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Rawal Medical Journal

Current Issue : 2020, Vol: 45, Issue: 1

ISSN : 0303-5212

ISSUES : 4 per year

PUBLISHER : Pakistan Medical Association Rawalpindi Islamabad Branch

Rawal Medical Journal is an internationally peer reviewed journal and an official publication of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Rawalpindi-Islamabad Branch. It is funded by PMA and HEC Pakistan and 1000 printed copies are distributed to members of PMA and all major hospitals and teaching institutions of Pakistan. It is published every three months in March, June, September and December.

RMJ. Year: 2020, Volume: 45


  1. Care of transgenders
    Mazhar Malik
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 1-2
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  2. Original Research

  3. Emotional intelligence and self-concept as predictors of goal-adjustment among Pakistani transgenders
    Uzma Ilyas, Rida Hussain Bukhari, Arooj Fatima
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 3-6
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  4. Coping mechanisms curtailed to stress by the By-birth hermaphrodites
    Razia Anjum, Tazvin Ijaz, Muhammad Usman Ghani
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 7-12
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  5. Adequacy of dialysis in patients of chronic kidney disease
    Haidar Zaman, Bilal Saeed, Muhammad Wasim Sajjad, Armaghan Ali, Munir Ahmad Abbasi, Muhammad Asim
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 13-16
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  6. Antibiotic susceptibility pattern in an intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan
    Mir Tahir Hussain Talpur, Kashif Ullah Shabir, Khalil Ullah Shabir, Muhammad Tauqeer Katbar, Uzair Yaqoob, Shahida Kashif
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 17-21
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  7. Urinary tract pathogens and their patterns of resistance to commonly used antibiotics
    Salman Farooq Dar, Malik Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Hamza Arshad, Muhammad Fahr Hayat, Talha Farooq Dar
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 22-26
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  8. Association between diabetic neuropathy, fall risks and balance in diabetes type 2 patients
    Mayda Asif, Sana Batool
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 27-30
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  9. Changes in blood glucose 2 hours after meals in Type 2 diabetes patients based on length of treatment at Hasanuddin University Hospital, Indonesia
    Anna Islamiyati, Fatmawati Fatmawati, Nur Chamidah
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 31-34
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  10. Different cutaneous infections in diabetic patients presenting in an out patient department of a tertiary care hospital
    Sadaf Ahmed Asim, Mehnaz Nuruddin Gitay, Sahar Soomro
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 35-38
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  11. Frequency of hypomagnesemia in adult patients with diabetic ketoacidosis
    Sadia Salman, Usman Iqbal Rana, Nauman Zafar , Fariha Salman,
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 39-41
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  12. Serum Testosterone levels in Obese and Diabetes mellitus Type-II in Males individuals
    Farheen dahri Shaikh, Muhammad Rafiq, Muhammad Aqeel Bhutto, Syed Habib Naqvi
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 42-45
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  13. Relationship of glycemic status with anthropometric measures and body mass index
    Syed Muhammad Hasan, Muhammad Bilal Azmi, Akhtar Ali Baloch, Fauzia Imtiaz
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 46-50
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  14. Frequency of Celiac Disease in anemic patients presenting at Federal Government Poly Clinic Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Safina Hameed Qureshi, Sania Hameed Qureshi, Farid Ullah Shah, Syed Fahd Shah, Aisha Hameed Qureshi
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 51-53
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  15. Role of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-α gene in Dyslipidemia.
    Amir Rashid, Sadaf Jafar, Raja Khalid Yaqub
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 54-57
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  16. Relationship between pulmonary function test and sputum inflammatory cells in adult asthmatic patients
    Afshan Mehboob Khan, Shazia Nazar, Shahneela Siraj, Sumera Mustafa, Durre Sameen, Anwar Ali
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 58-61
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  17. How progressive muscle relaxation exercise affect patient with hypertension?
    Ridawati Sulaeman, Muhasidah Muhasidah, Dewi purnamawati Purnamawati, Gusti Ayu Puja Warnis Wijayanti
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 62-65
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  18. Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude and practices towards palliative care in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan
    Farzana Bibi, Samina Kausar, Hafiz Nazeer Hussain, Saima Kouser, Shaier Khan
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 66-70
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  19. Frequency of neck pain in modern hijab wearing females in twin cities
    Sania Khawar Kiyani, Fouzia Batool, Saba Nawaz, Mir Arif Hussain, Amna Yaseen
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 71-73
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  20. Frequency of shoulder subluxation among stroke patients
    Nasir Khan, Shujaat Ali Khan, Naveed Ahmed, Muhammad Junaid Akram, Sana Mehboob
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 74-76
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  21. Comparison of cervicogenic headache between housewives and working women
    Madeeha Jamil, Usman Janjua
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 77-79
