Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College

Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Faiz M.A.,Dev Care Foundation | Ahsan M.F.,Chittagong University | Ghose A.,Chittagong Medical College and Hospital | Rahman M.R.,Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College | And 8 more authors.
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene | Year: 2017

We describe 70 cases of monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) bite admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh. The biting snakes were identified by examining the dead snake and/or detecting N. kaouthia venom antigens in patients' serum. Bites were most common in the early morning and evening during the monsoon (May-July). Ligatures were routinely applied to the bitten limb before admission. Thirty-seven patients consulted traditional healers, most of whom made incisions around the bite site. Fifty-eight patients experienced severe neurotoxicity andmost suffered swelling and pain of the bitten limb. The use of an Indian polyvalent antivenom in patients exhibiting severe neurotoxicity resulted in clinical improvement but most patients experienced moderate-to-severe adverse reactions. Antivenom did not influence local blistering and necrosis appearing in 19 patients; 12 required debridement. Edrophonium significantly improved the ability of patients to open the eyes, endurance of upward gaze, and peak expiratory flow rate suggesting that a longer-acting anticholinesterase drug (neostigmine) could be recommended for first aid. The study suggested that regionally appropriate antivenom should be raised against the venoms of the major envenoming species of Bangladesh and highlighted the need to improve the training of staff of local medical centers and to invest in the basic health infrastructure in rural communities. © 2017 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.


Harris J.B.,Northumbria University | Faiz M.A.,Sir Salimullah Medical College | Rahman M.R.,Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College | Jalil M.M.A.,University of Dhaka | And 4 more authors.
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene | Year: 2010

The demographics, epidemiology, first aid, clinical management, treatment and outcome of snake bites causing no significant signs of systemic envenoming were documented in Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh, between May 1999 and October 2002. Among 884 patients admitted, 350 were systemically envenomed and 534 were without signs of either systemic or significant local envenoming. The average age of patients with physical evidence of snake bite but no systemic envenoming was 26.4 years. Most had been bitten on their feet or hands. Ligatures had been applied proximal to the bite site in >95% of cases and the bite site had been incised in 13%. Patients were typically discharged at 24. h. Those with clinical signs of systemic envenoming resembled the non-envenomed cases demographically and epidemiologically except that they arrived at hospital significantly later than non-envenomed patients, having spent longer with traditional healers. No non-envenomed patient was treated with antivenom and none went on to develop symptoms of systemic envenoming after discharge. The potential complications and confusing signs caused by ligatures and incision demand that all patients admitted with a history of snake bite be kept under observation for 24. h after admission even if they have no signs of systemic envenoming. © 2010 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.


Rahman R.,Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College | Faiz M.A.,Sir Salimullah Medical College | Selim S.,Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College | Rahman B.,University of New South Wales | And 7 more authors.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases | Year: 2010

Background: Snake bite is a neglected public health problem in the world and one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in many areas, particularly in the rural tropics. It also poses substantial economic burdens on the snake bite victims due to treatment related expenditure and loss of productivity. An accurate estimate of the risk of snake bite is largely unknown for most countries in the developing world, especially South-East Asia. Methodology/Principal Findings: We undertook a national epidemiological survey to determine the annual incidence density of snake bite among the rural Bangladeshi population. Information on frequency of snake bite and individuals' length of stay in selected households over the preceding twelve months was rigorously collected from the respondents through an interviewer administered questionnaire. Point estimates and confidence intervals of the incidence density of snake bite, weighted and adjusted for the multi-stage cluster sampling design, were obtained. Out of 18,857 study participants, over one year a total of 98 snake bites, including one death were reported in rural Bangladesh. The estimated incidence density of snake bite is 623.4 / 100,000 person years (95% C I 513.4-789.2 /100,000 person years). Biting occurs mostly when individuals are at work. The majority of the victims (71%) receive snake bites to their lower extremities. Eightysix percent of the victims received some form of management within two hours of snake bite, although only three percent of the victims went directly to either a medical doctor or a hospital. Conclusions/Significance: Incidence density of snake bite in rural Bangladesh is substantially higher than previously estimated. This is likely due to better ascertainment of the incidence through a population based survey. Poor access to health services increases snake bite related morbidity and mortality; therefore, effective public health actions are warranted. © 2010 Rahman et al.


