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JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065979/a-word-of-caution-regarding-pioglitazone
#1
Muhammad Shariq Usman, Tehlil Rizwan, Furqan Ahmed
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January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065978/spontaneous-bilateral-quadriceps-rupture-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
#2
Azib Shahid, Hafiz Shahid Mushtaq, Syed Muhammad Azfar
Ankylosing spondylitis is a prototype rheumatoid factor-negative spondyloarthropathy that causes the vertebrae to fuse making the spine less flexible, resulting in a hunched-forward posture. A 47-year-old male who was a known case of ankylosing spondylitis presented with left quadriceps rupture after raising his right foot to lightly hit a football. He was fitted with a knee immobilizer as an emergency measure. The extent of the rupture was not yet established when patient requested leave to go home. The right quadriceps was ruptured as well when he took his immobilizer off to go the bathroom...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065977/researchgate-and-impact-factor-a-step-further-on-predatory-journals
#3
Aamir Raoof Memon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065976/refractory-diabetes-focus-on-the-obvious
#4
Sanjay Kalra, Vipin Talwar
Refractory diabetes, characterized by poor glycaemic control despite adequate treatment, is an important entity. In this condition, even the best therapeutic regimes tailored for rapid symptomatic relief and attainment of glycaemic goals may not work. The need is to revive the clinical angle of endocrinology, including a detailed history, thorough examination, judicious use of investigations and patient specific management plan, along with quality control by self and peer assessment.
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065975/vulvovaginitis-and-diabetes
#5
Bharti Kalra, Sanjay Kalra
Vulvovaginitis is a commonly encountered comorbid condition of diabetes, and is linked to poor glycaemic control. Proper, timely diagnosis and management is necessary to ensure optimal perineal/genital and metabolic health. Knowledge of current guidelines and recommendations helps in achieving this goal. This review describes the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, differential diagnosis, management and prevention of VV in diabetes.
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065974/scar-endometriosis-an-entity-not-to-be-forgotten
#6
Kulsoom Fatima, Samina Khanani
Scar endometriosis is an uncommon but well-described condition. It is caused by the dissemination of endometrial tissue in the wound at the time of surgery. The deposits can involve uterine scar, abdominal musculature or subcutaneous tissue, with the latter being the most common. It usually presents as a palpable mass at the scar site with or without cyclical pain. We report three cases of scar endometriosis which presented with cyclical pain and swelling at the abdominal wall scar following uterine surgery...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065973/is-potassium-thiosulfate-a-poison-is-it-safe-a-case-series
#7
Cigdem Ozpolat, Arzu Denizbasi, Ozge Onur, Serkan Emre Eroglu, Haldun Akoglu
Potassium Thiosulfate is a liquid substance used for producing fertilizers. In this case series, we present five patients who have been exposed to potassium thiosulfate inhalation. Three of them were intubated in the scene by paramedics because of confusion and respiratory depression. They had refractory status epilepticus. The other two were exposed during trying to help the others for getting out, they presented to ED with nausea, vomiting and headache. One of the intubated patients died on the 4th day of his follow-up at ICU...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065972/management-of-root-resorption-with-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-complicated-by-a-luxation-injury-report-of-a-case-with-six-year-follow-up
#8
Adem Kusgoz, Tahsin Yildirim, Cemile Kedici Alp, Mehmet Tanriver
Trauma to the oral region occurs frequently, comprising 5% of all injuries. The most common dental injuries are lateral luxations which can be seen with a prevalence of up to 27% among dental injuries. Ectopic eruption of maxillary canines can lead to root resorption on maxillary lateral incisors especially on apical and middle thirds of the roots. Half of these resorbed lateral incisors show severe resorption, in which the pulp is exposed. This case report describes non-surgical treatment with mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and a six-year follow-up of a maxillary lateral incisor, resorbed by ectopic eruption of the canine and affected by lateral luxation injury...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065971/an-intrauterine-contraceptive-device-where-did-we-find-it-after-29-years-of-insertion-a-case-report
#9
Liana Ples, Romina Marina Sima, Cristina Moisei, Cringu Antoniu Ionescu
Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCD) are one of the most popular and modern means of contraception used worldwide. Some described complications include perforation, infection and ectopic pregnancy. Herein we report an uncommon complication of IUCD: perforation and migration in the terminal ileum. A 56-year-old woman presented to our institution with lower abdominal pain. She had had an IUCD placed 29 years previously. The IUCD was inserted in unsafe conditions since then it was prohibited in Romanian to use any contraception device or pills...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065970/superficial-temporal-artery-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-for-internal-carotid-artery-petrous-aneurysm-a-case-report
#10
Muhammad Usama Akhtar, Maqsood Akram, Tahir Mansoor Ahmed, Ahsin Manzoor Bhatti
A 13 years old boy presented with persistent ear bleed following a blow to the head. The boy was found to have a bleeding congenital aneurysm of the Petrous part of the internal carotid artery. He underwent a bypass surgery for the aneurysm and a successful Superficial Temporal Artery to Middle Cerebral Artery bypass was made.
