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Recurrent Sporadic Bilateral Retinoblastoma in a Child with 13q Deletion Syndrome.

Laila Tul Qadar, Syed Ali Shazif Baqari, Hira Maab, Sarrah Ali Asghar, Muhammad Saad Hafeez,

13q syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality in which there is a pathognomic deletion of the genetic material on the long arm (q) of chromosome 13. Phenotypes of this syndrome are variable depending on the location of the deleted segment. The main manifestations of the syndrome include mental retardation, craniofacial dysmorphism, ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(1):e6618]

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Diphenoxylate-atropine (Lomotil) Toxicity in Infantile Diarrhea: A Case Report of Therapeutic Failure.

Hamza R Khan, Sarrah Ali Asghar, Sharfa Kanwal, Laila Tul Qadar, Kashif H Qadri,

Diphenoxylate-atropine (Lomotil) intoxication incidence was significantly high in the past, but seeing such cases in the present day of modern and advanced medicine, hints about the gaps in the practice of medicine. In our case, a general physician maltreated an infant for diarrhea with an adult dose of diphenoxylate-atropine (Lomotil), ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(10):e5875]

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Early Restenosis of Sirolimus-eluting Stent: An Unusual Case of a Hyperthyroid Patient.

Syeda Javeria Shabbir, Mariam Baloch, Faryal Mustafa, Hira Maab, Laila Tul Qadar,

The presentation of atherosclerosis with concomitant hyperthyroidism is not uncommon. Hyperthyroidism predisposes to worse cardiovascular pathologies like systolic hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and hypercoagulability. Drug-eluting stents, on the other hand, have emerged as a miracle treatment choice for patients having atherogenic conditions. They have the highest success rates when it comes ... Read more >>

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[2019, 11(12):e6490]

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Zinc deficiency: An independent risk factor for high blood pressure.

Faryal Tahir, Zainab Majid, Laila Tul Qadar,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(10):1578]

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A Unique Manifestation of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome with Otolaryngologic Symptoms and Bronchopneumonia in a One-year-old Girl.

Syeda Hania Mahmood, Maria Khan, Laila Tul Qadar, Fareeha Yousuf, Mohammad Hasan,

Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder. It is a congenital ciliopathy that has primary and secondary characteristics. Primary clinical features include rod-cone dystrophy, polydactyly, central obesity, genital abnormalities and mental retardation often presenting as learning difficulties. Secondary clinical features include developmental delay, speech deficit, brachydactyly/syndactyly, dental ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(9):e5717]

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Co-existent Rhabdoid Tumor of The Kidney and Brain in a Male Infant: A Rare Case.

Faryal Tahir, Zainab Majid, Laila Tul Qadar, Awais Abbas, Mohammad Raza,

Malignant rhabdoid tumor of the kidney (MRTK) is a rare neoplasm of infancy. We report a case of a nine-month-old male infant who presented to the pediatrics outpatient department with the history of fever, lethargy, and abnormal head movements. On gross examination, the patient had a firm, non-tender, intra-abdominal mass ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(8):e5423]

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Foot burn from Motorcycles, exacerbated by Polyneuropathy in Diabetics: A rising concern in Pakistan.

Zainab Majid, Laila Tul Qadar, Ayema Haque,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(9):1410]

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Recognition of Antibiotic Resistance in Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis Caused by Escherichia coli in Liver Cirrhotic Patients in Civil Hospital Karachi.

Pooja D Kirplani, Laila Tul Qadar, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Zahid Ali Memon, Syeda Anjala Tahir, Khalid Imran, Naresh Kumar Seetlani, Amanullah Abbasi, Mahaish Kumar, Piyar Ali,

Introduction Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is the most common life-threatening infection in patients with ascites due to liver cirrhosis. The infection is most commonly caused by the bacterium Escherichia coli, commonly referred to as E. coli. Over the past few years, the incidence of antimicrobial resistance against E. coli has ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(7):e5284]

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Opioids Use and Abuse: Prescription Practice, Attitude, and Beliefs among Doctors of Karachi.

