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STATUS OF RESEARCH PROJECTS

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Name of Project

Name of Principal Investigator.

Donner Agency

Present Status

1.

Prevalence and risk factors of Hepatitis B & C virus among the Barber and their regular clients in Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan.

Dr. Tufail Ahmed Bhatti
PhD student (local)

WHO

Completed.

2.

Role of Antioxidants in recurrent abortion, low birth weight and gestational duration.

Dr. Tufail Ahmed Bhatti
PhD student (local)

LUMHS

Completed.

3.

Lipid Profile in Patients with Psoriasis presenting at LUMHS.

Dr. Doulat Rai Bajaj
Associate Professor Dermatology.

HEC

Completed.

4.

Immunohistochemical analysis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at LUMHS Jamshoro.

Dr. Abdul Aziz Shaikh,
M.Phil (Histopathology) Student.

LUMHS

Completed.

5.

Biochemical Investigation on the role of trace metals in Chronic Hepatitis C patients with or without diabetes in post and pre treatment with interferone and ribaviron.

Dr. Muhammad Qasim Rahopoto,
Associate Professor Medicine.

LUMHS

On-going

6.

Patterns of LCA, CD30, CD20 & CD3 in H&E diagnosed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cases at LUMHS Jamshoro Sindh.

Dr. Nazeer Ahmed Pathan,
M.Phill (Histopathology) Student.

LUMHS

On-going.

7.

Comparison of Diagnostic methods used for detection of H. Pylori.

Dr. Rasheed Ahmed Soomro,
M.Phil (Histopathology) Student.

LUMHS

On-going.

8.

Information Education and Communication (IEC) intervention to promote behavioral change in nine key family practices related to child health, growth and development among the mothers of <5 years children in union council Jamshoro, taluka Kotri, district Jamshoro, Sindh.

Prof. Salma Shaikh
Professor of Pediatrics, LUMHS Jamshoro.

PMRC (under High Priority Areas on 10-09-2009)

On-going

9.

Study of Genetic and Molecular Basis of Primary Congenital Glaucoma in Patients of Sindh.

Dr. Ali Muhammad Waryah,
Asstt: Professor, Deptt. of Molecular Biology Lab.

PSF

On-going.

10.

Collaborative Research on hearing impairment: Genetic testing for deafness in population of Sindh.

Dr. Ali Muhammad Waryah,
Asstt: Professor, Deptt. of Molecular Biology Lab.

EMRO-COMSTECH

Approved.

11.

Estimation of fasting plasma insulin and glucose level in hypertensive dyslipdemic patients receiving 20 and 40 mg atovastatin.

Dr. Nasreen Kazi
Asstt: Professor Pharmacology,
LUMHS, Jamshoro.

LUMHS

Submitted

12.

Effectiveness of behavior change communication of Hepatitis in adult female population of Taluka Kotri Sindh.

Prof. Salma Shaikh
Professor of Pediatrics, LUMHS Jamshoro.

PMRC

Submitted

13.

Effect of National Flour Fortification Program on Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anaemia, among child Bearing Age Vomen and their children for 6-59 months of age in UC Jamshoro, District Jamshoro Sindh.

Prof. Salma Shaikh
Professor of Pediatrics, LUMHS Jamshoro.

PMRC

Submitted

14.

To assess impact of rapid malaria diagnosis verses clinical diagnosis on prescription of antimalarials and compliance in a community setting.

Prof. Salma Shaikh
Professor of Pediatrics, LUMHS Jamshoro.

PMRC

Submitted

15.

Knowledge Attitudes and Practices (KAP) on malaria in Community.

Dr. Samiullah Shaikh, Assistant Professor Medicine, LUMHS Jamshoro.

PMRC (under High Priority Areas on 15-09-2009)

Submitted

16.

Determination of serum proteins and A/G ratio in Flood Affected (IDPS) of Hyderabad and Jamshoro Districts.

Dr. Shah Muhammad Mahesar,
Assoc: Professor  Biochemistry, LUMHS Jamshoro

PMRC (under flood related health issues on 07-01-2011)

Submitted

17.

Frequency of Vitamin D Deficiency and its relationship with the Glycemic control and insulin resistance in patients with Type II Diabetes mellitus.

Dr. Samiullah Shaikh,
Assistant Professor Medicine, LUMHS Jamshoro.

HEC
(Under NRPU on 15-03-2011)

Submitted

18.

 Determination of Minerals and Macronutrients Deficiencies in pregnant and non-pregnant women of Stagnant population.

Dr. Shah Muhammad Mahesar,
Assoc: Professor  Biochemistry, LUMHS Jamshoro

HEC
(Under NRPU on 15-03-2011)

Submitted

19.

Influence of Glitazone treatment on Bone Mineral Density as comparison to those without Glitazone treatment in patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus.

Dr. Samiullah Shaikh, Assistant Professor Medicine, LUMHS Jamshoro.

HEC

Submitted

20.

Immunophenotyping of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia patients.

Prof. Dr. Tahir Shamsi, Adjunct Professor, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro.

HEC
(Under NRPU on 12-05-2011)

Submitted

21.

General awareness and attitude regarding bio-safety measures among technician working in clinical laboratories of Hyderabad.

Sadia Nasim,
Research Officer,
Specialiazed Research Centre for Child Health,
NICH, Karachi. (P.I)
Kanaya Lal Talreja
Research Officer,
PMRC Research Centre,
LUMHS, Jamshoro.  (Co-PI)

PMRC
(Multi-centre study project).

Completed.

22.

Seroprevalence of Measles antibodies in children at school going age in Jamshoro/Hyderabad.

Agha Sadaruddin, PRO
PMRC Research Centre,
National Institute of Health, Islamabad. (P.I)
Kanaya Lal Talreja
Research Officer,
PMRC Research Centre,
LUMHS, Jamshoro. (Co-PI)

PMRC
(Multi-centre study project).

Completed.

23.

Knowledge, attitude and practice pattern of hand washing in some major Public Sector Hospitals of Pakistan.

Masood Hussain Rao,
Senior Research Officer &
PMRC Research Centre,
Dow Medical College,
Karachi.  (P.I)
Kanaya Lal Talreja
Research Officer,
PMRC Research Centre,
LUMHS, Jamshoro. (Co-PI)

PMRC
(Multi-centre study project).

Completed.

24.

Determination of Hepatitis C (HCV) exposure in spouses of index patients, in all 4 provinces of Pakistan, a multi centre study.

Dr. Waqaruddin Ahmed
Officer Incharge
PMRC Research Centre for Gastroenterology & Hepatology
JPMC, Karachi.  (P.I)
Kanaya Lal Talreja
Research Officer,
PMRC Research Centre,
LUMHS, Jamshoro.  (Co-PI)

PMRC
(Multi-centre study project).

On-going.