Faheem Shahzad

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BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a health concern which leads to complications such as retinopathy. Pakistan has 6.9 million people living with DM and this toll will be doubled by 2025. OBJECTIVE To determine serum IL-6 and IL-17 of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with retinopathy. METHODS In this cross-sectional case-control study, 212(More)
OBJECTIVE To enumerate CDR+CD25+ Treg cells and determine serum IL-6 and IL-17 in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with retinopathy. METHODS The case-control study was conducted at the Department of Immunology, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, from November 2009 to January 2012 and comprised diabetic patients and healthy controls who were divided(More)
Effects of fodder availability and prolificacy on birth weight, weaning weight, weight at 6 and 9 months age, and pre- and post-weaning growth rates of Dera Din Panah goat were determined. A total of 350 records of Dera Din Panah (DDP) goats maintained at Sheep and Goat Development Centre, Rakh Khairewala, District Layyah, Punjab, Pakistan were analyzed(More)
INTRODUCTION Chondrosarcomas are the most common primary chest wall malignancy. The mainstay of treatment is radical resection, which often requires chest wall reconstruction. This presents numerous challenges and more extensive defects mandate the use of microvascular free flaps. Selecting the most appropriate flap is important to the outcome of the(More)
Chronic periodontitis is inflammation of supporting structures of teeth caused by microorganisms, and Porphyromonas gingivalis is one of the most common organisms. Periodontitis has been associated with different systemic diseases and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of them. Periodontitis and RA share several features such as inflammation and bone(More)
INTRODUCTION Crohn's disease is increasing in incidence worldwide. It is associated with many complications including fistulae, which may require surgical intervention. Occasionally, formal perineal reconstruction is needed for extensive or definitive fistula surgery. Reconstruction for inflammatory disease presents unique challenges and often calls for(More)
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