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Paediatric rheumatology clinicians are largely inconsistent regarding when and how to withdraw medications for children with clinically inactive juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), a recent study has found.
Wing Cheong Leung, 2 days ago
The approach in prenatal diagnosis has been revolutionized by advances in prenatal molecular diagnostics. New algorithms in prenatal diagnosis are evolving and becoming increasingly complicated (Figure 1). The goal is to maximize the prenatal information for pregnant women and the families to make choices for the next generations.
3 days ago
Both the American Thyroid Association (ATA) paediatric risk classification and dynamic risk stratification (DRS) based on the response to initial therapy appear to be useful in predicting recurrent or persistent disease in paediatric patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), suggest a recent study.
4 days ago
Once-weekly sessions of parasacral transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation (PTENS) show potential in the treatment of paediatric overactive bladder (OAB), with improvements in urinary urgency and enuresis, a study has shown.
4 days ago
Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) may be better compared with corticosteroid treatment in paediatric patients with Crohn’s disease (CD), according to a study showing higher remission rates with EEN.
Elaine Soliven, 4 days ago
Increasing maternal folate intake among mothers with metabolic risk factors may reduce the risk of their children developing elevated blood pressure (BP), according to a recent study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 8 days ago

Teenagers and young adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in childhood or adolescence have a higher risk of complications and comorbidities compared with those diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, an observational US study found.

Special Reports
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.
09 Dec 2016
At the ‘Allergy During Childhood: How to Overcome Long-Term Health Consequences’ Conference of the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI) held in Kuala Lumpur, paediatric consultant in allergy and immunology, Dr Zakiudin Munasir, spoke to MIMS Doctor about cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA), with a focus on the role of soy-based formula.
29 Nov 2016
Thalassaemia becomes a global health problem. Most women with thalassaemia trait can be picked up by universal prenatal screening for thalassaemia using mean corpuscular volume/haemoglobin, followed by haemoglobin pattern with or without DNA analysis.
11 Nov 2016
Probiotics is defined as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. The therapeutic efficacy of probiotics has been studied extensively in the treatment of gastrointestinal microbial disorders, including diarrhoea. This article summarizes clinical papers on the topic of probiotics in the treatment of diarrhoea in children.
26 Sep 2016
In this edition of MIMS Paediatric Supplement, we bring you selected highlights from the 2016 Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN).
26 Sep 2016
In this edition of MIMS Paediatric Supplement, we bring you selected highlights from the 38th MPA Congress 2016.
26 Sep 2016
At the 24th Congress of the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, Dr Harris N Suharjono highlighted the importance of VTE prophylaxis in postpartum and discussed the challenges and actions taken following the implementation of the Sarawak Obstetric VTE Risk Assessment Programme.
Conference Reports
09 Mar 2017
Pearl Toh finds out from Professor Anna Lok, director of clinical hepatology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, US, on integrating guidelines, research data, and clinical setting in decision making for management of hepatitis B during the recent Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver Annual Meeting held in Shanghai, China.

Pearl Toh, 27 Feb 2017
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who were bullied tend to suffer more pain and related functional impairment than nonvictims, leading to depression, anxiety, and poor sleep quality, suggests a study presented at the ASEAPS 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar.
Pearl Toh, 21 Feb 2017
Initiation of combined antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the second trimester of pregnancy in women co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) resulted in suppression of viral load at delivery to a level which may prevent mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HBV, according to data from the TiP* study presented at the recent APASL 2017 held in Shanghai, China.
Elaine Soliven, 15 Dec 2016
Thoracic ultrasound (US) may be a useful tool to further evaluate pulmonary complications in complicated pneumonia, especially if chest X-ray results are inconclusive, according to a presentation at the 21st Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR 2016) held in Bangkok, Thailand.
07 Nov 2016
Children with a history of bone fractures have significantly lower levels of vitamin D than those without such a history, according to a Saudi study presented at the International Osteoporosis Foundation 2016 in Singapore.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 25 Oct 2016

Strain imaging is an alternative, noninvasive method suitable for detecting right ventricular (RV) dysfunction in repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) patients, though not a replacement for cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a study presented at the ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress (AFCC) 2016 held in Yangon, Myanmar. 

Roshini Claire Anthony, 18 Sep 2016

Exposure to mould or dampness in the home may increase the risk of asthma, according to two studies presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2016 held in London, UK.

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