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Aug 8, 2013
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP joined Professor Jafri Malin Abdullah's group

Event Related Potential , Signal processing & Analysis discussion Forum

A group of scientists ranging from mathematicians,physicists,computer scientists,neurologist,neurosurgeons,psychologists,electrical and electronic engineers,signal processors and analyses specialists who are interested researchers in this fieldSee More
Nov 6, 2010
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP joined Neuropsychology Dude's group

Students of Neuroscience

for all the students of neuroscience, undergrad, graduate, and beyond.
Oct 2, 2010
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP might attend Dr.Nagesh C Shanbhag's event

Syringomyelia 2010 International Symposium Berlin, Germany at BERLIN; GERMANY

December 9, 2010 at 2pm to December 11, 2010 at 7pm
International and national experts will report on the newest development in diagnosis, therapy and aftercare
Sep 25, 2010
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP commented on Nasir Raza Awan's group Neurosurgery
"Neurosurgeons, please? I have a 63-year-old man who presented with easy forgetfulness; otherwise, he is completely normal. His brain CT scan is consistent with normal pressure hydrocephalus. Do you operate on such patients, or watchful waiting would…"
Sep 25, 2010
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP joined Nasir Raza Awan's group


A forum to discuss the surgical application of basic neuroscience! Here, we discuss everything related to research, academic and clinical neurosurgery.
Sep 25, 2010
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP joined Marta Olivetti Belardinelli's group
Sep 21, 2010
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP might attend Michael (King-Hwa) Ling's event

Neuroscience Seminar 2010 at Conference Room of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia

October 22, 2010 from 8am to 12:30pm
A neuroscience seminar series that feature the following topics:1) Assoc Prof Paul Thomas (Australia) - "Identifying mechanisms of brain and gonad development using Sox3 transgenic mice"2) Dr Sharmili Vidyadaran Menon (UPM) - "Modulatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells on microglial inflammatory responses"3) Dr Cheah Pike See (UPM) - "Role of 14-3-3-zeta in hippocampal neuronal migration, spatial learning, memory and behavioural functions"4) Mr Michael KH Ling (UPM) - "The role of long…See More
Sep 21, 2010
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP commented on Professor Jafri Malin Abdullah's group Malaysian Brain,Mind and Neuroscientist
"Dear Professor Jafri, Salaam alikom... I don't know why such a great country lacks neurologists? And, why USM is still deficient in this branch? Your Ad is still valid; it has been a year an a half... Any way, congratulations for launching…"
Aug 22, 2010
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP joined Professor Jafri Malin Abdullah's group

Malaysian Brain,Mind and Neuroscientist

A group of brain science,neuroscience and mind researchers that can work together to improve ailments,diseases and introduce new technologies and innovations in this field to Malaysia.
Aug 22, 2010
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP joined Cagin Senturk's group


A forum dedicated to sharing knowledge on cerebrovascular pathologies and their traetment. Neurovascular specialists including interventional neuroradiologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons are welcomed...
Apr 28, 2010
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP joined Dr.Nagesh C Shanbhag's group

CNS Regeneration

Contrary to previously held beliefs about the static nature of the adult brain, it is capable of generating new neurons that are capable of integrating into the complex circuitry.
Apr 28, 2010
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP joined Markus A. Dahlem's group

Neurological disorders

A discussion group that focuses the common aspects, e.g. upcoming conferences, new funding schemes, journals etc.
Oct 6, 2009
Osama S.M. Amin MD, FCCP, FACP is now a member of The NeuroNetwork
Oct 6, 2009

Profile Information

Main areas of research:
Stroke and coronary artery disease, stroke in young, vascular medicine, multiple sclerosis.
Medical education, writing/editing
Current title/position:
Consultant Neurologist
Current affiliation/employer:
Sulaimaniya General Teaching Hospital
Personal or laboratory homepage:
1. Get Through MRCP Part 1 (published by the Royal Society of Medicine in London).

2. Self-Assessment for MRCP(UK) Part I.

3. Self-Assessment for MRCP Part II.

4. Mock Papers for MRCPI Part I.

5. Self-Assessment: Neurology.

The author of the bulk of the MRCP part I questions on http://www.examdoctor.co.uk/Exam?key=adea7085-b6a9-4b00-85bf-2067c3... . This was the online educational arm of the Royal Society of Medicine in London; now part of Hodder & Stoughton.

