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Submissions from 2017

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Quality of life perceptions in school-going adolescents with social anxiety, Syeda Ayesha Farooq, Aeman Muneeb, Warda Ajmal, Maaida Asif Tauni, Sana Mahmood, Syed Kalimullah Sohaib Qadri, Asfand Yar Butt, Syed Farrukh Mustafa, Syed Hamza Sohai, and Narjis Rizvi

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Prevalence and determinants of unintended pregnancies amongst women attending antenatal clinics in Pakistan, Atif Habib, Camille Raynes- Greenow, Sidrah Nausheen, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Muhammad Sajid, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, and Kirsten I Black

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Knowledge and perceptions of polio and polio immunization in polio high-risk areas of Pakistan, Atif Habib, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Noshad Ali, Imtiaz Hussain, Farhana Tabassum, Zamir Suhag, Saeed Anwar, Imran Ahmed, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Community engagement and integrated health and polio immunisation campaigns in conflict-affected areas of Pakistan: a cluster randomised controlled trial, Atif Habib, Sajid Soofi, Simon Cousens, Saeed Anwar, Najib ulHaque, Imran Ahmed, Noshad Ali, Rehman Tahir, and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

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Vitamin A supplementation for preventing morbidity and mortality in children from six months to five years of age, Aamer Imdad, Evan Mayo Wilson, Kurt Herzer, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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A mixed methods study to assess the effectiveness of food-based interventions to prevent stunting among children under-five years in districts Thatta and Sujawal, Sindh province, Pakistan: study protocol, Sumra Kureishy; Gul Nawaz Khan; Shabina Arrif,; Khizar Ashraf; Angela Cespedes; Atif Habib; Imtiaz Hussain; Asmat Ullah; Ali Turab; Imran Ahmed; Shehla Zaidi; and Sajid Bashir Soofi

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De novo 11q deletion including SHANK2 in a patient with global developmental delay, Cherisse A. Marcou, April L. Studinski Jones, Marine I. Murphree, Salman Kirmani, and Nicole L. Hoppman

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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 Siddiqui, Quratulain Merchant, Babar S Hasan, Arjumand Rizvi, Muneer Amanullah, Amina Rehmat, and Anwarul Haq

Submissions from 2016

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Spectrum of Intracerebral Hemorrhage in children: A report from PICU of a resource limited country, Qalab Abbas, Qurat ul Ain Merchant, Bushra Nasir, Anwar ul Haque, Basit Salam, and Gohar Javed

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Right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia and myelomeningocele: a rare association, Syed Rehan Ali and Shakeel Ahmed

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Atrial thrombus in a premature newborn following cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, Syed Rehan Ali, Shakeel Ahmed, Nadeem Aslam, and Heeramani Lohana

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Evaluation of solar disinfection of water intervention delivered through lady health workers in reduction of diarrheal episodes in under five children, Shabina Ariff, Ubaidullah Khan, Ali Turab, Imtiaz Hussain, Atif Habib, Tarab Mansoor, Dania Mallick, Zamir Suhag, Zaid Bhatti, Imran Ahmed, Sajid Bashir Soofi, and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

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Antenatal dietary education and/or balanced nutritional supplementation benefits at-risk women and infants, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Children of war: urgent action is needed to save a generation, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Integrated Strategies to Address Maternal and Child Health and Survival in Low-Income Settings: Implications for Haiti, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Mapping the geography of child mortality: a key step in addressing disparities, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Nutrition: How will the next 'Decade of Nutrition' be different from the past one?, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Using life saving commodities to save lives globally, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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What does India need to do to address childhood malnutrition at scale?, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Moving ahead: what will a renewed Countdown to 2030 for Women and Children look like?, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Mickey Chopra

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Twelve years on: a call for papers for another special collection of articles on South Asia, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Samiran Nundy, and Kamran Abbasi

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Effect of booster doses of poliovirus vaccine in previously vaccinated children, clinical trial results 2013, Atif Habib, Sajid Soofi, Ondrej Mach, Tariq Samejo, Didar Alam, Zaid Bhatti, William C. Weldon, Steven M. Oberste, Roland Sutte, and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

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Mumps myocarditis: a forgotten disease?, Sheraz Hussain, Mohammad Faizan Zahid, Arshalooz J. Rahman, Mehnaz A. Atiq, and S. H. Ibrahim

