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Consequences of access to water from managed aquifer recharge systems for blood pressure and proteinuria in south-west coastal Bangladesh: a stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial.

Int J Epidemiol 2020 Jul 12. Epub 2020 Jul 12.

Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

Background: Drinking-water salinity has been associated with high blood pressure (BP) among communities in south-west coastal Bangladesh. We evaluated whether access to water from managed aquifer recharge (MAR)-a hydrogeological intervention to lower groundwater salinity by infiltrating rainwater into the aquifers-can reduce community BP.

Methods: We conducted a stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial with five monthly visits between December 2016 and April 2017 in 16 communities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyaa098DOI Listing

Parental exposure to the synthetic estrogen 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) affects offspring development in the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata.

Environ Pollut 2020 Jul 3;266(Pt 1):114994. Epub 2020 Jul 3.

School of Environmental and Life Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. Electronic address:

Very little is currently known regarding the effects of estrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals on embryonic and larval development in molluscs, nor the potential effects of parental (F) exposure on resultant F offspring. In this study, we assessed the embryotoxic impacts of exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of the synthetic estrogen, 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2), to male and female parents (50 ng/L) and their offspring (5 and 50 ng/L) in the native Australian Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata. There were no detectable effects of parental exposure on fertilisation success, proportions of early larval (F) morphs and unfertilised eggs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114994DOI Listing

Poncirin, an orally active flavonoid exerts antidiabetic complications and improves glucose uptake activating PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in insulin resistant C2C12 cells with anti-glycation capacities.

Bioorg Chem 2020 Jun 30;102:104061. Epub 2020 Jun 30.

Department of Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, 26, Kyunghee dae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02447, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Poncirin, a natural flavanone glycoside present abundantly in many citrus fruits, contains an extensive range of biological activities. However, the antidiabetic mechanism of poncirin is unexplored yet. In this study, we examined the anti-diabetic prospective of poncirin by evaluating its ability to inhibit protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B), α-glucosidase, human recombinant AR (HRAR), rat lens aldose reductase (RLAR), and advanced glycation end-product (AGE) formation (IC = 7. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bioorg.2020.104061DOI Listing

The dual impact of ACE2 in COVID-19 and ironical actions in geriatrics and pediatrics with possible therapeutic solutions.

Life Sci 2020 Jul 9:118075. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, 140401, Punjab, India.

The novel corona virus disease has shaken the entire world with its deadly effects and rapid transmission rates, posing a significant challenge to the healthcare authorities to develop suitable therapeutic solution to save lives on earth. The review aims to grab the attention of the researchers all over the globe, towards the role of ACE2 in COVID-19 disease. ACE2 serves as a molecular target for the SARS-CoV-2, to enter the target cell, by interacting with the viral glycoprotein spikes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2020.118075DOI Listing

BCG as a game-changer to prevent the infection and severity of COVID-19 pandemic?

Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 2020 Jul 3. Epub 2020 Jul 3.

Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India; Department of Pharmacology, India. Electronic address:

The impact of COVID-19 is changing with country wise and depend on universal immunization policies. COVID-19 badly affects countries that did not have universal immunization policies or having them only for the selective population of countries (highly prominent population) like Italy, USA, UK, Netherland, etc. Universal immunization of BCG can provide great protection against the COVID-19 infection because the BCG vaccine gives broad protection against respiratory infections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aller.2020.05.002DOI Listing

The role of advanced and late provisions in a co-evolutionary epidemic game model for assessing the social triple-dilemma aspect.

J Theor Biol 2020 Jul 8:110399. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, Kasuga-koen, Kasuga-shi, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan; Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, Kasuga-koen, Kasuga-shi, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan.

In the context of voluntary vaccination, we consider two additional provisions as well as pre-emptive vaccination for a unified model over epidemiology and evolutionary game theory to assess the extent to which advanced and late provisions restrict the spread of disease. To circumvent infection, people can be vaccinated pre-emptively before the epidemic season, but the imperfectness of vaccination or an unwillingness to be vaccinated may cause people instead to either be late-vaccinated or use self-protection. Here, self-protection corresponds to actions such as wearing a mask, washing hands, or using a mosquito net and is defined as the third strategy after pre-emptive vaccination (the first strategy) and late-vaccination (the second strategy). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2020.110399DOI Listing

Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron-Infecting Bacteriophage Isolates Inform Sequence-Based Host Range Predictions.

