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   Issue Vol:66, No:11 November, 2016
Editorial >>

Establishment of site specific multi disciplinary tumour boards in Pakistan -Is it really necessary to discuss all cancer cases in multidisciplinary tumour board meetings?

Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi.

In Pakistan, we are witnessing an initial phase of establishment of site specific Multidisciplinary Tumour Boards. We are still going through the teething problems which are bound to occur in a country where the concepts of patient centeredness are not yet very

Original Articles >>

Management of eczema herpeticum in a Burn Unit

Muhammad Sohail, Farid Ahmad Khan, Hussan Birkhez Shami, Muhammad Mustehsan Bashir.

Objective: To study the clinical features, course and outcome of eczema herpeticum in burn patients.

Methods: This prospective study was conducted

High risk of malignant transformation of oral submucous fibrosis in Pakistani females: A potential national disaster

Sidra Mohiuddin, Nazish Fatima, Salim Hosein, Mervyn Hosein.

Objective: To determine the relationship of age, gender and other associated risk factors linked with malignant transformation of oral submucous fibrosis into oral squamous cell carcinoma.

Methods: This

Clinical outcomes of pneumocystis pneumonia from a tertiary care centre in Pakistan

Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Hira Shahzad, Afia Zafar.

Objective: To assess the predisposing immunocompromised states, administration of pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia prophylaxis, the disease course and outcomes of patients with pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.

Infected hydronephrosis: can we reduce patient suffering and costs?

Catalin Pricop, Dragos Puia, Oleg Mereuta, Catalin Ciuta, Liviu Todosi, Martha Orsolya, George Daniel Radavoi.

Objective: To investigate the correlation among clinical parameters, risk factors, outcomes and costs in the context of patients with infected hydronephrosis.

Methods: This retrospective, multi-centric s

Effect of dental care programme and fluoridation in the prevention of dental caries in asthmatic children

Gulser Kilinc, Nevin Uzuner, Ozkan Karaman.

Objective: To investigate the effect of a regular dental care programme on the dental health of asthmatic children.

Methods: This prospective, controlled study was conducted at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey, between 2012 and 2014, and comprised asthmatic and non-asth

Developing management capacity building package to district health manager in northwest of Iran: A sequential mixed method study

Dr Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Kamal Gholipour, Dr Mostafa Farahbakhsh, Hasan Jahanbin, Majid Karamuz.

Objective: To assess districts health managers educational needs and develop management training programmes.

Methods: This mixed-method study was carried out between August 2014 and August 2015 in Tabriz

Analysis of blood donor deferral in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Characteristics and causes

Mohamed Abdelaal, Farzal Anwar.

Objective: To analyse the rates and reasons for donor deferral at a blood bank in Saudi Arabia.

Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and comprised data of all blood donors reporting for donation from January 20

Carotid intima media thickness evaluation by ultrasound comparison amongst healthy, diabetic and hypertensive Pakistani patients

Waseem Mirza, Mubashir Arain, Arif Ali, Vaqar Bari, Mirza Kazim, Kainat Fatima, Zafar Sajjad, Aziz Jiwani, Nadeem Ahmad.

Objective: To compare carotid Intima media thickness and atherosclerosis burden amongst healthy, diabetic and hypertensive Pakistani patients.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out at the Depa

Experiences of selected countries in the use of public-private partnership in hospital services provision

Ahmad Sadeghi, Omid Barati, Peivand Bastani, Davood Danesh Jafari, Masoud Etemadian.

Objective: To review the experiences of selected countries in the use of public-private partnership in the provision of hospital services.

Methods: This comparative study was conducted in 2015 in Iran. T

Preventive role of magnesium sulphate on dexamethasone induced testicular injury in albino rats

Hemant Kumar, Inayatullah, Aisha Qamar.

Objective: To evaluate the protection provided by magnesium sulphate on corticosteroid-induced testicular injury in albino rats.

Methods: This experimental study was conducted at Jinnah Postgraduate Medi

Comparison of the factors affecting neurological outcome in out-of vs in-hospital cardiac arrest cases

Ibrahim Caltekin, Atakan Savrun, Emre Gokcen, Dilek Atik, Erdal Demirtas, Bulent Demir, Hasan Kilic.

Objective: To determine the differences between the factors such as return of spontaneous circulation positivity, duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and cardiac rhythm at first arrival affecting neurological outcomes in cardiac-arrest cases.

Detection of meningococcal meningitis in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with neurological disorders in government hospitals of Karachi

Aneela Taj, Nusrat Jamil.

Objective: To investigate the microbiological yield from the apparently transparent cerebrospinal fluid samples of in-patients with suspected neurological disorders.

