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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Volume 29 | Issue 11 | November 2019
Breast Surgery Fellowship: Need of Contemporary Times

By Rufina Soomro

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Effect of Diazepam on Proliferation of Chondrocytes in Intermediate and Deep Zones of Patellar Articular Cartilage in Adult Male Mice

By Anber Saleem, Muhammad Yunus Khan

Objective: To determine the effect of diazepam on proliferation of chondrocytes in intermediate and deep zones of degenerating patellar articular cartilage in Balb/c mice. Study Design: Experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Anatomy, College of Physicians and Surgeons Paki...

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Effect of Autologous Platelet-rich Plasma on Appearance of Tenocytes at Injured Achilles Tendon Entheses in Rabbits

By Tayyaba Faisal, Rafia Asjid, Khadija Qamar, Noreen Akhtar, Khalida Moeed, Tassaduq Hussain

Objective: To determine the effects of autologous platelet-rich plasma on appearance of tenocytes at injured Achilles tendon entheses in rabbits. Study Design: Laboratory-based experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Anatomy and Pathology, Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, ...

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Triglycerides-to-HDLC Ratio as a Marker of Cardiac Disease and Vascular Risk Factors in Adults

By Qurat ul Ain, Naveed Asif, Amir Alam, Mehwish Gilani, Noreen Shahzad, Waqas Sheikh

Objective: To find out correlation of triglycerides-to-HDL cholesterol ratio in elders with cardiac risk factors like obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. Study Design: Observational cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Chemical Pathology and Endocrinology, Combined M...

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Atrial Fibrillation Prediction by Surgical Risk Scores Following Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery

By Ali Dogan, Fusun Gunesdogdu, Kenan Sever, Serkan Kahraman, Denyan Mansuroglu, Mustafa Yolcu, Emrah Ozdemir, Nuri Kurtoglu

Objective: To compare surgical risk scores including Euroscore II, STS and Logistic Euroscore for their predictive ability about postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). Study Design: Prospective cohort study. Place and Duration of Study: Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil University, Gaziosmanpasa Hospital a...

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Relationship Between Morbidity and Mortality and HbA1c Levels in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Major Surgery

By Begum Seyda Avci, Tayyibe Saler, Akkan Avci, Mehmet Bankir, Zeynep Tüzün, Hakan Nazik, Faruk Karateke

Objective: To investigate the relationship between the preoperative HbA1c levels and the complications and mortality rates in the postoperative period in patients with diabetes undergoing a major surgical treatment. Study Design: Descriptive study Place and Duration of Study: Deparment of Interna...

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Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Tacrolimus in Pakistani Living Donor Liver Transplant Recipients

By Fahad Azam, Moosa Khan, Abu Bakar Hafeez Bhatti, Faisal Saud Dar, Arsalan Ahmad, Nismat Javed

Objective: To evaluate the association between tacrolimus trough levels and dosage in Pakistani patients undergoing live donor liver transplantation (LDLT), and the efficacy and adverse effects at different tacrolimus trough levels and dosages. Study Design: An observational study. Place and Dura...

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Comparison of Rapid Anti-HCV Multi-sure Kit with Gold Standard ELISA

By Rabia Irshad, Waquaruddin Ahmed, Syed Ejaz Alam

Objective: To compare the diagnostic yield of Multi-sure rapid HCV (hepatitis C virus) kit with ELISA. Study Design: Comparative study. Place and Duration of Study: Pakistan Health Research Council, specialised research center for gastroenterology and hepatology, from August 2016 to January 2017....

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Prognostic Value of CDX2 and Villin Expression in Advanced Stage Colorectal Carcinoma

By Suleyman Altintas, Mehmet Bayrak, Yasemin Altintas

Objective: To determine the frequency of expression of CDX2 and Villin in a subsection of advanced stage primary colorectal cancers and detect its association with tumour differentiation, lymph node metastasis, invasion and survival. Study Design: A descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study:...

