Tehmina Siddiqui

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Controversy continues to attend the routine histologic examination of tonsillectomy specimens. We performed a retrospective evaluation of 400 tonsil specimens removed from 200 patients. We found that 68.3% of the specimens contained reactive lymphoid hyperplasia, 13.5% had follicular hyperplasia, 10.0% represented acute or chronic tonsillitis, and 7.5% were(More)
The results and risks of retrievable inferior vena cava filters were reviewed. Systematic review identified 6 prospective case series with broad ranges of indications for filters. In these case series, 4 different types of retrievable filters were inserted in 284 patients. The longest reported duration of insertion was 134 days. Among patients in whom(More)
Three catheter interventional techniques are currently available for removing or fragmenting pulmonary emboli: aspiration thrombectomy, fragmentation, and rheolytic thrombectomy. The investigators systematically reviewed all available published research related to the use of catheter-tip devices in patients with pulmonary emboli. Pooled data showed that(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) interstitial pneumonia is a frequent and often fatal complication of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Because therapy for CMV pneumonia was, until recently, largely ineffective, prophylactic methods were explored. This study shows that the strategy of using CMV seronegative blood products for seronegative patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To review cases of male breast cancer. SETTINGS Histopathology Section, Department of Pathology, The Aga Khan University, Karachi. METHOD Fifty one cases of male breast cancer specimens, received during a period of 10 years, routinely processed and stained with Haematoxylin and Eosin were analyzed. Special stains and Immunohistochemistry were(More)
70 the Editor:-A patient was anesthetized for an orthopedic procedure and a no. 4 laryngeal mask aiway (LMA) was inserted. An air leak around the LMA was observed at approximately 12 cm H,O pressure, causing ventilation to be inadequate. I attempted to alleviate the air leak by repositioning the LMA, changing the cuff inflation volume, and repositioning the(More)
There are only a few published reports regarding the prevalence of hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus in Pakistani blood donors. The true extent of the prevalence of these viral infections in healthy adults in unclear. We examined blood donors attending the Aga Khan University Hospital and blood donation camps in the(More)
Five female patients, ranging in age between 22 and 36 years, presented with myelodysplastic syndromes during pregnancy between June 1982 and March 1987. Three of these five cases evolved into acute leukemia. A bone marrow transplant was attempted in the fourth. It is suggested that the association of myelodysplastic syndromes during pregnancy is more than(More)
The aim of this retrospective analysis was to look at the spectrum of bacterial isolates and their resistance patterns to the commonly used antibiotics in the setting of febrile neutropenia. A total of 127 bacteria were isolated from patients with acute leukemias, lymphoproliferative disorders, aplastic anaemia and various solid tumours. Fifty-four percent(More)