Dentistry will remain under shadow of Medicine till the dentists find sincere leadership & have their own Dental Council

ISLAMABAD: The discipline of Dentistry has made tremendous progress over the last few decades and now it has numerous sub-specialties functioning not only overseas but also in Pakistan.

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Excerpts from Random Musings by Dr. Alaf Khan

James Dickie hailed from Greenock, a small west coast town a few miles outside greater Glasgow. He had, as a schoolboy, read English translations of some Arabic classics like Thousand and One Nights (Alf lailah). He was hooked just as most kids are hooked by Alice in Wonderland or Harry Potter.

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Federal Govt. returns back tertiary care hospitals at Karachi & Lahore to provinces citing financial constraints

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government’s positive decision to return back the tertiary care hospitals at Karachi and Lahore to the respective provincial government deserve to be appreciated and commended.

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Uses, Misuses and Abuses of supplements

Diet is health- diet is medicine said Hippocrates the father of Medicine. In Pakistan supplements are aggressively promoted and sold in the markets. These are exempted control by the regulatory authorities therefore has an open field.

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WHO publishes The Essential Medicines List (2019)

GENEVA: WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems.

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Pregnant women with cardiovascular disease need multidisciplinary approach-Prof.Shabnam Naz

GAMBAT: Prof. Rafia Baluch alongwith Prof. Khalida Soomro chaired one of the session during the Preventive Cardiology Conference hosted by Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences held during the month of March 2019. Prof. Shabnam Naz made a presentation on cardiac diseases in pregnancy. This was a clinical case based discussion.

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The tragedy of health system in Pakistan

Since mid-80’s we have seen gradual deterioration in the health system of our country. The students who get admission into Medical Colleges do not undergo aptitude test to know whether a student will become a good doctor regarding affective domain.

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Need to have more Biomedical Journals with Impact Factor and importance of Publication Audit

For the fourth consecutive year Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences has retained the No. 1 position of having the highest Impact Factor among the biomedical journals published from Pakistan.

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All high risk patients over age of 45 years, those suffering from diabetes, hypertension & smokers should be put on Aspirin Therapy-Dr. Rasheed Khan

GAMBAT (Sindh): Dr. Rasheed Khan Former Head of the Department of Cardiology at Karachi Medical & Dental College/ Abbasi Shaheed Hospital who was also affiliated with Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases for some time spoke on use of Aspirin in Primary Prevention at the Preventive Cardiology conference held here in March 2019.

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Aspirin for Primary Prevention

Reducing platelet activity with aspirin and other antiplatelet agents is an important factor in the prevention and management of atherothrombotic vascular events.1 For this indication, aspirin has both beneficial and potentially harmful effects; it can diminish or reverse thrombus formation (eg, in the setting of acute myocardial infarction or stroke), but it also increases the risk of bleeding.

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