that was established in 2005 was said to have treated 532,126 patients at its OPD till 2013, while 13,802 angiographies were also performed in the same period followed by 1715 angioplasties and 382 by pass.
Of the four main studies that examined the MeHg-MI relationship, we believe EURAMIC and the KIHD study provide the strongest and most useful data sets for quantifying MeHg-related incidence of MI for benefits assessment because of their strengths outlined above.
Reanalysis of the KIHD data set using flexible dose--response models such as GAM or spline regression models would provide a consistent basis for the evaluation of the shape of the dose--response function across studies [for further information on GAMs, see Supplemental Material (doi:10.
EURAMIC and HPFS do not support effect modification by PUFAs or selenium, respectively, whereas the KIHD study did find a statistically significant interaction term between MeHg exposure and PUFAs.
The first study (5) was from a subgroup of the original Finnish KIHD cohort.
However, it remains uncertain whether heterozygotes of C282Y indeed have increased iron stores because some studies, including the Finnish KIHD study and the study in this issue, found that serum ferritin concentrations were not correlated with C282Y carrier status (5, 10, 25).
Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed, Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui, head of the Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) Dr Waqar Kazmi and the head of the KIHD, and senior officials, attended the meeting.
The Governor was briefed about the progress of the KIHD.
The Governor said that keeping in view the rise in the number of patients, it is imperative to expand KIHD and provide it modern equipment.
Dr Ishrat taking notice of the situation had only recently announced a support package, comprising 2,000 angioplasty kits for needy patients of KIHD.
The official said that under first phase of the package 300 medicated stents and other disposables have already been provided and successfully administered upon around 60 poor patients admitted to KIHD.
In reply to a question about financial difficulties faced by KIHD said Rs 50 are being charged as OPD fee and Rs 100 as emergency token while all available treatment are provided free of cost to the patients.