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Diagnostic accuracy of machine learning models to identify congenital heart disease: A meta-analysis, Zahra Hoodbhoy, Uswa Jiwani, Saima Sattar, Rehana A. Salam, Babar Hasan, and Jai K. Das

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The impact of maternal preeclampsia and hyperglycemia on the cardiovascular health of the offspring: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Zahra Hoodbhoy, Nuruddin Badruddin Mohammed, Karim Rizwan Nathani, Saima Sattar, Devyani Chowdhury, Shiraz Maskatia, Seda Tierney, Babar Hasan, and Jai K. Das

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Cardiovascular dysfunction in children exposed to preeclampsia during fetal life, Zahra Hoodbhoy, Nuruddin Badruddin Mohammed, Shafquat Rozi, Nadeem Aslam, Shazia Mohsin, Salima Ashiqali, Hina Ali, Saima Sattar, Devyani Chowdhury, and Babar Sultan Hasan

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Role of community engagement in maternal health in rural Pakistan: Findings from the CLIP randomized trial, Zahra Hoodbhoy, Sana Sadiq Sheikh, Rahat Qureshi, Javed Memon, Farrukh Raza, Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Jeffrey N. Bone, Marianne Vidler, Sumedha Sharma, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Development of an on-job mentorship programme to improve nursing experience for enhanced patient experience of compassionate care, Alma Arshad Hookmani, Naureen Lalani, Noureen Sultan, Aly Zubairi, Ayesha Hussain, Babar Hasan, and Muneera A. Rasheed

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Development of an international standard set of clinical and patient-reported outcomes for children and adults with congenital heart disease: A report from the international consortium for health outcomes measurement congenital heart disease working group, Kevin Hummel, Sarah Whittaker, Nick Sillett, Amy Basken, Malin Berghammer, Tomás Chalela, Julie Chauhan, Luis Antonio Garcia, Babar Hasan, and Laila Ladak

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Effectiveness of management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) through community health workers as compared to a traditional facility-based model: A cluster randomized controlled trial, Imtiaz Hussain, Atif Habib, Shabina Ariff, Gul Nawaz Khan, Arjumand Rizvi, Suhail Channar, Abid Hussain, Shahid Fazal, Deepak Kumar, and Sajid Bashir Soofi

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Pharmacist-directed vancomycin therapeutic drug monitoring in pediatric patients: A collaborative-practice model, Kashif Hussain, Rahila Ikram, Gul Ambreen, and Muhammad Sohail Salat

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Meropenem-induced pancytopenia in a preterm neonate: A case report, Kashif Hussain, Muhammad Sohail Salat, Naureen Mohammad, Ambreen Mughal, Sidra Idrees, Javaid Iqbal, and Gul Ambreen

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Association of risk factors for early childhood disability in rural Pakistan, Shahnaz H. Ibrahim, Arjumand Rizvi, Anjum M. Ahmed, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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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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Gastrointestinal complications in critically ill children: Experience from a resource-limited country, Sidra Ishaque, Mariam Shakir, Asma Akbar Ladak, and Anwar Ul Haque

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Use of antioxidants supplementation on developmental outcomes in children with down syndrome-A systematic review and meta-analyses, Sidra Kaleem Jafri, Atiya Iqbal, Anusha Alam, Zohra Lassi, and Julia Frei

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The influence of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) on Parkinson’s disease: An updated systematic review, Vikash Jaiswal, Danah Alquraish, Zouina Sarfraz, Azza Sarfraz, Shavy Nagpal, Prakriti Singh Shrestha, Dattatreya Mukherjee, Prathima Guntipalli, Diana F. Sánchez Velazco, and Arushee Bhatnagar

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Improved clinical competence and patients satisfaction: Comparison of patient-centered, interdisciplinary collaborative round versus traditional post-partum round, Arshia Javed, Arjumand Sohaila, Irfan Sheikh, and Nida Qadir

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Hepatitis E: Genotypes, strategies to prevent and manage, and the existing knowledge gaps, Lubna Kamani, Zahra Ali Padhani, and Jai K. Das

