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Submissions from 2019

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Outcome of hairy cell leukemia patients treated with cladribine – A 10-year single-center experience in Pakistan, Mohammad Faizan Zahid, Mohammad Qasim Mehdi, and Natasha Ali

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Validation and impact of the use of automated urine culture streak system in a diagnostic laboratory on surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infections at a tertiary care setting, Mohammad Zeeshan, Joveria Farooqi, Saeeda Chandio, Zohra Rafiq, Rozina Roshan, and Seema Irfan

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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Complete genome sequence of buffalopox virus, Babak Afrough, Afia Zafar, Rumina Hasan, and Roger Hewson

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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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Fatal invasive gastrointestinal fungal infection in three non-immunocompromised patients, Zubair Ahmad, Sidra Arshad, Romana Idress, Nasir Uddin, and Jamshid Abdul-Ghafar

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Meningeal solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma: emphasizing on STAT 6 immunohistochemistry with a review of literature, Zubair Ahmad, Muhammad Usman Tariq, and Nasir Ud Din

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Prospective evaluation of serum procalcitonin in critically ill patients with suspected sepsis- experience from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Sibtain Ahmed, Imran Siddiqui, Lena Jafri, Madiha Hashmi, Aysha Habib, and Farooq Ghani

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Non O1, non O139 vibrio cholerae bacteraemia in an infant; case report and literature review, Mirza Zain Baig, Umme Hani Abdullah, Yusra Shafquat, Khadija Nuzhat Humayun, and Afia Zafar

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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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Neurological complications in patients with plasmodium vivax malaria from Karachi, Pakistan, Mohammad Asim Beg, A Akhlaq, Najia Karim Ghanchi, B Usmani, R Shahzad, A Rahim, and Mohammad Wasay

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Trends, associations, and antimicrobial resistance of salmonella typhi and paratyphi in Pakistan, Jai K. Das, Rumina Hasan, Afia Zafar, Imran Ahmed, Aamer Ikram, Summiya Nizamuddin, Saleel Fatima, Nauman Akbar, Faisal Sultan, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Case definition of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in resource-constrained settings, David W. Denning, Iain D. Page, Jeremiah Chakaya, Kauser Jabeen, Cecilia M. Jude, Muriel Cornet, Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Felix Bongomin, Paul Bowyer, and Muhammad Irfan

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Safe water – Basic human right, Joveria Farooqi

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Antimicrobial susceptibility and clinical characteristics of Nocardia isolates from a tertiary care centre diagnostic laboratory in Pakistan, Fizza Farooqui, Seema Irfan, Sadia Shakoor, and Afia Zafar

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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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Comparison of diagnostic accuracy of glycated hemoglobin (HBA1C) and 2-hour post glucose for diabetes using American Diabetic Association (ADA) cut offs in Pakistani population, Aysha Habib, Sheharbano Imran, Saira Furqan, Hafsa Majid, Lena Jafri, and Najmul Islam

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Association of plasma leptin with coronary artery calcium (CAC) in adults, Aysha Habib, Sheharbano Imran, Zainab Hussain, Lena Jafri, Hafsa Majid, and Zaffar Sajjad

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Evaluation of quality of warfarin therapy by assessing patient's time in therapeutic range at a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Haris Hakeem, Ammar Zaman Khan, Kashif Aziz, Ayesha Abbasi, Anam Haider, Bushra Moiz, and Mohammad Wasay

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Integrating standardized whole genome sequence analysis with a global mycobacterium tuberculosis antibiotic resistance knowledgebase, Rumina Hasan, Matthew Ezewudo, Amanda Borens, Álvaro Chiner-Oms, Paolo Miotto, Leonid Chindelevitch, Angela M. Starks, Debra Hanna, Richard Liwsk, and Matteo Zignol

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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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Late diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus infections in high-risk groups in Karachi, Pakistan, Zahra Hasan, Sharaf Shah, Rumina Hasan, Shoaib Rao, Manzoor Ahmed, Mars Stone, and Michael Busch

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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

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Diversity unsupported is diversity derailed, Kauser Jabeen and Kulsoom Ghias

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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Tuberculous granuloma on bone marrow trephine, Farheen Karim and Hira Qadir

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Seven decades of vitamin D research in Pakistan : Too little, too much or just right!, Aysha Habib Khan

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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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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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Patient and physician perspective on sperm banking to overcome post-treatment lnfertility in young cancer patients in Pakistan, Nida Latif and N. Ali

