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Stephen Padilla, 5 hours ago
Use of the unsupervised risk equation Pro-FHH (familial hypocalciuric hypercalcaemia) helps identify patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT).
Citrin-deficient children have increased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and sterol marker concentrations after neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis caused by citrin deficiency (NICCD), according to a study. In addition, these children have significantly enhanced cholesterol synthesis and elimination in the liver and brain.
Tristan Manalac, Yesterday
Diabetes self-efficacy enhancing programmes (DSEEPs) help improve diabetes self-care activities and glycaemic control in older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a recent Singapore study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, Yesterday
Treatment with metformin appears to significantly reduce tuberculosis (TB) risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, a study has found. However, this protective effect diminishes with age and is absent among those with metabolic disorders.
3 days ago
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients who gain weight or have a high body mass index are at greater risk of fibrosis progression, a study has shown.
Saras Ramiya, 4 days ago
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and International Medical University (IMU) strengthens their research collaboration with the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Roshini Claire Anthony, 6 days ago

Fewer children, older age at menarche, and a higher number of miscarriages are among factors that may raise a woman’s risk of dementia, according to a study presented at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2018).

Special Reports
31 May 2018
At the recent ‘Reinforced for the Glycaemic Challenge’ symposium held at Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Associate Professor Dr Alexander Tan, Professor Dr Chee Kok Han and Dr Chan Siew Pheng shared their insights into the importance of achieving glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), while simultaneously providing them with cardiovascular protection.
05 Apr 2017
At a recent lunch symposium held in conjunction with the 1st Malaysian Advances in Women’s Health Congress 2016, Professor Dr Jamiyah Hassan imparted clinical updates and strategies for the optimization of hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women. Highlights from her presentation are summarized below.
20 Jan 2017
At the recent Malaysian Osteoporosis Society 2016 Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Meeting held on the 8th of October 2016 at Ibis Styles Ipoh, Dr Hew Fen Lee and Professor Dr Chan Siew Pheng presented clinical guidance on the management of osteoporosis, and discussed whether the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks.
04 Jan 2017
At the Diabetes Asia 2016 Conference organized by the National Diabetes Institute, Professor Jean Claude Mbanya presented the case for why gliclazide modified release (MR; Diamicron® MR, Servier) should be the treatment of choice for early and aggressive control of type 2 diabetes (T2D).
16 Dec 2016
BASALOG – Insulin glargine (rDNA) 100 IU/mL soln for inj (cartridge) – CCM Pharmaceuticals
16 Dec 2016
INVOKANA – Canagliflozin hemihydrate 100 mg and 300 mg FC tab – Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
Pearl Toh, 07 Dec 2016
Preventing hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, which are the major risk factors for heart failure (HF), by ages 45 and 55 years may lower risks of incident HF and prolong HF-free survival, suggests data from the Cardiovascular Disease Lifetime Risk Pooling Project.
Conference Reports
Jackey Suen, 30 Jul 2018

Gut microbiota manipulation, achieved with foecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) or dietary intervention, may help address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 25 Jul 2018

Prior to considering pharmacotherapy or surgery, weight reduction can be achieved through dietary modification and management of meal habits, sleep hours and stress.

Pearl Toh, 10 Jul 2018
A dual-hormone artificial pancreas (DAP) with a rapid delivery of insulin and pramlintide in a fixed ratio improves glycaemic control and reduces glucose variability in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) compared with first-generation artificial pancreas delivering insulin alone, according to a study presented at ADA 2018.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 10 Jul 2018

Combining the dual sodium glucose cotransporter (SGLT) 1 and 2 inhibitor sotagliflozin with optimized insulin therapy led to sustained reductions in HbA1c levels over 1 year in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a study presented at ADA 2018.

Elvira Manzano, 06 Jul 2018
Combined treatment with the GLP-1 receptor agonist exenatide and the SGLT-2 inhibitor dapagliflozin appeared to be effective up to 2 years in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), the phase III DURATION-8 extension trial has shown.
Elvira Manzano, 06 Jul 2018
The risk of autism may be higher in children of mothers with type 1 diabetes (T1D) than those without, suggests a retrospective cohort analysis.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 05 Jul 2018

The sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor canagliflozin does not appear to increase the risk of below-knee lower extremity amputations over other SGLT2 inhibitors or non-SGLT2 inhibitor antihyperglycaemic agents in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), but may reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure (HHF), according to findings of the US-based OBSERVE-4D* study.

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