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Submissions from 2017

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Impact of caregiving on various aspects of the lives of caregivers, Babar Irfan, Omar Irfan, Ahmed Ansari, Waris Qidwai, and Kashmira Nanji

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New leadership model for family physicians in the Eastern Mediterranean region: a pilot study across selected countries, Salman Rawaf, Waris Qidwai, TAM Khoja, Kashmira Nanji, NY Kurashi, F Alnasir, MA Al Shafaee, M Al Shetti, M Bashir, NES Saad, S Alkaisi, W Halasa, H Al-Duwaisan, A Al-Ali, TM Farahat, M Tarawneh, A Khathami, A Abutiheen, Iqbal Azam Syed, and A Swaka

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Patient education and mind diversion in supportive care., Salima Sadruddin, Rafat Jan, Adnan Jabbar, Kashmira Nanji, and Ambreen Tharani

Submissions from 2016

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Translational research and complexity of clinical practice: issues, challenges, and way forward, Waris Qidwai

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Effectiveness of an interventional program for the management of hypertension through strengthening of the health care delivery system : a pilot study, Waris Qidwai, Khawar Kazmi, Kashmira Nanji, and Sana Anees

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Impact of cable television on lives of patients visiting a teaching hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Waris Qidwai, Kashmira Nanji, and Madeeha Anwar Adam

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The role of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in sexual and reproductive health, Waris Qidwai, William Wong, Kashmira Nanji, and Nicola Robinson

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Has the inclusion of a longitudinally integrated communication skills program improved consultation skills in medical students? A pilot study, Sameera Shah, Marie Andrades, Fasia Basir, Anila Jaleel, Iqbal Azam Syed, Muhammad Islam, and Rashida Ahmed

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Primary healthcare policy implementation in South Asia, Chris van Weel, Ryuki Kassai, Waris Qidwai, Raman Kumar, Kanu Bala, Pramendra Prasad Gupta, Ruvaiz Haniffa Haniffa, Neelamani Rajapaksa Hewageegana, Thusara Ranasinghe, Michael Kidd, and Amanda Howe

Submissions from 2015

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Strategies for the prevention of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus infection in the paediatric population of developing countries, Sina Aziz and Waris Qidwai

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Role of evidence-based public health in controlling emerging infectious diseases, Tawfik A. M. Khoja, Waris Qidwai, Mohamed S. Hussein, and Lesley Pocock

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Delivering healthcare services in resource constraint countries like Pakistan: sustainable options, Waris Qidwai

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Patients’ attitudes and perceptions regarding person centered care: results of a survey from an urban city of Pakistan, Waris Qidwai, Zehra Kazmi, and Kashmira Nanji

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Health promotion, disease prevention and periodic health checks: perceptions and practice among family physicians in Eastern Mediterranean region, Waris Qidwai, Kashmira Nanji, Tawfik A M Khoja, Salman Rawaf, Nabil Yasin Al Kurashi, Faisal Alnasir, Mohammed Ali Al Shafaee, Mariam Al Shetti, Muntazar Bashir, Nagwa Eid Sobhy Saad, Sanaa Alkaisi, Wafa Halasa, Huda Al l-Duwaisan, Amal Al - Ali, and Taghreed M. Faraha

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Barriers, challenges and way forward for implementation of person centered care model of patient and physician consultation: a survey of patients’ perspective from Eastern Mediterranean countries, Waris Qidwai, Kashmira Nanji, Tawfik A M Khoja, Salman Rawaf, Nabil Yasin Al Kurashi, Faisal Alnasir, Mohammed Ali Al Shafaee, Mariam Al Shetti, Muntazar Bashir, Nagwa Eid Sobhy Saad, Sanaa Alkaisi, Wafa Halasa, Huda Al Duwaisan, and Amal Al- Ali

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Psychosocial risk factors for acute myocardial infarction: results of a case-control study in a teaching hospital at Karachi, Pakistan, Kiran Abdul Sattar, Waris Qidwai, and Kashmira Nanji

