Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed

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OBJECTIVE To find out the prevalence of refractive error and the eye morbidity in the school children and the associated factors. METHODS One thousand students were selected from different schools of Karachi adopting two stage sampling technique. List of schools was obtained from Board of Secondary Education and 20 schools were randomly selected from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the levels of serum total homocysteine in patients suffering from established transmural myocardial infarction and normal healthy subjects of local population. DESIGN A case control study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The present study was carried out at Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Ilyas (HMI) Institute of Pharmacology and Herbal Sciences in(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of general practitioners regarding tetanus immunization in adults. SETTING The study was conducted in District Central, Karachi. STUDY DESIGN This was a Knowledge, Attitude and practices (KAP) survey. METHODS From a list of 1050 general practitioners (GPs), 100 were selected through simple(More)
Psychoactive drugs such as chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, haloperidol, propranolol and diazepam were evaluated for their ability to block stress induced changes in Wistar albino rats. The stress induced changes were monitored as the difference in plasma corticosterone (PCS) levels, before and after the administration of minimum effective doses of(More)
Urinary tract infection (UTI). a common ailment in children, women and elderly people is associated with pyuria, bacteriuria and nitriteuria . Its diagnosis, based on urine culture with significant bacteriuria, needs a good microbiological laboratory and trained microbiologist. Such facility is only available in urban areas of developing countries.(More)
Cancer is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Globally 14.1 million new cancer cases and 8.2 million deaths due to cancer were reported in 2012. Being diagnosed with cancer is a life challenging experience for most patients and leads to a variety of symptoms like, shock, disbelief, anger, fear, anxiety, guilt , grief and even depression. The rate(More)
A high performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of free anabolic drug "sustanon 250" (Organon) is developed. Four testosterone esters, propionate, phenylpropionate, isocaproate and decanoate were detected simultaneously and quantitatively in only 15 minutes. The percentage extraction in dichloromethane of the four testosterone esters(More)
Multi-drug resistant strains of Salmonella isolated from blood and bone marrow cultures of pyrexial patients received from physicians, hospitals and different clinics were studied from May to November, 1993. Of 2143 samples collected, 424(20%) cases yielded the growth of different organisms. Out of these 266(63%) were positive for Salmonella strains. The(More)