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Submissions from 2016

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Descriptive epidemiology of somatising tendency: findings from the CUPID study., Sergio Vargas-Prada, David Coggon, Georgia Ntani, Georgia Ntani, Karen Walker-Bone, Keith T. Palmer, Vanda E. Felli, Raul Harari, Lope H. Barrero, Sarah A. Felknor, David Gimeno, Anna Cattrell, Matteo Bonzini, Eleni Solidaki, Eda Merisalu, Rima R. Habib, Farideh Sadeghian, Muhammad Masood Kadir, Sudath S. P. Warnakulasuriya, Ko Matsudaira, Busisiwe Nyantumbu, Malcolm R. Sim, Helen Harcombe, Ken Cox, Leila M. M. Sarquis, Maria H. Marziale, Florencia Harari, Rocio Freire, Natalia Harari, Magda V. Monroy, Leonardo A. Quintana, Marianela Rojas, E. Clare Harris, Consol Serra, J. Miguel Martinez, George Delclos, Fernando G. Benavides, Michele Carugno, Marco M. Ferrario, Angela C. Pesatori, Leda Chatzi, Panos Bitsios, Manolis Kogevinas, Kristel Oha, Tiina Freimann, Ali Sadeghian, Roshini J. Peiris-John, Nalini Sathiakumar, A. Rajitha Wickremasinghe, Noriko Yoshimura, Helen L. Kelsall, Victor C. W. Hoe, Donna M. Urquhart, Sarah Derrett, David McBride, Peter Herbison, Andrew Gray, and Eduardo J. Salazar Vega

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Comment: "Prospective case control evaluation of epidural midazolam for improving pain and ambulation after microdiscectomy", Mohammad Yawar Yakoob

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Nutritional status and physical abuse among the children involved in domestic labour in Karachi Pakistan: a cross-sectional survey., Saima Zainab and Muhammad Masood Kadir

Submissions from 2015

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Eye care service use and its determinants in marginalized communities in Pakistan: The Karachi marine fishing communities eye and general health survey, Khabir Ahmad, Anthony B. Zwi, Daniel J. M. Tarantola, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Does academic assessment system type affect levels of academic stress in medical students? A cross-sectional study from Pakistan, Madiha Ali, Hamna Asim, Ahmed Iqbal Edhi, Muhammad Daniya Hashmi, Muhammad Shahjahan Khan, Farah Naz, Kanza Noor Qaiser, Sidra Masud Qureshi, Mohammad Faizan Zahid, and Imtiaz Jehan

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Assessing predictors of contraceptive use and demand for family planning services in underserved areas of Punjab province in Pakistan: Results of a cross-sectional baseline survey, Syed Khurram Azmat, Moazzam Ali, Muhammad Ishaque, Ghulam Mustafa, Waqas Hameed, Omar Farooq Khan, Ghazunfer Abbas, Marleen Temmerman, and Erik Munroe

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Comparing effectiveness of two client follow-up approaches in sustaining the use of long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) among the underserved in rural Punjab, Pakistan: A study protocol and participants' profile, Syed Khurram Azmat, Waqas Hameed, Moazzam Ali, Muhammad Ishaque, Ghulam Mustafa, Omar Farooq Khan, Ghazunfer Abbas, and Erik Munroe

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Depression and its association with functional status and physical activity in the elderly in Karachi, Pakistan, Mehreen Anwar Bhamani, Murad Moosa Khan, Mehtab S. Karim, and Mohammed Umer Mir

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Landscape analysis of multi-sectoral initiatives for under-nutrition in Pakistan, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Albertha Nyaku, Jane Keylock, Shehla Zaidi, and Jai Das

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Determinants of method switching among social franchise clients who discontinued the use of intrauterine contraceptive device, Waqas Hameed, Syed Khurram Azmat, Moazzam Ali, Wajahat Hussain, Ghulam Mustafa, Muhammad Ishaque, Safdar Ali, Aftab Ahmed, and Marleen Temmerman

