The protocol was approved by the Ethical Committees of National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM) and BIRDEM
. Informed written consent was obtained from each individual prior to data collection.
In a small cross-sectional study in 2006 in the outpatient department of BIRDEM
Hospital, a tertiary care centre in Dhaka, 294 randomly selected patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) aged 50.8+-10.6 years underwent assessment with the Neuropathy Symptom Score (NSS) and Neuropathy Disability score (NDS).
Azad Khan from BIRDEM
and Diabetic Association of Bangladesh and Prof.
He expressed helplessness to stop the errant drivers as they do not care for the signs posted on the road where two major hospitals -- the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and the Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetics and Metabolic Disorder (BIRDEM
) -- are located.
Abdul Baki, Gopen Kundu, Imnul Islam, Manik Kumar Talukdar, Kaniz Fatema Exchange Transfusion: Indication and Adverse Effect in Special Care Baby Unit (SCABU), BIRDEM
hospital from January 2009 to April 2010.
As of September 12 that year 232 patients were admitted to different hospitals, including 37 to Mitford Hospital, 26 to Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital, 39 to Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for Diabetes (Birdem
), and 130 to various private and public hospitals.
Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM
) and National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Program.
Bangladesh Diabetic Association through BIRDEM
was the largest diabetic care provider in the world today which has affiliates in sixty one districts and seven sub-affiliates.
Medical Journal [serial online] 2014 [cited 2014 Dec 11]; 4 (1), 18-21.
Azad Khan from BIRDEM
Bangladesh will be the other Keynote speaker who will talk about Organizing Diabetes care in resource poor societies and share the Bangladesh experience with the delegates.
In these areas, the disease occurs both as outbreaks and as sporadic cases,' BIRDEM
Hospital associate professor Dr Gholam Azam said.
She commended the contributions of BIRDEM
in diabetes care saying that it was one of the best centers in the word.