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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523050/frequency-of-color-blindness-in-pre-employment-screening-in-a-tertiary-health-care-center-in-pakistan
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Shaukat Ali Chhipa, Farzeen K Hashmi, Shehreen Ali, Mustafa Kamal, Khabir Ahmad
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency of color vision deficiency among Pakistani adults presenting for pre-employment health screening in a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was carried out at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and the data was collected for color vision deficiency, age, gender, and job applied for from pre-employment examination during 2013-2014. IBM SPSS 20 was used for statistical analysis. RESULTS: Three thousand four hundred and thirty seven persons underwent pre-employment screening during 2013 and 2014; 1837 (53...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508572/clinical-characteristics-and-factors-associated-with-mortality-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-an-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-pakistan
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Ali Zubairi, Huzaifa Ahmad, Maryam Hassan, Sajjad Sarwar, Aamir Abbas, Talha Shahzad, Irfan Muhammad
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive interstitial lung disease (ILD) that predominantly affects older adults . IPF has the highest mortality burden of all ILDs. Data on mortality in patients with IPF is limited in developing countries. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with mortality in patients with IPF at a tertiary care center in Pakistan. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi, Pakistan from January 2005 to December 2015...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507349/antibiotics-in-acute-calculous-cholecystitis-do-tokyo-guidelines-influence-the-surgeons-practices
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Hassaan Bari, Muhammad Rizwan Khan, Amir Hafeez Shariff
OBJECTIVE: To observe changes in surgeons' practice of antibiotic usage in patients with acute cholecystitis before and after the implementation of Tokyo Guidelines. METHODS: This retrospective, descriptive study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised the medical records of all patients with the diagnosis of acute calculus cholecystitis who presented in 2009 and those who presented in 2014 after the implementation of Tokyo Guidelines...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495809/comparison-of-enteral-versus-intravenous-potassium-supplementation-in-hypokalaemia-in-paediatric-patients-in-intensive-care-post-cardiac-surgery-open-label-randomised-equivalence-trial-eips
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Naveed Ur Rehman Siddiqu, Quratulain Merchant, Babar S Hasan, Arjumand Rizvi, Muneer Amanullah, Amina Rehmat, Anwarul Ul Haq
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to compare the efficacy of enteral potassium replacement (EPR) and intravenous potassium replacement (IVPR) as first-line therapy. Secondary objectives included comparison of adverse effects and number of doses required to resolve the episode of hypokalaemia. TRIAL DESIGN: The EIPS trial is designed as a randomised, equivalence trial between two treatment arms. STUDY SETTING: The study was conducted at the paediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU) at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi...
May 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492150/selective-screening-for-organic-acidurias-and-amino-acidopathies-in-pakistani-children
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Noreen Abbas Sherazi, Aysha Habib Khan, Lena Jafri, Azeema Jamil, Nasir Ali Khan, Bushra Afroze
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of organic acidurais (OA) and amino acidopathies (AA) in selected high-risk patients screened in two years. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi, from January 2013 to December 2014. METHODOLOGY: Patients with OA and AA were included in the study and patients with IMDs other than OA and AA were excluded...
April 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458949/low-cost-quality-initiatives-for-management-of-neurosurgical-patients-in-developing-nations-perspective-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-pakistan
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Hamid H Rai, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad S Shamim
BACKGROUND: Targeting resources on cost-effective care strategies is pertinent for developing nations, specifically for already burdened specialties such as neurosurgery, where without state support and insurance companies, expenses are borne by the patient themselves. METHODS: This was a descriptive review of literary work published by the section of neurosurgery at Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan. We searched PubMed and CiNAHL databases to identify articles, which were then critically analyzed and discussed from a perspective of low-cost quality care...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435575/outpatient-percutaneous-release-of-trigger-finger-a-cost-effective-and-safe-procedure
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Z Marij, Q Aurangzeb, H R Rizwan, R Haroon, M H Pervaiz
INTRODUCTION: Trigger finger is a common cause of pain and disability of the hand. Percutaneous release results in earlier functional recovery and patient satisfaction. This is a rapid and cost-effective method which saves a surgical procedure and results in better functional outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective observational study conducted on fifty-two fingers and thumbs in 52 patients treated from 1st July 2014 till 31st December 2014, in the Orthopaedic Section, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan...
