Patient safety has emerged as an important issue in healthcare facilities in Pakistan

Karachi: Patient Safety has once again emerged as an important issue in healthcare facilities in Pakistan. Every day numerous medical errors and at times cases of professional negligence are taking place due to greedy attitude of the hospital owners, underqualified, ill-trained, in-experienced paramedics, nursing staff which they have hired at low pay besides irresponsible attitude of some healthcare professionals which results in increased morbidity and at times fatal cases many of which are preventable.

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Pakistan needs more centers for training in Rheumatology-Prof.Khalid Mahmood

Karachi: Childhood SLE is not uncommon but it is misdiagnosed. For SLE NFC is a good instrument to see the progress of the disease. We have a few rheumatologists in the country who cannot cope with the burden of the disease. Hence, we need to establish more training centers in rheumatology.

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Health benefits of Breast Feeding

Breast feeding week is celebrated from 1st to 7th August every year. Breast feeding needs to be promoted in Pakistan as it offers enormous benefits both to infant and mother. It is one of the most important public health interventions. It is entirely natural, 100 percent nutritionally balanced with correct temperature and completely cost effective.

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DMARDs should be started within three months of diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis-John Axford

Karachi: Prof. John Axford from UK was the first speaker in this session on Day-2 of the 23rd International Rheumatology Conference organized by Pakistan Society of Rheumatology at Karachi from 14-17 March 2019. The topic of his presentation was “Curing Rheumatoid Arthritis- Can it be Difficult?” He pointed out that there are many ways to cure it than many inflammatory disorders.

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People with diabetes will listen more to Religious scholars rather than doctors, hence we need to educate them-Dr.Hassanein

Karachi: Prof. Jamal Zafar alongwith Prof. Jahangir chaired the second session during the Diabetes & Ramadan Conference organized by Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology in collaboration with IDF and Baqai Medical University from 23-24 March 2019. Dr. Muhammad Husnain was the first speaker who shared the salient features of recent studies on the subject.

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Optimizing unmet needs of mental health through Psychosocial Intervention

Bhurban: Many interesting scientific papers were presented during the 14th International Neuropsycon and 1st Int. Conference on Social Psychiatry organized by Pakistan Welfare Association and Pakistan Association of Social Psychiatry in collaboration with World Association of Social Psychiatry, University of Health Sciences, and Continental Medical College, Lahore at Bhurban, Murree from 12-14, April, 2019.

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PCS sign MOU with Health RAB for Cardiology Research Award

Hyderabad: Pakistanis are at a higher risk of having hypertension, diabetes and Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) due to their inherited genes but due to poor lifestyle, children as young as 12 to 18 years are having high blood pressure, diabetes while young men and women are having heart attacks in their late 20s and 30s.

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Artificial intelligence is not going to replace Physicians but it will redefine their role

KARACHI: Workshop on Physician & Patient Engagement Beyond the Pill held on September 23rd 2019 was a part of the 4th Pakistan Pharma Summit 2019 organized by Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) from 23-24th April 2019. Facilitators for the workshop included Jill Donahue from Canada, Daniel Ghinn from UK, and Dr. Kivilcim Kayabali from Turkey besides Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed from Pakistan.

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Dept. of Medical Education should not Boss around, build bridges and work with faculty members-Syed Moyn Aly

Peshawar: Prof. Alam Sher Malik alongwith Prof. Lubna Baig and Prof.M. Tariq chaired the first Plenary Session during the 7th Int. Conference on Health Professional Education held at Khyber Medical University Peshawar. Dr. Brekhna Jamil moderated the session. Prof. Idrees Anwar from RMU was the first speaker who talked about Medical Educators as Leaders. He pointed out that leadership is an important component of competency and all educators have to be leaders. These are essential qualities to accept a challenge.

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Otsuka launches IV Paracetamol in Pakistan

KARACHI. Otsuka Pakistan has launched IV Paracetamol which is recommended first line agent for the treatment of pain and fever. To formally launch this product Otsuka Pakistan organized a meeting at Otsuka Head Office Karachi recently which was attended by senior management of the company.

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Healthcare Professionals urged to uphold professional ethics-Javed Akram

Lahore: The Faculty of Public Health and Preventive Medicine & Department of Community Medicine and Department of Medicine (NMW), in collaboration with Institute of Leadership Excellence organized a Workshop on Leadership in Healthcare at King Edward Medical University recently. Poster presentations and research competitions were held among the students as well as new Publication Office was inaugurated in the University.

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Ciprofloxacin has dramatic effects on the mitochondrial genome

Antibiotics have saved many lives by rescuing patients with bacterial or fungal infections, but these valuable drugs also have a dark side. As most medical drugs, also many antibiotics can have undesired effects on the body’s metabolism, causing more or less severe symptoms.

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