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Submissions from 2018

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Robotics in neurosurgery: a literature review, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Gohar Javed, Bakhtawar Mubeen, Syeda Beenish Bareeqa, Hiba Rasheed, Alizay Rehman, Masroor Mubeen Phulpoto, Syeda Sana Samar, and Kashif Aziz

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Resolution of gestational gigantomastia with termination of pregnancy, Syed Sarmad Bukhari, Haris Manan, Mah Muneer Khan, and Syed Shahmeer Raza

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Use of preoperative apparent diffusion coefficients to predict brain tumor grade, Aneela Darbar, Muhammad Waqas, Syed Faaiz Enam, and Shaikh D. Mahmood

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Letter: challenges to neuroendovascular care in developing countries: example of Pakistan in global perspective., Rimal Hanif Dossani, and Muhammad Waqas

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Prognostic implications of histological clear cells in high-grade intracranial ependymal tumors: a retrospective analysis from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Fauzan Alam Hashmi, Hamid Hussain Rai, Muhammad Faheem Khan, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Biological characteristics and outcomes of gliosarcoma, Fauzan Alam Hashmi, Adnan Salim, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Letter to the Editor. "Eloquent", Rashid Jooma

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Spatial distribution of road traffic crash fatalities in Karachi: perspective from 2008-2012, Rashid Jooma, Mir Shabbar Ali, and Masood Ali Shaikh

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Descriptive epidemiology of Karachi road traffic crash mortality in 2015, Rashid Jooma and Masood Ali Shaikh

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The outcome and patterns of traumatic brain injury in the paediatric population of a developing country secondary to TV trolley tip-over, Waqas Muhammad, Gohar Javed, K Nathani, Badar Uddin Ujjan, S. A. Quadri, and Tahir M.

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Quality of life among patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury using GOSE and QOLIBRI scales., Waqas Muhammad; Noor Malik; Muhammad Shahzad Shamim; Rizwan Nathani,; and Sumia Andleeb Abbasi

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Management of arachnoid cysts: A comprehensive review, Fatima Mustansir, Sanaullaha Bashir, and Aneela Darbar

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Role of multi-parametric (mp) MRI in prostate cancer, Syed Muhammad Nazim, Hammad Ather, and Basit Salam

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Depression in adult patients with primary brain tumours: A review of independent risk factors, Anum Sadruddin Pidani, Aaida Mumtaz Rao, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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High-intensity focused ultrasound: past, present, and future in neurosurgery, Syed A. Quadri,; Muhammad Waqas; Inamullah Khan; Muhammad Adnan Khan; Sajid S. Suriya; Mudassir Farooqui; and Brian Fiani

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Simpson grading as predictor of meningioma recurrence., Ayesha Quddusi and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Tranexamic acid for significant traumatic brain injury (The CRASH-3 trial): Statistical analysis plan for an international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Ian Roberts, Antonio Belli, Amy Brenner, Rizwana Chaudhri, Bukola Fawole, Tim Harris, Rashid Jooma, Temitayo Shokunb, and Haleema Shakur

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Evidence based advances in glioma management, Muhammad Adeel Samad, Karim Rizwan Nathani, Usama Khalid Choudry, Muhammad Waqas, Saad Akhtar Khan, and Ather Enam

Submissions from 2017

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Outcomes of post-neurosurgical ventriculostomy-associated infections, Muhammad E. Bari, Ghani Haider, Komail Malik, Muhammad Waqas, Syed F. Mahmood, and Mubbashira Siddiqui

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Survival benefit of surgery in recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, Usama Khalid Choudry, Saad Akhtar Khan, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Flipped classroom instructional approach in undergraduate medical education, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Fazal Manzoor Arain, and Ather Enam

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Low cost quality initiatives for management of neurosurgical patients in developing nations: perspective from a tertiary care centre in Pakistan, Hamid Hussain Rai Hussain Rai, Muhammad Waqas, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Multidisciplinary approach to the prenatal diagnosis and post natal management of a large suprasellar arachnoid cyst: a case report., Omar Irfan, Heera Nand, Sarfraz Karim, Shabina Arif, and Aneela Darbar

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Road traffic crash related injured and fatal victims in Karachi from 2007 to 2014: A time-series analysis, Rashid Jooma and Masood Ali Shaikh

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Ruptured mycotic aneurysms: Report and outcomes of two surgically managed patients, Aleena Khan, Muhammad Waqas, Waseem M. Nizamani, and Muhammad E. Bari

