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Submissions from 2018

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Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma: Clinicopathological spectrum of an intriguing neoplasm, Mariam Abid, Saroona Haroon, Aisha Hassan Memon, Zubair Ahmad, and Sheema Habib Hasan

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Mixed IgM cold and IgG warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia complicated by acral gangrene, Imran Ahmad, Ayesha Majeed Memon, and Bushra Moiz

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Evidence of chikungunya virus disease in Pakistan since 2015 with patients demonstrating involvement of the central nervous system, Kelli L. Barr, Erum Khan, Joveria Farooqi, Kehkashan Imtiaz, Dhani Prakoso, Faisal Malik, John A. Lednicky, and Maureen T. Long

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Lipoblastoma: a clinicopathologic review of 23 cases from a major tertiary care center plus detailed review of literature, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, Zubair Ahmad, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Naila Kayani Naila Kayani, and Nasir Ud Din

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Genome-wide analysis of multi- and extensively drug-resistant mycobacterium tuberculosis, Rumina Hasan, Zahra Hasan, Taane G. Clark, Francesc Coll, Mridul B. Nair, Grant A. Hill-Cawthorne, Saad Alghamdi, Abdallah O. Ahmed, Stephanie Portelli, and Adriana Alves

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Emergence of an extensively drug-resistant salmonella enterica serovar typhi clone harboring a promiscuous plasmid encoding resistance to fluoroquinolones and third-generation cephalosporins, Rumina Hasan, Sadia Shakoor, Farah Naz Farid, Dania Khalid Saeed, Ghazala Shaheen, Shahida Qureshi, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Muhammad Khalid Salim, Zahra Hasan, Elizabeth J. Klemma, Andrew J. Page, Kim Judge, Vanessa K. Wong, Timothy J. Dallman, Satheesh Nair, Stephen Baker, and Gordon Dougan

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Integrating tuberculosis and antimicrobial resistance control programmes, Rumina Hasan, Sadia Shakoor, Johanna Hanefeld, and Mishal Khan

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Clinicopathologic features of invasive metaplastic and micropapillary breast carcinoma: comparison with invasive ductal carcinoma of breast, Atif Ali Hashmi, Saher Aijaz, Raeesa Mahboob, Saadia Mehmood Khan, Muhammad Irfan, Narisa Iftikhar, Mariam Nisar, Maham Siddiqui, Muhammad Muzzammil Edhi, Naveen Faridi, and Amir Khan

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Clinicopathologic features and prognostic grouping of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) in Pakistani patients: An institutional perspective, Atif Ali Hashmi, Mahrukh Faraz, Zareeha Nauman, Mohammad Usman Qureshi, Shumaila Kanwal Hashmi, Hira Fatima Waseem, Muhammad Muzzammil Edh, Naveen Faridi, and Amir Khan

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Inherited bleeding disorders-experience of a not-for-profit organization in Pakistan, Shabneez Hussain, Shahida Baloch, Azra Parvin, Akbar Najmuddin, Farhana Musheer, Mubashra Junaid, Rab Nawaz Memon, Fareeda Bhanbhro, Hayat Ullah, and Bushra Moiz

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Cancer prevalence in Pakistan: Meta-analysis of various published studies to determine variation in cancer figures resulting from marked population heterogeneity in different parts of the country, Romana Idress, Saira Fatima, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, Ahmed Raheem, and Zubair Ahmad

Relationship of serum procalcitonin, c-reactive protein, and lactic acid to organ failure and outcome in critically Ill pediatric population, Lena Jafri, Imran Siddiqui, Qalab Abbas, Ahmed Raheem Buksh, and Anwar Ul Haque

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Value of dedicated research time for IMGs in obtaining surgical residency training positions: a 10-year review of applicants from a medical college in Pakistan, Mohammad Raheel Jajja, Marvi Tariq, Salila Shoaib Hashmi, Thomas F. Dodson, and Rashida Ahmed

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Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy for analysis of kidney stones, Aysha Habib Khan, Sheharbano Imran, Jamsheer Talati, and Lena Jafri

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Osteoporosis and its perspective in Pakistan: A review of evidence and issues for addressing fragility fractures, Aysha Habib Khan, Lena Jafri, Sibtain Ahmed, and Shahryar Noordin

