Mahbubur Rahman

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BACKGROUND Young infants and pregnant women are at increased risk for serious consequences of influenza infection. Inactivated influenza vaccine is recommended for pregnant women but is not licensed for infants younger than 6 months of age. We assessed the clinical effectiveness of inactivated influenza vaccine administered during pregnancy in Bangladesh.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to summarize the available evidence on timing of perioperative antibiotics for cesarean delivery. STUDY DESIGN We searched the literature for studies that compare prophylactic antibiotics for cesarean delivery that are given before the procedure vs at cord clamping. Only randomized controlled trials were included.(More)
The objectives of this study were to describe the global profile of biomedical research productivity and to examine any improvement seen in it in the developing world during the period 1990-2000. Biomedical research articles published during 1990-2000 were accessed through the Medline database. The number of (journal) articles originating from each of the(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in depicting posterior cul-de-sac obliteration in patients with endometriosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was not required for this retrospective study, but informed consent was obtained from all patients. MR images obtained between January(More)
During the first countrywide outbreak of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Bangladesh, we conducted surveillance for dengue at a hospital in Dhaka. Of 176 patients, primarily adults, found positive for dengue, 60.2% had dengue fever, 39.2% dengue hemorrhagic fever, and 0.6% dengue shock syndrome. The Dengue virus 3 serotype was detected in eight patients.
To clarify how structural diversity of anthocyanins relates to their in vivo function, bioavailability was precisely studied in rats using bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) extract (Bilberon 25) as an anthocyanin source that contains 15 different anthocyanins. The bilberry extract was orally or intravenously administered to rats, and the plasma levels of(More)
PURPOSE A 3-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is recommended for adolescents to protect against HPV-related cervical and other cancers. The purpose of this study was to provide an update on HPV vaccine uptake among 11-17 year old girls residing in the US. METHODS Data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) were obtained to assess HPV(More)
We examined the influence of race/ethnicity on body fat distribution for a given body mass index (BMI) among reproductive-aged women. Body weight, height, and body fat distribution were measured with a digital scale, wall-mounted stadiometer, and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, respectively, on 708 healthy black, white, and Hispanic women 16 to 33 years(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) body mass index (BMI)-based classification to identify obesity in comparison with the World Health Organization (WHO), which uses percent body fat, among white, black, and Hispanic reproductive-aged women. METHODS Body weight, height, BMI, and percent body fat (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry(More)
Early diagnosis of influenza infection is needed to optimize the benefit of prescribing antiviral drugs. However, the accuracy of rapid tests is highly variable. This study evaluated the performance of Directigen flu A+B enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and direct fluorescent assay (DFA) during the 2004-2005 influenza season. Participants with medically attended(More)