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Radiological Outcome of Fracture of Neck-of-Femur Treated with Two versus Three Cannulated Screws Fixation in Adults

By Muhammad Usman Khalid, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Akhtar, Rana Dilawaiz Nadeem, Muhammad Bilal Javed, Syed Faraz Ul Hassan Shah Gillani

Objective: To compare the radiological outcome of two cannulated screws versus three cannulated screws in fixation of fractures of neck-of-femur in adults. Study Design: An experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Mayo Hospital, Lahore fr...

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Effect of Platelet-rich Plasma on Mankin Scoring in Chemically-induced Animal Model of Osteoarthritis

By Rafia Asjid, Tayyaba Faisal, Khadija Qamar, Sana Malik, Faiza Umbreen, Mahjabeen Fatima

Objective: To evaluate the effects of platelet-rich plasma injection on histological changes of osteoarthritis using the modified Mankin score in monoiodoacetate-induced rat knee model. Study Design: Laboratory-based experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Anatomy, Army Med...

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Vitamin D Deficiency Among Afghan Adolescents in Kabul

By Shabnam Azizi, Tariq Mahmud Tariq

Objective: To determine vitamin D deficiency (25-OH-D level <20 ng/ml) frequency among apparently healthy Afghan adolescents. Study Design: Cross-sectional analytical study. Place and Duration of Study: Pathology Department, French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) Kabul, from...

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Early Complications in Patients Undergoing Elective Open Surgery for Infrarenal Aortic Aneurysms

By Dariusz Janczak, Wojciech Bakowski, Katarzyna Bakowska, Karol Marschollek, Pawel Marschollek, Maciej Malinowski, Mariusz Chabowski, Mariusz Chabowski

Objective: To assess the type and frequency of early postoperative complications in patients after open surgical infrarenal aneurysms repair and determination of their risk factors. Study Design: An observational study Place and Duration of Study: The 4th Military Teaching Hospital in Wroclaw, Po...

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Flipped Classroom Model for Teaching Undergraduate Students in Radiology

By Shaista Afzal, Imrana Masroor

Objective: To determine the effectiveness of teaching through flipped classroom model on learning and acceptability of undergraduate medical students in their radiology clerkship. Study Design: Quasi-experimental design. Place and Duration of Study: Radiology Department, The Aga Khan University H...

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Double-chambered Left Ventricle: Clinical Features Comparison between Children and Adults

By Shi-Min Yuan

Double-chambered left ventricle is a rare congenital heart defect. The clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and patient prognosis of this lesion have not been sufficiently elaborated. The present systematic review found that the accessory ventricular septum was often an abnormal muscle band, an...

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Breast Reconstruction with Silicone Prosthesis Immediately Following Polyacrylamide Gel Removal

By Bingjing Leng, Jie Ren, Zhixue Yang, Jinrong Wei, Guoqin Jiang

Objective: To determine the feasibility and efficacy of breast reconstruction with silicone prosthesis immediately following polyacrylamide gel removal. Study Design: An observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Breast and Thyroid Surgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital of S...

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Myelofibrosis in Patients of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in Chronic Phase at Presentation

By Ambareen Hamid, Sobia Ashraf, Samina Qamar, Muhammad Asif Naveed, Ahmad Hameed, Muhammad Azhar Farooq

Objective: To determine the frequency and grading of myelofibrosis in patients of chronic myeloid leukaemia in chronic phase, and the association of cytopenias/cytosis with the degree of fibrosis. Study Design: Descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: King Edward Medical University, Lahore...

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Prognostic Value of Noninvasive Fibrosis Scores in Primary Biliary Cholangitis

By Yundong Qu, Lei Wang, Qian Ye, Yuan Zhang, Juan Xiao, Tao Li

Objective: To explore the prognostic value of several widely used noninvasive fibrosis scores (NIFS) for the mortality due to liver-related events in Chinese primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) population. Study Design: An observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Infectious D...

