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Submissions from 2022

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Rise in multimorbidity in internal medicine patients: A longitudinal study from a tertiary care center in Karachi, Pakistan, Ahras Adeeb Ansari, Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood, Ahmed Afzal, Amammarah Yasmeen, Muhammed Tariq, and Aysha Almas

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Hyperammonemia of unknown cause in a young postpartum woman: A case report, Sadaf Hanif and Sher Muhammad Sethi

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Clinical outcomes of immunomodulatory therapies in the management of COVID-19: A tertiary-care experience from Pakistan, Noreen Nasir, Salma Tajuddin, Sarah Khaskheli, Naveera Khan, Hammad Niamatullah, and Nosheen Nasir

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Meta-analysis of incidence and outcomes of life-threatening arrhythmias in takotsubo cardiomyopathy, Sawai Singh Rathore, Kinza Iqbal, Shameel Shafqat, Eleze Tariq, Sohaib Tousif, Zain Ghufran UlHaq, David Fernández-Sánchez, María José Hernández-Woodbine, Sofia Carolina Granados-Mendoza, and Natalia Andrea Lacouture-Cárdenas

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Telemedicine for rheumatology patients in Covid-19 pandemic: Perspectives of patients, Muhammad Mehmood Riaz, Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood, and Noreen Nasir

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COVID-19 encephalopathy: an unusual presentation with new-onset seizure causing convulsive status epilepticus, Aisha Fareed Siddiqui, Sheema Saadia, Taymmia Ejaz, and Zain Mushtaq

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Self-medication practices in medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional analysis, Farah Yasmin, Muhammad Sohaib Asghar, Unaiza Naeem, Hala Najeeb, Hamza Nauman, Muhammad Nadeem Ahsan, and Abdullah Khan Khattak

Submissions from 2021

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Black stone poisoning with a unique complication of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), Safia Akhlaq and Adil Aziz

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Spontaneous pneumomediastinum in accidental chlorine gas inhalational injury: Case report and review of literature, Safia Akhlaq, Taymmia Ejaz, Adil Aziz, and Arslan Ahmed

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Morphological spectrum of vesiculobullous skin lesions: An institutional perspective, Javaria Ali, Sabeeh Islam, Syed Munqaad Ali, Syed Rafay Yaqeen, Anum Aslam, Qurat Ul Ain Khan, Umair Arshad Malik, Muhammad Irfan, Hanna Naqvi, and Atif A. Hashmi

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Predictors of iron consumption for at least 90 days during pregnancy: Findings from national demographic health survey, Pakistan (2017-2018), Sumera Aziz Ali, Savera Aziz Ali, Shama Razzaq, Nayab Khowaja, Sarah Gutkind, Fazal Ur Rehman, and Nadir Suhail

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Low performance of internal medicine senior residents in in-service examinations, Syed Ahsan Ali, Qamar Riaz, Zain Mushtaq, Safia Awan, and Muhammad Tariq

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Acuity level of care as a predictor of case fatality and prolonged hospital stay in patients with COVID-19: A hospital-based observational follow-up study from Pakistan, Aysha Almas, Zain Mushtaq, and Jette Moller

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Creating hospital spaces for coronavirus disease 2019 in Pakistan, Aysha Almas and Om Parkash

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Knowledge and attitude towards identification and management of sepsis among resident physicians in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Pakistan, Ainan Arshad, Abdul Aziz, Ahmed Ayaz, Syed Maaz Salahuddin, and Bushra Jamil

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Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients presenting with hip fractures at a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Ainan Arshad, Muhammad Talal Ibrahim, Hajra Arshad, Muhammad Bin Hammad, Sijal Akhtar Sheikh, Aysha Habib Khan, Lena Jafri, and Sarah Nadeem

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Correlation of serum calcium with severity of acute ischaemic stroke, Ainan Arshad, Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood, Ahmed Ayaz, Mehsa Hashim, and Eisha Hanan

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Association of vitamin D deficiency and disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus patients: Two-year follow-up study, Ainan Arshad, Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood, Ahmed Ayaz, Adil A. Manji, and Akash Kumar Ahuja

