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Comparison of clinical presentation and out-comes of Chikungunya and Dengue virus infections in patients with acute undifferentiated febrile illness from the Sindh region of Pakistan.

Uzma Shahid, Joveria Q Farooqi, Kelli L Barr, S Faisal Mahmood, Bushra Jamil, Kehkashan Imitaz, Zahida Azizullah, Faisal R Malik, Dhani Prakoso, Maureen T Long, Erum Khan,

BACKGROUND:Arboviruses are a cause of acute febrile illness and outbreaks worldwide. Recent outbreaks of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in dengue endemic areas have alarmed clinicians as unique clinical features differentiating CHIKV from Dengue virus (DENV) are limited. This has complicated diagnostic efforts especially in resource limited countries where lab testing is ... Read more >>

PLoS Negl Trop Dis (PLoS neglected tropical diseases)
[2020, 14(3):e0008086]

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Frequency and Cause of Readmissions in Sepsis Patients Presenting to a Tertiary Care Hospital in a Low Middle Income Country.

Ainan Arshad, Ahmed Ayaz, Mian Arsam Haroon, Bushra Jamil, Erfan Hussain,

Hospital readmissions are known to be common after sepsis but unfortunately, in a developing country like Pakistan, very little is known of the frequency or cause of these readmissions in sepsis patients and even less about how they can be prevented. To our knowledge, this is the first-ever long-term follow-up ... Read more >>

Crit Care Explor (Critical care explorations)
[2020, 2(2):e0080]

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Testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection using the QuantiFERON-TB GOLD assay in patients with comorbid conditions in a tertiary care endemic setting.

Kiran Iqbal Masood, Bushra Jamil, Alnoor Akber, Maheen Hassan, Muniba Islam, Zahra Hasan,

Introduction:There were 10 million new cases of tuberculosis (TB) in 2017. To eliminate TB, it is necessary to diagnose active TB and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Diagnosis of paucibacillary disease and in extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) remains challenging; low mycobacterial load can be missed by microbiological or molecular based confirmation; EPTB, ... Read more >>

Trop Dis Travel Med Vaccines (Tropical diseases, travel medicine and vaccines)
[2020, 6:3]

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Dengue and malaria infections in pregnancy : Maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes at a tertiary care hospital.

Mujtaba Mubashir, Kaleem S Ahmed, Hadika Mubashir, Ayesha Quddusi, Ayesha Farooq, Sheikh Irfan Ahmed, Bushra Jamil, Rahat Qureshi,

BACKGROUND:Malaria and dengue cause major morbidity in developing nations and are more severe in pregnancy. Maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes in pregnant patients infected with dengue or malaria were studied. METHODS:The medical records of pregnant women admitted with either dengue or malaria infections from 2011-2015 to this hospital were reviewed. Clinical ... Read more >>

Wien. Klin. Wochenschr. (Wiener klinische Wochenschrift)
[2020, 132(7-8):188-196]

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RECENT INCREASE IN COLISTIN-RESISTANT EXTENSIVELY DRUG RESISTANT ACINETOBACTER INFECTIONS AT A TERTIARY CARE CENTER IN PAKISTAN

Nosheen Nasir, Fatima Sharif, Rubab Mansoor, Shehryar Ahmed, Bushra Jamil, Faisal Mahmood,

Abstract Background Acinetobacter is an important nosocomial pathogen and a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. Recently, colistin resistant strains of Acinetobacter were reported from different parts of the world. We are describing a case series of 18 patients with colistin resistant Acinetobacter over a span ... Read more >>

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Susceptibility pattern of tracheal tube isolates from Intensive Care Unit of Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi.

Asim Ali Shah, Bushra Jamil, Sarah Naseem, Abdul Wadood Khan, Yasir Ali, Khalid Hussain, Shahid Ahmad Abbasi,

OBJECTIVE:To determine the prevalence of resistant pathogens and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern in an intensive care unit. METHODS:The cross-sectional observational study was conducted at Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from May to September 2016, and comprised tracheal tubes which were collected in sputum culture bottles from patients with clinical findings of ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(7):981-984]

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Ralstonia pickettii Bacteremia: An Emerging Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital Setting.

