Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (JCPSP), is the prestigious, peer reviewed monthly biomedical journal of the country published regularly since 1991. College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan is the parent body of this Journal.


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Issue 12 | Volume 28 | December 2018
Challenges Faced by Pakistani Healthcare System: Clinician's Perspective

By Faran Khalid, Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi

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Expression Analysis of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Gene in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients on Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs

By Farzana Hakim, Amir Rashid, Amer Fakhr, Saleem Ahmed Khan

Objective: To evaluate matrix metalloproteinase-9 gene expression in rheumatoid arthritis patients on disease modifying anti-rheumatic agents with the objective to further modify the current treatment regimen if indicated in order to prevent progression to deforming rheumatoid arthritis. S...

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Role of Corticosteroids in Reducing Respiratory Morbidity in Neonates Delivered by Elective Cesarean Section before 39 Weeks

By Arshad Khushdil, Shehla Baqai, Madiha Ahmed, Zeeshan Ahmed

Objective: To determine the effect of dexamethasone administration to women between 37 to 39 weeks of gestation on neonatal outcome in terms of respiratory morbidity and the need for NICU admission. Study Design: An experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Obstetrics and Dep...

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18F-FDG PET-CT in Unknown-Source of Elevated Serum Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) Level

By Liwu Fu, Wei Li, Xuezhi Tian

Objective: To investigate the clinical value of 18F-FDG PET-CT in the diagnosis of malignant tumor when serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level is elevated for unknown primary lesion. Study Design: A descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Nuclear Medicine, Lu...

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Retrospective Analysis of Chinese Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) undergoing Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE) with or without Prophylactic Antibiotic Therapy

By Jiu Chen, Guolin Wu

Objective: To assess the necessity of prophylactic antibiotic therapy in HCC patients undergoing transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). Study Design: Descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: The First Affliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Chi...

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Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Changes after Phacoemulsification with Intraocular Lens Implantation

By Arooj Amjad, Muhammad Shaheer, Asima Rafique

Objective: To determine the changes in the retinal nerve fiber layer as measured on optical coherence tomography (OCT) after phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation. Study Design: Quasi-experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Ophthalmology, Lahore General Hos...

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Panretinal Photocoagulation Plus Intravitreal Bevacizumab Versus Panretinal Photocoagulation Alone for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

By Warda Ali, Kanwal Zareen Abbasi, Ali Raza

Objective: To compare panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) plus intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) against PRP alone in the treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) in terms of mean change in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), neovessels on disc (NVD) and neovessels elsewhere (NVE). Study...

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Effect of TGFβ1 and nAG on Astrocyte Cultures: A Study of Astrocyte Proliferation and the Expression of GFAP, CSPG4, S100B and IL-6

By Mohammad M. Al-Qattan, Mervat M. Abd-Alwahed, Medhat K. Shier

Objective: To determine the effects of TGFβ1 and an anti-scar protein nAG on normal (un-injured) 3-D astrocyte cultures with special emphasis on astrocyte proliferation, and the expression of GFAP, CSPG4, S100B, and IL-6. Study Design: An experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: ...

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Gene Expression Levels of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells IL-6 and TNF-α in Children with Bacterial and Viral Infectious Diarrhea

By Peng Xu, Xiaoli Liu, Yanzhen Li, Xuling Yin, Xiaolin Liu

Objective: To determine the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) gene transcription and protein expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of children with bacterial and viral infectious diarrhea. Study Design: An observatio...

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Preparation of Neogambogic Acid Nanoliposomes and its Pharmacokinetics in Rats

By Shi-juan Liu, Jia-wei Liu, Jun-zi Cong, Lei Tong, Ying Zhang, Xue-mei Li, Jia-fu Hou

Objective: To prepare neogambogic acid nanoliposomes (GNA-NLC) and study its pharmacokinetics (PK) in rats. Study Design: An experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Mudanjiang Medical University, Mudanjiang, China, from January 2016 to October 2017. Methodology: GNA-NLC was prepared by e...

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Postoperative Surgical Complications of Live Unrelated Renal Transplants for Patients of End Stage Renal Disease Needing Renal Replacement Therapy

By Raja Rizwan Ahmed, Eyad Halabi, Tarek Fathi, Mustafa Al-Mousawi

Objective: To evaluate the postoperative surgical complications of live unrelated renal transplantation (LURRT) done abroad for patients of end stage renal disease (ESRD) who needed renal replacement therapy (RRT) in an organ transplant centre. Study Design: Descriptive, observational stud...

