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Farooq Azam Rathore

Farooq Azam Rathore
Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine · Department of Rehabilitation

MBBS, FCPS, MSc (Pain Medicine)
Rehabilitation Medicine Physician, Learner, Medical Teacher, Research Mentor, Trainer

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Introduction
Consultant and Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine with more than 10 years of experience. Interested in Spinal Injuries, Stroke Rehab, Amputee Rehab, Pediatric Disabilities, Musculoskeletal medicine, Bioethics and Medical education. Connect with me at http://www.linkedin.com/in/farooqrathore Explore my YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/drrathore
Additional affiliations
October 2021 - March 2022
Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM)
Position
  • Associate Professor and Consultant
June 2016 - October 2021
Bahria University Medical and Dental College
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • I deliver lectures and conduct bedside teaching and small group discussion with the under-graduate students. The focus is on musculoskeletal medicine, rheumatology, peripheral neurology, childhood, and adult disabilities.
June 2016 - October 2021
PNS Shifa Hospital
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • I give consultations in outdoor (weekly average 200- 230 patients), perform EMG/NCS, do injection procedures, and attend indoor calls. Most of the indoor patients are from orthopedic, neurology, and plastic surgery.
Education
January 2015 - February 2017
Riphah International University
Field of study
  • Pain Medicine
January 2005 - January 2009
February 1996 - January 2001
Army Medical College/ Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad
Field of study
  • Medicine and Surgery

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Publications (278)
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This is the first part of my workshop on How to write and Publish a research article for an international biomedical journal. I propose a ten-step approach including training for the task ( by enrolling in MOOCs), finding a good research mentor, teamwork in research, choosing a research topic, creating a SMART research question, and choosing a targ...
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This is the 2nd presentation of the training course on "How to Write and Publish a Research Article". This consists of - Scientific Misconduct, Unethical Authorship, Different Types of Plagiarism and Authorship Criteria
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This section is on referencing styles and different softwares available to help with the citation management and referencing
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This presentation discusses the process of peer review and how to respond to the peer reviewers comments
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This a presentation on how to create and deliver high quality PowerPoint presentations
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This is the presentation of the workshop held by SCOPE at the Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad. I discuss various formats of writing apart from an original research articles
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This is a presentation on How to improve the quality of research publication and Journals in Pakistan
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Background: Stroke and other traumatic brain injuries are the leading causes of global disability in adults. Environmental enrichment for neurological diseases is a relatively new concept within rehabilitation. These are interventions to enhance the level of somatic and social stimulation by providing an engaging environment. Objective: To asses...
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Medical profession is demanding and requires long working hours, lengthy procedures, and constant posturing. Musculoskeletal disorders are common among health care professionals (HCP). The commonest musculoskeletal disorders reported include pain in the neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, repetitive strain disorders, nerve injuries and chronic p...
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Sarcopenia was first described by Rosenberg as the agerelated loss of skeletal muscle mass. The early operational definitions of sarcopenia were based on low muscle mass alone. However, research has suggested a strong predictive relationship between measures of muscle quality i.e., strength and/or physical performance, and health outcomes. Therefor...
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The quantum of human subject research and related publications has increased in Pakistan in the last two decades. However, research ethics training in the country is generally lacking. Studies indicate that knowledge and attitudes towards different aspects of research ethics are inadequate. The current cross-sectional study was conducted to assess...
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Study design: Mixed-method study (small group discussions and online literature search). Objectives: Identify the ethical issues and dilemmas faced by rehabilitation professionals involved in the service delivery to the persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) in the low income and lower-middle-income countries (LIC/LMIC) located in Asia. Setting:...
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Objective: This study analyzed the published research on gout and hyperuricemia in the national biomedical journals with an aim to highlight the research gaps in the management of gout and hyperuricemia in Pakistan. Methods: An online literature survey on global databases (Medline and Google Scholar) and local Pakistani database Pak Medinet was con...