Methods: Samples of CSF were collecte

Upper limb birth trauma in a Jordanian population: a prospective study at King Hussein Medical Centre, Amman, Jordan

Firas Ahmad Suleiman, Ala Awwad Almaaitah, Hashim Ezzat Aqrabawi.

Objective: To determine the incidence of and the main risk factors related to upper limb injury at birth.

Methods: This prospective study was conducted at the King Hussein Medical Centre, Amman, Jordan,

A new technique to simplify the minimally invasive parathyroidectomy: Ultrasound-assisted guided wire localization for solitary parathyroid adenomas

Faruk Ozkul, Muhammed Kasim Arik, Mustafa Eroglu, Umut Faydaci, Huseyin Toman, Sukru Tas, Kubilay Ukinc, Mehmet Asik.

Objective: To investigate the benefits of ultrasound-assisted guided wire localization in MIP for selected cases.

Methods: In this prospective, nonrandomised study, we included 36 patients with solitary

Lip cancer: A 16-year retrospective epidemiological study in Eastern part of Turkey

Nazim Bozan, Omer Faruk Kocak, Hakan Cankaya, Ahmet Faruk Kiroglu Mehmet Hafit Gur, Remzi Erten.

Objective: To review lip cancer patients with respect to age, gender, location and histological type of tumour, and risk factors.
Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at the Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey, and comprised medical records of the histologically co

Hyponatraemia: Epidemiology and aetiology in a tertiary care centre in Pakistan

Nauman Tarif, Omer Sabir, Azra Niaz, Rizwan Akhtar, Kashif Rafique, Nabiha Rizvi.

Objective: To determine the incidence, aetiology and epidemiology of hospitalized patients with hyponatraemia.

Methods: Subjects were identified through hospital information system for two consecutive low sodium values (< 130 mEq/L) and charts were reviewed retrospectivel

Pre and post apheresis platelet CD markers evaluation using flow cytometry

Saleh Abdullah, Qamar Ayub, Muhammad Saboor, Moinuddin.

Objective: To evaluate the effect of apheresis procedure on platelet\'s activation dependent glycoproteins\' expression on their surface.

Methods: This study was conducted between June 2012 and June

Effect of administration of glucose on body length and body weight of the chick embryos

Ruqqiq Shafi Minhas, Muhammad Yunus Khan.

Objective: To assess the effect of glucose on body length and body weight of chick embryos.

Methods: This experimental study was carried out at the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, Islamabad,

Life stress and somatic symptoms among adolescents: gender as moderator

Tasnim Rehna, Rubina Hanif, Um e Laila, Sana Zahra Ali.

Objective: To study the impact of life stress on somatic symptoms of adolescents and to explore the moderating role of gender.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted from September to December

Knowledge regarding calcium contained in food amongst secondary school going adolescents in Karachi

Sanam Shah, Niloufer Sultan Ali, Kashmira Nanji.

Objective: To determine the knowledge regarding calcium contained in food among secondary school-going children.
Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted from February to May 2013 in two public and two private schools of Jamshed Town, Karachi. Stratified random sampli

Dupatta (Long Scarf) related injuries in female pillion riders in Karachi Pakistan

Muhammad Saeed Minhas, Muhammad Muzzammil Sangani, Kashif Mehmood, Anissudin Bhatti, Ayesha Mughal, Ranjeet Kumar.

Objective: To assess the frequency, type of injuries and reason behind avoidable injuries due to dupatta entrapment in motorcycle wheels among female pillion riders.
Methods: This observational / descriptive study was conducted at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karac

Frequency of different types of gastric varices in patients with cirrhosis due to chronic hepatitis C

Zamir Butt, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Muhammad Afzal, Irfan Younis, Muhammad Waqas, Hamna Atta.

Objective: To determine the frequency of different types of gastric varices in patients with hepatitis C virus-related cirrhosis.
Methods: The observational cross-sectional study was conducted from August 2014 to August 2015 at Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Gujrat, P

Review Articles >>

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in Pakistan

Nighat Jahan Nadeem.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has significantly reduced the worldwide incidence of poliomyelitis. However, polio remains endemic in Pakistan which poses a threat to the success of the GPEI. Issues faced by Pakistan relate to politics, terrorism, war, natural disasters, funding co

Short Reports >>

Descriptive epidemiology of Karachi road traffic crash mortality from 2007 to 2014

Rashid Jooma, Masood Ali Shaikh.

According to World Health Organization\'s estimate for Pakistan, there were 25,781 (95% CI: 20,979-30582) Road Traffic Collision (RTC) fatalities in year 2013. The Road Traffic Injury Research and Prevention Center, collects RTC data on injuries and fatalities from five major public and private

Case Reports >>

Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting with multiple intracerebral haemorrhages - A case report

Zafar Ullah, Zain Ul Abideen, Raja Farhat Shoaib, Arsalan Ahmad, Qamar Zaman, Rashid Nazir.

Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis also known as Churgg-Strauss syndrome is a systemic multi system vasculitis. Neurological involvement is mostly in the form of peripheral nervous system disease. Central nervous system involvement is relatively uncommon with most cases being secondary

Cytomegalovirus pneumonia and pulmonary haemorrhage in a patient with polyarteritis nodosa

Aysel Sunnetcioglu, Mahmut Sunnetcioglu, Habib Emre, Lokman Soyoral, Ugur Goktas.

Cytomegaloviruses are opportunistic pathogens that cause lung infection in immunocompromised individuals. A 24-year-old male was admitted to the hospital with complaints of cough, fever and dyspnoea. He was receiving immunosuppressive therapy for polyarteritis nodosa. A chest X-ray showed heterog

Can a diabetic foot be malignant?

Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi, Asim Hassan, Samir Ouizi.

Diabetes has been linked with malignancies like colon, rectum, liver, biliary tract, pancreas, kidney, leukaemia and melanoma. Melanoma can sometimes manifest as a diabetic foot ulcer.We describe an elderly male with Type 2 diabetes, who had presented to us with a non-healing wound at the right h

Student's Corner >>

Assessment of inhalation technique among patients of chronic respiratory disorders in Civil Hospital Karachi: A cross sectional study

Muhammad Zain Farooq, Muhammad Saad Farooq, Wajiha Waqar, Marium Mustaqeem, Javaid Ahmed Khan, Samiyah Saadullah.

Objective: To evaluate the inhaler technique of patients and the awareness acquired during pulmonary teachings given in the beginning of the treatment.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Civil Hospital, Karachi, from December 2013 to July 2014, and comprised

Regression of hepatocellular carcinoma after treatment with Sofosbuvir - A case report

Shafaq Mahmood, Aleesha Gul, Tayyaba Saif.

Spontaneous regression (SR) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a rare event. Several factors have been suggested as the underlying mechanism but the exact pathogenesis is not understood. The role of sofosbuvir in HCC regression has not been established yet. We report here a case of a 59 years o

Letter to the Editor >>

Why verify Helicobacter pylori eradication?

Rinaldo Pellicano.

I have read with great interest the case report by Ozcan et al, describing the case of a male bladder exstrophy patient after gastrocystoplasty. After a long history of bladder perforation, acid haematuria syndrome, recurrent urinary tract infections finally he received a cadaveric renal transpla

Comments on the Editorial on ILD published in the September 2016 issue of JPMA

Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi.

Madam, I had an opportunity to read the editorial on national guideline and ILD PAK registry report published in September 2016 issue of JPMA. I appreciate the effort by Dr. Mosavi

Special Communication >>

Physical therapy as a profession and its educational development in Pakistan

Aamir Raoof Memon, Nasir Mansoor Sahibzada, Muhammad Ehab Azim, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqui.

Physical therapists work in different medical and related settings and serve to maintain and restore functional capability. Pakistan has a disability rate of 2.65% with a total of around 5.035 million disabled people. Physical therapy as a profession started in 1956 at the Jinnah Postgraduate Med

Case Series >>

Encapsulated papillary carcinoma (EPC) of breast: A clinical, pathological and immunohistochemical analysis of eight cases

Naima Tariq, Nadira Mamoon, Mariam Usman, Zafar Ali, Imran Nazir.

Encapsulated papillary carcinoma (EPC) is a rare low grade carcinoma of the breast with excellent prognosis. This case series focuses on its histopathological and clinical characteristics in our material. Cases of papillary lesions of breast from 1st January 2012 to 30th December 2014 were retrie

Response by Author >>

Response to comments on the Editorial on National Guideline and ILD Pak Registry

Mosavir Ansarie.

Madam, The author is thankful to Dr. Zubairi for his appreciation of the effort in developing the ILD registry. The establishment and maintenance of a registry demands an investmen

Recent Advances In Endocrinology >>

Preconception management of endocrine disorders

Bharti Kalra, Yashdeep Gupta, Sanjay Kalra.

Endocrine function is closely interlinked with pregnancy. Maternal and foetal outcomes can be improved if optimal endocrine function is achieved, and maintained prior to conception. This needs a systematic approach which includes rational screening, appropriate management, and pragmatic counselin

Primary Care Diabetes >>

Classification of non-insulin glucose lowering drugs

Sanjay Kalra.

This article proposes a simple and pragmatic classification of non-insulin glucose lowering drugs, which makes the pharmacology of diabetes easy to understand. While it is based on predominant mechanism of action, it encourages a pathophysiology-based approach to choice of drugs and drug combinat


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