Arshad Khushdil

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OBJECTIVE To ascertain the efficacy of chloroquine as first line agent in treatment of uncomplicated malaria -caused by Plasmodium vivax in children---and to determine its current treatment practice in Pakistan. METHODS This pilot study was conducted at the Paediatrics Department of Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Lahore, Pakistan. Forty-eight children(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine various perinatal factors leading to birth asphyxia among term newborns in a tertiary care hospital. METHODS In a cross sectional study, a total of 196 asphyxiated cases were selected through consecutive non-probability sampling technique from neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a tertiary care Military Hospital in Pakistan from(More)
BACKGROUND Cryptosporidiosis is a common cause of persistent diarrhoea in children in developing countries. Previously it was thought to be a major pathogenic organism in immuno-compromised children, but recent studies have shown it to be a common infectious agent in immune-competent children as well. METHODS This descriptive case-series was carried out(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy in terms of reduction in melasma area and severity index (MASI) score by more than 10 of a combination of 20% trichloro-acetic acid peel plus 5% topical magnesium ascorbyl phosphate versus 20% trichloroacetic acid peel alone in the treatment of epidermal melasma. STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. PLACE AND(More)
Purpose Abnormalities in serum magnesium levels have been seen in obesity and its related diseases. Our aim is to determine the mean magnesium levels in overweight and obese children as compared to the levels in normal weight controls to study its relationship with obesity and overweight. The study was done at a tertiary care hospital. Methods A(More)
Caudal regression syndrome (CRS) is a very rare and unusual disorder affecting the lower part of the body along with multiple systems'involvement. It is mostly found in association with maternal diabetes mellitus during pregnancy; but there is a rare familial form of the disorder, as well. We describe a newborn who presented with the classic clinical and(More)
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