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BACKGROUND The prevalence of gallstone disease (GSD) in Bangladesh is not known. We evaluated the prevalence of GSD and its relation with certain factors in a rural community in Bangladesh. METHODS A total of 1332 persons aged 15 years and above from two villages were invited to participate in the study; 1,058 (80%) subjects responded after three(More)
Prevalence of organ failure is high through out the world. Organ transplantation, the definitive treatment option of organ failure keeps very low due to scarcity of organ. Most of the people are not aware about organ donation. Adolescent girls will be the mother of future nation and they can motivate family members for organ donation. This study was carried(More)
It is well known that, structurally, the people of Asia are shorter than Europeans. The size of different organs of the foetus may also vary accordingly. To assess this, 793 foetuses between 16 and 40 weeks' gestation were studied and 1175 kidneys were measured on ultrasonograms. Only normal pregnancies were included in the study. Our results show that, in(More)
In order to assess the extent of genomic diversity among Vibrio cholerae O139 strains, restriction fragment length polymorphisms in two genetic loci, rrn and ctx, were studied. Analysis of 144 strains isolated from different regions of Bangladesh and India between 1992 and 1998 revealed the presence of at least six distinct ribotypes (B-I through B-VI) of(More)
Sixty-four representative strains of Vibrio cholerae O139 were analyzed, to re-examine the origin of this serogroup. Ribotyping differentiated the strains into 3 HindIII and 7 BglI ribotypes. One HindIII and 5 BglI ribotypes were shared by all toxigenic O139 strains. Of 6 nontoxigenic O139 strains, 3 shared ribotypes with the toxigenic strains, carried(More)
Vibrio cholerae O139 Bengal initially appeared in the southern coastal region of Bangladesh and spread northward, causing explosive epidemics during 1992 and 1993. The resurgence of V. cholerae O139 during 1995 after its transient displacement by a new clone of El Tor vibrios demonstrated rapid changes in the epidemiology of cholera in Bangladesh. A recent(More)
This case control study was done to study the seropositivity of helicobacter pylori among the fish handlers and to find out rapid urease test (RUT) & haematoxillin and eosin staining report correlation of seropositive cases. It was performed among fish handlers in the period of July 2005 to June 2006. Blood samples were collected from fish handlers (Group(More)
The study was carried out to see prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) specific cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular events among patients with Chronic Kidney Disease stage-V (CKD-V) before starting dialysis therapy in the department of Nephrology of National Institute of Kidney Diseases & Urology (NIKDU), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Among CKD(More)
BACKGROUND This community-based survey aimed to find out the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia (FD), overlapping symptoms, and associated factors for overlap. METHOD By cluster sampling method, 3,000 (1,523 male) randomly selected adult subjects in the Sylhet district of Bangladesh were interviewed by a questionnaire based(More)
Constipation is a common problem throughout the world and is particularly prevalent in women, children and older adults producing considerable health care expenditure. Data on functional constipation is limited especially in Asian countries. This cross-sectional survey assessed prevalence and association of functional constipation or chronic constipation(More)