Medical institutions should promote research culture & improve quality of research

LAHORE: We need to create medical institutions which promote research culture besides improving the quality of research. Doctors should improve documentation, maintain record of their patients which is extremely helpful in conducting research. We also need to promote preventive measures, use of low dose Aspirin for longer periods and change our lifestyle besides using healthy diet which will overcome numerous diseases. This was stated by Prof. Nizamuddin Chairperson of Punjab Higher Education Commission. He was speaking in the inaugural session of the National Medical Conference organized by Azra Naheed Medical College at Superior University Campus here on April 28th 2018.

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PSR’s 22nd Annual International Rheumatology Conference proceedings-III

LAHORE: The first speaker in the second session of Rheumatology Conference organized by Pakistan Society for Rheumatology here on April 6th 2018 chaired by Prof. Sajid Nisar was Dr. Javaid Malik from Rawalpindi. His presentation was based on case studies of scleroderma and trying to solve the problems. His first patient was a thirty three years old women suffering from scleroderma who developed gangrene of left third finger. He then discussed the management plan for this patient.

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Less than 50% population have access to essential health services

GENEVA: This year’s World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs has now been published by the World Health Organization. This publication provides an annual snapshot of the state of the world’s health. The 2018 edition highlights that, while remarkable progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals has been made in some areas, progress has stalled in others and the gains that have been made could easily be lost.

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Bahria University and Altinbas University Turkey sign MOU for collaboration in research

KARACHI: Bahria University from Pakistan and Altinbas University from Istanbul Turkey had signed a general Memorandum of Understanding and an Exchange Protocol in February 2017. The exchange protocol between the two institutes only provided fee waiver but no support for boarding and lodging expense. In fall 2017, under this exchange protocol Bahria University sent two students to study at Altinbas University for a semester. It was followed by a delegation of four faculty members from Bahria University Medical and Dental College which visited three universities of Turkey from 3rd to 6th July 2017 for collaboration especially in areas of research. 

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Leadership in healthcare facilities, medical institutions must learn how to manage behaviour of people

KARACHI: A good competent doctor is not necessarily a good administrator as well. In the modern day world, managing healthcare facilities and medical institutions is an uphill task and one has to learn all this. Now hospital administration has emerged as a discipline in itself and people are opting it as a professional career. Better managed facilities and institutions not only result in increased efficiency and better output but also check wastage of resources.

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Eating right and keeping well during Ramadan-an expert guide

Swapping fried food for grilled goodness, ditching samosas, swerving sugar and salt, and spending your nights drinking as much water as possible could help millions of Muslims across the globe tackle the challenges of Ramadan. 

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Medical Narrative

It was a morning like any other in the gastroenterology ward at Ziauddin North Nazimabad, when I was asked to follow a new admission from the night before – Mrs. Sarah, who had been admitted from the OPD with the complaint of shortness of breath. I smoothed out my lab coat, grabbed the patient’s file and entered the semiprivate ward to find an elderly, overweight, dyspneic lady. 

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SOPs should be available in Wards, ICU on how to prepare & use IV infusions-Prof. Salman Waris

MULTAN: Prof. Salman Waris Head of the Dept. of Anesthesia at Nishtar Hospital Multan has suggested that proper Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) should be available in the wards as well as Intensive Care Units in the shape of wall hangings which should provide information on how to use infusion drips, IV preparations and avoid Needle Stick Injuries (NSIs). He was performing the monthly Lucky Draw here on May 29th 2018 as a part of Otsuka’s ongoing campaign against Hepatitis spread in the print and electronic media.

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