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Perception of Environment and Educational Outcomes by Students and Faculty in Traditional Versus Integrated Curriculum

By Azra Jamil

Objective: To find out the differences in the perceptions of the environment and educational outcomes of the students and the faculty from the traditional and integrated curriculum using DREEM inventory. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Sindh Medical College and L...

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Safety of Conscious Sedation in Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography

By Lubna Kamani, Abdul Latif Memon, Adnan Anwar

Objective: To assess the safety of conscious sedation in patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreaticography (ERCP). Study Design: An observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Gastroenterology, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, from April 2010 to April 2...

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Compliance of the Web-based Distance Training and Consultancy on Individual's Treatment having Suffered Myocardial Infarction and its Effects on Well-being

By Özlem Dogu, Hatice Kaya

Objective: To determine the compliance of the web-based remote training and counselling, required by the individuals suffering from myocardial infarction (MI), for their treatment and its effects on the functionality and well-being of the individual with some parameters determined by means ...

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Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Asia: A Systematic Review of Population-Based Studies

By Yusra Habib Khan, Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi, Azmi Sarriff, Amer Hayat Khan, Nida Tanveer

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an asymptomatic disease associated with high morbidity and life-threatening complications that lead to decreased life expectancy. Worldwide prevalence of CKD is escalating at an alarming rate. Large population-based representative surveys have been reported in Weste...

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Successful Anesthetic Management of Patient with Stiff Person Syndrome

By Muhammad Sohaib, Ali Sarfaraz Siddiqui

We herein describe the successful anesthetic management of a patient with stiff person syndrome undergoing right total hip replacement under spinal anesthesia. We also describe the problems associated with general anesthesia. The advantage of using regional anesthesia in these patients is the avoi...

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A Large Infantile Capillary Hemangioma of the Eyelid with 5 Years Follow-up

By Mohammad Idris, Mahfooz Hussain, Junaid Sethi, Zubairullah Khan, Muhammad Zubair Umer

A five-day baby girl presented with a large mass involving the right upper and lower eyelid obstructing the visual axis completely. She was treated with intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injection under general anesthesia but no change in size of the tumor was observed. Oral beta blocker, prop...

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Successful Treatment of a Late Diagnosed Esophageal Perforation with Mediastinitis and Pericardial Abscess

By Mustafa Kupeli, Abdullah Dogan

We herein report a case of late diagnosed thoracic esophageal perforation. A 60-year-old man was diagnosed as an esophageal perforation with mediastinitis and pericardial abscess by detailed history taking, chest computed tomography, esophagoscopy and inflammatory findings in his blood test. Surgi...

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Hydrocalyx: Uncommon Complication of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

By Mustafa Sungur, Selahattin Caliskan, Utku Lokman

The success rate of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is about 90%, but overall complications of this surgery have been reported in up to 83% cases. The complications are graded using Clavien classification system from grade 1 to 5. Grade 1 needs simple treatments without surgical, endoscopic,...

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Successful Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty of Heavily Calcified Coronary Vessels Using Non-Compliant (NC) Balloon Dilatations at Higher Pressures

By Uzma Zahid, Asad Islam

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Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in a Middle-aged Woman with Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction

By Xue-Qing Yang, Hai-Yan Zhu, Xian Wang, Huai-Bing Zhao, Wei Zhang, Min Xiao, Li-Jing Zhang

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Unintended Pregnancies and Failure to Prevent Them: Pakistan's Dilemma

By Sana Habib, Fatima Khan, Sara Habib

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Importance of International Exchange Programme in Postgraduate Training

By Muneeb Uddin Karim, Andrea D'Aviero, Agha Muhammad Hammad Khan, Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi

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Special Issue

Special Supplement 3 | Volume 28 | September 2018
Anaesthetic Management of a Patient with Left Ventricular Non-Compaction Undergoing Laparotomy

By Anwar ul Huda, Tauseef Ahmed

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Senning Procedure for Transposition of the Great Arteries in a Patient with Situs Inversus Totalis and Dextrocardia

By Iqbal Hussain Pathan, Sohail Khan Bangash, Saad Bader Zaki, Abdul Sattar Sheikh

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus with Infective Vegetations in Grandmultipara

By Ayesha Siddiqa, Nasira Sohail

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Large Aneurysm in Renal Angiomyolipoma