Some of my articles in international peer-reviewed journals http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hNj7TAsAAAAJ , http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=amin+os :

1- Amin OSM, Shwani SS. Ataxia, hyperpnoea and mental retardation: was it the molar tooth? BMJ Case Reports 2010; doi:10.1136/bcr.10.2009.2331. [PMID: 22736556] [PMCID: PMC3047379]

2- Amin OSM, Rasheed AH, Ahmed SM. Simultaneous intracerebral haemorrhages; which came first, the supra-tentoral or the infra-tentorial one? BMJ Case Reports 2010; doi:10.1136/bcr.03.2010.2805. [PMID:22766571] [PMCID: PMC3029376]

3- Amin OSM, Zangana HM, Ameen NA.The striatocapsular infarction and its aftermaths. BMJ Case Reports 2010; doi:10.1136/bcr.02.2010.2703. [PMID:22778185] [PMCID: PMC3027325]

4- Amin OSM, Shwani SS, Noori SF, Hasan AM. Carbamazepine and the QTc interval; any association? Neurology Asia 2010;15(2):119-23.

5- Amin OSM, Shwani SS. Asymptomatic supratentorial arachnoid cyst and symptomatic demyelination plaques: which one needs treatment?. BMJ Case Reports 2010; 10.1136/ bcr.08.2010.3286. [PMID:22797210] [PMCID: PMC3028544]

6- Amin OSM, Shwani SS, Zangana HM, Hussein EMH, Ameen NA. Bilateral infarction of paramedian thalami: A report of two cases of artery of Percheron occlusion and review of the literature. BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.09.2010.3304. [PMID: 22715252] [PMCID:PMC3062066]

7- Amin OSM. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: diagnosis and management. BMJ Learning, 2011. NB: The BMJ Learning asked me in March 2013 to update the module and I did. The updated version was launched online in early May 2013.

8- Amin OSM, Shwani SS. Bizarre tongue movements. International Medical Journal Malaysia 2011: 10(1);57-8.

9- Amin OSM, Shwani SS, Zangana HM, Ahmed S, Ahmed O, Ameen BMN. Joubert syndrome in Iraq: Case series and review of the literature. Int J Basic and Clin Res 2011;1(2): 30-5.

10- Amin OSM, Namiq HS, Zangana HM, Ameen NA, Hasan MA. Electroencephalography and over-diagnosis of epilepsy: a cross-sectional study in Sulaimaniya city, Iraq. International Iraqi Medical Society Journal 2011;2:6-14.

11- Amin OSM, Zangana HM, Yaseen NF, Ismael AK, Hasan AM, Ahmed O, et al. A comparison of serum lipids between first-ever ischaemic and hemorrhagic strokes in Kurdish patients. International Iraqi Medical Society Journal 2011;2:23-35.

12- Amin OSM, Shwani SS, Zangana HM, Ameen NA. Bilateral infarction of corpus striatum in a young woman: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Reports 2011;5:324. [PMID: 21787414][PMCID:PMC3158562]

13- Amin OSM, Omer RT, Abdullah AA, Ahmed RH, Ahmed O, Ahmed S. Recurrent, sequential, bilateral deep cerebellar hemorrhages. J Med Case Reports 2011;5:360. [PMID: 21831285] [PMCID: PMC 3177913]

14- Amin OSM, Shwani SS. Right ear mass, proptosis, and dysphagia. International Medical Journal Malaysia 2011;10(2):49-50.

15- Amin OSM, Abdullah AA, Xaznadar A, Shaikhani M. Striatocapsular Infarction; a Single Institutional Experience. Acta Inform Med 2012; 20(2):106-12. [PMID: 23322963] [PMCID: PMC3544320]

16- Amin OSM. Fahr’s disease and frontal lobe-like cognitive dysfunction. JMOOD 2012; 2(3):119-22.

17- Amin OSM. Two supratentorial meningiomas: are they different? BMJ Case Reports 2012;10.1136/bcr-2012-007177. [PMID: 22967690]. NB: The article also included a quiz and it was the very first image quiz published in the BMJ Case Reports Journal.

18- Amin OSM. Abnormal gait. Journal of Slemani College of Medicine 2012:2(1);73.

19- Amin OSM, Zangana HM. Recurrent hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage: a case series from a single institution in Iraq. Gaziantep Med J 2012; 18(3): 169-72.

20- Amin OSM. Two different intracranial haemorrhages and one cerebral infarction: What are the odds? BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007158. [PMID: 23045453]

21- Amin OSM. Multiple cerebral hydatid cysts: Have the previous operations contributed to their formation? BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007240. [PMID:23045454]

22- Amin OSM. Progressive gait instability in a young girl: What will happen at the end? BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007151. [PMID: 22987913]

23- Amin OSM. Acute dysarthria, dense left hemiparesis, and left sensory neglect: Is it striatocapsular infarction? BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007264. [PMID:23048005]

24- Amin OSM. Acute hemiparesis and ipsilateral supratentorial lesion; any association? International Medical Journal Malaysia 2012;11(2):68-9.

