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RESEARCH  ACTIVITIES AT KGH LAB

During last 14 years research activities conducted in collaboration with other institutions like Aga Khan University, WHO, UAB, John Hopkin University, USA etc .
The results of many activities are already published in National & International Medical Journals and also presented at Conferences:

Publications

  • Case report-- -Hereditary Prothrombin Deficiency, Vol:59, No:9, September 2009, J Pak Med Assoc Muzamil shababa Ejaz, Nazia Latif, Ashraf Memon
  • Comparison of Oral versus Injectable Vitamin-D for the Treatment of Nutritional Vitamin-D Deficiency Rickets Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan 2009, Vol. 19 (7): 428-431. Abdul Gaffar Billoo1, Ghulam Murtaza2, M. Ashraf Memon3, Sultan Ahmed, Khaskheli, Khalid Iqbal4 and Masood Hussain Rao.
  • Endemic measles in Karachi, Pakistan and validation of IMCI criteria for measles Hussain H, Omer SB, Khan AJ, Bhurgri A, Memon A, HalseyNA. Acta Paediatr. 2009 Apr;98(4):720-4. Epub 2008 Dec 24.
  • Role of a probiotic (Saccharoyces boularidii) in management and prevention of diarrhea Billoo AG, Memon MA, Khaskheli SA, Murtaza G, Iqbal K, Saeed Shekhani M. World J     Gastroenterol.2006 Jul 28; 12(28):4557-60.
  • Prevalence of Hepatitis B infection in pregnant women in tertiary care   Hospital. Habiba Sharaf Ali, M.Ashraf Memon. IDJ of Pakistan 2007-2(16)35-38.
  • Microbial Flora of Lower Genital Tract During Labour of Pakistan. Habiba Sharaf Ali, Farha Agha, Ashraf Memon. 2009:41,Vol:18,Issue:02
  • Frequency and pattern of Intestinal Parasites among children in Karachi. Ghulam Murtaza, Najmul Hassan, Ashraf Memon, Aftab Ahmed Soomro. Medical Channel Vol:15, No 4,144 ISSN No 1681-5491,Oct-Dec 2009.

Presentation at Conferences

  • Prof A.G.Billoo, Dr M.Ashraf Memon, Dr Sultan,Dr Murtaza To assess the efficacy and safety of S.boulardii in acute watery diarrhea. 18th Biennial International Paediatric Conference March12-14,2006, Rawalpindi.
  • Prof A.G.Billoo, Dr M.Ashraf Memon, Dr Sultan, Dr Kaleem, Dr J Usman Comparative study for improved diagnosis of Malaria. 18th Biennial International Paediatric Conference March12-14,2006, Rawalpindi.
  • Ashraf Memon, Sharaf Ali Shah, Nargis Somroo, Habiba Imtiaz, Farzana Hassan, Sibylle Krinstensen, Sten H. Vermund Improved Diagnosis of Bacterial Vaginosis among Pregnant women in Sindh. 2nd Annual Symposium 2005 Dow University of Health Sciences, 26-29th December 2005,Karachi(JPMA Vol55 NO 12 December 2005 Supplement2)Page S1-S55.
  • Dr. M.Ashraf Memon, Prof A.G.Billoo, Dr. Sultan, Dr Kaleem, Dr. J Usman Comparative study for  Improved  Diagnosis of Malaria. 29th National conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologist,Nov16-19,2005,Karachi.
  • M A Memon, S A Shah, S Kristensen.   Improved diagnosis of Bacterial Vaginosis among pregnant women in Sindh, PakistanThe XV International AIDS Conference, 2004.
    Abstract no. ThPeC7384.MedGenMed. 2004 Jul 11;6(3):ThPeC7384 [eJIAS. 2004 Jul 11;1(1):ThPeC7384]

M A Memon Urgent need to improve the quality control in labs in order to standardize the Typhidot test procedure. V International Conference on Typhoid fever & other salmonaella Feb 04 –07 ,2002 at AKU, Karachi

Other Research Activities:

  • Rotavirus study for prevalence of seasonal rotavirus infection in diarrhoeal cases for Rotavial Vaccine Project in collaboration with Aga Khan University &,WHO Islamabad
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine & Hib Vaccine project work on Bacterial isolated & antigen detection thru LAP from Blood & CSF Samples in collaboration with AGA Khan University as Pilot project

Publications: (in peer review indexed journal)

