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Submissions from 2017

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Increasing usage of rapid diagnostics for dengue virus detection in Pakistan, Zahra Hasan, Saher Razzak, Muhammad Farhan, Maryam Rahim, Nazneen Islam, Azra Samreen, and E. Khan

Submissions from 2016

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Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) Levels, Phosphate Intake and its association with Indices of Renal handling of Phosphate in healthy volunteers, Noreen Abbas, Aysha Habib Khan, Farooq Ghani, and Imran Siddiqui

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Assessment of WT1 expression as a marker of treatment outcome in karyotype normal acute myeloid leukemia patients in Pakistan, Zeeshan Ansar Ahmed, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh, and Tariq Moatter

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Autologous transplant in lymphomas in current era of immunotherapy, Natasha Ali and Mohammad Khurshid

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Effect of steroids on inflammatory markers and clinical parameters in congenital open heart surgery: a randomised controlled trial, Muhammad M. Amanullah, Mohammad Hamid, Hashim M. Hanif, Marium Muzaffar, Maria T. Siddiqui, Fatima Adhi, Khabir Ahmad, Shahjahan Khan, and Zahra Hasan

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Fast dissemination of new HIV-1 CRF02/A1 recombinants in Pakistan, Yue Chen, Bhavna Hora, Todd DeMarco, Sharaf Ali Shah, Manzoor Ahmed, Ana M. Sanchez, Chang Su, Meredith Carter, Mars Stone, Rumina Hasan, Zahra Hasan, Michael P. Busch, Thomas N. Denny, and Feng Gao

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Primary angiosarcoma of breast, Saroona Haroon, Naveen Faridi, and Faisal Rashid Lodhi

Effective testing for pulmonary tuberculosis using Xpert MTB/RIF assay for stool specimens in immunocompetent Pakistani children, Zahra Hasan, Fehmina Arif, Sadia Shakoor, Aisha Mehnaz, Alnoor Akber, Akbar Kanji, Mussarat Ashraf, and Rumina Hasan

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Massive pulmonary embolism presenting as seizures, Shahrukh Hashmani, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Murtaza Kazmi, and Amammarah Yasmeen

Assessment of diabetes among tuberculosis patients presenting at a tertiary care facility in Pakistan, Muhammad Irfan, Naseem Salahuddin, Qamar Masood, Owais Ahmed, Umme Salama Moosajee, and Zahra Hasan

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Antimicrobial resistance and Neisseria gonorrhoeae multiantigen sequence typing (NG-MAST) genotypes in N. gonorrhoeae during 2012-2014 in Karachi, Pakistan, Kausar Jabeen, Bhawan Mal P, Khan E, Chandio S, Jacobsson S, and Unemo M

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Diagnostic accuracy of anti-endomysial antibody in celiac disease, Arslaan Javaeed, Walayat Shah, Saaniya Khan Gauri, and Rizwan Akhtar

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Alternate efflux pump mechanism may contribute to drug resistance in extensively drug-resistant isolates of mycobacterium tuberculosis, Akbar Kanji, Rumina Hasan, Ambreen Zaver, Asho Ali, Kehkashan Imtiaz, Mussarat Ashraf, Taane G. Clark, Ruth Mc Nerney, Samreen Shafiq, and Zahra Hasan

Increased expression of efflux pump genes in extensively drug-resistant isolates of mycobacterium tuberculosis, Akbar Kanji, Rumina Hasan, Ying Zhang, Wanliang Shi, Kehkashan Imtiaz, Kiran Iqbal, Samreen Shafiq, and Zahra Hasan

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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Isolates in Pakistan by Etest Compared to Calibrated Dichotomous Sensitivity and Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute Disc Diffusion Techniques., Pushpa Bhawan Mal, Kauser Jabeen, Joveria Farooqi, Magnus Unemo, and Erum Khan

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Increased mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen-induced gene expression of interferon-gamma, tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin-6 in patients with diabetes, Kiran I. Masood, Muhammad Irfan, Qamar Masood, Bushra Jamil, Shoaib Rao, Maryam Rahim, and Zahra Hasan

Bone turnover markers for osteoporosis status assessment at baseline in postmenopausal Pakistani females, Syed Talha Naeem, Ahmed Raheem, Imran Siddiqui, Riffat Hussain, Farooq Ghani, and Aysha Habib

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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of breast: clinicopathologic study of seven cases, Raabia Nizamuddin, Nasir Ud Din, Romana Idress, and Naila Kayani

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Clinical utility of immature platelet fraction - an advanced parameter in laboratory hematology, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh and Sidra Asad Ali

