M. Shahidullah

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Estimation of serum zinc and copper in the maternal blood and cord blood of neonates was carried out to correlate the trace metals in the neonates and their mothers in relation to gestational age and birth weight. Sixty-five healthy neonates, both term and preterm and their mothers were selected. This cross sectional study was done at Azimpur Maternity(More)
BACKGROUND Addressing reproductive health issues of women is now on the global social agenda in the new millennium. Maternal mortality has long been the only indicator of women's health even though reproductive morbidity occurs far more frequently and seriously affects women's lives. In this paper, an attempt was made to assess the magnitude of self(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescents are more vulnerable than adults of unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS. Among the adolescents, girls are more vulnerable to STDs including HIV/AIDS. Their knowledge about different diseases is very poor. This paper investigated adolescent's knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS,(More)
The quality of health care is the consequence of strong link between service providers and user of the services. Perceived quality is one of the principal determinant of utilisation and non-utilisation of health services, a major issue in developing countries. Considering this, the present study was aimed to assess the quality of care in in-patient and(More)
The appearance of cholera caused by multiply antibiotic resistant Vibrio cholerae in Bangladesh provided an opportunity to compare epidemiological features of infection caused by resistant and by sensitive V. cholerae. A prospective study was carried out using 46 families of hospital in-patient cholera cases due to resistant V. cholerae and 11 families of(More)
The Wigglesworth pathophysiological classification was used to analyse perinatal deaths occurring in 5 health centres in Bangladesh. The aims were to assess the feasibility of this classification, to determine the causes of perinatal deaths and thereby to identify the areas in need of intervention. A total of 8058 births were recorded at 5 centres during(More)
Vibriocidal antibody titre in excess of 1:40 occurred within two weeks of cholera infection, both in severe hospitalized cases, contact cases and in asymptomatic infected contacts. These levels, considered to be indicative of protection, persisted for six months or longer in more than half of the subjects irrespective of presence and severity of symptoms.(More)
A cross-sectional study was conducted in five slums of Dhaka city. The study population was all adult women of reproductive age having an infant aged less than one year with a view to assessing the prevalence of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) among the slum infants and also to identify the factors responsible for it. A total of 1,008 mothers were(More)
Non-agglutinating vibrios (NAG) and a new organism (EF-6) caused a severe diarrhoea epidemic in Dacca in 1976 and 1977. The common NAGs detected were groups II, V and VII which were present all the year round with peaks in the spring and postmonsoon seasons, while EF-6 attained its peak in March. NAG and EF-6 diarrhoeas occurred all over the city. The NAGs(More)
This study reports the results of a test of validation of the sisterhood method of measuring the level of maternal mortality using data from a Demographic Surveillance System (DSS) operating since 1966 in Matlab, Bangladesh. The records of maternal deaths that occurred during 1976-90 in the Matlab DSS area were used. One of the deceased woman's surviving(More)