Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS)

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List of Papers (Total 171)

Respiratory distress in patients of guillain-barre Syndrome with sensory manifestations

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is one of the most frequent disorder of peripheral nervous system associated with respiratory distress. One clinical parameter that was found significant in heralding the onset of respiratory failure in GBS weresensory manifestations. The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of respiratory distress in patients of GuillainBarresyndrome with ...

Advancing gaming technology in neurological Rehabilitation

The consumption of gaming technology has recently gain unexpected significance in medical health care for neurological rehabilitation. With increasing interest in exergames study, numerous definitions and terminology have been introduced to describe this term. Researchers from health-related background acknowledged the fact that engaging in video gaming was not always sedentary and ...

Recent advances in epilepsy

Listening to Dr Sarosh Irani in a recent Epilepsy conference about Fascio Brachial dystonic seizures associated with voltage gated potassium channel (VGKC complex/LG1 antibodies)(1) and then reading reports published in Neurology about continued recent use of trephination ‘expelling the demons’ in India(2), I was wondering how far we are in Southeast Asia in the understanding and ...

Sleep medicine: a deserted field in Pakistan

Sleep is an important and essential aspect of life and we spend about one third of our lives sleeping. Sleep disorders often manifest with insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness. Large population based studies have shown that people who sleep longer and lesser have shorter life span1,2. Other symptoms of the slep disorders include snoring, abnormal motor behaviors etc.

The rise and rise of neurosurgery: academic journey of a young department in a developing country

The Section of Neurosurgery, part of the Department of Surgery, and the Mind and Brain Service Line at the Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, has come a long way since its recognition in mid-90s. Although the program itself was recognized in late 90’s and the first resident graduated in 2004, it wasn't until 2008 that it assumed its current shape of a formal, structured training ...

Epidemiology and prevalence of deep venous thrombosis in patients with spinal cord injury

Pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) are associated with incredible financial cost and human sufferings. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine prevalence of pressure ulcers amongst patients with different levels of SCI.

Magnetic resonance imaging of intracranial extramedullary haematopoiesis in β-thalassemia: a case report

We report the Magnetic Resonance Imaging of intracranial extramedullaryhematopoiesis in 21 years old β-thalassemic patient who presented to the Neurology Department of Civil Hospital Karachi with seizures. The MR exam revealed multiple intracranialextra-axial masses;isointense on T1W sequence and hypointenseon T1W, T2W, FLAIR, DWI sequence and ADC (b value= 1000 sec/mm2) with avid ...

Subarachnoid hemorrhage:unusual situations leading to sah and underlying principles of physics behind its complications

Multiple authors have identified the most unusual novel associations as precipitant factors of subarachnoid hemorrhage and the knowledge of these and pathogenesis in background is necessary to suspect and therefore timely diagnose subarachnoid bleed and understand the mechanism of its subsequent complications. Objective: We herein describe unusual causes of subarachnoid bleed ...

Association of iron deficiency anemia in children with febrile convulsions

:To determine the association of iron deficiency anemia in children presented with febrile convulsion. Study Design: Case control study Setting: The pediatric unit III,Civil Hospital,Karachi. Duration: Six months from 30th April 2013 to 1st November 2013 Material and Methods: History regarding age, sex, developmental milestones, family history of febrile seizures or epilepsy, mean ...

Awareness about the signs, symptoms and the risk factors of stroke in patients with stroke: a multicentre study

The aim of this survey was to determine the levels of awareness regarding symptoms, warning signs and risk factors of stroke in patients with stroke. For the latter purpose, a total of 500 participants who had stroke were recruited from four different hospitals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Patients who were already diagnosed by physicians with either type of stroke (haemorrhagic ...

10-year pattern of admissions in psychiatric unit at a tertiary care hospital in pakistan.

To identify the pattern of psychiatric morbidity in hospitalized patients of a tertiary care unit.Design; Details of patient’s admissions from the case register of psychiatric unit were recorded retrospectively.The study was conducted in Dept. of Psychiatry Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre JPMC Karachi and included data of ten years. RESULTS;- TA total of 5527 patients were ...