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Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523068/importance-of-publication-audit-fast-track-processing-and-categorization-of-manuscripts
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Shaukat Ali Jawaid
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March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523067/extension-of-adrenocortical-carcinoma-into-the-right-atrium
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Yulanka Castro-Dominguez, Fatima Samad, Hayder Hashim, Alfonso Waller
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare and highly aggressive malignant neoplasm which can produce intravascular extension into the inferior vena cava (IVC) rarely extend into the right atrium (RA). We report a case of a male patient with large ACC with extension into the IVC and RA. Computed tomography showed a large right adrenal mass with contiguous tumor thrombus extending into IVC and RA with extension to the level of tricuspid valve. Patient underwent combined cardiac and abdominal surgical intervention on cardiopulmonary bypass with removal of the mass...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523066/framework-for-an-effective-assessment-from-rocky-roads-to-silk-route
#3
Zarrin Seema Siddiqui
A defensible assessment is the cornerstone of health professions education and requires a careful approach from all the stakeholders involved in designing and delivering the curriculum. In this article, a framework is described using four essential attributes that define an effective assessment. These attributes include orientation and clarification of expectations for both faculty and students followed by a well-structured learning experience and constant evaluation of the assessment program.
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523065/detection-of-peritonsillar-abscess-using-smartphone-based-thermal-imaging
#4
Myung Jin Ban, Yunyoung Nam, Jae Hong Park
OBJECTIVE: Smartphone-based thermal imaging was evaluated for its utility in the detection of peritonsillar abscesses. METHODS: We describe six cases of peritonsillar abscess in which computed tomography and thermography scans of the neck were performed prior to surgery. RESULTS: Open-mouth thermal photographic images were obtained preoperatively from patients, and asymmetric hot spots with significantly higher temperatures in the peritonsillar area were identified as abscesses...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523064/use-of-oral-vitamin-d-glass-ampoule-and-tablet-experience-of-patients-and-physicians
#5
Syed Umair Maroof, Faizan Shaukat, Junaid Aslam, Masood Jawaid
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain patients and physician views regarding hazard and compliance of oral liquid Vitamin D glass ampoule and tablets. METHODS: This cross sectional survey was conducted from November 1(st) 2016 to 15(th) December 2016. Patients who were prescribed Vitamin D glass ampoule from oral route in last three months were included along with physicians who routinely prescribe vitamin D after taking informed consent. The participants were asked about injuries related to the use of glass ampoule, ease of using this from, after taste preference of tablet or injectable form as well as demography...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523063/penile-transplantation-a-long-way-to-routine-clinical-practice
#6
Jinhong Li, Feng Qin, Ping Han, Jiuhong Yuan
Organ transplantation is an ideal treatment for certain late-stage diseases. With the report of a penile transplantation in Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa, this topic has, once again, aroused exploration in the field. At present, two penile transplantation operations have been performed and gained some positive results. Patients can gain void standing, erectile function and better cosmetic appearance. However, debates and potential risks still exist. Here, we briefly review the progress of studies in this filed and discusses the potential risks and debates in penile transplantation...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523062/role-of-antimicrobials-in-the-treatment-of-adult-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-acute-gastroenteritis-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Omar Abbas Ahmed Malik
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Acute gastroenteritis is generally considered a self-limiting illness that does not require the use of antibiotics. However, many emergency departments in the country frequently prescribe antibiotics to patients presenting with diarrhoea. This review attempts to determine whether this practice is reasonable. Our objective was to determine the role of antimicrobials in the empiric management of acute gastroenteritis. METHODS: The online data base "PubMed", as well as the World Wide Web, were searched for relevant articles (RCTs, Reviews, Prospective studies, etc...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523061/duel-stage-treatment-for-biliary-cysts-with-cholangitis-during-pregnancy
#8
Baoxing Jia, Ludong Tan, Zhe Jin, Yahui Liu
