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Previous studies cite different possible etiologies for fetal echogenic bowel (FEB). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the possible etiologies for second-trimester FEB, and to provide clinical guidelines for evaluation of this finding. The study included 79 patients diagnosed with FEB in the second trimester. Fifteen cases (19%) were associated with(More)
BACKGROUND GI tuberculosis is a diagnostic challenge, particularly in the absence of evidence of pulmonary infection. It may mimic many other abdominal diseases such as other infectious processes, tumors, and Crohn's disease. In the absence of positive laboratory and radiologic tests, the diagnosis is often established definitively by obtaining a surgical(More)
OBJECTIVES Postural instability (PI) is an important risk factor for falls, especially in the frail older population. In this study, we investigated the impact of vitamin D deficiency on PI in a sample of community dwelling older subjects. Our objective was to determine the potential association between vitamin D deficiency and PI in older fallers. DESIGN(More)
National level population-based cancer data have never been published from Pakistan in seven decades since independence (1947). Therefore, generation of high-quality regional data becomes highly relevant. Cancer data for the period of 2010-2015 representing the population from all districts of Karachi (14.6 million) are presented herein. After institutional(More)
OBJECTIVE Amnioinfusion plays an important role in the intrauterine evaluation and treatment of fetal obstructive uropathy. However, it may significantly increase the risk for chorioamnionitis, premature rupture of membranes and premature labor. We evaluated the impact of prophylactic antibiotics on postamnioinfusion complications. METHODS Thirty(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the frequencies of histological types of lymphoma, diagnosed with complete immunohistochemical profile in younger and older age group. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Dow Diagnostic Research and Reference Laboratory, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, from January 2009 to September(More)
The study was designed to comparatively assess direct damages on cardiac tissues and aorta associated with abnormalities in lipid profile and cardiac biomarkers induced by two platinum cytotoxic compounds with and without 5FU (5Fluorouracil) in rats. Albino Wistar rats were treated with 5FU (15mg/kg), cisplatin (0.8mg/kg) and oxaliplatin (0.8mg/kg) in(More)
Situs inversus totalis is a rare autosomal recessive congenital anomaly that is characterized by mirror image anatomy of the abdominal and thoracic organs. We report a case of a 28-year-old male with situs inversus totalis, who developed an idiopathic ileoileal and ileocolic intussusception, which was diagnosed on computed tomography scan. Patient underwent(More)
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