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Anti-RNA polymerase III antibodies (anti-RNAP3)‒positive patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) are at an increased risk of concomitant malignancy, reports a new study.
Yesterday
Temporary discontinuation of methotrexate (MTX) appears to improve the efficacy of seasonal influenza vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study.
3 days ago
Patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) have a higher frequency of renal involvement, cutaneous symptoms, oral ulcers, neuropsychiatric (NP) manifestations, autoimmune hemolytic anaemia (AIHA) and anti-dsDNA positivity than those with adult-onset SLE (aSLE), a recent study has found.
5 days ago
New diagnoses of Sjörgen’s syndrome (SS) is significantly associated with a prior history of nontuberculosis mycobacterial (NTM) infection, reports a new study.
Tristan Manalac, 6 days ago
Global postural re-education (GPR) can moderately improve pain and function in spinal disorders especially when performed during intermediate follow-ups instead of immediately after initial treatment, a new meta-analysis reports.
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Combination therapy with methotrexate (MTX) and adalimumab, a human anti–tumour necrosis factor α monoclonal antibody, is effective in the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis, according to a recent report.
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It is possible to safely and successfully perform in vitro fertilization (IVF) in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), suggests a recent study.
Special Reports
03 Apr 2017
At the International Osteoporosis Foundation Regionals – 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore, Professor Olivier Bruyère shared about the algorithm for the management of knee OA by the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO). MIMS Doctor also spoke to Professor Jean-Yves Reginster, president of ESCEO about this algorithm and the role of SYSADOAs in the control of pain and prevention of disease progression.
07 Mar 2017
At the 17th Malaysian Society of Rheumatology/Singapore Society of Rheumatology Workshop, Associate Professor Susanna Proudman, a senior consultant in rheumatology from Australia, shared with the audience on the diagnosis and management of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), with a focus on systemic sclerosis (SSc)-related PAH.
18 Aug 2016
During the combined meeting of the 46th Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Annual General Meeting/Annual Scientific Meeting and the 10th ASEAN Arthroplasty Association Meeting, Dr Joseph Pergolizzi spoke on the importance of chronic pain control and appropriate strategies to achieve this. Highlights of his presentation are summarized below.
09 Oct 2015
Calcium and vitamin D play a major role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. In this exclusive interview with MIMS Doctor, Dr Yeap Swan Sim talks about the importance of calcium and vitamin D in bone health, as well as the current status of these micronutrients in local postmenopausal women.
07 Jul 2015

At a recent lunch symposium held in conjunction with the Malaysian Menopause Society Conference 2015, Dr Lee Joon Kiong spoke on the management of osteoporosis in young postmenopausal women. Below are the highlights of his talk.

13 May 2015
Recently, MIMS Doctor sat down with Associate Professor Dr Sabarul Afian Mokhtar to get his perspectives on the use of monoclonal antibody for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis (PO) and also important learning from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Regionals 5th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting. Highlights from the interview are presented here.
Conference Reports
Jairia Dela Cruz, 01 Jul 2016
Use of implantable loop recorder (ILR) in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with no known heart disease appears to aid incidental detection of cardiac conduction abnormalities, including serious cardiac arrhythmias and related cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) anomalies, according to a study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR) 2016.
Pearl Toh, 15 Jun 2016
Appendicitis during childhood reduced the risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis (AS) later in life by almost half, while hospitalization with childhood respiratory tract infection (RTI) increased the risk, according to a study presented at the recent European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2016) held in London, UK.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 14 Jun 2016
Almost 15 percent of adolescents diagnosed with juvenile inflammatory arthritis (JIA) have depressive symptoms at diagnosis which is linked to pain and disability up to 3 years later, according to a study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2016) held in London, UK.
Kavitha G. Shekar, 14 Jun 2016
The incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) was found to be higher in juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients (JIA) compared with the general population, said German researchers at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2016) held in London, UK.
Elvira Manzano, 13 Jun 2016
The oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor tofacitinib may be a promising therapeutic option for patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), according to an expert who presented results from a phase II study that was touted as the first to demonstrate the efficacy of a JAK inhibitor in AS. 
Roshini Claire Anthony, 13 Jun 2016

Despite having a higher burden of disease, individuals with osteoarthritis (OA) are more likely to have their condition underestimated by rheumatologists than individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2016) held in London, UK.

Kavitha G. Shekar, 13 Jun 2016

Exposure to air pollution may play a role in triggering disease activity and inflammation of the airways among children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), say Brazilian researchers at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2016) held in London, UK.