Masoom Abbas Mirza

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The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of CYP2C8*3 and three genetic ABCB1 variants on the elimination of paclitaxel. We studied 93 Caucasian women with ovarian cancer treated with paclitaxel and carboplatin. Using sparse sampling and nonlinear mixed effects modeling, the individual clearance of unbound paclitaxel was estimated from(More)
This is a 2-year, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 101 patients, evaluating the relative efficacy of intermittent medication (given only when the patient shows early signs of relapse) compared with moderate doses of maintenance medication for stable schizophrenic outpatients. Patients were dropped from the study if they had three prodromal episodes(More)
Factors exerting recessive effects on susceptibility to complex traits are expected to be over-represented in communities having a higher frequency of consanguineous marriage. Multiple sclerosis, a typical complex trait, is relatively common in Turkey where cultural factors also determine a high rate of consanguineous marriage. Previous genetic studies of(More)
Migraine is considered to be a functional neurological disorder. For several years cerebral blood flow studies have been fueling the controversy surrounding the pathophysiology of migraine headache. Tc-99m HMPAO SPECT brain imaging was performed during the headache-free period in 44 migraineurs. The findings were compared with those of age 17 and(More)
Lateralized Periodic Discharges (LPDs) are commonly seen on EEG in critically-ill patients. They are often associated with seizures, but some patients may have them without seizures. Therefore, they are considered to lie in the ictal-interictal continuum. When ictal, they require multiple antiepileptic drugs to treat effectively, which can expose the(More)
Ischemic stroke is a recognized complication of herpes zoster ophthalmicus. Arterial involvement is usually seen on the side of the rash. It is thought to be due to vessel inflammation by the virus, which travels from the trigeminal ganglion. Few case reports of bilateral and distant site of zoster lesions with stroke in the brain have been described. These(More)