Annual Appraisal & Re-certification of healthcare professionals needs to be started-Ghulam Rasool Mufti

LAHORE: One of the important scientific highlight of the FHM International conference on General Medicine Update was panel discussion on “Healthcare Challenges in South Asia”. Dr. Ghulam Rasool Mufti Consultant Urological Surgeon and Fitness to Practice Tribunal Member from UK was the main speaker in this session.

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PM&DC should look at the end product, ensure quality of care rather than placing too much emphasis on infrastructure

LAHORE: An informal discussion on structure, functioning and responsibilities of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council was also held during the International Conference on General Medical Updates at Fatima Memorial Hospital on February 27th 2019. Dr. Ghulam Rasool Mufti lead the discussion which was also participated by other invited guest speakers from UK and USA which included Dr. Shaukat Ashai, Dr.Noor Ali Pirzada, Dr. Farhat Ashai Khan, Dr. Nuzhat Ashai, Dr. Arjmand Mufti while Prof. Rakhshanda Rehman, Prof. Nighat Mir and Mrs. Shahima Rehman represented the FMH.

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1.5 Million People were screened for hypertension in 89 countries during 2018

Lahore: About 1.5 Million people were screened for high blood pressure in 89 countries during 2018 and Pakistan contributed twenty five thousand people. By 2025 it is expected that there will be 1.5 Billion patients suffering from hypertension. This was stated by Prof. Neil Poulter former President of International Hypertension League.

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Politics has taken over the pedagogy of medical education in Pakistan - Prof. Lubna Baig

LAHORE: Prof. Junaid Sarfraz along with Prof. Munir Saleemi chaired one of the scientific sessions devoted to Medical Education during the Third International Conference of Shalamar Medical & Dental College held from 1-3rd February 2019.This session was moderated by Prof. Shed Hasan Shoaib.

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Prevention of high blood pressure in children: Time to act

All over the world intensive efforts are being made by the World Health Organization (WHO), Health professional bodies and the Government health services for the prevention of diseases because in prevention lies the cost- effective resolution of health problems. As it is aptly known that prevention is not only better than cure- but is the only cure and the true cure.

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Functional Sexual Disorders in diabetics is a medical concern which should be investigated-Shabeen Naz Masood

FAISALABAD: Functional Sexual Disorders is a medical concern which needs to be investigated. This topic has been ignored for too long. Doctors do not feel comfortable talking about it with female patients hence most often the patients then go to quacks or suffer in silence. This was stated by Prof. Shabeen Naz Masood Prof. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Isra University Karachi.

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Psychotropic poly-pharmacy is common in Alzheimer’s disease

Up to half of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) use a psychotropic drug, and one in five uses two or more psychotropics concomitantly, according to a study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland.

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Countries are spending more on health, but people are still paying too much out of their own pockets

Spending on health is growing faster than the rest of the global economy, accounting for 10% of global gross domestic product (GDP). A new report on global health expenditure from the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals a swift upward trajectory of global health spending, which is particularly noticeable in low- and middle-income countries where health spending is growing on average 6% annually compared with 4% in high-income countries.

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Antiepileptic drugs linked to accumulation of hospital days in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

People with Alzheimer’s disease who used antiepileptic drugs had a higher number of accumulated hospital days than people with Alzheimer’s disease who did not use antiepileptics, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The results were published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association. During a two-year follow-up, persons who initiated antiepileptic drugs accumulated approximately eight more hospital days per person-year.

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We need Good Doctors and a Good System where they work-Dr. Ghulam Rasool Mufti

LAHORE: Dr. Ghulam Rasool Mufti the visiting guest speaker from UK who is also member of Fitness to Practice Tribunal in UK in his presentation at the International Conference on Medical Updates at Fatima Memorial Hospital highlighted the need for Healthcare Regulation in South Asia. Tracing the history of regulation of healthcare professionals Dr. Mufti pointed out that it was Hammurabi in 1750 BC who was the first one to suggest that doctors should be regulated.

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Health Sciences should be added to the Charter of Nur International University-Rakhshanda Rehman

Lahore Fatima Memorial Hospital started its journey as a 200-Bed Maternity and Child Hospital and over the years it has now developed into a multidisciplinary tertiary care hospital. This was stated by Prof. Rakhshanda Rehman Dean School of Health Sciences and Vice Chancellor of Nur International University while speaking at the inaugural session of FHM International Conference on “General Medical Updates” held from 27th February to March 1, 2019.

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Punjab Healthcare Commission’s anti-quackery campaign

The Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) started functioning in early 2012 with a mandate to enforce the Punjab Healthcare Commission Act-2010. The operations of the Commission are divided into four regulatory functions that together with other supporting activities enable the Commission achieve its fundamental goal of bringing quality in the healthcare establishments across Punjab.

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Prof. Zafarullah Chaudhry, Khalid Masood Gondal re-elected as President & Senior Vice President of CPSP respectively

KARACHI: A large number of the fellows of CPSP took part in the elections and 53 candidates contested for 20 seats of the Council of the CPSP. The twenty winners included, Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal, Prof. Aamer Zaman Khan, Prof. Mahmood Ayyaz, Prof. Muhammad Tayyab and Prof. Abrar Ashraf Ali from Lahore, Prof. Waqar Alam Jan from Peshawar, Prof. Jahngir Khan from Abbottabad,

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Study Examines the Course of Back Pain Over Time

Back pain is among the most frequently reported health problems in the world. New research published in Arthritis Care & Research, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, examines patterns in back pain over time and identifies the patient characteristics and the extent of healthcare and medication use (including opioids) associated with different patterns.

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