Face of Medicine is changing rapidly & stem cells hold promise for repairing old body organs

KARACHI: Face of medicine is changing rapidly and stem cells hold promise for repairing old body organs. Personalized medicine is developing and will become a reality in the days to come. This was stated by Prof. Atta-Ur-Rehman, the well known scientist and former Chairman of Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan.

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Structure modifying Gene therapy will prove beneficial and we are getting closer to that - Prof. Syed Atiqul Haq

LAHORE: Prof, Kamran Hameed along with Dr. Tariq Mian and Dr. Mahfooz Alam chaired the second scientific session during the Rheumatology conference held at Lahore from October 12-14th 2012. Dr. Javed Malik was the first speaker who talked about back pain- is it a rheumatic disease. Its prevalence, he said, ranges from 0.1 to 1.4%.

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There is an emerging global epidemic of diabetes due to overweight, obesity and physical inactivity

KARACHI: Diabetes management requires a multidisciplinary approach which includes Endocrinologist, Pharmacist, Diabetes Educator, Podiatrist, Dietitian, Ophthalmologist, Exercise Counselor, Internist, Nurse Practitioner and Mental Health Professional. Diabetes educator has main role for the management of diabetes.

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TOACS is objective, valid, more reliable, has better educational impact and is feasible-Dr.Sirajul Haque Sheikh

KARACHI: Dr. Syeda Kausar Ali from Aga Khan University made a presentation on Research in Medical Education in one of the sessions during the recently held Golden Jubilee Conference of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. She pointed out that most of the studies published in Pakistan are KAP (Knowledge, Attitude and Practice) studies in medical education.

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Clinical Proceedings of Research Journal Editors Meeting organized by ISC at Shiraz, Iran-III

SHIRAZ (IRAN): One of the sessions durning the congress was devoted to a seminar on peer-review.
Prof. Rahmatoolah Fattahi from Mashad Ferdowsi University, Mashad talked about Peer Review issues assuring the quality of knowledge for the 21st century.

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Most studies in Meta-analysis favour use of antibiotics in exacerbations - Prof. Oraby

KARACHI: Most studies in Meta-analysis favour the use of antibiotics in exacerbations. Those patients who get antibiotics are less likely to develop pneumonia. CAP patients with shock, bacteremia will need combination therapy with antimicrobial agents. Area Under Cure (AUC) and minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) should be considered while selecting antibiotics.

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LifeLine launches (HAYAT) mass awareness campaign on reproductive health rights

KARACHI: Lack of reliable information is shaping behavior and practices of majority of the youth who had no skills and confidence to turn knowledge into decision-making. Only twenty nine per cent girls and forty one per cent boys have access to correct information about puberty and hygiene in Pakistan.

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