Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Affiliation: The Aga Khan University
Country: Pakistan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Craniocerebral aspergillosis: a review of advances in diagnosis and management
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Hamdard University, Karachi
    J Pak Med Assoc 60:573-9. 2010
  2. pmc Non-operative management is superior to surgical stabilization in spine injury patients with complete neurological deficits: A perspective study from a developing world country, Pakistan
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    Surg Neurol Int 2:166. 2011
  3. pmc A critical analysis of the current state of neurosurgery training in Pakistan
    M Shahzad Shamim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    Surg Neurol Int 2:183. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Emergency department predictors of tracheostomy in patients with isolated traumatic brain injury requiring emergency cranial decompression
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    J Neurosurg 115:1007-12. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Trends in the management of inguinal hernia in Karachi, Pakistan: a survey of practice patterns
    S M Shamim
    Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi, Pakistan
    Singapore Med J 47:512-7. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Neurosurgical research in Pakistan: trends of publication and quality of evidence
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 113:107-10. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Fuzzy Logic in neurosurgery: predicting poor outcomes after lumbar disk surgery in 501 consecutive patients
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, P O Box 3500, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    Surg Neurol 72:565-72; discussion 572. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Cranial reconstruction after decompressive craniectomy: prediction of complications using fuzzy logic
    Saniya Siraj Godil
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    J Craniofac Surg 22:1307-11. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Microdiscectomy for lumbosacral disc herniation and frequency of failed disc surgery
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Department of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    World Neurosurg 74:611-6. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Observer variation in MRI evaluation of patients with suspected lumbar disc herniation and nerve root compression: comparison of neuroradiologist and neurosurgeon's interpretations
    - Imaad-ur-Rehman
    Department of Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
    J Pak Med Assoc 62:826-9. 2012

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Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Craniocerebral aspergillosis: a review of advances in diagnosis and management
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Hamdard University, Karachi
    J Pak Med Assoc 60:573-9. 2010
    ..Immunocompetent patients tend to have better outcomes as compared to those who are immunocompromised. Patients with intradural disease carry the worst prognosis...
  2. pmc Non-operative management is superior to surgical stabilization in spine injury patients with complete neurological deficits: A perspective study from a developing world country, Pakistan
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    Surg Neurol Int 2:166. 2011
    ....
  3. pmc A critical analysis of the current state of neurosurgery training in Pakistan
    M Shahzad Shamim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    Surg Neurol Int 2:183. 2011
    ..To observe interdepartmental variation in the availability of resources and academic activities within the various neurosurgery programs of Pakistan...
  4. doi request reprint Emergency department predictors of tracheostomy in patients with isolated traumatic brain injury requiring emergency cranial decompression
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    J Neurosurg 115:1007-12. 2011
    ..In this study, the authors' aim was to determine the emergency department predictors of tracheostomy in patients with isolated TBI requiring emergency cranial decompression...
  5. ncbi request reprint Trends in the management of inguinal hernia in Karachi, Pakistan: a survey of practice patterns
    S M Shamim
    Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi, Pakistan
    Singapore Med J 47:512-7. 2006
    ..The study was conducted to identify and document the various aspects of elective inguinal hernia repair performed by general surgeons working in the different university hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan...
  6. doi request reprint Neurosurgical research in Pakistan: trends of publication and quality of evidence
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 113:107-10. 2011
    ..To analyze the output and quality of neurosurgical research published from Pakistan in indexed peer reviewed journals...
  7. doi request reprint Fuzzy Logic in neurosurgery: predicting poor outcomes after lumbar disk surgery in 501 consecutive patients
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, P O Box 3500, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    Surg Neurol 72:565-72; discussion 572. 2009
    ..We have used Fuzzy Logic-based fuzzy inference system (FIS) for identifying patients unlikely to improve after disk surgery and explored FIS as a tool for surgical outcome prediction...
  8. doi request reprint Cranial reconstruction after decompressive craniectomy: prediction of complications using fuzzy logic
    Saniya Siraj Godil
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    J Craniofac Surg 22:1307-11. 2011
    ..Therefore, fuzzy logic-based fuzzy inference system (FIS), which has proven to be a useful tool for risk prediction in medical and surgical conditions, was used in this study to identify predictors of complications of cranioplasty...
  9. doi request reprint Microdiscectomy for lumbosacral disc herniation and frequency of failed disc surgery
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Department of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    World Neurosurg 74:611-6. 2010
    ..To date, no study form Pakistan has looked into patient demographics and failed disc surgery rates within the local context...
  10. ncbi request reprint Observer variation in MRI evaluation of patients with suspected lumbar disc herniation and nerve root compression: comparison of neuroradiologist and neurosurgeon's interpretations
    - Imaad-ur-Rehman
    Department of Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
    J Pak Med Assoc 62:826-9. 2012
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Lack of improvement after audit assessing the management of voiding dysfunction in patients with spinal cord injury: necessity for institutional guidelines
    Syed Johar Raza
    Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    Int J Surg 9:302-5. 2011
    ..Standard management guidelines for voiding dysfunction in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) do not exist and these patients are managed on the basis of institutional protocols or individual judgment of managing physicians...
  12. doi request reprint Predictors of poor outcome of decompressive craniectomy in pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury: a retrospective single center study from Pakistan
    Saad Akhtar Khan
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    Childs Nerv Syst 30:277-81. 2014
    ..This study aimed to determine the risk factors associated with poor outcome of decompressive craniectomy (DC) for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in pediatric patients...
