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Submissions from 2021

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Accuracy of procalcitonin levels for diagnosis of culture-positive sepsis in critically ill trauma patients: A retrospective analysis, Aisha Bakhtiar, Syed Jawad Haider Kazmi, Muhammad Sohaib Asghar, Muhammad Nadeem Khurshaidi, Salman Mazhar, Noman A. Khan, Nisar Ahmed, Farah Yasmin, Rabail Yaseen, and Maira Hassan

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Clinically isolated aortitis presenting as inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction due to an unruptured sinus of valsalva aneurysm: A rare and forgotten cause of acute coronary syndrome in a young patient with no evidence of systemic vasculitis, Abdul Baqi, Pirbhat Shams, Intisar Ahmed, and Muhammad Tariq

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Mitral arcades unexpectedly encountered during cardiac surgery, Aleksander Dokollari, Matteo Cameli, Gianluigi Bisleri, Mohammad B. Pervez, Didar-Karan Kalra, Michalis Demosthenous, Bobby Yanagawa, Marjela Pernoci, Subodh Verma, David Latter, and Massimo Bonacchi

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Innovation in surgical training: Simulating prosthetic heart valves and annuloplasty rings using pacifiers for cardiac surgery wet-labs in a resource limited setting, Sara Iqbal and Waris Ahmad

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Novel reconstruction of neo-sternum with steel wires for recurrent chondrosarcoma, Sara Iqbal, Sajjad Ali, and Saulat Fatimi

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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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Health-related quality of life in adults with tetralogy of Fallot repair: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Mahim Malik, Zaiba S. Dawood, Mahin Janjua, Sardar Shahmir Babar Chauhan, and Laila Ladak

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Workplace mistreatment and mental health in female surgeons in Pakistan, Mahim Malik, Hina Inam, Russell S. Martins, Mahin B N. Janjua, Nida Zahid, Sadaf Khan, Abida K. Sattar, Shaista Khan, Adil H. Haider, and Syed Ather Enam

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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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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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Paradigm shift in the surgical training: The era of innovation, simulation and beyond, Syed Shahabuddin, Shiraz Hashmi, Yasir Khan, and Shahid Ahmed Sami

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Pericardial fluid proteomic label-free quantification of differentially expressed proteins in ischemic heart disease patients with systolic dysfunction by nano-LC-ESI-MS/MS analysis, Junaid Ullah, Satwat Hashmi, Arslan Ali, Faisal Khan, Shahid Ahmed Sami, Nageeb Basir, Syedah Saira Bokhari, Hasanat Sharif, Hesham R. El-Seedi, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf

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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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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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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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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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Learning curve predictors for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery; how far should the rabbit hole go?, Aleksander Dokollari, Matteo Cameli, Didar-Karan S. Kalra, Mohammad Bin Pervez, Michalis Demosthenous, Marjela Pernoci, Daniel Bonneau, David Latter, Sandro Gelsomino, and Gianfranco Lisi

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Solitary fibrous pleural tumor. A rare and challenging case, Saulat Fatimi, Hina Inam, Farida Karim Chagan, and Usama Khalid Choudry

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Wet labs: A useful tool in training surgical residents in a third world country, Hina Inam, Narmeen Asif, Abdul Ahad Sohail, and Saulat Fatimi

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Authors' reply: Cultural barriers for women in surgery: How thick is the glass ceiling? An analysis from a low middle-income country, Hina Inam, Mahin B. Janjua, and Mahim Malik

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Cultural barriers for women in surgery: How thick is the glass ceiling? An analysis from a low middle-income country, Hina Inam, Mahin Janjua, Russell S. Martins, Nida Zahid, Sadaf Khan, Abida K. Sattar, Aneela Darbar, Sharmeen Akram, Nuzhat Faruqui, Shaista Khan, Gulzar Lakhani, Mishal Gillani, Syeda Amrah Hashmi, Ather Enam, Adil H. Haider, and Mahim Malik

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Traumatic aortic transection repair with distal perfusion - Single center experience, Hina Inam, Syed Shahabuddin, Aiman Tariq, Sumera Inam, and Saulat Fatimi

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Aberrant right subclavian artery with atrial septal defect: Simultaneous repair via median sternotomy., Hina Inam, Abdul Ahad Sohail, Narmeen Asif, and Waris Ahmad

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A rare case of constrictive pericarditis as initial manifestation of paediatric anaplastic large cell lymphoma requiring urgent pericardiectomy, Sara Iqbal, Abdul Ahad Sohail, Narmeen Asif, Muhammad Rahil Khan, Sabeehuddin Siddique, and Saulat Fatimi