Submissions from 2014

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Magnitude and factors associated with child abuse in a mega city of developing country Pakistan, Niloufer Sultan Ali, Farzana Nawaz Ali, Ali Khan Khuwaja, and Kashmira Nanji

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Enuresis nocturna and the symptoms of upper airway obstruction in primary school age children : is there a relationship?, Yusuf Cetin Doganer, Aydogan Umit, Tabinda Ashfaq, Serhat Burmaoğlu, Sari Oktay, Koc Bayram, Saglam Kenan, and Waris Qidwai

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Tobacco control efforts in the Gulf cooperation council countries: achievements and challenges, S. Hassounah, D. Rawaf, T. Khoja, S. Rawaf, M.S. Hussein, Waris Qidwai, and A. Majeed

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Patient attitudes towards physician nonverbal behaviors during consultancy: result from a developing country, Fahad Hanif Khan, Raheela Hanif, Rumina Tabassum, Waris Qidwai, and Kashmira Nanji

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Primary care research, Michael Kidd, Garth Manning, Amanda Howe, Waris Qidwai, John W. Beasley, and Chris van Weel

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Educational intervention among barbers to improve their knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS: a pilot study from a South Asian country, Mukesh Kumar Krishanani, Faridah Amir Ali, Ali Khan Khuwaja, Waris Qidwai, and Badar Sabir Ali

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Are physicians more technical in their approach and less humane? a call for reconsideration, Waris Qidwai

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Leadership in healthcare is a neglected issue: a call for action, Waris Qidwai

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Effect of dietary supplementation of black seed (N. Sativa L.) on lipid profile of patients suffering from diabetes, Waris Qidwai and Tabinda Ashfaq

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Role of complementary and alternative medicine in controlling dyslipidemia, Waris Qidwai, Firdous Jahan, and Kashmira Nanji

Submissions from 2013

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Impact of postpartum anxiety and depression on child’s mental development from two peri-urban communities of Karachi, Pakistan: a quasi-experimental study, Niloufer Sultan Ali, Sadia Mahmud, Asia Khan, and Badar Sabir Ali

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The way forward to public health in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: a need for public health systems and law, Tawfik A M Khoja Khoja, Waris Qidwai, Mohamed Sayed H. Ahmed, Salman Rawaf, and Kashmira Nanji

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Addressing health care needs of communities? A call for revamping medical education curriculum, Waris Qidwai

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Healthcare delivery system improvements: a way forward to improve health in developing countries and Pakistan, Waris Qidwai

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Increasing health care costs and its adverse impact on healthcare, Waris Qidwai

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Role of garlic usage in cardiovascular disease prevention: an evidence-based approach, Waris Qidwai and Tabinda Ashfaq

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Are we ready for a person-centered care model for patient-physician consultation? A survey from family physicians and their patients of East Mediterranean Region, Waris Qidwai, Kashmira Nanji, Tawfik Khoja, Salman Rawaf, Nabil Yasin Al Kurashi, Faisal Alnasir, Mohammed Ali Al Shafaee, Mariam Al Shetti, Muntazar Bashir, Nagwa Eid Sobhy Saad, Sanaa Alkaisi, and Wafa Halasa

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Informed consent, privacy and confidentiality practised by doctors of a tertiary care hospital in a developing country, Waris Qidwai, Rumina Tabassum, Fahad Hanif Khan, Salman Javed, Syed Mustafa Ali, and Kashmira Nanji

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Role of complementary and alternative medicine in cardiovascular Diseases, Waris Qidwai, Peng Nam Yeoh, Victor Inem, Kashmira Nanji, and Tabinda Ashfaq

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Polypharmacy in elderly: a cautious trail to tread, Saniya Raghib Sabzwari, Waris Qidwai, and Seema Bhanji

Submissions from 2012

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Association of sociodemographic factors with depression in women of reproductive age., Faridah Amir Ali and Rukhsana W. Zuberi

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Bereavement in primary care mental health, Niloufer Sultan Ali

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Frequency and associated factors for anxiety and depression in pregnant women: a hospital-based cross-sectional study., Niloufer Sultan Ali, Iqbal S. Azam, Badar S. Ali, Ghurnata Tabbusum, and Sana S. Moin

