Biomedical Journals are important to publish research and disseminate outcome of research to have some impact

SHIRAZ (IRAN): Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) organized its EMMJ6 Medical Journals Conference here from February 18-20, 2015 which attracted distinguished medical editors from the region.  It was organized in collaboration with Iranian Society of Medical Editors, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Islamic World Science Citation Center, WHO EMRO, Pakistan Associaton of Medical Editors (PAME) and Asia Pacific Association of Medical Editors (APAME).

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International Conference on Medical Writing at Ajman UAE from March 5-7, 2015

AJMAN (UAE): Center for Diabetes Education (EDC) USA in collaboration with   World Associaton of Medical Editors (WAME) Eastern Mediterranean Associaton of Medical Editors (EMAME) and European Medical Writers Associaton (EMWA) is organizing the 2nd international conference on Medical writing at Ajman from March 5-7th 2015.

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Prof. Farhand Handjani from SUMS Iran takes over as President of EMAME

SHIRAZ (IRAN):Prof. Farhad Handjani Professor of Dermatology at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) who is also Chief Editor of Middle East Journal of Cancer took over as the new President of Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors for a two year term 2015-2016. Dr. Ahmad Said El-Morsy from Egypt was elected as President Elect.  Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid from Pakistan who is Chief Editor of Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences was also unanimously re-elected as General Secretary for the next term.

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Nine member Pakistan delegation actively participates in the scientific programme of EMMJ6

SHIRAZ (IRAN): Nine member delegation from Pakistan attended the EMMJ6 Medical Journals Conference organized by Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors in collaboration with Iranian Society of Medical Editors, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and WHO. Other organizations which had collaborated in this academic event included Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME), Asia Pacific Association of Medical Editors (APAME), Islamic World Science Citation Center and others.

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Prevention and rational treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and its complications-II

Aspirin: Low dose enteric coated aspirin 75 to 81 mg up to the age of 75 years may be used in patients having 7.5% or higher risk of heart attacks and strokes. Diabetic patients should always carry soluble aspirin 325 mg tab to be used on onset of chest pain or stoke. It helps in reducing heart attacks and strokes. Aspirin is a must for secondary prevention, sometime in combination with clopidogrel. 

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Stem cells from placenta show promise for treating heart failure

DURHAM, NC: Stem cells collected from placenta, which is generally discarded after childbirth, show promise as a treatment for heart failure. Found in the latest issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, a new study using mice determined that human-derived adherent cells (PDAC® cells) significantly improved cardiac function when injected into the heart muscle.

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EMAME honours three distinguished Editors of Biomedical Journals from the Region at EMMJ6

SHIRAZ (IRAN):  Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors set a unique example of honouring distinguished editors of biomedical journals from the region at the just concluded EMMJ6 Medical Journals Conference held at Shiraz Iran from February 18-20th 2015.

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Patient education plays an important role in diabetes management- Dr. Samad Shera

KARACHI: Knowledge without use is of no use. We should learn to implement what we have learnt. Make use of the services and efforts of Prof. Abdul Basit and his team for the prevention and management of diabetes in Pakistan. This was stated by Dr. A. Samad Shera, General Secretary Diabetic Association of Pakistan who was the chief guest in the inaugural session in First Diabetes Education Conference in Pakistan held at Karachi from February 21-22, 2015.

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Medicare Hospital converted to Medicare Cardiac & General Hospital

KARACHI: Medicare Hospital which is one of the oldest private hospitals in the city has been converted to Medicare Cardiac & General Hospital. Professor Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor Ziauddin University was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony held here on 15thFebruary, 2015. Chairman, S.M. Sohail Trust, Dr. Tariq Sohail, Executive Director, S. Adnan Sohail, Prof. Abdul Samad besides senior members of the medical profession, corporate sector representatives & Faculty members of the Jinnah Medical & Dental College were also present on the occasion.

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Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

KARACHI: Recertification of medical professionals especially General practitioners must be initiated which will help to promote continuing medical education in the country. Majority of our health care providers in rural areas are not adequately trained which results in poor management of patients. Un-necessary use of injections and Pricking of I.V infusion bottles are also very common at small clinics and maternity homes set up in small houses which are major causes of hepatitis spread and other communicable disease. 

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