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Volume 1, July-Sept 2018
What can Pediatricians do to address child health in South and Southeast Asia?
Zulfiqar A Bhutta
Despite the remarkable reduction in under 5 child mortality globally in the wake of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a little under 6 million children still perish every year before reaching their fifth birthday. A large proportion, almost 46% die within the neonatal period (the first 28 day...
Awareness about Sickle Cell Anaemia in young adults in Amravati
Naresh B. Tayade1, Manjusha N. Tayade2
Sickle cell disease continues to be a global health problem that presents major challenges to our health care systems. The reviewed Sickle Cell Disease(SCD) literature expresses a dire need for more public education and awareness on SCD Misconceptions of sickle cell disease have significantly contri...
Fluid Management in Patients with Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
H.M.T.W.Seneviratne1, G.D.I.Kumara2, K.Ravirajah3, K.M.K.Somaratne4, D. Mendis3
Iatrogenic fluid overload in Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is well recognized. To address this, restriction of total fluid volume in the critical phase (TFV) to maintenance plus 5% of the body weight (M+5%) was adopted in Sri Lanka in 2010. The purpose of this study was to assess the TFV and how ...
Antibiotic Prescribing Practice for Paediatric Outpatients across Non-specialised Regional Hospitals in Kedah State, Malaysia.
Guo Hong Tan1, Huan Keat Chan2, Linda Mohd Jamal3, Muhammad Hazwan Hamidon3, Aun Chyi Oi4, Yae Tyug Yap4, Yu Hsuan Khoo5
Background The Malaysia National Antibiotic Guidelines (NAG) is used to guide antibiotic prescribing, especially among public healthcare facilities without an in-house infectious disease specialist, setting-based antibiotic guidelines and clinical microbiology services. Aims To explore the patte...
Late onset anti- N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis following Japanese encephalitis
Hnin Wint Wint Aung1, Kyaw Linn1, Aye Mya Min Aye1, Chaw Su Hlaing1, Aye Mu Saan1, Khine Mi Mi Ko1, Myo Thiri Swe1, Cho Thair1, Yi Yi Mar1, Nway Nway1, Phyu Phyu Myint1, Ei Hnin Kyu1, Haymar Han1
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is one of the leading causes of viral encephalitis worldwide and affects mostly children. The patients with JE often have uniphasic illness with acute onset; however, some patients may have an early relapse after relatively partial recovery. Recent studies have also shown ...
Hand Foot Mouth Disease – Experience of epidemic in children in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Muhammad Ashraf Sultan1, Muhammad Faheem Afzal2
Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a viral infection first described by Robinson et al in 1957 as an outbreak in Toronto. The infectious disease was characterized by vesicles inside the mouth and on the hands and feet and was found to have been caused by Coxsackievirus (CVA) ...
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