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Understanding deep learning - challenges and prospects, Niha Adnan and Fahad Umer

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Hormone receptors AR, ER, PR and growth factor receptor Her-2 expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma: Correlation with overall survival, disease-free survival and 10-year survival in a high-risk population, Yumna Adnan, Syed Muhammad Adnan Ali, Mohammad Sohail Awan, Romana Idress, Muhammad Ozair Awan, Hasnain Ahmed Farooqui, and Hammad Afzal Kayani

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Body mass index and diabetes mellitus may predict poorer overall survival of oral squamous cell carcinoma patients: A retrospective cohort from a tertiary-care center of a resource-limited country, Yumna Adnan, Syed Muhammad Adnan Ali, Mohammad Sohail Awan, Nida Zahid, Muhammad Ozair Awan, Hammad Afzal Kayani, and Hasnain Ahmed Farooqui

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Radiomics for precision medicine in glioblastoma, kiran Aftab, Faiqa Binte Aamir, Saad Mallick, Fatima Mubarak, Whitney B. Pope, Tom Mikkelsen, Jack P. Rock, and Syed Ather Enam

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Incorporating patient safety and quality into the medical school curriculum: An assessment of student gains, Fasih Ali Ahmed, Fozia Asif, Ayesha Mubashir, Hanan J. Aboumatar, Malika Hameed, Adil H. Haider, and Asad Latif

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Immunohistochemical detection and prognostic significance of p53, epidermal growth factor receptor, murine double minute 2, and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 in glioblastoma multiforme patients of Pakistan, Syed Muhammad Adnan Ali, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Syed Ather Enam, Zubair Ahmad, Yumna Adnan, and Hasnain Ahmed Farooqui

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A comparison of three different modalities in improving oral hygiene in adult orthodontic patients - An open label randomized controlled trial, Umair Shoukat Ali, Rashna Hoshang Sukhia, and Mubassar Fida

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Radiographic evaluation of the margins of clinically acceptable metal-ceramic crowns, Sheikh Bilal Badar, Kamil Zafar, Rabia Ghafoor, and Farhan Raza Khan

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Prevalence of multi drug resistant organism in ICU burns patients at tertiary care hospital, Fahmina Buriro, Sadia Ishaque, Aniqa Saeed, Mohammad Aadil Qamar, and Amna Batool

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Innovations in surgery between the past and future: A narrative review of targeted literature, Obada Hasan, Ahmed Ayaz, Laiba Masood, Abdul Mannan Baig, and Naveed Baloch

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Medical students in Karachi and COVID-19: Myths and facts, Omer Bin Khalid Jamil, Muhammad Muhib, Muhammad Anas Abbal, Amna Muhammed Ahmed, Hafsa Hayat Khan, and Nabeela Yar Khan

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Coronary artery to pulmonary artery fistula: Catheter or scalpel? A case report, Mian Mustafa Kamal, Rita Sundardas, Abdul Ahad Sohail, Majid Usman, Sara Iqbal, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, and Saulat Hasnain Fatimi

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Association of age and severe injury in young motorcycle riders: A cross-sectional study from Karachi, Pakistan, Uzma Rahim Khan, Junaid A. Razzak, Rashid Jooma, and Martin Gerdin Wärnberg

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Concordance in breast cancer grading by artificial intelligence on whole slide images compares with a multi-institutional cohort of breast pathologists, Siddhartha Mantrala, Paula S. Ginter, Aditya Mitkar, Sripad Joshi, Harish Prabhala, Vikas Ramachandra, Lata Kini, Romana Idress, Timothy M. D'Alfonso, and Abida K. Sattar

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Factors influencing the intention to pursue surgery among female pre-medical students: A cross-sectional study in Pakistan, Russell Seth Martins, Asad Saulat Fatimi, Shamila Ladak, Hamzah Jehanzeb, Raisa Saleh, Gaurav Kumar, Inaara Akbar, Manzar Abbas, Sarah Nadeem, and Mahim A. Malik

