• Extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Pakistan- A nation-wide multicenter retrospective study 

      Tahseen, Sabira; Khanzada, Faisal Masood; Baloch, Aurangzaib Quadir; Abbas, Qasim; Bhutto, Mansoor Manzoor; Alizai, Ahmad Wali; Zaman, Shah; Qasim, Zahida; Durrani, Muhammad Najeeb; Farough, M. Khalid; Ambreen, Atiqa; Safdar, Nauman; Mustafa, Tehmina (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background Pakistan is fifth among high burden countries for tuberculosis. A steady increase is seen in extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB), which now accounts for 20% of all notified TB cases. There is very limited ...
    • Host biomarkers for monitoring therapeutic response in extrapulmonary tuberculosis 

      Ambreen, Atiqa; khaliq, Aasia; Naqvi, Syed Zeeshan Haider; Tahir, Amna; Mustafa, Manal; Chaudhary, Safee Ullah; Mirza, Shaper; Mustafa, Tehmina (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Purpose The aim of this study was to explore the utility of inflammatory biomarkers in the peripheral blood to predict response to treatment in extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB). Methods A Luminex xMAP-based multiplex ...
    • Isolation of non-tuberculous mycobacteria among tuberculosis patients, a study from a tertiary care hospital in Lahore, Pakistan 

      Karamat, Asifa; Ambreen, Atiqa; Ishtiaq, Aamira; Tahseen, Sabira; Rahman, Muhammad Aqeelur; Mustafa, Tehmina (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background There is scarce knowledge on the prevalence of diseases caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in Pakistan. In the absence of culture and identification, acid-fast bacilli (AFB) causing NTM disease are ...
    • Viable Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum after pulmonary tuberculosis cure 

      Ambreen, Atiqa; Jamil, Muhammad; Rahman, Mohammad Aqeel Ur; Mustafa, Tehmina (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background: Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) with detectable Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the sputum is a major source of transmission. In resource limited TB endemic settings, cure is declared through sputum smear examination ...