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Roshini Claire Anthony, 2 days ago

Gentamicin, while not as effective as ceftriaxone in clearing gonorrhoea infection, may be a suitable alternative treatment for patients who are intolerant or resistant to ceftriaxone, according to the G-ToG study.

Tristan Manalac, 2 days ago
A mother contracting an infection while pregnant may raise the risk of autism and depression during the child’s life, but not bipolar disorder and psychosis, according to a recent study.
4 days ago
Urogenital infections remain a major reason for women to visit their family physician and their subsequent referral to obstetrics and gynaecology or urology specialists. The association between abnormal vaginal microbiota and an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as an increased rate of preterm labour, indicates the need to better understand and manage urogenital health in women. Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. As such, there is a sound rationale for using probiotics to maintain female vaginal and bladder health.
07 Jun 2019
Slideshow: Highlights from the American Thoracic Society 2019 (ATS 2019) International Conference
07 Jun 2019
Podcast: Professor Oliver Distler talks about the utility of nintedanib in ILD in the SENSCIS trial
06 Jun 2019
Various biologic medications used prior to total knee or hip arthroplasty demonstrate similar risks for hospitalized infection, prosthetic joint infection (PJI) and readmission after surgery, reports a study. In contrast, glucocorticoids, particularly with dosages >10 mg/d, yield a greater risk for adverse outcomes.
Pearl Toh, 05 Jun 2019
Rapid identification of pathogens using a molecular point-of-care testing (POCT) significantly reduces intravenous antibiotic use and the duration of hospitalization among patients with acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), a study presented at ATS 2019 shows.
Special Reports
12 Jun 2019
Urogenital infections remain a major reason for women to visit their family physician and their subsequent referral to obstetrics and gynaecology or urology specialists. The association between abnormal vaginal microbiota and an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as an increased rate of preterm labour, indicates the need to better understand and manage urogenital health in women. Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. As such, there is a sound rationale for using probiotics to maintain female vaginal and bladder health.
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).
Conference Reports
07 Jun 2019
Slideshow: Highlights from the American Thoracic Society 2019 (ATS 2019) International Conference
07 Jun 2019
Podcast: Professor Oliver Distler talks about the utility of nintedanib in ILD in the SENSCIS trial
Pearl Toh, 05 Jun 2019
Rapid identification of pathogens using a molecular point-of-care testing (POCT) significantly reduces intravenous antibiotic use and the duration of hospitalization among patients with acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), a study presented at ATS 2019 shows.
Audrey Abella, 15 May 2019
The addition of the first-in-class direct lytic agent exebacase (lysin CF-301) to standard-of-care (SOC) antibiotics demonstrated efficacy against Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB), particularly difficult-to-treat methicillin-resistant SA (MRSA), compared with SOC antibiotics alone, according to the results of a phase II trial presented at ECCMID 2019.
Audrey Abella, 14 May 2019
The novel human monoclonal antibody suvratoxumab yielded a trend toward reducing the incidence of Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia (SAP) in high-risk, mechanically-ventilated intensive care unit (MV ICU) patients with an acceptable safety profile, according to data from the phase II SAATELLITE* trial presented at ECCMID 2019.
Pearl Toh, 13 May 2019
The selective cap-dependent endonuclease inhibitor baloxavir marboxil (hereafter baloxavir) effectively improves influenza symptoms in adolescent patients and those at high risk for influenza complications, according to two subanalyses of the CAPSTONE studies presented at ECCMID 2019.
Pearl Toh, 10 May 2019
The novel pleuromutilin antibiotic lefamulin - now in an oral therapy form - has demonstrated a favourable safety and tolerability profile for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) in the LEAP* 2 study, the same result seen for intravenous (IV) lefemulin in the original LEAP 1 study.
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