Haris Manzoor Khan

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Clinical isolates (n = 55) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were screened for the extended spectrum β-lactamases and metallo-β-lactamases activities and biofilm forming capability. The aim of the study was to demonstrate the antibiofilm efficacy of gum arabic capped-silver nanoparticles (GA-AgNPs) against the multi-drug resistant (MDR) biofilm forming P.(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the origin and spread of the chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum population in the Indian subcontinent. METHODS Fourteen microsatellites spanning a ∼120 kb region, flanking the P. falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter (pfcrt) gene, were analysed in 185 parasite isolates. RESULTS The Indian P. falciparum population(More)
Cefoxitin-resistant Escherichia coli (n = 109) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (n = 16) isolates collected from patients in India in 2009 to 2010 were screened for bla(ampC) families and mobilizing elements (ISEcp1, IS26, ISCR1, and sul-1-type class 1 integrons) and their association with bla(ampC) and for the occurrence of class A beta-lactamases (BLs) (CTX-M,(More)
The high prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (76.3 %) and metallo-β-lactamases (7.3 %) amongst the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a critical problem that has set forth an enormous therapeutic challenge. The suggested role of nanoparticles as next generation antibiotics, and inadequate information on antibacterial activity of aluminium oxide(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin A (retinol)-deficiency and falciparum malaria are two major public health problems in developing countries. Falciparum malaria is associated with significant destruction of erythrocytes and can lead to severe anaemia. METHODOLOGY The present study was designed to estimate the serum retinol concentration in 150 acute falciparum-malaria(More)
Staphylococcus aureus, particularly methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), is an important cause of pyogenic skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). MRSA is an important pathogen in the healthcare sector that has neither been eliminated from the hospital nor community environment. In humans, S. aureus causes superficial lesions in the skin and localized(More)
Chloroquine (CQ) has been the mainstay of treatment of malaria for decades. This cost-effective and safe drug has become ineffective for treatment of falciparum malaria in many parts of the world due to development of resistance by the parasite. In addition CQ is not gametocytocidal for P. falciparum and thus cannot block transmission. The extent of problem(More)
INTRODUCTION Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infectious diseases in clinical practice. The choice of antibiotics for the treatment of UTI is limited by the rising rates of antibiotic resistance. There is an urgent need to discover new effective treatment solutions. Fosfomycin may be an interesting alternative to the currently used(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to delineate the hepatotoxicological roles of histamine dose-dependently in immunized rabbits. METHODS The cohort comprised of three groups (II, III and IV), containing 18 rabbits each, and received subcutaneous histamine 50 μg/kg, 100 μg/kg and 200 μg/kg, respectively for 10 days (b.i.d., starting from 3 days(More)
A condensation reaction between 1,2-diphenylethane-1,2-dione dihydrazone (DPEDDH) and dimethyl or diethyloxalate in methanol resulted in a novel Schiff base octaazamacrocyclic ligand, (L): (6,7,14,15-tetraoxa-2,3,10,11-tetraphenyl-1,4,5,8,9,12,13,16-octaazacyclohexadecane-1,3,9,11-tetraene). Subsequently metal complexes of the type [MLX2] and [CuL]X2;(More)