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The Impact of Evidence-Based Transformation on Healthcare Practices at a Teaching Hospital.

Aisha Wali, Annum Ishtiaq, Anum Rahim, Sundus Iftikhar,

Objective In this study, we aimed to compare the frequency of anemia, blood transfusions, and the use of antimicrobial therapy (AMT) before the implementation of standard protocols in obstetrics and gynecology with the data after one year of implementation at a teaching hospital. Methods In this retrospective observational study, the pre-intervention ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(11):e11744]

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The Frequency of Poor Sleep Quality in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus and Its Association With Glycemic Control.

Rabia Farooque, Fivzia Herekar, Sundus Iftikhar, Muhammad Junaid Patel,

Background and objective Emerging evidence suggests that sleep problems are more common among individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM) than in the general population; these sleep issues are associated with poor glycemic control and they negatively affect the overall prognosis of the disease by increasing cardiometabolic risk. Our study aimed to ... Read more >>

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[2020, 12(11):e11608]

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Frequency and Etiology of Pancytopenia in Patients Admitted to a Tertiary Care Hospital in Karachi.

Rabia Farooque, Sundus Iftikhar, Fivzia Herekar, Muhammad Junaid Patel,

Introduction Pancytopenia is an important hematologic problem encountered frequently in clinical practice characterized by a reduction in all three peripheral blood cell lineages, i.e., anemia, leucopenia, and thrombocytopenia, caused by myriad disease processes. Our study aimed to determine the frequency and etiology of pancytopenia in patients admitted under internal medicine ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(10):e11057]

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Is Tocilizumab an effective therapy for Severe COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study

Samreen Sarfaraz, Quratulain Shaikh, Sundus Iftikhar, Fivzia Farooq Herekar, Syed Ghazanfar Saleem, Fatima Kanani,

<h4>Objectives: </h4> To compare the outcome of severe COVID-19 patients treated with Tocilizumab (TCZ). <h4>Methods:</h4> A retrospective cohort study comparing the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients who received TCZ with those who did not, was conducted at The Indus Hospital, Karachi. A sub-group analysis was conducted on the TCZ ... Read more >>

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The frequency of vitamin D deficiency in chronic kidney disease and its relation with baseline mineral bone markers.

Shoukat Memon, Ashar Alam, Sundus Iftikhar,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the frequency of Vitamin D deficiency in chronic kidney disease and its association with baseline mineral bone markers in patients visiting nephrology clinics.<h4>Methods</h4>The observational study was conducted at the Indus Hospital, Karachi, from January 2017 to January 2018, and comprised patients of either gender aged >16 years diagnosed ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2020, 70(3):432-436]

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Smart injectable self-setting bioceramics for dental applications.

Qurat Ul Ain Malik, Sundus Iftikhar, Saba Zahid, Sher Zaman Safi, Ather Farooq Khan, Muhammad Nawshad, Sarah Ghafoor, Abdul Samad Khan, Asma Tufail Shah,

A thermo-responsive injectable bioactive glass (BAG) that has the ability to set at body temperature was prepared using pluronic F127 and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose as the carrier. The injectable composite has the advantage to fill irregular shape implantation sites and quick setting at body temperature. The structural and morphological analysis of ... Read more >>

Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl (Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications)
[2020, 113:110956]

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Retinoblastoma Presentation and Survival: A four-year analysis from a tertiary care hospital.

Nida Zia, Ahmer Hamid, Sundus Iftikhar, Muhammad Hamza Qadri, Anzal Jangda, Muhammad Rahil Khan,

Objective:To study the clinical presentation, treatment, and outcome of Retinoblastoma (Rb) in a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan. Methods:A retrospective study was conducted in the Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, The Indus Hospital (TIH), Karachi from 1st June 2013 to 30th June 2017. Data including patients' demography, clinical symptoms and ... Read more >>

Pak J Med Sci (Pakistan journal of medical sciences)
[2020, 36(1):S61-S66]

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Malaria and the climate in Karachi: An eight year review.

Fivzia Herekar, Sundus Iftikhar, Ahsana Nazish, Sabeen Rehman,

Background and Objective:Malaria is an arthropod-borne infectious disease transmitted by the mosquito Anopheles and claims millions of lives globally every year. Reasons for failure to eradicate this disease are multifactorial. The seasonality of the malaria is principally determined by climatic factors conducive for breeding of the vector. We aimed to ... Read more >>

Pak J Med Sci (Pakistan journal of medical sciences)
[2020, 36(1):S33-S37]

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Diabetes Self-care Activities and Their Relation with Glycemic Control in Patients Presenting to The Indus Hospital, Karachi.

