Oncologists urged to prescribe cost effective economically priced cancer therapy

KARACHI: Dr. Shahid Hameed a noted clinical oncologist who is currently working in United States has urged the Pakistani oncologists to prescribe cost effective economically priced cancer drugs. By doing so we can treat a much large number of patients rather than spending huge sums of money on few expensive cancer drugs. This is something which we can do ourselves and don’t have to wait for the government.

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Patients with diabetes who have moderate risk of adverse events can fast with caution-Dr. Samad Shera

KARACHI: Jinnah Sindh Medical University in collaboration with Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology (BIDE) organized a two day international conference on Diabetes and Ramadan which attracted a large number of Diabetologists and endocrinologists from all over the country besides a few delegates from Iran, Malaysia and UAE.

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Most colorectal diseases were discussed in detail during the four day course

KARACHI: Many interesting topics in colorectal diseases were discussed during the four day surgical course on colorectal diseases organized by Dept. of Surgery, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi from October 5-8th 2015.  The organizers kept up its past traditions of providing this education and training facility to a vast majority of surgeons particularly the young surgeons without any registration.

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Interview: Prof. Austin Stack from Ireland

KARACHI: Prof. Austin G. Stack, MD Professor and Chair of Medicine, University Hospital Limeirck from Ireland recently visited Pakistan on an invitation from PharmEvo Pharmaceuticals.  He was the guest speaker at a series of symposia organized by the company at Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi-Islamabad besides chairing an Experts session at Karachi where diagnosis and management of Hyperuricemia and Gout were discussed in detail.

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Uses, Misuses of Vitamins

Vitamins are most often misused in Pakistan. The name Vitamin literally denotes Vit in Mini-doses. Its needs are in very minute quantities, many in a few micrograms or a few milligrams. Further infants and children’s daily requirements are much less. It should be kept in mind that a balanced diet consisting of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, pulses, low-fat dairy products, nuts, seeds, fish, poultry, meats, oils provides far more amounts of vits than needed by the body.

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Editor is just like Capitan of the Ship who should learn how to manage the challenges - Dr. Rod Rohrich

NEW DELHI (INDIA): One of the pre-conference workshops during the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) conference held here at New Delhi India from October 1-4th was on the Role of the Editors. Moderator for this workshop was Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and PRS Global Open from United States.

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“Plight of a Medical Editor”- an autobiography

“I am delighted to see your autobiography that you had kindly gifted a copy to me which I received on my return from abroad. I had been abroad in connection with my medical treatment. I am much impressed with the book because I started reading it at about 10 PM and found it so interesting that I went on with it till 6 AM, when I had read more or less all of it. I congratulate you for having spared time and written such an outstanding factual autobiography.

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Fluid & Electrolytes is a delicate subject which needs to develop its complete and clear understanding - Dr. M. Ehmer-Al-Ibran

KARACHI: Fluid & Electrolytes is a delicate subject and there is a dire need to develop its complete and clear understanding among medical professionals especially GPs who are the first to receive patients suffering from Diarrhea, vomiting minor trauma etc. This was stated by Dr. M. Ehmer-Al-Ibran Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Assistant Professor Department of Burns Dow University of Health Sciences & Civil Hospital Karachi while performing Otsuka lucky draw held at Otsuka Head Office here on 28th October 2015.

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