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Tristan Manalac, 5 hours ago
Intracerebral haemorrhage with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) appears to be related to smaller baseline haematoma volumes and less neurological deficit than that with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), reveals a recent study.
Pearl Toh, 7 hours ago
The addition of once-weekly GLP-1* receptor agonist exenatide to usual care did not increase the risk of major cardiovascular events (MACE) compared with usual care alone in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) regardless of the presence of prior cardiovascular (CV) disease, according to the EXSCEL** study presented at EASD 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.
9 hours ago

Roshini Claire Anthony speaks to Dr Adoree Lim, a consultant at the Department of Endocrinology, Singapore General Hospital, on how GPs can help tackle hyper- and hypothyroidism in the primary care setting.

9 hours ago
Individuals with a history of infection or respiratory tract disease are at greater risk of developing idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM), suggesting that the triggering of the immune system may occur outside the skeletal muscle, according to a case–control study.
13 hours ago
Executive function (EF) appears to be stable and age-appropriate in extremely preterm (EP) and extremely low birth weight (ELBW) children, a new study has shown. On the other hand, academic outcomes are poorer in these children.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 13 hours ago
Statins may have therapeutic potential in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), improving exercise tolerance, lung function and health-related quality of life, especially in patients with comorbid cardiovascular disease, elevated systemic inflammation or hyperlipidaemia, according to a recent study.
Jenny Ng, 14 hours ago

Adjuvant nivolumab treatment significantly improved outcomes vs ipilimumab in patients with surgically resected stage III/IV melanoma, according to interim results of the CheckMate 238 trial. 

Special Reports
20 Sep 2017
Sustained stable disease with regorafenib in heavily pretreated metastatic colon cancer
Dr. Yeo Khung Keong, Dr. Wiwun Tungsubutra, Prof. Peter Collins, 31 Aug 2017
Agents such as beta-blockers and calcium antagonists have been the cornerstone of treatment for stable angina for some time. However, new options are emerging for patients who remain inadequately controlled on conventional therapies. At a recent Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the APSC Congress 2017 in Singapore, three experts discussed the current treatment landscape, as well as changing paradigms and new effective options for patients with symptomatic angina.
Professor Zulkifli Md. Zainuddin, 21 Aug 2017
Experience-sharing interview: Managing a case of urinary incontinence
17 Aug 2017
The prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in industrialized countries has increased exponentially over the past three decades, currently affecting 15 to 30% of children and up to 10% of adults.1 At the recent official launch event of pimecrolimus (Elidel®, Meda Healthcare Sdn. Bhd.) held at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, Professor Thomas Luger provided insights on the pathophysiology of AD and the role of topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) in the management of AD. 
14 Aug 2017
In this edition of MIMS Infectious Disease, we bring you selected updates in the HIV treatment, and also symposium highlights from the relaunch of Tivicay (dolutegravir; GSK, ViiV Healthcare).
07 Aug 2017
Persons with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of influenza-associated hospitalization.
04 Aug 2017
Tiotropium/olodaterol (Spiolto® Respimat®, Boehringer Inghelheim) is the latest dual bronchodilator therapy available in Malaysia for COPD. 
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 22 Sep 2017
The addition of once-weekly GLP-1* receptor agonist exenatide to usual care did not increase the risk of major cardiovascular events (MACE) compared with usual care alone in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) regardless of the presence of prior cardiovascular (CV) disease, according to the EXSCEL** study presented at EASD 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Jenny Ng, 22 Sep 2017

Adjuvant nivolumab treatment significantly improved outcomes vs ipilimumab in patients with surgically resected stage III/IV melanoma, according to interim results of the CheckMate 238 trial. 

Elaine Soliven, 22 Sep 2017
Adding dapagliflozin and saxagliptin to metformin may reduce HbA1c levels in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study presented at EASD 2017.
Elvira Manzano, 21 Sep 2017
Switching from bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ventilation therapy may be safe and cost-effective in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome and sleep apnoea, a small study presented at the ERS 2017 has shown.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 21 Sep 2017

Initiating therapy with fluticasone furoate plus vilanterol resulted in improved asthma control over usual care in individuals with symptomatic asthma, according to results of the Salford Lung Study presented at ERS 2017.

Elvira Manzano, 21 Sep 2017
A new score that measures fibrosis in subcutaneous adipose tissue (scAT) may identify poor responders to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a common weight-loss procedure for morbid obesity, a study has shown.
Elvira Manzano, 21 Sep 2017
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may help delay lung function decline in middle-aged women, according to results of a longitudinal analysis presented at ERS Congress 2017, demonstrating a possible role for female sex hormones in the preservation of lung function.
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