Zakir Hussain

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The study was conducted from March 2008 to February 2010 in Microbiology Department, Citi Lab, Rawalpindi, to determine the causative microorganisms and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern in patients with chronic suppurative otitis media. One hundred and eighty-three samples received at Citi Lab were included in the study. Pus samples were cultured(More)
In bulk phase, liquid crystalline molecules are organized due to non-covalent interactions and due to delicate nature of the present forces; this organization can easily be disrupted by any small external stimuli. This delicate nature of force balance in liquid crystals organization forms the basis of Liquid-crystals based sensing scheme which has been(More)
The growing pandemics of diabetes have become a real threat to world economy. Hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance are closely associated with the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes. In pretext of brown adipocytes being considered as the therapeutic strategy for the treatment of obesity and insulin resistance, we have tried to understand the effect of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and tolerability of quinine-doxycycline combination therapy in uncomplicated falciparum malaria in terms of malarial parasite clearance from peripheral blood. METHODS One hundred adult males were included in the study. Malarial parasite counts in peripheral blood films were determined at the time of admission and then 12(More)
In vitro testing of the extracts of medicinal plants collected from Islamabad and the Murree region on insulin secretagogue activity was carried out. Dried ethanol extracts of all plants (ZH1-ZH19) were dissolved in ethanol and DMSO, and tested at various concentrations (between 1 and 40 microg/mL) for insulin release from INS-1 cells in the presence of 5.5(More)
OBJECTIVES Acute epiglottitis is a potentially life threatening condition which can lead to fatal airway obstruction in previously healthy individuals. The present study was undertaken to assess the clinical features, management and patient outcomes of epiglottitis in Kuwait over an eight year period. DESIGN Case series. SETTING Al Sabah Hospital,(More)
In the present work, synthesis of poly(vinyl alcohol)/graphene oxide/starch/silver (PVA/GO/Starch/Ag) nanocomposites films is reported. Such films have been characterized and investigated for their mechanical, thermal and antimicrobial properties. The exfoliation of GO in the PVA matrix occurs owing to the non-covalent interactions of the polymer chains of(More)
Due to the abundance of its utilization in various applications, ranging from electronics to biomedicine, recent data witnessed manifold increase in the commercial potential of graphene oxide based biomaterials. Major contribution of such increased potential comes from the work on graphene oxide which carries unparalleled advantage over graphene itself(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine Candida colonisation/infection in renal transplant patients and to determine the resistance pattern against antifungal drugs. METHODS This prospective, observational study was conducted at Al-Sayyed Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from January to October 2014, in collaboration with the Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory's,(More)