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An Assessment of the Molecular Diversity of Ticks and Tick-Borne Microorganisms of Small Ruminants in Pakistan.

Abdul Ghafar, Adil Khan, Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, Charles G Gauci, Sadaf Niaz, Sultan Ayaz, Lourdes Mateos-Hernández, Clemence Galon, Nasreen Nasreen, Sara Moutailler, Robin B Gasser, Abdul Jabbar,

This study investigated ticks and tick-borne microorganisms of small ruminants from five districts of the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) of Pakistan. Morphological (n = 104) and molecular (n = 54) characterization of the ticks revealed the presence of six ixodid ticks: Rhipicephalus (Rh.) haemaphysaloides, Rh. microplus, Rh. turanicus, Haemaphysalis ... Read more >>

Microorganisms (Microorganisms)
[2020, 8(9):]

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The potential of Allium sativum and Cannabis sativa extracts for anti-tick activities against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus.

Nasreen Nasreen, Sadaf Niaz, Adil Khan, Muhammad Arfan Zaman, Sultan Ayaz, Huma Naeem, Nasrullah Khan, Abdallah M Elgorban,

The efficacy of Allium sativum and Cannabis sativa against Rhipicephalus microplus ticks was evaluated using the adult immersion and the larval packet test. In addition, an in silico approach was utilized by performing a docking study in order to identify the active ingredients from both plants. Results showed a comparatively ... Read more >>

Exp Appl Acarol (Experimental & applied acarology)
[2020, 82(2):281-294]

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Development of herbal formulation of medicinal plants and determination of its antihyperuricemic potential in vitro and in vivo rat's model.

Muhammad Bilal, Saeed Ahmad, Tayyeba Rehman, Waheed Mumtaz Abbasi, Aymen Owais Ghauri, Muhammad Adeel Arshad, Sultan Ayaz, Allah Nawaz,

Hyperuricemia is a common metabolic disorder and several herbal formulations are being used for its treatment. The study aimed to develop herbal formulation (Urinil B) and find its hypouricemic effects in vitro and in vivo. Urinil B was prepared by taking Trachyspermum ammi, Piper nigrum and Berberis vulgaris equally. In ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2020, 33(2):641-649]

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Molecular epidemiology and associated risk factors of Anaplasma marginale and Theileria annulata in cattle from North-western Pakistan.

Jehan Zeb, Sumaira Shams, Israr Ud Din, Sultan Ayaz, Adil Khan, Nasreen Nasreen, Hamidullah Khan, Munsif Ali Khan, Haytham Senbill,

Ticks and tick-borne pathogens are one of the major threats to livestock production worldwide. The aim of present study is to specify the molecular epidemiology and its associated risk factors of two well-distributed tick-borne pathogens Anaplasma marginale and Theileria annulata in cattle population from North-western Pakistan. Blood samples were Collected ... Read more >>

Vet Parasitol (Veterinary parasitology)
[2020, 279:109044]

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Formulation development of sugar free antacid chewable tablets for diabetes induced acidity in patients.

Mehwish Khan, Hina Rehman, Sultan Ayaz, Fatima Qamar, Aymen Owais, Aisha Sana, Safila Naveed,

Sugar free chewable tablets are considered to be desired medication for diabetic population having acid reflex problems. The main objective of this study is to develop a patient complaint tablet dosage form which is sugar free, chewable and easy to use. The formulation is designed for hyperglycemic and dysphasic patients ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2019, 32(6(Supplementary)):2811-2816]

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Genetic diversity, piroplasms and trypanosomes in Rhipicephalus microplus and Hyalomma anatolicum collected from cattle in northern Pakistan.