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Frequency of macroprolactin in hyperprolactinemia, Aysha Habib Khan, Noreen Abbas Sherazi, and Mirza Zain Baig

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Human west nile virus disease outbreak in Pakistan, 2015–2016, E. Khan, Kelli L. Barr, Joveria Farooqi, Dhani Prakoso, Alizae Abbas, Zain Y. Khan, Shanze Ashi, Kehkashan Imtiaz, Z Aziz, and Faisal Malik

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Relationship among hypovitaminosis d, maternal periodontal disease, and low birth weight., Farhan Raza Khan, Tashfeen Ahmad, Rabia Hussain, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Neurological involvement associated with plasmodium vivax malaria from Pakistan, Yousaf Abdullah Khan, Usman Hameed Mian, Najia Karim Ghanchi, Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, and Mohammad Asim Beg

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Low grade mullerian adenosarcoma of pouch of douglas recurring as bilateral ovarian high grade mullerian adenosarcoma with rhabdomyosarcomatous overgrowth after 11 years, Sandeep Kumar, Muhammad Raza, and Muhammad Usman Tariq

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Resistome of carbapenem- and colistin-resistant klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates, Sara Lomonaco, Matthew A. Crawford, Christine Lascols, Ruth E. Timme, Kevin Anderson, David R. Hodge, Debra J. Fisher, Segaran P. Pillai, Stephen A. Morse, and Erum Khan

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Global distribution of invasive serotype 35D streptococcus pneumoniae post-PCV13 introduction, Stephanie W. Lo, Rebecca A. Gladstone, Andries J. van Tonder, Paulina A. Hawkins, Brenda Kwambana Adams, Jennifer E. Cornick, Shabir A. Madhi, Susan A. Nzenze, Mignon du Plessis, Rama Kandasamy, Philip E. Carter, and Sadia Shakoor

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Diagnostic dilemma of patients with methylmalonic aciduria: Experience from a tertiary care centre in Pakistan, Hafsa Majid, Aysha Habib Khan, Lena Jafri, Azeema Jamil, Nasir Yousufzai, Midhat Fatima, Zeba Zulfiqar Ali, and Bushra Afroze

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Role of TNF α, IL-6 and CXCL10 in dengue disease severity, Kiran I. Masood, Bushra Jamil, Maryam Rahim, Muniba Islam, Muhammad Farhan, and Zahra Hasan

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Cold agglutinins in peripheral blood with atypical cells with an owl-eye appearance in bone trephine, Ayesha Majeed Memon and Farheen Karim

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Frequency of ALK rearrangement by FISH testing and its correlation with ALK-IHC in adenocarcinoma of primary lung origin, Samar Moattar, Namrah Anwar, Tariq Moatter, and Shahid Pervez

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Spoon nails: still seen in today's world, Bushra Moiz

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Fulminant hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, Bushra Moiz and Sidra Asad Ali

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No risk reduction for plasmodium vivax malaria in sickle cell disease, Bushra Moiz and Ayesha Majeed Memon

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Prospective comparison of point-of-care device and standard analyzer for monitoring of international normalized ratio in outpatient oral anticoagulant clinic, Bushra Moiz, Ahmed Raheem, Anila Rashid, Muhammad Hasan, and Lena Jafri

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Amniotic fluid embolism, Nadia Nawaz and Ahmed Raheem Buksh

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HER2 basolateral versus circumferential IHC expression Is dependent on polarity and differentiation of epithelial cells in gastric/GE adenocarcinoma, Shahid Pervez, Sidra Arshad, and Brooj Abro

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Upshaw-Schulman syndrome with c.2728C>T Mutation in ADAMTS13 Gene, Shahzadi Resham, Zehra Fadoo, and Bushra Moiz

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Primitive myxoid mesenchymal tumor of infancy with brain metastasis: first reported case, Amna Afzal Saeed, Quratulain Riaz, Nasiruddin Ahmed, and Sadaf Altaf

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Distribution of chromosomal abnormalities commonly observed in adult acute myeloid leukemia in Pakistan as predictors of prognosis, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh, Zeeshan Ansar Ahmed, Mohammad Usman Shaikh, Salman Naseem Adil, Mohammad Khurshid, Tariq Moatter, Anila Rashid, Farheen Karim, Ahmed Raheem, and Natasha Ali

