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Submissions from 2021

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The role of simulators in improving vitreoretinal surgery training - A systematic review, Taha Muneer Ahmed and Rehman Siddiqui

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Peer-led surgery education: A model for a surgery interest group, Muhammad Ali, Shahmir Chauhan, Ayesha Noor, Sadaf Khan, Syed Ather Enam, and SIG Core

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Use of platelet-rich plasma in treating low back pain: A review of the current literature, Mirza Zain Baig, Umme e Hani Abdullah, Aun Muhammad, Abeer Aziz, Maryam Jamil Syed, and Aneela Darbar

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Current landscape and future prospects of radiation sensitizers for malignant brain tumors: A systematic review, Usman Beg, Brianna Michelle Snyder, Sarosh Irfan Madhani, Nima Hamidi, Varun Padmanaban, Leonard C. Tuanquin, Timothy J. Kruser, James Connor, and Alireza Mansouri

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Violence against healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A review of incidents from a lower-middle-income country, Omaima Anis Bhatti, Hareem Rauf, Namrah Aziz, Russell Seth Martins, and Javaid Ahmed Khan

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COVID-19 and adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Presentation and management, Ayesha Butt and Natasha Bahadur Ali

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Primary follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of breast: 2 further cases with review of the literature, Amna Rashid Hanfee, Kinzah Razzak Ghazi, Zoonish Ashfaq, Naila Kayani, and Nasir Ud Din

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Knowledge and practices: Risk perceptions of COVID-19 and satisfaction with preventive measures at workplace among maternity care providers in Pakistan, Rubina Izhar, Samia Husain, Muhammad Ahmad Tahir, and Sonia Husain

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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the Pakistani population regarding facemasks during the covid-19 pandemic, Rubina Izhar, Samia Husain, Muhammad Ahmad Tahir, Sonia Husain, and Saba Hussain

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Surgical education and training during the COVID-19 pandemic: Strategies and solutions for Pakistan, Edward Anthony Joseph, Russell Seth Martins, Javeria Tariq, Namrah Aziz, Hina Inam, and Mahim Malik

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Off-label use of direct oral anticoagulants in patients receiving surgical mechanical and bioprosthetic heart valves, Ankur Kalra, Sajjad Raza, Baqir Hasan Jafry, Harley E. King, Joseph A. Lahorra, Lars G. Svensson, and Samir R. Kapadia

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Use of intravenous thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke management in patients with active malignancies: A topical review, Asma Akbar Ladak, Sonia Sandhu, and Ahmed Itrat

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Knowledge, attitude and perception of Pakistanis towards COVID-19; a large cross-sectional survey, Zoya Fatima Rizwan Ladiwala, Rubaid Azhar Dhillon, Ibrahim Zahid, Omar Irfan, Muhammad Sharjeel Khan, Safia Awan, and Javaid Ahmad Khan

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Harassment and mental health in surgical training: A pilot survey of surgical trainees in Pakistan, Russell Seth Martins, Syeda Amrah Hashmi, Hina Inam, Mahin Janjua, and Mahim Malik

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Patterns of traumatic injuries and outcomes to motorcyclists in a developing country: A cross-sectional study, Russell Seth Martins, Sabah Uddin Saqib, Mishal Gillani, Syeda Ramlah Tul Sania, Muhammad Umer Junaid, and Hasnain Zafar

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Peer-taught virtual research workshops for surgical residents: Protocol for a novel and sustainable solution to improving surgical research in Pakistan, Russell Seth Martins, Ronika Devi Ukrani, Mohummad Hassan Raza Raja, Maria Khan, Haissan Iftikhar, Syeda Sadia Fatima, and Saulat Fatimi

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Risk factors and outcomes of prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass time in surgery for adult congenital heart disease: A single-center study from a low-middle-income country, Russell S. Martins, Ronika Devi Ukrani, Muhammad K. Memon, Waris Ahmad, and Saleem Akhtar

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Hepatic candidiasis in an immunocompetent patient: A diagnostic challenge, Zorays Moazzam, Amman Yousaf, Zahid Iqbal, Ahmad Tayyab, and Muhammad Hashim Hayat

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Telementoring for breast surgeons practicing in remote areas, Fatima Mubarik, Hania Shahzad, Syeda Sakina Abidi, Sana Zeeshan, Lubna Mushtaque Vohra, Sadaf Khan, and Abida Khalil Sattar

