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Faridpur Medical College Journal     Open Access  
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Gender and the Genome     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Gümüşhane Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Hamdan Medical Journal     Open Access  
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Health Information : Jurnal Penelitian     Open Access  
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Health Science Journal of Indonesia     Open Access  
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HEC Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Hepatology, Medicine and Policy     Open Access  
HERALD of North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov     Open Access  
Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
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Highland Medical Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
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HIV Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
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Hormones : International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Hybrid Journal  
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Hospital Topics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Hua Hin Sook Jai Klai Kangwon Journal     Open Access  
Huisarts en wetenschap     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human & Veterinary Medicine - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Human Factors in Healthcare     Open Access  
Human Fertility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Humanidades Médicas     Open Access  
I.P. Pavlov Russian Medical Biological Herald     Open Access  
Iatreia     Open Access  
Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences     Open Access  
IDCases     Open Access  
IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Indian Journal of Ayurveda and lntegrative Medicine Klue     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Infant Observation: International Journal of Infant Observation and Its Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Informatics in Medicine Unlocked     Open Access  
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  • Regional differences in COVID-19 attack and case fatality rates in the
           first quarter of 2020: a comparative study

    • Authors: Most Zannatul Ferdous, Lakshmi Rani Kundu, Marjia Sultana, Sheikh Jafia Jafrin
      Pages: 1 - 10
      Abstract: Background and Objective: The COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak has become a public health threat all over the world. From December 31, 2019 to March 19, 2020, 146 countries were affected. Evidence on the management approaches of current COVID-19 pandemic is still limited though the numbers of affected countries are increasing as the days go by. This study was aimed at determining the attack rate (AR) and case fatality rate (CFR) of Covid-19 in six different regions around the world in the first quarter of 2020. An attempt was also made to provide an overview of the ongoing situation of COVID-19. Methods: The design of the study was mixed approach where a retrospective analysis of surveillance data of six different regions around the world were collected from COVID-19 dashboard of World Health organization, between 31 December 2019 to 19 March 2020 (Time: 2:00 pm. BST [CET: 9 am]). Besides, other different validated sources (example: Worldometer, Center for Disease Control and Prevention) were used to assess the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19. A statistical software SPSS version 26 was used to analyze the data. Results: There were a total of 207,860 confirmed cases and 8779 deaths across six different regions around the world from 31 December 2019 to 19 March 2020, with the highest AR of 9.92/100,000 population in Europe region, followed by Asia (2.7/ 100,000), Australia (1.75/100,000), North America (1.42/100,000), South America (0.23/100,000) and Africa (0.06/100,000) regions. Study results revealed statistically significant association between attack rates and the six regions of the world (p=0.002), meaning that AR varied in the regions around the world. The CFR was high in Europe region (4.81%), followed by Asia (4.06%), Africa (2.72%), South America (1.41%), Australia (1.12%), and North America (0.69%) regions. Data reviewed from different countries revealed that the highest number of cases was confirmed in the United States, followed by Spain and Italy. The findings revealed that the reported confirmed cases varied widely in different regions of the world. Conclusion: The severity and variation in -geographical distribution of COVID-19 cases and deaths suggest that urgent response from various government and public health authorities should be taken and research regarding underlying factors determining this severity should be sought for. Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2020; 14(2): 1-10
      PubDate: 2021-04-05
      DOI: 10.3329/imcjms.v14i2.52825
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2021)
  • Outcome of ivermectin treated mild to moderate COVID-19 cases: a
           single-centre, open-label, randomised controlled study

