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Education ?

Medical School
Nishtar Medical College (1967)
Foreign school

Awards & Distinctions ?

American Board of Urology
American Urological Association

Affiliations ?

Dr. Qureshi is affiliated with 1 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations



  • The Memorial Hospital Of Salem County
    310 Woodstown Rd, Salem, NJ 08079
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Qureshi has contributed to 11 publications.
    Title Comparative Study of Efficacy, Tolerability and Compliance of Oral Iron Preparations (iron Edetae, Iron Polymatose Complex) and Intramuscular Iron Sorbitol in Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Children.
    Date June 2010
    Journal Jpma. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association

    To compare the efficacy, tolerability and compliance of oral iron preparations (iron edetate and iron polymaltose complex) with each other and with intramuscular iron sorbitol in iron deficiency anaemia in children.

    Title Efficacy of Rifampicin in Eradication of Carrier State of Staphylococcus Aureus in Anterior Nares with Recurrent Furunculosis.
    Date October 2006
    Journal Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--pakistan : Jcpsp

    OBJECTIVE: To compare the frequency of detection of Staphylococcus aureus carrier state in anterior nares of the patients suffering from recurrent furunculosis with the normal population and to determine the efficacy of rifampicin in eradication of the carrier state. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Skin Department of Combined Military Hospital, Peshawar and Multan, from March 2004 to December 2005. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study consisted of 80 individuals. They were placed in two groups. Group I comprised of 40 patients suffering from recurrent furuncles and group II included 40 healthy adults, kept as controls. Nasal swab was taken from the individuals belonging to both the groups, when they first reported to skin OPD. The patients who were suffering from furuncles were treated with co-amoxiclav 375 or 625 mg three times a day. The patients in whom S. aureus carrier state was detected were again divided into two groups. Group 1 was prescribed rifampicin 450-600 mg daily (depending on the body weight) for 10 days, while the group 2 was not offered any treatment. After this course, a second nasal swab was taken and submitted for cultures. RESULTS: Among the 40 patients belonging to group I, S. aureus carrier state was detected in 23 (57.5%), while in group II the carrier state was found in 8 (20%) individuals (p<0.001). Among the 13 patients who received rifampicin, 10 got cured of carrier state, while in 3 patients nasal swab was still positive after a course of rifampicin. In 10 patients, who were not offered any treatment, the nasal swabs remained positive (p<0.001). These patients were followed-up in skin OPD for another 3 months, and did not develop any recurrence of the infection. CONCLUSION: Nasal swab for detection of S. aureus carrier state should be done in all patients of recurrent furunculosis. If the nasal swab culture is positive, then as the infection gets cured, the patients should receive a course of rifampicin for 10 days. This may eradicate the carrier state in majority of cases and prevent the recurrence of the infection.

    Title Psychiatric Morbidity Among Afghan Refugees in Peshawar, Pakistan.
    Date October 2005
    Journal Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : Jamc

    BACKGROUND: A review of the literature shows that refugees in different parts of the world have high rates of psychological and emotional problems. However, psychiatric morbidity among Afghan refugees in Pakistan has been poorly studied. Most of the studies of psychiatric disorders come from western countries. However, these studies may not be representative of the Afghan refugees in Pakistan. This study was carried out to measure psychiatric morbidity among a group of Afghan refugees attending a psychiatric clinic in Peshawar, Pakistan. METHODS: This is a cross sectional study, to measure prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among the residents of Afghan refugee camps in Peshawar, Pakistan, who attended a psychiatric clinic between November 2003 and February 2004. Data were collected using Mini International neuropsychiatry Interview Schedule (MINI), and a form specifically developed for the study. RESULTS: Nearly 80% of our patients had a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Nearly half (47.9%) reported family history of mental illness, while almost a quarter (23.3%) had a physical disability or long term illness. Only 13.7% (106) had contacted health services prior to seeking help for their psychiatric illness. CONCLUSIONS: A high number of patients presenting with PTSD is not an unusual finding when one considers the traumatic experiences faced by the general population of Afghanistan. Only a small number of the patients had been in contact with the health services prior to their contact with the psychiatric service. This study highlights the importance of health education among Afghan refugees and to establish the mental health services for them.

    Title Microbiologic Effectiveness of Hand Washing with Soap in an Urban Squatter Settlement, Karachi, Pakistan.
    Date December 2001
    Journal Epidemiology and Infection

    We conducted a study in a squatter settlement in Karachi, Pakistan where residents report commonly washing their hands to determine if providing soap, encouraging hand washing, and improving wash-water quality would improve hand cleanliness. We allocated interventions to 75 mothers and collected hand-rinse samples on unannounced visits. In the final model compared with mothers who received no hand-washing intervention, mothers who received soap would be expected to have 65% fewer thermotolerant coliform bacteria on their hands (95% CI 40%, 79%) and mothers who received soap, a safe water storage vessel, hypochlorite for water treatment, and instructions to wash their hands with soap and chlorinated water would be expected to have 74% fewer (95% CI 57%, 84%). The difference between those who received soap alone, and those who received soap plus the safe water vessel was not significant (P = 0.26). Providing soap and promoting hand washing measurably improved mothers' hand cleanliness even when used with contaminated water.