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Performance evaluation of a coagulation laboratory using sigma metrics, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh, Sidra Asad Ali, Anila Rashid, Farheen Kareem, and Bushra Moiz

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Adequacy of platelet counting by automated haematology analyzers: An insight on current methodologies, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh, Noor Rahman Khan, and Zeeshan Ansar Ahmed

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Disseminated histoplasmosis in an immuno-competent young male: role of bone marrow examination in rapid diagnosis, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh and Ayesha Majeed Memon

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High heterotrophic counts in potable water and antimicrobial resistance among indicator organisms in two peri-urban communities of Karachi, Pakistan, Sadia Shakoor, Imran Ahmed, Saima Mukhtiar, Israr Ahmed, Farzeen Hirani, Shazia Sultana, and Rumina Hasan

Pattern of bone marrow involvement in non hodgkin's lymphoma classified according to WHO classification: report of a developing country Pakistan, Sadia Sultan, Naseer Baloch, Zeeshan Ansar Ahmed, Syed Mohammad Irfan, and Saira Parveen

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Abdominopelvic and retroperitoneal low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma: a clinicopathologic study of 13 cases, Nasir Ud Din, Zubair Ahmad, Riyam Zreik, Andrew Horvai, Andrew L. Folpe, and Karen Fritchie

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Ectopic enterobius vermicularis Iinfestation; an extremely rare cause of mesenteric lymphadenopathy mimicking tuberculous lymphadenitis, Summaya Zafar, Muhammad Usman, and Zubair Ahmad

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Genetic sequencing for surveillance of drug resistance in tuberculosis in highly endemic countries: a multi-country population-based surveillance study, Matteo Zignol MD, Andrea Maurizio Cabibbe, Anna S. Dean, Philippe Glaziou, Natavan Alikhanova, Cecilia Ama, Sönke Andres, Anna Barbova, Rumina Hasan, and Zahra Hasan

Submissions from 2017

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Intrahepatic biliary cystadenoma mimicking hydatid cyst of liver: A clinicopathologic study of six cases, Zubair Ahmad, Nasir Uddin, Wasim Memon, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, and Arsalan Ahmed

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Evaluation of 'CKD-EPI Pakistan' equation for estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR): a comparison of eGFR prediction equations in Pakistani population, Sibtain Ahmed, Lena Jafri, and Ayesha Habib Khan

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An Analysis of Blood Utilization for Stem Cell Transplant Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Natasha Ali

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Iron overload assessment in beta Thalassemia Major - is T2* Magnetic Resonance Imaging the answer?, Natasha Ali

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Red blood cell transfusion in infants and children - Current perspectives, Natasha Ali

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Identifying potential barriers to sperm cryopreservation among Pakistani male cancer patients, Natasha Ali and Nida Latif

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Case series of naegleria fowleri primary ameobic meningoencephalitis from Karachi, Pakistan, Zeeshan Ansar, Bushra Jamil, Azra Samreen, E. Khan, Zahra Hasan, Najia Karim Ghanchi, and Afia Zafar

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Utility of Peripheral Film Findings and its Correlation with Automated Analyzer - An Audit from Tertiary Care Hospital, Sidra Asad, Imran Ahmed, and Natasha Ali

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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

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Evaluation of Xpert MTB/RIF testing for rapid diagnosis of childhood pulmonary tuberculosis in children by Xpert MTB/RIF testing of stool samples in a low resource setting, Zahra Hasan, Sadia Shakoor, Fehmina Arif, Aisha Mehnaz, Alnoor Akber, Marium Haider, Akber Kanji, and Rumina Hasan

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Rapid detection of in vitro antituberculous drug resistance among smear-positive respiratory samples using microcolony detection-based direct drug susceptibility testing method, Irim Iftikhar, Seema Irfan, Joveria Farooqi, Zahida Azizullah, and Rumina Hasan

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Disseminated hydatid cyst of liver and lung, Nousheen Iqbal, Muhammad Hussain, Romana Idress, and Muhammad Irfan

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Serious fungal infections in Pakistan, Kauser Jabeen, Joveria Farooqi, Afia Zafar, Sajjad Mirza, and D Denning

