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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222906/low-maternal-folate-concentrations-and-maternal-mthfr-c677t-polymorphism-are-associated-with-an-increased-risk-for-neural-tube-defects-in-offspring-a-case-control-study-among-pakistani-case-and-control-mothers
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Nuzhat Nauman, Samina Jalali, Sajjad Shami, Shireen Rafiq, Greta Große, Alina C Hilger, Rhong Zhang, Saira Mansoor, Michael Ludwig, Heiko Reutter
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is considerable evidence that periconceptional maternal folate deficiency and coding variants in maternal genes coding for critical enzymes in the folate pathway are associated with neural tube defects (NTDs) in offspring. In a case-control study we investigated C677T polymorphism in the 5,10- methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene in case and control mothers of Pakistani origin, and compared these with the respective maternal folate concentrations measured at the time of delivery...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222899/prevalence-and-determinants-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-among-non-pregnant-women-of-reproductive-age-in-pakistan
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Muhammad Atif Habib, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Noshad Ali, Sidrah Nausheen, Imran Ahmed, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Kirsten I Black
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Iron deficiency Anemia (IDA) in women of reproductive age is a recognized public health concern that impairs health and well-being in women and is associated with adverse reproductive outcomes. In Pakistan there is a dearth of up-to-date information on the prevalence and predictors of IDA. This study sought to investigate IDA in Pakistani women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis was performed using the National Nutrition Survey in Pakistan 2011- 2012...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222655/levels-dietary-intake-and-health-risk-of-potentially-toxic-metals-in-vegetables-fruits-and-cereal-crops-in-pakistan
#3
Javed Nawab, Saad Farooqi, Wang Xiaoping, Sardar Khan, Asad Khan
Food safety is a major concern worldwide and human beings are frequently exposed to potentially toxic metals (PTMs) through consumption of vegetables, fruits, and cereal crops grown in contaminated areas. The present study investigates the concentrations of PTMs such as chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni), zinc (Zn), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb) in the foodstuffs (fruits, vegetables, and cereals) collected from different markets of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Samples of fruits (banana, tangerine, apple, and guava), vegetables (tomato, onion, potato, pea, and lady finger), and cereals (rice, kidney beans, and chick peas) were acid-extracted and analyzed using ICP-MS...
December 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221956/global-burden-of-molar-incisor-hypomineralization
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REVIEW
Falk Schwendicke, Karim Elhennawy, Seif Reda, Katrin Bekes, David J Manton, Joachim Krois
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to systematically review and meta-analyze the global, super-regional, regional and national prevalence of molar-incisor-hypomineralization (MIH) and to determine the numbers of prevalent and incident cases on different spatial scales. The review was registered (PROSPERO CRD42017063842). SOURCES: Five electronic databases (Medline, EMBASE, LILACS, Web of Science, Google Scholar) were searched systematically. STUDY SELECTION: Observational studies on the prevalence of MIH were included and the prevalence on different spatial scales (global, super-regional, regional, national) synthesized using random-effects meta-analyses...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220374/a-blaoxa-181-harbouring-multi-resistant-st147-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolate-from-pakistan-that-represent-an-intermediate-stage-towards-pan-drug-resistance
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Fouzia Nahid, Rabaab Zahra, Linus Sandegren
Carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-KP) infections are an ever-increasing global issue, especially in the Indian subcontinent. Here we report genetic insight into a blaOXA-181 harbouring Klebsiella pneumoniae, belonging to the pandemic lineage ST147, that represents an intermediate stage towards pan-drug resistance. The CR-KP isolate DA48896 was isolated from a patient from Pakistan and was susceptible only to tigecycline and colistin. It harboured blaOXA-181 and was assigned to sequence type ST147...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219045/mitochondrial-genetic-diversity-and-phylogeography-of-mus-musculus-castaneus-in-northern-punjab-pakistan
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Shahnaz Bibi, Muhammad Sajid Nadeem, Andrew Stephen Wiewel, Mirza Azhar Beg, Khalid Hameed, Musarrat Jabeen, Ghazala Kaukab Raja
Regions of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and northwestern India have been proposed as the place of origin of Mus musculus castaneus. But despite the fact that Pakistan encompasses an important part of its range, M. m. castaneus populations in Pakistan have not been the subject of intensive genetic and biogeographic studies, except for a very small number of samples included in past studies. We studied genetic variation in M. m. castaneus (CAS) from northern Punjab Province, Pakistan, by using cytochrome b (Cytb) analysis in a sample of 98 individuals...
December 2017: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217791/full-length-genome-sequence-of-a-chikungunya-virus-isolate-from-the-2017-autochthonous-outbreak-lazio-region-italy
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Fabrizio Carletti, Patrizia Marsella, Francesca Colavita, Silvia Meschi, Eleonora Lalle, Licia Bordi, Domenico Di Lallo, Vincenzo Panella, Antonino Di Caro, Emanuele Nicastri, Paola Scognamiglio, Simone Lanini, Francesco Vairo, Maria R Capobianchi, Giuseppe Ippolito, Concetta Castilletti
We report here the genome sequence of a human chikungunya virus isolate from the ongoing autochthonous outbreak in central Italy. The sequence (East-Central-South African lineage, Indian Ocean sublineage), which is similar to recent sequences from Pakistan and India, shows E1 and E2 signatures of strains whose main mosquito vector is Aedes aegypti, although Aedes albopictus is the vector in Italy.
