Associate Professor Atifur Rahman is a cardiologist at the Gold Coast Hospital. A medical graduate from Bangladesh he continues to maintain a close association with the cardiology community in Bangladesh and to be involved in their education programmes. I first met Atifur when I examined him for part of his clinical FRACP exams. Atifur then undertook his advanced training in cardiology at The Canberra Hospital where I was fortunate to be his clinical supervisor.

Recently I was invited to join Atifur to travel to Bangladesh to participate in a series of five cardiology seminars across the country. Our travel was sponsored by Beximco Pharma – one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in Bangladesh. For me, and my wife who also came, it was a wonderful experience as well as a great adventure. My presentation focused on the evidence for varying pharmacologic interventions for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and Atifur spoke on recent advances in coronary intervention – “From prevention to intervention.”

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Antibiotics and Micronutritional Blend to Enhance Fertility Potential in Male Having Abnormal Semen Parameters

Mosammat Rashida Begum*,1, David Miller2, M.A. Salam3, Ehsan Quadir4, Mosammat Sahina Begum5, Farzana Khan5 and Zahid Hassan Bhuiyan6

  1. Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  2. University of Leeds, Leeds UK
  3. BSMMU, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  4. Sir Salimullah Medical College, Bangladesh
  5. Infertility Care and Research Centre (ICRC), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  6. Bangladesh Medical College, Bangladesh

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Badrul A. Chowdhury, M.D., Ph.D., and Gerald Dal Pan, M.D., M.H.S.

For over a decade, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the medical community have discussed how to safely use long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) - drugs designed to provide bronchodilation for 12 hours or longer through stimulation of the ß2-adrenergic receptor.1 Even before U.S. approval of the first LABA, there was concern about a paradoxical increase in serious asthma exacerbations in some patients treated with these drugs.

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