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News Article | February 16, 2017
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BILLINGS, MT, February 16, 2017-- Dr. Guy Glenn has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Now retired, Dr. Glenn amassed five decades of practiced experience in both the health care and military fields. He served as a commissioned second lieutenant for the U.S. Army and completed a medical internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Additionally, he served as a resident in pathology at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for four years. During the 1970s, Dr. Glenn advanced through the ranks of the U.S. Army, becoming a colonel in 1972. Also during the '70s, he took on the role of pathology demonstrator at Royal Army Medical College, and chief of the department of pathology at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center.Dr. Glenn's educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science from Denison University and an MD from the University of Cincinnati. A diplomate of the American Board of Pathology, Dr. Glenn has contributed his knowledge to many articles in professional journals. Throughout his career, he has published more than 25 professional papers and presented additional findings at meetings and seminars. He also wrote and assisted in the composition and publishing of multiple medical guidelines, as well as a chapter on urine chemistry quality control in the Clinical Laboratory Annual in 1983. In order to remain current with changes in his field, Dr. Glenn affiliates himself with the College of American Pathologists, for which he is a fellow, as well as the Midland Empire Health Association, the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces, and the American Registry of Pathology.In recognition of professional excellence, Dr. Glenn was featured in more than 15 editions of Who's Who in America, as well as the 6th, 11th and 12th editions of Who's Who in Science and Engineering.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com


The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Muhammad Fareed Khan Suri, MBBS, Neurologist, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Muhammad Fareed Khan Suri is a highly trained and qualified neurologist with an extensive expertise in all facets of his work, especially interventional neurology, neurological care, stroke care, and vascular neurology. Dr. Suri has been in practice for more than two decades and is currently serving patients within the CentraCare Clinic-River Campus Neurology and St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Dr. Suri was educated at the Army Medical College/Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan. Upon relocating to the United States, Dr. Suri completed his internship and residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, before undertaking his fellowship training at the University of Minnesota and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – University Hospital. Dr. Suri is triple board certified in Neurocritical Care, Neurology, and Vascular Neurology. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Suri serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. To keep up to date with the latest advances and developments in his field, he maintains a professional membership with the American Academy of Neurology and the American Heart Association. Dr. Suri is dedicated to providing the highest level of quality and compassionate care to his patients. He attributes his success to his passion for helping his patients, and when he is not working, Dr. Suri enjoys spending time with his family. Learn more about Dr. Muhammad Fareed Khan Suri by reading his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. FindaTopDoc.com is a hub for all things medicine, featuring detailed descriptions of medical professionals across all areas of expertise, and information on thousands of healthcare topics.  Each month, millions of patients use FindaTopDoc to find a doctor nearby and instantly book an appointment online or create a review.  FindaTopDoc.com features each doctor’s full professional biography highlighting their achievements, experience, patient reviews and areas of expertise.  A leading provider of valuable health information that helps empower patient and doctor alike, FindaTopDoc enables readers to live a happier and healthier life.  For more information about FindaTopDoc, visit http://www.findatopdoc.com


Shaikh Z.I.,Army Medical College | Shaikh Z.I.,Military Hospital | Mashood A.A.,Combined Military Hospital
International Journal of Dermatology | Year: 2014

Background: Melasma is an acquired disorder of hypermelanosis of great psychosocial concern. The treatments with various conventional therapies are often unsatisfactory. Lasers and light sources have been used to treat pigmented lesions, but in Asian skin with higher melanin content, such treatments may be challenging. Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of treating melasma with a combination of topical 5% magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP) and fluorescent pulsed light (FPL). Materials and methods: Patients of skin types III-V with refractory melasma were treated for 12 weeks with topical application of 5% MAP and three sessions of FPL (570-950 nm) at 3, 6, and 9 weeks (fluence 12-14 J/cm2, pulse width 15 ms, and spot size 3 cm2). They were followed up for another 12 weeks to assess the persistence of treatment benefit. Digital photographs of the patients were taken at each visit. Treatment efficacy was determined by calculating mean melasma area and severity index (MASI) at the beginning and then at weeks 6, 12, and 24. The subjective assessment was done by comparing pre-treatment and post-treatment photographs by an independent observer and self-assessment by patients using four-point scoring scale (1, poor, 2, fair, 3, good, and 4, excellent). Results: Sixty-five patients completed the study. The baseline mean MASI score of 14.80 decreased to 4.53 at the 12th week (end of treatment) and 6.35 at the 24th week (end of follow-up). The overall regression of mean MASI at these end-points was 69.3% and 57% (P < 0.01). The pre- and post-treatment photographic evaluation by independent observer and patients' self-assessment at the 12th week showed good to excellent response (scores 3 and 4) in 52.3% and 44.6% cases, respectively. No significant adverse effects of treatment were noted. Conclusion: Combination of 5% MAP with FPL is effective, well tolerated, and safe in treating refractory melasma in Asian patients but for persistent improvement, maintenance treatments would be required. © 2013 The International Society of Dermatology.


