People who were deprived of sleep (≤4 hours per night) or who slept excessively (≥10 hours per night) saw a faster cognitive decline than those with normal sleep duration (7 hours per night), shows a large cohort study.
Aerobic and dynamic resistance exercises could exert a slight hypoalgesic effect on experimental pain, reports a new meta-analysis. The literature around this subject, however, is sparse, and further studies are needed, particularly those looking at patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) may increase the risk of recurrent stroke and mortality in patients who have recently experienced an embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS), according to subgroup analyses of the phase III NAVIGATE ESUS* trial.
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.