Indus Hospital Research Center forms “Rabies-Free Karachi” Team

Rabies is primarily a disease of animals, and is transmitted to man by the bite of an infected animal, usually a dog. It is almost always fatal and one of the most torturous forms of death from any infectious disease. Children under 15 years age are most affected as they play in the streets and […]


GUIDELINES for Diagnosis and Management of Common Infectious Diseases in Adults in Pakistan” is now on sale.

In this ever changing era of science and technology, rapid advancements in medical treatment is no exception. Keeping in view the need for imparting information about new modalities in diagnosis and management of infectious diseases (IDs) among doctors in training and family physicians, many leading specialists of ID contributed toward compiling this book. All commonly […]


World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)

Members can benefit from the list of Predatory Journals: From 2011 to January 2017.   Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at Auraria Library and associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver, compiled annual lists of potential, possible, or probably predatory scholarly open access journals   This WAME document aims to provide guidance to help editors, researchers, funders, academic […]


14th Annual Conference of MMIDSP in Multan

14th Annual Conference of MMIDSP in Multan The Chairman and the Organizing Committee of the 14th Annual Conference of MMIDSP invite you to attend the 14th Annual Conference of MMIDSP at Nishtar Medical College, Multan on March 10-11 2017. The theme of the conference is “One World – One Health” with focus to include all the […]


Chickungunya Fever

Chikungunya fever is an acute febrile most of the time self-limiting illness caused by an arthropod-borne alphavirus, Chikungunya virus (CHIKV). CHIKV was first recognized as a human pathogen during the 1950s in Africa, and since then, cases have been identified in many countries in Africa and Asia. The name chikungunya originates from a verb in […]


Initiation of Policy Development: “National Policy for Antimicrobial Resistance Containment”

Antibiotic resistance is one of the major health crises in Pakistan with overall situation much more grim as depicted in many published studies over last two decades. Pakistan in line with World Health Resolution in May 2015 and “One Health” approach has initiated efforts to set up a “National Policy for Antimicrobial Resistance Containment” through […]


WHEN NOT TO USE ANTIBIOTICS?

Abstract Antibiotics are lifesaving but have been misused so much that they are losing their utility due to major resistance emerging worldwide. Physicians, general practitioners, pediatricians and other disciplines are all equally responsible for this inappropriate misuse in mostly viral infections due to many reasons. However, simple key points of signs and symptoms in history, […]


Resistant article Issue 04, 2013

Respiratory viruses like Influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) are increasingly being recognized as important causes of both upper and lower respiratory tract infections in developing countries. Even the bacterial pneumonias are often preceded by viral infections, which ‘plough the field’ for these secondary bacterial infections to occur. Viruses have traditionally gotten […]


CURBSIDE CONSULTATION

I am getting old but good to know that I can spread some pearls of wisdom (if someone will take them). The other fact is that I am not good at writing humor! But I see so much of it around that sometimes I laugh and cry (and cringe, you will see what I mean). […]