NT-814, an oral, non-hormonal dual neurokinin 1,3 receptor antagonist may reduce the frequency of hot flashes, while improving quality of life (QoL) and sleep in postmenopausal women, according to results of the phase IIb SWITCH-1 trial presented at NAMS 2020.
The dual orexin receptor antagonist suvorexant was effective in managing VMS*-associated insomnia among women in midlife, with further benefits for self-reported night-time, but not daytime, VMS, according to data presented at NAMS 2020.
Use of the self-administered TX-004HR – an applicator-free, ultra-low-dose, 17β-oestradiol softgel vaginal insert – led to significant improvements in the symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) such as moderate-to-severe dyspareunia and vaginal dryness in postmenopausal women aged >60 years, according to updated results from the phase III REJOICE trial presented at NAMS 2020.
One way how hormone therapy with oestradiol may slow the progression of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) in postmenopausal women is through the reduction of inflammatory biomarkers, according to the ELITE* study presented at the NAMS 2020 Annual Meeting.
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Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.