T Azim

Summary

Affiliation: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research
Country: Bangladesh

Publications

  1. pmc Changing profile of rotavirus genotypes in Bangladesh, 2006-2012
    Mokibul Hassan Afrad
    Virology Laboratory, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    BMC Infect Dis 13:320. 2013
  2. pmc Typing of human rotaviruses: nucleotide mismatches between the VP7 gene and primer are associated with genotyping failure
    Mustafizur Rahman
    ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Virol J 2:24. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Essential elements of strategic information systems to guide focused HIV responses in south and south-east Asia
    Tasnim Azim
    HIV AIDS Programme, Laboratory Sciences Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    AIDS 24:S54-61. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Bangladesh moves from being a low-prevalence nation for HIV to one with a concentrated epidemic in injecting drug users
    T Azim
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Int J STD AIDS 19:327-31. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Rotavirus-specific subclass antibody and cytokine responses in Bangladeshi children with rotavirus diarrhoea
    Tasnim Azim
    ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    J Med Virol 69:286-95. 2003
  6. pmc HIV and AIDS in Bangladesh
    Tasnim Azim
    Laboratory Sciences Division, ICDDR, B, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    J Health Popul Nutr 26:311-24. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Immune response of Bangladeshi children with acute diarrhea who subsequently have persistent diarrhea
    T Azim
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 31:528-35. 2000
  8. pmc Immune response of children who develop persistent diarrhea following rotavirus infection
    T Azim
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 6:690-5. 1999
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence of infections, HIV risk behaviors and factors associated with HIV infection among male injecting drug users attending a needle/syringe exchange program in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tasnim Azim
    HIV AIDS Programme, Laboratory Sciences Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Subst Use Misuse 43:2124-44. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of zinc supplementation as adjunct therapy on the systemic immune responses in shigellosis
    Muhammad J Rahman
    International Centre for Health and Population Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:495-502. 2005

