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Effects of Commercially Available Whitening Creams on the Epidermal Thickness of Guinea Pig Skin

By Sadia Saqib, Rafeea Tafweez, Nadia Haq, Mah-jabeen Muneera,

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the effects of commonly used commercial skin lightening creams on the thickness of epidermis of guinea pig skin. S...

Effectiveness of Cardiac Rehabilitation on Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Myocardial Infarction in Pakistan

By Zia Ul-haq, Daud Khan, Aliya Hisam, Yasar Mehmood Yousafzai, Shazia Hafeez, Fatima Zulfiqar, Adnan Mahmood Gul, Mohammad Hafizullah, Jill Pell,

ABSTRACT Objective: To find out the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation in patients with myocardial infarction in Pakistan. Study Design: Random...

Factors Affecting the Participants\' Skills Test Performance in a Basic Life Support Course

By Saerah Iffat Zafar, Alina Shahiryar,

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the effect of age, gender, varying specialties and year of residency on the practical skills of cardiopulmonary resu...

Oral Rivaroxaban in Symptomatic Deep Vein Thrombosis

By Maliha Bukhari, Ahmed Farhan, Junaid Umar, Mudassar Ali Raza,

ABSTRACT Objective: : To evaluate the efficacy of oral rivaroxaban compared to warfarin in patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Study Design: O...

Comparisons of Onlay versus Sublay Mesh Fixation Technique in Ventral Abdominal Wall Incisional Hernia Repair

By Manzoor Ahmed, Mukhtar Mehboob,

ABSTRACT Objective: To compare the results of onlay with sublay mesh repair technique for ventral incisional hernia. Study Design: Comparative study...

Relationship between Postmenopausal Vitamin D Level, Menopausal Symptoms and Sexual Functions

By Meryem Askın, Esra Meltem Koc, Mustafa Soyoz, Saliha Aksun, Serpil Aydogmus, Kaan Sozmen,

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine whether vitamin D levels correlate with menopausal symptoms and female sexual functions. Study Design: A cross-sect...

Growth of Microorganisms in Propofol and Mixture of Propofol, Lidocaine and Fentanyl

By Hatice Aysel Altan, Esat Bonabi, Sevgi Kesici, Hafize Sezer, Veli Bulent Ucar,

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the growth of microorganisms in propofol when combined with fentanyl and lidocaine in different temperatures and tim...

Multiplex PCR for Rapid Diagnosis of Drug Resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

By Saira Salim, Gohar Zaman, Sidra Younis, Wajid Hussain, Umar Khurshid, Muhammad Tahir Khadim,

ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate a multiplex PCR for rapid diagnosis of drug resistant mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) strain. Study Design: Cross-s...

Comparison of Single Photon Emission Computerised Tomography (SPECT) with Planar Wholebody Bone Scan (WBBS) in Diagnosis of Solitary Vertebral Lesion in Non-Skeletal Malignancies in Terms of Diagnostic Accuracy

By Zaigham Salim Dar, Umer- I -farooq, Fida Hussain, Mehdi Raza, Ali Jamal, Khurram Hayat Mir,

ABSTRACT Objective: To compare single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with planar whole body bone scan (WBBS) in diagnosis of solitary ve...

The Effects of Bilirubin and Phototherapy on Neonatal Thiol-Disulfide Homeostasis

By Sara Erol, Zehra Arslan, Dilek Ulubas Isik, Ahmet Yagmur Bas, Nihal Demirel, Ozcan Erel,

ABSTRACT Objective: To determinate the effects of bilirubin and phototherapy on oxidative stress in newborns. Study Design: A case-control study. P...

Aspartame and Sucralose-induced Fatty Changes in Rat Liver

By Nadia Haq, Haafea Tafweez, Sadia Saqib, Zahra Haider Bokhari, Irfan Ali, Ahmed Fawad Syami,

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the cytoplasmic fatty change of rat liver due to artificial sweeteners – aspartame and sucralose. Study Design: E...

