512 Market St
Sunbury PA 17801
Medical School: Other - 1981
Accepts Medicare: Yes
Participates In eRX: Yes
Participates In PQRS: No
Participates In EHR: No
License #: MD039921Y
Taxonomy Codes:2084N0400X 2084N0600X 2084P2900X
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Dr. Mahmood Nasir is associated with these group practices
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|HCPCS Code:95810||Description:Polysomnography 4 or more||Average Price:$1,500.00||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:20610||Description:Drain/inject joint/bursa||Average Price:$400.00||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:27096||Description:Inject sacroiliac joint||Average Price:$400.00||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:0217T||Description:Njx paravert w/us lumb/sac||Average Price:$311.74||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:0216T||Description:Njx paravert w/us lumb/sac||Average Price:$368.18||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:0214T||Description:Njx paravert w/us cer/thor||Average Price:$294.91||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:0213T||Description:Njx paravert w/us cer/thor||Average Price:$349.07||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:64450||Description:N block other peripheral||Average Price:$243.63||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:95861||Description:Muscle test 2 limbs||Average Price:$250.00||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:95934||Description:H-reflex test||Average Price:$200.00||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:76942||Description:Echo guide for biopsy||Average Price:$300.00||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:99205||Description:Office/outpatient visit new||Average Price:$290.38||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:64405||Description:N block inj occipital||Average Price:$175.00||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:95885||Description:Musc tst done w/nerv tst lim||Average Price:$120.64||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:95886||Description:Musc test done w/n test comp||Average Price:$148.03||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:99212||Description:Office/outpatient visit est||Average Price:$87.57||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:95900||Description:Motor nerve conduction test||Average Price:$86.92||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:95904||Description:Sense nerve conduction test||Average Price:$75.00||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:95903||Description:Motor nerve conduction test||Average Price:$87.65||Average Price Allowed
|HCPCS Code:J3301||Description:Triamcinolone acet inj NOS||Average Price:$10.00||Average Price Allowed
HCPCS Code Definitions
- Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection; major joint or bursa (eg, shoulder, hip, knee joint, subacromial bursa)
- Injection, anesthetic agent; other peripheral nerve or branch
- Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg
- Injection, anesthetic agent; greater occipital nerve
- Injection procedure for sacroiliac joint, anesthetic/steroid, with image guidance (fluoroscopy or CT) including arthrography when performed
- Ultrasonic guidance for needle placement (eg, biopsy, aspiration, injection, localization device), imaging supervision and interpretation
- Needle electromyography, each extremity, with related paraspinal areas, when performed, done with nerve conduction, amplitude and latency/velocity study; limited (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)
- Polysomnography; age 6 years or older, sleep staging with 4 or more additional parameters of sleep, attended by a technologist
- Needle electromyography, each extremity, with related paraspinal areas, when performed, done with nerve conduction, amplitude and latency/velocity study; complete, five or more muscles studied, innervated by three or more nerves or four or more spinal levels (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)
- Needle electromyography; 2 extremities with or without related paraspinal areas
- Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of a new patient, which requires these 3 key components: A comprehensive history; A comprehensive examination; Medical decision making of high complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the presenting problem(s) are of moderate to high severity. Typically, 60 minutes are spent face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
- Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient, which requires at least 2 of these 3 key components: A problem focused history; A problem focused examination; Straightforward medical decision making. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the presenting problem(s) are self limited or minor. Typically, 10 minutes are spent face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
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Triethyl orthoformate mediated a novel crosslinking method for the preparation of hydrogels for tissue engineering applications: characterization and in vitro cytocompatibility analysis. - Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications
