The most recent report by the National Health and Morbidity
Survey (NHMS) 2019 proved to be a blow to public health in Malaysia. Even with
consistent, unrelenting efforts by stakeholders and policymakers, the figures
for NCDs continue to climb.
MIMS Doctor reached out to the Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah to get up to date with the COVID-19 situation in
the country and to obtain his thoughts on the ramifications of the findings.
In this final issue of our series, join us as we
look into the upcoming results of the pivotal EMPEROR trials, which will
investigate the use of empagliflozin in patients with either preserved or
reduced ejection fraction heart failure, with or without type 2 diabetes.
Understand why heart failure has such a high clinical burden, and the great
unmet need in providing solutions for it.
In this fourth issue,
join us as we discover the unique biology Asians have with respect to diabetes.
Take a closer look at trials evaluating whether empagliflozin’s cardiovascular
and renal benefits – as analysed in Asians – are consistent with the overall
trial population, and how it addresses unmet needs.
At the Novartis-sponsored VERIFY Soft Launch held at Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur, two distinguished speakers spoke on the latest updates in glucose-lowering therapy and the benefit of early treatment intensification using combination therapy (ie, vildagliptin/metformin) in the management of T2DM.
Hyperkalaemia (HK) occurrence and recurrence are frequent in advanced CKD*, creating a perfect storm for cardiovascular events and death, says Professor Juan-Jesus Carrero from the Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden, at ERA-EDTA 2020. Given these risks, acutely elevated potassium (K+) should merit clinical attention.
In this third issue we take
a look at how empagliflozin made a bold impact on clinical guidelines across
multiple specialties. We will explore how existing treatment recommendations
were altered, and summarise the current guidelines and future perspectives of
This second issue revisits the impact EMPA-REG OUTCOME had on clinical
practice and helps readers discover how it gives life back to patients
through its cardiovascular indication. Learn how it was approved and the
mechanisms for its cardiovascular benefits.
Dropping aspirin after 3 months of dual therapy with ticagrelor reduced bleeding in patients with diabetes who have undergone PCI* vs taking both agents for 1 year, the TWILIGHT-DM** study has shown, consistent with benefits seen in TWILIGHT for other high-risk patients.
This is the first issue in a series of five
articles celebrating the fifth anniversary of EMPA-REG OUTCOME’s trial data
release. This issue brings insight to the trial’s background, study design and
In a dinner symposium organised by Boehringer Ingelheim Malaysia, Dr Alice Cheng spoke on how cardiovascular outcome trials (CVOTs) have evolved and impacted the use of antihyperglycaemic agents such as sodium-glucosecotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT-2i) and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) in clinical practice.
Cycling was associated with reduced risk for both all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality in people with diabetes, according to a study presented at EASD 2020 Meeting — suggesting that cycling could be encouraged as an activity to prevent deaths in this population who are known to have a higher mortality risk than the general public.
Higher levels of exercise appear to be associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared with no exercise at all, according to a study presented at EASD 2020.
Exendin-4 imaging targeting GLP-1* receptor (GLP-1R) ably detects residual, dysfunctional pancreatic beta cells in individuals with long-standing type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a study presented at EASD 2020. This breakthrough brings research closer to the possibility of restoring insulin-producing cells depleted in T1D.
Taking regular hot baths may have a positive impact on glycaemia, blood pressure (BP), and body weight among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes(T2D), according to a real-world study touted as the first to analyse the effect of heat therapy in T2D.