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Ionomic profiling of pericardial fluid in ischemic heart disease, Noman Khan, Satwat Hashmi, Amna Jabbar Siddiqui, Sabiha Farooq, Shahid Ahmed Sami, Nageeb Basir, Syedah Saira Bokhari, Hasanat Sharif, Sanaullah Junejo, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf

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Understanding of metals dysregulation in patients with systolic and diastolic dysfunction in ischemic heart disease, Noman Khan, Satwat Hashmi, Amna Jabbar Siddiqui, Sabiha Farooq, Shahid Ahmed Sami, Nageeb Basir, Syeda Saira Bokhari, Hasanat Sharif, Sanaullah Junejo, Hesham R. El-Seedi, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf

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Ruptured mycotic reverse saphenous vein graft aneurysm: A late complication of mediastinitis, Yasir Bilal Khan, Shiraz Hashmi, and Saulat Hasnain Fatimi

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Anterior myelomeningocele without neurospinal involvement: A rare posterior mediastinal disorder, Yasir Khan, Sara Iqbal, and Saulat Fatimi

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COVID-19-tailored approach to cardiac surgical safeguarding: Stepwise protocol, Yasir Khan, Hamdan Mallick, and Syed Shahabuddin

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Right ventricular outflow reconstruction with handmade valve conduit - A short experience from a developing country. Case series, Yasir Khan, Syed Shahabuddin, and Muneer Amanullah

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Factors affecting women surgeons' careers in low-middle-income countries: An international survey, Mahim Malik, Hina Inam, Mahin Janjua, Russell S. Martins, Nida Zahid, Sadaf Khan, Abida K. Sattar, Adil H. Haider, and Ather Enam

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

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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

Submissions from 2019

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Fungal cervical abscess complicated by necrotizing fasciitis leading to descending necrotizing mediastinitis: A case report., Zainab Abbasi, Hina Inam, Sajan Das, Saulat Fatimi, and Sejal Neel

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OR to ICU handoff: Theory of change model for sustainable change in behavior, Tahira Faiz, Bushra Saeed, Sadaqat Ali, Qalab Abbas, and Mahim Malik

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Technical varieties of ross procedure: A case series., Huma Fatima, Muneer Amanullah, Asif Hasan Siddiqui, Abdus Salam, and Shirin Saeed

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Repair of ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm eroding through the sternum, S B. Hasan, fazal Wahab khan, Shiraz Hashmi, Muhammad Tariq, and Ghufranullah Khan

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May-thurner syndrome: A cause of acute left Iliac vein obstruction in early postpartum period: A case report, Hina Inam, F A. Shaikh, and Nadeem Ahmad

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Hemoptysis secondary to rupture of infected aortic aneurysm- a case report, Hina Inam, Ibrahim Zahid, Sarim Dawar Khan, Salman ul Haq, and Saulat Fatimi

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Pleomorphic liposarcoma of chest wall: a rare entity with challenging management, Yasir Khan, Sara Iqbal, and Saulat Fatimi

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Role of cardiac MRI in complicated cardiac defects, Yasir Khan, Mohammad Bin Pervez, and Saulat Fatimi

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Fungal empyema in complicated chronic pancreatitis: A rare possibility, Yasir Khan, Munawar Rahman, and Syed Shahabuddin

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Incidental finding of tuberculous pleural effusion in patient undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: Case report, Yasir Khan, Munawar Shah, and Syed Shahabuddin

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Postoperative atrial fibrillation among patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting, Ali R. Mangi, Kashif Zia, Taimur A. Ali, Musa Karim, and Saulat Fatimi

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Rare presentation of an ulnar artery aneurysm in a six-month-old baby: Case discussion, asad moosa, Safdar Ali Shaikh, and Ziad Sophie

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Reoperation rates for open and video-assisted thoracoscopic decortication: Are empyema tubes the answer?, M. Pervez, S. Hashmi, A. Aahil, Aleem Manji, Hina Mushtaq, and Saulat Fatimi

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When surgeons are rarer than resources - our experience with improving access to thoracic surgery in an urban setting: A special report, Muhammad Bin Pervez,; Mehnaz Jabeen; Shiraz Hashmi; and Saulat Fatimi

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Meeting the challenges of exsanguinating haemorrhage ; A balloon as a 'bridge', Zia Ur Rehman

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Neoaorta reconstruction using both femoral veins in a patient with secondary aortoenteric fistula, Zia Ur Rehman

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New tools for an old disease: Endovascular treatment for varicose veins, Zia Ur Rehman