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Direct detection of shigella in stool specimens by use of a metagenomic approach, Jie Liu, Mathieu Almeida, Furqan Kabir, Sadia Shakoor, Shahida Qureshi, Anita K. M. Zaidi, Shan Li, Boubou Tamboura, Samba O. Sow, and Inacio Mandomando

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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 isolates following introduction of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, 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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Paradigm shift in anti-coagulating patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, Bushra Moiz

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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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Prenatal diagnosis of dystrophin gene mutations using multiplex ligation dependent probe amplification (MLPA) for duchene muscular dystrophy, Asghar Nasir, Zeeshan Ansar Ahmed, Kahkashan Imam, Zahra Hasan, and Shama Munim

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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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Methylation in mycobacterium tuberculosis is lineage specific with associated mutations present globally, Jody Phelan, Paola Florez de Sessions, Leopold Tientcheu, Joao Perdigao, Diana Machado, Rumina Hasan, Zahra Hasan, Indra L. Bergval, Richard Anthony, and Ruth McNerney

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Invasive mediastinal aspergillosis presenting as superior vena cava syndrome in an immunocompetent patient, Yasmin Rahim, Aisha Memon, and Javaid Khan

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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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Identification of candida species by direct inoculation of cornmeal tween™ 80 agar from blood culture bottles: Rapid and cost-effective approach, Noureen Saeed, Madiha Sattar, Sadia Shakoor, Joveria Farooqi, Raunaq Mehboob, Afia Zafar, and Kauser Jabeen

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Microbiological and clinical profile of infective endocarditis patients: an observational study experience from tertiary care center Karachi Pakistan, Uzma Shahid, Hasanat Sharif, Joveria Farooqi, Bushra Jamil, and E. Khan

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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 adil, Mohammad Khurshid, tariq moatter, Anila Rashid, Farheen Karim, Ahmed Raheem Buksh, and N. Ali

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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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Clinicopathological prognostic factors of oral squamous cell carcinoma: An experience of a tertiary care hospital, Muhammad Usman Shaikh, Ahmed Raheem Baksh, Sayed Akbar Abbas, Javeria Saeed, and Salman Hashmi

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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

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A case report of triple-positive micropapillary carcinoma of the male breast, Jamila Shuja, Iftikhar Ahmad, Sidra Arshad, Hina Manzoor, Shahwali Kakar, and Khushnaseeb Ahmad

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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Serous cystadenoma of pancreas : A clinicopathologic experience of 23 cases from a major tertiary care center, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Zubair Ahmad, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, and Nasir Ud Din

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Expression analysis of cyclooxygenase-2 in patients suffering from esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, Shahida Tasneem, Muhammad Tahir Sarwa, Muhammad Rizwan Bashi, Hamid Hussain, Jawad Ahmed, and Shahid Pervez

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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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Frequency and Impact of Cerebral Infarctions in Patients With Tuberculous Meningitis, Mohammad Wasay, Maria Khan, Salman Farooq, Zubair Ali Khowaja, Zeeshan Ali Bawa, Shehzad Mansoor Ali, Safia Awan, and Mohammad Asim Beg

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Association of helicobacter pylori and protozoal parasites in patients with chronic diarrhoea, Javed Yakoob, Zaigham Abbas, Muhammad Rizwan Khan, Kanwal Tariq, Safia Awan, and Mohammad Asim Beg

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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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Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Pakistan – country report, Salman Naseem Adil, Natasha Ali, Parvez Ahmed, Tariq Mahmood Satti, Qamar un Nisa Chaudhry, Tahir Sultan Shamsi, Syed Kamran Mahmood, Saqib Ansari, and Kamran Rashid

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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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Perception of pathology as a future career choice among medical students from Karachi, Pakistan: experience from a private medical school., Najia Karim Ghanchi, Raabia Nizamuddin Nizamuddin, Amna Qasim, Zahra Nur Khaled, Ahmed Buksh Raheem, Natasha Ali, Naila Kayani, and Mohammad Asim Beg

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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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Issues in reproductive health in females having inherited bleeding disorders in Pakistan, Shabneez Hussain, Bushra Moiz, Aqeel s, and Zaidi N

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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, Sajjad Mirza, D Denning, and Afia Zafar

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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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Comparative transcriptomics of mango (Mangifera indica L.) cultivars provide insights of biochemical pathways involved in flavor and color, Waqasuddin Khan, Safina Abdul Razzak, and M. Kamran Azim

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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