Fawad Rahim

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BACKGROUND Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the most important complication and the leading cause of death in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Hypercholesterolemia is an important modifiable risk factor for CHD. Statins are the first line drugs for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia in DM. Comparative studies between different statins are(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the correlation of serum calcium with severity of acute ischaemic stroke. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan, from January to September 2013, and comprised patients who had suffered ischaemic stroke. All patients aged above 18 years who had been diagnosed to have(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of diabetes mellitus has risen exponentially over the last three decades, with resultant increase in morbidity and mortality mainly due to its complications. Limited data is available regarding the awareness and knowledge about these complications in our population. This study was carried out to evaluate the knowledge of diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND Foot ulcers are one of the most important complications of diabetes mellitus and often lead to lower limb amputation. Diabetic foot ulcers are susceptible to infection. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of common bacteria infecting these ulcers and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern. METHODS This descriptive(More)
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