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Femoral vein transposition arteriovenous fistula is a feasible option in "selected" patients as hemodialysis access, Zia Ur Rehman, Asfia Arham, and Ziad Sophie

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Surgical interventions for renal cell carcinoma with thrombus extending into the inferior vena cava: A multidisciplinary approach, Zia Ur Rehman, Hammad Ather, and Wajahat Aziz

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Distal revascularization and interval ligation as a useful option for steal syndrome, Zia Ur Rehman, M Younus Durrani, Hassan Ishaq, and Ziad Sophie

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Safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins: An initial experience from Pakistan, Zia Ur Rehman and asad moosa

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Aortoenteric fistula: A difficult situation requiring multiple treatment options., Zia Ur Rehman and Ziad Sophie

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A comparison of definitions (RIFLE, AKIN, AND KDIGO) of acute kidney injury for prediction of outcomes in adults after isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, Sonia Yaqub, Kashif Kazmi, Hasanat Sharif, and Shiraz Hashmi

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Short and midterm outcome of fallot’s tetralogy repair in infancy: A single center experience in a developing country, Muhammad Kamran Younis Memon, Saleem Akhtar, Muhammad Mohsin, Waris Ahmad, Aleena Arshad, and Mehnaz Atiq Ahmed

Submissions from 2018

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Tracheal diverticulum as a rare cause of dysphagia, Hina Inam, Ibrahim Zahid, and Saulat Fatimi

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Penetrating cardiac trauma: A retrospective case series from Karachi., Hamza abdur Rahim Khan, Jaleed Ahmed Gilani, Muhammad Bin Pervez, Shiraz Hashmi, and S B. Hasan

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Malignant pheochromocytoma with widespread bony and pulmonary metastases, Tazeen Muneer, Aisha Tariq, Asif H. Siddiqui, and Muneer Amanullah

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Infection of a ventricular septal defect patch with acremonium species, Nosheen Nasir, Kauser Jabeen, Joveria Farooqi, Binish Arif Sultan, Afia Zafar, Aamir Hameed Khan, Muneer Amanullah, and Farheen Ali

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Expanding indications of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, Zia Ur Rehman

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Expanding indications of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, Zia Ur Rehman

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Expanding indications of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, Zia Ur Rehman

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Multiple skip incisions versus single long incision for single-stage basilic transposition arteriovenous fistula: A cohort study, Fareed Ahmed Sheikh, Shahid Nazir, Ziad Sophie, Noman Shahzad, and Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui

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Meta-analysis comparing primary percutaneous coronary intervention versus pharmacoinvasive therapy in transfer patients with st-elevation myocardial infarction, Tariq Jamal Siddiqi, Muhammad Shariq Usman, Jaya Kumar Sreenivasan, Ibrahim Kassas, Haris Riaz, Sajjad Raza, Hasanat Sharif, Ankur Kalra, and Neha Yadav

Submissions from 2017

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Dissecting aneurysm of the interventricular septum due to rupture of the sinus of valsalva, Mehnaz Atiq, Fatima Ali, and Sulaiman B. Hasan B. Hasan

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Extensive mediastinal aspergillosis presenting with dyspnoea and cardiac tamponade symptoms, Saulat Fatimi, Syed f. Mustafa, and Hamza AR Khan

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Repair of ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm eroding through the sternum, Sulaiman B Hasan, Fazal Khan, Shiraz Hashmi, Mohammad Tariq, and Ghufranullah Khan

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Diastolic dysfunction in coronary artery disease, Sarwat Hashmi, H R. Ahmad, Hasanat Sharif, and Syedah Saira Bokhari

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Successful resection of lymphangioma of the neck and mediastinum presenting as stridor in a 12 year old child, Babar Irfan, Maha Tahir, Omar Irfan, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Management of late presentation congenital heart disease, Parvathi U. Iyer U. Iyer; Guillermo E. Moreno,; Luiz Fernando Caneo; Tahira Faiz; Lara S. Shekerdemian; and Krishna s. Iye

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Mitral annulus myxoma extending into left atrium and left ventricle with severe mitral regurgitation as a pre-operative finding, a rarity, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Atiya Hameedullah, Omar Irfan, Muhammad Tariq, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Hernia of morgagni presenting as constipation in a 65-year-old male, Hamza A Khan, Adeel Samad, Omar A Khan, Farida K Chagan, Jamal K Khan, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Fistulotomy versus fistulectomy for simple fistula in ano: a retrospective cohort study, Ghulam Murtaza, F A. Shaikh, Tabish Chawla, Batool A. Haider, Noman Shahzad, and Sumaiya Ansari