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Characteristics of salmonella recovered from stools of children enrolled in the global enteric multicenter study, Irene N. Kasumba, Caisey V. Pulford, Blanca M. Perez-Sepulveda, Sunil Sen, Nurulla Sayed, Jasnehta Permala-Booth, Sofie Livio Sofie Livio, Darren Heavens Darren Heavens, Ross Low Ross Low, Shahida Qureshi, and Anita K. M. Zaidi

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Respiratory syncytial virus-associated mortality among young infants in Karachi, Pakistan: A prospective postmortem surveillance study, Abdul Momin Kazi, Obianuju G. Aguolu, Waliyah Mughis, Nazia Ahsan, Saima Jamal, Ayub Khan, Hanya M. QureshI, Inci Yildirim, Fauzia A. Malik, and Saad B. Omer

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Characteristics of mobile phone access and usage among caregivers in Pakistan - A mHealth survey of urban and rural population, Abdul Momin Kazi, Nazia Ahsan, Saima Jamal, Ayub Khan, Waliyah Mughis, Raheel Allana, Abdul Nafey Kazi, Hussain Kalimuddin, Syed Asad Ali, William McKellin, and Jean-Paul Collet

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Usability and acceptability of a mobile app for behavior change and to improve immunization coverage among children in Pakistan: A mixed-methods study, Abdul Momin Kazi, Nazia Ahsan, Waliyah Mughis, Saima Jamal, Raheel Allana, Mehreen Raza, Sahrish Muneer, Muhammad Ayub Khan Mughal, Hussain Kalimuddin, and Fareeha Sameen

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Using big data and mobile health to manage diarrhoeal disease in children in low-income and middle-income countries: Societal barriers and ethical implications, Karen H. Keddy, Senjuti Saha, Samuel Kariuki, John Bosco Kalule, Farah Naz Qamar, Zoya Haq, and Iruka N. Okeke

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A review of toolkits and case definitions for detecting enteric fever outbreaks in Asian and African countries from 1965-2019, Asif Khaliq, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Salman Haq, Rahima Yaseen, Sonia Qureshi, Fahad Rind, Zahra A. Padhani, Ayub Khan, Abdul Momin Kazi, and Farah Naz Qamar

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Performance of a validated spontaneous preterm delivery predictor in south Asian and Sub-Saharan African women: A nested case control study, Rasheda Khanam, Tracey C. Fleischer, Nansi S. Boghossian, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Usha Dhingra, Muhammad Ilyas, Usma Mehmood, Karim Muhammad, Najeeha Talat Iqbal, and Fyezah Jehan

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Musculoskeletal manifestations in alkaptonuria: A cross-sectional study, Aysha Habib Khan, Bushra Afroze, Hafsa Majid, Yusra Zaidi, Azeema Jamil, and Lena Jafri

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Accuracy of spontaneous breathing trial using ET-CPAP in predicting successful extubation of neonates, Azeem Khan, Vikram Kumar, Ali Shabbir Hussain, Erum Choudry, Muhammad Khalid, Sheharyar Khan, Fayaz Ahmed Memon, Anum Rahim, and Syed Rehan Ali

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Effectiveness of transcutaneous bilirubin measurement in high-risk neonates and to evaluate validity of transcutaneous bilirubin with total serum bilirubin levels in both low and high-risk neonates at a tertiary care center in a developing country, Durre Shahwar Khan, Adnan Mirza, Areesh Bhatti, Ali Shabbir Hussain, Batha Tariq, and Arjumand Rizvi

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Conducting household surveys on reproductive health in urban settings: Lessons from Karachi, Pakistan, Mirbaz Khan, Sidrah Nausheen, Imtiaz Hussain, Kristy Hackett, Kaneez Zehra, Khalid Feroz, David Cannin, Iqbal Shah, and Sajid Bashir Soofi

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Perianal magnetic resonance imaging findings and their potential impact on outcome in children with perianal fistulizing Crohn disease, Muhammad Rehan Khan, Jessica A. Ulrich, Nathan C. Hull, Akitoshi Inoue, William S. Harmsen, William A. Faubion Jr, Joel G. Fletcher, and Imad Absah

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Referral pattern and outcomes of neonates from secondary care setting of Aga Khan University hospital to tertiary care centers in Pakistan, Suneeta Khemani, Nazia Shamim, Adnan Mirza, Nadia Mohammad, Safdar Kagazwala, and Shakeel Ahmed

