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Impact of serum and follicular fluid kisspeptin and estradiol on oocyte maturity and endometrial thickness among unexplained infertile females during ICSI.

Rehana Rehman, Amara Zafar, Arzina Aziz Ali, Mukhtiar Baig, Faiza Alam,

To relate serum and follicular fluid (FF) kisspeptin and estradiol levels in different stages of stimulation during Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) with oocyte maturity and endometrial thickness among unexplained infertile females. This cross-sectional study was carried out at the Australian Concept Infertility Medical Centre from March 2017 till March 2018. ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2020, 15(10):e0239142]

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Association of trinucleotide repeat polymorphisms CAG and GGC in exon 1 of the Androgen Receptor gene with male infertility: a cross-sectional study.

Mussarat Ashraf, Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Hemaila Tariq, Adnan Munir, Rehana Rehman,

BACKGROUND:Infertility is a global problem that brings with serious sexual and social consequences that strain the health sector and society. The expansion of CAG & GGC repeats in androgen receptor (AR) gene Ensembl number; ENSG00000169083 may leads to reduced fertility. Our objective was to determine association of CAG and GGC ... Read more >>

Turk J Med Sci (Turkish journal of medical sciences)
[2020, :]

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Neuregulin 4 (NRG4) – the batokine with clinical relevance in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Hira Attique, Saeeda Baig, Shahina Ishtiaque, Rehana Rehman, Tousif Ahmed, Moazzam Ali Shahid,

Abstract Background: Neuregulin4 (NGR4) is a brown fat adipokine that modulates carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, regulate insulin sensitivity. The relationship between NGR4 and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) remains unclear due to discrepancy in studies. The objective of this study was to find out association between NRG4 and insulin level in ... Read more >>

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Association of polymorphism c.-124G>A and c.-16 C>T in the promoter region of human INHA gene with altered sperm parameters; A pilot study.

Wardah Rafaqat, Muhammad Rohan Kayani, Tasneem Fatima, Saeeda Shaharyar, Shagufta Khan, Mussarat Ashraf, Usman Afzal, Rehana Rehman,

OBJECTIVE:The objective of this was to demonstrate the association of Inhibin α (INHα) c.-124G>A and INHα-c.-16 C>T polymorphisms with altered sperm parameters in a selected male population of Karachi, Pakistan. STUDY DESIGN & SETTINGS:In this pilot study, male subjects were stratified on the basis of the WHO criteria for altered ... Read more >>

Int J Clin Pract (International journal of clinical practice)
[2020, 74(10):e13595]

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MicroRNA-16, Programmed Cell Death Protein-4 (PDCD-4) and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Naseem Zehra, Arfa Azhar, Rehana Rehman,

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J Coll Physicians Surg Pak (Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP)
[2020, 30(8):880-881]

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Role of oxidative stress and altered thyroid hormones in unexplained infertility.

Rehana Rehman, Hiba Ismail Rajpar, Mussarat Ashraf, Najeeha Talat Iqbal, Salima Lalani, Faiza Alam,

OBJECTIVE:To explore the link between altered thyroid profile and oxidative stress marker in females with unexplained infertility. METHODS:The cross-sectional case-control study was carried out at the Islamabad Clinic Serving Infertile Couples, Islamabad, Pakistan, from June 2016 to August 2017, and comprised women aged 18-40 years regardless of ethnic background who ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2020, 70(8):1345-1349]

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Association of circulatory Kisspeptin levels and hormonal interplay with male infertility: A cross-sectional study in Karachi, Pakistan.

Rehana Rehman, Kaleem Ahmed, Nida Zahid, Faiza Alam, Syeda Sadia Fatima,

Objectives:To determine the impact of Kisspeptin on male reproductive axis in a selected urban population. METHODS:The cross-sectional study was conducted at the Sindh Institute of Reproductive Medicine in collaboration with Aga Khan University, Karachi, from July, 2017, to February, 2018, and comprised infertile males with abnormal sperm parameters who were ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2020, 70(7):1125-1130]

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Altered sperm parameters and subclinical hypothyroidism; A cross sectional study in Karachi, Pakistan.

