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Submissions from 2017

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Therapeutic uses of pineapple-extracted bromelain in surgical care - A review., Zehra Abdul Muhammad and Tashfeen Ahmad

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The many guises of primary hyperparathyroidism… an unchanged scenario, Tasnim Ahsan, Uzma Erum, K. M. Inam Pal, Rukhshanda Jabeen, Saima Ghaus Qureeshi, Urooj Lal Rehman, and Zeenat Banu

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Superior septal approach versus left atrial approach for mitral valve replacement: a retrospective cohort study, Tooba Ansar, Taimur Asif Ali, Saneeha Shahid, Saulat H. Fatimi, and Ghulam Murtaza

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Tailored metabolic workup for urolithiasis – the debate continues, Hammad Ather, Imran Siddiqui, Tahmeena Siddiqui, and M Nasir Sulaiman

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Dissecting aneurysm of the interventricular septum due to rupture of the sinus of valsalva, Mehnaz Atiq, Fatima Ali, and Sulaiman B. Hasan B. Hasan

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Differential receptor dependencies : expression and significance of muscarinic M1 receptors in the biology of prostate cancer, Abdul Mannan Baig, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Vardah Effendi, Zohaib Rana, and Farhat Abbas

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Differential receptor dependencies: expression and significance of muscarinic M1 receptors in the biology of prostate cancer, Abdul Mannan Baig, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Vardah Effendi, Zohaib Rana, H.R. Ahmad, and Farhat Abbas

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Frequency of color blindness in pre-employment screening in a tertiary health care center in Pakistan, Shaukat Ali Chhipa, Farzeen K. Hash, Shehreen Ali, Mustafa Kama, and Khabir Ahmed

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Hepatitis C virus seroprevalence in the general female population of 9 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, Gary M. Clifford; Tim Waterboer; Bolormaa Dondog; You Lin Qiao; Dimitri Kordzaia; Doudja Hammouda; Namory Keita; , Nahid Khodakarami; Syed Ahsan Ali; Ang Tshering Sherpa; and Witold Zatonski

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Journey from black to pink gums: management of melanin induced physiological gingival hyper pigmentation, Huma Farid, Muhammad Saad Shinwari, Farhan Raza Khan, and Farzin Tanwir

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Changing global policy to deliver safe, equitable, and affordable care for women's cancers, Ophira Ginsburg, Rajan Badwe, Peter Boyle, and Marleen Temmerman

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Repair of ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm eroding through the sternum, Sulaiman B Hasan, Fazal Wahab Khan, Shiraz Hashmi, Mohammad Tariq, and Ghufranullah Khan

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Diastolic dysfunction in coronary artery disease., Sarwat Hashmi, H R. Ahmed, Hasanat Sharif, and Syedah Saira Bukhari

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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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Giant haemangioma of nasopharynx: a rare case outcome., Haissan Iftikhar and Moghira Siddiqui

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Response to the letter for the article: Use of transversus abdominis plane block as an anesthetic technique in a high-risk patient for abdominal wall surgery., S. Ismail, Muhammad Rizwan Khan, and Sana Urooj

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Outcome of judet's quadricepsplasty for knee contractures and the effect of local infiltration of epinephrine on reducing blood loss, Akbar Jaleel Zubair, Haroon Rashid, Rizwan Haroon Rashid, Moiz Ali, and Pervaiz Hashmi

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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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Improvement in peer assessment rating scores after nonextraction, premolar extraction, and mandibular incisor extraction treatments in patients with class i malocclusion., Adeel Tahir Kamal, Attiya Jawaid Shaikh, and Mubassar Fida

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Impact of International Quality Improvement Collaborative on Congenital Heart Surgery in Pakistan, Amina Khan, Ahmed Abdullah, Huzaifa Ahmad, Arjumand Rizvi, Sehrish Batoo, Kathy J Jenkins, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Anwarul Haque, Nadeem Aslam, Fauzia Minai, and Babar Hasan

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Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma presenting with dysphagia: a rare presentation, Fazal Khan, Arsalan Hamid, Benish Fatima, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Giant ganglioneuroma in a 5-year child, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Fazal Wahab Khan, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Muslim scholars' knowledge, attitudes and perceived barriers towards polio immunization in Pakistan., Muhammad Umair Khan, Akram Ahmad, Saad Salman, Maria Ayub, Talieha Aqeel, Noman-ul Haq, and Muhammad Ubaid Khan

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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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Spontaneous intraventricular hemorrhage: a rare presentation of a skull base mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, Altaf Ali Laghari, Gohar Javed, Muhammad Faheem Khan, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Karim Rizwan Nathani, and Riyasat Ahmed