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Neonatal outcomes and congenital anomalies in pregnancies affected by hypothyroidism, Zareen Kiran,; Aisha Sheikh; Khadija N Humayun; and Najmul Islam

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Teleneurology based management of infantile spasms during COVID-19 pandemic: A consensus report by the south Asia allied west syndrome research group, Priyanka Madaan, Jitendra Kumar Sahu, Jithangi Wanigasinghe, Kanij Fatema, Kyaw Linn, Mimi Lhamu Mynak, Nicolás Garófalo Gómez, Pauline Samia, Prakash Poudel, and Prem Chand

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Health-related quality of life in adults with tetralogy of Fallot repair: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Mahim Malik, Zaiba S. Dawood, Mahin Janjua, Sardar Shahmir Babar Chauhan, and Laila Ladak

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Risk factors and outcomes of prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass time in surgery for adult congenital heart disease: A single-center study from a low-middle-income country, Russell S. Martins, Ronika Devi Ukrani, Muhammad K. Memon, Waris Ahmad, and Saleem Akhtar

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Global respiratory syncytial virus-related infant community deaths, Natalie I. Mazur, Yvette N. Löwensteyn, Joukje E. Willemsen, Christopher J. Gill, Leah Forman, Lawrence M. Mwananyanda, Dianna M. Blau, Robert F. Breiman, Shabir A. Madhi, and Abdul Momin Kazi

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Duration of postdiarrheal enteric pathogen carriage in young children in low-resource settings, Timothy L. McMurry, Elizabeth T Rogawski McQuade, Jie Liu, Gagandeep Kang, Margaret N. Kosek, Aldo A M. Lima, Pascal O. Bessong, Amidou Samie, Najeeha Talat Iqbal, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Silent epidemic of childhood bronchiectasis in Pakistan: An infectious disease physician's perspective, Fatima Mir

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Impact of pulse oximetry on hospital referral acceptance in children under 5 with severe pneumonia in rural Pakistan (district Jamshoro): Protocol for a cluster randomised trial, Fatima Mir, Apsara Ali, Suhail Chanar, Amjad Hussain, Arjumand Rizvi, Imran Ahmed, Zahid Memon, Atif Habib, Sajid Bashir Soofi, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Factors associated with HIV infection among children in Larkana district, Pakistan: A matched case-control study, Fatima Mir, Apsara Ali, Victoria Simms, Syed Hani Abidi, Amna Rehana Siddiqui, Aneeta Hotwani, Sikander Ali Memon, Saqib Ali Shaikh, Syed Faisal Mahmood, and Rashida Abbas Ferrand

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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in Pakistani children: A description of the phenotypes and comparison with historical cohorts of children with Kawasaki disease and myocarditis, Shazia Mohsin, Qalab Abbas, Devyani Chowdhary, Farah Khalid, Abdul Sattar Sheikh, Zuviya Ghazala Ali Khan, Nadeem Aslam, Omaima Anis Bhatti, Maha Inam, Ali Faisal Saleem, and Adnan T. Bhutta

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Quality improvement initiative in paediatric echocardiography laboratory in a low- to middle-income country, Shazia Mohsin, Babar Hasan, Mishaal Ather, Salima Ashiqali, Nadeem Aslam, Farah Khalid, Zain Adil Shabbir, Shaan Adil Shabbir, and Devyani Chowdhury

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Association of maternal prenatal selenium concentration and preterm birth: A multicountry meta-analysis, Nagendra Monangi, Huan Xu, Waqasuddin Khan, Furqan Kabir, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Aneeta Hotwani, Usma Mehmood, Ambreen Nizar, Javairia Khalid, and Fyezah Jehan

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Disease surveillance for the COVID-19 era: Time for bold changes, Oliver W. Morgan, Ximena Aguilera, Andrea Ammon, John Amuasi, Ibrahima Socé Fall, Tom Frieden, David Heymann, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Eun-Kyeong Jeong, and Farah Naz Qamar

