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Pearl Toh, 3 hours ago
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.
3 hours ago
Men and women enjoy equal survival benefits from chronic total coronary occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), reports a new study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 7 hours ago
Dimethyl fumarate appears to prevent relapse more effectively in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) compared with teriflunomide, as shown in the results of a real-world study.
8 hours ago
Persistent high residual inflammatory risk (RIR) is frequent in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with baseline low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) ≤70 mg/dl and appears to increase the risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular event (MACCE; ie, death, myocardial infarction or stroke), a recent study has shown.
Stephen Padilla, 9 hours ago
A recent study has shown an association between regular use of glucosamine supplement to relieve osteoarthritis pain and lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events.
10 hours ago
Increased consumption of salt appears to reduce sublingual microvascular density following administration of nitroglycerin (NTG), according to a recent study, adding that larger changes in body weight following high salt intake coincide with a larger decrease in microvascular density.
Tristan Manalac, 11 hours ago
Cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases and infections account for majority of the deaths in diabetic Southeast Asians, for which diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is an independent risk factor, according to a recent Singapore study.
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, 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.
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).

Roshini Claire Anthony, 15 May 2019

Use of the antihypertensive drug isradipine did not reduce the progression of Parkinson’s disease, according to the STEADY-PD III* study presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting (AAN 2019).

Audrey Abella, 15 May 2019
The addition of the first-in-class direct lytic agent exebacase (lysin CF-301) to standard-of-care (SOC) antibiotics demonstrated efficacy against Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB), particularly difficult-to-treat methicillin-resistant SA (MRSA), compared with SOC antibiotics alone, according to the results of a phase II trial presented at ECCMID 2019.
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