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Elvira Manzano, an hour ago
What is undetectable is untransmittable, and this extends to HIV risk in serodiscordant gay couples on effective antiretroviral treatment (ART), the PARTNER 2 study has shown.
an hour ago
Among patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), those with cirrhosis are likely to be readmitted within 30 days, as shown in a recent study. Decompensation and early readmission are associated with increased mortality.
2 hours ago
Patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) are likely to develop depression, with initial high disease activity correlating with the probability of depression and its persistence, according to a recent study. Moreover, such risk appears to be particularly modified in women with active disease and signifies an area for targeted focus and screening.
Stephen Padilla, 3 hours ago
The success of an intensive stunting recovery programme is negatively affected by late admission to the centre and the environmental conditions in which the children live in their households, according to a study in Brazil.
Stephen Padilla, 3 hours ago
The dual bronchodilator indacaterol/glycopyrronium (IND/GLY) is highly cost-effective compared to the inhaled corticosteroid-containing salmeterol/fluticasone combination (SFC) in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are a low risk of exacerbation in the Singapore healthcare setting, suggests a study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 5 hours ago
Spillover transmission of dengue viruses from construction sites is highly likely to occur and is critical for the surrounding residential areas, according to a Singapore study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 5 hours ago
Children regularly consuming dairy products are at a low risk of stunting or overweight, according to data from the South East Asian Nutrition Survey (SEANUTS) cohort. Additionally, these children are less likely to have vitamin A deficiency and vitamin D insufficiency.
Special Reports
13 Aug 2018
At a lunch seminar hosted by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) at the University of Malaya Medical Centre, Dr Annemiek de Ruiter spoke on the recent updates on dolutegravir (Tivicay, GSK) as an ideal antiretroviral (ARV) agent for the management of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
06 Aug 2018
At a recent dinner symposium held in conjunction with the launch of Ensure® Gold™, Mr Zhongyuan Liu detailed the constituents of the new, improved formulation, and discussed its benefits for muscle and bone health, especially in elderly people receiving insufficient nutrition and experiencing loss of strength.
02 Aug 2018
At a dinner symposium at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, Professor Dato’ Prepageran Narayanan presented the data concerning allergic rhinitis (AR) in Malaysia, and he discussed the role of intranasal corticosteroids (INCSs) in managing AR.
31 Jul 2018
A wound is a disruption of the normal structure and function of the epidermis. Wounds maybe caused by acute traumatic injury to the skin, or other aetiologies that cause initially intact skin to break down. Recently, Dato’ Dr Ho Teik Kok shared his insights into the importance of micronutrients for wound recovery, stressing on the importance of treating the underlying diseases that may impede wound healing.
24 Jul 2018
At a recent dinner symposium held during the Abstral® Grand Launch at Le Meridien Putrajaya, Dr Michael Überall spoke on the management of breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) and highlighted the role of sublingual fentanyl ([SLF], Abstral®; A. Menarini Pte Ltd) in the optimization of BTcP in cancer patients.
Prof. Giuseppe Mancia, Prof. Jong-Won Ha, Prof. Lin Jiunn-Lee, 11 Jul 2018
Hypertension guidelines differ in their recommendation to use beta-blockers as first-line agents. At a Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, Professor Giuseppe Mancia from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, Italy and Professor Jong-Won Ha from the Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea discussed the rationale behind these recommendations, and reviewed the role of beta-blockers in hypertension management, particularly the role of vasodilatory beta-blocker nebivolol (Nebilet®, Menarini). Professor Lin Jiunn-Lee, APSC 2018 chairman and president of the Taiwan Society of Cardiology, chaired the symposium.
Dr. Steven Ang, Dr. Leo Kah Woon, 11 Jul 2018
DCH Auriga recently held their first Aesthetics and Suturing Workshop under the IMPACT continuing medical education series – a scientific platform that aims to cascade the latest updates on disease management and share best clinical practices among healthcare professionals in Singapore. Two experts on aesthetics and aesthetic surgery shared their insights on suturing techniques and current approaches for scar prevention and management.
Conference Reports
Stephen Padilla, 16 Aug 2018
An association exists between stress and quality of life (QoL) in patients with psoriasis vulgaris, according to a poster presented at the 23rd Asian-Australasian Regional Conference of Dermatology (RCD 2018) held in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 16 Aug 2018
Acidity of the skin appears to be significantly higher in atopic dermatitis (AD) patients than in controls without the condition, indicating that increased skin pH may heighten the risk of developing AD, according to a study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 15 Aug 2018

Changes in cardiometabolic factors such as body mass index (BMI), glucose levels, and blood pressure (BP) may signify dementia risk up to 14 years pre-diagnosis, with management of these risk factors potentially preventing dementia, according to a French population-based study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2018).

Stephen Padilla, 15 Aug 2018
Most clinical guidelines recommend daily bathing in lukewarm water, followed by the application of moisturizers, in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD), according to an expert who presented at the 23rd Asian-Australasian Regional Conference of Dermatology (RCD 2018) held in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Audrey Abella, 15 Aug 2018
Supervised aerobic-strength training improved cognitive and motor functions among elderly individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to studies presented at AAIC 2018.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 15 Aug 2018
Managing paediatric atopic dermatitis remains a huge challenge mainly because of noncompliance to treatment, but this challenge can be addressed by prescribing nonsteroidal, noncalcineurin inhibitor agents providing epidermal repair therapy, according to an expert who spoke at the 23rd Asian Australasian Regional Conference of Dermatology (RCD 2018) held in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Tristan Manalac, 15 Aug 2018
Chronic pruritus is a diverse and aetiologically complex skin condition and thus requires a similarly comprehensive treatment approach, according to Dr Siti Aisah who gave a lecture at the recently concluded 23rd Regional Conference of Dermatology (RCD 2018) in Surabaya, Indonesia.
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