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 Neurosurgery Workshop at
LUMHS Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Department Of Neurosurgery, LUMHS organized a one day workshop on April 24th on endoscopic ventriculorstomy and endosnasal endoscopic pituitary surgery at minimal invasive surgery center LUMHS, Hyderabad. The Goals of workshop were to promote the endoscopic surgery techniques in the field of neurosurgery. Eminent neurosurgeries of Pakistan attended the workshop.


Some participants of Neurosurgery workshop held at LUMHS
photographed along with Prof. Noshad Sheikh VC LUMHS,
Prof. Rasheed Jooma and Prof. Junaid Ashraf.

Prof. Rasheed Jooma a well known neurosurgeon of the country delivered his lecture and shared his experience on endoscopic ventriculostomy. He reminded the young neurosurgeons about the need of this technique as minimal invasive to brain. His presentasiton was followed by lively discussion in which the residents asked many questions about this technique. Later on Prof. Rasheed Jooma showed live surgery in a 5 years old girl who has hydrocephalus.Prof. Jooma performed endoscopic third ventriculosony in that child and opened the ventricular spaces there.
Prof. Naveed Ashraf from Lahore moderated this session and coordinated between the operation theatre staff and the audience for interactive discussion. Dr. Riaz Ahmed Raja, answered the queries from junior neurosurgeons. Later on Prof. Naveed Ashraf delivered a lecture on endoscopic removal of 3rd ventricular colloid cyst.

Prof. Noshad Sheikh VC LUMHS presenting mementoes to Prof. Rasheed Jooma and Prof.Junaid Ashraf
during the neurosurgery workshop held at the university campus last month.
Dr. Riaz Ahmed Raja is also seen on extreme left.

Prof. Salman Sharif, from Liaquat National Hospital discussed endovedal endoscopic pituitary surgery and repair through endoscopy. Prof. Shams Raza Brohi, head of deptt. Neurosurgery, Nawabshah shared his experience and difficulties in doing endoscopic neurosurgery. Vice chancellor LUMHS Prof. Noshad Ahmed Shaikh was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony.
Prof. Junaid Ashraf, President Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons in his address stressed on the young neurosurgeons to learn about these new techniques of using neuroscopic and endoscopic in their surgeries. Earlier Dr. Riaz Ahmed Raja, Chairman Deptt of neurosurgery welcomed the participants and thanked the workshop faculty. He also disclosed that a Neuroscience Forum has been established in LUMHS to promote neurosciences. Dr Vash Dev Assistant Prof. Neurosurgery at LUMHS presented Vote of thanks.(PR)


Exercise as effective as drugs for stroke,
heart disease treatment

PARIS: Exercise may be at least as effective as some drugs in reducing the risk of death in stroke patients or people with heart disease. Researchers from the London School of Economics, Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine compared the findings of several studies into the effectiveness of exercise versus drugs in people with coronary heart disease, stroke patients, people with prediabetes and those with heart failure. They analyzed the results of 305 randomized controlled trials involving 339,274 individuals.
The data trawl “found no statistically detectable differences” between exercise and drug treatment in reducing mortality for people with coronary heart disease or prediabetes symptoms, according to a statement released by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), which published the study online. In stroke patients, the team found that exercise was more effective than drugs, while medicine worked better at treating heart failure. The team urged more trials to back up their findings, given the current dearth of information on the topic.
While exercise is a key factor for better health and long life, most research focused on drugs instead. Medical research, said the team, “seems to increasingly favour drug interventions over strategies to modify lifestyle. “The current body of medical literature largely constricts clinicians to drug options”, rather than prescribing exercise in cases where this may be a more effective treatment. Until more is known, exercise “should be considered as a viable alternative to, or alongside, drug therapy”, the team wrote. The World Health Organization (WHO) says physical inactivity is the fourth-leading risk factor for global mortality, causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths globally each year. (PR)

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