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Global Interest in Telehealth During COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Google Trends™.

Shajeea Arshad Ali, Taha Bin Arif, Hira Maab, Mariam Baloch, Sana Manazir, Fatima Jawed, Rohan Kumar Ochani,

Background Since the outbreak, healthcare systems across the globe are overcrowded with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients. To sustain the response towards the pandemic, many hospitals have adapted to virtual healthcare and telemedicine. Google™ has become the most widely used search engine over the years. Google Trends™ can be used to depict ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(9):e10487]

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Respiratory illness linked with the use of electronic cigarettes: An alarming situation.

Farheen Malik, Jawad Ahmed, Suha Safi Qureshi, Rohan Kumar Ochani,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2020, 70(9):1676]

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Past and current advances in Marburg virus disease: a review.

Ameema Asad, Alifiya Aamir, Nazuk Eraj Qureshi, Simran Bhimani, Nadia Nazir Jatoi, Simran Batra, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Muhammad Khalid Abbasi, Muhammad Ali Tariq, Mufaddal Najmuddin Diwan,

Marburg Virus (MARV), along with the Ebola virus, belongs to the family of Filovirus and is cause of a lethal and severely affecting hemorrhagic fever. The Marburgvirus genus includes two viruses: MARV and Ravn. MARV has been recognized as one of utmost importance by the World Health Organization (WHO). The ... Read more >>

Infez Med (Le infezioni in medicina)
[2020, 28(3):332-345]

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Contribution of individual components to composite end points in contemporary cardiovascular randomized controlled trials.

Asim Shaikh, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Haris Riaz, Safi U Khan, Jayakumar Sreenivasan, Farouk Mookadam, Rami Doukky, Javed Butler, Erin D Michos, Ankur Kalra, Richard A Krasuski,

Cardiovascular randomized controlled trials (RCTs) typically set composite end points as the primary outcome to enhance statistical power. However, influence of individual component end points on overall composite outcomes remains understudied. METHODS:We searched MEDLINE for RCTs published in 6 high-impact journals (The Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal ... Read more >>

Am Heart J (American heart journal)
[2020, 230:71-81]

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Knowledge, attitude and practice of medical students towards HIV patients in their pre-clinical and post-clinical years in Karachi, Pakistan: a dual-center cross-sectional study.

Simran Batra, Zahid Ali Memon, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Sana Awan, Simran Bhimani, Yumna Siddiqui, Ashar Mohiuddin, Hamza Ahmed Farooqi,

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is currently a global threat with an estimated 38.6 million people affected with HIV worldwide. According to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), since 2004 the total number of cases of HIV in Pakistan has risen from 2700 to 130,000. In light of ... Read more >>

Infez Med (Le infezioni in medicina)
[2020, 28(2):231-237]

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Clinical aspects of Ebola virus disease: a review.

Simran Batra, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Mufaddal Najmuddin Diwan, Farah Yasmin, Suha Safi Qureshi, Sameer Bhimani, Shehryar Shaikh, Muhammad Ali Tariq, Muhammad Ahmed Ashraf, Hamza Ahmed Farooqi, Sunil Kumar Dodani,

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), also known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF), initially emerged over 40 years ago in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Endemic to Africa, outbreaks have been recorded in six African countries since its detection in 1976. Fruit bats are believed to be the natural hosts of Ebola ... Read more >>

Infez Med (Le infezioni in medicina)
[2020, 28(2):212-222]

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Vitamin D and COVID-19: Does a Deficiency Point Towards an Unfavorable Outcome?

Sameer Bhimani, Hiba Khalid, Momina Khalid, Rohan Kumar Ochani,

Int J Endocrinol Metab (International journal of endocrinology and metabolism)
[2020, 18(3):e107669]

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Assessing the quality of reporting of harms in randomized controlled trials published in high impact cardiovascular journals.

Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Asim Shaikh, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Safi U Khan, Kaneez Fatima, Naser Yamani, John Mandrola, Rami Doukky, Richard A Krasuski,

Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes (European heart journal. Quality of care & clinical outcomes)
[2020, 6(2):177-179]

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Fragility Index in Cardiovascular Randomized Controlled Trials.

Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Asim Shaikh, Muhammad Shariq Usman, Naser Yamani, Safi U Khan, M Hassan Murad, John Mandrola, Rami Doukky, Richard A Krasuski,

BACKGROUND:Efficacy of an intervention is commonly evaluated using P values, in addition to effect size measures such as absolute risk reduction, relative risk reduction, and numbers needed to treat. However, these measures are not always intuitive to clinicians. The fragility index (FI) is a more intuitive number that can facilitate ... Read more >>

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes (Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes)
[2019, 12(12):e005755]

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A word of caution regarding Febuxostat.

