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Dr Milton Hasnat

Senior Lecturer

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Mohammad Hasnat (widely known as Abul Hasnat Milton/ Milton Hasnat) is a senior lecturer at the School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, NSW. Dr. Hasnat graduated in medicine (MBBS) from Dhaka Medical College (Bangladesh), and obtained a Master of Sciences in Epidemiology at Christian Medical College (India).  He was given the ‘Chancellor’s award’ for his high academic standing in Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary Certificate examinations. He received a competitive overseas students scholarship from the Australian National University (ANU) and completed his PhD there in 2004.

Dr. Hasnat is currently the Director of the Postgraduate Coursework programmes at the School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine. He also convenes the Master of Clinical Epidemiology programme and course co-ordinator for Basic and Advance Epidemiology courses. He has experiences in teaching Basic and Advanced Epidemiology at postgraduate level. He has also taught Epidemiology in South Africa and Bangladesh.

 Dr. Hasnat is currently involved with a number of public health and clinical research projects in Australia and overseas. Dr. Hasnat is one of the pioneer epidemiologists in the world working on adverse effects of arsenic on human health. As an epidemiologist and physician, he has spanned a broad range of content areas (e.g., arsenic, diabetes, snakebites, malaria, tuberculosis, smokeless tobacco products, kidney diseases, and cardiovascular diseases) but his focus has always been on epidemiological methods. He has undertaken Consultancy work for Unicef, WHO and many NGOs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Research Expertise
My prime research intereset is in adverse health effects of arsenic on human health, in additon I am/was also involved in research related to Chronic Diseases including Diabetes and Hypertension, Smokeless Tobacco Products, Tuberculosis, Climate Change, Sleep, Sanitation, and Drinking Water Supply. I have a wide range of research experience in Asian countries including Bangladesh and I am an expert in epidemiologic study design. I am a reviewer for a number of international journals. I teach Epidemiology in the Master of Clinical Epidemiology course at the University of Newcastle.

Teaching Expertise
I have been teaching epidemiology since February 2005 as a senior lecturer. Previously I used to teach Epidemiology as a part time teacher in Bangladesh.

Administrative Expertise
I am currently the Course Coordinator. Previously I worked as a departmental head and coordiantor of a department in Bangaldesh.

Collaborations
During his career as an Epidemiologist, Dr. Hasnat implemented a number of research projects with BRAC, ICCDR,B, NGO Forum for Public Health, Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) in Bangladesh and School of Environmental Studies (SOES), Jadavpur University, India.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Dhaka Medical College - Bangladesh
  • Master of Science (Epidemiology), Christian Medical College - Vellor - India

Keywords

  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Non-communicable Diseases

Languages

  • Bengali (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111706 Epidemiology 60
111716 Preventive Medicine 20
111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2013 -  Director, Postgraduate Coursework programs

Post Graduate Coursework Programs, School of Medicine And Public Health (SMPH)

University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/01/2013 -  Member

Executive Committee, SMPH, UoN

University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2011 -  Editorial Board - ISRN Toxicology Journal ISRN Toxicology Journal
Australia
1/04/2008 - 1/03/2010 Member

Member, Board of the Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/07/2007 -  Program Convenor

Master of Clinical Epidemiology, SMPH, UoN

University of Newcastle
Australia
1/07/2005 - 2/07/2005 Short Term Consultant World Health Organisation
1/10/2003 - 1/12/2003 Short Term Consultant UNICEF Australia
1/09/2000 - 2/09/2000 Short Term Consultant UNICEF Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Life Member - Bangaldesh Medical Association (BMA) Bangaldesh Medical Association (BMA)
Bangladesh

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/1999 - 1/02/2005 Chief, Arsenic cell NGo Forum for Drinking Water Supply & Sanitation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Arsenic cell
Bangladesh
1/12/1997 - 1/05/1999 Coordinator Dhaka Community Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
CME & Research
Bangladesh

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
1984 Chancellor Award
President, People's Republic of Bangladesh

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2005 Seminar on Global Health
Organisation: Department of Health Sciences, Lund University Description: I was invited to deliver a lecture on 'Arsenic contamination in drinking water: A public health problem in Bangladesh' for the MPH students.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Rahman B, Abir T, Hossain AKMA, Islam MR, Hasnat MA, 'The Association between Chronic Arsenic Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis', Handbook of Arsenic Toxicology, Academic Press, London, UK 557-573 (2015) [B1]
2007 Hasnat MA, Rahman MB, Salequzzaman M, 'Groundwater arsenic pollution: impacts and sustainable solutions for Bangladesh', Southeast Asian Water Environment 2, IWA Publishing, London (2007)
2006 Hasnat MA, Smith WT, Dear K, Caldwell B, Sim M, Ng J, 'Arsenic mitigation : drinking water options in Bangladesh', Managing Arsenic in the Environment : from soil to human health, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood 355-362 (2006) [B1]
Co-authors Wayne Smith

Journal article (54 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Islam MR, Attia J, Ali L, McEvoy M, Selim S, Sibbritt D, et al., 'Zinc supplementation for improving glucose handling in pre-diabetes: A double blind randomized placebo controlled pilot study', Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 115 39-46 (2016)

© 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.Aims: There are a number of studies showing that zinc supplementation may improve glucose handling in people with established diabetes. We sought to i... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.Aims: There are a number of studies showing that zinc supplementation may improve glucose handling in people with established diabetes. We sought to investigate whether this zinc-dependent improvement in glucose handling could potentially be harnessed to prevent the progression of pre-diabetes to diabetes. In this double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial, we determined participants' fasting blood glucose levels, (FBG) and Homeostasis Model Assessment (HOMA) parameters (beta cell function, insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance) at baseline and after 6 months of zinc supplementation. Methods: The Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences Hospital (BIHS) (Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh) database was used to identify 224 patients with prediabetes, of whom 55 met the inclusion criteria and agreed to participate. The participants were randomized either to the intervention or control group using block randomization. The groups received either 30 mg zinc sulphate dispersible tablet or placebo, once daily for six months. Results: After six months, the intervention group significantly improved their FBG concentration compared to the placebo group (5.37 ± 0.20 mmol/L vs 5.69 ± 0.26, p < 0.001) as well as compared to their own baseline (5.37 ± 0.20 mmol/L vs 5.8 ± 0.09, p < 0.001). Beta cell function, insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance all showed a statistically significant improvement as well. Conclusion: To our knowledge this is the first trial to show an improvement in glucose handling using HOMA parameters in participants with prediabetes. Larger randomized controlled trials are warranted to confirm these findings and to explore clinical endpoints.