Nuri M.M.,Army Medical College
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association | Year: 2012

To evaluate the effects of autologous bone marrow stem cell transplant on clinical symptoms, overall left ventricle ejection fraction and myocardial perfusion in patients with recent anterior myocardial infarction in left anterior descending artery territory. The study was conducted in the department of interventional cardiology of Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, National Institute of Heart Diseases (AFIC/NIHD), Rawalpindi from June 2004 to November 2006. There were 26 male patients with recent anterior myocardial infarction, having anterior/apical hypokinesia and disease process involving only left anterior descending artery, who were recruited. The whole procedure was explained to the patients in the language of their best understanding and informed consent was obtained. Stem cell harvest was obtained from both posterior superior iliac crests, which were processed to note total and mean mononuclear cell counts. Stem cells were transplanted into the damaged myocardium using stop flow technique through lumen of over-the-wire balloon catheter, placed in mid left anterior descending artery. All patients tolerated the procedure well except for a few complications which were tackled by the experienced operators. The patients were advised to continue conventional medical therapy. The efficacy of stem cell transplant was objectively assessed by comparing effects on three parameters--clinical, left ventricle cineangiographic, and nuclear scintigraphic status--at baseline and at 12 weeks after transplantation. There is improvement in general well being, left ventricle ejection fraction and myocardial perfusion after stem cell therapy. Autologous bone marrow stem cell transplant seems to be a favourable and secure way of treatment for improvement of post-myocardial infarction ejection fraction and perfusion. There is dire need to conduct larger randomised controlled trials to assess efficacy of this cost-effective mode of therapy, especially in our part of the world.


Saleem S.,Quaid-i-Azam University | Hussain M.M.,Army Medical College | Majeed S.M.I.,Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology | Khan M.A.,Army Medical College
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association | Year: 2012

Objective: To identify the basic values of heart rate variability in Pakistani population and to verify our hypothesis that there are gender differences in cardiovascular autonomic modulation. Methods: The descriptive cross sectional study based on convenience probability sampling was conducted at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology/National Institute of Heart Diseases (AFIC/NIHD) Pakistan. The duration of the study was from December 2009 to July 2010. It involved 24-hour holter monitoring of 45 healthy individuals using holter electrocardiography (ECG) recorder. Heart rate variability was analysed in time (SDNN, SDANN, SDNNi, rMSSD, pNN50) and frequency domains (power, VLF, LF, and HF). Results: The time domain indices; SDNN (male=140±36ms vs. females=122±33ms; p =0.09), SDANN (male=123±34ms vs. females=111±34ms; P= 0.23), SDNNi (male=64±19ms vs. females=52±14ms; P= 0.03), and pNN50 (male=14±10ms vs. females=12±7ms; P= 0.43) were decreased in female volunteers when compared with males. Comparison of frequency domain indices; Total power (male=4041±3150ms 2 vs. females=2750±1439ms 2; P= 0.07), VLF (male=2912±2675ms 2 vs. females=1843±928ms 2; P= 0.06), LF (male=788±397ms 2 vs. females=556±346ms 2; P= 0.04) and HF (male=318±251ms 2 vs. females=312±277ms 2; P= 0.94) amongst males and females showed attenuated heart rate variability in females. Of all the observed values, SDNNi and LF were found significantly (p <0.05) decreased in women. Conclusion: In healthy population, heart rate variability is low in women than men. It reflects sympathetic dominance in women in our population.


Safdar C.A.,Army Medical College
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association | Year: 2012

In the last few years, medical education has become evidence-based and structured. It has incorporated principles of learning used in professions other than medicine. Safety, simulators and checklists have been learned from aviation industry. Handover protocols are borrowed from oil industry. Legal profession has emphasized the importance of critical thinking. Even the modern war colleges have developed learning strategies like war games and mock scenarios which can be assimilated in our postgraduate medical education. Modern-day medical education is looking for new horizons and innovations. Many professions other than traditional medical education may provide the necessary guidelines for modernisation.


Shukr I.,Army Medical College | Roff S.,University of Dundee
Medical Teacher | Year: 2015

Objective: To determine prevalence of professionalism lapses related to academic integrity by students Pakistani medical colleges. Subjects: 520 students. Study design: Cross sectional. Data collection: A validated and customized version of Dundee Polyprofessional Inventory-1 for use in Pakistani medical schools was used. The students' perceptions on 47 behaviors were explored. Result: The response rate of students was 92%. Ninety percent or more than 90% of student agreed that 30 of the 47 listed behaviors were wrong. Different percentages of the students admitted doing 44(94%), out of 47 behaviors. Students thought that fellow students were doing dishonest behaviors far more frequently than they themselves were. The commonest dishonest behaviors admitted were proxy attendance (308, 64%), receiving information about the paper from a student who has already sat in the exam, or themselves providing information about a paper who have yet to sit in it (297, 62%), completing work for another student 291(61%). Conclusion: There are significant issues related to academic integrity in Pakistani medical schools that require remedy. The Dundee Polyprofessional Inventory-1 as customized for use in Pakistan is a useful tool to measure professionalism lapses related to academic integrity. © 2014 Informa UK Ltd. All rights reserved.


