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Traditional and modern management strategies for rheumatoid arthritis.

Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Daniyal, Sabira Sultana, Aymen Owais, Naheed Akhtar, Rabia Zahid, Fahad Said, Abdelhakim Bouyahya, Evgeny Ponomarev, Mohammad Ali Shariat, Muthu Thiruvengadam,

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a serious disorder of the joints affecting 1 or 2% of the population aged between 20 and 50 years worldwide. RA is the foremost cause of disability in developing and Western populations. It is an autoimmune disease-causing inflammation and pain involving synovial joints. Pro-inflammatory markers, including cytokines, ... Read more >>

Clin Chim Acta (Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry)
[2020, :]

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Progress and prospects in the management of bacterial infections and developments in Phytotherapeutic modalities.

Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Riaz, Naveed Munir, Akhtar Rasul, Muhammad Daniyal, Muhammad Daniyal, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Ghazala Shaheen, Naheed Akhtar, Farzana Parveen, Naheed Akhter, Aymen Owais Ghauri, Abdul Wadood Chishti, Muhammad Usman Sarwar, Fahad Said Khan,

The advent of antibiotics revolutionized medical care resulting in significantly reduced mortality and morbidity caused by infectious diseases. However, excessive use of antibiotics has led to the development of antibiotic resistance and indeed, the incidence of multidrug-resistant pathogens is considered as a major disadvantage in medication strategy, which has led ... Read more >>

Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol (Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology)
[2020, 47(7):1107-1119]

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Therapeutic potential of medicinal plants for the management of scabies.

Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Riaz, Sarwat Noreen, Mohammad A Shariati, Ghazala Shaheen, Naheed Akhter, Farzana Parveen, Naheed Akhtar, Sadia Zafar, Aymen Owais Ghauri, Zerfishan Riaz, Fahad S Khan, Shamaila Kausar, Rida Zainab,

Sarcoptes scabiei (S. scabiei), a parasite mite which causes scabies disease resulting in serious public health concern. The long-term scabies disease can lead to complications such as septicemia, acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, heart disease, and secondary infections. Timely treatment to the affected patients is required to control the disease and get ... Read more >>

Dermatol Ther (Dermatologic therapy)
[2020, 33(1):e13186]

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Chemical constituents, experimental and clinical pharmacology of Rosa damascena: a literature review.

Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Riaz, Naveed Munir, Naheed Akhter, Sadia Zafar, Farhat Jabeen, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Naheed Akhtar, Zarfishan Riaz, Syed Hassan Altaf, Muhammad Daniyal, Muhammad Daniyal, Rabia Zahid, Fahad Said Khan,

CONTEXT:Rosa damascena Mill. is prescribed for the management of chest and abdominal pain, constipation, digestive disorders, menstrual bleeding and liver ailments. OBJECTIVE:The current review compiles up to date and complete information of whole plant of R. damascena with particular emphasis on its numerous scientifically proved pharmacological effects, traditional and folk medicinal ... Read more >>

J Pharm Pharmacol (The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology)
[2020, 72(2):161-174]

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Awareness and current knowledge of epilepsy.

Asmat Ullah Khan, Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Daniyal, Naheed Akhter, Muhammad Riaz, Naheed Akhtar, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Fozia Anjum, Samreen Gul Khan, Abida Parveen, Saeed Ahmad,

Epilepsy is a severe neural disorder that affects approximately fifty million individuals globally. Despite the fact that for most of the people with epilepsy, convulsions are better controlled by current accessible antiepileptic medicines, yet there are more than 30% of individuals affected with medically intractable epilepsy and around 30-40% of ... Read more >>

Metab Brain Dis (Metabolic brain disease)
[2020, 35(1):45-63]

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Role of medicinal plants in HIV/AIDS therapy.

Umme Laila, Muhammad Akram, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Asif Mehmmod Hashmi, Naheed Akhtar, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, Aymen Owais Ghauri, Naveed Munir, Muhammad Riaz, Naheed Akhter, Ghazala Shaheen, Qamar Ullah, Rabia Zahid, Saeed Ahmad,

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes the potentially life-threatening and chronic disease called acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The main target of this viral disease is to suppress the immune system and make the body unresponsive to external stimuli. According to global health observatory data since epidemic, more than 78 million ... Read more >>

Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol (Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology)
[2019, 46(12):1063-1073]

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Spectroscopic characterizations, structural peculiarities, molecular docking study and evaluation of biological potential of newly designed organotin(IV) carboxylates.

Muhammad Sirajuddin, Saqib Ali, Vickie McKee, Naheed Akhtar, Saiqa Andleeb, Abdul Wadood,

In the search for new therapeutic agents we have synthesized 13 new organotin(IV) carboxylate derivatives of (E)-4-((4-methoxy-2-nitrophenyl)amino)-4-oxobut-2-enoic acid. The synthesized complexes were characterized by several spectroscopic techniques. A chelating or bridging bidentate nature of the carboxylate ligand was suggested from the solid state FT-IR results. Solution state multinuclear NMR (1H, ... Read more >>

J Photochem Photobiol B (Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology)
[2019, 197:111516]

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Evaluation of antidiabetic activity of Ipomoea batatas L. extract in alloxan-induced diabetic rats.