DOI 10.1016/j.diabres.2016.03.010
Co-authors John Attia, Roseanne Peel, Mark Mcevoy
2016 Fatema K, Zwar NA, Milton AH, Rahman B, Awal AS, Ali L, 'Cardiovascular risk assessment among rural population: findings from a cohort study in a peripheral region of Bangladesh.', Public Health, (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.puhe.2016.02.016
2016 Kabir MI, Rahman MB, Smith W, Lusha MAF, Milton AH, 'Climate change and health in Bangladesh: A baseline cross-sectional survey', Global Health Action, 9 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Md Iqbal Kabir et al.Background: Bangladesh is facing the unavoidable challenge of adaptation to climate change. However, very little is known in relation to climate chang... [more]

© 2016 Md Iqbal Kabir et al.Background: Bangladesh is facing the unavoidable challenge of adaptation to climate change. However, very little is known in relation to climate change and health. This article provides information on potential climate change impact on health, magnitude of climate-sensitive diseases, and baseline scenarios of health systems to climate variability and change. Design: A cross-sectional study using multistage cluster sampling framework was conducted in 2012 among 6,720 households of 224 rural villages in seven vulnerable districts of Bangladesh. Information was obtained from head of the households using a pretested, interviewer-administered, structured questionnaire. A total of 6,720 individuals participated in the study with written, informed consent. Results: The majority of the respondents were from the low-income vulnerable group (60% farmers or day labourers) with an average of 30 years' stay in their locality. Most of them (96%) had faced extreme weather events, 45% of people had become homeless and displaced for a mean duration of 38 days in the past 10 years. Almost all of the respondents (97.8%) believe that health care expenditure increased after the extreme weather events. Mean annual total health care expenditure was 6,555 Bangladeshi Taka (BDT) (1 USD±77 BDT in 2015) and exclusively out of pocket of the respondents. Incidence of dengue was 1.29 (95% CI 0.65-2.56) and malaria 13.86 (95% CI 6.00-32.01) per 1,000 adult population for 12 months preceding the data collection. Incidence of diarrhoea and pneumonia among under-five children of the households for the preceding month was 10.3% (95% CI 9.16-11.66) and 7.3% (95% CI 6.35-8.46), respectively. Conclusions: The findings of this survey indicate that climate change has a potential adverse impact on human health in Bangladesh. The magnitude of malaria, dengue, childhood diarrhoea, and pneumonia was high among the vulnerable communities. Community-based adaptation strategy for health could be beneficial to minimise climate change attributed health burden of Bangladesh.

DOI 10.3402/gha.v9.29609
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2016 Kabir MI, Rahman MB, Smith W, Lusha MA, Azim S, Milton AH, 'Knowledge and perception about climate change and human health: findings from a baseline survey among vulnerable communities in Bangladesh.', BMC Public Health, 16 266 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2930-3
2016 Yunus FM, Khan S, Chowdhury P, Milton AH, Hussain S, Rahman M, 'A Review of Groundwater Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh: The Millennium Development Goal Era and Beyond.', Int J Environ Res Public Health, 13 215 (2016)
DOI 10.3390/ijerph13020215
2016 Foteff C, Kennedy S, Milton AH, Deger M, Payk F, Sanderson G, 'Economic Evaluation of Treatments for Pediatric Bilateral Severe to Profound Sensorineural Hearing Loss: An Australian Perspective.', Otol Neurotol, 37 462-469 (2016)
DOI 10.1097/MAO.0000000000001000
2016 Foteff C, Kennedy S, Milton AH, Deger M, Payk F, Sanderson G, 'Cost-Utility Analysis of Cochlear Implantation in Australian Adults.', Otol Neurotol, 37 454-461 (2016)
DOI 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000999
2015 Rifat M, Hall J, Oldmeadow C, Husain A, Milton AH, 'Health system delay in treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients in Bangladesh', BMC Infectious Diseases, (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Rifat et al. Background: Bangladesh is one of the 27 high burden countries for multidrug resistant tuberculosis listed by the World Health Organization. Delay in multidrug... [more]

© 2015 Rifat et al. Background: Bangladesh is one of the 27 high burden countries for multidrug resistant tuberculosis listed by the World Health Organization. Delay in multidrug resistant tuberculosis treatment may allow progression of the disease and affect the attempts to curb transmission of drug resistant tuberculosis. The main objective of this study was to investigate the health system delay in multidrug resistant tuberculosis treatment in Bangladesh and to explore the factors related to the delay. Methods: Information related to the delay was collected as part of a previously conducted case-control study. The current study restricts analysis to patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis who were diagnosed using rapid diagnostic methods (Xpert MTB/RIF or the line probe assay). Information was collected by face-to-face interviews and through record reviews from all three Government hospitals providing multidrug resistant tuberculosis services, from September 2012 to April 2013. Multivariable regression analysis was performed using Bootstrap variance estimators. Definitions were as follows: Provider delay: time between visiting a provider for first consultation on MDR-TB related symptom to visiting a designated diagnostic centre for testing; Diagnostic delay: time from date of diagnostic sample provided to date of result; Treatment initiation delay: time between the date of diagnosis and date of treatment initiation; Health system delay: time between visiting a provider to start of treatment. Health system delay was derived by adding provider delay, diagnostic delay and treatment initiation delay. Results: The 207 multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients experienced a health system delay of median 7.1 weeks. The health system delay consists of provider delay (median 4 weeks), diagnostic delay (median 5 days) and treatment initiation delay (median 10 days). Health system delay (Coefficient: 37.7; 95 %; CI 15.0-60.4; p 0.003) was associated with the visit to private practitioners for first consultation. Conclusions: Diagnosis time for multidrug resistant tuberculosis was fast using the rapid tests. However, some degree of delay was present in treatment initiation, after diagnosis. The most effective way to reduce health system delay would be through strategies such as engaging private practitioners in multidrug resistant tuberculosis control.

DOI 10.1186/s12879-015-1253-9
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, John Hall
2015 Fatema K, Zwar NA, Zeba Z, Milton AH, Rahman B, Ali L, 'Clinical and biochemical characterization of high risk and not high risk for cardiovascular disease adults in a population from peripheral region of Bangladesh Chronic Disease epidemiology', BMC Public Health, 15 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Fatema et al.Background: A group of 63708 Bangladeshi adults from a rural area were screened in 2011-12 for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk using a questionnaire based ... [more]

© 2015 Fatema et al.Background: A group of 63708 Bangladeshi adults from a rural area were screened in 2011-12 for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk using a questionnaire based tool developed as part of the 'WHO CVD-RISK Management Package for low-and medium resource setting'. In the current study participants who were found to be high risk and a sample of the not high risk participants from the screening were further characterized clinically and biochemically to explore the burden and determinants of CVD risk factors in a remote rural Bangladeshi population. Methods: The high risk participants comprised all 1170 subjects who screened positive in 2011-12 and the not high risk group comprised 563 randomly sampled participants from the 62538 who screened negative. Socio-demographic, behavioral, anthropometric, clinical and biochemical data (glucose and lipids) were collected by standardized procedures. Body Mass Index (BMI) was classified following Asian BMI criteria. Data was analyzed using univariable and multivariable methods. Results: On univariable analysis in high risk and not high risk participants respectively, age in years (M¿±¿SD) was 50¿±¿11 for both groups, ratio of male: female was 40:60 and 66:44, current smoking 28.5 % and 50.6 %; smokeless tobacco use 37.1 % and 34.8 %; overweight and obesity measured by body mass index (BMI) was 39.1 % and 20.5 %; high waist circumference (WC) 36.1 % and 11.9 %; high waist to hip ratio (WHR) 53.8 % and 26.3 %; and with high waist to height ratio (WHtR) 56.4 % and 28.4 %, existence of hypertension (HTN) was 15.8 % and 3.6 %, pre-HTN 43.8 % and 12.1 %, diabetes (DM) 14.0 % and 10.5 %, pre-DM 16.9 % and 12.1 % and dyslipidaemia 85.8 % and 89.5 %. In multivariable logistic regression analysis female sex, BMI, WC, WHR and WHtR, HTN and dyslipidaemia remain significantly more common among high risk participants (p¿<¿0.05 and p¿<¿0.001). Conclusions: The prevalence of clinical and biochemical risk factors of CVDs are quite high even in this rural population and this may be related to the socioeconomic and cultural transition in Bangladeshi society. Surprisingly more of the high risk group was female and there were fewer smokers. Obesity and hypertension were more frequent in high risk participants.

DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1919-7
Citations Scopus - 4
2015 Fatema K, Zwar NA, Milton AH, Rahman B, Ali L, 'Application of two versions of the WHO/international society of hypertension absolute cardiovascular risk assessment tools in a rural Bangladeshi population', BMJ Open, 5 (2015) [C1]

Objectives: To estimate the absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk burden in a remote rural Bangladeshi population using the 'With' and 'Without' Cholesterol versions of the W... [more]

Objectives: To estimate the absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk burden in a remote rural Bangladeshi population using the 'With' and 'Without' Cholesterol versions of the WHO/International Society of Hypertension (WHO/ISH) CVD risk assessment chart (particularly suitable for low and middle-income countries due to less reliance on laboratory testing) and to evaluate the agreement between the two approaches. Design: Cross-sectional study using data from a large prospective cohort of the North Bengal Non-Communicable Disease Programme (NB-NCDP) of Bangladesh. Setting: General rural population from Thakurgaon district of Bangladesh. Participants: 563 individuals who were categorised as having 'no CVDs' on screening by a questionnairebased survey using the 'WHO CVD-Risk Management Package' developed in 2002. Main outcome measures: Absolute CVD risk burden assessed using two versions of the WHO/ISH risk assessment charts for the South-East Asian Region-D. Results: 10-year risk (moderate, high and very high) positivity was present among 21.5% and 20.2% of participants, respectively, using with and without cholesterol versions of the tool. The overall concordance rate for the two versions was 89.5% and they did not differ significantly in estimating the proportion of overall participants having higher levels of CVD. The projected drug requirement, however, showed a significant overestimation in the proportion of participants at both the threshold levels (p0.002) on using 'without' as compared to 'with' cholesterol versions. Conclusions: About one-fifth of the adult population in Bangladesh, even in a remote rural area, seem to be at risk of developing CVDs (25% of them at high risk and 25% at very high risk) within 10 years with males and females being almost equally vulnerable.

DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008140
2015 Rifat M, Hall J, Oldmeadow C, Husain A, Hinderaker SG, Milton AH, 'Factors related to previous tuberculosis treatment of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Bangladesh', BMJ OPEN, 5 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008273
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, John Hall
2015 Hossain MS, Kypri K, Rahman B, Akter S, Milton AH, 'Health knowledge and smokeless tobacco quit attempts and intentions among married women in rural Bangladesh: Cross-sectional survey', Drug and Alcohol Review, (2015)

© 2015 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.Introduction and Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate health knowledge, attitudes and smokeless toba... [more]

© 2015 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.Introduction and Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate health knowledge, attitudes and smokeless tobacco quit attempts and intentions among married women in rural Bangladesh. Design and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted using an interviewer administered, pretested, semistructured questionnaire. All 8082 women living in the Jhaudi and Ghotmajhee local government areas, aged =18 years with at least one pregnancy in their lifetime, were invited to participate. Questions covered smokeless tobacco consumption (STC), knowledge regarding its health effects, users' quit attempts and intentions and sociodemographic characteristics. Results: Eight thousand seventy-four women completed the survey (response rate 99.9%). Almost half (45%) of current consumers thought STC was good for their health and many ascribed medicinal values to it, for example 25% thought STC reduced stomach aches. A quarter had previously tried to quit and 10% intended to quit. After adjusting for potential confounders, inaccurate knowledge of STC health consequences was associated with being older [adjusted odds ratio (aOR)=2.71, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.99-3.50], less educated (aOR=2.18, 95% CI 1.66-2.85), Muslim (aOR=17.0, 95% CI 12.0-23.9) and unemployed (aOR=29.7, 95% CI: 25.2-35.1). Having less education (aOR=2.52, 95% CI 0.98-6.45) and being unemployed (aOR=1.52, 95% CI 1.03-2.23) were associated with the intention to quit. Discussion and Conclusions: Large gaps exist in rural Bangladeshi women's understanding of the adverse health effects of STC. Health awareness campaigns should highlight the consequences of STC. Routine screening and cessation advice should be provided in primary healthcare and smokeless tobacco control strategies should be implemented.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12346
Co-authors Kypros Kypri
2015 Vashum KP, McEvoy MA, Hancock SJ, Islam MR, Peel R, Attia JR, Milton AH, 'Prevalence of and associations with excessive daytime sleepiness in an Australian older population', Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27 NP2275-NP2284 (2015) [C1]

© 2013 APJPH.The aim of this research is to estimate the prevalence of excessive daytime sleepiness in an older population and associations with sociodemographic, health, and lif... [more]

© 2013 APJPH.The aim of this research is to estimate the prevalence of excessive daytime sleepiness in an older population and associations with sociodemographic, health, and lifestyle factors using a cross-sectional, population-based study. Participants were men (1560) and women (1759), aged 55 to 85 years, enrolled in the Hunter Community Study, a longitudinal study of aging. Measurements were self-reported questionnaires, biochemical measures, and clinical measures. Of the 3319 participants, 3053 participants completed the Epworth Sleepiness Scale questionnaire. The prevalence of excessive daytime sleepiness was 15.3% overall and this was higher in males. In adjusted multivariate analysis, gender, working full time, body mass index, high-density and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale score, and Kessler psychological distress score were associated with excessive daytime sleepiness. Given the high prevalence of excessive daytime sleepiness observed in this study, further investigation and/or interventions to reduce adverse health outcomes, especially in males is warranted.

DOI 10.1177/1010539513497783
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Mark Mcevoy, Roseanne Peel, John Attia
2015 Khanam MA, Lindeboom W, Razzaque A, Niessen L, Milton AH, 'Prevalence and determinants of pre-hypertension and hypertension among the adults in rural Bangladesh: Findings from a community-based study', BMC Public Health, 15 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Khanam et al.; licensee BioMed Central.Background: The people of low and middle income countries bear about 80% of the global burden of diseases that are attributable to h... [more]

© 2015 Khanam et al.; licensee BioMed Central.Background: The people of low and middle income countries bear about 80% of the global burden of diseases that are attributable to high blood pressure. Hypertensive people contribute half of this burden; the rest is among the people with lesser degrees of high blood pressure. Prehypertension elevates the risk of CVD, and that of end-stage renal disease. Bangladesh is a developing country, with more than 75% of the population live in rural area. This study aims to determine the prevalence and predictors of pre-hypertension and hypertension among the adults in rural Bangladesh. Methods: A cross-sectional study of major non-communicable disease risk factors (tobacco and alcohol use, fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity) was conducted in rural surveillance sites of Bangladesh. In addition to the self-reported information on risk factors, height and weight, and blood pressure were measured during household visits using standard protocols of the WHO STEPwise approach to Surveillance. The study population included 6,094 men and women aged 25 years and above. Adjusted and unadjusted logistic regression analyses were performed to evaluate the association of prehypertension and hypertension with various factors. Results: The prevalence of pre-hypertension and hypertension was 31.9% and 16.0%, respectively. The men had a higher prevalence (33.6%) of pre-hypertension compared to the women (30.3%). Multivariate analysis showed that increasing age [OR 2.30 (1.84-2.87)] and higher BMI [OR 4.67 (3.35-6.51) were positively associated with pre-hypertension. For hypertension, multivariate analysis showed that increasing age [OR 4.48 (3.38-5.94)] and higher BMI (specially the overweight category) was positively associated. Significant linear relationships of prehypertension were found with age [P for trend¿<¿0.0001] and BMI [P for trend¿<¿0.0001]. Linear regression for hypertension shows significant association with age [P for trend¿<¿0.0001] but not with BMI [P for trend 0.3783]. Conclusion: Approximately one third and one-sixth of the adult population of rural Bangladesh are affected with pre-hypertension and hypertension, respectively. This poses a great challenge ahead, as most of the people with pre-hypertension will progress towards hypertension until otherwise undergo in any pharmacological or lifestyle intervention.

DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1520-0
Citations Scopus - 3
2015 Khanam MA, Lindeboom W, Razzaque A, Niessen L, Smith W, Milton AH, 'Undiagnosed and uncontrolled hypertension among the adults in rural Bangladesh', Journal of Hypertension, 33 2399-2406 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/HJH.0000000000000712
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2015 Abir T, Agho KE, Page AN, Milton AH, Dibley MJ, 'Risk factors for under-5 mortality: evidence from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, 2004¿2011', BMJ Open, 5 1-9 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006722
2015 Alsalami MO, Forder PM, Milton AH, McEvoy MA, Byles JE, 'Associations Between Medication Use and Mental Health in Older Women: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of 5,502 Women Aged 76 to 81.', J Am Geriatr Soc, 63 1254-1255 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/jgs.13497
Co-authors Julie Byles, Peta Forder, Mark Mcevoy
2015 Kabir MI, Rahman MB, Smith W, Lusha MAF, Milton AH, 'Child Centred Approach to Climate Change and Health Adaptation through Schools in Bangladesh: A Cluster Randomised Intervention Trial', PLOS ONE, 10 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0134993
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2014 Vashum KP, McEvoy M, Milton AH, McElduff P, Hure A, Byles J, Attia J, 'Dietary zinc is associated with a lower incidence of depression: findings from two Australian cohorts.', J Affect Disord, 166 249-257 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2014.05.016
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Mark Mcevoy, John Attia, Julie Byles
2014 Hossain MS, Kypri K, Rahman B, Arslan I, Akter S, Milton AH, 'Prevalence and correlates of smokeless tobacco consumption among married women in rural Bangladesh', PLoS ONE, 9 (2014) [C1]

Objective: To estimate the prevalence and identify correlates of smokeless tobacco consumption among married rural women with a history of at least one pregnancy in Madaripur, Ban... [more]

Objective: To estimate the prevalence and identify correlates of smokeless tobacco consumption among married rural women with a history of at least one pregnancy in Madaripur, Bangladesh. Materials and Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey using an interviewer administered, pre-tested, semi-structured questionnaire. All women living in the study area, aged 18 years and above with at least one pregnancy in their lifetime, who were on the electoral roll and agreed to participate were included in the study. Information on sociodemographic characteristics and smokeless tobacco consumption was collected. Smokeless tobacco consumption was categorized as 'Current', 'Ever but not current' and 'Never'. Associations between smokeless tobacco consumption and the explanatory variables were estimated using simple and multiple binary logistic regression. Results: 8074 women participated (response rate 99.9%). The prevalence of 'Current consumption', 'Ever consumption but not current', and 'Never consumption' was 25%, 44% and 31%, respectively. The mean age at first use was 31.5 years. 87% of current consumers reported using either Shadapata or Hakimpuree Jarda. Current consumption was associated with age, level of education, religion, occupation, being an income earner, marital status, and age at first use of smokeless tobacco. After adjustment for demographic variables, current consumption was associated with being over 25 years of age, a lower level of education, being an income earner, being Muslim, and being divorced, separated or widowed. Conclusion: The prevalence of smokeless tobacco consumption is high among rural women in Bangladesh and the age of onset is considerably older than that for smoking. Smokeless tobacco consumption is likely to be producing a considerable burden of non-communicable disease in Bangladesh. Smokeless tobacco control strategies should be implemented. © 2014 Hossain et al.

DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0084470
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Kypros Kypri
2014 Vashum KP, McEvoy M, Milton AH, Islam MR, Hancock S, Attia J, 'Is serum zinc associated with pancreatic beta cell function and insulin sensitivity in pre-diabetic and normal individuals? Findings from the hunter community study', PLoS ONE, 9 (2014) [C1]

Aim: To determine if there is a difference in serum zinc concentration between normoglycaemic, pre-diabetic and type-2 diabetic groups and if this is associated with pancreatic be... [more]

Aim: To determine if there is a difference in serum zinc concentration between normoglycaemic, pre-diabetic and type-2 diabetic groups and if this is associated with pancreatic beta cell function and insulin sensitivity in the former 2 groups. Method: Cross sectional study of a random sample of older community-dwelling men and women in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Beta cell function, insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance were calculated for normoglycaemic and prediabetes participants using the Homeostasis Model Assessment (HOMA-2) calculator. Result: A total of 452 participants were recruited for this study. Approximately 33% (N = 149) had diabetes, 33% (N = 151) had prediabetes and 34% (N = 152) were normoglycaemic. Homeostasis Model Assessment (HOMA) parameters were found to be significantly different between normoglycaemic and prediabetes groups (p<0.001). In adjusted linear regression, higher serum zinc concentration was associated with increased insulin sensitivity (p = 0.01) in the prediabetic group. There was also a significant association between smoking and worse insulin sensitivity. Conclusion: Higher serum zinc concentration is associated with increased insulin sensitivity. Longitudinal studies are required to determine if low serum zinc concentration plays a role in progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes. © 2014 Vashum et al.

DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0083944
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
Co-authors John Attia, Mark Mcevoy
2014 Hossain MS, Kypri K, Rahman B, Milton AH, 'Smokeless tobacco consumption in the South Asian population of Sydney, Australia: Prevalence, correlates and availability', Drug and Alcohol Review, 33 86-92 (2014) [C1]

Aim.: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and identify correlates of smokeless tobacco consumption among the South Asian residents of Sydney, Australia. Methods.:... [more]

