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JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887616/fundamentals-required-for-foundation-of-a-noteworthy-phd-in-biomedical-sciences-from-pakistan
#1
Sina Aziz, Maria Khan
There are only a few Doctors of Philosophy (PhDs) in Biomedical Sciences from Pakistan and there are a number of misconceptions in our country regarding them. This may be due to a lack of knowledge regarding the existence of available programmes or a lack of will or interest in acquiring such a degree. While several PhD programmes exist all over the world, such programmes are lacking in our region even though the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is trying to promote PhD through multiple means and resources...
June 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887615/risk-factors-of-leukaemia-in-different-hospitals-of-punjab
#2
Simra Arshad, Syed Zain-Ul-Abidin, Mamoona Shamsher
OBJECTIVE: To investigate potential risk factors of leukaemia. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted in 5 hospitals in the province of Punjab, Pakistan, from May to September 2014, and comprised adult leukaemia patients and healthy controls with similar gender and marital status, and children patients and healthy controls with matching age and gender. Interviews were carried out face-to-face with adults and with the parents of the minors to obtain information on family history, lifestyle risk factors, employment history, residential history, trauma history and occupational and non-occupational exposures by using a close-ended questionnaire...
June 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887614/compared-cardiorespiratory-endurance-and-musculoskeletal-legs-explosive-power-in-students-of-tsinghua-university-beijing-china-and-university-of-sindh-pakistan
#3
Muhammad Rafique, Zhang Bing, Javed Ali Soomro, Sun Zhong Wei
OBJECTIVE: To assess the health-related physical fitness status of students and the attributes of performance in terms of endurance and power. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted at University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan, and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, during academic session of January 2012 to December 2013, and comprised an equal number of male and female students aged 18-23 years. Prior to the assessment, physical activity readiness questionnaire was filled by all the subjects, while standardised health-related physical fitness criterion was used to make comparisons in terms of oxygen consumption...
June 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887613/faculty-development-initiatives-a-prerequisite-for-capacity-building-and-enhanced-productivity-in-a-medical-institution
#4
Rehana Rehman, Malik Hassan Mehmood, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Irfanullah Baig, Zohaib Rana, Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal
OBJECTIVE: To determine the contribution of teaching, learning and assessment forum's initiatives on professional development of faculty and staff. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, from July to December 2016, and comprised teaching, learning and assessment activities carried out from 2012 to 2015. The responses acquired from feedback evaluation were recorded at the end of activity on a Likert-type scale ranging from 1-5...
June 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887612/effect-of-tobacco-use-on-tooth-loss-among-patients-visiting-the-out-patient-dental-department-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-pakistan
#5
Fazain Hussain Qureshi, Saima Hamid, Samina Mohsin Khan, Altaf Hussain Qureshi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors influencing tooth loss and to assess the strength of association between the factors and the loss.s. METHODS: The unmatched case-control study was conducted at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad, from March to April 2016, and comprised data of patients who visited the outpatient dental department. Face-to-face interviews and clinical examination were done. Data was analysed using SPSS 20...
June 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887611/effectiveness-of-outreach-chest-camps-in-detection-of-missed-tb-cases-in-pakistan
#6
Sobia Faisal, Azadar Abbas, Ghulam Haider, Khalid Farough
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of outreach chest camp intervention for detection of missed tuberculosis cases in Pakistan and to evaluate the demographic profile of those who are dependent on such doorstep healthcare services. METHODS: This retrospective study was carried out using data from the outreach chest camp intervention organised by Greenstar Social Marketing company from August 2015 till December 2016 in Lahore, Gujrat and Sheikhupura districts of Pakistan's Punjab province...
June 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887610/circadian-rhythm-in-health-and-disease
#7
Ahmed Badar
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June 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885199/comment-on-safa-pervaiz-vasir-et-al-j-pak-med-assoc-68-327-8-2018-beyond-publish-or-perish-promoting-quality-and-increasing-standards-in-medical-research-and-writing
#8
Sami Ullah, Dilshad Hunain Al Arabia, Sahibzeda Nasir Mansoor, Farooq Azam Rathore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885198/are-fidget-spinners-really-helpful
#9
Maha Jahangir, Roha Saeed Memon, Maria Noor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885197/cervical-cancer-caused-by-human-papillomavirus-highly-preventable-yet-highly-under-diagnosed
#10
Muhammad Mustafa Memon, Emaan Amin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885196/dietary-habits-and-practices-of-type-2-diabetic-patients-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-islamabad-pakistan
#11
Muhammad Umer Farooq, Fahad Mushtaq, Zoha Naeem, Safa Iqbal, Sajida Naseem, Osama Ishtiaq
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relation between food intake and diabetes control. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out at Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan, from July 2016 to February 2017, during which type-2 diabetes patients were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Demographics, intake of high glycaemic index foods consumed in each food group, and general dietary practices were assessed by means of number of meals per day and adherence to the dietary plan...
