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Submissions from 2020

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Brain injury and dementia in Pakistan: Current perspectives, Maheen M. Adamson, Sadia Shakil, Tajwar Sultana, Muhammad Abul Hasan, Fatima Mubarak, Ather Enam, Muhammad A. Parvaz, and Adeel Razi

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Semantic fluency and cognitive function impairment in multiple sclerosis patients, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Nisha Lohana, Gohar Javed, Syeda Beenish Bareeqa, Syeda Sana Samar, and Syed Hasham Humayun

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Primary pediatric cerebellar gliosarcoma, Syed Sarmad Bukhari, Muhammad Junaid, Ali Afzal, and Anisa Kulsoom

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Utility of tranexamic acid to minimize blood loss in brain tumour surgery, Syed Sarmad Bukhari and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Primary intracranial malignant melanoma, Ummey Hani, Dr Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Steriotactic radiosurgery for vestibular schwannomas, Ummey Hani, Dr Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Are rural hospitals in Pakistan responding to the global surgery movement? An analysis of the gaps, challenges and opportunities, Sameen Siddiqi, Muhammad Sohaib Khan, Narjis Rizvi, Imran Naeem Abbasi, Shafquat Rozi, Ather Enam, and Sadaf Khan

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Frequent inappropriate use of unweighted summary statistics in systematic reviews of pathogen genotypes or genogroups, Linh Tran, Mai Nhu, Thai Le Ba Nghia, Abdul rahman Hendam, Nguyen Lam Vuong, Ebrahim Alzalal, Ahmed M. Sayed, Mustafa Mushtaq Husaain, Akash Sharma, and Thuan Tieu

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, 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 Muhammad Adnan Ali, Yumna Mirza, Zubair Ahmad, Nida Zahid, and Ather Enam

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Perianal necrotizing fasciitis with retroperitoneal extension: A case report from Pakistan, Mirza Zain Baig, Abeer Aziz, Umme e Hani Abdullah, Muhammad Salman Khalil, and Sumiya Abbasi

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Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for cushing's disease: A review, Mirza Zain Baig, Altaf Ali Laghari, Aneela Darbar, Umme e Hani Abdullah, and Sumiya Abbasi

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Ossification of the cruciform ligament of atlas; a rare cause of cervical myelopathy: Case report and review of literature, Muhammad Waqas Saeed Baqai, Gohar Javed, and Mirza Zain Baig

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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, Muhammad Waqas Saeed Baqai, Usman Tariq Siddique, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging may be useful in differentiating fungal abscess from malignant intracranial lesion: Case report, Syeda Maheen Batool, Fatima Mubarak, 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, Okkes Kuybu, Nasser Mohammed, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Riaz, and Hugo Cuellar

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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, Muhammad Faheem Khan, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, and Ather Enam

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Peri-operative lumbar drains for trans-sphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas, Ummey Hani, Dr Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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

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Motor-vehicle crash patient injury patterns from a level one trauma center in a metropolitan city: A cross-sectional study, Obada Hasan, Sadaf Sheikh, Asad Abbas, Nida Zahid, and Naveed Baloch

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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, Saqib Kamran Bakhshi and Rashid Jooma

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Treatment options for paediatric brainstem gliomas, Daniyal Aziz Khan, Altaf Ali Laghari, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Pituitary adenoma with calcifications: A case report, Yakoot Khan, Noor Malik, Saba Iqbal Awan, Syed Hassan Khalid, and Altaf Ali Laghari

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A review of the molecular mechanisms of traumatic brain injury, Asma Akbar Ladak, Ather Enam, and Muhammad Talal Ibrahim

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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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Pediatric brainstem gliomas: An institutional experience, Altaf Ali Laghari, Mirza Zain Baig, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Aneela Darbar, Naureen Mushtaq, Umme e Hani Abdullah, and Daniya Aziz Khan

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Does surgeon experience influence the amount of radiation exposure during orthopedic procedures?: A systematic review, Azeem Tariq Malik, Hamid Hussain Rai, and Riaz Hussain Lakdawala

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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 Rubiano, Marcus Ong, Juan Carlos Puyana, AKM Fazlur Rahman, Rashid Jooma, Blythe Beecrof, and Junaid Razzak

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Anti-hormonal therapy serves as a possible treatment modality for intracranial meningiomas, Komal Naeem and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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

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Effect of pregnancy on growth of intracranial meningiomas, Ayesha Quddusi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Quratulain Virani

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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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Primary intracranial extraosseous ewing’s sarcoma, Amir Humza Sohail, Mohammed Sachal, Muhammad Arif Mateen Khan, Muhammad Soban, Muhammad Salman Khan, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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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

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MR perfusion imaging, techniques and role in differentiating radiation necrosis and tumor recurrence, Raima Zakaria, Fatima Mubarak, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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 Adeel, Syed Akram, Mohammad Sohail Awan, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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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, Syeda Beenish Bareeqa, Ali Shah, Maha Zubair, Rabbia Faisal Avedia, Noor Rahman, 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 Farrukh, Shajeeah Zahid, Syeda Sana Samar, and Kashif Aziz

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Third ventricular tumors: A comprehensive literature review, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Gohar Javed, Altaf Ali Laghari, Syeda Benish Bareeqa, Kashif Aziz, Mehreen Khan, Syeda Sana Samar, Raja Azhar Humera, Alizay Rashid Khan, Muhammad Osama Farooqui, and Amir Shahbaz

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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 Haider, Syeda Sana Samar, Armighan Haider Ans, and Muhammad 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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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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"It's a precious gift, not to waste": Is routine cross matching necessary in orthopedics surgery?: Retrospective study of 699 patients in 9 different procedures, Obada Hasan, Eraj Khurshid Khan, Moiz Ali, Sadaf Sheikh, Anum Fatima, and Haroon Ur Rashid

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

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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 Moazzam

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Prognostic value of 1p/19q chromosomal codeletion in patients with oligodendroglioma, Altaf Ali Laghari, Muhammad Usman Khalid, Namra Qadeer, 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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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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Management of arachnoid cysts: A comprehensive review, Fatima Mustansir, Sanaullah 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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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, Haleema Shakur, and CRASH-3 trial collaborators

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Evidence-based advances in glioma management, Muhammad Adeel Samad, Karim Rizwan Nathani, Usama Khalid Choudry, Muhammad Waqas, Saad Akhtar, 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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The outcome and patterns of traumatic brain injury in the paediatric population of a developing country secondary to TV trolley tip-over, Muhammad Waqas, Gohar Javed, Karim Rizwan Nathani, Badar Uddin Ujjan, S. A. Quadri, and Muhammad Zubair Tahir

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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 Sattar, Wajeeha Tariq, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Samie Asghar

Submissions from 2017

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Outcomes of post-neurosurgical ventriculostomy-associated infections, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Ghani Haider, Komail Malik, Muhammad Waqas, Syed Faisal 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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Multidisciplinary approach to the prenatal diagnosis and post natal management of a large suprasellar arachnoid cyst: A case report, Omar Irfan, Heera Nand Rathore, Sarfraz Karim, Shabina Ariff, 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 Mehmood Nizamani, and Muhammad Ehsan 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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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: An effective choice 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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Self‑resolving prepontine cyst, Muhammad Waqas, Inamullah Khan, Reehana Khawaja, Ayesha Quddusi, and Ather Enam

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

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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