Helicobacter pylori Infection Management Guidelines from Pakistan
- Helicobacter pylori infection and disease are rampant in Pakistan. Because of our unique environmental challenges and unregulated use of antibiotics, treatment and eradication of many infectious agents has become problematic. Local context and susceptibility data are the two most important aspects of management of any disease, and more so for H pylori because of its high prevalence.
This guideline is a joint effort of MMIDSP and Pakistan society of Gastrointestinal and liver diseases with support from Getz pharma.
Guidelines for the Adult Patient for Intial Management of Sepsis/Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock: 2015
- Sepsis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. It is estimated that 60-80% of deaths in low and in low to middle income countries occurs due to sepsis (1, 2). Data from Pakistan is scanty. Sepsis accounts for about 1.3% of all admissions at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, and has mortality approaching 37%, which is significantly associated with the presence of septic shock.
MMIDSP’s antimicrobial guidelines
- For appropriate and effective therapy of infectious diseases, MMIDSP took the initiative and created antimicrobial guidelines with the aim to guide local physicians in choosing appropriate antibiotics.
Guidelines for Human Rabies Prevention
- Awareness is the best form of defense. Nowhere is this truer than in prevention of rabies. Animal bites may be accidental and unavoidable, but awareness about immediate and correct action may make the difference between living and dying a torturous death. Infectious Disease Society of Pakistan (IDSP) and Rabies in Asia Pakistan Chapter Foundation (RIA Pk) have made every attempt to spread information to the public.