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Clinical Features And Outcome Of Sporadic Colorectal Carcinoma In Young Patients: A Cross-Sectional Analysis From A Developing Country, Muhammad Nauman Zahir, Eisha Mahpara Azhar, Sobia Rafiq, Kulsoom Ghias, Munira Shabbir-Moosajee Jan 2014

Clinical Features And Outcome Of Sporadic Colorectal Carcinoma In Young Patients: A Cross-Sectional Analysis From A Developing Country, Muhammad Nauman Zahir, Eisha Mahpara Azhar, Sobia Rafiq, Kulsoom Ghias, Munira Shabbir-Moosajee

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Background: Early onset colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is rare and has been hypothesized to be a biologically and clinically distinct entity personifying aggressive disease and worse survival.
Methods: Data for 131 patients was collected by retrospective chart review. Cox proportional hazard model was used to compute prevalence ratios and 95% confidence intervals.
Results: Early onset sporadic CRC accounted for 32% of all CRC treated in the specified time period. The mean age was 33.3 ± 7.9 years and the male to female ratio was 2 : 1. Colon and rectal cancers accounted for 55% and 45% of patients, respectively. 96% of ...


Smokeless Tobacco Use: A Risk Factor For Hyperhomocysteinemia In A Pakistani Population, Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal, Mohsin Yakub Dec 2013

Smokeless Tobacco Use: A Risk Factor For Hyperhomocysteinemia In A Pakistani Population, Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal, Mohsin Yakub

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Background

Smokeless tobacco (ST) use is highly prevalent in the South Asian populations. While there have been a number of reports on association of ST consumption with cancer, very few studies have been conducted to investigate its relationship with cardiovascular disease. Hyperhomocysteinemia is a well-recognized risk factor for cardiovascular disease; however, its association with ST use has never been investigated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship of ST use with hyperhomocysteinemia in an urban Pakistani population.

Methodology/Principal Findings

In a cross-sectional study for assessment of risks of hyperhomocysteinemia, 872 healthy adults (355 males and 517 ...