Seasonal Variations and Health Risk Assessment of Trace Elements in Seti River Basin, Gandaki Province, Nepal
Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2021 Jun 19. doi: 10.1007/s00128-021-03288-3. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTo explore the seasonal variability and associated health risks of dissolved trace elements (TEs), a total of 45 water samples (15 samples in each season) were collected from the Seti River Basin during pre-monsoon, monsoon, and post-monsoon seasons. A total of 15 TEs were analysed and the results revealed that Arsenic (As), Chromium (Cr), and Nickel (Ni) were primarily controlled by lithogenic sources, whereas, Cadmium (Cd), Cobalt (Co), Cesium (Cs), Cupper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Lead (Pb), and Zinc (Zn) were derived fr...
Source: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology - June 20, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ramesh Raj Pant Kiran Bishwakarma Jharana Nepal Sudip Paudel Mohan Bahadur Chand Faizan Ur Rehman Qaisar Khadka Bahadur Pal Lal B Thapa Guanxing Wang Source Type: research

Successes, challenges, and support for men versus women implementers in water, sanitation, and hygiene programs: A qualitative study in rural Nepal
CONCLUSIONS: Both men and women perceived that women were more effective than men at mobilizing widespread, sustained WaSH improvements, which was attributed to their successes using relational approaches and leveraging social ties to deliver acceptable and appropriate messages. Their skills for motivating collective action indicate that they can be highly effective WaSH implementers despite lack of technical experience and training, and that women's active participation is important for achieving transformative community change.PMID:34144357 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2021.113792 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - June 18, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Darcy M Anderson Ankush Kumar Gupta Sarah Birken Zoe Sakas Matthew C Freeman Source Type: research

Do carbon emissions impact Nepal's population growth, energy utilization, and economic progress? Evidence from long- and short-run analyses
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Jun 17. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14546-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTGreenhouse gases are the major issues globally leading to climate change and increased pollution of the atmosphere. CO2 emissions have divergent effect to the environment that also causes the economic performance of any country. The main motive of this analysis was to expose the influence of CO2 emission on population growth, fossil fuel energy consumption, economic progress, and energy usage in Nepal by using time series data ranging from 1971 to 2019, and data stationarity was checked with the help of unit root tests. ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - June 17, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kalpana Regmi Abdul Rehman Source Type: research

Reducing psychological distress and depression in humanitarian emergencies: An essential role for nonspecialists
by John A. Naslund, Eirini Karyotaki John Naslund and Eirini Karyotaki discuss Mark Jordans and colleagues’ accompanying research study on therapy for people with psychological distress in Nepal. (Source: PLoS Medicine)
Source: PLoS Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: John A. Naslund Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Group Problem Management Plus, a brief psychological intervention for adults affected by humanitarian disasters in Nepal: A cluster randomized controlled trial
by Mark J. D. Jordans, Brandon A. Kohrt, Manaswi Sangraula, Elizabeth L. Turner, Xueqi Wang, Pragya Shrestha, Renasha Ghimire, Edith van ’t Hof, Richard A. Bryant, Katie S. Dawson, Kedar Marahatta, Nagendra P. Luitel, Mark van Ommeren BackgroundGlobally, 235 million people are impacted by humanitarian emergencies worldwide, presenting increased risk of experiencing a mental disorder. Our objective was to test the effectiveness of a brief group psychological treatment delivered by trained facilitators without prior professional mental health training in a disaster-prone setting. Methods and findingsWe conducted a clus...
Source: PLoS Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark J. D. Jordans Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 6529: Acculturation Stressors and Academic Adjustment among Nepalese Students in South Korean Higher Education Institutions
This study aimed to fill this research gap by examining the relationship between acculturation stressors and academic adjustment among Nepalese international students in South Korean higher education institutions. The sample of the study consisted of Nepalese students who enrolled in 36 universities in South Korea. Students’ background characteristics and acculturation stressors were selected to examine the association between acculturation stressors and academic adjustment. Pearson correlation and hierarchical multiple regression were utilized. The results from the Pearson correlation revealed the negative correlati...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Atteraya Tags: Article Source Type: research

Implementing and evaluating Social Attention and Communication Surveillance (SACS) to prospectively identify autism in very young children in Nepal
Publication date: August 2021Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 115Author(s): Rena Shrestha, Cheryl Dissanayake, Josephine Barbaro (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - June 16, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research