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Comparison between endoscopic and microscopic approaches for surgery of pituitary tumours, Inamullah Khan and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Prognostic significance of IDH 1 mutation in patients with glioblastoma multiforme, Inamullah Khan, Muhammad Waqas, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Role of Intra-operative MRI (iMRI) in Improving Extent of Resection and Survival in Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme, Inamullah Khan, Muhammad Waqas, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Noninvasive monitoring intracranial pressure - A review of available modalities, Marium Naveed Khan, Hussain Shallwani, Muhammad Ulusyar Khan, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Delayed spinal cord infarction following anterior cervical surgical decompression, Muhammad Faheem Khan, Rashid Jooma, Fauzan Alam Hashmi, and Muhammad Faraz Raghib

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Quality of Life in Individuals Surgically Treated for Congenital Hydrocephalus During Infancy: A Single-Institution Experience, Saad Akhtar Khan, Muhammad Faheem Khan, Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, Omar Irfan, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Asad Abbas, Safia Awan, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Awake craniotomy in developing countries: review of hurdles, Saad Akhtar Khan, Karim Rizwan Nathani, S. Ather Enam, and Faraz Shafiq

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Building bridges through science, Thomas Lissek, Michelle Adams, John Adelman, Ehud Ahissar, Mohammed Akaaboune, Huda Akil, Mustafa al’Absi, Fazal M. Arain, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, Deniz Atasoy, Abdul Mannan Baig, Ather Enam, Saad Shafqat, and Adnan Jabbar

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Mini-Craniotomy Under Local Anesthesia for Chronic Subdural Hematoma: AnEffectiveChoice for Elderly Patients and for Patients in a Resource-Strained Environment, Shaikh Danish Mahmood, Muhammad Waqas, Mirza Zain Baig, and Aneela Darbar

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Extent of resection and timing of surgery in adult low grade glioma, Farhan A. Mirza and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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The outcome and patterns of traumatic brain injury in the paediatric population of a developing country secondary to tv trolley tip-over., Waqas Muhammad and Gohar Javed

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Self‑resolving prepontine cyst, Muhammad Waqas, Inamullah Khan, Reehana Khawaja, Ayesha Quddusi, and Ather Enam

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Unintentional head injury in children less than 3 years of age: an insight into safety practices in a developing country, Waqas M and Rashid Jooma

Reading between the joints-using spinal magnetic resonance imaging for evaluation of instability, Komal Naeem and S. Ather Enam

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Unmet need for surgery in South Asia, Sanjay Nagral, Maharra Hussain, Sarder A. Nayeem, Ranjan Dias, Ather Enam, and Samiran Nundy

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Unmet need for surgery in South Asia, Sanjay Nagral,; Maharra Hussain; Sarder A. Nayeem; Ranjan Dias; S. Ather Enam; and Samiran Nundy

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Preventive gabapentin versus pregabalin to decrease postoperative pain after lumbar microdiscectomy: a randomized controlled trial, Mohsin Qadeer, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Jawad Rashid, Ather Enam, Salman Sharif, and Ghulam Murtaza

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Complications of in-patient Cerebral Angiography: Comparison between patients with and without sub arachnoid haemorrhage., Yaseen Rauf, Usman Tariq Siddiqui, and Gohar Javed

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Anaesthetic management of supratentorial tumor craniotomy using awake-throughout approach, Faraz Shafiq, Fahad Salim, Ather Enam, Jai Parkash, and Mohammad Faheem

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Congenital and infantile malignant melanoma of the scalp: A systematic review, Sohaib Tariq, Hussain Shallwani, Muhammad Waqas, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Establishment of site specific multi-disciplinary tumour boards in Pakistan: Sharing experience of neuro oncology team based at a tertiary care university hospital, Muhammad Waqas and Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi

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Video microscope robotic arm-assisted, neuronavigation-guided glioma resection and regional sampling, Muhammad Waqas, Ather Enam, Fauzan A Hashmi, Fatima Mubarak, and Fazal Arain

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Role of 5-ALA in improving extent of tumour resection in patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme, Muhammad Waqas, Inamullah Khan, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Perioperative steroids for lumbar disc surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials., Muhammad Waqas; Hussain Shallwani,; Muhammad Shahzad Shamim; and Khabir Ahmed

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Diffusion tensor imaging for ruptured cerebral arteriovenous malformation, Muhammad Waqas, Ayesha Siddiqui, Fatima Mubarak, and Ather Enam

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Cranioplasty after Craniectomy in a Pediatric Population: Single-Center Experience from a Developing Country, Muhammad Waqas, Badar Ujjan, Yousaf Bashir Hadi, Faizuddin Najmuddin, Altaf Ali Laghari, Swaleha Khalid, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, and Umar Farooq Bhatti