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Single nucleotide polymorphisms in efflux pumps genes in extensively drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Pakistan, Akbar Kanji, Rumina Hasan, Asho Ali, Ambreen Zaver, Ying Zhang, Kehkashan Imtiaz, Wanliang Shi, Taane G. Clark, Ruth McNerney, and Jody Phelan

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Eliminating wrong blood transfusions - recent advances, Farheen Karim and Salman Naseem Adil

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Transfusion transmitted dengue: one donor infects two patients, Farheen Mahar Karim, Nadia Nasir, and Bushra Moiz

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CXC chemokines exhibit bactericidal activity against multidrug-resistant gram-negative pathogens, Erum Khan; Matthew A. Crawford; Debra J. Fisher; Lisa M. Leung; Sara Lomonaco; Christine Lascols; Antonio Cannatelli,; Gian Maria Rossolini; Yohei Doi; and David R. Goodlett

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High burden of subclinical lead toxicity after phase out of lead from petroleum in Pakistan, Hafsa Majid, Aysha Habib, Nadeem Ullah Khan, Imran Siddiqui, Farooq Ghani, and Lena Jafri

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High burden of subclinical lead toxicity after phase out of lead from petroleum in Pakistan, Hafsa Majid, Aysha Habib, Nadeem Ullah Khan, Imran Siddiqui, Farooq Ghani, and Lena Jafri

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Burden of Zinc (Zn) deficiency: A high volume clinical laboratory data analysis, Hafsa Majid, Shabnum Khawaja, Aysha Habib Khan, Imran Siddqui, Farooq Ghani, and Lena Jafri

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Homeostatic Model Assessment for Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR): A Better Marker for Evaluating Insulin Resistance Than Fasting Insulin in Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hafsa Majid, Qamar Masood, and Aysha Habib Khan

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Pelvic abscess caused by a slow growing anaerobic bacterium, Eggerthella lenta: First case report from Pakistan, Pushpa Bhawan Mal, Irum Rafiq, Irim Iftikhar, and Seema Irfan

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A standardised method for interpreting the association between mutations and phenotypic drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Paolo Miotto, Belay Tessema, Elisa Tagliani, Leonid Chindelevitch, Angela M. Starks, Claudia Emerson, Debra Hanna, Peter S. Kim, Richard Liwski, Matteo Zignol, and Rumina Hasan

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Homocysteine as a Biomarker for Thrombosis: What is the Learning Curve?, Bushra Moiz

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Frequency of G6PD mediterranean in individuals with and without malaria in southern Pakistan, Bushra Moiz, Haroon Muhammad Arshad, Ahmed Raheem Raheem, Hasan Hayat, Najia Karim Ghanchi, and M Asim Beg

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Anthropometric measurements in children having transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia, Bushra Moiz, Aysha Habib, Sobiya Sawani, Ahmed Raheem, Bilal Hasan, and Manesh Gangwani

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Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis in a Patient with Undiagnosed Factor VII Deficiency, Hira Qadir, Anila Rashid, and Salman Naseem Adil

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Phenotypic low-level isoniazid resistance as a marker to predict ethionamide resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Salima Qamar, Joveria Q. Farooqi, Kausar Jabeen, and Rumina Hasan

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Frequency of colistin and fosfomycin resistance in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae from a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Salima Qamar, Najma Shaheen, Sadia Shakoor, Joveria Farooqi, Kauser Jabeen, and Rumina Hasan

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Role of mesenchymal stem cells in acquisition of metaplasia in AKU-BC42 breast metaplastic carcinoma cell line, Nazia Riaz, Sadia Habib, Azhar Hussain, and El Nasir Lalani

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Readiness for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance in Pakistan; a model for laboratory strengthening, Dania Khalid Saeed, Rumina Hasan, Mahwish Naim, Afia Zafar, E. Khan, Kauser Jabeen, Seema Irfan, Imran Ahmed, Mohammad Zeeshan, Zabin Wajidali, Joveria Farooqi, Sadia Shakoor, Abdul Chagla, and Jason Rao

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Readiness for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance in Pakistan; a model for laboratory strengthening, Dania Khalid Saeed, Rumina Hasan, Mahwish Naim, Afia Zafar, E. Khan, Kauser Jabeen, Seema Irfan, Imran Ahmed, Mohammad Zeeshan, Zabin Wajidali, Joveria Farooqi, Sadia Shakoor, Abdul Chagla, and Jason Rao