By Ateeque Ahmed Khan, Samiya Saquib, Rabia Hafeez, Sarosh Kadri

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MRI Appearances of Colitis Cystica Profunda: A Rare Benign Mimicker of Colorectal Malignancy

By Laiba Masood, Sana Sayeed, Maryam Asghar

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Massive Osteolysis in Distal Shaft of Humerus: A Case Report on Vanishing Bone Disease

By Sana Noman, Seema Faiz, Sohail Ahmed Khan, Amjad Sattar

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Acrophobia in a Young Girl with Parathyroid Hormone Resistance (Pseudohypoparathyroidism)

By Mehwish Gilani, Asif Ali Memon, Naveed Asif, Nida Basharat

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Thiamine Responsive Megaloblastic Anaemia, Diabetes Mellitus and Sensorineural Hearing Loss in a Child

By Ayesha Khurshid, Sarah Fatima, Chaudhry Altaf, Hamid Saeed Malik, Zunera Sajjad, Muhammad Tahir Khadim

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An Unusual Presentation of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

By Usama Rehman, Zafar Ali, Nadira Mamoon

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Invasive Community Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcal Aureus (CA-MRSA) Infections in Children

By Muhammad Khalid, Samina Junejo, Fatima Mir

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Endovascular Aortic Repair for Thoracic Aortic Injuries

By Omer Ehsan, Usama Khalid Choudry, Atif Rana, Zahid Amin Khan

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Cerebral Abscess caused by Novel Species: Streptococcus Pluranimalium

By Abeera Ahmed, Gohar Zaman, Adeel Gardezi, Luqman Satti, Nargis Sabir, Aliya Haleem

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Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Associated with Severe Micrognathia

By Muhammad Nazir Khan, Muhamamd Adil Asim, Irfan Shah

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Multidisciplinary Approach for Management of a Patient with Oral Mucosal Malignant Melanoma

By Prashanti Eachempati, Himanshi Aggarwal, Vidya Kamalaksh Shenoy, Mohan Baliga

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Proximal Tibial Osteochondroma Leading to Chronic Compartment Syndrome

By Jitendra Wadhwani, Sumedha Vashishth, Ramchander Siwach, Rajesh Rohilla

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Mabry Syndrome in a Child of South Asian Descent

By Amir Humza Sohail, Muhammad Younus Khan Durrani, Shahnaz Hamid Ibrahim, Khadija Nuzhat Humayun

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Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia – Early Childhood Presentation with Hepatic Failure

By Syeda Shaheera Hashmi, Nighat Haider, Munir Iqbal Malik

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Enzyme Replacement Therapy in Hypophosphatasia

By S. Ahmet Uçaktürk, Selin Elmaogullari, Sevim Ünal, Deniz Gönülal, Eda Mengen

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Hybrid Lesion of Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation and Bronchopulmonary Sequestration

By Arshad Khushdil, Raazia Nawaz, Asma Razzaq, Naveed Ahmed

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Hybrid Lesion: Extralobar Sequestration with Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation – Misdiagnosed as Pulmonary Tuberculosis

By Fatima Naumeri, Muhammad Nadeem Sajjad

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Single Bilateral Undivided TRAM Flap for a Bilateral Breasts Reconstruction Including Intermammary Presternal Skin Defect Coverage

By Junaid Ahmad, Roomana Akhlaque, Moazzam Nazeer Tarar

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Effects of Combined Aerobic and Virtual Reality-Based Cognitive Training on 76 Years Old Diabetic Male with Mild Cognitive Impairment

By Raana Ali Mirza, Irum Yaqoob

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A Case Study on the Effectiveness of Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches for Diabetic Patient with Cardiac Disease

By Asiya Khalid, Mahwesh Arooj Naz

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Gunshot Injury of Head and Neck Region with an Atypical Bullet Trajectory: The Importance of Whole Body Computed Tomography Scan

By Yusuf Velioglu, Ahmet Yuksel, Baris Durgun

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Paratesticular Adenomatoid Tumors

By Ahmet Urkmez, Serkan Akan, Emrah Ozsoy, Aytac Sahin, Orhan Koca, Metin Ishak Ozturk

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A Case of Multiple Myeloma with Triple Herpes Virus Infections

By Misbah Noor, Saifullah Khan Niazi, Fatima Sana, Syed Kamran Mahmood

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HIV Negative Penile Kaposi's Sarcoma in Circumcised Men

By Ahmet Urkmez, Serkan Akan, Emrah Ozsoy

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