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Eddleston M.,University of Edinburgh | Eddleston M.,Royal Infirmary | Eddleston M.,PTT Inc | Chowdhury F.R.,Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology | Year: 2016

Despite being a major clinical and public health problem across the developing world, responsible for at least 5 million deaths over the last three decades, the clinical care of patients with organophosphorus (OP) insecticide poisoning has little improved over the last six decades. We are still using the same two antidotes - Atropine and oximes - that first came into clinical use in the late 1950s. Clinical research in South Asia has shown how improved regimens of atropine can prevent deaths. However, we are still unsure about which patients are most likely to benefit from the use of oximes. Supplemental antidotes, such as magnesium, clonidine and sodium bicarbonate, have all been proposed and studied in small trials without production of definitive answers. Novel antidotes such as nicotinic receptor antagonists, beta-adrenergic agonists and lipid emulsions are being studied in large animal models and in pilot clinical trials. Hopefully, one or more of these affordable and already licensed antidotes will find their place in routine clinical care. However, the large number of chemically diverse OP insecticides, the varied poisoning they produce and their varied response to treatment might ultimately make it difficult to determine definitively whether these antidotes are truly effective. In addition, the toxicity of the varied solvents and surfactants formulated with the OP active ingredients complicates both treatment and studies. It is possible that the only effective way to reduce deaths from OP insecticide poisoning will be a steady reduction in their agricultural use worldwide. © 2015 The British Pharmacological Society.


PubMed | Durham University, U.S. National Institutes of Health and Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Breast cancer research : BCR | Year: 2015

Earlier menarche is related to subsequent breast cancer risk, yet international differences in the age and tempo of other pubertal milestones and their relationships with body mass index (BMI) are not firmly established in populations at differing risk for breast cancer. We compared age and tempo of adrenarche, thelarche, pubarche, and menarche in a migrant study of Bangladeshi girls to the United Kingdom (UK) and assessed whether differences by migration were explained by differences in BMI.Included were groups of Bangladeshi (n =168), British-Bangladeshi (n =174) and white British (n =54) girls, aged 5 to 16 years. Interviewer-administered questionnaires obtained pubertal staging; height and weight were measured. Salivary dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate concentrations >400 pg/ml defined adrenarche. Median ages of pubertal milestones and hazard ratios (HR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated from Weibull survival models.In all three groups, adrenarche occurred earliest, followed by thelarche, pubarche, and finally menarche. Neither median age at adrenarche (Bangladeshi = 7.2, British-Bangladeshi = 7.4, white British = 7.1; P-trend = 0.70) nor at menarche (Bangladeshi = 12.5, British-Bangladeshi = 12.1, white British = 12.6; P-trend = 0.70) differed across groups. In contrast, median age at thelarche (Bangladeshi = 10.7, British-Bangladeshi = 9.6, white British = 8.7; P-trend <0.01) occurred earlier among girls living in the UK. Compared with Bangladeshi girls, HRs (95% CI) for earlier thelarche were 1.6 (1.1 to 2.4) for British-Bangladeshi girls and 2.6 (1.5 to 4.4) for white British girls (P-trend <0.01), but were attenuated after adjustment for BMI (British-Bangladeshi = 1.1 (0.7 to 1.8), white British = 1.7(1.0 to 3.1); P-trend =0.20).Thelarche occurred earlier, but puberty progressed slower with increasing exposure to the UK environment; differences were partially explained by greater BMI. The growth environment might account for much of the ethnic differences in pubertal development observed across and within countries.


Bari M.S.,Sylhet Mag Osmani Medical College | Alam M.M.J.,Sylhet Mag Osmani Medical College | Chowdhury F.R.,Sylhet Mag Osmani Medical College | Dhar P.B.,Sylhet Mag Osmani Medical College | Begum A.,United Hospital
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan | Year: 2012

Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) is an autosomal dominant skeletal disorder characterized by the presence of multiple osseous prominences. It can occur sporadically or within families (22 - 56%). Two genes, EXT1 and EXT2 located respectively at 8q24 and 11p11-p12, have been isolated to cause HME. It can cause gross deformity of limbs and growth disturbance which is quite a common complication. Malignant transformation to chondrosarcoma can also occur. Neurological presentations are rare and usually happened due to direct compression of a peripheral nerve or nerve root or less often the spinal cord. This case is possibly the first case of HME described from Bangladesh, presented with dorsal cord compression. Decompression was done and the complaints of myelopathy were improved.


