Levels of Vitamin D and Vitamin D Pathway Gene polymorphisms in adults: results from agriculture workers in Punjab, Pakistan

Published in: Progress in Nutrition

Jan 09, 2020

Nadia Hussain Amira SA Said Mirza Rafi Baig

Background and aims: Worldwide low levels of vitamin D (< 30ng/dL) is prevalent and linked to bone disorders, diabetes and coronary heart disease. Deficiency in Vitamin D is a diagnostic challenge in asymptomatic individuals. The present study aimed to assess the environmental and also the genetic determinants affecting vitamin D deficiency in an asymptomatic rural agricultural population sample of Punjab province of Pakistan. Material and method: An interview based questionnaire and blood sam...


The Clinical Significance of Statins - Macrolides Interaction: Comprehensive Review of In vivo, Case-reports and Population Studies, Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

Published in: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

Aug 30, 2019

• Abu Mellal A Hussain N Said ASA

The objectives of this article were to review the mechanism and clinical significance of statins-macrolides interaction, determine which combination has the highest risk for the interaction, and identify key patients' risk factors for the interaction in relation to the development of muscle toxicity. A literature review was conducted in PubMed and Embase (1946 to December 2018) using combined terms: statins - as group and individual agents, macrolides - as group and individual agents, drug inte...


Assessing patient satisfaction with the Medication Management Review service delivered in Jordan

Published in: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

Mar 01, 2019

/ Munther Al Najjar

Objective To investigate the effect of the Medication Management Review (MMR) service on the number of treatment‐related problems (TRPs), patient satisfaction and factors affecting patient satisfaction. Methods This prospective, randomized controlled trial was conducted at community pharmacies in Amman, Jordan. Eligible patients were randomized into active and control groups. A validated Pharmaceutical Care Manual was used for data collection and to identify TRPs for both groups. Identified TRP...

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