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Braz. j. biol ; 83: e244435, 2023. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS-Express | MEDLINE, LILACSEXPRESS | ID: biblio-1285619

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Abstract Increasing trend in antimicrobial resistance and failure of chemically synthesized antibiotics lead to discover alternative methods for the treatment of bacterial infections. Various medicinal plants are in use traditionally and their active compounds can be further applied for treatment of bacterial diseases. This study was designed to determine the antibacterial activity of Punica granatum (P. granatum L.) (pomegranate) peel extract against Enterobacteriaceae [Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) and Shigella Dysenteriae (S. Dysenteriae)] and gram-positive bacterium [Staphylococcus aureus (Staph aureus)]. Methanolic extract of P. granatum L. peel was prepared by Soxhlet apparatus method. Total flavonoid and phenolic contents from the extract were determined by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). The antibacterial activity of P. granatum L. peel extract was evaluated through agar well diffusion method. HPLC showed the range of phenolics (gallic acid, caffeic acid, benzoic acid, cinnamic acid) and flavonoid compounds. The chemical structures of flavonoid and phenolics found in the methanolic extract of P. granatum L. peel have been reported for the first time. The methanolic peel extract (50 ul) of yellow P. granatum L. showed 26, 10, 10 and 9mm zones of inhibition (ZOI) against S. aureus, S. Typhimurium, S. Dysenteriae and E. coli, respectively. The methanolic extract of red P. granatum L. (100 ul) showed 27, 8, 12 and 15 mm ZOI against Staph. aureus, S. Typhimurium, S. Dysenteriae and E. coli, respectively. Highest ZOI was observed against Staph. aureus. Many of the bacteria studied in the present work may cause serious gastrointestinal infections, which can lead to hemorrhagic diarrhea in children. These infections can be life-threatening to young children and the elderly. There is an incentive to find alternative control measures, such as plant and herbal extracts, especially in lesser-developed countries where traditional antibiotics may not be readily available.


Resumo A tendência crescente na resistência antimicrobiana e na falha dos antibióticos sintetizados quimicamente leva à descoberta de métodos alternativos para o tratamento de infecções bacterianas. Várias plantas medicinais estão em uso tradicionalmente e seus compostos ativos podem ser posteriormente aplicados para o tratamento de doenças bacterianas. Este estudo foi desenhado para determinar a atividade antibacteriana do extrato de casca de Punica granatum (P. granatum L.) (romã) contra Enterobacteriaceae [Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) e Shigella Dysenteriae (S. Dysenteriae) ] e bactéria gram-positiva [Staphylococcus aureus (Staph aureus)]. O extrato metanólico da casca de P. granatum L. foi preparado pelo método do aparelho de Soxhlet. O conteúdo total de flavonoides e fenólicos do extrato foi determinado por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência (HPLC). A atividade antibacteriana do extrato da casca de P. granatum L. foi avaliada através do método de difusão em ágar. HPLC mostrou a gama de compostos fenólicos (ácido gálico, ácido cafeico, ácido benzoico, ácido cinâmico) e flavonoides. As estruturas químicas de flavonoides e fenólicos encontradas no extrato metanólico da casca de P. granatum L. foram relatadas pela primeira vez. O extrato metanólico da casca (50 ul) de P. granatum L. amarelo apresentou zonas de inibição (ZOI) de 26, 10, 10 e 9mm contra S. aureus, S. Typhimurium, S. Dysenteriae e E. coli, respectivamente. O extrato metanólico de P. granatum L. vermelho (100 ul) apresentou 27, 8, 12 e 15 mm IOI contra Staph. aureus, S. Typhimurium, S. Dysenteriae e E. coli, respectivamente. O ZOI mais alto foi observado contra Staph. aureus. Muitas das bactérias estudadas no presente trabalho podem causar infecções gastrointestinais graves, que podem levar à diarreia hemorrágica em crianças. Essas infecções podem ser fatais para crianças pequenas e idosos. Há um incentivo para encontrar medidas de controle alternativas, como extratos de plantas e ervas, especialmente em países menos desenvolvidos, onde os antibióticos tradicionais podem não estar prontamente disponíveis.

