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Tristan Manalac, an hour ago
A vertical cup-to-disk ratio (VCDR) ≥0.60, along with a VCDR asymmetry ≥0.20, provides good reliability for detecting glaucoma, according to a new Singapore study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 2 hours ago
The benefit of using dolutegravir for HIV treatment in pregnant women outweighs the risk. This is the message delivered by two studies presented at the 23rd International AIDS Conference, which have shown that the drug induces rapid viral suppression and brings a slight but nonsignificant risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) compared with other antiretrovirals.
4 hours ago
The experience of enhanced pleasure during the consumption of delicious energy-dense foods, such as milkshakes, does not necessarily promote overeating and contribute to obesity, according to a study.
16 hours ago
Circulating interleukin (IL)-6 correlates with worse baseline haemodynamics and may be indicative of clinical worsening in kids with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a recent study has shown.
20 hours ago
Day temperature difference appears to influence lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), such that the greater the difference, the worse the LUTS symptoms are and the higher the tendency to visit the emergency room is, a study reports.
22 hours ago
Use of phenobarbital is effective for the prevention and treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) in psychiatric inpatients, a study has shown. Moreover, it is safe and neither leads to severe adverse effects nor requires a higher level of care.
23 hours ago
Despite increased community awareness, diagnostic delays persist among patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), claims a recent study, noting that those who experience longer diagnostic interval are at higher risk of mortality.
Special Reports
09 Jul 2020
In this fourth issue, join us as we discover the unique biology Asians have with respect to diabetes. Take a closer look at trials evaluating whether empagliflozin’s cardiovascular and renal benefits – as analysed in Asians – are consistent with the overall trial population, and how it addresses unmet needs.
29 Jun 2020
The Lundbeck Neuroscience Symposium was held at Sofitel KL Damansara over 2 days, with extensivediscussions on the management of various mental illness. On the first day, eminent local and internationalexperts weighed in on the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), including in the elderly and incases of coexisting anxiety.
29 Jun 2020
At the Novartis-sponsored VERIFY Soft Launch held at Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur, two distinguished speakers spoke on the latest updates in glucose-lowering therapy and the benefit of early treatment intensification using combination therapy (ie, vildagliptin/metformin) in the management of T2DM.
Elvira Manzano, 28 Jun 2020
Hyperkalaemia (HK) occurrence and recurrence are frequent in advanced CKD*, creating a perfect storm for cardiovascular events and death, says Professor Juan-Jesus Carrero from the Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden, at ERA-EDTA 2020. Given these risks, acutely elevated potassium (K+) should merit clinical attention.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 28 Jun 2020

Roxadustat treatment for anaemia in patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (DD CKD) does not come with an increased risk of ophthalmic abnormalities, according to a phase III trial conducted in Japan.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 27 Jun 2020

Roxadustat may be a suitable treatment for anaemia in patients with non-dialysis dependent (NDD) chronic kidney disease (CKD), the phase III Dolomites* study showed.

26 Jun 2020
Dapagliflozin 5 mg and 10 mg FC tab
Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 07 Aug 2020

Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) do not have a higher risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) with ertugliflozin, according to results of the phase III VERTIS CV* trial.

Pearl Toh, 07 Aug 2020
Thrombotic complications are rife among in-hospital patients with COVID-19, with patients in the ICU particularly at risk compared with those in the general wards, a study released at the ISTH 2020 Meeting has shown.
Stephen Padilla, 07 Aug 2020
Access to HIV prevention and treatment services has decreased considerably due to more stringent measures implemented by governments across the globe in response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the results of a study presented at the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020).
Audrey Abella, 07 Aug 2020
De-escalating the BEACOPPescalated* regimen through a PET-driven strategy may reduce the risk of acute premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) in women with newly diagnosed advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), subanalysis results of the phase III AHL2011 trial have shown.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 07 Aug 2020
At a lower dose, the single-pill drug that combines elvitegravir (EVG), cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) has an acceptable safety profile and maintains virological suppression in HIV-infected children, according to the results of a single-arm, open label trial.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 06 Aug 2020

Among patients with cancer who develop COVID-19, progressive disease and a higher ECOG* performance status (PS) are tied to an increased risk of mortality, according to early results ascertained from the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) registry.

Pearl Toh, 05 Aug 2020
The direct oral anticoagulant apixaban may help prevent deaths when given at prophylactic or therapeutic doses in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with elevated D-dimer levels, according to an analysis presented during the ISTH 2020 Congress.
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