Mahfuz R Bhuiyan

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Angiogenesis is the biologic process of forming new blood vessels. Undoubtedly, blood vessels growth regulation is a vital aspect in health and disease. Under physiological conditions, angiogenesis is regulated by local balance between endogenous stimulators and inhibitors of this process. In many diseases state body loses control over angiogenesis.(More)
Between July 2004 and June 2006, a total of 1438 fecal samples were collected from Hospitalized children and adults with diarrhea at an Infectious Disease Hospital (SK Hospital) in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. The diversity of rotavirus strains were investigated using electropherotyping and reverse transcription-PCR amplification of the VP7 and VP4 genes. Group(More)
Gestational anemia is a common public health problem in our country. Most anemia during pregnancy results from an increased need for iron as her body is making more blood. Often dietary supplementation does not provide enough iron to meet the extra needs. Also the growing baby takes all the iron it needs from mother, regardless of how much iron is stored in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the prevalence of hearing impairment in Bangladeshi people of all ages. METHODS A nationally representative cross-sectional survey was carried out in 2013. A total of 4260 subjects (1774 males and 2486 females), with a mean age of 32 years, participated. Hearing impairment was determined by pure tone audiometry and(More)
INTRODUCTION Dual use of tobacco (using smoking and smokeless forms) in Bangladesh is uncommon in women but common in men. Dual users are at additional risk of cancers and heart diseases compared with a single form of tobacco use. Knowledge about their socioeconomic background is necessary for planning appropriate interventions. We report here socioeconomic(More)
Microalbuminuria (MA), a microvascular irregularity of the blood - urine interface within kidney glomeruli, may reflect the renal sign of global endothelial dysfunction, and has been associated with an elevated risk of serious cardiovascular events including stroke. This case-control study was carried out in the Department of Neurology, Bangabandhu Sheikh(More)
This prospective randomized, controlled trial was done to evaluate the efficacy of trimetazidine in the prevention of contrast induced nephropathy in patients with raised serum creatinine levels undergoing coronary angiogram. This study was performed in the Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh from April(More)
New developments in the epidemiology, treatment and prognosis of thalassemia have dramatically altered the approach to the care of affected patients. In the last 30 years, conventional treatment of β-thalassemia major, based primarily on regular blood transfusions and iron chelation therapy with desferrioxamine (DFO) has markedly improved the prognosis of(More)
A prospective randomized study was done comparing endoscopic band ligation and sclerotherapy for the treatment of oesophageal varices. Hundred fifty cirrhotic patients with history of bleeding from varices were included in the study. Seventy-five patients got sclerotherapy and 75 got band ligation of varices. Both sclerotherapy and band ligation were(More)
Climate change is taking its toll in the form of saline water intrusion into the mainland of Bangladesh, which is one of the lowest-altitude countries in the world. The study was carried out with the objective to assess the blood pressure status associated with salinity in saline prone selected areas of Bagherhat and Tangail districts from March 2008 - June(More)