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Do the 2013 United States Preventive Services Task Force guidelines for lung cancer screening fail high-risk African American smokers? An institutional retrospective observational cohort study.

Aswani Thurlapati, Carol S Velez-Martinez, Samina Hirani, Jade Abad, Runhua Shi, Kavitha Beedupalli, Richard P Mansour,

<h4>Background</h4>Lung cancer cause nearly 1.76 million deaths worldwide in 2018. In 2011, the National-Lung-Cancer-Screening-Trial showed 20% relative risk reduction with LDCT and subsequently led to the current USPSTF screening guidelines. However, the predominant focus on elderly, Caucasian questions its generalizability to communities with young, African Americans such as our institution. ... Read more >>

Eur J Cancer Prev (European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP))
[2021, :]

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Budget impact and cost-effectiveness analyses of the COBRA-BPS multicomponent hypertension management programme in rural communities in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Eric A Finkelstein, Anirudh Krishnan, Aliya Naheed, Imtiaz Jehan, H Asita de Silva, Mihir Gandhi, Ching Wee Lim, Nantu Chakma, Dileepa S Ediriweera, Jehanzeb Khan, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Samina Hirani, A K M Solayman, Tazeen H Jafar, ,

<h4>Background</h4>COBRA-BPS (Control of Blood Pressure and Risk Attenuation-Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), a multi-component hypertension management programme that is led by community health workers, has been shown to be efficacious at reducing systolic blood pressure in rural communities in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. In this study, we aimed to assess ... Read more >>

Lancet Glob Health (The Lancet. Global health)
[2021, 9(5):e660-e667]

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Knowledge, awareness, and practices of cervical cancer, its risk factors, screening, and prevention among women in Karachi, Pakistan.

Samina Hirani, Sarah Khan, Sidra Akram, Safna Naozer Virji, Preet Ayoub Shaikh, Ehsun Naeem, Rayaan Asad Chaudhry, Ahmed Bilal Khalid, Jalal Ud Din Khan, Muhammad Suhaib Qasim, Imtiaz Jehan,

<h4>Background</h4>Cervical cancer has a high mortality rate worldwide; in Pakistan it kills more than 7000 women every year. Prevention is possible through vaccination against human papilloma virus, the causative agent of cervical cancer, or by screening for premalignant lesions through routine Pap smear tests. We have studied the knowledge and ... Read more >>

Eur J Cancer Prev (European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP))
[2021, 30(1):97-102]

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The curious case of hemoglobin DC disease masquerading as sickle cell anemia.

Samina Hirani, Supriya Gupta, Diana Veillon, Shajadi Patan, Samip Master, Richard Mansour,

Hemoglobin D is a relatively rare disease first reported in 1951. We present the first reported case of Hemoglobin DC disease. This is a case of a Hemoglobinopathy with DC disease in a woman with a previous diagnosis of Hemoglobin SC disease. A 19-year-old woman presented to the Adult Hematology ... Read more >>

Hematol Rep (Hematology reports)
[2020, 12(1):8519]

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Tattoo-Associated Sarcoidosis.

Samina Hirani, Shreedhar Kulkarni, Ashley B Flowers,

Am J Med (The American journal of medicine)
[2020, 133(12):1416-1417]

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A Community-Based Intervention for Managing Hypertension in Rural South Asia.

Tazeen H Jafar, Mihir Gandhi, H Asita de Silva, Imtiaz Jehan, Aliya Naheed, Eric A Finkelstein, Elizabeth L Turner, Donald Morisky, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Aamir H Khan, John D Clemens, Shah Ebrahim, Pryseley N Assam, Liang Feng, ,

BACKGROUND:The burden of hypertension is escalating, and control rates are poor in low- and middle-income countries. Cardiovascular mortality is high in rural areas. METHODS:We conducted a cluster-randomized, controlled trial in rural districts in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. A total of 30 communities were randomly assigned to either a multicomponent ... Read more >>

N Engl J Med (The New England journal of medicine)
[2020, 382(8):717-726]

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Cancer-Related Pneumopericardium: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Samina Hirani, Carol S Velez Martinez, Shajadi Patan, Mindie Kavanaugh,

Pneumopericardium is a relatively rare entity mostly described in the literature as a result of causes such as penetrating/blunt trauma and iatrogenic causes during cardiothoracic procedures. We are presenting a case of pneumopericardium as a complication of progressed gastroesophageal junction tumor along with a literature review of all cancer-related pneumopericardium ... Read more >>

Case Rep Oncol (Case reports in oncology)
[2020, 13(1):23-28]

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Prevalence and correlates of cardiometabolic multimorbidity among hypertensive individuals: a cross-sectional study in rural South Asia-Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Liang Feng, Imtiaz Jehan, H Asita de Silva, Aliya Naheed, Hamida Farazdaq, Samina Hirani, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Channa D Ranasinha, Md Tauhidul Islam, Ali Tanweer Siddiquee, Tazeen H Jafar,

<h4>Objective</h4>To determinate the prevalence and correlates of cardiometabolic multimorbidity (CMM), and their cross-country variation among individuals with hypertension residing in rural communities in South Asia.<h4>Design</h4>A cross-sectional study.<h4>Setting</h4>Rural communities in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.<h4>Participants</h4>A total of 2288 individuals with hypertension aged ≥40 years from the ongoing Control of Blood Pressure ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(9):e030584]

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Cd20 Expression and Effects on Outcome of Relapsed/ Refractory Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma after Treatment with Rituximab

Afshan Asghar Rasheed, Adeel Samad, Ahmed Raheem, Samina Ismail Hirani, Munira Shabbir- Moosajee,

Introduction: Down regulation of CD20 expression has been reported in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL)). Therefore, it is important to determine whether chemotherapy with rituximab induces CD20 down regulation and effects survival. Objectives: To determine the incidence of down regulation of CD20 expression in relapsed DLBCL after treatment with rituximab and to ... Read more >>

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2018, 19(2):331-335]

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