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  22. Effectiveness of cervical mobilization and stretching exercise with or without upper thoracic mobilization on non-specific neck pain
    Maryam Safdar, Nazia Sarfraz, Iqra Ishaq, Madiha Sabir, Shamim Mahmooda, Anum Bashir
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 80-83
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  23. Post-operative pain with and without neck extension in open thyroidectomy
    Nida Farrukh, Ramlah Ghazanfor, Arsalan Zahid Kyani, Khawaja Rafay Ghazanfor
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 84-86
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  24. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is an ambulatory procedure.
    Asad Ali Kerawala, Nighat Bakhtiar, Annam Kafeel
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 87-91
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  25. Determinants of conversion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy to open cholecystectomy
    Abdul Ghani Shaikh, Aijaz Ahmed Memon, Saeed Ahmed Shaikh, Abdul Ghaffar Pirzado
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 92-95
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  26. Quality of life in burn injury patients
    Abdul Razzaque, Muhammad Saad Khan, Muhammad Faheem Afzal, Aamir Gul Memon, Iqra Salahuddin, Hina Komal
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 96-98
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  27. Effectiveness of zinc administration in asthenospermia in infertile patients
    Ghulam Mustafa, Hasham Khan, Muhammad Saqib Butt, Noor Un Nisa, Sarwat Saeed
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 99-102
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  28. Is tranexamic acid really effective in the reducing the need for blood transfusion in patients undergoing Total Knee Replacement?
    Jamal Suleiman Alshawabkeh, Laith Khaled Al-tarawneh, Mahdi Saleh Jaradat, Mohammad Ali Alsukour, Belal Mofreh Altarawneh
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 103-106
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  29. Functional outcome with Kirschner Wire Fixation Versus Volar Locking Plate Fixation for management of patients with dorsally displaced fractures of distal radius
    Naveed Ullah Khan, Abdul Qadir Khan, Muhammad Jameel, Hafiz Muhammad Yaqoob, Zeeshan Khan, Mubashar Ahmad Bajwa
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 107-110
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  30. Outcome of precontoured locking compression plate in patients with distal humerus intra-articular fracture
    Asif Ali Jatoi, Muhammad Tahir Lakho, Muhammad Azfar Khanzada, Aijaz Ali Shaikh, Zulfiqar Ali Memon, Anis Uddin Bhatti
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 111-114
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  31. Comparison of intralesional steroid and extracorporal shockwave therapy for relief of pain in plantar fasciitis
    Syed Rizwan ul Ahsan Jillani, Muhammad Mobushir, Sehrish Latif, Shahid Hussain Phul, Hamza Fareed, Faisal Mehmood
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 115-119
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  32. Corticosteroid injection as a treatment modality in management of plantar fasciitis
    Masroor Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, Rukhsana Hamid, Nida, Ghulam Hussain
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 120-122
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  33. Platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis
    Adeel Ahmed Siddiqui, Uzair Yaqoob, Mariyam Adeel
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 123-126
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  34. Effects of conventional physical therapy with and without muscle energy techniques for treatment of Upper Cross Syndrome
    Arif Ali Rana, Ashfaq Ahmad, Syed Amir Gillani, Muhammad Qasim Idrees, Iqra Awan
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 127-132
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  35. Determinants of psychological adjustment: An analysis of newly wed females
    Iram Naz, Isma Zameer, Razia Anjum
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 132-135
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  36. Scale on Jealousy: Developing a Reliable Measure
    Saima Riaz, Safora Fatima, Shama Asim, Nayab Bilal
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 136-139
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  37. Mental health functioning of adult children of alcoholic fathers in Pakistan
    Ivan Suneel, Sadia Saleem, Zahid Mahmood
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 140-143
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  38. Relationship between personality factors and marital satisfaction among working married doctors: Moderating role of gender
    Shoaib Kiani, Naila Yaqoob, Saira Javed, Shahzad Khan Siddique
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 144-147
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  39. Role of MRI in pre operative evaluation of obstructing reproductive tract anomalies in young girls presenting with hematometrocolpos
    Maria Khaliq, Riffat Raja, Syed Muhammad Raza, Khoala Riaz, Sidra Nadeem
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 148-153
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  40. Comparison of serum neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) levels in pre-eclamptic and normotensive pregnant women.
    Shazmah Ahmad, Sumbla Ghaznavi, Nadia Rasheed, Muhammad Ikram Ullah
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 154-157
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  41. Development of self report measure on pubertal changes for school going adolescent
    Shumaila Tasleem, Tazvin Ijaz, Rabia Iftikhar
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 158-162
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  42. Tea drinking and its co-occurrence with anemia in pregnant females
    Tazeen Shah, Jamsheed Warsi, Zulfiqar Laghari
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 163-167
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  43. Spectrum of polypoidal lesions of nose at a tertiary care center: A cross-sectional retrospective study
