LAHORE - Shalamar Hospital arranged a seminar and medical camp on Tuesday to mark World Osteoporosis Day.

Patients were provided consultation on osteoporosis, diagnostic tests and medicines. Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Saleem and Assistant Professor Dr Imran Manzoor delivered lectures on osteoporosis disease. Executive Director Shalamar Hospital Prof Ali Kazim visited the camp.

Meanwhile, survivors of childhood cancer are at greater risk of developing weak bones as result of the cancer treatment they get, said Dr Ajla Zaidi, Paediatric Oncologist, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in a seminar held yesterday in the hospital on World Osteoporosis Day.

Dr Ajla also mentioned the drugs which are prone to cause bone loss and disused the international recommendation about when to check for bone health in children treated for cancer. It is particularly important to check survivors of leukaemia and osteosarcomas for bone health with DXA scanning. Dr Saima Haider, Consultant CENUM, Mayo Hospital, highlighted how the bone health is measured in children. She said a challenging and special care is required in interpretation of DXA results in younger patients. Dr Sumiara Farman Raja, Consultant Rheumatologist from Fatima Memorial Hospital; Dr. Faisal Masood, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at MAYO Hospital; Dr Usman Ahmed, Medical Oncologist and Dr Shaheryar Jovinda, Consultant Psychiatrist SKMCH also presented their papers about Osteoporosis. Professor Nighat Mir, Consultant Rheumatologist, Fatima Memorial Hospital specially attended the seminar and participated in the discussion.