Barnali Chakraborty

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This prospective randomized trial was carried out to test the efficacy of a specific intervention for reducing the extent of their malnutrition and to change behaviour of mothers relating to child-feeding practices, care-giving, and health-seeking practices under the Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project (BINP). The study was conducted in rural Bangladesh(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of zinc supplementation in children with cholera. DESIGN Double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial. SETTING Dhaka Hospital, Bangladesh. PARTICIPANTS 179 children aged 3-14 years with watery diarrhoea and stool dark field examination positive for Vibrio cholerae and confirmed by stool culture. INTERVENTION(More)
BACKGROUND As a result of inappropriate feeding, poor health and hygiene, and poor caring practices, the nutritional status of many young infants deteriorates with advancing age. OBJECTIVE To explore the effectiveness of a nutrition education package to prevent malnutrition among young children. METHODS A community-based, randomized, controlled trial(More)
BACKGROUND The rate of malnutrition among women in Bangladesh is high, but historically there has not been a specific program focusing on the improvement of the nutritional status of Bangladeshi women. OBJECTIVE To observe changes in the nutritional status of destitute women of the Rural Maintenance Programme (RMP) by incorporating a health and nutrition(More)
This study reflects the clinical pattern, diagnosis and management of cerebral malaria in 55 consecutive patients from Chittagong Hill Tracts. The predominant clinical features were: impaired consciousness with convulsion in a febrile patient with temporary residence in the endemic zone. Younger people were more prone to develop this condition. Thirty two(More)
This study reflected that administration of tetracycline along with quinine and cotrimoxazole can reduce mortality from cerebral malaria significantly. In this five year prospective study in an endemic zone, the authors assessed the outcome of treatment with or without tetracycline among 254 cases of cerebral malaria. 100 patients were treated with quinine(More)
BACKGROUND Although much work has been done on the theoretical links between agriculture and nutrition, there is limited understanding of the evidence from observational and experimental research studies on the impacts of agriculture programs on nutrition outcomes. OBJECTIVE To assess the emphasis of the literature on different agriculture-nutrition(More)
BACKGROUND Almost half of all children in South Asia are stunted. Although agriculture has the potential to be a strong driver of undernutrition reduction and serves as the main source of livelihood for over half of South Asia's population, its potential to reduce undernutrition is currently not being realized. OBJECTIVE The Leveraging Agriculture for(More)
To determine the risk factors for death of severely-malnourished Bangladeshi children with shigellosis, a case-control study was conducted at the Clinical Research and Service Centre of ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh. One hundred severely-malnourished children (weight-for-age <60% of median of the National Center for(More)
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