Noreen Akhtar

Noreen Akhtar
Army Medical College | AMC · Afirm

MBBS,MSC pain medicine,MCPS_HPE,FCPS PM&R.

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Objectives: To observe the efficacy of platelet rich plasma on pain improvement in knee osteoarthritis patients and to explore the impact of various factors on pain reduction with such a treatment. Method: The quasi-experimental study was conducted at the Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from October 2017 to...
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Objective: To identify the cutoff values suggested by musculoskeletal ultrasound for the diagnosis of different severities of carpal tunnel syndrome and compare the parameters among males and females and patients with and without comorbidities of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hypothyroidism. Study Design: A cross-sectional study. Place and...
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Objective: To report the seasonal trends of Guillain-Barré Syndrome in a cohort of Pakistani population from southern Punjab, Pakistan. Study Design: A retrospective observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Combined Military Hospital Bahawalpur, from Jan 2016 to Oct 2018. Methodology:...
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ABSTRACT Objective: To compare the intra-articular corticosteroid versus physiotherapy in the management of adhesive capsulitis in terms of mean pain score. Study Design: Randomized controlled trial. Place and Duration of Study: Outpatient department, at Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, from Jul 2013 to Jul 2015. Material and Meth...
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The teaching and learning of medical students has always been a demanding perspective. The best teachers at times may strive in conveying medical knowledge and assessing yield of the effort. The traditional written and practical instruments of assessment have many limitations in their practicality and fair judgment. Since its introduction in the 70...
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Aim of the work: To assess association of body mass index (BMI) with bone mineral density (BMD) in a sample of Pakistanis and explore their relation with age, gender, menopausal status and ethnicity. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional study at a tertiary care rehabilitation medicine center included apparently healthy individuals referred for a...
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Pakistan is one of the three countries in South East Asia that has an active postgraduate physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) training program. College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) offers a four-year structured training program in PM&R. It consists of clinical teaching, lectures, rotations in other specialties, and writing a r...
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Objective: To determine the causes and patterns of traumatic and non-traumatic major limb amputations among civilian population attending a military amputee rehabilitation center. Material and Methods: Civilian patients of all age groups and gender with one or more major limb amputations due to any cause, who reported for the first time for provisi...
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Objective:To determine the frequency and intensity of shoulder pain in stroke patients and explore any relation of shoulder pain with the side of involvement and the primary etiology of stroke. Study Design:A cross-sectional descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM), Rawalpindi from Ja...
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Objective: To describe the pattern of diseases among patients attending the specialized pain clinic in our hospital, identify the commonest gender, age group, pain diagnosis, performed procedure, age group, gender, and evaluate the association of gender with the disease causing pain. Material and Methods: Through non-probability consecutive, sampli...
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Objective: To determine the causes and patterns of traumatic and non-traumatic major limb amputations among civilian population attending a military amputee rehabilitation center. Material and Methods: Civilian patients of all age groups and gender with one or more major limb amputations due to any cause, who reported for the first time for provisi...
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Objective: The objective of the study was to analyze the pattern of various neuromuscular diseases among floppy babiesreferred toelectro-diagnostic department of AFIRM. Study Design: A cross-sectional study Place and Duration of Study: Electro-diagnostic department of Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM), Rawalpindi from July 2...
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Objectives: To compare efficacy of oxybutynin and tolterodine in managing Detrusor Overactivity (DO) in Pakistani patients with different upper motor neuron lesions. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was carried out at Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi from January to August 2015 including individuals with a diagno...
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Objectives: To determine the association between smoking, bone mineral density (BMD), and fragility fractures in a cohort of Pakistani males aged >50 years and postmenopausal females. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional survey carried out at Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM), Rawalpindi, Pakistan from January 2010 to Jan...
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Objective: To explore the postgraduate medical trainees perceptions and practices towards research and to investigate potential barriers to perform research. Study Design: Cross sectional descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: Military hospital, Combined Military hospital, Rawalpindi and Pakistan institute of medical sciences Islamabad, fr...
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To determine the pattern of peripheral nerve injuries in Pakistani soldiers in the War against terror. Case series. Department of Electrodiagnosis at Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM), Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from June 2008 to June 2011. All new cases of war wounded soldiers with peripheral nerve injuries were consecutively en...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine frequency, character, approximate location and intensity of neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury and its impact on the quality of life. Study Design: A cross-sectional survey Place and Duration of Study: Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM), Rawalpindi from Feb 2009 to Fe...
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The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of Diacerein in KOA. We used a 10-point Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score as the outcome measure for quantifying pain
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Objectives: To determine the frequency of use of different complementary and alternative medicine therapies by patients of knee osteoarthritis in Pakistan Design: Descriptive cross-sectional survey Place & duration of study: Outpatient department, Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi, Pakistan from August 2010 to July 2011...
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Objectives:To evaluate the demographic, neurological and functional characteristics and course of recovery of patients with Brown- Sequard Plus Syndrome. Methodology: This study was carried out at Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi, Pakistan from May 2007 to April 2013. It included 7 patients, with traumatic Brown- Sequ...
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Objectives: To define the main features of spinal cord injuries in Pakistan Armed Forces. Study design: Descriptive study. Material and method: Two years study was conducted on 50 new patients of acute spinal cord injury from Armed Forces of Pakistan reporting to Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM) from 1 st Aug 2007 to 31 st...
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Objective: To highlight the role of early physical medicine and rehabilitation. Design: Randomized case control study. Place and Duration of Study: Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Rawalpindi from March 2002 to March 2003. Patients and Methods: Eighty patients of both sexes between 25-45 years of age were randomly divided into Stu...

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Just finished a questionnaire based country wide survey of PM&R education in Pakistan. Will be sending to an international PM&R or medical education journal for publication soon