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Submissions from 2017

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Low cost quality initiatives for management of neurosurgical patients in developing nations: perspective from a tertiary care centre in Pakistan, Hamid Hussain Rai Hussain Rai, Muhammad Waqas, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Road traffic crash related injured and fatal victims in Karachi from 2007 to 2014: A time-series analysis, Rashid Jooma and Masood Ali Shaikh

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Awake craniotomy in developing countries: review of hurdles, Saad Akhtar Khan, Karim Rizwan Nathani, S. Ather Enam, and Faraz Shafiq

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Extent of resection and timing of surgery in adult low grade glioma, Farhan A. Mirza and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

Reading between the joints-using spinal magnetic resonance imaging for evaluation of instability, Komal Naeem and S. Ather Enam

Preventive gabapentin versus pregabalin to decrease postoperative pain after lumbar microdiscectomy: a randomized controlled trial, Mohsin Qadeer, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Jawad Rashid, S. Ather Enam, Salman Sharif, and Ghulam Murtaza

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Complications of in-patient Cerebral Angiography: Comparison between patients with and without sub arachnoid haemorrhage., Yaseen Rauf, Usman Tariq Siddiqui, and Gohar Javed

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Perioperative steroids for lumbar disc surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials., Muhammad Waqas; Hussain Shallwani,; Muhammad Shahzad Shamim; and Khabir Ahmed

Submissions from 2016

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Depression and anxiety: a snapshot of the situation in Pakistan, Bilaal Ahmed, Syed Faaiz Enam, Zafar Iqbal, Ghulam Murtaza, and Shahid Bashir

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Co-existing spinal intradural ependymal cyst and sacral tarlov cyst in adult-onset tethered cord syndrome with syringomyelia: case report and literature review, Hamid Hussain Rai Hussain Rai, Muhammad F. Khan, S. Ather Enam, and Imtiaz Hashmi

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666 human cost of “motorcycle mass transit”: report of 9,000 fatalities from urban road injury surveillance in a developing country, Rashid Jooma

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878 Surveillance in the service of safety, Rashid Jooma

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Management and outcomes of intramedullary spinal cord tumors: a single center experience from a developing country, Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, Muhammad Waqas, S. Ather Enam, and Baila Shakaib

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Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for obstructive hydrocephalus: Outcome analysis of 120 consecutively treated patients from a developing country, Muhammad Babar Khan, Muhammad Riaz, and S. Ather Enam

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Composite split cord malformation associated with a dermal sinus tract, dermoid cyst, and epidural abscess: a case report and review of literature, Saad Akhtar Khan, Abdul Azeem, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Muhammad Zubair Tahir

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Providing care beyond the hospital: perspective of a tertiary care hospital from a developing country, Saad Akhtar Khan, Muhammad Waqas, Badar Uddin Ujjan, Adnan Salim, Gohar Javed, and Syed Ijlal Ahmed

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Cerebellopontine angle primitive neuroectodermal tumor mimicking trigeminal schwannoma, Saad Akhtar Khan, Badar Uddin Ujjan, Adnan Salim, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Acute cerebellitis successfully managed with temporary cerebrospinal fluid diversion using a long tunnel external ventricular drain: a long-term radiological follow-up of two cases, Muhammad Waqas, Yousaf Bashir Hadi, Sadaf Sheikh, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Radiological prognostication in patients with head trauma requiring decompressive craniectomy: analysis of optic nerve sheath diameter and rotterdam CT scoring system, Muhammad Waqas, Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Saleha Anwar

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Difficulties in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: cnversion versus surgeon's failure, Aun Ali, Summaya Saeed,; Rabel Khawaja; Sunil Sadruddin Samnani; and Farah Naz Farid

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Response to the Comments: “Prospective case control evaluation of epidural midazolam for improving pain and ambulation after microdiscectomy”, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Response to the comments:" prospective case control evaluation of epidural midazolam for improving pain and ambulation after microdiscectomy, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Long-tunneled versus short-tunneled external ventricular drainage : prospective experience from a developing country, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, Z Abbas, Muhammed Murtaza, and S. Ather Enam

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Paediatric traumatic brain injury: Presentation, prognostic indicators and Outcome analysis from a tertiary care center in a developing country., Badar Uddin Ujjan, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Babar Khan, Dr Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Cerebral aspergillosis and pulmonary tuberculosis in a child with chronic granulomatous disease, Muhammed Waqas, Sidra Zafar, Tooba Rehman, Muhammed Riyaz, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