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Hypermanganesemia with dystonia, polycythemia and cirrhosis (HMDPC) due to mutation in the SLC30A10 gene, Khairunnisa Mukhtiar, Shahnaz Ibrahim, Karin Tuschl, and Phillipa Mills

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Safety netting through the prevention and detection of child abuse in low and middle income countries: lessons from Pakistan, Kanwal Nayani, Muhammad Akbar Baig, Nick Brown, and Asad Mian

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Evaluation of the uptake and impact of neonatal vitamin A supplementation delivered through the Lady Health Worker programme on neonatal and infant morbidity and mortality in rural Pakistan: an effectiveness trial, Sajid Soofi, Shabina Ariff, Kamran Sadiq, Atif Habib, Zaid Bhatti, Imran Ahmad, Masawar Hussain, Nabeela Ali, Simon Cousens, and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

Submissions from 2015

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Urban and rural comparison of vitamin D status in Pakistani pregnant women and neonates, S Anwar, M P Iqbal, I Azam, Atif Habib, S Bhutta, S B Soofi, and Z Bhutta

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Whole-exome sequencing in the clinic: lessons from six consecutive cases from the clinician's perspective, Volk A, Conboy E, Wical B, Patterson M, and Salman Kirmani

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Distinctive hemodynamics in the immediate postoperative period of patients with a longer cardiac intensive care stay post–tetralogy of fallot repair, Kisha A Beg, Anwarul Haque, Muneer Amanullah, and Sobia N Laique

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Routine iron supplementation for non-anaemic pregnant women in developed countries needs evaluation, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Premature abandonment of global vitamin A supplementation programmes is not prudent!, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Shawn K. Baker

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What can Pakistan do to address maternal and child health over the next decade?, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Assad Hafeez

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Zinc supplementation fails to increase the immunogenicity of oral poliovirus vaccine: a randomized controlled trial, Atif Habib, S Soofi, A. Sheraz, Z.S. Bhatti, H. Okayasu, S.Z. Zaidi, N.A. Molodecky, M.A. Pallansch, R.W. Sutter, and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

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Clinical profiles and outcomes of children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit from the emergency department, Anwarul Haque, Naveedur Rehman Siddiqui, Sidra Kaleem Jafri, Mehar Hoda, Surraiya Bano, and Asad Mian

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Interplay of chemo attractant peptides (cathelicidin and chemerin) with vitamin-D in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, Najeeha Talat Iqbal, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Rabia Hussain, Nisar Ahmed Rao, Narius Virji, Bushra Jamil, and Muhammad Irfan

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Frequency and mortality associated with hyperglycemia in critically Ill children, Sabeen Abid Khan, Mohsina Noor Ibrahim, and Anwarul Haque

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Screening for G6PD deficiency among neonates with neonatal jaundice admitted to tertiary care center: a need in disguise, Kishwer Kumar, Arjumand Sohaila, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Iqtidar Ahmed Khan, and Anila Zafar

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Use of N-acetylcysteine in children with fulminant hepatic failure caused by acute viral hepatitis, Ali Faisal Saleem, Qalab Abbas, and Anwarul Haque

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Isoniazid induced acute pancreatitis in a young girl, Ali Faisal Saleem Dr, Saba Arbab, and Farah Qamar Naz

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Diagnostic accuracy of WHO verbal autopsy tool for ascertaining causes of neonatal deaths in the urban setting of Pakistan: a hospital-based prospective study, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Shabina Ariff, Ubaidullah Khan, Ali Turab, Gul Nawaz Khan, Atif Habib, Kamran Sadiq, Zamir Suhag, Zaid Bhatti, Imran Ahmed, Rajiv Bhal, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

Submissions from 2014

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Adrenal insufficiency in a child with MELAS syndrome, Bushra Afroze, Nida Amjad, Shahnaz Ibrahim, Khadija Nuzhat Humayun, and Yusnita Yakob

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Clinical and biochemical characteristics of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Shakeel Ahmed, Syed Rehan Ali, Sidra Ishaque, and Nabil Sami

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Vascular ehlers-danlos syndrome: a rare disorder presenting with focal convulsions, Shakeel Ahmed, Syed Rehan Ali, Naila Nadeem, and Muhammad Hamid

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Neonatal sepsis following prolonged rupture of membranes in a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Muhammad Matloob Alam, Ali Faisal Saleem, Abdul Sattar Shaikh, Owais Munir, and Maqbool Qadir