Nosheen Nasir, Muneeba Ahsan Sayeed, Bushra Jamil,

Ralstonia species are Gram-negative bacilli that have increasingly been recognized as emerging nosocomial pathogens, particularly in immunocompromised hosts. Ralstonia pickettii is the most clinically important pathogen from the Ralstonia genus. Nosocomial outbreaks of Ralstonia pickettii infections brought about by the use of contaminated medical solutions, including saline, sterile water, as ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(7):e5084]

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Detection and Molecular Characterization of Staphylococci from Eggs of Household Chickens.

Muhammad Ali Syed, Charlene R Jackson, Hazem Ramadan, Riazuddin Afridi, Shehr Bano, Sumera Bibi, Bushra Fatima, Sadia Tabassum, Bushra Jamil, Muhammad Fiaz Khan, John B Barrett, Tiffanie A Woodley,

Eggs are a healthy and nutritious food source, but may be contaminated by bacteria. Previous studies have reported the presence of staphylococci in eggs of farmed chickens, but no study has evaluated the staphylococcal population of eggs from household chickens. In this study, staphylococci from eggs (n = 275) of household chickens ... Read more >>

Foodborne Pathog. Dis. (Foodborne pathogens and disease)
[2019, 16(8):550-557]

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Emergence of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium ST 80 in Pakistan.

Linda Hadjadj, Muhammad Ali Syed, Jamil Bushra, Shahid Ahmad Abbasi, Jean-Marc Rolain,

Surg Infect (Larchmt) (Surgical infections)
[2019, 20(6):524-525]

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Assessing Nutritional Status Of Critically Ill Patients Using Serum Prealbumin Levels.

Khushbakht Arbab, Hafsa Majid, Lena Jafri, Bushra Akram, Ahmed Raheem, Bushra Jamil, Madiha Hashmi, Aysha Habib Khan,

BACKGROUND:Malnutrition in hospitalized patients, contributes to poor outcomes. Biomarker serum prealbumin, can prevent the complications by commencement of nutritional support to improve clinical outcomes. This study was designed to assess the association between low serum prealbumin level (<18 mg/dl), with length of stay and all cause intensive care unit mortality. ... Read more >>

J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad (Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC)
[2019, 31(2):178-181]

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and resistance to rifampicin with GeneXpert®MTB/RIF: a single-center experience on bronchoalveolar lavage samples in renal failure patients.

Maria Iqbal, Bushra Jamil, Mohammad Tauseef Mukhtar Bukhari, Azhar Saeed, Dawar Majeed Bhatti, Ateeq Ur Rehman Muhammad, Zakir Hussain, Shahid Ahmad Abbasi, Ammar Ahmed,

Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are immunocompromised and are more at risk to develop and acquire Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection. However, risk assessment is uncertain. The objective of current research was to study the frequency of MTB infection in ESRD patients . For this purpose, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(2):244-245]

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2446. Clinical Spectrum and Outcomes of Colistin-Resistant Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

Sara Ahmed, Syed Faisal Mahmood, Fatima Sharif, Mariam Aijaz, Safia Awan, Bushra Jamil,

AbstractBackgroundColistin is considered as one of the last resort of antibiotics against carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae. During the last decade, increased use of colistin or polymyxins due to the increasing prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria has unfortunately led to the emergence of colistin-resistant strains. There are no defined antibiotic regimens for colistin-resistant ... Read more >>

Open Forum Infect Dis (Open forum infectious diseases)
[2018, 5(Suppl 1):S732-S732]

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Microbiological and clinical profile of infective endocarditis patients: an observational study experience from tertiary care center Karachi Pakistan.

