Professionalism, Role of Editors, Regional Editors Organizations, Predatory Journals, Publishers and Indexing highlighted at WAME Conference in India

NEW DELHI (INDIA):  World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) held its conference for the first time outside United States in India at New Delhi from October 2-4th 2015. It attracted over two hundred delegates from twenty twocountries. It was organized by Indian Association of Medical Journal Editors (IAMJA) in collaboration with National Journal of India and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

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Nuclear Pakistan has brought Peace and Stability to this region - Dr. A.Q.Khan

KARACHI: Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Karachi living up to its past traditions organized the 10th Surgical Week for Colorectal Diseases from October 5-8th 2015. As usual there was no registration fee for this academic activity and it attracted large number of surgeons from all over the country.

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RCP London regional conference at Lahore from Feb. 26-28, 2016

LAHORE: An international medical conference hosted by Royal College of Physicians London which is being organized by Azra Naheed Medical College/Superior University Lahore will be held here at a local hotel from February 26-28, 2016.The Theme of Conference is "Exploring the Future Challenges in Medicine with Global Perspective".

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10th Colorectal Surgery Course at JPMC attracts many surgeons

KARACHI: Prof. Francis A Frizelle, from University of Otago, New Zealand was the Master Trainer and Prof. R. John Nicholls from St Mark’s Hospital UK Course Coordinator for the 10th Annual Surgical Course for Colorectal Diseases held at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Karachi from October 5th to 8th, 2015. 

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King Edward Medical College, Lahore

In 1860 the British established the King Edward Medical College institution – just three years after 1857 violent disturbances. The teaching staff and paramedics from UK worked with immense missionary zeal, devotion and dedication to develop this college into an institution of international repute – despite a lot of opposition and difficulties. Its degree became recognized all over the world.

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New Stem Cell delivery method shows promise for treating end stage heart failure

DURHAM: A new clinical trial to test how a high dose of stem cells delivered via a method called “retrograde coronary sinus infusion” affects end stage heart failure patients is showing promising results. The method involves giving the cells backwards (retrograde) through the heart through the main vein (the coronary sinus).

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Prof. Dr. Khalida Usmani MBBS, FRCS (1940-2015)

It was 1979 when I presented my paper about my series of perennial prostatectomies in the Annual P.M.A. conference at King Edward Medical College, Lahore. During lunch time a charming young lady came to me and started talking to me about my presentation. She also talked about her experience of doing operation of prostates. 

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Sharing Knowledge of Cognitive Dysfunction in Depression

ISLAMABAD: In order to celebrate One hundred Years of its establishment Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals organized a daylong symposium cum workshops here on September 19th 2015 to share knowledge of cognitive dysfunction in depression. It was very well attended by eminent mental healthcare professionals from all over the country.  Speaking in the inaugural session Mr. Lars Nelleman Vice President and Managing Director, Clinical Development Center for Asia of Lundbeck introduced THINC which stands for “To educate, Highlight and Integrate New Thinking on Cognitive Dysfunction in Depression”.

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Fasting in Ramadan is safe for majority of diabetics with proper education and diabetic management

KARACHI: Three days Pakistan International Biennial Conference on Ramadan and Health was held at Karachi from October 9-11th, 2015. Health Minister Sindh, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar inaugurated the conference jointly organized by Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Baqai Institute of Diabetes & Endocrinology and Sir Syed Institute of Diabetes & Endocrinology. Sardar Yaseen Malik, Chairman Hilton Pharma was the guest of honor.

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About 95-98% of postpartum women do not want another child

KARACHI: National Committee for Maternal Health and Neonatal Health organized a seminar to discuss the condition of maternal, neonatal health and the advantages of Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUCD), recently. PPIUCD, it may be mentioned here, is a global initiative and a low cost intervention that allows health spacing between pregnancies, and thereby contributing to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality.

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Basis for new treatment options for a fatal leukemia in children revealed

BERLIN: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children. It can occur in various forms, differing not only by specific changes in the genetic material of the leukemia cells but also by their response to therapies. Now, an international team of scientists from Berlin.

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Management of Hyperuricemia and Gout

KARACHI: An experts meeting which was attended by physicians, rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons and Diabetologists held here at the CPSP Campus on September 15th 2015 has emphasized the need for indigenous treatment guidelines for the management of Hyperuricemia and Gout. Prof. Austin G.Stack MD, Professor and Chair of Medicine at University Hospital Limerick, Graduate Entry Medial School, University of Limerick Ireland was the guest speaker at the meeting organized by PharmEvo Pharmaceuticals and it was moderated by Dr. Masood Jawaid, Director Medical Affairs in PharmEvo.

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Home care of children crucial after oral sedation

Anesthesia Progress – Sedation often helps children who need dental treatment by keeping them safe and calm during the procedure. Oral sedatives are commonly used, but their effects can be unpredictable. The level of consciousness while the patient is sedated can vary depending on the drug and the patient, so the dental practitioner must be aware of each patient’s sedation level at all times. The effects can also vary once the patient is discharged, so the caregiver must watch the child closely.

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