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Acute cerebellitis with hydrocephalus, Nida Amjad, Anwarul Haque, and Khalid Ahmed

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Immunogenicity and safety of the Vi-CRM197 conjugate vaccine against typhoid fever in adults, children, and infants in south and southeast Asia: results from two randomised, observer-blind, age de-escalation, phase 2 trials, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Maria Rosario Capeding, Ashish Bavdekar, Elisa Marchetti, Shabina Ariff, Sajid B Soofi, Alessandra Anemona, Atif Habib, Edison Alberto, Sanjay Juvekar, Rana M Qasim Khan, Rachid Marhaba, Noshad Ali, Nelia Malubay, Anand Kawade, Allan Saul, Laura B Martin, and Audino Podda

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Antibiotics to promote growth in children?, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Infectious disease: Polio eradication hinges on child health in Pakistan, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Should research fraud be a crime?, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Julian Crane

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A role for science investments in advancing newborn health, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Gary L. Darmstadt

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Can available interventions end preventable deaths in mothers, newborn babies, and stillbirths, and at what cost?, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Jai K. Das, Rajiv Bahl, Joy E. Lawn, Rehana A. Salam, Vinod K. Paul, M Jeeva Sankar, Hannah Blencowe, Arjumand Rizvi, Victoria B. Chou, and Neff Walker

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Interventions to Address Maternal and Childhood Undernutrition: Current Evidence, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Das J. K

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Tackling the existing burden of infectious diseases in the developing world: existing gaps and the way forward, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Rehana A. Salam, Jai K. Das, and Zohra S. Lassi

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Approaches to improve Quality of Care (QoC) for women and newborns: conclusions, evidence gaps and research priorities, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Rehana A. Salam, Zohra S. Lassi, Anne Austin, and Ana Langer

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Global burden, distribution, and interventions for infectious diseases of poverty, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta; Johannes Sommerfeld; Zohra S. Lassi,; Rehana A. Salam; and Jai K Das

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Early recovery in post Varicella transverse myelitis, Prem Chand, Shahnaz brahim, Syed Sohail Zaidi, and Nida Amjad

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A 7-year-old girl with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and progressive scoliosis, Radhika Dhamija and Salman Kirmani

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Bone strength and structural deficits in children and adolescents with a distal forearm fracture resulting from mild trauma, Joshua N. Farr, Shreyasee Amin, L Joseph Melton III, Salman Kirmani, Louise K. McCready, Elizabeth J. Atkinson, Ralph Müller, and Sundeep Khosla

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Short-term neonatal outcome in late preterm vs. term infants, Anila Haroon, Syed Rehan Ali, Shakeel Ahmed, and Humaira Maheen

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The upsurge of SSPE--a reflection of national measles immunization status in Pakistan, Shahnaz Ibrahim, Nida Amjad, Ali Faisal Saleem Dr, Prem Chand, Arshad Rafique, and Khadija Nuzhat Humayun

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Readmission to paediatric intensive care unit: frequency, causes and outcome, Muhammad Rehan Khan, Prem Kumar, Sumaira Iram, and Anwarul Haque

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Immune responses to Vi capsular polysaccharide typhoid vaccine in children 2 to 16 years old in Karachi, Pakistan, and Kolkata, India, R. Leon Ochiai, M. Imran Khan, Sajid B. Soofi, Dipika Sur, Suman Kanungo, Young Ae You, Atif Habib, Shah Muhammad Sahito, Byomkesh Manna, Camilo J. Acosta, Mohammad Ali, Sujit K. Bhattacharya, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, and John D. Clemens

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Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis: clinical and demographic characteristics, Arshad Rafique, Nida Amjad, Prem Chand, Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi, Muhammad Suleman Rana, Khalid Ahmed, and Shahnaz Ibrahim

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Posterior mediastinal branchial cleft cyst: an unusual site, Abdul Rashid, Vaqas Ahmad, Saqib Qazi, Abdul Gaffar Billoo, Sajida Rashid, and Ali Faisal Saleem

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Empyema thoracis in children: clinical presentation, management and complications, Ali Faisal Saleem, Abdul Sattar Shaikh, Reema Sajjad Khan, Fazal Khan, Ahmad Vaqas Faruque, and Muhammad Arif Mateen Khan