    • Authors: Chinmay Saha Podder, Nandini Chowdhury, Mohim Ibne Sina, Wasim Md Mohosin Ul Haque
      Pages: 11 - 18
      Abstract: Background and objectives: Various existing non-antiviral drugs are being used to treat severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection based mostly on existing data from previous coronavirus outbreaks. Ivermectin is one of such agents being widely used to treat early-stage of COVID-19. This study evaluated the outcome of ivermectin treated mild to moderate COVID-19 cases compared to usual care. Methods: This open-label randomised controlled study was conducted at a sub-district (Upazila) health complex from 1st May 2020 to the end of July 2020. Consecutive RT-PCR positive eligible COVID-19 patients were randomised into control and intervention arms. In the intervention arm, ivermectin 200 micrograms/kg single dose was administered orally in addition to usual care and was followed up till recovery. Repeat RT-PCR was done on day ten since the first positive result. The end point with regard to treatment outcome was time required for the resolution of symptoms from the onset of the symptoms and following enrollement in the study. Results: A total of 62 mild to moderate COVID-19 patients were enrolled in the study. There were 30 patients in the control arm and 32 patients in the intervention arm. Total recovery time from the onset of symptoms to complete resolution of symptoms of the patients in the intervention arm was 10.09 ± 3.236 days, compared to 11.50 ± 5.32 days in the control arm (95% CI -0.860,3.627, p>. 05) and was not significantly different. The mean recovery time after enrolment in the intervention arm was 5.31 ± 2.48 days, which also did not differ significantly from the control arm of 6.33 ± 4.23 days (95% CI – 0.766, 2.808, p> 0.05). Results of negative repeat RT- PCR were not significantly different between control and intervention arms (control 90% vs intervention 95%, p>.05). Conclusion: Ivermectin had no beneficial effect on the disease course over usual care in mild to moderate COVID-19 cases. Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2020; 14(2): 11-18
      PubDate: 2021-04-05
      DOI: 10.3329/imcjms.v14i2.52826
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2021)
  • Neonatal sepsis due to non-albicans Candida species and their
           susceptibility to antifungal agents: first report from Bangladesh

    • Authors: Rafia Afreen Jalil, KM Shahidul Islam, Lovely Barai, Shahida Akhter
      Pages: 19 - 26
      Abstract: Background and objectives: Frequency of neonatal sepsis in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) has been increasing worldwide over the last decades. The emergence of non-albicans Candida (NAC) species and their resistance to common antifungal agents become an important preventive and therapeutic issue. The present study was undertaken to find out the role of NAC species in neonatal sepsis/candidemia in the NICUs of hospitals of Dhaka city. The susceptibility pattern of NAC species to antifungal agents was also determined. Materials and methods: Suspected cases of neonatal sepsis admitted in NICU of four tertiary care hospitals of Dhaka city, from March to December 2018 were enrolled. In this cross sectional study, blood samples were collected from neonates with suspected sepsis for culture. Identification of Candida species was done by carbohydrate (CHO) assimilation tests using swab auxanographic technique, CHO impregnated yeast nitrogen base plate method (YNB), microtiter plate based miniaturized method and by HiCromeTM Candida Differential Media. Susceptibility of the isolated Candida species to antifungal agents was determined by disk diffusion (DD) and by minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) methods. MIC was determined by broth microdilution method using RPMI 1640 and trypticase soy broth (TSB). Results: In the present study, NAC species were isolated from 39.7% neonates. C. tropicalis was the predominant species (81.0%) followed by C. parapsilosis (12.1%), C. auris (5.2%) and C. dubliniensis (1.7%). Isolated NAC species were 98.3% sensitive to voriconazole. Sensitivity to fluconazole, ketoconazole, itraconazole, and clotrimazole was 3.5%, 15.5%, 86.2% and 56.9% respectively by DD method. All the isolates (100%) were sensitive to miconazole and nystatin. All the C. tropicalis, C. auris and C. dubliniensis were sensitive to amphotericin B and anidulafungin. One and four C. parapsilosis were found resistant to amphotericin B and anidulafungin respectively. The MIC results obtained by using RPMI 1640 and TSB as growth medium were concordant suggesting that TSB media was a good alternative to expensive RPMI 1640. Conclusion: The advent of NAC species merits attention as they are highly resistant to most of the azoles. Therefore, speciation of Candida in neonatal candidemia is essential to institute appropriate antifungal therapy. Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2020; 14(2): 19-26
      PubDate: 2021-04-05
      DOI: 10.3329/imcjms.v14i2.52827
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2021)
  • Helicobacter pylori infection in diabetes mellitus patients with peptic
           ulcer disease