Naheed Akhtar, Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Daniyal, Saeed Ahmad,

Different allopathic drugs are being used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus but more emphasis are being placed on the use of medicinal plants, herbs, and natural extracts of fruits and vegetables due to their easy availability, easy consummation with low cost, and with no well-reported side effects. White skinned ... Read more >>

Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol (International journal of immunopathology and pharmacology)
[2018, 32:2058738418814678]

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HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer - a Mini-Review.

Hafiz Muhammad Asif, Sabira Sultana, Saeed Ahmed, Naheed Akhtar, Muhammad Tariq,

Breast cancer is one of among all cancers with increased incidence, high mortality rate, and high economic and social costs. The the most common type of cancer among females worldwide, breast cancer is actually the uncontrolled proliferation of cells which attain malignancy. Recently it has shown that breast cancer contributes ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2016, 17(4):1609-1615]

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The System-Wide Effect of Real-Time Audiovisual Feedback and Postevent Debriefing for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality Improvement Initiative.

Keith Couper, Peter K Kimani, Benjamin S Abella, Mehboob Chilwan, Matthew W Cooke, Robin P Davies, Richard A Field, Fang Gao, Sarah Quinton, Nigel Stallard, Sarah Woolley, Gavin D Perkins, ,

To evaluate the effect of implementing real-time audiovisual feedback with and without postevent debriefing on survival and quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality at in-hospital cardiac arrest.A two-phase, multicentre prospective cohort study.Three UK hospitals, all part of one National Health Service Acute Trust.One thousand three hundred and ninety-five adult patients who ... Read more >>

Crit. Care Med. (Critical care medicine)
[2015, 43(11):2321-2331]

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Elevated fasting blood glucose is associated with increased risk of breast cancer: outcome of case-control study conducted in Karachi, Pakistan.

Syed Danish Haseen, Aziza Khanam, Naheed Sultan, Farah Idrees, Naheed Akhtar, Fauzia Imtiaz,

There are several validated risk factors for breast cancer. However the legitimacy of elevated fasting blood glucose (FBG) is not well established. This study was designed to assess this parameter as a risk factor for breast cancer among pre- and post-menopausal women.This case-control study was conducted at Department of Biochemistry, ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2015, 16(2):675-678]

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Update knowledge on cervical cancer incidence and prevalence in Asia.

Muhammad Daniyal, Naheed Akhtar, Saeed Ahmad, Urooj Fatima, Muhammad Akram, Hafiz Muhammad Asif,

Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death among women worldwide, with over 500,000 new cases diagnosed annually and 50% mortality rate in Asia. In the United States, approximately 10,370 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed annually, and estimated 3,710 deaths occur from the disease, making ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2015, 16(9):3617-3620]

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Neurochemical and behavioral effects of Cinnamomi cassiae (Lauraceae) bark aqueous extract in obese rats.

Farhat Bano, Huma Ikram, Naheed Akhtar,

Obesity is a risk factor leading to a number of chronic and metabolic disorders. Obesity is the fifth leading cause of global deaths. At least 2.8 million adults are dying each year as being overweight or obese. Cinnamomi cassiae is widely used traditional medicinal plant, used indigenously, to decrease glucose ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2014, 27(3):559-563]

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Sympathetic ophthalmitis with predominant posterior segment involvement.

Abdul Waris, Gaganjeet Singh Gujral, Shiekh Mohammed Zakir, Naheed Akhtar,

We report a case of a 22-year-old obese man, intellectually disabled since birth, who developed sympathetic ophthalmitis in his right eye (RE) 2 months after a penetrating injury to his left eye; this despite primary repair went into phthisis with no perception of light. Initially the patient presented with features of ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2014, 2014:]

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Computational study on the geometry optimization and excited - state properties of riboflavin by ArgusLab 4.0.1.

Ambreen Hafeez, Afshan Naz, Sadaf Naeem, Khalida Bano, Naheed Akhtar,

Riboflavin (vitamin B2) belongs to a group of respiratory enzymes that occur widely in animals and plants participating in vital oxidation- reduction processes in the body. A computational study was conducted on riboflavin by ArgusLab 4.0.1 to obtain the most active conformation of riboflavin and to analyze its excited-state properties. ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2013, 26(3):487-493]

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Look, listen and practice. How do you learn?

Naheed Akhtar, Akira Nishisaki, Gavin D Perkins,

Resuscitation (Resuscitation)
[2013, 84(1):11-12]

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Quality of in-hospital cardiac arrest calls: a prospective observational study.

Naheed Akhtar, Richard A Field, Liz Greenwood, Robin P Davies, Sarah Woolley, Matthew W Cooke, Gavin D Perkins,

OBJECTIVE: To determine the quality and diagnostic accuracy of in-hospital adult clinical emergency calls. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Three National Health Service acute hospitals in England. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients sustaining an in-hospital cardiac arrest (CA) or medical emergency (ME) which required activation of the hospital resuscitation team between 1 ... Read more >>

BMJ Qual Saf (BMJ quality & safety)
[2012, 21(3):184-190]

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Video-based CPR training--the importance of quality assurance.