    Shazia Mumtaz, Durr e Sameen Kamran, Aariar Roy, Atif Hashmi
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 168-171
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  44. Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding in Pakistan: an examination of the 2012-2013 Demographic and Health Survey
    Nazia Malik, Farhana Nohsheen, Anam Afzal
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 172-175
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  45. Effects of area of residence, education level and wealth of reproductive-aged woman on child’s nutritional status: Evidence from Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2011
    Arfan Latif, Ahmad Usman, Shoukat Ali
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 176-178
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  46. People’s perceptions about family planning and contraceptive methods in Gujrat, Pakistan
    Sameera Shafiq, Neelam Nosheen
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 179-183
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  47. Knowledge and perception of smog in citizens of Lahore, Pakistan
    Tahira Ahsan, Muhammad Ashraf Chaudhry, Noor ul Huda, Neha Mukhtar, Rameesha Ahmad, Mariam Ali
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 184-187
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  48. Psychology of learning entrepreneurship skills: Nurturing learning styles of students
    Nasir Shahen, Nasir Ahmad, Nargis Munir, Sajjad Hussain
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 188-191
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  49. Utilization of health services and satisfaction of the patients in District Bhakkar, Pakistan
    Haq Nawaz, Nazia Malik, Falak Sheer, Wasem Nawaz
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 192-195
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  50. Women’s contribution in provision of household food security: A study from rural areas of Punjab, Pakistan
    Madiha Naz, Izhar Ahmad Khan, Ashfaq Ahmad Mann, Babar Shahbaz
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 196-200
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  51. Correlation between sleep habits and academic performance in medical students of Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Nida Gulzar Zeb, Nusrat Zareen, Wajid Ara Asra, Kamran Afzal Ahamed
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 201-205
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  52. Comparison of different teaching styles in student of Optometry related to Ocular Anatomy on the basis of grading
    Hina Khan Khan, Asad Raza Jiskani, Fouzia Kirmani, Abdul Hameed Talpur, Devi Kumari, Raja Faisal
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 206-210
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  53. Faculty job satisfaction in a private medical university: a cross-sectional study in Karachi, Pakistan
    Fatima Zehra, Nighat Rukhsana
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 211-217
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  54. Introducing clinical encounters in 2nd year special senses module: Students’ perspective and its impact on summative assessments.
    Ayisha Kausar, Nadia Akhtar, Tatheer Zahra, Humera Naz Altaf
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 218-222
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  55. Phytochemical analysis and antibacterial properties of Cassia Senna alata
    Umedan Channa, Afsheen Mushtaque Shah, Shameem Bhatti, Asghar Ali Memon, Allah Bux Ghanghro, Irshad Hussain Ghanghro
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 223-226
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  56. Frequency of shoulder pain among overhead throwing athletes
    Hassan Shaheen, Ashfaq Ahmad, Syed Amir Gilani, Muhammad Waqas, Munam Raza
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 227-229
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  57. Effect of preoperative use of ibuprofen on the efficacy of inferior alveolar nerve block in patients with irreversible pulpitis
    Mohsin Ali Dehraj, Feroze Ali Kalhoro, Muhammad Ilyas Shaikh, Kelash Kumar, Safia Shaikh, Irum Naz
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 230-232
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  58. Effects of individual Task specific training verses group Circuit Training on Balance and Ambulation in Sub-acute Stroke
    Mudassar Ali, Shakir Ullah Khan, Hafiz Ali Bin Asim
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 233-235
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  59. Effects of strengthening of hip abductors and lateral rotators for improving pain & functional limitation in patients with patellofemoral dysfunction
    Faiza Sharif, Halima Shoukat, Muhammad Asim Arif
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 236-239
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  60. Impact of using WhatsApp in a group of practicing orthopedic surgeons
    Adeel Ahmed Siddiqui, Mariyam Adeel, Uzair Yaqoob
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 240-244
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  61. Frequency of histopathological subtypes of steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome among children below 12 years in a tertiary care hospital of Islamabad, Pakistan
    Jai Krishin, Muqadar Shah, Shehzadi Sumbal Ghazi, Maqbool Hussain, Midhat Farzeen
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 245-248
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  62. Letter to the Editor

  63. Bilateral superficial cervical plexus block for the tracheostomy in a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Yei Heum Park, Eunsu Kang
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 249-249
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  64. Other

  65. Corrigendum
    Rawal Medical Journal
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 229-229
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  66. Technical Note

  67. Information for authors
    Rawal Medical Journal
    RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 230-230
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