Rehana Rehman, Amara Zafar, Syeda S Fatima, Aleena Mohib, Aisha Sheikh,

OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this study is to compare the thyroid hormone (TH) profile in male infertile subjects with normal and altered sperm parameters and assess its relationship with spermogram and reproductive hormones. DESIGN:This cross-sectional study was conducted in Karachi from August 2017 till September 2018 on 376 male subjects between ... Read more >>

Int. J. Clin. Pract. (International journal of clinical practice)
[2020, 74(9):e13555]

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Manuscript Writing and Publication Workshop: An Invoking Pilot Study on Enhancing Cognitive Research Capabilities in Health Sciences Institutes of Pakistan.

Mehwish Hussain, Rehana Rehman, Mukhtiar Baig,

Background With an upsurge in research in developing countries, researchers from allied sciences need to augment their skills for disseminating research work worldwide. Training workshop is one of the quick interventions which can enhance writing skills and ease research publication. Objective We designed this research to explore the perception of ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(6):e8802]

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Relation of Copeptin with Diabetic and Renal Function Markers Among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Progressing Towards Diabetic Nephropathy.

Tooba Noor, Farina Hanif, Zareen Kiran, Rehana Rehman, Muhammad Tassaduq Khan, Zeba Haque, Kelash Nankani,

BACKGROUND:Arginine vasopressin (AVP) plays an important role in the pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and its related complications like diabetic nephropathy. Copeptin is considered as a reliable surrogate biomarker of AVP. If raised levels of copeptin in diabetic patients are detected earlier, prognosis of DM can be improved by timely ... Read more >>

Arch Med Res (Archives of medical research)
[2020, 51(6):548-555]

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Subfertility and Vitamin D Deficiency.

Arfa Azhar, Fatima Abid, Rehana Rehman,

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine female disorder, affecting 4-18% women of reproductive age. The prevalence of PCOS in South Asian women, especially in Pakistani women, is much higher (52%) as compared to white population (20 - 25% in UK). In Pakistan, vitamin D status displays 31.2% ... Read more >>

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak (Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP)
[2020, 30(5):545-546]

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Follicular Sensitivity Index: A Tool To Predict Successful Conception After Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection.

Rehana Rehman, Amara Zafar, Nida Zahid, Nuruddin Mohammed,

Follicular sensitivity index (FSI) is used for estimation of follicular responsiveness to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) during intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In a retrospective study, FSI of 1,385 females was calculated as [pre-ovulatory follicle count (PFC) × 100,000]/ [antral follicle count (AFC) × total received stimulation doses]. Females were then ... Read more >>

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak (Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP)
[2020, 30(4):443-445]

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Impact of wellness indicators on intellectual dimensions of medical teachers of Karachi: Findings from cross sectional study.

Rehana Rehman, Sadiqa Syed, Mehwish Hussain, Tayyab Raza Fraz, Saif Ullah Shaikh,

OBJECTIVE:To measure impact of social, spiritual, occupational, physical, financial and emotional wellness on intellectual wellness of medical teachers. METHODS:The cross-sectional study was conducted at 8 medical universities in the Sindh province of Pakistan from January 2012 to December 2014, and comprised faculty members. Using a self-administered questionnaire, teachers' responses on ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2020, 70(4):655-659]

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SIRTI and cortisol in unexplained infertile females; a cross sectional study, in Karachi Pakistan.

Faiza Alam, Taseer Ahmed Khan, Rabiya Ali, Fizza Tariq, Rehana Rehman,

OBJECTIVE:To explore a disparity in anti-oxidants (SIRT1) and pro-oxidants (cortisol) levels as a plausible cause of unexplained infertility in females. METHODOLOGY:It was a cross sectional study in which 342 females with unexplained infertility were recruited from ACIMC outpatient clinic: 135 infertile cases and 207 fertile controls. Biochemical estimation of serum ... Read more >>

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol (Taiwanese journal of obstetrics & gynecology)
[2020, 59(2):189-194]

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Oxidative stress and male infertility: a cross sectional study.

