Overdiagnosis Problematic in Pediatric Medicine

TORONTO — In pediatric medicine, unnecessary testing can be eliminated without compromising outcomes if every physician simply asks how the test will benefit the patient, new data show. Overtesting and overdiagnosis is prevalent in pediatrics, said Eric Coon, MD, from the University of Utah School of Medicine Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. And…

Keeping Communities Healthy: The Islamic Paradigm

Musa Mohd Nordin   Abstract One of the five matters before being overtaken by its opposite as advocated by the Prophet (SAW) was “your health, before you fall sick” (Muslim). This concept of the Prophet’s Medicine (Tibb Nabawi) has been much discussed and unfortunately misunderstood, even abused in recent times. This paper attempts to examine…

Updates on Paediatric Clinico-Radiology

Date: 12 April 2018 Venue: Auditorium Gemilang, Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Organised by the Department of Radiology, Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar, Seremban and co-organised by the Department of Paediatric & Department of Surgery For enquiries please contact the organisers at Email: 2018radiocon@gmail.com Or whatsapp to: MDM Sarah: 013-­‐7948204 or Dr Santha: 013-­‐6233722 Please download the Brochure below… Click Here to…

Should Neonatologists Give Opinions Withdrawing Lifesustaining Treatment?

26 December 2016 J.S. Blumenthal-Barby, PhD, a Laura Loftis, MD, a Christy L. Cummings, MD, b William Meadow, MD, PhD, cMonica Lemmon, MD, d Peter A. Ubel, MD, d Laurence McCullough, PhD, a Emily Rao, BA, e John D. Lantos, MDf An infant has a massive intracranial hemorrhage. She is neurologically abstract devastated and ventilator-dependent. The prognosis for pulmonary or neurologic recovery is bleak. The physicians and parents face a choice: withdraw the ventilator…

Why avoid immunisation?

27 July 2016 By Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin Immunisation is one of the components of the child survival strategy of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). Every year, million deaths are prevented and 750,000 are saved from disabilities with vaccine-preventable diseases. Please download the full article here.

Handbook for Clinical Management of Dengue

Foreword Since publication of the new edition of Dengue: Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2009, the need to provide more training to health-care workers in this area has become increasingly evident. Existing training materials need to include more detail to help clinicians recognize the evolution of…