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Stephen Padilla, 21 minutes ago
A clinical medication review (CMR) focusing on personal goals has increased quality of life (QoL) measured with EuroQol (EQ)-visual analogue scale (VAS) and reduced the number of health problems with impact on daily life, leading to improvements in older patients’ lives and wellbeing, reports a study. However, CMR has no effect on health-related (HR)-QoL measured by the EQ-5D-5L.
an hour ago
Treatment of morphoea with hydroxychloroquine results in a high response rate among patients, with a low rate of adverse effects, according to a recent study. However, prospective studies are warranted to establish its true efficacy.
6 hours ago
Shift work patterns do not contribute to an increased risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer, a study suggests.
18 hours ago
A slumped chest radiograph is a red flag for longer hospital stay among individuals aged >65 years and for significant frailty and increased risk of death among those aged >80 years, a study suggests.
20 hours ago
Stroke is common among children with sickle-cell anaemia in low-resource settings, reports a new study from Nigeria.
22 hours ago
Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) have acceptable diagnostic accuracy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), reports a recent meta-analysis.
A recent study suggests the use of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) for eyelid sebaceous carcinoma (SC) without orbital involvement to help prevent its recurrence. However, MMS has not succeeded in changing the long-term outcomes regarding metastasis or tumour-related mortality.
Special Reports
03 May 2019
At a Boehringer Ingelheim-sponsored symposium, held in conjunction with the joint 12th International Diabetes Federation Western PacificRegion Congress & 10th Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes Scientific Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, two prominent speakers discussed therapidly evolving treatment landscape for diabetes, focusing on the implications of heart failure (HF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in thediabetes continuum.
02 May 2019
At a recent Abbott lunch symposium held in conjunction with the joint 12th International Diabetes FederationWestern Pacific Region Congress & 10th Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes Scientific Meeting in KualaLumpur, Professor Shashank R. Joshi extensively discussed the issue of diabetes in obesity and the role of nutritionalintervention in addressing this growing problem.
24 Apr 2019
At the recent 12th IDF-WPR Congress and 10th AASD Scientific Meeting held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the importance of glycaemic control and the practical management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were highlighted by two international speakers, Dr Sanjay Kalra from India and Professor Jean Claude Mbanya from Cameroon.
23 Apr 2019
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become a very popular diagnostic strategy that can be used in a variety of situations. POCUS is defined as a targeted ultrasound examination performed and interpreted by a physician at their patient’s bedside. It is increasingly recognized as a useful extension to physical examination.
19 Apr 2019
At a webinar hosted by Pfizer, leading Malaysian family medicine specialists Professor Chia Yook Chin andProfessor Sherina Mohd Sidik discussed a host of issues commonly encountered in primary care, includingpreventing cardiovascular (CV) disease, pain control in osteoarthritis (OA) and depression management.
11 Apr 2019
In conjunction with the launch of Abilify Maintena® in Malaysia, Lundbeck Malaysia convened a symposium which saw distinguished speakers discussing the role of long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics, such as aripiprazole (Abilify Maintena®, Lundbeck), in the management of schizophrenia, particularly in the early course of schizophrenia (ie, first-episode schizophrenia, FES).
29 Mar 2019
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Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 23 May 2019
Influenza vaccination effectively reduced the risk of influenza-related hospitalizations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared with those who were not vaccinated, according to a study presented at ATS 2019.
Pearl Toh, 22 May 2019
A new orally dissolving tablet (ODT) formulation of rimegepant showed rapid onset of action and sustained benefits in terms of pain relief and symptom improvement in patients with acute migraine, the 303 study finds.
Audrey Abella, 22 May 2019
The human monoclonal antibody erenumab was safe and effective in reducing the number of migraine days in patients with migraine, according to studies presented at AAN 2019.
Pearl Toh, 21 May 2019
A novel three-drug cocktail, PXT3003, reduces disability in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 1A disease (CMT1A) along with a favourable safety profile, according to the PLEO-CMT study presented at AAN 2019, providing hope for a rare disease which so far has no cure.
Pearl Toh, 20 May 2019
The terminal complement inhibitor eculizumab significantly lowered relapse risk in patients with neuromyelitis optical spectrum disorder (NMOSD) who were positive for aquaporin-4 antibodies (AQP4-IgG) compared with placebo, according to the PREVENT* study presented at AAN 2019.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 17 May 2019

The low uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the US and strategies to improve HPV vaccine coverage were highlighted in two studies presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting (PAS 2019).

Roshini Claire Anthony, 16 May 2019

A 10 or 20 mg/kg daily dose of cannabidiol could almost halve the risk of seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, according to the phase III GWPCARE2* study presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting (AAN 2019).

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