Rohan Kumar Ochani, Farah Yasmin, Simran Batra, Ameema Asad,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(12):1930]

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Comments on "Reporting quality of randomized controlled trial abstracts in the seven highest-ranking anesthesiology journals".

Rohan Kumar Ochani, Asim Shaikh, Naser Yamani,

Randomized controlled trials are considered the gold standard in assessing treatment regimens, and since abstracts may be the only part of a paper that a physician reads, accurate reporting of data in abstracts is essential. The CONSORT checklist for abstracts was designed to standardize data reporting; however, for papers submitted ... Read more >>

Trials (Trials)
[2019, 20(1):630]

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Importance of inter-pregnancy interval: the dire need of awareness.

Simran Bhimani, Romaisa Rehman, Sameer Bhimani, Rohan Kumar Ochani,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(11):1763-1764]

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Philippines hit by deadly Measles outbreak - a wakeup call?

Rohan Kumar Ochani, Farah Yasmin, Afreen Tariq, Asim Shaikh,

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Infez Med (Le infezioni in medicina)
[2019, 27(3):353-354]

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Relationship between Night Eating Syndrome and Self-esteem: A Cross-sectional Population-based Study in Karachi, Pakistan.

Simran Batra, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Zahid Ali Memon, Asim Shaikh, Nazuk E Qureshi, Sameer Bhimani, Muhammad Khalid Abbasi, Arsala Farhan, Suha S Qureshi, Kheenpal Das,

Background The amount of literature shedding light upon eating disorders in developing countries, such as Pakistan, is scarce. This is partially because talking about such matters is considered taboo in the general population. Night Eating Syndrome's (NES) link with depression and obesity has been established; however, presently, no study has ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(8):e5540]

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Perception and practices regarding cannabis consumption in Karachi, Pakistan: A cross-sectional study.

Syed Saboor Hasan, Asim Shaikh, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Muhammad Moinuddin Ashrafi, Zunaira Navid Ansari, Syed Hina Abbas, Muhammad Khalid Abbasi, Muhammad Ahmed Ashraf, Wajid Ali,

Several studies have been carried out regarding the awareness and usage of cannabis around the world, especially in developed countries. Pakistan ranks amongst the top nations in regards to cannabis consumption. However, the amount of literature shedding light on people's perception, knowledge and practices are scarce. Therefore, the authors sought ... Read more >>

J Ethn Subst Abuse (Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse)
[2019, :1-19]

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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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Tough times call for rapid techniques: combatting the typhoid superbug - Letter to the editor.

Rohan Kumar Ochani, Ameema Asad, Asim Shaikh, Simran Batra,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(6):922-923]

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Nipah virus - the rising epidemic: a review.

Rohan Kumar Ochani, Simran Batra, Asim Shaikh, Ameema Asad,

The Nipah virus was discovered twenty years ago, and there is considerable information available regarding the specificities surrounding this virus such as transmission, pathogenesis and genome. Belonging to the Henipavirus genus, this virus can cause fever, encephalitis and respiratory disorders. The first cases were reported in Malaysia and Singapore in ... Read more >>

Infez Med (Le infezioni in medicina)
[2019, 27(2):117-127]

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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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Assessing the Quality of Abstracts in Randomized Controlled Trials Published in High Impact Cardiovascular Journals.

Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Asim Shaikh, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Tauseef Akhtar, Kaneez Fatima, Safi U Khan, Farouk Mookadam, M Hassan Murad, Vincent M Figueredo, Rami Doukky, Richard A Krasuski,

BACKGROUND:In the busy world of cardiovascular medicine, abstracts may be the only part of a publication that clinicians read. Therefore, it is critical for abstracts to accurately reflect article content. The extended CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Statement for Abstracts was developed to ensure high abstract quality. However, it ... Read more >>

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes (Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes)
[2019, 12(5):e005260]

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Teething gels: are they worse than we think? - LETTER TO THE EDITOR.

Simran Batra, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Ameema Asad,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(3):455-456]

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Comments on Khokhar et al (J Pak Med Assoc. 2018; 68(9): 1300) Active trachoma among children of District Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan: A cross sectional study - L ETTER TO THE EDITOR.

Rohan Kumar Ochani, Asim Shaikh, Simran Batra,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2019, 69(3):456]

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Emergence of a highly resistant typhoid strain: a new global health challenge.

Khunsha Fatima, Osama Shabbir, Rohan Kumar Ochani,

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Infez Med (Le infezioni in medicina)
[2019, 27(1):109-110]

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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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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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