Shyfuddin Ahmed

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OBJECTIVE To directly estimate how much smoking contributes to cause-specific mortality in Bangladesh. METHODS A case-control study was conducted with surveillance data from Matlab, a rural subdistrict. Cases (n = 2213) and controls (n = 261) were men aged 25 to 69 years who had died between 2003 and 2010 from smoking-related and non-smoking-related(More)
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are an increasing pandemic globally and often remain undiagnosed long after onset in low-income settings. The objective of this study is to assess the determinants and prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes and pre-diabetes among adults in Bangladesh. METHODS In an exploratory study, we performed oral glucose(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of awareness and advice to seek care on blood pressure (BP) control among patients with hypertension in Bangladesh. DESIGN Longitudinal study. SETTING The study was carried out in icddr,b surveillance sites at rural Matlab in Chandpur district and semi-urban Kamalapur in Dhaka, Bangladesh. PARTICIPANTS Randomly selected(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of global mortality. Among the CVDs, acute vascular events (AVE) mainly ischemic heart diseases and stroke are the largest contributors. To achieve 25% reduction in preventable deaths from CVDs by 2025, health systems need to be equipped with extended service coverage in order to provide(More)
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