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A Confirmatory Framework PLS-SEM for Construction Waste Reduction as Part of Achieving Sustainable Development Goals of a Building

Musa Mohammed, Nasir Shafiq, Ali Elmansoury, Noor Amila wan Abdallah Zawawi, Abubakar Muhammad,

As a result of rapid population growth, an exponentially growing human population, and industrial expansion, it has become increasingly difficult to manage municipal solid wastes throughout the world. Decentralized waste management systems have created difficult situations in developing countries such as Malaysia. Wastes generated in the country, due to various ... Read more >>

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Management of facial burns: an update.

Muhammad Lawal Abubakar, Abdulrasheed Ibrahim,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>This article reviews literature on the recent progress made on management of facial burns. The discussion focuses on those aspects of the management in which recent studies brought new ideas, and reviews some that failed to change practices in the management of facial burns.<h4>Recent findings</h4>Recent innovations and models ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery)
[2021, 29(4):299-303]

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Risk Assessment of Flonicamid Resistance in Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae): Resistance Monitoring, Inheritance, and Cross-Resistance Potential.

Naeem Abbas, Muhammad Abubakar, Muhammad Waqar Hassan, Sarfraz Ali Shad, Abdulwahab M Hafez,

Flonicamid is a chordotonal modulator and novel systemic insecticide that has been used frequently for controlling a broad range of insect pests. The risk of flonicamid resistance was assessed through laboratory selection and determining inheritance pattern and cross-resistance potential to five insecticides in house fly, Musca domestica L. Very low ... Read more >>

J Med Entomol (Journal of medical entomology)
[2021, 58(4):1779-1787]

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Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for identification of food processing bacteria.

Muhammad Kashif, Muhammad Irfan Majeed, Haq Nawaz, Nosheen Rashid, Muhammad Abubakar, Shamsheer Ahmad, Saqib Ali, Hamza Hyat, Saba Bashir, Fatima Batool, Saba Akbar, Munir Ahmad Anwar,

Food processing bacteria play important role in providing flavors, ingredients and other beneficial characteristics to the food but at the same time some bacteria are responsible for food spoilage. Therefore, quick and reliable identification of these food processing bacteria is very necessary for the differentiation between different species which may ... Read more >>

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc (Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy)
[2021, 261:119989]

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PERCEPTRON: an open-source GPU-accelerated proteoform identification pipeline for top-down proteomics.

Muhammad Farhan Khalid, Kanzal Iman, Amna Ghafoor, Mujtaba Saboor, Ahsan Ali, Urwa Muaz, Abdul Rehman Basharat, Taha Tahir, Muhammad Abubakar, Momina Amer Akhter, Waqar Nabi, Wim Vanderbauwhede, Fayyaz Ahmad, Bilal Wajid, Safee Ullah Chaudhary,

PERCEPTRON is a next-generation freely available web-based proteoform identification and characterization platform for top-down proteomics (TDP). PERCEPTRON search pipeline brings together algorithms for (i) intact protein mass tuning, (ii) de novo sequence tags-based filtering, (iii) characterization of terminal as well as post-translational modifications, (iv) identification of truncated proteoforms, (v) in ... Read more >>

Nucleic Acids Res (Nucleic acids research)
[2021, 49(W1):W510-W515]

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Survey of Antibodies to Rift Valley Fever Virus and Associated Risk Factors in One-Humped Camels (Camelus dromedarius) Slaughtered in Maiduguri Abattoir, Borno State, Nigeria

Hassan Ismail Musa, Caleb Ayuba Kudi, Muhammad Mamman Gashua, Abubakar Sadiq Muhammad, Abdulyeken Olawale Tijjani, Adamu Saidu Saleh, Sani Mohammed, Saleh Mohammed Jajere, Shuaibu Gidado Adamu,

Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an emerging mosquito-borne zoonosis that threatens public health and animal agriculture in the endemic areas causing devastating epizootics characterized by abortion storms and high mortalities, especially in newborn animals. A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence and investigate risk factors associated with exposure ... Read more >>

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Treatment Outcomes of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Pakistan: A Countrywide Retrospective Record Review.