Submissions from 2015

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Eye Care Service Use and Its Determinants in Marginalized Communities in Pakistan: The Karachi marine fishing communities eye and general health survey, Khabir Ahmad, Anthony B. Zwi, Daniel J. M. Tarantola, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Effectiveness of helmets in preventing severe injuries in a setting with poorly enforced quality standards, Junaid A. Bhatti, Rashid Jooma, and Junaid A. Razzak

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Congenital (infantile) fibrosarcoma of the scalp: a case series and review of literature, Nasir Ud Din, Khurram Minhas, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Naureen Mushtaq, and Zehra Fadoo

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Ependymal tumors with oligodendroglioma like clear cells: experience from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Fauzan Alam Hashmi, Muhammad Faheem Khan, Saad Akhtar Khan, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, and Arsalan Ahmad

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Surveillance in the service of safety, Rashid Jooma

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Polio eradication and health systems in Karachi: vaccine refusals in context, Rashid Jooma, Emma Varley, NAINA QAYYUM1, SONIA RODRIGUES, AKASHA Sarwar, and PATRICIA OMIDIAN

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Neurofibromatosis type 2 patient presenting with medulloblastoma, Jan Kalimullah, Abdul Malik Amir Humza Sohail, Rai Dilawar Shahjehan, Sabeehuddin Siddique, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Factors affecting ventriculoperitoneal shunt survival in adult patients, Farid Khan, Abdul Rehman Alvi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt survival in patients developing hydrocephalus After cranial surgery., Farid Khan, Abdul Rehman Alvi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Hip fragility fractures: anaemia, calcium and vitamin d supplementation., Iqra Khan, Ambreen Jawaid, Khabir Ahmad, and Shahryar Noordin

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Enduring improvement in Oswestry Disability Index outcomes following lumbar microscopic interlaminar decompression: An appraisal of prospectively collected patient outcomes, Muhammad Babar Khan, Muhammad Umair Bashir, Rajesh Kumar, and S. Ather Enam

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Multiple cerebral hydatid cysts in 8-year-old boy: a case report and literature review of a rare presentation, Muhammad Babar Khan, Muhammad Riaz, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Clothing-related motorcycle injuries in Pakistan: findings from a surveillance study, Uzma R. Khan, Junaid A. Bhatti, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Nukhba Zia, J. Razzak, and Rashid Jooma

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Vulnerable road users are at greater risk during ramadan -- results from road traffic surveillance data., Amber Mehmood, Anoosh Moin, Irum Qamar Khan, Mohammad Umer Mir, and Rashid Jooma

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Differences in risk-adjusted outcome of road traffic injuries in urban tertiary care centers of Pakistan, Amber Mehmood, J. Razzak, Mohammed Umer Mir, and Rashid Jooma

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Differences in risk-adjusted outcome of road traffic injuries in urban tertiary care Centres of Pakistan: analysis of surveillance data, Amber Mehmood, Junaid Razzak, Mohammed Umer Mir, and Rashid Jooma

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Does base deficit predict mortality in patients with severe traumatic brain injury?, Hussain Shallwani, Muhammad Waqas, Shahan Waheed, Mubbashira Siddiqui, Asher Feroze, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Epilepsy in Pakistan: national guidelines for clinicians (part 2), Fowzia Siddiqui, Shaukat Ali, Mughis Sheerani, Tippo Sultan, and Rashid Jooma

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Epilepsy in pakistan: national guidelines for clinicians, Fowzia Siddiqui, Tipu Sultan, Shahid Mustafa, Sarwar Jamil Siddiqui, Shaukat Ali, and Rashid Jooma

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Clinical outcome and cost effectiveness of early tracheostomy in isolated severe head injury patients, Usman T Siddiqui, Muhammad Z Tahir, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and S. Ather Enam

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Impacts of signal free corridors on the incidence of road traffic accidents in Karachi, Salman Zubair, Jamil H. Kazmi, Rashid Jooma, Syed Shahid Ali, and Zeeshan Akhtar

Submissions from 2014

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of enhancing cerebral lesions: analysis of 78 Histopathology proven cases, Muhammad Shahbaz Alam, Humera Ahsan, Zafar Sajjad, Madiha Beg, Umer Bhatti, S. Ather Enam, and Mohammad Wasay

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The impact of polio eradication on routine immunization and primary health care: a mixed-methods study, Svea Closser, Kelly Cox, and Rashid Jooma

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Polio travel restrictions: a sledgehammer to crack a nut?, Rashid Jooma

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Political determinants of health: lessons for Pakistan, Rashid Jooma and Guido Sabatinelli

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Thoracic and lumbar spinal surgery under local anesthesia for patients with multiple comorbidities: a consecutive case series, Muhammad Babar Khan, Rajesh Kumar, and S. Ather Enam

