Minhaj Ahmad Khan

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Chitin, the second most abundant polysaccharide in nature after cellulose, is found in the exoskeleton of insects, fungi, yeast, and algae, and in the internal structures of other vertebrates. Chitinases are enzymes that degrade chitin. Chitinases contribute to the generation of carbon and nitrogen in the ecosystem. Chitin and chitinolytic enzymes are(More)
Chitinase is one of the most important mycolytic enzymes with industrial significance. This enzyme is produced by a number of organisms including bacteria. In this study we describe optimization of media components with increased production of chitinase for selected bacteria Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolated from the soil. Different components of the(More)
Umbilical hernias are common in patients with cirrhosis of the liver and ascites. However, spontaneous rupture of the hernia is not frequently seen. This is a serious complication and carries a high mortality. A search of the literature shows that patients have been managed both operatively and nonoperatively for this condition. We present a case of(More)
Application performance is heavily dependent on the compiler optimizations. Modern compilers rely largely on the information made available to them at the time of compilation. In this regard, specializing the code according to input values is an effective way to communicate necessary information to the compiler. However, the static specialization suffers(More)
Carbamazepine has been used in adults and children for over 30 years. In spite of an excellent therapeutic and side-effect profile in older children, it has never been used as a primary anticonvulsant in neonates. This is the first report of the long-term use of carbamazepine in neonates. Ten full-term neonates with two or more seizures due to(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to find out the incidence of primary congenital hypothyroidism (CH) among infants born within the Riyadh Al-Kharj Hospital Programme in addition to early detection and treatment of these infants. DESIGN All babies born within the Riyadh Al-Kharj Hospital Programme were screened by cord blood TSH. Blood spot TSH were done in the majority(More)
To fully exploit the instruction-level parallelism offered by modern processors, compilers need the necessary information available during the execution of the program. This advocates for iterative or dynamic compilation. Unfortunately, dynamic compilation is suitable only for applications where the cost of compilation may be amortized by multiple(More)
Code specialization is an approach that can be used to improve the sequence of optimizations to be performed by the compiler. The performance of code after specialization may vary, depending upon the structure of the application. For FFT libraries, the specialization of code with different parameters may cause an increase in code size, thereby impacting(More)