Aamir A. Omair

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OBJECTIVE To improve awareness and knowledge of mothers regarding vaccine preventable diseases and the immunization status of children under five through health education messages by medical students, at Gulshane-Sikanderabad, a squatter settlement adjacent to Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi. METHODS The undergraduate medical students' visit families(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of smoking and awareness of tobacco related diseases among medical students. METHODOLOGY A survey of all medical students of Ziauddin Medical University in the year 2000. The data was collected by a self-administered questionnaire. RESULTS A total of 264 (92%) out of 288 students responded to the survey. Smoking was(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of hypertension in a low-income community in Karachi. METHODS Cross sectional survey, through multi-stage sampling of 857 adult subjects in 405 households was conducted between April and September 2002. RESULTS The overall prevalence of hypertension was 26% (95% C.I. 23, 29), the prevalence among males (34%) was higher(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the teaching-learning strategy employed in the module of Survey Methodology for undergraduate medical students at Ziauddin Medical University. SETTING Medical students of Ziauddin Medical University, Clifton, Karachi. METHODS The objectives of the Survey Methodology course were developed so that a student would be able to design(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the frequency of certain food items among families in a low socioeconomic area of Karachi and their association with socioeconomic variables. METHOD A cross sectional survey of houses selected through random sampling using a pre-tested structured questionnaire. RESULTS A total of 294 houses were surveyed, 23% households consumed(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide maximum polio vaccination coverage to under-five (<5) year children of a squatter settlement through Ziauddin Medical University (ZMU) medical students. SETTING ZMU has established a Primary Health Care Program in a squatter settlement, which is predominantly inhabited by migrants from North Western Province of Pakistan and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the students' perception regarding mentoring at different stages of their studies at a private-sector medical college. METHODS The cross-sectional study was conducted from April 2012 to July 2014 at Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, and comprised students from first to fourth year. Data was collected through a(More)
OBJECTIVE The need for effective strategies for delivery of healthcare to rural women is paramount and requires a study of maternal perceptions and experiences of the healthcare system. METHOD This article describes knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding obstetric healthcare in a rural area of Pakistan. This is a cross sectional survey of a rural(More)
OBJECTIVES Mitral valve replacement with either a bioprosthetic or a mechanical valve is the treatment of choice for severe mitral stenosis. However, choosing a valve implant type is still a subject of debate. This study aimed to evaluate and compare the early and late outcomes of mitral valve replacement [mechanical (MMV) vs. bioprosthetic (BMV)] for(More)