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A unique MRI presentation of fungal infection in the brain, Muhammad B S Khan, Saad Shafqat, and Syed A Enam

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Predictors of poor outcome of decompressive craniectomy in pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury: a retrospective single center study from Pakistan, Saad Akhtar Khan, Hussain Shallwani, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Ghulam Murtaza, Syed Ather Enam, Reema Obaid Qureshi, and Muhammad Zubair Tahir

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Prospective validation of a blood ordering protocol for elective spine arthrodesis and its impact on cost reduction, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Badar Uddin Ujjan, and Dr Saqib Kamran Bakhshi

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Decompressive surgery for malignant cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: a retrospective case series from Pakistan and comparative literature re, Emmon Raza, Muhammad S. Shamim, Muhammad Faisal Wadiwala, Bilal Ahmed, and Ayeesha Kamran Kamal

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Inter-observer variability in diagnosing radiological features of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage; a preliminary single centre study comparing observers from different specialties and levels of training, Usman T Siddiqui, Anjum F. Khan, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Rana Shoaib Hamid, Muhammad Mehboob Alam, and Emaduddin Siddiqui

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Use of femoral nail with spiral blade in subtrochanteric fractures., Masood Umer, Haroon Rashid, Idrees Shah, and Irfan Qadir

Submissions from 2013

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Primary elective spine arthrodesis: Audit of institutional cross matched to transfused (C/T) ratio to develop blood product ordering guidelines., Muhammad Mehboob Alam, Zain A. Sobani, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Khabir Ahmad, and Fouzia Minai

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How effective is the local anesthetic infiltration of pin sites prior to application of head clamps: A prospective observational cohort study of hemodynamic response in patients undergoing elective craniotomy, Ayesha Arshad, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Muhammad Waqas, Hina Enam, and Syed Ather Enam

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Mentoring ethics in postgraduate surgical training: A developing country perspective from Pakistan, Mohsin Azam, Saleha Anwar, M Shahzad Shamim, and Muhammad Waqas

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Non communicable diseases in Pakistan: burden, challenges and way forward for health care authorities, Svea Closser and Rashid Jooma

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Why we must provide better support for Pakistan's female frontline health workers, Svea Closser and Rashid Jooma

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Surgical grand rounds at a University Hospital. Applying "publication presentation index" to evaluate outcomes., Muhammad Shahrukh Effendi, Syed Nabeel Zafar, Syed Johar Raza, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Mohammad Hammad Ather

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Neurorobotics in Pakistan, S. Ather Enam and Muhammad Waqas

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Analysis of factors affecting ventriculoperitoneal shunt survival in pediatric patients., Farid Khan, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Abdul Rehman, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Giant cell tumour of the sacrum: function-preserving surgery with extended curettage and ilio-lumbar fusion, Riaz Hussain Lakdawala, Tashfeen Ahmad, and S. Ather Enam

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Safety of untreated autologous cranioplasty after extracorporeal storage at -26 degrees Celsius., M Z. Tahir, M S. Shamim, Z A. Sobani, S N. Zafar, M Qadeer, and M E. Bari

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Locking compression plate in musculoskeletal oncology 'a friend in need'., Masood Umer, Kashif Abbas, Shahid Khan, and Haroon ur Rashid

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Autoclaved tumor bone for skeletal reconstruction in paediatric patients: a low cost alternative in developing countries., Masood Umer, Hafiz Muhammad Umer, Irfan Qadir, Haroon Rashid, Rabia Awan, Raza Askari, and Shamvil Ashraf

Submissions from 2012

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Designing the first ever health insurance for the poor in Pakistan–a pilot project, Rashid Jooma and Sabeena Jalal

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Protecting Pakistan's health during the global economic crisis, Rashid Jooma, A. Khan, and Khan A. A.

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Comparison of need and supply of syringes for therapeutic injections in Pakistan, Adnan Ahmad Khan, Momina Saleem, Huma Qureshi, Rashid Jooma, and Ayesha Khan

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A successful model of Road Traffic Injury surveillance in a developing country: process and lessons learnt., Junaid Abdul Razzak, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Amber Mehmood, Syed Ameer Hussain, Mir Shabbar Ali, and Rashid Jooma

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Observer variation in MRI evaluation of patients with suspected lumbar disc herniation and nerve root compression: Comparison of Neuroradiologist and Neurosurgeon's interpretations, Imaad Ur Rehman, Rana Shoaib Hamid, Waseem Akhtar, Rohana Naqi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Haji Ismail Siddiq

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Concurrent intracranial and spinal arteriovenous malformations: Report of two pediatric cases and literature review., Hussain Shallwani, Muhammad Z Tahir, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, and Tanveer-Ul-Haq