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Continuation rates and reasons for discontinuation of intra-uterine device in three provinces of Pakistan: Results of a 24-month prospective client follow-up, Waqas Hameed, Syed Khurram Azmat, Muhammad Ishaque, Wajahat Hussain, Erik Munroe, Ghulam Mustafa, Omar Farooq Khan, Ghazunfer Abbas, Safdar Ali, and Qaiser Jamshaid Asghar

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The Role of Neighborhood Environment in Promoting Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Disease among Young Adults: Data from Middle to High Income Population in an Asian Megacity, Mohammad Ahraz Hussain, Sandal Noorani, Amna Khan, Hafsa Asad, Anam Rehan, Aamir Kazi, Mirza Zain Baig, Arish Noor, Amash Aqil, and Nida Shahab Bham

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Major dietary patterns and risk of acute myocardial infarction in young, urban Pakistani population, Romaina Iqbal, Saleem Perwaiz Iqbal, Mohsin Yakub, Asal Khan Tareen, and Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal

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Smokeless tobacco use among Pakistani women: a missed opportunity for tobacco control, Tanzil Jamali and Sana Tanzil

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Accuracy and use of WHO hemoglobin color scale for diagnosis of anemia among pregnant women by health care providers in periurban settings in Karachi, Pakistan, Adeel Ahmed Khan, Zafar Fatmi, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Social and societal context of women’s mental health, what women want, what they get: gap analysis in Pakistan of mental health services, polices and research, Kausar S. Khan, Ghazala Rafique, Sohail Amir Ali Bawani, Fatema Hasan, and Anis Haroon

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Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding respiratory symptoms among textile workers of Karachi, Pakistan: A cross-sectional survey, Aneeta Khoso and Asaad Ahmed Nafees

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Prognostic value of grip strength: findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study., Darryl P. Leong, ProfKoon K. Teo, Sumathy Rangarajan, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Alvaro Avezum, Andres Orlandini, Pamela Seron, Suad H. Ahmed, Annika Rosengren, Roya Kelishadi, Omar Rahman, Sumathi Swaminathan, Romaina Iqbal, Rajeev Gupta, Scott A. Lear, Aytekin Oguz, Khalid Yusoff, Katarzyna Zatonska, Jephat Chifamba, Ehimario Igumbor, Viswanathan Mohan, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Hongqiu Gu, Wei Li, and Salim Yusuf

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Universal health coverage assessment Pakistan, Muhammad Ashar Malik

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Cost of primary health care in Pakistan, Muhammad Ashar Malik, Wahid Gul, Saleem Per waiz Iqbal, and Farina Abrejo

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High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in a low income peri-urban community in Karachi, Naseema Mehboobali, Saleem Perwaiz Iqbal, and Muhammad Perwaiz Iqbal

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Residual barriers for utilization of maternal and child health services: community perceptions from rural Pakistan., Zahid Memon, Shehla Zaidi, and Atif Riaz

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Family planning knowledge, attitudes, and practices among married men and women in rural areas of Pakistan: Findings from a qualitative need assessment study, Ghulam Mustafa, Syed Khurram Azmat, Waqas Hameed, Safdar Ali, Muhammad Ishaque, Wajahat Hussain, Aftab Ahmed, and Erik Munroe

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Are pre-school girls more likely to be under-nourished in rural Thatta, Pakistan?-a cross-sectional study., Rozina Nuruddin and Wilbur C. Hadden

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Postpartum contraceptive use and unmet need for family planning in five low-income countries., Omrana Pasha, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Archana Patel, Ana Garces, Fabian Esamai, Elwyn Chomba, Janet L. Moore, Bhalchandra S. Kodkany, Sarah Saleem, Richard J. Derman, Edward A. Liechty, Patricia L. Hibberd, K. Michael Hambidge, Nancy F. Krebs, Waldemar A. Carlo, Elizabeth M. McClure, Marion Koso-Thomas, and Robert L. Goldenberg

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Hospital management training for the Eastern Mediterranean Region: time for a change?, Fauziah Rabbani, Farah Naz Hashmani, Aftab A. Ali Mukhi, Xaher Gul, Nousheen Pradhan, Peter Hatcher, Mounir Farag, and Farhat Abbas

