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Classification of Periodontal Diseases: Revised for 2018
Clinical

Classification of Periodontal Diseases: Revised for 2018

A new classification of periodontal diseases and conditions was recently published. It was developed in the World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). The workshop included experts from all over the world, with a clear objective…

Patients Face Problems As CHK Administration Shuts Down Their MRI Machine
Clinical, Regional News

Patients Face Problems As CHK Administration Shuts Down Their MRI Machine

KARACHI– Dr. Ruth Pfau, Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) has temporarily shut down their Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine and other equipment, following the fault in the hospital’s air-conditioner plant. The administration has been unable to maintain temperature in the Radiology Department owing to technical faults in their AC plant, due to which, all costly equipment…

CHK To Conduct Mortality And Morbidity Meetings
Clinical, Regional News

CHK To Conduct Mortality And Morbidity Meetings

KARACHI– Dr. Ruth KM Pfau, Civil Hospital Karachi’s (CHK) administration has directed its heads of departments to send data of deaths reported in the emergency and other wards, to know the actual causes of mortalities. Addition Medical Superintendent, CHK, Dr. Arif Niaz, stated that heads of all departments have been directed to forward a compiled…

Acid Related Injuries In Children; On Rise
Clinical, National News

Acid Related Injuries In Children; On Rise

KARACHI– Eminent Plastic Surgeon and Head of Burns Center, Karachi, Dr. Ehmer-Al-Ibran revealed that acid injuries in children are increasing in Pakistan, majorly across the province of  Sindh, as citric acid is being sold in cold drink’s bottles by sellers; meanwhile the concerned authorities have failed to stop the sale of acid, from within the…

No Scientific Proof That Multivitamins Promote Heart Health
Clinical

No Scientific Proof That Multivitamins Promote Heart Health

Taking multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplements does not prevent myocardial infarction, stroke, or death from a cardiovascular cause, according to a comprehensive meta-analytic review of relevant research. “The take-home message is simple: there is no scientific evidence that MVM supplements promote cardiovascular health. We hope that our paper helps to settle the controversy on MVM use for…

KIHD’s Functionality Affected By General Election ‘18
Clinical, Regional News

KIHD’s Functionality Affected By General Election ‘18

KARACHI– The Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD) lacked to fulfill the services provided by the hospital’s Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and patient wards, due to shortage of their nursing and paramedical staff, in light of the country’s general election’18 day. Executive Director, Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases, wrote a letter to Senior Director, Medical…

Clinical

Major Government Hospitals of Karachi, Running Sans Medical Heads

KARACHI– Two major Hospitals, belonging to Sindh Government, are currently operating without medical superintendents, resulting in hindrances in the administrative affairs of these health facilities. The medical superintendents of Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad and Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital had been retired from their posts since several weeks but, Sindh Government has failed to finalize…

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