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Submissions from 2015

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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

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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, 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, Junaid Razzak, Junaid A Bhatti, Maria Ali, Uzma R. Khan, 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 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, Ather Enam, and Najiha B. Farooqi

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Initial results of Pakistan's first road traffic injury surveillance project, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Junaid 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, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, Saniya Siraj Godil, Rajesh Kumar, and Arshad Ali Siddiqui

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Adherence to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for chronic heart failure - A national survey of the cardiologists in Pakistan, Sana Shoukat, Saqib A. Gowani, Ather M. Taqui, Rameez Ul Hassan, Zain A. Bhutta, Anum I. Malik, Sajjad A. Sherjeel, Quratulanne Sheheryar, and Sajid H. Dhakam

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Pediatric traumatic putamenal strokes: Mechanisms and prognosis, Zain A. Sobani and Arshad Ali

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Cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy: An institutional audit and analysis of factors related to complications, Zain A. Sobani, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Syed Nabeel Zafar, Mohsin Qadeer, Najiha Bilal, Syed Ghulam Murtaza, Ather Enam, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: An institutional perspective from Pakistan, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, Muhammad Babar Khan, Muhammad Umair Bashir, Shabbir Akhtar, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Traumatic retroclival epidural hematoma in pediatric patient- Case report and review of literature, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, S. A. Quadri, Sonia Hanif, and Gohar Javed

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Terrorist bombings: Medical response in a developing country, Hasnain Zafar, Ahmed Jawad, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Ayaz Ahmed Memon, Aamir Hameed Khan, Muhammad Shahrukh Effendi, and Saeed Qureshi

Submissions from 2010

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Essential medicines management during emergencies in Pakistan, S. K. S. Bukhari, J.A.R. H. Qureshi, Rashid Jooma, K.M. Bile, G. N. Kazi, W. A. Zaibi, and A. Zafar

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Research-retreat-recovery: A potential model for organization and completion of research projects. Experience from a neurosurgery department in a developing country, Saniya Siraj Godil, Syed Faraz Kazim, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Pakistan human resources for health assessment, 2009, A Hafeez, Z Khan, K M. Bile, Rashid Jooma, and M Sheikh

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Craniocerebral gunshot injuries in preschoolers, Furqan B. Irfan, Rameez Ul Hassan, Rajesh Kumar, Zain Ali Bhutta, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari

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Pontine haemorrhage due to chondrosarcoma of the skull base, Maliha Iqbal Jumani, Roomasa Channa, Sayed Nabeel Zafar, and Ather Enam

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Intracranial cavernous angiomas, Syed Faraz Kazim, Atta-ul-Aleem Bhatti, and Ather Enam

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Possible detrimental effects of neurosurgical irrigation fluids on neural tissue: An evidence based analysis of various irrigants used in contemporary neurosurgical practice, Syed Faraz Kazim, Ather Enam, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Fuzzy prediction for failed back surgery syndrome, Uvais Qidwai, Shahzad Shamim, and Ather Enam

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Prevalence of hepatitis B and C viral infections in Pakistan: Findings of a national survey appealing for effective prevention and control measures, H Qureshi, K M. Bile, Rashid Jooma, S E. Alam, and H U R. Afridi

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Association of the 9p21.3 locus with risk of first-ever myocardial infarction in Pakistanis: Case-control study in South Asia and updated meta-analysis of Europeans, Danish Saleheen, Myriam Alexander, Asif Rasheed, David Wormser, Nicole Soranzo, Naomi Hammond, Adam Butterworth, Moazzam Zaidi, Philip Haycock, and Rashid Jooma

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Genetic determinants of major blood lipids in Pakistanis compared with Europeans, Danish Saleheen, Nicole Soranzo, Asif Rasheed, Hubert Scharnagl, Rhian Gwilliam, Myriam Alexander, Michael Inouye, Moazzam Zaidi, Simon Potter, and Rashid Jooma

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Medical Ethics: A slow but sustained revolution in Pakistan’s healthcare, Muhammad Shahid Shamim and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Craniocerebral aspergillosis: A review of advances in diagnosis and management, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Ather Enam, Rushna Ali, and Saleha Anwar

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Overview of surgical management of infectious non-suppurative brain lesions (Part 2), Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Ather Enam, Syed Faizan Ali, Rushna Pervez Ali, and Mohammad Wasay