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Mymensingh Med J ; 30(4): 1009-1015, 2021 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34605471

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This prospective study was conducted to find the rate of deep and risk factors associated with vein thrombosis following major abdominal surgery in Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital from 1st November 2017 to 30th April 2018. Total 103 patients aged above 20 years both male and female who got admitted in Department of Surgery, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, Sylhet for their disease requiring routine and emergency major abdominal operation during the study period and fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected in this study. Informed written consent was obtained from the patients after full explanation of the purpose of the study. After full investigations and proper preparation of each patient for operative procedure major abdominal surgery were done. Peroperative findings were noted and post-operative period were followed up routinely. Duplex scanning was done on 3rd POD in all cases. The age of the patients ranged from 25 to 74 years with the mean age of 49.5±13.8 years. There were 60(58.3%) male and 43(41.7%) female. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) developed in 5(4.9%) of cases and not developed in 98(95.1%) cases. All the five cases were confirmed by color duplex scan. DVT was detected in 2(3.3%) of the 60 males and 3(7.0%) of the 43 females undergoing major general surgical procedures. Among 63 patients in whom the duration of surgery was up to 2 hours, none developed DVT, while among the 40 patients in whom the duration of surgery lasted more than 2 hours, 5(12.5%) developed DVT. Among 23 patients in whom the surgery for malignancy was done, 4(17.4%) developed DVT, while among the 80 patients in whom surgery for non-malignancy, 1(1.2%) developed DVT. The Incidence of DVT in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery is 4.9%. Patients undergoing major abdominal surgery for malignancy and duration of operation greater than 2 hours have higher risk of developing DVT. But there is no significant increase in risk of development of DVT relation to age and sex; and also in patients on oral contraceptives, diabetes mellitus, obesity and smoking. Clinical findings alone cannot be relied upon for the diagnosis of DVT. The study has to be continued with larger sample size to get statistically significant results.


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Trombose Venosa , Adulto , Idoso , Bangladesh , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/epidemiologia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/etiologia , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Centros de Atenção Terciária , Trombose Venosa/diagnóstico por imagem , Trombose Venosa/epidemiologia , Trombose Venosa/etiologia
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Trop Biomed ; 38(3): 413-419, 2021 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34608115

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Human brucellosis is a neglected zoonotic problem worldwide with a high degree of morbidity in humans and is mostly overlooked due to other febrile conditions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the sero-prevalence and risk factors of human brucellosis among subjects living in Punjab, Pakistan. In this cross-sectional study, human blood samples were collected from seven districts of Punjab, Pakistan. Information regarding personal data, demographic data and potential risk factors was collected through a structured questionnaire. Detection of anti-Brucella antibodies was done through Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT) and Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA). Descriptive analysis, Chi square test and Odds ratio was applied using STATA software version 12. The sero-prevalence of human brucellosis was 13.13% with significantly higher percentage in males 17.23% and age group 25-40 years 16.50% (P=< 0.001). The demographic factors positively associated with human brucellosis were lack of education (P = 0.003; OR = 1.85) and farming as an occupation (P =<0.001; OR = 2.50) Similarly, among the risk factors studied, keeping animals at home (P =<0.001; OR = 2.03), slaughtering of animals (P =<0.001; OR = 15.87) and consuming raw milk (P =<0.001; OR = 5.42) were the factors strongly connected with human brucellosis. A massive awareness should be given to livestock farmers and individuals directly linked to animals regarding risk factors and transmission of brucellosis. Consumption of unpasteurized milk and its products should be condemned to curtail this neglected disease.

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Braz J Biol ; 83: e244435, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34431906

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Increasing trend in antimicrobial resistance and failure of chemically synthesized antibiotics lead to discover alternative methods for the treatment of bacterial infections. Various medicinal plants are in use traditionally and their active compounds can be further applied for treatment of bacterial diseases. This study was designed to determine the antibacterial activity of Punica granatum (P. granatum L.) (pomegranate) peel extract against Enterobacteriaceae [Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) and Shigella Dysenteriae (S. Dysenteriae)] and gram-positive bacterium [Staphylococcus aureus (Staph aureus)]. Methanolic extract of P. granatum L. peel was prepared by Soxhlet apparatus method. Total flavonoid and phenolic contents from the extract were determined by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). The antibacterial activity of P. granatum L. peel extract was evaluated through agar well diffusion method. HPLC showed the range of phenolics (gallic acid, caffeic acid, benzoic acid, cinnamic acid) and flavonoid compounds. The chemical structures of flavonoid and phenolics found in the methanolic extract of P. granatum L. peel have been reported for the first time. The methanolic peel extract (50 ul) of yellow P. granatum L. showed 26, 10, 10 and 9mm zones of inhibition (ZOI) against S. aureus, S. Typhimurium, S. Dysenteriae and E. coli, respectively. The methanolic extract of red P. granatum L. (100 ul) showed 27, 8, 12 and 15 mm ZOI against Staph. aureus, S. Typhimurium, S. Dysenteriae and E. coli, respectively. Highest ZOI was observed against Staph. aureus. Many of the bacteria studied in the present work may cause serious gastrointestinal infections, which can lead to hemorrhagic diarrhea in children. These infections can be life-threatening to young children and the elderly. There is an incentive to find alternative control measures, such as plant and herbal extracts, especially in lesser-developed countries where traditional antibiotics may not be readily available.


