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All blood bank services, especially those of developing countries, face a major shortfall of blood donations due to lack of voluntary blood donors. Our study aims to evaluate the acceptability of Short Message Service based interventions towards becoming voluntary blood donors among medical university students of Karachi, Pakistan. Methods. A total of 350(More)
In the last few years, Pakistan has been expeiencing its worst public health crisis in history. ailure to curtail the polio endemic allowed it to pread to other countries only a few days after he country’s worst ever dengue outbreak had subided. Matters have been further complicated as akistan is battling another major potential disease utbreak in the form(More)
Molecular chaperone or heat shock proteins (HSP) are vital proteins that increase cell survival by allowing it to combat stress caused by injurious stimuli through certain cyto-protective mechanisms [1]. These cytoprotective mechanisms of molecular chaperones, especially HSP 90 [2], have a negative effect designated to favor tumor growth and metastasis(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the risk of PTSD in patients with acute burn incidents. METHOD This was an observational prospective cross-sectional study conducted in admitted patients in Burns Ward of Civil Hospital, Karachi during a period of 6 months from January 1 to June 30, 2011. Data was collected through questionnaire having socio demographic variables(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma is a rare and aggressive form of cervical cancer. We report a case of metastatic sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma (SSCC) of cervix that presented with an anterior chest wall mass. CASE A 43-year-old Hispanic female presented with a two-month history of a central chest wall mass. The patient's only past(More)
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