PubMed | Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Center for Medical Education, University of Dhaka and 3 more.
Type: | Journal: BioMed research international | Year: 2016

Post-Kala-Azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL) remains a major public health threat in Bangladesh. A cross-sectional study was carried out in Surya Kanta Kala azar Research Centre (SKKRC), Mymensingh, from January 2012 to July 2013 to evaluate the health seeking behaviour and the length of delay of PKDL management. The consecutive 200 diagnosed PKDL cases that got treatment in SKKRC hospital were subjected to evaluation. Most (98%) of the patients were not aware and had no knowledge about PKDL, though 87.5% had a history of history of Kala-azar treatment. Many patients reported first to village doctor (15.5%), the pharmacy shop (10%), or traditional health provider (7.5%) upon recognition of symptom. The time between the initial symptom recognition and first medical consultation (patient delay) ranged from 10 days to 4745 days (13 years) with a median of 373 days (mean: 696; IQR: 138 to 900 days). The time between first medical consultations to definite treatment (system delay) ranged from 0 days to 1971 days (5.4 years), with a median delay of 14 days (mean: 46.48; IQR: 7 to 44 days) that was reported in this study. Age, education, occupation, and residential status had significant association with patient delay (P < 0.05). Educational status, occupation, number of treatment providers, and first health care provider had a significant association with system delay (P < 0.05). Success in PKDL diagnosis and treatment requires specific behavior from patients and health care providers which facilitate those practices.


PubMed | Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, University of Dhaka, Goethe University Frankfurt, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital and 6 more.
Type: | Journal: The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene | Year: 2017

We describe 70 cases of monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) bite admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh. The biting snakes were identified by examining the dead snake and/or detecting N. kaouthia venom antigens in patients serum. Bites were most common in the early morning and evening during the monsoon (May-July). Ligatures were routinely applied to the bitten limb before admission. Thirty-seven patients consulted traditional healers, most of whom made incisions around the bite site. Fifty-eight patients experienced severe neurotoxicity and most suffered swelling and pain of the bitten limb. The use of an Indian polyvalent antivenom in patients exhibiting severe neurotoxicity resulted in clinical improvement but most patients experienced moderate-to-severe adverse reactions. Antivenom did not influence local blistering and necrosis appearing in 19 patients; 12 required debridement. Edrophonium significantly improved the ability of patients to open the eyes, endurance of upward gaze, and peak expiratory flow rate suggesting that a longer-acting anticholinesterase drug (neostigmine) could be recommended for first aid. The study suggested that regionally appropriate antivenom should be raised against the venoms of the major envenoming species of Bangladesh and highlighted the need to improve the training of staff of local medical centers and to invest in the basic health infrastructure in rural communities.


Perveen I.,Enam Medical College | Rahman M.M.,Enam Medical College | Saha M.,North East Medical College | Rahman M.M.,Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College | Hasan M.Q.,Enam Medical College
Indian Journal of Gastroenterology | Year: 2014

Background: This community-based survey aimed to find out the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia (FD), overlapping symptoms, and associated factors for overlap. Method: By cluster sampling method, 3,000 (1,523 male) randomly selected adult subjects in the Sylhet district of Bangladesh were interviewed by a questionnaire based on ROME III criteria. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were done to find out the factors for overlap with significance level set at ≤0.05. Results: The mean age of the study population was 33.9 ± 16.4 years. Prevalence of IBS and FD and IBS-FD were 12.9 % (n = 387), 8.3 % (n = 249), and 3.5 % (n = 105), respectively. Approximately 27.1 % of IBS patients and 42.1 % of FD patients had overlapping IBS-FD. The odds ratio for IBS-FD overlap was 6.3 (95 % CI, 4.8-8.4). Mean age (p = 0.011) and epigastric pain (p = 0.002) were more in overlap patients than FD alone, whereas epigastric pain syndrome subtype (p < 0.009) was more prevalent in lone FD subjects. In the multivariate logistic analysis, early satiety (OR, 3.0; 95 % CI, 1.2-7.5; p = 0.018) and epigastric pain (OR, 14.5; 95 % CI, 5.0-42.1; p = 0.000) in FD patients appeared as independent risk factors for overlap. Bloating (p = 0.026), <3 stools per week (p = 0.050), abdominal pain reduced by defecation (p = 0.002), abdominal pain severity score (p = 0.004), and overall symptom frequency score (p = 0.000) were more in overlap patients than IBS-alone patients. In IBS patients, bloating (OR, 3.6; CI, 2.0-6.5; p = 0.000) was found as potential symptom associated with IBS-FD overlap. Conclusion: FD was a less prevalent disorder than IBS in our community, and significant overlap existed between the two disorders. Early satiety, epigastric pain, and bloating were important factors associated with overlap. © 2014 Indian Society of Gastroenterology.


