Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS)

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List of Papers (Total 219)

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.

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...

Frequency of intraventricular extension in intracerebral hemorrhage and its outcome at day 30.

Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) accounts for 10 to 15% of all strokes, and is found to have a disproportionately high morbidity and mortality.1 Extension of the hemorrhage intothe ventricles (40% occurrence) can happen early or late in the course of events.2 OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of Intraventricular extension in patients with intracerebralhaemorrhage and its...

Salmonella meningitis a rare presentation in adult

Salmonella is a leading cause of food-borne infections worldwide. There are more than 2500 different serovars of salmonella enterica found to date, causing primarily gastroenteritis. However, the infection may occur elsewhere and produce characteristic clinical syndromes. Meningitis is a rare complication that occurs in less than 1% of clinical salmonellosis.

Surgical outcome of benign intracranial hypertension in terms of improvement in vision

To know about surgical outcome of benign intracranial hypertension in terms of improvement of vision.METHODOLOGY ; This Prospective observational study was conducted at of 22 patients operated in neurosurgery unit lady reading hospital Peshawar from Jan 2011 to Jun2014. Written consent was obtained from all the patients or their relatives All patients of either age and sex with...

Preventing stroke at door step– need for a paradigm shift in delivery of preventive healthcare

Although stroke is a preventable disease, it is increasing globally. Only few risk factors are responsible for much of the leading noncommunicable diseases, yet those remain poorly controlled, despite being the most affordable way of promoting health and preventing disease [1]. Lifestyle modification including cessation of smoking, making aerobic physical activity a routine...

Neuroradiology in tuberculous meningitisdiagnostic significance and prognostic value.

Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most common and belligerent form of CNS TB.Prompt definitive diagnosis of TBM is arduous due to tedious microbiological procedures. This study was conducted to evaluate the neuroradiological findings in patients with TBM as a modality forearly diagnoses and predicting prognosis. Materials and methods: A successive series of 100 patients...

Preventing stroke at door step– need for a paradigm shift in delivery of preventive healthcare

Although stroke is a preventable disease, it is increasing globally. Only few risk factors are responsible for much of the leading noncommunicable diseases, yet those remain poorly controlled, despite being the most affordable way of promoting health and preventing disease [1]. Lifestyle modification including cessation of smoking, making aerobic physical activity a routine...

Mental health is not a luxury in pakistan

A day with a fever is taken serious enough to get off from work in contrast to a day with emotional distress. World health organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. However, mental health is not seen as an integral part of overall well-being in many cultures.

Acute childhood ischemic stroke: a pakistani tertiary care hospital experience

Stroke in pediatric population is increasingly recognized and has diverse clinical presentation and risk factor profile. Majority of patients survive acute stroke but remain disabled. The reported literature on the subject from our part of world is scarce.Methods:A retrospective chart review was carried out for stroke patients between 1 month and 14 years of age, admitted between...

Present and future of neurology in pakistan

Neurology started as a department in early nineteen sixties in Dow Medical College and King Edward Medical College and initially having a separate department of neurology was not mandated in medical colleges by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council¹. Some neurology training programs do not give exposure to subspecialties and training is focused on adult neurology². From 2015 to...