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Fake COVID-19 vaccination in India: An emerging dilemma?, Dattatreya Mukherjee, Upasana Maskey, Angela Ishak, Zouina Sarfraz, Azza Sarfraz, and Vikash Jaiswal

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Establishing reference interval for thyroid-stimulating hormone in children below two-year ages in Pakistani population, Siraj Muneer, Imran Siddiqui, Hafsa Majid, Lena Jafri, Khadija N Humayun, Sibtain Ahmed, and Aysha Habib Khan

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Tebipenem as an oral alternative for the treatment of typhoid caused by XDR salmonella typhi, Elli Mylona, Phat Voong Vinh, Sonia Qureshi, Abhilasha Karkey, Sabina Dongol, Tuyen Ha Thanh, Judd Walson, Lluis Ballell, Elena Fernández Álvaro, Farah Naz Qamar, and Stephen Baker

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Pathogens associated with linear growth faltering in children with diarrhea and impact of antibiotic treatment: The global enteric multicenter study, Dilruba Nasrin, William C. Blackwelder, Halvor Sommerfelt, Yukun Wu, Tamer H. Farag, Sandra Panchalingam, Kousick Biswas, Anita K. M. Zaidi, Shahida Qureshi, and Farheen Quadri

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Clinical, neuroimaging, and molecular spectrum of TECPR2-associated hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy with intellectual disability, Sonja Neuser, Barbara Brechmann, Gali Heimer, Ines Brösse, Susanna Schubert, Lauren O'Grady, Michael Zech, Siddharth Srivastava, Shahnaz Ibrahim, and Fatima Khan

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A pathogenic UFSP2 variant in an autosomal recessive form of pediatric neurodevelopmental anomalies and epilepsy, Min Ni, Bushra Afroze, Chao Xing, Chunxiao Pan, Yanqiu Shao, Ling Cai, Brandi L. Cantarel, Jimin Pei, Nick V. Grishin, and Stacy Hewson

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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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Serial population-based serosurveys for COVID-19 in two neighbourhoods of Karachi, Pakistan, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Nadia Ansari, Farah Khalid, Mashal Amin, Hamna Shahbaz, Aneeta Hotwani, Najeeb Rehman, Usma Mehmood, Arjumand Rizvi, Junaid Iqbal, Ali Faisal Saleem, and Fyezah Jehan

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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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Urgently seeking efficiency and sustainability of clinical trials in global health, Jay J H. Park, Rebecca F. Grais, Monica Taljaard, Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu, Fyezah Jehan, Jean B. Nachega, Nathan Ford, Denis Xavier, Andre P. Kengne, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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How COVID-19 has fundamentally changed clinical research in global health, Jay J H. Park, Robin Mogg, Gerald E. Smith, Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu, Fyezah Jehan, Craig R. Rayner, Jeanine Condo, Eric H. Decloedt, Jean B. Nachega, Gilmar Reis, and Edward J. Mills

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The clinical presentation of culture-positive and culture-negative, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)-Attributable shigellosis in the global enteric multicenter study and derivation of a shigella severity score: Implications for pediatric shigella vaccine trials, Patricia B. Pavlinac, James A. Platts-Mills, Kirkby D. Tickell, Furqan Kabir, Farah Qamar, Najeeha Talat Iqbal, Adil Kalam, Fatima Aziz, Shahida Qureshi, and Anita K. M. Zaidi

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Poliovirus excretion among children with primary immune deficiency in Pakistan: A pilot surveillance study protocol, Asma Sadruddin Pethani, Zaubina Kazi, Ujala Nayyar, Muhammad Shafiq-Ur-Rehman, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Mach Ondrej, and Ali Faisal Saleem

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Acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine in Pakistan: A nationwide cross-sectional study, Mohammad Aadil Qamar, Omar Irfan, Rubaid A. Dhillon, Areesh Bhatti, Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Safia Awan, Wajiha Rizwan, Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Zouina Sarfraz, and Javaid Ahmed Khan

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Procedural risk in congenital cardiac catheterization (PREDIC3T), Brian P. Quinn, Mary Yeh, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Fatima Ali, David Balzer, Oliver Barry, Sarosh Batlivala, Darren Berman, Susan Foerster, and Bryan Goldstein

