Disease Data Center database to house data from sponsored programs aimed at preventing chronic kidney disease and its complications in developing nations. This study compares baseline characteristics and burden of illness among participants from centers in China, Mongolia, and(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease is an important cause of global mortality and morbidity. Data for epidemiological features of chronic kidney disease and its risk factors are limited for low-income and middle-income countries. The International Society of Nephrology's Kidney Disease Data Center (ISN-KDDC) aimed to assess the prevalence and awareness of(More)
Background. This study was carried out to establish the prevalence of cardiovascular risks such as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes in Eastern Nepal. This study also establishes the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and its relationships to these cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle. Methods. 14,425 subjects aged 20-100 (mean 41.4 ± 15.1) were(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate antimicrobial susceptibility patterns with special reference to multidrug resistance, susceptibility to ciprofloxacin, and bacteriophage typing of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi isolated from blood sent for culture in a tertiary-care teaching hospital in eastern Nepal during January 2000-December 2004. In(More)