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Submissions from 2023

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Relationship of abdominal circumference and trunk length with spinal anesthesia block height in geriatric patients undergoing transurethral resection of prostate, Muhammad Yahya, Aliya Ahmed, Iayla Fatima, and Muhammad Nasir

Submissions from 2022

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A retrospective analysis of peri-operative medication errors from a low-middle income country, Shemila Abbasi, Saima Rashid, and Fauzia Anis Khan

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Persistent post-surgical pain after total knee arthroplasty at a tertiary care hospital of a low-middle income country, Aliya Ahmed, Gauhar Afshan, and Robyna Irshad Khan

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Factors influencing the use of postoperative bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) in patients undergoing adult cardiac surgery: A retrospective cohort study, Syed Shabbir Ahmed, Muhammad Saad Yousuf, Khalid Samad, Hameed Ullah, and Khalid Maudood Siddiqui

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Intraoperative post partum hemorrhage in a patient with dengue fever, Usama Ahmed and Asiyah Aman

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Maximising access to timely trauma care across population of Karachi and its districts: A geospatial approach to develop a trauma care network, Muhammad Nabeel Ashraf, Mohammad Salman Khalil, Ahwaz Akhtar, Lubna Samad, and Asad Latif

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A survey of current practices and adherence to coronavirus disease airway management guidelines among frontline healthcare professionals in a resource-limited country, Amber Gulamani, Faisal Shamim, Sehrish Khan, Sohaib Haider Hashmi, and Shemila Abbasi

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Pharmacological interventions for the treatment and control of shivering in adult patients undergoing elective surgery under regional Anaesthesia: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Malika Hameed, Naureen Akber Ali, Khalid Ahsan, and Mohsin Nazir

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Challenges of pediatric anesthesia services and training infrastructure in tertiary care teaching institutions in Pakistan: A perspective from the province of Sindh, Fauzia A. Khan, Saeeda Haider, Nighat Abbas, Navaid Akhtar, Nur Ul Haq, M Saleh Khaskheli, Younis Khatri, Nadeem Munir, Hamid Raza, and Maqsood Ahmed Siddiqui

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Modified jaw thrust I-gel insertion technique in adults: A case series, Dileep Kumar

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Epidemiology, management, and outcomes of sepsis in ICUs among countries of differing national wealth across Asia, Andrew Li, Lowell Ling, Hanyu Qin, Yaseen M. Arabi, Sheila Nainan Myatra, Moritoki Egi, Je Hyeong Kim, Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Do Ngoc Son, and Madiha Hashmi

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Factors associated with loss of motivation and hesitation to work amongst frontline health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey from a developing country, Mehreen Malik, Syeda Tayyaba Rehan, Farheen Malik, Jawad Ahmed, Chaudhary Abdul Fatir, Hassan Ul Hussain, Asiyah Aman, and Muhammad Junaid Tahir

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Hospital based prevalence of smoking among surgical patients in tertiary care hospitals of Karachi Pakistan, Mohsin Nazir, Azhar Rehman, Saima Rashid, Bushra Salim, Tanveer Baig, and Karima Karam Khan

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Emergency airway management in COVID-19 patients and risk to healthcare workers: A low-middle income country data from the intubate COVID registry, Faisal Shamim, M Nazir, Naseem A. Sheikh, Asma Salam, and Badar Afzal Khan

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Case report on peri-operative surgical and anaesthetic management of ruptured humongous lung abscess, Khalid Maudood Siddiqui, Akbar Azizullah, and Muhammad Saad Yousuf

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Anesthesia patient safety: Next steps to improve worldwide perioperative safety by 2030, Mark A. Warner, Daniel Arnal, Daniel J. Cole, Rola Hammoud, Carolina Haylock-Loor, Pedro Ibarra, Muralidhar Joshi, Fauzia A. Khan, Konstantin M. Lebedinskii, and Jannicke Mellin-Olsen

Submissions from 2021

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Postoperative pain management modalities used for adult patients in LMIC – A systematic review of randomized controlled trials, Gauhar Afshan, Robyna Irshad Khan, Aliya Ahmed, Ali Sarfraz Siddiqui, Azhar Rehman, Rozina Kerai, Amir Raza, and Khawaja Mustafa

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Post-operative pain management modalities employed in clinical trials for adult patients in LMIC; a systematic review, Gauhar Afshan, Robyna Irshad Khan, Aliya Ahmed, Ali Sarfraz Siddiqui, Azhar Rehman, Syed Amir Raza, Rozina Kerai, and Khawaja Mustafa

