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Jairia Dela Cruz, 3 days ago
Urinalysis provides a highly sensitive and specific means of screening for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in young febrile infants with or without concurrent bacteraemia, according to a study.
10 Feb 2018
The use of shorter treatment regimens in children with tuberculosis (TB) infection leads to increased rates of completion and fewer adverse events when compared with 9 months of daily isoniazid treatment, a study has shown.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 09 Feb 2018
Use of oral capsules in the delivery of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) appears to be equally effective as colonoscopy in terms of preventing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (RCDI) over 12 weeks, according to the results of a trial.
Audrey Abella, 08 Feb 2018
Better clinical efficacy was observed among cancer patients with postoperative hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) who received prolonged infusion of the mixed preparation of the broad-spectrum β-lactamase inhibitor tazobactam and β-lactam antibiotic piperacillin (TZP) compared with those who received the traditional regimen, according to a study.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 08 Feb 2018

Experts from Hong Kong recently established a diagnostic cut-off value for pleural fluid adenosine deaminase (pfADA) for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion (TBPE) by restricting analysis to a level of ≤100 U/L.  

Pearl Toh, 07 Feb 2018
Use of steroids in patients with septic shock can speed up reversal of shock, shorten the time spent on mechanical ventilation in intensive care, and reduce the need for blood transfusion, although it does not improve 90-day survival of patients compared with placebo, according to the ADRENAL* study, thus ending the debate over the role of steroids in septic shock therapy.
06 Feb 2018
Clinically significant fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance and depression are common in patients with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS), a recent US study has shown.
Special Reports
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
02 Nov 2017
In this issue of MIMS Anti-Infective Supplement, we bring you clinical updates related to combating infectious diseases, and also a symposium highlight in conjunction with the launch of ceftolozane/tazobactam (Zerbaxa; Merck Sharp & Dohme Sdn Bhd) in Malaysia. 
14 Aug 2017
In this edition of MIMS Infectious Disease, we bring you selected updates in the HIV treatment, and also symposium highlights from the relaunch of Tivicay (dolutegravir; GSK, ViiV Healthcare).
12 Jul 2017
DUKORAL – Inactivated Vibrio cholerae O1 serogroup & recombinant cholera toxin B subunit (WC/rCTB) vaccine (oral) – AJ Biologics
01 Mar 2017
At the recent Asia Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI) workshop in Kuala Lumpur, MIMS Doctor had the privilege of having an exclusive interview with eminent paediatric infectious disease specialist, Associate Professor Tawee Chotpitayasunondh. This article captures the highlights from our conversation with him.
Stephen Padilla, 06 Dec 2016
Dengvaxia, a recombinant, live-attenuated dengue vaccine, has the potential to bring down the number of hospitalizations by 13 to 25 percent and be cost-effective in areas of moderate-to-high dengue endemicity, according to a model comparison study.
Conference Reports
Dr Joslyn Ngu, 09 Nov 2017

A set of statistical models running on the Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) method is used to forecast the incidence of dengue in Singapore and to manage potential outbreaks, reveals an analyst.

Dr Joslyn Ngu, 09 Nov 2017

Several human and mosquito-related factors contribute to the re-emergence of chikungunya in the country, says a medical microbiologist.

Rachel Soon, 21 Aug 2017

Field trials of a biological control program to subdue dengue are showing some promise in reducing the spread of the disease. 

21 Aug 2017

A set of statistical models running on the Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) method is used to forecast the incidence of dengue in Singapore and to manage potential outbreaks, reveals an analyst.

21 Aug 2017

Several human and mosquito factors contribute to the re-emergence of chikungunya in the country, says a medical microbiologist.

Rachel Soon, 21 Aug 2017

Individuals carrying the dengue virus (DENV) and showing little to no outward symptoms of the disease may play a larger role in dengue fever epidemics than previously expected, says an expert.

Elaine Tan, 14 Aug 2017

Complicated and uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in adults and children should be managed by identifying and treating predisposing or underlying risk factors, with antimicrobial treatment, if needed, based on urine culture results and regional antibiotic resistance patterns, according to new guidelines of the Urological Association of Asia (UAA) and Asian Association of UTI and STD (AAUS).

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