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Clinico-pathological profile and outcomes of patients with polycythaemia vera, essential thrombocythaemia and idiopathic myelofibrosis: a tertiary care center experience from southern Pakistan, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh, Mohammad Usman Shaikh, Salman Naseem Adil, Mohammad Khurshid, and Zeeshan Ansar Ahmed

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Population-based resistance of mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates to pyrazinamide and fluoroquinolones: results from a multicountry surveillance project, Matteo Zignol, Anna S. Dean, Sönke Andres, Natavan Alikhanova, Andrea Maurizio Cabibbe, Daniela Maria Cirillo, Andrei Dadu, Andries Dreyer, Michèle Driesen, Christopher Gilpin, Rumina Rumina, Zahra Hasan, Sven Hoffner, Ashaque Husain, Alamdar Hussain, Nazir Ismail, Mostofa Kamal, Mikael Mansjö, Lindiwe Mvusi, Stefan Niemann, Shaheed V. Omar, Ejaz Qadeer, Leen Rigouts, Sabine Ruesch Gerdes, Marco Schito, Mehriban Seyfaddinova, Alena Skrahina, Sabira Tahseen, William A. Wells, Ya Diul Mukadi, Michael Kimerling, Katherine Floyd, Karin Weyer, and Mario C. Raviglione

Submissions from 2015

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Environmental and food Allergens reactivity and its association with total IgE, age and gender in Karachi, Pakistan, Noreen Abbas, Ahmed Raheem, and Farooq Ghani

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Whole genome sequencing based characterization of extensively drug-resistant mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Pakistan, Asho Ali, Zahra Hasan, Ruth McNerney, Kim Mallard, Grant Hill Cawthorne, Francesc Coll, Mridul Nair, Arnab Pain, Taane G. Clark, and Rumina Hasan

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A rare haemoglobin variant identified as k woolwich in a Pakistani male, Sidra Asad Ali and Natasha Ali

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Symptomatic surgically treated non-neoplastic cysts of the central nervous system: a clinicopathological study from Pakistan, Nasir Ud Din, Huma Arshad, Zubair Ahmad, Sheema H Hasan, and Mohammad Ehsan Bar

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Differential expression of Cytokeratin 13 in Non-Neoplastic, Dysplastic and Neoplastic oral Mucosa in a high risk Pakistani population, Sanniya Farrukh, Serajuddaula Syed, and Shahid Pervez

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Consensus report: preventive measures for crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever during Eid-al-Adha festival, Hakan Hakan Leblebicioglu, Mustafa Sunbu, Ziad A. Memish, Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Hurrem Bodur, Aykut Ozkul, Ali Gucukoglu, Sadegh Chinikar, and Zahra Hasan

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An audit of clinical laboratory data of 25OHD at Aga Khan University as reflecting Vitamin D deficiency in Pakistan, Sidra Hassan, Syeda Maria Muzammil, Lena Jafri, and Aysha Habib Khan

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Monitoring and reporting transfusion reactions as a quality indicator – a clinical audit, Shabneez Hussain, Bushra Moiz, Fatima Azra Ausat, and Mohammad Khurshid

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Suppressor of Cytokine signaling-1 and Chemokine (C-X-C Motif) receptor 3 expressions are associated with caseous Necrosis in Granulomas from patients with Tuberculous Lymphadenitis, Masood K. I, Shahid Pervez, Rottenberg M. E, Umar B, and Hasan Z

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Evaluating laboratory performance in external quality assessment schemes for urine organic acids by GCMS, Lena Jafri, Noreen Sherazi, Azeema Jamil, Farhat Jehan, Rakshanda Mehar, Nasir Yousufzai, Bushra Afroze, and Aysha Habib

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Application of Sigma Metrics for the Assessment of Quality Assurance for Plasma Amino Acid Analysis in Biochemical Genetics Laboratory in Pakistan, Lena Jafri, Nasir Yousufzai, Noreen Sherazi, Azeema Jamil, Rakshanda Mahar, Farhat Jahan, Bushra Afroze, and Aysha Habib Khan

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Characterization of genomic variations in SNPs of PE_PGRS genes reveals deletions and insertions in extensively drug resistant (XDR) M. tuberculosis strains from Pakistan., Akber Kanji; Zahra Hasan; Ruth Mcnerney; Mridul Nair; Asho Ali; Kim Mallard; Taane G. Clark; Ambreen Zaver; Sana Jafri,; and Rumina Hasan

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Rhesus and kell phenotyping of voluntary blood donors: foundation of a donor data bank, Farheen Karim, Bushra Moiz, Fahmida Jan Muhammad, Fatima Ausat, and Mohammad Khurshid

