Prof. Masood Hameed calls for increased collaboration between universities in public and private secto

KARACHI: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. The West has taken care of it by adopting preventive strategies and cardiac diseases there are now coming under control. WHO says that in the next ten years death and debility from Non-Communicable Diseases will increase in the developing world particularly in the Indian sub-continent.

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Medical profession should give a serious thought to stop, reverse the rapid self destruction of its integrity, respect and honour- Dr. Sultan Abdullah

FAISALABAD: Ethical issues in medical practice are now being discussed quite frequently not only in the media but within the profession as well. The image of the doctor’s community is quite low in public at present for various reasons. Ethical issues are also discussed by PMA, PIMA as well as by professional specialty organizations at their conferences but there have been no visible improvement in the state of affairs.

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Anti CCP test is more specific for screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis as compared to RF - Dr. Intikhab Taufiq

KARACHI: RF test for screening of Rheumatoid Arthritis is not very reliable but Anti CCP test is more specific. Rheumatoid Arthritis can be a systemic disease which can be quite wide spread and people suffering from RA tend to die young. There is no cure for RA but there are many effective drugs which can improve the symptoms. Management of RA is a teamwork which consists of rheumatologist, orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists.

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WWF-Pakistan & PharmEvo join hands for tree plantation campaign

KARACHI: The WWF-Pakistan in collaboration with PharmEvo a fast growing national pharmaceutical concern has joined hands to start a biggest tree plantation campaign “Save the planet in a NISE way” for Earth Day 2013, to be observed on Monday, April 22.

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Data Base is useful for sharing experience and not a tool for condemnation-Dr.Muneer Amanullah

KARACHI: Dr. Saeed Ashraf Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon from UK along with Dr. Raj Jutley chaired the second session of 9th annual conference of Cardiothoracic Surgeons held at AKU recently. Dr. Saeed Ashraf himself was the first speaker and he talked about temporary Bi-ventricular pacing. He gave details of CABG cases with less than 20-25 EF, eighty five of their patients had heart failure.

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There are six Cardiac Surgeons in Kenya, two in Tanzania and one in Uganda-Dr. Raj Jutley

KARACHI: The first scientific session of PSCTS 9th annual conference held at Aga Khan University on the second day March 30th was devoted to Quality Assurance and Databases. It was chaired by Prof., Riaz Anwar along with Prof. M. Rehman. Dr.Faisal Cheema from Columbia was the first speaker who discussed at length about quality, research and patient safety. He was of the view that improved clinical outcome and efficiency are the ultimate goal in quality assurance.

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Perfusionists work in various fields and they have improved quality-Nusrat Rizvi

KARACHI: Anesthesia and role of perfusionists was discussed in detail during the last session of the 9th annual conference of PSCTS. This session was chaired by Dr. Aqeel Naqvi along with Mr. Pervez Ahmed. Dr. Shahab Naqvi was the first speaker who talked about Perioperative Monitoring: Standard of Care.

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Pricking is a serious problem which needs attention

HYDERABAD: Pricking is a serious problem which is usually taken very lightly by medical professionals although it has very serious repercussions. This was stated by Prof. Jan Mohammad Skaikh, former VC of LUMHS. He was speaking at the monthly lucky draw of Otsuka Pakistan to create awareness about Hepatitis.

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