Work in Peripheral Vascular Disease is a long term investment for which we need to encourage the concept of multidisciplinary teams-Prof. Basit

KARACHI: Peripheral vascular diseases (PVD) was seen in 31.5% of patients in Pakistan In a cross-sectional data of diabetics with diabetic foot visiting Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology (BIDE) This was stated by Prof. Abdul Basit, Director Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology while talking about the prevalence of PVD in Pakistan at a seminar organized by National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease recently.

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Experts discuss the global health issue of psoriasis at IFPA meeting

MIAMI: FLORIDA (USA): More than 125 million people all over the world have psoriasis - a condition that is continuously under-diagnosed and under-treated, leading to needless suffering for many. In conjunction to the 71st meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations, IFPA, hosted a workshop to discuss what the future holds for the global psoriasis community.

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Women with a pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) of 40 have an increased risk of Cesarean section

NORWAY: Researchers from Norway have found that women with a pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) of 40 had an increased risk of vacuum extraction delivery or Cesarean section (C-section). Findings that appear in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Early intervention to correct club feet gives good satisfactory results-Prof.Anisuddin Bhatti

SUKKUR: The 7th Club Foot: Ponseti Technique Workshop was organized here at SMBB University GM MEDICAL COLLEGE SUKKUR on 2nd March 2013. This one day Workshop was innaugurated by Pro VC of SMBBU & Principal GMMC Sukkur Prof. Abrar Shaikh. Prof.Asadullah Mahar welcomed the speakers and participants to the workshop.

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A live Webinar session highlights management of Type 2 Diabetes

Over the past many years Pakistan has faced a significant rise in the number of patients being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The WHO Global status report on non-communicable diseases shows that NCDs (including diabetes) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality.

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Generics has market value of 80B US$ which makes it 40% of the global drug market

SHANGHAI: Currently, the global generic drug market has a value of 80 billion US dollars, making up over 40% of the overall global drug market, and is growing at a rate of 8% annually while the generic drug industry of China is growing at a tremendous rate of 25%.

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New survey reports low rate of patient awareness during anaesthesia

The Royal College of Anesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) today publish initial findings from a major study which looked at how many patients experienced accidental awareness during general anesthesia.

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Prof. Rahimtoola presented Life Time Achievement Award

KARACHI: Prof. Rahimtoola one of the former Principal of Dow Medical College was presented Life Time Achievement Award by Dow University of Health Sciences in recognition of his services and contributions in the field of medicine.

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360 million people in the world have disabling hearing loss says WHO

GENEVA: More than 360 million people in the world have disabling hearing loss, according to new global estimates on prevalence released by the World Health Organization (WHO), for International Ear Care Day (3 March). As the population ages globally, more people than ever before are facing hearing loss.

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Common multiple sclerosis drugs combination do not reduce relapse risk

A recent clinical trial found that interferonβ-1a (INF) and glatiramer acetate (GA), two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS), provide no additional clinical benefit when taken together.

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Stem cells show promise in extending transplanted kidneys survival time

DURHAM, NC: Can stem cells provide an answer to the perplexing question of how to ensure long-term survival of transplanted kidneys? The results of a new Phase 1 clinical trial say may be so. Details of the trial, conducted by researchers at Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands, are published in the current issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine.

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Aspirin reduced the incidence of Venous thrombo-embolism

In 2009 the Office of National Statistics in UK estimated that there were annually 17,000 deaths due to pulmonary embolism (PE), although some would have been terminally associated events. In addition, there may be many more VTE deaths that are missed because British hospital-based post-mortem studies suggest that for every case of PE diagnosed premortem.

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Two-year results of chimney grafts show excellent stent-graft patency and stable/shrinking aneurysms

Journal of Endovascular Therapy reports that High-risk patients benefit from less invasive procedures. A stent-grafting technique for aortic aneurysms is now showing promise for such patients. Chimney stent-grafts bring blood to aortic branch vessels that are covered by standard aortic stent-grafts during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).

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Total Ankle Replacement Industry stepping up in developing countries

LONDON, UK (GlobalData): Total Ankle Replacements (TARs) are gradually becoming a mainstream solution to painful and debilitating trauma within the medical devices industry, states a new report by research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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