Cholestatic jaundice is a potentially serious condition that may be associated with significant pathology involving the hepato-pancreatico-biliary system that merits early recognition, evaluation and management. Awareness and early detection of cholestatic jaundice at primary care level, followed by appropriate referral to a paediatric gastroenterology centre is crucial in avoiding delay and achieving optimal patient outcomes.
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Treatment with low-dose on-demand hepatitis B immunoglobulin added to entecavir led to decreased hepatitis B virus (HBV) recurrence rate without development of resistance following liver transplantation, according to an assessment of a pilot study.
Sanofi’s approach in providing medical education has evolved over the years, by not only limiting the content to disease management and patient outcomes, but also taking into consideration of the various challenges faced by doctors across the different sectors.
Excerpted from a speech by Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam, Minister of Health, at the launch of the new palliative care symbol and palliative care photography exhibition by Hospis Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 25 April