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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus And The Predisposing Factors, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Rehana Rehman, Faiza Alam, Sarosh Madhani, Bushra Chaudhry, Taseer Ahmed Khan Feb 2017

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus And The Predisposing Factors, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Rehana Rehman, Faiza Alam, Sarosh Madhani, Bushra Chaudhry, Taseer Ahmed Khan

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Objective: To evaluate the occurrence of gestational diabetes mellitus and its association with demographic and anthropometric variables in pregnant women.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Memon Hospital in Karachi, from February 2014 to December 2015, and comprised pregnant women who were screened by 75-g 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test, (24-28 weeks of gestation) and classified as per the criteria of the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group. Weight, body mass index and serum glycated haemoglobin levels were measured. Women with pre-gestational diabetes were excluded. SPSS 21 was ...


Kcnq1 Rs2237895 Polymorphism Is Associated With Gestational Diabetes In Pakistani Women, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Bushra Chaudhry, Taseer Ahmed Khan, Saad Farooq Jan 2016

Kcnq1 Rs2237895 Polymorphism Is Associated With Gestational Diabetes In Pakistani Women, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Bushra Chaudhry, Taseer Ahmed Khan, Saad Farooq

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Background and Objective: Genetic studies on gestational diabetes (GDM) are relatively scarce; moreover, limited data is available for KCNQ1 polymorphism in Pakistani pregnant women. We aimed to determine the frequency of KCNQ1 rs2237895 in GDM and normal pregnant controls and its association with GDM-related phenotypes.
Methods: A total of 637 pregnant females (429 controls and 208 cases) in their second trimester were classified according to the International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study criteria in this study. Their blood samples were genotyped for KCNQ1 SNP rs2237895 using PCR-RFLP method and sequencing. Fasting and two hour-post glucose load blood levels ...


Atherosclerosis And Plaque Rupture: An Update, M N. Afzal, S A. Saeed, B H. Shah Feb 1999

Atherosclerosis And Plaque Rupture: An Update, M N. Afzal, S A. Saeed, B H. Shah

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

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