Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS)

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List of Papers (Total 218)

Spontaneous disc resolution: Illustrative Cases with supportive argument for a more conservative approach

The phenomenon of spontaneous disc resolution is well described in literature, yet it is underappreciated and often overlooked in the process of clinical decision making. We report three different cases and discuss how the phenomenon of spontaneous disc resolution can affect clinical decision-making.

A prevalent disease missed under cover of an uncommon disorder- a learning experience in clinical practice

Musculoskeletal pains are secondary complication of a my apathic disorder but other causes must be ruled out through meticulous evaluation. We report a case of distal my apathy who developed back pain due to tuberculous spondylitis but was overlooked and his complaint of backache was considered outcome of mechanical deterioration of vertebral column resulting from weakness of...

Kernohan–woltman notch phenomenon:Case report and Review of literature

Subdural hematoma (SDH) is usually secondary to mechanical trauma. Spontaneous subdural hematoma is still rare with unclear pathophysiology. The classic findings of subdural hematoma is sudden drop in mental status, an ipsilateralmydriasis with contralateral hemiparesis. However SDH can sometimes compress the contralaterl corticospinal tract resulting in ipsilateral motor...

A silver lining in the dark clouds: Medical Marijuana, in the Neurological disorders and its future in Pakistan.

Marijuana has been included in the list of illicit drugs for a long time despite its use as a remedy for several medical problems. However this use has been on the basis of the individual experiences with no concrete scientific evidence. Its positive effects have been mostly overshadowed by its recreational use worldwide. It has recently become the topic of hot debate due to...

Iron deficiency anemia as a risk factor for simple febrile seizures

To determine the association of iron deficiency anemia with simple febrile seizures in children presenting in a tertiary care hospital.

Factors affecting compliances with physiotherapy among stroke patients: physiotherapist's perspective: a study from Peshawar Pakistan.

Non-compliances to physiotherapy are common. Outside the Western nations, little is known to the factors responsible for non-compliances with physiotherapy. This study aimed to evaluate the factors affecting non-compliances with physiotherapy among stroke patients, in Peshawar, Pakistan. METHOD: Seven in practice physiotherapists from Peshawar, Pakistan, were invited to focus...

Use of smokeless tobacco among young patients with acute ischemic stroke

This cross sectional study was conducted from April to September 2015at emergency department of Aga khan university.A total of 135 patients presented with signs and symptoms of acute ischemic stroke were included in this research. Participants were selected throughNon probability consecutive samplingtechnique. SPSS 20 was used for data analysis.A predesigned proforma was filled...

Chronic tension-type headache as a risk factor of myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius muscle fibers in neck pain patients

Chronic tension type headache (CTTH) is one of the very common neurological conditions which have striking impact on daily functional activities. In tension type headaches the myofascial TrP's are frequently examined .It is observed that myofascial pain syndrome is frequent determinant of chronic nonspecific neck pain.

Lack of sleep and its association with academic progress of undergraduate students of foundation university medical college, islamabad, Pakistan

The objective of the study,isto compare the relationship between lack of sleep and the academic performance of the undergraduate students of a medical college of Pakistan. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a medical college of Pakistanin April 2016. Subjects were recruited by non-probability convenient sampling. A total of 140 subjectswereasked...

Impulsivity in patients with attempted suicide presenting at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of impulsivity in patients who attempted suicide presenting at a tertiary care hospital, Karachi. STUDY DESIGN: Cross sectional study. STUDY SETTING: Study was led in the Psychiatry Department, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi. DURATION OF STUDY:Six month after approval of synopsis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Data was prospectively collected from...

Neurological disorder burden in Faisalabad, Punjab-Pakistan:data from the major tertiary carecenters of the city

The burden of neurological disorders (NDs) in developing countries is 4-5%, compared to 10-11% in developed countries. This burden is rising in developing countries due to prolonged life expectancy, improved health facilities, easy access to diagnostic facilities, and a trend in urbanization. There is inadequate data about the epidemiology of major NDs in Pakistan and most...

Neuroimmunology: An expanding frontier in 21st century neurology

The recent discovery of functional lymphatic vessels lining the dural sinuses shattered the long held view of the absence of CNS lymphatic vas culature and provided solid neuroanatomical ground for Neuroimmunology1. Moreover, it has been shown that there is the presence of what is known as the inflammatory reflex.