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Rebuilding trust on routine immunization in era of COVID-19 fear-role that civil society organizations can play hands-in-hand with immunization program, Ameer Muhammad, Daniyaal Ahmad, Eleze Tariq, and Yasir Shafiq

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Poor menstrual hygiene management: An adverse outcome of menstrual stigmatisation in Pakistan, Rabia Maryam Mustafa and Asmat Zehra

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Development of stress-induced cardiomyopathy after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, Saad Ahmed Naved, Sadiq Shoukat Parpia, and Huma Shoukat Ali

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Sex hormones, autoimmunity and gender disparity in COVID-19, Hussain Ahmed Raza, Parikshit Sen, Omaima Anis Bhatti, and Latika Gupta

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COVID-19, hydroxychloroquine and sudden cardiac death: Implications for clinical practice in patients with rheumatic diseases, Hussain Ahmed Raza, Javeria Tariq, Vikas Agarwal, and Latika Gupta

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Severe hyponatremia following cystoscopy and urethral dilation: An unusual late complication, Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Shanila Ahmed, and Noman Ali

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SARS-CoV-2 & androgenic alopecia: Exploring links!, Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Dur-E- Najaf, Ayesha Niaz, Samira Shabbir Balouch, and Sajid Abaidullah

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Paediatric pseudo papillary pancreatic tumour: A case based review, Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Ayesha Saleem, and Muhammad Arshad

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Role of gene therapy in fanconi anemia: A systematic and literature review with future directions, Shameel Shafqat, Eleze Tariq, Aric D. Parnes, Majed J. Dasouki, Syed O. Ahmed, and Shahrukh K. Hashmi

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Respiratory pathogens in patients with acute exacerbation of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis from a developing country, Shayan Shahid, Kausar Jabeen, Nousheen Iqbal, Joveria Farooqi, and Muhammad Irfan

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the response in low-to-middle income countries, Hania Shahzad, Fatima Mubarik, and Abida K. Sattar

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Safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women with rheumatic diseases: An immunologic perspective, Javeria Tariq and Latika Gupta

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Intraoperative hypothermia in patients undergoing Total knee arthroplasty: A cross-sectional study from a developing country, Ronika Devi Ukrani, Aiman Arif, Anum Sadruddin Pidani, Obada Hussein Hasan, and Shahryar Noordin

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Student-led surgical research network: Enhancing medical student research opportunities, Ronika Devi Ukrani, Muhammad Musaab Munir, Areesh Bhatti, and Shahryar Noordin

Submissions from 2020

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Psychosocial implications in breast cancer, Daniyal Aamir, Yamna Waseem, and Mustafa Saleem Patel

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Drug induced liver injury is associated with high mortality- A study from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Adeel Abid, Faryal Subhani, Farhana Kayani, Safia Awan, and Shahab Abid

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Can simulators be applied to improve cataract surgery training: A systematic review, Taha Muneer Ahmed, Badrul Hussain, and Rehman Siddiqui

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Performance evaluation of delta checks for error control in a hematology laboratory, Arzina Aziz Ali, Areeba Khalid, and Bushra Moiz

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#ILookLikeASurgeon: Or do I? The local and global impact of a hashtag, Hamayail Ansari and Susan C. Pit

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Prescribing patterns of antihypertensive medications in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review, Verda Arshad, Zainab Samad, Jai K. Das, Aysha Almas, Nouman Rashid, Salim S. Virani, Gerald S. Bloomfield, Tazeen H. Jafar, and Bilal Ahmed

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Comparison of figure of eight and traditional simple wire closure method to prevent dehiscence after sternal closure, Aleezay Asghar, Khawaja Muhammad Talha, Muneer Amanullah, and Syed Shahabuddin

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Ten years risk assessment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease using Astro-CHARM and pooled cohort equation in a south Asian sub-population, Tariq Ashraf, Muhammad Naeem Mengal, Atif Sher Muhammad, Asal Khan Tareen, Nauman Khan, Khawar Abbas Kazmi, Asif Nadeem, Shakil Sarwar, Zara Bashir, Nadeem Qamar, and Musa Karim

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Paramedics in pandemics: Protecting the mental wellness of those behind enemy lines, Shehar Bano Awais, Russell S. Martins, and Muhammad Shameel Khan

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Risk factors for intensive care unit admission and mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, Ahmed Ayaz, Ainan Arshad, Hajra Malik, Haris Ali, Erfan Hussain, and Bushra Jamil

