Unpublished & Ongoing Research

  1. 1. Nation-wide Survey on young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Bangladesh – 2017

    In Bangladesh, like so many other developing countries neuro-developmental disabilities including autism are treat with lot of misconceptions. There is no scientific evidence yet been discovered for the treatment of autism. It would be difficult to formulate and implement evidence based public health policies that are culturally appropriate and economically feasible due to lack of data about the prevalence of Autism in Bangladesh.

    This proposed nationwide survey on autism can measure the extend of a known situation about the prevalence of autism in Bangladesh. The proposed survey will be a cross-sectional study. To obtain the national prevalence of Autistic children of age 16 to 30 months in Bangladesh, the survey will be conducted in rural and urban areas of sample districts. Randomly selected 30 districts (rural and urban areas proportionately) of Bangladesh. The survey will be conducted in eighty five (85) PSU/EAs from each of 30 districts. From preparing stage of the survey up to produce the survey Report, a minimum of eight months, from January to September 2017 will be required. Field data collection will be held from 15 March to 30 April 2017.

    It can also create the baseline data (reference value) for use in future research and will help to be measured the effectiveness of the activities of health education and other interventions. The aim of this survey is to help the different stakeholders of the Govt. of Bangladesh and other national and international organizations working in this field for policy making, program planning and interventions.

    It is very important to take appropriate planning and immediate actions to change the livelihood of millions of affected children including autism. For this planning it would be necessary to know the present prevalence of autism in Bangladesh and their socio-economic and demographic background.

  2. 2. Detection of neurodevelopmental impairment in high risk neonatal and their short term out

    Dr. Laila, MD, Student of Paediatric Neurology, Phase-B

  3. 3. Efficacy and outcome of low dose versus moderate dose ACTH in treatment of infantile spasm.

    Dr. Anjir, FCPS, Student of Paediatric Neurology

  4. 4. Response of intravenous methyl prednisolone pulse therapy in epileptic encephalopathy.

    Dr. Mukib, FCPS, Student of Paediatric Neurology

  5. 5. Magnitude and risk factors of vitamin D deficiency among children with epilepsy on antiepileptic drugs.

    Dr. Shakhawat, FCPS, Student of Paediatric Neurology

  6. 6. Growth & development of IUGR babies at 3rd, 6th & 9th months.

    Dr. Abul Khayer, MD, Paediatric Neurology
    April 2017-Sep 2018

  7. 7. Respiratory morbidity within the neonatal period & neurodevelopmental outcome in 1st 6 months

    Dr. Alpona Jahan, FCPS, Neonatology
    June 2018 May 2019

  8. 8. Predictors of adverse neurodevelopmental outcome in neonatal seizure

    Dr. Humayra Akter, MD, Neonatology
    Dec 2018-Sep 2019

  9. 9. Red blood cell transfusion and neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants

    Dr. Shahana Akter, MD, Student of Neonatology

  10. 10. Early versus late enteral prophylactic iron supplementation in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial

    Dr. Mohtarama Mostari, MD, Student of Neonatology

  11. 11. Predictor of abnormal neurodevelopmental outcome in hyperbilirubinimic patient admitted in NICU

    Prof. Abdul Mannan, Department of Neonatology

  12. 12. Predictors of drug resistant epilepsy in children

    Dr. Md. Omar Faruk, MD, Student of Paediatric Neurology, Phase B

  13. 13. Helmithes infection in children with Autism – Comparison to typical children and correlation with Autism Severity

    Dr. Jannatara Shefa, Research Medical Officer, IPNA

  14. 14. Nutritional status and its association with cognitive level in children with autism in a developing country: a Bangladesh perspective.

    Dr. Jannatara Shefa, Research Medical Officer, IPNA


    Md.Ubydullah Pathan, Child Development Therapist, IPNA