* Dr. Shihab Ghanem emailed Aden college website about his deep sympathies and sorrow on the death of Aden College alumnus Mohamed Zein Al Hazmi in the UAE. Dr. Shihab Ghanem mentioned that Mohamed was not only a neighbour of his in Crater, Aden, but a friend in childhood.
The editors of Aden College website convey their condolences to the members of Al Hazmi family and that his soul rests in peace.
* Alumnus Farouk Aman sent an email saying that "As I was cleaning up my computer drive from the old data, I came a cross some articles written by Dr. Abdalla Al-Sayyari few years ago.
Suddenly and without any forward notice or warning, he faded away into oblivion.
A gifted, intelligent, educated and knowledgeable man who I believe with a PhD in Medicine from one of the most reputable colleges in the UK Kings College of London University. Dr. Abdalla Al-Sayyari disappeared about 5 years ago, not to be found or heard.
I knew Dr Al-Sayyari, then known as, Abdalla Al Khader, in Aden College. He was a young teenager, a humble lean looking with a permanent fixed smile on his face. He was about two classes below mine. Soon, his name became known due to his academic marks. He was an intelligent and competitive student all over Aden Colony school and the Protectorate to be admitted to Aden College. He repeated his high scoring marks when he went to the UK in his study of medicine.
However, Dr. Abdalla Al-Sayyari had his mind set on helping others. He believed in the notion that "the pen is sharper than the sword" so, he wrote and published many articles addressing varies topics.
I pray that he is safe and alive. We look forward to hear from him again.
* Dr. Mohammed Ali Al Bar co-authored with Hassan Chamsi Pasha and Majed Chamsi Pasha a scientific paper which was published in the the Journal of British Islamic Medical Association.
The title of the paper is "Organ Donation and Transplantation: Islamic view''.
The authors of paper made an introduction sayign that, "Organ donation is the donation of biological tissue or an organ of the human body, from a living or dead person to a living recipient in need of transplantation.
Organ transplantation has become one of the most effective ways to save lives and improve the quality of life for patients with end-stage organ failure in developing and developed countries.(1)
Nowadays, many diseased organs are being replaced by healthy organs from living donors, cadavers, and from an animal source. Successful bone marrow, kidney, liver, cornea, pancreas, heart, and nerve cell transplantations have been taken place. The incidence is limited only by cost and availability of the organs. The discovery of effective immunosuppressive drugs in the late 1970s was an important step toward increasing the success rate of organ transplants, and thus paved the way for organ transplantation to become a medical routine affair in 21st century.(2)
Read more here.
* In the love of UAE is the song composed by Dev Chakraborty and the lyrics of Dr. Shihab Ghanem. The song was sung and recorded on the UAE national day. The music director is Shri Deepak Dev and the singer is Suchetha Satish.
Dr. Shihab Ghanem commented that "My poem is sung by the international young Indian singer, Sushta who sings in 120 languages and thus officially registered as a world record. She is from a talented Hindu family from Kerala.
She sang several poems which I wrote.
The composer is Dave Chakraborty from Bengal, india. He has composed several of my songs."
Listen to the song here.
* Alumnus Farooq Murshed sent an email stating the new invention of iQ+mobile Ultrasound for imaging. The new invention was attributed to Butterfly Network.
"Butterfly Network, a company out of Guilford, Connecticut, is releasing a new generation of its popular mobile ultrasound device. The new Butterfly
iQ+ features better imaging capabilities, improved ergonomics, and longer battery life. Clinicians can utilize the portable, handheld ultrasound in a variety of situations and clinical fields to image the heart, lungs, bladder, and other organs and tissues. It even has Needle Viz technology that aids with imaging a needle during in-plane guided procedures.
The entire ultrasound is the size of a conventional transducer and it relies on a smartphone for the controls and to display the images generated. This is thanks to the company’s “Ultrasound-on-Chip” technology that produces little noise while using a small amount of electricity. A new field programmable gate array that also eats little energy helps to keep the battery functioning longer. Overall, Butterfly
Networks promises a 20% greater battery life and the new ultrasound can even function twice as long as the previous generation when used in certain presets."
Dr. Adel Aulaqi commented that "Amazingly fascinating.
Likely to sooner or later lead to self-diagnosis!!! I will buy one if affordable."