Muhammad Abubakar, Nafees Ahmad, Abdul Ghafoor, Abdullah Latif, Izaz Ahmad, Muhammad Atif, Fahad Saleem, Shereen Khan, Amjad Khan, Amer Hayat Khan,

<b>Background:</b> The current study is conducted with the aim to the fill the gap of information regarding treatment outcomes and variables associated with unsuccessful outcome among XDR-TB patients from Pakistan. <b>Methods:</b> A total of 404 culture confirmed XDR-TB patients who received treatment between 1<sup>st</sup> May 2010 and June 30, 2017 ... Read more >>

Front Pharmacol (Frontiers in pharmacology)
[2021, 12:640555]

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Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for analysis of PCR products of viral RNA of hepatitis C patients.

Sidra Rafiq, Muhammad Irfan Majeed, Haq Nawaz, Nosheen Rashid, Umer Yaqoob, Fatima Batool, Saba Bashir, Saba Akbar, Muhammad Abubakar, Shamsheer Ahmad, Saqib Ali, Muhammad Kashif, Imran Amin,

In the current study, for a qualitative and quantitative study of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) products of viral RNA of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) methodology has been developed. SERS was used to identify the spectral features associated with the PCR products of viral RNA of ... Read more >>

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc (Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy)
[2021, 259:119908]

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Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for the identification of tigecycline-resistant E. coli strains.

Saba Bashir, Haq Nawaz, Muhammad Irfan Majeed, Mashkoor Mohsin, Ali Nawaz, Nosheen Rashid, Fatima Batool, Saba Akbar, Muhammad Abubakar, Shamsheer Ahmad, Saqib Ali, Muhammad Kashif,

Tigecycline (TGC) is recognised as last resort of drugs against several antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Bacterial resistance to tigecycline due to presence of plasmid-mediated mobile TGC resistance genes (tet X3/X4) has broken another defense line. Therefore, rapid and reproducible detection of tigecycline-resistant E. coli (TREC) is required. The current study is designed ... Read more >>

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc (Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy)
[2021, 258:119831]

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Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy analysis of serum samples of typhoid patients of different stages.

Maimoona Tahira, Haq Nawaz, Muhammad Irfan Majeed, Nosheen Rashid, Shaheera Tabbasum, Muhammad Abubakar, Shamsheer Ahmad, Saba Akbar, Saba Bashir, Muhammad Kashif, Saqib Ali, Hamza Hyat,

<h4>Background</h4>Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) of body fluids is considered a quick, simple and easy to use method for the diagnosis of disease.<h4>Objectives</h4>To evaluate rapid, reliable, and non-destructive SERS-based diagnostic tool with multivariate data analysis including principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least square discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) for classification of different ... Read more >>

Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther (Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy)
[2021, 34:102329]

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Foot-and-mouth disease viruses of the O/ME-SA/Ind-2001e sublineage in Pakistan.

Syed M Jamal, Salman Khan, Nick J Knowles, Jemma Wadsworth, Hayley M Hicks, Valérie Mioulet, Abdelghani Bin-Tarif, Anna B Ludi, Syed Asad Ali Shah, Muhammad Abubakar, Shumaila Manzoor, Muhammad Afzal, Michael Eschbaumer, Donald P King, Graham J Belsham,

The presence of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) of the O/ME-SA/Ind-2001e sublineage within Pakistan was initially detected in two samples collected during 2019. Analysis of further serotype O FMDVs responsible for disease outbreaks in 2019-2020 in the country has now identified the spread of this sublineage to 10 districts within two ... Read more >>

Transbound Emerg Dis (Transboundary and emerging diseases)
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Rapid and sensitive discrimination among carbapenem resistant and susceptible E. coli strains using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy combined with chemometric tools.

Saba Bashir, Haq Nawaz, Muhammad Irfan Majeed, Mashkoor Mohsin, Sabahat Abdullah, Saqib Ali, Nosheen Rashid, Muhammad Kashif, Fatima Batool, Muhammad Abubakar, Shamsheer Ahmad, Aliza Abdulraheem,

<h4>Background</h4>Raman spectroscopy is a powerful technique for the robust, reliable and rapid detection and discrimination of bacteria.<h4>Objectives</h4>To develop a rapid and sensitive technique based on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) with multivariate data analysis tools for discrimination among carbapenem resistant and susceptible E. coli strains.<h4>Methods</h4>SERS was employed to differentiate different strains ... Read more >>

Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther (Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy)
[2021, 34:102280]

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SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study.

