By Dr Zafaryab Hussain
KARACHI- The second meeting of PULMO-CLUB KARACHI was held at a local Hotel in Karachi, the other day. The club is a platform for chest physicians to discuss the problem cases and develop social contacts and coordination among them.
Prof. Sohail Akhter, from Ziauddin University, well-comed the participants and also presented a case.
Prof. Javaid A Khan of Aga Khan University, discussed two cases of blood transfusions, related to lung injuries, resulting in some transient pulmonary complications managed conservatively.
Dr.Hussain Khanani, from fatimiyyah Hospital, discussed a case of bronchial asthma and also a suspected case of pulmonary TB. Participants actively shared their experience and discussed the matter in depth.
Replying to a question; Can we use systemic corticosteroids freely in such cases? The HOD of JPMC – Prof Nadeem Rizvi said; It is safe to give corticosteroids for short period without increasing risk of TB. He elaborated data from various journals that systemic steroids for short period in patients having bronchial asthma does not increase risk of pulmonary TB.
Dr. Zafaryab Hussain, Assistant Professor of Pulmonology at Baqai University Hospital, discussed a case of (traumatic) tension pneumothorax getting spontaneous resolution without surgical intervention. The patient had trauma on left side of his chest with un-displaced fractured Ribs on left side and tension pneumothorax on Right side, which resolved in 10 days, without surgical intervention. She stayed at home against medical advice.
Dr. Shaheena Qayum, Dr. Nausheen, Dr. Nisar Rao, Dr. Shaista ( fresh FCPS from JPMC) , and Dr Saifullah Beg were also present. Dr. Dawood Khaliq from Macter Pharma recited a few versus from Holy Quran and also presented the vote of Thanks. The next meeting will be held on 22nd, February, 2015.