Gary L. Darmstadt10
Mathuram Santosham7
Robert E. Black6
Abdullah H. Baqui4
Shams El Arifeen4
10Gary L. Darmstadt
7Mathuram Santosham
6Robert E. Black
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  • Gary L. Darmstadt, Yoonjoung Choi, Shams E. Arifeen, Sanwarul Bari, Syed M. Rahman, Ishtiaq Mannan +11 others
  • 2010
BACKGROUND To evaluate a delivery strategy for newborn interventions in rural Bangladesh. METHODS A cluster-randomized controlled trial was conducted in Mirzapur, Bangladesh. Twelve unions were randomized to intervention or comparison arm. All women of reproductive age were eligible to participate. In the intervention arm, community health workers(More)
  • Samir K. Saha, Gary L. Darmstadt, Abdullah H. Baqui, Belal Hossain, Maksuda Islam, Dona Foster +6 others
  • 2008
BACKGROUND PCR-based serotyping of Streptococcus pneumoniae has been proposed as a simpler approach than conventional methods, but has not been applied to strains in Asia where serotypes are diverse and different from other part of the world. Furthermore, PCR has not been used to determine serotype distribution in culture-negative meningitis cases. (More)
  • Tabish Hazir, Khadija Begum, Shams el Arifeen, Amira M. Khan, M. Hamidul Huque, Narjis Kazmi +14 others
  • 2013
BACKGROUND Antibiotic treatment for pneumonia as measured by Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) is a key indicator for tracking progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 4. Concerns about the validity of this indicator led us to perform an evaluation in urban and rural settings in Pakistan and(More)
  • Amal K. Halder, Emily S. Gurley, Aliya Naheed, Samir K. Saha, W. Abdullah Brooks, Shams El Arifeen +3 others
  • 2009
Data on causes of early childhood death from low-income urban areas are limited. The nationally representative Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2007 estimates 65 children died per 1,000 live births. We investigated rates and causes of under-five deaths in an urban community near two large pediatric hospitals in Dhaka, Bangladesh and evaluated the(More)
The Projahnmo-II Project in Mirzapur upazila (sub-district), Tangail district, Bangladesh, is promoting care-seeking for sick newborns through health education of families, identification and referral of sick newborns in the community by community health workers (CHWs), and strengthening of neonatal care in Kumudini Hospital, Mirzapur. Data were drawn from(More)
BACKGROUND Analysis of left ventricular (LV) mechanical dyssynchrony may provide incremental prognostic information regarding cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) response in addition to QRS width alone. Our objective was to quantify LV dyssynchrony using feature tracking post processing of routine cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) cine(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal infections annually claim lives of 1.4 million neonates worldwide. Until now, there is no ideal diagnostic test for detecting sepsis and thus management of possible sepsis cases often depends on clinical algorithm leading to empirical treatment. This often results in unnecessary antibiotic use, which may lead to emergence of antibiotic(More)
The validity of three methods (last menstrual period [LPM], Ballard and Dubowitz scores) for assessment of gestational age for premature infants in a low-resource setting was assessed, using antenatal ultrasound as the gold standard. It was hypothesized that LMP and other methods would perform similarly in determining postnatal gestational age. Concordance(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal illness is a leading cause of death worldwide; sepsis is one of the main contributors. The etiologies of community-acquired neonatal bacteremia in developing countries have not been well characterized. METHODS Infants <2 months of age brought with illness to selected health facilities in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ghana, India, Pakistan and(More)