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December 15-31, 2017
Volume 18 Number 24


Being Health Professional places enormous
responsibility upon us to provide healing
to our patients-Prof. Shahryar Sheikh

HYDERABAD: The decision to become healthcare professional places upon us enormous responsibility of providing healing to our patients which is not an easy task. Medicine is  known as a noble profession and in today’s fast paced world where new developments are rapidly emerging all the time, we must keep ourselves abreast with latest developments in our field of specialization and practice ethical medicine for the benefit of our patients. This was stated by Prof. Shahryar Sheikh an eminent cardiologist former President of World Heart Federation as well as former Chief Executive of Punjab Institute of Cardiology while delivering his inaugural address at the recently held CARDIOCON 2017 organized by Pakistan Cardiac Society here from November 24-26, 2017. It attracted a large number of distinguished cardiologists, physicians from all over the country.

Dermatology Code of Ethics needs to be revised to
include new advances in medicine-Dr. Dinesh Pokhrel

LAHORE: Code of ethics for dermatology practice needs to be revised to include the new advances in medicine which will avoid many legal cases. This was stated by Prof. Dinesh Binod Pokhrel from T.U. Teaching Hospital Kathmandu Nepal. He was making a presentation on “Ethics in Dermatology” at the recently concluded SARCD and PADCON 2017 organized by Pakistan Association of Dermatologists here from November 17-19, 2017. This session was chaired by Prof. M. Jehangir along with Brig. Asher Mashood.

Dedicated doctors and motivated patients are
important for diabetes management-Prof. Ali Jawa

LAHORE: Dedicated doctors and motivated patients are extremely important for the management of diabetes. This was stated by Prof. Ali Jawa a noted endocrinologist while speaking on Healthy Lifestyle approach to Cardiovascular Risk Reduction at the International Diabetes Excellence Academy meeting held along with the just concluded SAFES conference organized here from Nov. 23-26, 2017.

 Diabetes in pregnant women poses serious
problems for Mother and Baby-Tasnim Ahsan

KARACHI: Diabetes in pregnant women poses serious problems for the mother and the baby. There are chances of early miscarriage and they are also ten times more likely to develop heart disease. One in seven births is affected by diabetes. Screening for diabetes and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus should be integrated. Most cases of Type-2 diabetes can be prevented. This was stated by Prof. Tasnim Ahsan a noted physician and endocrinologist who after retirement from JPMC has now established Medical Institute of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (MEDIM). 


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