Immunization protects children from serious, life-threatening infectious diseases. Certain reasons, for eg, missing one or more appointments or illness during the time a child should receive a shot, explain why children may not be fully immunized. The goal of this activity is to refresh doctors' knowledge on catch-cup immunization and also diphtheria, an acute, toxin-mediated bacterial infection that often strikes unimmunized children. Click here to access the module.
Advances in antenatal, perinatal, and neonatal care lead to increased survival of preterm infants. As survival rates continued to increase, so did the angst of “intact survival,” or survival without disabilities. A recent meta-analysis revealed that at school-age, cognitive scores of former very low birth weight (VLBW) infants are approximately 10 points lower than those of matched control children1 due to difficulties with attention, behaviour, visual-motor integration, and language performance.2-3
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing, pruritic inflammatory skin disease that affects many children and adults. The goal of this activity is to educate pharmacists on atopic dermatitis and the available pharmacotherapies.
During foetal life, blood flows through the ductus arteriosus (DA) from the pulmonary artery into the aorta, thereby bypassing the lungs. After birth, the DA undergoes active vasoconstriction and eventual closure. A patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occurs when the DA does not close completely after delivery.
Eczema is a common inflammatory skin disorder in children and adults. Dry skin, infection, inflammation and itch-scratch contribute to the chronicity of eczema.The goal of this activity is to improve pharmacists’ knowledge on strategies to manage infected eczema.
Statins appear to have a dose-dependent association with the risk of tuberculosis (TB), with a nationwide population-based study showing that statin users have 47 percent lower incidence of TB compared with nonusers.
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.
The next-generation ALK inhibitor brigatinib yielded high and durable responses in both whole-body and intracranial endpoints, with a median progression-free survival (PFS) of over 1 year in patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease had progressed after crizotinib, according to the ALTA* trial.
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.