JCPSP Issue :

April 2018, Vol :28, No.04

EDITORIAL :

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: The Gatekeeper And Advisor
Maseeh uz Zaman, Nosheen Fatima,

ORIGINAL ARTICLE :

Diagnostic Accuracy Of Pelvic Mri For Determination Of The Cervical Involvement In Endometrial Cancer
Imrana Masroor, Sadia Rashid, Shaista Afzal, Saira Naz Sufian, Muhammad Azeemuddin,
Objective: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of pelvic MRI for assessment of the cervical involvement in endometrial cancer. Study Design: Cross-sectional analytical study. Place and Duration of Study: Radiology Department of the Aga ...
Profile Of Asphyxial Deaths In Faisalabad: A 10-year Study
Mobin Inam Pal, Altaf Pervez Qasim, Mohammad Naeem, Humera Arshad, Ahmad Saeed,
Objective: To determine the frequency of violent asphyxial deaths in Faisalabad over a span of a decade; and assessing the age and gender vulnerability. Study Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Depar ...
Relationship Between Student Performances In Non-cognitive Skills In Multiple Mini Interview And Integrated Practical Examination
Ayesha Rauf, Ali Tayyab, Amena Masrur,
Objective: To investigate the relationship between the performances of students in non-cognitive skills in Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and Integrated Practical Examination (IPE) of the first year of medical school. Study Design: ...
Phenotypic Identification, Frequency Distribution And Antibiogram Of Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae In Clinical Isolates
Maliha Ansari, Tehmina Munir, Nadia Saad,
Objective: To differentiate between Ambler class A, B and D of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae by using simple phenotypic methods that can be carried out in the laboratory without requiring any specialised techniques. Study De ...
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: Evaluation Of Pathogen Burden And Drug-resistance Trends In A Tertiary Care Hospital
Muhammad Saeed, Farhan Rasheed, Raja Kamran Afzal, Shahida Hussain, Saba Riaz, Adeel Ahmad,
Objective: To evaluate the pathogen burden and antibiotic-resistance trends of Pseudomonas aeruginosa among hospitalised patients at a tertiary care hospital. Study Design: Retrospective, hospital record-based, cross-sectional study. ...
Reasons For Removal Of Non-tunneled Double Lumen Catheters In Incident Dialysis Patients
Ruqaya Qureshi, Beena Salman, Salman Imtiaz, Murtaza F. Drohlia, Aasim Ahmad,
Objective: To evaluate the reasons of removal of non-tunneled double lumen catheters (NTDLC) in incident hemodialysis (HD) patients in a tertiary renal care hospital. Study Design: Observational retrospective study. Place and Duration o ...
Serum Cystatin C As An Early Diagnostic Biomarker Of Diabetic Kidney Disease In Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Ayesha Qamar, Asma Hayat, Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Alamgir Khan, Mohammad Najam ul Hasnat, Sufyan Tahir,
Objective: To determine the diagnostic accuracy and cut-off values of serum cystatin C as early diagnostic biomarker of diabetic kidney disease. Study Design: Cross-sectional analytical study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of ...
Disease Characteristics And Treatment Outcome Of Testicular Germ Cell Tumors Treated With Platinum-based Regimens
Amir Sattar, Misbah Masood, Hasan Nisar, Ismat Fatima, Abu Baker Shahid,
Objective: To determine the disease characteristics of testicular germ cell tumor, biochemical/radiological response to chemotherapy and common toxicity profile. Study Design: Case series. Place and Duration of Study: Institute of ...
Optical Coherence Tomography Macular Findings After Successful Scleral Buckling In Eyes With Compromised Visual Status
Saima Farooq, Yousaf Jamal Mahsood, Sanaullah Jan,
Objective: To determine the optical coherence tomography (OCT) macular findings after successful scleral buckling in eyes with compromised visual status. Study Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: ...
Comparison Of Mean Corneal Endothelial Cell Loss After Trabeculectomy With And Without Mitomycin C
Muhammad Shaheer, Arooj Amjad, Nasir Ahmed,
Objective: To compare mean endothelial cell loss in patients of primary open angle glaucoma undergoing trabeculectomy with and without mitomycin C. Study Design: Randomised control study. Place and Duration of Study: Institute of Ophtha ...

CLINICAL PRACTICE ARTICLE :

Outcome Of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients On The Basis Of Referral To Nephrologist: A One-year Follow-up Study
Muhammad Anees, Yasir Hussain, Muhammad Ibrahim, Irfan Ilahi, Sajjad Ahmad, Khushbakht Isma Asif, Amina Jameel,
Objective: To determine the outcome of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients presenting for dialysis on the basis of referral to nephrologist. Study Design: Observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Nephrology Department of ...

