Kawser U. Ahmed

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  • K Ahmed, F Ara
  • 1984
Ultrasonography was employed in the diagnosis of obstructive jaundice. In a group of 38 patients who were studied, Ultrasonography was found to be reliable in confirming the diagnosis. In majority of the cases it was also found to be reliable in revealing the cause of obstruction. Nineteen of these patients were examined by percutaneous transhepatic(More)
Respiratory infections are initiated by the attachment of bacteria to pharyngeal epithelial cells. We studied the attachment of Burkholderia pseudomallei to pharyngeal epithelial cells. After one, two, three, and four washes, there were 22.6+/-8.9, 15.7+/-7.0, 6.8+/-3.1, and 4.6+/-1.1 (mean+/-SD) attached bacteria/cell, respectively. If the bacterial(More)
A hospital-based prospective study of 99 patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) was carried out in Kampala, Uganda. We evaluated microbiological etiologies, clinical features and effectiveness of short-term parenteral ampicillin followed by oral amoxicillin for these patients in relation to HIV-status. We demonstrated a very high prevalence (75%)(More)
We investigated the effects of two mucoregulating drugs, S-carboxymethylcysteine (S-CMC) and N-acetylcysteine (NAC), on the attachment of Moraxella catarrhalis (M. catarrhalis) to pharyngeal epithelial cells. The attachment of M. catarrhalis decreased (33-57%) significantly (P<0.01) in a dose-dependent manner in cells treated with mucoregulating drugs as(More)
From January 1986 through February 1993, there were 16 episodes of respiratory infection due to Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum in 13 patients. The ages of patients ranged from 24 to 77 years; the ratio of male to female patients was 3:1. One patient had three episodes of infection, and another patient had two. In one patient, who died of disseminated(More)
Nutcracker syndrome is caused by compression of the left renal vein between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery where it passes in the fork formed at the bifurcation of these arteries. The phenomenon results in left renal venous hypertension. The syndrome is manifested by left flank and abdominal pain, with or without unilateral haematuria. Other(More)
Clinical isolates of Branhamella catarrhalis from patients with respiratory infections were used in this study. Electron microscopic observation after treating Branhamella catarrhalis with immune serum and ruthenium red revealed the capsule. In the phagocytosis test, most organisms were not ingested by human polymorphonuclear neutrophils in the presence of(More)
The hemagglutination (HA) test was done on 85 strains of Branhamella catarrhalis, isolated from sputum of patients with respiratory infections; 53% were HA positive strains. Three HA positive and three HA negative strains were selected and were observed under the electron microscope. The bacterial cell wall appeared to be lobulated and its total thickness(More)
This study investigated the fimbriation on 24 fresh clinical isolates of Branhamella catarrhalis by electron microscopy. All the strains were isolated from patients with respiratory infections. The Branhamella catarrhalis strains were classified into three groups according to the grade of fimbriation. Among these 24 strains the incidence of densely(More)
Sputum during the acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory diseases were observed under the electron microscope, to determine the in vivo expression of surface structures of Branhamella catarrhalis (B. catarrhalis), the polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) response to B. catarrhalis infections, and the composition of sputum. It was found that during(More)