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Articles by Noor-us- Saba
Total Records ( 2 ) for Noor-us- Saba
  Madahiah- bint-e-Masood , Noor-us- Saba , Abdul Samad and Ali Abbas Qazilbash
  Klebsiella pneumoniae a human commensal is sometimes associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) due to long-term catherization, wound infections, bacterimia and nosocomial infections. This study was designed to determine the incidence of Klebsiella pneumoniae among UTI patients and included 152 urine samples. Of the 152 samples, 6 (3.95%) showed Klebsiella pneumoniae to be the causative agent. Furthermore, there was no predominating pattern in the sex-wise distribution, as of these 6 cases, 3 were females and 3 males. The antibiogram pattern showed that amikacin (100%), norfloxacin (100%) and pipemidic acid (100%) were the most effective drugs, as all the isolates were sensitive to them, whereas all the isolates were found to be resistant to ampicillin and 67% were resistant to nitrofurantin and augmentin.
  Uzma Asghar , Noor-us- Saba , Abdus Samad and Ali Abbas Qazilbash
  The study was designed to determine the incidence of Salmonella and Shigella spp. in blood and stool samples of patients. A total of 150, samples of blood (110) and stool (40) were collected from patients, reporting at NIH (National Institute Health) and six Salmonella and two Shigella strains were identified by colony identification and biochemical tests and serotyping. Of the 6 Salmonella isolates; 2 were of S. typhi, 1 of S. paratyphi A, 1 of S. paratyphi B and 2 of other Salmonella spp. The 2 Shigella strains from stool samples were S. flexneri (Poly B serotype). Salmonella isolates were found to be susceptible to gentamicin, ofloxacin, cefotaxime, amikacin, tobramycin, cefaclor, while resistant to ampicillin, cefamendole, chloramphenicol, gentamicin and cefuroxime. Shigella strains showed resistance to vibramycin, ampicillin, tetracycline and sensitivity against nalidixic acid, norfloxacin, chloramphenicol, amikacin, and aztreonam. Despite the fact that the overall prevalence of Salmonella and Shigella reported in this study was low, there is sufficient evidences to indicate that better hygiene and water treatment and management would even further reduce the incidence of these infections.
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