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Biliary cysts in pregnant women are a complex medical issue, especially when complicated with cholangitis. It is a serious and life-threatening diagnosis that can seriously endanger both the expectant mother and the fetus. However, during pregnancy, surgical treatment would lead to further complications and higher fetal mortality. Here, we propose a novel therapeutic approach that would be safe for both mother and child during pregnancy, with a definitive treatment postponed until after delivery...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523060/management-options-for-interstitial-ectopic-pregnancies-a-case-series
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Ilker Kahramanoglu, Zahid Mammadov, Hasan Turan, Aslihan Urer, Abdullah Tuten
OBJECTIVE: Ectopic pregnancy in the interstitial part of the Fallopian tubes can be life-threatining considering the thin myometrial tissue surrounding the gestational sac and highly vascularization which may result in catastrophic haemorrhage when interstitium is ruptured. The diagnosis and management is challenging. Conservative, medical, and surgical treatment options should be considered based on individual patient factors. METHODS: Four women were diagnosed with interstitial pregnancy in last five years in our tertiary center...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523059/efficacy-and-safety-of-optic-nerve-sheath-fenestration-in-patients-with-raised-intracranial-pressure
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Muhammad Amer Yaqub, Mohammad Asim Mehboob, Qamar Ul Islam
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration (ONSF) in patients with raised intracranial pressure (ICP). METHODS: This Quasi Experimental Study was conducted at Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology, Rawalpindi from July 2013 to July 2015. Thirty one eyes of 18 patients who underwent ONSF for raised ICP were followed up for one year to ascertain efficacy and safety of ONSF procedure. RESULTS: Thirteen (72...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523058/comparison-of-hydralazine-and-labetalol-to-lower-severe-hypertension-in-pregnancy
#11
Ayesha Khan, Sajida Hafeez, Farah Deeba Nasrullah
OBJECTIVE: To compare the intravenous Labetalol versus intravenous hydralazine in patients having severe Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) and pre eclampsia (PE) in pregnancy. METHODS: Seventy eight women admitted in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Civil Hospital Karachi, having severe PIH/PE and fulfilling the inclusion criteria were included in the study. Random selection of patients was performed using sealed opaqe envelop for administration of either intravenous noted (IV) Labetalol or Hydrallazine...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523057/correlation-of-patterns-of-bone-marrow-infiltration-and-biochemical-factors-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#12
Naghmana Mazher, Nisar Ahmad, Zafar Iqbal
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the patterns of bone marrow involvement in in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) patients and to correlate the patterns with β2 microglobulin (β2m) and lactate dehydrogenase 2 (LD2) levels in these patients. METHODS: It was a cross sectional study which was conducted in two years at Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lahore and at Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), Lahore. The study was conducted on 50 subjects irrespective of age and sex divided into two groups i...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523056/low-bone-mineral-density-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-a-case-control-study
#13
Zengfa Huang, Hui Wei, Cheng Cheng, Shuhua Yang, Jing Wang, Xianzhe Liu
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporosis is the well-known major complication in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Fewer reports are available of the relationship between bone loss and chronic HBV infection. We investigated the bone mineral density (BMD) and prevalence of osteoporosis in chronic HBV patients in comparison with healthy subjects. METHODS: We assessed 148 chronic HBV patients and 148 age- and gender-matched healthy controls by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) for determination of BMD...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523055/antibiotics-and-over-the-counter-medication-use-and-its-correlates-among-arab-pregnant-women-visiting-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#14
Hafsa Raheel, Sulaiman Alsakran, Abdulkhaliq Alghamdi, Majed Ajarem, Salman Alsulami, Afzal Mahmood
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The use of over the counter medications (OTCMs) is a common practice globally. OTCMs are of special concern among pregnant women as they pose risk to the mother and fetus. The objective was to assess the use of OTCMs by pregnant woman, and factors associated with it. METHODS: A cross-sectional study, using a structured self-administrated questionnaire was conducted at the obstetric and antenatal clinics at King Khalid University hospital, Riyadh...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523054/acute-bacterial-meningitis-in-children-presenting-to-the-children-s-hospital-lahore-before-and-after-pneumococcal-vaccine-in-pakistan-national-immunization-program-a-comparison
