EMAME-Dubai Health Authority workshop on Scientific Writing and Publishing attract 69 participants from five countries

DUBAI: Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority organized a three day workshop on Medical Writing and Publishing from June 22-24th2018. It attracted sixty nine participants from Egypt, Palestine, Sudan besides Gulf Cooperation Council countries United Arab Emirates. It was hosted by Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, Dubai Health Care Center, and UAE. The facilitators for the workshop included Prof. Yousef Al Bastaki Director of Medical Education Department in Dubai Health Authority, Mr. Ahmed Mandil Coordinator Research Development and Innovation Information from WHO EMRO.

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Malicious campaign against PKLI will adversely affect liver transplant programme in Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan has no dearth of talent. Pakistani physicians and surgeons are doing a commendable job all over the world, many of them are heading leading medical institutions, occupying coveted positions, have earned a great name and fame not only for themselves but for their country as well. Some of them overwhelmed with the nationalist spirit did come back to serve their country and share their knowledge and experience with the colleagues but many did not feel comfortable at the working environment, hence some of them decided to go back and a few still decided to face the hardships, challenges and attempted to bring about a positive change in the working environment.

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Cancer, Diabetes, Lung and Heart Diseases kill 41 million people annually which is 71% global mortality

GENEVA: A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-level Commission on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) calls for urgent action to address chronic diseases and mental health disorders. It demands high-level political commitment and the immediate scaling up of actions to address the epidemic of NCDs, the world’s leading causes of death and ill health.

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Otsuka Pakistan launches Rebamipide 100mg tablets in Pakistan

KARACHI: Otsuka Pakistan has launched anti-gastritis and anti-gastric ulcer agent Mucosta (Rebamipide) 100mg tablets in Pakistan which is a novel product of Otsuka Japan. It is considered a major breakthrough for Otsuka Pakistan which has introduced a product after ten years. Rebamipide is an Anti-Gastric and anti-gastric ulcer agent which increases endogenous Prostaglandins, scavenges free radicals and suppresses gastric mucosal inflammation and is used as a basic drug treatment for gastritis and gastric ulcer.

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WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes?

GENEVA: Many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly diagnosed. As a result, they do not receive the treatment they need and, in some cases, may actually receive the wrong treatment.

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Non-existence of Departments of Geriatric Medicine fails to focus on healthcare needs of elderly

The disorder of dementia is increasing in Pakistan. There is a lack of awareness about dementia both in the general population as well as the physicians. There is a lack of focus on geriatric medical education due to non -existence of departments of geriatric medicine in the medical institutions. There is acute need to have these departments. It is estimated that 50% of dementia patients fall under the category of Alzheimer's disease followed by 18 to 20% for vascular disease and 12% for “front-temporal dementias” (FTD).

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Pricking of Iv infusion Bottle is still a comon practice in our healthcare setups-Dr. Saleem Ahmed Soomro

KARACHI: Pricking of IV infusion bottles is still a very common practice especially in public hospitals because products provided are not of good quality.  Healthcare providers are always at high risk of getting Hepatitis B and C due to needle stick injuries (NSI) and they should follow the standard SOPs to protect themselves. Ethical practice and emphasis on prevention of the diseases are important to prevent Hepatitis and other communicable diseases. 

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