Submissions from 2016

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Depression and anxiety: a snapshot of the situation in Pakistan, Bilaal Ahmed, Syed Faaiz Enam, Zafar Iqbal, Ghulam Murtaza, and Shahid Bashir

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Primary anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma in adults. case report and review of literature, Usama Khalid Choudry, Saad Akhtar Khan, Amjad Qureshi, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Co-existing spinal intradural ependymal cyst and sacral tarlov cyst in adult-onset tethered cord syndrome with syringomyelia: case report and literature review, Hamid Hussain Rai Hussain Rai, Muhammad F. Khan, S. Ather Enam, and Imtiaz Hashmi

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Comparison of Irrigation versus No Irrigation during Burr Hole Evacuation of Chronic Subdural Hematoma, Muzna Iftikhar, Usman Tariq Siddiqui, Mohammad Yaseen Rauf, Ali Osama Malik, and Gohar Javed

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666 human cost of “motorcycle mass transit”: report of 9,000 fatalities from urban road injury surveillance in a developing country, Rashid Jooma

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878 Surveillance in the service of safety, Rashid Jooma

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Management and outcomes of intramedullary spinal cord tumors: a single center experience from a developing country, Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, Muhammad Waqas, S. Ather Enam, and Baila Shakaib

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Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for obstructive hydrocephalus: Outcome analysis of 120 consecutively treated patients from a developing country, Muhammad Babar Khan, Muhammad Riaz, and S. Ather Enam

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Composite split cord malformation associated with a dermal sinus tract, dermoid cyst, and epidural abscess: a case report and review of literature, Saad Akhtar Khan, Abdul Azeem, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Muhammad Zubair Tahir

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Providing care beyond the hospital: perspective of a tertiary care hospital from a developing country, Saad Akhtar Khan, Muhammad Waqas, Badar Uddin Ujjan, Adnan Salim, Gohar Javed, and Syed Ijlal Ahmed

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Awake craniotomy for brain tumours in Pakistan: an initial case series from a developing country, Saad Akhtar Khan; Karim Rizwan Nathani; Badar Uddin Ujjan; Muhammad Danish Barakzai,; Ather Enam; and Faraz Shafiq

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Secretory paraspinal paraganglioma of thoracolumar spine: case report and review of literature, Saad Akhtar Khan, Sidra Sattar, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Naila Kayani Naila Kayani, and Sarosh Moeen

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Cerebellopontine angle primitive neuroectodermal tumor mimicking trigeminal schwannoma, Saad Akhtar Khan, Badar Uddin Ujjan, Adnan Salim, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Acute cerebellitis successfully managed with temporary cerebrospinal fluid diversion using a long tunnel external ventricular drain: a long-term radiological follow-up of two cases, Muhammad Waqas, Yousaf Bashir Hadi, Sadaf Sheikh, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Radiological prognostication in patients with head trauma requiring decompressive craniectomy: analysis of optic nerve sheath diameter and rotterdam CT scoring system, Muhammad Waqas, Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Saleha Anwar

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Difficulties in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: cnversion versus surgeon's failure, Aun Ali, Summaya Saeed,; Rabel Khawaja; Sunil Sadruddin Samnani; and Farah Naz Farid

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Response to the Comments: “Prospective case control evaluation of epidural midazolam for improving pain and ambulation after microdiscectomy”, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Long-tunneled versus short-tunneled external ventricular drainage : prospective experience from a developing country, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, Z Abbas, Muhammed Murtaza, and S. Ather Enam

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Paediatric traumatic brain injury: Presentation, prognostic indicators and Outcome analysis from a tertiary care center in a developing country., Badar Uddin Ujjan, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Babar Khan, Dr Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Response to: Computed Tomography-Guided Biopsy for Potts Disease: An Institutional Experience from an Endemic Developing Country, Muhammad Waqas, Faizuddin Najmuddin, Mohammad Ali Alvi, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Cerebral aspergillosis and pulmonary tuberculosis in a child with chronic granulomatous disease, Muhammed Waqas, Sidra Zafar, Tooba Rehman, Muhammed Riyaz, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

Submissions from 2015

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Eye Care Service Use and Its Determinants in Marginalized Communities in Pakistan: The Karachi marine fishing communities eye and general health survey, Khabir Ahmad, Anthony B. Zwi, Daniel J. M. Tarantola, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Bicompartmental Decompressive Craniectomy: Report of Two Cases, Saad Akhtar, Badar Ujjan, Muhammad Waqas, Waqas Muhammad, and Gohar Javed

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Effectiveness of helmets in preventing severe injuries in a setting with poorly enforced quality standards, Junaid A. Bhatti, Rashid Jooma, and Junaid A. Razzak

