There appears to be no limit on the benefits of exercise on cardiovascular health, such that the risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is suppressed even at the highest levels of physical activity (PA), according to a recent study.
People who were deprived of sleep (≤4 hours per night) or who slept excessively (≥10 hours per night) saw a faster cognitive decline than those with normal sleep duration (7 hours per night), shows a large cohort study.
An anticoagulation strategy based on blood D-dimer level as a biomarker for clotting risk may help improve survival of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a study presented during the ASH 2020 Meeting.
Dabigatran was similarly effective as standard of care (SOC) in resolving thrombus and preventing recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE), without raising the risk of bleeding in children, according to the DIVERSITY trial presented at ASH 2020 — thus providing a potential oral alternative to standard of care for the paediatric population.
Heavy caffeine intake appears to contribute to higher intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucoma prevalence, but only among individuals with the highest genetic susceptibility to elevated IOP, as shown in a study.
A single polypill combining a beta blocker, ACE* inhibitor, statin, and diuretic, in addition to a daily dose of aspirin, significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with intermediate CV risk, according to the TIPS**-3 study presented at the AHA 2020 Scientific Sessions.
Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.