Muhammad Asad Usmani

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BACKGROUND/AIMS It is well known that patients with diabetes mellitus are more prone to infection. In patients with diabetes mellitus, chronic infections are frequent and severe, due to the impairment of their immune status. The aim of this study was to determine the association between Helicobacter pylori infection and type 2 diabetes mellitus in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Venereal syphilis is uncommon in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Gulf states in the Middle East. Although nonvenereal syphilis (bejel) has been reported to be endemic in some of these countries, the extent of treponematoses in the UAE is unknown. The objectives were therefore, to investigate those who attended the(More)
A 1-year study was conducted on 151 patients with finger- or toenail disease attending a dermatology clinic in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Nail scrapings and or clippings were collected and investigated with a KOH preparation for direct microscopy and cultured for fungi. Eighty-nine (59%) patients were females. Most females (62%) presented with fingernail(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the genetic risk and role of alpha-synuclein gene in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease in Pakistani population. METHODS This case-control study was conducted at Institute of Biomedical and Genetic Engineering (IBGE), Islamabad from May 2013 to May 2016, and comprised patients with Parkinson's disease and their(More)
The serological evidence of varicella zoster virus infection was determined among healthy individuals from infancy to 47 years of age living in this region. Of 648 people, 126 (19.4%) had no detectable antibody and were susceptible to infection. The overall adult seroprevalence rate was 81.3%. The rate among Emirati citizens increased with age; < 10 years,(More)
Epidemiological studies have shown that the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in a community and occupational health are closely related to lifestyle and socio-economic status. There is little information on H. pylori profile in industrial workers in the literature. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence rate of H. pylori profiles(More)
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