Saeed Akhtar

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Affiliation: Kuwait University
Country: Kuwait

Publications

  1. pmc Epidemiologic study of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in male volunteer blood donors in Karachi, Pakistan
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University PO Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    BMC Gastroenterol 5:26. 2005
  2. doi Areca nut chewing and esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma risk in Asians: a meta-analysis of case-control studies
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, PO Box 24923, 13110, Safat, Kuwait
    Cancer Causes Control 24:257-65. 2013
  3. doi Impact of the penalty points system on severe road traffic injuries in Kuwait
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Traffic Inj Prev 14:743-8. 2013
  4. doi Stochastic modelling of intra-household transmission of hepatitis C virus: evidence for substantial non-sexual infection
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Jabriya 90805, Kuwait
    J Infect 66:179-83. 2013
  5. doi Chewing areca nut, betel quid, oral snuff, cigarette smoking and the risk of oesophageal squamous-cell carcinoma in South Asians: a multicentre case-control study
    Saeed Akhtar
    Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Jabriya, Kuwait
    Eur J Cancer 48:655-61. 2012
  6. pmc Prevalence and determinants of asthma in adult male leather tannery workers in Karachi, Pakistan: a cross sectional study
    Khurram Shahzad
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    BMC Public Health 6:292. 2006
  7. pmc Correlates of cigarette smoking among male college students in Karachi, Pakistan
    Shafquat Rozi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Public Health 7:312. 2007
  8. pmc An autoregressive integrated moving average model for short-term prediction of hepatitis C virus seropositivity among male volunteer blood donors in Karachi, Pakistan
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    World J Gastroenterol 15:1607-12. 2009
  9. ncbi Multilevel modeling of intra-household spread of hepatitis C virus infection, Karachi, Pakistan
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:446-9. 2007
  10. pmc Hyperendemic pulmonary tuberculosis in peri-urban areas of Karachi, Pakistan
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    BMC Public Health 7:70. 2007

