Head and neck cancers encompass a wide spectrum of disease, ranging from carcinomas of the upper aerodigestive tract (oral cavity, pharynx, larynx), to tumours of the skin and salivary glands, to sinonasal malignancies.
Paediatric (childhood-onset) rheumatologic conditions may be a significant driver of disability in children that might progress into adulthood. Audrey Abella speaks with Associate Professor Thaschawee Arkachaisri, Head and Senior Consultant, Rheumatology and Immunology Service, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore, to discuss how such conditions can be managed in primary care.
Representatives from five Asian countries shared local experiences and current protocols for pharmacotherapy in treating patients with COVID-19 at a recent Asian Young Pharmacists' Group (AYPG) webinar.
The coronavirus has been spreading at a frantic pace, isolating families and snuffing out lives. As hunger and emotional contagion grip the nations, the hope of a containment also dims. No one has seen this enemy coming – the world has underestimated COVID-19.
Dr Poon Shi Hui, a consultant at the Department of Psychiatry at Singapore General Hospital, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the different types of insomnia and the various management strategies deployed for each type.
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Early diagnosis of RA is important such that treatment can be initiated early to prevent joint damage. Senior consultant Dr Faith Chia Li-Ann and senior resident Dr Paula P Tjokrosaputro from the Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Singapore share their insights with Pearl Toh on the role of GPs in caring for patients with RA in the primary care setting.
This month we start a new column featuring everyday heroes such as yourself. MIMS Doctor speaks to GPs in various locations throughout Malaysia to learn about their life, their struggles and their hopes for the future. Dr Soo Tai Kang, who is also a treasurer of the Medical Practitioners Coalition Association of Malaysia (MPCAM) is the first person in our lineup.
Vertigo is not a diagnosis but rather a symptom of a myriad of conditions. It is a subset of dizziness or giddiness – a very common complaint among the ageing and often stressed out population. Dr Goh Xueying, Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology at the National University Hospital in Singapore, speaks with Audrey Abella to expound on how to identify vertigo red flags and to diagnose and manage appropriately.
In conjunction with World Pharmacists Day 2019, the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare Sdn Bhd have reaffirmed a mutual commitment to high standards of patient safety in products and supply chains.
The use of capsule endoscopy (CE) appears to be effective in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), yielding a 33.9-percent yield in this study, with 65.8 percent of patients undergoing further workup and 12.7 percent requiring therapeutic intervention.
Minimally invasive pancreatectomy (MIP) offers a feasible alternative to open pancreatectomy (OP) for the treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PNEN), according to a recent Singapore study has found.
Increased coffee consumption among regular drinkers is associated with higher estimated glomerular filtration rate and confers protection against the risk of chronic kidney disease stages G3–G5 and albuminuria, as shown in a study.
Excess weight, greater abdominal fat, inflammation and low physical performance can all contribute to insulin resistance in middle-age Singaporean women, and these variables explain why the condition is more common among women of Chinese than Malay and Indian ethnicities, a study has found.