Thursday, June 26, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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CME at Dewan Hospital
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 25
Dewan Hospital and ASHA 2002, jointly held a continued medical education (CME) seminar on the increasing problem of ‘acute pancreatitis (curse of prosperity) : in relation to alcoholism and gall stones’ here today.

More than 187 doctors attended the seminar in which the matter was discussed with the help of audio-visual aids by Dr Narotam Dewan, former faculty Head at the CMC and DMCH. Dr Dewan explained in details about acute pancreatitis, its causes, problems, diagnosis and management. “Alcohol is the major cause of the deadly disease. Person who drinks over many years fall victim to pain in abdomen. It grows in intensity and continues over hours. Person vomits a lot. The problem may go away without causing a serious harm, if the person stops drinking,” says Dr Dewan.


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