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Anti-Infecciosos , Romã (Fruta) , Idoso , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Escherichia coli , Humanos , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Staphylococcus aureus
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Clin Transplant ; 35(8): e14385, 2021 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34132442

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INTRODUCTION: Kidney transplant (KT) directors are general surgeons or urologists. All KT centers must meet established performance standards. However, it has not been established if general surgery and urology led programs have disparate outcomes. METHODS: Transplant outcomes and donor-recipient characteristics by director training were investigated. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) directory, program websites were analyzed for surgical director demographics. Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) 1-year kidney survival and deceased donor (DD) wait-time rankings were evaluated. A retrospective analysis of 142 157 KT recipients from 2010 to 2019 was performed using the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database. RESULTS: One hunderd and seventy three (90.6%) KT programs were led by general surgeons. There were no significant differences in gender, ethnicity, region, credentials, or fellowship completion. Recipients undergoing KT with urology led programs were older (P = .002) and had longer wait-times (P < .001). These centers used higher KDPI (.47 vs. .45, P < .001) and higher HLA mismatch (3.92 vs. 3.89, P = .02) kidneys. Urology led centers utilized living donors less frequently (32.1% vs. 35.8%, P < .001) and had longer CIT (15.44 vs. 12.21, P < .001). Both had similar SRTR ranking of 1-year survival and DD wait-time. CONCLUSION: Most directors were general surgeon. Patient outcomes did not differ by transplant director training. Urologists represent a viable option for KT leadership and recruitment should be encouraged.


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Transplante de Rim , Cirurgiões , Humanos , Doadores Vivos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Urologistas
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Trop Biomed ; 38(1): 106-110, 2021 Mar 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33797532

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Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease and its actual prevalence among Pakistani blood donors is currently unknown. A cross sectional study was conducted at different district healthcare hospitals of Punjab, Pakistan with an aim to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors associated with syphilis in blood donors using immunochromatographic test (ICT) and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). A total (n=1200) blood samples were collected from donors aged 18-65 years. All the information regarding personal data, demographic data and risk factors was collected via structured questionnaire. On the basis of ICT and ELISA, the overall prevalence of syphilis was 3.91% among blood donors. The demographic factors positively linked with syphilis were age (P= 0.000; Odds ratio, OR= 7.18; 95% confidence interval CI= 2.816-18.295) and education status (P= 0.000; Odds ratio, OR= 12.33; 95% confidence interval CI= 3.469-43.849) of donors. Similarly among the risk factors analyzed, marital status (P= 0.012; Odds ratio OR= 2.251; 95% confidence interval CI= 1.206- 4.202) and blood transfusion history (P= 0.030; Odds ratio OR= 1.981; 95% confidence interval CI= 1.083-3.623) were also strongly associated with syphilis. We emphasized the importance of promoting preventive measures for syphilis. The syphilis diagnosis should not be based on a single test. The present study indicates that higher prevalence is alarming for blood donors in Pakistan. Stringent donor screening is highly recommended to ensure maximum safe blood transfusion.


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Doadores de Sangue , Sífilis/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Transfusão de Sangue , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Paquistão/epidemiologia , Prevalência , Fatores de Risco , Adulto Jovem
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J Appl Microbiol ; 131(5): 2539-2551, 2021 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33788359

