Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is on the rise owing to the increasing prevalence of obesity and sedentary lifestyles. As such, when considering treatment for patients who are overweight or obese, clinicians should be aware of potential weight gain that is associated with antidiabetic medication.
At the 4th Respiratory Forum, jointly organized by the Malaysian Thoracic Society and Boehringer Ingelheim,two distinguished speakers addressed the use of dual bronchodilators versus triple therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and discussed about updates from recent clinical trials.
At a recent Boehringer Ingelheim-sponsored symposium held in conjunction with the National Heart Association of Malaysia Congress 2019, two distinguished speakers discussed the importance of cardiovascular (CV) risk management in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and highlighted the role of sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors in reducing the risk of adverse CV outcomes.
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) remains as one of the world’s leading causes of mortality in global public health. Dr Charles Hicks shared his insights into the increasing role of dolutegravir (DTG; Tivicay, GSK) – an integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) – in HIV therapy during the 4th National AIDS Conference 2018 at Swiss Garden International Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur.
Urogenital infections remain a major reason for women to visit their family physician and their subsequent referral to obstetrics and gynaecology or urology specialists. The association between abnormal vaginal microbiota and an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as an increased rate of preterm labour, indicates the need to better understand and manage urogenital health in women. Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. As such, there is a sound rationale for using probiotics to maintain female vaginal and bladder health.
In conjunction with TRB Chemedica’s 30th anniversary, a panel of distinguished speakers shared their insights into the management of the associated disorders surrounding dry eye disease (DED) at the HOPE Symposium.
The 17th Congress of Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre saw many local and international experts speaking on various topics in the field of coloproctology. In a symposium chaired by Dato’ Dr Meheshinder Singh, a panel of experts from France and India discussed the results of the CHORUS study, which investigated the association between haemorrhoidal disease (HD) and chronic venous disease (CVD), as well as the efficacy of micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF) in HD.
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.
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.
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.
Use of corticosteroid is not associated with improved outcomes in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients admitted to the hospital with acute exacerbation (AE), reveals a recent study. In addition, corticosteroids may even contribute to reduced overall survival following exacerbation.
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