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Service quality in contracted facilities., Fauziah Rabbani, Nousheen Akber Pradhan, Shehla Zaidi, Syed Iqbal Azam, and Farheen Yousuf

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Comparing lung function of textile workers with the healthy Pakistani population, Unaib Rabbani and Asaad Ahmed Nafees

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Perceived barriers to utilizing maternal and neonatal health services in contracted-out versus government-managed health facilities in the rural districts of Pakistan, Atif Riaz, Shehla Zaidi, and Asif Raza Khowaja

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Quality of life among women with symptoms of gynecological morbidities: results of a cross‐sectional study in Karachi, Pakistan, Neelofar Sami, Tazeen Saeed Ali, and Muhammad Osama

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The environmental profile of a community’s health: a cross-sectional study on tobacco marketing in 16 countries., Emily Savell, Anna B. Gilmore, Michelle Sims, Prem K. Mony, Teo Koon, Khalid Yusoff, Scott A. Lear, Pamela Seron, Noorhassim Ismail, K Burcu Tumerdem Calik, Annik Rosengren, Ahmad Bahonar, Rajesh Kumar, Krishnapillai Vijayakumar, Annamarie Kruger, Hany Swidan, Rajeev Gupta, Ehimario Igumbor, Asad Ali Khan Afridi, Omar Rahman, Jephat Chifamba, Katarzyna Zatonska, V Mohan, Deepa Mohan, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Alvaro Avezum, Paul Poirier, Andres Orlandini, Wei Li, Martin McKee, Sumathy Rangarajan, Salim Yusuf, and Clara K. Chow

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Low prevalence of asthma among textile workers in Karachi, Pakistan, Sana Tanzil and Asaad A. Nafees

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The role of quality health services and discussion about birth spacing in postpartum contraceptive use in Sindh, Pakistan: A multilevel analysis, Hannah Tappis, Anis Kazi, Waqas Hameed, Zaib Dahar, Anayat Ali, and Sohail Agha

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Can contracted out health facilities improve access, equity, and quality of maternal and newborn health services? evidence from Pakistan., Shehla Zaidi, Atif Riaz, F. Rabbani, Iqbal Azam Syed, Syeda Nida Imran, Nousheen Pradhan, and Gul Nawaz Khan Nawaz Khan

Submissions from 2014

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Protest of doctors: a basic human right or an ethical dilemma, Imran Naeem Abbasi

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Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among barbers and their knowledge, attitude and practices in the district of Sukkur, Sindh ., Imran Naeem Abbasi, Zafar Fatmi, Muhammad Masood Kadir, and Nalini Sathiakumar

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Cytokine and clinical response to Saccharomyces boulardii therapy in diarrhea-dominant irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized trial, Zaigham Abbas, Javed Yakoob, Wasim Jafri, Zubair Ahmad, Zahid Azam, Muhammad Waqas Usman, Sara Shamim, and Muhammad Islam

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Correlation of arsenic exposure through drinking groundwater and urinary arsenic excretion among adults in Pakistan., Mubashir Ahmed, Zafar Fatmi, and A. Ali

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Child sexual abuse leads to Psychological disorders: Literature review, Savera Aziz Ali and Sumera Aziz Ali

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A study protocol: Using demand-side financing to meet the birth spacing needs of the underserved in Punjab province in Pakistan, Syed Khurram Azmat, Moazzam Ali, Waqas Hameed, Ghulam Mustafa, Ghazanfer Abbas, Muhammad Ishaque, Mohsina Bilgrami, and Marleen Temmerman

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Rationale, design, and cohort enrolment of a prospective observational study of the clinical performance of the new contraceptive implant (Femplant) in Pakistan, Syed Khurram Azmat, Waqas Hameed, Anja Lendvay, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Ghulam Mustafa, Muhammad Ahmed Siddiqui, Sajid Brohi, Asif Karim, Muhammad Ishaque, and Wajahat Hussain

