Good knowledge of anatomy and good surgical technique are important for better outcome in rectal cancer surgery - Prof. Adam Dziki

KARACHI: While managing patients suffering from rectal cancer it is essential that one discusses all the problems with the patient before initiating any surgical procedure. Good knowledge of anatomy and good surgical technique are important in ensuring better outcome. This was stated by Prof.Adam Dziki Prof. of Surgery from Medical University, Lodz, Poland. 

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Pakistan needs to introduce culture of patient safety and medication safety - Mr. Lateef Sheikh

LAHORE: Pakistan has a total pharmaceutical market of over two hundred billion rupees and most of it was not being monitored at all. In Pakistan it is estimated that over one million patients use Aspirin daily for prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Pakistan’s Pharma market consists of 85% retail pharmacy and 15% institutional pharmacy and none of them was being supervised. 

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Prof. Javed Akram elected President of Pakistan Aspirin Foundation

LAHORE: Prof. Javed Akram FRCP, an eminent physician and former Principal of Allama Iqbal Medical College was unanimously elected as the new President of Pakistan Aspirin Foundaiton at the business meeting held on Friday October 4th 2013 for a two years term. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Mahmood Ali Malik founder President of Pakistan Aspirin Foundation along with Prof. M. Akbar Chaudhry the outgoing President.

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Lack of healthy atmosphere in the community is also contributing to increase in osteoporosis-Prof.Umar Farooque

KARACHI: Osteoporosis occurs after certain age in both men and women though women are affected the most but lack of healthy atmosphere in the society is also contributing to increase in the prevalence of osteoporosis. This was stated by Prof. Umar Farooque Pro-Vice Chancellor of Dow University of Health Sciences. He was speaking at a meeting organized by the Department of Orthopaedics at Dow International Medical College, DUHS at its Ojha Campus on October 23rd 2013 to commemorate the World Osteoporosis Day. 

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Healthcare professionals must balance risk and benefits before prescribing any medication-Prof. Khawaja Saadiq Hussain

LAHORE: Healthcare professionals must balance the risk and benefits before prescribing any medication. Aspirin like any other drug has its own side effects hence members of the medical profession should be careful and use it judiciously in its well established indications. This was stated by Prof. Khawaja Saadiq Hussain an eminent physician former Principal of King Edward Medical College and former President of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.

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Stopping use of Aspirin three to five days before surgery or endoscopic procedures is ideal in most of the cases-Prof.Aamer Zaman Khan

LAHORE: Prof. Abdus Samad along with Prof. Sardar Fakhar Imam and Prof. Bilal Zakariya chaired the second scientific session during the 6th National Conference of Pakistan Aspirin Foundation held at FJMC on October 5, 2013. Prof.Maryam Malik was the moderator of this session. Dr. Abbas Raza from AIMC was the first speaker who talked about Aspirin and Gastrointestinal Tract. 

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Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

KARACHI: Despite the fact that working in public healthcare facilities which are facing financial constraints and numerous other problems is extremely difficult but even then healthcare professionals including nurses and paramedics needs to be constantly reminded to uphold professional ethics.

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