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Publications37

  1. pmc Epidemiologic study of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in male volunteer blood donors in Karachi, Pakistan
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University PO Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    BMC Gastroenterol 5:26. 2005
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  2. doi Areca nut chewing and esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma risk in Asians: a meta-analysis of case-control studies
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, PO Box 24923, 13110, Safat, Kuwait
    Cancer Causes Control 24:257-65. 2013
    ..This meta-anlaysis quantitatively assessed an overall independent association between areca nut chewing and esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma in Asians...
  3. doi Impact of the penalty points system on severe road traffic injuries in Kuwait
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Traffic Inj Prev 14:743-8. 2013
    ..This study aimed to examine the effect of a penalty points system (PPS) implemented in early July 2006 on the number of severe road traffic injuries (RTIs) in Kuwait...
  4. doi Stochastic modelling of intra-household transmission of hepatitis C virus: evidence for substantial non-sexual infection
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Jabriya 90805, Kuwait
    J Infect 66:179-83. 2013
    ..To simulate the probability of HCV transmission from an HCV seropositive index patient to susceptible household contacts through non-sexual exposures...
  5. doi Chewing areca nut, betel quid, oral snuff, cigarette smoking and the risk of oesophageal squamous-cell carcinoma in South Asians: a multicentre case-control study
    Saeed Akhtar
    Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Jabriya, Kuwait
    Eur J Cancer 48:655-61. 2012
    ..2). Public awareness to curtail the addiction to these substances may result in a substantial reduction in the incidence of oesophageal squamous-cell carcinoma and related mortality in this and similar settings...
  6. pmc Prevalence and determinants of asthma in adult male leather tannery workers in Karachi, Pakistan: a cross sectional study
    Khurram Shahzad
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    BMC Public Health 6:292. 2006
    ..This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and to identify some risk factors of adult asthma in male leather tannery workers in Karachi, Pakistan...
  7. pmc Correlates of cigarette smoking among male college students in Karachi, Pakistan
    Shafquat Rozi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Public Health 7:312. 2007
    ..Therefore, it is important to understand the factors that might influence their smoking habit. Our study aims to assess the influence of factors that encourage college students to smoke cigarettes...
  8. pmc An autoregressive integrated moving average model for short-term prediction of hepatitis C virus seropositivity among male volunteer blood donors in Karachi, Pakistan
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    World J Gastroenterol 15:1607-12. 2009
    ..To identify the stochastic autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) model for short term forecasting of hepatitis C virus (HCV) seropositivity among volunteer blood donors in Karachi, Pakistan...
  9. ncbi Multilevel modeling of intra-household spread of hepatitis C virus infection, Karachi, Pakistan
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:446-9. 2007
    ..High household intercept variances in different analyses revealed that at there are still unrecognized nonsexual modes of HCV transmission at the household level that need further research...
  10. pmc Hyperendemic pulmonary tuberculosis in peri-urban areas of Karachi, Pakistan
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    BMC Public Health 7:70. 2007
    ..This study assessed the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis through active case detection and evaluated predictors of pulmonary tuberculosis among residents of two peri-urban neighbourhoods of Karachi, Pakistan...
  11. pmc Seasonality in pulmonary tuberculosis among migrant workers entering Kuwait
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University PO Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    BMC Infect Dis 8:3. 2008
    ..This study examined the seasonal pattern in TB diagnosis among migrant workers from developing countries entering Kuwait...
  12. pmc Spectral analysis of HIV seropositivity among migrant workers entering Kuwait
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, PO Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    BMC Infect Dis 8:37. 2008
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  13. pmc Nonlinear pattern of pulmonary tuberculosis among migrants at entry in Kuwait: 1997-2006
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, PO Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    BMC Public Health 8:264. 2008
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  14. ncbi Cohort analysis of directly observed treatment outcomes for tuberculosis patients in urban Pakistan
    S Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Jabriya, Kuwait
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 15:90-6. 2011
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  15. ncbi Multilevel modeling of household contextual determinants of tuberculin skin test positivity among contacts of infectious tuberculosis patients, Umerkot, Pakistan
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Kuwait University, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:351-8. 2009
    ..Thus, both individual-level and household-level characteristics need to be taken into account while prioritizing contacts for investigations to improve TB control and prevention in resource-constrained countries such as Pakistan...
  16. pmc Temporal epidemiology of microfilaraemia among migrant workers entering Kuwait
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, PO Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    BMC Res Notes 1:8. 2008
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  17. pmc A chain-binomial model for intra-household spread of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a low socio-economic setting in Pakistan
    S Akhtar
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Epidemiol Infect 135:27-33. 2007
    ..tuberculosis-exposed household contacts, and the assessment of household environmental risks to devise and implement an educational programme may help reduce the TB burden in this and similar settings...
  18. doi Incidence and trend of road traffic injuries and related deaths in Kuwait: 2000-2009
    Ali H Ziyab
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, PO Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    Injury 43:2018-22. 2012
    ..Targeted interventions may help reduce the burden of minor and severe RTIs and related deaths in Kuwait and other countries in the region...