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Attia Bari, Fatima Zeeshan, Aizza Zafar, Hasan Ejaz, Uzma Jabeen, Ahsan Waheed Rathore
OBJECTIVE: To describe bacteriological profile, morbidity and mortality of acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) in children and to compare these parameters before and after the introduction of Pneumococcal vaccine in Pakistan National Immunization Program. METHODS: The present descriptive study was conducted at the Department of Paediatric Medicine of The Children's Hospital Lahore from January 2012 to December 2015. A total of 503 children one month to five years of age admitted with diagnosis of meningitis were included...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523053/seroprevalence-of-transfusion-transmitted-infections-among-different-blood-group-donors-at-blood-bank-lumhs-hyderabad
#16
Faheem Ahmed Memon, Ikram Din Ujjan, Amir Iqbal Memon, Abdul Rehman Shaikh, Ali Raza Rao, Arshi Naz
OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of HBsAg, Anti-HCV, HIV, Syphilis and Malaria in blood donors. METHODS: This is a cross sectional descriptive study, conducted at Blood bank and Transfusion center at Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS) Hyderabad, during the period from January, 2014 to June, 2015. A total of 4683 blood donors were screened for HBsAg, Anti-HCV and HIV on Architect 20001 (manufactured by Abbott), employing chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA)...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523052/efficacy-of-brow-suspension-with-autogenous-fascia-lata-in-simple-congenital-ptosis
#17
Farhan Ali, Muhammad Saim Khan, Muhammad Sharjeel, Zaheer Ud Din, Bilal Murtaza, Asfandyar Khan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the mean change in interpalpebral fissure height and marginal reflex distance after brow suspension with autogenous fascia lata sling in patients of ptosis. METHODS: This was a Quasi experimental study conducted at Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Hospital, King Edwards Medical University Lahore, from Jan 2013 to June 2016. Included were the patients who had unilateral or bilateral ptosis with poor levator function (< 5 mm). Informed consent was obtained from all patients after explaining about the research project...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523051/prevalence-of-anemia-and-related-factors-among-women-in-turkey
#18
Birsen Karaca Saydam, Rabia Ekti Genc, Fulden Sarac, Esin Ceber Turfan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of anemia and related factors among women in Turkey. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted at the outpatient clinics of the Department of Internal Medicine, Ege University Medical School. Randomly selected women were given questionnaires regarding their socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics. The data were coded and analyzed using SPSS version 17.0 software. Statistical analyses with 95% confidence intervals were considered to be significant if p<0...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523050/frequency-of-color-blindness-in-pre-employment-screening-in-a-tertiary-health-care-center-in-pakistan
#19
Shaukat Ali Chhipa, Farzeen K Hashmi, Shehreen Ali, Mustafa Kamal, Khabir Ahmad
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency of color vision deficiency among Pakistani adults presenting for pre-employment health screening in a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was carried out at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and the data was collected for color vision deficiency, age, gender, and job applied for from pre-employment examination during 2013-2014. IBM SPSS 20 was used for statistical analysis. RESULTS: Three thousand four hundred and thirty seven persons underwent pre-employment screening during 2013 and 2014; 1837 (53...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523049/expression-of-cd133-e-cadherin-and-wwox-in-colorectal-cancer-and-related-analysis
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Wenwen Sun, Jinxia Dou, Lin Zhang, Likui Qiao, Na Shen, Wenyuan Gao
OBJECTIVE: To detect the expression of CD133, E-cadherin and WWOX in colorectal cancer, analyze the correlations and pathological significance of the biomarkers. METHODS: Two hundred and ten patients with colorectal cancer treated surgically between January 2007 and December 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. All patients had pathologic specimens and integrated clinical data. Pathologic specimens were retrieved for immunohistochemical examination of the expressions of CD133, WWOX and E-cadherin...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
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