8th Commonwealth Congress on Diarrhoea and Malnutrition - Day 1 Oral Presentations

Micronutrients in child health; Child nutrition and growth; Management of diarrheal diseases; Advocacy and social equity; Helicobacter pylori infection in children; Facility-based management of severe malnutrition; Etiology of diarrheal diseases; Infant and young child feeding; Nutrition and child development and many more

Title of papers to be presented on day 1 at CAPGAN 2006 (6th February)

Combating zinc deficiency for improved child health
Systematic method for establishing research priorities concerning the control of zinc deficiency.

SS 1: Micronutrients in child health
Food systems approaches to improving micronutrient nutrition: the example of zinc in Bangladesh.
Impact of zinc supplementation to children with cholera admitted to an urban hospital in Bangladesh.
Effect of micronutrients on morbidity and duration of hospital stay in childhood pneumonia.
Ascorbic acid counteractions the inhibitory effect of phytic acid on iron bioavailability from a traditional complementary food consumed by Pakistani infants.

SS 2: Child nutrition and growth
Nutritional status of working and non-working children.
A home made energy dense weaning formula decreases growth faltering in infancy: an intervention study.
Impact of breastfeeding counseling on breast milk intake by young infants as measured by test weighing method.
Infant and young child feeding practices in urban areas of Bangladesh.

SS 3: Management of diarrheal diseases
Impact of deworming on nutritional status and diarrhea incidence among urban slum children of Kolkata.
Reduced susceptibility of enteric bacterial pathogens to ciprofloxacin.
Fluoroquinolone resistant Shigella flexneri: a new therapeutic challenge.
Oral rehydration solution with amylase resistant starch or rice-ORS in malnourished children with cholera.

SS 4: Advocacy and social equity (Supported by Commonwealth Secretariat)
Factors associated with physical violence against pregnant women in Bangladesh.
Household income as a determinant of child malnutrition: can nutrition education improve nutritional status of a resource poor family where other livelihood opportunities are challenged?
Prevalence, severity and determinants of malnutrition in under-5 children in ultra poor households in rural Bangladesh.
Comparison of health and nutritional status between tribal and Bengali children aged 0-23 months in rural Bangladesh.
Health and nutritional status of vegetarian tribal school going children: findings from a residential Christian missionary school in northern remote area of Bangladesh.
Household food insecurity affects infant feeding practices in Matlab, Bangladesh.

SS 5: Helicobacter pylori infection in children
Helicobacter pylori infection and its significance in North Indian children.
Evaluation of non-invasive methods for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection in symptomatic children.
Is endoscopic nodular antritis a sign for Helicobacter pylori infection in children?
Helicobacter pylori infection in recurrent abdominal pain: a Sri Lankan experience.
Serum ferritin, haemoglobin, soluble transferrin receptor, and Helicobacter pylori infection in peri-urban community children in Bangladesh.
Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Campylobacter strains isolated in Bangladesh.

SS 6: Facility-based management of severe malnutrition
Low cost intervention not enough to reduce case fatality in hospitalized severely malnourished children, Uganda.
Protocolized management of children with severe malnutrition: lessons learnt from a tertiary level government hospital.
Outcome of hospital management of severely malnourished under-5 years children: comparison of WHO protocol and locally adapted ICMH protocol.
Outcome of standardized case management of under 5 children with severe PEM in selected hospitals of Dhaka city.
Malnutrition and the immune response.
Day-care management of severe malnutrition in children in an urban clinic in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Plenary 2: Gut flora and malnutrition
Any role for intestinal bacterial community in malnutrition?

SS 7: Etiology of diarrheal diseases
Diarrheal illness in a cohort of children 0-2 years of age in rural Bangladesh: microbiology.
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is a major cause of acute watery diarrhea in children in Bangladesh.
Isolation and characterization of Shigella-like organisms associated with acute diarrhea in Bangladesh.
Prevalence, pathogenesis and antibiotic susceptibility profiles of Aeromonas isolates from stool samples of patients in the Venda region of South Africa: preliminary report.
Post-diarrhoeal corneal blindness in children of Bangladesh: are we doing enough to prevent it?
Diagnosing infectious diarrhoea from flatus: studies in cholera and rotavirus infection amongst Bangladeshis.

SS 8: Infant and young child feeding
Responsive complementary feeding in rural Bangladesh.
Breastfeeding initiation and determinants of exclusive breastfeeding in an urban population of Western Nepal.
National assessment of status of infant and young child feeding in Bangladesh.
Influence of mother’s nutritional status on under five children and factors affecting it in rural Bangladesh.
How important are the use of anthropometric measurements at a tertiary hospital?
Health and nutritional status of young children of adolescent mothers: experience from a diarrhoeal disease hospital in Bangladesh.

SS 9: Nutrition and child development
Effects of psychosocial stimulation on growth and development of severely malnourished children in a nutritional rehabilitation unit.
Development of highrisk newborns—a follow up study from birth to one year.
Can food micronutrient supplementations during pregnancy influence infants’ subsequent development and behavior?
Assessment of iodine deficiency disorders in Purulia district, West Bengal, India.
The effectiveness of a low-tech approach to the management of feeding difficulties in children with cerebral palsy, in Bangladesh.
Does quality of psychosocial stimulation at home predict rural Bangladeshi children’s development and behavior?

Guest lecture 1: Probiotics in health
Importance of commensal bacteria in gut immunology - the role of probiotics.

Guest lecture 2: The need for effective nutrition programs
Nutrition programmes: way forward for developing countries

Guest lecture 3: Essential care of the new born
Demystifying essential new born care among the health care providers.