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Infective endocarditis secondary to mycoplasma pneumoniae, Huzaifa Dawood, Saad Nasir, Reem M. Khair, and Mustafa Dawood

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The discrepancy between admission and discharge diagnoses: Underlying factors and potential clinical outcomes in a low socioeconomic country, Samar Fatima, Sara Shamim, Amna Subhan Butt, Safia Awan, Simra Riffat, and Muhammed Tariq

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Actinic purpura, Wissem Hafsi, Sadia Masood, and Talel Badri

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Perception and practices regarding cannabis consumption in Karachi, Pakistan: A cross-sectional study, Syed Saboor Hasan, Asim Shaikh, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Muhammad Moinuddin Asharafi, Zunaira Naavid Ansari, Syed Hina Abbas, Muhammad Khalid Abbasi, and Wajid Ali

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Prevalence of clinical spectrum of cutaneous adverse drug reactions in patients presenting at a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Ayesha Hina 2nd, Sadia Masood, Sajjad Jamil, Saadia Tabassum, Palwasha Jalil, and Unzela Ghulam

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Diagnostic dilemma in COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis, Kauser Jabeen, Joveria Farooqi, Muhammad Irfan, Syed Ahsan Ali, and David W. Denning

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Erythropoietic protoporphyria, Naila Ahmed Jan and Sadia Masood

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Poroma, Naila Ahmed Jan and Sadia Masood

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Waardenburg syndrome, Naila Ahmed Jan, Ryan K. Mui, and Sadia Masood

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Bilateral systematised epidermolytic epidermal nevus: A case report, Sabeika R. Kerawala, Najam-Us-Saher Rizvi, and Saadia Tabassum

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Triggering and protective factors of burnout in medical resident physicians in a lower-middle-income country: A cross-sectional study, Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood, Aqusa Zahid, Noreen Nasir, Munaim Tahir, Uzma Ghouri, and Aysha Almas

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Assessment of topical steroid phobia in dermatology patients, a cross-sectional study from an urban area of Pakistan, Sadia Masood, Palwasha Jalil, Safia Awan, Unzela Ghulam, and Sabeika R. Kerawala

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Tocilizumab in critically ill COVID-19 patients: An observational study, Zain Mushtaq, Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood, Aysha Almas, Syed Ather Wasti, and Syed Ahsan Ali

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Discrepancy between PCR based SARS-CoV-2 tests suggests the need to re-evaluate diagnostic assays, Zain Mushtaq, Sadia Shakoor, Akber Kanji, Najma Shaheen, Asghar Nasir, Zeeshan Ansar Ahmed, Imran Ahmed, Syed Faisal Mahmood, Rumina Hasan, and Zahra Hasan

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Acquired autoimmune Bartter syndrome in a patient with primary hypothyroidism, Noreen Nasir, Deepali Mohanty, Arun Kumar Pande, Dhanita Khanna, Kavita Vishvakarma, and Latika Gupta

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Clinical characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19: Experience at a major tertiary care center in Pakistan, Nosheen Nasir, Kiren Habib, Iffat Khanum, Naveera Khan, Zehra Abdul Muhammad, and Syed Faisal Mahmood

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Risk factors for bacterial infections in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19: A case-control study, Nosheen Nasir, Fazal Ur Rehman, and Syed Furrukh Omair

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COVID-19 pandemic: From origins to outcomes. A comprehensive review of viral pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation, and management, RohanKumar Ochani, Ameema Asad, Farah Yasmin, Shehryar Shaikh, Hiba Khalid, Simran Batra, Muhammad Rizwan Sohail, Syed Faisal Mahmood, Rajkumar Ochani, and Mohammad Hussham Arshad

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Phototherapy, Dipali G. Rathod, Hira Muneer, and Sadia Masood

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Myocarditis associated with covid-19 disease: A systematic review of published case reports and case series, Sawai Singh Rathore, Gianpier Alonzo Rojas, Manush Sondhi, Suveenkrishna Pothuru, Reshma Pydi, Neeraj Kancherla, Romil Singh, Noman Khurshid Ahmed, Jill Shah, and Unaiza Tariq Baloch

