Journal of Ayub Medical College

J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad (JAMC)

ISSN 1025-9589 (Print), ISSN 1819-2718 (Online)

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JAMC 21(4): Oct-Dec 2009



Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

and sexually transmitted infections among health care providers in Lahore, Pakistan                                                                           1

Mohsin Saeed Khan, Magnus Unemo, Shakila Zaman, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg

Myomectomy at caesarean section: Descriptive study of clinical outcome in a tropical setting                                                              7

Adesiyun Adebiyi Gbadebo, Ameh A Charles, Ojabo Austin

Response rates to standard interferon treatment in HCV Genotype 3a                                                                                                      10

Saleem Qureshi, Uzma Batool, Musarrat Iqbal, Omarah Qureshi, Rao Kaleem, Hina Aziz, Muhammad Azhar

Comparative effectiveness and adverse effects of interferon Alpha-2b plus Ribavirin therapy in hepatitis ‘C’

for 26 weeks                                                                                                                                                                                                           15

Shafqut Ali, Samia Iram

Distally based sural fasciocutaneous flap for soft tissue reconstruction of the distal leg, ankle and foot defects                               19

Samira Ajmal, Muhammad Ayub Khan, Riaz Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Shadman, Kanwal Yousof, Tariq Iqbal

In-hospital outcome of acute myocardial infarction in correlation with ‘Thrombolysis in myocardial infarction’ risk score          24

Arslan Masood, Moazzam Ali Naqvi, Shariq Sohail Jafar, Akif Ali Mufti, Zubair Akram

Clinical efficacy of the various drugs used in the treatment of gonorrhoea                                                                                                28

Shams-ur-Rehman, Amir Khan, Amanullah, Khalid Akhter

Use of Limberg flap for pilonidal sinus–a viable option                                                                                                                                    31

Muhammad Nadeem Aslam, Sidra Shoaib, Abdul Majeed Choudhry

Comparative study of inverting sutureline versus over and over continuous suturing in hypospadias repair                                      34

Basharat Ali Khan, Muhammad Ali Shah, Faraz Basharat Khan

Pregnancy with fibroids and its obstetric complications                                                                                                                                  37

Shehla Noor, Ali Fawad, Ruqqia Sultana, Rubina Bashir, Qurat-ul-ain, Huma Jalil, Nazia Suleman, Alia Khan

An analysis of depth dose characteristics of photon in water                                                                                                                          41

Saeed Ahmad Buzdar, Muhammad Afzal Rao, Aalia Nazir

Aetiology, maternal and foetal outcome in 60 cases of obstetrical acute renal failure                                                                              46

Muhammad Abdul Mabood Khalil, Amer Azhar, Nisar Anwar, Aminullah, Najm-ud-Din, Raj Wali

Frequency of anti-tuberculous therapy-induced hepatotoxicity in patients and their outcome                                                                50

Sumbal Tariq, Tahir Saleem Khan, Saqib Malik, M. Shamim Anwar, Abdul Rashid

Obesity, hyperlipidemia, and hyperurecaemia in young and old hypertensive patients                                                                             53

Nazir Ahmed, Waqas Anwar, Huma Waqas

Total thyroidectomy as primary elective procedure in multinodular thyroid disease                                                                                57

Irfan Ali Sheikh, Sheikh Saadat Ullah Waleem, Irfan Zafar Haider, Asna Haroon, Muhammad Ashfaq

Retinoblastoma in NWFP, Pakistan                                                                                                                                                                    60

Muhammad Arif, Zafar Iqbal, Zia-ul-Islam

Protective role of vitamin C and E against sodium arsenate induced changes in developing kidney of albino mice                            63

Fariha Qureshi, Mohammad Tahir, Waqas Sami

Acute mesenteric ischemia: experience in a tertiary care hospital                                                                                                              70

Dildar Hussain, Shahid Latif Sarfraz, Suresh K Baliga, Rolf Hartung

Effect of silymarin on serum levels of alt and GGT in ethanol induced hepatotoxicity in albino rats                                                     73

Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman, Tariq Mahmood, Taher Salim, Naeema Afzal, Nasir Ali, Javed Iqbal, Muhammad Tahir, Asif Khan

Neonatal outcome in obstetric cholestasis patients at Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad                                                                    76

Ruqqia Sultana, Irum Sarwar, Ali Fawad, Shehla Noor, Rubina Bashir

Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B in outdoor female patients of reproductive age group at Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad          79

Jamila Farid, Taher Salim, Javed Sarwar, Muhammad Idris, Nasreen Gul, Syed Humayun Shah, Muhammad Suleman

Seroprevalence of Hepatitis C in pregnant females of Hazara Division                                                                                                       83

Nasreen Gul, Javed Sarwar, Muhammad Idris, Jamila Farid, Farhat Rizvi, Muhammad Suleman, Syed Humayun Shah