Zainab Majid, Mahpara Tanveer, Sarrah Ali Asghar, Faryal Tahir, Areeba Minhaj, Hamza Aijaz Khan, Tehzeeb Sialvi, Syeda Hania Mahmood, Laila Tul Qadar, Fouzia Imtiaz,

Background Opioid analgesics, also known as narcotics, are medicinal drugs used primarily for the management of pain secondary to any type of cancer, severe injury or surgery. Due to the ease of availability, opioids are commonly abused. In 2015, reported deaths exceeded 33,000 Americans from opioid overdose. A survey in 2013 revealed ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(7):e5253]

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Hoffmann's Syndrome Secondary to Pendred Syndrome: A Rare Case.

Faryal Tahir, Laila Tul Qadar, Maria Khan, Hareem Hussain, Syed Umair Iqbal,

Hoffmann's syndrome (HS) is a rare manifestation of hypothyroidism myopathy that presents with weakness, stiffness, and eventually pseudohypertrophy of muscles, especially calf muscles. We report a case of a 28-year-old male who presented with the history of generalized weakness with swelling in lower limbs and gradual progressive facial puffiness for ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(3):e4195]

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Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl Syndrome with Coexisting Abdominal Distension and Positive Fluid Thrill: A Rare Manifestation Reported in Karachi, Pakistan.

Laila Tul Qadar, Zohaib M Ahmed, Maham Munawar, Choudhary A Hasan, Syed Umair Iqbal,

Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome (LMBBS) is a rare autosomal recessive (AR) disorder. It is characterized predominantly by hypogonadism, polydactyly, retinitis pigmentosa, obesity, and mental retardation. Herein, we present a classic case of LMBBS with generalized body edema, abdominal distension, and positive fluid thrill in a 32-year-old male. LMBBS patients are friendly with ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(6):e4885]

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The First Clinical Case of Gorham-Stout Syndrome of Humerus in an 18-year-old Female Reported in Pakistan.

Maratib Ali, Maryam Khan, Syeda Rida Abdi, Laila Tul Qadar, Mohammad Tahir Lakho,

Gorham-Stout syndrome (GSS) is a rare disorder of complete bone resorption, characterized by lymphangiomatosis and angiomatosis of bone, with only around 200 cases reported from around the world till date. The diagnosis is made on clinical, radiological, and histopathological findings and exclusion of other common conditions, and treatment is based ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(6):e4832]

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Awareness and Self Care Practices of Elderly Men Regarding Prostate Diseases in Karachi, Pakistan.

Mahpara Tanveer, Faryal Tahir, Zainab Majid, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, Sarrah Ali Asghar, Laila Tul Qadar, Jabran Wasti, Ashar Shahid, Iqra Tasleem, Hamza Aijaz Khan, Mehroz Sami, Qazi Arsalan,

BACKGROUND:The prostate gland is a male sexual organ which has a number of diseases associated with it, such as prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and prostatic cancer (PC). BPH is the most common neoplasm, and it causes significant urinary symptoms in adult males. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(5):e4617]

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The First Case of Rowell Syndrome with Lupus Nephritis and Lobar Pneumonia in a Male Child Reported in Pakistan.

Sumreen Shahid, Maria Khan, Laila Tul Qadar, Manahil Akmal, Ammarah Jamal,

Rowell syndrome (RS) is a rare entity that presents with lupus erythematosus (LE), erythema multiforme (EM) like lesions and characteristic immunological findings including positive rheumatoid factor (RF), speckled antinuclear antibody (ANA) and positive anti-Ro or anti-La antibodies in the serum. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature, ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(5):e4604]

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Hemophilia A with a Rare Presentation of Hemarthrosis and Arthropathy Involving Multiple Joints in a Young Male Child.