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Collision versus loss-of-control motorcycle accidents: Comparing injuries and outcomes, Russell Seth Martins, Sabah Saqib, Mohummad Hassan Raza Raja, Mishal Gillani, and Hasnain Zafar

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Role of optical coherence tomography angiography to differentiate intraretinal microvascular abnormalities and retinal neovascularization in diabetic retinopathy, Abdul Sami Memon, Nasir A. Memon, and Pir Salim Mahar

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High CD44 immunoexpression correlates with poor overall survival: Assessing the role of cancer stem cell markers in oral squamous cell carcinoma patients from the high-risk population of Pakistan, Yumna Mirza, Syed Adnan Ali, Hasnain Ahmed Farooqui, Hammad A. Kayani, Romana Idress, and Mohammad Sohail Awan

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Role of simulation in open varicose veins surgery: A systematic review, Muhammad Ammar Pirzada, Fareed Ahmed Shaikh, shoaib Badini, and Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui

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Acceptance of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and the associated factors among dental health care professionals: A cross-sectional survey, Hafsa Qabool, Fatima Hamid, and Rashna Hoshang Sukhia

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Prognostic implication of size on outcomes of pituitary macroadenoma: A comparative analysis of giant adenoma with non-giant macroadenoma, Muhammad Faraz Raghib, Adnan Salim, Meher Angez, Sanam Mir Ghazi, Shiraz Hashmi, Muhammad Bilal Tariq, Fauzan Hashmi, Saad Bin Anis, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Asra Tanwir, and Syed Ather Enam

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Renal Cell Carcinoma of pelvic kidney with atypical nodal metastasis: A diagnostic challenge, Roshan-E-Shahid Rana and Muhammad Hammad Ather

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Identifying the 'Vulnerable Plaque' in Asymptomatic Carotid Artery disease patients, Zia Ur Rehman

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In a digitally connected world through likes, hashtags and followers - advancing surgical research through a social media: A narrative review, Sabah Uddin Saqib, Qamar` Riaz, Russell Seth Martins, Amna Riaz, and Hasnain Zafar

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ASO visual abstract: Practice patterns of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients undergoing mastectomy-A survey of members of the American society of breast surgeons, Abida K. Sattar, Hania Shahzad, Taleaa Masroor, Russell Seth Martins, Nida Zahid, and Farin F. Amersi

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Developing a communication-skills training curriculum for resident-physicians to enhance patient outcomes at an academic medical centre: An ongoing mixed-methods study protocol, Hamna Shahbaz, Ali Aahil Noorali, Maha Inam, Namra Qadeer, Asma A Hussain Merchant, Adnan Khan, Noreen Afzal, Komal Abdul Rahim, Ibrahim Munaf, and Adil H. Haider

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'Empty Toe' phenomenon: A unique trauma case, Sadaf Sheikh, Junaid Khan, and Rizwan Haroon Rashid

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Stereotactic radiosurgery for pituitary adenomas: A review of literature, Kaynat Siddiqui, Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Barriers in surgical research: A perspective from the developing world, Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui, Muhammad Aanish Raees, Rehan Nasir Khan, and Farhan Zafar

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Surgical research: Exploring our history - navigating the future, Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Syed Ather Enam

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Availability of operative surgical experience and supervision for competency-based education: A review of A general surgery program at A tertiary care teaching hospital in Pakistan, Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui, Muhammad Tayyab, Amir Hafeez Shariff, Muhammad Rizwan Khan, and Mushtaq Ahmed

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Incidence of typhoid and paratyphoid fever in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan: Results of the surveillance for enteric fever in Asia project, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Sadia Shakoor, Irum Fatima Dehraj, Junaid Mehmood, Rozina Thobani, Aneeta Hotwani, Najeeb Rehman, Seema Irfan, Abdul Momin Kazi, and Mohammed J. Hunzai