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Retrospective Analysis of Metabolic syndrome: Prevalence and Distribution in Executive Population in Urban Pakistan., Niloufer Sultan Ali, Ali Khan Khuwaja, Adnan Ur Rahman, and Kashmira Nanji

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To study the correlation between carrier status of nasal Staphylococcus aureus in patients on haemodialysis with hepatitis C, hepatitis B and their sociodemographic features, U Aydogan, H Akbulut, D E. Gok, M I. Yilmaz, S Yuksel, O Sari, Y C. Doganer, Z Senses, D Baltaci, H I. Kara, K Saglam, W Qidwai, and S Waheed

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156 socio demographic and lifestyle differences in known hypertensives and normotensives - results from community screening clinics, Seema Bhanji, Samar Zaki, Waris Qidwai, and Mohammad Ishaq

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Water pipe smoking amongst the university and college students of Karachi, Pakistan, Shehla Batool Jaffri, Aisha Yousuf, and Waris Qidwai

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Fibromyalgia syndrome: an overview of pathophysiology, diagnosis and management, Firdous Jahan, Kashmira Nanji, Waris Qidwai, and Rizwan Qasim

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Fiber and bulking agents for the treatment of chronic constipation, Kashmira Nanji, Bilal Ahmed, Safia Awan, Waris Qidwai, and Saeed Hamid

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Care of the dying patient: a neglected issue in Pakistani context, Waris Qidwai

Primary care in Pakistan: issues, challenges and opportunities, Waris Qidwai

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Access to person-centered care: a perspective on status, barriers, opportunities and challenges from the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Waris Qidwai, Tabinda Ashfaq, Tawfik A M Khoja, Salman Rawaf, Nabil Yasin Al Kurashi, and Faisal Alnasir

Recreation: perceptions, views and practices from a developing country, Waris Qidwai, S Ishaque, M Anis, Mohammed Ali, Al Shafaee, and Iqbal Azam

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Knowledge, attitude and practice of vitamin supplementation among patients visiting out-patient physicians in a teaching hospital in Karachi, Waris Qidwai, Zahra Aziz Samani, Iqbal Azam, and Saima Lalani

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The psychosocial aspects of obesity and patients’ insight into the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity among patients visiting two tertiary care hospitals at Karachi, Pakistan: results of a pilot study, Waris Qidwai, Fahad Zubair, Asad Abbas, and Mohammed Ali Al Shafaee

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Layers within layers ... self-regulation in a complex learning environment, Rukhsana W. Zuberi

Submissions from 2011

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How successful are women's groups in health promotion and disease prevention? A synthesis of the literature and recommendations for developing countries., S. Akhund and A. K Yousafzai

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Betel nut (areca catechu) usage and its effects on health., Niloufer Ali and A. K. Khuwaja

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Factors related to knowledge and perception of women about smoking: a cross sectional study from a developing country., Seema Bhanji, Marie andrades, Fawad Taj, and Ali K Khuwaja

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Underestimation of weight and its associated factors among overweight and obese adults in Pakistan: a cross sectional study, Seema Bhanji, Ali Khan Khuwaja, Fawad Siddiqui, Iqbal Azam, and Khawar Kazmi

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Epidemiological patterns of suicide terrorism in the civilian Pakistani population., Junaid A. Bhatti, Amber Mehmood, Muhammad Shahid, Sajjad Akbar Bhatti, Umbreen Akhtar, and Junaid Abdul Razzak

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Predictors of oral tobacco use among young adult patients visiting family medicine clinics in Karachi, Pakistan., Raheem Dhanani, Asif Jafferani, Nizar Bhulani, Syed Iqbal Azam, and Ali Khan Khuwaja

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Evaluation of meat as a first complementary food for breastfed infants: impact on iron intake, K. Michael Hambidge, Xiaoyang Sheng, Manolo Mazariegos, Tianjiang Jiang, Ana Garces, Dinghua Li, Jamie Westcott, Antoinette Tshefu, Neelofar Sami, Omrana Pasha, Elwyn Chomba, Adrien Lokangaka, Norman Goco, Albert Manasyan, Linda L. Wright, Marion Koso-Thomas, Carl Bose, Robert L. Goldenberg, Waldemar A. Carlo, Elizabeth M. McClure, and Nancy F. Krebs

