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Cognitive impairment in chronic kidney disease patients is associated with a lower likelihood of undergoing peritoneal dialysis as a first dialysis modality and of avoiding venous catheter use at dialysis therapy initiation, according to data from the CRIC (Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort) study.
13 hours ago
Components of metabolic syndrome increase the relative risk for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) instead of that for its competing event of death, a recent study has shown. In contrast, higher γ-glutamyltransferase levels increase the risk of death before ESKD onset.
15 hours ago
The fatty acid receptor CD36 modulates preabsorptive hormone and bile acid responses that coordinate brain and gut regulation of energy metabolism, suggests a new study.
16 hours ago
High systolic blood pressure (SBP) trajectories are independent predictors of risk for all-cause mortality, suggests a recent study.
17 hours ago
Younger male breast cancer patients who are single or separated from their partners are at a higher risk of suicide, particularly within the first year of diagnosis, a recent US study has shown.
17 hours ago
In prepubertal females, high adiposity in the abdominal region and ectopic fat accumulation in the skeletal muscle increase cardiometabolic risk in adulthood, a recent study has found. On the other hand, skeletal muscle size and muscle mass are not important cardiometabolic risk factors.
21 hours ago
Taking protein supplements with meals, rather than between meals, appears to effectively promote weight control and reduce fat mass without affecting improvements in lean mass in individuals engaging in resistance training, a study has reported.
Special Reports
21 May 2018
At the recent American Society of Haematology Annual Meeting 2017, Professor François-Xavier Mahon reviewed recent studies related to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) cessation in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) who have achieved sustained deep molecular response (DMR).
04 May 2018
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders – affecting over 2.3 million people globally – and it is the leading cause of nontraumatic disability in young adults. However,the availability of supportive resources and services for people with MS is scarce in many regions of the world. In Malaysia, the prevalence of MS is estimated at 2-3/100,000; the current Malaysian clinical practice guidelines on the management of MS recommend disease modifying agents, such as interferon-β and teriflunomide, as first-line therapeutic agents. In this article, Dr Singer - in partnership with Sanofi and the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences - shares his insights into managing MS dynamically, highlighting the importance of early intervention in improving patient outcomes.
04 May 2018
Globally, one in four people will be affected by psychiatric or neurological disorders during their lifetime.1 With an estimated affected population of 450 million people, mental disorders are among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide.1 At the recent Lundbeck Neuroscience Symposium held at Hilton Kota Kinabalu from 3–5 November 2017, three renowned key opinion leaders from the field of psychiatry shared their insights into the optimal management of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
02 May 2018
At a recent Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the 47th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Orthopaedic Association at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Dr Magdi Hanna spoke on the importance of effective postoperative pain management, highlighting the role of multimodal combination therapy in improving treatment outcomes.
02 May 2018
At a recent Lundbeck Neuroscience Symposium at Hilton Kota Kinabalu, Professor Bernhard Baune discussed important clinical considerations in the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), focussing on the role of memantine hydrochloride (Ebixa®; Lundbeck).
01 May 2018
SPIOLTO RESPIMAT - Tiotropium 2.5 mcg, Olodaterol 2.5 mcg inhalation soln - Boehringer Ingelheim
01 May 2018
ZEPATIER - Elbasvir 50 mg, grazoprevir 100 mg FC tab - Merck Sharp & Dohme
Conference Reports
Jairia Dela Cruz, 26 May 2018
The sum of individuals with hypertension is large and the increase in disease prevalence is pronounced, according to cardiology specialist Dr Jorge Sison who spoke at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress 2018. Consequently, metabolic syndrome is now more prevalent in the region.
Pearl Toh, 25 May 2018
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) offer better efficacy and safety, especially in terms of risk of stroke and major bleeding, respectively than warfarin for Asian patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a presentation at APSC Congress 2018. The benefits were also greater for Asians compared with non-Asians.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 25 May 2018

Adults with a high intake of anthocyanins may experience a slower decline in lung function over time, according to results of a study from Europe.

Stephen Padilla, 25 May 2018
Peripheral arterial stiffness is an independent predictor of cardiovascular mortality risk, suggests a study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress 2018.
Pearl Toh, 24 May 2018
Whether the 2017 ACC/AHA* blood pressure (BP) guidelines should be adopted in Asian countries was the topic of a much-anticipated discussion here at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress 2018 in Taiwan last week.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 24 May 2018
Implementation of an electronic national early warning score information system may cut the rate of in-hospital cardiac arrest, as well as improve the rate of survival to discharge, as shown in a study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress 2018.
Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 24 May 2018

Most immune-related toxicities resulting from lung cancer immunotherapy usually involve the skin, lungs, endocrine system and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and are manageable with immunomodulatory agents such as corticosteroids.

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