Mohammad Basir Khan

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Date approved by Chairman ii iii Acknowledgement First, I would like to thank my family for their love, support, and encouragements. Their continuous care has been indispensable throughout my Ph.D research. I am most grateful to my advisor, Dr. Monson Hayes III, for his guidance, interesting discussions, and helpful suggestions. I owe a great deal of my(More)
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Bacteremia in hemodialysis patients with cuffed tunneled catheters is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Native arteriovenous fistulas or vascular prostheses are preferred forms of vascular access, but their creation may not always be possible. Catheter-related bacteremia is due primarily to Gram-positive organisms, but Gram-negative infections(More)
Surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus infections in 3 northern remote communities of Saskatchewan was undertaken. Rates of methicillin-resistant infections were extremely high (146-482/10,000 population), and most (98.2%) were caused by USA400 strains. Although USA400 prevalence has diminished in the United States, this strain is continuing to predominate(More)
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing concern especially in many remote northern communities of Canada where antimicrobials are liberally used. In this study, 1418 Escherichia coli urinary tract infection (UTI) isolates, obtained over a 2.5-year period (October 2005-March 2008), from 3 remote northern sites in Saskatchewan, Canada, were identified.(More)
Iron storage disease (ISD) is now recognized as a serious clinical disorder acquired by two species of browsing rhinoceroses, the African black (Diceros bicornis) and the Asian Sumatran (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) rhinoceroses, when displaced from their natural habitats. The most complete knowledge of ISD comes from studies of the black rhinoceros, but the(More)
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant used as a food additive. It has been reported that rhizome of this plant have antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antitumor property. Methanol extract of Rhizome of Curcuma longa was investigated here to see the antimicrobial actions and anti-inflammatory effect.(More)
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is listed in the World Health Organization (WHO) classification as a subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Some morphologic features of PBL are similar to DLBCL; however, PBL has minimal or no expression of CD20 and leukocyte common antigen. Instead, PBL has been characterized by the plasmablastic morphology of the(More)
Myrtannas et al. [1] studied new outbreaks of tularemia in Bulgaria. According to the evidence presented and the data corroborated with by the authors, the new outbreaks occurred after a lull of over three decades in a wide area (1000–1500 km) abutting the Balkan Mountain Range (BMR) near the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. The new epicenter of the tularemia(More)