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Frequency of cardiorenal syndrome type-I in hospitalized children with acute heart failure in a tertiary-care hospital, Mehjabeen Zaidi, Arshalooz Jamila Rehman, Anwarul Haque, Saleem Akhtar, and Prem Kumar Maheshwar

Submissions from 2013

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Oesophageal duplication cyst presenting as haemoptysis, Noureen Afzal, Syeda Ezz-e-Rukhshan Adil, Ammara Mushtaq, Arshalooz Rahman, and Muneer Amanullah

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Global Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Robert E. Black

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Surgical outcomes of pediatric patients with ventricular septal defects in a tertiary referral center in Pakistan: a retrospective cohort study, Omair Bushra, Muneer Amanullah, and Atiq Mehnaz

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Septo-optic dysplasia in a patient with an unbalanced 5;12 translocation, Radhika Dhamija, Lindsey Waltman, Nicole Hoppman, and Salman Kirmani

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Novel de novo SCN2A mutation in a child with migrating focal seizures of infancy, Radhika Dhamija, Elaine Wirrell, Germano Falcao, Salman Kirmani, and Lily C. Wong-Kisiel

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A study to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility and impact of packaged interventions (“Diarrhea Pack”) for prevention and treatment of childhood diarrhea in rural Pakistan, Atif Habib, Sajid Soofi, Kamran Sadiq, Tariq Samejo, Musawar Hussain, Mushtaq Mirani, Asmatullah Rehmatullah, Imran Ahmed, and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

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A study evaluating poliovirus antibodies and risk factors associated with polio seropositivity in low socioeconomic areas of Pakistan, Atif Habib, S. Soofi, N. Ali, R.W. Sutter, M. Palansch, H. Qureshi, T. Akhtar, N.A. Molodecky, H. Okayasu, and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

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Response to Cobben et al. "Array CGH on unstimulated blood does not detect all cases of Pallister-Killian syndrome: buccal smear analysis should remain the diagnostic procedure of first choice", Jennelle C. Hodge and Salman Kirmani

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Prevalence of early childhood disability in a rural district of Sind, Pakistan, Shahnaz Ibrahim and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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A double blind community-based randomized trial of Amoxicillin Versus Placebo for fast breathing Pneumonia in children aged 2-59 months in Karachi, Pakistan (RETAPP), Fyezah Jehan, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Salima Kerai, Nick Brown, Benazir Balouch, Zulfiqar Hyder, Gwen Ambler, Amy Sarah Ginsburg, and Anita K. M. Zaidi

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Botulism in children: a diagnostic dilemma in developing countries, Muhammad Rehan Khan, Prem Kumar, Shahnaz Shahid, and Anwarul Haque

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Mortality and neurodevelopmental outcomes of acute bacterial meningitis in children aged <5 years in>Pakistan, Asif Raza Khowaja, Syed Mohiuddin, Adam L. Cohen, Ahmed Khalid, Usma Mehmood, Farnaz Naqvi, Nargis Asad, Khatidja Pardhan, Kim Mulholland, Rana Hajjeh, Anita K.M. Zaidi, and Saad Shafqat

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Midterm results of bovine jugular vein conduit for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction, Shazia Samad Mohsin, Maria Tariq Siddiqui, Abdul Sattar Shaikh, Mehnaz Atiq, and Muneer Amanullah

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Severe combined immune deficiency syndrome, Ali Faisal Saleem, Ranish Deedar Ali Khawaja, Abdul Sattar Shaikh, Syed Asad Ali, and Anita Kaniz Mehdi Zaidi

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Trends in antibiotic susceptibility and incidence of late-onset Klebsiella pneumoniae neonatal sepsis over a six-year period in a neonatal intensive care unit in Karachi, Pakistan, Ali Faisal Saleem, Farah Naz Qamar, Hira Shahzad, Maqbool Qadir, and Anita K.M. Zaidi

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Community-based versus health facility-based management of acute malnutrition for reducing the prevalence of severe acute malnutrition in children 6 to 59 months of age in low- and middle-income countries, Yasir Shafiq, Ali Saleem, Zohra S. Lassi, and Anita KM Zaidi

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Anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity: prospective cohort study from Pakistan, Abdul Sattar Shaikh, Ali Faisal Saleem, Shazia Samad Mohsin, Muhammad Matloob Alam, and Mehnaz Atiq Ahmed