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Readiness for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance in Pakistan; a model for laboratory strengthening, Dania Khalid Saeed, Rumina Hasan, Mahwish Naim, Afia Zafar, Erum Khan, Kauser Jabeen, Seema Irfan, Imran Ahmed, Mohammad Zeeshan, Zabin Wajidali, Joveria Farooqi, Sadia Shakoor, Abdul Chagla, and Jason Roy

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Anaplastic lymphoma kinase protein positive diffuse large B cell lymphoma; a developing world experience, Huzaifah Sala, Nasir Ud Din, tariq moatter, Naila Kayani, and Arsalan Ahmed

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Susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus to vancomycin and other alternate agents: report from a private sector hospital laboratory, Faryal Saleem, 1 Naima Fasih, and Afia Zafar

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Enterobius vermicularis in tubo-ovarian abscess: A rare and interesting incidental finding - A case Report, Faryal Saleem, Faizan Malik, and Saira Fatima

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Disseminated histoplasmosis in an immuno-competent young male: Role of bone marrow examination in rapid diagnosis, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh and Ayesha Majeed Memon

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Strategies for management of latent tuberculosis in endemic settings: building evidence, Sadia Shakoor and Rumina Hasan

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Measles cases among adolescents in southern Pakistan 2012-2015: The case for revisiting vaccination strategies, Sadia Shakoor, Erum Khan, Muhammad Imran Rajput, and Wali Muhammad Rahimoon

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Selective Screening for Organic Acidurias and Amino Acidopathies in Pakistani Children, Noreen Abbas Sherazi, Aysha Habib Khan, Lena Jafri, Azeema Jamil, Nasir Ali Khan, and Bushra Afroze

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Embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes, C19MC-altered: Report of an extremely rare malignant pediatric central nervous system neoplasm, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Zubair Ahmad, Muhammad Khurram Minhas, Aisha Memon, Noreen Mushtaq, and Cynthia Hawkins

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Papillary craniopharyngioma: A clinicopathologic study of a rare entity from a major tertiary care center in Pakistan, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Nasir Ud Din, Zubair Ahmad, and Wasim Memon

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Transfusion-related acute lung injury in a paediatric intensive care unit of Pakistan, Muhammed Tariq, Zehra Dhanani, Qalab Abbas, Humaira Jurair, Farheen Karim Mahar, and Anwarul Haque

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Hybrid peripheral nerve sheath tumors: report of five cases and detailed review of literature, Nasir Ud Din, Zubair Ahmad, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, and Rashida Ahmed

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Atypical Teratoid/ Rhabdoid Tumor of Brain: a Clinicopathologic Study of Eleven Patients and Review of Literature, Nasir Ud Din, Abrar Barakzai, Aisha Memon, Sheema Hasan, and Zubair Ahmad

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Practical guide and atlas for the diagnosis of fungal infections, Afia Zafar, Kauser Jabeen, and Joveria Farooqi

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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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Healthcare Personnel Regarding the Transmission of Pathogens via Fomites at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Hassaan Bin Aftab, Bushra Zia, Mohammad Faizan Zahid, Ahmed Raheem, and Mohammad Asim Beg

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Central, Extraventricular and Atypical Neurocytomas: a Clinicopathologic Study of 35 Cases from Pakistan Plus a Detailed Review of the Published Literature, Zubair Ahmad, Nasir Ud Din, Aisha Memon, Mohammad Usman Tariq, Romana Idrees, and Sheema Hasan

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Errors in Surgical Pathology Reports: a Study from a Major Center in Pakistan, Zubair Ahmad, Romana Idrees, Nasir Uddin, Arsalan Ahmed, and Saira Fatima

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Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma of Appendix Presenting as Acute Appendicitis: An Exceptionally Rare Case Report, Arsalan Ahmed, Nasir Ud Din, Abdur Rehman Alvi, and Brian P. Rubin

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117P: Classification of EGFR mutations in Pakistani lung adenocarcinoma for predicting response to targeted therapy, Z A. Ahmed, S Pervez, and T Moatter

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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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Glomus Tumor of Trachea in an Adult Male, Sidra Arshad, Zubair Ahmad, and Nasir Ud Din

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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