Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal 2020-07-14T13:20:11+00:00 Mir Misbahuddin Open Journal Systems <p>A quarterly, single-blinded peer-reviewed, open-access journal of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Please submit your manuscript online. Each manuscript will be published immediately after acceptance.</p> <p>The journal follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing and publication of scholarly work in medical journals.</p> <p>The online version of the journal is available in HINARI, <a href="">Directory of Open Access Journals</a>, Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources, Journals for Free, WorldCat, Ingenta Connect, University of Toronto Libraries, University of New York Health Science Library, Wageningen University and Research, Genamics Journal Seek, SafetyLit, University of Saskatchewan, University of New South Wales Sydney Library, Princeton University Library. Research articles are available in ResearchGate.</p> Effects of solasodine of Solanum melongena peel origin in the treatment of palmar arsenical keratosis 2020-07-14T13:20:11+00:00 Razia Sultana Mir Misbahuddin <p>This study was conducted to confirm the effect of the ointment containing <em>Solanum melongena </em>peel extract in the treatment of palmar arsenical keratosis and to identify the compound responsible for the effect. In total, 30 patients with moderate to severe palmar arsenical keratosis were enrolled according to the inclusion criteria. Extract from <em>S. melongena</em> peel was obtained and a topical ointment was prepared from the extract and supplied at the field level at an interval of two weeks. Instruction was given to the patients about how to apply the ointment. Adherence and adverse effects of the treatment were monitored regularly through phone calls and during each visit. The mean (± SD) size of the keratotic nodules was 21.9 ± 10.0 mm<sup>2</sup> before intervention and 6.6 ± 5.3 mm<sup>2</sup> after intervention. The percentage of reduction was 69.8. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and elemental analysis of the extract was done to identify the compound and solasodine, a steroidal alkaloid, was identified.</p> 2020-06-16T13:00:08+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Awareness and practice of computer-related ergonomics among resident doctors 2020-07-14T13:20:10+00:00 Abu Saleh Mohammad Mainul Hasan Abul Khair Mohammad Salek Syed Mozaffar Ahmed <p>This article has no abstract. The first 100 words appear below:</p> <p>The present study was designed to see the level of awareness and practice of computer-related ergonomics among resident doctors. A total of 227 residents participated in this study who had used a computer for at least a year.&nbsp; They were selected by simple random sampling. A self-reporting questionnaire was used to conduct the study. For better understanding and convenience, the responses were categorized into good, fair, and poor.&nbsp;Awareness level was good in only 15% (n= 34) of residents, fair in 16.7% and the majority 68.3% (n= 155) of residents had a poor level of awareness about ergonomics.</p> 2020-06-16T13:10:47+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A 12-year-old girl presenting with hematemesis, melena and gradual abdominal distension 2020-07-14T13:20:09+00:00 Mukesh Khadga Md. Benzamin Rubaiyat Alam Nasreen Sultana Md. Rukunuzzaman <p>This article has no abstract. The first 100 words appear below:</p> <p>A 12-year-old girl, 2<sup>nd </sup>issue of non-consanguineous parents, immunized as per EPI schedule, presented with the history of hematemesis and melena 3 months back and abdominal distension for 1 year. After the episodes of hematemesis and melena, she received 1 unit of blood transfusion. She had no history of fever, jaundice, abdominal trauma, umbilical catheterization, umbilical sepsis, severe dehydration, offending drug intake and abdominal trauma or any surgery.</p> 2020-06-16T13:23:32+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A 60-year-old diabetic patient presented with post coronary artery bypass grafting status with persistent pain and stiffness of left shoulder joint 2020-07-14T13:20:08+00:00 Md. Mahbubul Islam Sheikh Muhammad Bin Faruque Md. Nuruzzaman Khandaker Redoy Ranjan <p>This article has no abstract. The first 100 words appear below:</p> <p>A 60-year-old diabetic male patient presented with persistent left shoulder joint pain for the last 6 months following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The pain was insidious onset, non-radiating, and dull which aggravated by movement as well as on left lateral position during sleep. However, the pain was not associated with morning stiffness. He had been treated with oral anti-diabetic medications for diabetes mellitus for the last 15 years. However, recently he required to switch to premixed insulin injection for good control of his glycemic status.&nbsp;Apart from post CABG status and diabetes mellitus, he was relatively well and had no other significant medical records like direct trauma over the shoulder joint.</p> 2020-06-17T15:48:23+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## An 80-year-old women presented with parotid gland swelling 2020-07-14T13:20:07+00:00 Rawnak Jahan Rajashish Chakrabortty Shamim Ahmed Mohammed Atiqur Rahman <p>This article has no abstract. The first 100 words appear below:</p> <p>An 80-year-old woman hailing from Savar Upazilla, Dhaka got admitted into the Department on 7<sup>th</sup> January 2020 with complains of swelling in the right side of cheek for the last 8 months (Figure 1A). Before that, the patient noticed a small nodular, painless swelling over anterior part of right ear, then it gradually increased in size and became hard but because of this swelling the patient did not feel any problem during eating or chewing foods.&nbsp;There was no history of fever, but the patient gave the history of occasional cough which was associated with scanty serous sputum.</p> 2020-06-23T01:25:59+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##