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Volume 30 | Issue 4 | April 2020
Telemedicine in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic

By Khalid Masud Gondal, Shehla Shaukat

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The Effect on Video Laryngoscope on Intubation Process During Ambulance Transport

By Bahadir Caglar, Suha Serin

ABSTRACT Objective: To compare the effects of VL and DL on intubation time and ease of operation in an ambulance, which is moving in real urban traffic. Design: Comparative experimental manikin study. Place and Duration of Study: Urla City Hospital, Izmir, Turkey, from January to May 2019. Methodolo...

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Association of Gonial Angle on Panoramic Radiograph with the Facial Divergence on Lateral Cephalogram

By Saad Abdul Rehman, Sadia Rizwan, Syed Shah Faisal, Syed Sheeraz Hussain

ABSTRACT Objective: To find the mean gonial angle values among different facial divergent cases. Study Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: Karachi Medical and Dental College from October 2018 to December 2019. Methodology: Panoramic radiographs (OPG) and later...

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Efficacy of Saline Injection Therapy for Atrophic Acne Scars

By Sidra Khan, Rabia Ghafoor, Sana Kaleem

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the efficacy of saline injection in post-acne atrophic scars on face. Study Design: Non-randomized clinical trial. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Dermatology, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, from January to July 2019. Methodology: All patient...

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Computed Tomography-guided 125I Radioactive Seed Implantation Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer Pain

By Tao Fan, Ju-Ying Zhou

ABSTRACT Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the short-term curative effect of computed tomography (CT) guided radioactive 125I (125-Iodine) seed implantation (CTRISI) therapy for advanced pancreatic cancer patients pain. Study Design: Interventional study. Place and Duration of Study: Imaging ...

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Strain Elastography for Differentiation between Benign and Malignant Thyroid Nodules

By Asima Idrees, Rafia Shahzad, Ismat Fatima, Abubaker Shahid

ABSTRACT: Objective: To find out the diagnostic accuracy of strain elastography in differentiating between benign and malignant thyroid nodules taking cytology as a gold standard. Study Design: Descriptive study. Place and Duration of study: Radiology Department, Institute of Nuclear Medicine a...

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Relationship Between CIP2A and Endometrium Cancer

By Figen Aslan, Gürhan Güney, Ayla Solmaz Avcıkurt, Mine Islimye Taşkın, Gizem Akkaş Akgün

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine whether there is a relationship between endometrium cancer and the oncoprotein cancerous inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (CIP2A). Study Design: A descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: Balıkesir University Medical Faculty Hospital, Balıkesir, Turkey, f...

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Cytogenetic Abnormalities and Their Impact on Treatment Outcome in Paediatric Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in Pakistan

By Sumaira Khalil, Tariq Ghafoor, Tanzeela Farah, Awais Arshad

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the impact of cytogenetic abnormalities on the treatment outcome of paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) at a tertiary care facility of Pakistan. Study Design: Retrospective Observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Paediatric Oncology Ward, Combined Mil...

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Combined Value of Serum miR-124, TNF-α and IL-1β for Vulnerable Carotid Plaque in Acute Cerebral Infarction

By Linghui Wang, Lei Xu

ABSTRACT Objective: To analyse correlation between serum miR-124, TNF-α and IL-1β levels and carotid vulnerable spots in acute cerebral infarction (ACI) patients, and explore the value of above biomarkers in diagnosing carotid artery plaques in ACI patients. Study Design: Descriptive stud...

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Factors Affecting Pathological Complete Response After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Operable Primary Breast Cancer

By Yanli Lv, Yi Li, Weimin Mu, Hui Fu

ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate factors influencing pathological response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in operable primary breast cancer. Study Design: Descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: Breast Center, Shunyi District Health Care Hospital for Women and Children of Beijing, Beiji...

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Glycerol Preserved Amnion: A Viable Source of Biological Dressing for Superficial Partial Thickness Facial Burns

By Muhammad Sheraz Raza, Muhammad Umar Asif, Farrukh Aslam Khalid, Asma Ilyas, Moazzam Nazeer Tarar, Zain Ul Abidin

ABSTRACT Objectives: To evaluate the role of amnion as a biological dressing in superficial partial thickness facial burns. Study design: Randomized controlled trial. Place and duration of study: Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre, Lahore, from January 2017 to December 2018. Methods: Sixt...

