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Gastric electrical stimulation (GES) is effective against refractory vomiting, a new study has found.
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Special Reports
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.
10 Dec 2019
Oral H1-antihistamines are the initial treatment of choice for allergic rhinitis (AR) and chronic urticaria in the primary care setting. However, in a diverse population of patients with AR and urticaria, primary care physicians are faced with the challenge of prescribing the best therapy amid a wide armamentarium of antihistamines available.
Conference Reports
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).
Tristan Manalac, 21 Feb 2020
E-cigarette use remains low among adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and among these users, conventional cigarette smoking still remains prevalent, according to a recent study presented at the Crohn’s and Colitis Congress (CCC) 2020.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 20 Feb 2020

The administration of adjunctive azithromycin prior to unscheduled Caesarean sections may reduce post-surgical infection risk, according to a study presented at SMFM 2020.

Stephen Padilla, 20 Feb 2020
Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) among patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) could increase their risk of interval flare and is associated with nonremission status, according to a study presented at the 2020 Crohn’s and Colitis Congress (CCC 2020).
Tristan Manalac, 20 Feb 2020
Patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) seem to die at a younger age than people without inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), while those with ulcerative colitis (UC) die later, according to a recent study presented at the Crohn’s and Colitis Congress (CCC) 2020.
Elaine Soliven, 20 Feb 2020
The administration of either low- or high-dose oxytocin does not impact time from induction of labour to delivery in lean and obese women, according to a study presented at SMFM 2020.
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