We are delighted, as always,
to bring you another issue bulging with interesting and
informative articles for healthcare professionals in the region.
We take you to Saudi Arabia (page 20) to catch up with key
healthcare leaders we spoke to last year and introduce a few
others. There have been several new healthcare developments in
the Saudi private sector, as well as progress in the scheme for
mandatory health insurance for expatriates. Also reviewed are
some of the key medical facilities in the kingdom.
What else? There’s an excellent interview on page 36 with
plastic surgeon Dr Mohan Rangaswamy about a unique procedure
called lipoabdominoplasty, the tummy tuck with a difference.
Under the ‘wound care’ banner is an Iranian clinical study on
the treatment of pressure ulcers using a hydrocolloid dressing;
under ‘obstetrics and gynaecology’, you’ll find the latest
findings on smoking during pregnancy, in a research article
entitled ‘Maternal smoking and neonatal mortality’; and there
are also articles on ENT and surgery equipment.
In addition, of course, there’s the usual – but still
fascinating – medical news from the Middle East and the world as
well as news of new products. And talking of news, we publish
two interesting news features, one, an horrific tale of people
selling their kidneys to escape debt in Pakistan and the other,
about remarkable findings regarding the X-chromosome. As always,
we hope you both enjoy and learn from the magazine – and,
please, let us know what you think.
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