Uzma Shahid, Hasanat Sharif, Joveria Farooqi, Bushra Jamil, Erum Khan,

BACKGROUND:The study analyzed microbiological and antimicrobial susceptibility profile of organisms isolated from patients with infective endocarditis (2015-17) and compared disease outcomes in cohorts of endocarditis patient with history of prior invasive vascular intervention (high risk group) vs those without (native valve group). We hypothesized that high risk group would be ... Read more >>

J Cardiothorac Surg (Journal of cardiothoracic surgery)
[2018, 13(1):94]

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Molecular Typing of ST239-MRSA-III From Diverse Geographic Locations and the Evolution of the SCCmec III Element During Its Intercontinental Spread.

Stefan Monecke, Peter Slickers, Darius Gawlik, Elke Müller, Annett Reissig, Antje Ruppelt-Lorz, Patrick E Akpaka, Dirk Bandt, Michele Bes, Samar S Boswihi, David C Coleman, Geoffrey W Coombs, Olivia S Dorneanu, Vladimir V Gostev, Margaret Ip, Bushra Jamil, Lutz Jatzwauk, Marco Narvaez, Rashida Roberts, Abiola Senok, Anna C Shore, Sergey V Sidorenko, Leila Skakni, Ali M Somily, Muhammad Ali Syed, Alexander Thürmer, Edet E Udo, Teodora Vremerǎ, Jeannete Zurita, Ralf Ehricht,

ST239-MRSA-III is probably the oldest truly pandemic MRSA strain, circulating in many countries since the 1970s. It is still frequently isolated in some parts of the world although it has been replaced by other MRSA strains in, e.g., most of Europe. Previous genotyping work (Harris et al., 2010; Castillo-Ramírez et ... Read more >>

Front Microbiol (Frontiers in microbiology)
[2018, 9:1436]

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Prevalence of carbapenemase-producing organisms at the Kidney Center of Rawalpindi (Pakistan) and evaluation of an advanced molecular microarray-based carbapenemase assay.

Sascha D Braun, Bushra Jamil, Muhammad A Syed, Shahid A Abbasi, Daniel Weiß, Peter Slickers, Stefan Monecke, Ines Engelmann, Ralf Ehricht,

AIM:A DNA microarray-based assay for the detection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes was used to study carbapenemase-producing organisms at the Kidney Center of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. METHODS:The evaluation of this assay was performed using 97 reference strains with confirmed AMR genes. Testing of 7857 clinical samples identified 425 Gram-negative bacteria out ... Read more >>

Future Microbiol (Future microbiology)
[2018, 13:1225-1246]

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Role of TNF α, IL-6 and CXCL10 in Dengue disease severity.

Kiran Iqbal Masood, Bushra Jamil, Maryam Rahim, Muniba Islam, Muhammad Farhan, Zahra Hasan,

Dengue virus infections (Dengue) have become increasingly common in Pakistan and can result in case fatalities if not managed appropriately. Patients with Dengue virus infection may be asymptomatic or present with Dengue fever (DF), Dengue with warning signs (DWS) or severe Dengue (SD). Severity in Dengue is coincident with an ... Read more >>

Iran J Microbiol (Iranian journal of microbiology)
[2018, 10(3):202-207]

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Occupational exposure to HIV in a developing country: assessing knowledge and attitude of healthcare professional before and after an awareness symposium.

Samina Ismail, Safia Awan, Rubaba Naeem, Sarfraz Siddiqui, Badar Afzal, Bushra Jamil, Uzma Rahim Khan,

Health care providers (HCPs) are at risk of occupational exposure to HIV infection. In developing world these exposure occur due to general lack of awareness, education and structured training of HCPs. The objective of the study was to asses if continuing medical education symposium can be used as an effective ... Read more >>

BMC Res Notes (BMC research notes)
[2018, 11(1):131]

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Multidrug resistance in Gram-negative pathogens isolated from patients with chronic kidney diseases and renal transplant.

Bushra Jamil, Mohammad Tauseef Mukhtar Bokhari, Azhar Saeed, Mohammad Zahid Mukhtar Bokhari, Zakir Hussain, Mohammad Zahid Mukhtar Bokhari, Ammar Ahmed, Habib Bokhari, Muhammad Imran, Shahid Ahmad Abbasi,

Multidrug resistance (MDR) in gram-negative pathogens is the emerging threat to clinicians. The current study was designed to determine the prevalence and pattern of multidrug resistance in gram-negative clinical isolates. It was conducted at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, from June to October 2014. Of the 8, ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2018, 68(4):642-645]

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Aptamers and Aptasensors as Novel Approach for Microbial Detection and Identification: An Appraisal.

