There are about 349 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Bangladesh. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
1. To assess the safety of stromal vascular fraction (Autologous Non Expanded ADSC) injection to patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. 2. To assess the efficacy of stromal vascular fraction (Autologous Non Expanded ADSC) injection to patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.
Asthma-COPD overlap (ACO) is a new entity in the world of respiratory ailments. The respiratory tract of these patients are continuously exposed to oxidants (due to cigarette smoking) causing oxidative stress. Antioxidant enzymes such as, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) neutralize these oxidants or free radicals and transform them into safer. Vitamin D is a natural antioxidant which has few evidence of increasing antioxidant enzyme level in COPD and asthma, but not in ACO patients. To evaluate the effects of vitamin D3 supplementation on antioxidant enzymes level in vitamin D3 deficient patients with stable ACO. The randomized controlled trial was conducted in Department of Physiology Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbag, Dhaka from March 2018 to February 2019. For this study, a total number of 40 vitamin D3 deficient (serum 25 hydroxycholecalceferol <30 ng/ml) male, stable (diagnosed patient, who was not experienced any acute exacerbation, hospitalization, urgent care visits or changes in routine medication within 4 weeks prior to study) patients with ACO of age ≥40 years was selected from the Out Patient Department (OPD) of the National Institute of Diseases of Chest and Hospital (NIDCH) and randomly grouped as A (control) and B (study). Then serum Superoxide dismutase and Catalase level of all the patients was assessed. Along with the standard pharmacological treatment of ACO (according to GOLD criteria), oral vitamin D3 (80,000 IU per week) will be supplied to the patients of the 'Study group' and placebo for 'Control group' for consecutive 26 weeks. At 26th week of follow up, all the study variables were examined. With this, all patients of both the groups were advised to continue ad lib (according to their own choice) diet. The results was expressed as mean±SD and the data was statistically analyzed by SPSS Version 16, using Independent sample 't' test (between two groups) and paired student's 't' test (between paired groups before and after intervention). In the interpretation of results, <0.05 level of probability (p) was accepted as significant.
As the global availability of vaccines increases, and reaches areas disproportionately affected by arsenic and malnutrition, resolving questions about potential environmental and biologic barriers to maternal immunization has become increasingly urgent. It is not known whether arsenic, a known developmental toxicant, can alter maternal immune responses to vaccination and whether exposure to arsenic during pregnancy can impair the transfer of maternal vaccine-induced antibody to the newborn. Moreover, factors known to affect arsenic metabolism and toxicity outcomes, particularly micronutrients critical in one-carbon metabolism, have not been evaluated in studies of arsenic immunotoxicity and vaccine-induced protection in mothers and their newborns. The objective in this study is to investigate whether maternal arsenic exposure and one-carbon metabolism micronutrient deficiencies alter maternal and newborn measures of vaccine-induced protection, respiratory morbidity, and systemic immune function following influenza vaccination during pregnancy.
This study evaluates whether the addition of intravenous magnesium sulphate or nimodipine to standard therapy (supportive care plus for all patients atropine and, for OP insecticide poisoned patients, pralidoxime) benefits patients after acute anticholinesterase self-poisoning with OP or carbamate insecticides.
The purpose of this cluster-randomized trial is to evaluate the efficacy of daily, multiple micronutrient (MM) supplement versus identical placebo use among nulligravid, recently married women, starting preconceptionally through the 1st trimester of pregnancy, in reducing low birth weight and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in rural Bangladesh.
Our overall goal is to optimize preferred, ventilating windows/apertures/vents in low-income neighborhoods of Dhaka, Bangladesh. We will: I. Collect baseline data on housing types and finalize windows/vents protoypes. II. Measure the impact of improved ventilation on air exchange rates in houses in low-income neighborhoods of Dhaka and characterize the current and potential market for windows/vents in households in low-income neighborhoods of Dhaka, Bangladesh. III. Understand recipients' (tenants and landords) perceived benefits of installed window/vent designs and difficulties faced with adoption of each design
Following a recommendation on October 2017 meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization; low- risk bOPV-using countries may adopt 2 dose fIPV schedule prior to global OPV cessation as it provides better seroconversion than 1 full dose IPV and in the post-cessation era, the 2 fIPV doses will provide sufficient (above 90%) seroconversion. Countries, which delayed the introduction of IPV or had a vaccine stock-out, should provide 1 full dose or 2 fIPV doses to all children who were missed as soon as supply becomes available. The IPV supply situation is expected to improve in 2018; all countries are expected to have access to IPV for their routine immunization programmes from the end of the first quarter of 2018. While immunogenicity after one and two doses of IPV and fIPV has been estimated when administered to younger children ; the immunogenicity of IPV (or fIPV) when administered at 9 months of age or later is not known. We propose to conduct a study to assess the immunogenicity of one and two doses of fIPV and IPV when administered between 9-13 months of age.
