Excessive use of medical technology has lowered our clinical judgment, adversely affected doctor-patient relationship & ethics

LAHORE: This is an era of technology. We have multimedia presentations, video conferencing facilities, smart phones and internet for those who are keen to learn but at the same time we are also paying a heavy price in practical medicine. Ultrasound CT, MRI and Pet Scans might have helped diagnose and treat many patients but at the same time their over use has lowered our standard of clinical judgment, adversely affected doctor-patient relationship and ethics.

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Pakistan need to develop Academic Consortium at National, Regional and International level - Dr. Farhat Abbas

KARACHI: The Clinical Trials Unit of Aga Khan University organized a two day symposium on Clinical Trials in Pakistan from February 20-21st 2014 which attracted researchers, representatives from the Pharma industry, Clinical Research Organizations, Government functionaries including DRAP representatives, some institution heads where adequate facilities for research and clinical trials are available besides a number of invited guest speakers from overseas.

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Visit to an Island of Excellence in Civil Hospital Karachi

KARACHI: Health and Education has always remained a very low priority with our successive governments both at Federal and Provincial level. The scarce resources, funding made available for health unfortunately is either misused or goes in corruption. Even if the available finances are utilized judiciously it can bring a visible change in the present state of affairs but it does not happen due to various reasons.

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Dr. Babar Hasan speaks on Myths of Acyanotic Heart Disease

KARACHI: Dr. Babar Hasan, MD FAAP, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at Aga Khan University Hospital was the guest speaker at the lecture series started by Jinnah Medical and Dental College at its campus on February 15, 2014. The topic of his presentation was myths of Acyanotic heart disease wherein he discussed at length the physiology and management of the patients suffering from congenital heart diseases.

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Commercialization of Medicine, increasing privatization of medical education & healthcare is a threat to medical profession-Prof.Rita Sood

LAHORE: Commercialization of medicine, increasing privatization of healthcare and privatization of medical education is a serious threat to the medical profession. Other issues of serious concern are the role of the pharmaceutical industry in Continuing Professional Development, increasing use of technology which has adversely affected the doctor-patient relationship.

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Prof. Shabih Zaidi’s Book on Ethics in Medicine published by Springer

LONDON: Prof. Shabih H.Zaidi, an eminent ENT surgeon from Pakistan currently settled in United Kingdom is one of the pioneers who started talking about Medical Ethics in Pakistan in late 80s and in early 90s, he co-authored a book on “Medical Ethics in the Contemporary Era” which was published by Pakistan Medical Journalists Association. The co-authors of this book were Dr. Maqbool H.Jafary, Dr. Unaiza Niaz and Mr.Shaukat Ali Jawaid.

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Teachers should consider medical students as colleagues and not children - Prof. Mowadat H. Rana

LAHORE: A number of pre-conference workshops were organized during the just concluded 6th international conference on medical education held at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women Lahore. Speaking in the workshop on “From Pain to Pleasure: How to improve learning amongst medical students, Prof. Mowadat H. Rana said that students should be considered as colleagues and not children.

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Regular use of Low Dose Aspirin therapy results in 30% reduction in CVD events-Prof.Javed Akram

LAHORE: As a part of its Continuing Medical Education programme, Pakistan Aspirin Foundation organized a session on Medical Uses of Aspirin during the Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians‘s 24th annual conference at Lahore on February 9th 2014. The speakers included Prof. Javed Akram President of Pakistan Aspirin Foundation and Prof. M. Akbar Chaudhry Principal Azra Naheed Medical College Lahore.

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Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

KARACHI: Chances of infections are greater in neonates due to negligible immunity. Newborns are particularly susceptible to certain diseases, much more than adults. Their new immune systems are not adequately developed to fight the bacteria and viruses that are the major cause of infections. Hence, special care is need while treating the neonates to avoid complications.

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