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Major septal defects: Comparative study of down syndrome and non-down syndrome infants, before and after surgery, Saleha Aziz, Maaha Ayub, Laiba Masood, Muneer Amanullah, Rukhsana Hameed, Shiraz Hashmi, and Waris Ahmad

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Infantile haemangioendothelioma of the parotid gland: Case report and review of literature, Mirza Zain Baig, Mohammad Ahmed Ansari, Abeer Aziz, Areej Saleem, and Muhammad Arif Mateen Khan

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Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis - A rare cause of chronic anemia, Ayesha Butt, Rashida Ahmed, Muhammad Dawood Amir Sheikh, Omar Khan, Nousheen Iqbal, Arshalooz Rahman, and Javaid Khan

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Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery: A surgical certainty, Ayesha Butt, Muhammad Muneer Amanullah, Mehnaz Atiq Ahmed, Asif Hasan, and Waris Ahmad

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Cystic echinococcosis: A 10-year experience from a middle-income country, Ayesha Butt and Javaid Ahmed Khan

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The quality of patient care in oncology departments in Karachi, Pakistan: Patients' perceptions, Risha Fayyaz, Fasih Ali Ahmed, Adeel Abid, Afshan Akhtar, Rabail Jarwar, Anila Jasmine, Sameer Ahmad Khan, Shahira Shahid, Iraj Khan, Aneeq Muhammad Yousuf, and Imtiaz Jehan

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Quality of life in children treated for craniopharyngiomas, Mishal Gillani, Sheza Hassan, Umme Hani Abdullah, Muhammad Waqas Saeed Baqai, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Charlson Comorbidity Index predicts postoperative complications in surgically treated hip fracture patients in a tertiary care hospital: Retrospective cohort of 1045 patients, Obada Hasan, Rahil Barkat, Amna Rabbani, Umar Rabbani, Fatima Mahmood, and Shahryar Noordin

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New horizons: COVID-19 and the burden of neuropsychiatric illness in Pakistan, Ali M. Hashmi and Haider Ali Saleem

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Long-term patient-reported outcome measures after injury: National trauma research action plan (NTRAP) scoping review protocol, Juan Pablo Herrera-Escobar, Manuel A. Castillo-Angeles, Samia Y. Osman, Claudia P. Orlas, Mahin B. Janjua, Muhammad Abdullah Arain, Emma Reidy, Molly P. Jarman, Michelle A. Price, and Adil H. Haider

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Knowledge, awareness, and practices of cervical cancer, its risk factors, screening, and prevention among women in Karachi, Pakistan, Samina Hirani, Sarah Khana, Sidra Akram, Safna Naozer Virji, Preet Ayoub Shaikh, Ehsun Naeem, Rayaan Asad Chaudhry, Ahmed Bilal Khalid, Jalal Ud Din Khan, Muhammad Suhaib Qasim, and Imtiaz Jehan

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Applications and pitfalls of hemoglobin A1C and alternative methods of glycemic monitoring, Michelle D. Lundholm, Mary Ann Emanuele, Alina Ashraf, and Sarah Nadeem

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The pandemic of publications: Are we sacrificing quality for quantity?, Russell S. Martins, Daniyaal Ahmad Cheema, and M Rizwan Sohail

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Prolonged length of stay after surgery for adult congenital heart disease: A single-centre study in a developing country, Russell S. Martins, Zaiba S. Dawood, Muhammad K Y. Memon, and Saleem Akhtar

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The need for transgender healthcare medical education in a developing country, Russell S. Martins, Raisa Saleh, Hasan Kamal, Mishal Gillani, Asma A H. Merchant, Muhammad M. Munir, Hamza M. Iftikar, Zara Shah, Muhammad H Z. Hussain, Mohammad K. Azhar, Fatima Qadri, and Sarah Saleem

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Intussusception in an infant as a manifestation of COVID-19, Zorays Moazzam, Areej Saleem, Alina Ashraf, Fyezah Jehan, and Muhammad Arshad

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Dengue and malaria infections in pregnancy: Maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes at a tertiary care hospital, Mujtaba Mubashir, Kaleem S. Ahmed, Hadika Mubashir, Ayesha Quddusi, Ayesha Farooq, Sheikh Irfan Ahmed, Bushra Jamil, and Rahat Qureshi

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Burden of pulmonary hypertension in transcatheter aortic valve implantation, Firzah A. Mujeeb, Mostafa R. Mostafa, Fahad Alqahtani, Almoutassim M. Trabulsi, Mohsin Chundrigar, and Wasiq F. Rawasia

