Associate Professor Reshma A Merchant, Head & Senior Consultant of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the National University Hospital, Singapore, speaks with Audrey Abella to discuss the challenges associated with dementia, its impact on the ageing population, and how this condition can be best managed in primary care.
The syndrome of sensory neuronopathy and detection of anti-Hu antibody in 2010 were very strong indications of the presence of a malignant tumour. In a series of 200 patients positive for anti-Hu, 83.5 percent were found to have cancer, and 90 percent of the cancer cases were small-cell lung cancer.
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.
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.
A dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) of aspirin and clopidogrel significantly prevented the recurrence of major ischaemic events within 90 days following a minor stroke compared with aspirin alone, albeit this comes at the cost of increased major bleeding risk, according to the POINT* study.
The use of a tailored lighting intervention (TLI) improves sleep disturbances, mood, and agitation among patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD), according to a Lighting Research Center (LRC) study presented at AAIC 2018.