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Error identification in a high-volume Clinical Chemistry laboratory: five-year experience, Jafri L, Aysha Habib Khan, Ghani F, Shakeel S, Raheem A, and Siddiqui I

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R990G Polymorphism of calcium sensing receptor gene Is associated with high Parathyroid Hormone levels in subjects with Vitamin D deficiency: a cross-sectional study, Hafsa Majid, Aysha Habib Khan, and Tariq Moatter

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Looks can be deceiving: adrenal Teratoma causing diagnostic difficulty, Nadeem M, Ather M. H, Sulaiman M. N, and Shahid Pervez

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Ki-67 labeling indices in 'Classic' versus 'Blastoid' Mantle Cell Lymphomas--proposed cutoff values for routine diagnostic workup, Shahid Pervez and Haroon S. Awan D

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P064 expression of Tumor initiating markers in Metaplastic Carcinoma of the breast, N. Riaz, Z. Naqvi, R. Idress, S M. Khan, A A. Siddiqui, and El-Nasir Lalani

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A T-Cell/Histiocyte-rich large B-cell Lymphoma involving only the bone marrow, Maria Shafiq and Farheen Karim

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Establishing quality control values for hematology parameters: an insight, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh

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Iron chelation in patients with transfusion dependent thalassemia: an insight on response to deferasirox, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh and Salman Naseem Adil

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Aleukemic myeloid sarcoma of the breast, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh and Naila Kayani

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Spectrum of histopathological findings in postmenopausal bleeding, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Romana Idress, Ahmed Raheem, and Naila Kayani

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Cyclooxygenase-2 Polymorphisms and Breast Cancer associated risk in Pakistani patients, Moatter T, Aban M, Iqbal W, and Shahid Pervez

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Aspergillus fumigatus spinal abscess in an immunocompetent child, Mohammad Faizan Zahid and Joveria Farooqi

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Rhabdomyosarcoma--an Epidemiological and Histopathologic study of 277 cases from a major tertiary care center in Karachi, Pakistan, Ahmad Z, Din N. U, Ahmad A, Imran S, Shahid Pervez, Ahmed R, and Kayani N

Submissions from 2014

Distribution of EGFR mutations commonly observed in primary lung Adenocarcinomas in Pakistan as predictors for targeted therapy, Ahmed Z. A, Moatter T, Siddiqui A, and Shahid Pervez

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How our practice of Histopathology, especially Tumour pathology has changed in the last two decades: reflections from a major referral center in Pakistan, Zubair Ahmad, Romana Idress, Saira Fatima, Huma Arshad, Nasir Ud Din, Aisha Memon, Khurram Minhas, Arsalan Ahmed, Syeda Samia Fatima, Muhammad Arif, Rashida Ahmed, Saroona Haroon, Shahid Pervez, Sheema Hassan, and Naila Kayani

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Distribution of EGFR mutations commonly observed in primary Lung Adenocarcinomas in Pakistan as predictors for targeted therapy, Zeeshan Ansar Ahmed, Tariq Moatter, Areeba Siddiqui, and Shahid Pervez

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Tyrosine kinase inhibitors in cancer therapeutics: great expectations from small molecules, Zeeshan A Ansar and tariq moatter

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MP39-17 MECP2 Silencing in high grade bladder Cancer derived HTB-5 Cell line affects Cellular Proliferation and Migratory ability, Shumaila Bilgrami, Zulfiqar Naqvi, Khalid Shaikh, El-Nasir Lalani, and Farhat Abbas

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Chondroblastoma: a clinico-pathological analysis, Nasir-Ud Din

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Human ophthalmomyiasis externa caused by the sheep botfly oestrus ovis: a case report from Karachi, Pakistan, Naima Fasih, Kanza Noor Qaiser, Syeda Aisha Bokhari, Bushra Jamil, and Mohammad Asim Beg

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Shifting of vitamin D deficiency to hypervitaminosis and toxicity, Aysha Habib, Hafsa Majid, and Romaina Iqbal

Chondromyxoid Fibroma; experience of 36 cases of an intriguing entity, Saroona Haroon, Nasir Uddin, Shahid Pervez, Naila Kayani, Rashida Ahmed, Kamran Hafeez, and Masood Umer

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Short report: diagnostic testing for hemorrhagic fevers in Pakistan: 2007–2013, Zahra Hasan, Barry Atkinson, Bushra Jamil, Azra Samreen, Lamia Altaf, and Roger Hewson

