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Jairia Dela Cruz, an hour ago
Midazolam nasal spraydelivers prompt and prolonged seizure control with a favourable safety profile in the outpatient treatment of patients experiencing a seizure cluster, according to the results of the phase III ARTEMIS-1* trial.
Stephen Padilla, 4 hours ago
Accelerated cognitive decline is significantly associated with incident coronary heart disease (CHD) after, but not before or immediately following, ischaemic events, suggests a recent study.
Tristan Manalac, 2 days ago
Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who had been suffering from the disease for a longer time and those with greater levodopa-related motor complications tend to require more of their caregivers, according to a recent Singapore study.
3 days ago
In young, healthy individuals who do not display nocturnal blood pressure (BP) dipping, a weaker morning BP surge (MBPS) is inversely correlated with autonomic neural activity, a recent study has found.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 5 days ago
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) perform better than warfarin for stroke prevention in Asian patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and supranormal renal function, according to a study.
Elaine Soliven, 6 days ago
Children with early-onset type 1 diabetes (T1D) and poor glycaemic control have a slower growth of brain regions associated with sensory processing and cognition compared with nondiabetic controls, according to a longitudinal study of brain growth by the DirecNet*.
14 Jun 2019
Elevated serum urate concentrations may be protective against dementia, regardless of subtype, reports a recent study.
Special Reports
04 May 2018
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders – affecting over 2.3 million people globally – and it is the leading cause of nontraumatic disability in young adults. However,the availability of supportive resources and services for people with MS is scarce in many regions of the world. In Malaysia, the prevalence of MS is estimated at 2-3/100,000; the current Malaysian clinical practice guidelines on the management of MS recommend disease modifying agents, such as interferon-β and teriflunomide, as first-line therapeutic agents. In this article, Dr Singer - in partnership with Sanofi and the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences - shares his insights into managing MS dynamically, highlighting the importance of early intervention in improving patient outcomes.
01 May 2018
CoQ10 isn't as popular as vitamin C or B in our daily lives but it's time to have a closer look at this vital nutrient.
13 Dec 2017
At the Schwabe-Menarini lunch symposium of the 11th International Congress of the Asian Society AgainstDementia (ASAD) 2017 held in Bangkok, Thailand, Professor Ralf Ihl highlighted the role of standardized Gingko biloba extract EGb 761® for the treatment of patients with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Meanwhile, Associate Professor Nagaendran Kandiah presented clinical findings on the association between cerebrovascular disease (CVD) and dementia, and emphasized the role of EGb 761® in the management of dementia with CVD.
01 Jul 2017
At the recent launch of Nurofen® Express by Reckitt Benckiser Malaysia, Ms Joyce McSwan spoke on the importance of managing tension-type headache (TTH), highlighting the roles of drug and non-drug approaches in improving treatment outcomes.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 22 Nov 2016

Blood pressure lowering medications and statins do not prevent cognitive and functional decline in elderly patients, according to results of the HOPE-3 trial* presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA 2016) held recently in New Orleans, Louisiana, US.

Dr. Rose Zhao-Wei Ting, 16 Nov 2016
A 55-year-old man presented with almost one year history of heat intolerance, mild palpitation and significant weight loss. Free T3 and T4 were elevated with normal TSH. Patient had suboptimal response to carbimazole therapy.
24 Aug 2016

Roshini Claire Anthony spoke with Adjunct Associate Professor Gamaliel Tan, head and senior orthopaedic consultant at Ng Teng Fong Hospital in Singapore, on how GPs can help diagnose and treat lower back pain.

Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 28 May 2019

The oral BTK* inhibitor evobrutinib at a dose of 75 mg/day reduced the number of gadolinium-enhancing lesions in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a phase II trial presented at AAN 2019.

Pearl Toh, 22 May 2019
A new orally dissolving tablet (ODT) formulation of rimegepant showed rapid onset of action and sustained benefits in terms of pain relief and symptom improvement in patients with acute migraine, the 303 study finds.
Audrey Abella, 22 May 2019
The human monoclonal antibody erenumab was safe and effective in reducing the number of migraine days in patients with migraine, according to studies presented at AAN 2019.
Pearl Toh, 21 May 2019
A novel three-drug cocktail, PXT3003, reduces disability in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 1A disease (CMT1A) along with a favourable safety profile, according to the PLEO-CMT study presented at AAN 2019, providing hope for a rare disease which so far has no cure.
Pearl Toh, 20 May 2019
The terminal complement inhibitor eculizumab significantly lowered relapse risk in patients with neuromyelitis optical spectrum disorder (NMOSD) who were positive for aquaporin-4 antibodies (AQP4-IgG) compared with placebo, according to the PREVENT* study presented at AAN 2019.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 16 May 2019

A 10 or 20 mg/kg daily dose of cannabidiol could almost halve the risk of seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, according to the phase III GWPCARE2* study presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting (AAN 2019).

Roshini Claire Anthony, 15 May 2019

Use of the antihypertensive drug isradipine did not reduce the progression of Parkinson’s disease, according to the STEADY-PD III* study presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting (AAN 2019).