Publications





Group B Streptococcus among Pregnant Women and Newborns in Mirzapur, Bangladesh: Colonization, Vertical Transmission, and Serotype Distribution.
J Clin Microbiol 2017 Aug 17;55(8):2406-2412. Epub 2017 May 17.
Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


Detection of macrolide resistance genes in culture-negative specimens from Bangladeshi children with invasive pneumococcal diseases.
J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2017 Mar 26;8:131-134. Epub 2017 Jan 26.
Child Health Research Foundation, Department of Microbiology, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh; Bangladesh Institute of Child Health, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Electronic address:

Prevalence, Serotype Distribution and Mortality Risk Associated With Group B Streptococcus Colonization of Newborns in Rural Bangladesh.
Pediatr Infect Dis J 2016 Dec;35(12):1309-1312
From the *Child Health Research Foundation, Department of Microbiology, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh; †International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland; ‡Department of Global Health, Save the Children USA, Washington DC; §Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh; and ¶Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.




Population-based Incidence and Etiology of Community-acquired Neonatal Viral Infections in Bangladesh: A Community-based and Hospital-based Surveillance Study.
Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015 Jul;34(7):706-11
From the *International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; †Department of Microbiology, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh; ‡Measure Demographic Health Surveys, United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC; §Department of Pediatrics, Kumudini Women's Medical College, Mirzapur, Tangail, Bangladesh; ¶Department of Neonatology, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh; ‖Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado; **Department of Epidemiology, Center for Global Health, Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, Colorado; ††Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado; ‡‡Department of Child Health, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh; §§Department of Microbiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom; ¶¶National Institutes Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom; and ‖‖Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

Etiology of bacteremia in young infants in six countries.
Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015 Jan;34(1):e1-8
From the *Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University; Department of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health; †Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; ‡Global Development Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington; §Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia; ¶Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan; ‖Child Health Research Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh; **Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India; ††Department of Pediatrics, Hospital del Niño "Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría," La Paz, Bolivia; ‡‡Department of Microbiology, All India Institute for Medical Sciences, Delhi, India; §§Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; ¶¶Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, All India Institute for Medical Sciences, Delhi, India; ‖‖Department of Neonatology, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh; ***Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Materno Infantil, La Paz, Bolivia; †††Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan; ‡‡‡Sick Kids Center for Global Child Health, Toronto, Canada; §§§School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; ¶¶¶World Health Organization Southeast Asian Regional Office, Delhi, India; and ‖‖‖Members of the YICSS Group are listed in Appendix 2.

Detection of co-colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae by algorithmic use of conventional and molecular methods.
Vaccine 2015 Jan 15;33(5):713-8. Epub 2014 Dec 15.
Child Health Research Foundation, Department of Microbiology, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Electronic address:

Mechanism for prevention of infection in preterm neonates by topical emollients: a randomized, controlled clinical trial.
Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014 Nov;33(11):1124-7
From the *Global Development Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA; †Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; ‡Department of Neonatology; and §Department of Microbiology,Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Neonatal mortality risks among preterm births in a rural Bangladeshi cohort.
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2014 Nov 16;28(6):510-20. Epub 2014 Sep 16.
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD; Department of Health and Nutrition, Save the Children-USA, Washington, DC.

Determinants and pattern of care seeking for preterm newborns in a rural Bangladeshi cohort.
BMC Health Serv Res 2014 Sep 22;14:417. Epub 2014 Sep 22.
Department of International Health, International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health (ICMNH), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Who has been caring for the baby?
Lancet 2014 Jul 19;384(9938):174-88. Epub 2014 May 19.
Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa; Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Centre for Maternal Reproductive and Child Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Research and Evidence Division, Department for International Development, London, UK.

Incidence and risk factors of preterm birth in a rural Bangladeshi cohort.
BMC Pediatr 2014 Apr 24;14:112. Epub 2014 Apr 24.
International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health (ICMNH), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N, Wolfe Street, Room # E8624, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.


Intrapartum-related neonatal encephalopathy incidence and impairment at regional and global levels for 2010 with trends from 1990.
Pediatr Res 2013 Dec;74 Suppl 1:50-72
1] MARCH (Maternal Reproductive & Child Health) Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK [2] Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Washington, DC.

Animal husbandry practices in rural Bangladesh: potential risk factors for antimicrobial drug resistance and emerging diseases.
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 Nov 23;89(5):965-70. Epub 2013 Sep 23.
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland; International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Economic evaluation of neonatal care packages in a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Bull World Health Organ 2013 Oct 12;91(10):736-45. Epub 2013 Jul 12.
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Suite E-8139, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore MD 21205, United States of America (USA).



Impact of community-based behaviour-change management on perceived neonatal morbidity: a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Shivgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
J Trop Pediatr 2012 Aug 6;58(4):286-91. Epub 2011 Dec 6.
International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.

Clean cord care practices and neonatal mortality: evidence from rural Uttar Pradesh, India.
J Epidemiol Community Health 2012 Aug 6;66(8):755-8. Epub 2012 Apr 6.
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Room E-8138, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.





Incidence of and risk factors for neonatal respiratory depression and encephalopathy in rural Sarlahi, Nepal.
Pediatrics 2011 Oct 26;128(4):e915-24. Epub 2011 Sep 26.
Department of International Health, International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Utilization and perceptions of neonatal healthcare providers in rural Uttar Pradesh, India.
Int J Qual Health Care 2011 Aug 13;23(4):487-94. Epub 2011 Jun 13.
International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.





Vulnerability of newborns to environmental factors: findings from community based surveillance data in Bangladesh.
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2011 08 22;8(8):3437-52. Epub 2011 Aug 22.
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.


Epidemiology of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Bangladeshi Children Before Introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine.
Pediatr Infect Dis J 2016 06;35(6):655-61
From the *Child Health Research Foundation, Department of Microbiology, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh; †Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California; ‡Department of Child and Adolescent Health, ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh; §Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland; ¶Emory Global Health Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; ‖Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University, Stanford, California; and **Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

PCR-Based Serotyping of Streptococcus pneumoniae from Culture-Negative Specimens: Novel Primers for Detection of Serotypes within Serogroup 18.
J Clin Microbiol 2016 08 1;54(8):2178-81. Epub 2016 Jun 1.
Child Health Research Foundation, Department of Microbiology, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh Bangladesh Institute of Child Health, Department of Microbiology, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh





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