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January 2013

Use of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors in Prevention & Treatment of Acute Mountain Sickness:

Scientists mostly agree that acute mountain sickness (AMS) is caused by hypoxia at high altitude and a failure to adapt to that hypoxia (hence occurring more rapidly at rapid ascent because of less time for adaptation). Hypoxia leads to hyperventilation... Continue Reading →


Advantages of LMW Heparins over UFH

Low Molecular Weight Heparins (LMWH) like enoxaparin have the following advantages over unfractionated heparin (UFH): 1. Predictable pharmacokinetics and predictable plasma levels mainly because they don’t bind to plasma proteins, macrophages or endothelial cells 2. Thus no need of monitoring... Continue Reading →

Advantages of ORAL DTIs (Direct Thrombin Inhibitors) over warfarin

The direct thrombin inhibitors (DTIs) exert their anticoagulant effect by directly binding to the active site of thrombin, thereby inhibiting thrombin's downstream effects. This is in contrast to indirect thrombin inhibitors such as heparin and LMWH (see above), which act... Continue Reading →

Blasphemy Laws

Blasphemy Laws "Our Lord! Pour out constancy on us and make our steps firm: Help us against those that reject faith." (Holy Quran 2: 250) Last week has seen a barrage of columns, articles and blogs written by liberals on... Continue Reading →

Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s ‘Hussainis’ and ‘Yazeedis’

Ok alright students enough time wasted with that political CONTAINER OSPE! Presented are the learning objectives to see how much you have learned from this live presentation. By now, one should have put all the pieces of the puzzle together!... Continue Reading →

Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri: The Great Divide and its Potential Disastrous Consequences

Ever since our latest ‘Prince Charming’ suddenly descended upon Pakistan from the ‘holy’ land of Canada, with his ‘holistic’ vision, the electronic, print and social media has been abuzz, giving their differing views on his 'innocent' aspirations!I don’t want to... Continue Reading →

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