In malaria caused by Plasmodium knowlesi, age appears to be strongly associated with parasitaemia, systemic inflammation, endothelial activation, microvascular dysfunction and disease severity, according to a recent study.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 September 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
Uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is low among child and adolescent cancer survivors, with a lack of recommendation by healthcare providers being a major contributor to the low uptake, a recent study found.
Scientists from the Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), recently discovered a compound called NP16, an inhibitor of dehydrosqualene desaturase, that is efficacious in treating Staphylococcus aureus infections.
The increasing resistance to certain antibiotics in Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication therapies is associated with a reduction in treatment efficacy in Asia-Pacific countries, and treatments should be adapted accordingly, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Dr Ravichandran Nadarajah, a consultant at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the importance of early diagnosis and prevention of cervical cancer.
It appears that healthy vaccinee bias partially explains the observed lower rate of hospitalization for infection after measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination, according to a recent study. This lower rate correlates with receipt of any additional vaccine, not specifically MMR vaccine.
Oral cranberry extract is effective and well-tolerated in patients with uncomplicated recurrent urinary tract infection (r-UTI) by pathogenic E. coli, according to a randomised, placebo-controlled, clinical research study
The presence of gout does not appear to reduce the risks of pneumonia, urinary tract infection (UTI) or infection-related mortality in patients when compared with population-based controls, according to a retrospective cohort study.