A smaller macular hole size prior to closure surgery leads to better visual acuity outcomes, reports a new study. The diameter threshold for what constitutes a large hole seems to be around 500 µm, beyond which closure success declines.
The mean amplitude of intraocular pressure excursion (MAPE) appears to be a valuable parameter to describe circadian fluctuations in intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients, a recent study has found.
Nearly one-fifth of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) develop ocular complications, as do one-quarter to one-third of those with connective tissue diseases and vasculitis, according to a recent study.
Children exposed to secondhand smoke appear to have a thinner peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer, which in turn contributes to an increased risk of irreversible visual impairment in the future, a study has found.
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.
Spending too much time sitting cannot be good for the body, and rising to one's feet breaks up such a behaviour and yields small, but meaningful, reductions in certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Use of thyroid hormone therapy does not seem to protect older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism against mortality, but it appears to confer survival benefits to those aged <65 years, results of a study have shown.