December 7, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209666/novel-duplication-mutation-of-the-dysf-gene-in-a-pakistani-family-with-miyoshi-myopathy
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Muhammad I Ullah, Arsalan Ahmad, Milena Zarkovic, Syed S Shah, Abdul Nasir, Saqib Mahmood, Wasim Ahmad, Christian A Hubner, Muhammad J Hassan
To identify the underlying gene mutation in a large consanguineous Pakistani family.  Methods: This is an observational descriptive study carried out at the Department of Biochemistry, Shifa International Hospital, Quaid-i-Azam University, and Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan from 2013-2016. Genomic DNA of all recruited family members was extracted and the Trusight one sequencing panel was used to assess genes associated with a neuro-muscular phenotype...
December 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209131/dramatic-response-of-hepatitis-c-patients-chronically-infected-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-3-to-sofosbuvir-based-therapies-in-punjab-pakistan-a-prospective-study
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Sajjad Iqbal, Muhammad Haroon Yousuf, Muhammad Iftikhar Yousaf
AIM: To prospectively evaluate the efficacy of sofobuvir (SOF) in hepatitis C patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 in Pakistan. METHODS: The present study was performed with the coordination of gastroenterology and pathology departments of Shalamar Hospital Lahore from August 2014 to May 2016. The total number of patients included in this study was 1375 and all of them were infected with HCV genotype 3. On the basis of drug combinations, all the patients were separated into two groups...
November 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208001/factors-associated-with-infants-and-young-children-s-6-23%C3%A2-months-dietary-diversity-in-pakistan-evidence-from-the-demographic-and-health-survey-2012-13
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Sarosh Iqbal, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Florian Fischer
BACKGROUND: Optimum nutrition and good feeding practices amongst infants and young children are the key determinants of growth for a healthy life. Dietary diversity is considered to be a reliable and easy-to-measure proxy variable to assess young children's feeding practices for dietary adequacy and nutritional intake. This research aims to examine the current practices of dietary diversity amongst infants and young children aged 6-23 months in Pakistan and the various associated factors at child, maternal, household and community levels...
December 6, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207980/pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-of-culturally-adapted-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-psychosis-cacbtp-in-pakistan
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Muhammed Omair Husain, Imran B Chaudhry, Nasir Mehmood, Raza Ur Rehman, Ajmal Kazmi, Munir Hamirani, Tayyeba Kiran, Ameer Bukhsh, Paul Bassett, Muhammad Ishrat Husain, Farooq Naeem, Nusrat Husain
BACKGROUND: Evidence for efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) in treatment of schizophrenia is growing. CBT is effective and cost efficient in treating positive and negative symptoms. To effectively meet the needs of diverse cultural groups, CBT needs to be adapted to the linguistic, cultural and socioeconomic context. We aimed to assess the feasibility, efficacy and acceptability of a culturally adapted CBT for treatment of psychosis (CaCBTp) in a low-income country. METHODS: Rater-blind, randomised, controlled trial of the use of standard duration CBT in patients with psychosis from a low-income country...
December 6, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204102/diagnostic-accuracy-of-touch-imprint-cytology-for-head-and-neck-malignancies-a-useful-intra-operative-tool-in-resource-limited-countries
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Hania Naveed, Mariam Abid, Atif Ali Hashmi, Muhammad Muzammamil Edhi, Ahmareen Khalid Sheikh, Ghazala Mudassir, Amir Khan
Background: Intraoperative consultation is an important tool for the evaluation of the upper aerodigestive tract (UAT) malignancies. Although frozen section analysis is a preferred method of intra-operative consultation, however in resource limited countries like Pakistan, this facility is not available in most institutes; therefore, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of touch imprint cytology for UAT malignancies using histopathology of the same tissue as gold standard. Methods: The study involved 70 cases of UAT lesions operated during the study period...
2017: BMC Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203098/pattern-of-hepatitis-c-virus-genotypes-and-subtypes-circulating-in-war-stricken-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan-review-of-published-literature
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REVIEW
Abdul Waheed Khan, Sadia Nawab, Zeeshan Nasim, Abdul Haleem Khan, Syed Ishfaq Ahmad, Fazli Zahir, Israr Ud Din
Infection due to hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in Pakistan. In the current review, pattern of HCV genotypes and subtypes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was ascertained in light of the available literature. After thorough analysis, genotype 3 (58.27%) was determined to be the leading HCV genotype, followed by genotypes 2 (12.39%), 1 (9.54%) and 4 (0.86%). The proportions of genotypes 5 and 6 were recorded as 0.09% and 0.22% respectively. Subtype wise, 3a accounted for 48...
