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
Objective: To study the clinical features, course and outcome of eczema herpeticum in burn patients.
Methods: This prospective study was conducted
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.
Objective: To assess the predisposing immunocompromised states, administration of pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia prophylaxis, the disease course and outcomes of patients with pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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