Muhammad Asif Qureshi

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the contribution towards research of medical universities and universities with affiliated medical colleges in Pakistan. METHODS List of Pakistani medical universities and their published research annually from 2007 to 2010 was retrieved in April 2011 from the Higher Education Commission database with due permission. As per the(More)
Idiopathic Pulmonary Haemosiderosis (IPH) is a rare disease commonly affecting the paediatric population with approximately 500 globally reported cases in the literature. The disease usually presentswith a symptom triad consisting of ferropenic anaemia, cough with haemoptysis and diffuse bilateral alveolar infiltrates. Therapeutic options for this disorder(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare research is a neglected discipline in Pakistan and research related to esophageal cancer (ranks 9th in Pakistani males and 5th in females) is no exception in this regard. Particularly, there are no data available to delineate the overall status of esophageal cancer epidemiological studies in Pakistan. This study describes the first(More)
National level population-based cancer data have never been published from Pakistan in seven decades since independence (1947). Therefore, generation of high-quality regional data becomes highly relevant. Cancer data for the period of 2010-2015 representing the population from all districts of Karachi (14.6 million) are presented herein. After institutional(More)
Human Epidermal Growth Factor (Her-2/neu) has strong therapeutic implications in certain cancers like breast and gastric cancer. Literature on its frequency in colorectal cancer is scarce. In this study, we have investigated the frequency of Her-2/neu expression in colorectal adenocarcinomas and its association with various clinicopathological variables. A(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate immune cell densities in pre-neoplastic (DCIS), cancer (IDC) and control breast tissues. METHODS A total of four preneoplastic, 104 cancer and 104 control samples were analyzed. Morphological classification and prognostic scoring along with quantification of immune cells/mm(2) was performed. Data were entered and analyzed using(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of Philadelphia chromosome (Ph) and its variants in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cases at a tertiary care hospital of Sindh. METHODS The study was conducted at the Department of Pathology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro and Isra University Hospital, Hyderabad during May-to-September 2014.(More)