Pharmacy profession is vital for smooth running of any country’s healthcare system-Latif Sheikh

KARACHI: In a rare occasion, Hospital pharmacists, pharmacists working in the pharmaceutical trade and industry, Pharmacists in Academia and Drug Regulatory authority, hospital administration and eminent members of the medical profession got together under one roof to celebrate the World Pharmacists Day organized for the first time by Aga Khan University Department of Pharmacy on September 27th 2014. 

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Pioneers of Medical Profession in Pakistan Contributions of Armed Forces Doctors

It is nice to remember the pioneers of medical profession in Pakistan. In the Civil, the Armed Forces personnel are generally not well known, their contributions are missed in the published articles. In this article, the contributions of the Armed Forces doctors as pioneers and their role in developing the medical profession in earlier period of Pakistan are described.

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Prof. S.M. Rab founder Fellow and former President CPSP passes away

KARACHI: Prof. S.M.Rab an eminent physician, founder Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan who later also served as its President after the death of founder President Lt. Gen. W.A. Burki died here on Monday morning September 15th in Karachi at the age of eighty three years. He leaves behind thousands of students in Pakistan as well as Bangladesh and innumerable well wishers besides a widow Masooma Rab, son Dr. Tanveer Rab, two daughters Dr. Samina Hussain and Dr. Shahina Rab, to mourn his death. 

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Anaesthesia- a great advancement in Surgery

Anaesthesia is a great blessing of God for the ailing human being. It is the condition in which a person is made unconscious or senseless or painless by the drugs for the surgical operation. Modern anaesthesia not only guarantees complete depression of higher centers, painful stimuli and complete relaxation of skeletal muscles but also ensures an absolute safety of the patient.

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Speakers pay rich tributes to late Prof. S.M. Rab for his contributions to medicine

KARACHI: A condolence meeting was organized at Sindh Medical College on September 18th to condole the death of Prof. S. M. Rab a renowned physician of the country and former Prof. of Medicine at JPMC who was also former President and one of the Founder Fellows of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan. A number of speakers who spoke on the occasion recalled his services to the field of medicine and paid him rich tributes.

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Insights into treatment options for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU) is defined as the spontaneous daily, or almost daily, occurrence of itchy hives (wheals), angioedema or both, lasting for 6 weeks or more, with no apparent external trigger. CSU presents a major burden of disease for patients and society with a significantly diminished QoL.

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Cilostazol prevents foot ulcers in diabetic patients with peripheral vascular disease

Diabetic patients are at the high risk of foot ulcerations that may lead to limb amputations with important socio economic impact. Peripheral vascular disease may be frequently associated in diabetes mellitus type II with its main symptom, intermittent claudication. Many studies have reported the known efficacy of cilostazol in treating vascular claudication. Metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) seems to be a biochemical marker implicated in chronic wounds and in particular in diabetic foot ulcers.

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Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

KARACHI: Hepatitis A, B & C is increasing very rapidly in our country and we see about three to four cases in twenty to twenty five cases examined in daily practice   at our Department. Pricking of I.V infusion bottle is still a very common practice by Para medical staff besides reuse of disposable syringes especially in rural and peripheral areas which are major causes of Hepatitis spread. 

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Cryptogenic strokes may find explanation in the heart

More than half of the patients who have suffered a stroke with no well-defined aetiology have an enlarged left atrial appendage of the heart, according to a Finnish study. The results indicate that the enlargement of the left atrial appendage may be an independent risk factor of strokes with cardiac origin.

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