Saadia A.,Army Medical College
Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC | Year: 2011

Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the most frequent problems in life of an adult female. Uterine curettage or biopsy remains a preferred sampling procedure for diagnosis of the endometrial pathology. The objective of this study was to compare the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value of endometrial curettage. This validation study was carried out at the Department of Histopathology, Army Medical College Rawalpindi in collaboration with Military Hospital, Rawalpindi from January to December 2010. The study included 50 curettage and subsequent hysterectomy specimen of the same patients. Non-probability sampling technique was used to divide patients into two groups with 50 patients in each group. One group was of endometrial curettage having endometrial pathology (group A). Second group was of subsequent hysterectomy specimen of the same patients (group B). Endometrial curettage was found most accurate in diagnosing endometrial carcinoma. Sensitivity of endometrial curettage was found to be 33% whereas specificity and positive predictive value was found to be 100% each. Negative predictive value was found to be 93.1%. Endometrial biopsy is a sensitive and a specific test in and is accurate in diagnosing endometrial pathology. It is found most accurate in diagnosing endometrial carcinoma.


Nadeem A.,Army Medical College
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP | Year: 2010

OBJECTIVE: To assess the correlation of serum alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase levels to severity of disease on liver biopsy in patients of chronic hepatitis C. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Gastroenterology at Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, from January 2006 to February 2007. METHODOLOGY: One hundred and seven diagnosed non-cirrhotic chronic hepatitis C adult patients were included. Serum alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase levels were determined. Knodell histopathological Index was determined on liver biopsy. The correlation and regression value between serum alanine aminotransferase levels and liver histology and serum aspartate aminotransferase and liver histology in chronic hepatitis C patients was determined using Pearson correlation analysis. RESULTS: Patients of chronic hepatitis C had raised serum alanine aminotransferase and levels with the mean baseline level of 93 International units per litre (IU/L) with a range of 13-383 IU/L. Serum aspartate aminotransferase levels were also elevated with mean baseline level of 59.65 IU/L ranging from 18-370 IU/L. On liver biopsy based on Knodell histopathological Index, 47.7% of patients had mild, 39.9% had moderate and 13.1% had severe disease. There was significant association between serum alanine aminotransferase levels severity of the disease on liver biopsy (p < 0.03) with weak positive correlation between the two (r = 0.217). There was also significant association between serum aspartate aminotransferase levels and severity of the disease on liver biopsy (p < 0.001) with weak positive correlation between the two (r = 0.32). CONCLUSION: The serum alanine aminotransferase and serum aspartate aminotransferase levels do not indicate the severity of the disease on liver biopsy in chronic hepatitis C patients.


Zubair A.,Army Medical College
Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC | Year: 2010

Recent clinical and histopathologic data suggests that inflammation plays a key role in coronary artery plaque instability and subsequent occlusive thrombosis. The intima has received much attention as a site of inflammation, while the adventitia has remained relatively unexplored. The aim of the present study was to investigate the frequency of inflammatory activity in the cap and shoulder region of unruptured, atherosclerotic lesions in coronary arteries and to correlate these findings with distribution of inflammatory cells in adventitia. The study was carried out in Histopathology Department, Army Medical College, Rawalpindi and National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), from August 2008 to July 2009. Sixty-seven autopsy cases performed at Military Hospital Rawalpindi, Pakistan were selected. The cases were divided into study group and control group. Case group (n = 35) included those where cause of death was ischemic heart disease. Those coronary arteries were taken as control (n = 32) where atherosclerotic changes were found by chance (death without history of ischemic heart disease). Plaques in each group were assessed by light microscopy and by immunohistochemistry. The ages of the deceased ranged from 38 to 49 years. Within study group, adventitial lymphocytes exhibited strong correlation with erosion, thrombus formation in culprit plaque (p = 0.001). No correlation was found between adventitial T-lymphocytes and erosion of plaque (p = 0.700) in control group. In 72% of culprit plaques moderate staining for T-lymphocytes was observed in adventitia as well as intima. In control group, most of the cases contained scattered cells. Few cases of stable plaques revealed lymphocytes as clusters, both in adventitia and in intima. Adventitial inflammation may play a pivotal role for atherosclerotic lesion histology and atheroma instability. With the help of these autopsy findings, we hope to be able to reduce the incidence of culprit plaques related to inflammatory reaction in patients of ischemic heart disease.

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