    • Authors: Salma Khatun, Khandaker Shadia, Mafruha Mahmud, Sraboni Mazumder, Indrajit Kumar Dutta, Fahmida Rahman, Md Shariful Alam Jilani, Jalaluddin Ashraful Haq
      Pages: 27 - 32
      Abstract: Background and objectives: Helicobacter pylori infection is suspected to be associated with extra-gastrointestinal disorders such as diabetes mellitus (DM). It is still a subject of investigation whether H. pylori has a pathogenic role on DM or diabetic patients have an increased susceptibility to H. pylori infection. The aim of the present study was to find out the rate of H. pylori infection in individuals with and without DM. Materials and methods: The study was conducted on 72 diabetic and 19 non-diabetic adult individuals with dyspeptic symptoms attending the BIRDEM General Hospital for diagnostic endoscopy. All cases were tested for H. pylori stool antigen by rapid immunochromatographic test (ICT), urease production in biopsy samples by rapid urease test (RUT), and serum anti-H. pylori IgA and anti-CagA IgG antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Any case that had peptic ulcer/erosion and was positive for H. pylori stool antigen or rapid urease test (RUT) was defined as H. pylori positive case. Results: There was no significant (p=0.095) difference in H. pylori infection between diabetics and non-diabetics (68.1% vs 47.4%). Presence of ulcer and erosion were not significantly different among diabetics and non-diabetics. Anti-H. pylori IgA positivity rate in H. pylori positive diabetic and non-diabetic cases were 65.3% and 55.6% (p=0.575) respectively while anti-CagA IgG rate in those cases were 46.9% and 66.7% (p=0.276) respectively. Conclusion: The present study did not reveal any significant difference in H. pylori infection between individuals with and without DM having peptic ulcer/erosion. Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2020; 14(2): 27-32
      PubDate: 2021-04-05
      DOI: 10.3329/imcjms.v14i2.52832
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2021)
  • A profile of illnesses prevailing in the secondary schools of rural
           communities of Bangladesh

    • Authors: Tanjima Begum, Parvin Akter Khanam, Mir Masudur Rhaman, M Abu Sayeed
      Pages: 33 - 41
      Abstract: Background and objectives: The childhood population in Bangladesh is ~20% of the 166.5 million. The rural population comprises almost 70%. Approximately, Bangladesh has more than 23,500 high schools. There has been no published data on the profile of illness commonly observed among the high school children. The aims of the study were a) to determine a profile of common illness among the students of rural high schools; b) to assess the nutrition status related to socio-economic class and c) to find out the correlations between anthropometry and blood pressure and between anthropometry and blood glucose status. Methods: The study was conducted in purposively selected high schools in Santhia thana under the district of Pabna. Local leaders and the school teachers volunteered to communicate the study objectives and investigation details to the eligible students. The teachers prepared the list of participants. All the willing participants were advised to attend the investigation site in the morning in a fasting state. Each participant was interviewed. Socio-demographic and clinical history was taken. Investigations included anthropometry – height (ht), weight (wt), waist- and hip-circumference (waist, hip). Adiposity indices namely body mass index (BMI – wt in kg/ht in met. sq.), waist/hip ratio (WHR) and waist/ht ratio (WHtR) were calculated. Resting blood pressure was taken. Clinical examination (general and systemic) was done. Fasting blood glucose (FBG) was estimated using glucometer strip and blood grouping by test kit. Test kit was also used for detection of urinary protein. Results: From six schools, 1069 students (boys/girls = 392/677) of age 10 to 19 years participated in the study. The participants from middle class family were 52.7% and upper were 14.4%. Their mothers were mostly housewives (95.5%) and only 16% had academic education of ten years or more. The mean (± SD) values of BMI, WHR, WHtR and FBG were 18.2 (± 2.9), 0.81 (± 0.07), 0.43 (± 0.05) and 5.26 (± 0.45) mmol/L respectively. Adiposity was significantly higher in upper socio-economic class than the middle and lower class, though no differences were observed in blood pressure and blood glucose level. Of the illnesses, the most common were sinusitis (21.4%), tonsillitis (13.3%) and toothache plus dental caries (10.7%). Conclusions: The most common illnesses were sinusitis, tonsillitis and dental caries. Anthropometric measures indicated that adiposity was not uncommon in rural children. Though adiposity was found higher among the upper than the lower socio-economic class, blood pressure and blood glucose level showed no difference indicating equal risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) irrespective of socio-economic class. These findings envisage that the existing status of child health might lead to NCDs in adult life. We suggest adiposity, blood pressure and blood glucose status of a high school cohort may be prospectively followed for eventual future health events. Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2020; 14(2): 33-41
      PubDate: 2021-04-05
      DOI: 10.3329/imcjms.v14i2.52828
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2021)
  • Clinical characteristics and factors influencing the outcome of
           hospitalised COVID-19 patients in a semi-urban primary healthcare center