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431334/one-hundred-injured-patients-a-day-multicenter-emergency-room-surveillance-of-trauma-in-pakistan
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A A Hyder, S He, W Zafar, M U Mir, J A Razzak
OBJECTIVES: Injuries increasingly contribute to the global burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries. This study presents results from a large-scale surveillance study on injury from several urban emergency departments (EDs) in Pakistan. The objective is to document the burden of injuries that present to the healthcare system in Pakistan and to test the feasibility of an ED-based injury and trauma surveillance system. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study conducted using active surveillance approach...
April 18, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427449/urolithiasis-analysis-in-a-multiethnic-population-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-nairobi-kenya
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Francis K Wathigo, Alfred Hayombe, Daniel Maina
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a global problem whose incidence is reported to be on the rise across the world. Previously, urolithiasis was reported as being rare among the indigenous African population but recent data suggest otherwise. This study reviewed the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with urolithiasis seen at the Aga Khan University hospital Nairobi (AKUHN) as well as the chemical composition of the stones and the modalities of therapy used. METHODS: This was a retrospective study which utilized patients' clinical and laboratory records from 2013 to 2014...
April 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420929/perception-of-pathology-as-a-future-career-choice-among-medical-students-from-karachi-pakistan-experience-from-a-private-medical-school
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Najia Karim Ghanchi, Raabia Nizamuddin Nizamuddin, Amna Qasim, Zahra Nur Khaled, Ahmed Buksh Raheem, Natasha Ali, Naila Kayani, Mohammad Asim Beg
To determine the perception of pathology as a future career choice among medical students of a private medical school from Karachi, Pakistan. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. A total of 201 students participated in this study. All Students were approached randomly to participate. A total of 201 students participant survey forms were evaluated in this study. The overall satisfaction level with pathology was observed in 61.8% of the students. Majority of the students understood subspecialties which were a part of clinical medicine...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420913/increasing-usage-of-rapid-diagnostics-for-dengue-virus-detection-in-pakistan
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Zahra Hasan, Saher Razzak, Muhammad Farhan, Maryam Rahim, Nazneen Islam, Azra Samreen, Erum Khan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the trends in usage of dengue virus diagnostics in Pakistan. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised data for specimens tested for dengue virus from January 2012 to December 2015. Test for dengue virus ribonucleic acid by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, dengue virus antigen by immunochromatic assay and for human immunoglobulin M against dengue virus by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were reviewed...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420912/effectiveness-of-plain-x-ray-in-detection-of-fish-and-chicken-bone-foreign-body-in-upper-aerodigestive-tract
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Talha Ahmed Qureshi, Muhammad Sohail Awan, Muntazir Hussain, Muhammad Wasif
OBJECTIVE: To assess the use of plain film radiology in the detection of fish and chicken bones in the upper aerodigestive tract. METHODS: This retrospective chart review was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised medical charts of patients who had undergone oesophagoscopy for removal of fish and chicken bone from 1990 to 2015.SPSS 19 was used for data analysis. RESULTS: Of the 24 patients, foreign body was detected on X-ray in 7(29...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420911/comparison-of-foeto-maternal-outcome-in-pregnant-women-with-hepatitis-e-a-review-of-12-years
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Tahira Naru, Farheen Yousuf, Ayesha Malik, Sumaira Naz, Humera Ismail
OBJECTIVE: To compare adverse maternal and foetal outcome in pregnant women with hepatitis E immunoglobulin M reactive versus non-reactive. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised records of pregnant patients at any gestational age with clinical and biochemical evidence of hepatitis E from January 2002 and December 2014. . Maternal and perinatal outcome of the subjects were analysed. SPSS 20 was used for data analysis...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406767/homeostatic-model-assessment-for-insulin-resistance-homa-ir-a-better-marker-for-evaluating-insulin-resistance-than-fasting-insulin-in-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Hafsa Majid, Qamar Masood, Aysha Habib Khan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the utility of HOMA-IR in assessing insulin resistance in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and compare it with fasting insulin for assessing insulin resistance (IR). STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Section of Clinical Chemistry, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from January 2009 to September 2012. METHODOLOGY: Medical chart review of all women diagnosed with PCOS was performed...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303989/frequency-of-worsening-liver-function-in-severe-dengue-hepatitis-patients-receiving-paracetamol-a-retrospective-analysis-of-hospital-data
