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11 Jun 2015
To help our readers understand more about Japanese encephalitis in Malaysia, JPOG recently sat down with Dr Koh Chong Tuan, consultant paediatrician from Island Hospital, Penang, to get his clinical perspectives on the epidemiology and management of this disease, and how vaccination helps to prevent future outbreaks.
23 Feb 2017
Despite its relative commonness and safety, complementary and alternative medicine does not seem to result in significant positive impacts on the length of hospital stay of patients with bronchiolitis, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
06 Jun 2016

The recent Paediatrics in Practice (PIP) 2016 held recently in Selangor was a success. On top of the launch of a locally published atlas, the conference also featured the introduction of DEBRA (Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association), various presentations, a workshop and panel discussion on paediatric skin diseases by prominent specialists such as Dr. Tang Jyh Jong, Dr. Tan Wooi Chiang, Dr. Chan Lee Chin, Dr. Sabeera Begum and Dr. Leong Kin Fon. MIMS Doctor spoke to Dr. Thiyagar Nadarajaw, paediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist and Leong, a consultant paediatric dermatologist at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital about the PIP workshop and their thoughts on the atlas.

17 Feb 2017
Musculoskeletal pain at multiple sites among adolescents may be associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, especially mood and anxiety disorders, and mental healthcare use in young adulthood, a study suggests.

Multiple micronutrient supplements improve birth outcome

05 Feb 2016

Oral supplementation with multiple micronutrients, iron, and folic acid during pregnancy improve birth outcome among women in low-and middle-income countries where micronutrient deficiencies are prevalent. This should replace single nutrient iron and folic acid supplementation, a recent review has shown.

Researchers searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group’s Trials Register to identify all prospective randomized controlled trials that evaluated multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy and its effect on pregnancy outcome. A total of 17 trials that collectively involved 138,538 women contributed data to the review, 15 of which were carried out in low-and middle-income countries. These 15 trials compared multiple micronutrient supplementation with supplements that included iron and folic acid with iron supplementation alone or in addition to folic acid. The remaining two trials were conducted in the UK and compared multiple micronutrient supplementation with placebo.

The researchers found multiple micronutrient supplementation to be associated with a significant decrease in the number of low birth weight (risk ratio [RR], 0.88, 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.85–0.91) and small-for-gestational age (average RR, 0.90, 95% CI, 0.83–0.97) infants as well as reductions in the rate of stillbirth (RR, 0.91, 95% CI, 0.85–0.98).

They did not find any significant differences in the number of preterm births or miscarriages, the incidence of maternal anaemia during the third trimester, maternal and neonatal mortality, or the risk of caesarean delivery.

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Most Read Articles
11 Jun 2015
To help our readers understand more about Japanese encephalitis in Malaysia, JPOG recently sat down with Dr Koh Chong Tuan, consultant paediatrician from Island Hospital, Penang, to get his clinical perspectives on the epidemiology and management of this disease, and how vaccination helps to prevent future outbreaks.
23 Feb 2017
Despite its relative commonness and safety, complementary and alternative medicine does not seem to result in significant positive impacts on the length of hospital stay of patients with bronchiolitis, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
06 Jun 2016

The recent Paediatrics in Practice (PIP) 2016 held recently in Selangor was a success. On top of the launch of a locally published atlas, the conference also featured the introduction of DEBRA (Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association), various presentations, a workshop and panel discussion on paediatric skin diseases by prominent specialists such as Dr. Tang Jyh Jong, Dr. Tan Wooi Chiang, Dr. Chan Lee Chin, Dr. Sabeera Begum and Dr. Leong Kin Fon. MIMS Doctor spoke to Dr. Thiyagar Nadarajaw, paediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist and Leong, a consultant paediatric dermatologist at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital about the PIP workshop and their thoughts on the atlas.

17 Feb 2017
Musculoskeletal pain at multiple sites among adolescents may be associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, especially mood and anxiety disorders, and mental healthcare use in young adulthood, a study suggests.