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Women Training in Cardiology and Its Subspecialties in the United States: A Decade of Little Progress in Representation.

Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Samar Mahmood, Safi U Khan, Kaneez Fatima, Faisal Khosa, Garima Sharma, Erin D Michos,

Circulation (Circulation)
[2020, 141(7):609-611]

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An Unusual Presentation of Bony Outgrowths on the Chest: A Case from Pakistan.

Khushboo Nusrat, Samar Mahmood, Muhammad Khan, Aleena Khan,

We present a case of hereditary multiple exostoses in a male child, who presented to us with bony outgrowths on the chest and recurrent respiratory infections. On questioning, it was revealed that the child had a family history of bony outgrowths, though those affected in his family were not symptomatic. ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(3):e7309]

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Neonatal danger signs and healthcare seeking behaviours: A cross-sectional study in Karachi amongst pregnant females.

Khushboo Nusrat, Muhammad Rafay Khan, Zaiya Waseem, Omer Mustafa Siddiqui, Samar Mahmood, Syeda Zuhaa Hassan, Fauzia Imtiaz,

OBJECTIVE:To assess knowledge among pregnant women regarding neonatal danger signs and to evaluate their healthcare seeking behaviour. METHODS:The cross-sectional study was conducted at Civil Hospital, Karachi, from February to April 2018, and comprised pregnant females presenting to the hospital. They were interviewed through a structured questionnaire. Participants' knowledge regarding 12 ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2020, 70(1):74-79]

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Mesenteric Panniculitis with Raised Alanine Transaminase Levels: A Rare Case Report from Pakistan.

Samar Mahmood, Asim Sharif, Khushboo Nusrat, Shoukat Ali Samjo, Zaigham Abbas,

Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is a rare condition that encompasses a spectrum of disease processes characterized by degeneration, inflammation, and scarring of the adipose tissue of the mesentery. The etiology of MP remains unknown; although various causes have been suggested and it has been seen to occur independently as well as ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(12):e6411]

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Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Scanning and Bone Health: The Pressing Need to Raise Awareness Amongst Pakistani Women.

Farah Anwar, Hiba Iftekhar, Tasneem Taher, Syeda K Kazmi, Fatima Z Rehman, Minhal Humayun, Samar Mahmood,

Introduction The use of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scanning is instrumental in better management of osteoporosis. This study aimed to assess the level of knowledge about DEXA scanning and bone health in the women of Karachi, as well as to analyze their practices concerning the scan and increase their knowledge ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2019, 11(9):e5724]

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The Pressing Need to Raise Awareness about Osteoarthritis Care among Elderly Females in Pakistan: A Cross-sectional Study.

Fatima Saeed, Amal Humayun, Syeda M Fatima, Vashma Junaid, Hooria Imtiaz, Maheen Zehra, Amna Zahid, Ayesha Channa, Anjiya I Meherally, Zunaira Z Shah, Amreen Hoosseny, Aiman Khurshid, Salman Tariq, Samar Mahmood, Kaneez Fatima,

Introduction Osteoarthritis (OA) is the single-most common cause of physical disability among adults. In view of its promising management modalities, an analysis of the level of awareness among the suspected individuals and their attitudes is crucial to assess the level of their implementation. This study aimed to do that among the ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2019, 11(8):e5302]

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Infiltrating the Heart and Kidney: A Rare Pediatric Case of Multisystem Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis from Pakistan.

Samar Mahmood, Mohammad Raza, Khushboo Nusrat, Shayan Marsia, Awais Abbas,

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare, clonal disease of the monocyte-macrophage system, varying in its clinical presentation from mere self-healing skin and bone lesions to life-threatening multi-system disease. In descending order of frequency, the disease is known to involve the skeleton, skin, lymph nodes and lesser often, the liver, ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2019, 11(3):e4315]

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Knowledge and attitude of pregnant women regarding HIV transmission, prevention and associated factors in Karachi, Pakistan - A cross-sectional study.

Abeerah Irfan, Syeda Kanza Kazmi, Zoha Anwar, Fatima Muhammad Asad Khan, Javeria Khan, Yumna Arif, Maria Noor, Ayesha Shakil, Wardah Hassan, Rimmel Ali, Salman Tariq, Naveen Tariq, Samar Mahmood, Kaneez Fatima,

OBJECTIVES:This study aimed to assess the misconceptions and attitude regarding HIV transmission and prevention among antenatal mothers, with regards to mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) in three tertiary care hospitals of Karachi. METHODS:A cross-sectional study comprising 350 pregnant females was conducted at three tertiary care hospitals in Karachi for 4 months, in 2018. A ... Read more >>

Sex Reprod Healthc (Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives)
[2019, 21:46-50]

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Elaborate Tongue Fasciculations Going Down to the Neck: A Rare Case of Sporadic, Young-onset Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis with Bulbar Symptoms, from Pakistan.