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AIMS: To determine the occurrence, diversity, antibiotic resistance and biofilm formation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from marine fishes in Bangladesh. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 80 marine fishes were obtained from the local markets and examined for the presence of V. parahaemolyticus. All the isolated V. parahaemolyticus were characterized for the presence of virulence markers, thermostable direct hemolysin (TDH) or thermostable direct hemolysin related hemolysin (TRH). Isolates were serotyped and further characterized by enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus sequence PCR (ERIC-PCR) typing to analyse the genetic diversity. Moreover, biofilm formation and antibiotic resistance patterns were also determined. About 63·75% (51/80) of the tested marine fishes were contaminated with V. parahaemolyticus. From the contaminated fishes, 71 representatives V. parahaemolyticus were isolated and none of them harboured tdh and trh virulence genes. Nine different O-groups and seven different K-types were found by serological analysis and the dominant serotype was O5:KUT. In ERIC-PCR analysis, eight clusters (A-H) were found and the most common pattern was A (46·5%). All of the isolates were resistant to ampicillin and 78·9% of isolates were resistant to streptomycin. The highest biofilm formation was found at 37°C compared to 25°C and 4°C. CONCLUSION: Diverse V. parahaemolyticus are present in marine fishes in the local market of Bangladesh with antibiotic-resistant properties and biofilm formation capacity. SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF THE STUDY: The widespread prevalence of diverse V. parahaemolyticus in marine fishes is an issue of serious concern, and it entails careful monitoring to ascertain the safety of seafood consumers.


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Vibrioses , Vibrio parahaemolyticus , Animais , Bangladesh , Peixes , Proteínas Hemolisinas/genética , Alimentos Marinhos , Vibrioses/veterinária , Vibrio parahaemolyticus/genética , Virulência/genética
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Mymensingh Med J ; 29(3): 652-658, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32844808

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This prospective comparative study was done to compare the outcome of stapled closure of the duodenal stump with hand-sewn closure during gastric resection in terms of total operating time, postoperative duodenal stump leakage, postoperative hospital stay, and surgical cost. This study was conducted from January 2013 to August 2014. Patients who were admitted to the Department of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh with the indication of distal or total gastrectomy were included in the study. A total of 32 patients were enrolled in this study with 16 in each group, they were divided either into Group I (Hand Sewn) or Group II (stapling). Mean±SD age of Group I was 53.38±8.69 and Group II was 50.88±9.56 (p=0.445). Male patients were predominant than the female with a male: female ratio being 3.57:1. Mean±SD total operating time was 154.38±16.32 minutes and 136.88±17.40 minutes in Group I and Group II respectively (p=0.001). In Group I, 2(12.5%) patients and in Group II, 1(6.3%) patient had duodenal stump leakage which showed no statistically significant difference (p=0.999). Postoperative hospital stay had no statistically significant difference (p=0.923). The surgical cost had a significant difference (p=0.001) which is more in Group II. This study showed there was a significant reduction in total operating time but there was no significant difference in occurring of duodenal stump leakage or postoperative hospital stay. However, use of stapler hastens the surgeon's job and it relieves extra pressure of them.


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Duodeno , Gastrectomia , Anastomose Cirúrgica , Bangladesh , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Complicações Pós-Operatórias , Estudos Prospectivos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Grampeamento Cirúrgico , Técnicas de Sutura
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Mymensingh Med J ; 28(2): 434-440, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31086163

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The magnitude of case management of indeterminate thyroid nodule is very difficult and controversial. In addition there is recent evidence that the incidence of follicular lesion may be increasing that will prove to be follicular cancer. This prospective observational study was done in the department of Surgery at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 2016 to January 2017 to investigates the rate of malignancy and inability of demographical, clinical and sonographic data to predict malignancy in indeterminate nodules and the unreliability of intraoperative frozen section biopsy with the scope of determining the need for total thyroidectomy in these patients. The study population consisted of 40 cases presenting indeterminate nodules (Thy3): females (80%) and males (20%) with a mean age of 35.73±11.11 years. All patients underwent total thyroidectomy. Malignancy was diagnosed in 27 out of 40 patients (67.5%). The mean nodule size was 3.67±1.69mm in malignant lesions, 40.7% of the malignant nodules were more than 3cm in size, 51.9% of malignant cases were irregular border and 29.6% of malignant lesions were hard in consistency; these data are statistically significant (<0.05) and correlated with malignancy. The rate of malignancy in cytologically indeterminate lesions was high in the present study sample compared to other reported studies. Thus, considering the fact that demographical, clinical and sonographic features were found to be inaccurate predictors of malignancy, it is our opinion that total thyroidectomy should always be recommend in such patients.


