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Stephen Padilla, 3 days ago
A recent study has shown that the adjunctive use of an antibacterial envelope significantly reduces incidence of major cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infections, without a higher incidence of complications, compared with standard-of-care infection-prevention strategies alone.
08 Apr 2019
Faecal microbiota transplantation combined with vancomycin is superior to vancomycin alone or fidaxomicin alone in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile (rCDI) infections, a recent study has found.
08 Apr 2019
Longer duration of reproductive period is associated with an increased prevalence of allergic rhinitis and aeroallergen sensitization in the postmenopausal period, a study has found.
Tristan Manalac, 05 Apr 2019
Prophylaxis with cotrimoxazole protects against tuberculosis (TB) among Asians living with HIV, although it confers no significant survival benefits, according to a new study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 03 Apr 2019

Children with moderate-to-severe uncomplicated cellulitis could be treated with intravenous (IV) antibiotics at home rather than in the hospital, results of the CHOICE* trial show.

Jairia Dela Cruz, 03 Apr 2019
The use of glecaprevir plus pibrentasvir appears to be safe and highly effective in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection genotypes 1–3 in patients with severe renal impairment, including those undergoing haemodialysis, as shown in a recent study from Japan.
29 Mar 2019
Specimen obtained via nasopharyngeal wash has shown that respiratory viruses are readily detectable in febrile infants ≤90 days of life, according to a study. In addition, it is possible that rates of coinfection of respiratory viruses and serious bacterial infection (SBI) are higher than previously thought with the enhanced sensitivity of molecular respiratory diagnostics.
Special Reports
17 Dec 2018
At the 40th Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Congress held on 6 September 2018 at the Ipoh Convention Centre, Dr Yong Junina Fadzil discussed the applications of a hexavalent vaccine in optimizing paediatric vaccination schedules. Meanwhile, Dato’ Dr Musa Mohd Nordin shared his insights into the paediatric influenza ‘landscape’ in the region and highlighted the importance of regularly vaccinating paediatric patients.
27 Sep 2018
SKYCELLFLU – Inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (inj) 0.5 mL - AJ Biologics
01 Jul 2018
Influenza is a highly contagious viral disease, which is primarily spread through water droplets containing strains of the virus. Dr Leong Chee Loon shares his insights into the management of influenza in Malaysia, highlighting the importance of improving vaccination coverage in populations at high-risk of influenza-related complications, such as elderly patients and healthcare practitioners.
01 May 2018
ZEPATIER - Elbasvir 50 mg, grazoprevir 100 mg FC tab - Merck Sharp & Dohme
01 Mar 2018
At the 13th Asian Congress of Paediatric Nephrology 2017 in conjunction with the 39th Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Congress, Dr Wanatpreeya Phongsamart spoke on the importance of influenza vaccination in children, highlighting the role of quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) in providing a broader protection against influenza. Meanwhile, Emeritus Professor Somsak Lolekha shared his insights into the effectiveness of a hexavalent vaccine in paediatric immunization, and discussed its role in the Malaysian paediatric immunization schedule.
30 Jan 2018
At a continuing medical education webcast hosted by GlaxoSmithKline, Dr Gyneth Lourdes G. Bibera discussed on preventive strategies against rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE).
30 Nov 2017
Fluarex Tetra - Inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (split virion) vaccine (inj) 0.5 mL - GlaxoSmithKline
Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 09 Oct 2018

The implementation of point-of-care testing (POCT) for viral respiratory infections in emergency departments could reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and antibiotic treatment, according to a study from the UK.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 02 Oct 2018

The airway microbiota is recently demonstrated to be associated with lung cancer via up-regulation of the ERK, PI3K and IL-17A signalling pathways, according to data presented at the recent European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2018.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 27 Sep 2018

Preterm infants who tested positive for ureaplasma respiratory tract infection had poorer survival over the first year of life, according to a study presented at ERS 2018. However, a 3-day course of prophylactic azithromycin could potentially reduce this morbidity and mortality burden.

26 Sep 2018
Highlights from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2018
Roshini Claire Anthony, 29 Aug 2018

Teenagers and young adults living with perinatally acquired HIV (PaHIV) have a higher risk of developing malignancies and a higher all-cause mortality rate than their non-HIV-infected peers, according to a study from the UK.

Pearl Toh, 23 Aug 2018
Restoration of CD4/CD8 ratio on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) was associated with decreased risk of Kaposi sarcoma (KS) while baseline CD8 count was related to non-Hogkin lymphoma (NHL) risk in people living with HIV (PLHIV) who had achieved viral suppression on cART, according to the COHERE* study presented at the AIDS International Conference (AIC) 2018.
Pearl Toh, 21 Aug 2018
Use of triple antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy and breastfeeding did not affect the cognitive development and function of the offspring compared with those whose mothers were not exposed to ART, reveals the IMPAACT PROMISE-BF study presented at the IAC 2018.
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