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BACKGROUND Osteoporosis is the disease of bone that affected King David of Israel 3000 years ago. This condition is no longer considered to be due to aging alone and is increasingly recognised as a major health concern and accounts for about 1.5 million fractures annually in United States. Objective of this study was to see the frequency of osteoporosis in(More)
AIM To assess the clinical features, yield of the diagnostic tests and outcome of abdominal tuberculosis in non-HIV patients. METHODS Adult patients with discharge diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis (based upon; positive microbiology, histo-pathology, imaging or response to trial of anti TB drugs) during the period 1999 to 2004 were analyzed. Patient's(More)
Gallbladder perforation is a rare but potentially fatal disease and therefore is a dilemma for early diagnosis. It is usually a complication of acute cholecystitis with or without gallstones. We present a case of 70-year-old female with abdominal pain and fever. Initial ultrasound revealed cholelithiasis with possible acute cholecystitis. Clinical condition(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze our results regarding the surgical treatment of complete rectal prolapse performed at the Aga Khan University Hospital, from January 1988 to December 2003. METHODS Files were retrieved from our medical records and data was reviewed for all adult patients admitted and operated upon for complete rectal prolapse during our study period.(More)
BACKGROUND Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is one of the most frequent and serious complication in patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites associated with high mortality. Empiric antibiotic therapy should be initiated before the results of ascitic fluid cultures are available, guided by knowledge of the microbial spectrum of spontaneous bacterial(More)
To report the successful coil embolization of a rare gluteal artery aneurysm and review therapeutic options for this rare condition. We report a case of pseudo-aneurysm of superior gluteal artery initially diagnosed as gluteal abscess. They can be diagnosed by Doppler ultrasound, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Mainstay of the diagnosis(More)
RECQL5 is a member of the RecQ family of DNA helicases and has key roles in homologous recombination, base excision repair, replication and transcription. The clinicopathological significance of RECQL5 expression in breast cancer is unknown. In this study, we have evaluated RECQL5 mRNA expression in 1977 breast cancers, and RECQL5 protein level in 1902(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the role of chemoradiation in treating carcinoma of esophagus, its complications and outcome of disease. DESIGN Analytical descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Conducted at IRNUM in collaboration with Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC), Peshawar, for one year. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 47 males and 53 females with an(More)