Jagadish C Das

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Birth weight is a reliable and sensitive indicator for predicting the immediate or later outcome of a newborn child. In a developing country like Bangladesh, where more than 75% of deliveries occur in rural community and are mostly attended by Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) or relatives, birth weight cannot be recorded mainly due to paucity of suitable(More)
Helicobacter pylori is one of the commonest bacterial pathogens in human. The organism is associated with development of peptic ulcer diseases, lymphoproliferative disorders and gastric cancer. Residence in a developing country, poor socio-economic conditions and genetic predisposition are regarded as risk factors. Prevalence of infection is higher in(More)
100 children under age 5 in 1 Calcutta slum and an equal number of children the same age in multistory buildings having better sanitray facilities and belonging to low socioeconomic class were followed up for a 10 month period. Episodes of diarrhea/child in slum and multistory buildings were 1.6 and 1.4 respectively, indicating no difference in incidence.(More)
This cross-sectional study was designed to assess the influence of the nutritional status of the mother upon the anthropometric measures of their babies. It was conducted at three different hospitals of Dhaka city during a short period of 5 weeks in 1992. One hundred and fifty mothers with their newborns were studied to correlate their anthropometric(More)
Helicobacter pylori is a small, highly motile, gramnegative bacillus. It is one of the commonest bacterial pathogen in human being1. There is a causal relationship of this small spiral organism to gastritis, peptic ulcer, lymphoproliterative disorder and gastric cancer2-5. H. pylori infects at least 50% of world’s human population5. In developed countries,(More)
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