Prime Institute of Public Health


Publications during previous academic year

  1. "Introducing a structured prescription form improves the quality of hand-written prescriptions in limited resource setting of developing countries”. Raza U, latif S, Naseer A, Saad M, Zeeshan M, Qazi U. Accepted for publication in Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice December 2015

  2. Qazi U, Obeid T, Arhuidese I, Malas M. Carotid Artery Stent Continued Expansion Days After Deployment, Without Post Stent Deployment Angioplasty. Clin Pract. 2015 Oct 13;5(3):767. doi: 10.4081/cp.2015.767. eCollection 2015 Sep 28.

  3. Reifsnyder T, Arhuidese IJ, Hicks CW, Obeid T, Massada KE, Khaled A, Qazi U, Malas MB. Contemporary Outcomes for Open Infrainguinal Bypass in the Endovascular Era. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Jan;30:52-8. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.10.003. Epub 2015 Nov 6.

  4. Obeid T, Arhuidese I, Gaidry A, Qazi U, Abularrage C, Goodney P, Cronenwett J, Malas M. Beta-blocker use is associated with lower stroke and death after carotid artery stenting. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Oct 30. pii: S0741-5214(15)01942-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.08.108. [Epub ahead of print]

  5. Irfan M, Caldas de Almeida JM, Irfan UM, Raza UA, Farooq S. Schizophrenia diagnosis and treatment by general practitioners: A cross-sectional study in district Peshawar, Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc. 2015 Sep;65(9):937-42.

  6. Malas MB, Jordan WD, Cooper MA, Qazi U, Beck AW, Belkin M, Robinson W, Fillinger M. Performance of the Aorfix endograft in severely angulated proximal necks in the PYTHAGORAS United States clinical trial. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Nov;62(5):1108-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.05.042. Epub 2015 Aug 28.

  7. Vascular access modifies the protective effect of obesity on survival in hemodialysis patients. Arhuidese IJ, Obeid T, Hicks C, Qazi U, Botchey I, Zarkowsky DS, Reifsnyder T, Malas MB. Surgery. 2015 Dec;158(6):1628-34. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2015.04.036. Epub 2015 Jun 27.

  8. Zarkowsky DS, Hicks CW, Arhuidese I, Canner JK, Obeid T, Qazi U, Schneider E, Abularrage CJ, Black JH 3rd, Freischlag JA, Malas MB. Quality Improvement Targets for Regional Variation in Surgical End-Stage Renal Disease Care. JAMA Surg. 2015 Aug;150(8):764-70. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1126.

  9. Obeid T, Arnaoutakis DJ, Arhuidese I, Qazi U, Abularrage CJ, Black J, Perler B, Malas M. Poststent ballooning is associated with increased periprocedural stroke and death rate in carotid artery stenting. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Sep;62(3):616-23.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.03.069. Epub 2015 May 30.

  10. The age effect in increasing operative mortality following delay in elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Arhuidese IJ, Salami A, Obeid T, Qazi U, Abularrage CJ, Black JH, Perler B, Malas MB. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Aug;29(6):1181-7. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.03.041. Epub 2015 May 22.

  11. Raza UA, Khursheed T, Irfan M, Abbas M, Irfan UM. Prescription patterns of general practitioners in peshawar, pakistan. Pak J Med Sci. 2014 May;30(3):462-5. doi: 10.12669/pjms.303.4931.

  12. Hicks CW, Wick EC, Canner JK, Black JH 3rd, Arhuidese I, Qazi U, Obeid T, Freischlag JA, Malas MB. Hospital-Level Factors Associated With Mortality After Endovascular and Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jul;150(7):632-6. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3871.

  13. Zarkowsky DS, Arhuidese IJ, Hicks CW, Canner JK, Qazi U, Obeid T, Schneider E, Abularrage CJ, Freischlag JA, Malas MB. Racial/Ethnic Disparities Associated With Initial Hemodialysis Access. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jun;150(6):529-36. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0287.

  14. Malas MB, Canner JK, Hicks CW, Arhuidese IJ, Zarkowsky DS, Qazi U, Schneider EB, Black JH 3rd, Segev DL, Freischlag JA. Trends in incident hemodialysis access and mortality. JAMA Surg. 2015 May;150(5):441-8. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3484.

  15. Thakkar RN, Thomaier L, Qazi U, Verde F, Malas MB. Limitation of imaging in identifying iatrogenic aortic coarctation following thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Apr;29(3):594.e11-6. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.10.044. Epub 2015 Jan 28

  16. Malas M, Glebova NO, Hughes SE, Voeks JH, Qazi U, Moore WS, Lal BK, Howard G, Llinas R, Brott TG. Effect of patching on reducing restenosis in the carotid revascularization endarterectomy versus stenting trial. Stroke. 2015 Mar;46(3):757-61. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.007634. Epub 2015 Jan 22

  17. Hicks CW, Canner JK, Arhuidese I, Zarkowsky DS, Qazi U, Reifsnyder T, Black JH 3rd, Malas MB. Mortality benefits of different hemodialysis access types are age dependent. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb;61(2):449-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.07.091. Epub 2014 Aug 28.

  18. Hicks CW, Black JH 3rd, Arhuidese I, Asanova L, Qazi U, Perler BA, Freischlag JA, Malas MB.Mortality variability after endovascular versus open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in a large tertiary vascular center using a Medicare-derived risk prediction model. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb;61(2):291-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.04.078. Epub 2014 Aug 22.

  19. Hicks CW, Talbott K, Canner JK, Qazi U, Arhuidese I, Glebova NO, Freischlag JA, Perler BA, Malas MB. Risk of disease progression in patients with moderate asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis: implications of tobacco use and dual antiplatelet therapy. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan;29(1):1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.02.007. Epub 2014 Feb 12.

  20. Qazi U, Obeid TE, Enwerem N, Schneider E, White JR, Freischlag JA, Perler BA, Malas MB. The effect of ballooning following carotid stent deployment on hemodynamic stability. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Mar;59(3):756-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.09.027. Epub 2013 Dec 15. Erratum in: J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jun;61(6):1659.

  21. Seiber EE, Camacho F, Zeeshan MF, Teresa TK, Fleming ST. Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Treatment Delay Within Appalachia—The Role of For-Profit Hospitals. The Journal of Rural Health, 2015, 31(4): 382-391. [Impact Factor 1.453]

National Scientific Meeting, Abstracts & Presentation

  1. Introducing a Structured Prescription Form Improves the Quality of Hand-Written Prescriptions in Limited Resource Setting of Developing Countries. Raza UA, Latif S, Anum N, Zeeshan MF, Qazi U. 6th Annual Public Health Conference 2015” of Health Services Academy 11th-12th December Islamabad.

  2. Practice and Enforcement of Hospital Waste Management Rules 2005 in Tertiary-care Teaching Hospitals of Peshawar District, Pakistan. Ibad A, Zeeshan MF. 6th Annual Public Health Conference 2015” of Health Services Academy 11th-12th December Islamabad.