Journal of Ayub Medical College

J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad (JAMC)

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

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JAMC 26(4): October-December 2014




Plagiarism in scientific writing
Umer Farooq, Muhammad Zeeshan Haroon




Role of reverse sural artery flap for soft tissue defects of lower limb - Experience with 66 cases
Saeed Ashraf Cheema, Adnan Latif Malik, Muhammad Asim


Association of maxillary and mandibular base lengths with dental crowding in skeletal malocclusions
Aisha Khoja, Mubassar Fida, Attiya Shaikh



Assessment of C-reactive proteins in recently diagnosed type-1 diabetic children as risk marker of early atherosclerosis
Aqeela Hamad, Hamid Javaid Qureshi, Nabila Roohi


Anti-retroviral drugs compliance in intravenous and non-intravenous drug abusers
Muhammad Yousuf Daud, Rizwan Aziz Qazi, Naila Bashir



Laser and incisional myringotomy in otitis media with effusion: A comparative study
Mohammad Yousaf, Sohail Ahmad Malik, Bakht Zada


Cervical disc replacement with polyetheretherketone cages: Clinical experience with 151 cases
Muhammad Junaid, Anisa Kalsoom, Muhammad Khalid, Syed Sarmad Bukhari


Women’s knowledge, attitude and practice towards menopause and hormone replacement therapy: A facility based study in Al-ain, United Arab Emirates
Saima Hamid, Fatma Rashid Al-Ghufli, Hanan Ali Raeesi, Khawla Mohammed Al-Dhufairi, Noura Salem Al-Dhaheri, Fatma Al-Maskari, Iain Blair, Syed Mahboob Shah,


Treatment of hyperkalemia in patients with chronic kidney disease: A comparison of calcium polystyrene sulphonate and sodium polystyrene sulphonate
Kiran Nasir, Aasim Ahmad



Eventration of diaphragm in adults: Eleven years experience
Syed Zahid Ali Shah, Shahbaz Ali Khan, Amir Bilal, Manzoor Ahmad, Gul Muhammad, Khalid Khan, Muhammad Amjad Khan


Response of plasmodium vivax malaria induced thrombocytopenia to antimalarial treatment
Abdul Latif Khattak, Waqar Ali, Naseer Ahmed Khan, Luqman Satti, Muhammad Idris


Coronary artery disease pattern: A comparision among different age groups

Hazrat Ullah Khan, Mati Ullah Khan, Muhammad Munir Noor, Muhammad Adeel Alam


Spectrum of von Willebrand’s disease in Punjab: Clinical features and types
Muhammad Kaleem Khan, Sunia Qasuria Khan, Naumaan Aslam Malik



Comparison of outcome between low and high thoracic trauma severity score in blunt trauma chest patients
Shahzadi Samar Subhani, Mohammad Sultan Muzaffar, Muhammad Imtiaz Khan


Importance of microscopic stool examination in patients with diarrhoea
Sajid Ali Shah, Safdar Ali Marwat, Haroon Ur Rashid, Altaf Hussain, Khurram Khurshid, Sheraz Ahmad


Seeking what matters: Determinants of clients’ satisfaction in obstetric care services in Pakistan
Moazzam Ali, Muhammad Suleman Qazi, Armando Seuc


Diagnostic yield of biopsies via fiber-optic bronchoscopy
Amir Suleman, Munawar Zaman, Muhammad Yasin, Abdur-Rab Khan


Left ventricular thrombus in patients with acute anterior wall myocardial infarction
Mir Jalal-ud-din, Raheel Jahangir Jadoon, Asfandyar Qureshi, Sher Ali Khan, Syed Abbas Anwar, Muhammad Zeeshan Haroon


Problem based learning and its implementation: Faculty and student’s perception
Amer Aziz, Sadia Iqbal, Atiq Uz Zaman


Four-month intensive teaching of anatomy: an acceptable foundation for the clinical years
Najam Siddiqi, Muthusami John, Mark Norrish, Geener John


Assessment of dietary diversity and nutritional status of pregnant women in Islamabad, Pakistan
Fatima Ali, Inayat Thaver, Shahzad Ali Khan


Effect of standard interferon and ribavirin on haemoglobin level in hepatitis-C patients
Shakeel Ahmad Jadoon, Ashfaq Ahmed, Habib Ahmad Jadoon


Medical education and social environment
Ahsan Rasool, Iftikhar Qayum, Ashfaq Ahmad, Umer Farooq, Awais Ali Shah, Muhammad Waqas, Maleeha Rasool, Sania Hameed, Rana Kanwal, Muneeba Azmat, Saleem Marwat, Faheem Afridi


Frequency and impact of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
Shakira Perveen


Treatment of ingrown toe nail-comparison of phenolization after partial nail avulsion and partial nail avulsion alone
Irshad Ali Khan, Syed Fahd Shah, Shahzad Hussain Waqar, Muhammad Tariq Abdullah, Zafar Malik, Muhammad Abdul Zahid


Non-traumatic spontaneous ileal perforation: Experience with 125 cases
Sadaf Khalid, Burhanulhuq, Afsar Ali Bhatti


Effect of disinfectants on the colour stability of heat cure acrylic resin
Faiza Amin, Shumaila Iqbal, Syed Azizuddin


Streptokinase for acute myocardial infarction in the elderly
Azmat Ehsan Qureshi, Nasir Ali Jafri, Ahmed Noeman, Samra Yasmin, Hamid Khalil


