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The combination of tumour necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist and methotrexate (MTX) may be a valid option in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in whom MTX has failed, with better clinical outcomes and radiographic results in the presence of poor prognostic factors, suggests a recent study.
2 hours ago
Nutritional status, binge eating and physical activity directly influence body weight of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a prospective study suggests.
14 hours ago
Sympathetic skin response (SSR) and heart rate variability (HRV) are both altered in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and may be used as markers of dysautonomia in PD, a new study shows.
18 hours ago
Intra- and/or postoperative blood transfusion (BT) may increase the risk of postoperative infections complications in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD), according to a study.
Pearl Toh, 22 hours ago
Breast implants may interfere with electrocardiography (ECG), resulting in misleading ECG interpretation which can give rise to misdiagnosis of a heart attack or coronary artery disease, suggests a study presented at the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM 2017 Congress held in Vienna, Austria.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 22 hours ago
Patterns of sleeping behaviour are associated with macronutrient intake among women of reproductive age, and this association varies based on sleep duration and the presence or absence of sleep-related symptoms, according to a study.
Tristan Manalac, 22 hours ago
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is associated with persistent diabetes-related distress (DRD) in a Singaporean population, a new longitudinal study shows.
Special Reports
28 Jun 2017
In this edition of MIMS Hepatology Supplement, we bring you selected highlights from the 26th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of Liver held in Shanghai, China. 
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.
Conference Reports
Elvira Manzano, 27 Jun 2017
Supplementation with high doses of vitamin D slows down disease progression in patients with colorectal cancer, the phase II SUNSHINE trial has shown.
Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 27 Jun 2017

AMG-557, an inducible T-cell costimulator (ICOS) ligand inhibitor, showed efficacy and safety in a randomized multicentre trial that included patients with lupus arthritis from eight centres in the US, France, Malaysia and Germany. 

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.
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