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Hemi-spatial neglect (HSN) is a debilitating post stroke cognitive deficit resulting in reduced attention to stimuli presented in the contra-lateral hemi-visual field. It adversely impacts patient's medical recovery, activities of daily living and quality of life. Early referral to Rehabilitation Medicine specialist for thorough evaluation, prompt...
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Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the most common metabolic disorders in the world. It can result in several neurological and musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. These conditions adversely affect the mobility, community functioning and quality of life for the patient with DM. Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians (Physiatrists) can offer both diagnostic...
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Virtual reality (VR) uses computer-generated simulations to create a virtual environment for users which appears, sounds, and feels like real-life objects and events. The use of VR in rehabilitation is relatively new and has demonstrated to be an effective tool in achieving desired clinical outcomes by active engagement of participants. Over the pa...
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Objectives:To determine the gap between knowledge and practices of using face masks and respirators among PakistaniHealth care professionals (HCPs) during peak of first wave of COVID-19. Study Design and Settings:A Cross-sectional online survey of HCPs from different parts of the country was conductedfrom April-July 2020. Methodology:A self-adminis...
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This is a presentation on different research resources which can help you in writing a good research article
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The aim of this commentary is to discuss from a rehabilitation perspective the published Cochrane Review (1) by Voet NBM et al., under the direct supervision of Cochrane Neuromuscular Group. This Cochrane Corner is produced in agreement with the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine by Cochrane Rehabilitation.
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This paper describes the epidemiology and impact of long COVID-19 and provides food for thought to the rehabilitation professionals to recognize this important , yet neglected issue and provide services to this group of patients
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This presentation is part of an invited talk on the topic of "How to conduct and publish a systematic review"
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This presentation was part of the AuthorAID webinar on How to Select a Journal. My talk focused on the importance of making a selection before writing, open-access models and the issues with the waivers and discounts, using a grid to choose a journal, and the journal selection tools.
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The Coronavirus disease due to SARS-CoV-2 emerged in Wuhan city, China in December 2109 and rapidly spread to more than 200 countries as a global health pandemic. There are more than 133 million confirmed cases and around 3.4 million fatalities. The primary manifestation is respiratory and cardiac but neurological features are being reported in the...
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During its fourth year of existence, Cochrane Rehabilitation went on to promote evidence-informed health decision-making in rehabilitation. In 2020, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it necessary to alter priorities. In these challenging times, Cochrane Rehabilitation has firstly changed its internal organisation and established a new...
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Falls due to poor balance are common in elderly people and can cause fractures, head injury, soft tissue trauma; and may even result in death from these complications. Balance training is one of the strategies used to prevent falls among the elderly population. Wii Fit is a new technological approach of balance training in the community dwelling el...
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Background Demand for stroke rehabilitation is expected to grow dramatically; with the estimated prevalence of stroke survivors rising to 70 million worldwide by 2030. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) report - Rehabilitation 2030: A call for action – has introduced the objective of ‘upscaling’ rehabilitation globally to meet demand. This resea...
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This is the lecture on Neurorehabilitation that I presented virtually at the Neurology Certificate Course 2021 held by AKUH, Karachi
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This was an introductory workshop on the background and basic principles of Good Clinical Practice as espoused in the ICH
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These slides are from my online teaching session on the topic of FGM. This was part of my Masters in Bioethics Program.
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This is a presentation I made during the Masters in Bioethics program - CBEC, SIUT, Karachi. The presentation discusses the following questions 1.What are the regulations/ guidance that have facilitated the employment of paternalistic/coercive public health measures during a pandemic like COVID-19 ? 2.If there is a scientific justification for t...