Aim.: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and identify correlates of smokeless tobacco consumption among the South Asian residents of Sydney, Australia. Methods.: A cross-sectional survey was conducted using a pretested, self-administered mailed questionnaire among members of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi community associations in Sydney. Results.: Of 1600 individuals invited to participate, 419 responded (26%). Prevalence rates of ever consumption, more than 100 times consumption and current consumption were 72.1%, 65.9% and 17.1%, respectively. Men (74.3%) were more likely to ever consume than women (67.6%). Over 96% of consumers reported buying smokeless tobacco products from ethnic shops in Sydney. Current consumption of smokeless tobacco products was associated with country of birth: Indians (odds ratio 5.7, 95% confidence interval 2.3-14.5) and Pakistanis (odds ratio 3.1, 95% confidence interval 1.5-6.5) were more likely to be current consumers than Bangladeshis after adjusting for sociodemographic variables. For ever consumption, there was a positive association with age (P for trend=0.013) and male gender (odds ratio 2.1, 95% confidence interval 1.5-3.1). Conclusions.: Given the availability of smokeless tobacco and the high prevalence and potential adverse health consequences of consumption, smokeless tobacco consumption may produce a considerable burden of non-communicable disease in Australia. Effective control measures are needed, in particular enforcement of existing laws prohibiting the sale of these products. © 2013 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12074
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Kypros Kypri
2014 Islam MR, Attia J, Alauddin M, McEvoy M, McElduff P, Slater C, et al., 'Availability of arsenic in human milk in women and its correlation with arsenic in urine of breastfed children living in arsenic contaminated areas in Bangladesh.', Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 13 1-10 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Mark Mcevoy, Roseanne Peel, Wayne Smith, John Attia, Catherine Deste
2014 Khanam MA, Lindeboom W, Koehlmoos TLP, Alam DS, Niessen L, Milton AH, 'Hypertension: adherence to treatment in rural Bangladesh - findings from a population-based study', GLOBAL HEALTH ACTION, 7 1-9 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3402/gha.v7.25028
Citations Scopus - 5
2014 Rifat M, Milton AH, Hall J, Oldmeadow C, Islam MA, Husain A, et al., 'Development of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis in Bangladesh: A Case-Control Study on Risk Factors', PLOS ONE, 9 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0105214
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, John Hall
2013 Vashum KP, McEvoy M, Shi Z, Milton AH, Islam MR, Sibbritt D, et al., 'Is dietary zinc protective for type 2 diabetes? Results from the Australian longitudinal study on women's health', BMC Endocrine Disorders, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6823-13-40
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Amanda Patterson, John Attia, Mark Mcevoy, Deborah Loxton, Julie Byles
2013 Edward Cunningham J, Elling EM, Milton AH, Robertson PA, 'What is the optimum fusion technique for adult isthmic spondylolisthesis - PLIF or PLF? A long-term prospective cohort comparison study', Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 26 260-267 (2013) [C1]

STUDY DESIGN:: Long-term prospective observational cohort study. OBJECTIVE:: The objective of the study was to compare the long-term functional outcomes of posterolateral fusion (... [more]

STUDY DESIGN:: Long-term prospective observational cohort study. OBJECTIVE:: The objective of the study was to compare the long-term functional outcomes of posterolateral fusion (PLF) and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) for the treatment of adult isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:: PLIF has the theoretical advantage of improving sagittal alignment and providing a larger, more consistent fusion mass in patients with IS compared with PLF. Studies to date though have not shown a clinical difference, with follow-up of 2 years. METHODS:: An prospective cohort study was performed of a single surgeon's patients with IS treated surgically over a 10-year period. Average follow-up was 7 years and 10 months. Preoperative patient characteristics between the 2 groups were not significantly different. The return rate of the long-term questionnaires was 83%. Outcome measures were the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ), Low Back Outcome Score (LBOS), Short Form (SF)-12v2, and SF-6D R2. RESULTS:: PLIF provided better short-term and long-term results than PLF. The PLIF group had significantly better LBOS scores in the long term, and nonsignificantly better RMDQ scores. As measured by the RMDQ Minimal Clinically Important Difference set at 4 and 8, the LBOS Minimal Clinically Important Difference set at 7.5 points and by SF-12v2 Physical Component Score, PLIF patients performed better than PLF patients. When analyzing single-level fusions alone, the difference is more pronounced, with Physical Component Score, Mental Component Scores, and SF-6D R2 all being significantly better in the PLIF group rather than the PLF group. CONCLUSIONS:: This study strongly supports the use of PLIF to obtain equivalent or superior clinical outcomes compared with PLF for spinal fusion for lumbar IS. Although there are considerable issues when commenting on the results of observational studies, the results of this study are the first to report long-term follow-up beyond 2 years, and further larger long-term randomized studies are suggested. Copyright © 2011 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

