Ajmal Khan

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is classified radiologically based on the findings of central bronchiectasis (CB) and other radiologic features (ORF). However, the long-term clinical significance of these classifications remains unknown. We hypothesized that the immunological activity and outcomes of ABPA could be predicted(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Chemical pleurodesis is an accepted therapy for patients with recurrent pleural effusions and pneumothorax. Iodopovidone has been shown to be safe and effective for chemical pleurodesis in several studies. The aim of this systematic review was to update a previously reported meta-analysis on the efficacy and safety of iodopovidone(More)
Considering the indigenous utilization of Quercus incana Roxb., the present study deals with the investigation of antioxidant, free radical scavenging activity, total phenolic content, and antimicrobial activity of Q. incana Roxb. In vitro antioxidant activity of the plant fractions were determined by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl and nitric oxide(More)
Pistacia integerrima is one of twenty species among the genus Pistacia. Long horn-shaped galls that develop on this plant are harvested and used in Ayurveda and Indian traditional medicine to make "karkatshringi", a herbal medicine used for the treatment of asthma and different disorders of respiratory tract. However, until now, the molecular mechanisms of(More)
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is the best-known allergic manifestation of Aspergillus-related hypersensitivity pulmonary disorders. Most patients present with poorly controlled asthma, and the diagnosis can be made on the basis of a combination of clinical, immunological, and radiological findings. The chest radiographic findings are(More)
Twenty-five benzophenone semicarbazones and thiosemicarbazones 3–27 were synthesized starting from benzophenones via hydrazones treated with different aryl isocyanates and isothiocyantes under reflux. All synthetic derivatives were evaluated for their urease inhibitory potential. Good to moderate inhibition trend against urease was observed with the IC50(More)
In the present study, a new series of 2-(2′-pyridyl) benzimidazole derivatives 1–11 were resynthesized and evaluated for analgesic activity. The 2-(2′-pyridyl) benzimidazole was quaternized at its nitrogen atom in the ring with various substituted and unsubstituted phenacyl halides. As a result, eleven novel derivatives were synthesized. The structures of(More)
A series of nitrogen heterocycles including the derivatives of 1-deazapurines, were studied for miscellaneous enzyme inhibition activities in search of the potent enzyme inhibitor. The hyperactive enzymes like carbonic anhydrase-II, phosphodiesterase-I, xanthine oxidase, α-glucosidase, and β-glucuronidase were selected for the study. The compounds 1, 2, 3,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of type II diabetes and pre-diabetes and its risk factors in the District Dir Lower Pakistan. METHODS This study was a population based cross--sectional analysis of 1650 individuals of age 20--80 years, using cluster random sampling technique. After an overnight fast, diabetes and pre-diabetes were analyzed(More)
In our previous study, we reported that a novel endophytic bacterium Bacillus oryzicola YC7007 has suppressed bacterial diseases of rice via induced systemic resistance and antibiotic production. This endophytic strain, B. oryzicola YC7007 was used as a biological control agent against bakanae disease of rice caused by Fusarium fujikuroi, and its mechanism(More)