[ASAP] Modifying Metastable Sr < sub > 1 – < italic toggle="yes" > x < /italic > < /sub > BO < sub > 3 −δ < /sub > (B = Nb, Ta, and Mo) Perovskites for Electrode Materials
ACS Applied Materials& InterfacesDOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c05743 (Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces)
Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces - June 16, 2021 Category: Materials Science Authors: Tochukwu Ofoegbuna, Benjamin Peterson, Natalia da Silva Moura, Roshan Nepal, Orhan Kizilkaya, Carsyn Smith, Rongying Jin, Craig Plaisance, John C. Flake, and James A. Dorman Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 6479: Forgotten Contributors in the Brick Sector in Nepal
This study assesses the working and living conditions of male and female brick workers and their children and looks to address the main issues and challenges to promote decent living and working conditions in the brick factories through action research. A rapid needs assessment was conducted to take stock of the working and living conditions of male and female workers across five provinces in Nepal. Subsequently, selected pilot interventions through stakeholder consultations were initiated to address these issues and challenges. There are a host of challenges faced by these workers in the factories, with the main issues be...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Sugat B. Bajracharya Kamala Gurung Luja Mathema Sanjay Sharma Arabinda Mishra Tags: Article Source Type: research

Moyamoya Disease in an adult female from Nepal: A case report
CONCLUSION: This case highlights the importance of searching for underlying cause in a young female presenting with intracranial haemorrhage for the first time and keeping Moyamoya disease as a differential.PMID:34123376 | PMC:PMC8175286 | DOI:10.1016/j.amsu.2021.102424 (Source: Annals of Medicine)
Source: Annals of Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Suja Gurung Suman Gaire Aliza Bajracharya Anuj Krishna Paudel Pravash Budhathoki Source Type: research

Historical Analysis of the Risk of Hepatitis E and Its Complications in Pregnant Women in Nepal, 1996-1998
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Jun 14:tpmd201007. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1007. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHepatitis E (HE) during pregnancy can be fatal; there are no prospective risk estimates for HE and its complications during pregnancy. We followed 2,404 pregnant women for HE and pregnancy outcomes from 1996 to 1998. Subjects from Nepal were enrolled at an antenatal clinic with pregnancy of ≤ 24 weeks. Most women (65.1%) were anti-HE virus negative. There were 16 cases of HE (6.7 per 1,000); three mothers died (18.8%) having had intrauterine fetal death (IUFD). Thirteen mothers survived: five preterm and seven full-term ...
Source: Am J Trop Med Hyg - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Robert McNair Scott Brittany L Kmush Kundu Norkye Meera Hada Mrigendra Prasad Shrestha David W Vaughn Khin Saw Aye Myint Timothy P Endy Sanjaya K Shrestha Bruce L Innis Source Type: research

Historical Analysis of the Risk of Hepatitis E and Its Complications in Pregnant Women in Nepal, 1996-1998
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Jun 14:tpmd201007. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1007. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHepatitis E (HE) during pregnancy can be fatal; there are no prospective risk estimates for HE and its complications during pregnancy. We followed 2,404 pregnant women for HE and pregnancy outcomes from 1996 to 1998. Subjects from Nepal were enrolled at an antenatal clinic with pregnancy of ≤ 24 weeks. Most women (65.1%) were anti-HE virus negative. There were 16 cases of HE (6.7 per 1,000); three mothers died (18.8%) having had intrauterine fetal death (IUFD). Thirteen mothers survived: five preterm and seven full-term ...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - June 14, 2021 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Robert McNair Scott Brittany L Kmush Kundu Norkye Meera Hada Mrigendra Prasad Shrestha David W Vaughn Khin Saw Aye Myint Timothy P Endy Sanjaya K Shrestha Bruce L Innis Source Type: research

Moyamoya Disease in an adult female from Nepal: A case report
CONCLUSION: This case highlights the importance of searching for underlying cause in a young female presenting with intracranial haemorrhage for the first time and keeping Moyamoya disease as a differential.PMID:34123376 | PMC:PMC8175286 | DOI:10.1016/j.amsu.2021.102424 (Source: Annals of Medicine)
Source: Annals of Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Suja Gurung Suman Gaire Aliza Bajracharya Anuj Krishna Paudel Pravash Budhathoki Source Type: research