Cell Host Microbe 2020 Jul 8. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. Electronic address:

Our emerging view of the gut microbiome largely focuses on bacteria, while less is known about other microbial components, such as bacteriophages (phages). Though phages are abundant in the gut, very few phages have been isolated from this ecosystem. Here, we report the genomes of 27 phages from the United States and Bangladesh that infect the prevalent human gut bacterium Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chom.2020.06.011DOI Listing

Findings from a context specific accreditation assessment at 38 public midwifery education institutions in Bangladesh.

Women Birth 2020 Jul 7. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden; Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden.

Background: In order to promote sustainable midwifery education, it is important to understand what the structural shortcomings are. In this study of 38 public nursing institutions in Bangladesh, we aim to identify a number of structural shortcomings and to discuss strategies for limiting them.

Methods: An evaluated context-specific accreditation assessment tool consisting of 37 multi-choice closed-response questions encompassing 14 educational standards aligned with international standards for midwifery education programs and competences for midwifery educators was used to assess all public nursing institutions in Bangladesh (n=38), the results of which are presented in simple descriptive statistics; number (n), percentage (%), mean, SD and minimum-maximum value. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2020.06.009DOI Listing

Finding gaps in TB notifications: spatial analysis of geographical patterns of TB notifications, associations with TB program efforts and social determinants of TB risk in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.

BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jul 10;20(1):490. Epub 2020 Jul 10.

KIT Royal Tropical Instituter, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Background: In order to effectively combat Tuberculosis, resources to diagnose and treat TB should be allocated effectively to the areas and population that need them. Although a wealth of subnational data on TB is routinely collected to support local planning, it is often underutilized. Therefore, this study uses spatial analytical techniques and profiling to understand and identify factors underlying spatial variation in TB case notification rates (CNR) in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan for better TB program planning. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05207-zDOI Listing

A Method for Sensor-Based Activity Recognition in Missing Data Scenario.

Sensors (Basel) 2020 Jul 8;20(14). Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Department of Human Intelligence Systems, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu 808-0196, Japan.

Sensor-based human activity recognition has various applications in the arena of healthcare, elderly smart-home, sports, etc. There are numerous works in this field-to recognize various human activities from sensor data. However, those works are based on data patterns that are clean data and have almost no missing data, which is a genuine concern for real-life healthcare centers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s20143811DOI Listing

Removal of organic compounds from cooling tower blowdown by electrochemical oxidation: Role of electrodes and operational parameters.

Chemosphere 2020 Jul 1;259:127491. Epub 2020 Jul 1.

Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University and Research, P.O. Box 17, 6700 AA, Wageningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

The reuse of cooling tower blowdown (CTBD) in the cooling tower itself requires CTBD deionization and a pre-treatment before deionization to remove organic compounds (OCs) that induce membrane fouling. This study assesses the potential of electrochemical oxidation (EO) with a boron-doped diamond (BDD) and a Ti/RuO mixed-metal oxide (MMO) anode for CTBD pre-treatment. Also, the influence of the applied current density (j), initial pH, hydrodynamic conditions, and supporting electrolyte on the process performance was evaluated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.127491DOI Listing

Liver injury in severe COVID-19 infection: current insights and challenges.

Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2020 Jul 10. Epub 2020 Jul 10.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi University , Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Introduction: The outbreak of COVID-19 is a serious health threat worldwide. Different degrees of liver injury or liver dysfunctions have been reported in patients with COVID-19 infection. However, currently, it remains unclear to what extent liver diseases should be considered as significant risk factors for the severity and mortality of COVID-19. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17474124.2020.1794812DOI Listing

The Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD): The first ten years and the next ten years.

J Diabetes Investig 2020 Jul 10. Epub 2020 Jul 10.

The Office of the Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes, Tokyo, Japan.

