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Submissions from 2021

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Fludarabine-based salvage therapy for refractory/relapsed acute leukemias: A single center experience, Abdul Muqtadir Abbasi, Mohammad Usman Shaikh, Natasha Bahadur Ali, and Mohammad Nadir Haider

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Artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, current applications and future role with special emphasis on its potential and promise in pathology: Present and future impact, obstacles including costs and acceptance among pathologists, practical and philosophical considerations. A comprehensive review, Zubair Ahmad, Shabina Rahim, Maha Zubair, and Jamshid Abdul Ghafar

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Evaluation of serum ferritin for prediction of severity and mortality in COVID-19- A cross sectional study, Sibtain Ahmed, Zeeshan Ansar Ahmed, Imran Siddiqui, Naveed Haroon Rashid, Maheen Mansoor, and Lena Jafri

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Hajdu cheney syndrome due to NOTCH2 defect - First case report from Pakistan and review of literature, Sibtain Ahmed, Aahan Arif, Saadia Abbas, Muhammad Osama Khan, Salman Kirmani, and Aysha Habib Khan

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Bartholin gland carcinoma in a young female: A rare disease in an unusual age group, Munazza Akhtar, Uzma Chishti, and Romana Idress

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Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients presenting with hip fractures at a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Ainan Arshad, Muhammad Talal Ibrahim, Hajra Arshad, Muhammad Bin Hammad, Sijal Akhtar Sheikh, Aysha Habib Khan, Lena Jafri, and Sarah Nadeem

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Development of the Asia pacific consortium on osteoporosis (APCO) framework: Clinical standards of care for the screening, diagnosis, and management of osteoporosis in the Asia-pacific region, M Chandran, P J. Mitchell, T Amphansap, S K. Bhadada, M Chadha, D-C Chan, Y-S Chung, P Ebeling, N Gilchrist, and Aysha Habib Khan

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Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma: Clinicopathological characteristics of 8 cases of a rare vascular tumor and review of literature, Qurratulain Chundriger, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, Arsalan Ahmed, and Nasir Ud Din

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Retiform hemangioendothelioma: A case series and review of the literature, Qurratulain Chundriger, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Shabina Rahim, Jamshid Abdul-Ghafar, and Nasir Ud Din

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Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma of the parapharyngeal space: An unusual location, Muhammad Hammad Deewani, Muhammad Hassan Danish, Mohammad Sohail Awan, and Nasir Ud Din

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Gliosarcoma in patients under 20 years of age. A clinicopathologic study of 11 cases and detailed review of the literature, Nasir Ud Din, Hira Ishtiaq, Shabina Rahim, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, and Zubair Ahmad

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Female genital tuberculosis in Pakistan - A retrospective review of 10-year laboratory data and analysis of 32 cases, Tazeen Fatima, Rumina Hasan, Faisal Malik, Imran Ahmed, Linda Alice Bartlett, Michael G. Gravett, and Sadia Shakoor

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Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to pancreas and gastrointestinal tract: A clinicopathological study of 3 cases and review of literature, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, Nasir Ud Din, Ramin Saadaat, and Zubair Ahmad

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Molecular surveillance of drug resistance: Plasmodium falciparum artemisinin resistance single nucleotide polymorphisms in Kelch protein propeller (K13) domain from Southern Pakistan, Najia Karim Ghanchi, Bushra Qurashi, Hadiqa Raees, and Mohammad Asim Beg

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Primary follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of breast: 2 further cases with review of the literature, Amna Rashid Hanfee, Kinzah Razzak Ghazi, Zoonish Ashfaq, Naila Kayani, and Nasir Ud Din

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Ovarian seromucinous tumors: Clinicopathological features of 10 cases with a detailed review of the literature, Romana Idress, Nasir Ud Din, Sabeehuddin Siddique, Saira Fatima, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, and Zubair Ahmad