Muhammad Ali Syed, Bushra Jamil,

BACKGROUND:Tremendous efforts through dedicated research have been made for the development of robust, point of care, portable, cost effective, sensitive and specific assays of microbial detection. Biosensing and nanotechnology offer novel strategies of designing state of the art devices and assay formats with enhanced sensitivity and all other desired features. ... Read more >>

Curr Drug Targets (Current drug targets)
[2018, 19(13):1560-1572]

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Hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from Pakistan: molecular characterisation by microarray technology.

Bushra Jamil, Darius Gawlik, Muhammad Ali Syed, Asim Ali Shah, Shahid Ahmad Abbasi, Elke Müller, Annett Reißig, Ralf Ehricht, Stefan Monecke,

The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Pakistan is known to be high, but very few studies have described the molecular epidemiology of the different MRSA clones circulating in the country. Forty-four MRSA isolates were collected from two tertiary care hospitals of the Rawalpindi district of Pakistan. All strains ... Read more >>

Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. (European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology)
[2018, 37(4):691-700]

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Detection and Molecular Characterization of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Table Eggs in Haripur, Pakistan.

Muhammad Ali Syed, Syeda Hala Hussain Shah, Yasmin Sherafzal, Syed Shafi-Ur-Rehman, Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, John B Barrett, Tiffanie A Woodley, Bushra Jamil, Shahid Ahmad Abbasi, Charlene R Jackson,

Table eggs are nutritionally important food consumed globally. Despite being protected inside the hard shell and a semipermeable membrane, the egg contents may be contaminated with microbes and thus become a possible carrier of infectious agents to humans. A number of medically significant bacterial species such as Salmonella enterica, Listeria ... Read more >>

Foodborne Pathog. Dis. (Foodborne pathogens and disease)
[2018, 15(2):86-93]

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Case Series of Naegleria fowleri Primary Ameobic Meningoencephalitis from Karachi, Pakistan.

Najia K Ghanchi, Bushra Jamil, Erum Khan, Zeeshan Ansar, Azra Samreen, Afia Zafar, Zahra Hasan,

Naegleria fowleri causes primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) which is almost always fatal. Naegleria fowleri is waterborne, and its infections are usually associated with aquatic activities but it can also be transmitted via the domestic water supply. An increasing number of N. fowleri cases have been reported from Pakistan. Improved methods ... Read more >>

Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene)
[2017, 97(5):1600-1602]

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Factors pivotal for designing of nanoantimicrobials: an exposition.

Bushra Jamil, Muhammad Imran,

Understanding the interplay between bacterial pathogens and antimicrobials is a key to realize the control over infections causing morbidity and mortality. An important current issue of contemporary medicine and microbiology is the search for new strategies for adequate therapy of infectious diseases associated with rapidly emerging multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. Recently, ... Read more >>

Crit. Rev. Microbiol. (Critical reviews in microbiology)
[2018, 44(1):79-94]

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Candidiasis: Prevalence and resistance profiling in a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan.

Bushra Jamil, Mohammad Tauseef Mukhtar Bokhari, Azhar Saeed, Mohammad Zahid Mukhtar Bokhari, Zakir Hussain, Tayyaba Khalid, Habib Bokhari, Mohammad Imran, Shahid Ahmad Abbasi,

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, Islamabad campus..The clinical specimens investigated included respiratory tract ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2017, 67(5):688-697]

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An Unusual Pathogen Causing Native Valve Endocarditis.

Aneela Hussain, Nosheen Nasir, Bushra Jamil,

We present the case of a gentleman who was being evaluated for restrictive lung disease and was incidentally found to have mitral valve stenosis on an HRCT. During the surgical procedure for valve replacement, he was found to have an abscess around the native mitral valve which was drained. Pus ... Read more >>

J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad (Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC)
[2016, 28(4):824-825]

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