The urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (uACR) is an easy and reliable method of ruling out proteinuria >500 mg per day among patients with systemic light chain (AL) amyloidosis, performing relatively well against the 24-hour urine protein collection (24hUP) gold standard, a recent study has found.
Use of long-acting injectable risperidone appears to produce rapid and progressive reduction in symptoms of schizophrenia patients with acute exacerbation, eliminating the need for oral risperidone supplementation or loading doses, according to a study.
Usinga fully-automated deep learning analysis of an abdominal computed tomography (CT) image to measure visceral fat area may predict future major cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, particularly heart attack and stroke, according to a study presented at RSNA 2020.
A study from England suggests that cancer survivors, particularly haematological cancer survivors, may have a long-term risk of hospitalization or death from influenza compared with individuals with no history of cancer. The study authors believe these findings may help identify cancer survivors at risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes.
Add-on eptifibatide, infused intravenously, seems to be unnecessary for the adjunctive antithrombotic treatment during primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a recent study has found.
A fraction of patients with aggressive prostate cancer have ATM-deficient disease, and this subgroup appears to be most sensitive to the combination of oral drugs targeting PARP* and ATR**, according to a study.
Neoadjuvant chemoradiation (C-RT) for locally advanced oesophageal cancer (LAEC) results in a higher degree of pathologically tumour regression, a study has shown. Outcomes are better among patients with major tumour regression than those with minimal to poor response.
Eating more than one egg a day does not result in any cardiovascular disease (CVD) but even appears to be preventive of coronary artery disease (CAD), suggest the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
The three lymph node (LN) staging systems assessed in a recent study—the eighth TNM staging system, lymph node ratio (LNR, ratio between positive and total LN), and a new anatomic-based classification (Choi classification)—show comparable prognostic performance, but LNR-based classification better stratifies patients with resected gastric carcinoma (GC).
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.