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Mucosal genomics implicate lymphocyte activation and lipid metabolism in refractory environmental enteric dysfunction, Najeeha Talat Iqbal, Najeeb Rahman, Kamran Sadiq, Zubair Ahmad, Romana Idress, Junaid Iqbal, Sheraz Ahmed, Aneeta Hotwani, Fayyaz Umrani, Sana Syed, and Syed Asad Ali

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Diagnostic dilemma in COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis, Kauser Jabeen, Joveria Farooqi, Muhammad Irfan, Syed Ahsan Ali, and David W. Denning

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Calcaneal ultrasound and its relation to dietary and lifestyle factors, anthropometry, and vitamin D deficiency in young medical students, Lena Jafri, Hafsa Majid, Sibtain Ahmed, Ghazala Naureen, and Aysha Habib Khan

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The association of chest radiographic findings and severity scoring with clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19 presenting to the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Raima Kaleemi, Kiran Hilal, Ainan Arshad, Russell Seth Martins, Avinash Nankani, Tanveer Ul Haq, Sundas Basharat, and Zeeshan Ansar

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Need for clinical guidelines for management of osteoporosis and way forward for Pakistan, Aysha Habib Khan and Manju Chandran

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Vitamin D and COVID-19: Is there a role?, Aysha Habib Khan, Noreen Nasir, Nosheen Nasir, Quratulain Maha, and Rehana Rehman

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Rethinking vaccine hesitancy among minority groups, Mishal S. Khan, Sameen A Mohsin Ali, Addy Adelaine, and Abraar Karan

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Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours: Clinicopathological evaluation at Shifa international hospital, Islamabad, Nadira Mamoon, Hania Naveed, Mariam Abid, Humaira Nasir, Imran Nazir Ahmad, Zujajah Hameed, and Asna Haroon Khan

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Direct and indirect effect of 10 valent pneumococcal vaccine on nasopharyngeal carriage in children under 2 years of age in Matiari, Pakistan, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Sheraz Ahmed, Fyezah Jehan, Shahira Shahid, Sadia Shakoor, Furqan Kabir, Aneeta Hotwani, Sahrish Munir, Sajid Muhammad, Farah Khalid, Syed Asad Ali, Anita K. M. Zaidi, and Najeeha Talat Iqbal

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Impact of 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) on nasopharyngeal carriage in children 2 years of age: Data from a four-year time series cross-sectional study from Pakistan, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Shahira Shahid, Sajid Muhammad, Farah Khalid, Amjad Hussain, Sheraz Ahmed, Sadia Shakoor, Furqan Kabir, Aneeta Hotwani, Syed Asad Ali, Anita K. M. Zaidi, Fyezah Jehan, and Najeeha Talat Iqbal

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Spectrum and antifungal resistance of candidemia in neonates with early- and late-onset sepsis in Pakistan, Salima Rattani, Joveria Farooqi, Ali Shabbir Hussain, and Kauser Jabeen

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Sickle haemoglobin: How critical are laboratory quality measures for accurate identification?, Nazish Sana and Muhammad Shariq Shaikh

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Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica: A cause of chronic cough and haemoptysis, Talha Shahzad, Nadeem Rizvi, Sabeehuddin Siddique, and Rashida Ahmed

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The many faces of solitary fibrous tumor; diversity of histological features, differential diagnosis and role of molecular studies and surrogate markers in avoiding misdiagnosis and predicting the behavior, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Nasir Ud Din, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, and Yong-Koo Park

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Post COVID-19 tuberculosis: An emerging threat of pandemic, Aqusa Zahid, Nousheen Iqbal, Sarosh Moeen, and Muhammad Irfan

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Giant juvenile fibroadenoma of the breast in a 13-year-old Pakistani girl with excellent cosmetic outcome after subareolar enucleation - A case report, Sana Zeeshan, Kulsoom Shaikh, Muhammad Usman Tariq, and Lubna Mushtaque Vohra