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This is part of a presentation I made for the Masters in Bioethics Program - CBEC. This presentation consists of 2 parts. The first part highlights the important components of the HIPAA act and the second part identifiesies areas where the guideline could be applied to our own work and context
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An introduction and overview of EMG NCS for the Physiciansa
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doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.1.3880 How to cite this: Chughtai RR, Rathore FA. Comments on Effects of routine physiotherapy with and without neuromobilization in the management of internal shoulder impingement syndrome: A randomized controlled trial. Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(1):296-297. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.1.3880
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A presentation that discusses ethical pros and cons of precision medicine
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Background: In 2017, Cochrane Rehabilitation created an online relational database to crowd-source the identification and categorization of Cochrane publications for relevance to rehabilitation. One of the challenges of this work has been the lack of an operational definition to determine what is or is not a rehabilitation intervention. As such, c...
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This presentation briefly explain the following three things Is there a role for Rehabilitation services in COVID-19? What is the evidence? Experience of Rehabilitation Services for COVID-19 patients? Video of the lecture is available at this link https://youtu.be/XWMUsELWHkQ
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This is a sample agreement of collaboration that I sign whenever I plan to conduct a research project with my colleagues based in Pakistan. It allows open and direct communication between all members and also makes it clear to all team members about their expected role in the research. In addition, it clearly spells out the criteria for authorship...
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Objective: To describe an audit of COVID-19 related mortality in the largest Navy hospitals in Pakistan and identify the risk factors associated with in-hospital death in these patients. Study Design: Retrospective chart review. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Medicine, PNS Shifa Hospital, Karachi, from 1 st Apr to 30 th May 2020. Method...
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Introduction The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented global health care crisis. It has affected every health care professional (HCP) all around the world in one way or another. A unique feature of COVID-19 pandemic is the rapid sharing of knowledge and experiences from different parts of the world. Professionals have been shar...
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Introduction The novel coronavirus (COVID19) can result in several neurological complications. Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is one of them and has been reported from different parts of the world in this pandemic. It is an acute post-infectious polyneuropathy. The review aims to summarize the demographic features, clinical presentation, diagnostics...
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This is the presentation I gave for the ISPRM Webinar. Learning Objectives 1. To provide an overview of the PRM research being published in the COVID-19 Pandemic 2. Discuss the value of publishing your valuable experiences 3. Identify different formats and journals for publication PRM and related research
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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has adversely affected economy, social life, and educational services all around the globe. Medical colleges and universities are facing challenges to provide quality education to their students during this prolonged period of lockdown. Technologically advanced countries have systems in place for e-learning...
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This is a presentation I gave to 4th Year MBBS Students to give an overview of the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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It is lecture that I delivered to 4th Year MBBS Students which provides an overview of the Rehabilitation Strategies in Rheumatoid Arthritis
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This is one of the lectures for the MSAPT class on How to disseminate research and make an impact
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The coronavirus disease-2019 outbreak has spread rapidly affecting 1.4 million people across the world in only four months. Healthcare fraternity is struggling to circumvent the consequences of this fast spreading infection and communicating their scientific discoveries through research publications. As a result, the scientific output on COVID-19 i...
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This is a lecture for 4th Year MBBS students describing common Cumulative Trauma Disorders and Musculoskeletal disorders
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The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a recent pandemic which has spread to over 200 countries of the world since its outbreak. As of 21st April, 2020, more than 2.3 million confirmed cases have been reported. The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a strategic preparedness response plan for countries at risk. This is based on the know...
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Lecture for 4th Year MBBS students
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The world has experienced pandemics worse than the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) which resulted in great loss of life and economy. However, the global effect of this pandemic has been devastating. Billions of people are in lockdown and isolation on six continents around the world. Most have easy access to information due to internet connectivity a...
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This is a lecture to 4th Year MBBS students on the value of a Multi-disciplinary Amputee Rehabilitation. I have used Trans-tibial amputation as an example. Using many pictures different concepts are explained
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The Coronavirus disease due to SARS-CoV-2 emerged in Wuhan city, China in December 2109 and rapidly spread to more than 200 countries as a global health pandemic. There are more than 2.3 million confirmed cases and around 165,000 fatalities. The primary manifestation is respiratory and cardiac but neurological features are also being reported in th...
