We should always be striving for improved outcome and ensure best care to the patients-Dr. Farooq

KARACHI: Colorectal Surgery Unit at Dow Medical University, Civil Hospital Karachi organized its 3rd annual meeting from December 22-23, 2017 which attracted many surgeons interested in this specialty from all over Pakistan. The speakers included surgeons doing colorectal surgery besides a few invited guest speakers from UK who also conducted a pre-conference workshop. The colorectal surgery unit at CHK/DUHS, it may be mentioned here was established by Prof.Amjad Siraj and is serving the patients for the last three years.

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Prof. Nadeem Qamar urges Faculty and Postgraduates to document and publish their work

KARACHI: We at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases are doing lot of useful and much superior work but the outside world does not know it because we do not document and publish our work. Unfortunately research culture was lacking at NICVD for many years and now we have taken certain measures to promote research culture. A Department of Research with full time Research Manager along with support staff including statistician has been appointed.

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MR Elastography can assess whole liver while fibro scan has some limitations-Prof. Altaf Alam

ISLAMABAD: Dr. Masood Siddiq along with Prof. Khalid Mahmood chaired the first scientific session during the PSSLD’s 11th annual conference held here from December 8-10, 2017. Dr. Altaf Alam from Lahore was the first speaker who talked about diagnosis of liver diseases Noninvasive vs. Liver biopsy. He pointed out that it is essential to look at prognosis, making decision on treatment besides monitoring the disease progression. We also wish to assess liver fibrosis. During the last ten years liver biopsy, he sated, has decreased because of contra indications and complications. We do not like it and the patients also do not like it.

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Back to the Future: Talking to Your Medicine

Drug Business is perceived as a risky business, even though in the last few decades medicines have become increasingly safe and efficacious. Though uncommon, there is always a chance that any given medicine can fail to meet its standards or induce undesirable side effects. The regulatory controls over medicines are generally influenced by many factors such as consumer pressure, political interests, false and misleading advertising and results of many tragedies caused by many medicines.

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Best and the Worst physicians of 2017, as named by Medscape

As it does each year, Medscape has recognized 26 of the best and worst physicians in medicine, healthcare, research and health policy for the Year 2017. The "best" include leaders and groundbreakers in psychiatry, oncology and health economics, whereas the "worst" includes those who faced criminal charges from murder to Medicare fraud.

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President PM&DC Shabbir Ahmed Lehri lays emphasis on outcome based training of medical graduates

RAWALPINDI: Amcolians Alumni Association (AAA) in collaboration with Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) Medical Education and Research Investment Taskforce (MERIT) and Research Education and Scientific Affairs (RESA), and National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) held a Symposium on 19th December 2017.

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Armed Forces Medical Service, PHC constitute 8-member Consultative Forum

LAHORE: A high-level joint consultative forum has been constituted by the Armed Forces Medical Service and Punjab Healthcare Commission for the capacity assessment, regular trainings, bilateral visits, mutual learning and knowledge sharing says a communication received from Punjab Health Care Commission.

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