  • High-risk behaviors among juvenile prison inmates in Pakistan. Altaf A, Janjua NZ, Kristensen S, Zaidi NA, Memon A, Hook EW 3rd, Vermund SH, Shah SA. Public Health. 2009 Jul; 123(7):470-5. Epub 2009 Jul 16.
  •  Case report-- -Hereditary Prothrombin Deficiency,vol59,no:9,september2009 j Pak Med Assoc Muzamil shababa Ejaz,Nazia Latif,Ashraf Memon
  • Comparison of Oral versus Injectable Vitamin-D for the Treatment of Nutritional Vitamin-D Deficiency Rickets Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan 2009, Vol. 19 (7): 428-431.
  • Abdul Gaffar Billoo1, Ghulam Murtaza2, M. Ashraf Memon3, Sultan Ahmed, Khaskheli, Khalid Iqbal4 and Masood Hussain Rao.
  • Endemic measles in Karachi, Pakistan and validation of IMCI criteria for measles Hussain H, Omer SB, Khan AJ, Bhurgri A, Memon A, Halsey NA. Acta Paediatr. 2009 Apr; 98(4):720-4. Epub 2008 Dec 24
  • Diagnosis and risk factors of Bacterial Vaginosis among pregnant women in Sindh, Pakistan Kristensen S, Memon AM, Shah SSA, White HL, Vijay PK, Sathiakumar N.. Int J Fertil 2007 52(2)
  • Frequency of dual Tuberculosis/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in patients presenting at Tertiary care centres at Karachi. Memon AR, Memon MA, Altaf A, Shah SA, Zuberi BF, Qadeer R, Afsar S. i J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2007 Oct;17(10):591-593.
  • Syndromic management training for non-formal care providers in Pakistan improves quality of care for sexually transmitted diseases STD care: a randomized clinical trial. Shah SA, Kristensen S, Memon MA, White HL, Vermund SH Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2007 Jul;38(4):737-4
  • High risk behaviors of injection drug users registered with harm reduction programme in      Karachi, PakistanAltaf A,Shah S A,ZaIdi N A ,Memon A,Rehman NU,WrayN,. Harm Reduction J. 2007 Feb 10;4(1):7
  • Billoo AG, Memon MA, Khaskheli SA, Murtaza G,Iqbal K, Saeed Shekhani M Role of a       probiotic (Saccharoyces boularidii) in management and prevention of diarrhea World J     Gastroenterol.2006 Jul 28; 12(28):4557-60.
  •  Shah SA, Altaf A, MujeebSA, Memon A.  An outbreak of HIV infection among injection drug users in a small town in Pakistan: potential for national implications. Int J STD AIDS. 2003 Mar; 15(3):209.
  •  Aziz S, Memon A, Tily hi, Rasheed K, Jehangir K, Quaraishy MS. Prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B and C amongst health workers of civil Hospital Karachi. J PaK Med Assoc.2002 Mar; 52(3):92-4.
  •  Shela Baqi, Sharf Ali Shah, Mirza Aleem Baig, Syed Abdul Mujeeb, and Ashraf Memon.  Seroprevalence of HIV, HBV and syphilis and associated risk behaviors in male transvestites (Hijras) in Karachi, Pakistan. International Journal on STD & AIDS. 1999;10(5):300-4
  • A.Haider, O.A.Khan, S.A.Shah, M.A.Memon, M.R.Khanani and S.Ali. Sub-national response in HIV/AIDS: a case study in AIDS prevention and control from Sindh province, Pakistan. Public Health 1999; 113(!):39-43.
  •  Rafi S, Memon. A, Rao MH, Billo A. G. Efficacy and safety of Mebendazole in children with worm infestation - J Pak Med Assoc 1997 May;47(5):140-1.
  •  Rafi S, Memon. A, Rao MH, Billo AG. Plasmodium species infecting children in Karachi over last 10 years.  J Pak Med Assoc. 1994 Jul; 44(7):162-4.
  •  Sharaf Ali Shah, Ak Ghauri, MA Memon, Situation of HIV/AIDS in Sindh IDJ of Pakistan, 2002:2(1);25-27
  • Habiba Sharaf Ali, M.Ashraf Memon Prevalence of Hepatitis B infection in pregnant women in tertiarycare   Hospital IDJ of Pakistan 2007-2(16)35-38
  • Habiba Sharaf Ali,Farha Agha, Ashraf Memon Microbial Flora of Lower Genital Tract During Labour of Pakistan, 2009:41,Volume18,issue 02.
  •  Abdul Rauf Memon, Ashraf Memon, Ghulam Murtaza Sensitivity pattern of Samonella typhi in patients presenting as Enteric fever of Pakistan, 2009;165 volume 18,issue04.
  •  Ghulam Murtaza,Najmul Hassan,Ashraf Memon,Aftab Ahmed Soomro Frequency and pattern of  Intestinal Parasites among children in Karachi, Medical Channel Vol:15, No:4, 144 ISSN No 1681-5491,Oct-Dec 2009

Paper submitted/accepted and now waiting for publication:

  • Prevalence of syphilis among antenatal clinic attendees in Karachi: Imperative to begin universal screening in Pakistan
  • Screening of TB Patients for HIV Infection in concentrated HIV Epidemic Setting in Sindh, Pakistan

Sharaf A Shah1, Rab Nawaz Samo1, Arshad Altaf2, M. Ashraf Memon3, Rafique Khanani4 Sten Vermund5

Other Publications:

  • Co-author of following Booklets
    • Management of Sexually Transmitted Infection  for Health Workers by Bridge Consultants
    • Management of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2nd & 3rd Editions), Published by Sindh AIDS Control Program at Karachi.
    • HIV/ AIDS in Pakistan, Published by Karachi HIV Working Group in 1998.
  • Articles on various Public Health Problems presented/published at conferences/newspaper/journals etc




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