Mohammad Ilias Hossain

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Psychosocial stimulation (PS) and food supplementation (FS) improve development of malnourished children. This study evaluates the effects of a community-based approach of PS and FS on growth and development of severely malnourished children. SUBJECTS/METHODS Severely underweight hospitalised children aged 6-24 months (n = 507) were(More)
The aim of this paper is to investigate the effects of the distances between the human head and internal cellular device antenna on the specific absorption rate (SAR). This paper also analyzes the effects of inclination angles between user head and mobile terminal antenna on SAR values. The effects of the metal-glass casing of mobile phone on the SAR values(More)
We studied the isolation of Shigella spp., and their antimicrobial resistance. S. flexneri (54 %) was most frequently isolated, followed by S. dysenteriae (20 %), S. boydii (16 %) and S. sonnei (10 %). Among S. flexneri (n = 122), 29 (24 %) were 2a, and 23 (19 %) were 2b. None of the Shigella strains were resistant to mecillinam or ciprofloxacin. Resistance(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure mortality and its risk factors among children discharged from a health centre in rural Gambia. METHODS We conducted a cohort study between 12 May 2008 and 11 May 2012. Children aged 2-59 months, admitted with suspected pneumonia, sepsis, or meningitis after presenting to primary and secondary care facilities, were followed for 180(More)
In 2012, an outbreak of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 occurred in The Gambia. The attack rate was highest among young children. The associated risk factors were male sex, contact with meningitis patients, and difficult breathing. Enhanced surveillance facilitates early epidemic detection, and multiserogroup conjugate vaccine could reduce(More)
This prospective observational study was conducted in the department of Ophthalmology Mymensingh Medical College Hospital during the period of November, 2009 to October, 2010. Two hundred & fifty (250) patients of both sexes and all ages with ocular trauma were selected randomly for this study. A detailed history of patients, duration of trauma, relation of(More)
Management of severely malnourished children with associated complications relies on hospital-based treatment. Implementation of a standardized protocol at the Dhaka Hospital, ICDDR,B reduced case fatality approximately 50%. We developed and prospectively evaluated a day-care clinic approach that provided antibiotics, micronutrients and feeding during the(More)
AIM Identify clinical and nutritional features, and complications among severely malnourished, under-five children in an urban diarrhoeal disease facility in Bangladesh. METHODS For this case-control design, children of both sexes, aged 0-59 months were studied. Severely (< -3 z-score) underweight, stunted or wasted constituted cases and those with better(More)
We studied the clinical and epidemiological features associated with Aeromonas diarrhoea by a hospital survey of 7,398 children under 5 years of age presenting with diarrhoea. The data were actually based upon two cohorts from this survey, the majority of the data being identified from 405 (5.5%) in whom Aeromonas was the sole enteric pathogen. Aeromonas(More)
We sought to examine the factors associated with bacteraemia and their outcome in children with pneumonia and severe acute malnutrition (SAM). All SAM children of either sex, aged 0-59 months, admitted to the Dhaka Hospital of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh with radiologically confirmed pneumonia from April 2011 to July(More)