Tahir Ghafoor

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OBJECTIVE To find out the frequency of Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) and pre-XDR tuberculosis in clinical isolates of Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Tuberculosis (TB) by determining the susceptibilities against Levofloxacin and Amikacin (classical second line antituberculosis drugs). STUDY DESIGN Adescriptive cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the types of pathogens causing blood stream infections and their drug susceptibility profile in immunocompromised patients. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional, observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, from January to September 2012. METHODOLOGY Blood(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of bacterial pathogens in the patients of urinary tract infection reporting at a tertiary care hospital. STUDY DESIGN Laboratory based study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, from January to December 2012. METHODOLOGY(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the in vitro activity of Fosfomycin tromethamine against extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing uropathogens. STUDY DESIGN Experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, from October 2011 to October 2012. METHODOLOGY A total of 381 culture positive(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the current sensitivity pattern of second line anti-tuberculosis drugs against clinical isolates of Multidrug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB). STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Rawalpindi, from November 2011 to(More)
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