​COVID 19 Research Publications

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S#​TitleAKU Authors​Department(s)Journal
1.       A quadruple blind, randomised controlled trial of gargling agents in reducing intraoral viral load among hospitalised COVID-19 patients: A structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Farh​an Raza Khan

Syed Murtaza Raza Kazmi

Najeeha Talat Iqbal

Junaid Iqbal

Syed Akbar Abbas


Paediatrics and Child Health




Trials. 2020
2.       Ancillary considerations for endodontic emergency treatment of Covid-19 positive patientsFahad Umer SurgerySpec Care Dentist. 2020
3.       Availability, Satisfaction and Use of Personal Protective Equipment Among Healthcare Workers: A Cross-Sectional Assessment of Low- and Middle-Income CountriesAzza SarfrazAga Khan UniversityJ Occup Environ Med. 2020
4.       Call to Action: SARS-CoV-2 and CerebrovAscular DisordErs (CASCADE)Mohammad WasayMedicineJ Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020
5.       Cardiac Abnormalities Seen in Pediatric Patients During the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic: An International Experience

Shazia Mohsin

Nadeem Aslam

Pediatric and Child HealthJ Am Heart Assoc. 2020
6.       Challenges amid COVID-19 times - Review of the changing practices in a clinical chemistry laboratory from a developing country

Sibtain Ahmed

Lena Jafri

Hafsa Majid

Aysha Habib Khan

Farooq Ghani

Imran Siddiqui

Pathology and Laboratory MedicineAnn Med Surg (Lond). 2020
7.       Challenges to delivering pediatric surgery services in the midst of COVID 19 crisis: experience from a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan

Saqib Hamid Qazi

Ayesha Saleem

Areeba Nadeem Pirzada 

La-Raib Hamid

Sohail Asghar Dogar

Jai K Das


AKU Medical College

Women and Child Health




Pediatr Surg Int. 2020
8.       Change in surgical practice amidst COVID 19; example from a tertiary care centre in Pakistan

Roshan-E-Shahid Rana

Muhammad Hammad Ather

Syed Ather Enam

SurgeryVersion 2. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2020
9.       Clinical features, diagnosis and management of COVID-19 patients in the outdoor settingBushra JamilMedicineJ Pak Med Assoc. 2020
10.   Comorbid Anxiety and Depression among Pregnant Pakistani Women: Higher Rates, Different Vulnerability Characteristics, and the Role of Perceived Stress

Sharifa Lalani

Kiran Shaikh

Ayesha Mian

Shireen Shehzad Bhamani

AKU School of Nursing and Midwifery


Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020
11.   Computing the Effects of SARS-CoV-2 on Respiration Regulatory Mechanisms in COVID-19Abdul Mannan BaigBiological and Biomedical SciencesACS Chem Neurosci. 2020
12.   COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Information Sources Channels for the Public Health AwarenessMuhammad Yousuf Ali Faculty of Health Sciences LibraryAsia Pac J Public Health. 2020
13.   COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescentsZulfiqar A BhuttaInstitute for Global Health and DevelopmentLancet Infect Dis. 2020
14.   COVID-19 associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA) in patients admitted with severe COVID-19 pneumonia: An observational study from Pakistan

Nosheen Nasir

Joveria Farooqi

Syed Faisal Mahmood

Kauser Jabeen


Pathology and Laboratory Medicine



Mycoses. 2020
15.   COVID-19 international neurological registriesMohammad WasayMedicineLancet Neurol. 2020
16.   COVID-19 pandemic and mitigation strategies: implications for maternal and child health and nutritionZulfiqar A BhuttaCOE Women and Child HealthAm J Clin Nutr. 2020
17.   Covid-19 risks and response in South AsiaZulfiqar A BhuttaCenter of Excellence in Women and Child HealthBMJ. 2020
18.   COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration. Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic.Murad KhanPsychiatryLancet Psychiatry. 2020
19.   COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA) in patients admitted with severe COVID-19 pneumonia: An observational study from Pakistan

Nosheen Nasir

Joveria Farooqi

Syed Faisal Mahmood

Kauser Jabeen


Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Mycoses. 2020
20.   COVID-19-tailored approach to cardiac surgical safeguarding: stepwise protocol

