Salman Yousuf Sharif

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BACKGROUND Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with plate stabilization (ACDF+PS) is an accepted surgical procedure. We sought to evaluate the long-term clinical results of ACDF+PS with a special focus on pain, functional outcome, and adjacent segment disease. METHODS Retrospectively, 139 patients who underwent ACDF+PS were reviewed with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the prevalence of anxiety and depression in chronic low back pain population at a tertiary care centre. METHODS The prospective cross-sectional study was conducted using convenience sampling at the Department of Neurosurgery, at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, from January to June 2010. The prevalence of anxiety and(More)
A 50 years old male was admitted with sub-arachnoid haemorrhage. Angiographic examination revealed an abnormal origin of the right vertebral artery from the right external carotid artery. Multiple variations in the origin of right vertebral artery have been reported in literatures. Anomalous origin of the right vertebral artery from the right external(More)
Hydatid cysts commonly affect liver and lung but it can also affect the brain in rare cases. We report a case of 22 year female with history of headache for one and half years. Intracranial hydatid cyst was diagnosed on computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging. The cyst was delivered without rupture using hydrostatic dissection followed by(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective observational study. PURPOSE To assess the clinical outcome after early versus late decompression for traumatic cervical cord injury. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Traumatic spinal cord injury is common globally with the most tragic outcomes in the cervical spine. Although recent studies have shown that early decompression results in(More)
AIM Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes for morbidity, mortality and economic loss. The impact is much worse in developing countries like Pakistan. The objective of our study was to highlight the etiological pattern and distribution of TBI in Pakistan. MATERIAL AND METHODS From July 2009 to June 2011, 1378 patients presenting to our(More)
BACKGROUND Post-traumatic syringomyelia is described in adults after spinal trauma but extremely rarely seen in children, especially in the first year of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS We describe a boy who, at the age of 7 months, suffered spinal trauma during a car accident when he was held at his mother's lap and suffered extreme flexion of his torso. He(More)
Cervical injury is not uncommon in any trauma, especially in road traffic accident. A standard approach, towards, transport, workup, and management is required for best outcomes, and decrease morbidity. We tried to review the recent literature and briefly discuss the management protocols concluded that in our setting, emergency ambulance personnel and(More)
STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare pregabalin and gabapentin for mean postoperative visual analog score (VAS) for pain in patients undergoing single-level lumbar microdiscectomy for intervertebral disc prolapse at a tertiary care hospital. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Pregabalin has a superior(More)
Traumatic brain injury is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among pediatric age group, with a male preponderance. Two percent of such conditions are complicated with CSF fistulous leak resulting in meningitis and its sequel. Posttraumatic blepharocele and blepharoencephalocele are unusually rare complications after head trauma secondary to(More)