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Vitamin D

September 29, 2016

Source   |   Research

Vitamin D

Every tenth pregnancy is affected by hypertension, one of the most common complications and leading causes of maternal death worldwide.

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viral-arthiritis

September 29, 2016

Dr. Ahmad Iqbal Mirza   |   AKUH Karachi

Viral Arthritis

Arthralgias are common presentations to general practice. Many cases are self-limiting and are presumed to be due to viral infections.

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sick-elderly-woman

September 29, 2016

Dr. Ahmad Iqbal Mirza   |   AKUH, Karachi

A Patient with Cough, Fever & Joint pain

A 59-year-old woman presented with a 2 months history of a dry cough and a 1-month history of low-grade fever, arthralgia and pretibial nodules that were red and painful. Physical examination confirmed a temperature of

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September 29, 2016

World Health Organization   |   WHO

Zika Virus

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in

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September 29, 2016

Dr. Afsheen Khan - MBBS MPhil   |   DUHS Karachi

Swine Flu – H1N1 Flu

the term "swine flu" refers to influenza in pigs. Occasionally, pigs transmit influenza viruses to people, mainly to hog farmers and veterinarians. Less often, someone infected with swine flu passes the infection to others. The human

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surgical-site

September 29, 2016

Dr. Naeem Khan - Consultant Surgeon   |   JPMC Karachi

Surgical Site Infections

Surgical site infections (SSI) have played a major role in the evolution of medical care throughout history. Wound complications contributed significantly to the historical surgical mortality rates before the development of Lister’s aseptic approach in

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abdominal-pain

September 29, 2016

Dr. Naeem Khan Consultant Surgeon   |   JPMC Karachi

Intra-Abdominal Infections

Intra abdominal infections (IAI) represent diverse disease processes and therapies; however, earlier diagnosis with readily available CT imaging, advanced therapeutic techniques of interventional radiology, improvement of antibiotic efficacy, and evolving critical care medicine have all

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antibiotic-treatment

September 29, 2016

Dr. Naeem Khan Consultant Surgeon   |   JPMC Karachi

Duration of Antibiotic Treatment

Acute appendicitis is still the most common intra-abdominal infection requiring surgical intervention. Definitions of severity can be assigned to acute appendicitis, but grossly the disease can be divided into two entities: uncomplicated or non-perforated, or

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