The global diabetes population today is 433 million (9.3% of the population aged 20-79 years), and is expected to grow to 700 million (10.9% of the population aged 20-79) by 2045 without effective countermeasures . Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jdi.13353DOI Listing

Health literacy of people living with HIV in a rural area in Indonesia: A cross-sectional study.

Health Soc Care Community 2020 Jul 10. Epub 2020 Jul 10.

PharmacoTherapy, -Epidemiology & -Economics (PTEE), Department of Pharmacy, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Indonesia, the fourth most populated country in the world, has experienced a fivefold increase in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected individuals since 2001. Little is known about health literacy in people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Indonesia. This study aimed to determine the level of health literacy among PLHIV in Indonesia and assess associations between sociodemographic variables, beliefs about medicines, stigma and health literacy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13075DOI Listing

Machine Learning Models of Groundwater Arsenic Spatial Distribution in Bangladesh: Influence of Holocene Sediment Depositional History.

Environ Sci Technol 2020 Jul 10. Epub 2020 Jul 10.

Recent advances in machine-learning methods offer the opportunity to improve risk assessment and to decipher factors influencing spatial variability of groundwater arsenic ([As]). A systematic comparison revealed that boosted regression trees (BRT) and random forest (RF) outperformed logistic regression. The probability of [As] exceeding 5 μg/L (approximate median value of Bangladesh [As]), 10 μg/L (WHO provisional guideline value), and 50 μg/L (Bangladesh drinking water standard) was modeled by BRT and RF methods for Bangladesh and its 4 sub-regions demarcated by major rivers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c03617DOI Listing

Coding-Complete Genome Sequence of SARS-CoV-2 Isolate from Bangladesh by Sanger Sequencing.

Microbiol Resour Announc 2020 Jul 9;9(28). Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Molecular Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

A coding-complete genome sequence of a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) isolate was revealed. The sample for the virus was isolated from a female patient from Dhaka, Bangladesh, suffering from coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00626-20DOI Listing

Pre-hospital delay in patients with myocardial infarction: an observational study in a tertiary care hospital of northern Bangladesh.

BMC Health Serv Res 2020 Jul 9;20(1):633. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Background: Delayed hospital presentation is a hindrance to the optimum clinical outcome of modern therapies of Myocardial infarction (MI). This study aimed to investigate the significant factors associated with prolonged pre-hospital delay and the impact of this delay on in-hospital mortality among patients with MI in Northern Bangladesh.

Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in December 2019 in cardiology ward of a 1000-bed tertiary care hospital of Bangladesh. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05505-xDOI Listing

Correction to: The influence of corruption and governance in the delivery of frontline health care services in the public sector: a scoping review of current and future prospects in low and middle-income countries of south and south-east Asia.

BMC Public Health 2020 Jul 9;20(1):1082. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

BRAC James P. Grant BRAC School of Public Health, BRAC University, 5th Floor (Level-6), icddrb Building, 68 ShahidTajuddin Ahmed Sarani, Mohakhali, Dhaka, 1212, Bangladesh.

An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09197-0DOI Listing

A review of Saurauia roxburghii Wall. (Actinidiacaea) as a traditional medicinal plant, its phytochemical study and therapeutic potential.

Mini Rev Med Chem 2020 Jul 9. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Molecular Modeling Drug-design and Discovery Laboratory, Pharmacology Research Division, BCSIR Laboratories Chattogram, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Chattogram. Bangladesh.

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Saurauia roxburghii Wall. is an interesting plant, found growing chiefly along the eastern and south-eastern countries of Asia. The various ethnic groups of these regions use the plant as a medication for relieving a wide spectrum of diseases and conditions, including indigestion, boils, fever, gout, piles, eczema, asthma, ulcers, bronchitis, epilepsy, and hepatitis B. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1389557520666200709175138DOI Listing

Knowledge and Health Beliefs of GDM associated with Breastfeeding Intention among Pregnant Women in Bangladesh.

Asian Nurs Res (Korean Soc Nurs Sci) 2020 Jul 6. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Department of Nursing, Hoseo University, Asan-si, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the knowledge of gestational diabetes mellitus and the health beliefs about gestational diabetes mellitus management, and to investigate the effects of these factors on breastfeeding intention in Bangladesh.