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Solid fuel use is a major risk factor for acute coronary syndromes among rural women: a matched case control study, Zafar Fatmi, D. Coggon, A. Kazi, M. M. Kadir, and N. Sathiakumar

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Women's empowerment and contraceptive use: The role of independent versus couples' decision-making, from a lower middle income country perspective, Waqas Hameed, Syed Khurram Azmat, Moazzam Ali, Muhammad Ishaque Sheikh, Ghazunfer Abbas, Marleen Temmerman, and Bilal Iqbal Avan

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Provider cost analysis supports results-based contracting out of maternal and newborn health services: an evidence-based policy perspective, Peter Hatcher, Shiraz Shaikh, Hassan Fazli, Shehla Zaidi, and Atif Riaz

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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

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Association of parental blood pressure with retinal microcirculatory abnormalities indicative of endothelial dysfunction in children, Muhammad Islam, Tazeen H. Jafar, Rasool Bux, Shiraz Hashmi, Nish Chaturvedi, and Alun D. Hughes

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Prevalence, determinants, and management of chronic kidney disease in Karachi, Pakistan - a community based cross-sectional study., Saleem Jessani, Rasool Bux, and Tazeen Jafar

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In reply to 'validating GFR estimating samples with clinical outcomes', Saleem Jessani and Tazeen H. Jafar

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Estimation of GFR in South Asians: a study from the general population in Pakistan., Saleem Jessani, Andrew S. Levey, Rasool Bux, Lesley A. Inker, Muhammad Islam, Nish Chaturved, Christophe Mariat, Christopher H. Schmid, and Tazeen Jafar

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Devolution of health sector in Pakistan after 18th constitutional amendment: issues and possible solutions, Adeel Ahmed Khan, Zeeshan Ahmed, Muhammad Asadullah Siddiqui, and Neelofer Sami

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Strategies for prevention of road traffic injuries (RTIs) in Pakistan: situational analysis., Adeel Ahmed Khan and Zafar Fatmi

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Burden of asthma among children in a developing megacity: Childhood asthma study, Pakistan, Adeel Ahmed Khan, Sana Tanzil, Tanzil Jamali, Afshan Shahid, Shahla Naeem, Ambreen Sahito, Faraz Siddiqui, Asaad Ahmed Nafees, and Zafar Fatmi

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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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Effectiveness, safety and acceptability of Sino-implant (II) during the first year of use: Results from Kenya and Pakistan, Anja Lendvay, Rose Otieno-Masaba, Syed Khurram Azmat, Angie Wheeless, Waqas Hameed, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Shiphrah Kuria, Markus J. Steiner, Mario Chen, and Paul J. Feldblum

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How to write an introduction and methods of a systematic review of literature, Ashar Muhammad Malik

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Community health revolving fund: Equity fund for MCCS, Muhammad Ashar Malik

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Early psychosis symptoms, Haider A. Naqvi, Sajjad Hussain, Muhammad Islam, and Shafqat Huma

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Epidemiology, determinants and dynamics of cholera in Pakistan: gaps and prospects for future research., Maliha Naseer and Tanzil Jamali

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Improving community case management of diarrhoea and pneumonia in district Badin, Pakistan through a cluster randomised study--the NIGRAAN trial protocol, Fauziah Rabbani, Aftab A. Ali Mukhi, Shagufta Perveen, Xaher Gul, Saleem Iqbal Perwaiz, Shamim Ahmed Qazi, Iqbal Azam Syed, Khalid Hussain Shaikh, and Wafa Aftab

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Evaluating regional workshops on strengthening the capacity of healthcare professional associations to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5., Fauziah Rabbani, Shagufta Perveen, Saba Wasim, Kadi Toure, Stephen Nurse-Findlay, and Naushaba Mobeen

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Gender: shaping personality, lives and health of women in Pakistan, Narjis Rizvi, Kausar S. Khan, and Babar T. Shaikh

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Gender: shaping personality, lives and health of women in Pakistan., Narjis Rizvi, Kausar S. Khan, and Babar T. Shaikh

