There are about 447 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Pakistan. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
Objective:To compare oxytocin infusion with control, in patients undergoing abdominal myomectomy in terms of mean blood loss. Design: Single blinded randomized control trial Setting: Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Military Hospital, Rawalpindi Population: 60 women of ASA class I-II, with intramural fibroids, candidate for elective abdominal myomectomy. Methods: Women were divided into two groups randomly. In the study group 30 Units of oxytocin in 1000 ml normal saline were given during surgery, at the rate of 15units/hour. In control group, pure normal saline was given. Main outcome measure: Intra-operative blood loss
The World Food Programme (WFP) has signed MoU with Planning and Development Department of Balochistan in collaboration with Nutrition Cell and National Programme for Family Planning and Primary Health Care, Balochistan for the prevention of stunting. The project will utilize the window of opportunity (1000 days from conception to 2 years) for addressing stunting in children under-two years. Therefore project will recruit pregnant women during first trimester and newborns who delivered from recruited pregnant women will be followed until the age of 2 years. Children 6-12 months of age will be enrolled and followed until the age of two years. The interventions included nutritional supplements during pregnancy, lactation and for children during 6-24 months of age. The project will be implemented in Lady Health Workers (LHWs) covered areas of districts Pishin and Quetta, Balochistan.
The ability of an individual to move smoothly depends on his flexibility, an attribute that enhances both safety and optimal physical activity. Hamstring tightness leads to hamstring injuries and hamstring injuries are the most common type of injury among athletes. These injuries are slow to recover, make high health expenditure and decrease the performance level of the athlete. The hamstring is an example of the muscle group that has a tendency to get shorten Muscle tightness is caused by a decrease in the ability of the muscle to deform, resulting in a decrease in the range of motion at the joint on which it acts. Inability to achieve greater than 120° of knee extension with the hip at 90° of flexion is considered as hamstring tightness.
Background: Homocysteinemia is associated with increased risk of stroke, dyslipidemias, dementia, peripheral vascular disease and coronary artery disease. folic acid is involved in the metabolism of homocysteine. Folic acid supplementation helps to reduce homocysteine levels and lowering of homocysteine may cause improvement in serum lipid profile. In this study we will assess the effect of folic acid supplementation for 6 weeks, on lipid parameter in patients who have dyslipidemia. Methods: It is a placebo controlled randomized trial, consisting of two groups, Group A (n=34) and Group B (n=34). Group A (intervention group) will be given Folic acid supplements and the second group will be given a placebo. After 6 weeks changes in lipid parameters, will be measured in both groups. Discussion: Folic acid is water soluble vitamin also known as vitamin B-9. Folic acid works as co-factor in many biochemical enzymatic reactions. Homocysteine metabolism also requires folic acid, homocysteinemia may worsen renal function, lipid parameter, accelerate atherosclerosis, angiopathies, and progression of dementia, also increase the risk of stroke and coronary artery disease. In this study, Group A (treatment Group) will be given folic acid supplementation while the Group B (Placebo Group) will be given placebo and at the end of 6 weeks, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and serum cholesterol levels will be measured and compared with the pre-treatment levels. If Post-treatment group shows significant decrease in serum LDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides and increase in HDL then Folic acid supplementation may be routinely recommended for patient with dyslipidemias.
Title: Efficacy and safety of rivaroxiban compare with vitamin K antagonist warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation and mitral stenosis among Pakistani population.
Pakistan is a country devoid of health-care facilities and training programs on fall prevention. There is lack of research, awareness and implication of geriatric rehabilitation on elderly population addressing balance and fall risk assessment however very few cross-sectional studies of poor quality evidence are available on this issue. To best of investigators' knowledge, no interventional studies have been conducted in our country so far on this topic. . We aim to use a integrated method of balance training that uses patients judgment, visual feedback, proprioception and balance training with the help of new technology/devices to improve balance. And compare it to conventional treatment. We also aim to assess risk factors of fall in geriatric population, decreasing risks of falls and increasing awareness regarding geriatric rehabilitation and balance training.
Thalidomide is known to have hypnosedative, immuno-modulatory and anti-angiogenic effects. The drug is widely used in several neoplastic disorders (e.g. multiple myeloma and malignant melanoma), inflammatory conditions (e.g. Crohn's disease) and skin disorders (e.g. leprosy). Thalidomide has been successfully used in adult thalassemia patients. The current study explores its role in younger thalassemia patients.
The proposed study will be a cross-sectional study in the District of Matiari, Pakistan. Children ages 9-15 years will be identified from a Matiari District household census scheduled being conducted from December 2016- to May 2017 by the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University. Anthropometric measures, Tanner Stage, Hemoglobin concentration, blood draw as well as questionnaires will be assessed in all participants.
Multiple encounters of pregnant women with the health care system during the late antenatal and immediate postpartum period provide a gateway for postpartum family planning counselling. Counselling on family planning services during this time is considered effective and cost-efficient for promoting healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies. This research aims to test the effectiveness of mobile phone-based interventions in promoting use of postpartum contraception.
It is a cross sectional study in which investigators will be recruiting patients of any sex above 12 years of age who will present to surgical outdoor with per rectal bleed. Investigators will then follow them through investigations to reach a certain diagnosis. Then investigators will be able to compile the data of diseases and their frequency, which are presenting with rectal bleed in their setup.