    • Authors: Wasim Md Mohosin Ul Haque, Chinmay Saha Podder, Nandini Chowdhury, Md Mohim Ibne Sina, SKM Shameem Kawser, Ahammed Kabir, Robiul Hasan, Md Arifur Rahman Munshi, Asma Akter, Arjun Saha, Lima Saha, Sohel Rana
      Pages: 42 - 54
      Abstract: Background and objectives: Various new manifestations and risk factors for COVID-19 have been unveiled in the course of the current pandemic. Understanding the clinical spectrums as well as the risk factors associated with the adverse outcome of the disease is critical to combat this pandemic. This study was conducted to identify the clinical features, overall outcome and the factors associated with adverse outcome of the hospitalised COVID-19 patients in a semi-urban healthcare setting. Methods: This study was conducted at Debidwar Upazila (sub-district) Health Complex under the Cumilla district from April 2020 to October 2020. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) positive COVID-19 patients, aged 18 years and above, admitted at the Health Complex were enrolled in the study. All patients were followed till their recovery, referral or death. The data were collected in a pre-designed semi-structured questionnaire that included demographic, epidemiological, clinical and laboratory parameters. Result: Out of 50 RT-PCR positiveCOVID-19 adult participants, 30 (60%) were males and 20 (40%) were females. Twenty-four percent, 36%, and 40% of the patients had mild, moderate and severe disease respectively. The most common clinical symptom was fever (96%), followed by cough (86%) and shortness of breath (60%). Hypertension (54%), diabetes mellitus (40%), bronchial asthma (20%) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, 14%) were the major co-morbid conditions. Of the total cases, 2 (4%) died and 8 (16%) required referral to tertiary care hospital while 40 (80%) recovered. COPD was associated with poor outcome (OR 19; 95% CI: 2.88, 125.31; p < 0.05). Smokers were 7 times more likely to exhibit the negative outcome than non-smokers (95% CI: 1.52, 32.33; p < 0.05). Conclusion: In this study, COPD was associated with a negative outcome. Further study with larger sample should be carried out to determine the spectrum of risk factors. Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2020; 14(2): 42-54
      PubDate: 2021-04-05
      DOI: 10.3329/imcjms.v14i2.52829
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2021)
  • Melioidosis by aminoglycoside susceptible Burkholderia pseudomallei: First
           case in Bangladesh

    • Authors: Saika Farook, Md Shariful Alam Jilani, Alpona Akhter, J Ashraful Haq
      Pages: 55 - 59
      Abstract: Burkholderia pseudomallei is the etiological agent of melioidosis. It is a gram-negative bacillus present in environment and intrinsically resistant to many antibiotics including aminoglycosides. However, recently aminoglycoside susceptible B. pseudomallei has been isolated from melioidosis cases and reported from some countries of the world. But, such aminoglycoside susceptible B. pseudomallei has never been detected in Bangladesh either from melioidosis cases or from environment. All the B. pseudomallei isolated so far in Bangladesh were resistant to gentamicin and other aminoglycosides. Here, we describe a disseminated case of melioidosis caused by aminoglycoside susceptible B. pseudomallei in a 55 years old Bengali male patient. This is the first case of melioidosis due to aminoglycoside susceptible B. pseudomallei in Bangladesh. Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2020; 14(2): 55-59
      PubDate: 2021-04-05
      DOI: 10.3329/imcjms.v14i2.52830
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2021)
  • Diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2: current status and issues

    • Authors: Sraboni Mazumder, Md Monirul Hoque
      Pages: 60 - 66
      Abstract: The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the whole world. Accurate, rapid and affordable diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is crucial to prevent and control this global pandemic. This paper reviews the current status and issues related to diagnostic tests for COVID-19. Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2020; 14(2): 60-66
      PubDate: 2021-04-05
      DOI: 10.3329/imcjms.v14i2.52831
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2021)
  • Commentary about open-label randomized controlled study of ivermectin in
           mild to moderate COVID-19

    • Authors: Giovanni Meneses
      Pages: 67 - 68
      Abstract: Abstract not available Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2020; 14(2): 67-68
      PubDate: 2021-04-05
      DOI: 10.3329/imcjms.v14i2.52833
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2021)
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