PubMed | Research Medical Officer, Enam Medical College, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and North East Medical College
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR | Year: 2017

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and migraine frequently co-exist. Stress is a major contributing factor for both. Our medical students are subjected to stress related to the implicit responsibility of courses. But the prevalence of IBS, migraine and co-existing migraine in medical students is not known.To estimate the prevalence of migraine, IBS and co-existing IBS and migraine among medical students. A Cross-Sectional Survey.Self-reported questionnaire based study, was conducted in which migraine was defined according to International Headache Society (IHS) criteria while IBS by both Asian criteria and Rome III criteria. Both preclinical (n=142) and clinical students (n=151) of four medical colleges (government and private) of Dhaka and Sylhet district participated in the study. Among the 293 students (mean age 21.09 2.24 years) volunteered in the study (Males= 177), 14 (4.8%, 11 males, 3 females, p = 0.175) met the criteria for IBS with comparable prevalence among preclinical and clinical (4.2% vs. 5.3%, p = 0.787) students from both private and government institutions (2.1% vs. 7.2%, p = 0.055). IBS-D was the most prevalent subtype (n = 8, M = 6) and abdominal pain relieved by defecation (n = 11), was the most prevalent symptom. Fifty percent (n = 7) of IBS patients considered their bowel habit as normal. Among the 221 (75.4%) students with headache, only 51 (17.4%, 20 males and 31 females, p = 0.001) were diagnosed of migraine, with comparable prevalence among preclinical and clinical students (16.2% vs. 18.5%, p = 0.645). Only 17 (33%) subjects with migraine had accompanying aura. Common triggers were stress (n = 43), lack of sleep (n = 42), and daily life events. Twelve (23.5%) subjects with migraine had migraine-associated frequent disability. Only two female students with IBS-D (14.3%) had concomitant IBS and migraine.IBS and concomitant migraine - IBS prevalence was found to be low in our medical students, but migraine prevalence corresponds to other countries as well as in medical students.


Hossain M.M.,Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College
Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ | Year: 2013

This randomized, single blind, controlled, clinical trial was done to see the effect of magnesium sulfate infusion in perinatal asphyxia. This study was conducted in the Department of Neonatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Dhaka Medical College Hospital from January, 2010 to October, 2010. Total 50 term neonates having postnatal age less than 12 hours with history of perinatal asphyxia and had history of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (moderate or severe) were included in this study. Patients were assigned randomly to receive either 3 doses of magnesium sulfate infusion at 250mg/kg per dose (0.5ml/kg per dose) 24 hours apart (experimental group) or 3 doses of normal saline infusion 24 hours apart (placebo-controlled group). Both groups also received supportive care according to the unit protocol for perinatal asphyxia. Baseline characteristics of 50 neonates had no differences in gestational age, birth weight, gender, mode and place of delivery, parity, ANC, liquor colour and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) staging and mean age of intervention between the experimental and controlled groups. The mean serum magnesium at admission was 1.6±0.3mg/dl and 1.8±0.4mg/dl and after 48 hours was 3.9±0.6mg/dl and 1.9±0.2mg/dl in experimental group and in controlled group respectively. There was no significant difference or alteration in colour, heart rate, respiration, capillary filling time/blood pressure and oxygen saturation between the experimental and control groups. At discharge, 26% (5 of 19) of infants in the experimental group had neurological abnormalities, compared with 61% (11 of 18) of infants in the control group. At discharge experimental group were received more (78% vs. 44%) oral feedings by sucking compared with the controlled group. There is no significant difference in Electroencephalographic (EEG) abnormalities between groups. Good short-term outcomes at discharge were seen more (60% vs. 32%) in the experimental group, compared with the placebo-controlled group. The overall mortality rate in our study was 26%. Postnatal magnesium sulfate infusion is effective in improving short-term outcomes in neonate with perinatal asphyxia.


Shaheen M.M.,Dhaka Medical College | Shaheen M.M.,Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College | Raquib A.,Dhaka Medical College | Ahmad S.M.,Dhaka Medical College
Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery | Year: 2012

Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM) is a common community health disorder of children in all developing countries like Bangladesh which causes significant impact in speech, cognitive, educational and psychological development. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of CSOM and its association with certain socio-economic factors and health related practice and believes among rural primary school children of Bangladesh. The study was done among 1468 rural school going children (Boys:Girls, 1:1.23) aged between 4 and 12 years (mean 8.8 ± 1. 66) in five randomly selected rural primary school of Palash Upazilla of Narsingdi district, Bangladesh. They had underwent ENT check up by the doctors trained in ENT and their guardians were interviewed regarding their socioeconomic status, health related practices and beliefs and other related issues using a pre tested protocol. Total 77 (5.2%) cases of CSOM were detected with girl's predominance (5.7 vs. 4.7%). Our study revealed statistically significant association of CSOM with yearly income of guardian (P < 0.005), maternal education (P < 0.001), bathing habit (P < 0.001), ear cleaning habit (P < 0.05), pattern of primary medical consultation (P < 0.05). Disease prevalence was also found higher among the dwellers of kachha house. So, this preventable burning problem of CSOM can be resolved by collective effort by incorporating primary ear care program with primary health care system among the vulnerable children of rural area along with their socio-economic development. Thus, future citizens can be safeguarded from developing CSOM, hearing impairment and its resultant complications. © 2011 Association of Otolaryngologists of India.


