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Submissions from 2016

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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

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Accuracy of conventional MRI for preoperative diagnosis of intracranial tumors: A single center report of 762 cases, Daniel Yan, Ling Yan, Zhen Zhang, and Adnan Salim

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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he dangerous turn of “brain eating amoeba” in Sindh, Pakistan, Muhammad Yousuf-Ul Islam, Safwan Abdul Rahim, and Adnan Salim

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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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Deadly heat wave in Karachi, July 2015: negligence or mismanagement?, Adnan Salim, Ahmed A., N. Ashraf, and M. Asher

Fasting headache a cross S-sectional study, Adnan Salim, Muhammad Ahmed ILYAS, MEHWISH Rizvi, and Arzlan Ullaha Baig

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End stage renal disease: Seroprevalence of hepatitises B and C along with associated aetiology and risk factors in children, Syed Raza Shah, Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Muhamad Tanveer Alam, Adnan Salim, Mehwish Hussain, and Areeba Altaf

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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

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Thoracic and lumbar spinal surgery under local anesthesia for patients with multiple comorbidities: a consecutive case series, Muhammad Babar Khan, Rajesh Kumar, and S. Ather Enam

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A unique MRI presentation of fungal infection in the brain, Muhammad B S Khan, Saad Shafqat, and Syed A Enam

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Predictors of poor outcome of decompressive craniectomy in pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury: a retrospective single center study from Pakistan, Saad Akhtar Khan, Hussain Shallwani, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Ghulam Murtaza, Syed Ather Enam, Reema Obaid Qureshi, and Muhammad Zubair Tahir

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Prospective validation of a blood ordering protocol for elective spine arthrodesis and its impact on cost reduction, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Badar Uddin Ujjan, and Dr Saqib Kamran Bakhshi

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Decompressive surgery for malignant cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: a retrospective case series from Pakistan and comparative literature re, Emmon Raza, Muhammad S. Shamim, Muhammad Faisal Wadiwala, Bilal Ahmed, and Ayeesha Kamran Kamal

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Novel anticancer agents in clinical and preclinical trials, Adnan Salim

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Use of femoral nail with spiral blade in subtrochanteric fractures., Masood Umer, Haroon Rashid, Idrees Shah, and Irfan Qadir

Submissions from 2013

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Primary elective spine arthrodesis: Audit of institutional cross matched to transfused (C/T) ratio to develop blood product ordering guidelines., Muhammad Mehboob Alam, Zain A. Sobani, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Khabir Ahmad, and Fouzia Minai

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How effective is the local anesthetic infiltration of pin sites prior to application of head clamps: A prospective observational cohort study of hemodynamic response in patients undergoing elective craniotomy, Ayesha Arshad, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Muhammad Waqas, Hina Enam, and Syed Ather Enam

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Mentoring ethics in postgraduate surgical training: A developing country perspective from Pakistan, Mohsin Azam, Saleha Anwar, M Shahzad Shamim, and Muhammad Waqas

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Craniocerebral injuries in war against terrorism --- a contemporary series from Pakistan, Muhammad-Umair Bashir, Muhammad-Zubair Tahir, Ehsan Bari, and Sehreen Mumtaz

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Non communicable diseases in Pakistan: burden, challenges and way forward for health care authorities, Svea Closser and Rashid Jooma

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Why we must provide better support for Pakistan's female frontline health workers, Svea Closser and Rashid Jooma

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Surgical grand rounds at a University Hospital. Applying "publication presentation index" to evaluate outcomes., Muhammad Shahrukh Effendi, Syed Nabeel Zafar, Syed Johar Raza, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Mohammad Hammad Ather

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Neurorobotics in Pakistan, S. Ather Enam and Muhammad Waqas

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Analysis of factors affecting ventriculoperitoneal shunt survival in pediatric patients., Farid Khan, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Abdul Rehman, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Giant cell tumour of the sacrum: function-preserving surgery with extended curettage and ilio-lumbar fusion, Riaz Hussain Lakdawala, Tashfeen Ahmad, and S. Ather Enam

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Safety of untreated autologous cranioplasty after extracorporeal storage at -26 degrees Celsius., M Z. Tahir, M S. Shamim, Z A. Sobani, S N. Zafar, M Qadeer, and M E. Bari

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Autoclaved tumor bone for skeletal reconstruction in paediatric patients: a low cost alternative in developing countries., Masood Umer, Hafiz Muhammad Umer, Irfan Qadir, Haroon Rashid, Rabia Awan, Raza Askari, and Shamvil Ashraf

Submissions from 2012

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Designing the first ever health insurance for the poor in Pakistan–a pilot project, Rashid Jooma and Sabeena Jalal

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Protecting Pakistan's health during the global economic crisis, Rashid Jooma, A. Khan, and Khan A. A.