Khushboo Nusrat, Samar Mahmood, Shayan Marsia, Khalid Mahmood,

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rare, progressive neurodegenerative disease, part of the spectrum of motor neuron diseases. This disease is divided on the bases of heritability, with majority of the cases being sporadic and phenotype, with eight recognized patterns-each with its respective symptoms, rate of progression, and prognosis. Here, ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2019, 11(5):e4600]

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Sulfasalazine-induced Pancytopenia Indicating Bone Marrow Suppression: A Rare Pediatric Case Report from Pakistan.

Shayan Marsia, Samar Mahmood, Mohammad Raza, Khushboo Nusrat, Ayesha Saleem,

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic rheumatic condition in children. The treatment of JIA is mainly by drug therapy, which includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Sulfasalazine is a DMARD that is used as the second-line of therapy. Although believed to have ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2019, 11(4):e4462]

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Affected Children of Healthy Parents: Multiple Pediatric Cases of Autosomal Recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease in a Pakistani Family.

Khushboo Nusrat, Samar Mahmood, Mohammad Raza, Shayan Marsia, Awais Abbas,

Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, also referred to as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN), is a heterogeneous group of disorders which primarily affects the peripheral nervous system. Clinically, the main features are progressive muscle weakness seen distally, along with wasting seen predominantly in the anterior compartments of the lower legs. The ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2019, 11(4):e4417]

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Gender differences amongst board members of endocrinology and diabetes societies.

Yamna Waseem, Samar Mahmood, Rabbia Siddiqi, Muhammad Shariq Usman, Kaneez Fatima, Christine Acob, Faisal Khosa,

PURPOSE:Although women's status has shown marked improvement over the years in many areas, women still face a gender bias, especially in the workforce. Despite the best efforts of organizations to promote diversity and equality, women still dominate the lower-paying administrative ranks while men continue to dominate at the executive level. ... Read more >>

Endocrine (Endocrine)
[2019, 64(3):496-499]

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Paving a Shorter Path Towards Diagnosis: A Case on Adult Onset Still's Disease from Pakistan.

Khalid Mahmood, Samar Mahmood, Shayan Marsia,

Adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare clinical entity with unknown etiology, characterized by arthritis, fever, erythematous rash, and other systemic presentations. We report a case of a 21-year-old male who presented with high spiking fever, dry cough, generalized body ache, arthralgia, and an erythematous rash. He was eventually ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2018, 10(9):e3255]

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A void yet to fill the lack of effective patient counseling.

Samar Mahmood, Aleena Khan,

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2018, 68(8):1289]

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From Defensive Medicine to Quaternary Prevention: The Transition That Pakistan Needs.

Samar Mahmood, Muqadus Tabraze,

The issue of overprescribing laboratory investigations is an old one in the world of medical practice and it has unfortunately seen a tremendous increase with the digitalisation of medicine, in more recent times. Phrased usually as 'defensive medicine,' this kind of overmedicalisation steers medical practice away from the ethical, skill-refining fronts on the part ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2018, 10(4):e2449]

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Prevalence and Predictors of Depression Amongst Hypertensive Individuals in Karachi, Pakistan.

Samar Mahmood, Syeda Z Hassan, Muqadus Tabraze, Mohammad O Khan, Iqra Javed, Ameer Ahmed, Omer M Siddiqui, Mehek Narmeen, Maham J Ahmed, Afreen Tariq, Mustafa S Patel, Kaneez Fatima,

OBJECTIVE:While studies evaluating the prevalence of depression and hypertension have been extensively carried out in high income countries, there is a paucity of information assessing the prevalence of depression within hypertensive patients in low income nations. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of undiagnosed depression ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2017, 9(6):e1397]

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Books: Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think: Think Better, Feel Better.

Samar Meraj Mahmood,

Br J Gen Pract (The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners)
[2016, 66(647):321]

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Books: Reasons to Stay Alive : Helping the Sad

Samar Meraj Mahmood,

Br J Gen Pract (The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners)
[2015, 65(641):657-657]

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