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Validation of a food frequency questionnaire for assessing Macronutrient and calcium intake in adult Pakistani population, Romaina Iqbal, Mohammad Ali Haroon, Farhan Javed Dar, Mujtaba Bilgirami, Gulshan Bano, and Aysha Habib Khan

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Ionized Calcium Measurement in Serum and Plasma by Ion Selective Electrodes: Comparison of Measured and Calculated Parameters, Lena Jafri, Aysha Habib Khan, and Saba Azeem

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Root cause analysis of non-infectious transfusion complications and the lessons learnt, Farheen Karim, Bushra Moiz, Naseem Shamsuddin, Safia Naz, and Mohammad Khurshid

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Clinical characteristics, outcome and early induction deaths in patients with acute promyelocytic leukaemia: a five-year experience at a tertiary care centre, Farheen Karim, Usman Shaikh, Salman Adil, and Mohammad Khurshid

Shifting of vitamin D deficiency to hypervitaminosis and toxicity, Aysha Habib Khan, Hafsa Majid, and Romaina Iqbal

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Promoter Hypermethylation of Tumor suppressor Genes correlates with Tumor grade and Invasiveness in patients with Urothelial Bladder Cancer, Bilgrami S. M, Qureshi S. A, Shahid Pervez, and Abbas F

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Estimating window period blood donations for human immunodeficiency virus type 1, hepatitis C virus, and hepatitis B virus by nucleic acid amplification testing in Southern Pakistan, Bushra Moiz, tariq moatter, Usman Shaikh, Salman Adil, N. Ali, Farheen Mahar, Naseem Shamsuddin, and Mohammad Khurshid

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T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia: 4 cases, Anila Rashid, Mohammad Khurshid, and Arsalan Ahmed

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Chromosomal abnormalities in primary myelodysplastic syndrome, Anila Rashid, Mohammad Khurshid, Usman Shaikh, and Salman Adil

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Frequency of chromosomal abnormalities in Pakistani adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh, Salman Adil, Mohammad Usman Shaikh, and Mohammad Khurshid

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Chromosomal abnormalities in Pakistani children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh, Syed Sarwer Ali, Mohammad Khurshid, and Zehra Fadoo

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Multiple Lymphomatous Polyposis form of Blastoid variant of Mantle Cell Lymphoma in colon: a case report and review of literature, Haroon S, Memon A, and Shahid Pervez

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Chondromyxoid Fibroma; experience of 36 cases of an intriguing entity, Haroon S, Nasir Uddin, Shahid Pervez, Kayani N, Ahmed R, Hafeez K, and Umer M

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Expression of the Androgen Receptor, pAkt, and pPTEN in Breast Cancer and their potential in Prognostication, Aisha Sultana, Romana Idress, Zulfiqar Ali Naqvi, Iqbal Azam Syed, Shaista Khan, Anwar Ali Siddiqui, and El-Nasir Lalani

Submissions from 2013

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Gastrointestinal, Liver and Biliary Tract Pathology: A Histopathological and Epidemiological Perspective from Pakistan with a Review of the Literature, Zubair Ahmad, Huma Arshad, Saira Fatima, Romana Idrees, Nasir Ud Din, Rashida Ahmed, Arsalan Ahmed, Aisha Memon, Khurram Minhas, Muhammad Arif, Samia Fatima, Saroona Haroon, Shahid Pervez, Sheema Hasan, and Naila Kayani

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Cost effective improvement in the protocol for detection of haemoglobin variants –a step forward in quality assurance, Natasha Ali and Mohammad Khurshid

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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever nosocomial infection in a immunosuppressed patient, Pakistan: case report and virological investigation, Zahra Hasan, Faisal Mahmood, Bushra Jamil, Barry Atkinson, Murtaza Mohammed, Azra Samreen, Lamia Altaf, tariq moatter, and Roger Hewson

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Measurement of ESAT6-induced IFNγ responses adjunct with CXCL9 increases the rate of diagnosis of active tuberculosis in an endemic region, Zahra Hasan, Nisar Rao, Naseem Salahuddin, Mussarat Ashraf, Muniba Islam, and Bushra Jamil

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Illuminating the dark side-vitamin D status in different localities of Karachi, Romaina Iqbal, Lena Jafri, Ali Haroon, and Aysha Habib Khan

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Agreement between Serology and Histology for detection of Helicobacter pylori infection, Sahar Iqbal, Samia Fatima, Ahmed Raheem, and Aysha Habib Khan

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Raised 17-hydroxyprogesterone levels in congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Sahar Iqbal and Aysha Habib