Methods: This study involved a cross-sectional survey of 358 healthy pregnant women who visited antenatal clinics in Bangladesh.

Results: Perceived susceptibility, perceived benefit, and self-efficacy were identified as significant factors for breastfeeding intention (p < 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anr.2020.06.001DOI Listing

A scientometric analysis of birth cohorts in South Asia: Way forward for Pakistan.

PLoS One 2020 9;15(7):e0235385. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The present study aims to: a) systematically map the of birth cohort studies from the South Asian region b) examine the major research foci and landmark contributions from these cohorts using reproducible scientometric techniques and c) offer recommendations on establishing new birth cohorts in Pakistan, building upon the strengths, weaknesses and gaps of previous cohorts. Bibliographic records for a total of 260 articles, published during through December 2018, were retrieved from the Web of Science (core database). All data were analysed using Microsoft Excel (2013), Web of Science platform and CiteSpace. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0235385PLOS

Provincial variations in birth outcomes according to maternal country of birth, 2000 to 2016.

Health Rep 2020 Jun;31(4):13-21

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, and the Community Health Sciences Department, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Background: International migration is the main source of population growth in Canada. Research on the birth outcomes of immigrants has largely been based on Canadian provincial data, raising concerns about whether the findings can be generalized between provinces or between the provinces and Canada. Provincial time trends and variations in birth outcomes are described according to the 20 top maternal birthplaces. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.25318/82-003-x202000400002-engDOI Listing

Effect of supplementary omega-3 fatty acids on pregnant women with complications and pregnancy outcomes: review from literature.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2020 Jul 9:1-17. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Department of Food Technology and Nutrition Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh.

Numerous benefits have been associated with omega-3 fatty acid consumption during pregnancy and the postpartum period, whether it is consumed in the diet with seafood or supplements such as fish oil. This review primarily aimed to assess the current situation of the impact of omega-3 long-chain Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA) supplementation on the outcomes of pregnancy. The electronic search of Medline, PubMed, Public Library of Science (PLOS) and Google Scholar databases was carried out for papers from 01 February 1995 to 01 March 2017 using keywords such as "pregnancy," "supplement," "long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids," "omega 3 fatty acids," and "clinical trials. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2020.1786522DOI Listing

Management of dengue hemorrhagic fever in a secondary level hospital in Bangladesh: A case report.

IDCases 2020 20;21:e00880. Epub 2020 Jun 20.

Division Ageing and Social Change (ASC), ISV, Linköping University, Sweden.

Dengue is an important tropical infection caused by an . As a mosquito borne infection, this disease is widely spread in several tropical endemic countries and this implies the global importance of this infection. In this specific case report, the author discussed the case management of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00880DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7332527PMC

Nipah@20: Lessons Learned from Another Virus with Pandemic Potential.

mSphere 2020 07 8;5(4). Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations (CEPI), Oslo, Norway.

Nipah disease is listed as one of the WHO priority diseases that pose the greatest public health risk due to their epidemic potential. More than 200 experts from around the world convened in Singapore last year to mark the 20th anniversary of the first Nipah virus outbreaks in Malaysia and Singapore. Most of these experts are now involved in responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mSphere.00602-20DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7343983PMC

Sequential Pathology of a Genotype XIII Newcastle Disease Virus from Bangladesh in Chickens on Experimental Infection.

Pathogens 2020 Jul 6;9(7). Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh 2202, Bangladesh.

The sequential pathology of a genotype XIII Bangladeshi strain of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) was studied in 5-weeks old chickens. Layer chickens of ISA Brown breed were inoculated through the intranasal and intraocular routes with the BD-C161/2010 strain of NDV and examined at different times post-infection (pi). NDV-infected chickens showed depression at 3 days pi (dpi) followed by dropped wings, paralysis and death starting at 4 dpi. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/pathogens9070539DOI Listing

Sequestration of Sulfate Anions from Groundwater by Biopolymer-Metal Composite Materials.

Polymers (Basel) 2020 Jul 6;12(7). Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Department of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan, 110 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C9, Canada.

