Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Abstracts: Joint 2nd annual conference of Ziauddin University, HEC Pakistan with European Society for Translational Medicine (EUSTM) International Conference on Translational Medicine: From discovery to health care, 1–3 February 2016, Karachi, Pakistan

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Nikhat Ahmed Siddiqui , Aamir Shahzad


We have investigated the relationship of thyroid cancer (TC) and anthropometric factors in Pakistani population as this association remains to be controversial. Methods: A total of 172 TC patients admitted at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) from 2000 to 2014 were included. Patient’s demographics, tumor subtypes, body weight, height, body mass index (BMI), body surface area (BSA) and body fat percentage (BF%) were calculated. Results and discussion: Out of 221 patients, 172 patients were included in this study. Mean age was 43 years715.40. Among all subtypes of TC, papillary remains the most common (72.1%), followed by medullary (10.5%), follicular (7.6%) and others (9.9%). Excess BMI 423 kg/m2 , BF%, BSA, weight and height were significantly associated with TC incidence in overall population (pvalueo0.01*). In women, BF% was found to be in obese range (mean¼35.07%77.6, p-valuer0.01*). In men, height 4160 cm and weight 460 kg were positively associated with TC. No significant relation was seen between gender and BMI

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