Pakistan Aspirin Foundation initiates landmark primary prevention study named as A4P Trial

MULTAN: Pakistan Aspirin Foundation has initiated a primary prevention trial which has been named as A4P trial (Aspirin in Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Pakistani Population). This landmark trial was formally inaugurated by Prof. Mustafa Kamal Pasha Vice Chancellor of Nishtar Medical University Multan on October 24th 2018. The meeting was largely attended by eminent physicians, cardiologists from all over the country who were in Multan in connection with CARDIOCON 2018. 

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Department of Medical Education is the heart of an institution-Prof. Majeed Chahdury

LAHORE: The Department of Medical Education is the heart of an institution. It has a role in every department may it be curriculum development, assessment or counseling of the teachers? In the Year 2004 we were just four medical educationists in the country and the first international medical education conference was organized by Fatima Jinnah Medical College in 2007. 

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We need to promote preventive cardiology as treatment is most expensive-Azhar Kayani

MULTAN: We have established numerous tertiary cardiac care facilities in Paksitan. We have latest equipment, numerous Intensive Care Units, Coronary Care Units, surgical facilities and interventional procedures but failed to check the ever increasing burden of heart diseases. Time has come that we all should concentrate on promoting preventive cardiology as treatment is most expensive and many patients cannot afford it. This was stated by Maj.Gen. Azhar Mahmood Kayani a well known interventional cardiologist and Executive Director of Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology. 

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PM&DC will always welcome proposals and suggestions from the medical profession-Justice Shakirullah Jan

LAHORE: We are putting all our efforts to improve and standardization of the curriculum and at present all our efforts are directed towards this. We have always welcomed proposals and suggestions from the medical profession. We have done inspection of medical colleges which were not inspected for the last twelve to sixteen years. There has been variation in inspection reports and to avoid this, we have organized training workshops for inspectors. This was stated by Ms.Justice (Retd) Shakirullah Jan President of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. 

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Medication administration errors are leading cause of death in elderly

Medication administration errors leading to death are common with anticoagulants and antibiotics in particular, according to a new study that analyzed incidents reported in England and Wales. The most common error category was omitted medicine, followed by a wrong dose or a wrong strength. In half of the reported incidents, the patient was aged over 75.

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Aspirin is an essential part of antiplatelet therapy in secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases- Shahbaz Kureshi

MULTAN: Aspirin is an essential part of dual antiplatelet therapy in and it is strongly indicated in secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. It can also be used for primary prevention in carefully selected cases. However, for those who have a high risk of bleeding, it should not be used for primary prevention in adults with diabetes and low atherosclerotic risk. Currently numerous trials are ongoing to find out and one should calculate the risk before prescribing Aspirin. This was stated by Prof. Shahbaz A. Kureshi consultant cardiologist and President-elect of Pakistan Aspirin Foundation. 

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Many diseases increase the risks of hip fracture surgery

Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new Finnish study analyzing nationwide registers finds. 4.6% of all hip surgery patients and 10% of total hip replacement surgery patients experienced surgical complications within three months following their surgery. The study was carried out in collaboration between researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio University Hospital, the University of Helsinki and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare.

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Dr. Sajid Hussain, Fayaz Mujtaba, Imran Khan win Cardiology Research Awards instituted by PharmEvo Health RAB

MULTAN: Dr. Sajid Hussain from Tabba Heart Institute, Karachi won the First Prize worth Rupees Two Hundred Thousand at the Third Cardiology Research Awards poster competition instituted by Health RAB an initiative by PharmEvo Pharmaceuticals during the 48th Annual Conference of Pakistan Cardiac Society held here from 23-25 November, 2018. The topic of his poster was Comparisons of one year major adverse cardiovascular events in patients undergoing PCI versus CABG with underlying Chronic Kidney Disease (Creatinine clearance <30). 

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HEC organizes Workshop on Journal Management through OJS

ISLAMABAD: Quality Assurance Division, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan organized a one day Workshop on Journal Management through Open Journal system. Workshop was attended by participants representing various journals from mall over the country.  Col.  Prof. Muhammad Alamgir Khan, Professor of Physiology, Army Medical College, Rawalpindi was the Resource Person of the workshop.

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Presidential address by Prof. Naeem Aslam at 48th CARDIOCON 2018

MULTAN: “Heart diseases have almost become an epidemic not only in our region which is part of low middle income countries (LIMC) but also all over the world. CVD is responsible for 17.5 million deaths per year globally, 80% to 86% of these deaths occur in LIMCs. This region is identified to have a higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) as compared to other part of the globe. Coronary Artery Disease has become astonishingly prevalent in young adults in recent years.

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WHO kicks off global initiative to treat children with Cancer

WHO has announced a new effort - the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer - with the aim of reaching at least a 60% survival rate for children with cancer by 2030, thereby saving an additional one million lives. This new target represents a doubling of the global cure rate for children with cancer. 

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2,763 medical, 30 dental graduates appear in NEB exam conducted by NUMS

RAWALPINDI: Two thousand seven hundred ninety three (2,793) candidates which included 2,763 medical and 30 dental graduates, appeared in the NEB exam of PM&DC conducted by National University of Medical Sciences recently. Nine hundred eighty nine (989) were examined at Army Medical College while 1,804 were accommodated at Pak China Friendship Centre.

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