Jehan Zeb, Sándor Szekeres, Nóra Takács, Jenő Kontschán, Sumaira Shams, Sultan Ayaz, Sándor Hornok,

The two most important tick species in Pakistan are Rhipicephalus microplus and Hyalomma anatolicum. When associated with cattle, these have one or three host life cycles, respectively, with potential implications for their population genetics and for their vector role in the transmission of pathogens. To compare the two tick species ... Read more >>

Exp. Appl. Acarol. (Experimental & applied acarology)
[2019, 79(2):233-243]

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Acaricidal efficacy of Calotropis procera (Asclepiadaceae) and Taraxacum officinale (Asteraceae) against Rhipicephalus microplus from Mardan, Pakistan.

Adil Khan, Nasreen Nasreen, Sadaf Niaz, Sultan Ayaz, Huma Naeem, Ijaz Muhammad, Fazal Said, Robert D Mitchell, Adalberto A Pérez de León, Snehil Gupta, Sachin Kumar,

Medicinal plants are used by traditional folk healers, modern physicians, and veterinarians as an alternative to conventional drugs to treat a wide range of disorders including parasitic diseases. Some compounds from these plants have been shown to have acaricidal activity and repel arthropods. The cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus is one ... Read more >>

Exp Appl Acarol (Experimental & applied acarology)
[2019, 78(4):595-608]

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Quality of life before and after total knee arthroplasty in clinical settings across Lahore, Pakistan.

Atzaz Moin Ul Din Shah, Farjad Afzal, Muhammad Ans, Sultan Ayaz, Samia Gul Niazi, Muhammad Asim, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, Muhammad Akram,

Knee osteoarthritis is a common disabling condition that affects a larger number of populations aged above 40 years and this habitually required knee arthroplasty to reinstate leg function, to improve the pain as well as to improve stability. The main objective of this study was to determine the health-related quality ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2019, 32(2 (Supplementary)):769-772]

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Acute and sub acute toxicity study and randomized clinical trial of polyherbal coded drug candicure in the management of acute vulvo-vaginal candidiasis.

Sabira Sultana, Tasneem Qureshi, Hafiz Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Akram, Sultan Ayaz, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah,

Vulvo-Vaginal Candidiasis is common gynecological disorder. Clinical trials are designed to evaluate the effect of medical intervention with allopathic and herbal medicine to treat vulvo-vaginal candidiasis. The toxicity index and the safety profile of test drug were assessed on animals' model. Toxicity study of polyherbal formulation was done in order ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2019, 32(1(Supplementary)):315-322]

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Cinnamic acid as an inhibitor of growth, flavonoids exudation and endophytic fungus colonization in maize root.

Asif Mehmood, Anwar Hussain, Muhammad Irshad, Muhammad Hamayun, Amjad Iqbal, Hazir Rahman, Abdul Tawab, Ayaz Ahmad, Sultan Ayaz,

Cinnamic acid (CA) is an allelochemical that inhibits the growth of root promoting soil microorganisms. To prevent the growth of soil microbes, CA modulates several metabolic pathways in host plants and soil microbes. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of CA on maize root growth, ... Read more >>

Plant Physiol Biochem (Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB)
[2019, 135:61-68]

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Analysis of toll-like receptors-9 (TLR9) gene polymorphism (rs5743836) in Pakistani patients with HCV.

Nosheen Aslam, Farzana Batool, Muhammad Sarfaraz Iqbal, Usman Ali Ashfaq, Sultan Ayaz, Saba Khaliq, Shah Jahan, Muhammad Usman Ghani, Muhammad Usman,

Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are innate immune receptors that mediate the inflammatory response during HCV infections. The goal of this study was to evaluate the association of TLR9 gene polymorphism (rs5743836) in Pakistani patients infected with genotype 3a of HCV. Total 500 subjects were recruited, 400 HCV patients and 100 healthy ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2018, 31(6 (Supplementary):2709-2714]

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Chewable cough tablets with improved palatability: A comparative phase II clinical trial.

Mehwish Khan, Hina Rehman, Safila Naveed, Syed Faisal Zaidi, Sultan Ayaz, Aymen Owais, Khan Usmanghani,

Cough is the common disease condition which affects patients of every age. Numerous OTC medications available in community pharmacies however no antiviral treatment and even antibiotics has been shown to be effective without pre-existing lung infection. The treatment approach of medicinal herbs has been recognized for many decades and even ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2019, 32(1(Supplementary)):339-343]

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Phytochemical standardization of Vasicinein cough syrup by high performance liquid chromatography-densitometry.

