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Journal Publications:

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. (Indexed in Scopus)


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. (Indexed in Scopus)


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;2:28-44.


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;2:7-18.


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. (Indexed in Scopus)


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: PMC 3544320]


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, PMCID: PMC4544901]. 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, PMCID: PMC4543872]


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, PMCID: PMC4543539]


22- Amin OSM. Progressive gait instability in a young girl: What will happen at the end? BMJ


CaseReports 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, PMCID: PMC4544369]


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


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, PMCID: PMC4543920]

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, PMCID: PMC4312781]


27. 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.


28- 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, PMCID: PMC4543677]. 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.”


29- Amin OSM. Simultaneous hypertensive intracerebral haemorrhages: what are the odds? BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-008047. [PMID: 23345495, PMCID: PMC3603842]


30- Amin OSM, Mahmood A. Valproic acid: Does it have an antiarrhythmic action? Cukurova Med J2013; 38(4): 592-600. (Indexed in Web of Science).


31- Amin OSM. Left Ventricular Hypertrophy: a Comparison Among Kurdish Patients with First- ever Ischemic Versus First-ever Hemorrhagic Stroke. Med Arch 2013; 67(2): 101-3. [PMID:24341054]


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

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, PMCID: PMC3669915].


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


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, PMCID: PMC3669981]


36- Amin OSM. A prolonged altered mental status: is it absence status epilepticus? BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-009845. [PMID: 23784765, PMCID: PMC3702988]


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


38- Amin OSM. Intracranial Congenital Berry’s Aneurysm, Recurrent Subarachnoid Hemorrhages, and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Any Association? J Neurol Disord Stroke 2013;1(3):1023.


39- Amin OSM. Acute Interhemispheric Subdural Hematomas: A Report of 3 Cases and Review of the Literature. Cukurova Med J 2014; 39(1): 137-42. (Indexed in Web of Science).


40- Amin OSM. Acute Spontaneous Posterior Fossa Subdural Hematoma. Cukurova Med J. 2014;39(1): 125-30. (Indexed in Web of Science).


41- Amin OSM, Myckan HA, Hussein EH. QTc Interval Prolongation and Stroke: Any Differences between Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes? Cukurova Med J. 2014; 39(1): 75-82. (Indexed in Web of Science).


42- Fraidoon A, Merza R, Mohammad K, Amin OSM, Abdullah R. Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Ankle-Brachial Pressure Index: Any Association? Cukurova Med J. 2014; 39(1): 83-90. (Indexed in Web of Science).


43- Amin OSM. Severe Expressive Dysphasia and an Inverted Comma: Is it Striatocapsular Infarction? J Neurol Disord Stroke 2014; 2(2): 1040.


44- Amin OSM. Bilateral, Simultaneous, and Extensive Infarction of Basal Ganglia-A Clinical Image. J Neurol Disord Stroke 2014; 2(2): 1039.


45- Kasnazan Q, Amin OSM, Seerwan K, Bakir HA, Fayak B, Hussein HQ. Vague behavioral and personality changes and a misdiagnosis of complex partial epilepsy. Cukurova Med J 2014; 39(4): 860-7. (Indexed in Web of Science).


46- Amin OSM. Striatocapsular infarction and acquired stuttering. Gaziantep Med J 2014; 20(4): 342-4.


47- Amin OSM, Shwani SS, Khalifa F. Cystic meningioma. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Feb 10;2015. pii:bcr2014207690. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-207690. [PMID: 25670784, PMCID: PMC4330407]


48- Amin OSM. Multiple frontal meningioma. Balkan Military Medical Review 2015; 18(2): 61-4.


49- Amin OSM. Bilateral internal carotid artery occlusion and recurrent ischemic stroke. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Jun 8;2015. pii: bcr2014207341. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-207341. [PMID: 26055760, PMCID: PMC4460401]. NB: This article contains a video of the cervical/cerebral catheterization of the patient.


50- Amin OSM. Primary pseudotumor cerebri syndrome without headache: a report of 3 cases and review of the literature. Gulhane Med J 2015; 57(4): 456-9. (Indexed in SCOPUS).


51- Amin OS, Shwani SS. Opsoclonus. BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219433. [PMID: 28202488, PMCID: PMC5318603]


52- Amin OS. The Codfish Vertebra Sign. BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-219119. [PMID: 28246115, PMCID: PMC5337632]


53- Amin OS, Mahmood MM. Simultaneous left-sided hypertensive putaminal and thalamic haemorrhages. BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219300. [PMID: 28275028]


54- Amin OS. Malignant middle cerebral artery infarction. BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-


2016-219117. [PMID: 28438757, PMCID: PMC5534693]


55- Amin OS, Al-Bajalan SJ, Mubarak A. QTc interval prolongation and hemorrhagic stroke: any difference between acute spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage and acute non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage? Med Arch 2017;71(3): 193-7. [PMID: 28974832, PMCID: PMC5585806].


56- Amin OSM. Episodic ataxia type 1 in an Iraqi boy: Case report and review of the literature. RMJ 2017; 42(4): 601-3. (Indexed in Scopus).


57- Amin OS, Houy CH. Bilateral facial and cervical port-wine stain and Sturge-Weber syndrome.   Cukurova Med J 2018;43(2):512-3. (Indexed in Web of Science).


58- Amin OS. Autoimmune anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Cukurova Med J 2018;43(3):763-4.  (Indexed in Web of Science).

59- Amin OS. Caudate infarction and recurrent artery of Heubner infarction. Cukurova Med J 2018;43(Suppl 1):326-327. (Indexed in Web of Science).

60- Amin OS, Shwani S. Hypocholesterolemia and hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage: Any association? Gulhane Med J 2018;60(4):125-129. (Indexed in Scopus).

61- Kazim SK, Amin OSM. Stroke in Ancient Mesopotamia. Med Arch. 2018;72(6):449-452. [PMID: 30814779, PMCID: PMC6340609].

63- Amin OSM, Amin AA, Karim SK, Shwani SS, Thandoon R. Analysis of risk factors for fall in geriatric patients: A single institutional experience. Int J Adv Med 2019;6(3):605-10.


64. Amin OSM. Pregabalin and PR interval prolongation: Any association? Int J Adv Med 2019;6(5):1599-1604.

65. Amin OSM, Shiekhbzeni, AS, Siddiq AN. Relationship of QTc Interval Prolongation with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Med Arch. 2020;74(3):195-8. [PMID: 32801435; PMCID: PMC7406008].


66. Saeed AS, Amin OSM. Migraine in obesity: Is it prevalent? Diyala Journal of Medicine 2020:19(2);1-5.

67. Sheikhbzeni AS, Amen HK, Amin OSM, Said MA. Serum levels of follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and testosterone in patients with ischemic stroke. Mosul Journal of Nursing 2020: 8(2);23848.

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