Thyroid Diseases accounts for 1.5% of all solid cancer-Prof. Fabrice Menegaux

KARACHI: Management of various diseases require multidisciplinary team work. There are medical and surgical problems. It is immaterial to discuss whose domain it is. The person who know his job, has developed expertize in a particular field and has good results because of experience should be managing the patients. This was stated by Prof. Mumtaz Maher, an eminent laparoscopic and colorectal surgeon while speaking at the Third Annual Surgical Week for Endocrine Diseases held at JPMC from March 28-31st 2016.

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Polypharmacy is the curse of Modern Medicine- Dr. Fraz Mir

LAHORE: On Day three of the International Medical Conference organized by Azra Naheed Medical College in collaboration with Royal College of Physicians London, Dr. Peter Trewby spoke on ethical dilemmas in medicine. He pointed out that in medicine ethical principles provides a framework to help us make difficult clinical decisions. He then mentioned the four well known principles of medical ethics i.e. Autonomy, Justice, (to manage the patients in relation to others)Beneficence (to preserve life, restore health and relieve suffering or do well) and Non-maleficence i.e. Avoid harm. 

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CARDIOCON 2016 at Faisalabad from Nov. 25-27, 2016

FAISALABAD: Pakistan Cardiac Society is holding its 46th annual conference named as CARDIOCON 2016 at Faisalabad from November 25-27th 2016. Prof. Muhammad Naeem Aslam Professor of Cardiology at Punjab Medical College/ Allied Hospital is the Convener of the conference while Prof. Abdul Hafeez Chaudhry is the Co-convener. Theme of the conference is Global Heart Health in 21st Century: Prevention to Treatments”.

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928 Angiographies and 297 Angioplasties performed during 2013-2015

FAISALABAD: Cardiac Center established at District Headquarters Hospital Faisalabad on self-help basis was formally commissioned on December 17th 1994. This is the pioneer cardiac institute which is providing emergency as well as diagnostic services to the seriously sick cardiac patients for the last two decades. The first block was started in an abandoned store of the hospital while four new blocks were constructed later on self-help basis to accommodate the increased number of patties. 

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Speakers discuss diagnosis and management of MDR TB, Cerebral Palsy, Childhood Cancer and ADHD

LAHORE: Dr. Salman Kirmani from Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi made a presentation on Disorders of Sexual Development at the Children’s Hospital Lahore annual symposium held recently.  DSD, he said, was the new terminology used for Intersex. He discussed clinical presentations of DSDs and opined that one must do the necessary investigations to confirm the diagnosis. He then showed a side wherein the baby had apparent male genitalia but actually it was a female. Children presenting with ambiguous genitalia are a difficult situation to handle. One must ask for family history of DSD, delay in puberty or failure, and palpate the testis and pedicles.

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History and thorough physical examination, selective investigations are important in correct diagnosis of acute headache-Tanzeem Haider Raza

LAHORE: Dr. Tanzeem Haider Raza Member Council, Royal College of Physicians London spoke about Acute Headache- What to do and when during the International Medical Conference organized by Azra Naheed Medical College in collaboration with Royal College of Physicians London held at Lahore during February 2016. Referring to the RCP London, he said, it was the oldest institution in the world setting healthcare standards for the institutions. Talking about clinical approach to headache, he discussed at length what not to miss and the diagnostic criteria for primary headaches. He also talked about SAH and its differential diagnosis besides presenting some case histories.

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80-Bed Foundation Hospital Rajana providing specialized care at subsidized cost offers a ray of hope for poor patients in the area

TOBA TEK SINGH: Eighty-Bed Foundation Hospital Rajana is a project of Pakistan International Foundation which is working for the Better Healthcare and Education. This was the brain child of Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar a Pakistani businessman settled in UK who also served as Governor of Punjab in the recent past. This healthcare facility has come as a great blessing for  providing  specialized healthcare facilities to the people in this area who are especially poor, non-affording belonging to the lower middle class segments of the society.

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1340 patients examined at Free Medical & Eye Camp by Al-Akhyar Foundation

MULTAN: Five hundred fifty patients suffering from ophthalmic disorders and 790 patients suffering from  cardiac, dental, paediatric besides obstetrics & Gynecological disorders were examined at the Third Annual Free Medical and Eye Camp organized by Al-Akhyar Foundation Punjab. The camp was organized under the auspicious of Madina ul Aulia Multan.It was inaugurated by Syed Mohammad Habib Irfani Chishti the Patron of Al-Akhyar Foundation. 

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International Preceptor ship Program launched in Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: Armed Force Institute of Urology recently conducted a Clinical Preceptorship Program in its premises at Rawalpindi. The beauty of this preceptorship was the involvement of multiple Transplant Institutes of the region like AFIU, Shifa International Hospital, Combined Military Hospital, Fauji Foundation and KRL Hospital. This was initiated and lead by Brig. Umair Ahmed, Head of Nephrology Department at AFIU in collaboration with Toulouse University & Hospital France.

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Regular use of Low Dose Aspirin Therapy reduces morbidity and mortality in ACS

RAJANA: Pakistan Aspirin Foundation as a part of its Continuing Medical Education programme organized a panel discussion at Foundation Hospital Rajana to highlight the safety and efficacy of regular use of Low Dose Aspirin Therapy on April 20th 2016. The meeting was jointly chaired by Prof. Altaf Hussain Rathore and Dr. Zeeshan Medial Superintendent of the Hospital. 

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Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

KARACHI: Properly trained Healthcare professionals including nurses and paramedics can help to save precious lives by simply following standard operating procedures. There is a dire need of CME activities especially for paramedics and Nurses to remind them to uphold professional ethics. This was stated by Dr. M. Nadeem Muneer, Associate professor of Anesthesiology at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi. He was performing the Otsuka Lucky draw in connection with their campaign against Hepatitis spread, held at Otsuka Head Office on April 27, 2016.

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Cannabis use increases risk of premature death

Heavy cannabis use at a young age increases the risk of early death, according to the longest follow-up study to date on cannabis use. The new study, which was done by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, is published in The American Journal of Psychology.

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