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Cystic Breast Lymphangioma, S N. Waqar, H Khan, S F. Mekan, N Kayani, A J. Raja Oct 2004

Cystic Breast Lymphangioma, S N. Waqar, H Khan, S F. Mekan, N Kayani, A J. Raja

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

No abstract provided.


Pleomorphic Liposarcoma In A Ten Year Old Child, Z Ahmed, H U. Shah, N Yaqoob, S Muzaffar Oct 2004

Pleomorphic Liposarcoma In A Ten Year Old Child, Z Ahmed, H U. Shah, N Yaqoob, S Muzaffar

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Antibiotic Usage On Resistance In Microorganisms; Urinary Tract Infections With E-Coli As A Case In Point, N Sabir, Erum Khan, L Sheikh, Rumina Hasan Sep 2004

Impact Of Antibiotic Usage On Resistance In Microorganisms; Urinary Tract Infections With E-Coli As A Case In Point, N Sabir, Erum Khan, L Sheikh, Rumina Hasan

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Objectives:
In this study, we sought to establish a correlation between consumption of flouoroquinolones in our hospital and the emergence of ofloxacin resistant strains of E. coli in the urinary specimens. Data of all urinary samples, received at Aga Khan University Hospital between January 1995 and December 2002, was retrieved and analyzed. Specimens yielding E-coli as an isolate were included in this study.
Methods:
E. coli Isolates showing >103 colonies were identified using standard microbiological techniques. Antibiotic susceptibility of E. coli was tested using Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method. Antimicrobial usage data, obtained through hospital Pharmacy as unit utilized per ...


Frequency Of Hereditary Thrombophilia: An Akuh Experience., Safoorah Khalid, Raihan Sajid, Salman Adil, Mohammad Khurshid Aug 2004

Frequency Of Hereditary Thrombophilia: An Akuh Experience., Safoorah Khalid, Raihan Sajid, Salman Adil, Mohammad Khurshid

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of various causes of hereditary thrombophilia at a referral laboratory and the age and gender distribution.

Methods: This is a descriptive study incorporating a retrospective analysis of requests for thrombophilia screening sent to Clinical laboratory, Aga Khan University Hospital from November 1995 to May 2002.
Patients were screened for hereditary causes of thrombophilia including Protein C, Protein S, antithrombin III, Factor V Leiden and homocysteine. Frequency of each disorder; and age and sex distribution was determined.

Results: All the patients suspected clinically for thrombophilia were screened. Of the 2825 patients, 70 were diagnosed to ...


Solid Cystic Papillary Epithelial Neoplasm Of Pancreas: A Series Of Three Cases With Review Of Literature, Z Ahmed, N Yaqoob, S Muzaffar, N Kayani, R Minhas Jul 2004

Solid Cystic Papillary Epithelial Neoplasm Of Pancreas: A Series Of Three Cases With Review Of Literature, Z Ahmed, N Yaqoob, S Muzaffar, N Kayani, R Minhas

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

No abstract provided.


Mucormycosis Complicating Interstitial Nephritis--Two Cases And Brief Literature Review, A Malik, A Soofi, A Ahmad, N Kayani Jun 2004

Mucormycosis Complicating Interstitial Nephritis--Two Cases And Brief Literature Review, A Malik, A Soofi, A Ahmad, N Kayani

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of Frequency Of Isolation And Trends In Antibiotic Resistance Among Campylobacter Isolates Over 11 Year Period, N G. Ibrahim, Afia Zafar, Rumina Hasan Jun 2004

Evaluation Of Frequency Of Isolation And Trends In Antibiotic Resistance Among Campylobacter Isolates Over 11 Year Period, N G. Ibrahim, Afia Zafar, Rumina Hasan

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Objective:
To analyze frequency of isolation and trends in antibiotic resistance among Campylobacter isolates over 11 year period in Microbiology Laboratory, Aga Khan University from the year 1992-2002.
Methods:
Total 52,777 stool specimens were processed during the study period. Enteric pathogens isolated from 8,483 stool samples were further analyzed for frequency of isolation and antimicrobial resistance. Statistical Analysis was done by using descriptive statistics of SPSS version 10. Values were expressed as percentages, mean and rates.
Results:
Campylobacter species were third in frequency of isolation with an isolation rate of 24.8%. C. jejuni was the predominant pathogen ...


Mammary Echinococcosis: Two Cases And Literature Review, N Yaqoob, N Kayani, M S. Shamim May 2004

Mammary Echinococcosis: Two Cases And Literature Review, N Yaqoob, N Kayani, M S. Shamim

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

No abstract provided.


Association Study Of The Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (Ace) Gene G2350a Dimorphism With Myocardial Infarction, M Perwaiz Iqbal, Saeed Mahmood, Naseema Mehboobali, Mohammad Ishaq, Tasnim Fatima, Saddiqa Parveen, Philippe Frossard Apr 2004

Association Study Of The Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (Ace) Gene G2350a Dimorphism With Myocardial Infarction, M Perwaiz Iqbal, Saeed Mahmood, Naseema Mehboobali, Mohammad Ishaq, Tasnim Fatima, Saddiqa Parveen, Philippe Frossard

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

The angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) is a strong candidate gene for myocardial infarction (MI). Insertion-deletion dimorphism in intron 16 of this gene has been inconclusively found to be associated with it. Several new polymorphisms in the ACE gene have been identified and among these, a dimorphism in exon 17, ACE G2350A, has a significant effect on plasma ACE concentrations. To assess the value of genotyping the ACE G2350A dimorphism in a genetically homogeneous population, we carried out a case-control study of dimorphism G2350A for a putative association with MI among Pakistani nationals. We investigated a sample population of 370 Pakistanis ...


Q-Probes Study Of Replicate Specimens At The Clinical Laboratory, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, L Ali, I Siddiqui Feb 2004

Q-Probes Study Of Replicate Specimens At The Clinical Laboratory, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, L Ali, I Siddiqui

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Objective: The aim of this Q-probes study was to evaluate the precision of replicate specimens.Methods: This Q-probes study done at the Clinical Laboratory, The Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi is about routine chemistry analytes because of their importance in critical care patients. The analytes data was collected for six months from April to September 2002. There were total 358 samples, which were given for reanalysis during this period under the constant working conditions. After analysis, results of both the runs on different days, were compared to determine the percent difference between the results. After calculating the percent difference, the ...