Zain Ali Bhutta

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Gunshot wounds (GSW) to the head are the most lethal form of trauma; unfortunately, the frequency of children being involved in such form of trauma is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide. We present our experience with four children from 2 to 3 years of age with craniocerebral GSW admitted to the neurosurgery service at a tertiary care hospital. For(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To assess the effect of acute thrombolysis protocol on "door-to-needle time" (DTN) and improvement in outcome following acute stroke (AS). METHODS The charts of all patients receiving intravenous (IV) thrombolysis for AS between January 2008 and June 2015 were reviewed for DTN, complications, and clinical outcome. Good prognosis was(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to evaluate the awareness of and attitudes towards the 2005 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for Heart Failure (HF) of the cardiologists in Pakistan and assess barriers to adherence to guidelines. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted in person from March to July 2009 to all cardiologists(More)
BACKGROUND Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) studies from the Middle East and Asian region are limited. This study describes the epidemiology, emergency health services, and outcomes of OHCA in Qatar. METHODS This was a prospective nationwide population-based observational study on OHCA patients in Qatar according to Utstein style guidelines, from(More)
Background: Standard Emergency Department (ED) operations goals include minimization of the time interval (tMD) between patients' initial ED presentation and initial physician evaluation. This study assessed factors known (or suspected) to influence tMD with a two-step goal. The first step was generation of a multivariate model identifying parameters(More)
The State of Qatar experienced a sandstorm on the night of April 1, 2015, lasting approximately 12 hours, with winds of more than 100 km/h and average particulate matter of approximately 10 μm in diameter. The emergency department (ED) of the main tertiary hospital in Qatar managed 62% of the total emergency calls and those of higher triage order. The peak(More)
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