Muhammad Usman

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OBJECTIVE To determine the success rate of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) for treating obstructive hydrocephalus. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The Neurosurgery Department of PGMI, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, from May 2010 to November 2011. METHODOLOGY Patients with obstructive hydrocephalus(More)
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a deadly viral disease that is endemic in some parts of Pakistan. We report here the first ever case of CCHF from Abbottabad. The patient presented with abdominal pain, hematemesis and low platelets, and died within 24hours of admission. The diagnosis was confirmed by PCR for the CCHF virus. Because of the(More)
Energy Efficiency in cellular mobile radio networks has recently gained great interest in the research community. Besides the positive effect on global climate change, lowering power consumption of mobile networks is beneficial in terms of decreasing the operational cost for network operators. In this regard, the development of more energy efficient(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objectives were to determine the prevalence of previously undiagnosed abnormal glucose tolerance, i.e., diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in patients with acute coronary syndrome and to assess the utility of admission and fasting glucose in identifying diabetes in these patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Glycemic status was(More)
PURPOSE To develop an efficient 3D affine respiratory motion compensation framework for Cartesian whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). MATERIALS AND METHODS The proposed method achieves 100% scan efficiency by estimating the affine respiratory motion from the data itself and correcting the acquired data in the reconstruction process.(More)
Compressed sensing (CS) methods in MRI are computationally intensive. Thus, designing novel CS algorithms that can perform faster reconstructions is crucial for everyday applications. We propose a computationally efficient orthogonal matching pursuit (OMP)-based reconstruction, specifically suited to cardiac MR data. According to the energy distribution of(More)
Carvedilol is an anti-hypertensive agent capable of blocking both alph (α) and beta (β) receptors used to preclude cardiac arrhythmias and angina. The study was designed to evaluate the Pharmacokinetics of carvedilol in human male and female volunteers. Healthy male and female (twenty each) volunteers were finalized for the study after preliminarily(More)
Compressed sensing (CS) has been demonstrated to accelerate MRI acquisitions by reconstructing sparse images of good quality from highly undersampled data. Motion during MR scans can cause inconsistencies in k-space data, resulting in strong motion artifacts in the reconstructed images. For CS to be useful in these applications, motion correction techniques(More)
Compressed sensing (CS) is a data-reduction technique that has been applied to speed up the acquisition in MRI. However, the use of this technique in dynamic MR applications has been limited in terms of the maximum achievable reduction factor. In general, noise-like artefacts and bad temporal fidelity are visible in standard CS MRI reconstructions when high(More)
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one the most prevalent chronic complications of diabetes mellitus that affects as much as one-third of diabetic patients irrespective of the type of diabetes. Hyperglycemia is the key trigger for DN that initiates a number of microscopic and ultramicroscopic changes in kidney architecture. Microscopic changes include thickening(More)