Depression is more prevalent among women than men.1 Given women’s central role in the family, postnatal depression must be addressed accordingly. Audrey Abella speaks with Dr Chua Tze-Ern, Head and Senior consultant, Women’s Mental Wellness Service at the Department of Psychological Medicine at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore, to discuss the importance of tackling postnatal depression in primary care.
MIMS Doctor spoke to Dr Amir Hamzah, consultant paediatrician and medical advisor of Malaysian Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies (MyPOPI), to learn more about the organization and its efforts to champion primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs).
There is a high burden of paediatric eczema in the primary care setting. Dr Liew Hui Min, a consultant dermatologist from SOG-HM Liew Skin & Laser Clinic at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore, shares her insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage paediatric eczema in the primary care setting.
As we emerge from the challenging year that was 2020, MIMS Doctor presents our readers with a story about Dr David Low, a doctor practicing in the Histology Unit of the Pathology Department, Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim, Sungai Petani, Kedah. Like many of our young doctors, Low grew up in an urban setting, used to the comforts and amenities associated with city living. It came as a surprise to him and others around him when he fell in love with the small town, he was seconded to for his housemanship posting.
Dr Rajneesh Kumar, a senior consultant at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital, highlights the high prevalence of hepatitis, and speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony about the transmission, prevention, and treatment of the disease.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition affecting the joints. Dr Lee Eu Jin, an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Liberty Orthopaedic Clinic at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore, shares his insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage OA in the primary care setting.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has traditionally been perceived as a childhood condition. Audrey Abella speaks with Dr Lim Boon Leng, psychiatrist at the Centre for Psychological Wellness at Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore, to shed light on adult ADHD and share insights on managing this condition in primary care.
While generally a self-limiting condition, hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) can spread very quickly, particularly among children attending childcare centres. Dr Chan Si Min, Head and Senior Consultant at the Division of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, National University Hospital, Singapore, talks to Roshini Claire Anthony about the complications and management of HFMD.
MIMS Doctor got the chance to sit down with Dr K. Siva Kumar, who runs a GP clinic in an urban area of Petaling Jaya, to talk about his experiences as a GP and the philosophies that have brought him this far.
Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.
Treatment with tanezumab appears to relieve pain and improve physical function in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA), but may lead to dose-dependent increase in joint safety events as compared with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), according to the results of a phase III safety trial.