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Trajectories of vital status parameters and risk of mortality among acute organophosphorus poisoning patients - a latent class growth analysis.

Waqas Ahmed Farooqui, Mudassir Uddin, Rashid Qadeer, Kashif Shafique,

BACKGROUND:Acute organophosphorus (OP) poisoning is one of the major causes of mortality among patients presenting to emergency departments in developing countries. Although various predictors of mortality among OP poisoning patients have been identified, the role of repeated measurements of vital signs in determining the risk of mortality is not yet ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2020, 20(1):1538]

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Prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms and their association with multimorbidity and demographic factors: a community-based, cross-sectional survey in Karachi, Pakistan.

Salima Farooq, Tahir Khan, Sidra Zaheer, Kashif Shafique,

OBJECTIVE:This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms and their association with multimorbidity and the demographic characteristics of adults aged 30 years and above in Karachi, Pakistan. DESIGN:Observational cross-sectional study. STUDY SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS:The study was carried out among a general population aged 30 years and ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(11):e029315]

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Healthy lifestyle as a preventive measure against victimization among school-going adolescents.

Nadia Shah, Saadiyah Rao, Sumera Inam, Nida Jawed, Charlotte Siiger, Syed Omair Adil, Kashif Shafique,

Background:Bullying and violence are problems of aggression in adolescents. Healthy lifestyle practices are common health promotion approaches in school settings; however, their association with aggressive behaviours in school-going adolescents is less explored. Aims:This study examined the associations of healthy lifestyle behaviours including good hygiene, physical activity, recommended diet and refrainment ... Read more >>

East. Mediterr. Health J. (Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit)
[2019, 25(9):604-612]

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Systemic Inflammatory Markers Among Waterpipe Smokers, Cigarette Smokers, and Nonsmokers.

Bhavita Kumari, Syeda Kanwal Aslam, Sidra Zaheer, Syed Omair Adil, Kashif Shafique,

OBJECTIVE:To determine the levels of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) among exclusive groups of waterpipe (WP) smokers, cigarette smokers, and nonsmokers. METHODS:This cross-sectional study was conducted among adults, apparently healthy individuals, aged between 18 and 40 years of either gender. NLR and PLR as ... Read more >>

J Addict Med (Journal of addiction medicine)
[2019, 13(1):55-60]

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Risk factors of hospitalization among chronic kidney disease patients in tertiary care hospitals - A single-center experience.

Beena Salman, Mehwish Hussain, Kashif Shafique, Salman Imtiaz, Murtaza Fakhruddin Dhrolia,

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects health and life of patients. They confront anemia, hypertension, infections and cardiovascular disease. Due to these health issues, they are at risk of repeated hospitalizations. The risk factors which propel them to hospitalize are important to know, and by controlling these factors, we can impede ... Read more >>

Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl (Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia)
[2018, 29(5):1150-1158]

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School-based behavioral intervention to reduce the habit of smokeless tobacco and betel quid use in high-risk youth in Karachi: A randomized controlled trial.

Azmina Hussain, Sidra Zaheer, Kashif Shafique,

There have been recent surges in the use of smokeless tobacco (SLT) and betel quid (BQ) chew among adolescents in South East Asian countries, with an increase, on average, of 7% to 15% between 2004 and 2013, necessitating interventional investigations to modify this behavior. The current intervention was aimed towards ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2018, 13(11):e0206919]

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Reasons for betel quid chewing amongst dependent and non-dependent betel quid chewing adolescents: a school-based cross-sectional survey.

Azmina Hussain, Sidra Zaheer, Kashif Shafique,

BACKGROUND:Betel quid (BQ) chewing in children is initiated in their adolescence. It is pivotal to understand adolescents' reasons behind chewing BQ. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the reasons for BQ chewing amongst adolescents using reasons for betel quid chewing scale (RBCS) and their associated dependency on it. METHODS:This ... Read more >>

Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy (Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy)
[2018, 13(1):16]

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Perinatal outcome among fasting and non fasting mothers during the month of Ramadan.

Zahe Gul, Seema Rajar, Zeenat Fareed Shaikh, Kashif Shafique, Nazli Hossain,

Objective:To compare the perinatal outcome among fasting and non fasting pregnant mothers. Methods:A total of 180 women, who came for delivery in the labor suite were included, after verbal informed consent. These women were divided in two groups fasting (n=100), and non-fasting (n=80). Results:The mean age of the mothers was ... Read more >>

(Pakistan journal of medical sciences)
[2018, 34(4):989-993]

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Betel Quid Dependency and Associated Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Environmental Factors among Adolescents: A School-Based Cross-Sectional Survey.

