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Gender, scale of the haematuria and socioeconomic status are all factors that affect the quality of haematuria assessment, a new systematic review reports.
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Oestrogen users appear to be at a lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) compared with nonusers, according to a study. Furthermore, the hormone therapy confers survival benefit in patients with HCC.
Elvira Manzano, 12 hours ago
Supplementation with high doses of vitamin D slows down disease progression in patients with colorectal cancer, the phase II SUNSHINE trial has shown.
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A child’s functional visual ability (FVA) and quality of life (QoL) is greatly influenced by glaucoma and its management, according to a study.
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Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or isolated hirsutism are more likely to experience anxiety or depression symptoms and their coexistence than controls, a recent study has found.
Tristan Manalac, 13 hours ago
Prolonged sleep duration is an independent predictor of higher incident atrial fibrillation (AF) risks in a Chinese population, reports a new prospective, population-based study.
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Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) demonstrates therapeutic potential in patients with high-frequency migraine and comorbid mood disorders, with the improvements observed after four 45-minute OMT sessions, a study has shown.
Special Reports
22 Jun 2017
The University of Science, Malaysia (USM) team, led by Professor Dr Lee Yeong Yeh was recognized for its outstanding research submission that links poor hygiene practices in flood-affected areas to the increased risk in communicable intestinal infections in parts of Malaysia.
22 Jun 2017
Recently in the news, there were reports of outbreaks of avian flu and influenza-like illness (ILI) in Kelantan and Perak, respectively. To help readers gain a better understanding of influenza, MIMS Doctor sat down with Associate Professor Dr Pang Yong Kek to understand how common is influenza in Malaysia and preventive strategies against it.
15 Jun 2017
At a recent morning tea symposium held in conjunction with the Malaysian Urological Conference 2016, Dr Marie Carmela Lapitan discussed about the benefits of combination therapy with alpha-blockers and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
13 Jun 2017
In an exclusive interview with MIMS Doctor, Dr Yong Junina Fadzil, a consultant paediatrician and paediatric cardiologist at Klinik Pakar Kanak-Kanak Junina shared her perspectives on the roles of balanced nutrition and parental influence in child development.
13 Jun 2017
The common cold is one of the most widespread illness and is a leading cause of visits to the doctor and absenteeism from school and work. While many may see it as merely a harmless inconvenience, the significant repercussions it brings, especially among children cannot be denied. MIMS JPOG recently spoke to Associate Professor Datin Dr Asmiati Abd Hamid to gain her perspectives on the role of zinc and vitamin C in treating paediatric common cold to reduce morbidity and economic losses attributed to the condition.
30 May 2017
Pain is a multidimensional experience that often requires a combination of various approaches to bring about optimal outcomes. At a recent scientific symposium held during the 7th Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies Congress held in Yangon, Myanmar, Professor Stefano Coaccioli discussed the evolution of ns-NSAIDs and how dexketoprofen trometamol (Ketesse®; A. Menarini) can improve acute pain management.
25 May 2017
At a recent lunch symposium during the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Hypertension, Dr Chow Yok Wai spoke on the importance of patient adherence in the management of hypertension, highlighting the role of combination therapy in improving treatment outcomes.
Conference Reports
Christina Lau, 26 Jun 2017

Feelings of injustice and low socioeconomic status can have a significant impact on disease severity in patients with fibromyalgia, according to data from a large survey presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual Congress 2017 held recently in Madrid, Spain.

Jackey Suen, 23 Jun 2017

The fully-human immunocytokine dekavil (also known as F8-IL10) has demonstrated signs of safety and efficacy in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a phase I study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual Congress 2017.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 23 Jun 2017

Vobarilizumab, a nanobody consisting of an anti-interleukin 6 (IL-6) receptor domain developed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is shown to be safe and efficacious in RA patients with inadequate response to methotrexate in a study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual Congress 2017 held recently in Madrid, Spain.

Audrey Abella, 22 Jun 2017
A single dose of the human glucagon receptor (GCGR) antibody, REMD-477, reduces the amount of insulin necessary and significantly improves glycaemic control in individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a study presented at the ADA 2017 in San Diego, California, US.
Elaine Soliven, 22 Jun 2017
Severe obesity in children and adolescents may increase the risk of developing youth-onset diabetes, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions held in San Diego, California, US.
Elaine Tan, 22 Jun 2017

Women who are overweight or obese, as defined by a high body mass index (BMI), abdominal obesity and a higher body fat percentage, have a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), results of a Danish population cohort study has shown.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 22 Jun 2017

Ixekizumab, a high-affinity monoclonal antibody targeting interleukin-17A (IL-17A), has demonstrated safety and efficacy in patients with psoriatic arthritis resistant to tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor therapy in a study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual Congress 2017 held recently in Madrid, Spain.

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