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Association of Gleason score with PSA Values and Serum Testosterone Levels Measured Prior To Prostate Biopsy

By Caner Ediz, Serkan Akan, Eymen Ozer, Omer Yilmaz, Muhammed Cihan Temel

ABSTRACT Objective: To analyse the association of prostate cancer (PCa) Gleason score evaluated upon prostate biopsy with clinical PSA values, total and free testosterone (TT and FT, respectively) levels measured prior to biopsy. Study Design: A descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: Depart...

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Comparision of Brucella and Non-Brucella Epididymo-orchitis

By Nesibe Korkmaz, Mahmut Taha Ölçücü, Ferhat Ateş

ABSTRACT Objective: To find parameters for differential diagnosis between Brucella epididymo-orchitis (BEO) and non-brucella epididymo-orchitis (NBEO) cases with comparison of BEO and NBEO in terms of inflammatory markers, full urinalysis (FU) for pyuria, and abscess formation (AF). Study Desig...

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Effect of General and Non-general Anesthesia on Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction

By Yue Gao, Bo Zhao, Yafeng Wang, Shihua Yu, Lian Liu, Huaxin Wang

ABATRACT Controversy exists in the effect of general anesthesia and non-general anesthesia on postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). The authors aimed to perform this systematic review to comprehensively assess the effect of general anesthesia or non-general anesthesia on POCD. Relative studies...

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Effects of Mode and Duration of Exercises on Fat Mass of Obese Population

By Sumaira Imran Farooqui, Muhammad Usman Khan, Ali Farhad, Qurat Ul Ain Adnan, Batool Hassan

ABSTRACT A meta-analysis was performed to determine impact of resistance and aerobic exercise on body fat of obese population. Database of Google Scholar, BioMed Central, and Medline was reconnoitered for the purpose of research article of interest. Inclusion criteria encompass all those studies in ...

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Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction following General Anaesthesia in Patients Undergoing Elective Non-cardiac Surgery

By Muhammad Saad Yousuf, Khalid Samad, Hameed Ullah

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine frequency of early postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) in patients aged 40 to 60 years, following general anaesthesia in patients undergoing elective, non-cardiac surgery. Study Design: Descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Anaesthesiol...

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The Role of Serum Laboratory Biomarkers for Complicated and Uncomplicated Appendicitis in Adolescents

By Zulfikar Karabulut, Hasan Calis, Serkan Sengul, Yilmaz Guler

ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate if serum biomarkers could differentiate complicated and uncomplicated appendicitis in adolescents. Study Design: An cross sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Alanya, ...

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Assessment of Look-Alike, Sound-Alike and Read-Alike (LASARA) Medicine – Errors in Pharmacy

By Rubia Zafar, Muhammad Liaquat Raza

ABSTRACT  Objective: To estimate chances of potential look-alike, sound-alike and read-alike (LASARA) errors in secondary-care hospital pharmacies through prescriptions screening. Design: Cross-sectional, prospective study. Place and duration of study: Al-Khidmat Hospital Pharmacy, Karachi...

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Challenges in Retrorectal Cysts: Is Preoperative Diagnosis Essential?

By Kursat Rahmi Serin, Onder Karabay, Nadir Adnan Hacım, Mustafa Cem Terzi

ABSTRACT Developmental cysts are a subgroup of perirectal cysts seen extremely rarely. They have no symptoms in 50% of cases, and mostly occur among middle-aged women. The ratio of male to female is approximately 1/3. In the differential diagnosis, malignancies and pilonidal cysts are common. Althou...

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ATP7B Mutation Analysis: Wilson Disease, A Difficult to Diagnose Case

By Muhammad Almas Hashmi, Bibi Zubaida, Rai Muhammad Asghar, Munir Akmal Lodhi

ABSTRACT Wilson’s Disease (WD) is a common metabolic disorder predominantly involving liver, brain, and eyes. Pancreatic, renal, psychiatric, and cardiac involvement have also been described. No single investigation can be considered diagnostic of WD; therefore, diagnosis is based upon a serie...

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What Can be Done for Large and Multiple Choledochal Stones?

By Ufuk Arslan, Haci Murat Cayci, Ali Tardu, Umut Eren Erdogdu

ABSTRACT Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography may fail to extract large and multiple choledochal stones in a single session, necessitating a repeat procedure. This paper presents the case of a 68-year female patient who underwent stone extraction following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopa...