Hina Rehman, Safila Naveed, Fatima Qamar, Sultan Ayaz, Sadia Jamil, Sakina Fatima, Aisha Sana, Khan Usmanghani,

The highly oriented modern detection techniques provide a precise and definite tool for investigation in natural medicines. Current study directed the standardization of eminent biomarker Vasicine in a natural cough syrup. A highly accurate and precise method of High-performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) has been developed to certify the quantity ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2018, 31(6 (Supplementary):2679-2682]

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Incidence and Drug Resistance of Zoonotic Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Irfan Khattak, Muhammad Hassan Mushtaq, Sultan Ayaz, Sajid Ali, Anwar Sheed, Javed Muhammad, Muhammad Luqman Sohail, Haq Amanullah, Irshad Ahmad, Sadeeq Ur Rahman,

Prevalence of zoonotic Mycobacterium bovis (bTB) disease in human population is underreported from the North of Pakistan. Here, we report on the proportion of human bTB disease among the overall TB patients, drug resistance pattern of bTB isolates, and knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP)-based analysis of bTB disease. For this ... Read more >>

Adv Exp Med Biol (Advances in experimental medicine and biology)
[2018, 1057:111-126]

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Epidemiology of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Outbreak, Waziristan, Pakistan.

Mubashir Hussain, Shahzad Munir, Taj Ali Khan, Abdullah Khan, Sultan Ayaz, Muhammad Ameen Jamal, Irfan Ahmed, Sohail Aziz, Noha Watany, Mohamed Kasbari,

During 2013-2015, prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in war-affected Waziristan areas was 3.61% by PCR. Youths (1-15 years of age) were more susceptible. Internal transcribed spacer 1 PCR followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis identified Leishmania tropica in 215 samples and Leishmania major in 6 samples. ... Read more >>

Emerging Infect. Dis. (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2018, 24(1):159-161]

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First report on molecular characterization of Leishmania species from cutaneous leishmaniasis patients in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Mubbashir Hussain, Shahzad Munir, Sultan Ayaz, Bahar Ullah Khattak, Taj Ali Khan, Niaz Muhammad, Muhammad Anees, Hazir Rahman, Muhammad Qasim, Muhammad Ameen Jamal, Irfan Ahmed, Kashif Rahim, Humaira Mazhar, Noha Watanay, Mohamed Kasbari,

OBJECTIVE:To report presence of Leishmania major in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan, where cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic and was thought to be caused by Leishmania tropica only. METHODS:Biopsy samples from 432 CL suspected patients were collected from 3 southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during years 2011-2016. Microscopy on Giemsa stained ... Read more >>

Asian Pac J Trop Med (Asian Pacific journal of tropical medicine)
[2017, 10(7):718-721]

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Epidemic outbreak of anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Kohat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Mubashir Hussain, Shahzad Munir, Muhammad Ameen Jamal, Sultan Ayaz, Muhammad Akhoundi, Kasbari Mohamed,

An epidemiological and molecular study was carried out for the first time in Kohat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, Pakistan from April 2015 to May 2016 to determine the prevalence of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) in local population and Internally Displaced People (IDPs). In 13 different villages, a total of ... Read more >>

Acta Trop. (Acta tropica)
[2017, 172:147-155]

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Occurrence of zoonotic tuberculosis in occupationally exposed high-risk groups in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Irfan Khattak, Muhammad H Mushtaq, Sultan Ayaz, Mansur U D Ahmad, Sadeeq U Rahman,

To determine the occurrence of active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) due to Mycobacterium bovis in abattoir workers, butchers, livestock farmers, and veterinarians and to document their knowledge and practices regarding bovine TB (bTB).A cross-sectional study was conducted among abattoir workers, butchers, livestock farmers, veterinary doctors, and veterinary assistants. Sputum samples were ... Read more >>

Int J Mycobacteriol (International journal of mycobacteriology)
[2016, 5 Suppl 1:S247]

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Antihyperglycemic effect of Persea duthieion blood glucose levels and body weight in alloxan induced diabetic rabbits.