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Extensive mediastinal aspergillosis presenting with dyspnoea and cardiac tamponade symptoms, Syed F Mustafa, Hamza AR Khan, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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The existence of renal dysfunction in diabetics undergoing coronary artery bypass., Syed Saad Naeem, Taimur Asif Ali, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Unmet need for surgery in South Asia., Sanjay Nagral, Maharra Hussain, Sarder A Nayeem, Ranjan Dias, and S. Ather Enam

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Persistent fetal lobulation of kidney mimicking renal tumour, Syed Muhammad Nazim, Muhibullaha Bangash, and Basit Salam

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Recurrent and acquired tracheoesophageal fistulae (TEF)—minimally invasive management, Zafar Nazir, Muhammad Arif Mateen Khan, and Javaria Qamar

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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Effectiveness of plain X-ray in detection of fish and chicken bone foreign body in upper aerodigestive tract, Talha Ahmed Qureshi, Mohammad Sohail Awan, Muntazir Hussain, and Muhammad Wasif

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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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Bowled over by cricket: impact of tape-ball injuries on the eyes, Salman Naveed Sadiq, Azam Ali, Bushra Usmani, and Khabir Ahmed

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Perceptions regarding helmet use: a cross-sectional survey of female pillions in Karachi, Pakistan, Maryam Saeed, Selma Marie Siddiqui, Uzma Rahim Khan, and Mamta Swaroop

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A decade of experience of management of thyroglossal duct cyst in a tertiary care hospital: differentiation between children and adults, Shakeel Uz Zaman, Mubasher Ikram, Mohammad Sohail Awan, and Nabeel Humayun Hassan

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Predictors for the development of post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with primary lower limb deep venous thrombosis: a case-control study., Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui, Ziad Sophie, Farhan Zafar, Delvene Soares, and Iram Naz

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Comparison of enteral versus intravenous potassium supplementation in hypokalaemia in paediatric patients in intensive care post cardiac surgery: open-label randomised equivalence trial (EIPS), Naveed ur Rehman Siddiqu; Quratulain Merchant; Babar Hasan; Arjumand Rizvi; Muneer M Amanullah; Amina Rehmat,; and Anwarul Haque

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Comparison of enteral versus intravenous potassium supplementation in hypokalaemia in paediatric patients in intensive care post cardiac surgery: open-label randomised equivalence trial (EIPS)., Naveed ur Rehman Siddiqu, Quratulain Merchant, Babar Hasan, Arjumand Rizvi, Muneer M Amanullah, Amina Rehmat, and Anwarul Haque

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An incomplete vascular ring causing respiratory distress, Syeda Samar Sohail, Muhammad Tariq, and Muneer Amanullah

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Epidemiology of stone disease across the world, Igor Sorokin, Charalampos Mamoulakis, Katsuhito Miyazawa, Allen Rodgers, Jamsheer J Jehangir Talati, and Yair Lotan

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Bomb blast in a tertiary care hospital, the challenges faced during management of victims in a resource limited country, Rizwan Sultan, Hasnain Zafar, Umar B, and Khabir Ahmed

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Primary hyperoxaluria in populations of Pakistan origin: results from a literature review and two major registries, Jamsheer Talati, Sally-Anne Hulton, Sander F. Garrelfs, Wajahat Aziz, Shoaib Rao, Amanullah Memon, Zafar Nazir, Syed Raziuddin Biyabani, Saqib Hamid Qazi, Iqbal Azam Syed, Aysha Habib, Jamil Ahmed, Lena Jafri, and Mohammad Zeeshan

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Hookworm infestation as a cause of melena and severe anaemia in farmer, Marvi Tariq, Syeda Maria Muzammil, Fareed Ahmed Sheikh, and K. M. Inam Pal

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Re-structuring university hospital’s internship program using kern’s six-step model of Instructional design, M. Tariq, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Amna Subhan Butt, Sana Saeed, Zia Ur Rehman, Barkat Virani, Asghar Ashraf, Irum Qamar, Farah Qamar, Raheela Mohsin Rizvi, Swaleha Tariq, and Qurratulain Naeem

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Management of simultaneous bilateral femur fractures in a tertiary care hospital: a retrospective review, masood umer, Syed Zohaib Gulzar Naqvi, Raza Askari, and Umair Ashraf

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Outcomes of internal hemipelvectomy for pelvic tumors: a developing country’s prospective, masood umer, Rizwan Haroon Rashid, Yasir Mohib, and Haroon Rashid

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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

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Intussusception among children less than 2 years of age: findings from pre-vaccine introduction surveillance in Pakistan, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai; Rozina Thobani; Saqib Hamid Qazi; Nasir Saddal; , Catherine Yen; Negar Aliabadi; and Syed Asad Ali

Submissions from 2016

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Breast reconstruction at The Aga Khan University - a 10 year audit, Samiullah Abdullah; , Asif ,Ahsan; and Tahir Shafi Khan