Ayesha A Hai, Sundus Iftikhar, Saba Latif, Fivzia Herekar, Muhammad Junaid Patel,

Introduction Nowadays, chronic conditions are increasing globally, stressing on self-management and patients' responsibility toward recognizing and resolving issues related to their illness. Diabetes is also a chronic illness, and diabetes-related self-care activities have been shown to be promising towards preventing its complications and achieving optimal glycemic control. Objective 1) To assess ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(12):e6297]

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High proportion of overt diabetes mellitus in pregnancy and missed opportunity for early detection of diabetes at a tertiary care centre in Pakistan.

Aisha Syed Wali, Raheela Rafique, Sundus Iftikhar, Rakhshinda Ambreen, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob,

Objectives:To determine the frequency of diabetes in pregnancy (DIP), namely pre-gestational, gestational (GDM) and overt diabetes mellitus (DM) in women registered for delivery. Methods:A retrospective chart review of antenatal women registered between January 01 to August 31, 2017 was performed. Gestational age, diagnosis of DIP, glucose levels at diagnosis and ... Read more >>

Pak J Med Sci (Pakistan journal of medical sciences)
[2020, 36(1):S38-S43]

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Frequency, clinical characteristics, risks, and outcomes of Paradoxical upgrading reactions during anti-tuberculosis treatment in tuberculous lymphadenitis.

Samreen Sarfaraz, Sundus Iftikhar, Naseem Salahuddin,

Objectives:To investigate the clinical characteristics, risks and outcomes of Paradoxical upgrading reactions (PUR) during anti-tuberculosis treatment (ATT) in superficial tuberculous lymphadenitis (TBLA). Methods:In this nested case-control study, all patients diagnosed with TBLA based on combinations of histopathology, acid-fast bacilli (AFB) microscopy, AFB culture, and GeneXpert, between February 2013 and April ... Read more >>

Pak J Med Sci (Pakistan journal of medical sciences)
[2020, 36(1):S27-S32]

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Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Overweight and Obese Patients and Their Measurement of Neck Circumference: A Cross-sectional Study.

Ayesha A Hai, Sundus Iftikhar, Saba Latif, Fivzia Herekar, Sana Javed, Muhammad Junaid Patel,

Background The utilization of neck circumference (NC) as a valuable tool to evaluate metabolic syndrome (MetS) is still unclear. MetS has been extensively reported worldwide mainly due to the increasing trend of central obesity and the risk of developing coronary artery disease. In Pakistan, its incidence is reported to be ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(11):e6114]

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Hypertension-related Knowledge and Its Relationship with Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Patients Visiting a Semi-private Tertiary-care Charity Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.

Mohammad Khurram Nadeem, Anum Mari, Sundus Iftikhar, Adeel Khatri, Tooba Sarwar, Muhammad Junaid Patel,

Introduction Hypertension is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. Fifty-four percent of strokes and forty-seven percent of cardiovascular deaths are caused by suboptimal control of blood pressure. Economically developing countries like Pakistan are heavily burdened with an ever-rising epidemic of cardiovascular disease and stroke morbidity and mortality. Therefore, urgent ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(10):e5986]

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Evaluation of Baseline Cardiac Function by Echocardiography and its Association With Nutritional Status in Pediatric Cancer Patients at The Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.

Sadia Muhammad, Asim F Belgaumi, Muhammad S Ashraf, Saleem Akhtar, Sundus Iftikhar, Muhammad R Raza, Mohammad Y Yakoob,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Evidence on conducting baseline echocardiogram before starting chemotherapy in pediatric cancer patients is limited from developing countries where malnutrition and infections are common and which may result in cardiac dysfunction.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>A prospective, observational study was conducted from October 2016 to May 2017 at The Indus Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, among ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol (Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology)
[2019, 41(6):e388-e394]

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Outcomes following cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an emergency department of a low- and middle-income country.

Umme Salama Moosajee, Syed Ghazanfar Saleem, Sundus Iftikhar, Lubna Samad,

<h4>Background</h4>Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a key component of emergency care following cardiac arrest. A better understanding of factors that influence CPR outcomes and their prognostic implications would help guide care. A retrospective analysis of 800 adult patients that sustained an in- or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and underwent CPR in the ... Read more >>

Int J Emerg Med (International journal of emergency medicine)
[2018, 11(1):40]

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Angina bullous haemorrhagica: Case report and review of literature.

Sundus Iftikhar, Saima Chaudhry, Sarah Ghafoor,

Angina Bullosa Haemorrhagica (ABH) is a benign lesion of the oral cavity categorized by sudden onset of single or multiple blood filled lesions that burst leaving an ulcer that usually heals in 7-10 days without leaving a scar. We report a case of ABH diagnosed on the basis of history, ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2018, 68(10):1527-1530]

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Histopathological and microbiological findings and diagnostic performance of GeneXpert in clinically suspected tuberculous lymphadenitis.

Samreen Sarfaraz, Sundus Iftikhar, Yousuf Memon, Naila Zahir, Fivzia Farooq Hereker, Naseem Salahuddin,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The primary objective was to determine the association between histopathological and microbiological findings in patients clinically suspected to have tuberculous lymphadenitis. A secondary objective was to assess the diagnostic utility of GeneXpert in lymph node specimens.<h4>Method</h4>This was a single-centre prospective cohort study, performed in the Infectious Disease Clinic at The ... Read more >>

Int J Infect Dis (International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases)
[2018, 76:73-81]

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Grooming Future Physician-scientists: Evaluating the Impact of Research Motivations, Practices, and Perceived Barriers Towards the Uptake of an Academic Career Among Medical Students.

Sayed Mustafa Mahmood Shah, Mahnoor Sohail, Khwaja Mubeen Ahmad, Fouzia Imtiaz, Sundus Iftikhar,

PURPOSE:To evaluate the research trends and underlying motivations that shape intentions for the future uptake of an academic career among medical students. Further, to investigate the barriers and sought-after interventions which may optimise research outcomes in a resource-limited setting. METHODS:A cross-sectional study was conducted among 294 undergraduate (UG) medical students ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2017, 9(12):e1991]

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Development of Growth Charts of Pakistani Children Aged 4-15 Years Using Quantile Regression: A Cross-sectional Study.

Sundus Iftikhar, Nazeer Khan, Junaid S Siddiqui, Naila Baig-Ansari,

Background Growth charts are essential tools used by pediatricians as well as public health researchers in assessing and monitoring the well-being of pediatric populations. Development of these growth charts, especially for children above five years of age, is challenging and requires current anthropometric data and advanced statistical analysis. These growth ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2018, 10(2):e2138]

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Perceptions of gender equality, work environment, support and social issues for women doctors at a university hospital in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Shehla Baqi, Amal Albalbeesi, Sundus Iftikhar, Naila Baig-Ansari, Mohammad Alanazi, Awadh Alanazi,

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is an Islamic monarchy and was established in 1932. Saudi women first entered the medical field in 1975 and the country has since seen a steady increase in women pursuing medicine. However, there is limited data on gender related issues for women doctors practicing ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2017, 12(10):e0186896]

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Predictors of treatment abandonment for patients with pediatric cancer at Indus Children Cancer Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.

Durr-E-Fatima Siddiqui, Muhammad Shamvil Ashraf, Sundus Iftikhar, Asim F Belgaumi,

<h4>Background</h4>Abandonment of treatment is one of the toughest challenges to deal with in pediatric oncology. It leads to unnecessary mortality and morbidity in patients from low- and middle-income countries.<h4>Procedure</h4>The objective of our retrospective study was to determine the prevalence and predictors for abandonment among children with cancer at our hospital ... Read more >>

Pediatr Blood Cancer (Pediatric blood & cancer)
[2018, 65(2):]

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Reported Male Circumcision Practices in a Muslim-Majority Setting.

Abdul Wahid Anwer, Lubna Samad, Sundus Iftikhar, Naila Baig-Ansari,

<i>Introduction</i>. Male circumcision is a recommended practice in Muslim tradition. It is important to ensure that this procedure is performed as safely as possible in these communities. <i>Methods</i>. Five hundred adult men and women with at least one male child less than 18 years were interviewed in Karachi, Pakistan, regarding ... Read more >>

Biomed Res Int (BioMed research international)
[2017, 2017:4957348]

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The Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on the Outcome of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Treatment in a Low/Middle Income Country (LMIC).

Kishwer Jabeen, Mohammed S Ashraf, Sundus Iftikhar, Asim F Belgaumi,

Survival for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has improved significantly, but these benefits may not be available to many children from low and middle income countries, where reasons for treatment failure may be unique to their environment. We retrospectively reviewed data on pediatric (1 to 18 y or younger) patients ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol (Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology)
[2016, 38(8):587-596]

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Profile of psychiatric patients presenting to a tertiary care emergency department of Karachi.

Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Zaman Khan, Kiran Ejaz, Rooham Nakeer, Sundus Iftikhar,

This study reviewed the presentations of psychiatric patients admitted through the Emergency Department (ED), The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. Psychiatric patients admitted through the ED to the psychiatry ward were compared to those admitted through the same units other than the psychiatry ward, from 2006 to 2010 using medical ... Read more >>

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak (Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP)
[2015, 25(5):386-388]

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Perception about braces in parents of children with clubfoot.

Syed Kamran Ahmed, Syed Ali Anwer Jillani, Muhammad Zeeshan Aslam, Sundus Iftikhar, Muhammad Amin Chinoy, Mansoor Ali Khan, , Jose Morcuende,

<h4>Objective</h4>To access the acceptability of Steenbeek brace by children undergoing clubfoot correction and their parents to ensure long-term compliance.<h4>Methods</h4>The cross-sectional study was conducted at the Indus Hospital, Karachi from October 2013 to March 2014. A trained researcher interviewed the person primarily responsible for bracing the child using a pre-coded questionnaire. ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2014, 64(12 Suppl 2):S131-4]

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