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Submissions from 2021

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Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy as a paraneoplastic manifestation of colorectal carcinoma: What do we know?, Talal Almas, Muhammad Ali Niaz, Yasar Sattar, Tarek Khedro, Ali Kanawati, Katia Yazji, Reema Alsufyani, Yousef Al-Khatib, Absam Akbar, and Emad Mansoor

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Effect of rectal washout on local recurrence of rectal cancer in the era of total mesorectal excision: Meta-analysis, Mariam Baig, Raza Sayyed, Sana Nasim, and Sadaf Khan

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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 S. Martins, and Javaid 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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Healthcare hackathons: Fostering medical education through innovation in a developing country: A case study from Pakistan, Waqaas Akmal Butt, Qurratulain Shahood, Walid Hussain Farooqi, Kulsoom Ghias, Saniya Sabzwari, and Asad Mian

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Global surgery hackathons: A case study from Pakistan, Waqaas A. Butt, Amir Hafeez Shariff, Sadaf Khan, and Asad Mian

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Seizure control after surgical resection of insular glioma, Fatima Gauhar, Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Plagiarism in non-anglophone countries: A cross-sectional survey of researchers and journal editors, Latika Gupta, Javeria Tariq, Marlen Yessirkepov, Olena Zimba, Durga Prasanna Misra, Vikas Agarwal, and Armen Yuri Gasparyan

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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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Delivering critical care in remote and resource-limited settings through a neoteric tele-ICU service: A COVID-19 experience from Pakistan, Syeda Asfia Hussain, Huba Atiq, Mareeha Zaki, Fahham Asghar, Kiran Sami, Ali Azim Daudpota, Ammarah Ghayyas, Muhammad Sohaib, Ali Asghar ashraf, Muhammad Faisal Khan, Amber Sabeen, Muhammad Haroon Khan, Naveed Haroon Rashid, Hameed Ullah, Syed Kashif Amin, Adil H. Haider, Zainab Samad, and Asad Latif

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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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Feasibility of a virtual reality intervention in the intensive care unit, Yameena T. Jawed, Dmitriy Golovyan, David Lopez, Sikandar H. Khan, Sophia Wang, Chauncey Freund, Sundus Imran, Usman Bin Hameed, Joseph P. Smith, Lotte Kok, and Babar A. Khan

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Surgical education and training during the COVID-19 pandemic: Strategies and solutions for Pakistan, Edward Anthony Joseph, Russell S. 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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Deep learning applications in neuro-oncology, Adnan Khan, Hamza Ibad, Kaleem Ahmed, Zahra Hoodbhoy, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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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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Rhabdomyolysis with COVID-19, Uzair Ahmed Mahmood, Joel D. Mermis, Noor-Mah Khan, and Wissam El Atrouni

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

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Factors motivating smoking cessation: A cross-sectional study in a lower-middle-income country, Russell S. Martins, Muhammad Umer Junaid, Muhammad Sharjeel Khan, Namrah Aziz, Zoha Zahid Fazal, Mariam Umoodi, Fatima Shah, and Javaid Ahmed Khan

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Effectiveness of simulation-based clinical skills training for medical students in respiratory medicine: A pilot study, Russell S. Martins, Saniya Sabzwari, and Meesha Iqbal

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

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

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A national virtual research training workshop for 3800 medical students: A mixed-methods evaluation of a novel research education program, Asma A Hussain Merchant, Abdullah Saeed Khan, Hamna Shahbaz, Maha Inam, Ali Aahil Noorali, Hamna Rafique, Muhammad Daniyal Musharraf, Faiqa Binte Aamir Binte Aamir, Hareem Rauf, and Adil H. Haider

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Use of simulation based technology in pre-clinical years improves confidence and satisfaction among medical students, Muhammad Bilal Mirza, Anjiya Sulaiman, Satwat Hashmi, Samar Zaki, Rehana Rehman, and Rozmeen Akbar

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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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Delay in liver transplantation referral for adolescents with biliary atresia transitioning to adult care: A slippery slope, Zorays Moazzam, I A. Ziogas, W K. Wu, M A. Rauf, A K. Pai, E T. Hafberg, L A. Gillis, M Izzy, L K. Matsuoka, and S P. Alexopoulos

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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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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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Virtual reality (VR)-based environmental enrichment in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and mild dementia, Waleed Riaz, Zain Yar Khan, Ali Jawaid, and Suleman Shahid