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X-linked hypophosphatemic osteomalacia with PHEX mutation presenting late in Pakistan, Nawazish Zehra, Lena Jafri, Salman Kirmani, and Aysha Habib Khan

Submissions from 2020

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Spontaneous splenic rupture - An uncommon complication of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, Abdul Muqtadir Abbasi, Salman Adil, and Bushra Moiz

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SMARCA4-deficient sinonasal carcinoma: A series of 10 cases expanding the genetic spectrum of SWI/SNF-driven sinonasal malignancies, Abbas Agaimy, Deepali Jain, Nasir Ud Din, Lisa M. Rooper, and Justin A. Bishop

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Practice of academic surgical pathology during the COVID-19 pandemic, Zubair Ahmad, Shabina Rahim, Nasir Ud Din, and Arsalan Ahmed

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Histopathology of the gastrointestinal tract, Zubair Ahmad and Sabeehuddin Siddique

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Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections-A neglected and emerging problem, Imran Ahmed, Simon Tiberi, Joveria Farooqi, Kauser Jabeen, Dorothy Yeboah-Manu, Giovanni Battista Migliori, and Rumina Hasan

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Histopathology of respiratory system and mediastinum, Rashida Ahmed and Qurratulain Chundriger

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Search for rapid and less expensive COVID-19 tests for lower middle-income countries-antigen based immunoassays remains a neglected tool, Sibtain Ahmed

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Glycogen storage diseases-time to flip the outdated diagnostic approach centered on liver biopsy with the molecular testing, Sibtain Ahmed and Bushra Afroze

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Trend analysis of lab tests requisitions of COVID-19 prognostic biomarkers at a clinical chemistry reference laboratory-an observational study, Sibtain Ahmed and Farooq Ghani

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Challenges amid COVID-19 times - Review of the changing practices in a clinical chemistry laboratory from a developing country, Sibtain Ahmed, Lena Jafri, Hafsa Majid, Aysha Habib, Farooq Ghani, and Imran Siddiqui

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Performance evaluation of delta checks for error control in a hematology laboratory, Arzina Aziz Ali, Areeba Khalid, and Bushra Moiz

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Transplant in aplastic anemia using combined granulocyte colony-stimulating factor primed blood and bone marrow stem cells: A retrospective analysis, Natasha Ali, Ayesha Butt, Bakhtawer Altaf, Salman Adil, and Usman Shaikh

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Worldwide network for blood and marrow transplantation (WBMT) recommendations for establishing a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation program in countries with limited resources (Part II): Clinical, technical and socio-economic considerations, M Aljurf, D Weisdorf, S K. Hashmi, A Nassar, E Gluckman, M Mohty, D Rizzo, M Pasquini, M Hamadani, and Salman Adil

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Oral cancer: Clinicopathological features and associated risk factors in a high risk population presenting to a major tertiary care center in Pakistan, Namrah Anwar, Shahid Pervez, Qurratulain Chundriger, Mohammad Sohail Awan, Tariq Moatter, and Tazeen Saeed Ali

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First meeting in Asia of the Asia pacific research integrity network, Daniel Barr, Danny Chan, Susan Garfinkel, Zoë Hammatt, Iekuni Ichikawa, Michael Kalichman, El Nasir Lalani, In Jae Lee, Frederick Leung, and Eric Mah

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Frequency of translocation t(11;22)(q24;q12) using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in histologically and immunohistochemically diagnosed cases of ewing's sarcoma, Muhammad Rizwan Bashir, Shahid Pervez, Atif Ali Hashmi, and Muhammad Irfan

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Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis - A rare cause of chronic anemia, Ayesha Butt, Rashida Ahmed, Muhammad Dawood Amir Sheikh, Omar Khan, Nousheen Iqbal, Arshalooz Rahman, and Javaid Khan