Historical Analysis of the Risk of Hepatitis E and Its Complications in Pregnant Women in Nepal, 1996-1998
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Jun 14:tpmd201007. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1007. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHepatitis E (HE) during pregnancy can be fatal; there are no prospective risk estimates for HE and its complications during pregnancy. We followed 2,404 pregnant women for HE and pregnancy outcomes from 1996 to 1998. Subjects from Nepal were enrolled at an antenatal clinic with pregnancy of ≤ 24 weeks. Most women (65.1%) were anti-HE virus negative. There were 16 cases of HE (6.7 per 1,000); three mothers died (18.8%) having had intrauterine fetal death (IUFD). Thirteen mothers survived: five preterm and seven full-term ...
Source: Am J Trop Med Hyg - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Robert McNair Scott Brittany L Kmush Kundu Norkye Meera Hada Mrigendra Prasad Shrestha David W Vaughn Khin Saw Aye Myint Timothy P Endy Sanjaya K Shrestha Bruce L Innis Source Type: research

Intentional pesticide poisoning and pesticide suicides in Nepal
. (Source: Clinical Toxicology)
Source: Clinical Toxicology - June 14, 2021 Category: Toxicology Authors: Rakesh Ghimire Leah Utyasheva Manisha Pokhrel Neshan Rai Birendra Chaudhary Pratap Narayan Prasad Sangha Ratna Bajracharya Bhupendra Basnet Krishna Deo Das Nandu Kumar Pathak Madan Prasad Baral Rajan Pande Pramod Paudel Sanu Krishna Shrestha Sumana Bajrac Source Type: research

Characterisation of ESKAPE Pathogens with Special Reference to Multidrug Resistance and Biofilm Production in a Nepalese Hospital
(Source: Infection and Drug Resistance)
Source: Infection and Drug Resistance - June 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infection and Drug Resistance Source Type: research

Complex vesicocutaneous fistula: Successful conservative management
Publication date: September 2021Source: Urology Case Reports, Volume 38Author(s): Richard Assaker, Georges El Hasbani, Doris Amoateng, Jose Vargas, Pankaj Nepal, Milton Armm (Source: Urology Case Reports)
Source: Urology Case Reports - June 11, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Medical abortion offered in pharmacy versus clinic-based settings
Conclusions about the effectiveness and safety of pharmacy provision of medical abortion are limited by the lack of comparative studies. One study, judged to provide low certainty evidence, suggests that the effectiveness of medical abortion may not be different between the pharmacy and clinic settings. However, evidence for safety is insufficient to draw any conclusions, and more research on factors contributing to potential differences in quality of care is needed. It is important to note that this study included a care model where a clinician provided services in a pharmacy, not direct provision of care by pharmacists o...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - June 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Maria I Rodriguez Alison Edelman Alyssa Hersh Pragya Gartoulla Jillian Henderson Source Type: research

Medical abortion offered in pharmacy versus clinic-based settings
Conclusions about the effectiveness and safety of pharmacy provision of medical abortion are limited by the lack of comparative studies. One study, judged to provide low certainty evidence, suggests that the effectiveness of medical abortion may not be different between the pharmacy and clinic settings. However, evidence for safety is insufficient to draw any conclusions, and more research on factors contributing to potential differences in quality of care is needed. It is important to note that this study included a care model where a clinician provided services in a pharmacy, not direct provision of care by pharmacists o...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - June 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Maria I Rodriguez Alison Edelman Alyssa Hersh Pragya Gartoulla Jillian Henderson Source Type: research

Medical abortion offered in pharmacy versus clinic-based settings
Conclusions about the effectiveness and safety of pharmacy provision of medical abortion are limited by the lack of comparative studies. One study, judged to provide low certainty evidence, suggests that the effectiveness of medical abortion may not be different between the pharmacy and clinic settings. However, evidence for safety is insufficient to draw any conclusions, and more research on factors contributing to potential differences in quality of care is needed. It is important to note that this study included a care model where a clinician provided services in a pharmacy, not direct provision of care by pharmacists o...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - June 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Maria I Rodriguez Alison Edelman Alyssa Hersh Pragya Gartoulla Jillian Henderson Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 6368: Perceived Risk Factors for Suicide among Nepalese Migrant Workers in South Korea
Conclusions: The findings suggest the need to design tailored mental health promotion programs for migrant workers before departure from Nepal as well as after arrival as migrant workers in South Korea. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Atteraya Ebrahim Gnawali Tags: Article Source Type: research

Junk Food Consumption, Perceptions and Associated Factors among the Private School Children
Conclusion: Junk food consumption was notably high due to various enabling factors such as addictive taste, changing lifestyle, propagandist advertising and instant availability. Grade and gender of the students were the predictors of over-consuming junk foods. (Source: Current Nutrition and Food Science)
Source: Current Nutrition and Food Science - June 9, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