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Emergency department admissions during COVID-19: Implications from the 2002-2004 SARS epidemic, Muhammad Musaab Munir, Russell S. Martins, and Asad Mian

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Who is at a higher risk? A brief review of recent evidence on comorbidities in children infected with COVID-19, Mohammad Aadil Qamar, Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Rubaid Azhar Dhillon, Omar Irfan, and Sajid Abaidullah

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Association of polymorphism c.-124G>A and c.-16 C>T in the promoter region of human INHA gene with altered sperm parameters; a pilot study, Wardah Rafaqat, Muhammad Rohan Kayani, Tasneem Fatima, Saeeda Shaharyar, Shagufta Khan, Mussarat Ashraf, Usman Afzal, and Rehana Rehman

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Vasopressin in conjunction with norepinephrine in septic shock: A retrospective cohort study from a low middle-income country, Hussain Ahmed Raza, Ainan Arshad, Ahmed Ayaz, Mohummad H R. Raja, Fatima Gohar, Maria Khan, and Bushra Jamil

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Sarcoidosis presenting as vocal cord palsy: An unusual presentation and literature review, Mohummad Hassan Raza Raja, Muhammad Abdullah Javed, and Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi

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GPRI: Mir ibrahim sajid, Mir Ibrahim Sajid

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Gunshot injury to spine: An institutional experience of management and complications from a developing country, Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Bushra Ahmad, Shaikh Danish Mahmood, and Aneela Darbar

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Foreseeing a worsening of pediatric malnutrition following SARS-CoV-2 in low and middle-income countries such as Pakistan, Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Javeria Tariq, Ayesha Akbar Waheed, Dur-E- Najaf, Samira Shabbir Balouch, and Sajid Abaidullah

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Multiple sclerosis in Pakistan: Current status and future perspective, Zara Shah, Mohammad Wasay, Burhan Z. Chaudhry, and Sten Fredrikson

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Applicants' interview experience of family medicine residency match: Reflections from a quality improvement initiative at a community hospital, Abdul Waheed, Masooma S. Rana, Muhammad A. Rauf, Landen Green, Salma Green, and Erum Azhar

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Aggressive angiomyxoma in the ischiorectal fossa, Asra Wahid, Abdul Hakeem, and Sadaf Khan

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Direct true lumen versus conventional cannulation for acute type-A aortic dissection, Asra Wahid, Syed Shahabuddin, Muhammad Muneer Amanullah, Shiraz Hashmi, and Shahid Ahmed Sami

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Successes and failures in tracheal bioengineering- lessons learned, Joanna F. Weber, Sadiq S. Rehmani, Mirza Zain Baig, Yamna Jadoon, and Faiz Y. Bhora

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National trends in imaging rates for eye-related emergency department visits in the United States, Sidra Zafar, Krisztian Sebestyen, Zaid Qureshi, Oliver Schein, Pamela Johnson, and Divya Srikumaran

Submissions from 2019

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Initiating narrative medicine at a medical college in Pakistan: Achievements, challenges, and opportunities, Huma Baqir, Kanwal Nayani, Ayesha Mian, and Asad Mian

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The maverick disease: Cystic echinococcosis in unusual locations: A ten year experience from an endemic region, Ayesha Butt and Javaid Khan

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Overview of the mutational landscape in primary myelofibrosis and advances in novel therapeutics, Jaleed Ahmed Gilani, Muhammad Areeb Ashfaq, Armaghan-e-Rehman Mansoor, Adnan Jabbar, Tariq Siddiqui, and Maliha Khan

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A novel mutation in the Choroideremia gene in a Turkish family., Mustafa Iftikhar, Yulia Wolfson, Simrat Sodhi, Bushra Usmani, Hendrik P. N. Scholl, and Syed M.A. Shah

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Low conversion rate during minimally invasive major hepatectomy:Ten-year experience at a high-volume center, Mohammad Raheel Jajja, Marvi Tariq, Daniel W. Maxwell, Salila Shoaib Hashmi, Edward Lin, and Juan M. Sarmiento

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A review of the molecular mechanisms of traumatic brain injury, Asma Akbar Ladak, Ather Enam, and Muhammad Talal Ibrahim

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A randomized trial of prophylactic antibiotics for miscarriage surgery., David Lissauer, Amie Wilson, Catherine A. Hewit, Lee Middleton, Jonathan R.B Bishop, Jane Daniels, Abi Merriel, Andrew Weeks, Caroline Mwalwanda, and Agnes Mboma

