Ankylosing Spondylitis has insidious onset and back pain is the first symptom-Prof. Asim Khan

LAHORE: Ankylosing Spondylitis is a serious disease, it has insidious onset and back pain is the first symptom. It is different from rheumatoid arthritis. Hip joint involvement is quite common and its prevalence in Pakistan could be between 0.5 to 1% of the population. X-Ray evidence is not necessary to diagnose these patients because it takes time to show evidence on X-Ray. This was stated by Prof. Asim Khan Prof. Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio United States.

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Malignant thyroid should be managed with lobectomy or total thyroidectomy-Song –Wook Kang

KARACHI: Management of malignant thyroid is lobectomy or total thyroidectomy. This was stated by  Dr.  Song-Wook Kang, the visiting thyroid surgeon from Korea. He was speaking in the inaugural session of the Endocrine Surgical Week organized by Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi from April 20-22, 2015.  Sindh Health Secretary Mr. Iftikhar Shalwani was the chief guest in the inaugural session who in his speech assured the JPMC faculty that their administrative and budgetary problems will be solved soon.

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PSR should assist UHS in preparing Online Courses in Rheumatology

LAHORE: Inaugurating the 19th Annual International Conference of Pakistan Society for Rheumatology held here from April 10-12, 2015, Prof.Junaid Sarfraz Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences has urged PSR to assist and cooperate with the University of Health Sciences to prepare Online Courses in Rheumatology to build the professional capacity of the healthcare professionals to improve care of patients suffering from rheumatic disorders. 

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Proceedings of Postgraduate Course in Rheumatology held at Fatima Memorial Hospital

LAHORE: Rheumatology Division of Fatima Memorial Hospital organized a postgraduate course on Rheumatology preceding the just concluded international rheumatology conference organized by Pakistan Society of Rheumatology here on April 10, 2015.  A large number of important topics related to various rheumatic disorders were discussed by eminent speakers from overseas as well as Pakistan. The course was very well attended.

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Admiral Zakaullah appreciates CPSP’s self reliance

KARACHI: Admiral Zakaullah, Chief of Naval Staff was the Chief Guest at the CPSP’s 49th Convocation held at Karachi recently. Speaking at the occasion he appreciated the self reliance of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan and expressed his pleasant astonishment over the College’s development of 14 regional centers in different parts of the Country.

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57 OIC countries comprise one quarter of world population but they spend just 2.4% of world’s total expenditures on R&D- Reza Malekzadeh

SHIRAZ (IRAN): Fifty seven countries of OIC comprise almost one quarter of the world population but they spend just 2.4% of world total expenditures on Research and Development. It also accounts for just 6% of world publications. This was stated by Dr. Reza Malekzadeh from Iran while speaking about the status of science production and innovations in the Middle East and North Africa Region- the challenges and perspective for the future.   He was one of the guest speakers at the EMMJ6 Medical Journals Conference held here from February 18-20, 2015. 

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Population-based cancer registration and the Punjab Cancer Registry

Cancer registration is about systematic collection, storage, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data on cancer. Cancer registries are of two main types: hospital-based and population-based. Hospital-based registries record information about patients diagnosed and treated in a particular hospital with each hospital having its own hospital-based registry. The main purpose of such registries is to contribute to patient care by providing readily accessible information on patients. 

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Importance of Monitoring, Evaluation and Controlling in Health Care Project Management

As the Health of the State is improving, the state of the Health in Pakistan is also improving because of the developments in the health care sector, not mainly because of the state but because of the developments made by the private sector. Several new health projects are being introduced over the last decade. Huge health complexes are being developed and modern techniques and equipments are now developed within Pakistan. 

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Need for collective efforts to promote drug exports

KARACHI: There is need for collective and meaningful efforts by Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) to increase drug exports from Pakistan. This was stated by Chairman of National Assembly’s Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination; Khalid Hussain Magsi during his visit of Drug Testing Laboratory at Karachi recently.

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Approach to diagnosis is different between adult and adolescent psychiatry- Dr. Sobia Khan

LAHORE: On Second Day of the 9th international conference on psychiatry highlighting recent advances in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry held here at Lahore from February 26-28, 2015, Dr. Sobia Khan from UK conducted a workshop on “Transition from adolescent to adult services.” She referred to teen age pregnancies in UK and family independence. At eighteen or nineteen years of age, the children used to leave parents home but now the situation is changing. 

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Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

KARACHI: Management of various diseases are not one man show, it require team efforts and healthcare professionals including nurses and paramedics needs to be constantly reminded to uphold professional ethics. Safety of the patients should be our first priority and each one of us should try to do our best to come up to the patients expectations. Otsuka has a very long association with the medical profession and its efforts to create awareness against Hepatitis spread are indeed commendable.

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Comedy Theater attracts ‘Game Changers - The Youth’

KARACHI: In Pakistan, more than fifty thousand people die each year due to organ failure. Majority of them can be saved if organs are available for transplantation. With the aim to create awareness about organ donation, a comedy play titled ‘Jaan Ke Laley’ was staged by a group of artists under the banner of Green Veins. It was a joint venture by Naya Jeevan and Novartis Pharma Pakistan.

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