Noshin Wasim Yusuf

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Cervical infections are not uncommon in our population especially in young and sexually active women. One thousand samples of married women, aged between 20 and 70 years, were studied by conventional Papanicolaou smears. These samples were examined in the Department of Pathology, King Edward Medical University, Lahore from January 2007 to June 2009. Only(More)
OBJECTIVE We conducted this study to review deaths due to dengue fever (DF) during a large outbreak of DF in Lahore, Pakistan. METHODS We reviewed deaths due to DF at Jinnah Hospital Lahore between August and November 2011. Clinical and laboratory data were abstracted. The 2011 World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia (WHO SEARO)(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the diagnostic efficacy of commercially available rapid diagnostic test devices for Dengue serology. To find out the sensitivity and specificity of rapid diagnostic devices with Elisa results as the Gold standard. METHODS During the dengue virus epidemic in Lahore a pilot study was conducted in order to evaluate the diagnostic(More)
Histological analysis of 89 "benign" ovarian cysts received over a period of 2-1/2 years (January, 1991 to July, 1993) at the department of Pathology, Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore showed that 44 were neoplastic, 22 dysfunctional, 19 simple and 4 endometriotic. Clinical presentation and gross features could not serve to differentiate these types.(More)
Dengue fever is an emerging disease in Pakistan with uninterrupted increase in number of cases since 2006 Dengue fever epidemic in Lahore Pakistan. This study was planed to identify serotypes of dengue virus (DENV) involved in epidemic of 2008. The patients were screened in the microbiology laboratory with immunochromatographic kits then confirmed by(More)
BACKGROUND HIV/AIDS is a global problem, South Asia and Africa bearing the maximum burden. The incidence is reported to be rising in Pakistan. It is important to document the prevalence of various risk factors in our population so that appropriate measures could be taken for preventing emergence of new cases. Objectives were to identify the possible(More)
Over 9 million new active tuberculosis (TB) cases emerge each year from an enormous pool of 2 billion individuals latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb.) worldwide. About 3 million new TB cases per year are unaccounted for, and 1.5 million die. TB, however, is generally curable if diagnosed correctly and in a timely manner. The current(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the time required for isolation of aerobic bacterial pathogen from paediatric septicaemia suspects by using BACTEC 9240 blood culture system, and to compare the results with conventional blood culture technique. METHODS This comparative cross-sectional study was conducted at the Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from July to(More)
We investigated an outbreak of darkening of skin, bleeding from multiple sites, leucopenia and thrombocytopenia in ischaemic heart disease patients. Case patients were defined as patients who had received medicines from the pharmacy of Punjab Institute of Cardiology between 1 December 2011 and 12 January 2012 and who developed any one of the following:(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic accuracy of power Doppler-guided targeted prostate biopsy and random sextant biopsy in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. METHODS The prospective study was carried out at the Allama Iqbal Medical College and Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from January to December, 2012, and comprised clinically suspected cases of(More)