Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS)

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List of Papers (Total 217)

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...

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...

Transcranial direct current stimulation and stroke recovery: opportunities and challenges

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is one type of neuromodulation, which is an emerging technology that holds promise for the future studies on therapeutic and diagnosis applications in treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases. However, there is a serious question among developing countries with limited financial and human resources, about the potential...

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...

Concurrent intracranial chloromas and leukemia cutis in chronic myeloid leukemia

Granulocytic sarcoma (chloroma) is an extramedullary solid tumor composed of immature white blood cells. Most common involvement sites are bone, periostium, soft tissue, lymph nodes and skin. Intracranial granulocytic sarcoma rarely occurs in meningeal or parenchymal form1. We report the of concurrent occurrence of intracranial chloromas and leukemia cutis in 26 years old male...

Neurological health profile in pakistan – A health systems based needs assessment

The aims of our study were to develop a neurological health profile in Pakistan from a health systems perspective, ascertain the readiness of neurology with regards to Sustainable Development Goals, and proffer recommendations for policy advocacy and planning in neurology.

Attitude and perception of physical therapists towards multidisciplinary team aproach in stroke rehabilitation

Stroke is a long term disability in developing countries which is considered as major economic burden on part of Health care system. In developing countries multidisciplinary team approach for stroke rehabilitation is emerging in tertiary care hospitals and has considerably increased the chance of early independence, fast recovery and maximum outcome in daily activities of life...

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.