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 2 | Volume 29 | February 2019
Radiomics – Using Artificial Intelligence in the Quest towards Personalised Radiation Treatment

By Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi, Agha Muhammad Hammad Khan, Bilal Mazhar Qureshi

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Impacts of General and Spinal Anaesthesia on Short-Term Cognitive Function and Mental Status in Elderly Patients Undergoing Orthopaedic Surgery

By Jun Fang, Qingyong Dong, Xianping Zhang

Objective: To investigate the impacts of general and spinal anesthesia on short-term cognitive function and mental status in elderly patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery. Study Design: An experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Anesthetics, the Central People's Hosp...

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Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DWI) Parameters in Benign and Malignant Ovarian Tumors with Solid and Cystic Components

By Guofu Zhang, Tianping Wang, Yan Zhuang

Objective: To determine the values of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) parameters on differential diagnosis of benign and malignant ovarian tumours with solid and cystic components. Study Design: An observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Radiology, Obst...

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Role of Electrocardiographic Manifestations in Admission Decision in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation

By Adnan Karadas, Esra Kockan, Ugur Durmus, Nazire Avcu, Serkan Yilmaz, Elif Yaka, Murat Pekdemir, Nurettin Ozgur Dogan

Objective: To determine the ECG manifestations of COPD exacerbations and their roles in the decision making process in admission. Study Design: A descriptive cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Emergency Department (ED) of Kocaeli University, Turkey, from November 2016 to Decembe...

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Comparison of Chlorquinaldol-Promestriene Vaginal Tablets and Opin Suppositories Effect on Inflammatory Factors and Immune Function in Chronic HPV Cervicitis

By Hongwei Guo, Xiaoping Chen

Objective: To compare the effects of chlorquinaldol-promestriene vaginal tablets and opin suppositories on serum inflammatory factors and immune function in patients with chronic cervicitis complicated with HPV infection. Study Design: An experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Departmen...

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Clinical Effect of Low Molecular Weight Heparin Sodium Combined with Magnesium Sulfate in the Treatment of Patients with Severe Preeclampsia

By Chunji Li, Xiuqi Zhang, Jie Wen

Objective: To investigate the effect of low molecular weight heparin sodium combined with magnesium sulfate in the treatment of patients with severe preeclampsia. Study Design: An experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Affiliated Hospital...

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Efficacy of Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Phacoemulsification for Cataract Patients and its Influence on Serum Levels of Inflammatory Factors

By Chen Gao, Jiqi Zheng, Dengting Wang, Jianming Chen

Objective: To investigate effect of femtosecond laser-assisted phacoemulsification in treating cataract patients, and to analyse its influence on serum inflammatory factors IL-6, IL-1β, TNF-α . Study Design: An analytical, descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: The Ophthalmolo...

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Screening Thresholds for the Corneal Tomography in a Myopic Pakistani Population

By Mazhar Ishaq, Sabahat Arzoo, Quratulain Humayun, Aisha Fawad, Sadia Humayun

Objective: To evaluate key corneal tomography parameters for screening refractive surgery patients in Pakistani population. Study Design: Cross-sectional, observation study. Place and Duration of Study: Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology AFIO, National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalp...

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Efficacy and Safety of Amphotericin B with Autologous Serum for Fungal Corneal Ulcer

By Fang Zhang, Yongqiang Ji, Yongjing Ji

Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of injection therapy of amphotericin B combined with autologous serum in the treatment of fungal corneal ulcer. Study Design: An experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Ophthalmology, Jinan Second People's Hospital...

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Evaluation of an Image-based Automated Detection System in Detecting Ki67 Proliferation Index and Correlation with the Traditional Eye-Ball Method in Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

By Ozcan Dere, Gurcan Cetin, Osman Ozkaraca, Yelda Dere

Objective: To design an application which can calculate Ki67 and compare its results with the traditional method in gastroenteropancreatic (GEP)-neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Study Design: Descriptive analytical study. Place and Duration of Study: Faculties of Medicine and Technology of Mugla Sit...

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Colour Doppler and Biomarkers Utility for Renal Damage due to Congenital Hydronephrosis

By Li-Li Liu, Xiu-Ying Chen, Yan-Nan Guo

Objective: To determine colour doppler and serum biomarkers spectrum in children with congenital hydronephrosis. Study Design: An observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Pediatric Nephrology, West China 2nd University Hospital of Sichuan University and Key Laboratory of Bi...

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Correlation of Trainees' Selection Scores with their Subsequent Performance during Specialty Training in Anesthesiology

By Rashida Ahmed, Aliya Ahmed

Objective: To determine the correlation of trainee selection scores (TSS) with subsequent performance in anesthesiology trainees at a university hospital. Study Design: Descriptive analytical study. Place and Duration of Study: The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from August 2016 to Januar...

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Subclinical-Hypothyroidism: A Pathology in Evolution

By Aamir Ijaz, Sikandar Hayat Khan

Subclinical-hypothyroidism is identified as suboptimal thyroid hormonal production associated with mild TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) elevation. Though several non-thyroidal illness in the later stages, medications and dietary supplements may resemble SCH (subclinical-hypothyroidism), but mild...

