Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research <p><a href="">Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research</a> is an open access, peer-reviewed, international journal. This journal publishes high-quality original scientific papers and short communications. Review articles of current interest and high standard may be considered.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">AJMBR is now accepting online submissions through <a href="">BanglaJOL’s online journal management system</a>. Authors should register by clicking on the “Register” link at the top of the page. Click the options for the roles of Author and Reviewer (if you are willing to be a reviewer in the journal). If you have already registered, log in using your username and password. To submit a paper, click the “New Submission” button to start the online procedure.</p> <p><strong>Abstracting &amp; Indexing: </strong>BanglaJOL; CAB Abstracts (CABI); Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS); Crossref; Electronic Journals Library; Global Health (CABI); Google Scholar; JournalSeek; WorldCat</p> <p><strong>Membership: </strong>Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)</p> Ebu Press Ltd en-US Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research 2411-4472 Patterns of alopecia among patients attended in dermatology clinic of Dhaka city: role of socio-demographic and clinical profiles on treatment process <p>The treatment of alopecia is widely available, and numerous studies have been conducted for its improvement. However, research focusing on the Bangladeshi population is extremely rare. A number of dermatology clinics in Bangladesh are providing advanced treatment; therefore, the efficacy of those treatments needs to be assessed. The aim of this study was to determine the pattern of alopecia in Bangladesh and identify the factors that are associated with poor treatment responses to administered therapies. We conducted a cross-sectional study among alopecia patients who were getting treatment at Aurora Skin and Aesthetics and completed at least six sessions under an experienced physician. Interviews run by experienced physicians collected demographic, clinical, treatment, and comorbidity-related information from patients aged between 18 and 65 years. The collected data were analyzed using STATA (version 16.0). Among our participants, male pattern baldness (stage-2) was most common (43.6%), followed by male pattern baldness (stage-3) (18.8%) and female pattern hair loss (FPHL), stage-2 (13.9%). The treatment efficacy was good for 46.5% of patients, medium for another 42.56%, and only 10.9% showed poor efficacy. The oily hair of participants showed a statistically significant negative association with treatment efficacy (<em>P</em>=0.018). The presence of chronic disease and stress among alopecia patients also negatively impacts the treatment process (<em>P</em>&lt;0.05). Smoking among alopecia patients also hampers the treatment process and is significantly associated with poor treatment efficacy. From this study, it is clear that the ongoing treatment has overall excellent efficacy; however, attention should be given to the comorbidities and habits of patients to improve the treatment outcome. The findings of this study would help skin specialists make decisions during alopecia treatment.</p> <p>Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. 2023, 9 (4), 106-113</p> Md Mahabubur Rahaman Anzirun Nahar Asma Ayesha Siddiqua Rahmat Ullah Siddique Sabrina Akter Morshad Alam Copyright (c) 2023 Md Mahabubur Rahaman, Anzirun Nahar Asma, Ayesha Siddiqua, Rahmat Ullah Siddique, Sabrina Akter, Morshad Alam 2023-10-19 2023-10-19 9 4 106 113 10.3329/ajmbr.v9i4.66801 Bio-socio-economic analysis of ESBN fishery of Kattoli coastal area of Chattogram, Bangladesh <p>In consideration of the characteristics inherent to the estuarine ecosystem, the employment of the estuarine set bag net (ESBN) emerges as an effective instrument for the capture of a diverse spectrum of finfish and shellfish species. The present investigation, conducted between May and December 2015 in Kattoli, a representative locality along the Chattogram coast, was undertaken to perform a comprehensive bio-socio-economic analysis of the ESBN fishery. The analysis of the catch composition in Kattoli revealed that finfish constituted 67.67%, shrimp accounted for 24.34%, and crab made up 7.99% of the total catch. The average daily catch per boat in Kattoli was determined to be 25.8 kg. The zenith of the total daily catch per boat, reaching 70 kg, was observed in December, while the nadir occurred in August, when no fishing activities were recorded in Kattoli. The cumulative catch over the study period in Kattoli amounted to 26,664 kg, with a complete absence of fishing in August. Moreover, the average daily catch per fisherman stood at 6.19 kg in Kattoli. In terms of economic considerations, the mean monthly cost per boat in the Kattoli region was approximately 8,750 BDT, while the average monthly sales revenue exceeded 28,695 BDT in Kattoli. Notably, during July and August, a substantial proportion of fishermen were engaged in Hilsa (<em>Tenualosa ilisha</em>) fishing utilizing gill nets, which resulted in a diminished catch with ESBN during these months. Furthermore, the preliminary socio-economic conditions of the study area were also explored. This research offers valuable insights into the bio-socio-economic dimensions of the ESBN fishery in the Kattoli coastal area, with potential practical implications for fisheries management and the livelihoods of the local fishing community.</p> <p>Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. 2023, 9 (4), 114-125</p> Md Atiqul Islam Mondal Anwar Hossain Choudhury Abdullah Al Mamun Siddiqui Md Rashed-Un-Nabi MA Kader Copyright (c) 2023 Md Atiqul Islam Mondal, Anwar Hossain Choudhury, Abdullah Al Mamun Siddiqui, Md Rashed-Un-Nabi, MA Kader 2023-11-23 2023-11-23 9 4 114 125 10.3329/ajmbr.v9i4.68610