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IQ driving QI: The Asia pacific consortium on osteoporosis (APCO): An innovative and collaborative initiative to improve osteoporosis care in the Asia pacific, M Chandran, S K. Bhadada, P R. Ebeling, N L. Gilchrist, Aysha Habib Khan, P Halbout, S Lekamwasam, G Lyubomirsky, P J. Mitchell, T V. Nguyen, K L. Tiu, and Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis

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The diversity of lipopolysaccharide (O) and capsular polysaccharide (K) antigens of invasive klebsiella pneumoniae in a multi-country collection, Myeongjin Choi, Nicolas Hegerle, Joseph Nkeze, Shaichi Sen, Sanchita Jamindar, Shamima Nasrin, Sunil Sen, Jasnehta Permala-Booth, James Sinclair, and Sadia Shakoor

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Clinicopathological and immunohistochemical study of 29 cases of solid-pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas in patients under 20 years of age along with detailed review of literature, Nasir Ud Din, Shabina Rahim, Jamshid Abdul-Ghafar, Arsalan Ahmed, and Zubair Ahmad

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Tuberculosis of the flexor carpi radialis muscle - A case report, Shah Fahad, Naveed Baloch, and Nasir Ud Din

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Histopathology of the skin, Saira Fatima

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Thyroid cytology in Pakistan: An institutional audit of the atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance category, Saira Fatima, Rabia Qureshi, Sumbul Imran, Romana Idrees, Zubair Ahmad, Naila Kayani, and Arsalan Ahmed

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Histopathology of endocrine system, Saira Fatima, Sabeehuddin Siddique, and Shahid Pervez

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Histopathology of male genital tract (Testis and Prostate), Syeda Samia Fatima and Mariam Abid

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Eggerthella lenta bacteraemia in endometrial adenocarcinoma - A case report from Pakistan, Tazeen Fatima, Rumina Hasan, and Samia Tariq

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Investigation of japanese encephalitis virus as a cause of acute encephalitis in southern Pakistan, april 2015-january 2018, Tazeen Fatima, Abida Rais, Erum Khan, Susan L. Hills, Trudy V. Chambers, Aneeta Hotwani, Shahida Qureshi, Saad Shafqat, Saima Malik, Farah Qamar, Fatima Mir, Anthony A. Marfin, Anita K. M. Zaidi, Asif Raza Khowaja, and Sadia Shakoor

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Histologic grading of breast carcinoma: A multi-institution study of interobserver variation using virtual microscopy, Paula S. Ginter, Romana Idress, Timothy M. D'Alfons, Susan Fineberg, Shabnam Jaffer, Abida K. Sattar, Anees Chagpa, Parker Wilson, and Malini Harigopal

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Unique aspects of graft-versus-host-disease management in the eastern Mediterranean region: Report from the eastern Mediterranean blood and marrow transplantation group: Special report, Shahrukh Hashmi, Marwan Shaheen, Salman Adil, Parvez Ahmed, Syed Ahmed, Ben Abdeljelil, Amal Alabdulwahab, Amal Albeihany, Saad Aldaama, and Murtadha Al-Khabori

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Relationship of spot urine oxalate to creatinine ratio and 24 hours urinary oxalate excretion in patients with urolithiasis, Syed Bilal Hashmi, Lena Jafri, Hafsa Majid, Jamsheer Jehangir Talati, Wajahat Aziz, and Aysha Habib Khan

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Post tuberculosis treatment infectious complications, Desmond Hsu, Muhammad Irfan, Kauser Jabeen, Nousheen Iqbal, Rumina Hasan, Giovanni Battista Migliori, Alimuddin Zumla, Dina Visca, Rosella Centis, and Simon Tiberi

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CLABSI reduction using evidence based interventions and nurse empowerment: A quality improvement initiative from a tertiary care NICU in Pakistan, Ali Shabbir Hussain, Anjum Mohyuddin Ahmed, Saba Arbab, Shabina Ariff, Syed Rehan Ali, Simon Demas, Jehan Zeb, Arjumand Rizvi, Ali Faisal Saleem Dr, and Joveria Farooqi