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Dengue Fever (DF) in Pakistan., Fridous Jahan

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Epidemiology of stillbirth in low-middle income countries: A Global Network Study, Elizabeth M. McClure, Omrana Pasha, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Elwyn Chomba, Ana Garces, Antoinette Tshefu, Fernando Althabe, Fabian Esamai, Archana Patel, Linda L. Wright, Janet Moore, Bhalchandra S. Kodkany, Jose M. Belizan, Sarah Saleem, Richard J. Derman, Waldemar A. Carlo, K. Michael Hambidge, Pierre Buekens, Edward A. Liechty, Carl Bose, Marion Koso-Thomas, Alan H. Jobe, and Robert L. Goldenberg

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Advances in information and communication technology (ICT): issues, challenges and opportunities for health care professionals, Waris Qidwai

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Fragmentation of medical care: issues, challenges, and opportunities, Waris Qidwai

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Strategies to reduce disease burden from diabetes and hypertension in developing world, Waris Qidwai

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Frequency and associated factors for care giving among elderly patients visiting a teaching hospital in Karachi, Pakistan., Waris Qidwai, Mohammad Uzair Abdul Rauf, Seema Sakina, Ayesha Hamid, Sidra Ishaque, and Tabinda Ashfaq

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Elderly patients and their health in Pakistan: current status, issues, challenges and opportunities, Waris Qidwai and Tabinda Ashfaq

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Equity in healthcare: status, barriers, and challenges, Waris Qidwai, Tabinda Ashfaq, Tawfik A M Khoja, Ketki Merchant, Anthony Seneviratne, Ayman Ekram Fahim, Assad Al-Arafah, Abid Hussain, Brenda L. Lovell, Bill Cayley, Christos Lionis, Faisal A. Alnasir, Hakan Yaman, Joyce Kenkre, Lesley Pocock, Lorne Lorne Becker, Marc Jamoulle, Mohamed Sayed Hussein, Nabil Qureshi, Olayinka Ayankogbe, and Sung Sunwoo

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Comparison of exhaled carbon monoxide levels among commuters and roadside vendors in an urban and a suburban population in Pakistan, Saniya R. Sabzwari and Zafar Fatmi

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Integration of geriatrics into a spiral undergraduate medical curriculum in Pakistan: evaluation and feedback of third-year medical students., S. R. Sabzwari, S. Bhanji, and Rukhsana W. Zuberi

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Prevalence of physical inactivity and barriers to physical activity among obese attendants at a community health-care center in Karachi, Pakistan., Nafisa Samir, Sadia Mahmud, and Ali Khan Khuwaja

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Depression and its associated risk factors in medical and surgical post graduate trainees at a teaching hospital: a cross sectional survey from a developing country, Aisha Yousuf, Sidra Ishaque, and Waris Qidwai

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Problem-based learning: Where are we now? Guide supplement 36.2 - Viewpoint, Rukhsana W. Zuberi

Submissions from 2010

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Effectiveness of counseling for anxiety and depression in mothers of children ages 0-30 months by community workers in Karachi, Pakistan: a quasi experimental study, Niloufer S. Ali, Badar S. Ali, Iqbal S. Azam, and Ali Khan Khuwaja

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Family physicians understanding about Mantoux test: A survey from a high endemic TB country., Niloufer Sultan Ali, Kishwar Jamal, and Ali Khan Khuwaja

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Global competencies in family medicine, William E. Cayley, Lesley Pocock, Victor Inem, Mohsen Rezaeian, and Waris Qidwai

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Promoting motivation towards community health care: A qualitative study from nurses in Pakistan, S. A. Gulzar, Muhammad Shahid Shamim, and Ali Khan Khuwaja

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Breaking bad news: exploring patient's perspective and expectations, Sidra Ishaque, Taimur Saleem, Fariha Batool Khawaja, and Waris Qidwai