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Psychometric properties of the Urdu version of the EORTC QLQ-H&N35 (European organization for research and treatment of cancer head and neck module) quality of life tool, Nida Zahid, Russell Seth Martins, Wajeeha Zahid, Iqbal Azam Syed, Mubasher Ikram, Aneesa Hassan, Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, Adnan Abdul Jabbar, Nargis Asad, Shabbir Akhtar, Moghira Iqbaluddin Siddiqui, Mohammad Sohail Awan, and Khabir Ahmad

Submissions from 2021

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Molecular and radiological characterization of glioblastoma multiforme using magnetic resonance imaging, Fazal M. Arain, Anjiya Shaikh, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Muhammad Faraz Raghib, Ghulam Haider, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Fatima Mubarak, Sheema H Hasan, Ather Enam, and Adnan Abdul Jabbar

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Aboard the smile train: Outcomes of primary cleft palate repair at a tertiary care center: À bord du smile train : Les résultats cliniques de réparations de fentes palatines dans un centre de soins tertiaires, Daniyal A. Khan, Ayesha Farooq, Uswa Jiwani, Muhammad Asif Ahsan, Farooq Shahzad, and Mohammad Fazlur Rehman

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Assessing the adherence of operative notes for laparoscopic appendectomy with the royal college of surgeons guidelines, Fatima Mannan, Roger Christopher Gill, Abdul Ahad Sohail, and Abdul Rehman Alvi

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Acute necrotizing pancreatitis: Has conservative management replaced surgery? Perspective from a tertiary care centre in Pakistan: A cross-sectional study, Fatima Mannan, Roger Christopher Gill, Abdul Ahad Sohail, Abdul Rehman Alvi, and Khabir Ahmad

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Prevention of falls in hospital: Audit report from a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan, Anum Sadruddin Pidani, Tashfeen Ahmad, Nasreen Panjwani, and Shahryar Noordin

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Abdominal vascular injuries- What general/ trauma surgeons should know?, Zia Ur Rehman

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Endoleaks: Current concepts and treatments - A narrative review, Zia Ur Rehman

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Proximal subclavian artery injury managed without performing median sternotomy: A case report, Zia Ur Rehman

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Comparison of brachiobasilic transposition arteriovenous fistula outcomes among diabetic and non-diabetic patients: A case controlled study, Zia Ur Rehman, Waryam Muhammad Saleh, and Anum Sadruddin Pidani

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Surgical management of subclavian and proximal axillary artery injuries, Zia Ur Rehman, Suleman Yousaf, and Tehmeed Ahmad

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Impact of duration of antibiotic prophylaxis on rates of surgical site infection (SSI) in patients undergoing mastectomy without immediate reconstruction, comparing a single prophylactic dose versus continued antibiotic prophylaxis postoperatively: A multicentre, double-blinded randomised control trial protocol, Abida K. Sattar, Nida Zahid, Hania Shahzad, Rufina Soomro, Omema Saleem, and Syed Faisal Mahmood

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Reconstruction of hemiglossectomy defects with the lateral arm fasciocutaneous flap, Farooq Shahzad, Majid Khan, Kaleem Ahmed, Nida Zahid, and Mohammad Fazlur Rahman

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Concordance between clinical and pathological response assessment after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with invasive lobular carcinoma, Aisha Shaikh, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Shaista Khan, Romana Idress, Lubna Mushtaque Vohra, Saira Fatima Shaikh, and Hira Waheed

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Hypoglossal nerve paraganglioma depicting as glomus tumor of neck, Zaid Ahmed Shamsi, Fareed Ahmed Shaikh, Muhammad Wasif, Mustafa Belal Hafeez Chaudhry, Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui, and Ziad Sophie

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Resilience and its associated factors in brain tumor patients in Karachi, Pakistan: An analytical cross-sectional study, Nida Zahid, Russell S. Martins, Wajeeha Zahid, Wardah Khalid, Syed Iqbal Azam, Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, Khabir Ahmad, Adnan Abdul Jabbar, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Rashid Jooma, Gohar Javed, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Nargis Asad, and Ather Enam

