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Submissions from 2012

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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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Independent and synergistic associations of asthma and obesity with systemic inflammation in adolescents, Unab I. Khan, Deepa Rastogi, Carmen R. Isasi, and Susan M. Coupey

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Race-ethnic differences in adipokine levels: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), Unab I. Khan, Dan Wang, Maryfran R. Sowers, Peter Mancuso, Susan A. Everso Rose, Philipp E. Scherer, and Rachel P. Wildman

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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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General practitioners' awareness and management of common psychiatric disorders: a community-based survey from Karachi, Pakistan, H A. Naqvi, S Sabzwari, S Hussain, M Islam, and M Zaman

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Incident cardiovascular disease events in metabolically benign obese individuals, Alexandra D. Ogorodnikova, Mimi Kim, Aileen P. McGinn, Paul Muntner, Unab I. Khan, and Rachel P. Wildman

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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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Associations of obesity and asthma with functional exercise capacity in urban minority adolescents, Deepa Rastogi, Unab I. Khan, Carmen R. Isasi, and Susan M. Coupey

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Hypertension in a young boy: an energy drink effect, Asma Usman and Ambreen Jawaid

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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 Sultan Ali and A k. khawaja

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Upper airway structure and body fat composition in obese children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, Raanan Arens, Sanghun Sin, Kiran Nandalike, Jessica Rieder, Unab I. Khan, Katherine Freeman, Judith Wylie Rosett, Michael L. Lipton, David M. Wootton, Joseph M. McDonough, and Keivan Shifteh

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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 Syed, and K. 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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Burden of subclinical cardiovascular disease in “Metabolically Benign” and “At-Risk” overweight and obese women: the study of women's health across the nation (SWAN), Unab I. Khan, Wang D. Dan, Rebecca C. Thurston, MaryFran Sowers, Dr. Kim Sutton Tyrrell, Karen A. Matthews, Emma Barinas Mitchell, and Rachel P. Wildman

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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 Dr, 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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Subcutaneous adipose tissue in relation to subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiometabolic risk factors in midlife women, Rachel P. Wildman, Imke Janssen, Unab I. Khan, Rebecca Thurston, Emma Barinas Mitchell, Samar R El Khoudary, Susan A Everson Rose, Rasa Kazlauskaite, Karen A. Matthews, and Kim Sutton Tyrrell

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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 Sultan Ali, Badar S. Ali, Iqbal Azam Syed, 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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Effect of modest changes in BMI on cardiovascular disease risk markers in severely obese, minority adolescents, Unab I. Khan, Rieder Rieder, Hillel W. Cohen, Susan M. Coupey, and Rachel P. Wildman

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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 Dr, 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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Public Health Tools during Emergencies: Epidemiological Studies, J. Razzak and Uzma R. Khan

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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 Sultan Ali, Badar S. Ali, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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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 Dr

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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

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Medicinal uses of honey: results of a survey of patients visiting family doctors at a teaching hospital in Karachi, Waris Qidwai, S Waheed, Salma Ayub, and Iqbal Azam

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Experiences, attitudes and barriers towards research amongst junior faculty of Pakistani medical universities, Saniya Sabzwari, Samreen Kauser, and Ali Khan Khuwaja

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Geriatric patients' expectations of their physicians: findings from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Taimur Saleem, Umair Khalid, and Waris Qidwai Dr

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Is Chaalia/Pan Masala harmful for health? practices and knowledge of children of schools in Mahmoodabad and Chanesar Goth, Karachi, Sameena Shah, Riaz Qureshi, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Religious Opposition to Polio Vaccination, Haider J. Warraich

Submissions from 2008

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A qualitative assessment of barriers and facilitators to achieving behavior goals among obese inner-city adolescents in a weight management program, Mary Alm, Nafisseh Soroudi, Judith Wylie-Rosett, Carmen R. Isasi, Sonia Suchday, Jessica Rieder, and Unab I. Khan

