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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.
3 days ago
Low-to-moderate alcohol consumption before primary knee or hip arthroplasty is associated with lower 90-day and 1-year mortality, a new study finds.
4 days ago
There are frequent occurrences of anti-infliximab (IFX) antibodies at any time during IFX treatment, according to a recent study. Anti-IFX antibodies are associated with younger age at IFX initiation, infusion reactions and arthritis as treatment indication.
5 days ago
In female breast cancer patients above the age of 75, exposures to falls-risk depend much more on aerobic endurance than on overall strength of the lower body, a new study shows.
9 days ago
Histopathologic classification appears to be useful in determining renal outcome in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), suggests a recent study. Additionally, results of a meta-analysis shows that patients with focal class have the best outcome while those with sclerotic class have the worst.
Stephen Padilla, 11 days ago
Both long (LCN) and short cephalomedullary nails (SCN) deliver safe and reliable outcomes in the treatment of osteoporotic pertrochanteric fractures, with no significant difference in terms of complications, revision surgeries, union rates and ambulatory statuses among patients, according to a Singapore study.
11 days ago
Heart failure (HF) that cannot be explained by an increased risk of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is likely to occur among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a recent study. Additionally, this elevated risk of nonischaemic HF occurs early and is associated with RA severity.
Special Reports
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
Audrey Abella, 26 Feb 2017
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) may be associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to data presented at the 7th Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS) Congress 2017, held in Yangon, Myanmar.
Tristan Manalac, 22 Feb 2017
Joint mobilization, ultrasound therapy and therapeutic exercises may improve the range of motion of the ankle and decrease pain in patients with tibia and fibula fractures after cast removal, reports a study presented at the 7th Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS) Congress 2017.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 24 Nov 2016

Moderate doses of celecoxib are noninferior to naproxen or ibuprofen in terms of cardiovascular (CV) safety, according to results of the PRECISION* trial presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association held recently in New Orleans, Louisiana, US.

Pearl Toh, 21 Nov 2016
Combining bone cortical porosity and trabecular density in assessment of structural deterioration (known as structural fragility score [SFS]) identifies women with imminent fracture risk better than using the fracture risk-assessment tool (FRAX) or bone mineral density (BMD), according to the OFELY* study presented at the 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting (IOF Regionals 2016) held in Singapore.
Tristan Manalac, 17 Nov 2016
Diabetes and osteoporosis, particularly bone loss, have very complex pathophysiologies, according to an expert who gave a rundown of the current state of osteoporosis and diabetes at the recently concluded 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting (IOF Regionals 2016) in Singapore.
16 Nov 2016
Strontium ranelate and fluoride salts, both established as strategies to reduce the risk of fractures in osteoporosis patients, improved the mechanical properties of the iliac crest samples of treated osteoporosis patients compared to untreated ones, according to a new study presented at the 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting (IOF Regionals 2016) held in Singapore.
Pearl Toh, 16 Nov 2016
Denosumab continuously increases bone mineral density (BMD) at the spine and hip over 10 years, and long-term treatment is associated with reduced incidence of both vertebral and nonvertebral fractures, according to a presentation at the 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting (IOF Regionals 2016) held in Singapore.