Asif Zafar

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BACKGROUND To compare the accuracy of store and forward method of teledermatology with the traditional face-to-face consultation. METHODS The comparison was done between Institute of Dermatology King Edward Medical College Lahore that served as teledermatology center and Dermatology Department of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Islamabad from where(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating trauma suffered by many of the victims of an earthquake that struck Northern Pakistan on October 8, 2005. It rendered approximately 600 patients paraplegic, which is the highest number ever reported in any disaster. This study was conducted to evaluate the risk of complications. METHODS The(More)
INTRODUCTION There are few specialized oncology centers in Pakistan. Teleoncology was introduced for weekly tumor case meetings between the surgery departments of Holy Family Hospital and NORI Hospital using videoconferencing. The team of surgeons, radiologists, and histopathologists of Holy Family Hospital and the oncologists from NORI Hospital are now(More)
Pakistan developed a curriculum for training in telemedicine based upon international experience and regional needs. The curriculum was offered to selected specialists across the spectrum of medicine, policymakers, and engineer experts. The curriculum was experience based and hands-on. Each participant at the end was asked to develop a telemedicine(More)
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