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Translation and validation of the Urdu version of the European organization for research and treatment of cancer core quality of life questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) and brain module (QLQ-BN20) in primary brain tumor patients, Nida Zahid, Russell S. Martins, Wajeeha Zahid, Wardah Khalid, Syed Iqbal Azam, Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, Nargis Asad, Khabir Ahmad, Adnan Abdul Jabbar, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Rashid Jooma, Gohar Javed, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, and Ather Enam

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Resilience and its associated factors in head and neck cancer patients in Pakistan: An analytical cross-sectional study, Nida Zahid, Wajeeha Zahid, Wardah Khalid, Syed Iqbal Azam, Mubasher Ikram, Aneesa Hassan, Haissan Iftikhar, Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, Adnan Jabbar, Shabbir Akhtar, Moghira Siddiqui, Mohammad Sohail Awan, Nargis Asad, and Khabir Ahmad

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Giant juvenile fibroadenoma of the breast in a 13-year-old Pakistani girl with excellent cosmetic outcome after subareolar enucleation - A case report, Sana Zeeshan, Kulsoom Shaikh, Muhammad Usman Tariq, and Lubna Mushtaque Vohra

Submissions from 2020

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Free flap reconstruction after lower limb trauma - Outcome analysis using national surgical quality Improvement programme (NSQIP) parameters, Muhammad Mehmood Alam Atiq, Shayan Shahid, Muhammad Ubaid, Mohammad Fazlur Rahman, and Safdar Ali Shaikh

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Concordance of resident and patient perceptions of culturally dexterous patient care skills, Rachel B. Atkinson, Gezzer Ortega, Alexander R. Green, Maria B J. Chun, David T. Harrington, Pamela A. Lipsett, John T. Mullen, Emil Petrusa, Emma Reidy, Adil H. Haider, Douglas S. Smink, and PACTS Trial Group

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What is trauma? Qualitatively assessing stakeholder perceptions in Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia, Kevin J. Blair, Alexa Monroy, Jordan M. Rook, Ethan Wood, J Esteban Foianini, Adil H. Haider, Mamta Swaroop, and Marissa A. Boeck

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Post-operative pain after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair, the impact of mesh soakage with bupivacaine solution versus normal saline solution: A randomised controlled trial (HAPPIEST Trial), Tabish Chawla, Noman Shahzad, Khabir Ahmad, and Jehangir Farman Ali

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Solitary fibrous pleural tumor. A rare and challenging case, Saulat Fatimi, Hina Inam, Farida Karim Chagan, and Usama Khalid Choudry

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Factors associated with drain output in patients undergoing to parotidectomy, Haissan Iftikhar, Rahim Dhanani, Mohammad Sohail Awan, Nida Zahid, and Sehrish Nizar Ali Momin

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Recurrent phyllodes tumour of the breast transforming to a fibrosarcoma, Dua Jabeen, Lubna Mushtaque Vohra, Tariq Siddiqui, and Aziz-Un-Nisa Raza

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Gender discrimination against female surgeons: A cross-sectional study in a lower-middle-income country, Mahin Janjua, Hina Inam, Russell S. Martins, Nida Zahid, Abida K. Sattar, Shaista Khan, Sadaf Khan, Aneela Darbar, Nuzhat Faruqui, Sharmeen Akram, Ather Enam, Adil H. Haider, and Mahim Malik

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The national burden of orthopedic injury: Cross-sectional estimates for trauma system planning and optimization, Molly P. Jarman, Michael J. Weaver, Adil H. Haider, Ali Saleem, and Mitchel B. Harris

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Should 1 or 2 venous anastomoses be done in microsurgical flap transfer?, Sara Khan, Zuhera Khan, Mohsin Ali, Safdar Ali Shaikh, and Mohammad Fazlur Rahman