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Sociodemographic, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of influenza pneumonia patients admitted in a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan: Findings from a cross-sectional study, Fazal Ur Rehman, Muhammad Arslan Ahmed, Kashif Aziz, Mahmooda Jabeen Ashraf, Tazein Amber, and Sumera Aziz Ali

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The relation of ABO blood group to the severity of coronavirus disease: A cross-sectional study from a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Fazal Ur Rehman, Syed Furrukh Omair, Fatima Memon, Bakhtawar J. Rind, Danish Ahmed Memon, Syed Ahsan Ali, Bilal Ahmed, and Naureen Ali

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Metastatic choriocarcinoma in a young woman presenting as thyroid storm: A case report, Muhammad Saleem; Sher Sethi; Abrar Ali; and Zareen Kiran,

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Impact of duration of antibiotic prophylaxis on rates of surgical site infection (SSI) in patients undergoing mastectomy without immediate reconstruction, comparing a single prophylactic dose versus continued antibiotic prophylaxis postoperatively: A multicentre, double-blinded randomised control trial protocol, Abida K. Sattar, Nida Zahid, Hania Shahzad, Rufina Soomro, Omema Saleem, and Syed Faisal Mahmood

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Subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum in patients with COVID-19 disease; case series from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Sher Sethi, Amber Sabeen Ahmed, Sadaf Hanif, Masooma Aqeel, and Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi

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Lead encephalopathy in an adult opioid abuser, Fatima Suleman, Karima Shoukat, Ainan Arshad, Nadeem Ullah Khan, and Mohammad Usman Shaikh

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Pemphigus management guidelines: A life-saving perspective, Saadia Tabassum and Atiya Rahman

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Response to letter by Payal M. Patel and Kyle T. Amber on "Pemphigus management guidelines: A life-saving perspective", Saadia Tabassum, Atiya Rahman, and Nosheen Nasir

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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

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Hypertrophic gastric folds with hypomagnesemia, linking the dots, Mansoor Zafar, Tila Muhammad, Najam-Us-Saher Rizvi, and Muhammad Toqeer

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A retrospective observational study: Is absolute lymphocyte count a prognostic marker in COVID-19?, Mansoor Zafar, Muhammad Shahbaz, Mangala Karkhanis, Mohamed Abdelbagi, Opeyemi A. Makanjuola, Bipin Pun, Ratan S. Randhawa, Frederic Cuison, Dana Safarova, and Najam-Us-Saher Rizvi

Submissions from 2020

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Novel use of fresh frozen plasma in treating hereditary angioedema: A success story from Pakistan, Amber Sabeen Ahmed and Sidra Fayyaz

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Prevalence and associations of metabolic syndrome in an urban high diabetes risk population in a low/middle-income country, Asma Ahmed, Jaweed Akhter, Romaina Iqbal, Abdul Jabbar, Minaz Mawani, Safia Awan, Zainab Samad, Preet Ayoub Shaikh, Muammad Salik, and Jaakko Tuomilehto

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Awareness regarding causes of infertility among out-patients at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Hamza M. Ahmed, Mohammad Khan, Farah Yasmin, Haris Jawaid, Hiba Khalid, Anum Shigri, Faryal Nawaz, and Choudhary A. Hasan

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Differences in angiographic profile and immediate outcome of primary percutaneous coronary intervention in otherwise risk-free young male smokers, Salik Ahmed, Sanam Khowaja, Saher Khowaja, Tariq Ashraf, Kanwal Aamir, Mahesh K. Batra, Musa Karim, Muhammad Anis M. Ahmedani, and Syed Z. Jamal

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School health education program in Pakistan (SHEPP)-A threefold health education feasibility trial in schoolchildren from a lower-middle-income country, Aysha Almas, Romaina Iqbal, Sania Sabir, Abdul Ghani, and Khawar Kazmi

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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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How nutrition can help to fight against COVID-19 pandemic, Faseeha Aman and Sadia Masood

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Cyclosporin in dermatology: A practical compendium, Tazein Amber and Saadia Tabassum

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Prevalence of risk factors of acute kidney injury in a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Ainan Arshad and Ahmed Ayaz

