Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS)

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List of Papers (Total 217)

Modifiable risk factors in patients with cerebrovascular accident

To determine the frequency of modifiable risk factors of stroke. Study Design: Descriptive Case series. Place and duration of study: Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad from March to December 2012. Methodology: 106 cases of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) above 20 years of age and of either sex admitted in medical units of Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad were included in this...

Movement disorders care in pakistan

Earlier discussions about a professional society relating to movement disorders took place about a decade ago and were felt to be a little premature. However PSN nominated Dr Nadir Ali Syed to promote movement disorders related activities. Dr Nadir worked with patients to form a patient centered body, the Pakistan Parkinson's Society which has been quite active in the last...

Under recognized entity: chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy with lupus

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is an acquired, autoimmune peripheral neuropathy. It has an insidious disease progression resulting in a debilitating illness. It is a well known neurological disorder. The causative factors are elucidating and it is generally considered idiopathic. However, its’ associations with various systemic disorders is well...

Marburg variant of multiple sclerosis; a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge

Marburg variant of multiple sclerosis (MS) is a highly aggressive, fulminant demyelinating disease with very high morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and aggressive management is vital to limit severe disability and improve the outcome. We present a case of 35 years old male who presented with rapidly progressive demyelinating illness, leading to bed bound status over the...

Encephalopathy with behavioral and psychiatric features–firstantibody proven case of Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis from Pakistan

Background: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis is associated with psychiatric symptoms, memory disturbances, seizures, dyskinesia, and catatonia along with other constellation of symptoms. It is more common in females and usually associated with underlying ovarian teratoma. Treatment involves immunosuppression. This is the first antibody proven case from...

Stress induced hyperglycemia in stroke patients

Background: Stroke is the third most common cause of death in developed countries and second most common cause of death worldwide. High proportion of patients may develop hyperglycemia after an acute stress such as stroke or myocardial infarction even in the absence of preexisting diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. Prolonged stress hyperglycemia in ischemic stroke increases the risk...

Relationship between fear, fall & balance in cummunity dwelling older adults

Background: In older population the risk of fall is always at high risk and there are many contributing factor which increase the prevalence of fall. The impaired balance leads to limited daily activities and confidence level. Purpose of the study: The main purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between fall, fear and balance in older population. Method...