Zainab Majid, Faryal Tahir, Laila Tul Qadar, Mahnoor Y Shaikh, Sayed Mustafa Mahmood Shah,

Hemophilia A is an X-linked hereditary bleeding disorder that is rarely encountered by most physicians and surgeons in their practice. Patients with mild hemophilia A tend to bleed profusely after surgery or trauma whereas a severe variant may manifest as spontaneous bleeding after minor trauma, mainly into the joints and ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(4):e4524]

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A Unique Association of Osteogenesis Imperfecta with Bilateral Renal Osteodystrophy and Gastroenteritis in a Three-year-old Boy.

Laila Tul Qadar, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Asim Shaikh, Qazi Arsalan, Ramsha Ali,

We describe a three-year-old male child who presented to the pediatrics out-patient department with a history of decrease in appetite, generalized weakness, on and off loose motions for one year, inability to walk and sit for eight months with a loss of neck holding for 14 days. On examination, the ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(4):e4467]

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Rare Case of Peritonitis due to Ileal Perforation Secondary to Richter's Type of Obturator Hernia.

Zahid Ali Memon, Maria Aisha, Laila Tul Qadar, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Sarrah Ali Asghar,

Obturator hernia is an extremely rare condition accounting for almost 0.07%-1% of all abdominal wall hernias, usually occurring in the elderly and emaciated females with a history of previous abdominal surgery. The symptoms of this particular hernia are non-specific; therefore, a high index of clinical suspicion should always be made. ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(3):e4289]

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An uprising threat in the Pakistani society - the HIV outbreak - Letter To Editor.

Laila Tul Qadar, Osama Shabbir, Sarrah Ali Asghar,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(4):606]

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Osteomyelitis Secondary to Ponseti Method for the Treatment of Clubfoot Associated with Meningomyelocele.

Zainab Majid, Faryal Tahir, Laila Tul Qadar, Kashif H Qadri, Sarrah Ali Asghar,

Congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV), otherwise known as clubfoot (CF), is a common congenital abnormality of the foot, stemming in most cases from an idiopathic cause or in the remaining non-idiopathic occurrences, from meningomyelocele (MMC). Ponseti method (PM), being a gold standard treatment for the correction of this foot deformity, requires a ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(3):e4301]

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Rhino-oculo Cerebral Mucormycosis Resistant to Amphotericin B in a Young Patient with Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

Sarrah Ali Asghar, Zainab Majid, Faryal Tahir, Laila Tul Qadar, Saifullah Mir,

Rhino-oculo cerebral mucormycosis (ROCM) is a rare, invasive, and rapidly progressive fungal infection affecting nose, paranasal sinuses and often extending to orbit, brain, and palate. The immunocompromised, more commonly patients with diabetes mellitus, fall victim to this lethal form of fungus. Although the therapeutic approach includes aggressive surgical and medical ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(3):e4295]

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Collateral Presentation of Malaria and Dengue Viral Hemorrhagic Fever: A Rare Case.

Qazi Arsalan, Laila Tul Qadar, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Faryal Tahir, Zainab Majid,

Cases on concurrent infection of dengue and malaria are uncommon in Pakistan. Dengue and malaria are the two very common, mosquito-borne infections, which may have significant morbidity and mortality if not managed properly. Concurrent infections of dengue and malaria are rare due to the different habitats of its vectors and activities ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(2):e4050]

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Maculopapular Cutaneous Mastocytosis in a Six-month-old Boy Who Presented with Respiratory Distress.

Maira Abdul Razzak, Laila Tul Qadar, Maria Khan, Mohammad Hasan, Ammarah Jamal,

Mastocytosis is a diverse group of rare disorders characterized by mast cell proliferation and its aberrant accumulation within various organs including respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary mucosa and most commonly the skin. The spectrum of presentations ranges from torpid disease (cutaneous mastocytosis) having normal life span with transient sign and symptoms to ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(2):e4117]

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