Mohammad F. K. Ibrahim

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Dengue fever is on the rise in developing nations like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. There is no antiviral chemotherapy or vaccine for dengue virus and management of the disease is done on supportive measures. The decline in the thrombocyte count leads to dengue haemorrhagic fever accounting for complications and mortality. Oral administration(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the expected (perceptions of their environment at the beginning of their 1st year) versus actual perceptions (perceptions at the end of 1st year) of 1st year students at Dow University of Health Sciences. METHODS The 'expected' perceptions of the students were recorded at the beginning of their 1st year (n = 411) of medical education(More)
The role of estrogen and its receptors in the etiology and progression of prostate cancer ( PC ) is poorly understood. In normal and malignant human prostate, estrogen receptor-a is expressed only in the stroma, whereas estrogen receptor-Beta ( ER-Beta ) is present in both normal stroma and epithelium. Because loss of ER-Beta expression is associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the causes for loss-to-follow-up of hepatitis patients at a liver centre of a tertiary care hospital. METHODS A representative sample of 165 patients who were lost to follow-up during 2009 to 2010 was chosen and a cross-sectional descriptive study was performed. All hepatitis patients included were screened for antibody to(More)
OBJECTIVES Typhoid remain an increasing problem in Third world countries like Pakistan. A reliable, easy and affordable rapid diagnostic test is a need for our clinicians, many of whom consider Typhidot to be promising. Typhidot has been used as the only tool to diagnose typhoid fever by general practitioners and consultants despite its low sensitivity and(More)
BACKGROUND Many expectant parents wish to have a normal child. Unfortunately this does not always happen and some of them may have a child with birth defects leading to detrimental psychological effects on the parents. One of the common presentations generally observed is depression. The presence of depressive symptoms amongst such parents needs to be(More)
The elderly consume a disproportionate number of prescription medications dispensed in the United States. Although medication use among nursing home residents has been documented, little information is available regarding the medication use of homebound elderly. This study compared the medication use of nursing home and homebound patients treated by a(More)
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