Vitamin D3 supplementation doen not change lung functions and exercise tolerance in vitamin D3 deficient ACO patient was the null hypothesis of the research.
Drug-resistance is a major challenge for tuberculosis (TB) care programs. The new WHO guideline recommends adding levofloxacin in previously treated patients with isoniazid-resistant rifampicin-susceptible TB. The investigators believe that such a retreatment regimen may result in acquired resistance to fluoroquinolone, the core drug of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) regimen, and thus threaten the effectiveness of the fluoroquinolone-based MDR-TB treatment regimen. Therefore the investigators propose to study if regimens strengthened by using high-dose first-line drugs, either a triple dose of isoniazid or a triple dose of rifampicin, are non-inferior to the WHO recommended levofloxacin-strengthened regimen. If one of both high-dose regimens would be non-inferior, it could replace the levofloxacin-strengthened regimen.
Background: 1. Burden: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, complicate up to 10% of pregnancies worldwide, constituting one of the greatest causes of fetal growth restriction, preterm birth, low birth weight, perinatal mortality, and maternal morbidity and mortality. In Bangladesh, 24% of all maternal deaths are directly attributed to hypertensive causes. Conventional antenatal care practice often delays in or misses diagnosing hypertension in pregnancy, which makes the women vulnerable to its adverse consequences. 2. Knowledge gap: Although there are randomised controlled trials (RCT) of efforts directed at preventing development of hypertension in pregnancy or reducing its complications, there have been no published RCTs of the intervention focusing on regular monitoring of weight gain and blood pressure among pregnant women who are at risk of developing hypertension in pregnancy or its complications to ensure early diagnosis, and thereby optimizing the perinatal outcomes through prompt referral and management. 3. Relevance: To undertake an RCT of intervention to optimize adverse consequences in hypertension in pregnancy raises important practical concerns including: commitment of the enrolled women, the need to make a decision regarding participation due to longer duration of intervention and adherence to protocol. Investigators aim to perform this study to address whether an RCT of the intervention in individual patients is an appropriate trial design, and is feasible. Objectives: 1. To evaluate the accuracy of Salu Health Gauge device in measuring blood pressure. 2. To test the design, feasibility, acceptability and fidelity of a future definitive randomized controlled trial focusing on regular monitoring of weight gain and continuous self-monitoring of blood pressure among pregnant women who are at risk of developing hypertension in pregnancy. Methods: The study will be completed in two steps: 1) the validation of Salu Health Gauge and 2) the pilot trial. The study will be conducted in Matlab, Bangladesh. Salu Health Gauge device will be validated according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010 (ESH-IP revision 2010) in general adult population (including men and non-pregnant women) as well as in specific groups such as adolescents and pregnant women. The pilot trial is designed as a prospective, two-arm, parallel, and open-label randomized controlled external pilot trial. Eligible participants (pregnant women at risk of developing hypertension in pregnancy) will be individually randomized 1:1 to the intervention arm who will use a wearable device (Salu Health Gauge) from 20 weeks of gestation up to termination of pregnancy alongside conventional antenatal and postnatal care or the control arm who will receive conventional antenatal and postnatal care only. In Matlab, a woman is diagnosed as pregnant by HDSS field staff by 12-16 weeks of gestation and is enlisted. The investigators will obtain this list from HDSS and conduct baseline interviews to identify pregnant women at risk of developing hypertension in pregnancy. Outcome measures/variables: 1. Feasibility outcomes: Recruitment rate, Retention rate, compliance, Acceptability etc. 2. Clinical outcomes: gestational weight gain, birth weight, adverse consequence of hypertension in pregnancy (episodes or occurrence and when), blood pressure profile of high-risk pregnancies, prevalence of specific risk factors for hypertension in pregnancy 3. Serious adverse events