Limb salvaging in critical ischemia can be treated with efficacy & safety-Dr.Micari Antonio

KARACHI: Limb salvaging in critical ischemia can be treated with efficacy and safety. First choice for diagnosis in peripheral vascular disease is critical examination by the physician followed by ABI diagnostic test, blood pressure measurement of both ankles and arms. CAD combined with PAD increases the morbidity and mortality, hence there is a need to introduce PVD intervention programme.


CPSP trying to promote Emergency Medicine by organizing training of postgraduates in Ireland

KARACHI: Emergency Medicine is an emerging new discipline of medicine which is now very well established in the developed world. However, in Pakistan this important specialty has remained neglected so far. It was only few years ago that College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan decided to award Fellowship in Emergency Medicine and have accredited two institutions one in Islamabad and one in Karachi for training.


Advanced stage incurable cancer patients need palliative care-Prof. Maj.Gen. Aslam

LAHORE: Majority of the cancer patients which come to seek treatment are at much advanced stage when the disease is incurable, hence they need palliative care. This is a very well developed specialty and discipline of medicine in the developed world but not so in Pakistan.


PharmEvo helps NICVD to initiate paperless environment

KARACHI: Extending financial and moral support to number of medical institutes and hospitals in Pakistan, PharmEvo Private Limited has again taken a bold step by providing assistance to National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Karachi in improving its work processes by creating a paperless environment. NICVD organized a ceremony to acknowledge this exemplary support by PharmEvo.


American University of Barbados School of Medicine offers 4-Years MD Course

BARBADOS (WEST INDIES): During the last couple of years a large number of undergraduate medical schools have been established in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh in this sub-continent both in public as well as private sector. However, there may be some who still would like to avail medical education facilities overseas. For them American University of Barbados School of Medicine could be one such option.


PCAS & PharmEvo launch Cholesterol awareness campaign

KARACHI: Pakistan Cholesterol Awareness Society (PCAS) in collaboration with M/s PharmEvo has started a countrywide campaign to spread awareness about the hazards of high cholesterol levels and to promote healthier lifestyles. To formally launch this campaign a press conference was arranged at Karachi Press Club on April 20, 2013.


Affluence without Education has added to the health problems of rural population

BUREWALA: Mohammad Shafi Educational Welfare Trust organized a three day medical camp at Chak No. 409 EB from April 9th to 11th 2013. Dr. Musarrat Riaz FCPS Consultant Physician and Diabetologist at Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology (BIDE) of Baqai Medical University examined two hundred five patients during the three days.


Developmental delays in children following Prolonged Seizures

Researchers from the UK have determined that developmental delays are present in children within six weeks following convulsive status epilepticus (CSE)—a seizure lasting longer than thirty minutes. The study appearing today in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggests that neurodevelopmental impairments continue to be present one year after CSE.


Evidence piles up for banning trans fats

National and local bans on trans fats in the preparation of foodstuffs are one of the most effective ways to prevent some of the world’s biggest killer diseases, but many governments are not taking such action because they do not think these bans work.According to a study published this month in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, policies in Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America (USA).


Drug-eluting stent use in peripheral artery disease shows promising results

The use of stents that not only open a clogged artery but also provide targeted release of a drug is demonstrating favorable results. There is controversy over whether the drug-eluting stent or the bare metal stent has superior clinical benefit.


Bioabsorbable stents and the coronary artery disease

LONDON, UK: (GlobalData) Coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease are global health issues that affect millions of lives each year, and bioabsorbable stents are due to become the next step in treatment once the medical world has provided enough clinical data and prices are lowered, states a new report by research and consulting firm GlobalData.


Ancient tooth decay DNA reveals effects of changing diets

DNA from tartar preserved on the teeth of ancient skeletons has revealed the consequences of changes in human diet and health from the Stone Age to modern day. The ancient genetic record reveals the negative impact and changes farming and manufactured foods have had on the evolution of our oral bacteria.


Change image, perception among the aspiring trainees to attract more people to join cardiothoracic surgery programmes - Prof. Rizwan Azmi

KARACHI: Gen. Asif Khan along with Dr. J. Ansari chaired the session devoted to training of postgraduates in cardiac surgery during the recently concluded 9th annual conference of Pakistan Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons held at Aga Khan University Karachi on March31st 2013.


Otsuka awareness campaign against hepatitis

KARACHI: Re-use of syringes besides availability of multi dose vial preparations are major cause of Hepatitis spread in Pakistan. Private practitioners working in peripheral areas should be approached to discourage re-use of syringes and use of multi dose vial preparation who are still using them.


Convert Electric Current, Pressure and Density Measurement Units


A systematic way to carry and cancel units is called the grid method. The main idea of the grid method is to multiply terms in equations for pressurement measurement conversion units, density units and electric current units by a ratio (called a unity conversion ratio) that equals 1.0. Examples of unity conversion ratios are 1.0 = (1.0 kg)/(2.2 lbm) and 1.0 = (1.0 lbf)/(4.45 N).


Engineering analysis is the process of converting electric current units via a tool such as applying scientific knowledge and mathematical procedures to solve practical problems for pressure measurement conversion, units to measure density from a tool like such as calculating forces on an airplane or estimating the energy requirements of a pump.


Engineering analysis involves actions that can be organized into four categories: problem definition, plan, solution, and review. Mass and weight properties are needed for most problems in fluid mechanics including density unit conversions that can be done from, including the flow of ground water in aquifers and the pressure acting on a scuba diver or an underwater structure.

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