Yasir Khan

Hamdan Mallick

Syed Shahabuddin


AKU Medical College


Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2020
21.   Decolonising COVID-19: delaying external debt repaymentsMishal KhanCommunity Health SciencesLancet Glob Health. 2020.
22.   Dental services during the COVID-19 pandemic: A tertiary care hospital experience

Fahad Umer

Momina Motiwala

SurgerySpec Care Dentist. 2020
23.   Elucidation of Cellular Targets and Exploitation of the Receptor Binding Domain of SARS-CoV-2 for vaccine and monoclonal antibody synthesis

Abdul Mannan Baig

Areeba Khaleeq

Biological and Biomedical SciencesJ Med Virol. 2020
24.   Emerging Challenges and Threats for Dental Health Care Sector Attributable to COVID-19: Tale of a Developing CountryAsma Sadruddin Pethani Aga Khan UniversityAsia Pac J Public Health. 2020 
25.   Evidence of the COVID-19 Virus Targeting the CNS: Tissue Distribution, Host-Virus Interaction, and Proposed Neurotropic Mechanisms.

Abdul Mannan Baig

Areeba Khaleeq

Usman Ali

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

AKU Medical College


ACS Chem Neurosci.  2020
26.   Foreseeing a worsening of pediatric malnutrition following SARS-CoV-2 in low and middle-income countries such as Pakistan

Mir Ibrahim Sajid

Javeria Tariq

Ayesha Akbar Waheed


AKU Medical CollegeJ Pediatr Nurs. 2020
27.   Heralding Healthcare Professionals: Recognition of Neurological Deficits in COVID-19Abdul Mannan BaigBiological and Biomedical SciencesACS Chem Neurosci. 2020
28.   Impact of COVID-19 on laboratory professionals-A descriptive cross sectional survey at a clinical chemistry laboratory in a developing country

Lena Jafri

Sibtain Ahmed

Imran Siddiqui

Pathology and Laboratory MedicineAnn Med Surg (Lond). 2020
29.   Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Systematic Review of Recent Evidence.

Mir Ibrahim Sajid
Sheharbano Awais
Khizar Salar
Maryam Sherwani
Sajid Abaidullah
Nighat Kamal
Zahida Parveen

AKU Medical CollegeBiomedica, 2020
30.   Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric services at a referral centre in Pakistan: lessons from a low-income and middle-income country setting

Salman Kirmani

Ali Saleem

Paediatrics & Child HealthArch Dis Child. 2020
31.   Impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on pediatric oncology care in the Middle East, North Africa, and West Asia Region: A report from the Pediatric Oncology East and Mediterranean (POEM) Group

Naureen Mushtaq

Asim Belgaumi

Pediatrics and Child HealthCancer. 2020
32.   Impact of the societal response to COVID-19 on access to healthcare for non-COVID-19 health issues in slum communities of Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan: results of pre-COVID and COVID-19 lockdown stakeholder engagements

Kehkashan Azeem

Narjis Rizvi

Syed Iqbal Azam

Romaina Iqbal

Ahsana Nazish

Komal Tabani

Community Health SciencesBMJ Glob Health. 2020
33.   Initiating psychiatry teleclinics during the COVID-19 pandemic in a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan

Tania Nadeem

Sana Siddiqui

Nargis Asad

PsychiatryPsychol Trauma. 2020
34.   Integrating mental health in COVID-19 crisis: Staff mental health referral pathway

Marium Mansoor

Shireen Najam

Tania Nadeem

Sunita Allaudin

Mariya Moochhala

Nargis Asad

PsychiatryAsian J Psychiatr. 2020
35.   Intussusception in an infant as a manifestation of COVID-19

Zorays Moazzam

Areej Salim

Alina Ashraf

Fyezah Jehan

Muhammad Arshad

AKU Medical College


Paediatrics and Child Health

J Pediatr Surg Case Rep.
36.   Multidisciplinary research priorities for the COVID-19 pandemicShireen NajamPsychiatryLancet Psychiatry. 2020
37.   Nepal's Response to Contain COVID-19 Infection.Suneel PiryaniCommunity Health SciencesJ Nepal Health Res Counc.  2020
38.   Neurological manifestations in COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2.Abdul Mannan BaigBiological & Biomedical SciencesCNS Neurosci Ther.  2020
39.   Neurological manifestations of COVID-19