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Radiotherapy improves survival in stage I endometrial cancer., Khabir Ahmad

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A systematic review of epidemiological literature on the eye health of marginalized fishing populations, Khabir Ahmad; Anthony B. Zwi; Daniel J. Tarantola,; and Bal Chand

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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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Relationship of tumor thickness with neck node metastasis in buccal squamous cell carcinoma: an experience at a tertiary care hospital, Sadaf Qadeer Ahmed, Montasir Junaid, Sohail Awan, Moaz M. Choudhary, Maliha Kazi, Aria Masoom, and Hareem Usman Khan

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Does obesity affects early infection after total knee arthroplasty. a comparison of obese vs non obese patients, Waseem Ahmed, Riaz Hussain Lakdawala, Yasir Mohib, Aurangzeb Qureshi, and Rizwan Haroon Rashid

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Versatility of the anterolateral thigh flap : an AKUH experience., Muhammad Asif Ahsan, Muhammad Ubaid Khan, SAmi Ullaha, Sara Khan, and Muhammad Fazlur Rehman

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Mitral valve replacement in systemic lupus erythematosus associated libman–sacks endocarditis, Anam Akhlaq, Taimur A. Ali, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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The prokinetic, laxative, and antidiarrheal effects of morus nigra: possible muscarinic, Ca(2+) channel blocking, and antimuscarinic mechanisms, Anam Akhlaq; Malik Hassan Mehmood; Abdul Rehman Alvi; Zohaib Ashraf; Sadia Syed; Samira Ahmed; Anwarul-Hassan Gilani; Maimoona Ilyas,; and Bina Shaheen Siddiqui

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Aneurysm in the anterior inferior cerebellar artery-posterior inferior cerebellar artery variant: case report and review of literature, Saad Akhtar; Abdul Azeem; , Amyna Jiwani; and Gohar Javed

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An unusual case of cauda equina secondary to spinal metastasis of thyroid cancer, Shabbir Akhtar and Mohammad Adeel

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Stability of palatal rugae as a forensic marker in orthodontically treated cases., Batool Ali, Attiya Shaikh, and Mubassar Fida

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Is laparoscopic pyeloplasty a comparable option to treat ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO)? a comparative study., Mazhar Ali, Syed Raziuddin Biyabani, Rajab Ali Ghirano, Wajahat Aziz, and Khurram Mutahir Siddiqui

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Frequency of sensorineural hearing loss in chronic suppurative otitis media, Syed Sajjad Ali Zaidi; Hamdan Ahmed Pasha,; Anwar Suhail,; and Talha Ahmed Qureshi

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Idarucizumab: a novel antidote for reversal of dabigatran., Abdul Rehman Alvi; Muhammad Awais,; and Noor Ul-Ain Baloch

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Precision medicine and low- to middle-income countries., Abdul Rehman Alvi; Muhammad Awais; and Noor Ul-Ain Baloch,

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Effect of steroids on inflammatory markers and clinical parameters in congenital open heart surgery: a randomised controlled trial, Muneer M Amanullah, Mohamad Hamid, Hashim M. Hanif, and Marium Muzaffar

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Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection in Pakistani patients with oral cancer, Mohammad Sohail Awan

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Lower red cell transfusion rates with use of tranexamic acid in single-stage bilateral total knee arthroplasty: a retrospective audit, Muhammad Aziz; Salman Bin Mahmood,; Riaz Hussain Lakdawala; and Tashfeen Ahmad

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Diagnostic perplexity of panoramic radiograph, Sheikh Bilal Bada and Rabia Ghafoor

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Age estimation of a sample of pakistani population using coronal pulp cavity Index in molars and premolars on orthopantomogram, Sheikh Bilal Bada, Rabia Ghafoor, Farhan Raza Khan, and Muhammad Hasan Hameed

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Patients' satisfaction and spectacle independence after cataract surgery with multifocal intraocular lens implantation in a tertiary care hospital, Rashid Baig; Tanveer Anjum Chaudhry; Saajan Kukreja,; Sidra Shakil; and Khabir Ahmad

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Indications of enucleations and eviscerations performed at a tertiary eye care unit: a case series., Rashid Baig, Maheen Akhtar Syed, Khabir Ahmad, and Tanveer Anjum Chaudhry

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Occupational health of self-employed skilled labourers and daily-wage workers in Pakistan., Noor Ul-Ain Baloch, Abdul Rehman Alvi, and Muhammad Awais

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Bacterobilia in acute cholecystitis: bile cultures' isolates, antibiotic sensitivities and antibiotic usage. a study on a Pakistani population., Yousaf Bashir Hadi,; Muhammad Waqas; Hafiz Muhammad Umer,; Ammar Alam; Abdul Rehman Alvi; and Muhammad Rizwan Khan