Teaching obstetrics and gynaecology to male undergraduate medical students: Student’s perception
Kinza Alam, Chaudhry Aqeel Safdar, Tahir Ahmad Munir, Zeeshan Ghani



Bacteriological patterns and antibiotic sensitivities in calculus cholecystitis
Muhammad Omar Farooq, Amer Mian, Bilal Saeed, Amir Ikram, Shehzad Ahmed Qasmi


Adaptation and validation of dundee polyprofessionalism inventory-1 for use in Pakistan
Irfan Shukr


Chest X-ray: An unfair screening tool
Saima Naz, Tahir Aziz, Malik Mohammad Umair, Malik Mohammad Uzair


Early predictability of virological response in patients of chronic hepatitis C with genotype-3, treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin
Mohammad Umar, Hamamat-ul-Bushra Khaar, Sameera Abbas Khan, Masood Ahmed, Saima Ambreen, Zahid Mahmood Minhas, Madeeha Nazar


Rehman Medical College admission criteria as an indicator of students’ performance in university professional examinations
Tariq Saeed Mufti, Kifayatullah, Iftikhar Qayum


Determinants of health service utilization among Pakistani immigrants in Maryland USA; A mixed method study
Shahzad Ali Khan, Khola Manzoor


Outbreak investigation of dengue fever in Sundia, Chakaiser, Shangla, Pakistan–2008
Nighat Murad, Rana Jawad Asghar, Mohammad Zaheen, Rashda Shawali


Assessment of the work environment of faculty of a medical college, Pakistan
Abid Saeed, Zahid Ahmad Butt


Patterns of sexually transmitted diseases in patients presenting at Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad
Syed Kamran Amir Razvi, Shahzad Najeeb, Hassan Shahzad Nazar


Frequency peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus
Mehwish Iftikhar, Azhar Hussain, Amina Rizvi


Clinical efficiency of the conventional glass ionomer cement and resin modified glass ionomer cement in primary molars
Ayesha Sabeen Mufti


Emphysematous pyelonephritis: A review of six cases
Sohrab Naushad Ali, Niqad Ahmed, Aymon Naushad, Mian Naushad


Kartagener syndrome: A not-so-rare phenomenon
Munir Ahmad Abbasi, Amir Suleman, Naseer Ahmed, Haidar Zaman




Bronchiolitis-The recent evidence
Ghulam Mustafa




Pilomyxoid astrocytoma presenting as diencephalic syndrome
Amjad Ali Khan, Ahmed Kamal El-Borai


Female epispadias: Spot diagnosis and simple reconstruction
Gul Nawaz, Shujah Muhammad, Muhammad Imran Jamil, Abdul Rehman, Muhammad Athar Khawaja, Ijaz Hussain, Mian Khalid Akber, Saeed Akhter


Management of ectopic varix with histoacryl
Adil Naseer Khan, Ismaa Ghazanfar Kiani, Muhammad Arshad, Rania Hidayat, Khalid Said, Aamir Shehzad


Mirizzi’s syndrome: An interesting on table findings
Sadaf Khalid, Afsar Ali Bhatti


Laurence Moon Bardet Biedl syndrome with anaemia
Mariam Asif, Tariq Aziz, Samer Altaf, Rukhsana Abdul Sattar


Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting oedema
N.S. Neki, Ankur Jain, Rohit Bajaj, Mohit Manav Jindal


Tuberculosis versus vasculitis
Zahid Farooq Baig, Khalid Mahmood Raja, Fahad Abbas


Langerhan cell histiocytosis–A child presenting with nine months history of fever
Jauhar Mumtaz Khan, Nasser Rashid Dar, Moizza Tahir, Wasif Ali Janjua


  Exenatide associated acute kidney injury
  Ishma Aijazi, Fadhil M Abdullah, Beyla J Zuberi, Ahmed, Elhassan



Sustaining the stride of health agenda beyond 2015 in post MDGs scenario: A projected roadmap for the developing countries
Babar Tasneem Shaikh





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A 58 year old lady presented with a 20 days history of productive cough, hemoptysis and shortness of breath. The amount of blood in sputum had not increased over this period of time and total blood volume expectorated in 24 hour period was about 1 teaspoonful. The fever was continuous in nature and was not associated with sweating, rigors or weight loss. She was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis 6 years ago and had taken anti-tuberculosis treatment albeit irregularly. Her father had taken anti-tuberculosis treatment when she was a child. X-ray chest showed a cavity in right apex with a mass in it surrounded by crescentic radiolucent shadow. A provisional diagnosis of aspergilloma was made based on the clinical history and typical radiological findings

Aspergilloma also known as mycetoma or fungus ball is a result of growth of aspergillus fumigatus in cavitary lesions in body. In the lung, it usually occurs in patients with normal immunity but structurally abnormal lungs, with pre-existing cavities. Pulmonary tuberculosis is the most common underlying condition and aspergillomas can be found in up to 80% of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. Other pulmonary diseases associated with aspergillomas are bronchiectasis due to any cause, pulmonary sarcoidosis and bronchogenic cysts and pulmonary sequestration etc. Although most of aspergillomas are asymptomatic, hemoptysis is the most commonly present which can become life threatening if an artery wall gets eroded. Depending on the symptoms, the treatment options for aspergillomas range from no treatment to antifungal agents, bronchial artery embolization and / or surgery.

Dr. Munir Ahmad Abbasi,
Department of Pulmonology,
Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, Pakistan.







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