Secondhand Water-pipe Smoking

Secondhand Water-pipe Smoking and its Correlation with Systemic Inflammation among Cafés Employees in Karachi, Pakistan ABSTRACT Objective: The study was designed to determine the correlation of exposure to secondhand smoking (SHS) of Water pipe (WP) with Neutrophils to Lymphocytes ratio and Platelets to Lymphocytes ratio. Methodology: A cross sectional survey was conducted among employees at […]

DELETION 7q ABNORMALITY IN A CHILDHOOD

DELETION 7q ABNORMALITY IN A CHILDHOOD PRE B ALL: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE ABSTRACT Aim:  In childhood and adult Acute myeloid leukemia and Myelodysplastic syndrome chromosome 7 aberrations are not an uncommon.But in childhood ALL it is rarely seen.In this case we identified a rare cytogenetic aberration in a girl with Precursor […]

BEDSORES INCIDENCE IN ICU PATIENTS

BEDSORES INCIDENCE IN ICU PATIENTS: A TERTIARY CARE EXPERIENCE Abstract: Introduction:The aim of this study was to see the incidence of bedsores in our hospital and determine relating factors. Material and Methods: This cross sectional study was performed on 71 consecutive ICU admissions at Ziauddin hospital ICU from March to May 2015. Data was analyzed […]

FREQUENCY AND PATTERN

FREQUENCY AND PATTERN OF ELECTRIC CURRENT INJURY IN CHILDREN ABSTRACT    Aims and objectives: To analyze the data regarding etiological and predisposing factors in pediatric burns and make conclusion for prevention of pediatric burns. Study design: Retrospective hospital based observational study. Setting: Department of Pediatric Surgery King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital Lahore. Duration of […]

ROLE OF DISCRIMINATION INDICES

ROLE OF DISCRIMINATION INDICES IN SCREENING OF BETA THALASSEMIA TRAIT IN LOW-RESOURCED AREAS OF PAKISTAN Abstract Introduction: Thalassemia is a common inherited hemoglobinopathy in Pakistan. Despite various preventive measures taken, each year around 5000 new cases are diagnosed. The problem occurs due to undiagnosed beta Thalassemia carriers. This is because of lack of massive screening […]

DE NOVO DELETION 17P

DE NOVO DELETION 17P (DEL17P) IN AN ADULT T-CELL PROLYMPHOCYTICLEUKAEMIA AS A RARE PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: T-Cell Prolymphocytic leukemia is a rare and an aggressivelymphoproliferative disease which is unresponsive to conventional chemotherapy.We present a case of 72 years old female hospitalized in July 2018 in National Institute of Blood diseases and BMT, Karachi, Pakistan, having lymphadenopathy, […]

KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS

KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS ABOUT HEPATITIS B AND C INFECTIONS AMONG VISITORS OF THE GASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC OF TERTIARY CARE CENTER IN PAKISTAN ABSTRACT BACKGROUND Hepatitis B and C infections are endemic in Pakistan. The general population has poor knowledge about the HBV vaccine’s availability and the modes of transmission for HBV/HCV.  Therefore we decided to assess […]