A novel low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) holds therapeutic potential in patients with mild-to-moderate erectile dysfunction (ED), restoring erectile function without deleterious consequences—a benefit attributed to the mechanical force of the device that can reverse the pathological changes in the corpus cavernosum, as shown in a recent study.
Homosexual men are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a recent meta-analysis. On the other hand, the opposite is true for premature ejaculation.
Male patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) appear to use erectile dysfunction medications more frequently than those without the disease, with the association persisting regardless of a history of IBD surgery, according to a study.
Increased coffee consumption appears to lower the risk of colon adenoma, results of a meta-analysis have shown. However, this association should be carefully considered due to latent confusion and different exposure classification.
Pneumonia is a common infection– affecting around 3,200 people inSingapore in 2016 – making it the thirdmost common cause of hospitalisation inthe country. Its common complications,especially with delayed or inappropriatetreatment, include bacteraemia andseptic shock, lung abscesses, pleuraleffusions, empyema, pleurisy, respiratoryfailure and renal failure.
At a Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the Asian Pacific Society Congress, renowned cardiologist Prof John Camm provided the latest evidence for chronic stable angina with or without concomitant diseases, with a special focus on the antianginal agent ranolazine and combination therapies. The event was chaired and moderated by Dr Dante Morales from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.