History, Physical examination, risk stratification, structural and functional assessment helps in identifying malignant nodules-Jatin Shah

KARACHI: Prof. Jatin Shah from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City USA and Dr. David Monro Smith Professor of General and Endocrine surgery at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee UK were the two distinguished Master trainers and Clinical coordinator at the Fourth Surgical Week for Endocrine Diseases organized by Surgical Division of JPMC Karachi from May 14-17, 2017. As usual it attracted surgeons from all over the country including some postgraduates for whom this was an excellent opportunity to listen the world renowned surgeons. There was no Registration Fee which needs to be commended. Such miracles can only happen at a public healthcare facility but unfortunately both print and electronic media has seldom appreciated such efforts aimed at building the professional capacity of healthcare professionals.

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Workshops for Editors and Medical Writing at Rehman Medical Institute Peshawar

PESHAWAR: On an invitation from Rehman Medical Institute, Pakistan Association of Medical Editors in collaboration with Health RAB and RMI organized a workshop for Editors of RMI Medical Journals as well as an interactive workshop on Medical Writing at RMI on May 19th and 20th 2017. The facilitators included Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid Chief Editor, Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences who is also Secretary of Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME), Prof. Akhtar Sherin Editor Khyber University Medical Journal from Kohat.

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Dr. Ross Masood and Aziz Khan Tank presented Excellence in Family Medicine Awards

KARACHI: College of Family Medicine Pakistan organized a meeting at National Institute of Child Health Karachi on Sunday May 14th to celebrate the World Family Medicine Day. Eminent Family Physicians Dr. Ross Masood and Dr. Aziz Khan Tank who did a lot for the promotion of the discipline of Family Medicine and are some of the important pillars of College of Family Medicine Pakistan were presented Excellence in Family Medicine Awards to recognize their services and contributions. CFMP also honored Friends of Family Medicine who have been contributing to their CME programmes regularly and they included Prof. Riaz Qureshi, Prof. A. Billoo, Prof. Zaman Sheikh, Prof. Jamal Raza, Dr. Khalid Shafi and Dr.Samad Shera.

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Excerpts from Silent Musings by Dr. Alaf Khan

I loaned some cash to Dr. Murad to hire an ultrasound machine and start his private practice in the evenings next door to my office. His service to the patient was efficient, ethical and considerate. Genuinely poor patients were scanned gratis. Friends, relatives, doctors and members of their immediate families were, likewise, accommodated free of charge.  On 8 April 1987, he came to me for advice about a patient referred to him by a gynecologist for pelvic scan.  The gynecologist (Mrs K.J.A.) ran a private maternity home. Her referral note addressed to Dr. Murad was candid and shamelessly blunt. It read as follows:

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Trauma Workshop by Pakistan Orthopedic Association at Quetta

QUETTA: Pakistan Orthopedic Association has formed a new subsidiary body called Trauma Forum along with other sub secialities. This year is the first year of its activities. The board at present comprises of Prof Brig Muhammad Suhail Amin(Chairman), Dr Shoaib Khan, Dr Muhammad Idrees, Dr Amanullah Khan Kakar, Dr M Kazim Rahim Najjad, Prof Faisal Nazeer Hussain, Dr Irshad Bhutto and  Prof Ghulam Mustafa KK.

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34-Bed Second ENT Unit established at JPMC

KARACHI: Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center is the country’s premier postgraduate medical institution and a tertiary care center in Karachi which is currently undergoing lot of expansion and improvement of services it offers mostly through donations. The establishment of the 34-Bed Second ENT Unit is yet another example. Set up through donations at a cost of Rs. Five million, it is headed by Dr. Muhammad Usman while the Unit-I is headed by Dr. Sameer Qureshi.  Director JPMC Dr. Seemin Jamali and Dr. Sameer Qureshi also played a pivotal role and helped in setting up this unit says Dr. Muhammad Usman who generated resources and collected donations to refurnish the whole ward including floor tiles, white wash and it is fully air-conditioned.

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The Phosphodiesterase Inhibitor Cilostazol induces Regression of Carotid Atherosclerosis in subjects with Type2 Diabetes Mellitus

Background: Antiplatelet drugs are effective in preventing recurrence of atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetic patients.However, the efficacy and usefulness of 2 different antiplatelet drugs, aspirin and cilostazol, in the progression of carotidintima-media thickening are unknown.

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Dentists advised to learn new practice techniques, uphold professional ethics

LAHORE: “Dentists must change with the times and learn new practice techniques. This was stated at the Dentrepreneur conference held at University of Health Sciences recently. It was organized by UHS Oral Pathology department in collaboration with Institute of Advanced Dental Sciences and Research (IADSR). The theme of the conference is “Dental practice essentials: Strategies for Success”.

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Many posts of doctors in BHUs lying vacant due to non-availability of male doctors

LAHORE: A serious manpower crisis in the rural areas is imminent as a large number of doctor’s posts in Basic Health Units in some of the districts of Punjab are lying vacant since long due to non-availability of male doctors. According to a communication received from Dr. Tahir Siraj Medical Officer working in a Basic Health Unit in District Sahiwal, Punjab Rural Support Programme is managing the Basic Health Units in fourteen districts which include Rahim Yar Khan, Chakwal, Vehari, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Kasur, Mianwali, Lodhran, Toba Tek Singh, Hafizabad, Pakpattan, Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajan Pur which is serving these areas for the last ten years quite satisfactorily.

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An Evening with eminent Poet Iftikhar Arif organized by Jehan-e-Maseeha Adbi Forum

KARACHI: Jehan-e-Maseeha Adbi Forum an entity established by PharmEvo Pharmaceuticals organized an evening with noted poet Iftikhar Arif on Sunday May 14th 2017. Another eminent literary figure and poet Prof. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui former Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi currently Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin Medical University who is also Patron of Jehan-e-Maseeha Adbi Forum was the chief guest on this occasion. Other poets who participated in the programme included Kh.Razi Hyder Director Quaid-e-Azam Academy, Kashif Hussain Ghayar, Iqbal Pirzada while Poet Ajmal Siraj acted as the moderator.

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Public Awareness Session for patients with diabetes at Northwest General Hospital, Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Fasting in Ramadan has many spiritual and health benefits. Ramadan gives us the opportunity fulfil our duty to Allah (SWT), cleanse our bodies and soul, and practice self-restraint. For some people with diabetes, fasting can be dangerous or can cause problems to their health. Hence in order to create awareness and educate the patients with diabetes, the Department of Diabetes & Endocrine at North West General Hospital (NWGH) Peshawar organised a public awareness meeting on Saturday the 13th May 2017.

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Healthcare professionals training needs to be further strengthened-Dr. Jamal Ara

KARACHI Nurses are back bone of our health delivery system but they are not given proper training and importance which this profession deserves. Nursing profession needs to be given due respect being important members of the healthcare team. This was stated by Dr. Jamal Ara, Assistant Professor of Medicine at KM&DC Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Karachi. She was performing the Otsuka Lucky draw in connection with their on-going campaign against Hepatitis spread, at a meeting held at Otsuka Head office on May 25, 2017.

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More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year by preventable diseases

GENEVA: More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totaling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners. In 2015, more than two-thirds of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Road traffic injuries, lower respiratory infections and suicide are the biggest causes of death among adolescents.

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Governor Sindh distributes over 1,000 Laptops among DUHS students

KARACHI: Governor Sindh & Chancellor, Dow University of Health Science (DUHS), Muhammad Zubair under the Prime Minister's Scheme Phase III distributed more than one thousand Laptops to the Students of Dow University last week.

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