Experts panel to revise, update and finalize Guidelines on Medical Uses of Aspirin

KARACHI: The Experts Panel of Pakistan Aspirin Foundation headed by Prof. Abdus Samad is going to revise, update and finalize the Guidelines on Medical Uses of Aspirin. A meeting of the panel was scheduled to be held at Lahore but due to the Covid19 pandemic it had to be postponed.

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More Than 100 Medical Professionals Charged in Telemedicine Fraud

Washington: The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is charging 345 individuals — including more than 100 physicians, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals — with submitting more than $6 billion in false and fraudulent claims to federal health programs and private insurers.

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Management of Tetanus patient

“We managed dozens of Tetanus patients in the Lady Reading Hospital between 1972 and 1995. ICU, in fact, is the wrong place for these patients to be in. We had part of our back veranda separated and double-glazed as a special tetanus room.

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Global collaboration and equity needed to unlock full potential of Innovative new therapies

DOHA, QATAR: At the first-ever virtual edition of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), held under the theme of One World, Our Health, speakers placed a special focus on COVID-19, alongside other urgent healthcare challenges including the impact of climate change on health and delivering healthcare in conflict situations.

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Two innovators receive support to scale up their projects, which address global healthcare challenges

DOHA, QATAR: The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) announced the grand prize winners of its two latest Innovation Award competitions during the closing ceremony of WISH 2020.

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Cardiac Manifestations of COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, was initially thought to primarily impact on the lungs – SARS stands for "severe acute respiratory syndrome". Now it is known that barely a part of the body this infection spares. Emerging data show that some of the virus potent damage is inflicted on the heart.

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Polypill with or without Aspirin Persons without Cardiovascular Disease

Background: A polypill comprising statins, multiple blood-pressure–lowering drugs, and aspirin has been proposed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Increasing prevalence of Diabetes is a huge economic burden-Prof. Basit

KARACHI: The Diabetic Association of Pakistan and WHO Collaborating Centre Karachi organized a meeting to celebrate World Diabetes Day on 8th November 2020.The theme of the World Diabetes Day was “Diabetes: Nurses make the difference”.

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KEMU affiliated Hospitals to ensure proper care of COVID19 patients

LAHORE: A meeting of Medical Superintendents of seven hospitals affiliated with KEMU was held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal to review the arrangements in the hospitals as per Government guidelines keeping in view of the recent wave of COVID -19.

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Five times more children die than fighters are being killed in conflicts

DOHA, QATAR: Inger Ashing, CEO of Save the Children, an active WISH partner, speaking at the November 20 symposium highlighted the salient features of Save the Children latest report which was formally launched during the event.

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Insulin Therapy Made Easy

KARACHI: Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology has recently published a book titled “Insulin Therapy Made Easy”. This insulin manual aims to provide practical solutions to initiate and manage insulin therapy successfully in people with diabetes and also address issues related to misconceptions and lack of awareness regarding insulin.

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Baricitinib treatment linked to reduced mortality in COVID-19 patients

The rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib can block viral entry and reduce mortality in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19, according to translational research by an international team coordinated by researchers from Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

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