Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS)

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List of Papers (Total 171)

Frequency of peripheral neuropathy in newly diagnosed patients of diabetes mellitus iion clinical and electrophysiological basis

To determine the frequency of peripheral neuropathy in newly diagnosed patients of Diabetes Mellitus type II on clinical and electrophysiological basis. Methods: This is Hospital based descriptive cross sectional study conducted at department of Neurology Civil Hospital Karachi/ Dow University of Health Sciences from 20th December 2011 to 20th June 2012. Data was collected from ...

Gender based differences in diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is one of the common complications of diabetes mellitus. Aim: To find out gender based differences in frequency of DM, age at diagnosis of DM and subsequent onset of DPN, duration of DM and DPN and electrophysiological patterns. Methodology: On the basis of non-probability purposive sampling, a cross sectional study was conducted at Neurology ...

Knowledge, attitude and perceptions about tetanus and rabies among family physicians; results of a survey at a teaching hospital in karachi, pakistan

To assess the knowledge, attitude and perception among family physicians about tetanus and rabies. Setting: This study was conducted at the International Family Physicians Conference held at the Aga Khan University. Method: It was a cross sectional study of convenient sampling. The participants were asked to fill a pre-tested questionnaire comprising of 26 questions. Both open and ...

Prevalence of anxiety and depression among medical students of shifa college of medicine

To yield information regarding the prevalence of anxiety and depression among medical students in Islamabad and to emphasize on the need of psychological and mental well being of medical students.Methods: This is a cross-sectional study done at Shifa College of Medicine. A questionnaire was administered to 361 students who were present at the time of distribution and were ...

Impact of guillain barre syndrome on psychosocial functionings of patients in islamabad

GuillainBarre Syndrome (GBS) is a rare autoimmune disease of unknown causes that affects peripheral nervous system. Objectives: To review the impacts of the GuillainBarre Syndrome on the psychosocial functioning of the patients and to assess the relationship between GuillainBarre Syndrome and the psychosocial functioning Methodology: Comparative cross sectional survey was conducted ...

crossed cerebellar diaschisis in partial status epilepticus

Crossed cerebellar diaschisis is a phenomena described as decrease in metabolism in the cerebellar hemisphere contralateral to the supratentorial lesion. A 61 year old man presented with status epilepticus. CT Brain showed small acute hemorrhage in left parietal lobe.MRI revealed diffusion restriction in right cerebral and left cerebellar hemispheres with hyperintensities on T2WI ...

neurostimulation for refractory primary chronic headache disorders: a review

Headache is the commonest symptom seen in both primary and secondary care. Vast majority are primary i.e. for which no underlying cause has been detected. Tension Headaches, Migraine and Cluster Headaches are the most common primary headache disorders in the population. Although most of the primary headache disorders can be satisfactorily treated with both acute and preventive ...

delay in diagnosis of motor neuron disease. a tertiary care experience

Motor Neuron Disease is a progressive neurological disorder with poor prognosis. Inability to correctly recognize the disease, leads to undue agony and diagnostic dilemma. Studies have been done to look at the average duration taken to diagnose the disease from the onset of symptoms. The literature shows that latency from symptom onset to diagnosis range from 10.6–17.5 months. No ...

Stroke rehabilitation in pakistan: what we know and what we need to do?

Stroke is one of the leading causes of adult neurological disability all around the globe. There have been some remarkable improvements in the acute management of stroke. These include the use of thrombolysis, development of radiological investigations including computerized tomographic scan and magnetic resonance imaging and establishment of acute stroke units. There have been ...