Diabetes is a complex disease that is best treated by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals. But even with their help, patients with diabetes often struggle to comply with a bewildering array of medications at home. In conjunction with World Diabetes Day on 14 November, Lim Phei Ching speaks with MIMS about her experiences in 13 years as a pharmacist in Hospital Pulau Pinang’s Diabetes Medication Therapy Adherence Clinic (DMTAC).
Dr Michael Lim, a senior consultant at the Paediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Division, National University Hospital, Singapore, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the rare disease that is cystic fibrosis.
The eighth most common cancer among women in Singapore, the incidence of thyroid cancer has increased exponentially in the past decades. Fortunately, the most common types of thyroid cancer carry an excellent prognosis and are rarely the cause of mortality if detected early and treated.
Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness, making early detection of this condition crucial. Dr Yong Shao Onn from the Eagle Eye Centre at Mt Alvernia Hospital, Singapore, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the diagnosis and treatment options.
In this case report, we present the challenges encountered by physicians and cardiologists managing patients with advanced HF, and highlight the broadening spectrum of medical therapies and pathways that comprise contemporary practice.
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A novel oral testosterone replacement therapy (TRT*) formulation – testosterone undecanoate (TU) – showed favourable safety and efficacy as long-term treatment for men with low testosterone levels, according to the extension phase results of a study presented at ENDO 2021.
A randomized clinical trial (RCT) in 216 patients with painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) refractory to ≥1 year of treatment with gabapentinoids and ≥1 other analgesic class shows that high-frequency (10 kHz) spinal cord stimulation (SCS) plus conventional medical management (CMM) is superior to CMM alone in terms of pain relief and health-related quality of life (HRQoL).