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Health care professionals’ compliance to tracheal suctioning policy at a tertiary care hospital, Rozina Khimani, Fauziya Ali, Salma Amin Rattani, and Mohammad Sohail Awan

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Outcomes of total hip arthroplasty using dual-mobility cups for femoral neck fractures: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Syed Hamza Mufarrih, Nada Qaisar Qureshi, Bassam Masri, and Shahryar Noordin

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Effectiveness of home-based rehabilitation program in minimizing disability and secondary falls after a hip fracture: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial, Anum Sadruddin Pidani, Saniya Sabzwari, Khabir Ahmad, Ata Khan, and Shahryar Noordin

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Psychological distress and its associated factors among informal care givers of disabled young adults with traumatic brain injuries, Samera Punjwani, Yasmin Parpio, Rubina Barolia, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, and Nargis Asad

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Use of cephalic vein for venous anastomosis in head and neck reconstruction: A case series, Mohammad Fazlur Rahman, Muhammad Asif Ahsan, Safdar Ali Shaikh, Muhammad Ubaid Khan, and Sami Ullah

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Hounsfield units-a significant predictor of lasering time and energy in the management of upper urinary tract stones using Holmium: Yttrium-Aluminum Garnet lasers, Roshane Shahid Rana and Hammad Ather

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Oxidative stress and male infertility: A cross sectional study, Rehana Rehman, Sofia Amjad, Hemaila Tariq, Nida Zahid, Masnoon Akhter, and Mussarat Ashraf

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Cephalic vein transposition: An effective surgical option for dealing with the cephalic vein stenosis, Zia Ur Rehman

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Elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair complicated with chylous ascites, Zia Ur Rehman

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Inferior vena cava injuries - A clinical review, Zia Ur Rehman

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Lateral sub-cutaneous route for anterior tibial artery revascularisation, Zia Ur Rehman

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May-thurner and paget-schroetter syndromes: A review, Zia Ur Rehman

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Outcomes of popliteal artery injuries repair: Autologous vein versus prosthetic interposition grafts, Zia Ur Rehman

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Outcome of traumatic inferior vena caval injuries: A case series, Zia Ur Rehman and Rimsha Farooq

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Knowledge gain of the non-vascular surgeons after attending a course on traumatic vascular emergencies, Zia Ur Rehman, Muhammad Asad Moosa, and Qamar Riaz

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Peripheral arterial injuries in children: An audit at a university hospital in developing country, Zia Ur Rehman, Amna Riaz, and Zafar Nazir

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Changing face of trauma and surgical training in a developing country: A literature review, Qamar Riaz, Sabah Uddin Saqib, Rehan Nasir Khan, and Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui

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Feasibility of preoperative tattooing of percutaneously biopsied axillary lymph node: An experimental pilot study, Abida K. Sattar, Basim Ali, Imrana Masroor, Shaista Afzal Saeed, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Romana Idrees, Maseeh uz Zaman, and Wardah Khalid

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Mycobacterium abscessus: A rare cause of peri-ductal mastitis in endemic regions, Aisha Shaikh and Lubna Mushtaque Vohra

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A multicenter case control study of association of vitamin D with breast cancer among women in Karachi, Pakistan, Uzma Shamsi, Shaista Khan, Syed Iqbal Azam, Aysha Habib, Amir Maqbool, Mohammad Hanif, Tiffany Gill, Romaina Iqbal, and David Callen

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Patient delay in breast cancer diagnosis in two hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan: Preventive and life-saving measures needed, Uzma Shamsi, Shaista Khan, Syed Iqbal Azam, Shaheryar Usman, Amir Maqbool, Tiffany Gill, Romaina Iqbal, and David Callen

The correlation between stone nephrolithometry score and hemoglobin drop in patients undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy, Mohammad Shoaib, Muhibullah Bangash, Basit Salam, and Hammad Ather

