Ambreen Usmani

Ambreen Usmani
Bahria University | BU · Department of Anatomy

MBBS, MPhil- ANATOMY, MCPS-HPE, PGD-BIOETHICS

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Introduction
Ambreen Usmani currently works at the Department of Anatomy, Bahria University. Ambreen does research in Teaching Methods, Educational Assessment and Higher Education. Their current project is 'Dragnostic,prognostic and predictive value of Micro RNA-21in breast cancer patients, their daughters and healthy individuals'.

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Publications (29)
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Now electronic learning (e-learning) has become part of the mainstream in learning, teaching and assessing medical students, therefore, at its heart it is concerned with the educational uses of technology. The purpose of educational technologies is to support any aspect of medical education. Hence e-learning, e-teaching and e-assessment are interre...
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Objective To analyze the psychometric indices of Anatomy question items in modular system assessment. Methods A quantitative study was done to determine the quality of MCQs and to analyze the performance of 1st year 100 MBBS students. Each module covers different subjects of MBBS curriculum but psychometric analysis was done on the subject of Anat...
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Objective: To analyse micro ribonucleic acid-16 in sera of invasive intraductal breast carcinoma in stage III and compare its expression in their daughters and healthy women. Methods: The study took place from January 2013 till December 2015. This case-control study was conducted at the Ziauddin Cancer Hospital, Karachi, and comprised breast can...
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Objective To explore the mentoring program on a subset of Pakistani medical students in a private medical college. Method Total students targeted were 300 MBBS students of 1st Year (group B), 2nd Year (group C) and 3rd Year (group D), of these 256 students filled the self-reported questionnaire. The questionnaire was based on Likert Scale. The sta...
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World health organization (WHO, 2010) 1 has referred to ageing as “active ageing” and have emphasized on optimizing opportunities for health, their security and the participation of the ageing groups to enhance their quality of life. As one ages the life style also changes forcing individuals to face different situations as compared to the younger...
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To determine faculty perception on journal club (JC) presentation at Bahria University Medical and Dental College (BUMDC), Karachi. Pakistan. It was a cross sectional study conducted from January 2009 to December 2012 to acquire faculty member's feedback on JC presentations in structured meeting at BUMDC. Feedback was acquired by a self-reported qu...
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Rapidly developing cataract in idiopathic hypo parathyroidism is rare. Here we report, a case of cataract which developed rapidly and was associated with idiopathic hypo parathyroidism in a 20- year-old female patient. The case is being reported for its rarity and early diagnosis which was presented in a tertiary care hospital. For cases like these...
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MicroRNA-21 (miR-21) located on 17q23.1 expressed in breast cancer has anti-apoptotic ability and causes tumor cell growth. It is also involved in functions such as signal transduction pathways effecting normal cell growth and differentiation. The primary objective of the study was to identify presence of miR-21 in the serum levels of stage III inv...
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To evaluate the effectiveness of mentorship programme with respect to emotional wellness of medical students. The cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey was carried out from March 2009 to February 2013 comprising first year medical students of five consecutive batches from two medical colleges. They were divided into two groups; Group A had non...
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To measure the outcome of age on ovarian and uterine morphology in primary infertile women with polycystic ovaries. The observational cross-sectional study was conducted from January 2009 to March 2010, and the subjects were recruited from Ziauddin Hospital, Nazimabad, Karachi. The primary infertile subjects with polycystic ovaries were subdivided...
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Objective: To correlate ovarian and uterine morphology in subfertile patients having polycystic ovarian syndrome with their body mass index (BMI) and eating habits Methodology: One hundred subjects were included in this cross sectional study having ages between 20-40 years with history of subfertilty for the past two years. BMI (kg/m2) was measured...
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This survey was carried out from November 2008 till Dec 2011 to establish problem based learning (PBL) as part of hybrid modular curriculum at Bahria University Medical & Dental College, Karachi. It describes all steps undertaken to facilitate implementation of PBL system of education at BUMDC. During this period faculty was exposed to training wor...
