Women who received a false positive result on their previous mammogram were less likely to undergo timely subsequent screening than women who obtained a true negative result, a recent study showed.
According to a small UK study, patients with Crohn’s disease who had exclusive enteral nutrition before undergoing elective intestinal surgery have lower risks of postoperative abscess or intestinal leakage. [Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2017;45(5):660–669]
Individuals with comorbidities in addition to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an elevated risk of exacerbations, more so if the comorbidity is another chronic respiratory disease, according to a study from the Netherlands.
FOMEMA Sdn Bhd manages a nationwide mandatory health screening programme for all legal foreign workers in Malaysia. Recently, an open letter in a news portal brought up a few points of discontent with the contract between FOMEMA and their panel doctors. MIMS Doctor spoke to Dr. Raj Kumar Maharajah, the deputy president of the Medical Practitioners Coalition Association of Malaysia (MPCAM), on his views regarding the subject.