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December 1-14, 2017
Volume 18 Number 23

Highlights

Create proper balance between Clinical Dermatology
and Aesthetic Dermatology - Prof. T.S. Haroon

LAHORE: The practice of dermatology is no more limited to pen and paper as a plethora of new interventions i.e. lasers, Botox, fillers, thread treatment and PRP have been added to our therapeutic armamentarium. The axis of interest is fast shifting from conventional clinical dermatology to aesthetic dermatology but we need to create a proper balance between the two. This was stated by Prof. Tahir Saeed Haroon an eminent dermatologist who in collaboration with his colleagues got the discipline of dermatology recognized in the country for which he is known as the Father of Dermatology in Pakistan.


About 17% of adults above the age of Twenty Years
are diabetic in Pakistan - Prof. A.H. Amar

LAHORE: A Diabetes Prevalence Survey conducted by Pakistan Endocrine Society in Pakistan including all the four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan as well as Azad Kashmir has showed that about 17% of adult above the age of twenty years were suffering from diabetes. This was disclosed by Prof. A. H. Amar an eminent endocrinologist and former President of Pakistan Endocrine Society while sharing the details of this survey with the participants of South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies (SAFES) and 15th annual conference of Pakistan Endocrine Society held here from November 23-26, 2017. 


NEC and EPAP organizes Hands-on teaching
course in Electroencephalography (EEG)

KARACHI:For the first time in Pakistan a methodological hands-on teaching course in Electroencephalography (EEG) was organized for neurologists and neurology trainees by National Epilepsy Centre (NEC) and Epilepsy Association of Pakistan (EAP) on 18-19 November 2017 at a local Hotel in Karachi. This was conducted by a teaching faculty of eight international master tutors who were sponsored by the International League Against Epilepsy’s (ILAE) Asian Epilepsy Academy (ASEPA) and Australian & New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN).


 TAVR reduces risk of bleeding while stroke
risk is equal to surgery - Dr. Osman Faheem

KARACHI: Trans catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) has reduced the risk of bleeding and the risk of stroke is equal to surgery. Trans Catheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) has not improved survival but it has improved the quality of life. This was stated by Dr. Osman Faheem Consultant Cardiologist at AKU while speaking in the Plenary Session on the second day of the AKUH’s 20th National Health Sciences Research Symposium held from November 3-5, 2017.

 

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