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Types and risk factors of violence experienced by people living with HIV, Pakistan: A cross-sectional study, Safia Awan, Nukhba Zia, Fatima Sharif, Sharaf Ali Shah, and Bushra Jamil

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Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, Sarah Gabros and Sadia Masood

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Reliability and validity of WATCH: Warwick assessment instrument for clinical teaching, Sonia Ijaz Haider, Khalid Masood Gondol, Muhammed Tariq, Muhammad Furqan Bari, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Invasive pulmonary infection by syncephalastrum species: Two case reports and review of literature, Memoona Irshad, Nosheen Nasir, Urooj Haider Hashmi, Joveria Farooqi, and Syed Faisal Mahmood

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Erythema annulare centrifugum: A rare skin manifestation of hashimoto thyroiditis, Palwasha Jalil, Sadia Masood, and Saira Fatima

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Clinical features, diagnosis and management of COVID-19 patients in the outdoor setting, Bushra Jamil

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Vitiligo, Naila Ahmed Jan and Sadia Masood

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Predictors of mortality in hospitalized patients with influenza: A five-year experience from a tertiary care centre in Pakistan, Iffat Khanum, Amber Sabeen Ahmed, Safia Awan, Sabiha Banu, and Bushra Jamil

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Bullous striae distensae with prolonged steroid use: An unusual clinical presentation, Sadia Masood, Palwasha Jalil, Shaheen Naveed, and Samra Kanwal

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COVID-19 pandemic & skin care guidelines for health care professionals, Sadia Masood, Saadia Tabassum, Shaheen Naveed, and Palwasha Jalil

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Psoriasis of the nails, Hira Muneer and Sadia Masood

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A fatal case of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) complicated with diabetes insipidus (DI): A Case report and review of the literature, Zain Mushtaq, Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood, and Adil Aziz

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Outcome of COVID-19 patients with use of Tocilizumab: A single center experience, Zain Mushtaq, Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood, Bushra Jamil, Adil Aziz, and Syed Ahsan Ali

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Hughes stovin syndrome: A case of recurrent pulmonary artery aneurysms, Mohammed Bin Pervez, Bilal Iqbal, Noreen Nasir, and Saulat Fatimi

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Frequency of depression and anxiety among patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria visiting a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Muhammad Rizwan Rafique, Sadia Masood, Sana Tanzil, Saadia Tabassum, and Shaheen Naveed

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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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Reorganising for COVID-19 pandemic: A review of structural modifications by the department of internal medicine in low to middle-income countries, Shakeel Ur Rehman, Muhammad Arslan Ahmed, Ghufran Adnan, and Maria Ali Khan

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Rigorous hand hygiene practices among health care workers reduce hospital-associated infections during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rozina Roshan, Anam Shahil Feroz, Zohra Rafique, and Nazleen Virani

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Tension pneumocephalus after right dacryocystorhinostomy: A rare but potential serious complication, Sher Sethi and Syed Ahsan Ali

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Association of critical illness scores (q-SOFA and APACHE) and multimorbidity in patients admitted to internal medicine step down units, Sher Sethi, Madiha Iqbal, Amber Sabeen, Sania Sabir, and Aysha Almas

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Acne vulgaris, Amita H. Sutaria, Sadia Masood, and Joel Schlessinger

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Using the cognitive apprenticeship model to identify learning strategies that learners view as effective in ward rounds, Muhammad Tariq, Sundus Iqbal, Sonia Ijaz Haider, and Aamir Abbas

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Ratings of performance in multisource feedback: Comparing performance theories of residents and nurses, Muhammed Tariq, Marjan Govaerts, Azam Afzal, Syed Ahsan Ali, and Tabassum Zehra

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Seborrheic dermatitis, Dan Tucker and Sadia Masood

Submissions from 2019

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Does depressed persons with non-cardiovascular morbidity have a higher risk of CVD? A population-based cohort study in Sweden, Aysha Almas, Jette Moller, Romaina Iqbal, Andreas Lundin, and Yvonne Forsel

