MIMS Doctor got the chance to sit down with Dr K. Siva Kumar, who runs a GP clinic in an urban area of Petaling Jaya, to talk about his experiences as a GP and the philosophies that have brought him this far.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition which develops when reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications.1 Audrey Abella speaks with Dr Tan Chi Chiu, gastroenterologist and senior consultant, Gastroenterology & Medicine International at Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore, to discuss how GERD can be addressed in the primary care setting.
Acne is a common skin problem seen in primary care. Dr Wong
Soon Tee of Assurance Skin Clinic at Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore
shares his insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage acne in the primary care
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.
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic appears to have a significant impact on oncological care, according to a study, which stresses the need for psycho-oncological support for cancer patients.
Sodium–glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors increase the risk for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) by almost threefold, with molecule-specific analyses suggesting a class effect, according to a study.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) containing either long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB) or tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) is safe and effective for transgender women (TGW) and cisgender men who have sex with men (MSM), but CAB results in a much lower HIV incidence compared to TDF/FTC, results of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 083 have shown.