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Gender differences and clustering pattern of behavioural risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases: community-based study from a developing country., Ali Khan Khuwaja and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Anxiety and depression among outpatients with type 2 diabetes: A multi-centre study of prevalence and associated factors., Ali Khan Khuwaja, Saima Lalani, Raheem Dhanani, Iqbal Syed Azam, Ghazala Rafique, and Franklin White

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Educational Intervention among Barbers about Liver Cancer-Inducing Viruses: A Pilot Study from a Developing Country, Mukesh Kumar Krishanani, Waris Qidwai, Badar Sabir Ali, and Ali Khan Khuwaja

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Imminent epidemic of diabetes mellitus in Pakistan: issues and challenges for health care providers, Waris Qidwai and Tabinda Ashfaq

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Maternal mortality: are we ready to meet the millennium development goals?, Waris Qidwai and Tabinda Ashfaq

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Emerging issues in adolescent healthcare : an urgent call for action, Waris Qidwai Dr and Tabinda Ashfaq Ashfaq

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Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding sleep and sleep hygiene among patients presenting to out-patient and emergency room services at a teaching hospital in Karachi, Waris Qidwai, Maryam Baqir, Syed Muhammad Baqir, and Seerat-uz-Zehra

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Hepatitis C in Pakistan - a neglected challenge, Waris Qidwai, Ammad Fahim, and Shahan Waheed

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Adolescent lifestyle and behaviour: a survey from a developing country., Waris Qidwai, Sidra Ishaque, Sabeen Shah, and Maheen Rahim

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Belief in charity giving (sadqa) and its role in healing: results of a survey conducted at a teaching hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Waris Qidwai, Rumina Tabassum, Raheela Hanif, and Fahad H. Khan

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Research ethics in developing countries: issues, opportunities and challenges, Waris Qidwai, Shahan Waheed, and Ammad Fahim

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Status of clinical trials and research ethics in Pakistan, Waris Qidwai, Shahan Waheed, and Ammad Fahim

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Chlorhexidine Vaginal and Infant Wipes to Reduce Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity A Randomized Controlled Trial, Sarah Saleem, Dwight J. Rouse, Elizabeth M. McClure, Anita Zaidi, Tahira Reza, Y. Yahya, I. A. Memon, N. H. Khan, G. Memon, N. Soomro, Omrana Pasha, Linda L. Wright, Janet Moore, and Robert L. Goldenberg

Submissions from 2009

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Emergency Contraception: Knowledge and Attitudes of Family Physicians of a Teaching Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, Hamza M. Abdulghani, Syed I. Karim, and Farhana Irfan

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Post partum anxiety and depression in peri-urban communities of Karachi, Pakistan: a quasi-experimental study, Niloufer S. Ali, Badar S. Ali, and Iqbal S. Azam

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Smokeless tobacco use among adult patients who visited family practice clinics in Karachi, Pakistan, Niloufer Sultan Ali, Ali Khan Khuwaja, Tabrez Ali, and Rabia Hameed

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Knowledge of emergency contraception among women of childbearing age at a teaching hospital of Karachi, Farhana Irfan, Syed Irfan Karim, Saman Hashmi, Sajid Ali, and Syed Arif Ali

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Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding gemstone therapeutics in a selected adult population in Pakistan, Sidra Ishaque, Taimur Saleem, and Waris Qidwai

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The economic costs of diabetes in developing countries: some concerns and recommendations, Ali Khan Khuwaja, L. A. Khowaja, and P. Cosgrove

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Ageing population: status, challenges and opportunities for health care providers in Pakistan, Waris Qidwai Dr

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Urbanization and health issues: a call for action, Waris Qidwai

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Effectiveness, Safety, and Tolerability of Powdered Nigella sativa (Kalonji) Seed in Capsules on Serum Lipid Levels, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, and Body Weight in Adults: Results of a Randomized, Double-Blind Controlled Trial, Waris Qidwai, Hasan Bin Hamza, Riaz Qureshi, and Anwar Gilani

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Belief in prayers and its role in healing among family practice patients visiting a teaching hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Waris Qidwai, Rumina Tabassum, Raheela Hanif, and Fahad Hanif Khan