Adult patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) have significantly increased risk of major comorbidities compared with controls, with the risk difference predominantly seen in those with severe disease and among smokers, a recent study suggests.
Misoprostol is an effective noninvasive method to complete abortion in missed abortions, a new meta-analysis reveals. Moreover, sublingual doses of 600 µg or vaginal doses of 800 µg may potentially be good first doses.
The probiotic Bifidobacterium longum NCC3001 (BL) has beneficial effects in patients with irritable bowel disease (IBS), reducing depression but not anxiety scores and improving quality of life, a study has shown.
Use of varenicline and bupropion, medication to help quit smoking, is unlikely to be associated with increased risks of cardiovascular (CV) and neuropsychiatric adverse events compared with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in contrast to previous belief.
Daily intake of lactoferrin with vitamin E and zinc appears to safely and effectively reduce acne lesions in individuals with mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris compared with placebo, according to a study.
Increased serum levels of C-X-C motif chemokine (CXCL)-11, CXCL-9, CXCL-10 and interferon (IFN)-γ are associated with clinical manifestations of adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD), reports a new study.
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.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the 10th commonest cause of death in Singapore, with a disease burden of 5.9 percent according to a 2015 population-based survey (EPIC-Asia survey) in Singapore. Pearl Toh spoke with Dr Augustine Tee, chief and senior consultant of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH) in Singapore, on how COPD is often underdetected in the primary care population as symptoms are not specific and diagnosis requires a combination of clinical risk factors, symptoms and spirometry testing.