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Isolated Female Epispadias with Urinary Incontinence

By Shahzad Ali, Hira Moosa, Saeed Ahmed Khan

ABSTRACT Isolated female epispadias without bladder extrophy is a rare variant of female urethral anomaly reported rarely in the literature. For optimal and early management, early clinical diagnosis is important. Female with isolated epispadias usually presents with primary urinary incontinence wit...

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Acute Mono-appendicitis in a Case of Duplex Appendix: A Rare Finding

By Ahmet Akbaş, Nadir Adnan Hacim, Fatih Daşiran, Hasan Dagmura, Emin Daldal

ABSTRACT Appendiceal duplication is an extremely rare entity in adulthood. It is usually diagnosed incidentally during laparotomy performed for another indication. Herein, we present a case of double appendicitis in a 31-year male who underwent laparotomy with a preliminary diagnosis of acute append...

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Follicular Sensitivity Index: A Tool To Predict Successful Conception After Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

By Rehana Rehman, Amara Zafar, Nida Zahid, Nuruddin Mohammed

ABSTRACT Follicular sensitivity index (FSI) is used for estimation of follicular responsiveness to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) during intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In a retrospective study, FSI of 1,385 females was calculated as [pre-ovulatory follicle count (PFC) × 1...

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Feasibility of Compressed Chemotherapy Pediatric Ewing Sarcoma Regimen In Pakistan

By Haleema Saeed, Saadiya Javed Khan, Rishm Ali

ABSTRACT A retrospective chart review was conducted to determine the feasibility of interval-compressed chemotherapy regimen in pediatric Ewing sarcoma (ES) patients treated at Department of Pediatric Oncology, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Cancer Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from June 2017 to Decemb...

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Clinical Application of the FICE Technique for Biopsy of Bronchial Mucosal Lesions

By An-Na Su, Na Liu, Xiao-Han Wang, Chang Liu, Qing-Zhang , Qin-Yao Zhang

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of flexile spectral imaging color enhancement (FICE) of abnormal morphologic changes in bronchial mucosal lesions. Study Design: Descriptive, analytical study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of endoscopy, the 10th People's Hospita...

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Successful Outcome after Single Step Surgery for Portal Biliopathy

By Abu Bakar Hafeez Bhatti, Eraj Sahaab, Faisal Saud Dar, Fazal Manan

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Virtual and Augmented Reality in Surgical Specialties. Past, Present and Future

By Ahmer Irfan

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Technology-based Learning Tools in Medical Lab Sessions

By Sher Khan, Asra Khan, Saara Ahmad

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Levosulpiride-induced Hyperprolactinemia

By Bhagwan Das, Sarah Nadeem

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Leveraging the Use of mHealth in Patients with Depression among Low- and Middle- Income Countries

By Naureen Akber Ali, Adeel Khoja

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Extracavally Malpositioned Central Venous Catheter

By Gülçin Aydın, Zeynepnur Akçaboy

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Special Issue

Special Supplement 2 | Volume 29 | December 2019
Case Reports Special Supplement-2019

By Editor JCPSP

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Anaesthetic Management of Cerebral Arterio-venous Malformation Excision Using Awake Craniotomy: Initial Experience of Two Cases

By Waleed Bin Ghaffar, Khalid Ahsan, Faraz Shafiq, Ather Enam2

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Accessory Cardiac Conduction Pathway with an Unusual Presentation

By Ikram Ahmed Rana, Wajeeha Afzal

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A Single Coronary Artery with an Absent Right Coronary and a Superdominant Left Circumflex Giving off a Branch Supplying the Right Coronary Artery Territory

By Imran Iftikhar, Adeel Ur Rehman, Hamid Sharif Khan

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Partial Malrotation of Bowel Loops in an Adolescent with Left Hypochondrial Pain

By Kanwal Laique, Syed Mubarak Ali

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Neurolymphomatosis of the Sciatic and Tibial Nerves

By Muhammad Talha Yaseen, Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz, Kashif Siddique, Taimoor Ali Tariq

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Self-expanding Metallic Stent Placement in Malignant Terminal Ileal Stricture

By Kailash Raj Makhejani, Muhammad Mansoor Ul Haq, Jawaid Iqbal, Naila Zahid

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Topical Sevoflurane: An Alternative Treatment for Pressure Ulcers

