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Submissions from 2017

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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

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

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

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

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

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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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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, Dr Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, Muhammad Waqas, Baila Shakaib, and Ather Enam

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

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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 Ather Enam

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

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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 H. Rai, Muhammad F. Khan, Ather Enam, and Imtiaz Hashmi

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Difficulties in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Conversion 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, Zain A. Sobani, Muhammed Murtaza, and 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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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, Dr Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Saleha Anwar

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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, Muhammad Waqas, Sidra Zafar, Tooba Rehman, Muhammed Riyaz, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, and Romana Idress

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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, Adnan Salim, Lei Wang, Hu Ting-Ting, and Hong-Yang Zhao

Submissions from 2015

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Bicompartmental decompressive craniectomy: Report of two cases, Saad Akhtar, Badar Uddin Ujjan, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Waqas Khan Waqas Khan, and Gohar Javed

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

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Polio eradication and health systems in Karachi: Vaccine refusals in context, Svea Closser, Rashid Jooma, Emma Varley, Naina Qayyum, Sonia Rodrigues, Akasha Sarwar, and Patricia Omidian

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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 Ahmed

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

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

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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 Khan, and 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 Baba 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, Junaid A. Razzak, and Rashid Jooma

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Differences in risk-adjusted outcome of road traffic injuries in urban tertiary care centers of Pakistan, Amber Mehmood, Junaid Abdul Razzak, Mohammed Umer Mir, and Rashid Jooma

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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, A. Ahmed, N. Ashraf, and M. Asher

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Fasting headache, a cross-sectional study, Adnan Salim, Muhammad Ahmed Ilyas, Mehwish Rizvi, Arzlan Ullaha Baig, Syed Hassaan Ahmed, Zuha Pandit, and Muhammad Saleem Ilyas

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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 Feroz, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Epilepsy in Pakistan: National guidelines for clinicians (Part 2), Fowzia Siddiqui, Shaukat Ali, Mughis Sheerani, Tipu Sultan, Shahid Mustafa, Saleem Barech, Haris Majid, Sarwar Jamil Siddiqui, Abdul Malik, Mohsin Zaheer, Wasim Akhter, 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, Abdul Malik, Zafar Sajjad, Saleem Barech, and Rashid Jooma

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

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

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Computed tomography-guided biopsy for potts disease: An institutional experience from an endemic developing country, Muhammad Waqas, Mohsin Qadeer, Faizuddin Faiz, 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. Kazm, Syed Shahid Ali, Rashid Jooma, 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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The impact of polio eradication on routine immunization and primary health care: A mixed-methods study, Svea Closser, Kelly Cox, Thomas M. Parris, R Matthew Landis, Judith Justice, Ranjani Gopinath, Kenneth Maes, Hailom Banteyerga Amaha, Ismaila Zango Mohammed, 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 Ather Enam

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A unique MRI presentation of fungal infection in the brain, Muhammad Bilal Salman Khan, Saad Shafqat, and Ather 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, Ather Enam, Reema Obaid Qureshi, and Muhammad Zubair Tahir

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Decompressive surgery for malignant cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: A retrospective case series from Pakistan and comparative literature review, Emmon Raza, Muhammad Shahzad 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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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 Saqib Kamran Bakhshi

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Non communicable diseases in Pakistan: Burden, challenges and way forward for health care authorities, Mohammad Wasay, Shehla Zaidi, Maria Khan, and Rashid Jooma

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

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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 Lakhdawala, Tashfeen Ahmad, and Ather Enam

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Safety of untreated autologous cranioplasty after extracorporeal storage at -26 degrees celsius, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Zain-ul-Abdeen Sobani, Syed Nabeel Zafar, Mohsin Qadeer, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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 A A. Khan

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

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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, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Rohana Naqi, and Haji Ismail Siddiq

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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

Publications 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 Azhar Salim, and Muhammad Umer Rais 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, 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, 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, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Syed Faraz Kazim, and Basit Salam

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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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Proposals for a scheme for continuing professional development in Pakistan, Rashid Jooma

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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, Ather Enam, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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

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