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Prevalence of persistent post-surgical pain in a tertiary care hospital of a developing country: A cross sectional survey, Aliya Ahmed, Gauhar Afshan, and Robyna Irshad Khan

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Quality assurance audit in adult cardiac anaesthesia, Syed Shabbir Ahmed, Mohammad Hamid, and Faisal Junejo

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Incidence and risk factors of delirium in surgical intensive care unit, Muhammad Asghar Ali, Madiha Hashmi, Waqas Ahmed, Syed Amir Raza, Muhammad Faisal Khan, and Bushra Salim

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Ratio of height to thyromental distance: A comparison with mallampati and upper lip bite test for predicting difficult intubation in Pakistani population, Saman Tauheed Ali, Khalid Samad, Syed Amir Raza, and Muhammad Qamarul Hoda

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Frequency of early postoperative adverse events (AEs) in adult patients undergoing elective neurosurgical intervention at tertiary care center in Pakistan, Mansoor Chandio, Faraz Shafiq, and Ather Enam

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Anaesthetic challenges in a paediatric patient with escobar syndrome-difficult airway and postoperative pneumothorax, Waleed Bin Ghaffar, Irfan Ul Haq, Arham Shahid, and Samina Ismail

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Efficacy and safety of dotinurad in hyperuricemic patients with or without gout: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, Ayman Iqbal, Kinza Iqbal, Eisha Farid, Ali Ishaque, Muhammad Hasanain, Taha Bin Arif, Shajeea Arshad Ali, Sawai Singh Rathore, and Mehreen Malik

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Bilateral mid-axillary transversus abdominis plane block does not attenuate stress response to total abdominal hysterectomy: A randomised controlled placebo trial, Samina Ismail, Aliya Ahmed, Muhammad Qamarul Hoda, Samie Asghar, Aysha Habib, and Aliya Aziz

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Mid-axillary transversus abdominis plane block and stress response after abdominal hysterectomy: A randomised controlled placebo trial, Samina Ismail, Aliya Ahmed, Muhammad Qamarul Hoda, Samie Asghar, Aysha Habib Khan, and Aliya Aziz

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Post operative sore throat: Comparison between Macintosh versus video laryngoscope in patients intubated by trainee anaesthetists - A randomised control trial, Amin Ahmed Kapadia, Faraz Shafiq, and Amir Raza

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Assessment of trauma care capacity in Karachi, Pakistan: Toward an integrated trauma care system, Mohammad Salman Khalil, Asad Latif, Muhammad Nabeel Ashraf, Muhammad Mehmood Alam Atiq, Hasnain Zafar, Adil H. Haider, and Lubna Samad

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Combined use of a videolaryngoscope and a flexible bronchoscope for awake tracheal intubation when front-of-neck airway is not an option, Muhammad Furqan Khan, Faisal Shamim, Muhammad Umer Slote, Bushra Salim, and Syed Akbar Abbas

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Knowledge, attitude, and perception of Pakistani anesthesiologists about medical usage of cannabis for pain, Robyna Irshad Khan and Gauhar Afshan

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A comparison between ultrasound guided ilioinguial/iliohyphogastic nerves block and infiltration of wound with ropivacaine on post-operative pain after open repair of unilateral inguinal hernia in adults: A randomized controlled trial, Robyna Irshad Khan and Summaiya Ali

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Assessment of knowledge regarding tracheostomy care and management of early complications among healthcare professionals, Tooba Khanum, Sadaf Zia, Tahseer Khan, Saima Kamal, Muhammad Nasir Khoso, Javeria Alvi, and Arif Ali

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Augmented package of palliative care for women with cervical cancer: Responding to refractory suffering, Eric L. Krakauer, Khadidjatou Kane, Xiaoxiao Kwete, Gauhar Afshan, Lisa Bazzett-Matabele, Danta Dona Ruthnie Bien-Aimé, Lawrence F. Borges, Sarah Byrne-Martelli, Stephen Connor, and Raimundo Correa

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Essential package of palliative care for women with cervical cancer: Responding to the suffering of a highly vulnerable population, Eric L. Krakauer, Khadidjatou Kane, Xiaoxiao Kwete, Gauhar Afshan, Lisa Bazzett-Matabele, Danta Dona Ruthnie Bien-Aimé, Lawrence F. Borges, Sarah Byrne-Martelli, Stephen Connor, and Raimundo Correa