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Congenital (infantile) fibrosarcoma of the scalp: a case series and review of literature, Nasir Ud Din, Khurram Minhas, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Naureen Mushtaq, and Zehra Fadoo

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Ependymal tumors with oligodendroglioma like clear cells: experience from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Fauzan Alam Hashmi, Muhammad Faheem Khan, Saad Akhtar Khan, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, and Arsalan Ahmad

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Surveillance in the service of safety, Rashid Jooma

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Polio eradication and health systems in Karachi: vaccine refusals in context, Rashid Jooma, Emma Varley, NAINA QAYYUM1, SONIA RODRIGUES, AKASHA Sarwar, and PATRICIA OMIDIAN

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Neurofibromatosis type 2 patient presenting with medulloblastoma, Jan Kalimullah, Abdul Malik Amir Humza Sohail, Rai Dilawar Shahjehan, Sabeehuddin Siddique, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Factors affecting ventriculoperitoneal shunt survival in adult patients, Farid Khan, Abdul Rehman Alvi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt survival in patients developing hydrocephalus After cranial surgery., Farid Khan, Abdul Rehman Alvi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Hip fragility fractures: anaemia, calcium and vitamin d supplementation., Iqra Khan, Ambreen Jawaid, Khabir Ahmad, and Shahryar Noordin

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Enduring improvement in Oswestry Disability Index outcomes following lumbar microscopic interlaminar decompression: An appraisal of prospectively collected patient outcomes, Muhammad Babar Khan, Muhammad Umair Bashir, Rajesh Kumar, and S. Ather Enam

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Multiple cerebral hydatid cysts in 8-year-old boy: a case report and literature review of a rare presentation, Muhammad Babar Khan, Muhammad Riaz, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Clothing-related motorcycle injuries in Pakistan: findings from a surveillance study, Uzma R. Khan, Junaid A. Bhatti, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Nukhba Zia, J. Razzak, and Rashid Jooma

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Differences in risk-adjusted outcome of road traffic injuries in urban tertiary care Centres of Pakistan: analysis of surveillance data, Amber Mehmood, Junaid Razzak, Mohammed Umer Mir, and Rashid Jooma

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Clinoidal meningioma associated with an internal carotid artery aneurysm, Waqas Muhammad, Yousuf Bashir Hadi, Badar Uddin Ujjan, and Gohar Javed

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Decompressive craniectomy for infants: a case series of five patients, Muhammad Riyaz, Muhammad Waqas, Badar Uddin Ujjan, Naveed Zaman Akhunzada, Yousaf Bashir Hadi, Gohar Javed, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Does base deficit predict mortality in patients with severe traumatic brain injury?, Hussain Shallwani, Muhammad Waqas, Shahan Waheed, Mubbashira Siddiqui, Asher Feroze, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Epilepsy in Pakistan: national guidelines for clinicians (part 2), Fowzia Siddiqui, Shaukat Ali, Mughis Sheerani, Tippo Sultan, and Rashid Jooma

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Epilepsy in pakistan: national guidelines for clinicians, Fowzia Siddiqui, Tipu Sultan, Shahid Mustafa, Sarwar Jamil Siddiqui, Shaukat Ali, and Rashid Jooma

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Clinical outcome and cost effectiveness of early tracheostomy in isolated severe head injury patients, Usman T Siddiqui, Muhammad Z Tahir, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and S. Ather Enam

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Computed Tomography-Guided Biopsy for Potts Disease: An Institutional Experience from an Endemic Developing Country, Muhammad Waqas, Mohsin Qadeer, Faizuddin Najmuddin, Mohammad Ali Alvi, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Impacts of signal free corridors on the incidence of road traffic accidents in Karachi, Salman Zubair, Jamil H. Kazmi, Rashid Jooma, Syed Shahid Ali, and Zeeshan Akhtar

Submissions from 2014

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Lumbar morphometry: a study of lumbar vertebrae from a pakistani population using computed tomography scans, Muhammad M. Alam, Muhammad Waqas, Hussain Shallwani, and Gohar Javed

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Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of enhancing cerebral lesions: analysis of 78 Histopathology proven cases, Muhammad Shahbaz Alam, Humera Ahsan, Zafar Sajjad, Madiha Beg, Umer Bhatti, S. Ather Enam, and Mohammad Wasay

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The impact of polio eradication on routine immunization and primary health care: a mixed-methods study, Svea Closser, Kelly Cox, and Rashid Jooma

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Polio travel restrictions: a sledgehammer to crack a nut?, Rashid Jooma

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Political determinants of health: lessons for Pakistan, Rashid Jooma and Guido Sabatinelli