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Asad Javaid MD

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4 papers 0 to 25 followers Resident Physician Internal Medicine
Christine Y Chang, Natali Aziz, Mugilan Poongkunran, Asad Javaid, Huy N Trinh, Daryl Lau, Mindie H Nguyen
OBJECTIVES: Alterations in the immune system during pregnancy have been associated with reactivation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) women. However, the effects of pregnancy on CHB remain not well understood. The goal of this study was to examine flares in HBV DNA and serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) during pregnancy and postpartum in CHB women untreated prior to pregnancy. METHODS: This was a multicenter retrospective study of 113 pregnancies in 101 CHB women who presented during pregnancy at two community gastroenterology clinics and two tertiary medical centers in the United States during 1997-2015...
October 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Asad Javaid, Mugilan Poongkunran, Felicia D Allard, Win Kyaw, Htet Htet Maung, Daryl Lau
We are describing an interesting case of two chronic liver diseases in a 48-year-old Chinese woman. While chronic hepatitis B is a common entity in Asia, the patient was later found to have active, asymptomatic primary biliary cirrhosis due to a persistently elevated alkaline phosphatase level after optimal hepatitis B virus DNA suppression on antiviral therapy. This report emphasizes the importance of keeping a high index of suspicion for another potential liver disease process even after a patient has been successfully treated for a primary liver condition...
February 17, 2016: Gastroenterology Report
U Hakan Yildiz, Fatih Inci, ShuQi Wang, Mehlika Toy, H Cumhur Tekin, Asad Javaid, Daryl T-Y Lau, Utkan Demirci
The control of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a challenging task, specifically in developing countries there is limited access to diagnostics and antiviral treatment mainly due to high costs and insufficient healthcare infrastructure. Although the current diagnostic technologies can reliably detect HBV, they are relatively laborious, impractical and require expensive resources that are not suitable for resource-limited settings. Advances in micro/nanotechnology are pioneering the development of new generation methodologies in diagnosis and screening of HBV...
January 2015: Biotechnology Advances
Fahad Saeed, Nadia Kousar, Sohaib Aleem, Owais Khawaja, Asad Javaid, Mohammad Fasih Siddiqui, Jean L Holley
OBJECTIVE: Physicians' religiosity affects their approach to end-of-life care (EOLC) beliefs. Studies exist about end-of-life care beliefs among physicians of various religions. However, data on Muslim physicians are lacking. This study explores the beliefs centering on aspects of end-of-life care among Muslim physicians in the US and other countries. DESIGN: A 25 item, online survey was created and distributed via Survey Monkey®. The survey was targeted toward Muslim physicians in the US and other countries...
June 2015: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
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