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Comparison of need and supply of syringes for therapeutic injections in Pakistan, Adnan Ahmad Khan, Momina Saleem, Huma Qureshi, Rashid Jooma, and Ayesha Khan

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A successful model of Road Traffic Injury surveillance in a developing country: process and lessons learnt., Junaid Abdul Razzak, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Amber Mehmood, Syed Ameer Hussain, Mir Shabbar Ali, and Rashid Jooma

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Observer variation in MRI evaluation of patients with suspected lumbar disc herniation and nerve root compression: Comparison of Neuroradiologist and Neurosurgeon's interpretations, Imaad Ur Rehman, Rana Shoaib Hamid, Waseem Akhtar, Rohana Naqi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Haji Ismail Siddiq

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Concurrent intracranial and spinal arteriovenous malformations: Report of two pediatric cases and literature review., Hussain Shallwani, Muhammad Z Tahir, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, and Tanveer-Ul-Haq

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Neurosurgical electives: operating room survival guide, M Shahzad Shamim and Zain A. Sobani

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Prospective case control evaluation of epidural midazolam for improving pain and ambulation after microdiscectomy, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, S. Ather Enam, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, and Mueenullah Khan

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Phenytoin versus Leviteracetam for seizure prophylaxis after brain injury - a meta analysis., Syed Nabeel Zafar, Abdul Ahad Khan, Asfar Ayaz Gauri, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

Submissions from 2011

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Non-traumatic coma in paediatric patients: etiology and predictors of outcome, Saba Ahmed, Kiran Ejaz, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Maimoona A. Salim, and Muhammad U R Khan

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B-cell lymphoma of the brainstem with central neurogenic hyperventilation, S. Ather Enam and Rushna Ali

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Fuzzy logic: A "simple" solution for complexities in neurosciences?, Saniya Siraj Godil, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Syed Ather Enam, and Uvais Qidwai

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Cranial Reconstruction After Decompressive Craniectomy: Prediction of Complications Using Fuzzy Logic, Saniya Siraj Godil, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Syed Ather Enam, Uvais Qidwai, Mohsin Qadeer, and Zain A. Sobani

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Lady health workers programme in Pakistan: challenges, achievements and the way forward, Assad Hafeez, Bile Khalif Mohamud, Mobasher Riaz Shiekh, Syed Ayyaz Imran Shah, and Rashid Jooma

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Endovascular approach as primary treatment for traumatic carotid cavernous fistula: local experience from Pakistan, Rana Shoaib Hamid, Tanveer Ul Haq, Basit Salam, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Syed Faraz Kazim

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Intracerebral migration of stray bullet leading to sudden and fatal worsening, Manzar Hussain and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Diagnostic accuracy of clinical examination in cervical spine injuries in awake and alert blunt trauma patients., Manzar Hussain and Gohar Javed

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Variations in Practice Patterns among Neurosurgeons and Orthopaedic Surgeons in the Management of Spinal Disorders., Manzar Hussain, Sadaf Nasir, Amber Moed, and Ghulam Murtaza

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Microsurgical excisions of vestibular schwannomas: A tumor-size-based analysis of neurological outcomes and surgical complications., Syed Faraz Kazim, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, S. Ather Enam, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Management of penetrating brain injury., Syed Faraz Kazim, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, S. Ather Enam, and Shahan Waheed

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Intradiploic epidermoid cyst overlying the torcula: a surgical challenge., Amad Naseer Khan, Salema Khalid, and Syed Ather Enam

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Thoracolumbar tuberculosis: Implications for appropriate management based on disease location and proposal of a novel scoring system, Shahryar Noordin, Salim Allana, Tashfeen Ahmad, Zafar Sajjad, Khabir Ahmad, Ather Enam, and Riaz Hussain Lakdawala

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Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma Causing Multiple Spinal Cord Compression and Carcinomatous Meningitis in a 6-year-old A Case Report, Syed A. Quadri, Zain A. Sobani, Syed Ather Enam, Kishwar Enam, and M. Shamvil Ashraf

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Average out-of-pocket healthcare and work-loss costs of traffic injuries in Karachi, Pakistan, J. Razzak, Junaid Bhatti, Maria Memon, and Rashid Jooma

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Disability, Depression and Disc Surgery: Lets be Careful with the Evidence, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Non-operative management is superior to surgical stabilization in spine injury patients with complete neurological deficits: A perspective study from a developing world country, Pakistan., Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Syed Faizan Ali, and S. Ather Enam

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Emergency department predictors of tracheostomy in patients with isolated traumatic brain injury requiring emergency cranial decompression, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Mohsin Qadeer, Ghulam Murtaza, S. Ather Enam, and Najiha B. Farooqi

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Initial results of Pakistan's first road traffic injury surveillance project, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, J. Razzak, Rashid Jooma, and Uzma R. Khan

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A critical analysis of the current state of neurosurgery training in Pakistan., Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, M. Zubair Tahir, Saniya Siraj Godil, Rajesh Kumar, and Arshad Ali Siddiqui