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The Coronavirus disease due to SARS-CoV-2 emerged in Wuhan city, China in December 2109 and rapidly spread more than 200 countries as a global health pandemic. There are more million confirmed cases and around 165,000 fatalities. The primary manifestation is respiratory and cardiac but neurological manifestations are being reported in the literatur...
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This is PDF file of my online lecture on How to Write a Research Thesis/ Dissertation/ Article or Report. Since the Principles of writing all of these are almost the same and follow the IMRaD format so I tried to combine all of them in a single presentation. The video recording of the lecture is available at my YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.c...
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This is my lecture on Designing a Questionnaire delivered online to MSAPT class. I have discussed in detail the value of creating a good questionnaire, What are the components of a Good Questionnaire, Questionnaire design, Important 9 steps involved in creating a good questionnaire, Tips to improve the response rate and Overview of Online Survey To...
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During its third year of existence, Cochrane Rehabilitation goals included to point out the main methodological issues in rehabilitation research, and to increase the Knowledge Translation activities. This has been performed through its committees and specific projects. In 2019, Cochrane Rehabilitation worked on five different special projects at d...
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Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) is evolving in low- to middle-income countries. Although established as a separate specialty in Bangladesh 40 years ago, there has been no formal documentation of the history and current state of PMR, or associated disability issues in Bangladesh. The aim of this review is to provide a brief overview of th...
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This presentation is a 2 hours hands-on training workshop on effective literature search
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Musculoskeletal problems are commonly reported after stroke resulting in abnormal gait biomechanics, pain, and limitation in performing activities of daily living. Anterior circulate ligament is the most frequently injured knee ligament accounting for approximately 50% of all ligament injuries; however, post stroke anterior cruciate ligament injury...
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This is one of the presentations made for the Joint Medicine-IHRC Research CME at the Indus Hospital
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This is a collection of mostly free resources that I have gathered over the years and are extremely helpful for researchers based in the developing countries in particular and every researcher in general
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This is a presentation on the Assessment, diagnosis, and management of Back Pain. It has 02 parts. The first part consists of 4 clinical cases presenting with back pain Second Part is the demonstration of examination of backpain
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This presentation is part of the Rheumatology Seminar conducted by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the PNS Shifa Hospital on 8th July 2019
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Objectives To study if Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) on complex interventions published in top journals include all the practical details needed to replicate the intervention in everyday clinical practice (clinical replicability). We chose rehabilitation as a case-study because the World Health Organization calls for its development within he...
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This is a presentation for 4th Year MBBS students on the identification, prevention, and management of Cumulative Trauma Disorders
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During its second year of existence, Cochrane Rehabilitation worked hard to accomplish new and old goals. The Review Committee completed the massive task of identifying and "tagging" all rehabilitation reviews in the Cochrane library. The Publication Committee signed agreements with several international journals and started the publication of Coch...
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This paper describes the impact of Multiple sclerosis disability and discusses the value of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation approach in the comprehensive management of Multiple Sclerosis.
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This presentation describes the principles of creating good PowerPoint presentations. It also discusses the right way of presentation skills
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This paper discusses the shortcomings and barriers in delivering a holistic multi-disciplinary rehabilitation program for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Pakistan
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This is the theoretical part of the hands-on workshop on the role of Phenol in the management of Spasticity.
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This presentation is group feedback on the research proposals of the Masters in Advanced Physical Therapy Program 2018. I have anonymized the student's name and given actual examples from the proposals that I evaluated. The aim of sharing this presentation on this public forum is to guide others on how to avoid common mistakes in writing a researc...
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This is a lecture on Protocol Writing , which I gave to the students of the Master in Advanced Physical Therapy Program at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, DUHS, Karachi. This protocol is based on the guidelines of DUHS, ORIC

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To publish one article each month in the The Journal of Pakistan Medical Association( JPMA) -Rehabilitation Sciences Section