25- Amin OSM. Ataxia, hypoplastic vermis, and keyhole connection sign: is it the variant form of Dandy-Walker complex? BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007152. [PMID:23235101]

26- Amin OSM. Recurrent hypertensive intracerebral haemorrhages: what should we do when a new hemispheric ischemic event strikes? BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-008079. [PMID:23264163]

27- Amin OSM, Abdulkarim QA, Shaikhani M. Intermittent bursts of abdominal wall jerky movements: Belly dancer’s syndrome? BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007393. [PMID: 23266778]. NB: This article drew the attention of NBCNews and they interviewed me. Part of the interview was published online on their Blog, The BodyOdd in January 2013, entitled “Belly Dancer’s syndrome, not as fun as it sounds.”

28- Amin OSM, Jumaily H. Clinical and trans-esophageal echocardiographic evaluation of patent foramen ovale in young Iraqi patients with ischemic stroke. Tikirit Medical Journal 2012; 18(1):1-10.

29- Amin OSM. Simultaneous hypertensive intracerebral haemorrhages: what are the odds? BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-008047. [PMID: 23345495]

30- Amin OSM, Mahmood A. Valproic acid: Does it have an antiarrhythmic action? Cukurova Med J 2013; 38(4): 592-600.

31- Amin OSM. Left Ventricular Hypertrophy: a Comparison Among Kurdish Patients with First-ever Ischemic Versus First-ever Hemorrhagic Stroke. Med Arh 2013; 67(2): 101-3. The journal is indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase…etc., but the current issue has not been indexed yet.

32- Amin OSM. Lacunar strokes: a single institutional experience. Cukurova Med J 2013; 38(4): 659-66.

33- Amin OSM. Recurrent seizures, progressive cognitive decline, Parkinsonism, and a calcified brain: is it Fahr’s disease? BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-009853. [PMID: 23667227].

34- Amin OSM. Fahr’s disease: a case series. Cukurova Med J 2013; 38(4): 823-31.

35- Amin OSM. Late onset seizures and progressive cognitive decline: is it an arachnoid cyst? BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-009847. [PMID: 23709558]

36- Amin OSM. A prolonged altered mental status: is it absence status eplilepticus? BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-009845. [PMID: 23784765]

37. Amin OSM. A Single Institutional Experience with Joubert Syndrome: The Past and Present.
J Neurol Disord Stroke 2013; 1: 1010.

Some "Letters to the Editor:"
1. The common is common. http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2010/bcr.01.2009.1420.full/reply...
2. Wallenberg's lateral medullary syndrome and its rare signs.
3. Neurology in Iraq; the past and the future, who is the winner? http://pn.bmj.com/content/9/3/176/reply#practneurol_el_157
4. Massive cerebellar infarctions; where are standing and what are we expecting? http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2010/bcr.06.2009.1957/reply#case...
5. Rebuilding, Building, or Just Trying to Build. http://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/11/03/rerebuilding-building-...

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At 10:30am on December 14, 2010, Professor Jafri Malin Abdullah said…

An evacuative Lumbar puncture  with mental status examination,or an isotope scan via lumbar puncture,a lumbar Magnes test.This might lead to a programmable shunt being placed.

At 11:00am on October 29, 2010, Professor Jafri Malin Abdullah said…
The larger meningioma has received radiosurgery and is 2cm in diameter,since it is recent,expected changes will only be seen on DWI and T2,Flair sequence,gad sequence after one year or so depending on her genetic markers.The smaller frontal meningioma is small and has not received radiosurgery. .As she is 56 years old ,by the time it(the small one) reaches a volume of 20 ml,she will be 69 years old according to progression of formula calculation.Most important is not the size but the oedema it causes seen on flair,T2 and DWI especially it compresses on the vein of labbe .Surgery will only be admissible if there is a growth increment on 6 monthly MRI Gadolinium in two axis x,y or z of more than 10 percent of its current size as oedema can be treated with steriods if necessary.A major depression component may be the cause of her headache.I presume she is already reached menopause as tamoxifen may help if ...
At 6:41am on October 29, 2010, Professor Jafri Malin Abdullah said…
Dear Dr Osama,
Please communicate with me on case management using the neuronetwork and I will help with the best og my ability.
Dr Jafri

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