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Predictors of poor quality of life after primary lower limb deep venous thrombosis: A perspective from a developing nation, Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui, Muhammad Asad Moosa, Fareed A. Shaikh, Noman Shahzad, Shahid Nazir, and Ziad Sophie

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A rare case of three years disease free survival in a locally advanced parathyroid carcinoma successfully excised by complete surgical resection, Abdul Ahad Sohail, Bushra Ayub, Syed Akbar Abbas, Shafqat Ali Sheikh, Talha Ahmed Qureshi, Muhammad Usman Tariq, and Asad Diwan

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Academic advancement in global surgery: Appointment, promotion, and tenure: Recommendations from the american surgical association working group on global surgery, Sherry M. Wren, Charles Balch, Gerard Doherty, Samuel Finlayson, Gordon Kauffman, Melina Kibbe, Adil H. Haider, Rebecca Minter, Charles Mock, and Godfrey Mugut

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National trends in imaging rates for eye-related emergency department visits in the United States, Sidra Zafar, Krisztian Sebestyen, Zaid Qureshi, Oliver Schein, Pamela Johnson, and Divya Srikumaran

Submissions from 2019

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Incidence of intraocular lens exchange after cataract surgery, Maram E. A. Abdalla Elsayed, Khabir Ahmad, Abdulelah A. Al-Abdullah, Rizwan Malik, Rajiv Khandekar, Hernan Martinez-Osorio, Marco Mura, and Patrik Schatz

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Injury specific trauma registry: Outcomes of a prospective cohort with proximal femur fractures, Tashfeen Ahmad, Zehra Abdul Muhammad, and Ahmed Habib

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Low cost reconstructive options after musculoskeletal tumour resection in developing countries: Affordable, effective and durable alternatives, Arif Ali, Obada Hasan, Ahmed Habib, and Masood Umer

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

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Quality of life of caregivers of children with glaucoma in an arab population: A cross-sectional study, Mohannad AlQurashi, Mehmet C. Mocan, Abdulrahman AlDarrab, Saad Al Thiabi, Rajiv Khandekar, Khabir Ahmad, and Deepak P. Edward

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Prevalence of prediabetes, diabetes and Its predictors among females in alkharj, saudi arabia: A cross-sectional study., Jamaan M. Al-Zahrani, Abdulrahman Aldiab, Khaled K. Aldossari, Sameer Al- Ghamdi, Mohammed Ali Batais, Sundas Javad, Shanila Nooruddin, Nida Zahid, Hira Abdul Razak, and Ashraf El- Metwally

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Minimally invasive technique of placing a dual chamber permanent pacemaker in children, Muneer Amanullah, Somia Razaq, Asif Hasan Siddiqui, and Fazal Wahab Khan

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Association between leptin, obesity, hormonal interplay and male infertility, Sofia Amjaad, Mukhtiar Baig, Nida Zahid, Sundus Tariq, and Rehana Rehman

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Risk factors associated with surgical site infections: A retrospective report from a developing country, Shahbaz Ansari, Sundus Fareed, Habiba D. Barry, Tariq Ali Bhatti, Syed Zohaib Maroof Hussain, Shah Jabeen, and Sundus Fareed

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Accuracy of BISAP score in prediction of severe acute pancreatitis, Anum Arif, Farhat Jaleel, and Khalid Rashid

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Multiple magnet ingestion leading to bowel perforation: A relatively sinister foreign body, Muhammad Arshad, Sarah Jeelani, Areej Saleem, and Bakhtawar Dilawar Hussain

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Comparative evaluation of chlorhexidine, metronidazole and combination gels on gingivitis: A randomized clinical trial, Sheikh Bilal Badar, Kamil Zafar, Rabia Ghafoor, and Farhan Raza Khan

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Over a decade of changing trends in surgical mortality; audit from a tertiary care hospital, Hassaan Bari, K. M. Inam Pal, and Akbar Zubairi