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Epidermal growth factor receptor rs17337023 polymorphism in hypertensive gestational diabetic women: A pilot study, Russell S. Martins, Taimur Ahmed, Sabah Farhat, Sana Shahid, and Syeda Sadia Fatima

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Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis: Synchronous Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Bleed, Muhammad Usman Mirza, John Van Taunay, Muhammad Waleed, Shiva Shankar Vangimalla, Sharana Hegde, and Muhamad Alhaj Moustafa

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Role of microRNA for detection of early stage of endometriosis, Mohummad Hassan Raza Raja, Nida Farooqui, and Rehana Rehman

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Metachronous translocation renal cell carcinoma in a child with successfully treated medulloblastoma, Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Ayesha Saleem, Muhammad Arshad, Zehra Fadoo, and Nasir Ud Din

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Challenges of training and delivery of pediatric surgical services in developing economies: A perspective from Pakistan, Amir Humza Sohail, Muhammad Hassaan Arif Maan, Mohammed Sachal, and Muhammad Soban

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Inherited metabolic disorders presenting as hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy: A case series of patients presenting at a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Maya Zahid, Aysha Habib, Zabedah Md Yunus, Bee Chin Chen, Beat Steinmann, Haberle Johannes, and Bushra Afroze

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Outcome of hairy cell leukemia patients treated with cladribine – A 10-year single-center experience in Pakistan, Mohammad Faizan Zahid, Mohammad Qasim Mehdi, and Natasha Ali

Submissions from 2018

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Post-partum follow-up of women with gestational diabetes mellitus: Effectiveness, determinants, and barriers, Saleha Aziz, Tazeen Fatima Munim, and Syeda Sadia Fatima

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Violence against health care providers: a mixed-methods study from Karachi, Pakistan, Lubna Ansari Baig, Shiraz Shaikh, Maciej Polkowski, Syeda Kausar Ali, Seemin Jamali, Lubna Mazharullah, Marium Soomro, Bhavita Kumari, Sobia Memon, and Greesh Maheshwari

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Non O1, non O139 vibrio cholerae bacteraemia in an infant; case report and literature review, Mirza Zain Baig, Umme Hani Abdullah, Yusra Shafquat, Khadija Nuzhat Humayun, and Afia Zafar

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The H Syndrome: A Genodermatosis, Sohaib Bhatti, Asma Jamil, Samrah Hasan Siddiqui, Uzair Yaqoob, Luqman Naseer Virk, and Areesh Bhatti

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Factors Determining Pakistani Medical Students' Career Preference for General Practice Residency Training., Muhammad Bilal, Abdul Haseeb, Anum Mari, Muhammad Hussham Arshad, M. Raafe Ali Khan, Ayesha Ahmed, Ramesha Jeoffery, Zainab Saleem, Muhammad Abrar Irfan, Arsalan Aamir Khan, Sana Husain, Simrah Najeeb, Amal Fuad Garib, Fatema Mustafa Attarwala, and Muhammad Husnain Mankani

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Relationship of polycystic ovarian syndrome with cardiovascular risk factors, Muhammad Bilal, Abdul Haseeb, and Abdur Rehman

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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices among nurses in Pakistan towards diabetic foot, Muhammad Bilal, Abdul Haseeb, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Hussham Arshad, Aashir Aslam, Sana Godil, Saif N. Husain, Mohammad A. Qamar, Muhammad H. Polani, Araib Ayaz, Altamash S. Ghazanfar, Zaki M. Ghazali, Khurram A. Khoja, Maarij Malik, and Hania Ahmad

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Promoting clinical breast evaluations in a lower middle–income country Setting: An approach toward achieving a sustainable breast health program, Roziya Buribekova, Irina Shukurbekova, Surayo Ilnazarova, Nekruz Jamshevov, Guldarbogh Sadonshoeva, Saleem Sayani, Aliya Aminmuhammad, Farin Amersi, Sheemain Asaria, Mansoor Saleh, and Zohray Talib

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Identifying mobile apps targeting palliative care patients and family members, Meredith MacKenzie Greenle, Brianna Morgan, Saleem Sayani, and Salimah H. Meghani

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Dengue in Pakistan; a new approach to battle the endemic., Bilal Hasan, Manesh Kumar Gangwani, and Fariha Hasan

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Turmeric for prevention of dementia: food for thought, Mustafa M. Husain, Yamna Channa, and Mohan Chilukuri