Noshin Wasim Yusuf

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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)
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)
Percutaneous renal biopsies were performed in 30 diabetic patients who presented with proteinuria. Tissues were studied for evidence of an immune lesion using immunofluorescence techniques. No consistent pattern of binding of FITC labelled polyvalent, monospecific IgG, IgA, IgM and labelled bovine insulin antisera in various diabetic renal lesions could be(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic efficacy of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in differentiating neoplastic and non-neoplastic dysfunctional ovarian cysts--cytological findings to be verified with histology of excised cyst. METHODS In this prospective study fifty-three cases with unilocular nonseptate ovarian cystic masses,detected on ultrasound(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)
OBJECTIVE To find out the prevalence of concomitant active pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB) in patients of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using the gold standard liquid and solid culture media for the detection of acid fast bacillus. METHODS Eighty clinically and radiologically diagnosed cases of COPD of any severity, ≥40 years of age with no(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)
Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) are lymphoid proliferations or lymphomas that develop as a result of immunosuppression in recipients of solid organs and bone marrow allografts. The disorder is seen in 1-2% of renal transplant recipients with a variable time period of presentation and is usually seen within the first year following(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)