DOI 10.1097/BSD.0b013e3182417103
Citations Scopus - 11
2013 Islam MR, Arslan I, Attia J, McEvoy M, McElduff P, Basher A, et al., 'Is Serum Zinc Level Associated with Prediabetes and Diabetes?: A Cross-Sectional Study from Bangladesh', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0061776
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Roseanne Peel, Mark Mcevoy, John Attia
2012 Athuraliya TN, Abeysekera TDJ, Amerasinghe PH, Kumarasiri RPV, Bandara P, Karunaratne U, et al., 'On uncertain etiologies of proteinuric-chronic kidney disease in rural Sri Lanka. Reply', Kidney International, 81 1277 (2012) [C3]
2012 Islam MR, Khan I, Hassan SMN, McEvoy MA, D'Este CA, Attia JR, et al., 'Association between type 2 diabetes and chronic arsenic exposure in drinking water: A cross sectional study in Bangladesh', Environmental Health, 11 1-8 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 8
Co-authors John Attia, Catherine Deste, Roseanne Peel, Mark Mcevoy
2012 Islam MR, Khan I, Attia JR, Hassan SMN, McEvoy MA, D'Este CA, et al., 'Association between hypertension and chronic arsenic exposure in drinking water: A cross-sectional study in Bangladesh', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9 4522-4536 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 5
Co-authors John Attia, Catherine Deste, Mark Mcevoy
2012 Abir T, Rahman B, D'Este CA, Farooq A, Hasnat MA, 'The association between chronic arsenic exposure and hypertension: A meta-analysis', Journal of Toxicology, 2012 1-13 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14
Co-authors Catherine Deste
2012 Hasnat MA, Hore SK, Hossain MZ, Rahman M, 'Bangladesh arsenic mitigation programs: Lessons from the past', Emerging Health Threats Journal, 5 1-7 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
2011 Athuraliya TN, Abeysekera TDJ, Amerasinghe PH, Kumarasiri R, Bandara P, Karunaratne U, et al., 'Uncertain etiologies of proteinuric-chronic kidney disease in rural Sri Lanka', Kidney International, 80 1212-1221 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 32
2010 Hasnat MA, Shahidullah SM, Smith WT, Hossain KS, Hasan Z, Ahmed KT, 'Association between chronic arsenic exposure and nutritional status among the women of child bearing age: A case-control study in Bangladesh', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7 2811-2821 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/ijerph7072811
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2010 Rahman R, Faiz MA, Selim S, Rahman B, Basher A, Jones AL, et al., 'Annual incidence of snake bite in rural Bangladesh', Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 4 e860 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000860
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Catherine Deste
2010 Hasnat MA, Smith WT, Rahman B, Ahmed B, Shahidullah SM, Hossain Z, et al., 'Prevalence and determinants of malnutrition among reproductive aged women of rural Bangladesh', Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 22 110-117 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1010539509350913
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2007 Hasnat MA, Smith WT, Dear K, Ng J, Sim M, Ranmuthugala G, et al., 'A Randomised intervention trial to assess two arsenic mitigation options in Bangladesh', Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 42 1897-1908 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10934520701567197
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2006 Yates K, Hasnat MA, Dear K, Ambler G, 'Continuous glucose monitoring-guided insulin adjustment in children and adolescents on near-physiological insulin regimens - A randomized controlled trial', Diabetes Care, 29 1512-1517 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.2337/dc05-2315
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 32
2006 Hasnat MA, Rahman H, Smith WT, Shrestha R, Dear K, 'Water consumption patterns in rural Bangladesh: Are we underestimating total arsenic load?', Journal of Water and Health, 4 431-436 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.2166/wh.2006.010
Citations Scopus - 18
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2006 Caldwell BK, Smith WT, Lokuge K, Ranmuthugala G, Dear K, Hasnat MA, et al., 'Access to Drinking-water and Arsenicosis in Bangladesh', Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 24 336-345 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2005 Ng J, Milton AH, Smith W, Dear K, Sim M, Ranmuthugala G, et al., 'Urinary arsenic speciation as a tool to assess the efficacy of two drinking water interventions in Bangladesh', TOXICOLOGY LETTERS, 158 S204-S205 (2005)
2005 Polya DA, Gault AG, Diebe N, Feldman P, Rosenboom JW, Gilligan E, et al., 'Arsenic hazard in shallow Cambodian groundwaters', Mineralogical Magazine, 69 807-823 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1180/0026461056950290
Citations Scopus - 138Web of Science - 110
2005 Milton AH, Smith WT, Rahman B, Hasan Z, Kulsum U, Dear K, et al., 'Chronic arsenic exposure and adverse pregnancy outcomes in Bangladesh', Epidemiology, 16 82-86 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/01.ede.0000147105.94041.e6
Citations Scopus - 131Web of Science - 107
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2004 Lokuge KM, Smith WT, Caldwell B, Dear KB, Milton AH, 'The Effect of Arsenic Mitigation Interventions on Disease Burden in Bangladesh', Environmental Health Perspectives, 112 1172-1177 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1289/ehp.6866
Citations Scopus - 49
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2004 Milton HA, Hasan Z, Shahidullah SM, Sharmin S, Jakariya MD, Rahman M, et al., 'Association between nutritional status and arsenicosis due to chronic arsenic exposure in Bangladesh', International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 14 99-108 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/0960312042000209516
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 44
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2004 Ranmuthugala G, Milton AH, Smith WT, Ng JC, Sim M, Dear K, Caldwell BK, 'Intervention trial to assess arsenic exposure from food crops in Bangladesh', Archives of Environmental Health: An International Journal, 59 209-212 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.3200/aeoh.59.4.209-212
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2003 Hasnat M, Hasan Z, Rahman A, Rahman M, 'Non-cancer effects of chronic arsenicosis in Bangladesh: Preliminary Results.', Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A: Toxic Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 38 301-305 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1081/ESE-120016896
2002 Rahman MM, Mukherjee D, Sengupta MK, Chowdhury UK, Lodh D, Chanda CR, et al., 'Effectiveness and reliability of arsenic field testing kits: Are the million dollar screening projects effective or not?', Environmental Science Technology, 36 5385-5394 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 122
Co-authors Mahmud Rahman
2002 Hasnat M, Rahman M, 'Respiratory effects and arsenic contaminated well water in Bangladesh.', International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 12 175-179 (2002) [C1]
2001 Hasnat M, Hasan Z, Rahman A, Rahman M, 'Chronic arsenicosis poisoning and respiratory effects in Bangladesh.', Journal of Occupational Health, 43 136-140 (2001) [C1]
2001 Do T, Gambelunghe A, Ahsan H, Graziano J, Perrin M, Slavkovich V, et al., 'Urinary transforming growth factor-alpha in individuals exposed to arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh.', Biomarkers, 6 127-132 (2001) [C1]
2000 Ahsan H, Perrin M, Rahman A, Parvez F, Stute M, Zheng Y, et al., 'Association between drinking water and urinary arsenic levels and skin lesions in Bangladesh.', Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine, 42 195-201 (2000) [C1]
1999 Hasnat M, Rahman M, 'Environmental Pollution and Chronic Arsenicosis in Bangladesh.', Journal of Occupational Health, 41 207-208 (1999) [C1]
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Conference (33 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Hasnat MA, Rifat M, Hall J, Oldmeadow C, 'Experience from Research projects on multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Bangladesh.' (2016)
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, John Hall
2015 Hasnat MA, Khanam MA, Lindeboom W, Razzaque A, Niessen L, Smith W, 'Undiagnosed and uncontrolled hypertension among the adults in rural Bangladesh: findings from a community-based study' (2015) [E3]
2015 Hasnat MA, Hossain AKMA, Agho KE, Page AN, Burns P, 'Measuring the Effect of Water and Sanitation on Childhood Diarrhea: Evidence from Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey, 2004-2011', - (2015) [E3]
2015 Ashraf A, Enjeti A, Hasnat M, Rowlings P, 'ASSESSMENT OF BLOOD TRANSFUSION PRACTICES IN PATIENTS WITH MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES IN THE ERA OF HYPOM-ETHYLATING AGENTS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2015) [E3]
2015 Ashraf A, Enjeti A, Hasnat M, Rowlings P, 'ASSESSMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGIC PROFILE OF PATIENTS WITH MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES IN HUNTER REGION', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2015) [E3]
2015 Hasnat MA, Rifat M, Hall J, Oldmeadow C, Hasnat MA, 'Treatment delay among the tuberculosis patients of Bangladesh', Program Book (2015) [E3]
Co-authors John Hall, Christopher Oldmeadow
2014 Alsalami M, Forder P, Byles J, Hasnat MA, McEvoy M, 'The association between classes of different medications and mental health outcome in 5502 women aged 76-81 years old', 15th International Mental Health Conference (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Julie Byles, Mark Mcevoy, Peta Forder
2014 Hasnat MA, Foteff C, Kennedy S, Payk F, Sanderson G, Hasnat M, 'Economic evaluation of cochlear implantation in children using Australian costs and consequences', http://epub.ub.uni-muenchen.de/view/subjects/cochlear.html (2014) [E3]
2014 Tanvir A, Bayzidur R, Akhbar H, Rafiqul I, Hasnat MA, 'Chronic Arsenic Exposure and type 2 diabetes: A Meta-analysis.', http://www.as2014.com.ar/Libro.pdf (2014) [E3]
2014 Kabir I, Rahman MB, Lusha MAF, Smith W, Milton AH, 'School based approach to climate change adaptation: A Randomised intervention trial in Bangladesh.', - (2014) [O1]
2013 Hasnat MA, Kabir MI, Milton AH, Rahman MB, Smith W, 'Baseline survey on risk reduction and adaptive measures in the context of climate change impact on health sector in Bangladesh', - (2013) [E3]
2013 Rifat M, Hall J, Hasnat MA, Islam MA, Siddiquea B, Akhanda W, Husain A, 'Characteristics of MDR-TB patients in Bangladesh.', - (2013) [E3]
2013 Hasnat MA, Rifat M, Alam J, Rana M, Husain A, Islam A, et al., 'Community Based Management of Multidrug Resistance TB in Bangladesh', - (2013) [E3]
2013 Hasnat MA, Rifat M, Hall J, Hasnat MA, Islam MA, Siddiquea B, 'Previous TB treatment in MDR-TB patients in Bangladesh and health system factors.', - (2013) [E3]
2013 Hasnat MA, Riaz H, Riaz I, Abir T, Badshah M, Milton A, 'Vitamin D as a supplementary agent in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials', ERJ September 1, 2013 vol. 42 no. Suppl 57 4623 (2013) [E3]
2013 Hasnat MA, Fatema N, Zwar N, Hasnat M, Ali L, Rahman B, 'Anthropometric determinants of myocardial infarction: a case-control study in rural Bangladesh', World Diabetes Congress (2013) [E2]
2012 Hasnat MA, 'Smokeless tobacco consumption in the South Asian population of Sydney, Australia: Prevalence, correlates and availablity', Interprofessional Partnership: Improvement for Global Health Outcomes. Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Kypros Kypri
2012 Islam MR, Khan I, Hassan SMN, McEvoy MA, D'Este CA, Attia JR, et al., 'Association between hypertension and chronic exposure in Bangladesh', Hypertension (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Mark Mcevoy, John Attia, Catherine Deste
2011 Khan I, Hassan S, McEvoy MA, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Peel R, Hasnat MA, 'Association between type 2 diabetes and chronic arsenic exposure in Bangladesh', Epidemiology (2011) [E3]
Citations Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Mark Mcevoy, Roseanne Peel, John Attia, Catherine Deste
2010 Ng J, Shraim A, Huang SH, Milton AH, Smith W, Ranmuthugala G, et al., 'Evaluation of two drinking water intervention trials in Bangladesh', Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases, As 2010 - 3rd International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment (2010) [E1]
2008 Hasnat MA, 'Association between chronic arsenic exposure and nutritional status among the women of child bearing age: A case-control study in Bangladesh', 9th International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences (NAMLS-9): Oral Presentations (2008) [E3]
2006 Hasnat MA, Smith W, Dear K, Ng J, Sim M, Ranmuthugala G, et al., 'A randomised intervention trial to assess two arsenic mitigation options in Bangladesh', Epidemiology (2006) [E3]
Citations Web of Science - 2
2006 Ng JC, Hasnat MA, Smith WT, Dear K, Caldwell B, Sim M, et al., 'Assessment of two arsenic-contaminated drinking water mitigation interventions in Bangladesh (Poster presentation)', Abstracts of the EUROTOX 2006/6 CTDC Congress - 43rd Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology & 6th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (published in Toxicology Letters 164S (2006)) (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Wayne Smith
2006 Hasnat MA, Smith W, Lokuge K, Milton A, Neil A, Caldwell B, Ranmuthugala G, 'Paying to Increase Mortality? The Need for Rigorous Evaluation of Arsenic Mitigation Interventions', Epidemiology: November 2006 - Volume 17 - Issue 6 - p S330 ISEE/ISEA 2006 Conference Abstracts Supplement (2006)
2005 Hasnat MA, Ng JC, Wang JP, Huang SH, Milton AH, 'Risk assessment of arsenic sludge generated from a three-pitcher system for the removal of arsenic from drinking water in Bangladesh', Proceedings, 11th Asian Chemical Congress (2005)
2003 Milton AH, Rahman B, Hasan Z, Kulsum U, Ali A, Rakibuddin M, et al., 'Chronic Arsenic Exposure and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Bangladesh.', Epidemiology (2003)
2003 Hasnat MA, Shraim A, Milton A, Huang DS, Smith S, Lokuge K, et al., 'Arsenic speciation in the urine one month after using alternative water sources in Bangladesh', QHSS Science Week (2003)
2003 Lokuge K, Smith W, Caldwell B, Milton AH, Dear K, 'Effect of arsenic mitigation interventions on disease burden in Bangladesh', EPIDEMIOLOGY (2003)
DOI 10.1097/00001648-200309001-00097
2000 Hasnat MA, Milton AH, Fletcher T, Saman G, Chowdhury TR, Biswas BK, et al., 'Evaluation of Field Kits Used for Arsenic Detection in Ground Water', - (2000)
1999 Hasnat MA, Zaman QQ, Rahman M, Roy S, Milton AH, '64 districts survey- A case study', - (1999)
1999 Hasnat MA, Hasnat MA, Zaman QQ, Rahman M, Roy S, 'Skin Involvement pattern of arsenicosis patients', - (1999)
1999 Hasnat MA, Zaman QQ, Roy S, Rahman SS, Hasnat MA, Rahman MM, Salim M, 'Rapid Action Programme', - (1999)
1999 Hasnat MA, Zaman QQ, Rahman M, Milton AH, Roy S, Badal BA, 'Different curative measures for arsenicosis', - (1999)
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Creative Work (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Hasnat MA, Joler Kobita (Selected Poems of Abul Hasnat Milton), Dhaka, Bangladesh (2016)

