Aamir Hameed

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BACKGROUND Despite convincing evidence that lowering blood pressure decreases cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, the hypertension burden remains high and control rates are poor in developing countries. OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of 2 community-based interventions on blood pressure in hypertensive adults. DESIGN Cluster randomized, 2 x 2(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine compliance, factors affecting compliance to antihypertensive therapy and to compare compliant and non-compliant groups, in a tertiary care setting. STUDY DESIGN Analytical (cross-sectional) study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The outpatient clinics at the Aga Khan University from May 2004 to February 2005. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
The favored technique of peripheral subintimal angioplasty is to stent the subintimal channel, which usually requires long stents. However, there are no randomized trials comparing subintimal angioplasty with and without stenting. Our hypothesis is that after subintimal angioplasty, a newly created conduit should not be stented and stenting should only be(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the outcome of splenectomy done in adult patients of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura over a period of 10 years and, secondarily, to determine the predictors of complete response to therapy. METHODS The retrospective review comprised of adult patients over 14 years of age who underwent open or laparoscopic splenectomy for(More)
Taipei Medical University,Taipei,Taiwan; Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Keio University,Tokyo, Japan; Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea; University of Singapore, Singapore, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok,Thailand; The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pharmaceutical Management(More)
Methanol is a toxic substance with extremely devastating effects upon exposure. The case described suffered from such kind of poisoning. MRI brain demonstrated necrosis bilaterally in the Putamen areas which is a classic hallmark finding. Additional Diffusion weighted imaging showed abnormal signal bilaterally in the putamen areas along with Diffusion(More)
INTRODUCTION Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis (XGC) is a rare variant of cholecystitis and reported incidence of XGC varies from different geographic region from 0.7% -9%. Most of the clinicians are not aware of the pathology and less evidence is available regarding the optimal treatment of this less common form of cholecystitis in the present era of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In the Control of Blood Pressure and Risk Attenuation trial, a 2×2 factorial design study (2004-2007), the combined home health education and trained general practitioner intervention delivered over 2 years was more effective than no intervention (usual care) in lowering systolic BP among adults with hypertension in urban Pakistan.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the process of transport and immediate Emergency Department (ER) management of mass casualties following the recent bomb blasts in Karachi and review in detail the medical response and management of victims undertaken in these two incidents. METHODS Eyewitness accounts of the victims, medical personnel and newspaper clippings were(More)
A 69-year-old male patient had triple-vessel coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Three months later, an echocardiogram revealed a 6 x 6 cm cardiac mass. A computed tomography scan of the chest showed a 6 cm mass with contrast enhancement. Cardiac catheterization revealed a pseudoaneurysm of the saphenous vein graft to a circumflex marginal branch(More)