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A prospective study of maternal, fetal and neonatal deaths in low- and middle-income countries, Sarah Saleem, Elizabeth M. McClure, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Archana Patel, Fabian Esamai, Ana Garces, Elwyn Chomba, Fernando Althabe, Janet Moore, and Bhalachandra Kodkany

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Self-medication with antibiotics among non-medical university students of Karachi: a cross-sectional study, Syed Jawad Shah, Hamna Ahmad, Rija Binte Rehan, Sidra Najeeb, Mirrah Mumtaz, Muhammad Hashim Jilani, Muhammad Sharoz Rabbani, Muhammad Zakariya Alam, Saba Farooq, and M Masood Kadir

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Introduction of a new vaccine in EPI; what we can achieve from a programme in failure, Sana Tanzil, Tanzil Jamali, and Narjis Rizvi

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A case study of outsourced primary healthcare services in Sindh, Pakistan: is this a real reform?, Sana Tanzil, Aysha Zahidie, Adeel Ahsan, Ambreen Kazi, and Babar Tasneem Shaikh

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Comparison of microdilution and standard agar dilution method for determining Penicillin resistance among Spneumoniae, M Y. Yakoob

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Hepatitis B vaccination among primary health care workers in Northwest Pakistan, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Rubina Qasim, Rehana Khalil, Mohammad Fazil Kakakhel, and Shafiq Ur Rehman

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Prevalence of smoking and associated risk factors among medical professionals in hospitals of karachi, pakistan, Mubashir Zafar

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Emerging challenges and health system capacity: the case of non- communicable diseases in Pakistan; a review, Mubashir Zafar and Muhammad Ashar Malik

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Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding HIV/AIDS among adult fishermen in coastal areas of Karachi., Mubashir Zafar, Nighat Nisar, Masood Kadir, Zafar Fatmi, Zeeshan Ahmed, and Kashif Shafique

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Vaccine effectiveness and risk factors associated with measles among children presenting to the hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan., Aysha Zahidie, Saba Wasim, and Zafar Fatmi

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Integration of non-communicable diseases into primary health care: a snapshot from Eastern Mediterranean region, Shehla Zaidi, Abdul Latif Khan, Aftab Ali Mukhi, Yousuf Memon, Slim Slama, and Samer Jabbour

Submissions from 2013

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Needle stick injuries--risk and preventive factors: a study among health care workers in tertiary care hospitals in Pakistan., Asad Ali Khan Afridi, Ameet Kumar, and Raza Sayani

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Insight into implementation of facility-based integrated management of childhood illness strategy in a rural district of Sindh, Pakistan, Nousheen Akber Pradhan, Narjis Rizvi, Neelofar Sami, and Xaher Gul

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Performance and measurement of a community-based distribution model of family planning services in Pakistan, Syed Khurram Azmat, Shirin Ahmed, Waqas Hameed, Mohsina Bilgrami, Ayesha Khan, Adnan Ahmad Khan, and Ghulam Mustafa

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IUD discontinuation rates, switching behavior, and user satisfaction: Findings from a retrospective analysis of a mobile outreach service program in Pakistan, Syed Khurram Azmat, Waqas Hameed, Ghulam Mustafa, Wajahat Hussain, Aftab Ahmed, and Mohsina Bilgrami

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Social franchising and vouchers to promote long-term methods of family planning in rural Pakistan: A qualitative stocktaking with stakeholders, Syed Khurram Azmat, Ghulam Mustafa, Waqas Hameed, Jamshaid Asghar, Aftab Ahmed, and Babar T. Shaikh

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Impact of social franchising on contraceptive use when complemented by vouchers: A quasi-experimental study in rural Pakistan, Syed Khurram Azmat, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Waqas Hameed, Ghulam Mustafa, Wajahat Hussain, Jamshaid Asghar, Muhammad Ishaque, Aftab Ahmed, and Mohsina Bilgrami

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Need for multilevel strategies and enhanced acceptance of contraceptive use in order to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in a Muslim society: a qualitative study of young adults in urban Karachi, Pakistan., Syed Farid-ul-Hasnain, Eva Johansson, Saleema Aziz Gulzar, and Gunilla Krant