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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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A retrospective review on antibiotic use in acute watery diarrhea in children in a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan, Sonia Qureshi, Shahzadi Resham, Mariam Hashmi, Abdullah B. Naveed, Zoya Haq, and Syed Asad Ali

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Detection of typhoid carriers by duodenal fluid culture in a tertiary care hospital, Karachi: A cross-sectional study, Sonia Qureshi, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Shafquat Rozi, Shahida Qureshi, Aneeta Hotwani, Kamran Sadiq, Om Parkash, Abdul Momin Kazi, Furqan Kabir, Hadi Usmani, and Farah Naz Qamar

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Concentrations of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, manganese, and aluminum in the blood of Pakistani children with and without autism spectrum disorder and their associated factors, Mohammad H. Rahbar, Shahnaz H. Ibrahim, Syed Iqbal Azam, Manouchehr Hessabi, Fatima Karim, Sori Kim, Jing Zhang, Nasreen Gulzar Ali, and Katherine A. Loveland

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Development and feasibility testing of a play-based psychosocial intervention for reduced patient stress in a pediatric care setting: Experiences from Pakistan, Muneera A. Rasheed, Vardah Bharuchi, Waliyah Mughis, and Ayesha Hussain

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Use of artificial intelligence on electroencephalogram (EEG) waveforms to predict failure in early school grades in children from a rural cohort in Pakistan, Muneera A. Rasheed, Prem Chand, Saad Ahmed, Hamza Sharif, Zahra Hoodbhoy, Ayat Siddiqui, and Babar S. Hasan

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Implementation and evaluation of a social media-based communication strategy to enhance employee engagement: Experiences from a children's hospital, Pakistan, Muneera A. Rasheed, Alma Arshad Hookmani, Sana Waleed, H Sundus Fatima, Soha Siddiqui, Muhammad Khurram, and Babar Hasan

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Feasibility, usability and acceptability of paediatric lung ultrasound among healthcare providers and caregivers for the diagnosis of childhood pneumonia in resource-constrained settings: A qualitative study, Atif Riaz, Olga Cambaco, Laura Elizabeth Ellington, Jennifer L. Lenahan, Khatia Munguambe, Usma Mehmood, Sana Qaisar, Benazir Baloch, Muhammad Imran Nisar, and Fyezah Jehan

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A public health approach for deciding policy on infant feeding and mother-infant contact in the context of COVID-19, Nigel Rollins, Nicole Minckas, Fyezah Jehan, Rakesh Lodha, Daniel Raiten, Claire Thorne, Philippe Van de Perre, Mija Ververs, Neff Walker, and Rajiv Bahl

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High flow nasal cannula therapy in children with acute respiratory insufficiency in the pediatric intensive care unit of a resource-limited country: A preliminary experience, Bushra Saeed, Asim Azim, Anwar Ul Haque, and Qalab Abbas

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Biochemical testing for the diagnosis of Wilson's disease: A systematic review, Hafiz Muhammad Salman, Mahwish Amin, Javaria Syed, Zouina Sarfraz, Azza Sarfraz, Muzna Sarfraz, Maria Jose Farfán Bajaña, Miguel Felix, and Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda

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Frequency of immediate neonatal complications (hypoglycemia and neonatal jaundice) in late preterm and term neonates, Muhammad Salman, Heeranand Rathore, Shabina Ariff, Rashid Ali, Ausaf Ahmed Khan, and Muhammad Nasir

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Understanding and promoting racial diversity in healthcare settings to address disparities in pandemic crisis management, Azza Sarfraz, Zouina Sarfraz, Alanna Barrios, Kuchalambal Agadi, Sindhu Thevuthasan, Krunal Pandav, Manish Kc, Muzna Sarfraz, Pedram Rad, and George Michel

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Randomized controlled trials of remdesivir in hospitalized coronavirus disease 2019 patients: A meta-analysis, Azza Sarfraz, Zouina Sarfraz, Marcos Sanchez-Gonzalez, Jack Michel, George Michel, Odalys Frontela, Jorge Posada, Jose Cardona, and Eugenio Angueira

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Survival of the wealthiest? Wait in line for COVID-19 vaccination, Azza Sarfraz, Zouina Sarfraz, and Muzna Sarfraz