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The existence of renal dysfunction in diabetics undergoing coronary artery bypass., Syed Saad Naeem, Taimur Asif Ali, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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The existence of renal dysfunction in diabetics undergoing coronary artery bypass, Syed Saad Naeem, Taimur Ali Syed, and Saulat Fatimi

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Giant retrocardiac foregut duplication cyst presenting with left atrial compression and palpitations, Abdus Salam, Mujtaba Mubashir, Hadika Mubashir, and Saulat Fatimi

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Management of penetrating injury to thoracic inlet and lower neck with retained foreign body using video assisted thoracoscopic surgery, Muhammad Adeel Samad, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Faiza Urooj, Usman Ali Hyder, Fazal Wahab Khan, Saulat H. Fatimi, and Jamal Kabeer Khan

Submissions from 2016

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Mitral valve replacement in systemic lupus erythematosus associated libman–sacks endocarditis, Anam Akhlaq, Taimur A. Ali, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Successful management of a stab wound to the left ventricle, Jaleed Ahmad Gillani, Hamza AR Khan, Omar Irfan, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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T-tube placement as a method for treating penetrating oesophageal injuries, Roger Gill, K. M. Inam Pal, Fatima Mannan, Amber Bawa, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Atrial myxoma: a 14 year experience, Atiya Hameedullah, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Muhammad Tariq, Shiraz Hashmi, Hameed Ullah, Saulat H. Fatimi, and Sulaiman B Hasan

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Cervical mediastinoscopy in the diagnosis of lymphadenopathy in South Asia., Sulaiman B Hasan, Fazal Wahab Khan, Shiraz Hashmi, Ahsan Ehtesham, Rizwana Ahmed Magsi, and Syed Shahabuddin

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On-table extubation after open heart surgery in children: an experience from a tertiary care hospital in a developing country., Mehar Hoda, Anwarul Haque, Fareena Aijaz, Mohammad I. Akhtar, Amina Rehmat, Muneer M Amanullah, and Babar S. Hasan

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Simultaneous off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and right upper lobectomy for critical left anterior descending artery (LAD) stenosis and aspergilloma, Fazal Wahab Khan, Yasir Bilal Khan, Mahnur Khan, Mohsin Abbas, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Delayed presentation of forgotten thyroid goiter - 25 years after thyroidectomy, Fazal Wahab Khan, Ayesha Muhammad, Mohsin Abbas, Syed Usman Bin Mahmood, Benish Fatima, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Successful treatment of giant left subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm abutting the arch of the aorta and descending aorta., Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Sehrish Batool, Fazal Wahab Khan, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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An unexpected case of a hydatid cyst on the mitral valve mimicking infective endocarditis, Jamal Kabeer Khan, Sheema Khan, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Coronary artery bypass grafting in South Asian patients: Impact of gender, Jamal Kabeer Khan, Syed Shahabuddin, Sheema Khan, Gulshan Bano, Shiraz Hashmi, and Shahid A. Sami

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Myxoid liposarcoma originating in the anterior mediastinum, Mohammad Harisullah Khan, Ramsha Kashif, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Atresia of the descending aorta in a young woman requiring bypass graft, Ammarah Mashhood, Taimur Asif Ali, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Pulmonary scedosporiosis mimicking aspergilloma in an immunocompetent host: a case report and review of the literature, Fasih Ur Rahman, Muhammad Irfan Ul Haq, Naima Fasih, and Kauser Jabeen

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Functional outcomes after successful lower extremity arterial injuries repair, Zia Ur Rehman, Ziad Sophie, and Lekhraj. Mal

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Unusual case of non-resolving necrotizing pneumonia: a last resort measure for cure., Naseem Salahuddin, Naila Baig Ansari, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Emergency general surgery in a low-middle income health care setting: determinants of outcomes, Adil Aijaz Shah, Asad Latif, d Cheryl K. Zogg, Syed Nabeel Zafar, Robert Riviello, Muhammad Sohail Halim, Zia Ur Rehman, Adil H. Haider, and Hasnain Zafar

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Predictive Model for Blood Product Use in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Hasanat Sharif, Hamza Zaheer Ansari, Awais Ashfaq, Wasiq Faraz Rawasia, Gulshan Bano, and Shiraz Hashmi

Submissions from 2015

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Resection of posterior mediastinal tumors by video assisted thoracic surgery, Taimur Asif Ali, Saulat Hasnain Fatimi, and Syed Saad Naeem

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Successful tricuspid valvectomy in a septic patient with tricuspid valve endocarditis, Taimur Asif Ali, Saulat Hasnain Fatimi, Syed Saad Naeem, and Wasiq Faraz Rawasia