Author Archives: MMIDSP

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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). […]


Rise in Fatal Naegleria Infections in Karachi linked to domestic water supply

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We are increasingly alarmed at the number of cases of Naegleria (Free living amoeba) spp being reported from hospital and clinical laboratories in Karachi. This infection is associated normally with swimming in warm fresh ponds or lakes. However with an increase in temperatures and monsoon rains the domestic water supply may have become contaminated. Naegleria […]