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Tocilizumab and COVID-19: A meta-analysis of 2120 patients with severe disease and implications for clinical trial methodologies, Azza Sarfraz, Zouina Sarfraz, Muzna Sarfraz, Hinna Aftab, and Zainab Pervaiz

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COVID-19 and family planning in the eastern Mediterranean region, Azza Sarfraz, Zouina Sarfraz, Sameer Saleem Tebha, Namrata Hange, Kuchalambal Agadi, Alanna Barrios, Manish Kc, and Gaurav Patel

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COVID-19 age-dependent immunology and clinical outcomes: Implications for vaccines, Azza Sarfraz, Saman Hasan Siddiqui, Junaid Iqbal, Syed Asad Ali, Zahra Hasan, Zouina Sarfraz, and Najeeha Talat Iqbal

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Cardio-pulmonary sequelae in recovered COVID-19 patients: Considerations for primary care, Zouina Sarfraz, Azza Sarfraz, Alanna Barrios, Radhika Garimella, Asimina Dominari, Manish Kc, Krunal Pandav, Juan C. Pantoja, Varadha Retnakumar, and Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda

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Is COVID-19 pushing us to the fifth industrial revolution (Society 5.0)?, Zouina Sarfraz, Azza Sarfraz, Hamza M. Iftikar, and Ramsha Akhund

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Variances in BCG protection against COVID-19 mortality: A global assessment, Zouina Sarfraz, Azza Sarfraz, Krunal Pandav, Sarabjot Singh Makkar, Saman Hasan Siddiqui, Gaurav Patel, Tania Platero-Portillo, Bishnu Mohan Singh, Mohamed Iburahim Haja Maideen, Deepika Sarvepalli, and Muzna Sarfraz

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Water, sanitation and hygiene: A leading cause of viral transmission in Pakistan?, Zouina Sarfraz, Azza Sarfraz, Aman Siddiqui, Ali Totonchian, Muzna Sarfraz, and Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda

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Colchicine, COVID-19 and hematological parameters: A meta-analysis, Musharraf Sarwar, Zahid Ali, Mahnoor Fatima, Zouina Sarfraz, Azza Sarfraz, and Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda

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Re-Emergence of monkeypox amidst delta variant concerns: A point of contention for public health virology?, Sarosh Sarwar, Upasana Maskey, Pawan Kumar Thada, Manaal Mustansir, Azza Sarfraz, and Zouina Sarfraz

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Efficacy of remote dielectric sensing (ReDS) in the prevention of heart failure rehospitalizations: A meta-analysis, Yasar Sattar, Mohamed Zghouzi, Abdul-Rahman M. Suleiman, Amaan Sheikh, Judah Kupferman, Azza Sarfraz, Junaid Arshad, Tanveer Mir, Waqas Ullah, and Homam Moussa Pacha

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Machine learning guided postnatal gestational age assessment using new-born screening metabolomic data in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, Sunil Sazawal, Kelli K. Ryckman, Sayan Das, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Usma Mehmood, Amina Barkat, Farah Khalid, Muhammad Ilyas Muhammad Ilyas, Ambreen Nizar, and Fyezah Jehan

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Using AMANHI-ACT cohorts for external validation of Iowa new-born metabolic profiles based models for postnatal gestational age estimation, Sunil Sazawal, Kelli K. Ryckman, Harshita Mittal, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Usma Mehmood, Amina Barkat, Farah Khalid, Muhammad Ilyas, Ambreen Nizar, and Fyezah Jehan

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Clinical signs predictive of severe illness in young Pakistani infants, Shahira Shahid, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Kanwal Nayani, Ayesha Munir, Nick Brown, Anita K. M. Zaidi, Fyezah Jehan, and Muhammad Imran Nisar

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Assessing health-related quality of life, morbidity, and survival status for individuals with down syndrome in Pakistan (DS-Pak): Protocol for a web-based collaborative registry, Ayat Siddiqui, Laila Akber Cassum, Abdul Momin Kazi, Sidra Kaleem Jafri, Fizza Akbar, and Salman Kirmani

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Utility of epilepsy surgery in survivors of childhood cancer, Ayat Siddiqui, Amy L. McGregor, James W. Wheless, Paul Klimo, Frederick A. Boop, and Raja B. Khan

