Prevalence of depression among hepatitis C patients

Authors:  Sana Majeed, Ashfaque Memon, Majid Ali Abdi Objective: To estimate the frequency of depression among hepatitis C positive patients. Material and Methods: This descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in the Department of Medicine, Hamdard University Hospital and KV site Hospital Karachi from November 1, 2008 to March 15, 2009, on 100 diagnosed Hepatitis […]

Frequency of Various Modes of Transmission of HCV Infection

Authors: Anwar Ali Akhund, qaiser Naqvi, Khaliqul Rehman Shaikh, Mustafa Kamal, Ghulam Ali Qureshi. Objective: To determine the frequency of various modes of transmission for HCV infection in rural Sindh. Material and Methods: This prospective cross-sectional study was carried out from August 2006 to June 2008 at Research Medical Center LUMHS Jamshoro, Departments of Pathology, […]

Serum alkaline phosphatase level in type-2 diabetes mellitus and its relation with periodontitis

Authors: Asmat Shaheen, Salim Khattak, Aziz Marjan Khattak, Asghar Kamal, S A Jaffari, Alam Sher Objective:.To study the level of serum alkaline phosphatase in diabetic patients with periodantitis and compare to control group.Material and Methods: This study was carried out in Pathology Department Gomal Medical College Dera Ismail Khan, from Jan. 2006 to June 2007. […]

Frequency of urinary tract infection in diabetic females

Author: Nafisa Tahir, Tahir Uddin Qazi Objective: To determine the frequency of urinary tract infection (UTI) in diabetic females. Material and Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted at Hayat Shaheed Teaching Hospital Peshawar from December 2001 to May 2002. Study included 100 female patients having type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), who […]

Preoperative anxiety in female patients: The issue needs to be addressed

Author:Zubia Masood, Jahanzaib Haider, MasoodJawaid, Shams Nadeem Alam Objective: To find out levels of preoperative anxiety and its nature in female patients awaiting elective surgery. Material and Methods: This comparative cross-sectional study was done in surgical units of Civil Hospital, Karachi from January 2008 to March 2008. Anxiety level was measured in admitted female (as […]

Pelvic hydatid cyst with massive bilateral hydronephrosis and hydroureters: An unusual presentation

Authors: Mumtaz Khan, Irum Sabir Ali An unusual case of Hydatid cyst in pelvis is presented here. This patient presented with symptoms of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). The cystic mass pressing against the neck of urinary bladder had caused bilateral hydronephrosis and hydroureters (HN/HU). Patient got better and had complete relief off symptoms after cyst […]

Sigmoid Atresia: A rare cause of neonatal intestinal obstruction

Authors: Mohammad Imran, Inayat Ur Rehman, Tariq Waheed. Intestinal obstruction is common in neonates; however, Intestinal obstruction due to sigmoid atresia is very rare. We present a case of sigmoid atresia, suspected from clinical examination and radiological investigations on day two of life, and subsequently confirmed at surgery and histopathology. Sigmoid atresia Type 3(a) was […]

Current management of acute ischemic stroke: an evidence based review

Authors: Ashfaq Shuaib, Khurshid Khan Cerebrovascular disease is the second most common cause of death and leading cause of acquired disability. The approach to management has in general been nihilistic. Most patients are offered supportive care and despite evidence for the efficacy of excellent therapies that can significantly improve outcomes, very few individuals actually benefit […]

Situs Inversus Totalis with Liver Abscess

    Authors: Tariq Saeed Mufti, Mansoor Khan, Mian Bilal Alam, Saad Ehsan Mufti ABSTRACT: A case of multiple liver abscesses in a patient with situs inversus totalis is presented. Initially the patient was treated conservatively and remained symptom free for 4 days of hospital stay. On a follow up visit after 1 week the patient […]

Pollution: A silent killer

Authors: Shehnaz Abdul Sheikh, Jawaid Altaf Baig, Mohammad Baig, Abdul Waheed Exposure to contaminants, generally called pollution, relates back to olden age when the environment was clean and free from chemicals. Knowledge of human exposure to environmental contaminants is an important component of environmental epidemiology, risk assessment, risk management, status and trends analysis. Exposure information provides […]