  13. doi request reprint Analysis of factors affecting ventriculoperitoneal shunt survival in pediatric patients
    Farid Khan
    Section Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    Childs Nerv Syst 29:791-802. 2013
    ..We report a 6 years' experience with VP shunt insertion in pediatric patients from a developing country, focusing particularly on factors affecting shunt failure...
  14. pmc Phenytoin versus Leviteracetam for seizure prophylaxis after brain injury - a meta analysis
    Syed Nabeel Zafar
    Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Neurol 12:30. 2012
    ..However, a new drug Levetiracetam (LEV) is emerging as an alternate treatment choice. We aimed to conduct a meta-analysis to compare these two drugs in patients with brain injury...
  15. pmc Cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy: An institutional audit and analysis of factors related to complications
    Zain A Sobani
    Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    Surg Neurol Int 2:123. 2011
    ..Keeping this in perspective, we aimed to determine the factors associated with immediate and long-term complications of cranioplasties at our institution...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prospective case control evaluation of epidural midazolam for improving pain and ambulation after microdiscectomy
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
    J Pak Med Assoc 62:561-5. 2012
    ..To evaluate midazolam as an epidural analgesic in patients undergoing single-level microdiscectomy...
  17. pmc Fuzzy logic: A "simple" solution for complexities in neurosciences?
    Saniya Siraj Godil
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical College, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    Surg Neurol Int 2:24. 2011
    ..Fuzzy logic has been applied in all disciplines of medicine in some form and recently its applicability in neurosciences has also gained momentum...
  18. pmc Management of penetrating brain injury
    Syed Faraz Kazim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    J Emerg Trauma Shock 4:395-402. 2011
    ..Advanced age, suicide attempts, associated coagulopathy, Glasgow coma scale score of 3 with bilaterally fixed and dilated pupils, and high initial intracranial pressure have been correlated with worse outcomes in PBI patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Follicular thyroid carcinoma presenting as solitary skull metastasis: report of two cases
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Department of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 58:575-7. 2008
    ..Histopathological examination revealed metastases from well differentiated follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC). Subsequent workup confirmed occult primary carcinoma of the thyroid gland in both patients...
  20. pmc Microsurgical excisions of vestibular schwannomas: A tumor-size-based analysis of neurological outcomes and surgical complications
    Syed Faraz Kazim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    Surg Neurol Int 2:41. 2011
    ..Vestibular schwannomas (VS) are benign tumors originating from Schwann cells in vestibulocochlear nerve. This study aimed at evaluating outcomes of microsurgical resections of VS based on tumor sizes in a South Asian country...
  21. pmc Research-retreat-recovery: A potential model for organization and completion of research projects. Experience from a neurosurgery department in a developing country
    Saniya Siraj Godil
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
    Surg Neurol Int 1:69. 2010
    ..In the realm of our experience, the current model is being proposed as a means for organization of departmental research...
  22. doi request reprint Surgical grand rounds at a University Hospital. Applying "publication presentation index" to evaluate outcomes
    Muhammad Shahrukh Effendi
    Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, P O Box 3500, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    Int J Surg 11:101-4. 2013
    ..The publication of the research work acts as a measure of its success. In this study we analyzed the outcome of this activity and review factors affecting their progression to publication...
  23. doi request reprint Possible detrimental effects of neurosurgical irrigation fluids on neural tissue: an evidence based analysis of various irrigants used in contemporary neurosurgical practice
    Syed Faraz Kazim
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    Int J Surg 8:586-90. 2010
    ..We recommend the use of lactated Ringer's solution and artificial cerebrospinal fluid as neurosurgical irrigants, especially during neuroendoscopy and longer procedures requiring application of copious amount of irrigation fluid...
  24. ncbi request reprint Craniocerebral aspergillosis in immunocompetent hosts: surgical perspective
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    Neurol India 55:274-81. 2007
    ..Surgery remains the cornerstone of management followed by systemic antifungal medications. Results are better in immunocompetent patients as compared to those who are immunocompromised...
  25. pmc A successful model of Road Traffic Injury surveillance in a developing country: process and lessons learnt
    Junaid Abdul Razzak
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Public Health 12:357. 2012
    ..This paper shares the experience of setting up an urban RTI surveillance program in the emergency departments of five major hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan...
  26. ncbi request reprint Endovascular approach as primary treatment for traumatic carotid cavernous fistula: local experience from Pakistan
    Rana Shoaib Hamid
    Department of Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 61:989-93. 2011
    ..To evaluate the technical success, complications and outcome of endovascular management of post traumatic carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) in patients presenting at a tertiary care hospital in Karahci...
  27. ncbi request reprint Pituitary adenomas: presentations and outcomes in a South Asian country
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Department of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    Can J Neurol Sci 35:198-203. 2008
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Neurogenic claudication and radiculopathy as delayed presentations of retained spinal bullet
    Saad Ajmal
    Section of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, P O Box 3500, Stadium Rd, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    Spine J 9:e5-8. 2009
    ..Firearm injuries to the spine may cause injury to the neurological structures and/or to the spine, including ligaments and bones...
  29. doi request reprint Isolated tuberculosis of C2 spinous process
    Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
    Department of Surgery, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    Spine J 9:e30-2. 2009
    ..Isolated tuberculosis (TB) of posterior elements is extremely rare. Only few cases are reported in literature but none described isolated spinous process involvement in the absence of disease process in any other part of the body...