People who eat yogurt appear to have a reduced risk of proximal colon cancer with a long latency period, a study has found. However, no significant benefit is seen for colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality.
Men who have higher serum concentration of the active form of vitamin D (1,25[OH]2D) tend to have gut flora enriched in butyrate-producing bacteria, a recent study has found. In turn, this microbiota structure may promote better gut health.
Supplementation with the i3.1 probiotic is safe and beneficial to patients with lactose intolerance, markedly reducing symptoms despite a nonsignificant change in the lactose hydrogen breath test compared with placebo, as shown in a study.
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.