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Submissions from 2019

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Current management of glioma in Pakistan, Umme e Hani Abdullah, Altaf Ali Laghari, Muhammad Usman Khalid, Huzaifa Bin Rashid, Fatima Ali, Adnan Jabbar, Asim Hafiz, Asim Hafiz, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Ather Enam

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Endovascular coiling versus neurosurgical clipping for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Gohar Javed, Syeda Beenish Bareeqa, Syeda Sana Samar, Ali Shah, Arwa Giani, Zainab Azam, Abeer Tasleem, and Syed Hasham Humayun

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Human papillomavirus and human cytomegalovirus infection and association with prognosis in patients with primary glioblastoma in Pakistan, Syed Adnan Ali, Yumna Mirza, Zubair Ahmad, Nida Zahid, and Ather Enam

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Timing of postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) following glioma resection: Shattering the 72 hour window, Syed Sarmad Bukhari, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Fatima Mubarak

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Early versus delayed flow diversion for ruptured intracranial aneurysms: A meta-analysis, Rimal Hanif Dossani,; Devi P. Patra; Jennifer Kosty; Fareed Jumah; Naseeruddin Mahmood; Muhammad Waqas; and Muhammad Riaz

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Surgical Care for all - much work to be done, Ather Enam and Sadaf Khan

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Pre-operative voriconazole in patients undergoing surgery for central nervous system fungal infections: special report, Ghani Haider, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Fahim Khan, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, and Ather Enam

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Enhanced recovery after elective craniotomy for brain tumours, Ummey Hani, Dr Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Diffuse low-grade glioma – changing concepts in diagnosis and management: A review, Rashid Jooma, Muhammad Waqas, and Inamullah Khan

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Freehand pedicle screw fixation: A safe recipe for dorsal, lumbar and sacral spine, Muhammad Junaid, Ali Afzal, Anisa Kalsoom, and Syed Sarmad Bukhari

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Primary trauma care: A training course for healthcare providers in developing countries., Dr Saqib Kamran Bakhshi and Rashid Jooma

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Follow-up bibliometric analysis of neurosurgical publications from Pakistan and institutional comparison with other countries using h-index and i-10 Index, Waqar A. Khushk, Usman Tariq Siddique, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Choice of therapeutic anti-seizure medication in patients with brain tumour, Altaf Ali Laghari, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Namra Qadeer, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Emergency care surveillance and emergency care registries in low-income and middle-income countries: conceptual challenges and future directions for research, Hani Mowaf; Christine Ngaruiya; Gerard O'Reilly; Olive Kobusingye; Vikas Kapil,; Andres M Rubiano; Marcus Ong; Juan Carlos Puyana; AKM Fazlur Rahman; Rashid Jooma; Blythe Beecrof; and J. Razzak

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Serum biomarkers for glioblastoma multiforme, Ayesha Quddusi and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Need of physical and chemical restraints: Experiences at inpatient psychiatric ward in a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Humera Saeed, M. Shameel Khan, Syeda Maheen Batool, Asma Akbar Ladak, Nadia Karim, and Rabeeka Aftab

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An awake throughout approach for awake craniotomy: A perspective from a resource-limited country, Faraz Shafiq, Jai Parkash, Ather Enam, Muhammad Faheem Khan, and Tanveer Baig

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Dermoid cyst with no intracranial extension: A case report and literature review., Asra Tanwir, Noor Malik, Gohar Javed, and Romana Idress

Submissions from 2018

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Tumour Treating Fields (TTFs) for recurrent and newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme, Farhan Ahmed and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Preservation of hearing and facial Nerve function with the microsurgical excision of large vestibular schwannomas: Experience with the retrosigmoid approach, Muhammad Shaheryar Ahmed Rajput, Ahmad Nawaz Ahmad, Asif Ali Arain, Muhammad Adil, Syed Akram, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, and F S. Awan

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Comparison of decompression alone versus decompression with fusion for stenotic lumbar spine: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Gohar Javed, Rabbia Faisal Avedia, Ali Shah, Maha Jawed, Noor Rehman, Syeda Sana Samar, and Kashif Aziz

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CD133 expression in glioblastoma multiforme: A literature review, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Gohar Javed, Altaf Ali Laghari, Syeda Beenish Bareeqa, Saba Farruk, Shajeeah Zahid, Syeda Sana, and Kashif Aziz

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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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Role of radiosurgery In arteriovenous malformations, SYed Ijlal Ahmed, Gohar Javed, Syed Naseeb Uneeb, Syeda Benish Bareeqa, Manaal Hyder, Syeda Sana Samar, Armighan Haider Ans, and Tayyab Shera

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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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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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Third ventricular tumors: A comprehensive literature review, Sajid Ijlal, Gohar Javed, Altaf Ali Laghari, Syeda Benish Bareeqa, Mehreen Khan, Syeda Sana Samer, Raja Azhar Humera, Syeda Beenish Bareeqa, Muhammad Osama Farooqui, and Amir Shahbaz

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Development of criteria highly suggestive of spinal tuberculosis., Gohar Javed, Altaf Ali Laghari, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Sarosh Moeen, Ahmed Ali Shah, and Faizuddin Najmuddin

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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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Radiological and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: Comparing titanium and PEEK (polyetheretherketone) cages, Muhammad Junaid, Mamoon Ur Rashid, Syed Sarmad Bukhari, and Mamoon Ahmed

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Factors affecting functional outcome after decompressive craniectomy performed for traumatic brain injury: A retrospective, cross-sectional study, Farid Khan, Arif Villani, Abdul Rehman, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Outcome of decompressive craniectomy in traumatic closed head injury, Altaf Ali Laghari, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Muhammad Waqas, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Karim Rizwan Nathani, and Wardah Khalid

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Prognostic value of 1p/19q chromosomal codeletion in patients with oligodendroglioma, Altaf Ali Laghari, Usman Khalid, Namra Qadir, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Tumour treating fields (TTFs) for paediatric brain tumours, brain metastases and other novel applications, Farhan Arshad Mirza and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Role of palliative CSF diversion in patients with intracranial metastatic disease and symptomatic hydrocephalus, 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, 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 glasgow outcome scale extended and quality of life after brain injury scale, Muhammad Waqas, Noor Malik, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Karim Rizwan Nathani, and Sumia Andleeb Abbasi

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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 stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of acromegaly., Komal Naeem, Aneela Darbar, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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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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The significance of MGMT methylation in glioblastoma multiforme prognosis, Aaida Mumtaz Rao, 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, Abda Mahmood, Temitayo Shokunbi, and Haleema Shakur

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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

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

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Frontoethmoidal encephalocele presenting in concert with schizencephaly, Asra Tanwir, Syed Sarmad Bukhari, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Value of routine preoperative tests for coagulation before elective cranial surgery. results of an institutional audit and a nationwide survey of neurosurgical centers in Pakistan, Naveed Zaman, Muhammad Bilal Tariq, Saad Akhtar, Sidra Akhtar, Wajeeha Tariq, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Samie Asghar

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

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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