Dr Ravichandran Nadarajah, a consultant at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the significant role played by GPs in ensuring early diagnosis and prevention of cervical cancer.
Treatment with direct-acting antiviral regimens and attainment of sustained virologic response (SVR) are associated with a significant mortality benefit, which is evident within the first 18 months of treatment, in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, a study has found.
A set of statistical models running on the Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) method is used to forecast the incidence of dengue in Singapore and to manage potential outbreaks, reveals an analyst.
Treatment with tofacitinib appears to increase the risk of herpes zoster (HZ) compared with placebo, according to a recent study. The risk factors for heightened risk are Asian descent, increasing age, higher dose and prior biologic exposure.
In Asian patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, the genotype 6 infection contributes to an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), particularly among those with liver cirrhosis, reports a multinational team of investigators.
Daily administration of two probiotic strains, Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis and Lactobacillus rhamnosus, does not appear to be effective in the prevention of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections in infants, as shown in the ProbiComp* study.
Dr Ling Moi Lin, Director of Infection Prevention & Control and Dr Andrea Kwa, pharmacy clinician scientist at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) speak to Roshini Claire Anthony about the current antimicrobial resistance situation and the potential repercussions if it is not controlled.
Inappropriate prescription of anaerobic antibiotics to intensive care unit (ICU) patients admitted with pneumonia frequently occurs, with the prescription associated with prolonged length of stay (LOS) in the ICU, a study has found.
Levels of the proinflammatory cytokline interleukin-18 (IL-18) appear to be significantly increased in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection compared with those who have either infection, according to a study.
Lowering the dosage of aminoglycosides guided by therapeutic dose monitoring (TDM) may reduce aminoglycoside-related hearing loss, without compromising its efficacy against multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a recent study suggests.