Binary (Chitosan-Cu(II), CCu) and Ternary (Chitosan-Alginate-Cu(II), CACu) composite materials were synthesized at variable composition: CCu (1:1), CACu1 (1:1:1), CACu2 (1:2:1) and CACu3 (2:1:1). Characterization was carried out via spectroscopic (FTIR, solids C-13 NMR, XPS and Raman), thermal (differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and TGA), XRD, point of zero charge and solvent swelling techniques. The materials' characterization confirmed the successful preparation of the polymer-based composites, along with their variable physico-chemical and adsorption properties. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym12071502DOI Listing

PR-domain containing protein 12 (prdm12) is a downstream target of transcription factor zic1 during cellular differentiation in central nervous system.

Int J Dev Neurosci 2020 Jul 8. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biosafety ResearchInstitute, Jeonbuk National University, Iksan, 54596, Republic of Korea.

Transcription factor, zic1 is an important regulator of neural plate patterning, formation of neural crest and cerebellar development, where its main function is neuronal cell differentiation. Among the genes identified, PR domain-containing 12 (prdm12) is a member of the prdm family and is expressed in the placode domain in the neurula stage. prdm12 is distinctly expressed in the dorsal part of the midbrain, trigeminal ganglion and the motor neuron in the spinal cord. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jdn.10048DOI Listing

Prevention of social exclusion and role of antenatal care by BRAC community health workers in improving safe motherhood and neonatal care in urban slums of Bangladesh.

PLoS One 2020 8;15(7):e0235340. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Health, Nutrition and Population Programme, BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The transformation of the BRAC MANOSHI programme from humanitarian to a social enterprise model, has made it increasingly urgent to enumerate the minimum number of door-to-door antenatal care (ANC) visits by community health workers (CHWs), for the purpose of effectively improving facility delivery. Thus prevent social exclusion of poor slum communities in Bangladesh with regard to safe motherhood and essential newborn care (ENC). This cross-sectional study was conducted, during March-July, 2015 in slums of Chittagong, Dhaka and Sylhet city corporations of Bangladesh. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0235340PLOS

Methods for Model Calibration under High Uncertainty: Modeling Cholera in Bangladesh.

Med Decis Making 2020 Jul 8:272989X20938683. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care & Outcomes Research, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA (TR, DKO, EB, JDG-F).

Published data on a disease do not always correspond directly to the parameters needed to simulate natural history. Several calibration methods have been applied to computer-based disease models to extract needed parameters that make a model's output consistent with available data. To assess 3 calibration methods and evaluate their performance in a real-world application. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0272989X20938683DOI Listing

Patterns of Avian Influenza A (H5) and A (H9) virus infection in backyard, commercial broiler and layer chicken farms in Bangladesh.

Transbound Emerg Dis 2020 Jul 8. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Gatton, Qld, Australia.

In order to control Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 and Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI) H9N2 virus spread in endemically infected countries, a detailed understanding of infection patterns is required. We conducted cross-sectional studies in Bangladesh in 2016 and 2017, on 144 backyard, 106 broiler and 113 layer chicken farms. Although all sampled birds were negative for H5 virus by RT-PCR, H5 antibodies were detected in unvaccinated birds on all three farming systems. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tbed.13657DOI Listing

Genetic and physiological regulation of folate in pak choi (Brassica rapa subsp. Chinensis) germplasm.

J Exp Bot 2020 Jul 8. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Ministry of Education (MOE) Key Laboratory of Environmental Remediation and Ecosystem Health, College of Environmental and Resources Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Folates are one of the essential micronutrients for all living organisms. Due to inadequate dietary intake, folate deficiency remains prevalent in humans. Genetically diverse germplasms can potentially be used as parents in breeding programs and also for understanding the folate regulatory network. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eraa218DOI Listing

Value addition in the services sector and its heterogeneous impacts on CO emissions: revisiting the EKC hypothesis for the OPEC using panel spatial estimation techniques.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2020 Jul 7. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

This study examines the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis in the context of 12 members of the OPEC by utilizing data on both the aggregate gross value added and the services' sectoral value-added between 1992 and 2015. This empirical work contributes to the literature by applying the panel spatial techniques which resulted in the findings as follows. Firstly, the results verify the authenticity of the EKC hypothesis for the aggregate level of gross value added as perceived from its inverted-U shaped association with CO2 emissions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-09593-4DOI Listing

Biohydrogen Production by Catalytic Supercritical Water Gasification: A Comparative Study.