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Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with H1N1 influenza pneumonia admitted at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Mujahid Hussain, Nosheen Nasir, Muhammad Irfan, and Zahra Hasan

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Histopathology of breast, Romana Idrees, Muhammad Usman Tariq, and Naila Kayani

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Snail fever of the bladder in a non-endemic area, Romana Idress, Zehra Jamil, Muhammad Areeb Ashfaq, Daniya Umer, Romana Idress, and Hammad Ather

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Trichosporon species and fusarium species as a cause of empyema thoracis in a diabetic patient, Nousheen Iqbal, Muhammad Ammar, Muhammad Irfan, and Kauser Jabeen

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Underlying conditions and clinical spectrum of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA): An experience from a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Nousheen Iqbal, Muhammad Irfan, Ammar Mushtaq, and Kauser Jabeen

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Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with severe influenza, Muhammad Irfan, Kauser Jabeen, M Hussain, Joveria Farooqi, Naveed Haroon Rashid, Nosheen Nasir, and Zahra Hasan

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Invasive pulmonary infection by syncephalastrum species: Two case reports and review of literature, Memoona Irshad, Nosheen Nasir, Urooj Haider Hashmi, Joveria Farooqi, and Syed Faisal Mahmood

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Malignant eccrine adenoma with sarcomatous (Heterologous) components: Report of a rare skin adnexal neoplasm with literature review, Hira Ishtiaq, Muhammad Abdulwaasey, Muhammad Usman Tariq, and Saira Fatima

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A multimethod, multicountry evaluation of breakpoints for bedaquiline resistance determination, Nazir Ahmed Ismail, Akio Aono, Emanuele Borroni, Daniela Maria Cirillo, Christel Desmaretz, Rumina Hasan, Satoshi Mitarai, Sadia Shakoor, Gabriela Torrea, Koné Kaniga, and Shaheed V. Omar

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Aspergillus fumigatus and aspergillus flavus-specific IgG cut-offs for the diagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in Pakistan, Kauser Jabeen, Joveria Farooqi, Nousheen Iqbal, Khalid Wahab, and Muhammad Irfan

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Spectrum of fungal pathogens in burn wound specimens: Data from a tertiary care hospital laboratory in Pakistan, Kauser Jabeen, Muneeb Khan, Seema Umar, Najma Shaheen, and Joveria Farooqi

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Persistence of candida auris on latex and nitrile gloves with transmission to sterile urinary catheters, Kauser Jabeen, Pushpa Bhawan Mal, Areeba Tharwani, Mariam Hashmi, and Joveria Farooqi

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Impact of COVID-19 on laboratory professionals-A descriptive cross sectional survey at a clinical chemistry laboratory in a developing country, Lena Jafri, Sibtain Ahmed, and Imran Siddiqui

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Kidney stone analysis and spiritual guides (pir faqir): The known-unknowns, Lena Jafri, Aysha Habib khan, and Humaira Asif

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Kidney stone analysis and spiritual guides (pir faqir): The known-unknowns, Lena Jafri, Aysha Habib Khan, and Humaira Asif

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Fostering teaching-learning through workplace based assessment in postgraduate chemical pathology residency program using virtual learning environment, Lena Jafri, Imran Siddiqui, Aysha Habib Khan, Muhammed Tariq, Muhammad Umer Naeem Effendi, Azra Naseem, Sibtain Ahmed, Farooq Ghani, Shahnila Alidina, Nadir Shah, and Hafsa Majid

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Erythema annulare centrifugum: A rare skin manifestation of hashimoto thyroiditis, Palwasha Jalil, Sadia Masood, and Saira Fatima

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Histopathology of female genital tract, Naila Kayani, Romana Idrees, and Zeeshan Uddin

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Utility of ultrasound and mammography in detection of negative axillary nodal metastasis in breast cancer, Anam khan, Imrana Masroor, Kumail Khandwala, Summar Un-Nisa Abbasi, and Muhammad Usman Tariq

