ZB Foundation in Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar: Report
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ZB Foundation in Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar: Report

  On March 21st 2019, I travelled to Peshawar along with the Chairman and the Manager for a visit to the Lady Reading Hospital there. We set off from Bahria Town, Rawalpindi at 7am, and entered Peshawar around 10am. Peshawar is the capital and the economic hub of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. In 2017, the rural...

Is Cancer a Metabolic Disorder?
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Is Cancer a Metabolic Disorder?

Scientists are now assuming that maybe cancer was never meant to be a genetic disease despite the decades of therapies, it is still the most fatal of all the diseases in the world. NIH gets the most funding for it. They are conceptualizing that maybe cancer is due to flawed metabolism rather than damaged DNA....

Citrulinemia type 2
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Citrulinemia type 2

History Citrullinemia was first reported in 1962 (McMurray et al 1962). Its name derives from the marked elevation of L-citrulline in blood of affected individuals. This disorder has also been called “citrullinuria” because of the increased excretion of L-citrulline in urine and “argininosuccinic acid (argininosuccinate) synthetase deficiency” to denote its enzyme defect. Heterogeneity is seen...

Citrulinemia Type 1
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Citrulinemia Type 1

History Citrullinemia was first reported in 1962 (McMurray et al 1962). Its name derives from the marked elevation of L-citrulline in blood of affected individuals. This disorder has also been called “citrullinuria” because of the increased excretion of L-citrulline in urine and “argininosuccinic acid (argininosuccinate) synthetase deficiency” to denote its enzyme defect. Heterogeneity is seen...

The ZB Foundation at Hashoo Foundation Health Fest 2018
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The ZB Foundation at Hashoo Foundation Health Fest 2018

The ZB Foundation was invited to participate in Hashoo Foundation Health Fest on 28th and 29th September 2018, which was held at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad. Our team set up a stall over there to educate the audience over there about Newborn Screening. Hashoo Foundation is an organization that works actively...

Deaf Awareness Week – How to Interact With A Person Who Has A Hearing Loss
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Deaf Awareness Week – How to Interact With A Person Who Has A Hearing Loss

What we as a society need to understand is that equality of rights means understanding where other stands while giving them the opportunity to fully bloom irrespective of the challenges they face. At some place we compromise, at some point they compromise. That’s called society. Following is how you conduct yourself in a society where...

Nutritional Therapy of Tyrosinemia
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Nutritional Therapy of Tyrosinemia

What causes Tyrosinemia? In Tyrosinemia, the protein Tyrosine does not get broken down because of enzyme deficiency due to genetic problems. Tyrosine is converted to Succinylacetone, which builds up in the blood and other body tissues which leads to liver damage and interferes with another enzyme leading to neurologic problems. Without treatment, Tyrosinemia leads to...

Phenylketonuria (PKU) – The Dietary Management on Different Levels.
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Phenylketonuria (PKU) – The Dietary Management on Different Levels.

  Frequency of PKU PKU has a frequency of roughly 1 in every 10,000 births and is one of the “rare” genetic diseases.   Treatment – Nutritional Therapy Optimal treatment requires diagnosis to be done as soon as possible, ideally in the second week of life (before 1 month of life), strict monitoring throughout life...

Phenylketonuria PKU – Nutritional Therapy in Newborns
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Phenylketonuria PKU – Nutritional Therapy in Newborns

Nutritional therapy should be started as early as possible, preferably during the second week of life, considering that diagnostic confirmation will take place during the first week of life. Depending on the initial value, PHE intake should be excluded until PHE values attain ranges that do not cause neurological damage. It is important to note...