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George Washington University (2001)

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American Board of Surgery

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Dr. Waheed is affiliated with 5 hospitals.

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  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center
    1945 State Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753
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  • Meridian Health Jersey Shore Medical Center
    1945 State Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753
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  • Jersey Shore University
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Waheed has contributed to 9 publications.
    Title Successful Removal of Malpositioned Chest Drain Within the Liver by Embolization of the Transhepatic Track.
    Date December 2009
    Journal Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology

    The insertion of a chest drain catheter for the management of a pneumothorax in an 82-year-old woman resulted in the unusual complication of liver penetration. The position of the drain was assessed by contrast-enhanced computed tomographic scan. Because the patient was hemodynamically stable and no damage to major vessels was seen on computed tomographic scan, the patient was treated in a nonoperative manner. A procedure was performed under controlled conditions using techniques used during transhepatic liver biopsies but with the addition of a balloon catheter. Embolization of the liver track was performed during chest drain removal. The drain was successfully removed without the complication of bleeding in a patient unsuitable for a general anesthetic.

    Title Evaluation of the Acute Toxicity of Profenofos and Its Effects on the Behavioral Pattern of Fingerling Common Carp (cyprinus Carpio L., 1758).
    Date July 2009
    Journal Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

    Profenofos, an organophosphate insecticide is acetylcholinesterase inhibitor that has the potential to contaminate the ground water. The 96 h LC(50) value of profenofos was determined in 3-month-old fingerling common carp (Cyprinus carpio) with a body weight 1.04 +/- 0.25 g and a body length 4.25 +/- 0.75 cm at 26 +/- 1 degrees C temperature. Trimmed Spearman-Karber (TSK) software was used for the statistical analysis, which calculated the LC(50) value as 62.4 microg/L for three replicates of the assay. The behavioral responses of fish exposed to profenofos included loss of balance, moving in spiral fashion with sudden jerky movements, lying on their sides and rapid flapping of the operculum with the mouth open.

    Title Hyperbilirubinemia: a Risk Factor for Infection in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
    Date March 2008
    Journal American Journal of Surgery

    BACKGROUND: Hyperbilirubinemia in intensive care unit (ICU) patients is common. We hypothesized that hyperbilirubinemia in the surgical ICU predisposes patients to infection. METHODS: Patients with bilirubin < or = 3 mg/dL were compared to patients with bilirubin > 3 mg/dL. We then compared the low bilirubin patients to high bilirubin patients who developed infection after their hyperbilirubinemia. RESULTS: There were 1,620 infections in 5,712 patients with low bilirubin (28%), compared with 284 in 409 patients in the high bilirubin group (69%, P < .001). After removing the patients in whom hyperbilirubinemia developed after infection, we found infection in 156 of 281 remaining patients (56%, P < .001). This group had a 3-fold increased risk of infection compared with low bilirubin (odds ratio [OR] 3.17, 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.48-4.03, P < .001). CONCLUSIONS: There is an increased susceptibility to infection among jaundiced surgical ICU (SICU) patients that persists even when sepsis-related hyperbilirubinemia patients are excluded.

    Title Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement in Late-stage Cancer.
    Date December 2006
    Journal Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

    Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are increasingly used in patients with advanced-stage cancer for prophylaxis of pulmonary embolus. We evaluated the survival benefit of placing IVC filters in patients with late-stage malignancy and assessed their effectiveness in preventing pulmonary embolism. Between 1998 and 2003, 5,970 patients were treated with a primary diagnosis of malignancy at a tertiary care facility. Retrospective analysis identified 55 consecutive patients with stage III or IV malignant disease and venous thromboembolism (VTE) who received IVC filters. Retrospective review of electronic hospital charts identified subsequent pulmonary emboli, procedure-related complications, and survival. In a case control study, 16 patients with VTE but without IVC filter were matched for age, sex, type of malignancy, and stage of disease. IVC filter placement effectively prevented computed tomography (CT) scan or ventilation/perfusion ratio (V/Q) scan-proven pulmonary embolus in 52/55 (94.5%) patients. Complications developed in 4/55 or 7.3% of patients; 13/55 (23.6%) patients with late-stage cancer survived less than 30 days following placement of the filter. Another 23.6% of this group survived longer than 1 year. Ambulatory status differed significantly (p = 0.01) between these 2 subgroups. In the case control study, IVC filter placement conferred no survival benefit compared to the control group. One recurrent pulmonary embolism was observed in both the filter group and the control group. No deaths due to thromboembolic complications were observed in either group. In late-stage cancer, patient survival is limited primarily by the malignant process. While IVC filter placement is effective in preventing pulmonary emboli, there may be limited survival benefit in this particular patient population. However, there exists a subset of this population whose functional status predicts longer survival times after filter placement.

