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Tristan Manalac, 10 hours ago
In foetuses exposed to the anti-Ro/SSA antibody, the rate of recurrence of conduction disturbances is higher than what was previously reported, according to a recent study. Moreover, the season of the year appears to be linked to atrioventricular (AV) time intervals during the congenital heart block risk period in such foetuses.
2 days ago
Fructans exacerbate several symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in children, a study has shown. However, those with fructan sensitivity cannot be identified based on baseline gastrointestinal symptoms, dietary intake, psychosocial factors or gas production.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 3 days ago
Having both type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease (CD) autoimmunity in early childhood appears to be more common than expected, with the development of islet autoantibodies (IAs) conferring a significant risk of subsequent tissue transglutaminase autoantibodies (tTGAs), according to data from the TEDDY* study.
4 days ago
Antenatal magnesium sulphate administered before preterm birth appears to lower the risk of cerebral palsy (CP) and the combined risk of CP or infant death, according to a recent study.
Tristan Manalac, 5 days ago
Neonatal adiposity is strongly associated with anthropometric measurements such as weight and the weight-to-length ratio (weight/length), according a Singapore study. These measures may then be employed as simple predictors of adiposity.
6 days ago
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 October 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
14 Oct 2017
Electronic home monitoring in children with cystic fibrosis seems to be effective for detecting pulmonary exacerbations (PEx) at an early stage, a recent study reports.
Special Reports
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. 
20 Jul 2017
Nutrition and Behaviour Modification for Picky Eaters (NBMPE) is a management plan for children with mild picky eating habits. An NBMPE Expert Programme was recently conducted by three of the expert panelists in Kuala Lumpur, which saw the participation of more than 30 paediatricians from across the country. The highlights from the event are summarized here.
19 Jul 2017
At the 57th Annual Scientific Congress of the Private Medical Practitioners Association of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur (PMPASKL), Professor Dr Jamal I-Ching Sam spoke on the impact of influenza in Malaysia and preventive strategies against it. Highlights from his presentation are summarized below.
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.
Asykin Ismail, Dr. Hui Ling Chia, 26 Apr 2017
Plastic surgeon at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Dr Chia Hui Ling, talks about how physical deformities can be devastating for a child’s development, and that it is crucial for paediatric surgeons to understand unique issues and challenges involved when caring for such conditions in children of all ages.
01 Mar 2017
At the recent Asia Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI) workshop in Kuala Lumpur, MIMS Doctor had the privilege of having an exclusive interview with eminent paediatric infectious disease specialist, Associate Professor Tawee Chotpitayasunondh. This article captures the highlights from our conversation with him.
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 07 Jun 2016
Infants who were breastfed had a lower risk of developing non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) such as asthma, diabetes, and obesity later in life, according to a study presented at the recent European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) annual meeting held in Athens, Greece.
Pearl Toh, 03 Jun 2016
Pure oats can be safely included in the gluten-free diet (GFD) of children with coeliac disease, concluded researchers at the recent European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) annual meeting held in Athens, Greece.
Kavitha G. Shekar, 02 Jun 2016

Mode of delivery does not modify coeliac disease (CD) risk among infants born into at-risk families, report Italian researchers at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 in Athens, Greece.

Pearl Toh, 02 Jun 2016
A new dietary product derived from cow's milk fermentation with Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 protected against common infectious diseases (CIDs) affecting the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts among young children attending daycare, according to a study presented at the recent European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) annual meeting held in Athens, Greece.
Radha Chitale, 02 Jun 2016
Young patients over 11 years old with biliary atresia don’t conform to existing models that select and prioritize adults for liver transplants, according to a small UK-based study presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), held recently in Athens, Greece.
Kavitha G. Shekar, 01 Jun 2016

Human milk (HM) macronutrient, hormone and lipid content is similar in mothers with or without coeliac disease (CD), reported a study at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 in Athens, Greece.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 01 Jun 2016

Rotavirus acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common occurrence in children less than 2 years of age, though breastfed infants appear to have a lower risk of rotavirus-related diarrhoea, according to a study presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 held in Athens, Greece.

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