Haleema Akhter Hashmi

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OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of near-miss cases, nature of near-miss events and mortality among obstetric patients. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional, observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The study was conducted in the Obstetric Unit of Fatima Hospital, Baqai Medical University, from January 2006 to December 2006. METHODOLOGY Near-miss(More)
Rudimentary horn is one of the rarest congenital uterine anomalies and consists of a relatively normal appearing uterus on one side with a rudimentary horn on the other side. It is difficult to diagnose before surgery and hazardous to maternal life as rupture of pregnant horn result in severe hemoperitoneum. Case of rudimentary horn pregnancy is reported in(More)
Post partum hemorrhage is defined as blood loss of 500 ml or above. It is the most common cause of pre-mature mortality of women world wide. Our objective was to evaluate the most common etiology and method of management of Post partum Hemorrhage in a tertiary care hospital of Karachi. It was a cross sectional study conducted at Liaquat National Hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the maternal morbidity and mortality and fetal outcome with hepatitis E (HEV) in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, from May 2008 to April 2010. METHODOLOGY Thirty patients admitted at Gynae Ward with serologically proven HEV in pregnancy were included in(More)
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-neuro-radiological entity may develop in patients with pre-eclampsia, eclampsia or delayed postpartum eclampsia, immunological conditions and with certain anti-neoplastic agents. This case report describes about a patient with pregnancy induced hypertension who developed PRES postnatally.(More)
Hirsutism is a symptom or sign, which may have more serious associations than cosmetic and psychological concern alone, such as adrenal hyperplasia and ovarian tumor, particularly if it develops well after puberty. Some medicines having androgenic activity may also cause this problem. Here, we present a case of a young unmarried girl who was given anabolic(More)
Methods In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we recruited women aged 16 years and older with a clinical diagnosis of post-partum haemorrhage after a vaginal birth or caesarean section from 193 hospitals in 21 countries. We randomly assigned women to receive either 1 g intravenous tranexamic acid or matching placebo in addition to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of impaired oral glucose tolerance test in high risk pregnancies for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The study was conducted in Obstetric Ward and outpatient department, at Baqai Hospital, Nazimabad and Fatima Hospital, Baqai Medical University,(More)
BACKGROUND In Pakistan 90% of births are conducted by TBA's. In most cases, TBA's are unable to diagnose the complications and are often unable to take decisions on timely referral. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence, nature and outcome of life threatening obstetrical conditions in referrals by Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs).(More)