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OBJECTIVE To explore an association between oral mucosal alterations and type 2 Diabetes mellitus. METHODS This study was conducted at Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology and Baqai Medical University from September 2010 to September 2012. A total of 800 individuals' 395 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients and 405 healthy individuals were(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnostic criterion for beta thalassemia trait (BTT) is elevated Hb-A(2) levels. Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) reduces the synthesis of Hb-A(2), resulting in reduced Hb-A(2) levels, so patients with co-pathological conditions BTT with IDA, may have a normal level of Hb-A(2). Many socio-economic factors like unawareness, poor diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of HCV RNA in an anti-HCV non-reactive blood donor population with normal ALT, and its cost effectiveness. STUDY DESIGN An observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Baqai Institute of Haematology, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, and Combined Military Hospital, Malir Cantt, Karachi, from May 2006 to April(More)
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