Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Online (PAK J MED SCI)

Journal description

Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences (Pak J Med Sci) is a peer reviewed journal. It is published quarterly and we practice open peer review system. It has controlled circulation. Objective: The journal aims at promoting the art and science of medicine to improve healthcare besides being a useful source of CME for healthcare professionals offering healthy, balanced and constructive debates on controversial issues that effect medicine, keeping up the professional ethics in medical journalism.

Current impact factor: 0.23

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.231
2013 Impact Factor 0.098
2012 Impact Factor 0.101
2011 Impact Factor 0.161
2010 Impact Factor 0.166
2009 Impact Factor 0.203

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.18
Cited half-life 4.40
Immediacy index 0.09
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.04
Website Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Online website
ISSN 1682-024X

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: To find out frequency of anorexia nervosa (AN) among teenage girls (TG) and to find out the knowledge and practice regarding anorexia nervosa among teenage girls. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted at higher secondary public school, Rawalpindi from June 2013 till December 2013. A sample of 100 female students of the age group 13-19 years were inducted by systematic sampling technique. Mixed pretested questionnaire was filled after informed verbal consent. Data was entered and analysed using SPSS version 20. Results: Participants mean age was 15.81 + 1.323 years. Mean weight, mean height and mean body mass index were found to be 50.34 + 10.445 kg, 160.14 + 7.846 cm and 19.675 + 4.1477 kg/m2 respectively. Anorexia nervosa was found in 42 (42%) teenage girls while 58 (58%) were not having anorexia nervosa. Sufficient knowledge and positive practice were found to be present in 57 (57%) and 49 (49%) respectively. Statistically no significant association was found between KP and AN (p=0.73). Conclusion: Anorexia nervosa is an emerging health concern in Pakistan. Anorexia prevalent behaviour was observed in almost half of the teenage girls. © 2015, Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    ABSTRACT: Background and Objectives: Modified Bentall procedure has become a gold standard in the treatment of combined aortic root and aortic valve diseases. Bleeding is an important predictor of morbidity and mortality after the Bentall operation. Our objective was to evaluate the early outcomes of Modified Button-Bentall procedure with cuff technique for aortic root replacement surgery regarding hemostasis. Methods: A total number of 32 patients who underwent elective Bentall operation from January 2008 to December 2014 were included in the study. In 18 patients (Group I) modified Button-Bentall procedure with formation of cuff was used and in 14 patients (Group II) Modified Button technique without cuff formation was used for aortic root replacement. Data was analyzed using SPSS V16. Chi-square test, Fisher’s Exact test and independent sample t-test was used to analyze Qualitative and Quantitative variables. Results: Three patients in Group II and two patients in group I was in congestive cardiac failure preoperatively. Out of thirty two patients two patients were having Aortic root dissection one in each group. Total bypass time and cross-clamp time were significantly high in Group I. There was no significant difference regarding duration of inotropic support, ventilation time, ICU stay and hospital stay time in patients of Group I and Group II. But post-op Chest drainage was very high in Group II 1158+451.25 ml versus 488.89+168.27 ml in group I (p-value <0.0001). There was one in hospital death in Group II. Conclusions: Formation of cuff of remnant of aorta during proximal anastomosis results in significant reduction in post-operative bleeding and was better in hospital outcomes. © 2015, Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Online