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Cervical cancer-associated suffering: Estimating the palliative care needs of a highly vulnerable population, Eric L. Krakauer, Xiaoxiao Kwete, Khadidjatou Kane, Gauhar Afshan, Lisa Bazzett-Matabele, Danta Dona Ruthnie Bien-Aimé, Sarah Byrne-Martelli, Stephen Connor, Raimundo Correa, and C R Beena Devi C R Beena Devi

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Comparison of perioperative analgesia between intravenous paracetamol and fentanyl for rigid hysteroscopy: A randomised control trial, Dileep Kumar, Kamal Kumar, and Mohammad Hamid

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Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis: A success story of a diagnostic challenge, Mohsin Nazir, Malika Hameed, and Rizwana Shehzad

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Epidemiological characteristics, ventilator management, and clinical outcome in patients receiving invasive ventilation in intensive care units from 10 Asian middle-income countries (PRoVENT-iMiC): An International, multicenter, prospective study, Luigi Pisani, Anna Geke Algera, Ary Serpa Neto, Areef Ahsan, Abigail Beane, Kaweesak Chittawatanarat, Abul Faiz, Rashan Haniffa, Seyed MohammadReza Hashemian, and Madiha Hashmi

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Safety and effectiveness of ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks: Audit at tertiary care hospital, Asma Abdus Salam, Riffat Aamir, Robyna Irshad Khan, Aliya Ahmed, and Azhar Rehman

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Frequency of immediate neonatal complications (hypoglycemia and neonatal jaundice) in late preterm and term neonates, Muhammad Salman, Heeranand Rathore, Shabina Ariff, Rashid Ali, Ausaf Ahmed Khan, and Muhammad Nasir

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Management of difficult airway in a pregnant patient with severely reduced mouth opening, Faisal Shamim, Aly Bahadur, Dinaz Ghandhi, and Anum Aijaz

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Breaking the pain cycle successfully in a child with severe pain due to recurrent pancreatitis: A case report, Ali Sarfraz Siddiqui and Mansoor Chandio

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Persistent post-surgical pain following breast cancer surgery: An observational study in a tertiary care hospital, Ali Sarfraz Siddiqui, Sana Zeeshan, Aliya Ahmed, and Shaista Khan

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Enhancing the efficiency of bag mask ventilation: New method, Muhammad Irfan Ul Haq

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Anaesthetic management of tracheal injury following blunt neck trauma: An unusual late presentation, Muhammad Saad Yousuf, Mohammad Bin Pervez, Saulat Fatimi, and Khalid Samad

Submissions from 2020

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Managing acute pain in HIV+/AIDS patients: Knowledge and practice trends among emergency physicians of major tertiary care centers of a developing country, Aliya Ahmed, Gauhar Afshan, Robyna Irshad Khan, Badar Afzal Khan, Seemin Jamali, Nighat Farooq, Sarosh Saleem, Rubaba Naeem, and Uzma R. Khan

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Prophylactic mesh placement for the prevention of incisional hernia in high-risk patients after abdominal surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Jawad Ahmed, Nimra Hasnain, Iayla Fatima, Farheen Malik, Muhammad A. Chaudhary, Junaid Ahmad, Mehreen Malik, Laraib Malik, Muhammad Osama, Mirza Zain Baig, Faisal Khosa, and Faiz Bhora

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COVID-19 and liver injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Jawad Ahmed, Tehlil Rizwan, Farheen Malik, Raniyah Akhter, Mehreen Malik, Junaid Ahmad, Abdul Wasay Khan, Muhammad A. Chaudhary, and Muhammad Shariq Usman

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Paediatric thoracic tumour resection: Challenge For an anaesthesiologist, Syed Shabbir Ahmed, Khalid Samad, Muhammad Saad Yousuf, and Faisal Junejo

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Anaesthetic management of patients undergoing deep brain simulation: A retrospective review of 8 cases from a tertiary care center of Pakistan, Usama Ahmed, Faraz Shafiq, Dileep Kumar, Khalid Ahsan, Waleed Bin Ghaffar, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Multicenter international survey on cardiopulmonary bypass perfusion practices in adult cardiac surgery, Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Livia Gautel, Vladimir Lomivorotov, Caetano Nigro Neto, Marc Vives, Mohamed R. El Tahan, Nandor Marczin, Giovanni Landoni, Steffen Rex, and Gudrun Kunst

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Awareness during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Ali Asghar, Bushra Salim, Saqiba Tahir, Fahad Islam, and Muhammad Faisal Khan

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Telogen effluvium: A review of the literature, Fahham Asghar, Nazia Shamim, Umar Farooque, Haris Sheikh, and Ramsha Aqeel

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Risks to healthcare workers following tracheal intubation of patients with COVID-19: A prospective international multicentre cohort study, K El-Boghdadly, D J N. Wong, R Owen, M D. Neuman, S Pocock, J B. Carlisle, C Johnstone, P Andruszkiewicz, P A. Baker, and Faisal Shamim

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Twin pregnancy complicated by intrauterine death of one fetus and herniated bowel loops over gravid uterus, Malika Hameed and Khalid Ahsan

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Comparison of two supraglottic airway devices on postoperative sore throat in children: A prospective randomized controlled trial, Malika Hameed, Khalid Samad, and Hameed Ullah

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In response to letter title "immediate hemodynamic and gaseous exchange effect of bi-level positive airway pressure after cardiac surgery: Our insight to Hamid et al.'s study", Mohammad Hamid, Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, and Saba Ahmed

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Immediate changes in hemodynamics and gas exchange after initiation of noninvasive ventilation in cardiac surgical patients, Mohammad Hamid, Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, and Saba Ahmed

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Efficacy of intravenous paracetamol in combination with lidocaine pretreatment for reducing pain during injection of propofol, Muhammad Hayat, Gauhar Afshan, Muhammad Nasir, Samie Asghar, and Abdul Monem

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A prospective observational study to determine the predictors of increased number of attempts at labour epidural placement, Samina Ismail and Syed Amir Raza

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Global safety in anaesthesia and surgery: Implications for anaesthesia in Pakistan, Fauzia Khan

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Pediatric anesthesia severe adverse events leading to anesthetic morbidity and mortality in a tertiary care center in a low- and middle-income country: A 25-year audit, Nasir Khoso, Waleed Bin Ghaffar, Shemila Abbasi, and Fauzia Khan

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Accuracy of tuffier's line identification by palpation method: Cross-sectional comparative study among obese, pregnant and control groups, Mehreen Malik and Samina Ismail

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Delay between onset of indication and definitive surgery for tracheal trauma, Mohammad Bin Pervez, Hassan Mushtaq, Shahmir Chauhan, Ali Aahil Noorali, Yasir Bilal Khan, Muhammad Saad Yousuf, and Saulat Fatimi

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Critical care bed capacity in Asian countries and regions, Jason Phua, Mohammad Omar Faruq, Atul P. Kulkarni, Ike Sri Redjeki, Khamsay Detleuxay, Naranpurev Mendsaikhan, Kyi Kyi Sann, Babu Raja Shrestha, Madiha Hashmi, and Jose Emmanuel M Palo

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Validation of predictive models identifying patients at risk for massive transfusion during liver transplantation and their potential impact on blood bank resource utilization, Aliaksei Pustavoitau, Nicole A. Rizkalla, Brooke Perlstein, Promise Ariyo, Asad Latif, April J. Villamayor, Steven M. Frank, William T. Merritt, Andrew M. Cameron, and Benjamin Philosophe

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Frequency of early-onset neonatal sepsis following prolonged rupture of membranes, Heeranand Rathore, Arshalooz Rahman, Muhammad Salman, Muhammad Nasir, and Seharish Sherali

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Anaesthetic management for hiatal hernia repair in a child with bartter's syndrome: A case report, Durriya Raza and Fauzia Khan

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Postoperative cognitive dysfunction following general anaesthesia in patients undergoing elective non-cardiac surgery, Khalid Samad, Hameed Ullah, and Muhammad Saad Yousuf

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The use of guedel airway for naso-orogastric tube insertion in patients with COVID-19. A way to minimize aerosol generation, Faraz Shafiq and Dileep Kumar

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Successful airway management using awake videolaryngoscopy for a rare thyroid cancer with grade III goitre and intra-tracheal invasion, Faisal Shamim, Iqra Jangda, and Mubasher Ikram

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Transversus abdominis plane block as a sole anesthetic technique for open appendectomy in patient with treacher collins syndrome: A case report, Khalid Maudood Siddiqui, Muhammad Asghar Ali, and Bushra Salim

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Potential barriers amongst health care professionals of Pakistan in managing COVID-19 patients, Muhammad Irfan Ul Haq, Faraz Shafiq, and Haris Sheikh

Submissions from 2019

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Correlation of trainees' selection scores with their subsequent performance during specialty training in anesthesiology, Aliya Ahmed and Rashida Ahmed

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Multicenter international survey on the clinical practice of ultra-fast-track anesthesia with on-table extubation in pediatric congenital cardiac surgery, Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Mona Momeni, Andrea Szekely, Mohammad Hamid, Mohamed R. El Tahan, and Steffen Rex