Acid aspiration prophylaxis during anaesthesia for caesarean section: A survey among anaesthetists at Hyderabad                      87

Jan Muhammad Shaikh, Saleem Sabbar, Nasir Aziz, Najma Bano Shaikh, Tauseefullah Akhund

Serum adiponectin levels in patients with coronary artery disease                                                                                                             90

Iram Fayyaz, M. Zamir Ahmed, Syed Imran Shah, Sadia Mehmood, Shama Akram, Mansoor Ghani

Factors causing non-breastfeeding in children under six months of age in district Nowshera, Pakistan                                           93

Rab Nawaz, Shafiq ur Rehman, Shah Nawaz, Taj Mohammad

Per-operative findings of blocked ventriculoperitoneal shunt: A study of 72 cases                                                                                  96

Muhammad Usman Khan, Mumtaz Ali, Syed Javed Hussain, Nadeem Ullah, Khalid Khanzada, Shahid Ayub

Radiofrequency catheter ablation for supraventricular tachycardias: experience at Peshawar                                                            98

Zahid Aslam Awan, Mohammad Irfan, Bakhtawar Shah, Lubna Noor, Sher Bahadar Khan, Faisal Amin

Frequency of cerebral infarction and haemorrhage in the patients of stroke                                                                                          102

Amanullah, Nazir Shah, Shams-Ur-Rehman, Salma Ataullah

How early do antibiotics have to be to impact mortality in severe sepsis? a prospective, observational study from

an emergency department                                                                                                                                                                                  106

Shahla Siddiqui, Nawal Salahuddin, Adeel Raza, Junaid Razzak

Neutrophil function (innate immunity) during Ramadan                                                                                                                             111

Afshineh Latifynia, Mohammad Vojgani, Mohammad Javad Gharagozlou, Sharifian R

Comparison of vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy: Peri- and post-operative outcome                                                                        116

Nasira Sabiha Dawood, Rabia Mahmood, Naila Haseeb

Use of supero-temporal free conjunctivo–limbal autograft in the surgical management of pterygium:

Our technique and results                                                                                                                                                                                 121

Muhammad Naqaish Sadiq, Abdus Salam Arif, Sulman Jaffar, Jagdish Bhatia

Comparison of distance between maxillary central incisors and incisive papilla in dentate individuals with

 different arch forms                                                                                                                                                                                           125

Majid Zia, Azad Ali Azad, Salman Ahmed

Factors affecting survival in patients with oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula                                                         129

Anwar-ul-Haq, Ubaidullah, Nadeem Akhter, Samiullah, Javeria, Iftikhar A. Jan, Zaheer Abbasi

Prevalence of malignancy in goitre—a review of 718 thyroidectomies                                                                                                      134

Raja Najum ul Haq, Basharat Ali Khan, Ishtiaq Ahmed Chaudhry

Practice of surgeons regarding examination of pathological specimens in operating room                                                                  137

Abdul Samad, Basant Kumar, Tariq Wahab Khanzada

Patterns of presentation of chronic ischemic heart disease with and without previous myocardial Infarction                                   143

Rehan Ahmad, Aftab Rabbani, Zahid Aslam Awan

Bacterial spectrum and susceptibility patterns of pathogens in adult febrile neutropenic patients:

A comparison between two time periods                                                                                                                                                            146

Khawaja Farhan Zahid, Haroon Hafeez, Ammarah Afzal

Outcome of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia after induction therapy—

3 years experience at a single paediatric oncology centre                                                                                                                            150

Zulfiqar Ali Rana, Muhammad Waqar Rabbani, Muhammad Aslam Sheikh, Afsheen Asghar Khan

Hemisoleus muscle flap, a better option for coverage of open fractures involving middle third of tibia                                               154

Ata-ul-Haq, Moazzam Nazeer Tarar, Falak Sher Malik, Kamran Khalid, Ahsan Riaz, Mohammad Younas Mehrose, Husnain Khan

Management of supracondylar fracture of humerus in children by close reduction and immobilization of the elbow

in extension and supination                                                                                                                                                                                 159

Iqtidar Ullah Babar, Nowroz Shinwari, Mohammad Rahim Bangash, M Shoaib Khan

Determination of medical education environment in Punjab private and public medical colleges affiliated with

University of Health Sciences, Lahore-Pakistan                                                                                                                                             162

Junaid Sarfraz Khan, Saima Tabasum, Usman Khalil Yousafzai


Mesalazine-induced eosinophilic variant of Wegener’s granulomatosis in an ulcerative colitis patient

(Article Retracted)                                                                                                                                                                                                171

Mohammad Fayaz, Ambreen Sultan, Mohammad Nawaz, Noreen Sultan

Intracranial haemangiopericytoma: A very rare entity having a high malignant/metastatic potential                                                174

Manzoor Ahmad, Abdul Majid, Misbah Masood

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