Khushbakht Sultan, Muhammad Zakir, Haroon Khan, Ihsaan Ullah Khan, Sultan Ayaz, Iqbal Khan, Jafar Khan, Murad Ali Khan,

The present study was designed to investigate the antihyperglycemic effect of Persea duthieion blood glucose concentration and body weight in alloxan induced diabetic hyperglycemic rabbits. The results illustrated significant antihyperglycemic activity of crude extract with 17.44% and 28.02% amelioration at 25 and 50mg/kg p.o. respectively after 24th day of drug ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2016, 29(3):837-842]

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Psychological Problems Experienced by Women with Gynecological Cancer and How They Cope with It: A Phenomenological Study in Turkey.

Sengül Yaman, Sultan Ayaz,

This study was carried out to reveal, in detail, the psychosocial problems faced by women in Turkey during their illness with gynecological cancer, and how they cope with these problems. The phenomenological approach used for the methodology is consistent with that described by Clark Moustakas's transcendental phenomenology. The sample included ... Read more >>

Health Soc Work (Health & social work)
[2016, 41(3):173-181]

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Alternative treatment for iron deficiency anemia: Irocbin versus Sherbat Faulad.

Sultan Ayaz, Khan Usmanghani, Halima Nazar,

The wide spread reason of anemia is Iron deficiency in Pakistan and even worldwide. A clinical trial was undertaken to assess the efficacy of Irocbin formulation for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia as compared to Sherbat Faulad. The curative evaluations of these medicines were recorded in clinically and biochemically ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2016, 29(1):157-164]

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GeneXpert assay for rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in respiratory specimens from a high TB endemic area of Pakistan.

Shakir Ullah Khan, Hazir Rahman, Sultan Ayaz, Muhammad Qasim, Abdul Jabbar, Mohsin Khurshid, Mubashir Hussain, Niaz Muhammad, Shoaib Ur Rehman, Nawab Ali,

Tuberculosis is a global health problem, and its early diagnosis is the ultimate strategy for prevention and control. The current study was undertaken to evaluate conventional and molecular diagnostic assays for the detection of mycobacteria in pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan. A total of 259 ... Read more >>

Microb Pathog (Microbial pathogenesis)
[2016, 95:82-85]

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Screening of Visually Impaired Children for Health Problems.

Dilay Açıl, Sultan Ayaz,

Disability is a significant problem and is accepted globally as a health priority in childhood. Like nonvisually impaired children, visually impaired children also need to use health services during childhood. The purpose of this study was to determine the health problems of visually impaired children.A descriptive design was used. The ... Read more >>

Asian Nurs Res (Korean Soc Nurs Sci) (Asian nursing research)
[2015, 9(4):285-290]

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The effect of education given before surgery on self-esteem and body image in women undergoing hysterectomy.

Şengül Yaman, Sultan Ayaz,

OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the effect of information provided before surgery on the self-esteem and body image of women undergoing hysterectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS:The study had a semi-experimental design with pre-post tests. A total of 60 women were included in the study and divided into two groups, the intervention group (n=30) and ... Read more >>

Turk J Obstet Gynecol (Turkish journal of obstetrics and gynecology)
[2015, 12(4):211-214]

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Comparison of peer education and the classic training method for school aged children regarding smoking and its dangers.

Sultan Ayaz, Dilay Açıl,

The aim of the present study is to compare the knowledge levels acquired from two different methods of teaching (peer education and a classic training method) about smoking and its dangers to school aged children. This study was an experimental design with pre- and post-tests. A total of 354 students, ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Nurs (Journal of pediatric nursing)
[2015, 30(3):e3-12]

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