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Ahsan Ali Syed, Faisal Aslam, Haris Hakeem, Faraz Siddiqui, Noreen Nasir
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of worsening liver function among hospital in-patients with severe dengue hepatitis receiving paracetamol. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised records of dengue patients with severe hepatitis who received paracetamol for control of fever between June 2007 and December 2014. Alanine aminotransferase at baseline and following paracetamol administration was noted, as well as dosage and duration of paracetamol, along with participants' demographic details...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303982/twin-chorionicity-and-prospective-stillbirth-risk-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Shazia Masheer, Zaheena Islam, Dhanwanti Dileep, Shama Munim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prospective risk of stillbirth, perinatal death and neonatal morbidities in twins. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised cases of twin pregnancies from January 2001 to December 2012. . Cases of both monochorionic diamniotic and dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies were included. SPSS 19 was used for data analysis.. RESULTS: Of the 394 cases, 84(21...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303978/fistulotomy-versus-fistulectomy-for-simple-fistula-in-ano-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ghulam Murtaza, Fareed Ahmed Shaikh, Tabish Chawla, Batool Urooj Rajput, Noman Shahzad, Sumaiya Ansari
OBJECTIVE: To compare fistulotomy with fistulectomy for wound healing, duration of surgery, post-operative pain, incontinence and recurrence in patients with fistula in ano. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised data of adults who had undergone fistulotomy/fistulectomy for simple fistula in ano from January 2007 to August 2012. Data collection was done in August 2013 using questionnaire and telephonic interviews...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217723/cancer-nurses-in-africa-finding-their-footing
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EDITORIAL
David Makumi
David Makumi is an award-winning cancer control leader. The US Oncology Nursing Society. (ONS) awarded him the prestigious Distinguished Award for contribution to cancer care in 2011. The following year, the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care presented him with the Past President Award for his work in designing low-cost models of increasing access to breast cancer screening. David is the East Africa Regional Cancer Programs Manager for the Aga Khan University Hospital. He has been involved in cancer advocacy on policy and legislation for over 10 years...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217048/radiofrequency-ablation-of-hepatocellular-carcinomas-a-new-spectrum-of-anesthetic-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-pakistan
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Faisal Shamim, Ali Asghar, Saman Tauheed, Muhammad Yahya
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive technique of tumor destruction for patients with hepatic cancer who are not candidates for conventional therapy. The therapy required general anesthesia (GA) or sedation to ensure patient safety and comfort. The study is aimed to report and evaluate factors that influenced the periprocedural anesthetic management, drugs used, and complications during and immediately after RFA procedure for hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: For this retrospective study, we included 46 patients who underwent percutaneous RFA under GA or conscious sedation from January 2010 to June 2013 in Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215056/an-analysis-of-blood-utilization-for-stem-cell-transplant-patients-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Natasha Ali
Background and Objective: Haematopoietic stem cell transplant is a potentially curative treatment option in various benign and malignant haematological diseases. Patients undergoing stem cell transplant procedure require blood transfusion on a daily basis. Currently, there is paucity of data from developing countries on transfusion practices. This audit was undertaken to determine the consumption of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) transfusion in the bone marrow transplant unit of the Aga Khan University Hospital...
May 30, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
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