At a recent dinner symposium, an expert from Belgium presented on the management of allergic rhinitis, with a particular focus on the use of oral H1-antihistamines and intranasal glucocorticosteroids.
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Asthma is a common condition prevalent in all countries of the world. To some it represents a minor, short-lived cough occurring after a viral infection; to others it is an incapacitating disease giving rise not just to morbidity but also premature death. This heterogeneity can lead to a sense of complacency and there is a need for a much improved approach to asthma to reduce unnecessary suffering. MIMS Doctor spoke to Professor Martyn Partridge who outlined a newer, more aggressive approach in asthma management.
The Asia Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI) recently organized an influenza workshop in Kuala Lumpur. The workshop saw eminent speakers from seven countries presenting on topics concerning the impact of influenza, vaccination of various populations, current and upcoming treatments for influenza, policy considerations and approaches for pandemic preparedness. Read about highlights from the workshop in this newsletter.
[APSR 2016]: New-generation targeted therapies for NSCLC overcome therapy resistance and improve survival
New-generation therapies targeted toward specific genetic alterations such as EGFR and ALK mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can overcome resistance to first-generation therapies and improve survival of patients, according to a presentation at the 21st Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR 2016) held in Bangkok, Thailand.
At the recent Infectious Disease Symposium held on the 5th of August 2016, at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, two speakers spoke on the role of macrolides in the management of respiratory tract infections, as well as the importance of antibiotic stewardship in combating microbial resistance.
At the Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Dr Omar Usmani and Professor Chul-Gyu Yoo addressed the audience on reaching the small airways in asthma treatment.
Optimized treatment in asthma is important to improve disease control and also patients' health status. At the recent Malaysian National Tuberculosis & Lung Diseases Conference held in Kuala Lumpur on 1st April 2016, Dr Liesel Dsilva, Area Medical Lead of GlaxoSmithKline, discussed strategies to optimize asthma treatment and presented evidence for Relvar® Ellipta®, a once-daily inhalation treatment containing fluticasone furoate (FF) and vilanterol (VI).
Renal transplant recipients have a high incidence of hospitalization due to pyelonephritis, according to a Danish population-based cohort study.
Drinking cranberry juice daily decreases the incidence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) which is often treated with antibiotics, suggesting that cranberry juice can reduce antibiotic use.