Feroz A.H.M.,Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College | Islam M.N.,Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University | Ten Klooster P.M.,University of Twente | Hasan M.,Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology | Year: 2012

Objective: To develop a culturally adapted Bengali version of the Short Form-36 (SF-36) Health Survey and to test its acceptability, reliability, and validity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Study Design and Setting: The US English SF-36 was translated into Bengali after established cross-cultural adaptation procedures. The questionnaire was interviewer administered to 125 consecutive outpatients with RA and readministered after 2 weeks to 40 randomly selected patients. Results: Most participants (86.4%) did not have any problem in understanding the Bengali SF-36 and 98.4% of the questionnaires were fully completed. Only the role-physical and role-emotional scales showed substantial floor and ceiling effects. Principal component analysis confirmed that the hypothesized two-factor structure and tests of scaling assumptions were 100% successful for all eight scales expect physical functioning (98.8%) and general health (77.5%). Cronbach's α was higher than 0.78 and the test-retest reliability was high (r > 0.82) for all scales. Correlations with other disease activity parameters were generally as expected and summary scores were able to discriminate between relevant subgroups. Conclusion: The interviewer-administered Bengali SF-36 appears to be an acceptable, reliable, and valid instrument for measuring health-related quality of life in Bangladeshi patients with RA. The questionnaire should be further evaluated in people from the general population and in patients with different medical conditions. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Roy G.C.,Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College
Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ | Year: 2012

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is frequently associated with CKD, which is important because individuals with CKD are more likely to die from CVD than to develop kidney failure. CVD in CKD is treatable and potentially preventable and CKD appears to be a risk factor for CVD. In order of incidence and frequency systemic hypertension, left ventricular failure, congestive cardiac failure, ischemic heart disease, anaemic heart failure, rhythm disturbances, pericarditis with or without effusion, cardiac tamponade, uraemic cardiomyopathy are various cardiovascular complications encountered in patients with chronic renal failure. A patient may present with one or more complications of cardiovascular system. The survival rate and prognosis to a great extent depends on proper management of these complications. Use of regular dialysis and renal transplant has changed the death pattern in developed countries but it is still a major problem in developing country. The aim of this article is early detection of CKD and proper management of it thereby preventing the major cardiovascular complications.


Ara J.G.,Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College | Khan M.H.,Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College
Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ | Year: 2015

Humerus is the largest bone of upper limb. Upper limb is the most movable part and main working tools of human body. This is a cross sectional, analytic type of study carried out in the department of Anatomy, Sir Salimullah Medical College (SSMC), Dhaka from July 2011 to Dec 2012. The present study was performed on two hundred (n=200; male=117 & female=83) left sided fully ossified dry humerus bones collected from Department of Anatomy and the medical students of 1st and 2nd year MBBS course of Sir Salimullah Medical College (SSMC), Dhaka and Dhaka National Medical College (DNMC), Dhaka. Morphometric study was carried out on all samples by direct physical method. There was statistically significant difference (p=0.001) between male and female bone in the diameter of the head and shaft of the left humerus. The present study was attempted to provide a morphometric base line data of fully ossified human left humerus.


Barua U.K.,Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College
Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ | Year: 2013

Pulmonary involvement is common in patients with portal hypertension and can manifest in diverse manners. Changes in pulmonary arterial resistance, manifesting either as the hepatopulmonary syndrome or portopulmonary hypertension (POPH), have been increasingly recognized in these patients in recent years. The prognosis in patients with liver disease who also suffer from significant POPH is considered to be poor. Higher degree of pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) may preclude a patient from liver transplant as mortality in these patients is high. This review summarizes the clinicopathologic features, diagnostic criteria, as well as the latest concepts in the pathogenesis and management of POPH, which is defined as is a form of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with portal hypertension with or without underlying chronic liver disease.

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