By Isin Gencay

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Strangulated Intrapericardial Diaphragmatic Hernia after Hybrid Maze Procedure

By Muhammad Fahim, Tim Campbell-Smith

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Improvement of Esophageal Anastomotic Leak by Vacuum-assisted Closure in Three Cases with Gastric Cancer

By Seracettin Egin, Semih Hot

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Kallmann Syndrome with Syndactyly

By Farid Kassidi, Majdouline Boujoual, Moulay El Mehdi El Hassani

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Acute Viral Hepatitis: Simultaneous Infection from Hepatitis A, B and E Viruses

By Nazish Butt, M. Ali Khan, Farhan Haleem

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A Case of Polyautoimmunity: Celiac Hepatitis, Grave's Disease and Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

By Nazish Butt, Muhammad Ali Khan, Zain Abid, Farhan Haleem

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Sigmoid Sinus Thrombosis with Cerebellar Tuberculous Abscess: A Rare Case of Chronic Headache with Vision Loss

By Ahmed Tanjimul Islam, Kafil Uddin, Ahmed Ali, Pijush Kumar Kundu, Munzur Alahi, Mukul Kumar Sarkar

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Tumour-to-tumour Metastasis: Cutaneous Melanoma Metastasizing to Leiomyoma Uteri

By Jelena Amidzic, Nenad Solajic, Aleksandra Fejsa Levakov, Matilda Djolai, Nada Vuckovic

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High Grade Encapsulated Papillary Carcinoma of Breast in a Young Female

By Madiha Bilal Qureshi, Naila Kayani

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Deep-seated Hibernoma of Thigh: A Rare Benign Adipocytic Tumor

By Muhammad Omar Afzal, Ata-ul-Haq , Sobia Mazhar, Moazzam Nazeer Tarar

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Solitary Endobronchial Papilloma: A Rare Entity

By Muhammad Soban Arif Maan, Muhammad Waleed, Amir Humza Sohail, Asna Sulaiman, Javaid Ahmed Khan

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The First Described Case of Bizarre Leiomyoma of the Portal Vein

By Murat Ferhat Ferhatoglu

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A Patient of Advanced NSCLC with a New EGFR Exon 19 Insertion Mutation and its Response to EGFR-TKIs

By Ning Zhu, Caixia Dong, Shanshan Weng, Ying Yuan, Ying Yuan

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Surgically-assisted Rapid Maxillary Expansion under Local Anesthesia

By Cansu Gul Koca, Ihsan Sami Guvenc

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Pelvic Angiosarcoma Around Total Hip Prosthesis

By Alberto Sánchez-García, Alberto Pérez García, Enrique Salmerón González

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Surgical Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis with Andersson Lesion

By Fengguang Yang, Liang Yang, Enhui Ren, Yong Yang, Jing Wang, Xuewen Kang

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Recurrent, Large, Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma at the Back

By Muhammad Danish Muneeb, Mirza Agha Naushad Baig

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Laparoscopic Resection of Isolated Retroperitoneal Gastric Duplication Cyst in an Infant

By Vipul Gupta, Usman Javaid, Ghadir Jaber, Diary Mohd, Mamoun AlMarzouqi

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A Case of Immunoglobulin (Ig) G4-related Sclerosing Periaortitis Mimicking Mediastinal Malignant Tumor

By Fuat Erel, Mustafa Kuzucuoglu, Nurhan Sarioglu, Eren Altun

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Benign Broncho-esophageal Fistula Presenting as Unresolved Pneumonia

By Waseem M. Hajjar, Lamyaa A. Althawadi, Nada A. Bin Semaih, Adnan W. Hajjar, Sami A. Al-Nassar

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Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Nephroureterectomy for a Nephrogenic Adenoma of Ureter

By Keiran David Clement, Catherine Thompson, Omar M. Aboumarzouk

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Bladder-sparing Approach in a Woman with Muscle-invasive Primary Bladder Melanoma

By Mehmet Necmettin Mercimek, Ender Ozden

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Unilateral Synchronous Multiple Kidney Tumors Managed by Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Five-year Follow-up

By Mehmet Necmettin Mercimek, Latif Mustafa Ozbek, Ender Ozden

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A Mature Cystic Teratoma of the Urinary Bladder

By Safdar Shah, Wajid Ali, Imran Ansari, Shams-ul -Islam

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