Indus Hospital to be expanded and upgraded to 1500-bed tertiary care teaching healthcare facility

KARACHI: Indus Hospital is a 150-bed state of the art tertiary healthcare facility providing premium quality healthcare services to the needy patients absolutely free of cost. Spread over an area of twenty acres on the main Korangi Road, it is the only initiative of its kind in Pakistan and now the management has decided to expand and upgrade it to 1500-bed teaching healthcare facility which will have a Medical College, College of Nursing, Institute of Public Health and School of Medical Technologists. 

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Registration of prospective clinical trials is essential to prevent fraud and manipulation of data

KAULA LUMPUR (MALAYSIA): Prospective registration of all clinical trials is essential to prevent fraud and manipulation of data in intervention health research. International Clinical Trial Registry Platform (ICTRP) is a global initiative which aims to make information about all clinical trials involving human beings publicly available. Medical Journal publishers can play a vital role in enforcing compliance as regards registration of these trials.

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Early aggressive intervention is essential to check joint destruction in Rheumatoid Arthritis - Prof. Tasnim Ahsan

 KARACHI: Early and aggressive intervention is essential to check joint destruction in Rheumatoid Arthritis. While managing these patients intervene early with Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) which can result in long remission in 10% of patients, another 15-30% will have partial or complete remission but 60% will have relapses and remission leading to cumulative destruction.

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Pakistan is a land of great opportunities and coming back to the country has been very rewarding - Dr. Saad Khalid Niaz

KARACHI: It was a unique get-together of surgeons who had assembled in the Surgical Conference Hall at JPMC on September 20th to praise a physician Dr.Saad Khalid Niaz a well known interventional gastroenterologist for his well deserved Civil Award of Sitara-e-Imtiaz. The initiative to hold this reception was taken by Dr. Shamim Qureshi from the Division of Colorectal Surgery at Dept. of JPMC and it was attended by a select gathering of eminent surgeons, gastroenterologists, physicians and radiologists from various medical institutions in the city.

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PAME members decide to share details regarding scientific misconduct by authors

ISLAMABAD AND PESHAWAR: Pakistan Association of Medial Editors (PAME) in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) organized a training course on medical journal publishing at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences in Islamabad and Institute of Basic Medical Sciences of Khyber Medical University Peshawar on September 15th and 16th respectively. 

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Inculcation of responsible conduct among young researchers & authors should be the key concern for academic mentors & editors-Prof.Looi Lai Meng

KAULA LUMPUR (MALAYSIA): A vast number of interesting subjects related to medical journal publishing were discussed by the speakers at the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Editors (APAME) Congress 2012 held here from August 31st to September 2nd 2012 partly reported in our September 15th issue. Some of the highlights from the presentations in different sessions are as under:

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Dementia awareness programme launched by Pakistan Society of Neurology

KARACHI: Dementia is a neurological disease which is characterized by progressive loss of memory and social functioning. Burden of dementia is growing in the world including Pakistan. It is estimated that 5-7% people above age 65 and 10-15% people above age 75 suffer from Alzheimer’s disease the most common form of Dementia.

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Learning Feast 2012 by PharmEvo

KARACHI: M/s. PharmEvo Pvt. Ltd fast growing national pharmaceutical company which is known for ethical and innovative campaigns organized Learning Feast 2012 (a menu for Hungry minds) at Karachi on September 16, 2012. It was largely attended by Doctors and their families.

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Awareness campaign against Hepatitis

MULTAN: Safe practices for the prevention and spread of Hepatitis should be adopted at all levels by the medical professionals and this message needs to be communicated to the public through media to make them aware of the dangers of these deadly diseases.

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