NEW TECHNIQUE :

Amending Umbilical Porting In Laparoscopic Totally Extra-peritoneal Hernioplasty: A Simplified Way
Priyadarshan Anand Jategaonkar, Smita Priyadarshan Jategaonkar, Sudeep Pradeep Yadav,
An unambiguous identification of anterior rectus sheath (ARS) is a crucial initial step required for precise umbilical porting in order to achieve successful execution of laparoscopic totally extra-peritoneal (TEP) hernioplasty. However, it is scarcely di ...

SURVEY :

Differences In Empathy Levels Of Medical Students Based On Gender, Year Of Medical School And Career Choice
Nabia Tariq, Ali Tayyab, Tara Jaffery,
Objective: To measure mean empathy scores of Pakistani medical students and to explore any association of empathy scores with gender, medical school year and future career choice. Study Design: Cross-sectional survey. Place and Duration ...

AUDIT :

30-day Readmission Rate And Its Causes In General Surgical Patients
Rizwan Sultan, Umme Hani Abdullah, Tabish Chawla,
Objective: To find out the 30-day readmission rate for different surgical procedures and determine the causes for readmissions. Study Design: An audit report. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Surgery, The Aga Khan University H ...

CASE REPORT :

Left-sided Appendicitis In A 14-year Girl With Midgut Malrotation
Waqas Ahmed, Taseer Ibrahim, Muhammad Hanif Abbasi, Mubashar Ahmed Bajwa,
We present a case of 14-year girl with left-sided acute appendicitis who presented with lower abdominal pain. Midgut malrotation occurs at a rate of 1 in 500 live births. The condition is incidentally diagnosed during various radiological investigations d ...
Unusual Presentation Of Fibrosarcoma In A Child
Afshan Fayyaz, Chaudhry Aqeel Safdar,
Malignant soft tissue tumours are rare in infants. Specific radiologic features help differentiate benign from malignant musculoskeletal entities. We report a case of malignant soft tissue tumour with initial radiologic evaluation suggesting a benign enti ...
Pulmonary Nodular Amyloidosis Mimicking Metastatic Lung Lesion In A Patient With Colon Cancer
Waseem M. Hajjar, Tariq E. Al-Johani, Mohammed A. Jameel, Othman T. Almutairi, Iftikhar Ahmed, Adnan W. Hajjar, Sami A. Al-Nassar,
Amyloidosis is defined as abnormal aggregation of amyloid proteins. Amyloidosis can be localised or systemic affecting the lung, heart, spleen, liver and kidneys. The most common form of pulmonary amyloidosis is the nodular type. The disease is idiopathi ...
A Case Of Vogt-koyanagi-harada Syndrome Mimicking Optic Neuritis
Muhammad Mateen Amir, Atif Masood, Zarmina Khan,
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome is a rare disease that occurs commonly in pigmented individuals of Asian origin. A 25-year female presented in medical outpatient department (OPD) of Al-Khidmat Teaching Hospital, Mansoora, Lahore with headache and neck stiff ...

SHORT COMMUNICATION :

Comparison Of Geometric Design Of A Brand Of Stainless Steel K-files: An In Vitro Study
Maryam Saeedullah, Syed Wilayat Husain,
The purpose of this experimental study was to determine the diametric variations of a brand of handheld stainless-steel K-files, acquired from different countries, in accordance with the available standards. 20 Mani stainless-steel K-files of identical s ...
A Rare Pathology Of Difficult Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Xanthogranulomatous Cholecystitis
Charanjit Singh Milkhu, Fazain Jarral, Daniel Raw, Ajaykumar Maliyakkal, Adam Fadra, Muhammad Hanif Shiwani,
Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis (XGC) is a rare inflammatory condition of the gallbladder (GB). Preoperatively, it is a diagnostic challenge. One thousand and seventy nine laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) patients from September 2012 to June 2015 were ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR :

Basal Cell Ameloblastoma Of Mandible: A Case With Proposed Diagnostic Criteria
Manas Bajpai, Nilesh Pardhe,
A Case Of Sitagliptin-induced Mild Acute Pancreatitis
Mehmet Zahid Kocak, Gulali Aktas, Edip Erkus, Tuba T. Duman, Burcin M. Atak, Deniz Sahin, Haluk Savli,
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Predatory Journals: When Publications Fall Prey
Emily Natasha Kirkham, Siba Prosad Paul,