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065969/survellience-system-for-child-abuse-bridging-the-gap-between-actual-and-hidden-cases
#11
Maryam Pyar Ali Lakhdir, Yasmin Parpio, Salima Farooq
The dynamics of child abuse have been recognised as a global emerging social issue which is highly associated with child humiliation. The Government of Pakistan has taken many initiatives for addressing issues regarding child abuse and neglect and has designed laws to protect children against exploitation, abuse and violence; however, most of them are not enforced at all or poorly implemented due to lack of proper definition of child abuse and related terms, and different ways of reporting child abuse cases...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065968/therapeutic-uses-of-pineapple-extracted-bromelain-in-surgical-care-a-review
#12
Zehra Abdul Muhammad, Tashfeen Ahmad
Bromelain is an extract obtained from the pineapple plant and is used as a traditional folk remedy for several ailments. In this review, a comprehensive electronic database search was carried out to compile available literature on therapeutic implications of bromelain. Pharmaceutical value of bromelain has been demonstrated in different surgical sub-specialties. Diverse biological processes like anti-inflammatory, anti-oedematous, analgesic, anti-thrombotic, exfoliation etc. are involved in bromelain's therapeutic actions, mediated through the kallikrein-kinin and arachidonic acid pathways as well as through effects on cell mediated immunity...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065967/influence-of-trace-elements-on-dental-enamel-properties-a-review
#13
Zeeshan Qamar, Zubaidah Binti Haji Abdul Rahim, Hooi Pin Chew, Tayyaba Fatima
Dental enamel, an avascular, irreparable, outermost and protective layer of the human clinical crown has a potential to withstand the physico-chemical effects and forces. These properties are being regulated by a unique association among elements occurring in the crystallites setup of human dental enamel. Calcium and phosphate are the major components (hydroxyapatite) in addition to some trace elements which have a profound effect on enamel. The current review was planned to determine the aptitude of various trace elements to substitute and their influence on human dental enamel in terms of physical and chemical properties...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065966/implementation-of-warning-tool-to-improve-maternal-newborn-health-outcomes-in-a-developing-country
#14
Sana Sheikh, Rahat Qureshi, Sidrah Nausheen, Rozina Sikandar
OBJECTIVE: To improve health outcomes through the implementation of national early warning sign tool for babies delivered through emergency caesarean section in off-work hours. METHODS: This comparative clinical study was conducted at the Aga Khan Hospital for Women and Children, Karachi, from April to August 2014, and comprised women who had an emergency caesarean section. Maternal and perinatal outcomes were compared of patients in Group A and Group B which represented individuals before and after the implementation of the national early warning score respectively...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065965/lessons-from-a-seven-year-experience-of-paediatric-hiv-in-pakistan-a-single-centre-experience
#15
Ejaz Ahmed Khan
OBJECTIVE: To describe demographic, clinical and immunologic features of children with human immunodeficiency virus. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted at the Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan, from 2005 to 2011, and comprised children with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Patients with detailed physical examination and appropriate investigations and those eligible for therapy were included. SPSS 21 was used for data analysis...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065964/future-priorities-of-interns-in-public-and-private-tertiary-care-hospitals-of-a-mega-city-in-a-developing-country
#16
Shiraz Shaikh, Munnaza Obaid, Sobia Memon, Kulsoom Shaikh, Hafsa Siddiqui
OBJECTIVE: To determine the future priorities of young medical doctors in tertiary care hospitals in a major urban centre. METHODS: This multi-centre cross-sectional study was conducted at four tertiary care hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan, from January to June 2015, and comprised medical interns. A questionnaire-based survey was conducted. The participants were inquired about their demographics, preferred places and hospitals for training in the future and reason for their choices...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065963/complications-of-in-patient-cerebral-angiography-comparison-between-patients-with-and-without-sub-arachnoid-haemorrhage
#17
Yaseen Rauf, Usman Tariq Siddiqui, Gohar Javed
OBJECTIVE: To compare complications of cerebral angiography among patients with and without subarachnoid haemorrhage. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised records of patients undergoing inpatient therapeutic and diagnostic cerebral angiographies from 2001 to 2010. The patients were divided into subarachnoid and non-subarachnoid haemorrhage groups. During the study period no modifications were made to the operational protocol and all patients were subjected to the same procedure and prophylactic care...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065962/compliance-of-surgical-hand-washing-before-surgery-role-of-remote-video-surveillance
#18
Ambreen Khan, Sidrah Nausheen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and increase the compliance of surgical hand scrubbing with periodic feedback. METHODS: This study was conducted at the Aga Khan Hospital for Women and Children, Karachi, Pakistan, from April to July 2014. A remote video auditing system consisting of human auditors was used for visualising surgical hand wash compliance of the surgical team. The equipment, which used motion sensor, was installed in the scrub area wall, visualising the scrub sink only...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065961/the-effect-of-deep-cross-friction-massage-on-spasticity-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Faisal Rasool, Aamir Raoof Memon, Mubin Mustafa Kiyani, Abdul Ghafoor Sajjad
OBJECTIVE: To find out the effect of deep cross-friction massage on spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: This double-blind randomised controlled trial was conducted at the National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan, from January to July 2013, and comprised paediatric patients with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. The participants were equally divided into control and treatment groups by a staff member unaware of the treatment (allocation ratio 1:1)...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065960/urinary-bladder-cancer-in-adults-a-histopathological-experience-from-madinah-saudi-arabia
#20
Abeer Abdalla El-Siddig, Abdulkader Mohammed Albasri, Akbar Shah Hussainy, Ahmed Safar Alhujaily
OBJECTIVE: To delineate the frequency and clinicopathological features of urinary bladder cancer. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the King Fahd Hospital, Madinah, Saudi Arabia, and comprised medical records related to bladder tumours, from January 2006 to October 2015. Data was obtained from histopathologic reports and evaluated for age, gender, cystoscopic findings and histopathological characteristics at the time of presentation. RESULTS: Of the 116 cases, 96(82...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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