  19. doi Risk factors for multiple sclerosis in Kuwait: a population-based case-control study
    Hanan H Al-Afasy
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Kuwait University, Jabriya, Kuwait
    Neuroepidemiology 40:30-5. 2013
    ..Future retrospective cohort studies by using existing biological and epidemiological databases may provide a clue to MS etiology...
  20. ncbi Injection use in two districts of Pakistan: implications for disease prevention
    Naveed Zafar Janjua
    Department of Com, munity Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:401-8. 2005
    ..To estimate the annual number of injections per person in Sindh province of Pakistan and to describe their distribution with regard to prescribers, settings, and safety...
  21. ncbi Prevalence of and risk factors associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in prisoners, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan
    Hamid Hussain
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Community Health Sciences, The Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    Int J Epidemiol 32:794-9. 2003
    ..This cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the prevalence of and identify factors associated with latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection in prisoners of North West Frontier Province (NWFP)...
  22. ncbi Prevalence and factors associated with current smoking among high school adolescents in Karachi, Pakistan
    Shafquat Rozi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 36:498-504. 2005
    ..7; 95% Cl: 1.1-2.8), uncle smoking (OR = 1.7; 95% Cl: 1.2-2.8), peer smoking (OR = 6.2; 95% Cl: 3.9-9.9), and spending leisure time outside home (OR = 3.9; 95% Cl 1.2-13.2) were significantly associated with adolescent smoking...
  23. doi Factors influencing Hepatitis C virus sero-prevalence among blood donors in north west Pakistan
    Muhammad Naeem Khattak
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Community Medicine, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
    J Public Health Policy 29:207-25. 2008
    ..Public awareness programs should target the identified risk factors to prevent HCV transmission. We highlight the weakness of the health care system for blood donation, as it does not offer any record management for donors...
  24. doi Case-control study of risk factors associated with hepatitis C virus infection among pregnant women in hospitals of Karachi-Pakistan
    Uzma R Khan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    Trop Med Int Health 13:754-61. 2008
    ..To identify risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among pregnant women seeking antenatal care in tertiary care hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan...
  25. ncbi HIV risk behavior and practices among heroin addicts in Lahore, Pakistan
    Faran Emmanuel
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 35:940-8. 2004
    ..Of the subjects, 5.5% reported trading sex for drugs or money. We recommend HIV/STD prevention programs encompassing health education and health promotion strategies based on harm reduction techniques be used for drug users...
  26. ncbi Factors associated with heroin addiction among male adults in Lahore, Pakistan
    Faran Emmanuel
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    J Psychoactive Drugs 35:219-26. 2003
    ..mOR = 2.4, 95% CI, 1.3-4.8). It is recommended that public health strategies be formulated based on various facets of the problem revealed by this and previous research to prevent illicit drug use...
  27. pmc Hepatitis B and C: prevalence and risk factors associated with seropositivity among children in Karachi, Pakistan
    Wasim Jafri
    Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Infect Dis 6:101. 2006
    ..This cross-sectional study estimated the prevalence and identified risk factors associated with Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and HCV antibody (anti-HCV) sero-positivity among children 1 to 15 years of age...
  28. ncbi Population beliefs about the efficacy of injections in Pakistan's Sindh province
    Naveed Z Janjua
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    Public Health 120:824-33. 2006
    ..We conducted this study to identify factors associated with receiving at least one injection during the past 3 months in an urban and a rural area in the Sindh province of Pakistan...
  29. ncbi HIV transmission among drug users in Larkana, Pakistan
    Nadeem ur Rehman
    Country Office for Pakistan, UNODC, Stadium Road, Karachi, Pakistan
    Trop Doct 37:58-9. 2007
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  30. ncbi Intra-household clustering of hepatitis C virus infection in Karachi, Pakistan
    Saeed Akhtar
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 98:535-9. 2004
    ..44, P=0.032). The results showed that non-sexual household exposure may play a role in efficient HCV spread to household contacts of HCV-infected persons and needs further evaluation...
  31. ncbi Smoking among high school adolescents in Karachi, Pakistan
    Shafquat Rozi
    Int J Epidemiol 33:613-4. 2004
  32. ncbi Hepatitis C virus infection in polytransfused thalassemic children in Pakistan
    Saeed Akhtar
    Indian Pediatr 41:1072-3. 2004
  33. pmc Space-time clustering of childhood leukaemia cases in Karachi, Pakistan
    Saeed Akhtar
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:221-2. 2005
  34. ncbi Quality evaluation of different honey samples produced in Peshawar valley
    Ghazal Mairaj
    Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Peshawar, Pakistan
    Pak J Biol Sci 11:797-800. 2008
    ..These samples were marked to be according to the international standards and are healthy for human consumption...
  35. ncbi Measuring antenatal depression and anxiety: findings from a community-based study of women in Hyderabad, Pakistan
    Rozina Karmaliani
    Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    Women Health 44:79-103. 2006
    ..Based on the results from the current study, we recommend a short form of the AKUADS which removes poorly functioning items and reduces respondent burden while retaining the reliability and validity of the longer form...
  36. ncbi Diagnostic validity of two instruments for assessing anxiety and depression among pregnant women in Hyderabad, Pakistan
    Rozina Karmaliani
    School of Nursing, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    Health Care Women Int 28:556-72. 2007
    ..Additional research is needed, however, to improve the sensitivity and specificity of these scales by removing items that do not function well in this population...
  37. ncbi Clinical diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum among children with history of fever, Sindh, Pakistan
    Siroos Hozhabri
    Department of Community Health Sciences, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    Int J Infect Dis 6:233-5. 2002
    ..To identify clinical predictors for malaria and develop a clinical algorithm to more accurately identify malaria from non-malaria cases...