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Microdiscectomy for lumbosacral disc herniation and frequency of failed disc surgery, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Maria Adnan Parekh, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Ather Enam, and Faraz Khursheed

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Stem cells for spinal cord regeneration: Current status, Zain A. Sobani, Syed A. Quadri, and Ather Enam

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Primary chiasmal sarcoid granuloma masquerading as glioma of the optic chiasm, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, Farheen Shaikh, and Arshad Ali Siddiqui

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Management of an extensive spinal epidural abscess from C-1 to the sacrum, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, Rameez Ul Hassan, and S. Ather Enam

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Improving schizophrenia diagnosis through biomarkers: An upcoming prospect, Syed Mohammad Asad Zaidi, Abdul Latif Bikak, and Rameez-ul Hassan

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Role of irrigation with hypertonic saline for a recurrent skull base hydatid cyst: Case report and review of the literature, Sadaf Zia, Ather Enam, Iftikhar Salahuddin, and Aslam Khan

Submissions from 2009

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Neurogenic claudication and radiculopathy as delayed presentations of retained spinal bullet, Saad Ajmal, Ather Enam, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Assessment of knowledge & practice of contraceptives in females of reproductive age group at a tertiary care hospital, Nabeela Fazal Babar, Mahmood Ahmed, Muhammad Babar Khan, and Muhammad Wasif Khan

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Implementation of brain trauma foundation guidelines in children with acute traumatic brain injury in tertiary-care hospital in Pakistan, Anwarul Haque and Ather Enam

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Contraception, synergies and options, Rashid Jooma and Adnan A. Khan

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The Pakistan risk of myocardial infarction study: A resource for the study of genetic, lifestyle and other determinants of myocardial infarction in south Asia, Danish Saleheen, Moazzam Zaidi, Asif Rasheed, Usman Ahmad, Abdul Hakeem, Muhammed Murtaza, Waleed Kayani, Rashid Jooma, Nadir Khan, Nabi Shah, Asad Ali Shah, Maria Samuel, Farina Hanif, Madiha Yameen, Sobia Naz, Aisha Sultana, Aisha Nazir, Shehzad Raza, Muhammad Shazad, Sana Nasim, Muhammad Ahsan Javed, Syed Saadat Ali, Mehmood Jafree, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Altaf Hussain, Ayeesha Kamran Kamal, and Philippe M. Frossard

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Overview of surgical management of infectious non-suppurative brain lesions (Part 1), Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Ather Enam, Rushna Pervez Ali, Syed Faizan Ali, and Mohammad Wasay

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Fuzzy Logic in neurosurgery: Predicting poor outcomes after lumbar disk surgery in 501 consecutive patients, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Ather Enam, and Uvais Qidwai

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Isolated tuberculosis of C2 spinous process, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, and Rashid Jooma

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Cost-effectiveness of clipping vs coiling of intracranial aneurysms after subarachnoid hemorrhage in a developing country-A prospective study, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, Ather Enam, Rushna Pervez Ali, Atta Bhatti, and Tanveer Ul Haq

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Orbital aspergillus infection mimicking a tumour: A case report, Muhammad Ahsan Zafar, Syeda Sidra Waheed, and Ather Enam

Submissions from 2008

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Management of myelomeningocele, A Sattar M. Hashim, Shahid Ahmed, and Rashid Jooma

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Role of neurosurgery in the management of stroke, Gohar Javed, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, and Ather Enam

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The trauma centre: What it should mean, Rashid Jooma, Sabeena Jalal Khan, and Junaid Razzak

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Embolization of an intracranial arteriovenous malformation followed by immediate surgical resection: A case report, Imaad ur Rehman, Tanveer Ul Haq, Rashid Jooma, Muhammad Azeemuddin, and Zafar Sajjad

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A child with intra-orbital oculomotor nerve schwannoma without neurofibromatosis, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Khalid Nasim Chisti, and Asad Abbas

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Pituitary adenomas: Presentations and outcomes in a south Asian country, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Faraz Khursheed, Rashid Jooma, and Ather Enam

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Follicular thyroid carcinoma presenting as solitary skull metastasis: Report of two cases, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Faraz Khursheed, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Khalid Naseem Chisti, and Ather Enam

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Vocal fold granuloma after prolonged neurosurgical procedure with wire reinforced endotracheal tube, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Rashid Jooma