Medical News

Emirates Healthcare company, a leading global healthcare provider and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi-based investment group, KBBO, announced the launch of Al Reef Medical Center, as part of its expansion plans in Ras Al Khaimah. The grand opening ceremony for the new facility took place at Al Reef Building, Nakheel, in Ras Al Khaimah on 11 January 2018.

A patient at Zulekha Hospital Dubai who recently gave birth by lower segment caesarean section (LSCS) was diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome just a few weeks after.The Indian expat aged 32, initially developed pain and swelling in the left leg three weeks after delivery. She was at risk of developing chronic venous insufficiency of the left leg, which, if not treated may lead to prolonged pain, swelling and even the development of venous ulcer. There was also a remote risk of pulmonary embolism.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has warned health care practitioners and community members via a Circular No. 216 of 2017 about the risks involved in using silicone injections, which are falsely promoted as approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Injections used to enhance the size of buttocks, breasts and other parts of the body can lead to serious injuries and irreversible deformities. In the circular sent to the directors of the medical districts, public and private hospitals, doctors, pharmacists and assistant pharmacists, and directors of public and private pharmacies, the Ministry recommends ensuring the safety of these products before using them. The FDA has made it clear that the only approved use for silicon injections is the silicon oil used in intraocular injection for some limited indications.

There are certain guidelines on the features that should be present in order for someone to be diagnosed with PCOS “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome”. An ovary that has more than 10 follicles is considered to be a “polycystic ovary.” Approximately 25 to 30% of all women will have ovaries that meet this definition. But 25 to 30% of all women DO NOT have PCOS “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome”.

The 14th Emirates International Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology and Infertility will be held in Dubai on January 18th under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Dubai Health Authority, Supported by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum for Medical Sciences.