Salimah Valliani

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BACKGROUND Use of smoke-less tobacco (SLT) is very common in South and South-East Asian countries. It is significantly associated with various types of cancers. The objectives of this study were to assess the proportion of hospital staff that use SLT, and to identify the factors associated with its use and their practices. METHODS In a cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that blood group antigens are related to the development of peptic ulcer and gastric carcinoma. Infections due to H. pylori are most widespread among the developing regions due to poor standard of public health. This study sought to determine the association of H. pylori with ABO blood groups, age, gender, and smoking status among(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is considered a curative procedure for typical atrial flutter (AFL); however, patients remain at risk for developing new atrial fibrillation (AF). OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and predictors of new-onset AF and stroke after RFA of isolated AFL in a multicenter cohort. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out the smoking prevalence and associated factors among in-school and out-of-school adolescents and their nicotine dependence. METHOD The cross-sectional study was conducted from April to June 2008 comprising 1014 adolescents aged 12-18 years residing in two rural districts of Sindh and Punjab. Trained interviewers collected information(More)
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