With gradual development Medical Writing and Research has evolved into a specialty in its own right

LAHORE: Medial Writing is now a science. It has been evolving for centuries since the times of Al-Razi and Ibn-e-Sina who is known as the father of modern medicine and even before. These eminent scientists compiled their medical material in book-from with their personal experience in the 10th and 11th centuries over one thousand years ago. Over the centuries by gradual development, Medical Writing and Research has emerged as an important discipline and specialty in its own right on modern lines.

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SMDC’s 3rd International Conference attracts 1315 registered participants

LAHORE: Keeping up its past traditions, Shalamar Medical & Dental College successfully organized its Third International Conference from 2-3rd February 2019 which attracted 1315 registered delegates from all over the country besides a dozen delegates from overseas. The scientific highlights of the conference which was organized without any financial help and assistance from the pharmaceutical trade and industry included forty nine pre-conference workshops organized on 31st January and February 1st, seventy-eight invited speakers, and eighty five out of 140 abstracts were selected for oral presentations besides fifty four poster presentations.

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SGLT2 inhibitors may increase the risk of serious adverse events

The use of a new class of drugs in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, so called SGLT2 inhibitors, are linked to a twofold increased risk for lower-limb amputation as well as diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious diabetes complication. This is according to a Nordic study headed by researchers at Karolinska Institute and published in BMJ.

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RCSI researchers develop new treatment for bone infection using copper-rich glass implant

DUBLIN: A team of researchers led by RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), have developed a new treatment for the particularly difficult-to-treat bone infection, osteomyelitis. Funded by Irish Research Council, European Research Council and AMBER, the SFI (Science Foundation Ireland) research Centre for materials science, the study is published in Biomaterials, the No. 1 ranked scientific journal in the field.

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New strategy expands the benefits of Internet-delivered CBT

Scientists at Karolinska Institute in Sweden have experimented with a new adaptive treatment strategy for Internet-delivered cognitive Behavioural therapy (ICBT) that identifies patients within the first month who face a major risk of treatment failure. Published in the scientific journal American Journal of Psychiatry, the results also suggest that such patients may nevertheless benefit if their treatment is adjusted to accommodate their specific needs and challenges.

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District Hospitals should have facilities, manpower to conduct emergency and essential procedures

KARACHI: Experts speaking at the 4th annual surgical conference of Aga Khan University held from 1-4th February 2019 has emphasized that all district hospitals in the country should have the facilities, processes, systems and manpower to conduct forty four emergency and essential procedures noted in the World Health Organization’s Disease Control Priorities Edition-3. If a hospital is able to perform three procedures i.e. emergency exploration of the abdomen, caesarean section and treatment of open bone fractures then it will have the capability to conduct twenty eight emergency surgeries.

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Training on Quality Management System for NUMS Senior Management and Quality Coordinators

RAWALPINDI: QMS ISO 9001:2015 is a quality standard accepted worldwide. It is defined as a set of international standards on quality management and quality assurance developed to help companies effectively document the quality system elements needed to maintain an efficient quality system. They are not specific to any one industry and can be applied to organizations of any size. In this regard, the NUMS leadership has shown great motivation to build capacity of its staff to shape up NUMS management systems in conformance to ISO 9001 2015.

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Role of Physical activities in prevention of non-communicable diseases

Similar sentiments were echoed by the famous American Cardiologist Prof. Lowe who made many innovations in cardiology. In this write-up, the role, types, intensity and duration of physical activities/ exercises in the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are discussed. Insufficient physical activity including more sitting has emerged as one of the leading risk factors for the rise of non-communicable diseases in many countries around the globe.

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