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Biópsia por Agulha Fina/métodos , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/cirurgia , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/cirurgia , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/cirurgia , Tireoidectomia , Adulto , Bangladesh/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/epidemiologia , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/patologia , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/epidemiologia , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/epidemiologia , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Mymensingh Med J ; 27(2): 375-381, 2018 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29769505

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Spinal anaesthesia with local anaesthetics has limited duration. Different additives have been used to prolong spinal anaesthesia. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of adding dexamethasone to bupivacaine in spinal anaesthesia specially whether it would prolong the duration of sensory block/ surgical analgesia and post-operative analgesia/pain free period or not. This randomized, prospective, double-blind, clinical study was conducted in the Department of Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Critical Care of Combined Military Hospital, Chittagong from October 2016 to August 2017. Seventy two (72) adult patients scheduled for lower abdominal urological and lower limb orthopedic surgery under spinal anaesthesia were included. They were divided in two groups; each group comprised 36 patients to receive 20mg 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine (Bupivacaine group) or 15mg 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine plus 5mg dexamethasone (Bupivacaine-Dexamethasone/case group) intrathecally. The patients were evaluated for quality, quantity and duration of sensory block/surgical analgesia, post-operative analgesia/pain free period, blood pressure, heart rate, nausea, and vomiting or other complications. There were no significant differences in demographic data, sensory level and onset time of the sensory block between two groups. Duration of sensory block/Surgical analgesia in the bupivacaine group was 92.32±8.34 minutes and in the bupivacaine- dexamethasone/case group was 122.11±10.59 minutes which was statistically highly significant (p<0.001). The duration of post-operative analgesia/pain free period was 208.78±41.57 minutes in the bupivacaine group; whereas it was 412.82±71.51 minutes in the bupivacaine-dexamethasone/case group which was also statistically highly significant (p<0.001). The frequency of complications was not different between two groups. This study has shown that the addition of dexamethasone to bupivacaine in spinal anaesthesia significantly improved the duration of sensory block/surgical analgesia as well as post-operative analgesia/pain free period without any complications.


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Raquianestesia , Anestésicos Locais , Bupivacaína , Dexametasona , Perna (Membro) , Ortopedia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Urológicos , Adulto , Raquianestesia/métodos , Anestésicos Locais/administração & dosagem , Bangladesh , Bupivacaína/administração & dosagem , Dexametasona/administração & dosagem , Método Duplo-Cego , Humanos , Perna (Membro)/cirurgia , Estudos Prospectivos
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Mymensingh Med J ; 24(1): 143-51, 2015 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25725681

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of chronic liver disease worldwide also in Bangladesh. Prevalence of Hepatitis C virus infection in rural adult population of Bangladesh is reported to be 0.6% but the exact pattern of existing genotype has not been well studied. Genotyping of HCV is important for the planning of treatment duration and predicting the response to treatment in HCV infection. This study was done to identify the existing HCV genotypes in the diagnosed cases of chronic hepatitis C infection in Bangladesh. This study was a prospective as well as retrospective cross-sectional observational study done in the department of Gastroenterology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka Bangladesh. Cases were also taken from department of Hepatology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Square General Hospital, Dhaka. The study was from January 2010 to March 2011. In total, 417 patients having chronic HCV confirmed by positive anti-HCV and HCV-RNA tests attending to above mentioned institutions were included in this study. Out of the 417 study subjects, 303 were males (72.66%) and 114 (27.34%) were females between 05 to 78 years of age. Most cases were in the age group 30-50 years (57.06%). The study showed that 209 (50.19%) were infected with Genotype 3. Next common identified genotype of HCV was a combination of type 3 & 4, which accounted for 120 (28.77%) and genotype -1 represented 59 (14.14%) of the cases. Other less common identified genotypes were 2, 4, 5 and mixed genotypes -1 & 3, 5 & 6 and 2 & 3; the figure being 12(2.87%), 8(1.91%), 1(0.23%), 5(1.19%), 2(0.47%) and 1(0.23%) respectively. Several subtypes were also found. Genotype 3 was the commonest HCV genotype among the Bangladeshi population. Different HCV genotypes will give a good idea regarding the plan of treatment and possible response rate as well as prognosis of HCV infection in Bangladesh. This study had some limitation like relatively smaller sample size and shorter period for the study. Further studies over a larger population are needed to draw any conclusive opinion.


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Hepacivirus/classificação , Hepatite C/virologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Bangladesh , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Mymensingh Med J ; 16(2): 197-203, 2007 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-17703159

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In this ongoing prospective study conducted in University Cardiac Center, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, from July 2004 to January 2006. Fifty (50) patients (mean age 56+/-7.2 years) underwent stentangioplasty were evaluated. The study group of 50 patients consisted of 42 (84%) men and 08 (16%) women. The aim of this study was to evaluate in-hospital success, failure and complications during the procedures. About risk factors 19(38%) had hypertension, 13(26%) were smoker, 11(22%) suffered from diabetes mellitus, 05(10%) had family history of ischaemic heart disease. Average left ventricular ejection fraction was 54+/-7. Target vessel percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PTCA) were done in 61 vessel, intracoronary stent implanted in 58 vessels, direct stenting were done in 35 cases, failed PTCA were in 03(6%) cases and two had dissection. The native vessels had a mean reference diameter of 2.91 mm and their luminal diameter increased significantly after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). All the patients were discharged by one to three days of the procedure with improvement of their clinical condition. In conclusion, intracoronary stent deployment in coronary artery stenosis following balloon angioplasty is a valid and beneficial strategy with good in-hospital results.