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Implementation strategies to reduce surgical site infections: A systematic review, Promise Ariyo, Bassem Zayed, Victoria Riese, Blair Anton, Asad Latif, Claire Kilpatrick, Benedetta Allegranzi, and Sean Berenholtz

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Effectiveness of 80% vs 30-35% fraction of inspired oxygen in patients undergoing surgery: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis, Stijn de Jonge, Matthias Egger, Asad Latif, Yoon Kong Loke, Sean Berenholtz, Marja Boermeester, Benedetta Allegranzi, and Joseph Solomkin

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Anaesthetic management of cerebral arterio-venous malformation excision using awake craniotomy: Initial experience of two cases, Waleed Bin Ghaffar, Khalid Ahsan, Faraz Shafiq, and Ather Enam

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Sleeping pattern before thoracic surgery: A comparison of baseline and night before surgery, Mohammad Hamid, Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, and Saba Ahmed

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Pakistan registry of intensive carE (PRICE): Expanding a lower middle-income, clinician-designed critical care registry in south Asia, Madiha Hashmi, A Beane, A Taqi, M I. Memon, P Athapattu, Z Khan, A M. Dondorp, and R Haniffa

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Changes in the incidence of eye trauma hospitalizations in the United States from 2001 through 2014, Mustafa Iftikha, Asad Latif, Ummarah Z. Farid, Bushra Usmani, Joseph K. Canner, and Syed M A. Shah

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Management of parturient with triplet pregnancy and placenta percreta: Importance of multi-disciplinary approach, Samina Ismail and Akbar Azizullah

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Perfect recipes for obstetric anesthesia: Need of caution in the resource constraint environment, Samina Ismail and Malika Hameed

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Critically ill obstetric patients in resource-limited settings, Samina Ismail and Muhammad Sohaib

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Obstetric patients requiring critical care: Retrospective study in a tertiary care institute of Pakistan, Samina Ismail and Muhammad Sohaib

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Nurses duty to care and nurses phobia to care tuberculosis (TB) patients, Rozina Karmaliani, Robyna Irshad Khan, and Asma Naveed

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Anesthesiologists' compliance with institutional hand hygiene policies, Fareena Khan and Robyna Irshad Khan

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The SAFE-T summit 2018: Implications for the WFSA safety and quality of practice committee, Fauzia Khan

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Evaluation of job stress and burnout among anesthesiologists working in academic institutions in 2 major cities in Pakistan, Fauzia Khan, Mubashir H. Shamim, Liaqat Ali Ali, and Arshad Taqi

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Perioperative ultrasound; fashion, luxury or necessity!, fazal hameed khan

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Teaching bioethics in Pakistan, Robyna Irshad Khan

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The utility of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as a marker of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically Ill patients, Shabnum Khawaja, Lena Jafri, Imran Siddiqui, Madiha Hashmi, and Farooq Ghani

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Isoflurane alone versus small dose propofol with isoflurane for removal of laryngeal mask airway in children-A randomized controlled trial, Dileep Kumar, Gauhar Afshan, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, and Mohammad Hamid

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Safety of 80% vs 30-35% fraction of inspired oxygen in patients undergoing surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Katharina Mattishent, Menaka Thavarajah, Ashnish Sinha, Adam Peel, Matthias Egger, Joseph Solomkin, Stijn de Jonge, Asad Latif, Sean Berenholtz, Benedetta Allegranzi, and Yoon Kong Loke

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Hypertension as a reason for cancellation of elective surgical cases on day of surgery: A five year audit report from the Aga khan university hospital Karachi, Abdul Monem, Amjad Nadeem, and Fauzia Khan

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Is pelvis x-ray essential in stable trauma patients? Step towards lowering the treatment cost, Asad Moosa, Roger Gill, Iqra Jangda, Raza Hasnain Sayyed, and Hasnain Zafar

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Intravenous dexamethasone along with caudal block improves analgesic efficacy following day-case inguinal hernia repair in children: A randomized controlled trial, Amjad Nadeem and Aliya Ahmed

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Knowledge, training and practice of cricoid pressure application by the anesthesiologists of teaching hospitals of a developing country: A national survey, Mohsin Nazir and Muhammad Qamarul Hoda

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Applying quality improvement methods to neglected conditions: Development of the South Asia Burn Registry (SABR), Nukhba Zia Nukhba Zia, Asad Latif, Saidur Rahman Mashreky, Ehmer Al-Ibran, Madiha Hashmi, A. K. M. Fazlur Rahman, Sazzad Khondoker, Mohammed Saeed Quraishy, and Adnan A. Hyder