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The clinical features of co-circulating dengue viruses and the absence of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Pakistan, Erum Khan, Dhani Prakoso, Kehkashan Imtiaz, Faisal Malik, Joveria Farooqi, Maureen T. Long, and Kelli L. Barr

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What are the barriers to implementing national antimicrobial resistance action plans? A novel mixed-methods policy analysis in Pakistan, Mishal S. Khan, Anna Durrance-Bagale, Ana Mateus, Zia Sultana, Rumina Hasan, and Johanna Hanefeld

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Draft genome sequences of two extensively drug-resistant strains of acinetobacter baumannii isolated from clinical samples in Pakistan, Sara Lomonaco, Matthew A. Crawford, Christine Lascols, Debra J. Fisher, Kevin Anderson, David R. Hodge, Segaran P. Pillai, Stephen A. Morse, Erum Khan, Molly A. Hughes, Marc W. Allard, and Shashi K. Sharma

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A mosaic tetracycline resistance gene tet(S/M) detected in an MDR pneumococcal CC230 lineage that underwent capsular switching in south Africa, Stephanie W. Lo, Rebecca A. Gladstone, Andries J. van Tonder, Mignon Du Plessis, Jennifer E. Cornick, Paulina A. Hawkins, Shabir A. Madhi, Susan A. Nzenze, Rama Kandasamy, and Sadia Shakoor

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Newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism: Improvement in short-term follow-up by audit and monitoring, Hafsa Majid, Sibtain Ahmed, Imran Siddiqui, Khadija N Humayun, Hussain Karimi, and Aysha Habib Khan

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Precursor lymphoblastic lymphoma in the extramedullary tissue: A rare manifestation of chronic myeloid leukemia in blast crisis, Huma Mansoori, Maria Faraz, Hira Qadir, Anila Rashid, and Maria Ali

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Maternal infection and stillbirth: A review, Elizabeth M. McClure, Robert M. Silver, Jean Kim, Imran Ahmed, Mangala Kallapur, Najia Bano Ghanchi, Mahantesh B. Nagmoti, Sangappa Dhaded, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, and Sarah Saleem

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Histopathology of central nervous system (CNS) and skeletal muscle, Aisha Memon, Zubair Ahmad, and Sheema H Hasan

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Histopathology of the liver, gall bladder and pancreas, Khurram Minhas and Sidra Arshad

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Expression of HER-2/neu in oral squamous cell carcinoma, Sana Mirza, Naila Hadi, Shahid Pervez, Sultan Zeb Khan, Sameer A. Mokeem, Tariq Abduljabbar, Nawwaf Al-Hamoudi, and Fahim Vohra

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Screening for triazole resistance in clinically significant aspergillus species; report from Pakistan, Safia Moin, Joveria Farooqi, Kausar Jabeen, Sidra Laiq, and Afia Zafar

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Use of pefloxacin as a surrogate marker to detect ciprofloxacin susceptibility in Salmonella enterica serotypes typhi and paratyphi A, Safia Moin, Mohammad Zeeshan, Sidra Laiq, Ahmed Raheem, and Afia Zafar

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Acute mesenteric thrombosis: A hematologist perspective, Bushra Moiz, Zaid Muslim, Zahraa Farrukh Siddiqui, and Hasnain Zafar

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Documentation errors in transfusion chain: Challenges and interventions, Bushra Moiz, Arsalan Kabir Siddiqui, Nazish Sana, Muhammed Wahhaab Sadiq, Farheen Karim, and Natasha Ali

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Compliance of hand written transfusion requisition form and improvement after online request - A clinical audit, Nadia Nasir, Usman Shaikh, Natasha Ali, and Shabneez Hussain

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COVID-19 associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA) in patients admitted with severe COVID-19 pneumonia: An observational study from Pakistan, Nosheen Nasir, Joveria Farooqi, Syed Faisal Mahmood, and Kauser Jabeen