Paediatrics

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3 days ago
Oral prednisolone falls short of improving respiratory outcomes within a day or beyond in preschool children with acute wheeze, a study has shown.
3 days ago
Having a child who undergoes repetitive urological surgeries leads to heightened parental anxiety, a recent study has found. Having an immediate family member who underwent the same surgery is a strong risk factor for parental anxiety.
Stephen Padilla, 4 days ago
Fetoscopic laser ablation (FLP) is an effective treatment for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) in monochorionic twin pregnancies, but it requires a tertiary neonatal facility and a highly specialized team in performing intervention therapies for the treatment of potential complications, according to a Singapore study.
Pearl Toh, 6 days ago
Antiviral treatment with tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF) during pregnancy in highly viraemic mothers effectively prevents mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of hepatitis B virus (HBV) with no safety concerns, according to two studies presented during the AASLD 2020 Liver Meeting.
21 Nov 2020
Vitamin D supplementation delivers a host of benefits to children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including lower disease activity and better quality of life, a study has found.
Stephen Padilla, 20 Nov 2020
The new mobile application Hear Glue Ear is both acceptable and accessible to children, their caregivers, and clinicians as part of otitis media with effusion (OME) management, a study has found. The hearing test of the app delivers a valid estimate of fluctuating hearing levels.
19 Nov 2020
Frequent exposure to acetaminophen during early life may weaken lung function during adolescence, a recent study has shown. This is especially true among children with glutathione S-transferase genotypes associated with poorer antioxidant function.
Special Reports
Audrey Abella, 14 Oct 2020
Despite a 90-percent cure rate after first treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), approximately 10–15 percent of patients with paediatric ALL will experience relapse. [Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 2017;17:725-736] A recent webinar on the current landscape of ALL highlighted the potential of immunotherapy for paediatric patients with relapsed or refractory ALL, thus providing hope for this high-risk patient group.
01 Sep 2020
Acute diarrhoea is the second leading cause of deathin children aged younger than 5 years, accounting forapproximately 1.9 million deaths worldwide each year;however, diarrhoea is a preventable and treatable condition.In Malaysia, acute gastroenteritis accounts for about 1.3%of all deaths in children aged younger than 5 years annually.Diarrhoea is defined as the passage of three or more looseor watery stools within 24 hours, and it may be clinicallycategorised as either acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), acutebloody diarrhoea, persistent diarrhoea or diarrhoea withsevere malnutrition.
12 Dec 2019
Rotavirus (RV) is highly contagious. Globally, 2 million children are hospitalized and more than 500,000 die annually from RV associated gastroenteritis. Therefore, vaccination is imperative for the prevention of RV infections.
10 Dec 2019
Oral H1-antihistamines are the initial treatment of choice for allergic rhinitis (AR) and chronic urticaria in the primary care setting. However, in a diverse population of patients with AR and urticaria, primary care physicians are faced with the challenge of prescribing the best therapy amid a wide armamentarium of antihistamines available.
22 Jan 2019
In conjunction with the launch of QV Intensive with Ceramides (Ego Pharm), the important role of ceramides in themanagement of atopic dermatitis (AD) was highlighted by two distinguished speakers, Dr Agnes Heng of KPJ and Pantai Hospital Ipoh, as well as Dr Fabrizio Spada of Ego Pharmaceuticals, Australia.
17 Dec 2018
At the 40th Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Congress held on 6 September 2018 at the Ipoh Convention Centre, Dr Yong Junina Fadzil discussed the applications of a hexavalent vaccine in optimizing paediatric vaccination schedules. Meanwhile, Dato’ Dr Musa Mohd Nordin shared his insights into the paediatric influenza ‘landscape’ in the region and highlighted the importance of regularly vaccinating paediatric patients.
27 Sep 2018
SKYCELLFLU – Inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (inj) 0.5 mL - AJ Biologics
Conference Reports
Tristan Manalac, 27 Feb 2020
The timing of betamethasone (BMZ) administration in pregnant women does not seem to differentially affect the suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and, in turn, has no apparent effect on neonatal outcomes, according to a study presented at recently concluded 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal Foetal Medicine (SMFM 2020).
07 Jun 2019
Slideshow: Highlights from the American Thoracic Society 2019 (ATS 2019) International Conference
07 Jun 2019
Podcast: Professor Oliver Distler talks about the utility of nintedanib in ILD in the SENSCIS trial
Elaine Soliven, 28 May 2019
Increased exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) was significantly associated with an elevated blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents, according to a study presented at PAS* 2019 Meeting.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 17 May 2019

The low uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the US and strategies to improve HPV vaccine coverage were highlighted in two studies presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting (PAS 2019).

Roshini Claire Anthony, 14 May 2019

A 26-week regimen of liraglutide effectively improved glycaemic control in adolescents with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who had inadequate response to metformin, according to the results of the phase III Ellipse* trial presented as a poster at the recent Pediatric Academic Societies meeting (PAS 2019).

Elaine Soliven, 14 May 2019
The use of text messaging as a reminder for the next human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine dose may help increase the rates of HPV vaccine series completion, according to a study presented at PAS* 2019 Meeting.
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