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Psychosocial experiences of women with vesicovaginal fistula: a qualitative approach.
Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) is a condition associated with a number of physical and psychological consequences. In order to gain a deeper understanding of the issues faced by women diagnosed with VVF, a qualitative exploratory study was carried out to explore the experiences of women suffering from...
End of treatment response in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with interferon alpha and ribavirin.
We conducted a study at Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Sialkot, from August 2010 to February 2011 with the objective to determine the frequency of early and end of treatment virological response in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection treated with IFN-a / ribavirin therapy. HCV RNA PCR pos...
Honouring social accountability: a moral responsibility of the medical profession.
Mini transverse versus longitudinal incision in carpal tunnel syndrome.
To evaluate the effectiveness of mini-transverse compared with mini-longitudinal incision for carpal tunnel release (CTR) with reference to postoperative functional capacity, symptom severity and complication rate. Analytical study. Cumhuriyet University Medical Faculty, Department of Orthopaedics,...
Diagnostic utility of endoscopic ultrasound guided aspiration cytology in evaluation of pancreatic masses.
The mean age of patients tested was 58.94 ± 12.84 years with age ranging from 23 to 78 years. Regarding gender 23/42 (54.76%) patients were male and 19/42 (45.24%) were female. Out of 42 cases, 27 (64%) cases were diagnosed as adenocarcinoma, 4 (9.5%) as benign, 4 (9.5%) as mucinous cystic neoplasm,...
Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy: a rare brain tumour of childhood.
We present the case of an 8 months old baby girl whose presenting complaint was a swelling in the scalp for 6 months. She was otherwise asymptomatic. CT imaging confirmed the presence of an osteolytic tumour in the anterior parasagittal skull with dural involvement. The tumour was surgically excised...
Unusual presentation of gastric perforation in a neonate: subcutaneous emphysema and scrotal pneumatocele.
Gastric perforation in neonates is an uncommon condition. A four-day-male neonate was referred with respiratory distress, abdominal distention, right scrotal swelling and extensive emphysema of the abdominal wall. Abdominal X-ray findings showed bilateral sub-diaphragmatic free air, right scrotal pn...
Full recovery two months after therapeutic hypothermia following cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a patient with out-of-hospital cardiac arr...
We report a case of patient who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with ischaemic heart disease and ventricular arrhythmia and got a full recovery without any neurologic impediments 2 months after being managed with therapeutic hypothermia....
Postgraduate medical education in pakistan.