Organizing successful International Medical Conferences shows that Shalamar desires to be more than a Teaching Hospital-Shahid Hussain

LAHORE: So far just three classes have graduated from Shalamar Medical & Dental College from this young institution but we have successfully organized the second International Medical Conference in which a large number of invited guest speakers and healthcare professionals from Pakistan has participated. This shows that Shalamar desires to be more than a Teaching Hospital. This was stated by Mr. Shahid Hussain Member Board of Trustee of Shalamar Medical & Dental College while speaking at the concluding session of the conference on Sunday February 4th 2018.

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Judiciary starts monitoring the medical profession

ISLAMABAD: Failure of the medical profession to put its house in order and put in place some self-monitoring mechanism has paved the way for judiciary which has now started monitoring the medical profession. It all started with the issue of entrance test for admission to medical and dental colleges which was followed by dissolution of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council replacing it with an adhoc body and then taking up the issue of prices of stents, cost and package for various cardiac intervention procedures including angioplasty.

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In acute fatty liver, HELLP syndrome deliver the patient immediately otherwise you will lose the mother as well

ISLAMABAD: Dr. Arif Amir Nawaz along with Prof. Rizwan Chaudhry, Prof. Jiang, Dr. Bushra Ali and others were the members of the expert’s panel during the workshop on Liver diseases in pregnancy organized during the Pakistan Society for Study of Liver Diseases conference held at Islamabad recently. During the discussion challenges in liver diseases in pregnancy were highlighted. It was stated that the patient may go into PPH or Hepatic coma.

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VC Air University Proposes Pak-China Health Corridor which will benefit both countries

ISLAMABAD: A two day international conference LIFECON-2018, with the theme “One Belt and Road Initiative” was organized by Fazaia Medical College, Air University Islamabad on 15th & 16th January, 2018. The conference aimed at developing research and advances using a multidisciplinary approach to various projects of health and affiliated sciences. It provided a unique platform for research involving coinciding spheres of health with other sciences. 

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People-centered primary care must be the foundation of our efforts to achieve universal health coverage

GENEVA: The Year 2018 is a special year in many ways. It’s a year of opportunities. First, it’s whose 70th birthday – an opportunity to celebrate past successes and rethink our future. It’s also the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration – an opportunity to reaffirm that people-centered primary care must be the foundation of our efforts to achieve universal health coverage. And it’s the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic – an opportunity to remember the devastating potential of outbreaks if we are unprepared for them.

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Increasing elderly population, many professionals retiring and changing practice will need more trained rheumatologists

Two new articles provide insights on the outlook of rheumatology in the United States, noting that the need for rheumatologists will greatly exceed the projected growth of the rheumatology workforce over the next 15 years. As noted in Arthritis Care & Research, this is due to an increasing aging patient population, a wave of impending baby boomer rheumatologists retiring, and changing practice trends for new rheumatologists. In Arthritis & Rheumatology, experts note that there has been an increase in the number of rheumatology fellowship programs and an increase in the number of fellows being trained in these programs; however, even a doubling of the number of fellows being trained would not meet the projected rheumatology workforce needs in 2030.

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Drugs Sold in India Pose a Global Threat to Antibiotic Resistance Control

Millions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold in India each year, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Clinical PharmacologyThe study also revealed that multinational pharmaceutical companies continue to manufacture dozens of unapproved formulations, despite the global health crisis of rising antimicrobial resistance.

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Low Dose Aspirin therapy leads to 23% reduction in MI mortality, 50% reduction in Non-fatal MI and Stroke-Prof. M. Ishaq

SUKKUR: Regular use of Low Dose Aspirin therapy leads to 23% reduction in mortality in Myocardial Infarction, 50% reduction in Non-fatal MI and Stroke. It is the most cost effective anti-platelet agent which is safe in long term use. Its use in primary prevention of heart disease is conditional and one should calculate the risk before prescribing it. This was stated by Prof. Muhammad Ishaq, a noted cardiologist and Secretary of Pakistan Hypertension League.

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