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Pilomatrixoma: A Rare Cause of Midline Neck Swelling

By Zaka ur Rab Siddiqui

Pilomatrixoma is a uncommon benign neoplasm of hair matrix origin, with usual occurrence in the head and neck region. It has bimodal age of occurrence, first peek is seen in children and the second in elderly in sixth decade. In this case, we report a case of a young boy presenting with midline ne...

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Goldenhar Syndrome in a Young Girl

By Naisargi Kadakia, Mandavi Waghmare, Swati Gotmare, Reema Manoj

Goldenhar or oculo-auriculo-vertebral (OAV) syndrome is a congenital disorder that is usually apparent at birth. Sometimes, its diagnosis can be delayed and it is first diagnosed in adolescents or adults. We present a case of an 18-year girl who presented with chief complaint of multiple carious t...

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Generalised Hypercementosis in a Young Female Seeking Extraction: Revision and Update of Surgical Technique

By Shadia Elsayed, Albraa Alolayan, Lamees Farghal, Yousra Ayed

Hypercementosis is an excessive cementum deposition at the tooth root apex which occurs pathologically and represents as a body reaction to various stimulating factors including infection or endodontic treatment in most cases. Although hypercementosis mostly complicates teeth extraction, it is rar...

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Low-Grade Nasopharyngeal Papillary Adenocarcinoma

By Lixin Wang, Qiaoyun Min, Jingui Jiang, Yuyu Shao, Yang Cao, Daxiang Yan

Low-grade nasopharyngeal papillary adenocarcinoma is a rare tumor, and only a limited number of cases are reported in the literature. The case reported in this study had long-term nasal catarrh with a runny nose and was admitted to the hospital. Computed tomography (CT) examination revealed polypo...

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Association of Low Umbilical Cord pH and Hypoglycemia in Healthy Term Newborns: Should it Be a Part of Postnatal Screening?

By Naveed Ur Rehman Durrani, Jameel AlGhamdi, Niels Rochow, Salhab el Helou, Michael Lefebvre Marrin

Hypoglycemia may lead to neurological impairment; therefore, high-risk newborns are screened postnatally. However, hypoglycemia monitoring protocols often do not include cord blood acidosis as a risk factor. The study aimed to find an association between asymptomatic cord blood acidosis and hypogl...

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Comparison of Elastic Intramedullary Nails and Locking Compression Plates on Oxidative Stress in Children with Distal Tibial Metaphyseal Fractures

By Yupeng Xu, Guoyuan Huang, Cunliang Niu

The aim of this study was to compare the effects of elastic intramedullary nails and locking compression plates on oxidative stress like superoxide dismutase (SOD), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), catalase (CAT), and malondialdehyde (MDA) in children with distal tibial metaphyseal fractures. It ...

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Sample Size: A Conflict in Research Projects of Postgraduate Students

By M. Bilal Mirza

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The White Cerebellum Sign: An Under-recognized Red Flag Finding with Grave Prognosis

By Shameem Ahmed, Taposh Biswas, Siba Prosad Paul

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Creation of Radiocephalic Arteriovenous Fistula in a Patient with Failed Brachiocephalic Arteriovenous Fistula

By Zia Ur Rehman

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MRI Appearances of Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

By Muhammad Fahad Shahzad Shaukat, Bamikole Ogunwale, Banerjee K. Arpan

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Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva in a 5-Year Boy

By Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz, Imtiaz Ali Panhwar

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Special Issue

Special Supplement 1 | Volume 29 | June 2019
Case Reports – Special Supplement

By Editor JCPSP

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Growth Hormone and ACTH Deficiency in a Diabetic Adult

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

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A Case of Dynamic Evolution of Thyrotoxicosis on Follow-up

By Cong Qing Miao, De Chuan Lu, Jing Jing Liu, Hui Xu, Xin Long Meng

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Coexistence of Papillary Thyroid Cancer and Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Report of Five Cases

By Hasan Calis, Nuraydin Ozlem, Serif Melih Karabeyoglu

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Primary Supraclavicular Cystic Lymphangioma in an Adult: A Rare Presentation

