Muhammad Zain Farooq

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Burn injuries are a major cause of medico legal deaths in Pakistan. The present study was conducted with the aim to assess the mortality rate related to different types of burns injuries. This was an observational prospective cross sectional study conducted in Burns Ward of Civil Hospital, Karachi during a period of two years from January 1st 2010 to(More)
The results of phase 3 clinical trials of the new oral anticoagulants portray them as a promising new class of drugs with potential to replace the conventional anticoagulants. However, the transition from conventional to new oral anticoagulants will be gradual because of the deep seated roots of the conventional drugs in clinical practice and the high cost(More)
Obesity is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Obese women are at increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hyperlipidemia, rectal carcinoma and gynecological problems including sub fertility, menstrual dysfunction and polycystic ovarian disease. The aim of this study was to assess relationship of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the inhaler technique of patients and the awareness acquired during pulmonary teachings given in the beginning of the treatment. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted at Civil Hospital, Karachi, from December 2013 to July 2014, and comprised patients diagnosed with obstructive broncho-pulmonary diseases and who were using(More)
The medium of instruction for medical education in Pakistan is English, which results in several words being lost in translation due to the lack of equivalent words in English. "Ghabrahat" is one such commonly used symptom. We conducted a cross sectional descriptive survey of medical students and doctors from four tertiary care hospitals between November(More)
Chronic respiratory diseases (CRD) like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. A patient's perception, about his or her medicine, may have an impact on adherence to medications. The purpose was to assess the attitudes and perceptions, regarding inhaler therapy use, among(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular diseases is the leading cause of death worldwide, yet very little data is available assessing the awareness of the younger population of Pakistan. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the awareness, knowledge and the preventive measures taken to avoid the health issues related to cardiovascular diseases. METHODS It was a(More)
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