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<h4>Background</h4>Preoperative SARS-CoV-2 vaccination could support safer elective surgery. Vaccine numbers are limited so this study aimed to inform their prioritization by modelling.<h4>Methods</h4>The primary outcome was the number needed to vaccinate (NNV) to prevent one COVID-19-related death in 1 year. NNVs were based on postoperative SARS-CoV-2 rates and mortality in an ... Read more >>

Br J Surg (The British journal of surgery)
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A case of concomitant pulmonary embolism and pulmonary tuberculosis in the era of COVID 19, a matter of cautious approach.

Sinda Dakhlia, Phool Iqbal, Muhammad Abubakar, Sabeen Zara, Muhammad Murtaza, Adel Al Bozom, Nedia Neffati,

Tuberculosis (TB) is known to the world for many years. It is associated with various complications and rarely with pulmonary embolism. However, due to its commonalities of presenting features with COVID 19, it can easily be missed and may be life threatening. ... Read more >>

Clin Case Rep (Clinical case reports)
[2021, 9(5):e04071]

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Phytol suppresses parasitemia and ameliorates anaemia and oxidative brain damage in mice infected with Plasmodium berghei.

Mohammed Aliyu Usman, Fadilat Isah Usman, Muhammad Sani Abubakar, Abdulmalik Abdullahi Salman, Auwal Adamu, Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim,

The quest for the development of a novel antimalarial drug informed the decision to subject phytol to in vivo trials following a demonstration of therapeutic potential against chloroquine sensitive strain of Plasmodium falciparum under in vitro condition. On this basis, the in vivo anti-Plasmodium berghei activity of phytol including the ... Read more >>

Exp Parasitol (Experimental parasitology)
[2021, 224:108097]

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Timing of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international prospective cohort study.

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Peri-operative SARS-CoV-2 infection increases postoperative mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal duration of planned delay before surgery in patients who have had SARS-CoV-2 infection. This international, multicentre, prospective cohort study included patients undergoing elective or emergency surgery during October 2020. Surgical patients with pre-operative SARS-CoV-2 ... Read more >>

Anaesthesia (Anaesthesia)
[2021, 76(6):748-758]

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Retrospective study of ovarian malignancy managed in surgical unit at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore.

Shalla Imdad Ali, Raza Hasnain Sayyed, Sana Amir Akbar, Muhammad Abubakar, Aamir Ali Syed,

<h4>Objective</h4>To determine the oncological outcome and pattern of ovarian tumours in patients who underwent surgical management.<h4>Methods</h4>The retrospective, descriptive hospital-based study was conducted at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised data of all patients who underwent surgical intervention for ovarian cancer between January 2010 and December 2015. Data ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2021, 71(2(B)):696-698]

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Global variation in postoperative mortality and complications after cancer surgery: a multicentre, prospective cohort study in 82 countries.

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<h4>Background</h4>80% of individuals with cancer will require a surgical procedure, yet little comparative data exist on early outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). We compared postoperative outcomes in breast, colorectal, and gastric cancer surgery in hospitals worldwide, focusing on the effect of disease stage and complications on postoperative mortality.<h4>Methods</h4>This ... Read more >>

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2021, 397(10272):387-397]

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Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy of RNA samples extracted from blood of hepatitis C patients for quantification of viral loads.

Saira Nasir, Muhammad Irfan Majeed, Haq Nawaz, Nosheen Rashid, Saqib Ali, Sidra Farooq, Muhammad Kashif, Sidra Rafiq, Saira Bano, Muhammad Naeem Ashraf, Muhammad Abubakar, Shamsheer Ahmad, Asma Rehman, Imran Amin,

<h4>Background</h4>Raman spectroscopy is a promising technique to analyze the body fluids for the purpose of non-invasive disease diagnosis.<h4>Objectives</h4>To develop a surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) based method for qualitative and quantitative analysis of HCV from blood samples.<h4>Methods</h4>SERS was employed to characterize the Hepatitis C viral RNA extracted from different blood samples ... Read more >>

Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther (Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy)
[2021, 33:102152]

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A case of Concomitant Pulmonary embolism and Pulmonary Tuberculosis in the era of COVID 19, a matter of cautious approach.