Report (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Hasnat MA, 'Consultation on Linking Arsenicosis Patients to Better Treatment Facilities', NGO Forum for Public Health, 44 (2015) [R1]
2014 Milton AH, Kabir I, Wetzler H, Kiem AS, Kelly BJ, 'Building resilience to climate change in Bangladesh: Reviewing the evidence of the effectiveness of household and community WASH interventions', World Health Organisation (WHO) (2014) [R2]
Co-authors Brian Kelly, Anthony Kiem
2013 Hasnat MA, 'Report on Cancer mortality and morbidity among the Arsenicosis Patients in Rural Bangladesh.', NGO Forum for Public Health, 47 (2013)
2006 Hasnat MA, 'Evaluation report on the project titled 'Action research on mitigation of health and social consequences of ground water arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh.', NGO Forum for Drinking Water Supply & Sanitation, 90 (2006)
2005 Hasnat MA, 'Report on reviewing the existing arsenic related information in Lao PDR and identifying the need of further information to do a cost-benefit analysis to determine the acceptable level of arsenic in drinking water for Lao PDR.', World Health Organisation, 40 (2005)
2003 Hasnat MA, 'Epidemiological Survey on arsenic exposed population in the Kien Svay district, Kandal Province, Cambodia', Unicef, Cambodia, 88 (2003)
2000 Hasnat MA, 'Report on developing a research protocol for an epidemiological survey on arsenic exposed population in three districts of Punjab, Pakistan', Unicef, Pakistan, 30 (2000)
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Hasnat MA, Assessment of Arsenic Mitigation Options; Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutritional Status Due to Chronic Arsenic Exposure in Bangladesh., The Australian National University (2015)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 23
Total funding $1,919,090

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20151 grants / $7,500

Intake of garlic extract reduces arsenic toxicity: A pilot randomised controlled trial in Bangladesh$7,500

To test the hypothesis that garlic extract (GE) may reduce arsenic toxicity, we propose this pilot randomised, controlled trial among the chronically arsenic exposed population in Bangladesh. If we find this pilot trial feasible, we will further plan a larger study to evaluate the effectiveness of garlic extract in reducing arsenic toxicity. The combination of affordable treatment for chronically arsenic exposed people with or without visible manifestations along with advancement of arsenic mitigation efforts is essential to the alleviation of the massive arsenic contamination problem in the arsenic affected countries including Bangladesh.

Funding body: University of New South Wales

Funding body University of New South Wales
Project Team

Dr. Abul Hasnat Milton, Dr. Bayzidur Rahman, Dr. Samar Kumar Hore, Professor Bashir Ahmed

Scheme Early career research grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

20142 grants / $41,000

Review of nationally relevant evidence of the effectiveness of households and community WASH and climate resilient interventions$25,800

Funding body: World Health Organisation

Funding body World Health Organisation
Project Team Doctor Milton Hasnat, Mr Iqbal Kabir, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401060
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

Using nuclear techniques to assess the role of nutrition-sensitive agri-food systems in improving diet, health and nutritional status of vulnerable populations.$15,200

Funding body: International Atomic Energy Agency

Funding body International Atomic Energy Agency
Project Team Doctor Milton Hasnat, Dr Md.Rafiqul Islam, S Shahidullah, Dr Bashir Ahmed
Scheme Coordinated Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301009
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

20122 grants / $15,000

Risk factors for MDR-TB in Bangladesh: a population based case-control study.$10,000

Funding body: Australian Respiratory Council

Funding body Australian Respiratory Council
Project Team Doctor Milton Hasnat, Dr Mahfuza Rifat, Associate Professor John Hall
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200030
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Smokeless Tobacco Consumption and stillbirth$5,000

Funding body: Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC)

Funding body Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC)
Scheme Research grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20114 grants / $100,000