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Improved accessibility of emergency obstetrics and newborn care (EmONC) services for maternal and newborn health: a community based project, Ali Turab, Shabina Ariff, Atif Habib, Imran Ahmed, Masawar Hussain, Akhtar Rashid, Zahid Memon, M. Imran Khan, Sajid Soofi, and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

Submissions from 2012

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Icterus Neonatorum in Near-Term and Term Infants: An overview., Rehan Ali, Shakeel Ahmed, Maqbool Qadir, and Khalil Ahmad

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Sample size calculation and sampling techniques, Syed Asad Ali

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The Ignominy of Low birth Weight in South Asia, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Group B streptococcal disease in infants aged younger than 3 months: systematic review and meta-analysis, Karen M. Edmond, Christina Kortsalioudaki, Susana Scott, Stephanie J. Schrag, Anita K. M. Zaidi, Simon Cousens, and Paul T. Heath

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Acute myeloid leukaemia in children: experience at a tertiary care facility of Pakistan, Zehra Fadoo, Naureen Mushtaq, Saima Alvi, and Muhammad Ali

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Spinal muscular atrophy: clinical spectrum and genetic mutations in Pakistani children, Shahnaz Ibrahim, Tariq Moatter, and Ali Faisal Saleem

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Basic study designs in health research, Fyezah Jehan and Abdul Momin Kazi

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Questionnaire designing and validation, Abdul Momin Kazi and Wardah Khalid

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Effectiveness of Vi capsular polysaccharide typhoid vaccine among children: a cluster randomized trial in Karachi, Pakistan, M. Imran Khan, Sajid Bashir Soofi, R. Leon Ochiai, Atif Habib, Shah Muhammad Sahito, S. Qamaruddin Nizam, Camilo J Acosta, John D. Clemens, and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

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Epidemiology, clinical presentation, and patterns of drug resistance of salmonella typhi in Karachi, Pakistan, M. Imran Khan, Sajid Bashir Soof, R. Leon Ochiai, Mohammad Jawed Khan, Shah Muhammad Sahito, Atif Habib, Mahesh K Puri, Lorenz von Seidlein, Jin Kyung Park, Young Ae You, Mohammad Ali, S. Qamarudding Nizami, Camilo J Acosta, Richard Bradley Sack, John D Clemens, and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

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Risk factors associated with typhoid fever in children aged 2-16 years in Karachi, Pakistan, M. I. Khan, R. L. Ochiai, S. B. Soofi, L. Von-Seidlein, M. J. Khan, S. M. Sahito, Atif Habib, M. K. Puri, J. K. Park, Y. A. You, M. Ali, S. Q. Nizami, C. J. Acosta, R. Bradley-Sack, J. D. Clemens, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Risk factors associated with typhoid fever in children aged 2–16 years in Karachi, Pakistan, M. I. KHAN, R. L. OCHIA, S. B. SOOFI, L. VON- SEIDLEIN, M. J. KHAN, S. M. SAHITO, Atif Habib, M. K. PURI, J. K. PARK, Y. A. YOU, M. ALI, S. Q. NIZAMI, C. J. ACOSTA, R. BRADLEY- SACK, J. D. CLEMENS, and Z. A. BHUTTA

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Neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature infants at a tertiary care center in Pakistan, Muhammad Rehan Khan, Prem K. Maheshwari, Huma Shamim, Ali F. Saleem, Shakeel Ahmed, Syed R. Ali, and Shahnaz H Ibrahim

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Morbidity pattern of sick hospitalized preterm infants in Karachi, Pakistan, Muhammad Rehan Khan, Prem Kumar Maheshwari, Huma Shamim, Shakeel Ahmed, and Syed Rehan Ali

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Mutation in NSUN2, which Encodes an RNA Methyltransferase, Causes Autosomal-Recessive Intellectual Disability, Muzammil Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Arshad Rafiq, Abdul Noor, Shobbir Hussain, Joana V. Flores, Verena Rupp, Akshita K. Vincent, Roland Malli, Ghazanfar Ali, Falak Sher Khan, Gisele E. Ishak, Dan Doherty, Rosanna Weksberg, Muhammad Ayub, Christian Windpassinger, S. H. Ibrahim, Michaela Frye, Muhammad Ansar, and John B. Vincent

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Parental Awareness and Coverage of Mass Measles Vaccination Drive 2011: Cross-Sectional Survey in the Metropolitan City of Karachi, Pakistan, Asif Raza Khowaja, Sana Sheikh, Ali Faisal Saleem, and Anita KM Zaidi