By Mansoor Tariq Azim, Syed Mukarram Hussain, Mohammad Awais Mughal

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An Adult Case of Thiamine-Sensitive Megaloblastic Anemia Syndrome Accidentally Diagnosed Myelodysplastic Syndrome

By Ali Kutlucan

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Endothelial Cysts of Adrenal Gland

By Zafar Ali, Hina Tariq, Usama Rehman

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JC Virus Infection: A Clinical Conundrum

By Hajra Farooq, Saifullah Khan Niazi, Misbah Noor, Eijaz Ghani

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Gastric Tuberculosis

By Naresh Kumar Seetlani, Khalid Imran, Qurat ul Ain Hafeez, Asif Ali, Pyar Ali Fazil, Bareeha Shaukat Sultan, Sulhera Khan

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Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria: A Rare Case of Photosensitivity with Hemolytic Anaemia and Mental Retardation

By Nadia Shirazi, Payal Chauhan, Rashmi Jindal, Sohaib Ahmad

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Ischemic Skin Necrosis in Hepatorenal Syndrome Patient Secondary to Terlipressin

By Raheel Ahmed, Abdul Haseeb

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Adult-Onset Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis Presented with Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

By Abdulkerim Gokoglu, Hasan Tahsin Gozdas

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Primary Extra-renal Wilms' Tumor in Urinary Bladder: Rare Presentation of a Common Pediatric Malignancy

By Irfana Ishaq Sindhu, Haleema Saeed, Rabia Wali, Asma Mehreen

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Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid: Camouflaged as Persistent Conjunctivitis

By Jamal-uddin Mughal, Asif Jan Muhammad, Uzma Erum

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Traboulsi Syndrome in Pakistan

By Tehmina Awais, Mehmood Ali, Saad Alam Khan

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Shprintzen-Goldberg Syndrome: A Rare Disorder

By Attia Bari, Nadia Sadaqat, Nadia Nawaz, Iqbal Bano

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Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Asymptomatic Methylmalonic Aciduria in a Child

By Fatma Zohra Chioukh, Kamel Monastiri

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Primary Iliopsoas Abscess in a Neonate

By Muhammad Umar Nisar, Samer Sikander, Zenab Noorain, Mehr-un-Nisa Shahid Baig, Nadeem Akhtar

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A Rare Cause of Intractable Diarrhea of Infancy

By Salman Ali, Aroma Tariq, Maryam Ghuncha

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A Neonate with Upper GI Bleeding

By Suneeta Khemani, Huma Ghulam Qadir, Mumtaz Malik, Faiqa Hassan

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A Child with Weight Loss and Alacrimation: Triple A Syndrome

By Qurat ul Ain, Naveed Asif, Noreen Shahzad, Waqas Hanif Sheikh

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A Child with Ambiguous Genitalia: An Atypical Presentation

By Waqas Hanif Sheikh, Naveed Asif, Muhammad Younas, Nida Basharat, Qurat-ul-Ain , Noreen

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Erotomania in Depressive Psychosis: Mood Incongruent Delusion in a Depressive Young Woman

By Usama Bin Zubair, Sawera Mansoor

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Polyarthritis as the Initial Presentation of Hyper Eosinophilic Syndrome

By Lubna Nazir, Amir Riaz, Hamza Alam

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Bladder Hernia, Bladder Stone and Contralateral Bowel Hernia: An Usual Combination

By Akif Erbin, Halil Lutfi Canat, Burak Ucpinar, Hayati Malcik

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Adrenal Myelolipoma with Adrenocortical Adenoma Presenting with Hypertension Only

By Fan Yang, Chenyu Sun, Shiyu Pang, Juanjuan Cai, Hao Lin, Wanlong Tan

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Neoaorta Reconstruction Using Both Femoral Veins in a Patient with Secondary Aortoenteric Fistula

By Zia-ur Rehman

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Detection and Management of Pregnancy in Rudimentary Horn of Uterus

By Rizwana Parveen

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