45 and Up 12 month data license$60,000

Funding body: Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Abul Hasnat Milton, Kerry Inder, John Attia

Scheme Faculty of Health Strategic Infrastructure Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Risk Reduction of Climate Change Impact on Health Sector through Finding out Adaptive Measures on the Context of Bangladesh $20,000

Funding body: CCHPU Climate Change and Health Promotion (Bangladesh)

Funding body CCHPU Climate Change and Health Promotion (Bangladesh)
Project Team Dr Md. Iqbal Kabir, Doctor Milton Hasnat, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100689
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Is serum zinc level associated with prediabetes and diabetes? a cross-sectional study from Bangladesh$10,000

Funding body: Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh

Funding body Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Project Team

Abul Hasnat Milton, Iqbal Arslan, Md Rafiqul Islam

Scheme Research grant on non-communicable diseases
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

Zinc and Prediabetes: A pilot RCT$10,000

Funding body: The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team

Abul Hasnat Milton, John Attia, Mark McEvoy, Md Rafiqul Islam

Scheme Research infrastructure grant- CCEB
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20104 grants / $87,000

Prevalence of Malaria in Bangladesh$40,000

Funding body: Malaria Control Program, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh

Funding body Malaria Control Program, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Project Team

Abul Hasnat Milton, Shahajada Selim

Scheme Research grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

Malaria Control Program: Client Satisfaction Survey in Bangladesh$30,000

Funding body: Malaria Control Program, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh

Funding body Malaria Control Program, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Project Team

Abul Hasnat Milton, Md. Ridwanur Rahman, M A Faiz

Scheme Research grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

Zinc as a target for prevention of type-2 diabetes$15,000

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Professor John Attia, Doctor Milton Hasnat, Associate Professor Mark McEvoy, Doctor Amanda Patterson, Doctor Sham Acharya, Mr Steven Bowe
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000450
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

2010 Joint Conference of International Society of Exposure Science and International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISES-ISEE 2010), Seoul, South Korea, 28 - 31 August 2010$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Milton Hasnat
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000714
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20093 grants / $63,600

Study of arsenic in human milk and assessment of human milk intake living in arsenic contaminated areas in Bangladesh$48,600

Funding body: International Atomic Energy Agency

Funding body International Atomic Energy Agency
Project Team Doctor Milton Hasnat, Associate Professor Mark McEvoy, Mr Md Rahman, S Shahidullah, Dr Nazmul Hassan
Scheme Coordinated Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0190481
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Association between chronic arsenic exposure and hypertension$10,000

Funding body: Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh

Funding body Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Project Team

Abul Hasnat Milton, Ismail Khan, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Nazmul Hassan

Scheme Research grant on non-communicable diseases
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

Study of arsenic in human milk intake living in arsenic contaminated areas in Bangladesh$5,000

Funding body: Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC)

Funding body Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC)
Project Team

Abul Hasnat Milton, Md Rafiqul Islam

Scheme Research grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20084 grants / $62,310

Epidemiology and consequences of snake bite in rural Bangladesh$40,000

This research project was funded by Directorate General office under the Communicable Disease Program, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh. The research was jointly conducted by the researchers from Bangladesh and The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Funding body: Communicable Disease Control Program, Directorate General Office, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh | Bangladesh

Funding body Communicable Disease Control Program, Directorate General Office, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh | Bangladesh
Project Team

Prof. Ridwanur Rahman, Prof. Abul Faiz, Dr. Milton Hasnat, Dr. Shahjada Selim

Scheme Communicable DIsease Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON N

Association between chronic arsenic exposure and type 2 diabetes $10,000

Funding body: Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh

Funding body Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Project Team

Abul Hasnat Milton, Ismail Khan, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Nazmul Hassan

Scheme Research grant oon Non-communicable Diseases
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

Epidemiology and consequences of snake bite in rural Bangladesh$9,810

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Milton Hasnat
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189101
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

9th International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences (NAMLS-9), Lisbon, Portugal, 7/9/2008 - 12/9/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Milton Hasnat
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188988
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $5,000

Association between chronic arsenic exposure and nutritional status among the women of child bearing age: A case-contral study in Bangladesh$5,000

Funding body: International Atomic Energy Agency

Funding body International Atomic Energy Agency
Project Team Doctor Milton Hasnat, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith
Scheme Coordinated Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0185433
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

20011 grants / $1,437,680

Risks and Benefits of Arsenic Mitigation Programs in Bangladesh$1,437,680

This project started in 2001 and completed in 2005, was on risks and benefits of arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh. I was a co-investigator of the project. We applied when I was with the Australian National University. Later on I moved to the University of Newcastle in 2005 and completed the research project in 2005.

Funding body: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)

Funding body AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)
Project Team

Smith W, Ranmuthugala G, Caldwell B, Ng J, SIm M, Milton H, Dear K, DOuglas R, Caldwell J.

Scheme AusAID Development Research Awards
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

19991 grants / $100,000

Intervention trial to assess arsenic exposure from food crops in Bangladesh. $100,000

Funding body: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)

Funding body AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)
Project Team

Abul Hasnat Milton, Bob Douglas, Wayne Smith, Bruce Caldwell, Geetha Ranmuthugala

Scheme AusAID Development Research Awards
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2000
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed11
Current7

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.4
PhD2.8

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Metabolically Healthy Obesity and Its Association with Adverse Health Outcomes
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 Masters Myelodysplastic Syndromes
M Philosophy (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Evaluating the Effectiveness of Thrombolysis Implementation in Stroke (TIPS): A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Acute Stroke
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Which Patients Progress to Diabetes the `Metabolically Healthy Obese' or `Metabolically Unhealthy Normal Weight'? Can this be Predicated by the use of Biomarkers to Identify High Risk Patients at Need of Early Intervention?
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Smokeless Tobacco consumption in Bangladesh: Contributing factors, economic consequences and current policies
Eva Naznin
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Study on Rising Burden of Hypertension in Bangladesh
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Medications Use and Mental Health Outcome
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Multidrug Resistance Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Community Setting of Bangladesh
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Use of Adaptive Measures to Reduce the Impact of Climate Change on the Health Sector in Bangladesh
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Role of Zinc in Chronic Disease
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Epidemiology of Smokeless Tobacco Consumption Among South Asian People in Australia and Rural Women in Bangladesh
Mohammad Hossain
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Availability of Arsenic in Breast Milk, Effect of Chronic Arsenic Exposure on Type2 Diabetes, Hypertension in Adults and on Children's Nutritional Status in Bangladesh
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 Honours What is the optimum fusion technique for adult isthmic spondylolisthesis - PLIF or PLF? A long-term prospective cohort comparison study.
Epidemiology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 Masters The Association between chronic arsenic exposure and hypertension: A Meta-analysis
Public Health, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 Masters The Association Between Obesity And Depressive Symptoms
Epidemiology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 Masters Prevalence of excessive daytime sleepiness and factors influencing daytime sleepiness.
Epidemiology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 Masters Collaborative Orthogeriatric Care - impact on patient outcomes and length of stay.
Epidemiology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 Masters Continuous glucose monitoring (CGMS) guided insulin adjustment in children and adolescents on near-physiological insulin regimens
Epidemiology, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Dr Milton Hasnat

Position

Senior Lecturer
CCEB
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email milton.hasnat@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40420525
Fax (02) 40420044

Office

Room W4-010
Building HMRI Building
Location HMRI Building, 1 Kookaburra Circuit New Lambton Heights, NSW 2305

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