Parul S.S.,Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College
Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ | Year: 2011

Adiponectin is an adipocyte derived hormone, a modulator of lipid metabolism and systemic inflammation. It has potential anti-atherogenic property. Adiponectin is present in low concentration in patients with obesity, insulin resistance (IR), Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and coronary heart disease (CHD). In this case control study, we studied the association of Serum adiponectin with CHD. Sixty-four subjects were enrolled. Consecutive 31 CHD patients (Group I) and 33 healthy controls (Group II) were included. Serum adiponectin & lipid profile were estimated in all. Serum adiponectin was significantly lower in CHD patients (3.90±2.21μg/ml) in comparison with controls (5.09±2.13μg/ml)(P<0.05). There was no significant difference of any fraction of lipid profile between cases and controls. Significant negative correlation was observed between Serum adiponectin and Serum triacylglyceride (STG) in cases (P<0.01). It may be concluded that low serum adiponectin may have some important role in development of CHD and probably low adiponectin and dyslipidemia are linked in the development of atherosclerosis. Further study is recommended with larger sample size to explore the role of hypoadiponectinemia in the causation of CHD.


Mia A.H.,Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College
Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ | Year: 2013

A cross sectional study was done in Neonatal unit of Dhaka Shishu Hospital (DSH) to develop a grading system of perinatal asphyxia by clinical parameters, to show an agreement between this grading and Sarnat & Sarnat stages and to assess the outcome. Consecutive 60 cases of asphyxiated term newborn, aged between 0-48 hours were enrolled in this study who were classified according to new proposed scoring and Sarnat & Sarnat staging system simultaneously on same set up. All asphyxiated cases were managed as per protocol of neonatal unit of this hospital and followed up accordingly till 3 months of age. Out of 60 cases, sarnat stage-I cases were 16 of which all were mild according to proposed scoring system. Sarnat stage-II cases were 20 and among them 2 were mild, 16 were moderate and 2 were severe according to proposed scoring system. Sarnat stage-III cases were 24, among them 24 were severe according to proposed scoring system. The level of agreement between proposed scoring & Sarnat staging was 93.3% where kappa value was 0.899. Overall mortality of asphyxiated cases was 33.3%. About 42.9% of Sarnat stage-II and 80%(8) of Sarnat stage-III cases had neurological deficit whereas 50%(3) of moderate and 80%(4) of severely asphyxiated cases had neurological deficit on follow up at 3 months of age. Brief clinical grading system is more convenient & easier than that of Sarnat & Sarnat staging. But it is also equally as effective as Sarnat staging in classifying asphyxiated babies into different grades & to assess the outcome of perinatal asphyxia.


PubMed | Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and University of Edinburgh
Type: Journal Article | Journal: British journal of clinical pharmacology | Year: 2016

Despite being a major clinical and public health problem across the developing world, responsible for at least 5 million deaths over the last three decades, the clinical care of patients with organophosphorus (OP) insecticide poisoning has little improved over the last six decades. We are still using the same two antidotes - atropine and oximes - that first came into clinical use in the late 1950s. Clinical research in South Asia has shown how improved regimens of atropine can prevent deaths. However, we are still unsure about which patients are most likely to benefit from the use of oximes. Supplemental antidotes, such as magnesium, clonidine and sodium bicarbonate, have all been proposed and studied in small trials without production of definitive answers. Novel antidotes such as nicotinic receptor antagonists, beta-adrenergic agonists and lipid emulsions are being studied in large animal models and in pilot clinical trials. Hopefully, one or more of these affordable and already licensed antidotes will find their place in routine clinical care. However, the large number of chemically diverse OP insecticides, the varied poisoning they produce and their varied response to treatment might ultimately make it difficult to determine definitively whether these antidotes are truly effective. In addition, the toxicity of the varied solvents and surfactants formulated with the OP active ingredients complicates both treatment and studies. It is possible that the only effective way to reduce deaths from OP insecticide poisoning will be a steady reduction in their agricultural use worldwide.


PubMed | Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and University of Oxford
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP | Year: 2016

To evaluate the efficacy of orally administered probiotics in preventing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm very low birth weight (VLBW) infants.Arandomized double blind controlled trial.The Paediatrics Department of Sylhet M.A.G. Osmani Medical College Hospital, Sylhet Bangladesh, from July 2012 to June 2015.Preterm (28 - 33 weeks gestation) VLBW (birth weight 1000 - 1499 g) neonates were enrolled. The study group was fed with probiotics once daily with breast milk from first feeding, and the control group with only breast milk without the addition of probiotics. Both the groups received other standard care. The primary outcome was the development of NEC (stage II and III), categorized by modified Bells classification.In 108 neonates, development of NEC was significantly lower in the study group than that of control group [1 (1.9%) vs. 6 (11.5%); p=0.044]. Age of achievement of full oral feeding was significantly earlier in the study group than that in the control group (14.88 3.15 and 18.80 4.32 days; p < 0.001). Duration of hospital stay was significantly short in the study group compared to the control group (15.82 2.94 days vs. 19.57 4.26 days; p < 0.001).Probiotic supplementation reduces the frequency of necrotising enterocolitis in preterm neonates with very low birth weight. It is also associated with faster achievement of full oral feeding and short duration of hospital stay.

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