Naheed Akhtar, Richard A Field, Robin P Davies, Gavin D Perkins,

Resuscitation (Resuscitation)
[2012, 83(7):e158-9]

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The effect of real-time CPR feedback and post event debriefing on patient and processes focused outcomes: a cohort study: trial protocol.

Gavin D Perkins, Robin P Davies, Sarah Quinton, Sarah Woolley, Fang Gao, Ben Abella, Nigel Stallard, Matthew W Cooke, ,

Cardiac arrest affects 30-35, 000 hospitalised patients in the UK every year. For these patients to be given the best chance of survival, high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) must be delivered, however the quality of CPR in real-life is often suboptimal. CPR feedback devices have been shown to improve CPR ... Read more >>

Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med (Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine)
[2011, 19:58]

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The impact of chest compression rates on quality of chest compressions - a manikin study.

Richard A Field, Jasmeet Soar, Robin P Davies, Naheed Akhtar, Gavin D Perkins,

PURPOSE: Chest compressions are often performed at a variable rate during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The effect of compression rate on other chest compression quality variables (compression depth, duty-cycle, leaning, performance decay over time) is unknown. This randomised controlled cross-over manikin study examined the effect of different compression rates on the ... Read more >>

Resuscitation (Resuscitation)
[2012, 83(3):360-364]

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Conformational analysis (geometry optimization) of nucleosidic antitumor antibiotic showdomycin by Arguslab 4 software.

Afshan Naz, Khalida Bano, Farhat Bano, Najaf Abbas Ghafoor, Naheed Akhtar,

Showdomycin is a naturally maleimide antitumor antibiotic of the C-nucleoside, it inhibits the nucleic acid synthesis in bacteria. Conformational analysis and geometry optimization of showdomycin was performed according to the Hartree-Fock (HF) calculation method by ArgusLab 4.0.1 software. The minimum potential energy is calculated by geometry convergence function by ArgusLab ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2009, 22(1):78-82]

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Determination of correlation of Adjusted Blood Requirement Index with outcome in patients presenting with acute variceal bleeding.

Naheed Akhtar, Bader Faiyaz Zuberi, Syed Riazul Hasan, Raj Kumar, Salahuddin Afsar,

AIM:To determine the correlation of Adjusted Blood Requirement Index (ABRI) with the 7th day outcome in patients presenting with acute variceal bleeding. METHODS:All patients presenting with acute variceal hemorrhage (AVH) were included. Patients with previous band ligation, sclerotherapy, gastrointestinal or hepatic malignancies were excluded. Patients were managed as per standard ... Read more >>

World J. Gastroenterol. (World journal of gastroenterology)
[2009, 15(19):2372-2375]

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Influence of sibutramine, orlistat and Ispaghula in reducing body weight and total body fat content in obese individuals.

Syed Asif J Kazmi, Moosa Khan, Ghulam Rasool Mashori, Azra Saleem, Naheed Akhtar, Ashraf Jahangeer,

BACKGROUND: The correlations between combined body fat parameters and risk factors of obesity explained a portion of the variation in the weight, BMI and waist circumference, the average number of categorical metabolic risk factors increases progressively with increasing total body fat content. There is currently no data available in which ... Read more >>

J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad (Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC)
[2009, 21(2):45-48]

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Resistance to foliage feeding aphid in wheat.

Naheed Akhtar, Muhammad Bilal Anwar, Ghulam Jilani, Habib Iqbal Javed, Shaheena Yasmin, Irshad Begum,

Experimental trials were conducted at Integrated Pest Management Programme, National Agriculture Research Centre Islamabad, to evaluate the resistance of host plants (cereals) against Rhopalosiphum padi (L.). For evaluation of susceptibility, twenty varieties/-advanced lines of National Uniform Wheat Yield Trails (NUWYT) Normal (N) of year 2004-2005 were used. In seedling bulk ... Read more >>

Pak. J. Biol. Sci. (Pakistan journal of biological sciences : PJBS)
[2008, 11(5):801-804]

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Hemogolbin, ferritin, vitamin B12 and halicobacter pylori infection: a study in patients who underwent upper gi endoscopy at civil hospital karachi.

Bader Faiyaz Zuberi, Salahuddin Afsar, Rashid Qadeer, Inayat Baloch, Muhammad Saeed Quraishy, Ashok Kumar, Naheed Akhtar,

To compare hemoglobin, ferritin, and vitamin B12 levels in patients undergoing upper GI endoscopy according to their Helicobacter pylori status.Cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of the Study: Civil Hospital and Lyari General Hospitals, Karachi, from March 2004 to June 2006.All patients undergoing upper GI Endoscopy were selected, while patients of ... Read more >>

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak (Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP)
[2007, 17(9):546-549]

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