Azmina Hussain, Sidra Zaheer, Kashif Shafique,

BACKGROUND:Betel quid (BQ) is one of the fourth most commonly used substance globally. Though BQ is a psycho-active substance, yet little has been explored regarding dependency on it particularly among adolescents. OBJECTIVES:Therefore, in this study, we aimed to determine adolescents' dependency on BQ, along with their intrapersonal, interpersonal and environmental ... Read more >>

Subst Use Misuse (Substance use & misuse)
[2018, 53(12):1958-1964]

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Appropriateness and clinical outcome of chest computed tomography without intravenous contrast: A study conducted in Pakistan.

Amjad Sattar, Sohail Ahmed Khan, Nauman Al-Qamari, Hatem Adel, Syed Omair Adil, Kashif Shafique,

Chest computed tomography (CT), including high-resolution CT (HRCT), has become an integral part of modern healthcare. It enables the physician to arrive at a diagnosis using a noninvasive approach. Our practice has shown that various chest CT scans without intravenous (IV) contrast, including HRCT, have no proper clinical indication. For ... Read more >>

Respir Investig (Respiratory investigation)
[2018, 56(4):342-348]

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Areca Nut Chewing and the Risk of Re-hospitalization and Mortality Among Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome in Pakistan.

Muhammad Tariq Karim, Sumera Inam, Tariq Ashraf, Nadia Shah, Syed Omair Adil, Kashif Shafique,

Areca nut is widely consumed in many parts of the world, especially in South and Southeast Asia, where cardiovascular disease (CVD) is also a huge burden. Among the forms of CVD, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Research has shown areca nut chewing to ... Read more >>

J Prev Med Public Health (Journal of preventive medicine and public health = Yebang Uihakhoe chi)
[2018, 51(2):71-82]

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Individual, social and environmental determinants of smokeless tobacco and betel quid use amongst adolescents of Karachi: a school-based cross-sectional survey.

Azmina Hussain, Sidra Zaheer, Kashif Shafique,

BACKGROUND:With 600 million people using betel quid (BQ) globally, and smokeless tobacco (SLT) use being more wide-spread; the duo is an uphill public health concern in South Asian countries. SLT and/or BQ use increases the risk for morbidity and mortality from oral cancer. Because SLT and/or BQ use is initiated ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2017, 17(1):913]

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Prognostic Role of Acellular Mucin Pools in Patients with Rectal Cancer after Pathological Complete Response to Preoperative Chemoradiation: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Abu Bakar Hafeez Bhatti, Sidra Zaheer, Kashif Shafique,

The prognostic implication of acellular mucin pools (AMP) in rectal cancer is controversial. There is no Level-I evidence regarding their prognostic impact. This systematic review was performed to determine the impact of AMPon survival in patients with rectal cancer, who demonstrate pathological complete response (PCR) to preoperative chemoradiation (CRT). Asystematic ... Read more >>

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak (Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP)
[2017, 27(11):714-718]

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Maternal depressive symptoms and child nutritional status: A cross-sectional study in socially disadvantaged Pakistani community.

Qamar Saeed, Nadia Shah, Sumera Inam, Kashif Shafique,

Malnutrition is a primary cause of child morbidity and mortality. The effects of maternal depressive symptoms on children's health, especially their nutritional status, have received less attention in developing countries but needs to be evaluated to understand the public health implications of maternal depression. The aim of the current study ... Read more >>

J Child Health Care (Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community)
[2017, 21(3):331-342]

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Maternal education, empowerment, economic status and child polio vaccination uptake in Pakistan: a population based cross sectional study.

Muhammad Tahir Khan, Sidra Zaheer, Kashif Shafique,

OBJECTIVES:To explore the association of maternal education and empowerment with childhood polio vaccination using nationally representative data of Pakistani mothers in a reproductive age group. DESIGN:Cross-sectional. SETTING:Secondary analysis of Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS), 2012-2013 data was performed. PARTICIPANTS:Of the 13 558 mothers included in the survey sample, 6982 mothers ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2017, 7(3):e013853]

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Pattern of unintentional burns: A hospital based study from Pakistan.

Syed Omair Adil, Ehmer-Al Ibran, Nighat Nisar, Kashif Shafique,

Burns are major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Better understanding of the nature and extent of injury remains the major and only available way to halt the occurrence of the event. The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of by self and by other unintentional ... Read more >>

Burns (Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
[2016, 42(6):1345-1349]

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Environmental determinants of aplastic anemia in Pakistan: a case-control study.