Post-earthquake Self-Reported Depressive Symptoms and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and their Correlates among College-Youths in Kathmandu, Nepal
This study explored the association of retrospective extent of exposure on current day depressive symptoms and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among 125 youth attending a college in Kathmandu, Nepal. A self-administered survey including socio-demographic variables, scale for earthquake exposure and Nepali language validated standardized scales for depressive and PTSD symptoms was used. Prevalence estimates for depressive symptoms was 43.2% and PTSD symptoms was 19.2%. For each increasing unit of the extent of earthquake exposure, the odds of having depressive symptoms increased by a factor of 1.26 (p &thinsp...
Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - June 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Intersectional (in) equities in contact coverage of maternal and newborn health services in Nepal: insights from a nationwide cross-sectional household survey
Persistent inequities in coverage of maternal and newborn health (MNH) services continue to pose a major challenge to the health-care system in Nepal. This paper uses a novel composite indicator of intersectio... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Resham B. Khatri, Yibeltal Alemu, Melinda M. Protani, Rajendra Karkee and Jo Durham Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of neonatal near miss and associated factors in Nepal: a cross-sectional study
The rate of neonatal mortality has declined but lesser than the infant mortality rate and remains a major public health challenge in low- and middle-income countries. There is an urgent need to focus on newbor... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 9, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Rajbanshi Sushma, Mohd Noor Norhayati and Nik Hussain Nik Hazlina Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk factors for the development of neonatal sepsis in a neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital of Nepal
Sepsis is an overwhelming and life-threatening response to bacteria in bloodstream and a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Understanding the etiology and potential risk factors for neonatal seps... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sulochana Manandhar, Puja Amatya, Imran Ansari, Niva Joshi, Nhukesh Maharjan, Sabina Dongol, Buddha Basnyat, Sameer M. Dixit, Stephen Baker and Abhilasha Karkey Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular Epidemiology, Evolution and Reemergence of Chikungunya Virus in South Asia
In this study, different works published during 1950s to 2020 concerning CHIKV evolution, epidemiology, vectors, phylogeny, and clinical outcomes were analyzed. Outbreaks of CHIKV have been reported from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Maldives in South Asia during 2007–2020. Three lineages- Asian, East/Central/South African (ECSA), and Indian Ocean Lineage (IOL) are circulating in South Asia. Lineage, ECSA and IOL became predominant over Asian lineage in South Asian countries during 2011–2020 epidemics. Further, the mutant E1-A226V is circulating in abundance with Aedes albopictus in...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - June 7, 2021 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

A Case of Animal Mauling From Nepal
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2021Source: Wilderness & Environmental MedicineAuthor(s): Alok Atreya, Arjun KC, Samata Nepal (Source: Wilderness and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Wilderness and Environmental Medicine - June 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research

Do women's empowerment and socioeconomic status predict the adequacy of antenatal care? A cross-sectional study in five South Asian countries
CONCLUSION: As unsatisfactory level of adequate ANC services has been observed in SA region, this study suggests a nationwide comprehensive improvement of women's empowerment status as well as establishment of necessary healthcare centres in remote areas is essential to ensure long-term and sustainable adequacy of ANC services.PMID:34083327 | DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043940 (Source: Rural Remote Health)
Source: Rural Remote Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Rural Health Authors: Asibul Islam Anik Md Rashedul Islam Md Shafiur Rahman Source Type: research

Do women's empowerment and socioeconomic status predict the adequacy of antenatal care? A cross-sectional study in five South Asian countries
CONCLUSION: As unsatisfactory level of adequate ANC services has been observed in SA region, this study suggests a nationwide comprehensive improvement of women's empowerment status as well as establishment of necessary healthcare centres in remote areas is essential to ensure long-term and sustainable adequacy of ANC services.PMID:34083327 | DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043940 (Source: Rural Remote Health)
Source: Rural Remote Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Rural Health Authors: Asibul Islam Anik Md Rashedul Islam Md Shafiur Rahman Source Type: research

Prediction of half-metallicity and spin-gapless semiconducting behavior in the new series of FeCr-based quaternary Heusler alloys: an ab initio study
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2021Source: Journal of Alloys and CompoundsAuthor(s): R. Dhakal, S. Nepal, I. Galanakis, R.P. Adhikari, G.C. Kaphle (Source: Journal of Alloys and Compounds)
Source: Journal of Alloys and Compounds - June 4, 2021 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Overcoming barriers and building a strong peritoneal dialysis programme - Experience from three South Asian countries
This article describes the learning points of establishing PD programmes in three countries in South Asia (Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan). The key barriers identified were government support (financial), maintaining stable supply of PD fluids, lack of nephrologist and nurse expertise, nephrology community bias against PD, lack of nephrology trainee awareness and exposure to this modality. To overcome these barriers, a well-trained PD lead nephrologist (PD champion) is needed, who can advocate for this modality at government, professional and community levels. Ongoing educational programmes for doctors, nurses and patients ...
Source: Peritoneal Dialysis International - June 2, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Klara Paudel Ahad Qayyum Abdul Wm Wazil Sanjib K Sharma Kalpana Shrestha Stanley Fan Agnes Haris Fredric O Finkelstein Nishanthe Nanayakkara Source Type: research