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Correction to: Severity of depression, anxious distress and the risk of type 2 diabetes - a population-based cohort study in Sweden, Anna Deleskog, Rickard Ljung, Yvonne Forsell, Alicia Nevriana, Aysha Almas, and Jette Möller

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Performance of the TIMI risk score in predicting mortality after primary percutaneous coronary intervention in elderly women: Results from a developing country, Shumaila Furnaz, Musa Karim, Tariq Ashraf, Sajjad Ali, Izza Shahid, Sara Ali, Uzzam Ahmed Khawaja, Muhammad Tanzeel ul Haque, Muhammad Shariq Usman, and Tariq Jamal Siddiqi

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A meta-analysis comparing aspirin alone versus dual antiplatelet therapy for the prevention of venous graft failure following coronary artery bypass surgery, Kirstin Hesterberg, Aranyak Rawal, Sajjad A. Khan, Abdul Rashid, David Jones, Tariq Siddiqui, Thekrayat A. . Khader, Manu Nayyar, and Rahman Shah

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Implications of cost-effectiveness analyses of lipid-lowering therapies: From the policy-maker's desk to the patient's bedside, Dhruv S. Kazi and Salim S. Virani

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Recognition of Antibiotic Resistance in Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis Caused by Escherichia coli in Liver Cirrhotic Patients in Civil Hospital Karachi, Pooja D. Kirplani, Laila Tul Qadar, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Zahid Ali Memon, Syeda Anjala Tahir, Khalid Imran, Naresh Kumar Seetlani, Amanullah Abbasi, Mahaish Kumar, and Piyar Ali

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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of Salmonella Species in Southern Pakistan, Ghulam Shabbir Laghari; Zahid Hussain; Syed Zohaib Maroof Hussain; Haresh Kumar; Syed Mohammad Mazhar Uddin,; and Aatera Haq

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Genetics and Epigenetics Mechanism in the Pathogenesis of Behçet's Disease, Jibran Sualeh Muhammad, Muhammad Ishaq, and Khalid Ahmed

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Iron III isomaltose induced hypersensitivity reaction, Mahreen Muzammil, Kashif Aziz, Muhammad Ehteram Ul Haq, and Nosheen Nasir

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Risk factors for mortality of patients with ceftriaxone resistant E. coli bacteremia receiving carbapenem versus beta lactam/beta lactamase inhibitor therapy, Nosheen Nasir; Sara Ahmed; , Samrah Razi; Safia Awan; and Syed Faisal Mahmood

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Ralstonia pickettii Bacteremia: An Emerging Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital Setting, Nosheen Nasir, Muneeba Ahsan Sayeed, and Bushra Jamil

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A Case of an Anomalous Right Coronary Artery Arising from the Left Coronary Cusp, Muhammad Shabbir Rawala, Ahmer A. Longi, Arfeen A. Khan, Syed Inam Rizvi, and Syed B. Rizvi

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Clinical spectrum and factors impacting outcome of Candida auris: a single center study from Pakistan, Muneeba Ahsan Sayeed, Joveria Farooqi, Kauser Jabeen, Safia Awan, and S Mahmood

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The use of folic acid in dengue: Has it any value?, Asif Ali Shah, Ahsan Ali Syed, Saad Bin Zafar, and Safia Awan

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A Meta-analysis of Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases in the Context of Contemporary Preventive Strategies, Rahman Shah, Babar Khan, Samuel B. Latham, Sajjad A. Khan, and Sunil V. Rao

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An updated meta-analysis of radial versus femoral access for percutaneous coronary intervention in the context of aggressive bleeding avoidance strategies, Rahman Shah, Sajjad A. Khan, Abdul Rashid, Tariq Siddiqui, and Manu Nayyar

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Frequency of Peri-operative Hypertension in a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Momena Sohail, Aysha Almas, Ayesha Majeed Memon, Bushra Usmani, Aamir Hameed, and G. Afshan

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Factors associated with onychomycosis in nail psoriasis: a multicenter study in Pakistan, Saadia Tabassum, Atiya Rahman, Safia Awan, Kausar Jabeen, Joveria Farooqi, Bilal Ahmed, Sadia Masood, Manzor Memon, Shaheen Naveed, and Naseema Kapadia