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Haloxylines A (1) and B (2), new piperidine alkaloids, have been isolated from the chloroform soluble fraction of Haloxylon salicornicum and their structures elucidated by spectroscopic techniques including 2D-NMR. Both the compounds displayed antifungal and cholinesterase enzymes inhibitory potentials.
BACKGROUND Long-term effects of uninephrectomy for kidney donation are of particular interest in the currently increasing practice of living-donor transplantation. We have retrospectively analyzed the general health status and renal and cardiovascular consequences of living-related kidney donation. METHODS Data of living-related kidney donors who were(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the pattern and management strategies of coital injuries in married females in Pakistan. DESIGN An observational, case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Gynaecology and Surgical wings - Fatima Medical Centre, Multan, over a period of seven years from January 1997 to December 2003. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Records of 33 adult(More)
AIM In the absence of a national renal biopsy registry, there is a paucity of information on the pattern of renal disease observed in native renal biopsies in adults in Pakistan. METHODS A retrospective review of native renal biopsies performed in adult patients was undertaken at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) during the period(More)
The efficacy of isoniazid (INH) prophylaxis in renal allograft recipients who are on long-term immunosuppression in a region highly prevalent for tuberculosis (TB) was studied. INH (300 mg/d in patients weighing more than 35 kg and 5 mg/kg/d in patients with <35 kg body weight) together with Pyridoxine 50 mg/d for 1 year was started in randomly assigned(More)
Donor shortage and absence of transplant law lead to unrelated commercial transplants in Pakistan. We report the socio-economic and outcome parameters of 126 local recipients of unrelated kidney vendor transplants presenting to our institute between 1997 and 2007. Their outcome was compared with 180 recipients of living-related donor transplants matched for(More)
The mechanism of forming-free bipolar resistive switching in a Zr/CeOx/Pt device was investigated. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy and energy-dispersive spectroscopy analysis indicated the formation of a ZrOy layer at the Zr/CeOx interface. X-ray diffraction studies of CeOx films revealed that they consist of nano-polycrystals embedded in a(More)
BACKGROUND This paper constitutes an important ethnobiological survey in the context of utilizing biological resources by residents of Kala Chitta hills of Pothwar region, Pakistan. The fundamental aim of this research endeavour was to catalogue and analyse the indigenous knowledge of native community about plants and animals. The study is distinctive in(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the causes and outcome of Acute renal failure (ARF) in diabetes mellitus. METHODS This prospective study was conducted at nephrology unit of SIUT Karachi, Pakistan from November 2012 to May 2013. All adult patients with known underlying diabetes presenting with suspected ARF were included in the study. The treatment options were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in renal transplant recipients (RTR) using the modified Asian National Cholesterol Education Programme-Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) criteria. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on 200 RTRs between January 2008-August 2008. All were more than six months post transplant(More)