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Burden of skin lesions of arsenicosis at higher exposure through groundwater of taluka Gambat district Khairpur, Pakistan: a cross-sectional survey, Zafar Fatmi, Imran Naeem Abbasi, Mubashir Ahmed, Ambreen Kazi, and Fujio Kayama

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Medical education and research in Pakistan, Abdull Ghaffar, Shehla Zaidi, Huma Qureshi, and Asad Hafeez

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Daily contact with a patient and poor housing affordability as determinants of pulmonary tuberculosis in urban Pakistan, Batool A. Haider, Saeed Akhtar, and Juanita Hatcher

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Asbestos risk assessment in Pakistan: Current scenario and way forward, Adeel Ahmed Khan, Asaad Ahmed Nafees, and Zafar Fatmi

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Interventions to reduce neonatal mortality from neonatal tetanus in low and middle income countries - a systematic review, Adeel Ahmed Khan, Aysha Zahidie, and F. Rabbani

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Ethics and social accountability - two sides of the same coin integrating social accountability in medical education, Kausar S. Khan and Sohail Amir Ali Bawani

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Missing dimensions in addressing child malnutrition in Pakistan : lessons from the tawana experience, Kausar S. Khan, Ghazala Rafique, and Sohail Amir Ali Bawani

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Thalassemia and premarital screening: potential for implementation of a screening program among young people in Pakistan, Arslan Mirza, Alina Ghani, Anam Pal, Abeer Sami, Sana Hannan, Zohaib Ashraf, Sulala Iqbal, Umair Zafar Malik, Umar Hayat, and Zafar Fatmi

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Pattern and predictors for respiratory illnesses and symptoms and lung function among textile workers in Karachi, Pakistan, Asaad Ahmed Nafees, Zafar Fatmi, Muhammad Masood Kadir, and Nalini Sathiakumar

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How well can physicians manage Tuberculosis? A Public-Private sector comparison from Karachi, Pakistan, Maliha Naseer, Ali Khawaja, Amin S. Pethan, and Salik Aleem

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How well can physicians manage tuberculosis? A public-private sector comparison from Karachi, Pakistan, Maliha Naseer, Ali Khawaja, Amin S. Pethani, and Salik Aleem

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Sex-based difference in the perception of exercise and level of physical activity among residents of Karachi City, Pakistan, Maliha Naseer, Aneeta Khoso, Sadaf Naqvi, and Hira Irfan

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Relationship between exercise induced dyspnea and functional capacity with doppler-derived diastolic function, Sumera Nasim, Najaf Nadeem, Aysha Zahidie, and Tabbasum Sharif

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Determinants of contraceptives use amongst youth: an exploratory study with family planning service providers in Karachi Pakistan, Noureen Aleem Nishtar, Neelofar Sami, Sabina Alim, Nousheen Pradhan, and Farid Ul Hasnain

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Myths and fallacies about male contraceptive methods: a qualitative study amongst married youth in slums of Karachi, Pakistan, Noureen Aleem Nishtar, Neelofar Sami, Anum Faruqi, Shaneela Khowaja, and Farid Ul-Hasnain

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A combined community and facility-based approach to improve pregnancy outcomes in low-resource settings: A global network cluster randomized trial, Omrana Pasha, Elizabeth M. McClure, Linda L. Wright, Sarah Saleem, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Elwyn Chomba, Archana Patel, Fabian Esamai, Ana Garces, and Fernando Althabe

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Engaging general practitioners in public–private mix tuberculosis DOTS program in an urban area in Pakistan need for context-specific approach, Amin Pethani, Mubashir Zafar, Adeel Ahmed Khan, Unaib Rabbani Sana, Sana Ahmed, and Zafar Fatmi

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Perceptions of primary caregivers of children with disabilities in two communities from Sindh and Balochistan, Pakistan, Arisha Qayyum, Seema Zainulabdin Lasi, and Ghazala Rafique

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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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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