Effect of RNA Interference on the Hepatitis C Virus Core Expression in HepG2/C3A Cells Using Genotype 4 Isolates from Saudi Patients

By Hebatallah H. Ali, Medhat K. Shier, Mohammad S. El-wetidy, Mohammad M. Al-qattan, Mohamed B. Al-fageeh,

ABSTRACT Objective: To explore the effects of two different methodologies of RNA interference, namely small interfering RNA, and vector-based short h...

Effect of Team-based Learning on Second Year Students’ Academic Performance

By Memoona Mansoor, Syed Moyn Aly, Arshad Javaid,

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine if there was any significant difference in scores of students who acquired knowledge through team-based learning (...

Distal Revascularization and Interval Ligation as a Useful Option for Steal Syndrome

By Zia Ur Rehman, M Younus Durrani, Hassan Ishaq, Ziad Sophie,

ABSTRACT Distal revascularization and interval ligation (DRIL) is considered a useful option to relieve haemodialysis access-related steal syndrome. ...

Primary Hyperparathyroidism Masquerading as Rickets

By Kamran Amir Khan, Sameed Ullah Qureshi,

Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is common among adults. However, its incidence is rare among children associated invariably with delay in diagnosi...

Effects of Preoperative Anxiety on Intraoperative Hemodynamics and Postoperative Pain

By Gonul Sagiroglu, Aysegul Bayrak, Elif Copuroglu,

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the effects of the level of the anxiety of the patients on the intraoperative hemodynamic parameters and postopera...

An Iatrogenic Femoral Artery Pseudoaneurysm Caused by Endovascular Stenting for the Treatment of Anastomotic Stenosis: An Unusual Complication and its Successful Surgical Management

By Yusuf Velioglu, Ahmet Yuksel,

The incidence of iatrogenic femoral artery pseudoaneurysm (FAP) has dramatically increased due to marked increase of endovascular procedures in recen...

Outcomes after Surgical Resection of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

By Faisal Saud Dar, Muhammad Atiq, Neelam Shahzadi, Seemab Khalid Ainy, Atif Rana, Abu Bakar Hafeez Bhatti,

ABSTRACT Objective: To report long term outcomes after surgical resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma (hCCA). Study Design: Cohort study. Place and...

Analysis of CT and MRI Combined Examination for the Diagnosis of Acute Cerebral Infarction

By Jingliang Cheng, Wenbo Zhang, Yong Zhang, Keyan Wang, Hongrui Jin,

The aim of this study was to analyse the application value of CT and MRI combined examination for the diagnosis of acute cerebral infarction. It was ...

Molecular Characterisation of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae from Intensive Care Units

By Azka Fatima, Rubina Kamran, Haniya Rashid, Muhammad Shafique,

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the molecular characterisation of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) from patients admitted in intensiv...

Comparison of Erythropoietin, Semaphorins 3A and Pigment Epithelium Derived Factor Levels in Serum and Aqueous Humor of Patients with Neovascular Glaucoma and Cataract

By Yi Sun, Haixia Zhao, Ying Shen, Wenying Guan,

The aim of this study was to compare the levels of erythropoietin (Epo), semaphorins 3A (Sema 3A) and pigment epithelium derived factors (PEDF) in se...

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome after Fontan-Bjork operation and its Successful Ablation from Coronary Sinus

By Mustafa Yolcu,

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome causes paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in which short PR intervals and delta waves are seen in electroca...

Factors Influencing Quality of Life in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Pakistan

By Ghulamullah Lail, Farina Muhammad Hanif, Amanullah Lail, Muhammad Manzoor Ul Haque, Abbas Ali Tasneem, Nasir Hassan Luck,

ABSTRACT Objective: To assess the impact of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) on quality of life (QOL) in local population. Study Design: Cros...

Malignant Acanthosis Nigricans: An Indicator of Internal Malignancy

By Muhammad Rizwan, Nadia Iftikhar, Tariq Sarfraz, Obed Ullah,

ABSTRACT Acanthosis nigricans is a skin disease characterised by symmetric velvety hyperpigmented, verrucous plaques of the intertriginous surfaces ...