    Title Mannose-binding Lectin Polymorphisms in Severe Sepsis: Relationship to Levels, Incidence, and Outcome.
    Date May 2006
    Journal Shock (augusta, Ga.)

    Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) genetic polymorphisms result in deficiency of the encoded protein and increased susceptibility to infection, especially in children and the immunocompromised. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between MBL-2 exon 1 and promoter -221 polymorphisms, plasma levels of the encoded protein, and the incidence and outcome of severe sepsis and septic shock. One hundred seventy-four white adult patients with severe sepsis or septic shock were recruited in a prospective multicenter study across eight intensive care units in the South of England, UK. Genotype and haplotype frequencies were compared between normal population controls and patients, and between survivors and nonsurvivors. Plasma levels of encoded protein were related to genotype and outcome. The exon 1 polymorphisms (A/O or O/O) were significantly more common in the patients with severe sepsis and septic shock than in normal healthy adults (54.6% vs. 39.7%, P = 0.001), and there was a significant difference in haplotype frequency between controls and septic patients (P < 0.0001). There was no significant difference in MBL-2 genotype or haplotype frequency between survivors and nonsurvivors. There was a strong relationship between MBL-2 haplotype and plasma MBL concentration (P < 0.001). Individual plasma levels were variable and increased between days 1 and 7. The mortality rate was higher in those with MBL levels <1000 microg/L than in those patients with levels >1000 microg/L (47.2 vs. 22.2%, P = 0.05). We conclude that genetic polymorphisms resulting in mannose-binding lectin deficiency are associated with increased susceptibility to sepsis. The close relationship between polymorphic variants and plasma MBL concentration persists during sepsis but individual levels vary widely. Lower circulating MBL levels are associated with a poor outcome.

    Title Expression of Stat3 and Socs3 in Pancreatic Acinar Cells.
    Date August 2005
    Journal The Journal of Surgical Research

    BACKGROUND: The signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) and suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) pathways are involved in organ inflammation. In the pancreas, however, the STAT3 and SOCS3 response to inflammatory stimuli is unknown. Therefore, we hypothesized that mRNA expression for these signaling proteins would be induced in response to pro-inflammatory mediators TNFalpha and LPS. Because activation of STAT3 and SOCS3 is also linked to cytokine stimulation, we tested TNFalpha and LPS, either alone or in combination with IL-1beta or IL-6 in an in vitro model using rat pancreatic acinar cells. METHODS: Rat pancreatic acinar cells (AR42J) were treated with combinations of LPS (10 microg/ml) or TNFalpha (10, 100, or 200 ng/ml) in the presence or absence of IL-1beta or IL-6 for 15, 30, 45, 60, 180, or 360 min. At each time point, total RNA was purified and analyzed via RT-PCR for STAT3 and SOCS3 mRNA expression. RESULTS: LPS and TNFalpha activated STAT3 and SOCS3 in pancreatic acinar cells. STAT3 mRNA expression was significantly (P < 0.01) increased above controls without further stimulation by IL-6 or IL1-beta. Significant increases in SOCS3 expression were observed with LPS + IL-6 at 30, 45, 60, 180, min (P < 0.05). SOCS3 mRNA expression with LPS + IL-1beta treatment was maximal by 1 h (P < 0.05). Enhanced STAT3 expression was evident by 3 h with TNFalpha alone (P < 0.01). The addition of cytokines kept STAT3 mRNA levels high. At 200 ng/ml TNFalpha, SOCS3 mRNA levels were increased, but significantly reduced in the presence of IL-1beta or IL-6 (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: We have shown that LPS and TNFalpha are potent mediators of STAT3 and SOCS3 expression in the pancreas and that the cytokines IL-6 and IL-1beta are indirectly involved in the signaling pathway. Alteration of the STAT pathway should be explored as a therapeutic target for treatment of pancreatic inflammation.

