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Submissions from 2021

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Spermatocytic tumor of testis in a young male, Madiha Bilal Qureshi, Nasir Ud Din, Zubair Ahmad, and Saira Fatima

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Diagnostic utility of TLE1 (Transducer-like enhancer of split 1) in distinguishing synovial sarcoma from mimicking tumors, Madiha Bilal Qureshi, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, Qurratulain Chundriger, and Nasir Ud Din

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Concomitant bilateral mandibular cemento-ossifying fibroma and cementoblastoma: Case report of an extremely rare occurrence, Madiha Bilal Qureshi, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, Muhammad Raza, and Nasir Ud Din

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Prevalence and risk factors associated with multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) carriage among pediatric patients at the time of admission in a tertiary care hospital of a developing country. A cross-sectional study, Sonia Qureshi, Noshi Maria, Mohammad Zeeshan, Seema Irfan, and Farah Naz Qamar

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Relationship between estimated average glucose (eAG) and fasting plasma glucose in a cohort of Pakistani diabetic subjects, Nanik Ram, Sibtain Ahmed, Saadia Sattar, Saira Furqan, and Najmul Islam

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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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Editorial: Vitamin D deficiency and sufficiency in reproduction and bone metabolism, Rehana Rehman, Faiza Alam, Mukhtiar Baig, Aysha Habib Khan, and Naseer Ahmed

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Antimicrobial resistance among GLASS priority pathogens from Pakistan: 2006-2018, Dania Khalid Saeed, Joveria Farooqi, Sadia Shakoor, and Rumina Hasan

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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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Transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO): Significance of appropriate pre-transfusion risk assessment to prevent fatal health outcomes, Nazish Sana and Muhammad Shariq Shaikh

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Nicotinamide-cinnamic acid cocktail exerts pancreatic β-cells survival coupled with insulin secretion through ERK1/2 signaling pathway in an animal model of apoptosis, Syed Ali Raza Shah, M Israr Khan, Hira Jawaid, Urooj Qureshi, Zaheer Ul-Haq, and M Rahman Hafizur

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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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Plasmodium in the bone marrow: Case series from a hospital in Pakistan, 2007-2015, Muhammad Shariq Shaikh, Basim Ali, Mahin Janjua, Ayesha Akbar, Syed Arish Haider, Bushra Moiz, Ahmed Raheem Buksh, John Kevin Baird, and Mohammad Asim Beg

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Fine needle aspiration, David F. Sigmon and Saira Fatima

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Intracranial mesenchymal tumors with FET-CREB fusion are composed of at least two epigenetic subgroups distinct from meningioma and extracranial sarcomas, Emily A. Sloan, Rohit Gupta, Christian Koelsche, Jason Chiang, Javier E. Villanueva-Meyer, Sanda Alexandrescu, Jennifer E. Eschbacher, Wesley Wang, Manuela Mafra, and Nasir Ud Din

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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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Treatment and outcomes of soft tissue sarcoma of groin, hip and thigh: A retrospective review from a tertiary care hospital, Masood Umer, Javeria Saeed, Zaid Ahmed Shamsi, and Muhammad Usman Tariq

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Undiagnosed PKU can exist everywhere: Results from an international survey, A M J. van Wegberg, F Trefz, M Gizewska, Sibtain Ahmed, L Chabraoui, M S. Zaki, F Maillot, F J. van Spronsen, and Study Group on missed PKU and missed to follow-up

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Prevalence and determinants of inappropriate antibiotic dispensing at private drug retail outlets in urban and rural areas of Indonesia: A mixed methods study, Luh Putu Lila Wulandari, Mishal Khan, Marco Liverani, Astri Ferdiana, Yusuf Ari Mashuri, Ari Probandari, Tri Wibawa, Neha Batura, Gill Schierhout, and John Kaldor

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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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Biliary Tract Cancer, Zarlakhta Zamani and Saira Fatima

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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

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Implementing parasite genotyping into national surveillance frameworks: Feedback from control programmes and researchers in the Asia-pacific region, Rintis Noviyanti, Olivo Miotto, Alyssa Barry, Jutta Marfurt, Sasha Siegel, Nguyen Thuy-Nhien, Huynh Hong Quang, Nancy Dian Anggraeni, Ferdinand Laihad, and Najia Karim Ghanchi

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Primary diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of the prostate presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), Ayesha Nusrat and Syed Muhammad Nazim

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Atlas of diagnostic and predictive histopathology, Shahid Pervez

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Basic pathology, Shahid Pervez

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Karachi cancer registry (KCR): Age-standardized incidence rate by age-group and gender in a mega city of Pakistan, Shahid Pervez, Adnan Jabbar, Ghulam Haider, Shamvil Ashraf, Muhammad Asif Qureshi, Fouzia Lateef, Imtiaz Bashir, Manzoor Zaidi, Mohammad Khurshid, and Mohammad Saeed Quraishy

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Histopathology of haematolymphoid, Shahid Pervez, Khurram Minhas, and Arsalan Ahmed

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Predictive pathology, Shahid Pervez and Tariq Moatter

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IL10RA modulates crizotinib sensitivity in NPM1-ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma, Nina Prokoph, Nicola Anna Probst, Liam Changwoo Lee, Jack Michael Monahan, Jamie David Matthews, Huan-Chang Liang, Klaas Bahnsen, Ivonne A. Montes-Mojarro, Elif Karaca Atabay, and Shahid Pervez

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Antimicrobial resistance in typhoidal salmonella: Surveillance for enteric fever in Asia project, 2016-2019, Farah Naz Qamar, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Irum Fatima Dehraj, Sadia Shakoor, Seema Irfan, Aneeta Hotwani, Muhammad J. Hunzai, Rozina Thobani, Najeeb Rahman, Junaid Mehmood, and Ashraf M. Memon

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Bilateral gonadoblastoma with dysgerminoma in a phenotypically normal female with 46XX karyotype: Report of a rare case and literature review, Muhammad Abdur Raafey, Muhammad Abdulwaasey, Syeda Samia Fatima, Zeeshan Uddin, and Muhammad Usman Tariq