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Publications43

  1. pmc Changing profile of rotavirus genotypes in Bangladesh, 2006-2012
    Mokibul Hassan Afrad
    Virology Laboratory, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    BMC Infect Dis 13:320. 2013
    ..We assessed rotavirus prevalence and genotypes in Bangladesh over six-year period to provide baseline information on the rotavirus burden and changing profile in the country...
  2. pmc Typing of human rotaviruses: nucleotide mismatches between the VP7 gene and primer are associated with genotyping failure
    Mustafizur Rahman
    ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Virol J 2:24. 2005
    ..9%) of the rotavirus strains isolated in 2002 could not be G-typed using the routinely used primer set. To investigate the reason why the strains were untypeable, nucleotide sequencing of the VP7 genes was performed...
  3. doi request reprint Essential elements of strategic information systems to guide focused HIV responses in south and south-east Asia
    Tasnim Azim
    HIV AIDS Programme, Laboratory Sciences Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    AIDS 24:S54-61. 2010
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  4. doi request reprint Bangladesh moves from being a low-prevalence nation for HIV to one with a concentrated epidemic in injecting drug users
    T Azim
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Int J STD AIDS 19:327-31. 2008
    ..9%) followed by female street-based sex workers (8.6%). However, rates in female sex workers in Dhaka declined significantly over the years (P < 0.001). Bangladesh has to act urgently to prevent escalation of the epidemic...
  5. ncbi request reprint Rotavirus-specific subclass antibody and cytokine responses in Bangladeshi children with rotavirus diarrhoea
    Tasnim Azim
    ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    J Med Virol 69:286-95. 2003
    ..The immune responses described are relevant to future vaccine trials, as immune responses in vaccinees should mimic those in natural infection...
  6. pmc HIV and AIDS in Bangladesh
    Tasnim Azim
    Laboratory Sciences Division, ICDDR, B, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    J Health Popul Nutr 26:311-24. 2008
    ..This review reiterates the often repeated message that if Bangladesh wants to be an example of how to avert an HIV epidemic, it needs to act now using evidence-based programming...
  7. ncbi request reprint Immune response of Bangladeshi children with acute diarrhea who subsequently have persistent diarrhea
    T Azim
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 31:528-35. 2000
    ....
  8. pmc Immune response of children who develop persistent diarrhea following rotavirus infection
    T Azim
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 6:690-5. 1999
    ..From all observed parameters, only elevated plasma IFN-gamma levels were associated with subsequent development of PD. However, a larger sample size is necessary to substantiate this observation...
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence of infections, HIV risk behaviors and factors associated with HIV infection among male injecting drug users attending a needle/syringe exchange program in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tasnim Azim
    HIV AIDS Programme, Laboratory Sciences Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Subst Use Misuse 43:2124-44. 2008
    ..HIV was detected in 5.9% of the IDU and homelessness was the only factor independently associated with HIV (OR = 5.5). Urgent measures must be undertaken to prevent escalation of the HIV epidemic. The study's limitations are noted...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of zinc supplementation as adjunct therapy on the systemic immune responses in shigellosis
    Muhammad J Rahman
    International Centre for Health and Population Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:495-502. 2005
    ..Zinc is lost during diarrheal diseases, and zinc deficiency induces intestinal morphology-altering inflammatory responses that zinc supplementation can correct...
  11. pmc Alterations in lymphocyte phenotype and function in children with shigellosis who develop complications
    T Azim
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 3:191-6. 1996
    ..Whether these alterations have a role in precipitating complications or whether they reflect early events underlying the development of complications remains to be elucidated...
  12. pmc Prevalence of G2P[4] and G12P[6] rotavirus, Bangladesh
    Mustafizur Rahman
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:18-24. 2007
    ..1%) during this season. Because recently licensed rotavirus vaccines include only the P[8] specificity, it is unknown how the vaccines will perform in settings where non-P[8] types are prevalent...
  13. ncbi request reprint Zinc supplementation in the management of shigellosis in malnourished children in Bangladesh
    S K Roy
    ICDDR B Centre for Health and Population Research, 68 Tajuddin Ahmed Sharani, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:849-55. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of zinc supplementation on clinical recovery, weight gain and subsequent growth and morbidity in moderately malnourished children with shigellosis...
  14. pmc Characterization of a novel P[25],G11 human group a rotavirus
    Mustafizur Rahman
    ICDDR, B, Centre for Health and Population Research, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    J Clin Microbiol 43:3208-12. 2005
    ..This lack of high sequence similarity in the VP4 gene indicates that the Dhaka6 isolate represents a new group A rotavirus P genotype, to which we propose assignment of the designation P[25]...
  15. pmc Detection and characterization of human group C rotaviruses in Bangladesh
    Mustafizur Rahman
    ICDDR, B, Centre for Health and Population Research, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    J Clin Microbiol 43:4460-5. 2005
    ..Phylogenetic analysis suggested that all human group C rotaviruses, including the strains isolated in our study, clustered in a monophyletic branch, which was distantly related to the branch comprised of animal group C rotaviruses...
  16. pmc Human metapneumovirus infection among children, Bangladesh
    W Abdullah Brooks
    ICDDR, B Division of Health Systems and Infectious Diseases, GPO Box 128 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1611-3. 2007
    ..HMPV was the most common single virus identified among febrile children and appears to contribute to the high rates of illness in this population...
  17. doi request reprint Influenza is a major contributor to childhood pneumonia in a tropical developing country
    W Abdullah Brooks
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:216-21. 2010
    ..The role of influenza in childhood pneumonia in tropical developing countries is poorly understood. We undertook population-based surveillance among low-income urban preschool children to determine its role in childhood pneumonia...
  18. pmc Epidemiology of rotavirus and cholera in children aged less than five years in rural Bangladesh
    A K Siddique
    ICDDR, B, GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    J Health Popul Nutr 29:1-8. 2011
    ..The study revealed that 12-14% of the hospitalizations in rural Bangladesh in this age-group were due to rotavirus infection, which has not been previously documented...
  19. doi request reprint Complete genomic analysis of a Bangladeshi G1P[8] rotavirus strain detected in 2003 reveals a close evolutionary relationship with contemporary human Wa-like strains
    Mustafizur Rahman
    Laboratory of Virology, ICDDR, B International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Infect Genet Evol 10:746-54. 2010
    ..Our complete genome characterization of a recent G1P[8] strain will be helpful to assess the ongoing rotavirus vaccine trials and their implementation programs in the forthcoming years...
  20. doi request reprint Surveillance of rotavirus in a rural diarrhoea treatment centre in Bangladesh, 2000-2006
    K Zaman
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Vaccine 27:F31-4. 2009
