There are various ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions which present to the GP’s clinic. Pearl Toh spoke with Dr Jason Hwang, an ENT Consultant from the Department of Otolaryngology at Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, on how the majority of the conditions can be effectively managed at the primary care level seeing that these can be treated medically without the need for surgical intervention.
The vaccine efficacy of the 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23) against invasive pneumococcal disease and pneumococcal pneumonia of any serotype in the elderly is similar to that of the 13-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV13) against vaccine-serotypes of the disease, a new meta-analysis reports.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 January 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations may increase the risks of stroke and post-stroke adverse events, a new study reports.
Structured light plethysmography (SLP), a noncontact, light-based technique, can detect different breathing patterns similar to traditional techniques in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared with those without any respiratory disease, a study has found.
Asthma may contribute to an added risk of developing myelodysplastic syndrome or chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML), a recent study suggests.
Presence of moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in patients who had acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was associated with more severe diastolic dysfunction, according to a study presented at the EuroEcho-Imaging 2016 Annual Meeting held recently in Leipzig, Germany.
Influenza infection anytime during pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their children, and the initial association with influenza vaccination during the first trimester was insignificant after accounting for multiple comparisons, according to data from the KPNC* cohort.
There appears to be no observable and significant reduction in the number of postoperation visits for upper respiratory infection following tonsillectomy, with upper respiratory infections dropping over time regardless of whether the procedure is performed or not, a new study reports.
The experimental Ebola virus vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV shows 100 percent efficacy in protecting against the disease, assessed from day 10 onwards, according to final data from the Ebola ça Suffit!* (which translates to “Ebola that’s enough!”) trial in Guinea and Sierra Leone.