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Angioplastia Coronária com Balão , Estenose Coronária/terapia , Stents , Adulto , Idoso , Institutos de Cardiologia , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Hospitais Universitários , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull ; 30(1): 25-30, 2004 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-15376466

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Bone mineral densitometry was done in 217 women in their menopausal period using Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) method. All the patients were presented with different post menopausal syndromes. Quantification of bone mineral density were done in proximal femur and lumber spines of all the patients along with plain X-ray of the sites. One hundred and thirty nine patients showed normal bone mineral density in our study. Rest 78 patients showed declination of bone mineral density from mild osteopenia to severe osteoporosis. We conclude that Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry bone mineral measurement is an unique, non-invasive method in detecting bone mass disorder in post-menopausal women with low back pain and should be the first choice of investigation, for the earliest detection of bone loss and thus fracture risk can be reduced by appropriate management.


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Absorciometria de Fóton , Densidade Óssea/fisiologia , Osteoporose/diagnóstico por imagem , Pós-Menopausa/fisiologia , Feminino , Fraturas Ósseas/etiologia , Fraturas Ósseas/prevenção & controle , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Osteoporose/complicações
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Clin Exp Immunol ; 129(2): 318-25, 2002 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-12165089

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Antibodies to the degenerate repeats of EB200, a part of the Plasmodium falciparum antigen Pf332, are protective in monkeys. To analyse the prevalence, magnitude and specificity of antibodies to EB200 in malaria-exposed humans, the IgG antibody reactivity with recombinant EB200 protein as well as with crude malaria antigen was determined in Senegalese donors (n = 100; 4-87 years). Antibody reactivity with EB200 was low or absent in children below 15 years but was prevalent and significantly higher in older donors. In comparison, all individuals displayed reactivity with a crude malaria antigen preparation, which also increased with age. The reactivity with the crude malaria antigen was correlated to the reactivity with EB200, suggesting that the low levels of IgG to EB200 found in some adult donors reflected a limited degree of recent exposure to parasites rather than a selective non-responsiveness to Pf332. Comparison of serological and clinical data showed that high levels of antibodies to crude malaria antigen and to EB200 were predictive of fewer future clinical attacks of malaria. A reactivity pattern very similar to that found in Senegalese donors was observed in Liberian adults where 80% of the sera showed reactivity with EB200 and all peptides were recognized by between 60 and 100% of the donors. This strong reactivity with EB200-derived overlapping peptides suggests that the epitopes in EB200, to a large extent, are linear. In the light of previous data on the parasite neutralizing capacity of antibodies to Pf332, the present results emphasize the potential interest of Pf332-derived sequences for inclusion in a subunit vaccine against P. falciparum malaria.


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Anticorpos Antiprotozoários/sangue , Plasmodium falciparum/imunologia , Proteínas de Protozoários/imunologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Animais , Especificidade de Anticorpos , Antígenos de Protozoários , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Epitopos , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Malária Falciparum/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas Recombinantes/imunologia , Senegal
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J Biochem ; 129(5): 827-33, 2001 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-11328608