November 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203060/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-middle-east-countries-meta-analysis-of-cross-sectional-studies
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REVIEW
Alireza Ansarimoghaddam, Hossein Ali Adineh, Zareban Iraj, Iranpour Sohrab, Hosseinzadeh Ali
OBJECTIVE: Metabolic syndrome is an important metabolic disorder which impose noticeable burden on health system. We aimed to review and imply the prevalence of it in Middle-East countries. METHODS: present study was a systematic review to present overview about metabolic disorder in Middle East. Electronic literature search of Medline database and Google scholar were done for English-language articles without time filtering, as well as for population-based or national studies of the prevalence of metabolic syndrome...
December 1, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201666/occult-form-of-premature-ovarian-insufficiency-in-women-with-infertility-and-oligomenorrhea-as-assessed-by-poor-ovarian-response-criteria
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Rubina Izhar, Samia Husain, Suhaima Tahir, Sonia Husain
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of poor ovarian response criteria to classify women presenting with infertility and oligomenorrhea as having "occult" premature ovarian insufficiency. Methods: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Aziz Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan from 1st August 2015 to 31st July 2016. Women with infertility and oligomenorrhea were included. All eligible women underwent day 2 FSH level and an early follicular phase transvaginal ultrasound to assess the antral follicular count (AFC)...
October 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201575/clinical-and-echocardiographic-follow-up-after-successful-percutaneous-transvenous-mitral-commissurotomy
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Imran Khan, Bakhtawar Shah, Mohammad Habeel Dar, Adnan Khan, Malik Faisal Iftekhar, Abdul Sami
Background The objective of the study was to determine the long-term outcomes, including mitral restenosis and regurgitation, after successful percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC). Methods This cross-sectional prospective study was conducted at the cardiology department of Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan, from January 2007 to December 2009. A total of 84 patients were followed up for a period of 96 months. Pre and post percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy echocardiography was done on the mitral valve area (MVA) using two-dimensional (2D) and color doppler echocardiography...
September 29, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197518/association-between-inefficient-arsenic-methylation-capacity-and-demographic-characteristics-on-the-risk-of-skin-lesions
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Hifza Rasheed, Paul Kay, Rebecca Slack, Yun Yun Gong
This study was conducted in rural Pakistan to assess the dose-response relationship between skin lesions and arsenic exposure and their variation by demographic characteristics. The study included 398 participants (66 participants with skin lesions and 332 without) residing in six previously unstudied villages exposed to ground water arsenic in the range of <1 to 3090μgL-1. The skin lesions identification process involved interview and physical examinations of participants followed by confirmation by a physician according to UNICEF criteria...
November 29, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191244/frequency-characteristics-and-risk-factors-of-qt-interval-prolonging-drugs-and-drug-drug-interactions-in-cancer-patients-a-multicenter-study
#18
Qasim Khan, Mohammad Ismail, Sehrash Khan
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients may receive a high number of medications with the potential to prolong QT interval and subsequent TdP (torsades de pointes). This study aimed to identify the prevalence of QT prolonging drugs, their TdP risk, QT prolonging drug-drug interactions (QT-DDIs), levels, predictors, and TdP risk of drugs involved in QT-DDIs. METHODS: This multicenter study included cancer patients from three major tertiary care hospitals of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan...
December 1, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191238/ethnopharmacological-studies-of-indigenous-plants-in-kel-village-neelum-valley-azad-kashmir-pakistan
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Khawaja Shafique Ahmad, Abdul Hamid, Fahim Nawaz, Mansoor Hameed, Farooq Ahmad, Jiabin Deng, Noreen Akhtar, Ambreen Wazarat, Sehrish Mahroof
BACKGROUND: This explorative study was undertaken for the first time in Kel village located in the Upper Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The purpose was to document the indigenous knowledge of the native people used in the preparation of herbal medicines. METHODS: To get the data on traditional uses of medicinal plants, 20 informants were interviewed. Quantitative ethnobotanical indices, i.e., use value (UV), relative frequencies of citation (RFC), informant consensus factor (Fic), fidelity level (FL), data matrix ranking (DMR), preference ranking (PR), and jaccard index (JI), were calculated for the recorded medicinal plants...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190264/fractional-dose-inactivated-poliovirus-vaccine-campaign-sindh-province-pakistan-2016
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Aslam Pervaiz, Chukwuma Mbaeyi, Mirza Amir Baig, Ashley Burman, Jamal A Ahmed, Sharifa Akter, Fayaz A Jatoi, Abdirahman Mahamud, Rana Jawad Asghar, Naila Azam, Muhammad Nadeem Shah, Mumtaz Ali Laghari, Kamaluddin Soomro, Mufti Zubair Wadood, Derek Ehrhardt, Rana M Safdar, Noha Farag
Following the declaration of eradication of wild poliovirus (WPV) type 2 in September 2015, trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (tOPV) was withdrawn globally to reduce the risk for type 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV2) transmission; all countries implemented a synchronized switch to bivalent OPV (type 1 and 3) in April 2016 (1,2). Any isolation of VDPV2 after the switch is to be treated as a potential public health emergency and might indicate the need for supplementary immunization activities (3,4). On August 9, 2016, VDPV2 was isolated from a sewage sample taken from an environmental surveillance site in Hyderabad, Sindh province, Pakistan...
December 1, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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