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Prospective case control evaluation of epidural midazolam for improving pain and ambulation after microdiscectomy, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, S. Ather Enam, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, and Mueenullah Khan

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Phenytoin versus Leviteracetam for seizure prophylaxis after brain injury - a meta analysis., Syed Nabeel Zafar, Abdul Ahad Khan, Asfar Ayaz Gauri, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

Submissions from 2011

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Non-traumatic coma in paediatric patients: etiology and predictors of outcome, Saba Ahmed, Kiran Ejaz, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Maimoona A. Salim, and Muhammad U R Khan

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B-cell lymphoma of the brainstem with central neurogenic hyperventilation, S. Ather Enam and Rushna Ali

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Fuzzy logic: A "simple" solution for complexities in neurosciences?, Saniya Siraj Godil, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Syed Ather Enam, and Uvais Qidwai

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Cranial Reconstruction After Decompressive Craniectomy: Prediction of Complications Using Fuzzy Logic, Saniya Siraj Godil, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Syed Ather Enam, Uvais Qidwai, Mohsin Qadeer, and Zain A. Sobani

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Lady health workers programme in Pakistan: challenges, achievements and the way forward, Assad Hafeez, Bile Khalif Mohamud, Mobasher Riaz Shiekh, Syed Ayyaz Imran Shah, and Rashid Jooma

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Endovascular approach as primary treatment for traumatic carotid cavernous fistula: local experience from Pakistan, Rana Shoaib Hamid, Tanveer Ul Haq, Basit Salam, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Syed Faraz Kazim

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Intracerebral migration of stray bullet leading to sudden and fatal worsening, Manzar Hussain and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Diagnostic accuracy of clinical examination in cervical spine injuries in awake and alert blunt trauma patients., Manzar Hussain and Gohar Javed

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Variations in Practice Patterns among Neurosurgeons and Orthopaedic Surgeons in the Management of Spinal Disorders., Manzar Hussain, Sadaf Nasir, Amber Moed, and Ghulam Murtaza

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Microsurgical excisions of vestibular schwannomas: A tumor-size-based analysis of neurological outcomes and surgical complications., Syed Faraz Kazim, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, S. Ather Enam, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Management of penetrating brain injury., Syed Faraz Kazim, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, S. Ather Enam, and Shahan Waheed

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Intradiploic epidermoid cyst overlying the torcula: a surgical challenge., Amad Naseer Khan, Salema Khalid, and Syed Ather Enam

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Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma Causing Multiple Spinal Cord Compression and Carcinomatous Meningitis in a 6-year-old A Case Report, Syed A. Quadri, Zain A. Sobani, Syed Ather Enam, Kishwar Enam, and M. Shamvil Ashraf

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Average out-of-pocket healthcare and work-loss costs of traffic injuries in Karachi, Pakistan, J. Razzak, Junaid Bhatti, Maria Memon, and Rashid Jooma

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Non-operative management is superior to surgical stabilization in spine injury patients with complete neurological deficits: A perspective study from a developing world country, Pakistan., Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Syed Faizan Ali, and S. Ather Enam

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Emergency department predictors of tracheostomy in patients with isolated traumatic brain injury requiring emergency cranial decompression, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Mohsin Qadeer, Ghulam Murtaza, S. Ather Enam, and Najiha B. Farooqi

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Initial results of Pakistan's first road traffic injury surveillance project, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, J. Razzak, Rashid Jooma, and Uzma R. Khan

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A critical analysis of the current state of neurosurgery training in Pakistan., Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, M. Zubair Tahir, Saniya Siraj Godil, Rajesh Kumar, and Arshad Ali Siddiqui

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Adherence to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for chronic heart failure - A national survey of the cardiologists in Pakistan, Sana Shoukat, Saqib A. Gowani, Ather M. Taqui, Rameez Ul Hassan, Zain A. Bhutta, Anum I. Malik, Sajjad A. Sherjeel, Quratulanne Sheheryar, and Sajid H. Dhakam

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Pediatric traumatic putamenal strokes: Mechanisms and prognosis., Zain A. Sobani and Arshad Ali

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Cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy: An institutional audit and analysis of factors related to complications., Zain A. Sobani, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Syed Nabeel Zafar, Mohsin Qadeer, Najiha Bilal, Syed Ghulam Murtaza, Syed Anther Enam, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: An institutional perspective from Pakistan., Muhammad Zubair Tahir, Muhammad Babar Khan, Muhammad Umair Bashir, Shabbir Akhtar, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Traumatic retroclival epidural hematoma in pediatric patient-Case report and review of literature., Muhammad Zubair Tahir, S. A. Quadri, Sonia Hanif, and Gohar Javed