    ..Rotavirus is an important cause of childhood diarrhoea in rural Bangladesh and this burden may be reduced with a rotavirus vaccination programme...
  21. ncbi request reprint Injecting drug users in Bangladesh: prevalence of syphilis, hepatitis, HIV and HIV subtypes
    Tasnim Azim
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    AIDS 16:121-3. 2002
    ..4%, respectively), whereas current hepatitis B infection rates were highest in IDU from the NEP of northwest Bangladesh (12%). Five HIV strains were subtype C and one E/B. The 32 base pair (bp) deletion of the CCR5 gene was not detected...
  22. ncbi request reprint Lactobacillus paracasei strain ST11 has no effect on rotavirus but ameliorates the outcome of nonrotavirus diarrhea in children from Bangladesh
    Shafiqul A Sarker
    International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Pediatrics 116:e221-8. 2005
    ..However, duration alone is not considered optimal for therapeutic evaluation of any agent in diarrhea...
  23. pmc Isolation of Shigella dysenteriae type 1 and S. flexneri strains from surface waters in Bangladesh: comparative molecular analysis of environmental Shigella isolates versus clinical strains
    Shah M Faruque
    Molecular Genetics Laboratory, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:3908-13. 2002
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  24. ncbi request reprint Sexual risk behavior of married men and women in Bangladesh associated with husbands' work migration and living apart
    Alex Mercer
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Sex Transm Dis 34:265-73. 2007
    ..This study aimed to ascertain the prevalence of sexual risk behavior among married men and women who had, or had not, lived apart from their spouse as a result of the husbands' work migration...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effect of zinc supplementation on immune and inflammatory responses in pediatric patients with shigellosis
    Rubhana Raqib
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:444-50. 2004
    ..Prolonged zinc supplementation also improves cell-mediated immunity in severely malnourished children...
  26. doi request reprint Successful co-administration of a human rotavirus and oral poliovirus vaccines in Bangladeshi infants in a 2-dose schedule at 12 and 16 weeks of age
    K Zaman
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, GPO Box 128, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Vaccine 27:1333-9. 2009
    ..No statistically significant differences were observed between groups for polio seroprotection rates. RIX4414 vaccine was immunogenic when co-administered with OPV and did not interfere with OPV seroprotection rates...
  27. pmc Comparison of the vibriocidal antibody response in cholera due to Vibrio cholerae O139 Bengal with the response in cholera due to Vibrio cholerae O1
    F Qadri
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 2:685-8. 1995
    ..These findings may explain the basis for the lack of heterologous protection between the two serogroups of V. cholerae. Healthy controls had higher background levels of vibriocidal antibody to V. cholerae O1 than to V. cholerae O139...
  28. doi request reprint Molecular detection of noroviruses in hospitalized patients in Bangladesh
    M Rahman
    Laboratory of Virology, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 29:937-45. 2010
    ..The data regarding the genetic information of the circulating norovirus strains would be very useful for the norovirus vaccine development programs...
  29. doi request reprint Molecular evidence for polyphyletic origin of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtype C in Bangladesh
    M Safiullah Sarker
    Virology Laboratory, Laboratory Sciences Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sharani, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Virus Res 135:89-94. 2008
    ..On the other hand there have been many and regular introductions of subtype C viruses through migrant workers in the VCT group. Very little overlap was observed in the strains obtained from IDU and those from other population groups...
  30. ncbi request reprint Sequence analysis and evolution of group B rotaviruses
    Mustafizur Rahman
    Laboratory of Virology, ICDDR, B, GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Virus Res 125:219-25. 2007
    ..57x10(-3) nucleotide substitutions/(siteyear), which was comparable to other rapidly evolving RNA viruses. The most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of the extant human group B rotaviruses was calculated to date to around 1976...
  31. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of respondent driven sampling for recruiting males who have sex with males in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Lisa Grazina Johnston
    Family Health International, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    AIDS Behav 12:294-304. 2008
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  32. ncbi request reprint Origin of dengue type 3 viruses associated with the dengue outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2000 and 2001
    Goutam Podder
    Center for Health and Population Research, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:263-5. 2006
    ....
  33. pmc Influenza in outpatient ILI case-patients in national hospital-based surveillance, Bangladesh, 2007-2008
    Rashid Uz Zaman
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    PLoS ONE 4:e8452. 2009
    ..To explore the epidemiology and seasonality of influenza throughout the country and among all age groups, we established nationally representative hospital-based surveillance necessary to guide influenza prevention and control efforts...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impending concentrated HIV epidemic among injecting drug users in Central Bangladesh
    Tasnim Azim
    Int J STD AIDS 15:280-2. 2004
  35. pmc Chromatography paper strip method for collection, transportation, and storage of rotavirus RNA in stool samples
    Mustafizur Rahman
    Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, University of Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1605-8. 2004
    ..This convenient and inexpensive rotavirus sample collection system can be of use in epidemiological surveillance studies and vaccine trials...
  36. ncbi request reprint Low HIV infection rates among tuberculosis patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    M Shah Alam
    Int J STD AIDS 16:86-8. 2005
  37. ncbi request reprint Predominance of rotavirus G9 genotype in children hospitalized for rotavirus gastroenteritis in Belgium during 1999-2003
    Mustafizur Rahman
    Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Minderbroedersstraat 10, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Virol 33:1-6. 2005
    ..Group A rotavirus genotypes G1, G2, G3 and G4 are the main etiological agents of infantile diarrhea. The G9 rotavirus has recently emerged as a fifth important genotype all over the world...
  38. ncbi request reprint Could the CARE-SHAKTI intervention for injecting drug users be maintaining the low HIV prevalence in Dhaka, Bangladesh?
    Anna M Foss
    HIV Tools Research Group, Health Policy Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSHTM, UK
    Addiction 102:114-25. 2007
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  39. pmc Evolutionary history and global spread of the emerging g12 human rotaviruses
    Mustafizur Rahman
    Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Minderbroedersstraat 10, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Virol 81:2382-90. 2007
    ..The acquirement of gene segments from human-adapted rotaviruses might allow G12 to better propagate in humans and hence to develop into an important emerging human pathogen...
  40. pmc Influenza A and B infection in children in urban slum, Bangladesh
    W Abdullah Brooks
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1507-8. 2007
  41. ncbi request reprint Reaching out to the regular female sex partners of non-injecting and injecting drug users (IDUs): a need highlighted by research findings and ways to address it demonstrated by a regional HIV intervention project from South Asia
    Samiran Panda
    Subst Use Misuse 42:895-8. 2007