Nadeem Faiyaz Zuberi

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OBJECTIVE Nutritional status of women has been considered an important prognostic indicator of birth outcome. The study aims to show the effect of various prepregnancy Body Mass Index (BMI) categories and corresponding gestational weight gain on newborn birth weight. METHODS Two hundred women were included in the study. These women had regular antenatal(More)
BACKGROUND Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) remains a major killer of women worldwide. Standard uterotonic treatments used to control postpartum bleeding do not always work and are not always available. Misoprostol's potential as a treatment option for PPH is increasingly known, but its use remains ad hoc and available evidence does not support the safety or(More)
OBJECTIVE To review practice of massive primary postpartum haemorrhage management and develop a protocol. METHODS Cross-sectional study conducted at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi between January 1, 2003 and July 31, 2004. Women with primary postpartum haemorrhage and had blood loss > or = 1000ml were(More)
BACKGROUND Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality world-wide. The risk for developing preeclampsia varies depending on the underlying mechanism. Because the disorder is heterogeneous, the pathogenesis can differ in women with various risk factors. Understanding these mechanisms of disease responsible for(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify risk factors for uterine atony following assisted or unassisted vaginal delivery. DESIGN This hospital based case control study was done at The Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan. Cases were defined as all women with uterine atony within 24 hours of an assisted or unassisted vaginal delivery. Controls were based on women with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of intracervical Foley catheter insertion, for the induction of labor, on cervical canal infection. DESIGN A prospective interventional study with paired analysis. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The study was conducted in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, between June 1 and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of Group B Streptococcus genital tract infection in pregnant women and to determine the risk factors for its colonisation. METHODS The cross-sectional study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi and Sobhraj Hospital, Karachi, from May to August 2007. Pregnant women at 35-37 weeks gestation(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin B6 plays vital roles in numerous metabolic processes in the human body, such as nervous system development and functioning. It has been associated with some benefits in non-randomised studies, such as higher Apgar scores, higher birthweights, and reduced incidence of pre-eclampsia and preterm birth. Recent studies also suggest a(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze success rates of assisted reproduction techniques ART (IVF/ICSI) in couples experiencing subfertility, and factors which may help in predicting treatment outcome. DESIGN A prospective cohort follow-up study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Study was conducted at Concept Fertility Centre, Karachi, between July 1, 2000 and December 31,(More)