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This survey was carried out from November 2008 till Dec 2011 to establish problem based learning (PBL) as part of hybrid modular curriculum at Bahria University Medical & Dental College (BUMDC) Karachi. It describes all steps undertaken to facilitate implementation of PBL system of education at BUM-DC. During this period faculty was exposed to trai...
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Background: To measure the effect of age on ovarian and uterine morphology in infertile women with polycystic ovaries (PCO) Methods: In this observational cross sectional study 100 primary infertile women with PCOs (confirmed by ultrasonography) were subdivided into two age groups. Group-I included between age groups 20-30 years and Group II ranged...
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Background: The presence of around 12 or more follicles in one or both ovaries with diameter ranging from 2-9mm is known as polycystic ovaries (PCO). This condition is associated with hyperandrogenemia and is one of the most common causes of infertility. Due to increase in use of ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool, more cases of PCOs are being ti...
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Background: Problem based learning (PBL) introduced by Howard Barrows at McMaster University in 1969 is generally regarded as an effective learning strategy with an active process of personal cognitive construction. Many medical colleges have adapted this methodology as partial or complete part of their curriculum. This strategy not only caters to...
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Objective: To compare the morphology of pelvic reproductive organs between fertile and infertile women with polycystic ovaries. Methodology: This cross sectional comparative study was performed at Rahat Hospital, Karsaz Karachi from January 2008 to December 2008. In which 100 women diagnosed with polycystic ovaries identified by ultrasound were ind...
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Objective: To determine impact of structured meetings on learning and faculty development Methodology: The observational cross sectional study was conducted at Bahria University Medical & Dental College from October 2010 to March 2011. Feed back of all faculty members of university was acquired on weekly structured meeting (with alternating theme o...
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To explore the perceptions and the effects on mentors regarding mentoring medical students at Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan. An anonymous data collection tool was distributed to 22 faculty members trained as mentors at Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan. Close-ended questions reflected...
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Causes of infertility in women due to delay of conception which leads to deprivation of primordial reserve This book is based on pure research and deals with a very important topic that is " infertility in women " This type of study is the first of its kind in Pakistan. Over the past few years it has been identified in several studies that women du...
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To evaluate the perception of facilitators and students on the implementation of PBL, based on their experience. A questionnaire based survey was conducted on 186 first and second year students and 25 faculty members. The responses of faculty members and students were analyzed using Chi-square and a P-value < 0.05 was considered significant. Compar...
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To compare the ovarian reserve and BMI in fertile and subfertile women aged 20-39 years by ultrasonography. A comparative study. The Ultrasound Clinic, PECHS, Karachi, from March to December 2006. Eighty women, 40 fertile and 40 subfertile, were subdivided into age groups of 20-29 and 30-39 years. Total ovarian volume (OV) was determined transabdom...
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Ovarian reserve is an estimate of the primordial follicle pool in the ovaries and is indicative of the reproductive age of a woman. This estimate helps in assessing a woman's reproductive potential, in predicting her possible response in assisted conception, and in screening women for " early ovarian ageing " as a possible cause for subfertility. O...
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Objective: To determine ovarian reserve in naturally fertile adult women.Study design: Cross-sectional, analytical study. Methods: Healthy fertile females (11 = 70) aged 20-39 years with proven natural fertility were recruitedbetween March and December 2006. Of these, 40 met the inclusion criteria. Total ovarian volume wascalculated using the tr...
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Objective: To assess the hepatoprotective effect provided by fresh garlic on fatty liver induced by high-fat diet. Methods: This experimental study was carried out at BMSI, JPMC from October to November 2008. Thirty adult albino rats, 200-240 gram weight, were divided into three groups. Group A received control diet, Group B received high-fat di...
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MicroRNAs (miRs) are non-coding ribonucleic acids consisting of about 18-22 nucleotide bases. Expression of several miRs can be altered in breast carcinomas in comparison to healthy breast tissue, or between various subtypes of breast cancer. These are regulated as either oncogene or tumor suppressors, this shows that their expression is misreprese...

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