Gout is a chronic, relapsing disease, lowering uric acid protects against joint, organ damage-Prof. Austin

KARACHI: Gout is a chronic remitting and relapsing disease. Lowering uric acid protects against joint damage and organ damage. Febuxostat is the first line of therapy for prophylaxis and it is more potent than Allopurinol. The therapy has to be continued for life long for majority of the patients. This was stated by Dr. Austin G. Stack MD, Professor and Chair of Medicine, University Hospital Limerick, Graduate Entry Medical School at University of Limerick, Ireland.

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Licensed Drug Manufacturers should be controlled, monitored through Drugs Act and DRAP

KARACHI: Mr. Saeed Allawala Chairman Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufactures Association (PPMA) has rejected the Punjab Drugs Ordinance. Addressing a press conference along with other members of the Central Executive Committee Mr. Zahid Saeed, Mr. Ilyas and Mr.Amjad, the PPMA chairman said that the licensed drug manufacturers should be controlled and monitored through the Drugs Act 1976 and Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). 

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Symposium on Essentials of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Practice at Peshawar on October 3, 2015

PESHAWAR: Horizon Welfare Agency Peshawar in collaborationwith Ibadat Hospital Peshawar and WPA Zone 15, Royal College of PsychiatristsUK and Pakistan PsychiatricSociety are organizing a one day symposium on Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Practice here on October 3, 2015.The symposium is also being supported by Asian Federation of PsychiatristsAssociation, University of the Punjab, Children of War Foundation and WPA Section on Psychiatric Rehabilitation andChild and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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PAME-Health RAB organize Workshops on Medical Writing at KMSMC Sialkot and Avicenna Medical College, Lahore

SIALKOT & LAHORE: As a part of its Continuing Medical Education programme, Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) in collaboration with Health Research Advisory Board (Health RAB) organized workshops on Medical Writing at Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College Sialkot on September 7th and at Avicenna Medical College, Lahore on September 8th 2015.

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Every twenty second a lower limb is lost somewhere in the world-Dr. Zahid Miyan

KARACHI: Prof. Jamal Zafar from PIMS Islamabad was the first speaker on the second day of the Diabetic foot Symposium organized by Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology on August 21-23, 2015. He pointed out that they see between twenty five to thirty diabetic foot patients every day which includes two to three new cases. The department has no Dietetician, no nutrition expert and no Diabetic educator. However, we do have a podiatrist.

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Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

KARACHI: Pricking of infusion bottle is still very common practice in our healthcare facilities. It is chronic habit which will take time to change. Healthcare professionals including nurses and paramedics needs to be constantly reminded tofollow standardoperating procedures to avoid complications. This was stated Dr. Naveed Ali Khan, Assistant Professor ofSurgery, Dow University of Health Sciences & Civil Hospital Karachi.He was performing the Otsuka Lucky draw in connection with Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis spread, at a meeting held at Otsuka Head office on September 22, 2015.

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Textbook of Surgery for medical students by Prof. Ijaz Ahsan

LAHORE: Prof. Ijaz Ahsan, an eminent surgeon, former Principal of King Edward Medical College who is also former President of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan has published his revised Third Edition of Textbook of Surgery. The first edition was published in 1991 and the Second Edition in 1997. Writing in the Preface Prof. Ijaz Ahsan says that a textbook of surgery for medical students should contain only that much information which the students need and it should be explained in an easy language.

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Adult treatment for cleft lip and palate proves highly beneficial

Each year, fifteen thousand children are born with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) in the world. They undergo surgeries, psychological treatment, and speech therapy, as well as many other forms of support to help them cope with their condition. However, once they turn 18, their support program usually ends, unless they pursue additional surgeries or psychological care on their own.

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