    Title White Cell Count and Intensive Care Unit Outcome.
    Date March 2003
    Journal Anaesthesia

    A high white cell count on admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) is generally perceived to be associated with severe illness and poor outcome, but the implications of a low white cell count are less well recognised. We retrospectively analysed data on 4,165 patients. The white cell count on admission was split into four categories, leucopenic (< 4.0 x 10(9).l(-1)), normal (4.001-10.0 x 10(9).l(-1)), leucemoid (10.001-25.0 x 10(9).l(-1)) and an exaggerated leucemoid response (> 25.001 x 10(9).l(-1)). The mortality of patients with leucopenia on admission to the intensive care unit was higher than those with normal or moderately raised white cell count (37.5% vs. 18.9% and 23.9%, respectively). A leucopenic response, as well as an exaggerated leucemoid response, is associated with an increased mortality.

    Title Clinical Role of F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Imaging in Patients with Lung Cancer and Suspected Malignant Pleural Effusion.
    Date January 2003
    Journal Chest

    STUDY OBJECTIVES: The goals of this study were to determine the sensitivity, specificity, and predictive accuracy of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET-FDG) imaging in detecting metastatic disease involvement of pleura and/or presence of malignant pleural effusion in patients with proven lung cancer. We wanted to compare efficacy of PET-FDG imaging to CT scanning in differentiating benign pleural effusion from malignant effusion and/or pleural involvement in patients with lung cancer. METHODS: We studied 35 patients with biopsy-proven lung cancer and abnormal findings on CT scanning for presence of pleural effusion (n = 34) and/or pleural thickening or nodular involvement (n = 4). The results of positron emission tomography and CT scanning were compared to pleural cytology (n = 31), histologic findings of pleural biopsy (n = 3), and/or clinical follow-up (n = 3) for at least 1 year for presence or absence of malignant pleural effusion. RESULTS: PET-FDG imaging correctly detected the presence of malignant pleural effusion and malignant pleural involvement in 16 of 18 patients and excluded malignant effusion or pleural metastatic involvement in 16 of 17 patients (sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of 88.8%, 94.1%, and 91.4% respectively). CONCLUSION: PET-FDG imaging is a highly accurate and reliable noninvasive test to differentiate malignant from benign pleural effusion and/or pleural involvement in patients with lung cancer and findings of suspected malignant pleural effusion on CT scanning.

    Title Rt-pcr Evaluation for Identification and Sequence Analysis of Foot-and-mouth Disease Serotype O from 2006 to 2007 in Punjab, Pakistan.
    Journal Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

    FMD clinically positive 250 tissue samples (mouth and hoof epithelium and vesicle swabs, tongue tissue) and 175 secretion samples (milk, saliva, serum, plasma) were evaluated by RT-PCR for the diagnosis of FMD with different pair of universal and serotype-specific primers from 2006 to 2007 in Punjab, Pakistan. Universal primer pair P1/P2 from VP1 gene detected FMD in 182 out of 250 (72.8%) tissues and 92 out of 175 (52.6%) secretion samples, while universal primer 1F/1R from 5'UTR region detected FMD in 218 out of 250 (87.2%) tissues and 142 out of 175 (81.1%) secretion samples. 1F/1R proved better than the P1/P2 primer pair for primary diagnosis of FMD, direct from the clinical positive samples. Direct sequencing of the universal primer pair P1/P2 revealed that O serotype of FMD was circulating in this region. O serotype of FMD was detected with O-1C(ARS4)/PNK 61, AU(O)/AU(rev), AU(O)/PNK61 primer pairs, these primer pairs also compared with each other. AU(O)/AU(rev) and AU(O)/PNK61 detected O serotype of FMD in 88.9% tissue and swab (mouth and hoof vesicle swabs) samples and 71.9% different secretion (milk, saliva, serum, plasma) samples, while O-1C(ARS4)/PNK 61 detected 48.1% tissue and swab (mouth and hoof vesicle swabs) samples and 37.5% different secretion (milk, saliva, serum, plasma) samples. AU(O)/AU(rev), AU(O)/PNK61 primer pairs detected 40.8% more tissue and swab samples, while these pairs detected 34.4% more secretion samples. Cloning of PCR product of AU(O)/AU(rev) VP1 gene and sequencing for phylogenetic studies revealed that O serotype of FMD circulating in Punjab, Pakistan was genetically very diverse from the 'O' serotype in Middle East and Europe. The dendrogram showed that Pakistan 'O' serotype was very much similar genetically to its neighbor countries (Sri Lanka, India, Iran, Iraq, and China) and PanAsia 1 lineage which caused 2001-outbreak in UK and 1994-outbreak in Saudi Arabia, etc.

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