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The mitochondrial phosphate transporter of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, encoded by MIR1 (YJR077C) gene, shows divergence among the transporters in various eukaryotes. We have characterized another gene, YER053C, that appeared to encode an orthologous mitochondrial phosphate transporter of yeast. The predicted amino acid sequence of the YER053C protein is much more similar to that of mitochondrial phosphate transporters of other species than that of MIR1. RNA gel blot analysis indicated that, like the MIR1 promoter, the YER053C promoter is functional and that its activity varies according to aeration. An MIR1 gene null mutant did not grow on glycerol medium, whereas a YER053C null mutant grew well on the medium, suggesting that the YER053C gene is not essential for the mitochondrial function. YER053C also did not support the growth of the MIR1 null mutant on glycerol. The MIR1 and YER053C proteins were expressed in Escherichia coli and then reconstituted into liposomes. Unlike the proteoliposomes of MIR1, those of YER053C did not exhibit significant phosphate transport activity. Unexpectedly, it was shown that YER053C is localized in vacuoles, not mitochondria, by immunological electron microscopy. These results suggest that, during evolution, yeast lost the function and/or mitochondrial targeting of YER053C and then recruited an atypical MIR1 as the only transporter.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica/genética , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Proteínas Mitocondriais , Proteínas de Transporte de Fosfato , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Vacúolos/metabolismo , Sequência de Aminoácidos/genética , Animais , Divisão Celular/genética , Divisão Celular/fisiologia , Escherichia coli/genética , Evolução Molecular , Humanos , Mitocôndrias/ultraestrutura , Dados de Sequência Molecular , Mutação/genética , Mutação/fisiologia , Fosforilação Oxidativa , Proteínas de Ligação a Fosfato , Filogenia , Plantas/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Proteolipídeos/metabolismo , Alinhamento de Sequência , Especificidade da Espécie , Vacúolos/ultraestrutura
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Mol Plant Microbe Interact ; 14(2): 173-80, 2001 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-11204780

RESUMO

Mesorhizobium loti and Rhizobium etli are microsymbionts of the Lotus and Phaseolus spp., respectively, and secrete essentially the same Nod factors. Lotus japonicus efficiently formed root nodules with R. etli CE3, irrespective of the presence or absence of a flavonoid-independent transcription activator nodD gene. On a nitrogen-free medium, however, the host plant inoculated with R. etli showed a severe nitrogen deficiency symptom. Initially, the nodules formed with R. etli were pale pink and leghemoglobin mRNA was detectable at significant levels. Nevertheless, the nodules became greenish with time. Acetylene-reduction activity of nodules formed with R. etli was comparable with that formed by M. loti 3 weeks postinoculation, but thereafter it decreased rapidly. The nodules formed with R. etli contained much more starch granules than those formed with M. loti. R. etli developed into bacteroids in the L. japonicus nodules, although the density of bacteroids in the infected cells was lower than that in the nodules formed with M. loti. The nodules formed with R. etli were of the early senescence type, in that membrane structures were drastically disintegrated in the infected cells of the greenish nodules. Thus, L. japonicus started and then ceased a symbiotic relationship with R. etli at the final stage.


Assuntos
Raízes de Plantas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Rhizobium/fisiologia , Rosales/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Citoplasma/microbiologia , Hibridização In Situ , Leghemoglobina/genética , Microscopia Eletrônica , Dados de Sequência Molecular , Raízes de Plantas/microbiologia , RNA Mensageiro/genética
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Immunol Invest ; 28(5-6): 323-38, 1999.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-10574630

RESUMO

Exposure to laboratory animals poses a hazard for development of occupational allergy. Identification of antigenic determinants of allergenic proteins may be valuable for immunotherapeutic purposes. Overlapping peptides of the major allergen in rat urine, Rat n 1.02, corresponding to the protein alpha2u-globulin were synthesised on solid support and screened simultaneously to locate IgE binding linear epitopes using a simple modified ELISA procedure. Thirty-nine peptides were synthesised, each 8 amino acids long with 4 amino acids overlaps. Sera from fifteen rat-sensitized subjects were analyzed and as controls sera from 7 non-rat-sensitized individuals were used. In general low binding and a great individual variation between sera from rat allergic individuals were seen. Some peptides were more frequently recognized by IgE antibodies in sera from rat allergics. These peptides were mainly clustered towards the N-terminal and C-terminal parts of the protein. Taken together our data suggest the existence of linear IgE binding epitopes in the rat urine allergen, Rat n 1.02. However, the role of these sequences in the allergic reaction needs further investigation.


Assuntos
alfa-Globulinas/química , alfa-Globulinas/metabolismo , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Imunoglobulina E/química , Imunoglobulina E/metabolismo , Proteínas/química , Proteínas/metabolismo , alfa-Globulinas/imunologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Sítios de Ligação , Western Blotting , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Mapeamento de Epitopos , Epitopos de Linfócito B/análise , Humanos , Hipersensibilidade/sangue , Hipersensibilidade/imunologia , Dados de Sequência Molecular , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/síntese química , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/imunologia , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/metabolismo , Proteínas/imunologia , Ratos , Homologia de Sequência de Aminoácidos , Software
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Am J Trop Med Hyg ; 61(1): 141-8, 1999 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-10432071

