Mughis Sheerani

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Cerebral venous thrombosis remains an important and sometimes an elusive cause of strokes. Oral contraceptives seem to have a strong causative association with this entity. We describe a case that highlights the importance of asking specific questions about oral contraceptive use in patients with strokes due to cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, especially,(More)
This paper reviews all available English language literature on MS from Asian countries published between 1970 and 2005. Although limited data are available, the review reveals that western Asia--including the Middle East--has the highest prevalence of MS across the continent, and that MS in Asia largely resembles conventional MS in western countries.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate clinical presentation, radiological and cerebrospinal fluid findings and outcome of patients with Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE). METHODS The charts of all the patients (n = 88), who were admitted to The Aga Khan University, Karachi with diagnosis of HSE, from 1990-2002, were retrospectively reviewed. Sixty eight patients were(More)
We report the case of a young patient with 36 weeks pregnancy, and an acute respiratory infection with severe bronchospasm, who developed an occipital headache and neck pain on the third day of inadvertent dural puncture during placement of combined epidural spinal anaesthesia for caesarian section. It was diagnosed as post-dural puncture headache until(More)
Sarcoidosis is a multi-system disorder of unknown aetiology characterised by non-caseating granulomatous inflammation with varying presentation and prognosis. Bone involvement is uncommon and vertebral involvement is rare. We report a case of vertebral osseous sarcoidosis which presented with pulmonary symptoms mimicking tuberculosis and later developed(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is a medical entity that has received little attention in the clinical settings in Pakistan. The aim of our study was to review the predisposing factors, outcomes and characteristics of in-patients diagnosed with NMS. METHODS We performed a retrospective chart review of all cases (age >15 years) at a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether general practitioners learned better with task-based learning or problem-oriented lecture in a Continuing Medical Education (CME) set-up. STUDY DESIGN Quasi-experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The Aga Khan University, Karachi campus, from April to June 2012. METHODOLOGY Fifty-nine physicians were given a(More)
OBJECTIVE Our main objective was to use videoconferencing as a primary means to: a) assist in launching an epilepsy surgery program in Pakistan; 2) participate in case conferences on complex epilepsy patients in each country. METHODS Extensive testing using both point to point and bridged integrated service digital network (ISDN) and internet protocol(More)
Introduction and Background Though medical treatments suffice in almost all types of epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery is the standard in the management of intractable seizures. There are some misconceptions that lead to underutilization of this treatment, even in the developed countries.1,2 Some of them include: 1. Only temporal lobe seizures are appropriate for(More)