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B-type natriuretic peptide versus amino terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide: selecting the optimal heart failure marker in patients with impaired kidney function, Lena Jafri, Waqar Kashif, Javed Tai, Imran Siddiqui, Iqbal Azam, Hira Shahzad, and Farooq Ghani

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No change in calcium absorption in adult Pakistani population before and after vitamin D administration using strontium as surrogate, Aysha Habib Khan, Rohra D. K, Saghir S. A, Udani S. K, Wood R. J, and Jabbar A

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Assessing the effect of dietary calcium intake and 25 OHD status on bone turnover in women in Pakistan, Aysha Habib Khan, Ghazala Naureen, Romaina Iqbal, and Farhan Javed Dar

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Implementation of maximum surgical blood ordering schedule and an improvement in transfusion practices of surgeons subsequent to intervention, Farheen Mahar, Bushra Moiz, Mohammad Khurshid, and Tabish Chawla

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Population genetics and drug resistance markers: an essential for malaria surveillance in Pakistan, Afsheen Raza and Mohammad Asim Beg

Submissions from 2012

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Characterizing Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Karachi, Pakistan: drug resistance and genotypes, Afsheen Ayaz, Zahra Hasan, Sana Jafri, Raunaq Inayat, Rafique Mangi, Abid Ali Channa, Faisal Riaz Malik, Asho Ali, Yasraba Rafiq, and Rumina Hasan

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Kaposi Sarcoma in Association With Molluscum Contagiosum: An Uncommon Diagnosis in a Single Biopsy and Potential Diagnostic Pitfall, Satya Vara Prasad Busarla, Shahin Sayed, Rosalynn M. Nazarian, Devon C. Gimbel, Zahir Moloo, and Aliyah R. Sohani

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Bone health status of Premenopausal healthy adult females in Pakistani females, Farhan Javed Dar, Romaina Iqbal, Farooq Ghani, Imran Siddiqui, and Aysha Habib Khan

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Diagnostic utility of anti-citrullinated protein antibody and its comparison with rheumatoid factor in rheumatoid arthritis, Aysha Habib, Lena Jafri, M. Ahraz Hussain, and Saliha Ishaq

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Response of a single 'mega intramuscular dose' of vitamin D on serum 25OHD and parathyroid hormone levels, Aysha Habib, Dileep K Rohra, Shakil A Saghir, Shamsa K Udani, Richard Wood, and Abdul Jabbar

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis Sonicate-Induced IFN?, CXCL10 and IL10 can Differentiate Severity in Tuberculosis, Zahra Hasan, N. Rao, N. Salahuddin, M. Islam, M. Ashraf, M. E. Rottenberg, and R. Hussain

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Development and validation of sunlight exposure measurement questionnaire (SEM-Q) for use in adult population residing in Pakistan, Quratulain Humayun, Romaina Iqbal, Iqbal Azam, Aysha Habib Khan, Amna Rehana Siddiqui, and Naila Baig Ansari

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Multifocal venous thrombosis in behcet’s disease, Lena Jafri, Nosheen Nasir, and Aysha Almas

Diagnostic utility of anti-citrullinated protein antibody and its comparison with rheumatoid factor in rheumatoid arthritis, Aysha Habib Khan, Lena Jafri, M Ahraz Hussain, and Saliha Ishaq

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Macro CK in patients with elevated troponin I levels., Ruchika Kohli-Kochhar, Evelyne Mulwa, Geoffrey Omuse, and Peter Ojwang

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Clinical significance of maternal anti-Cw antibodies: a review of three cases and literature, Shabneez Malik and Bushra Moiz

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Prenatal screening for beta-thalassemia major reveals new and rare mutations in the Pakistani population, tariq moatter, Toheed Kausar, Muniba Aban, Samina Ghani, and Jehan Ara Pal

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Hemoglobin E syndromes in Pakistani population., Bushra Moiz, Amna Nasir, Anila Rashid, Tariq Moatter, and Mashhooda Rasool Hashmi

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) in Pakistan, Shahid Pervez

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Genetic backgrounds of the Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistant transporter (pfcrt) alleles in Pakistan, Wasiq Faraz Rawasia, Sankar Sridaran, Jaymin C. Patel, Joseph Abdallah, Najia Karim Ghanchi, John W. Barnwell, Ananias A. Escalante, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, and Mohammad Asim Beg

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Retrospective review of 25 cases of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in Pakistan, Safoorah Sagheer, Bushra Moiz, Mohammad Usman, and Mohammad Khurshid

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Molecular diagnostic assays detection of crimean-congo haemorrhagic fever virus, Azra Samreen, Lamia Altaf, Bushra Jamil, tariq moatter, and Zahra Hasan