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
An 8-year-old girl presents with a six-week history of an erythematous linear lesion on her left thigh (Figure 2). It is slightly raised and scaly but not itchy. The girl has been previously well and the lesion developed quite suddenly, over a few days, and has persisted despite treatment with mometasone furoate 0.1% cream and miconazole cream.
Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors effectively lower blood glucose, with additional benefits of weight loss and blood pressure (BP) reduction in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), an updated meta-analysis has shown.
Cardiovascular disease remains one of the leading causes of mortality in the Philippines. Dr. Rafael Castillo, during his presidential lecture delivered at the 10th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension last February 12 to 15 in Cebu City, likened hypertension to a storm surge. Every year, close to 120,000 Filipinos die due to complications related to hypertension. Non-optimal control of blood pressure imposes a huge socioeconomic burden as it causes disruption of work, family and social relationships.
Nonoperative management of uncomplicated appendicitis in children entails an increased likelihood of repeat emergency department visits and hospitalizations compared with appendectomy, a retrospective study has found. Furthermore, close to half of those who receive nonoperative care require subsequent surgical removal of the appendix within the first year.
Hypersensitivity reaction to food is becoming more common. Without a basic understanding and strict use of the various terminologies used to describe these hypersensitivity reactions, healthcare professionals face an uphill task to optimizing patient care in those who are susceptible.
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.