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885195/kohler-disease-imaging-king-tut-s-foot-in-21st-century
#12
Saima Riaz, Humayun Bashir, Aamna Hassan, Arif H Khan
Kohler disease refers to childhood onset avascular necrosis of the navicular bone. Hybrid SPECT-CT bone scintigraphy offers both functional and anatomic details in a single acquisition if radiography is non-diagnostic in a limping child. We present the case of a 7 year-old child with persistent post-traumatic left foot pain. Tc99m MDP bone SPECT-CT scan demonstrated characteristic anatomic features of left navicular avascular necrosis.
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885194/simpson-grading-as-predictor-of-meningioma-recurrence
#13
Ayesha Quddusi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
Meningimas are one of the commonest primary brain tumours and the commonest extra-axial primary brain tumour. Despite better understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of the tumours, surgical excision remains the treatment of choice, and in a large proportion of cases, complete excision is curative. Simpson grading for the extent of resection of meningiomas, was introduced more than six decades ago, and has stood the test of time. With modern technological advancements, however, the relevance of Simpson grading has been questioned...
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885193/the-law-of-investigative-parsimony
#14
Sanjay Kalra, Banshi Saboo
The Law of Investigative Parsimony, states: Minimal investigations should be employed for screening, diagnosis, monitoring and follow up of disease, provided this does not adversely affect patient well-being. This is based on the word 'parsimony', which means "the quality of being careful with money or resources", or "economy in the use of means to an end". The law of investigative parsimony is an extension of the laws of diagnostic and therapeutic parsimony, and is reflected in modern guidelines as well as clinical practice...
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885192/coping-with-diabetes-the-15-s-coping-skills-list
#15
Sanjay Kalra, Bharti Kalra
This communication lists and organizes 15 important coping skills, which can help one cope with the challenges and demands of living with diabetes. The 15 S list, as we term it, consists of 15 tips and tricks, which are classified into 5 domains: the power of thought, power of words, power of planning, power of motivation, and power of action. The list serves as a useful checklist and aid to clinical practice for all diabetes care professionals. The rubric facilitates a structured way of thinking and intervention, bringing objectivity to a field which is traditionally thought to be subjective...
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885191/effectiveness-of-muscle-energy-technique-on-cervical-range-of-motion-and-pain
#16
Yasir Jalal, Aftab Ahmad, Altaf Ur Rahman, Muhammad Daud
Every individual in his/her life experiences cervical pain at some stage which may restrict daily activities. Various approaches are available for the management of cervical pain, which include surgical, pharmacological and physical therapy. Different Manual therapy techniques are used for the treatment of neck pain. Muscle energy techniques and active isolated stretching are under consideration. This case series study was conducted at physical therapy department of North West General Hospital, Peshawar from August 2015 to January 2016 to find out the effectiveness of muscles energy techniques on cervical range of motion and pain...
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885190/staged-dental-extraction-and-three-interim-prostheses-for-implants-based-rehabilitation-in-a-periodontally-compromised-subject
#17
Farhan Raza Khan, Rabia Ali
Studies have shown that the presence of advanced periodontal disease lowers the success of dental implants. The recommended approach for such cases is the delayed placement and delayed loading of implants. The present paper reports a case of a subject who presented with severe periodontally compromised dentition. Placement and early loading of 12 implants was done using a staged approach. Three different sets of fixed-type dental prostheses were employed in the interim period. The final prostheses were cement retained metallo-ceramic fixed bridge...
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885189/surgical-repair-of-congenital-coronary-artery-fistula-a-case-report
#18
Tariq Waqar, Hafiz Muhammad Farhan Ali Rizvi, Muhammad Zubair Ahmed Ansari
Coronary artery fistula is an exceedingly uncommon congenital disorder characterized by fistulous communication of a coronary artery with asystemic or pulmonary vessel or a heart chamber. Small fistulas are asymptomatic and benign while large fistulas present in a variety of ways like heart failure, arrhythmias or endocarditis. We report here a rare case of eight years old girl who presented to us with history of shortness of breath and palpitation. Her echocardiography revealed a moderately large right coronary artery fistula that was opening into right ventricle...
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885188/a-rare-cause-of-pancreatic-insufficiency-johanson-blizzard-syndrome
#19
Zeynep Civelek, Nafiye Urganci, Merve Usta, Muhittin Celik
Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome (JBS) was first described by Johanson and Blizzard. It exhibits autosomal recessive inheritance and is characterized by mutation in the UBR1 gene on the long arm of Chromosome 15. The phenotypic features as well as diarrhoea that occurs due to the exocrine pancreatic insufficiency constitute the main clinical symptoms. This article discusses Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome due to the case followed-up by us with the symptoms of deafness and diarrhoea as well as typical facial appearance...
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885187/ectopic-cervical-thymic-cyst-in-a-seven-year-old-a-diagnostic-challenge
#20
Haissan Iftikhar, Shabbir Akhtar
Cervical thymus cyst is a rare entity and resembles lymphangioma or branchial cleft cyst therefore, presents as a diagnostic challenge. It has a slight male predominance and presents on the left side of the neck in up to 70% of cases. It is a painless mass that progressively increases. We present a case of a seven year old child with a right sided neck swelling that would increase on phonation therefore, adding to the complexity of the case. Surgical excision was performed and final histopathology revealed an ectopic thymic cyst...
May 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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