Mehwesh Taj, Tayyaba Shah, Syeda Kanwal Aslam, Sidra Zaheer, Faryal Nawab, Sumaira Shaheen, Kashif Shafique, Tahir Sultan Shamsi,

AIM:Aplastic anemia (AA) affects the Asian population two to three fold more than people in other regions. Besides the host genetics and socioeconomic status, several other environmental exposures have been linked with an AA etiology. We aimed to examine the association of various environmental exposures with AA occurrence among Pakistani ... Read more >>

(Zeitschrift fur Gesundheitswissenschaften = Journal of public health)
[2016, 24(5):453-460]

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Socio-Economic Disparities in Use of Family Planning Methods among Pakistani Women: Findings from Pakistan Demographic and Health Surveys.

Syeda Kanwal Aslam, Sidra Zaheer, Muhammad Sameer Qureshi, Syeda Nisma Aslam, Kashif Shafique,

BACKGROUND:Several developing countries like Pakistan step into Sustainable Development Goals period with crucial maternal and child health needs that need to be addressed for improving health outcomes among people. We aim to explore existent socio-economic disparities in use of family planning methods (FPM) among Pakistani women, and compare any such ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2016, 11(4):e0153313]

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Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Pakistan: National Trends and Global Perspective.

Abu Bakar Hafeez Bhatti, Faisal Saud Dar, Anum Waheed, Kashif Shafique, Faisal Sultan, Najmul Hassan Shah,

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ranks second amongst all causes of cancer deaths globally. It is on a rise in Pakistan and might represent the most common cancer in adult males. Pakistan contributes significantly to global burden of hepatitis C, which is a known risk factor for HCC, and has one of ... Read more >>

(Gastroenterology research and practice)
[2016, 2016:5942306]

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Severity of burn and its related factors: A study from the developing country Pakistan.

Syed Omair Adil, Nighat Nisar, Ehmer-Al-Ibran, Kashif Shafique, Naila Baig-Ansari,

Burns are leading cause of fatal injuries and major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The major obstacle in controlling severity is factors related to burn. This study determines frequency of burns and the factors related to it in Karachi, Pakistan.A cross-sectional study was conducted and 384 hospitalized ... Read more >>

Burns (Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
[2016, 42(4):901-905]

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Burden of waterpipe smoking and chewing tobacco use among women of reproductive age group using data from the 2012-13 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey.

Muhammad Tahir Khan, Shahkamal Hashmi, Sidra Zaheer, Syeda Kanwal Aslam, Naveed Ali Khan, Hina Aziz, Nabil Rashid, Kashif Shafique,

Despite the general decline in cigarette smoking, use of alternative forms of tobacco has increased particularly in developing countries. Waterpipe (WP) and Chewing Tobacco (CT) are two such alternative forms, finding their way into many populations. However, the burden of these alternative forms of tobacco and their socio demographic determinants ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2015, 15:1113]

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Joint Effect of Hypertension and Elevated Serum Phosphorus on the Risk of Mortality in National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey-III.

Priya Vart, Yeshambel T Nigatu, Ajay Jaglan, Sander K R van Zon, Kashif Shafique,

Elevated serum phosphorus might aggravate the effect of hypertension on mortality. The objective of this study was to examine the joint effect of hypertension and serum phosphorus on the risk of mortality.A large prospective (n=15 833), population-based cohort of participants from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey III was ... Read more >>

J Am Heart Assoc (Journal of the American Heart Association)
[2015, 4(5):]

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Caste-based social inequalities and childhood anemia in India: results from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2005-2006.

Priya Vart, Ajay Jaglan, Kashif Shafique,

Caste is one of the traditional measures of social segregation in India and differs from other indicators as it is both, endogamous and hereditary. Evidence suggests that belonging to lower castes exposes one to social inequalities and affects health adversely. We examined the association of caste with childhood anemia in ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2015, 15:537]

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Is Spousal Violence Being "Vertically Transmitted" through Victims? Findings from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-13.

Syeda Kanwal Aslam, Sidra Zaheer, Kashif Shafique,

INTRODUCTION:Violence against women is regarded as a major violation of human rights, and several socio-behavioral aspects among victims have been identified as important determinants of spousal violence experience. Pakistani nationally representative contextual evidence is scarce in this regard. We aimed to estimate prevalence of spousal violence, and explore its association ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2015, 10(6):e0129790]

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Nutritional and lifestyle risk behaviors and their association with mental health and violence among Pakistani adolescents: results from the National Survey of 4583 individuals.

Saadiyah Rao, Nadia Shah, Nida Jawed, Sumera Inam, Kashif Shafique,

Unhealthy behaviors are associated with mental health problems and violence in adolescents, yet their combined association has been understudied. Using the Global School Health Survey, this study examined the association between combined unhealthy behaviors (including fast food, soft drink, smoking, other tobacco products and physical inactivity) and anxiety, suicidal ideation ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2015, 15:431]

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