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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly serious threat to global public health. To address this, Associate Professor de Castro recently sat down with MIMS Doctor to give her views on the judicious use of antimicrobial agents.
The term probiotic is coined from a peculiar combination of a Latin word pro (meaning in favour of) and a Greek word bios (meaning life) with the intention to convey the idea of being opposite to antibiotic. Following many refinements to its definition, probiotics today refer to live microorganisms taken for health benefits and have in more recent times seen increasing use for various purposes. At a recent symposium, Professor Keya Rani Lahiri discussed the safety and efficacy of the probiotic Bacillus clausii (Enterogermina®, sanofi-aventis) in paediatric diarrhoea.
Women with genetically elevated body mass index (BMI) and blood glucose levels are more likely to have higher birth weight infants, while women with genetically elevated systolic blood pressure (SBP) are more likely to have lower birth weight infants, say UK-based researchers.