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Global variation of COVID-19 mortality rates in the initial phase, Saman Hasan Siddiqui, Azza Sarfraz, Arjumand Rizvi, Fariha Shaheen, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, and Syed Asad Ali

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Red blood cell transfusion in critically-ill children and its association with outcome, Hafsa Sohail, Shah Ali Ahmed, Parveen Usman, Farah Khalid, Anwar Ul Haque, and Qalab Abbas

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Effectiveness of unconditional cash transfers combined with lipid-based nutrient supplement and/or behavior change communication to prevent stunting among children in Pakistan: A cluster randomized controlled trial, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Shabina Ariff, Gul Nawaz Khan, Atif Habib, Sumra Kureishy, Yasir Ihtesham, Masawar Hussain, Arjumand Rizvi, Muhammad Sajid, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Effectiveness of specialized nutritious foods and social and behavior change communication interventions to prevent stunting among children in Badakhshan, Afghanistan: Protocol for a quasi-experimental study, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Gul Nawaz Khan, Shabina Ariff, Arjumand Rizvi, Mohammad Asif Hussainyar, Cecilia Garzon, Martin Ahimbisibwe, Rafiullah Sadeed, and Ahmad Reshad

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Affective interpersonal touch in close relationships: A cross-cultural perspective, Agnieszka Sorokowska, Supreet Saluja, Piotr Sorokowski, Tomasz Frąckowiak, Maciej Karwowski, Toivo Aavik, Grace Akello, Charlotte Alm, Naumana Amjad, and Rizwana Shaikh

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Artificial intelligence-based analytics for diagnosis of small bowel enteropathies and black box feature detection, Sana Syed, Lubaina Ehsan, Aman Shrivastava, Saurav Sengupta, Marium Khan, Kamran Kowsari, Shan Guleria, Kamran Sadiq, Najeeha Talat Iqbal, and Syed Asad Ali

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PIGG variant pathogenicity assessment reveals characteristic features within 19 families, Camille Tremblay-Laganière, Reza Maroofian, Thi Tuyet Mai Nguyen, Ehsan Ghayoor Karimiani, Salman Kirmani, Fizza Akbar, Shahnaz Ibrahim, Bushra Afroze, Mohammad Doosti, and Farah Ashrafzadeh

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Adverse reactions following COVID-19 vaccination: An Ecuadorian experience, Emanuel Vanegas, Karla Robles-Velasco, María F. Osorio, María José Farfán Bajaña, Zouina Sarfraz, Azza Sarfraz, Juan Carlos Fernández Cadena, Derly Madeleiny Andrade Molina, Matias Panchana Lascano, and Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda

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Maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality among pregnant women with and without COVID-19 Infection: The INTERCOVID multinational cohort study, José Villar, Shabina Ariff, Robert B. Gunier, Ramachandran Thiruvengadam, Stephen Rauch, Alexey Kholin, Paola Roggero, Federico Prefumo, Marynéa Silva do Vale, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Performance and determinants of serum creatinine and cystatin C-based GFR estimating equations in south Asians, Yeli Wang, Andrew S. Levey, Lesley A. Inker, Saleem Jessani, Rasool Bux, Zainab Samad, Ali Raza Khan, Amy B. Karger, John C. Allen, and Tazeen H. Jafar

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Comparative analysis of pediatric COVID-19 infection in Southeast Asia, south Asia, Japan, and China, Judith Ju Ming Wong, Qalab Abbas, Soo Lin Chua, Ririe Fachrina Malisie, Kah Min Pon, Tomohiro Katsuta, Hongxing Dang, Pei Chuen Lee, Muralidharan Jayashree, and Quratulain Maha

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Unveiling and addressing implementation barriers to routine immunization in the peri-urban slums of Karachi, Pakistan: A mixed-methods study, Amna Tanweer Yazdani, Ameer Muhammad, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Uzma Khan, and Yasir Shafiq

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Bridge Employment and Longevity: Evidence from a 10-year follow-up cohort study in 0.16 million Chinese, Ruoyu Yin, Yiqian Xin, Maria Asif Bhura, Zhicheng Wang, and Kun Tang