ACS Omega 2020 Jun 18;5(25):15390-15401. Epub 2020 Jun 18.

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Western University, London, Ontario N6A 5B9, Canada.

In this article, supercritical water gasification of biocrude at different conditions was performed and compared to each other. Three scenarios were considered while treating biocrude originating from cattle manure (CM) and corn husk (CH), namely, uncatalyzed feedstock, catalyzed with 10% Ni-0.08% Ru/AlO and finally catalyzed with 10% Ni-0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b01782DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7331078PMC

Identifying peak breeding season and estimating size at first maturity of mud crab () from a coastal region of Bangladesh.

Heliyon 2020 Jun 28;6(6):e04318. Epub 2020 Jun 28.

Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh.

Recently mud crab () has emerged as a potential export commodity. Its farming is increasing rapidly in Bangladesh because of its lucrative price and high demand in international market. However, the farming or fattening of mud crab is totally dependent on capture of wild crablets. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04318DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7327748PMC

Adolescent problematic internet use and parental mediation: A Bangladeshi structured interview study.

Addict Behav Rep 2020 Dec 1;12:100288. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Undergraduate Research Organization, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Internet-related problems such as excessive internet use, problematic internet use (PIU), and internet addiction, are becoming increasingly studied among Bangladeshi adult students, but there has been little research among adolescents. In Bangladesh, there has been no research examining the role of parental mediation in their children's internet use. Therefore, the present structured interview study investigated Bangladeshi adolescent PIU and its associated socio-demographics, internet use behaviors, and the parental mediation role among 350 high school students residing in Dhaka. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100288DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7330868PMC
December 2020

Data set on trace metals in surface sediment and water from a sub-tropical estuarine system, Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh.

Data Brief 2020 Aug 23;31:105911. Epub 2020 Jun 23.

Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh.

Meghna River Estuary, the largest estuarine system (GBM, Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna) in Bangladesh, is a major spawning ground of national fish, Hilsha shad. In this study, we collected 24 surface sediment and 24 water samples from the entire lower estuary (4 sites, 3 sampling points from each site, 2 replicas from each sampling point) to detect trace/heavy metals. Sediment samples were collected from the top surface soil (0-5 cm) using Ekman grab sampler and water samples from 5 cm below the surface layer using plastic water bottles. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.105911DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7329922PMC

Neratinib-Induced Duodenal Ulcer: A Case Report.

Breast Cancer (Auckl) 2020 23;14:1178223420935871. Epub 2020 Jun 23.

Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA.

We report a case of a 37-year-old woman who developed a duodenal ulcer while receiving adjuvant neratinib for HER2 positive breast cancer. The clinical course of abdominal pain was strongly correlated with the use of neratinib. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) was performed and confirmed the diagnosis of a large duodenal ulcer. Read More

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Toward a complete estimate of physical and psychosocial morbidity from prolonged obstructed labour: a modelling study based on clinician survey.

BMJ Glob Health 2020 07;5(7)

Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Introduction: Prolonged obstructed labour often results from lack of access to timely obstetrical care and affects millions of women. Current burden of disease estimates do not include all the physical and psychosocial sequelae from prolonged obstructed labour. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of the full spectrum of maternal and newborn comorbidities, and create a more comprehensive burden of disease model. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7342481PMC

Estimating the Magnitude of Illicit Cigarette Trade in Bangladesh: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 Jul 3;17(13). Epub 2020 Jul 3.

Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK.

The illicit tobacco trade undermines the effectiveness of tobacco tax policies; increases the availability of cheap cigarettes, which, in turn, increases tobacco use and tobacco related deaths; and causes huge revenue losses to governments. There is limited evidence on the extent of illicit tobacco trade particularly cigarettes in Bangladesh. The paper presents the protocol for a mixed-methods study to estimate the extent of illicit cigarette trade in Bangladesh. Read More

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COVID-19 PICU guidelines: for high- and limited-resource settings.

