Lack of funding, not enough publications and poor Research output is not country specific but a regional problem-Dr. Zaid Memish

RIYADH (SAUDI ARABIA): Lack of funding for research, not enough contributions to the medical literature because of poor research output is not country specific but a regional problem. Many countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region can afford to allocate much more financial resources for Research & Development than what they are doing at present. This was stated by Dr. Zaid Memish, an eminent research scientist, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, Professor at College of Medicine, Al-Faisal University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

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Doctors, Healthcare facilities reluctant to admit, manage serious patients

KARACHI: Reports being received from all over the country reveal that a vast majority of healthcare facilities in the private sector as well as the doctors are reluctant to admit and manage serious patients. These patients are most often referred to the public hospitals as such the malicious campaign being run by the media and certain institutions against the medical profession is proving counterproductive. 

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Muscle relaxants increase risk of respiratory complications

Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anesthesia during certain major operations. Studies have, however, hinted at respiratory risks connected with these drugs. POPULAR, a major prospective observational European study supported by the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) and led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has confirmed the association between use of muscle relaxants and respiratory complications and assessed the chances of the current avoidance strategies.

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Pakistani doctors making significant contributions in various medical universities in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH (Saudi Arabia): Pakistani doctors are making significant contributions in various medical universities, medical schools in Saudi Arabia. Many of them are occupying coveted positions in basic sciences as well as clinical disciplines, have earned name and fame, respect and recognition due to their hard work, devotion and dedication. During my recent visit to Riyadh, I had a chance to meet quite a few Pakistani doctors working at King Saud University and was immensely impressed with their contributions and accomplishments.

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How to ensure effective use of media to communicate with healthcare professionals and general public

Image of the medical profession in the public is not so good these days for various reasons. Media, electronic in particular takes pleasure in defaming, humiliating and running malicious campaigns against doctors and healthcare facilities. They run announcement as breaking news and pass sweeping remarks without knowing the full facts of the incidents. Media houses does not employ professionals with some core knowledge on health related issues which they cover. 

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HCPs needs to be educated to avoid pricking of IV infusion bottles and prevent NSIs - Prof. Farooq Umer

KARACHI: All categories of Healthcare Professionals including House Officers, PG’s, Nurses and Paramedical staff are responsible for the management of the patients. Hence they all should be educated to avoid Pricking of I.V Infusion bottles which is a major cause of Hepatitis spread in Pakistan. Education regarding dangers of pricking intravenous bottles will help to control Hepatitis and other diseases besides preventing needle stick injuries.

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Cochrane – A sinking ship?

A scandal has erupted within the Cochrane Collaboration, the world’s most prestigious scientific organization devoted to independent reviews of health care interventions. One of its highest profile board members has been sacked, resulting in four other board members staging a mass exodus. They are protesting, what they describe as, the organization’s shift towards a commercial business model approach, away from its true roots of independent, scientific analysis and open public debate.

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NUMS organizes Professional Development Workshop at CMH Lahore Medical College

LAHORE: The QA/QEC Directorate of NUMS is dedicated to ensure and enhance quality & bring continuous improvements in its academic programs & university management in a transparent and accountable manner. The ultimate goal is to support the development of quality culture in NUMS Constituent, Affiliated Colleges & its Specialty Institutes says a press release issued by NUMS.

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