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Probabilistic measures of HIV-1 transmission in different HIV-1 key population groups of Larkana, Pakistan, Syed Rizwan-Ul-Hasa, Abiha Abdullah, Shakil Arshad Siddiqui, Shakil Ahmed, Sharaf Ali Shah, Fatima Mir, and Syed Hani Abidi

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A low-cost low-tech solution to lessen the fear of needles in children, Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Areeba Shakeel Ahmed, Muhammad Akbar Baig, Namra Nasir, and Asad Mian

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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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Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma incidentally discovered as an asymptomatic mediastinal mass: A case report and review of the literature, Mir Ibrahim Sajid, Sidra Arshad, Jamshid Abdul Ghafar, Saulat Fatimi, and Nasir Ud Din

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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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329: Assessing national critical care capacity: A snapshot of facilities across Pakistan, Hamna Shahbaz, Anam N. Ehsan, Faiza Urooj, Ali Aahil Noorali, Muhammad Zafar, Kaleem Ahmed, Mohammed Moizul Hassan, Haroon Muhammad Arshad, Bisma Imtiaz, Mohammad Shoaib, Muhammad Faisal Khan, Naveed Haroon Rashid, Ali Ashraf, Assad Hafeez, Azra Pechuho, Zainab Samad, Adil H. Haider, and Asad Latif

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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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Sex and the streets: The open secret of sexual abuse among Pakistan's two million street children, Amir Humza Sohail, Muhammad Hassaan Arif Maan, and Sachal Sohail

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Tracheomalacia after thyroidectomy for retrosternal goitres requiring sternotomy- A myth or reality?, A Sulaiman, Areeb Lutfi, Mubasher Ikram, Saulat Fatimi, Muhammad Bin Pervez, Faisal Shamim, Syed Akbar Abbas, and Haissan Iftikhar

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Autism: A deep insight, Hemaila Tariq and Muhammad Yusuf Hafiz

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Estimation of folic acid/micro nutrients levels; does it reflect sperm parameters, Hemaila Tariq, Nida Zahid, Daniyal Aamir, Mussarat Ashraf, Muddassir Ali Aftab, Suleman Yousaf, and Rehana Rehman

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COVID-19 and fertility-at the crossroads of autoimmunity and thrombosis, Javeria Tariq, Tulika Chatterjee, Laura Andreoli, and Latika Gupta

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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

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Low-cost peer-taught virtual research workshops for medical students in Pakistan: A creative, scalable, and sustainable solution for student research, Ronika Devi Ukrani, Ayesha Niaz Shaikh, Russell S. Martins, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Hamna Amir Naseem, and Mishall Ahmed Baig

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Pain management consultation for acute pancreatitis: Impact on length of stay and opioid utilization, Tendai Ushe, Shaheen E. Lakhan, Tonja Locklea, Ronex Muthukattil, Phyllis Whitehead, Andrew Benson, Asma Akbar Ladak, and Kimberly Ferren Carter

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Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome after administration of AZD1222 or Ad26.COV2.S vaccine for COVID-19: A systematic review, Usama Waqar, Shaheer Ahmed, Syed M H Ali Gardezi, Muhammad Sarmad Tahir, Zain Ul Abidin, Ali Hussain, Natasha Bahadur Ali, and Syed Faisal Mahmood

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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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Acceptance rates and beliefs toward COVID-19 vaccination among the general population of Pakistan: A cross-sectional survey, Farah Yasmin, Waleed Asghar, Maryam Salma Babar, Hiba Khan, Shoaib Ahmad, Zaid Hameed, Muhammad Sohaib Asghar, Hamza Nauman, and Abdullah Khan Khattak

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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En bloc resection of a giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma: A surgical challenge, Talal Almas, Muneeb Ullah, Maryam Ehtesham, Absam Akbar, and Muhammad Kashif Khan

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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 Khan

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Towards effective management protocols: A transnational review of the state-of-the-art of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates, Maryam Ehtesham, Talal Almas, Absam Akbar, Muhammad Ali Niaz, and Noreen Zia

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Towards pragmatic adaptations: Orthopedic surgery amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, Maryam Ehtesham, Talal Almas, Muhammad Ali Niaz, and Absam Akbar

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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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Violence against health care workers in Pakistan during the COVID-19 pandemic, Russell Seth Martins, Omaima Anis Bhatti, and Asad Mian

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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 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