Category archives for Original Article

Spectrum of Mandibular Fractures in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Karachi

Sana Iqbal , Ayesha Aslam, Sufyan Ahmed, Nabeel Khan, Mehwash Kashif and Syeda Musira Kazmi DOI: Abstract Objective: To evaluate the frequency, pattern, and etiology of mandibular fractures at a tertiary care hospital, in Karachi Study Design: Retrospective, cross-sectional study. Setting: Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan Methodology: The study was initiated in Outpatient Maxillofacial […]

Management and Complications of Arnold Chiari Hydrocephalus at Tertiary Health Care Center

Malik Liaqat Ali Jalal, Muhammad Shaukat Farooq, Atta-ur-Rehman Khan, Muhammad Yousaf, Muhammad Rizwan and Saima Faiz ABSTRACT Objective: to investigate the role of CT and MRI in diagnosis of Arnold chiari malformation of hydrocephalus and its treatment with VP shunt along with complications. Study Design: Prospective study Place and duration: Department of Neurosurgery, DG Khan […]

Burden of Influenza in Patients visiting Emergency Department for Treatment of Influenza Like Illness at THQ Hospital Shujabad, Pakistan

Ali Siftain, Mamoona Chaudhry, Taiba Zulfiqar, Syed Ali Kaunain and Muhammad Sher Zaman ABSTRACT Background: Viral infection of the respiratory tract is a common illness syndrome in humans. Human respiratory tract is infected by large number of viruses. Self-constraining infections are caused by most of them e.g. normal chilly and intense bronchitis. Seriousness of illness […]

Diagnosing Cervical Lesions Through LLETZ – A Reliable and Effective Tool

Zahra Wasim, Saima Arif, Uzma Ameer Malik and Faiza Mehboob ABSTRACT Background: Cervical dysplasia is the most common gynecological disorder of modern era. It initiates around the squamocolumnar junction of the cervix commonly due to the infection of human papilloma virus. Large loop excision of transitional zone is globally a standard procedure of choice both […]

Level of Serum Uric Acid in Pre-eclamptic and Normal Pregnant Women

Huda Abbas, Samina Badar, Zunaira Javed and Mohamed Ahmed Abdelmoneam Ramadan ABSTRACT Objective: The objective of study was to find out serum uric acid level in normal andpreeclamptic pregnant women of third trimester visiting outpatient department of obstetrics and gynecology of Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur. Methodology: It was a cross sectional descriptive study conducted form […]

Effectiveness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with COPD

Zunaira Fatima, Areeba Iftikhar and Muhammad Imran Yousaf ABSTRACT Background: Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is beneficial for patients with COPD, with improvement in exercise capacity and health-related quality of life. Despite these overall benefits, the responses to PR vary significantly among different individuals. It is not clear if PR is beneficial for patients with COPD and normal exercise capacity. Although it is believed that longer […]

Comparison of Efficiencies of Neurological Physical Examination, Neurothesiometer and PainDETECT Questionnaire in Diagnosing Diabetic Neuropathy

Hajrah Ahsan, Talha Kareem, Salma Tanveer, Muhammad Farrukh Aftab, Bahawal Zeb and Ahmad Kabir ABSTRACT Objective: To compare the efficacies of neurological physical examination, neurothesiometer and PainDETECT questionnaire in diagnosing diabetic neuropathy. Study Design: Prospective cross-sectional Place and Duration of Study: Department of General Medicine, Nishtar Hospital Multan, Pakistan from 1st December 2018 to 10th […]

Extraocular Muscle Imbalance and Outcomes of Scleral Buckling Surgery for Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Sadia Nawaz, Ayesha Babar Kawish and Qandeel Tahir ABSTRACT Objective: The objective was to study the muscle imbalance, restrictive motility in unlike gazes and the outcomes of the scleral buckling surgery for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Study design: Prospective follow-up study Settings and duration: The study was conducted at Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi from Aug […]

Factors affecting Quality of Sleep in Intensive Care Unit

Areeba Iftikhar, Muhammad Arif and Asif Hanif ABSTRACT Background: The etiology of sleep disruption in intensive care unit is poorly known and often ignored complication. It is caused by the environmental factors especially pain, noise, diagnostic testing and human interventions that cause sleep disruption. Light, medications and activities related to patient care interfere with patient’s […]