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The life expectancy of older people can be predicted through their respiratory symptoms and smoking status, according to a recent study.
Tristan Manalac, an hour ago
Being of type O blood may increase the risk of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) during caesarean delivery, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal Foetal Medicine (SMFM 2020).
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Systolic blood pressure (SBP) following cardiac resynchronization therapy may help facilitate patient stratification according to mortality and heart failure risk, a recent study has found.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 2 hours ago
Time-restricted eating (TRE) has the potential to be a powerful lifestyle intervention that can be used as an adjunct to standard medications in individuals with metabolic syndrome (MetS), with a recent study showing that limiting food intake within 10 hours each day promotes weight loss and improves cardiometabolic health in this population.
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Heartburn during pregnancy and lactation should be managed with lifestyle modifications, and physicians must discuss with the patient risks and benefits of medications in cases where disease severity increases, according to a recent review.
Pearl Toh, 16 hours ago
Greater levels of vital exhaustion, or burnout, are associated with an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), the ARIC* study suggests.
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The burden of diabetes is high among cancer patients, according to a new Japan study.
Special Reports
24 Feb 2020
In a lecture tour series organised by Boehringer Ingelheim Malaysia, Professor Michael Cummings spoke on the latest linagliptin analyses that shed new light on the long-term safety profile of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor across a broad range of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).
17 Feb 2020
 At a recent symposium, prominent endocrinologist Emeritus Professor Dato’ Mustaffa Embong discussed the role of vitamin B12 in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy.
Pank Jit Sin, 28 Jan 2020

The interest in healthcare and medicine is evident from companies in fields unrelated to healthcare venturing into the scene. With this interest is the boom of healthcare facilities, both clinics and hospitals, being set up in the country. As of end 2017, Malaysia counted 200 private hospitals with 14,799 beds. [https://www.export.gov/article?id=Malaysia-Healthcare, Accessed on 18 November]

The recent launch of Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV) coincides with the boom of hospitals established in the country. However, its founding should not be seen as jumping on the bandwagon. Rather, the hospital is a carefully planned and executed venture. MIMS spoke to SMCV’s Chief Executive Officer, Wilson Choo, to get his insights on the establishment of SMCV and his vision for SMCV in the short and long term.

23 Jan 2020
Bumrungrad International Hospital was founded in 1980 and has since grown to become one of the most reputable hospitals in the region. The recipient of numerous international awards and accreditations, Bumrungrad International is one of the largest private hospitals in Southeast Asia, catering to over 1.1 million patients from over 190 countries annually.

In an exclusive interview with MIMS, Kenny Lim, Chief Information Technology Officer of Bumrungrad International Hospital shared his views on how the hospital has continued to improve its services to patients with particular emphasis on the use of clinical decisions support tools.
09 Jan 2020
In collaboration with the Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy,Sanofi Pasteur Malaysia commemorated the launch of VaxigripTetra® by inviting three distinguished speakers to provide valuable insights into the prevalence of influenza and how vaccination can truly impact the health status of patients in general.
23 Dec 2019
At a Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the Asian Pacific Society Congress, renowned cardiologist Prof John Camm provided the latest evidence for chronic stable angina with or without concomitant diseases, with a special focus on the antianginal agent ranolazine and combination therapies. The event was chaired and moderated by Dr Dante Morales from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.
23 Dec 2019
At a recent Pfizer-sponsored symposium, held in conjunction with the 17th Urological Association of Asia Congress at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Professor Bannakij Lojanapiwat gave a lecture on the pathophysiology and management of overactive bladder (OAB) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), highlighting the importance of individualised pharmacological intervention in optimizing patient outcomes.
Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 25 Feb 2020

Primary tumour resection (PTR) prior to a chemotherapy regimen does not improve survival outcomes in patients with asymptomatic unresectable stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC), according to the phase III JCOG1007* trial.

Stephen Padilla, 25 Feb 2020
A vegan diet among pregnant women appears to have no impact on the umbilical-cord levels of vitamin B12, folate, ferritin and haemoglobin, according to a study presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Meeting (SMFM 2020).
Audrey Abella, 25 Feb 2020
A moderately hypofractionated radiotherapy (RT) dose schedule was noninferior to conventional RT, according to the 8-year outcomes from the CHHiP* trial presented at ASCO GU 2020.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 25 Feb 2020
In pregnant women with prediabetes or pregestational type 2 diabetes (T2D), metformin also yields protective effects on the risk of pre-eclampsia, as shown in two studies presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting.
Elaine Soliven, 24 Feb 2020
Administering intravenous propranolol hydrochloride does not reduce the duration of labour induction for nulliparous women who undergo vaginal delivery, according to a study presented at SMFM 2020.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 22 Feb 2020

Pregnant women with urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria may be at increased risk of developing pyelonephritis, according to a single-centre, retrospective study presented at SMFM 2020.

Stephen Padilla, 21 Feb 2020
Treatment with ustekinumab has been shown to be effective for ulcerative colitis (UC) in a real-world setting, according to a recent study presented at the 2020 Crohn’s and Colitis Congress (CCC 2020).
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