Tausif Rehman

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STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study was performed to analyze the effect of a specifically timed glove change on infection rates in lumbar spinal fusion. OBJECTIVES Postoperative infection is a frequent and taxing complication following posterior lumbar spine fusion with instrumentation. This procedure is associated with infection rates up to 9%. The(More)
We report a case of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury in which ICP monitoring or quantitative cerebral perfusion data may have allowed earlier recognition of impending herniation, avoidance of a secondary insult, and ultimately resulted in a better outcome, even though the patient did not meet the standard guidelines of the Brain Trauma Foundation. A(More)
Infection of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts is a common occurrence and can often be difficult to diagnose using standard analysis of shunt fluid. This article presents the first case report on the diagnosis of a CSF shunt infection on FDG PET scan. A 26-year-old female underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement after developing a pseudomeningocele(More)
STUDY DESIGN This is a single case-based report. OBJECTIVE We report the first case of epithelioid trophoblastic tumor (ETT) presenting as primary metastasis to the spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA ETT is an extremely rare form of gestational trophoblastic neoplasm with less than 100 cases reported in the literature. A 36-year-old, postpartum woman(More)
We describe the case of a young woman who was 29 weeks pregnant and presented with preterm labour along with hydrocephalus and brain stem symptoms from a large cytic lesion associated with a precariously sited haemangioblastoma. Cyst drainage was initially employed, with an Ommaya reservoir and periodic percutaneous drainage until the patient could undergo(More)
Pediatric meningiomas are rare and account for about 1.5% of all intracranial tumors. When compared to adults, intraventricular location of childhood meningiomas is four to ten times as high. Atypical pathology of these lesions is very uncommon and indicates an aggressive nature. They are usually associated with Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) or previous cranial(More)
PURPOSE To investigate a family afflicted with X-linked retinoschisis and to determine the pedigree leading to such an occurrence. DESIGN Observational case series. METHODS Visual acuities were measured at The Aga Khan University Hospital Ophthalmology clinic. Slit-lamp examination, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopies were performed on each of the(More)
BACKGROUND Juvenile Paget disease (JPD) is a rare genetic bone disorder, also affecting the immune and vascular systems. We describe the first ever case of JPD associated with bilateral giant cavernous carotid artery aneurysms in a child. CASE DESCRIPTION A child with known JPD presented with left abducens nerve palsy and a computed tomographic angiogram(More)
Endothelial cells have many characteristics in common, but significant morphological and functional differences exist between endothelial cells from different anatomic sites. The specific glomerular endothelial (GEn) cell transcript repertoire is unknown. We sought to determine whether endothelial cells derived from bovine glomeruli display a distinct(More)