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Nephrolithiasis after bariatric surgery: a review of pathophysiologic mechanisms and procedural risk., Umer Hasan Bhatti, Andrew J. Duffy, Kurt Eric Roberts, and Amir Hafeez Shariff

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A 10-year review of indications for penetrating keratoplasty in a tertiary care setting in Karachi Pakistan, Tanveer Anjum Chaudhry, Salman Naveed Sadiq, Zubaida Sirang, Maheen Akhtar Syed, Mustafa Kamal, and Khabir Ahmad

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Frequency and predictors of recurrence of bladder tumour on first check cystoscopy - a tertiary care hospital experience, Muhammad Farhan, Nazim Syed Muhammad, Jibran Ahmed, and Hammad Ather

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Unintentional injuries In children: are our homes safe?, Ahmad Vaqas Faruque and Muhammad Arif Mateen Khan

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Reliability of overbite depth indicator (ODI) and anteroposterior dysplasia indicator (APDI) in the assessment of different vertical and sagittal dental malocclusions: a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis, Farheen Fatima, Mubassar Fida, and Attiya Shaikh

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Bilateral radicular cyst with severe destruction of the buccal cortical plate secondary to endodontic failure, Rabia Ghafoor and Kiran Rehman

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Bacterobilia in acute cholecystitis: bile cultures' isolates, Yousaf Bashir Hadi; Muhammad Waqas; Hafiz Muhammad Umer,; Ammar Alam; Abdul Rehman Alvi; Muhammad Rizwan Khan; and Amir Hafeez Shariff

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Association between hypodontia and angles malocclusion, Batool A. Haider and Syed Sheeraz Hussain

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Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentists in teaching hospitals in Karachi, Muhammad Hasan Hameed, Rabia Ghafoor, Farhan Raza Khan, and Sheikh Bilal Bada

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Cervical mediastinoscopy in the diagnosis of lymphadenopathy in South Asia., Sulaiman B Hasan, Fazal Wahab Khan, Shiraz Hashmi, Ahsan Ehtesham, Rizwana Ahmed Magsi, and Syed Shahabuddin

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A review of scleral buckle procedures performed at a tertiary care center in Karachi, Farzeen Khalid Hashmi; Umair Razaque Arain,; Azam Ali; and Khabir Ahmad

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Two incision mini open carpal tunnel release- a minimally invasive alternative to endoscopic release, Pervaiz Hashmi, Rizwan Haroon Rashid, Moiz Ali, Yasir Mohib, and Naveed Baloch

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On-table extubation after open heart surgery in children: an experience from a tertiary care hospital in a developing country., Mehar Hoda, Anwarul Haque, Fareena Aijaz, Mohammad I. Akhtar, Amina Rehmat, Muneer M Amanullah, and Babar S. Hasan

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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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In-vitro comparison of micro-leakage between nanocomposite and microhybrid composite In class v cavities treated with The self-etch technique, Syeda Mahvish Hussain and Farhan Raza Khan

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MALT lymphoma of the base of the tongue: a rare case entity, Haissan Iftikhar, Moghira Siddiqui, and Khurram Minhas

MALT lymphoma of the base of the tongue: a rare case entity, Haissan Iftikhar, Moghira Siddiqui, and Khurram Minhas

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Catamenial pneumothorax: a case report., Hina Inam; Sumera Inam,; and Munaim Tahir

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Heparin resistance during pediatric cardiac surgery: an unanticipated challenge for an anesthesiologist., Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Shabbir Akhtar, and Shahid Ahmed Sami

Pediatric laparoscopic surgery; initial experience from Pakistan; first 100 cases in single center, Hassan Ishaq, Saqib Hamid Qazi, Sohail Dogar, Muhammad Younus Khan Durrani Khan Durrani, and Ahmad Vaqas

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Pediatric laparoscopic surgery; initial experience from Pakistan; first 100 cases in single center, Hassan Ishaq; Saqib Hamid Qazi; Sohail Dogar; Muhammad Younus Khan Durrani,; and Ahmad Vaqas Faruque

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Prospective survey to study factors which could influence same-day discharge after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a tertiary care hospital of a developing country, Samina Ismail, Aliya Ahmed, Muhammad Qamarul Hoda, Muhammad Sohaib, and Zia Ur Rehman

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Adrenalectomy for solitary metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma post liver transplantation: case report and literature review, Imran K. Jalbani, Nazim Syed Muhammad, Usman Tariq Siddiqui, and Farahat Abbas

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Improvement in quality of lifesix months after primary total hip arthroplasty in a Pakistani population., Akbar Jaleel Zubair; Syed Usman Bin Mahmood,; Moiz Ali; and Shahryar Noordin

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Factors associated with burnout among residents in a developing country, Akbar Jaleel Zubair and Shahryar Noordin

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Factors associated with burnout among residents in a developing country., Akbar Jaleel Zubair and Shahryar Noordin