First public sector sleep laboratory

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 4:39:19 by

KARACHI: Country’s first state-of-the-art well-equipped public sector sleep laboratory’ has started functioning at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), university sources said here on Friday.
They said that the facility will help people with sleeplessness or those with disturbed sleep leading to sleepiness during day time besides performing sleep studies for the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.
The research work would be undertaken through collaboration between neurologists, pulmonologists, ENT specialists, dental surgeons and psychiatrists.
Appropriate equipment is also to help the patients manage their condition under the supervision of specialized and experienced team of dedicated sleep professionals.
Vice Chancellor of DUHS, Prof. Dr. Masood Hameed Khan, speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the “sleep laboratory,” said it will offer variety of solutions to treat sleep disorders.
The facility is aimed at providing reliable, high quality diagnosis and management of sleep disorders of international standard to the people at extremely economical rates as compared to private sector.
All patients with sleep disorders would undergo evaluation that includes a detailed medical and sleep history, physical examination and necessary investigations, he said.
Prof. Hameed Khan said given the high incidence of road traffic accidents and common dissatisfaction with the quality of sleep it will be meaningful to assess the…
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