Dureshahwar Kanwar 

Abdul Mannan Baig 

Mohammad Wasay 

Biological & Biomedical Sciences



J Pak Med Assoc. 2020
40.   Ocular COVID-19: Eyes as a reservoir to conceal and spread SARS-CoV-2

Abdul Mannan Baig

Saara Ahmad

Areeba Khaleeq

Hamna Rafique

Shafiqa Rajput

Mehaer Angez

Ayesha Hameed

Talha Nawaz

Preet Katyara

Biological and Biomedical SciencesInfect Disord Drug Targets. 2020
41.   Pediatric hematology oncology during SARS-CoV-2: A brief communication of 28 patients and changes in clinical practice from a single institute in Pakistan

Mir Ibrahim Sajid

Sadaf Altaf

Naureen Mushtaq

Asim Belgaumi

Zehra Fadoo

AKU Medical College





Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020
42.   Perception-based influence factors of intention to adopt COVID-19 epidemic prevention in ChinaKhadeeja IramAga Khan UniversityEnviron Res. 2020
43.   Personal Protective Equipment for Endoscopy in Low-Resource Settings During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance From the World Gastroenterology OrganisationAmna S ButtMedicineJ Clin Gastroenterol. 2020
44.   Physical and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare workers: a scoping review

Natasha Shaukat

Daniyal Mansoor Ali

Junaid Razzak 

Community Health Sciences

COE Trauma and Emergencies


Int J Emerg Med. 2020
45.   Potential Barriers amongst Health Care Professionals of Pakistan in managing COVID-19 patients

Muhammad Irfan Ul Haq
Faraz Shafiq

Haris Sheikh 

AnesthesiologyPak J Med Sci. 2020
46.   Potential neuroinvasive pathways of SARS-CoV-2: Deciphering the spectrum of neurological deficit seen in coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)Abdul Mannan BaigBiological and Biomedical SciencesJ Med Virol. 2020
47.   Practice of Academic Surgical Pathology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Zubair Ahmad

Shabina Rahim

Nasir Ud Din

Arsalan Ahmed

Pathology and Laboratory MedicineAm J Clin Pathol. 2020
48.   Pre-existing liver disease is associated with poor outcome in patients with SARS CoV2 infection; The APCOLIS Study (APASL COVID-19 Liver Injury Spectrum Study)Wasim JafriMedicineHepatol Int. 2020
49.   Rigorous Hand Hygiene Practices Among Health Care Workers Reduce Hospital-Associated Infections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rozina Roshan

Anam Shahil Feroz

Zohra Rafique

Nazleen Virani 

Infection Prevention & Hospital Epidemiology (DIPHE)

Community Health Sciences

J Prim Care Community Health. 2020
50.   Risks to healthcare workers following tracheal intubation of patients with COVID-19: a prospective international multicentre cohort studyF ShamimAnaesthesiologyAnaesthesia. 2020
51.   Role of respirators in controlling the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst dental healthcare providers: a review

F. Umer

Z. Haji

K. Zafar

SurgeryInt Endod J. 2020
52.   Suicide Research, Prevention, and COVID-19Murad KhanPsychiatryCrisis. 2020
53.   Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemicMurad KhanPsychiatryLancet Psychiatry. 2020
54.   Telehealth: An Important Player During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Naureen Akber Ali

Adeel Khoja 

School of Nursing and Midwifery


Ochsner J. 2020
55.   The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic: reflections on the roles of librarians and information professionals

Muhammad Yousuf Ali

Peter Gatiti

Faculty of Health Sciences Library

Aga Khan University

Health Info Libr J. 2020
56.   The COVID-19 intubation and ventilation pathway (CiVP); a commentary.Muhammad Akbar BaigEmergency MedicineArch Acad Emerg Med. 2020
57.   The neurology of COVID-19 revisited: A proposal from the Environmental Neurology Specialty Group of the World Federation of Neurology to implement international neurological registriesMohammad WasayMedicineJ Neurol Sci. 2020
58.   Updates on What ACS Reported: Emerging Evidences of COVID-19 with Nervous System InvolvementAbdul Mannan BaigBiological and Biomedical SciencesACS Chem Neurosci. 2020
59.   Worldwide Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International SurveySaeed HamidMedicineInflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 ​