Rehana Rehman, Sofia Amjad, Hemaila Tariq, Nida Zahid, Masnoon Akhter, Mussarat Ashraf,

OBJECTIVE:To compare stress markers and antioxidants in fertile and infertile males, and to explore their effects on reproductive hormones and fertility. METHODS:The cross-sectional case-control study was conducted from July 2017 to July 2018 at the Islamabad Clinic Serving Infertile Couples, Islamabad, Pakistan, and comprised male subjects aged 25-55 years. Infertile ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2020, 70(3):461-466]

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Teaching "Shock Pathophysiology" by Flipped Classroom: Views and Perspectives.

Rehana Rehman, Satwat Hashmi, Rozmeen Akbar, Syeda Sadia Fatima,

Flipped classroom (FCR) is an active learning pedagogical method in which the students prepare prior to class using different modalities, for example, reading materials and videos, and afterward spend the time in class discussing the content and reinforcing the concepts. We chose to replace one problem-based case on "Shock" with ... Read more >>

J Med Educ Curric Dev (Journal of medical education and curricular development)
[2020, 7:2382120520910853]

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Relationship of Serum Leptin and Reproductive Hormones in Unexplained Infertile and Fertile Females.

Mukhtiar Baig, Abid Azhar, Rehana Rehman, Hareem Syed, Saba Tariq, Zohair J Gazzaz,

OBJECTIVE:To investigate the relationship between serum leptin and reproductive hormones in females with unexplained infertility (UI). METHODOLOGY:It was a case-control study conducted in the Gynecology and Obstetrics Department and Infertility Clinic, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), Karachi, Pakistan. A total of 235 primary infertile females with an unidentified cause of infertility ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(12):e6524]

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Interprofessional Education: The Way Forward in Health Profession Education.

Kanza Muzaffar, Rehana Rehman, Hasan Salman Siddiqi,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(11):1757]

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Relationship Between Smoking Habit and Sperm Parameters Among Patients Attending an Infertility Clinic.

Rehana Rehman, Nida Zahid, Sofia Amjad, Mukhtiar Baig, Zohair Jamil Gazzaz,

Background:This study aimed to estimate stress markers, oxidative stress (OS), reproductive hormones and sperm parameters in male smokers and non-smokers and observe the impact of oxidative stress markers and smoking on sperm count, motility and morphology in a selected population of Karachi, Pakistan. Methods:This cross-sectional study was conducted from July ... Read more >>

Front Physiol (Frontiers in physiology)
[2019, 10:1356]

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Single nucleotide polymorphisms in Renalase and KCNQ1 genes and female infertility: A cross-sectional study in Pakistan.

Syeda Sadia Fatima, Rehana Rehman, Russell Seth Martins, Faiza Alam, Mussarat Ashraf,

A global increase in the incidence of subfertility is observed, and research suggests strong genetic influences that might restrict fertility directly or indirectly. It therefore becomes important to rule out the existence of genetic causes and counsel infertile couples before offering "Advanced Infertility Treatment Techniques." This cross-sectional study aimed to ... Read more >>

Andrologia (Andrologia)
[2019, 51(10):e13434]

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Teaching "Shock Pathophysiology" by Flipped Classroom.

Syeda Sadia Fatima, Satwat Hashmi, Rehana Rehman, Rozmeen Akbar,

Objective:To assess usefulness of flipped style of teaching conducted as small-group format in Cardiovascular and Respiration module for Year-I undergraduate medical students at Aga Khan University. Methods:The study was planned and conducted over a period of eight months from March to October 2017 including the time taken for planning, mock ... Read more >>

(Pakistan journal of medical sciences)
[2019, 35(6):1631-1635]

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Role of MicroRNA for detection of early stage of Endometriosis.

Mohummad Hassan Raza Raja, Nida Farooqui, Rehana Rehman,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(10):1579-1580]

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Association of single nucleotide polymorphism in the promoter region of the Inhibin α gene with infertility in Pakistani males.

Tasneem Fatima, Shagufta Khan, Rehana Rehman,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(10):1574-1575]

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Micro RNA: an early diagnostic marker for osteoporosis in post-menopausal women.

Rozeena Baig, Rafat Murad, Rehana Rehman,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(9):1406-1407]

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Kisspeptin levels in infertile male subjects with abnormal sperm parameters.

Rehana Rehman, Anusha Alam, Shaheen Zafar,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(8):1227-1228]

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