Exercise is the most cost effective therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease and Amputation is an epidemic which must be stopped-Dr. Khusro Niazi

KARACHI: Supervised exercise is the most cost effective therapy for the treatment of peripheral artery disease and venous disease. Amputation is an epidemic which must be stopped. This was stated by Dr. Khusro Niazi. He was making a presentation on Vascular Interventions with special reference to treatment of peripheral artery disease at a symposium on Diabetic Foot organized by Pakistan Working Group on Diabetic Foot in collaboration with Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology(BIDE) on September 28-29th 2013.

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Business is not about making money but doing something good-Farid Hassan

KARACHI: Business is not about making money but doing something good and every Turnaround is a different situation. This was stated by Mr. Farid Hassan who with his wisdom and foresight in management has accomplished numerous Turnarounds and has described his success story in a recent book he has authored “Reinvent: The Reader’s Playbook for Serial Success”. 

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Practice of surgery is an art and invited guest speakers come here with missionary spirit-Prof. Mumtaz Maher

KARACHI: Miracles do happen and this continues to happen at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre the country’s premier postgraduate medical center which despite going through difficult times has kept up its traditions of organizing colorectal surgery course regularly for the last eight years. As usual there was no registration fee. 

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Colorectal surgery offers bright future for the young surgeons

KARACHI: Prof. Adam Dziki MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS, Professor of Surgery at Medial University, Lodz, Poland a renowned colorectal surgeon from Europe who is also Chief Editor of Polish Journal of Surgery was the invited guest speaker and Master Trainer at the 8th Colorectal Surgery Course held at JPMC from September 30th to October 1st 2013. 

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ADHD affects around 3-­4% of adults causing a host of psychosocial impairments that affect daily living

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Up to two-­thirds of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) find their disorder persists into adulthood yet only a small proportion of adults ever receive a formal diagnosis and treatment, research suggests. This was stated by Dr. Esther Sobanski while speaking at the 26th ECNP Congress held in Barcelona, Spain recently.

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Epigenetic markers shows promise in Alzheimer’s disease

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Increasing evidence suggests that epigenetic regulation is associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and targeting it may one day lead to novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, research suggests. This was stated by Dr. Daniel van den Hove while making a presentation at the 26th ENCP Congress held here recently. 

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Scientists regenerate fully functional bioengineered saliva and tear glands

TOKYO: A research group headed by Professor Takashi Tsuji of Tokyo University of Science have successfully regenerated fully functional bioengineered salivary and lacrimal (tear) glands. The results signify a substantial advance in the development of next generation organ replacement regenerative therapies. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. 

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Prof. Adam Dziki highlights different surgical procedures for treatment of ulcerative colitis

KARACHI: On first day of the colorectal surgery course held at JPMC, Prof.Adam Dziki made a presentation on surgical treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. Among the operative findings, he mentioned Subtotal colectomy (STC) and end ileostomy, total abdominal colectomy (TAC) and ileal-rectal anastamosis, Total proctocolectomy (TPC) and end ileostomy, Total proctocolectomy and continent ileostomy besides Total proctocolecotmy and ileal pouch-anal anastamosis. 

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Stem cells delivered by patch effective in repairing cardiac damage weeks after heart attack occurs

DURHAM, NC: A new study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine shows that in rats, treating a heart attack with stem cells even weeks after the attack occurred can halt deterioration and help the heart regenerate itself. In addition, the doctors delivered the cells using a patch that resulted in a higher survival rate for the stem cells and more of them migrating into the damaged tissue.

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