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Awareness of cancer risk factors among patients and attendants presenting to a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Hadi Bhurgri, Saqib Ali Gowani, Ahmed Itrat, Saira Samani, Akbar Zuberi, Momin Saulat Siddique, Waris Qidwai Dr, and Yasmin Bhurgri

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Adolescent sexuality, Susan M. Coupey and Unab I. Khan

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An audit of the quality of care indicators for the management of diabetes in family practice clinics in Karachi, Pakistan, Raheem H Dhanani, Mohammad Mustafa Qureshi, Ali Khan Khuwaja, Badar Sabir Ali, and Riaz Qureshi

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Prevalence and predictors of depression among an elderly population of Pakistan, Hammad A. Ganatra, Syed N. Zafar, Waris Qidwai, and Shafquat Rozi

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Frequency of abnormal pap smears and assessment of risk factors for cervical cancer in an out-patient clinic, Firdous Jahan, Naheed Nabi, Waris Qidwai, and Iqbal Azam

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Attributes of an effective clinical teacher: a survey on students' and teachers' perceptions, Firdous Jahan, Shazia Sadaf, Saira Kalia, Abdullah Khan, and Hasan Bin Hamza

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Domestic violence prior to and during pregnancy among Pakistani women, Rozina Karmaliani, Farhana Irfan, Carla M. Bann, Elizabeth M. Mcclure, Nancy Moss, Omrana Pasha, and Robert L. Goldenberg

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Adolescent sexuality, Unab Khan and Susan M. Coupey

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Primary care: a mandatory requirement for effective health care, Waris Qidwai

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Opportunistic health promotion among family practice patients at a teaching hospital in Karachi, Waris Qidwai, Amina Adil, and Iqbal Azam

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The present status and future role of family doctors: a perspective from the International Federation of Primary Care Research Networks, Waris Qidwai, John W. Beasley, and Francisco J. Gomez- Clavelina

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Strategies to improve status of family physicians: a perspective from an international collaboration, Waris Qidwai, TAM Khoja, Victor Inem, S Rawaf, WE Cayley, BA Almustafa, A Abyad, and H Yaman

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Impact of working status on their lives: a survey of working women at a teaching hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Waris Qidwai, Shahan Waheed, Salma Ayub, and Iqbal Azam

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Practices and knowledge of schoolchildren regarding chhaalia/paan masala in Mahmoodabad and Chanesar Goth, Karachi, Sameena Shah, Riaz Qureshi, and Iqbal Azam Syed

Submissions from 2007

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Pulmonary function tests: normal values in non-smoking students and staff at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Mirza Ikram Ali Baig and Riaz H. Qureshi

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Cost effectiveness of screening of all newly recruited employees for diabetes at a tertiary care hospital, Niloufer Sultan Ali and Ali Khan Khuwaja

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Family systems: perceptions of elderly patients and their attendents presenting at a university hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Ahmed Itrat, Ather Mohammed Taqui, Fahd Qazi, and Waris Qidwai

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Metabolic syndrome: frequency and gender differences at an out - patient clinic, Firdous Jahan, Riaz Qureshi, Tasneem Borhany, and Hasan Bin Hamza

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Emergency department deaths despite active management: experience from a tertiary care centre in a low-income country, Nadeem U. Khan, Junaid Abdul Razzak, Syed Muhammad Hammad Alam, and Humaid Ahmad

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Polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents, Unab I. Khan

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Awareness about reproductive health and rights among students of a public university in Karachi, Pakistan: a cross sectional study, Naheed Nabi; Waris Qidwai; Farhat Batool,; and Iqbal Azam

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Primary care research: opportunities and challenges, Waris Qidwai

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Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding immunization among family practice patients, Waris Qidwai, Syed Sohail Ali, Semi Ayub, and Salma Ayub

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Patient attendants views on their role in doctor–patient consultation, Waris Qidwai, Maria Khan, and Iqbal Azam

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Depression in the elderly: does family system play a role? a cross-sectional study, Ather M. Taqui, Ahmed Itrat, Waris Qidwai, and Zeeshan Qadri