This paper describes the development of a new crosslinking method for the synthesis of novel hydrogel films from chitosan and PVA for potential use in various biomedical applications. These hydrogel membranes were synthesized by blending different ratios of chitosan (CS) and poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) solutions and were crosslinked with 2.5% (w/v) triethyl orthoformate (TEOF) in the presence of 17% (w/v) sulfuric acid. The physical/chemical interactions and the presence of specific functional groups in the synthesized materials were evaluated by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. The morphology, structure and pore size of the materials were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) proved that these crosslinked hydrogel films have good thermal stability which was decreased as the CS ratio was increased. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) exhibited that CS and PVA were present in the amorphous form. The solution absorption properties were performed in phosphate buffer saline (PBS) solution of pH7.4. The 20% PVA-80% CS crosslinked hydrogel films showed a greater degree of solution absorption (183%) as compared to other compositions. The hydrogels with greater CS concentration (60% and 80%) demonstrated relatively more porous structure, better cell viability and proliferation and also revealed good blood clotting ability even after crosslinking. Based on the observed facts these hydrogels can be tailored for their potential utilization in wound healing and skin tissue engineering applications.Copyright Â© 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Synthesis of piroxicam loaded novel electrospun biodegradable nanocomposite scaffolds for periodontal regeneration. - Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications
Development of biodegradable composites having the ability to suppress or eliminate the pathogenic micro-biota or modulate the inflammatory response has attracted great interest in order to limit/repair periodontal tissue destruction. The present report includes the development of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug encapsulated novel biodegradable chitosan (CS)/poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/hydroxyapatite (HA) electro-spun (e-spun) composite nanofibrous mats and films and study of the effect of heat treatment on fibers and films morphology. It also describes comparative in-vitro drug release profiles from heat treated and control (non-heat treated) nanofibrous mats and films containing varying concentrations of piroxicam (PX). Electrospinning was used to obtain drug loaded ultrafine fibrous mats. The physical/chemical interactions were evaluated by Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. The morphology, structure and pore size of the materials were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The thermal behavior of the materials was investigated by thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Control (not heat treated) and heat treated e-spun fibers mats and films were tested for in vitro drug release studies at physiological pH7.4 and initially, as per requirement burst release patterns were observed from both fibers and films and later sustained release profiles were noted. In vitro cytocompatibility was performed using VERO cell line of epithelial cells and all the synthesized materials were found to be non-cytotoxic. The current observations suggested that these materials are potential candidates for periodontal regeneration.Copyright Â© 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
One Dimensional Graphitic Carbon Nitrides as Effective Metal-Free Oxygen Reduction Catalysts. - Scientific reports
To explore the effect of morphology on catalytic properties of graphitic carbon nitride (GCN), we have studied oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) performance of two different morphologies of GCN in alkaline media. Among both, tubular GCN react with dissolved oxygen in the ORR with an onset potential close to commercial Pt/C. Furthermore, the higher stability and excellent methanol tolerance of tubular GCN compared to Pt/C emphasizes its suitability for fuel cells.
Self-Healing Materials from V- and H-Shaped Supramolecular Architectures. - Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)
Integrating self-healing capability into supramolecular architectures is an interesting strategy, and can considerably enhance the performance and broaden the scope of applications for this important class of polymers. Herein we report the rational design of novel V-shaped barbiturate (Ba) functionalized soft-hard-soft triblock copolymers with a reversible supramolecular healing motif (Ba) in the central part of the hard block, which undergoes autonomic repair at 30â€‰Â°C. The designed synthesis also offers a suitable macromolecular building block to further self-assemble with heterocomplementary Î±,Ï‰-Hamilton wedge (HW) functionalized polyisoprene (PI; HW-PI-HW), resulting in an H-shaped supramolecular architecture with efficient self-healing capabilities that can recover up to around 95â€‰% of the original mechanical performance at 30â€‰Â°C within 24 h.Â© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Use of an automated drug distribution cabinet system in a disaster response mobile emergency department. - American journal of disaster medicine
This article describes the innovative use of an automated drug distribution cabinet system for medication supply in a disaster response mobile Emergency Department vehicle. Prior to the use of the automated drug distribution cabinet system described in this article, the mobile hospitals were stocked as needed with drugs in individual boxes and draws. Experience with multiple deployments found this method to be very cumbersome and labor intensive, both in preparation, operational use, and demobilization.For a recent deployment to provide emergency medical care at the 2014 Super Bowl football event, the automated drug distribution cabinet system in the Institution's main campus Emergency Department was duplicated and incorporated into the mobile Emergency Department.This method of drug stocking and dispensing was found to be far more efficient than gathering and placing drugs in onboard draws and racks.Automated drug distribution cabinet systems can be used to significantly improve patient care and overall efficiency in mobile hospital deployments.