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Pathologic Complete Response in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Trastuzumab in Neoadjuvant Setting

By Neelam Siddiqui, Usman Ahmad, Farhana Badar, Samia Yasmeen, Adil Nazir, Fareeha Sheikh

Objective: To compare the pathological complete response in human epidermal growth factor receptor type 2 (HER-2) positive breast cancer patients getting neoadjuvant chemotherapy with or without trastuzumab. Study Design: Retrospective randomised double-arm observational study. Place and Duration...

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Association of p53 Overexpression with Hormone Receptor Status and Triple Negative Breast Carcinoma

By Abdul Rehman, Waqar A. Humayon, Sobia Ashraf, Shahid Farooq, Muhammad Abbas Khokhar, Samina Qamar

Objective: To determine association of p53 overexpression with hormone receptor status in breast carcinoma. Study Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Pathology in collaboration with Department of Oncology, King Edward Medical University, Lahore, f...

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Oropharyngeal, Hypopharyngeal and Cervical Esophageal Reconstruction: An Experience of Pedicle Flaps

By Moazzam Nazeer Tarar, Imran Shahzad, Abdul Malik Mujahid,, Muhammad Amin Yousaf, Muhammad Saleem, Farrukh Aslam Khalid

Objective: To review the experience of single-stage reconstruction following pharygolaryngectomy and cervical esophageal defect with pedicle flaps in a tertiary care centre. Study Design: Retrospective study. Place and Duration of Study: Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre, Lahore, from...

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Intestinal Spirocheteosis in a Patient with Celiac Disease

By Nasir Hassan Luck, Ghous Bux Soomro, Inamullah Khan Achakzai, Shoaib Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Ali Khalid, Zain Majid

A young girl presented to us with recurrent diarrhea along with a history of 5 kg weight loss in one year. On examination, she appeared pale, while her laboratory reports showed a low hemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and serum albumin. Her erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) was slightly...

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Perforation of Cecal Diverticulum after Appendectomy

By Kesici Ugur

Solitary cecal diverticulum was first described by Potier in 1912. Although it is a rare condition, however, there is an increased prevalence in Asian populations. The cecal diverticula are usually asymptomatic, however, 10-20% of the cases become symptomatic due to complications. The most common ...

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Idiopathic Dilatation of the Colon in a Nursing Home Resident, with a Suspected Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction (Ogilvie Syndrome)

By Dariusz Janczak, Dariusz Janczak, Mateusz Szponder, Jakub Kobecki, Bartosz Bieganski, Mariusz Chabowski, Mariusz Chabowski

Ogilvie syndrome (acute colonic pseudo-obstruction) represents a clinical condition with symptoms of colonic obstruction without a distinct mechanical factor. The damage to the neural ganglia in the intestinal wall is the most likely etiology. A 62-year man was admitted to the Emergency Department...

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Fatal Invasive Gastrointestinal Fungal Infection in Three Non-immunocompromised Patients

By Romana Idrees, Sidra Arshad, Zubair Ahmad, Jamshid Abdul-Ghafar, Nasir Ud Din

The importance and frequency of invasive fungal infections in different organs, including the gastrointestinal tract, has increased due to excessive use of aggressive immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory drugs in malignant diseases and organ transplantations as well as increased infections with ...

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Clinical Audit of Urosepsis Treated in a Malaysian Surgery Unit

By Henry Tan Chor Lip, Henry Tan Chor Lip, Henry Tan Chor Lip, Tan Jih Huei, Tan Jih Huei, Tan Jih Huei, Tuan Nur’ Azmah Tuan Mat

This is a retrospective audit of all patients admitted to the surgical unit for urosepsis from June 2014 to June 2015 at the General Surgery Unit of Hospital Sultan Ismail, Malaysia. Demographics, comorbidities, presenting symptoms, length of stay (LOS), mortality, and associated risk factors were...

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Posterior versus Anterior Approach Surgery for Thoracolumbar Spinal Tuberculosis

By Zhigang Huang, Jing Liu, Ke Ma

The aim of this study was to compare clinical effect of posterior approach and anterior approach surgery for patients with thoracolumbar spinal tuberculosis. It was a descriptive, analytical study carried out at the Third People's Hospital of Shenzhen City, China, from March 2012 to March 201...

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Clinical Diagnostic Value of Combined Detection of Serum C-Reactive Protein and Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infectious Diseases in Children

By Xin Ge, Peng Li, Zhigang Wu

The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical diagnostic value of combined detection of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) for bacterial infectious diseases in children. It was a case control study carried out from October 2016 to March 2018. A total of 150 children wit...

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Cervicofacial Emphysema, Pneumomediastinum and Pneumothorax Caused by a Dental Procedure

By Konstantinos A. Paschos, Anestis Chatzigeorgiadis

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Gangrene of the Caecum as a Complication of Foreign Body Ingestion and Closed Loop Obstruction of the Colon

By Muhammad Tahsin Hashmi, Amberin Taqi

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SGLT-2 Inhibitors: Fighting Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Diabetes

By Zunaira Abdul Ghaffar, Shahzad Anwar, Syed Wajih Rizvi

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Myocysticercosis of the Masseter Muscle

By Sonia Nath, Virendra Kumar Prajapati, Shaju Jacob Pulikkotil

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A New Standardised Effect Size, e

By Muhammad Jawad Hashim

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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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