Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology starts Acute Stroke Intervention Service

ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology has become the first center in the country to start Acute Stroke Intervention Service. RIC is already providing state of the art interventional cardiology services and it the only cardiac healthcare facility in the province of Punjab in the public sector which is also offering primary PCI facilities round the clock. Credit for establishing this most modern state of the art cardiac centre of course goes to the Provincial Government of Punjab which under the dynamic leadership of former Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif had provided this gift to the people of Rawalpindi-Islamabad.

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Women suffer more from depression, anxiety, take most decisions related to health in family-Unaiza Niaz

KARACHI: Karwan-e-Hayat, Institute for Mental Health Care organized a two day conference on June 29-30th 2018 which attracted quite a few eminent psychiatrists besides a large number of psychologists and others interested in rehabilitation of patients suffering from mental disorders. Cultural Perspectives & Innovation in Psychiatric Rehabilitation was the theme of the conference.

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In-accurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, unsafe clinical facilities, Practices, lack of adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries.

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Gastritis is closely related with gastric cancer, Peptic ulcer and functional dyspepsia

KARACHI: Gastritis is an important disease as it is closely related with gastric cancer, peptic ulcer and functional dyspepsia. Hence, improvement and stability of defensive factors which includes prostaglandin, mucus and blood supply are extremely important for the treatment as well as prevention for mucosal damages and gastritis. Rebamipide is an extremely useful mucoprotective agent for the treatment of gastritis and prevention of NSAIDs/Aspirin induced mucosal damages besides Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) induced Gastropathy. 

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Medical textbook authors received £11m in undisclosed payments from drug and device makers

Medical textbooks widely used by students and young doctors are riddled with undeclared conflicts of interest, a study has found. While virtually every leading medical journal now requires authors to declare any potential conflicts of interest, the same rules do not apply to textbooks widely used in the US, says a team from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, in findings published in AJOB Empirical Bioethics.1

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Scientific Writing: A Guide to the Art of Medical Writing and Publishing

The book on “Scientific Writing” First Edition (June 2018) has jointly been written, compiled and edited by Shaukat Ali Jawaid and Dr. Masood Jawaid. This is the 23rd creation of the author and provides a guide to the art Medical Writing and Scientific Publishing. It is another birth of Professional Medical Publications (PMP) with all copyrights reserved having ISBN 978-969-8219-22-2. The main author (Shaukat Ali Jawaid) has a vast experience of Medical Journalism since 1966.

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High Vitamin-D levels linked to lower cholesterol in children

There is a link between higher serum Vitamin-D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children, new research from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Children whose serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels exceeded 80 nmol/l had lower plasma total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels than children whose serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were below 50 nmol/l, which is often regarded as a threshold value for vitamin D sufficiency. 25-hydroxyvitamin D is the major circulating form of Vitamin-D.

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Proceedings of Psychosocial & Psychiatric Rehabilitation Conference organized by Karwan-e-Hayat

KARACHI: Karwan-i-Hayat Psychiatric Care and Rehabilitation Centre Organized its first international conference on psychosocial and psychiatric rehabilitation on June 29-30th 2018 where experts discussed a diverse range of subjects related to mental health.

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Universal healthcare- panacea for ill-health: Japan's phenomenal rise to top position

Universal health-care means providing healthcare to whole or nearly whole population of a country free of cost. It includes prevention and promotion of health (most important), early diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Universal healthcare is a fundamental human right. The universal health care was introduced in Germany by Bismarck in 18th century- in Japan under Meigi in 19th century in Scandinavia in the early 20th century, in Britain in the mid-20th century by the labor government lead by Mr. Attlee, Mr Bevan being the health minister. The communist/social countries adopted it in the 20th century, the universal healthcare being integral part of their ideology.

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Prof. Dr. Fareeduddin Baqai

Last year on 10th July 2017 Prof. Dr. Fareeduddin Baqai, the Chancellor of Baqai Medical University, passed away at the age of 82 years and laid to rest at Baqai Medical University Campus.

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Mechanism controlling multiple sclerosis risk identified

While the DNA sequence remains the same throughout a person’s life, the expression of the encoded genes may change with time and contribute to disease development in genetically predisposed individuals. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now discovered a new mechanism of a major risk gene for multiple sclerosis (MS) that triggers disease through so-called epigenetic regulation. They also found a protective genetic variant that reduces the risk for MS through the same mechanism. The study is published in Nature Communications.

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Doctors, hospitals in USA received $8.4B in payments from drug companies last year

USA: Doctors and teaching hospitals received $8.4 billion in payments from drug companies in 2017, according to the latest Open Payments data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It may be mentioned here that under the Sunshine Act, CMS is required to publish financial interactions between manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals and medical supplies and individual physicians and teaching hospitals.

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