    Title Inhibitory Effect of Il-4 on the Production of Il-1 Beta and Tnf-alpha by Gastric Mononuclear Cells of Helicobacter Pylori Infected Patients.
    Date September 2001
    Journal Irish Journal of Medical Science

    BACKGROUND: The mechanisms by which Helicobacter pylori damages host tissues are complex and unclear. AIMS: To determine the effect interleukin (IL)-4 and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) on the production of proinflammatory cytokines by the gastric mononuclear cells of H. pylori infected patients was determined. METHODS: The effect of IL-4 and IFN-gamma on the production of proinflammatory cytokines by the gastric mononuclear cells of H. pylori infected patients was determined. RESULTS: IL-4 markedly reduced the production of IL-1 beta and tumour necrosis factor-a (TNF-alpha) by the gastric mononuclear cells of H. pylori infected patients (P < 0.01). Enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assay indicated a decrease in IL-4 producing cells (P < 0.05) and an increase in IFN-gamma secreting cells (P < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: The increased level of proinflammatory cytokines may be due to hyposecretion of IL-4 in H. pylori infected patients. T helper type 1 (Th1) immune response with increased IFN-gamma also contributes to the inflammation of the gastric mucosa.

    Title A Comparison of a Hydrochlorothiazide Plus Triamterene Combination (dyazide) and Atenolol in the Treatment of Patients with Mild Hypertension: a Multicentre Study in General Practice.
    Date February 1989
    Journal The British Journal of Clinical Practice
    Title Effect of Hormonal Deprivation on the Bladder Defense Mechanism.
    Date August 1982
    Journal The Journal of Urology

    The mucopolysaccharide (MPS) layer of the bladder has been implicated as a bacterial anti-adherence factor in previous experimentation. Production of MPS is known to be related to hormones in other systems of the body and probably to the urinary system. Due to the known rising incidence of urinary tract infection in most menopausal females, an experimental model using oophorectomized rabbits was designed. Oophorectomized and control rabbits were observed for their ability to clear their bladder of experimentally induced Escherichia coli 04 infections. There was a 2-fold increase in the mean number of days for clearance of bacteria among oophorectomized rabbits versus control rabbits. Twice as many rabbits cleared their infection within 1 week in the control population versus the oophorectomized population. To further examine the relationship of oophorectomy to urinary tract infection, a group of 1030 female canines in an animal veterinary practice was studied. It was found that the incidence of infection was higher in the spayed population than in the non-spayed group. The non-spayed group seem to have an age dependent history of urinary infection whereas ovariohysterectomy appeared to abolish this relationship to age.

    Title Effect of Storage at -20 Degrees C on the Infectivity of Foot-and-mouth Disease Virus Type O.
    Date March 1971
    Journal Bulletin - Office International Des ├ępizooties
    Title Cerebellar Tuberculoma Mimicking Posterior Cranial Fossa Tumour.
    Journal Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--pakistan : Jcpsp

    A young girl presented with history of prolonged fever, vomiting and headache. CT scan of brain revealed a space occupying lesion in posterior cranial fossa with moderate hydrocephalus. Surgery was performed and histopathology report confirmed the lesion as tuberculous. Patient showed smooth postoperative recovery and complete remission of complaints on antituberculous treatment for one year and regular follow-up.

    Title Etiology of Short Stature in Children.
    Journal Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--pakistan : Jcpsp

    OBJECTIVE: To determine the causes of short stature in children with special emphasis on growth hormone deficiency. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Paediatrics, Military Hospital, Rawalpindi and Combined Military Hospital, Multan from September 2004 to January 2007. METHODOLOGY: Two hundred and fourteen children (140 boys and 74 girls), ranging from 02 to 15 years presenting with short stature were studied. Height and weight were plotted on appropriate growth charts and centiles determined. Relevant hematological and biochemical investigations including thyroid profile were done. Bone age was determined in all cases. Growth hormone axis was investigated after excluding other causes. Karyotyping was done in selected cases. Data was analyzed by SPSS 10.0 by descriptive statistics. Mean values were compared using t-test. RESULTS: In this study, the five most common etiological factors in order of frequency were Constitutional Growth Delay (CGD), Familial Short Stature (FSS), malnutrition, coeliac disease and Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD). In 37.4% of patients, the study revealed normal variants of growth - CGD, FSS or combination of both, 46.7% cases had nonendocrinological and 15.9% had endocrinological etiology. CGD (22.1%) in males and FSS (27%) in females were the most common etiology. GHD was found in 6.1% children and it comprised 38.2% of all endocrinological causes. Children with height falling below 0.4th centile were more likely to have a pathological short stature (79.2%) compared to 39.3% whose height was below 3rd centile but above 0.4th centile (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: CGD and FSS are most common causes of short stature in boys and girls respectively, whereas, GHD is a relatively uncommon etiology.

    Title Thoracic Intramedullary Epidermoid with Paraplegia for 12 Years.
    Journal Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--pakistan : Jcpsp

    A man presented with progressive motor and sensory loss in both lower limbs for 12 years with fecal and urinary incontinence MRI of dorsal spine showed an intramedullary mass in the dorsal cord at D5-D6 level which had a pearly white appearance on exploration. Complete excision was performed leading to good recovery in sensation, movements and sphincter control. Epidermoids should be considered in differential diagnosis of intramedullary tumours. Their removal leads to complete recovery.

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