RESUMO

The B and T cell responses to EB200, a repetitive part of the Plasmodium falciparum antigen Pf332, were examined in malaria-exposed Senegalese adults. Most donors had high levels of antibodies to recombinant EB200 and 17 overlapping peptides spanning EB200. Taking proliferation and/or cytokine (interferon-gamma and interleukin-4) production as a measure of T cell activation, eight of the EB200-derived peptides induced responses in > 40% of the donors tested. There was no general association between the different types of T cell responses measured, emphasizing the importance of including multiple parameters when analyzing T cell responses and suggesting that EB200 induces functionally distinct T cell responses. The most efficient peptide for induction of proliferative responses was one previously shown to induce T cell responses in five different H-2 congenic mouse strains primed with EB200, suggesting that this is a universal T cell epitope. The presence of multiple B and T cell epitopes in EB200, widely recognized by humans, is important since EB200 has been shown to elicit protective antibody responses in monkeys and may be considered for inclusion in malaria subunit vaccines.


Assuntos
Antígenos de Protozoários/imunologia , Malária Falciparum/imunologia , Plasmodium falciparum/imunologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Anticorpos Antiprotozoários/sangue , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Humanos , Interferon gama/análise , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Interleucina-4/análise , Interleucina-4/metabolismo , Leucócitos Mononucleares/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Dados de Sequência Molecular , Proteínas Recombinantes/imunologia , Análise de Regressão , Contagem de Cintilação , Senegal
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Parasite Immunol ; 21(6): 331-4, 1999 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-10354355

RESUMO

The capacity of antibodies to interfere with Plasmodium falciparum growth in in vitro cultures is considered to reflect some of their potential protective effects in vivo. Almost all previous analyses of antibody mediated inhibition of parasite growth in vitro were performed with different laboratory strains of P. falciparum. This study was performed to investigate if the long-term culturing of parasites has any effect on their susceptibility to such growth inhibition. The growth inhibitory effects of human antibodies to the vaccine candidate antigens Pf155/RESA and Pf332 on fresh field isolates from children in Burkina Faso were analysed and compared with their effect on an established laboratory strain of the parasite. Although there was variation in the inhibition titres between different isolates tested against one antibody preparation, the differences in inhibition capacity for the three different antibodies were highly significant. No correlation was found between serum levels of anti-Pf155/RESA or -Pf332 antibodies and sensitivity of the corresponding parasite isolates to antibody mediated growth inhibition.


Assuntos
Anticorpos Antiprotozoários/imunologia , Plasmodium falciparum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Plasmodium falciparum/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas de Protozoários/imunologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Antígenos de Protozoários/imunologia , Burkina Faso , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Humanos , Vacinas Antimaláricas/imunologia , Dados de Sequência Molecular , Peptídeos/síntese química , Peptídeos/química , Peptídeos/imunologia , Plasmodium falciparum/imunologia
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Clin Exp Immunol ; 116(3): 493-9, 1999 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-10361240

RESUMO

Human antibodies to the repeat regions of the Plasmodium falciparum asexual blood stage antigen Pf155/RESA interfere with parasite growth in vitro, but the significance in this respect of antibodies to non-repetitive epitopes is less clear. In this study the levels of antibodies to a non-repetitive part of Pf155/RESA (residue 199-221) in malaria-exposed individuals were analysed, as was the parasite-inhibitory capacity of such antibodies. Residue 199-221 is of particular interest since it includes a sequence homologous to a cytoadherence-related motif from band 3. Sera from donors in Liberia and Tanzania were analysed for reactivity in ELISA with synthetic peptides together overlapping this part of Pf155/RESA. High antibody reactivity was observed in most of the sera with two peptides including residues 199-211 and 202-214, respectively. Specific antibodies were affinity-purified from selected sera using these peptide sequences and were shown to react with Pf155/RESA by immunofluorescence and Western blotting. The purified antibodies were furthermore shown to inhibit parasite growth in vitro. The results suggest that both repeat and non-repeat epitopes in Pf155/RESA elicit antibodies with potential to protect against malaria infection.


Assuntos
Anticorpos Antiprotozoários/sangue , Antígenos de Protozoários , Malária Falciparum/imunologia , Plasmodium falciparum/imunologia , Proteínas de Protozoários/imunologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Especificidade de Anticorpos , Antígenos de Protozoários/genética , Reações Cruzadas , Mapeamento de Epitopos , Humanos , Técnicas In Vitro , Peptídeos/genética , Peptídeos/imunologia , Plasmodium falciparum/genética , Plasmodium falciparum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Protozoários/genética
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