Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP (JCPSP-J COLL PHYSICI)

Publisher: College of Physicians and Surgeons (Pakistan)

Current impact factor: 0.35

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.353
2013 Impact Factor 0.318
2012 Impact Factor 0.301
2011 Impact Factor 0.342
2009 Impact Factor 0.554

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.39
Cited half-life 5.60
Immediacy index 0.07
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.10
Website Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Pakistan) website
Other titles Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan (Online), JCPSP
ISSN 1022-386X
OCLC 60648728
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Rectovaginal fistula following sexual intercourse is rarely reported. It is a social stigma; and without adequate treatment and social support, the patient may end-up in isolation. A thorough knowledge of the problem and management is essential for successful outcome. We report a case of low rectovaginal fistula in a newly married female managed trans-vaginally with prior defunctioning colostomy.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP

  • No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP
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    ABSTRACT: Rectal duplication cysts are rare congenital anomalies. They constitute only 4% of the total gastrointestinal anomalies. They usually present in childhood. The common presenting symptoms are mass or pressure effects like constipation, tenesmus, urinary retention, local infection or bleeding due to presence of ectopic gastric mucosa. We are reporting a rare presenting symptom of rectal duplication cyst in a 4-year-old boy/toddler who presented with rectal prolapse. He also had bleeding per rectum. Rectal examination revealed a soft mass palpable in the posterior rectal wall. CT scan showed a cystic mass in the posterior wall of the rectum. It was excised trans-anally and the postoperative recovery was uneventful. Biopsy report showed rectal duplication cyst.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To compare the results between harmonics scalpel and electrocautery use in axillary dissection for carcinoma breast. Study Design: Randomized controlled trial. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Surgery, Services Hospital, Lahore, from December 2013 to June 2014. Methodology: Eighty patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected and equally divided in two groups. Axillary dissection for carcinoma breast was performed by using the harmonic scalpel in one group and by using electrocautery in the other group. Total mean axillary drain output and frequency of axillary numbness were noted in both groups and compared. Results: All the patients were females with mean age of 53.52 +/- 9.8. Mean axillary drain output in harmonic scalpel group was 167.75 +/- 43.90 as compared to 310.00 +/- 60.09 in electrocautery group while only 12.5% of patients were positive for axillary numbness in harmonic scalpel group as compared to 100% of patients who were positive for electrocautery group. Conclusion: Use of harmonic scalpel in axillary dissection resulted in decreased total mean axillary drain output and lowered frequency of axillary numbness when compared to utilizing electrocautery.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To compare the efficacy of intralesional triamcinolone and topical betamethasone in the management of localized alopecia areata. Study Design: A randomized trial. Place and Duration of Study: Dermatology OPD, PNS Shifa Hospital, Karachi, from January to June 2013. Methodology: Patients aged 18 - 50 years with localized alopecia areata were included in the study. Exclusion criteria were more than three patches and those on already steroid or immunosuppressive therapy. Patients were randomly allocated in two treatment groups: Group A received intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (10 mg/ml) and Group B received topical betamethasone valearate cream 0.1% twice daily. Final outcome was ascertained as re-growth of hair on 12th week of follow-up and labelled as efficacy. The data was entered and analyzed using SPSS version 11. Relevant descriptive statistics were calculated. Chi-square test was used to compare efficacy of hair re-growth in both groups. P-value < 0.05 was considered significant. Results: A total of 226 patients were enrolled, 113 in each group. The mean age was 34.36 ±8.7 years. One hundred and sixty-four (72.6%) were males and 62 (27.4%) were females with male to female ratio of 2.6:1. Hair re-growth was seen in 84 (74.3%) of the intralesional steroid group and in 53 (46.9%) of the topical betamethasone group (p < 0.001), which was a significant difference. Conclusion: Intralesional triamcinolone had a better efficacy in the treatment of localized alopecia areata as compared to topical betamethasone valearate.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To determine the accuracy of MR Spectroscopy (MRS) in diagnosing brain tumors. Study Design: Analytical study. Place and Duration of Study: Neurosurgery Department, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, from November 2010 to April 2011. Methodology: Fifty cases with brain tumors, who presented to Neurosurgery Department of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, during the study period, were included in the study. All patients underwent MRS and later brain. Those with recurrent disease were excluded. Data was collected with the help of proforma. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 16. Comparison of MRS findings and biopsy diagnosis was done. Sensitivity, specificity, negative and positive predictive values (NPV and PPV) were determined keeping histopathology as the gold standard. Results: Out of the 50 patients, there were 20 (40%) females and 30 (60%) males with mean age of 37 �13.24 years. The commonest presenting complaint was headache (76%) followed by weakness (62%) and seizures (30%). MRI had diagnosed 27 (51%) as neoplastic lesion. Spectroscopy reported 44 (88%) as neoplasms, while on histopathology, 42 (84%) were confirmed to have neoplasm. The accuracy of MRS was 94%, with 97.6% sensitivity, 71.42% specificity, 95.45% PPV and 83.3% NPV. Conclusion: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy can readily help in differentiating neoplasm from non-neoplastic brain tumors, thus an invasive brain biopsy procedure can be avoided.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To determine the frequency of hyperglycemia in critically ill children admitted in PICU of a tertiary care hospital of Karachi and to compare the mortality of critically ill children with and without hyperglycemia. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Paediatrics Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of National Institute of Child Health (NICH), Karachi, from November 2011 to April 2012. Methodology: One hundred fifty critically ill children admitted to PICU were included. Patients who had fasting blood sugar levels more than 126 mg/dl within 48 hours of admission were included in the hyperglycemic group. The normoglycemic and hyperglycemic groups were followed till 10 days to determine the mortality associated with hyperglycemia. Results: Out of 150 patients, 82 (54.7%) had hyperglycemia. Mortality rate was 48.7% (n=73/150). However, mortality rate was significantly high 57.3% (n=47) in hyperglycemic patients than non-hyperglycemic patients (p=0.019). Conclusion: The presence of stress-induced hyperglycemia in critically ill patients is a well established marker of poor outcome, and a very high mortality rate. Normoglycemia was associated with favorable outcomes in terms of hospital stay and mortality.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP