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Bangladesh has been conducting annual serological surveillance for HIV and syphilis since 1998 among most at-risk populations including sex workers, males having sex with males, injecting drug users (IDUs) and heroin smokers. During the seventh round conducted between January and June 2006, 10,368 people were sampled and the overall HIV prevalence was 0.9%.(More)
PURPOSE The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of plastic, hydrophilic and hydrophobic types of polymers and their content level on the release profile of drug from matrix systems. As the physico-chemical nature of the active ingredients influence the drug retarding ability of these polymers, three different drugs were used to evaluate(More)
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of different insoluble and erodable wax-lipid based materials and their content level on the release profile of drug from matrix systems. Matrix tablets of theophylline were prepared using carnauba wax, bees wax, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol and glyceryl monostearate as(More)
Sustained release theophylline matrix tablets constituting Kollidon SR (Polyvinyl acetate and povidone based matrix retarding polymer) were developed in this study in an attempt to design a dosage form that manifests desirable release profile and thorough adherence to official monographs. Four matrix tablet formulations were prepared by dry blending and(More)
BACKGROUND A clear understanding of the social and behavioral risk factors, and knowledge gaps, related to exposure to malaria are essential when developing guidelines and recommendations for more effective disease prevention in many malaria endemic areas of the world including Bangladesh and elsewhere in the South East Asia. To-date, the level of knowledge(More)
Congenital talipes equino varus (CTEV) is a common complex congenital anomaly affecting approximately 1 per 900 live births in Bangladesh. Current trends in the treatment of idiopathic clubfoot have shifted from extensive surgical release to more conservative techniques. The Ponseti method that includes manipulation, serial casting, percutaneous tenotomy(More)
10792 Background: Metastatic breast cancer is heterogeneous and treatment decisions are influenced by multiple factors. Docetaxel remains as the standard chemotherapy agent in the management of metastatic breast cancer. We conducted a phase II study to examine the efficacy and tolerability of docetaxel with carboplatin in the treatment of visceral(More)
e15049 Background:The patients with prostate cancer initially respond to androgen ablation therapy but most patients ultimately develop a hormone-refractory state. Most of the patients in our country present HRPC with bone metastasis. Earlier patients were treated with Mitoxantrone plus Prednisolone. Zoledronic acid was used for symptomatic relief of pain(More)
Urinary tract anomalies are common associated anomalies in anorectal malformation (ARM) and major contributory factor for high morbidity and mortality in ARM. In this study, urinary tract anomalies were evaluated in 72 patients of ARM (43 high varieties & 29 low varieties) that were admitted in Dhaka Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) during the period of(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of channeling agent on the release profile of theophylline from Kollidon SR based matrix systems. Matrix tablets of theophylline using Kollidon SR which is plastic in nature were prepared by direct compression process. NaCl and PEG 1500 were used as channeling agents. Drug release study was(More)