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XmnI Gg-Polymorphism in Six Unrelated Pakistani Families With Inv/Del Gg(Agdb) db-Thalassemia

Authors: Suhaib Ahmed1* and Masood Anwar2 1 Department of Pathology, PNS Shifa, Karachi, Pakistan 2 Department of Haematology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan [gview file=””] The XmnI Gg-polymorphism (C–T polymorphism at position -158 to the Gg-globin gene) was studied in 13 individuals from six unrelated Pakistani families with

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The Effect of Chorionic Villus Sampling on Fetal Heart Rate

Author: Shahram Akhlaghpoor Taraneh Hosseinipoor Novin Medical Radiation Institute, Tehran, Iran [gview file=””] Abstract Objective: Fetal heart rate (FHR) variation during chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a controversial topic. Limited studies have been published on this subject. Our study intended to evaluate the effects of CVS on the FHR. Method:

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Abortion: An Islamic Ethical View

Author: Kiarash Aramesh Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, Medical Sciences/ University of Tehran, Iran; [gview file=””] ABSTRACT The debate over abortion remains controversial as ever. This article offers an explanation of the main Islamic attitudes towards abortion and areas of need to change in the related rules

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Spectrum of beta-thalassemia mutations in various regions of Punjab and Islamabad, Pakistan: establishment of prenatal diagnosis

Authors: Shahid Mahmood Baig,* Ayesha Azhar,* Hammad Hassan [gview file=””] Abstract: We present here an analysis of 888 unrelated beta-thal chromosomes consisting of 444 transfusion dependent children from various regions of Punjab and Islamabad Pakistan. By using Multiplex ARMS- PCR, restriction endonuclease analysis, allele specific oligonucleotide (ASO) hybridization and sequencing,

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