Conservative surgery for Anal Fistula is appealing but only effective in 50% of cases

KARACHI: Fistula in Ano has a primary track and secondary extensions. It is a chronic abscess. Sometimes it was thought that there may be some infection like H. Pylori or unusual organism which is responsible behind fistula formation but no bacteria has been found. In fact it is failure of the wound to heal for some reasons. AES is the most commonly used investigation in Europe and America but it confers little benefit for the assessment of anal fistula. Ultrasound does not give a clear picture and was not so good. However, MRI scan is excellent for anal fistula which gives accurate picture. This was stated by Prof. Robin Phillips, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon from St. Mark’s Hospital, London.

Read more...

Ramadan offers an opportunity to Muslims to achieve good control of Diabetes-Prof. Abdul Jabbar

KARACHI: Prof.  Suleman Abusrewil from Libya along with Dr. Mohammad Elton from Sudan chaired this session devoted to Diabetes and Ramada on the second day of the International Conference on Diabetes and Endocrinology 2016 organized by Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology (BIDE) held from August 19-21st 2016 at Karachi.  Prof. Abdul Jabbar a noted Pakistani diabetologist currently settled in UAE who has done lot of work on this topic was the main speaker. In his excellent presentation Prof. Jabbar talked about Diabetes and Ramadan: Journey from 2000-2016 and gave salient features of CREED as well as EPIDIAR studies wherein he was one of the important investigators.

Read more...

Delay in referral of patients with foot ulcers is the biggest enemy which leads to amputations

KARACHI: Dr. Kristien Van Acker from Belgium was one of the invited guest speakers in one of the plenary sessions on Day-2 of the International Conference on Diabetes and Endocrinology 2016 organized by Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology here from August 19-21st 2016.  Topic of his presentation was Global strategies to reduce amputation rates worldwide. Our aim in International Working Group on Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) he said was to create awareness besides filling gaps in diabetic foot care. We have one hundred thirty representatives in IWGDF. 

Read more...

Babies born to mothers with a history of GDM will be more prone to develop diabetes

KARACHI: Dr. Musarrat Riaz and Dr. Asmat Nawaz from BIDE were the facilitators during the Meet the Experts Session on the second day of International Diabetes & Endocrine Conference 2016 organized by BIDE from August 19-21st 2016.  Members of the Experts panel included Prof. Akhtar Hussain from Norway, Prof. Shabeen Naz Masood, Prof. Sadaqat Jabeen, Dr.Mahjabeen and Dr. Romaina Iqbal all from Pakistan and others.

Read more...

Poor nutrition of pregnant mothers may lead to diabetes in offspring’s - Prof. Hitman

KARACHI: Prof. Rubina Sohail along with Dr.  Mesbah Kamel from Egypt chaired this session devoted to Diabetes and Pregnancy during the International Conference on Diabetes and Endocrinology 2016 organized by Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Karachi from August 19-21st 2016.  Prof.  Graham Hitman from UK was the first speaker who talked on “Pregnancy and early Childhood: an opportunity for diabetes prevention.

Read more...

Fluid & Electrolytes must be administered carefully to avoid infections- Dr. Muhammad Shamvil Ashraf

KARACHI: Fluid & Electrolytes must be administered carefully to avoid infections which could be a serious threat for patients. This was stated by Dr. Muhammad Shamvil Ashraf Senior Consultant & Director Pediatric Medical Services Indus Hospital Karachi while performing Otsuka lucky draw held at Otsuka Head Office here on 27th September 2016. Mr. Haneef Sattar Chief Executive Otsuka Pakistan, Dr. Syed Ali Talha Raza, Senior Medical Advisor, Mr. Muhammad Arshad Deputy Marketing Manager, Mr. Moeenuddin Ansari, Product Manager, Mr. Muhammad Ashraf RSM and other Otsuka senior executives were also present on this occasion.

Read more...

Qualities of a Good Medical Teacher

Education is the key to success in life and teachers make a lasting impact in lives of their students. They are the most responsible members of society. Good teachers can inspire hope, ignite imagination and instill a love of learning.

Read more...

Transformation in healthcare needed to help people with dementia

A new report from Alzheimer’s disease International, authored by researchers at King’s College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), reveals that most people with dementia have yet to receive a diagnosis, let alone comprehensive and continuing healthcare. The World Alzheimer Report 2016: Improving healthcare for people living with dementia, calls for concerted action to increase the coverage of healthcare for people with dementia worldwide.

Read more...

PharmEvo signs MoU with Pakistan Cardiac Society

QUETTA: More than thousands health care providers will be trained all around Pakistan with the campaign of “ECG Insight”. This campaign comprises of more than Twenty ECG workshops facilitated by Pakistan Cardiac Society members and development of an online ECG course on Digital CME portal which is Pakistan first online high end technological CME portal.

Read more...

© Professional Medical Publications. All rights reserved.