The Duke treadmill scoring (DTS) system confers better risk stratification and provides more substantial information about the different classification of risks in patients suspected of coronary artery disease (CAD) compared with conventional treadmill reading, according to a study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) 2019 Congress held at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines.
Beta blockers (BB) and renin-angiotensin inhibitors (RAI) effectively protect against anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity among cancer patients, preserving left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and cutting cardiac events, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded 2019 Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC).
New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III, multiple valve involvement and right ventricular area change predict the incidence of adverse outcomes among medically treated patients with valvular heart disease (VHD), according to a new study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) 2019 Congress held at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines.
Among patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a history of methamphetamine use does not amplify the risk of death or of nonfatal outcomes, such as myocardial infarction, stroke or heart failure, according to a study presented at the recently concluded 2019 Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC 2019).
Among patients chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), presenting with elevated blood pressure during initiation of antiviral therapy is associated with treatment failure, according to a study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress 2019.
Use of an intermittent pneumatic compression device as an adjunct treatment helps improve quality of life and walking endurance in patients with lower extremity arterial disease, as shown in the results of a pilot study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress 2019.
Asia's trusted medical magazine for healthcare professionals.
Get your MIMS Doctor - Malaysia digital copy today!
Macrolide antibiotics are derived from the Streptomycesspecies. These contain either 14-membered (erythromycin [ERM],clarithromycin [CAM], roxithromycin [RXM]), 15-membered(azithromycin [AZM]) or 16-membered (spiramycin, josamycin,midecamycin) macrocyclic lactone rings. They inhibit proteinsynthesis by reversibly binding to the 23S ribosomal RNA (rRNA)in the 50s subunit of the bacterial ribosome. Traditionally,macrolides are used as first-line agents in respiratory, skin,soft tissue, and urogenital infections, and they are also activeagainst gram-positive cocci and atypical pathogens.
Nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harbouring sensitive EGFR mutations may fare well with the third-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor osimertinib as an upfront therapy, with the results of a network meta-analysis showing that the drug tops other currently available options in terms of progression-free survival and tolerability.
Pneumonia is a common infection– affecting around 3,200 people inSingapore in 2016 – making it the thirdmost common cause of hospitalisation inthe country. Its common complications,especially with delayed or inappropriatetreatment, include bacteraemia andseptic shock, lung abscesses, pleuraleffusions, empyema, pleurisy, respiratoryfailure and renal failure.