Prof. Nizamuddin calls for research based on our needs and policies based on evidence

LAHORE: Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Prof. Nizamuddin has called for research based on our needs and making policies based on evidence. Best results in healthcare can be achieved if we bring together researchers and policy makers to promote research culture. He was inaugurating the two day Third National Conference of Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) organized in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) and Health Research Advisory Board at University of Health Sciences Lahore on April 1st 2016.

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Over 1500 Bone Marrow Transplants performed in Pakistan including 609 at NIBD-Tahir Shamsi

LAHORE: Dr. Tahir Shamsi from National Institute of Blood Diseases Karachi delivered Prof. Shaukat Raza Khan Memorial lecture at the Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health Lahore annual symposium held recently. The topic of his presentation was “Bone Marrow Transplant- a priority in Child Health”.  He pointed out that so far over fifteen hundred Bone Marrow Transplants have been performed in Pakistan which includes 609 at NIBD and the main problem was shortage of donors besides financial constraints as well as human resources.

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Sheikh Zayed Medical Complex Lahore gets affiliated with University of Health Sciences

LAHORE: University of Health Sciences has added yet another feather in its cap under the leadership of Prof. Maj.Gen. (Retd) Mohammad Aslam when UHS and Shaikh Zayed Hospital Complex entered into an agreement tocollaborate in research and academics. This agreement was signed by Prof. Farid Ahmad Khan Chairman and Dean of Shaikh Zayed Hospital Complex and Prof.Mohammad Aslam Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences on April 2, 2016. 

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Since rabies cannot be cured, our emphasis should be on prevention and control-David Warrell

LAHORE: Dr. David A. Warrell from University of Oxford was one of the distinguished speaker’s member of the Royal College of Physicians London delegation which visited Pakistan to participate in the International Medical Conference organized by RCP London in collaboration with Azra Naheed Medical College at Lahore from February 26-28th 2016. He made significant contributions to the scientific programme and two of his important presentations which were much more relevant to the situation in Asia were on Rabies and Snake Bite in South Asia.

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AIIMS will have a 460 Bed most modern Digestive Diseases Center

LAHORE: Prof. Peush Sahni, a distinguished academician and an extremely humble personality who is Prof. & Head of the Dept. of Gastrointestinal Surgery  at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi India, who is President of Indian Association of Medical Journal Editors, also former President of World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and Editor of National Medical Journal of India published by AIIMS visited Pakistan along with his wife Dr. Ameet Sahni consultant anaesthetist recently.

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Liver transplantis a challenging surgery which requires skilled multidisciplinary team-Dr. Khalid Sharif

LAHORE: Dr. Khalid Sharif a noted Hepato Biliary Surgeon from Birmingham UK was one of the key note speakers at the Plenary Session during the recently concluded  11th Annual Symposium  of Children’s Hospital and Institute of Child Health Lahore.  He spoke on organ transplants in children. In his presentation he discussed at length the history, indications and contra indications for liver transplant. Thomas Starz, he said, first attempted liver transplant in1963 but the patient died on the table and the liver could not be taken out.

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Travelling tips by a Transplant Doctor to a Transplant Recipient

For many patients who have had a kidney transplant, the ability to travel is important to their self-esteem and lifestyle. Working patients may need to attend business meetings or conferences. Older patients may have dreamed of traveling during their retirement. A family event such as a wedding, graduation or family reunion may require travel away from home. At times, emergencies such as illness or a death in the family may require travel.Having a transplant shouldn’t keep anyone from traveling; it just requires a little extra planning.

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Role of Sleep in Prevention of Diseases and promotion of health

Sleep is a universal biological imperative for all mammals. Healthy sleep must be regarded along with nutrition and exercise as key pillars for good health. Sleep is essential for survival; sleep loss and sleep disorders are associated with major health problems; including metabolic (diabetes-mellitus etc.), cardio-Vascular disorders (heart attack, strokes), neuro-psychiatric, and neo-plastic disorders as well as neuro-behavioral associated accidents and risks. 

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CFMP launches Certificate Course for Family Physicians in Diabetes Management

KARACHI: College of Family Medicine Pakistan has formally launched a six month certificate course for family physicians in Diabetes Management. Prof. Zaman Sheikh a noted physician and Diabetologist said that the course consists of different modules, a total of sixty hours of which fifteen hours are assignment based while the rest is online. Speaking at the formal inauguration of the course at a meeting held at National Institute of Child Health on April 10th 2016 Prof. Zaman Sheikh said that the objective is to empower the family physicians to treat and manage diabetes mellitus which has become an epidemic.

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ASPRIN provides protection against staphylococcus aureus infections

Now researchers have found another benefit of Asprin: protection against staphylococcus aureus infections. Coagulase positive staphylococcal infections are an important cause of death. This organism had developed resistance to many antibiotics- quite often needs very expensive highly specialized third generationcephalosporin antibiotics beyond the reach of over 70%nof population. Resistant Infection has become a serious problem in hospital settings- more so in Pakistan where preventive measures are abysmally lacking and affordable.

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Patients with Parkinson’s disease can live a healthy life with proper management of symptoms-Dr. Nadir Ali Syed

KARACHI: Although there is no complete cure available for the Parkinson’s disease, but most of the people with the neurological disorder could live an enjoyable and healthy life through identification of individual symptoms and determining a proper course of treatment.This was stated by Dr. Nadir Ali Syed, President,Movement Disorder Society of Pakistan (MDSP) while addressing a press conference along with Mr. Haroon Bashir, President Pakistan Parkinson’s Society and Dr. Abdul Malik on the occasion of World Parkinson Day which is celebrated on 11th April Worldwide.

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Speakers discuss Endocrine Emergencies, Renal disease in pregnancy besides Endocrinology and Thyroid diseases

LAHORE: The second session on second day of the International Medical Conference jointly organized by Royal College of Physicians London in collaboration with Azra Naheed Medical College at Lahore during February 2016 was chaired by Prof. Faisal Sultan, Prof. M .Nasir Malik and Prof. Ali Jawa. Prof. John A. Wass from UK was the first speaker who talked about Endocrine Emergencies.  He discussed in detail the causes of SIADH and opined that one should treat the underlying causes, ensure fluid restrictions. Occasionally one might have to use 3% saline for acute symptomatic hypernatremia.  Use of Tolvaptan is quite safe and effective.

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