Musarat Habib

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BACKGROUND Uncontrolled case series have demonstrated decreased Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) recurrence in patients given rifaximin after standard antibiotic therapy. However, clinical trials assessing whether rifaximin decreases recurrent diarrhoea in patients with CDI have not been performed. The purpose of this study was to assess rates of(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the risk of primary epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and slow growing borderline or Type I and aggressive Type II EOC in postmenopausal women with adnexal abnormalities on ultrasound. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study in the ultrasound group of the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening of postmenopausal women(More)
PURPOSE A significant proportion of men undergoing transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and prostate biopsy report pain during the procedure. A number of different methods of pain relief have been suggested in the literature. We prospectively evaluated the effect of diclofenac suppositories on pain experienced by men undergoing TRUS and prostate biopsy. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the antitumor activity of Manilkara zapota (M. zapota) L. stem bark against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) in Swiss albino mice. METHODS The in vivo antitumour activity of the ethyl acetate extract of stem bark of M. zapota L. (EASM) was evaluated at 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg bw against EAC using mean survival time. After administration(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that lower UK cancer survival may be due to incomplete case ascertainment by cancer registries. METHODS We assessed concordance between self-reported breast, bowel and lung cancer and cancer registration (CR) for 1995-2007 in England and Wales in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening. RESULTS Concordance(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate experimentally the possible antitumor effect of methanol extract (ME) of Calotropis gigantea L. (C. gigantean) root bark and its petroleum ether (PEF) and chloroform (CF) soluble fractions against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) in Swiss albino mice. METHODS The effects of ME (10 and 20 mg/kg), PEF (40 and 80 mg/kg) and CF (20 and(More)
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