Sinda Dakhlia, Phool Iqbal, Muhammad Abubakar, Sabeen Zara, Muhammad Murtaza, Adel Al Bozom, Nedia Neffati,

Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB) and Novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) primarily affect the lungs. Both diseases present with fever, cough, and shortness of breath and possess thrombotic potential as well. Therefore in COVID 19 pandemic, PTB must be taken into consideration for suspected cases in order to avoid fatal consequences. ... Read more >>

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A Synthetic Approach to Reconstruct the Evolutionary and Functional Innovations of the Plant Histone Variant H2A.W.

Bingkun Lei, Matías Capella, Sean A Montgomery, Michael Borg, Akihisa Osakabe, Malgorzata Goiser, Abubakar Muhammad, Sigurd Braun, Frédéric Berger,

Diversification of histone variants is marked by the acquisition of distinct motifs and functional properties through convergent evolution.<sup>1-4</sup> H2A variants are distinguished by specific C-terminal motifs and tend to be segregated within defined domains of the genome.<sup>5</sup><sup>,</sup><sup>6</sup> Whether evolution of these motifs pre-dated the evolution of segregation mechanisms or vice ... Read more >>

Curr Biol (Current biology : CB)
[2021, 31(1):182-191.e5]

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Response rates, long term outcomes and toxicity profile of gemcitabine and vinorelbine based outpatient chemotherapy regimen in primary progressive and relapsed childhood Hodgkin lymphoma.

Mir Rooh Ullah Jan, Haleema Saeed, Muhammad Abubakar, Rabia Muhammad Wali,

This study aimed to determine response rates, overall survival (OS), event-free survival (EFS) and toxicity profile of an outpatient chemotherapy regimen based on gemcitabine and vinorelbine (GV) for relapsed childhood Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). This was a retrospective study that included 41 patients up to the age of 18 years with relapsed ... Read more >>

Leuk Lymphoma (Leukemia & lymphoma)
[2020, 61(14):3369-3377]

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Pattern and outcome of management of Fournier's gangrene in a resource-constraint setting.

Ngwobia Peter Agwu, Abubakar Sadiq Muhammad, Abdulwahab-Ahmed Abdullahi, Bello Bashir, Jacob Ndas Legbo, Ismaila Arzika Mungadi,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a necrotizing fasciitis of the external genitalia and perineum but may involve upper thigh and anterior abdominal wall.<h4>Patients and methods</h4>This is a retrospective study of 47 patients managed for FG at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital from January 2001 to June 2017. Data were entered into ... Read more >>

Urol Ann (Urology annals)
[2020, 12(3):248-253]

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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Veterinarians Towards Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship in Nigeria.

Usman O Adekanye, Abel B Ekiri, Erika Galipó, Abubakar Bala Muhammad, Ana Mateus, Roberto M La Ragione, Aliyu Wakawa, Bryony Armson, Erik Mijten, Ruth Alafiatayo, Gabriel Varga, Alasdair J C Cook,

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health concern and the inappropriate use of antibiotics in animals and humans is considered a contributing factor. A cross-sectional survey to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of veterinarians regarding AMR and antimicrobial stewardship was conducted in Nigeria. A total of 241 respondents completed ... Read more >>

Antibiotics (Basel) (Antibiotics (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 9(8):]

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An investigation on the prevalence of peste des petits ruminants in the camels of Sindh, Pakistan.

Hamidur Rahman, Asghar Ali Kamboh, Shahid Hussain Abro, Muhammad Abubakar,

The present study investigated the status of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) for the first time in the camels of Pakistan. The samples were collected from the camel residing area of Sindh, Pakistan, and analyzed for breeds (Dhatti and Larri), districts (Tharparkar and Umerkot), age (young, adult, and old), and ... Read more >>

Trop Anim Health Prod (Tropical animal health and production)
[2020, 52(4):1863-1867]

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