Pediatr Res 2020 Jul 7. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Fewer children than adults have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the clinical manifestations are distinct from those of adults. Some children particularly those with acute or chronic comorbidities are likely to develop critical illness. Recently, a Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) has been described in children with these patients often requiring care in the Pediatric ICU. Read More

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Co-infection, co-epidemics of Covid-19 and Dengue in dengue endemic countries: a serious health concern.

J Med Virol 2020 Jul 7. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Dept. of Entomology, Patuakhali Science and Technology University Bangladesh.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, dengue cases have been increased in most of the dengue-endemic countries in the world. Therefore, in these countries, both Covid-19 and Dengue are occurring simultaneously. The dengue-endemic countries are at the risk of possible co-infection and co-epidemics in where Covid-19 and dengue disease are co-existing, and the viruses are cocirculating. Read More

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Quantifying Source Apportionment, Co-occurrence and Ecotoxicological Risk of Metals from Up-Mid-Downstream River Segments, Bangladesh.

Environ Toxicol Chem 2020 Jul 7. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Geological Survey of Bangladesh, Segunbaghicha, Dhaka, 1000, Bangladesh.

For the first time, the positive matrix factorization (PMF) receptor model to quantify the source contributions to heavy metal pollution of sediment was employed at national basin-scale in the up-mid-downstream rivers (Teesta and Kortoya-Shitalakkah and Meghna- Rupsha and Pasur) of Bangladesh. The metal contamination status, co-occurrence, and ecotoxicological risk were also investigated. Sediment samples were collected from 30 sites at the depth range of 0-20 cm for analyzing nine metals using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). Read More

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Revisiting potential druggable targets against SARS-CoV-2 and repurposing therapeutics under preclinical study and clinical trials: A comprehensive review.

Drug Dev Res 2020 Jul 6. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

ABEx Bio-Research Center, East Azampur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is one of the most contagious diseases in human history that has already affected millions of lives worldwide. To date, no vaccines or effective therapeutics have been discovered yet that may successfully treat COVID-19 patients or contain the transmission of the virus. Scientific communities across the globe responded rapidly and have been working relentlessly to develop drugs and vaccines, which may require considerable time. Read More

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Green purchase behavior towards green housing: an investigation of Bangladeshi consumers.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2020 Jul 6. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Worldwide green products are getting popularity and acceptance due to energy crisis, climate change, and other environmental degradations which reveal the upcoming challenges of the twenty-first century. In construction industry, green housing (GH) is an emerging concept towards environmental sustainability. However, this study intends to consider the green purchase intention of Bangladeshi consumers towards GH through augmented theory of planned behavior (TPB) implantation. Read More

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Ethionamide population pharmacokinetic model and target attainment in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2020 Jul 6. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Infectious Disease Pharmacokinetics Laboratory, College of Pharmacy and Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Ethionamide (ETA), an isonicotinic acid derivative, is part of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) regimen. The current guidelines deprioritized ETA due to potential less effectiveness compared to other agents. Our aim was to develop a population pharmacokinetic (PK) model and simulate ETA dosing regimens to assess target attainment. Read More

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Association of schizophrenia polygenic risk score with data-driven cognitive subtypes: A six-year longitudinal study in patients, siblings and controls.

Schizophr Res 2020 Jul 3. Epub 2020 Jul 3.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Epidemiology, Groningen, the Netherlands; University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, University Center for Psychiatry, Rob Giel Research Center, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Cross-sectional studies have shown that the polygenic risk score for schizophrenia (PRS) may influence heterogeneity in cognitive performance although evidence from family-based longitudinal study is limited. This study aimed to identify trajectories of cognitive function and assess whether the PRS is associated with baseline cognitive performance and predicted six-year trajectories. We included 1119 patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder, and 1059 unaffected siblings and 586 unrelated controls who are eligible at baseline. Read More

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Health care cost of overweight-related diseases in Bangladesh.

Public Health Nutr 2020 Jun 23:1-7. Epub 2020 Jun 23.

Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Objective: To estimate the economic burden of overweight in Bangladesh.

Design: We used data from Household Income and Expenditure Survey, 2010. A prevalence-based approach was used to calculate the population attributable fraction (PAF) for diseases attributable to overweight. Read More

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