Mutations of the human interferon alpha-2b (hIFNÎ±-2b) gene in low-dose natural terrestrial ionizing radiation exposed dwellers. - Cytokine
Natural terrestrial ionizing radiations emerge from uranium deposits and can impact human tissues by affecting DNA bases which constitute genes. Human interferon alpha-2b (hIFNÎ±-2b) gene synthesizes a protein which exhibits anticancerous, immunomodulatory, anti-proliferative and antiviral properties. This research aimed to find out hIFNÎ±-2b gene mutations for those residents who were chronically exposed to low-dose natural terrestrial ionizing radiations. The gene amplifications was done through PCR technique and gene mutations were identified by bioinformatics in order to conclude as to how mutations identified in hIFNÎ±-2b gene sequences will lead to alterations in the hIFNÎ±-2b protein in radiation exposed residents. The range of radiation dose exposure was 0.4383-4.55832 (mSv/y) for the selected radiation exposed locations which were having uranium mineralization. Mutations (24%) in hIFNÎ±-2b gene shows that some of the radiation exposed inhabitants were having a modulated immune response. The CBC (Complete Blood Count) parameters: WBC (White Blood Cells), MCH (Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin), MCHC (MCH Concentration) and PLT (Platelets) on average were below the normal range in 24% radiation exposed subjects who were having hIFNÎ±-2b gene mutations. Immunomodulation is observed by the mixed trend of either lymphocytosis or lymphopenia and neutropenia or neutrophilia in the exposed population. Thus, a radioactive exposure from uranium can affect the immune system and can induce mutations.Copyright Â© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Hierarchical heteroaggregation of binary metal-organic gels with tunable porosity and mixed valence metal sites for removal of dyes in water. - Scientific reports
Hierarchical heteronuclear metal-organic gels (MOGs) based on iron (Fe) and aluminium (Al) metal-organic framework (MOF) backbones bridged by tri-carboxylate ligands have firstly been synthesized by simple solvothermal method. Monometallic MOGs based on Fe or Al give homogenous monoliths, which have been tuned by introduction of heterogeneity in the system (mismatched growth). The developed gels demonstrate that surface areas, pore volumes and pore sizes can be readily tuned by optimizing heterogeneity. The work also elaborates effect of heterogeneity on size of MOG particles which increase substantially with increasing heterogeneity as well as obtaining mixed valence sites in the gels. High surface areas (1861 m(2)/g) and pore volumes (9.737 cc/g) were obtained for heterogeneous gels ((0.5)Fe-(0.5)Al). The large uptakes of dye molecules (290 mg/g rhodamine B and 265 mg/g methyl orange) with fast sorption kinetics in both neutral and acidic mediums show good stability and accessibility of MOG channels (micro and meso-/macropores), further demonstrating their potential applications in catalysis and sorption of large molecules.
Synthesis, thymidine phosphorylase inhibition and molecular modeling studies of 1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thione derivatives. - Bioorganic chemistry
Thymidine phosphorylase (TP) inhibitors have attracted great attention due to their ability to suppress the tumors formation. In our ongoing research, a series of 1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thione (1-12) has been synthesized under simple reaction conditions in good to excellent yields (86-98%) and their TP inhibition potential has also been evaluated. The majority of synthesized compounds showed moderate thymidine phosphorylase inhibitory activity with IC50 values ranging from 38.24Â±1.28 to 258.43Â±0.43Î¼M, and 7-deazaxanthine (7DX) was used as a reference compound (IC50 38.68Â±4.42). The TP activity was very much dependent on the C-5 substituents; among this series the compound 6 bearing 4-hydroxyphenyl group was found to be the most active with IC50 38.24Â±1.28Î¼M. Molecular docking studies revealed their binding mode.Copyright Â© 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Mutations of the human interferon alpha-2b (hIFN-Î±2b) gene in occupationally protracted low dose radiation exposed personnel. - Cytokine
Ionizing radiations impact human tissues by affecting the DNA bases which constitute genes. Human interferon alpha 2b gene synthesizes a protein which is an important anticancerous, immunomodulatory, anti-proliferative and antiviral protein. This study was aimed to identify interferon alpha-2b mutations as a consequence of the use of occupational chronic low dose radiation by hospital radiation exposed workers. A molecular analysis was done in which DNAs were extracted from blood samples from radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine workers. The gene was amplified through polymerase chain reaction and further genetic data from sequencing results analyzed by bioinformatics tools in order to determine as to how mutations in interferon alpha 2b sequences will lead to changes in human interferon alpha-2b protein. A total of 41% gene mutations was detected among all radiation exposed workers in which higher percentage (5.4%) of base insertion mutations and 14% frameshift mutations were found in radiology workers. The chronic use of low dose of radiations by occupational workers has a significant correlation with mutational effects on interferon alpha 2b gene, further evident by depressed interferon alpha levels in serum. This can lead to depressed immunity in radiation exposed workers. Hematological profiling of this group also showed hyperimmune response in the form of lymphocytosis.Copyright Â© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Chitosan-based electrospun nanofibrous mats, hydrogels and cast films: novel anti-bacterial wound dressing matrices. - Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine
The development of highly efficient anti-bacterial wound dressings was carried out. For this purpose nanofibrous mats, hydrogels and films were synthesized from chitosan, poly(vinyl alcohol) and hydroxyapatite. The physical/chemical interactions of the synthesized materials were evaluated by FTIR. The morphology, structure; average diameter and pore size of the materials were investigated by scanning electron microscopy. The hydrogels showed a greater degree of swelling as compared to nanofibrous mats and films in phosphate buffer saline solution of pH 7.4. The in vitro drug release studies showed a burst release during the initial period of 4 h and then a sustained release profile was observed in the next upcoming 20 h. The lyophilized hydrogels showed a more slow release as compared to nanofibrous mats and films. Antibacterial potential of drug released solutions collected after 24 h of time interval was determined and all composite matrices showed good to moderate activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial strains respectively. To determine the cytotoxicity, cell culture was performed for various cefixime loaded substrates by using neutral red dye uptake assay and all the matrices were found to be non-toxic.
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