Top Medical News
Pearl Toh, 8 hours ago
Among Asian patients with heart failure (HF), those who have HFpEF* with a lean diabetic phenotype have the worst prognosis among the five phenotypes identified in Asians which include patients with HFrEF**, according to data from the HF-Asian registry presented at the ESC Asia Congress 2019.
9 hours ago
Extended sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) with peanut allergen clinically improves desensitization in children allergic to the food, a recent study has found.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 13 hours ago

Individuals who develop an infection within a month of undergoing major surgery may have an elevated risk of developing a subsequent infection within a year as well as an elevated risk of mortality, according to a recent retrospective study.

14 hours ago
Neutrophilia, lymphopaenia, secondary bacterial infections (SBIs) and presence of comorbidity are associated with severe clinical course, as well as death, in children with influenza-related lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), a recent study has found.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 14 hours ago
Excursions of serum potassium levels above the normal range pose an increased risk of death to haemodialysis patients, with the risk increasing progressively according to the number of hyperkalaemia (HK) episodes regardless of the threshold, according to data from the DOPPS study presented at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2019.
Stephen Padilla, 15 hours ago
Anaemia as a complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is seen to adversely affect quality of life (QoL), according to the results of a survey involving Chinese patients, which were presented at the recent American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2019 in Washington, DC, in the US.
16 hours ago
Achieving multifactorial targets for blood pressure (BP), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), HbA1c and current smoking greatly benefits patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM) and is associated with a reduced risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), a study has shown.
Special Reports
06 Nov 2019
Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by Bordetella pertussis. Despite the introduction of effective infant immunisation programmes and high vaccination coverage, pertussis remains a public health concern.1 Recently, MIMS Doctor spoke to Dato’ Dr Musa Mohd Nordin who gave us some insights into the resurgence of pertussis in Malaysia, highlighting strategies to further strengthen the current vaccine coverage rate (VCR).
05 Nov 2019
At the A. Menarini-sponsored symposium, held during the 8thAssociation of South-East Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS)Congress at Pullman Hotel Kuching, Malaysia, the importance ofa multidisciplinary approach in the management of osteoarthritis(OA) was discussed. A distinguished panel of speakers reviewedthe role of various types of treatments in the management of OAthrough a hypothetical patient case scenario, and shared theirinsights into some questions commonly asked by physicians,including their recommended strategies for pre- and postsurgeryanaesthesia and analgesia
05 Nov 2019
Influenza infection is often times underrecognised and underdiagnosed in Malaysia even though it may occur at anytime of the year, unlike in temperate countries. Smoking is a well-established  risk factor for influenza infection, and it is associated with a more severe disease course, morbidity and mortality. The National Avian Influenza Surveillance System of Thailand reported that current or former smoking is among the risk factors associated with a fatal outcome in patients with influenza.
22 Oct 2019
Invasive meningococcal disease is a life-threatening bacterial infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis that can progress rapidly and cause permanent disability.
22 Oct 2019
Topical silicone gel is considered first-line therapy against scars and is used particularly for the treatment of elevated scars,such as hypertrophic and keloid scars. In this report, Dr Yong shares his clinical experience of using silicone gel as part of his scar management strategies.
22 Oct 2019
Jointly organized by the Malaysian Medical Associationand AstraZeneca to commemorate the launch of QTERN,the Q-UEST Symposium saw three distinguished speakersproviding valuable insights into the landscape of T2DMin Malaysia and discussing the latest treatment optionsavailable in the country.
03 Oct 2019
Annual inactivated influenza vaccination is recommendedfor children with chronic asthma owing to its role indecreasing the severity of disease, complications andsecondary infections. In a resource-limited setting, thissegment of patients should be prioritized to receiveinfluenza vaccinations.
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 13 Nov 2019
Among Asian patients with heart failure (HF), those who have HFpEF* with a lean diabetic phenotype have the worst prognosis among the five phenotypes identified in Asians which include patients with HFrEF**, according to data from the HF-Asian registry presented at the ESC Asia Congress 2019.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 13 Nov 2019
Excursions of serum potassium levels above the normal range pose an increased risk of death to haemodialysis patients, with the risk increasing progressively according to the number of hyperkalaemia (HK) episodes regardless of the threshold, according to data from the DOPPS study presented at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2019.
Stephen Padilla, 13 Nov 2019
Anaemia as a complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is seen to adversely affect quality of life (QoL), according to the results of a survey involving Chinese patients, which were presented at the recent American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2019 in Washington, DC, in the US.
Tristan Manalac, 13 Nov 2019
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) reduces the risk nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI) and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) among diabetes mellitus (DM) patients with multivessel disease (MVD), according to a recent study presented at the Asia Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC Asia 2019).
Tristan Manalac, 13 Nov 2019
Treatment options for patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remain limited, with benefits that are marginal at best, according to Prof Michel Komajda, past president of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), at their recently concluded 2019 Asia Congress (ESC Asia 2019).
Elvira Manzano, 12 Nov 2019
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids or vitamin D3 for up to 5 years has no effect on kidney function in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), the VITAL-DKD* ancillary study has shown.
Stephen Padilla, 12 Nov 2019
Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are beneficial for patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) in reducing perceived stress, depression and anxiety, as shown by evidence in a systematic review, which was presented at the recent European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Asia Congress 2019 in Singapore.
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