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28 minutes ago
It appears that taxation on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has a significant impact on planned purchases and results in increases in the probability of purchasing healthy beverages, according to a recent study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 28 minutes ago
A 1-year course of induction therapy with a tumour necrosis factor inhibitor plus methotrexate appears to be beneficial to patients with early inflammatory arthritis, producing responses that are sustained long after cessation of therapy, according to the results of the DINORA* trial.
Tristan Manalac, an hour ago
In type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients with suboptimally controlled disease, a hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system effectively improves glucose control while concomitantly reducing the risk of hypoglycaemia, according to a recent study.
5 hours ago
Rheumatoid arthritis remission may be sustained following abatacept tapering, particularly in patients with shorter disease duration and long sustained remission, according to a study. Furthermore, ultrasound is a useful tool to identify disease activity flare.
Pearl Toh, 17 hours ago
Children who were conceived through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) showed premature vascular ageing which persisted over 5 years and progressed to arterial hypertension in adolescence and young adulthood, thus placing them at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular (CV) disease even though no other classical CV risk factors were present, reveals a study.
17 hours ago
Severe anaemia appears to be significantly predictive of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) after coronary angiography, reports a recent study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 21 hours ago

Clinically severe obese individuals may be prone to nutritional deficiencies, with a large number having suboptimal vitamin D levels, according to a study from Singapore. The deficiencies may also differ by ethnicity.

Special Reports
Dr. Robert Giugliano, Prof. Ulrich Laufs, Prof. Gaetano De Ferrari, Prof. Naveed Sattar, 11 Oct 2018

The FOURIER trial previously demonstrated that adding the proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor evolocumab to background statin therapy lowered LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) below target levels and significantly reduced the risks of cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). At the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2018 in Munich, Germany, experts reiterated how evolocumab helps lower LDL-C levels and reduces CV events even in patients with various comorbidities.

02 Oct 2018
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with substantial risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and overall mortality, despite the advances in treatment options.1 Recently, MIMS Doctor spoke to Dato’ Sri Dr Azhari Rosman, a Senior Consultant Cardiologist at the National Heart Institute, to provide an update on the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors in managing CV risk associated with T2DM, and discuss the results of the recently published Comparative Effectiveness of Cardiovascular Outcomes (CVD-REAL) 2 study. Here are the highlights from the interview.
27 Sep 2018
PRALUENT – alirocumab 75 mg/mL and 150 mg/mL soln for inj - sanofi-aventis
27 Sep 2018
VICTOZA – Liraglutide 6 mg/mL soln for inj - Novo Nordisk
01 Sep 2018
The “Stay healthy: You call the shots” meeting, hosted by Sanofi Pasteur, was held at Thistle Port Dickson. During the meeting, Dr Ho Bee Kiau, Dr Leong Chee Loon and Dr Salehuddin Samsudin shared their insights into the role of influenza vaccination in reducing antimicrobial resistance (AMR), complications in high-risk patient populations, and dispelling vaccination myths among patients.
01 Sep 2018
Ischaemic heart disease was the principal cause of death in Malaysia in 2016, and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is noted as the deadliest clinical presentation of Acute Coronary Syndrome. At the National Heart Association of Malaysia’s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Professor Dr Wan Azman Wan Ahmad shared his insights into the management of STEMI in Malaysia, highlighting the implications of the recent TREAT trial.
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.
Conference Reports
Audrey Abella, 15 Oct 2018
Reducing salt intake is one of the most practical ways to help tackle hypertension, according to data presented at AFCC 2018.
15 Oct 2018
Highlights from the 23rd Asean Federation of Cardiology Congress (AFCC 2018)
Pearl Toh, 12 Oct 2018

The duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) should be individualized based on ischaemic and bleeding risk of a particular patient, rather than focusing on a dualistic short- vs long-duration therapy thinking, advocates a leading expert during AFCC 2018.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Oct 2018

The risk of hospitalization due to heart failure was almost halved in patients with secondary mitral regurgitation who underwent transcatheter mitral valve repair plus medical therapy compared with those who underwent medical therapy alone, according to findings of the COAPT* trial.

Pank Jit Sin, 11 Oct 2018

As the existing comprehensive recommendations for cancer control policies are mostly derived from Western countries, non-Western nations should strive to tailor their own policies based on their local lifestyle, burden of cancer and characteristics of the local healthcare system.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 10 Oct 2018

Effective treatment of cardiogenic shock requires a multifactorial approach, according to an expert at the recent ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress (AFCC 2018).

Rachel Soon, 10 Oct 2018

Newer molecular tests for high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) may provide a cost-effective means for cervical cancer screening for low-to-middle income countries (LMICs), with results comparable to cervical biopsies.

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