BIDE initiates Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Prevention and Control Programme in Pakistan

KARACHI: Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology (BIDE) in collaboration with World Diabetes Federation (WDF) has initiated a pilot project for preventon and control of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Pakistan. This WDF funded Pilot Project will train 1620 healthcare professionals besides screening over thirteen thousand GDM patients during a three years period. 

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Ethical medical practice, listening to the patients will save doctors from litigations-Prof. Mahmood Shaukat

LAHORE: Prof. Mahmood Shaukat Principal of Allama Iqbal Medical College and an eminent paediatric surgeon highlighted the importance of ethical medical practice to avoid litigations in his presentation at the Familycon 2013 held here recently. He advised his professional colleagues to be careful in their practice otherwise public trust can whither away. 

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Mental Health cannot be ignored as it is an essential aspect of overall well-being of humans- Prof. Malik H. Mubbashar

FAISALABAD: The 20th National Psychiatric Conference of Pakistan Psychiatric Society was recently organized by the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, DHQ Hospital, Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad. The theme of the conference was “Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Psychiatry.” 

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C.Section is a major abdominal surgery which can be life saving for mother & the baby-Prof. Farrukh Zaman

KARACHI: One of the sessions during the recently held FAMILYCON 2013 at Lahore was devoted to obstetrics and gynecology in which many important topics were discussed by various obstetricians and gynaecologists. Dr. Neelofer from CMH presented NICE Guidelines on how to manage Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in labor. 

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Family Physicians advised to promote the use of Low Dose Aspirin Therapy to reduce morbidity and mortality

LAHORE: Pakistan Aspirin Foundation in collaboration with Pakistan Association of Family Physicians organized a special session on Aspirin during the recently concluded FAMILYCON 2014 at Lahore. This session was chaired by Prof.Bilal Zakariya Khan, Chief Executive of Punjab Institute of Cardiology.

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Only 20-25% Hospitals in Karachi have proper ICUs and 50% have monitoring facilities Prof.Tipu Sultan

KARACHI: Prof. S. Tipu Sultan an eminent anesthesiologist and Councilor of CPSP who established the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Civil Hospital Karachi many years ago which provides absolutely free treatment facilities delivered an invited talk on “Present scenario of critical care in Karachi” during the recently held SURGICON 2013 held at CPSP Karachi.

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HCPs including paramedics should be educated about prevention and management of NSIs-Dr. Shahida Perveen

KARACHI: Healthcare Professionals including paramedics and nursing staff need to be educated not only on preventon but also how to manage Needle Stick Injuries which are quite common in our healthcare facilities. The patients also need to be educated to tell the doctors if they are suffering from Hepatitis B or C when they are likely to undergo any surgical intervention so that the healthcare professionals can undertake some preventive measures while managing these patients.

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Essential Role of Contract Research Organization (CROs) in Pakistan

Pakistan is an emergent market economy with excellent prospects beckoning at its doorstep. Clinical research is one that has now entered most of South and SE Asia save some unfortunate countries hamstrung by poor governance or absorbed in political imbroglios with Pakistan heading this list. Despite an incredible talent pool in the health and life sciences sector among others that are making headlines for themselves and native country in the developed world, life for those left behind is humdrum to put it mildly.

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Does taking multiple medicines increase risk of being admitted to hospital?

Patients with a single illness who take many drugs have an increased risk of being admitted to hospital, but for patients with multiple conditions, taking many medicines is now associated with a near-normal risk of admission. This is the key finding of work published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 

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Morbidity higher in obese liver transplant recipients with diabetes, survival not impacted

Researchers from New Zealand report that morbidity following liver transplant is highest among obese patients with diabetes, but these risk factors do not influence post-transplant survival. According to the study published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society.

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