COVID-19 control strategies and intervention effects in resource limited settings: A modeling study
ConclusionLimited resource settings are best served by a combination of early and aggressive case finding with ongoing physical distancing measures to control the COVID-19 epidemic. A lockdown may be helpful until combination interventions can be put in place but is unlikely to reduce annual mortality or healthcare demand. (Source: PLoS One)
Source: PLoS One - June 2, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Kiran Raj Pandey Source Type: research

Influence of maintaining apical patency in post-endodontic pain
The concept of instrumentation beyond the apical foramen by small flexible file to prevent apical blockage is apical patency. However, this procedure might endow postoperative pain, thus to maintain apical pat... (Source: BMC Oral Health)
Source: BMC Oral Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Snigdha Shubham, Manisha Nepal, Ravish Mishra and Kishor Dutta Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Do Multiple Brain Lesions Always Connote Worse Outcomes? Appraisal Evidence from a Tertiary Care Center in Koshi/Purbanchal Province of Nepal
This study aimed to present diagnostic patterns in patients with multiple intracranial lesions together with connoted survival implications. We retrospectively reviewed medical files of 85 patients with tumor and non-tumor intracranial lesions. Metastatic brain lesions were identified in 23.5% of patients. Neurological pathogenesis underlay 29.4%, infectious 21.2%, and vascular 14.1% of lesions, with the remaining portion comprising less frequent disorders. A favorable prognosis was predicted in 52/85 (61.2%) of the study population despite a variety of pathologies, which speaks for substantial improvements in outcomes of ...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - June 1, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Sangam Shrestha Sunil Munakomi Source Type: research

Climate change and health vulnerability in Nepal: A systematic review of the literature since 2010
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Source: Global Public Health - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joana Tome Holly L. Richmond Munshi Rahman Dibesh Karmacharya Jessica S. Schwind Source Type: research

Factors associated with low back pain among construction workers in Nepal: A cross-sectional study
ConclusionThe prevalence of LBP in the past one year was high among construction workers where majority of workers never did anything to prevent or manage LBP. Therefore, the public health professionals should set up the health promotion, education, and interventions aimed at increasing awareness on preventive techniques and predisposing factors of LBP. (Source: PLoS One)
Source: PLoS One - June 1, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Bikram Adhikari Source Type: research

PIN60 Effect of Community Based Intervention on Isoniazid Preventive Therapy Uptake Among People Living with HIV in FAR Western Province of Nepal: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
This study assessed the effect of community based intervention on initiation and completion rates of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy, and identified the sociodemographic factors affecting initiation and completion rates of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy among people living with HIV in a resource limited setting of Nepal. (Source: Value in Health)
Source: Value in Health - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: G. Dhungana, D.R. Bhatta, W.H. Zhang Source Type: research

Risk Perception and Hesitancy Toward COVID-19 Vaccination Among Healthcare Workers and Staff at a Medical College in Nepal
(Source: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy)
Source: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy - May 31, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy Source Type: research

Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of biofilm producing clinical coagulase negative staphylococci from Nepal and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) survive as commensals of skin, anterior nares and external canals of human and were regarded as non-infectious pathogens. However, they are emerging as a major cause of n... (Source: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials)
Source: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials - May 31, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sarita Manandhar, Anjana Singh, Ajit Varma, Shanti Pandey and Neeraj Shrivastava Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diagnosis and management of gout by clinicians in Nepal: a web-based survey
AbstractPatients with gout in Nepal are usually attended by medical graduates, family medicine, internists, and orthopedic surgeons. The study aimed to evaluate knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of point-of-care clinicians of Nepal regarding diagnosis and management of gout and assess the quality of treatment provided to the patients. A web-based descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted among doctors managing gout patients. The questionnaire comprises 38 multiple choice questions; 9 questions for demographic data, 8, 11, and 10 questions each for knowledge, attitude, and practice, respectively. A pilot study ...
Source: Rheumatology International - May 29, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research